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.
Watching the news has become a harrowing experience for me. I was debating on whether or not to comment on what I’m seeing, and what it means. I decided to do a further teaching about possession, from a Taoist viewpoint, to offer some insights into what we are dealing with in America right now, and some possible protections for ourselves and our loved ones. Not talking about it doesn’t serve anyone.
Over the past 21 years of my studies of Classical Chinese medicine with a Taoist Master, the subject of possession, ghosts, and entities, as well as ancient protocols for energy clearing, exorcism, and extractions have been reviewed. It’s important to understand the difference between Classical Chinese medicine versus Traditional Chinese medicine. Classical Chinese medicine is rooted in Taoism. It is entirely spiritual, treating the trinity of body, mind, and spirit. It is the heart and soul of Chinese medicine. I had the incredible honor to study with Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, 88 generations of unbroken lineage of Taoist priests. These teachings are ancient and sacred. Traditional Chinese medicine on the other hand, is post-communist, where the communist regime attempted to strip all of the Taoist teachings away, and to completely westernize Chinese medicine. We know that this is what communists do, in any country they take over. Look at Tibet, if you need another example. Traditional Chinese medicine, while helpful, is nowhere near as powerful as Classical Chinese medicine.
Classical Chinese medicine teaches about entities. When we look at entities, we have different types. We have ghosts, earthbound spirits that either refuse to pass over, or are stuck here, which the Chinese call ” Gui”. These are often divided into three categories, Hungry ghosts, Wandering ghosts, or Lustful ghosts. Ghosts can attempt to attach themselves to the energy body of someone. Demons fall into a different category. They are not humans that have died, like a ghost. They are something else entirely. In Chinese mythology, a famous demon hunter was named Zhong Kui. There are actually tv shows in China about him. The protocols for dealing with each type are different.
***A word here about supernatural protection work, karma, and non-infringement. Non-infringement is a Taoist philosophy that teaches that one may not interfere with the free will of any soul, nor may one step into someone’s process uninvited, for any reason. To ignore this principle invites serious karmic consequences. If one has been asked by an individual under psychic attack by someone hosting an entity to render assistance, one may protect the person asking, without incurring Karma. One may not attempt an exorcism or extraction upon any individual hosting an entity ( possessed) without their invitation to do that. This would incur karma, and is dangerous for the person hosting the entity. Depending on the level of possession, and the level of energetic enmeshment between the host body and entity, the individual could die if the entity is ripped out of them forcefully. ( In reality, this invitation never happens when one is possessed, since no demon wants to get forced out of its host. They tend to avoid hunters whenever possible). The training in doing this type of work is extensive, and can span lifetimes. Usually, hunters incarnate knowing exactly what they are, with these ancient protocols imprinted onto them, a part of their soul memory. There has never been a time in my life that I didn’t know exactly what I was, or a time I didn’t know how to do what I do. I have always been able to see ghosts, entities, and the dead. It’s part of my job description.
That brings us to now, to current events. We are witnessing an attack on humanity by a very dangerous force. For the first time in our country’s history, a possessed person is in the White House. We’ve seen this happen in other countries, with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, with genocide, purges, concentration camps, religious persecution. I think most Americans believed we were somehow immune to this happening here. This has nothing to do with politics, unfortunately. It has to do with evil. Demons feed off of pain and suffering. They lie. They are cunning. They know how to offer people what they want to hear. They have no conscience, because they have no heart. No capacity for empathy. They present as sociopaths. There is no controlling them. They sow seeds of chaos everywhere they go. We are seeing the dismantling of our government, and the attempted dismantling of our freedoms right in front of our eyes. People have wondered how millions of Germans were taken in by Adolf Hitler. Well, Americans can stop wondering. It’s happening now, it’s happening here. We are seeing the lowest vibration of the Race Mind attuning itself to the Demon-In-Chief. White supremacists openly marching in the streets, screaming and brandishing torches. Open racism. Hatred. So… what to do?
