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.
With only two weeks to go until Christmas, I’ve been listing new Stones as they arrive. Yesterday I received two shipments, and spent the day in my office unpacking, pricing, and getting them listed on my website. Well, some of them, anyway. We got some spectacular Amethyst and Smokey Quartz pieces from Madagascar. I just love those. There’s something about that combination of colors, violet and chocolate, that flips my switch. Some are polished Elestials, some are polished Points. By law, all Stones in Madagascar are polished. I think it is to protect their economy, so other countries can’t come in, grab the raw materials, and export it to their facilities for their workers to cut and polish. So, I am really excited by what just walked through the door. Something for everyone’s budget. I also got a shipment of Jaspers, both Picture Jasper and Scenic Jasper. Palm sized stones and Spheres. Those are not up yet. Some Snowflake Obsidian Spheres and Eggs. Pretty. Remember, Crystals make great gifts, because they are living things, and are Master Healers and Teachers. They are the gift that just keeps on giving.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope your day is wonderful. Up here in the mountains we plan on having a quiet and restful day, which includes me not cooking. We have a family-owned restaurant across the road that prepares everything from scratch, including the desserts, my husband will go over and pick it all up. So, an extra day off for me, plus the joy of NOT cooking, which I really am not good at. Unless you count my alchemical skills of turning food into charcoal. Or the way I can twirl a fire extinguisher. I seem to have been born without a cooking gene. Or a cleaning gene, for that matter. But I came equipped with several extra take-out genes, so it’s okay. I hope everyone arrives safely at their destination, avoids all discussions of religion and politics if possible, and has a joyful day. Let there be peace. And stuffing. And maybe pie. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine
The November Full Moon between the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus is also called The Hunters Moon. It is full today, 11/17. It is a powerful and intense Full Moon. Be kind to yourself. It’s a soft, dreamy day up here in the Catskills. Raining. You can feel winter coming. A good day for ceremony. Candles, Sage, or Incense. Set a positive intention for yourself and the world, which sorely needs it. Be the Rainbow somebody needs to see right now. May this Full Moon bring you Blessings. Rev Judith Star-Medicine