Sun, Crystals and the Risk of Fire

By Charli Lundholm EarthGallery.com We have all experienced what happens when you place a magnifying glass in the sun, right? When angled just right, it can focus the sunlight to a pinpoint spot and it can start to burn what it is aimed at. It may surprise you to find out that a crystal sphere […]

What makes Madagascar Rose Quartz so special?

by Charli Lundholm What makes Madagascar rose quartz so special? It’s the color. It has a softer color than other locations, with a different hue. It almost has a bit of a lavender quality to it. It is also known for areas of nice clarity, even though this clarity is different than a clear quartz […]

How to Program a Quartz Crystal

By Charli Lundholm EarthGallery.com Have you ever heard people say that a stone or crystal helped them with a specific problem? Crystals and minerals have many different metaphysical properties that can aid us in many ways. One way that works the best with quartz crystals is called programming. Programming is a form of setting the […]

Using Stones to Stay in the Present Moment

By Charli Lundholm EarthGallery.com When the calendar turns over into a new year, many focus on what they want to accomplish in the next 12 months. What goals do they want to accomplish, what resolutions do they have. I resolved not to do resolutions many years ago and it is the only resolution I have […]

What Part of You Needs TLC?

By Charli Lundholm EarthGallery.com I have one simple question for you today…are you taking good care of yourself? Are you taking good care of all aspects of yourself? Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? All aspects need love and attention. If you answered YES, then we tip our hats to you and say congratulations! If you […]

What is a Tektite?

By Charli Lundholm EarthGallery.com The origin of tektites, also called impact or meteoric glass, is still debated by scientists. Some people feel they were originally meteoric material that become separated from it’s iron content as it came through our atmosphere. Others think that as meteorites have impacted the earth, the surrounding rock, or pieces of […]

Having a Gratitude Practice

By Charli Lundholm      EarthGallery.com November is always a time when we hear the word gratitude a lot. The Thanksgiving holiday rolls around and for one day we talk about what we are thankful for. Why just one day? Why not every day? I’m not knocking the one day…it’s better than nothing. But having […]

5 Tips for Self Love

By Charli Lundholm There seems to be a common thread in the healing work I’m doing lately, and that is the need for self love. We hear about it, but what does it really mean? How do we really achieve it? Why is it something that we have to learn to do instead of it […]

Lapis, Aquamarine and Tourmaline Supply Update

By Neville Ryan This is an update on the supply of Lapis, Aquamarine and Tourmaline from Afghanistan. LAPIS  I have been told by Afghani suppliers that government intervention in Afghanistan has meant that very little Lapis has been produced for quite some time. This was reflected in Tucson this year where virtually no new Lapis […]

Merlins Story – Part 2

By Neville Ryan When I finished Part 1 things were very sad in the house. Mum had left us and dark days followed. My Guy was very sad and I tried to help by staying as close to him as I could. I followed his every move and he called me “his little shadow”. I […]

Uses for Crystals Other Than Jewelry

By Naomi Shaw Image courtesy of Shutterstock Beautiful, vibrant, and mystical, there’s much more to the average crystal than may first meet the eye. Although best-known for their popularity in artisan jewelry, these stunning geological masterpieces can also be used for everything from art to science. Are you intrigued by the wide world of crystals? […]

Stones and Spring Cleaning

By Charli Lundholm Happy Spring! I love this time of year. Everything is fresh and new and that energy touches us. It makes us want to make things things in our life fresh and new as well, hence the term Spring cleaning. Of course, this can mean cleaning your house, which is all fine and […]

Why Do Crystals Get Lost

Enjoy this article by Stephanie Lucas at QuantumStones.com. Why Do Crystals Get Lost? Crystals and Stones Want to Rock the World. December 12, 2014 Stephanie Lucas Crystals and Stones 3.7k 3.7kFacebook 11Twitter 2Google+ 0Pinterest 2E-mail “Stones and crystals belong to the earth and can never be truly ‘owned’ by anyone.” Possibly one of the most […]

How Ancient Cultures Used Healing Crystals and Stones

This is a wonderful article by Stephanie Lucas: Today, we understand that all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own frequency and vibration – including crystals. Nikola Tesla declared this concept as the key to understanding the universe and proved how certain forms of energy can alter the vibrational resonance of other forms […]