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Saturday 13 April 2019

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Saturday 6 April 2019

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Showroom will then be open ongoing by appointment by 0401 718 862.  Regards Andrew

Saturday 8 July 2017

Please keep up to date with the latest news on Amazing Mind and Soul via the Facebook site which is updated regularly with the latest news, updates and specials.  It also allows you to PM me special requests or orders.
Look up Amazing Mind and Soul on Facebook, like and follow.

News today is in relation to July 2017 specials and Seleniite lamps by special order

Saturday 5 November 2016

I got thrown one out of left-field today from Jodie in Kew to investigate this week.  Is Girasol a 'real Opal' seeing it is called 'blue Opal'?  watch this space for the answer as I'm learning it doesn't have a simple answer.

Friday 4 November 2016

Today's Crystal Agate.  Agate would have to one of the most visually spectacular and versatile of all the crystals in the crystal realm. Search Agate on this website and look at the amazing presentation including slices, tea candle holders, paperweights, ends, caves, and various shapes.  Most popular, and common colours are blue, pink, purple, green, teal, and you'll also find brown.  Just an amazing array of options.   So let's get to what Agate is benefical for and related to:

Chakra: Varies according to colour and type

Zodiac: Gemini (varies according to colour and type)

General: A truth amulet in ancient Rome, or bound to the left arm to ensure bountiful crops, Agate was sometimes engraved with a snake to guard against snakebite.  A grounding stone with a powerful multilevel cleansing effect, bringing about emotional, physical, and intellectual balance, Agate stabilises energy and harmonises yin and yang.  It can bring hidden information to light.  Soothing and calming, this stone works slowly but with great strength.  Agate facilitates acceptance of your Self and speaking your truth.  Overcoming bitterness of the heart, it heals inner anger, fostering courage to start again.  Encouraging assimilation of life experiences, Agate facilitates stable spiritual growth.

Most agates form as geodes or cavities in volcanic rock.  Natural colours are enhanced and brightened by injecting dye.

Beneficial For: Claimed to be beneficial for - Emotional trauma, self-confidence, concentration, perception, analytical abilities, aura stabilisation, negative-energy transformation, emotional disease, digestive process, gastritis, eyes, stomach, uterus, lymphatic system, pancreas, blood vessels, skin disorders.1

Emotional Healing: Allows light and hope to creep into a hopeless situation and offers a rock of stability.

Practical Uses: For minimising accidents, especially falls, if set in the centre of the home

Workplace: Have an Agate slice or Geode in your workspace to give protection from malice and a burst of energy when needed.2

References:

Check out Agate on my site and be wowed.

  1. Judy Hall, “The Encyclopedia of Crystals”, Bounty Books, London, 2015

  2. Cassandra Eason, “The Complete Crystal Handbook”, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2010

Thursday 3 November 2016

Today is What Crystal for which Ailment Thursday - Anxiety

Crystal purported to assist with anxiety are: Kunzite, Aventurine, Green Calcite, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Hematite, Moonstone, Pyrite, Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Smithsonite, Tiger's Eye, Tourmaline, Labradorite.*

* Judy Hall "Crystal Prescriptions", 2005.

I have provided a selection of pics for some of the crystals including in order displayed starting with Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Tiger's Eye and Chrysoprase. Check out a crystal store's website to see which crystals they stock.

Hope you had a happy Thursday and find the information useful

www.amazingmindandsoul.com.au

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Today the 'Crystal spotlight' is on Hematite.  Pics at amazingmindandsoul.com.au.  A crystal that especially attracts the attention of boys as it has magnetic qualities.  It is quite common for Hematite rings to be produced for holding other crystal spheres however young teenage boys think they are a very cool ring to wear.  My 14y.o. is proof of that.  Let's get down to the data.

Hematite

Chakra: Earth, Base, Past Life

Zodiac: Aquarius, Aries

General: Said to protect a soldier going into battle, Hematite enhances personal magnetism. It can heal the anger and hurt felt by those who were warriors in previous lives, supporting those who face a karmic battle in the present life. Harmonising mind, body, and spirit, this effective grounding stone removes excess energy and separates your emotions from those of other people. Worn on the right in right-handed people, it shuts down metaphysical awareness. On the left, it allows metaphysical faculties to remain open. Enhancing survival ability, this is an excellent stone for accessing the subconscious mind, drawing attention to unfulfilled desires that drive your life. Assisting in coming to terms with mistakes as learning experiences, it helps face the shadow side of your personality. An excellent booster for the memory, Hematite should not be used where inflammation is present, or for long periods of time.

