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.
Wow! They’re finally here! These huge Bolivian Amethyst Clusters were so worth the wait. From the Anahai Mine in Bolivia, these are from old stock. This type of Amethyst is very difficult to get, especially this size. The color is grape jelly purple. I’m so blown away by these, I’m basically speechless. They have the Ametrine Points that Bolivian Amethyst is known for. Just incredible. Feeling blessed.
September represents a lot of things, the end of summer, back to school for kids and teachers, and Virgo, the sign of detail, ruled by Mercury. The key words for Virgo are “ I Analyze “. 9/3 is a very good day, with the Moon in Scorpio making several positive aspects. It’s a great day for creativity, for faith, for optimism.
9/6 is interesting. With Mercury square to Jupiter, be careful not to overextend, or make promises that you can’t keep. At the same time, the Moon square to both Mercury and Neptune insures that lies get exposed. If people in your life have been lying to you or about you, this is a good day for you to be shown the truth. In the news, more lies will be revealed, although we’re all pretty tired of that by now.
Sunday, 9/8 is extremely intense, with the Moon in Capricorn conjunct to both Saturn and Pluto, with other planets joining the party, forming a total of eight aspects. This is a powerful day for intention work, focusing on releasing all things that no longer serve you, with the courage to move forward. It’s a Phoenix day, where you rise out of the ashes of your life, and dream new dreams for yourself. Begin again.
9/14 is the Full Moon, called The Harvest Moon. The Sun in Virgo opposes the Moon in Pisces, while the Moon also opposes Venus and Mercury. Oppositions between planets offer an either/or choice. What is worth keeping, versus what should I be releasing? Harvest what has value for you, and know when a planting season has ended.
9/18 is excellent, with the Moon in Taurus forming all positive aspects. A good day for self care. 9/23 the Sun moves into Libra, and is the Autumnal Equinox. This is where we move into the Metal Element in Chinese medicine, justice, fairness, the truth.
The New Moon in Libra on 9/28 is lovely. Affirm Divine Justice being restored in your life. This is a wonderful day for Sacred Law manifesting wherever needed. Call upon the Divine law of restoration. “ All that is mine now comes to me, under grace, in perfect ways “.
I’m sending prayers to all in the path of hurricane Dorian. I’m also praying that humanity wakes up to the threat of climate change.
May September be a Harvest month for you, and may all of your dreams manifest. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine
** Artist Karol Bak
I have been blessed and privileged in my life to have studied and worked with a renowned Taoist Master, Dr. Yuen, for twenty three years. Dr Yuen teaches Classical Chinese Medicine, which is ancient. It is rooted in Taoism, going back thousands of years.( Traditional Chinese Medicine is from post-Communist China, only about 65 years old). The two are very different, with TCM having been westernized by the Communist regimes, with all of the Taoist teachings removed, all spiritual references stripped away. While all Chinese medicine is powerful, Classical Chinese medicine is far more so. It’s approach is that all healing begins with the healing of the Spirit.
My first class with Master Yuen was in 1996. It was an introduction to herbal medicine. I began studying Chinese medicine in 1994, and had already become certified in a type of acupressure, which incorporates Ericsonian hypnotherapy, Reichian techniques based on the teachings of Wilhelm Reich, and other tools to facilitate somatic release. I fell in love with Chinese medicine, and wanted to go further. At that time, Dr Yuen was the Dean of Oriental Medicine at the Swedish Institute in NYC. I had heard about him, and was eager to study with him.
As a Clairvoyant Empath and Medium, and Druid priestess, I’ve always been able to see spirits of all kinds, the dead, ghosts, the souls of all living things. Animals, trees, stones, Nature Spirits, the Elementals, Guides and Teachers, all of it a part of my life from earliest childhood. I started doing Medical Intuitive readings when I was very young. Since I am a hereditary psychic, no one in my family was surprised. Rather, it was expected. The other thing I’ve always been able to see are demonic entities. That gives me enormous compassion for the people who are involuntarily hosting one. What I love about Classical Chinese Medicine and other traditions is that they encompass all of these things. It’s incredibly shamanic, similar in many ways to indigenous culture teachings, which have been a part of my path for most of my life. ( Since I am sensitive to Native people and their history of genocide, land theft, and cultural appropriation, I avoid the New Age Movement’s use of certain titles, like “Shaman.” My techniques are my own, developed in childhood and throughout my life by the guidance of a Master Teacher, and trainings and memories from previous incarnations that were always accessible to me.)
