Spirit Possession/Attachment and Mental Health

Cassandra and I have had client consultations concerning this particular subject.
There are however a variety of opinions on this matter which I have researched. In this post I have included the opinions of Psychologists, a Psychic Author and a Healer.

In many ways Spirit Possession can result from Mental Trauma

An interesting study by Neuner, Pfeiffer, Schauer-Kaiser, Odenwald,et,al. (2012) investigated the prevalence of cen, a local variant of spirit possession, in youths aged between 12 and 25 years in war-affected regions of Northern Uganda. They compared youths who had been abducted and forced to fight as child soldiers in the so-called Lord’s Resistance Army – a group that has waged a long and brutal campaign to overthrow the government of Uganda – with youths who had never been abducted.
Cen is a form of spirit possession where the “ghost of a deceased person visits the affected individual and replaces his or her identity, and Neuner et al. reported that spirit possession was significantly higher in former abducted child soldiers than in non-abductees. They also found that reports of spirit possession were related to trauma exposure (such as sexual assault and being forced to kill), to psychological distress, and to higher rates of suicide and PTSD.
Neuner et al. conclude that in many of the areas of the world where beliefs about spirit possession are widely held, such beliefs are a standard consequence of psychological trauma and may be a way of explaining the dissociative symptoms that often accompany intense traumatic experiences. These beliefs about spirit possession can then be used by various local agencies to manipulate the behaviour of individuals – even to the extent of coercing them into acts of extreme brutality. Explanations of mental health problems in terms of “possession” have taken many forms over the course of history, and it is a form of explanation that has meant that many who have been suffering debilitating and distressing psychological problems have been persecuted and physically abused rather than offered the support and treatment they need. Many ancient civilizations, such as those in Egypt, China, Babylon and Greece believed that those exhibiting symptoms of psychopathology were possessed by bad spirits (this is known as demonology), and the only way to exorcise these bad spirits was with elaborate ritualized ceremonies that frequently involved direct physical attacks on the sufferer’s body in an attempt to force out the demons (e.g. through torture, flogging or starvation). Not surprisingly, such actions usually had the effect of increasing the distress and suffering of the victim.
In Western societies demonology survived as an explanation of mental health problems right up until the eighteenth century, when witchcraft and demonic possession were common explanations for psychopathology. Nevertheless, as I have described above, demonic or spirit possession is still a common explanation for mental health problems in some less developed areas of the world – especially where witchcraft and voodoo are still important features of the local culture such as Haiti and some areas of Western Africa (). The continued adoption of demonic possession as an explanation of mental health problems (especially in relation to psychotic symptoms) is often linked to local religious beliefs (Ng, 2007; Hanwella, de Silva,Yoosuf, Karunaratne & de Silva,2012), and may often be accompanied by exorcism as an attempted treatment – even in individuals with a known history of diagnosed psychotic symptoms (e.g. Tajima-Pozo,Zambrano-Enriquez,de Anta, Moron et al., 2011)
Psychology Today – C.L. Davey Ph D

Are Spirit Attachments Real?