Beneficial For: Claimed to be beneficial for – Timid women, self-esteem, willpower, triple heater meridian, study of mathematics and technical subjects, legal situations, compulsions, addictions, overeating, smoking, overindulgence, stress, hysteria, inflammation, courage, hemorrage, menstrual flooding, drawing heat from the body, formation of red blood cells, regulating blood, iron absorption, circulatory problems, Reynaud’s disease, anemia, kidneys, regenerating tissue, leg cramps, nervous disorders, insomnia, spinal alignment, fractures .1

Emotional Healing: Relieves fears of seeing blood, obsessions about contagious illnesses, over-sensitivity to bodily functions particularly using toilets not your own. Fears of flying and of insects especially spiders.

Practical Uses: Called the lawyer’s stone. Carry Hematite for the successful outcome of court cases. Also for any DIY legal work such as drawing up or contesting a will or representing yourself in a divorce or tax dispute to ensure you are clear, concise and not swayed by pressure.

Workplace: Wear Hematite to boost your courage and confidence to resist bullying in an authoritarian or aggressive work situation. Supportive if you are facing unfair accusations or pressure to quit.2

References:

1. Judy Hall, “The Encyclopedia of Crystals”, Bounty Books, London, 2015

2. Cassandra Eason, “The Complete Crystal Handbook”, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2010

Feel free to check out amazingmind&soul.com.au for some ideas.

Monday 31 October 2016 _ Happy Halloween
Todays rarer crystal is Chiastolite.  
Chiastolite (Cross Stone, Andalusite) 
Chakra: Base
Zodiac: Libra
General: Chiastolite is named from the Greek chiastos, meaning ‘cross marked’, and in ancient times this powerfully protective stone was used to ward off the Evil Eye.  A gateway into mysteries, it facilitates journeys out of the body and assists exploration of immortality.  Linked to death and rebirth, it is helpful for those making transitions, maintaining spirituality during illness or trauma.  Attuning to the soul’s purpose, Chiastolite dissolves illusions and calms fears, enabling reality to be faced, and is particularly helpful for overcoming fear of going mad.  This stone assists in seeing all sides of a problem, transmuting dissension into harmony and dispelling negative thoughts and feelings.
Beneficial For: Claimed to be beneficial for Guilt, memory, analytic capability, fever, stanching blood flow, over-acidification, rheumatism, gout, lactation, chromosome damage, immune system, paralysis, and nerve fortifier.1
Emotional Healing: Can encourage slow but significant progress for people locked in destructive behaviour such as always choosing a faithless or abusive partner.  
Practical Uses: Wear Chiastolite jewellery or carry a stone with a clearly defined cross for international travel or if you work or live in any kind of trouble-spot.
Workplace: A good crystal to decide whether to carry on or to try a new a new workplace.2 
References: 
1. Judy Hall, “The Encyclopedia of Crystals”, Bounty Books, London, 2015
2. Cassandra Eason, “The Complete Crystal Handbook”, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2010
Sunday 30 October 2016

Fun Fact Sunday - Crystals are said to provide protection from Electromagnetic Pollution!

The term 'electromagnetic pollution' refers to the radiation given off by all man-made electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic 'fields' that surround us in our homes, offices and public spaces.1

Crystals claimed by this author to protect you and shield against electromagnetic pollution include Rose Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Tektite, Fuchsite, Aventurine, Lepidolite, Serpentine, Turquoise, and Jade. 

Other crystals mentioned by the author Barbara Newerla, "Protect Yourself from Electromagnetic Pollution by using Crystals", Earthdancer, Scotland, 2009

Have a look at your nearest Crystal shop for any of the above for crystals to sit on your desk or carry with you to minimise electromagnetic pollution.

Happy Sunday

www.amazingmindandsoul.com.au

Saturday 29 October 2016

Find it Out for me Saturday - Crystal Starter Kit

Daryl from Belmont Victoria asked me if I could think of any gift ideas that don't break the bank.  There are lots of gift ideas with Crystals however with Xmas coming up, I thought I would provide an option that is both inexpensive and a great idea for kids or anyone wanting to learn more about Crystals.  There is a product called the Rock (Crystal) Starter Kit.  It comes with over 100 individual chips and small stones of a random selection of crystals.  You aren't guaranteed to get every crystal on the chart and may receive multiples of some kinds however that is part of the fun.  There is several hours of fun sorting through the crystals you have and matching them to the chart.  When you have completed the sort, you can work out if you are missing any crystals to the chart and obtain chips or small stones of that crystal for a nominal price from crystal stores.  You then have a complete crystal set.  Best price I know of is $25.