The first class that Dr Yuen taught on possession that I attended was in 2000. He taught another one in 2002, and another in 2006. It was an enormous relief for me to be sitting in a classroom with 70 people, listening to Dr Yuen teaching about the different levels of possession, the types of entities, and their effect on people, physically and spiritually. Hearing a world famous teacher speaking so matter of factly about things most people know nothing about, was a gift. Other cultures have protocols for dealing with entities, but not ours. Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Native cultures, all deal with this subject.
One of my biggest issues with the New Age Movement is the removal of indigenous culture teachings around possession, because they see it as “negative.” That’s unfortunate. It leaves people in the dark about what’s happening to them, and provides no tools for healing. Classical Chinese medicine provides the necessary tools to help people reclaim their own divinity. Their own Divine Blueprint that their soul came in with. Acupuncture, using ancient Point combinations, Exorcism, Stones, Essential Oils, and spiritual practices help restore the individual to their true state.
During a conversation with Dr Yuen, where we were discussing possession and the after-effects of an exorcism, he was explaining how an entity “ forces the soul to have traumatic life experiences that were never a part of its curriculum or Karma “. I cried. I’ve seen it over and over in my practice. Denying the reality of the supernatural changes nothing. These things exist whether people believe in them or not. Personally, I find it incredible that people don’t believe that entities are real, after all, they’re all through the Bible. The word “evil “ is mentioned in the Bible 613 times. Jesus performed numerous exorcisms. The Hindu deity Durga is seen as the fierce protector, and banisher of demons. The Karana Mudra in Buddhism is said to “ Banish demons and Quell evil”. But western culture denies the existence of all of it. Perfect.
Over the past year alone, I have performed about 34 exorcisms. As I’ve said, I was taught how to do this and other types of protection work, including binding the entity away from someone, when I was young. I understand that it’s not for everyone. All Healers have their own gifts, their own magic. For whatever reason, this is very familiar and comfortable for me. My Sacred Space is set up for this. I am supported and protected. I live in a Crystal Cave with 35 tons of Calcite boulders in the ceiling. Seeing someone begin a new life, the life they were always meant to live, is so moving. I told Dr Yuen that I will do this for the rest of my life. He said, “ I believe that this is what you were born to do”. My answer? “ Well, we all know I wasn’t born to cook”.
People have asked me which Stones are good for protection. Some of the Stones that are powerful for protection are Obsidian, Labradorite, Smokey Quartz, Realgar, Cinnabar, and Rose Quartz, because Rose Quartz represents Divine Love. Divine Love is the ultimate alchemist, burning away anything not of the Light. Obsidian is my personal favorite. It deflects all negative energy. It vibrates to the planet Pluto, and is a bridge to the Void. I have it in the four directions in my office, and in my bedroom. I have all of the others there, as well.
I love my work. I am honored and grateful to be trusted by my clients in this way. One of my clients asked me, aren’t you afraid of entities? My answer was, why would I be, I was raised by one. I’m afraid of cooking utensils. Or the vacuum cleaner. And, recently, hoodies, since I accidentally zipped my hair into one. Ow.
As we watch the news, we see a level of darkness in the world that’s oppressive, yes. But remember that the Light always prevails. There are warriors of light everywhere, in every country, pushing back against racism, fear, misogyny, and hatred. We were sent here for this time, and this reason. We were trained for this battle over lifetimes. We are fierce. We are strong. We are love. We are anchored in the light. We will prevail. Release fear, and send light to Earth Mother and all creatures great and small. The darkness shall be returned to the nothingness from whence it came. I hope this teaching was helpful. If you would like me to expand upon it, let me know. I can always do that. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine
** Please note: I will not be writing about the techniques that I use to perform an exorcism, out of an abundance of caution to protect both clients and practitioners. As we have seen in the recent past, with a New Age guru killing three people in a Sweat Lodge that he was in no way qualified to lead, and other people out there professing to be Healers, that are not, ego can be a dangerous thing. Entities are cunning, and extensive training is necessary to remove them safely.