How Do I Know If I Have One?
In the world of psychics, healers and metaphysics, inevitably the topic of “entities” or “attachments” will arise. It will come up in classes about healing and psychic development, in a discussion or when you visit your own reader or healer, and certainly if you are a working psychic or healer yourself. But what exactly IS an entity attachment, and why might it attach to you? I will begin by saying there are many beliefs on the subject and conflicting thoughts. For years I was taught by esteemed teachers of healing and psychic development how to clear and protect my energy field when doing this work because when you are empathic (as many people are) and working with, relating to, and in the presence of other humans, it’s important to clean out your energy field and space because you can pick up “stuff” and energies that don’t belong to you. This topic can get multi layered and branch off into all kinds of directions. I will keep it as concise as I can speaking from my own experience.
I have been trained in and I teach multiple techniques for clearing the human aura, and physical space. I have worked for 30 years in the healing arts, and have a thriving private practice as a psychic, medium, energy healer and spiritual counselor. I discovered that I had picked up a foreign energy (entity) that was attached to my energy field. I had been feeling rather “off” for quite a long time. I was experiencing low energy, was weepy a lot, and more negative and drained than I had ever felt for such a continued period of time. I was behaving in ways that weren’t usual, like desires to do things out of character for me, such as zoning out and escapism behavior. I was putting things off that I normally enjoyed, isolating from others, and feeling a big lack of motivation to do my work, which is my true passion in life! Admittedly, I had become remiss in managing my energy field carefully, both in my work and personal life. As the awareness of how “off” I was becoming intensified, I just “happened” (there are no accidents!) to come upon an article with a list of symptoms of an entity attachment. I found it hit me like a frying pan over the head and I realized that was what was probably going on. Me? A trained professional psychic healer? That same day, we had good friends over and one of them was a healer whom I came to find out cleared attachments through a technique using the akashic records (a topic for another day). I followed the protocol she gave me after doing her assessment and I truly experienced a total shift and reversal of the symptoms. It has been a reminder of the importance of taking care of my energy field.
What exactly IS an entity attachment? It’s an energy in another dimension that is of a low vibration and feeds on the energy of living animals/people. It can be a collective of negative thought forms but not with a soul. Like a bacteria or parasite on the astral (unseen) level. An entity can be a negative human soul who is vibrating on a lower level frequency and stays hanging around the Earth plane out of fear to move onward. These souls attach to people or animals to gain energy and to live vicariously through the incarnated being. There are many other types of entities such as dark force (demonic) and ETs who have a different energy to them and attach for different reasons.
The most important thing to know about this subject is how to prevent it and how to clear it if you find you have one. According to some research I did, a large percentage of people have attachments at some time in their lives and don’t know it, and some have them for their entire lifetime. They come from other people who have them, and go to other clear people who have an opening in their aura to allow them in. An opening can happen when a person is weak emotionally due to trauma, in fear or negativity, too open energetically and merging with another’s energy field, through sex with a person who has entity attached, or when using drugs or alcohol. To stay clear in the aura, a person has to be soul empowered and not in fear to remove and to keep the entity away. The assistance of the Angelic realm, (also known as High Entities) and the Divine (God/Goddess) a higher vibration than the entity is needed to escort it out to another realm where it belongs.
Some things to be aware of to stay clear of entity attachment:
Stay healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Clear negative people out of your life, check your thoughts and belief systems for low vibration (shame, fear, self-loathing, over giving, martyrdom, giving your power away,) and protect your home, office, car etc. with healing thoughts, cleanliness and high vibration music, light, sincere meditation and positive relationships. Burning white sage and incense clears space, and water and salt keeps the aura clear.
Katharine Glass

Resolving and Clearing Spiritual Entity Attachment Issues

Many people contact me because they are dealing with a non-physical energy of some kind that has attached into their field. Most everyone I’ve ever worked with has some level of non-physical energy attachment, sometimes millions of them.  I call these “blocks & interference”.
These types of energies are not generally strongly malevolent or “evil”, and are nothing to be feared. They can still be bothersome, contributing to blocked feelings of wellness, limiting mental and emotional clarity and peace, and restricting our capacity for authentic, integrated spiritual freedom.
Many people try smudging themselves with sage, visualizing white light, asking the angels to help them, or working with clearing practitioners whose approaches may be rather slipshod and limited in scope.  Sometimes these strategies help, but sometimes only for a time.
Remember that ultimately you do have sovereignty over your own energy field, and nothing can exist there without your permission. So why is it that entities are sometimes hard to clear for some people?

The major reasons why people have chronic entity issues

In my experience, the major reasons people have chronic entity issues that they cannot seem to easily clear include:
  • they have not sufficiently resolved & released their present-life and past-life repressed energies of anger, hatred, & living life from a sense that they are a victim
  • unfinished strong emotional business & trauma from this or past lives (or both)
  • losing power to old situations, relationships, intense challenges where there are still energetic “leaks” in your soul
  • habitually blaming self, others, & God for their troubles, blocks, & limitations
  • decisions, programs, contracts, vows taken consciously or unconsciously in this or past lives to take everything on yourself.
This subconscious unprocessed energy is keeping them vulnerable, & attracting “like-minded” darker energies from the collective.
The person may also be inadvertently creating their own entities which spring forth from the strongly-emotionalized discordant projections of their own consciousness.  The common phrase “my inner demons” comes to mind here.

Entity issues are a symptom, not the primary issue

I look at entity issues as a symptom, not as the main problem.  People often think “if I could only get rid of these entities, I would feel much better”, and this is true.  But the reason why someone has entities is because of suppressed unresolved emotional issues from this and past lives — and the spiritual programs that have resulted from these –, and until those get healed, freedom from entities may not be entirely possible.
Attracting entities is just like attracting other people — you always attract beings who mirror something about you.
Examples of strong emotions that may be running presently or in your subconscious that may leave you vulnerable to entities:
Blaming others, self, & God; anger, sense of victimization, fear, guilt, worry, self-depreciation, feeling unworthy/not good enough, resentment, jealousy, feeling disgusted, neediness, feeling trapped, head in the clouds, overly obsessed with “ascension”, denial of darkness, avoidance of reality, everything’s got to be perfect, controlling

Entity clearing requires individual work, and also conscious work

Entities are very easy to identify & clear for a skilled practitioner, and will be released within the first few minutes of a clearing session with me to the extent to which my client will energetically allow it.
If after a clearing, my client is still complaining about “the same entity issues” they had before, it’s often because they are holding onto the entities energetically because of the strong bond they have to their past-life and present-life emotional woundedness.
In these cases, the client really needs to do more conscious work on themselves, including working with a skilled therapist, or some method to help them reveal, process, and express their unresolved emotional history.  Body-based work like Somatic Experiencing, Holotropic Breathwork, Yin Yoga, or other feeling-based (rather than merely mental) practices come to mind here.