First, refuse to give in to fear. Second, realize that the Light is always more powerful than the dark. Keep your vibration high. Remember that you and Spirit are the co-creators of your reality. Understand that the country has its own Karma, and that souls that embrace racism, misogyny, fear, religious fanaticism and white supremacy have a long way to go, in terms of evolution. Avoid them. Do not engage with them on social media. Surround yourself with people with heart, compassion, and the capacity for empathy. Send Light to Earth Mother, these entities are attacking her. Embrace your inner strength and fierceness. Many of us survived attacks in our childhoods by those hosting an entity. We became the thunder, the lightning, the storm. We are the Elements, the Fire that purifies, the Water that cleanses, the Wind that heralds change, and the Earth that stands strong. These entities haven’t ever encountered anything like us. They have no idea what they are facing. We are fucking fearless. Remember who and what you are. A friend was saying the other day that it feels like we are living in a Tolkien movie, surrounded by Orcs. I agree. And we all know what happened to them. We are an army of Fairies, Elves, Witches, Magicians, connected to guides, teachers, and Spirit. Archangels and Angels are with us. Those that choose the dark have done so before. They have tried for us before. All they were able to do was to motivate us. So, basically, the dark can fuck off. We’ve got this. Blessings, Judith
October is the time of harvest, reaping the rewards of our efforts. Fall is the Metal Element in Chinese medicine 5 Element theory, justice, fairness, and the truth. This month starts out with some lovely aspects, and quickly accelerates into some very powerful planetary positions. Let’s look at them.
On 10/3 the Moon in mystical Pisces conjuncts Neptune, the planet of Divine Love. This enhances intuition, and opens the heart. At the same time, the Moon is sextiling Pluto, the alchemist, forming a bridge between the levels of the subconscious and super conscious minds. This is powerful for transmutation. Venus lends support, forming a Trine to Pluto at the same time, reminding us that love is always the answer.
The Full Moon on 10/5 is called the Harvest Moon. The Sun in Libra opposes the Moon in passionate Aries, posing the question: What are we passionate about in our lives, and how do we find balance? 10/6 reminds us not to overdo, to practice self care, with the Moon in Aries Trine to Saturn in Sagittarius, while conjuncting Uranus in Aries. Saturn is about wisdom, patience, and discipline, and Uranus is about freedom, liberation, and new beginnings. This is a great combination of these planets in Fire signs. ( Sagittarius and Aries). It speaks of elevation of consciousness, with the patience and trust needed for new endeavors.
10/10 is powerful. The Moon in Gemini Trines the Libra Sun/Mercury conjunction, strengthening communications. Jupiter, the Greater Benefic, moves into intense Scorpio in the evening, while the Moon moves into Cancer, about 11:30 PM Eastern time, and Trines it. Perfect for intention work. The Moon makes 7 different aspects on the 10th, so it is sure to be an interesting day.
The New Moon on the 19th is a powerful one, with both the Sun and Moon conjunct in Libra, both in opposition to Uranus in Aries. For me, this represents an internal conflict between maintaining control ( The Metal Element/Libra), and attempting to break free into something new, ( Fire Element/ Uranus in Aries). The Fire Element is always about spontaneity, while the Metal Element is about structure and control. Integrating these two should prove interesting. My suggestion? Always follow your heart. ( Fire).
The Moon in Scorpio on the 20th is lovely, conjunct to Jupiter and Mercury, and trining Neptune. Faith and optimism are the order of the day. The Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd, ushering in the energy of the Eagle and the Snake, alchemy through ascending. The 25th underscores that, with lovely aspects to the Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune. The 30th is fabulous, with the Moon in Pisces conjunct to Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, trining both the Sun and Jupiter. This is the energy of the Water Element in Chinese medicine, infinite possibilities, faith, and trust. This reminds us that is a magical universe, and that anything is possible.
May this month bring you all of the joy and beauty your heart can hold. Blessings, Judith
In Classical Chinese medicine, we see the Ethereal Soul as the Hun, held in the Liver, and the Corporeal Soul, the Po, held in the Lungs. The Ethereal Soul holds our Akashic records, our Karma, and our life experiences, which are stored in the blood. It is Yang in nature, ascending, connected to the astral plane. The Corporeal Soul is Yin in nature, descending, and is connected to the body, and to the earthly experiences, including pain. This is important to understand, when it comes to healing the trinity of body, mind, and spirit, and important when it comes to healing, and manifesting anything. Here’s why.