Hopefully this provides a useful suggestion Daryl.  Look at any Crystal store and you will find crystals in the shapes of animals, as jewellery, different shapes including large butterflies.  Stores have lots of different gifts, so have fun looking.

Feel free to ask any question for an answer next Saturday

Regards www.amazingmindandsoul.com.au

Friday 28 October 2016
Focus Crystal Friday - Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is one of the most loved crystals and associated closely with love itself. You can source smaller tumble stones starting from $3 (size of 5cent piece) increasing in price with size. You can get raw chunks for around $3-7 based on size. There are small tumble stone pendant necklaces and crafted pendants such as the Rose Quartz and Amethyst yin-yang in the pics. You also can source the upper end selection Spheres, Pyramid and Egg shapes, which you will pay higher prices for because of the craftsmanship involved and quality of crystal to produce. Colour varies from very pale pink to a pastel pink.  
One of the most useful crystals, Rose Quartz is available in all sizes and shapes. Even a small tumbled piece is powerful in fertility management.3
Chakra: Heart

Zodiac: Taurus, Libra

General: Rose Quartz is a stone of unconditional love and infinite peace.  It is the most important crystal for healing the heart and the heart chakra.  This beautiful stone promotes receptivity to beauty of all kinds.  Romantic Rose Quartz attracts love.  Placed by your bed or in the relationship corner of your home, it draws love toward you or supports an existing partnership, restoring trust and harmony.  Rose Quartz is the finest emotional healer releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache and transmuting emotional conditioning that no longer serves.  It soothes internalised pain and heals deprivation, opening your heart so that you become receptive.  If you have loved and lost, it comforts your grief.  Rose Quartz teaches how to love yourself and encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, invoking self-trust and self-worth.  Excellent for trauma or crisis, Rose Quartz acts as a rescue remedy, providing reassurance and calm.  This stone draws off negative energy and replaces it with loving vibes.  Strengthening empathy and sensitivity and aiding the acceptance of necessary change.  It is an excellent stone for mid-life crisis.  Holding Rose Quartz enhance positive affirmations, the stone then reminding you of your intention.

Rose Quartz is a high vibration stone.

Beneficial For: Claimed to be beneficial for - Inducing love, reducing tension, overcoming trauma, sexual imbalances, grief, addiction, overcoming rape, heart and circulatory system, chest, lungs, kidneys, adrenals, vertigo, fertility, blistering, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, senile dementia.1

Emotional Healing: Said to assist with depression especially post-natal depression, forgiving mistakes, your own as well as others.  The best crystal for overcoming abuse of all kinds.

Practical Uses: The best sleep crystal for adults and children preventing nightmares, night terrors and will bring beautiful dreams.  It helps children not to be afraid of the dark

Workplace: Use a large piece of unpolished rose quartz in your workspace for ongoing protection against unwanted intrusion and gossip. 

References:

  1. Judy Hall, “The Encyclopedia of Crystals”, Bounty Books, London, 2015

  2. Cassandra Eason, “The Complete Crystal Handbook”, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2010

  3. Cassandra Eason, "Healing Crystals", Sterling Publishing, New York, 2015

www.amazingmindandsoul.com.au provides this information as general information with healing claims referenced to published experts in the field. They are not the express views or claims of Amazing Mind & Soul

Thursday 27 October 2016

Today is the 1st instalment of 'What Crystal for What Ailment?" 

Today's focus is Depression.

Particularly recommended are:

Lepidolite, Lithium Quartz, Kunzite, Ametrine, and Sunstone.1  Also highly recommended are Amazonite, Citrine, Dumportierite, Opal, Rutile Quartz, and Golden Topaz.2

Also recommended for healing of this ailment:

Apatite, Botswana Agate, Carnelian, Idocrase, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Moss Agate, Rutilated Quartz, Spessarite Garnet, Purple Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Siberian Quartz, Spinel, and Jade. 

Chakra area is the solar plexus.1

1 - Judy Hall, "Crystal Prescriptions" 2005

2 - Michael Gienger "The Healing Crystal First Aid Manual" 2015

Remember that the best medical advice is that provided by your Registered Medical Healthcare Practitioner. www.amazingmindandsoul.com.au provides this information as general information with healing claims referenced to published experts in the field. They are not the express views or claims of Amazing Mind & Soul 

Wednesday 26 October 2016
Focus Crystal Wednesday - Citrine
Citrine: - Along with Amethyst, Citrine is one of the most known and popular crystals. Citrine found on the market is likely to be heat treated Amethyst of Smoky Quartz (heat-treated) Citrine however there is naturally occurring Citrine, which is Quartz heated naturally in the earth.
Along with Amethyst, is considered by many as a must have crystal. I have attached a photo to provide a price guide for what you should can source Citrine for ...by shopping around. The smaller pieces should be available on the market from $10 with the larger around the $25-30 mark. Many retail shops will charge well in excess of this, so choose wisely and knowledge.