Your commitment to your conscious evolution will guide your process

Ultimately, you can be free of entity issues, and even if they show up on occasion in the future, they will be very simple to release. If the issues are currently chronic, it will take spiritual clearing work of your subconscious and past-life history such as the kind I facilitate — but equally as important, it will also take conscious emotional work, work on forgiveness, and letting yourself fully feel and process all that is pent-up within you.
There is no spiritual bypassing of our process.  Each one of us has to become fully present, engaged, and actively conscious of the fullness of who we are right here and right now, even as we work with Spirit to help us resolve our subconscious issues.
If you have been chronically giving your power away, living in victim consciousness, or holding onto old resentments and pain, it is important that you find a way to safely and gently allow your past pain to be revealed, felt, and released.
Ultimately, you must plug those energetic leaks within your own consciousness, let go, stand up for yourself, & reclaim integrity to your Divine Identity now.
Michael David Golzmane
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Evening of Psychic Communication October 2018

Yesterday Cassandra and I joined five psychic readers and healers at Sennen Cafe, Bar and Bistro. Debbie and Aleisha were fabulous hosts ensuring that their readers were comfortable and had water at the table in stylish glass bottles.
We arrived at the venue by 3.30pm to prepare our area before the clients arrived at 4pm.
Cassandra Latham Jones and I provide Tarot readings and Spiritual Counseling
Jackie provides readings and healing
Katie provides readings
We have worked at this venue on a few occasions now and each event has been extremely busy. Five hours providing fifteen minute ‘taster’ readings is intense. We had a thirty minute break for refreshments after working for two and a half hours and then continued readings until 9.30pm. It was also good to see Lorna selling some of her stock from The Healing Star in Penzance.
There are certain things that clients need to understand when receiving readings particularly with medium-ship. The spirit connection may not always be with the spirit loved one they expect to hear from. A reader will relate the information they receive and cannot select a particular spirit to communicate.

If there is a prediction concerning future events that appears in a reading, it could take months or years to develop depending on the circumstances surrounding it. At times a client may expect a ‘quick result’ and if it doesn’t happen for them within the next week, they will conclude that the reader is wrong. Some may also be unhappy if a reader does not tell them what they wish to hear particularly if it involves a matter which needs correction in some way.
Michelle provides Rune Readings
Readers are there to offer guidance and help to their clients. They are ‘spiritual counselors’ who have also experienced life’s ups and downs and by connecting with their intuitive/spiritual energy along with their personal experience are able to offer guidance and advice. Readers do not tell clients what to do, they provide what one could call a ‘weather forecast’ and it is up to the client whether they wish to ‘take their boat out’.
Connection with spirit is not always easy, certain signs or symbolism received in this way may, at times, take a while for the reader to interpret it to benefit the client. As we know even with human relationships there can be misunderstandings and wrong interpretations even when conversing face to face, written communication or on-line. Considering this aspect, think about the complexity of connecting with energies in a different dimension such as the ‘world of spirit’.
If you are considering consulting a reader in the future it would be advisable to keep this in mind.
At this event we were able to help many unique and wonderful people who approached us. The work is intense but also very rewarding. Thank you again to all at the Sennen Cafe, Bar and Bistro for their hospitality and another successful evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dark Season of Samhain

 

John Isaac

Ancient Origins of Halloween

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.
This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31st they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes.
When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
By 43 A.D., the Roman Empire had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.
The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of “bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.

All Saints Day

On May 13, 609 A.D., Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome in honor of all Christian martyrs, and the Catholic feast of All Martyrs Day was established in the Western church. Pope Gregory III later expanded the festival to include all saints as well as all martyrs, and moved the observance from May 13th to November 1st.
By the 9th century the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, where it gradually blended with and supplanted the older Celtic rites. In 1000 A.D., the church would make November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It’s widely believed today that the church was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related church-sanctioned holiday.
All Souls Day was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels and devils. The All Saints Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-Hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.

Halloween Comes to America

Celebration of Halloween was extremely limited in colonial New England because of the rigid Protestant belief systems there. Halloween was much more common in Maryland and the southern colonies.
As the beliefs and customs of different European ethnic groups as well as the American Indians meshed, a distinctly American version of Halloween began to emerge. The first celebrations included “play parties,” public events held to celebrate the harvest, where neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell each other’s fortunes, dance and sing.
Colonial Halloween festivities also featured the telling of ghost stories and mischief-making of all kinds. By the middle of the nineteenth century, annual autumn festivities were common, but Halloween was not yet celebrated everywhere in the country.
In the second half of the nineteenth century, America was flooded with new immigrants. These new immigrants, especially the millions of Irish fleeing the Irish potato famine helped to popularize the celebration of Halloween nationally.

