1. Amethyst Amethyst is a wonderful all round crystal for any energy worker as it elevates energy and raises vibrational frequencies. It can aid the user to connect to other planes, which is perfect for mediums, intuitive readers and channelers. Purple is also my favorite color and I have always been attracted to this stone. 2. Clear Quartz This is such a versatile stone and one of my favorite crystals. It is wonderful to help magnify energy and help clear your mind of anything distracting in your readings. It can help you bring focus to your readings and help you direct the energy you want for your readings. 3. Smokey Quartz A stone of protection, which is lovely to have with you in your Tarot Reading space. It has been said to aid the energy centred in the solar plexus and the hands and feet. Perfect for card readers, using their hands and grounding with feet on Gaia. With the ability to remove negative energy and blocks, it is wonderful to use with your clients. 4. Garnet When I wear or hold garnet, I immediately feel like I am wearing an extra layer of energetic armour and I also feel wonderfully grounded. It is terrific for clearing out icky energy from chakra centers, which is one of the reasons I always wear it while I am doing in person readings. Being an empath, as I am, I don’t want any hijacking unwanted energies following me home. It allows for your energy to flow and can aid in expanding awareness. 5. Black Tourmaline Is any witches crystal collection complete without black tourmaline? I see this stone as a warrior guardian and I have a lot of it. It is well known to protect you from the negative energies of others and actively repels nasties. I also adore the brown tourmaline and have a number of those as well. 6. Citrine I flipping love this stone. It is really a joy stone. This crystal is special, it is rare as it is unable to store negative energy. It simply transmutes it. What does this mean? It means that you don’t have to cleanse it like you would other stones. I have a piece of this magical stone in my purse for it’s abundance manifestation abilities and it brings such a lovely sunshine energy to a space. 7. Apatite This stunning bluey, purpley stone can help stimulate your clairs, especially clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience. Which Is why I love it so much as those are my most active clairs. It can help open up that wonderful throat chakra too, aiding the reader to be able to connect what their intuition is showing them and putting it into words. 8. Lapis Lazuli A revered stone with deep connections to the Egyptian Goddess Isis. It is the stone of priestesses and priests. It can aid you in your reading to gain clarity while accessing deep universal wisdom. A wonderful stone for Tarot readers, as it not only helps us attune to our innate intuitive gifts, but it helps us stay detached from taking on our client’s stuff. 9. Selenite If you use the Tarot to read people’s past lives, this is a wonderful crystal to have as it is key stone to help unlock past lives. It can also help you see possible futures as well. What a versatile stone! This is a perfect companion stone to help you focus while you are conducting readings. 10. Tiger Eye A grounding and calming stone, which will aid you stay in your body and remain centered. Another stone that will aid you with your intuitive abilities and stimulate your third eye. This stone works a little like a Tarot reading; it can help bring together many little pieces to form a whole picture. Ways You Can Use The Crystals In Your Tarot Practice Wear jewellery that has the stones in them. Have them in your pocket or even down your bra. Place tumbled stones in your Tarot pouch. Have a few pieces on your Tarot Reading table. Use them to charge or cleanse a deck after they have been handled. Meditate with the programmed stones before a reading to ground, open and center yourself. This is not an exhaustive list. There are so many more stones we could talk about them all day. I may do another part in this series. What are some of your favourite stones you use to enhance your Tarot readings? http://ethony.com/top-10-crystals-enhancing-tarot-reading/
Metaphysics - Beyond the Physical into the Spiritual Posted by Enoch Tan All things are governed by universal laws, whether physical or spiritual. In everything there is order. There is a system of design by infinite intelligence. He is a being known as God and many other names. The universal laws are simply an extension of his being. Meta means above, beyond and behind. Metaphysical means beyond the physical realm and into the spiritual realm. The metaphysical and physical realm are not two separate realities but they are just different levels of the same reality. Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of all reality , including the relationship between mind and matter, appearance and substance, form and essence. To call one a metaphysician in this traditional, philosophical sense indicates nothing more than his or her interest in attempting to discover what underlies everything.
To examine the nature of physical reality, we must do so from a level above it. Einstein said that we can never solve a problem in the same level of consciousness that it was created with. We have to advance to a higher level to deal with it powerfully. All things psychological have a spiritual basis behind them. Reality is ultimately the result of spiritual factors. The Metaphysics was divided into three parts, now regarded as the traditional branches of Western metaphysics, called (1) ontology , (2) theology and (3) universal science . There were also some smaller, perhaps tangential matters: a philosophical lexicon, an attempt to define philosophy in general and several extracts from the Physics repeated verbatim. Ontology is the study of existence; it has been traditionally defined as ‘the science of being qua being’. Theology means, here, the study of God or the gods and of questions about the divine. Universal science is supposed to be the study of so-called first principles , which underlie all other inquiries; an example of such a principle is the law of non-contradiction: A = A, A not = B, Not both A and B. In other words, the elementary laws of logic as Aristotle knew them. There is an absolute science to all things spiritual and it isn’t mysterious at all. It is only mysterious according to the level of awareness we have. The higher our level of awareness is, the more the mystery is resolved. – Mind Reality Metaphysics is Mind Science, Universal Science and Spiritual Science. http://www.mindreality.com/metaphysics-beyond-physical-into-spiritual