Welcome to Judith's Crystal Cave Teachings, my virtual home.
Here is where I share my thoughts on spirituality, life, humor, Crystals, and various topics I hope people will find interesting. We are far more than we know. We all have magic within us, waiting to be tapped into. I want to support that awakening, that recognition of what we are: Eternal souls on a journey through space and time, here to evolve, learn, and grow. All that I've learned from the teachers in my life, the elders, the animals, the stones, the trees, the elements, the stars, and all that I am, is shared here, in this space. My training in Classical Chinese Medicine, ( and Taoism ), including the Stones, 5-Element theory, Essential Oils, and herbs, Astrology, and my insights as a Clairvoyant Empath are all shared here. With empathy, love, and my bizarre sense of humor, I am honored to share my perspectives on this Earth walk with you.
One of the great loves in my life has always been nature, especially what native people call "The Stone People". I have been working with, and teaching about Crystals and Minerals for most of my life. All of the indigenous cultures around the world describe the stones as the oldest living beings on the planet. The Taoists consider them to be the most powerful healing modality that there is. Part of the reason I started my website was to introduce these Master Healers to people unfamiliar with them, since most people have limited access to a Taoist Master or a native elder. Most books available today focus on either the metaphysical properties of stones, or the mineralogical make-up of the stones. I wanted to offer material that is ancient, from my decades of study, along with my direct experiences, dreams, and visions with the stones as an Alchemist, Clairvoyant Empath and Mystic.
My home is filled with a Shaman's tools, drums, rattles, feathers, art, Stones, Essential Oils, Herbs, Sage, Sweetgrass, tobacco for ceremony... All of these things combine together to create an energy that is healing for all who enter, and to challenge the trance-like state western culture creates in us, which inhibits and blocks us from achieving our true potential. This part of my website is designed to do that, to challenge that trance state, offering a different perspective on life that includes magic, and an opportunity to explore other dimensions and realities.
My actual home in real life is very unusual, a geodesic dome and subterranean home built into the side of a hill, with 35 tons of Calcite boulders that create the ceiling. A true Crystal Cave, unique and magical. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I wanted to have, and make available for my clients, an environment for people to experience the Earth as it truly is, from an Indigenous culture perspective: Powerful, nurturing, magical, and Sacred. I want to invite people to embark on a journey into the mystical, the supernatural, where all living things are connected as one heart. And I want to include laughter, because laughter brings us into the moment more quickly than anything except love. So expect some snippets of my life that hopefully will make you smile.
Come on a journey with me.
We live in the beautiful Catskill Mountains in NY State. There is a vast assortment of wildlife up here, Bears, Porcupines, Coyotes, Deer, Eagles, Red-Tailed Hawks. One of my favorites of all of these are the Peepers. Peepers are tiny Chorus Frogs that re-emerge every spring. As soon as the weather gets warm, there they are. At night, the sounds of the Peepers singing away fills the air. I don’t know what it is about that sound, but it’s both soothing and entrancing. If I’ve had a stressful day, all I need to do is walk outside, look up at the stars, and listen to the music of the peepers. I immediately know, with deep certainty, that in that moment all is well. I feel flooded with gratitude. Blessed. I love living in the mountains. I love living in the woods. Forests have always been my home. What’s better than looking up and seeing a Bald Eagle soaring? Not much.
Today is spectacular. Blue skies, Daffodils blooming with cheerful splashes of yellow. And tonight, there will be Peepers. It doesn’t get any better than this. May you be blessed with love, laughter, and joy. And Peepers. Judith
My May Teaching of the Month is up on my website. It’s about the power of the word “No”. I hope it’s helpful. Blessings, Judith
We’re home from the Gem and Mineral Show, and, wow. What a phenomenal show. We found what we had been looking for, truly spectacular specimens. Don’t laugh, I bought 29 Natural Citrine Points from that 30 year old inventory. It was a private sale, when she opened the back of the truck I almost stroked out. There they were, sparkling in the sun, like golden pieces of frozen sunlight. How could I leave them? So not happening. They are water clear, some have Angel Phantom Quartz inclusions, which is equally rare. They are medium sized. Spectacular.
New for us is Tennessee Calcite, very hard to find. It comes from the Elmwood Mine in Tennessee, where they mine for Sphalerite, which is Zinc. This Calcite comes from that mine. Gorgeous burnt orange, very clear. I bought 5 pieces.
I bought large Spheres, Smokey Quartz with golden Rutile needles, clear Quartz Spheres, Rose Quartz Spheres, Amethyst Spheres, all stunning.
I bought clear Quartz Points, a Vogel type Smokey Quartz wand, Fluorite Freeforms. Bloodstone Spheres… Holy smokes. The Terrain was packed! Now all I have to do is unpack all of it, find space for all of it, have my husband photograph all of it, and then list it on the website.
I’m exhausted, but thrilled. I love to be able to find these healers and bring them home, so they can go to their destiny. Check the New Inventory page on my site in a few days. Off to bed. Blessings to all, Judith