Chakra: Cleanses and re-energises all

Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra

General: Deriving from the French citron, or lemon, lighter shades of Citrine are said to govern the physical body and its function, and darker shades the spiritual aspects of life.  A powerful cleanser and regenerator that carries the power of the sun, this is an exceedingly beneficial stone.  Energising and highly creative, it never needs cleansing.  It absorbs, transmutes, and grounds negative energy and protects the environment.  It is particularly beneficial for attracting abundance and should be placed in a cashbox and the wealth corner of the house.  Encouraging sharing what one has, it imparts joy to all who behold it.  A useful stone for soothing group or family discord, Citrine reverses self-destructive behaviour and assists in acting on constructive criticism.  It promotes inner calm, allowing your natural wisdom to emerge, and helps you move into the flow of feelings and become emotionally balanced.  Note: Wear in contact with the skin.

Beneficial For: Claimed to be beneficial for - Sensitivity to environmental influences, optimism, letting go of the past, self-esteem, self-confidence, concentration, depression, fears, phobias, individuality, motivation, creativity, self-expression, nightmares, Alzheimer’s, itching, male hormones, detoxification, elimination, energising, recharging, ME, degenerative disease, digestion, spleen, pancreas, kidney and bladder infections, eye problems, blood circulation, thymus, thyroid, nerves, constipation, cellulite.1

Emotional Healing: Effective against being a workaholic, stress leading to over-spending or excessive risk-taking, gambling addictions; neuroses of all kinds.

Practical Uses: A pyramid or geode attracts health and abundance to the home and spreads sunshine and happiness.

Workplace: For all who work in merchant banking, casinos, sports and fitness instructors, the media, medical personnel and healers.2

References:

  1. Judy Hall, “The Encyclopedia of Crystals”, Bounty Books, London, 2015

  2. Cassandra Eason, “The Complete Crystal Handbook”, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2010

Monday 24 October 2016
My Crystal Monday - Mookaite (the 'Australian Crystal')

Mookaite (Australian Jasper)

Chakra: Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus (according to colour)

Zodiac: Leo

General: Shamanic Mookaite has a powerful link to the Dreamtime and ancestral wisdom.  A nurturing stone that supports and sustains during times of stress, it brings peace and wholeness.  Encouraging versatility, it helps you accept change and new ideas, discover all possibilities in a situation, and choose the right one.  Grounding the whole body, it provides a protective energy that helps block unwanted outside influences.

Mookaite has a high vibration.

Beneficial For: Claimed to be beneficial for - General health and well-being, self-esteem, depression, thyroid, metabolism.1

Emotional Healing: Makes it easier to accept change and to allow ourselves to take chance now and then without worrying about the future.

Practical Uses: Use Mookaite when you need to make a decision and there are conflicting factors to consider.  Hold it close to receive a gut answer and go with it, even if external circumstances suggest otherwise.

Workplace: Provides enthusiasm for work.2

References:

  1. Judy Hall, “The Encyclopedia of Crystals”, Bounty Books, London, 2015

  2. Cassandra Eason, “The Complete Crystal Handbook”, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2010

Sourced specifically from Western Australia and comes in a great variety of colour blends

Sunday 23 October 2016
Fun Fact Sunday - Cleansing and Activating your Crystals

Thought it might be useful to start to share some information about Activating and Caring for your Crystals. 

Cleansing - To cleanse your crystals, simply hold them under running water for a few minutes and then place them in the sun for a few hours.  If there is no sun available, visualise bright white light radiating down on the crystals.

It is most important that crystals are always cleansed after use for healing.  However, if you keep your crystal healers together in a bag, any Clear Quartz or Orange Carnelian will automatically cleanse the other crystals and transmute any negative energy that they may be holding.  

Activating - Hold crystals in your hands.  Close your eyes and concentrate on the crystals.  See them surrounded by bright white light.  Ask that they will be attuned to your own unique frequency and that they will be activated to act as healers at any level you may need now and in the future.  Ask that the crystals be blessed by the highest energies in the universe and be dedicated to your self-healing and that of the environment around you.*

* Judy Hall "Crystal Healing" 2011.

