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.
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
As the Planet Mercury is once again Direct, no longer Retrograde, it is, along with the Sun in Scorpio and Saturn in Scorpio, making some very positive and powerful aspects. Mercury is the Planet that rules communication. The mental process. As it Trines Neptune in Pisces, both of them in Water signs, signs of emotions and feelings, we are offered a new opportunity to see more clearly what we need. Also, to have a clearer vision about reality. Truth. Mercury is also coming to Conjunct ( connect with) Saturn, the Planet of discipline, patience, and wisdom. This is a wonderful time. We want to make the most of it.
Maya Angelou once said ” The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” I love that quote. It applies now, because this is a time of clear vision, insight, and stepping into the reality of people’s choices. Accepting what is. And moving on from there, rather than staying stuck in a fantasy of what we wish others might become.
This is a time of mindfulness. Reflection. Radical honesty about who and what grows our Soul, and who and what doesn’t. A time of renewed commitment to our Spiritual practice. We cannot be lazy now, this Cosmic alignment is rich with opportunities and blessings, but we must stay awake and aware. There is no room for excuses, because this train is leaving the station, with or without us. Pay attention. Notice. Observe. Every action tells you something. Signposts are everywhere. It’s going to be a great ride. All aboard the train to our dreams, our destiny.
Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine
While each Gem and Mineral Show has it’s own magic, yesterday’s show will stand out in my mind for years to come. All of the Stone People are unique and special, yes. And I was so happy to find more stunning Labradorite Freeforms, we were almost wiped out by an early Christmas shopper 2 weeks ago. Everyone loves Labradorite. I was also excited to pick up larger pieces of Shattuckite from S.Africa, even though I still haven’t found the time to list what we bought at the last show. ( I did manage to get some of that gorgeous Ametrine up, along with one of the Uruguayan Amethyst Geode Hearts.) What blew me away completely are the huge specimen pieces that were brought for us.
I have been blessed in my life to have been chosen by the Stone People as a Guardian, and entrusted by them to be a conduit to their True Place, their Destiny, their Souls mission. The super-huge ones, the Citrine Sentinels of 60,80, or more than 100 lbs have passed through the Portal that is my Sacred Space here in the Crystal Cave, built into the side of a hill, into the Earth, with 35 tons of Calcite in the ceiling. Here, they awaken, and make their own choices as to where they want to go. That is their right. The beings that arrived here yesterday have no equal, in any dimension or plane of existence. The largest is a 2 foot tall 130 lb Smokey Quartz Transmitter Crystal. Massive. I don’t know that I will list it, only because due to it’s size it would be beyond our shipping capabilities. It is a museum quality specimen. It took 2 strong men to lift it out of it’s box and place it on my display table. It will take 2 men to deliver it. Very clear Smokey Quartz, with a seam of golden Rutile needles running through it. Incredible rainbows. Magical. Next, a 110 lb Smokey Quartz Elestial, that has chosen to remain here, and join my team of Master Healers. I have welcomed it home with ceremony and prayers. Another incredible being is a 55 lb Smokey Elestial, very dark, a Black Morion Smokey Quartz also from this 30 year old inventory from Brazil. Perfect Elestial terminations. Next, a 45 lb Smokey Quartz Sphere the size of a basketball. Seriously gorgeous, clear, rainbows.
I am humbled beyond words by the wisdom, strength and power beyond human understanding that these beings represent. It is an honor to be in their presence, as they make their way out into the world, which desperately needs them now.
There is so much more, but I at least wanted to share what I found, on this beautiful New Moon and Solar Eclipse. A new beginning, certainly. For all of us.
Blessings from the Crystal Cave in the Catskills. Judith