One of the things western culture tends to avoid like the plague is pain. Feelings of any kind tend to be frowned upon, unless they are about rainbows and Skittles. But, pain? No. Don’t feel it, don’t look at it, and whatever you do, don’t TALK about it. ( Which explains the current pandemic of religious fanaticism, addictions and alcoholism). When we refuse to be present to our pain, to acknowledge it and to clear it by feeling it, free from fear of it, we are no longer fully embodied. Let me repeat that. WE ARE NO LONGER FULLY EMBODIED. We may embrace spiritual paths that invite us to bliss out, to move up into the astral plane as we meditate, or to deny the existence of pain. Or, religions that promise to ” save us” from feeling it, or that see the earthly as impure. Those beliefs never resolve it. Some of those paths see the Earth plane as something to be transcended. Something inferior to other planes. One of the things I love the most about indigenous cultures is their deep love and reverence for the Earth as a soul, as a living being. Native people walk with an empathic connection to all living things, the trees, the animals, the stones, and to the Earth herself. We feel the heartbeat of Earth Mother. This earthly experience is seen as sacred, the air we breathe, the water we drink, sacred. Being incarnated into any physical form is seen as a beautiful thing. The Corporeal Soul is as important as the Ethereal Soul. It is not ” less than”. It is part of the beautiful marriage of Yin and Yang.
Pretty much everyone has experienced pain in their lifetime, in one form or another. When we have difficult life experiences in childhood, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, the only way we survive those things is to either compartmentalize them, or for the subconscious mind to protect us from them, through either amnesia or denial. These coping strategies, while saving us early on in life, impede our healing later on. Healing modalities that encourage somatic release of trauma through FEELING it and releasing it work very well. These can include acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbs, craniosacral therapy, EMDR, and stones. Talking about trauma does not clear trauma. The mind cannot heal trapped energy. We need something alchemical to do that. We need Soul healing. We need to approach both the Ethereal and the Corporeal Soul with great empathy and love. We want to bridge them, so that we feel completely safe wherever we find ourselves in the Cosmos, including here.
I love music, it inspires me. I was listening to the song ” Believer”, by Imagine Dragons. It’s about pain, and acknowledging how mastering it and clearing it transforms us. Some of the lyrics are: ” First things first, I’mma say all the words inside my head. I’m fired up and tired of the way that things have been, oh ooh. Second things second, Don’t you tell me what you think that I could be. I’m the one at the sail, I’m the master of my sea, oh ooh. I’m the master of my sea. Oh ooh. I was broken from a young age, singing from heartache from the pain, taking my message from the veins, Speaking my lesson from the brain. Seeing the beauty through the….. Pain! You made me a, you made me a believer, believer. Pain! You break me down, you build me up, believer, believer. ” There’s such a powerful message in the rest of the lyrics. It’s one of my favorite anthems about surviving pain, and becoming who we were always meant to be. Some of the most powerful stories, books, movies, and music, are about surviving and moving through pain.
Uniting the Ethereal Soul with the Corporeal Soul is the journey home. Committing to be fully alive, and fully present to every moment takes courage, I know. Taking our power back from disturbed humans is a must. Allowing wounded people to keep us from our birthright is unacceptable. To manifest love, joy, health, and abundance, which are Earth plane realities, we must embrace the Earth plane, and the Corporeal Soul. Living being only partially alive because of old pain is unnecessary, because pain is not scary, even though we think it must be. The truth is, it’s just pain. Live as a warrior of the heart. FEEL. There’s a saying in 12-Step recovery, “You have to feel it to heal it”. Yes, we do. And in feeling it, we release it, and its power to limit us, and we find our freedom. Embracing the Corporeal Soul is our Soul retrieval. We deserve to be here, all the way. The universe celebrates with us, when we are, and we then manifest our dreams. Come home to Earth Mother and your body. Live. Strong, free, and unafraid. Take your power back. Become Believers. Blessings, Judith
(Note: For further, more in-depth teachings on the Hun and the Po in Taoism and Classical Chinese medicine, Dr Jeffrey Yuen gave a lecture in 2000 called ” Three Spirits, Seven Souls”, transcripts of which may still be available for purchase. There may be DVD’s of his lectures available also. )