In this particular publication the author describes 12 crystal healing stones to be a crystal toolkit consisting of:

Bloodstone, Smoky Quartz, Red Jasper, Orange Carnelian, Yellow Jasper, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, and Labradorite. 

Any of these crystals should be readily obtainable at crystal stores.

Part 2 How Crystals Work and Storing Your Crystals next Sunday

21 October 2016

Amethyst - (Purple form of crystallized quartz.  The purple colour comes from the presence of manganese during its formation.  Many individuals seek the darker purple formation however colour is only a personal preference).

Chakra: Third Eye, Soma, Crown, Higher Crown

Zodiac: Aquarius, Pisces

General: Amethyst derives from the Greek for “to be intoxicated” and was worn to prevent drunkenness. Promoting love of the divine, Amethyst encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Opening multidimensional awareness, it enhances metaphysical abilities and is an excellent stone for meditation and scrying. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out-of-body experiences, helps dream recall, and assists visualisation. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting it into love. A natural tranquiliser, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environmental energies. Harmonising the physical, mental, and emotional bodies and linking them to the spiritual, it purifies the aura. Amethyst is helpful for people about to make the transition through death and supports coming to terms with loss. This stone has a sobering effect on overindulgence and overcomes addictions. Beneficial to the mind, it calms or stimulates as appropriate, helping to feel more focused, assisting assimilation of new ideas, and connecting cause with effect. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation. This stone balances emotional highs and lows.

Note: Amethyst has a very powerful vibration

Beneficial For: Claimed to be beneficial for - Physical, emotional, and psychological pain; decision-making; recurrent nightmares; geopathic stress; protection against thieves, anger; rage; fear; anxiety; grief; neural transmission; dreams; alcoholism; hormone production; endocrine system; metabolism; cleansing and eliminating organs; immune system; blood; headache; bruises; injuries; swellings; burns; hearing disorders; lungs; respiratory tract; skin complaints; cellular disorders; digestive tract; regulating flora; removing parasites; reabsorption of water; insomnia; psychiatric conditions other than paranoia or schizophrenia.1

Emotional Healing: Amethyst reduces addiction, assists with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, hyperactivity in children and animals. Called nature’s tranquiliser.

Practical Uses: Amethyst counteracts negative earth energies beneath a building. Place Amethyst near where plants will not grow or animals refuse to sit. Use natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes.

Workplace: Make an Amethyst elixir from water, in which a washed Amethyst is soaked for a few hours. Use in drinks and on pulse points for calm in a pressurised workplace.2

References:

1. Judy Hall, “The Encyclopedia of Crystals”, Bounty Books, London, 2015

2. Cassandra Eason, “The Complete Crystal Handbook”, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2010


You can purchase small pieces of raw Amethyst from $5 through to complete large Geodes costing in excess of hundreds, and thousands, of dollars.  Also available as polished tumble stones, necklace pendants, or in different shapes (such a spheres and pyramids etc.). 

From a practical perspective shop around for a competitive price for what you receive as I have seen small raw pieces being sold in retail shopping centres for in excess of $35, which with research you can source from $5. 

Probably the most well-known crystal in the Crystal kingdom and the logical place to start our educational journey.

www.amazingmindandsoul.com.au provides this information as general information with healing claims referenced to published experts in the field.  They are not the express views or claims of Amazing Mind & Soul

21 October 2016
1st ever Focus Crystal Friday to be unveiled today. Focus product for later today will be Amethyst. Get ready for regular updates each and every week with:
Friday - Focus Crystal Friday
Saturday - Find it out for me Saturday - ask me to research whatever you like on a crystal. The selected query response to be published the following Saturday after being researched.
Sunday - Fun Fact Sunday (something you may not have known about crystals or should know
Monday - My crystal... Monday (info on a lesser known or harder to source crystal)
Wednesday - Focus Crystal Wednesday (focus day on another Crystal)
Thursday - What crystals for what ailment Thursday (feedback on which crystals are purported to assist with a particular ailment).
I hope to provide you greater insight into the Crystal kingdom as I undertake my own enlightenment pathway.
Feel free to ask for further information on any items that grabbed your attention or interest.
www.amazingmindandsoul.com.au
July 2016
WEBSITE LAUNCH

 

Welcome to the Amazing Mind & Soul's new website!!   We have been working hard to bring to you some amazing products with more to come soon!   If we do not currently have what you are looking for please contact us and we will do our best to source exactly what you wanting.

Today marks a very humble beginning for Amazing Mind & Soul.  As with all journeys they commence from a starting point full of anticipation and expectation.  The reward of the journey is the learn and providing for you, our customers. 


- Andrew Steen