What beautiful pictures and I did read the story. I have shared with some of my crystally-attuned friends. I went shopping at the Gem state crystal shop in moscow Idaho.
They are famous for having a rattlesnake in one of their cases. I didn't buy anything from that case. I did by 30 dollars worth of rough crystals: obsidian, calcite, rose quartz, fluorite, chalcedony, unopened geodes, and ... aragonite. I;'ll scan them later, for fun. Also, I can now take digi photos, also for later.
some of the stones are for pottery experiments. I"ll keep you posted.
Australia?! You're going to Australia? When? Please see if you can connect with some of the aboriginal women artists there. Their work is literally out of this world. I'd love to learn how they make their artwork come alive like that. They go through initiations at what we would consider much older ages to become artists and transmit the energy--entire lineages of information through their art.
I found out about them while doing research on their dreamtime shamanic path. They literally store their stories which come alive to the initiated through their artwork. I went to the site aboriginal australia which served as a gateway to othersites which featured many of the women and their artwork. I discovered that they don't finish their initiations until well into their 70s. Don't know too much more but I would love to learn about their understanding of how they do their startreking through mediation (their dreamtime).