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’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
The Medicine of the Mountains is so powerful. Every living thing has it’s own unique energy, or, in Native culture, it’s “Medicine”. Mountains each have their own personalities. I live in the Catskill Mountains, in NY State. Very old, very powerful. The Taoists say that Mountains carry the essence of Dragons. That they are, in fact, Dragons. A Lakota Holy Man once said that if you try to climb certain Mountains without respect, that the Mountain could crush a person. He was being asked about Denali, the great one, in Alaska. When we think of the very dangerous mountains, we think of Everest and Denali. They are Master Teachers.
One of my friends went to Africa, and climbed Kilamenjaro. This Elder had prepared her before hand regarding her attitude on approaching the Mountain. To approach with humility and respect, and to climb only as high as the Mountain allowed her to climb. That she should listen to the Mountain, and stop as soon as the Mountain told her to stop. That to ignore the Mountain would be foolish. She twisted her ankle not far from the summit, and heeded his words, rather than pressing on. She asked the Mountain to aid her in her descent, which it did. She found the entire experience to be life-altering.
If the Mountains are your own personal Medicine, you will know. You will be drawn to photos of them, or dreams of them. The Mountains choose people. It’s not the other way around. If a Mountain has chosen you, it then offers it’s strength, it’s power, it’s capacity to endure, to you. They are one of the most powerful healing forces on the Planet.
Someday I would love to see Denali. I feel Denali in my heart. When I think of it I send it love and light. It is, to me, the fiercest Teacher on the Planet. I believe it knows me. I would love to just sit at the base of it and meditate with it. Connect with it, if it would allow that. I have heard that Denali cloaks itself in fog and mist, when it does not wish to be seen. I respect that.
So, if a Mountain has chosen you, you are blessed. Accept that honor, and join your heart to it’s heart. Let it whisper it’s ancient teachings to you. It will change your life. Blessings, Judith
We’re going on Friday to our first Gem and Mineral show of the year. Woo Hoo! I have it on good authority that there will be more Natural Citrines from Brazil waiting for me. I am also planning on getting more clear Quartz Spheres, I can never have too many of those. I will try and list the new inventory as soon as I can. I am such a hopeless Rock Slut.