Trick-or-Treat

Borrowing from Irish and English traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today’s “trick-or-treat” tradition. Young women believed that on Halloween they could divine the name or appearance of their future husband by doing tricks with yarn, apple parings or mirrors.
In the late 1800s, there was a move in America to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community and neighborly get-togethers than about ghosts, pranks and witchcraft. At the turn of the century, Halloween parties for both children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the day. Parties focused on games, foods of the season and festive costumes.
Parents were encouraged by newspapers and community leaders to take anything “frightening” or “grotesque” out of Halloween celebrations. Because of these efforts, Halloween lost most of its superstitious and religious overtones by the beginning of the twentieth century.

Halloween Parties

By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a secular, but community-centered holiday, with parades and town-wide Halloween parties as the featured entertainment. Despite the best efforts of many schools and communities, vandalism began to plague some celebrations in many communities during this time.
By the 1950s, town leaders had successfully limited vandalism and Halloween had evolved into a holiday directed mainly at the young. Due to the high numbers of young children during the fifties baby boom, parties moved from town civic centers into the classroom or home, where they could be more easily accommodated.
Between 1920 and 1950, the centuries-old practice of trick-or-treating was also revived. Trick-or-treating was a relatively inexpensive way for an entire community to share the Halloween celebration. In theory, families could also prevent tricks being played on them by providing the neighborhood children with small treats.
Thus, a new American tradition was born, and it has continued to grow. Today, Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween, making it the country’s second largest commercial holiday after Christmas.

 

Soul Cakes

The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives.
The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food and money.
The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry.
On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits.
On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.
John Isaac

Black Cats

Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road and lit candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world.
Today’s Halloween ghosts are often depicted as more fearsome and malevolent, and our customs and superstitions are scarier too. We avoid crossing paths with black cats, afraid that they might bring us bad luck. This idea has its roots in the Middle Ages when many people believed that witches avoided detection by turning themselves into black cats.

Halloween Matchmaking

But what about the Halloween traditions and beliefs that today’s trick-or-treaters have forgotten all about? Many of these obsolete rituals focused on the future instead of the past and the living instead of the dead.
In particular, many had to do with helping young women identify their future husbands and reassuring them that they would someday—with luck, by next Halloween—be married. In 18th-century Ireland, a matchmaking cook might bury a ring in her mashed potatoes on Halloween night, hoping to bring true love to the diner who found it.
In Scotland, fortune-tellers recommended that an eligible young woman name a hazelnut for each of her suitors and then toss the nuts into the fireplace. The nut that burned to ashes rather than popping or exploding, the story went, represented the girl’s future husband. (In some versions of this legend, the opposite was true: The nut that burned away symbolized a love that would not last.)
Another tale had it that if a young woman ate a sugary concoction made out of walnuts, hazelnuts and nutmeg before bed on Halloween night she would dream about her future husband.
Young women tossed apple-peels over their shoulders, hoping that the peels would fall on the floor in the shape of their future husbands’ initials; tried to learn about their futures by peering at egg yolks floating in a bowl of water; and stood in front of mirrors in darkened rooms, holding candles and looking over their shoulders for their husbands’ faces.
Other rituals were more competitive. At some Halloween parties, the first guest to find a burr on a chestnut-hunt would be the first to marry; at others, the first successful apple-bobber would be the first down the aisle.
Of course, whether we’re asking for romantic advice or trying to avoid seven years of bad luck, each one of these Halloween superstitions relies on the goodwill of the very same “spirits” whose presence the early Celts felt so keenly. History.com
John Isaac

Mythology and Folklore

All the major festivals of the year, from Hallowe’en to Christmas and Easter – have Pagan roots. Some people may not think they’re Pagan and mentioning their root is irrelevant, but if you celebrate any of these dates, you are ostensibly celebrating a Pagan ritual. All the Christians did was roll these Pagan celebrations into their own religion several hundred years later.
Of course, the fact that the Christians did this raises its own questions, but the purpose of this article is not to address such things in-depth [though it may be more appropriate to do so at Yule]. Moreover, the purpose is to break open the hard crust of ignorance that has been formed around Samhain and Hallowe’en and to make the unknowing realize why they are celebrating this event, drawing home the importance of Samhain’s mythology and folklore, which many might think is unrelated to them, but which we carry out routines through every year. This is our history, our ancestry and part of what makes us. We should learn of it, respect it and be proud.
Samhain is primarily a celebration of harvest. The Pagans focus around three major harvest festivals in the year: Lammas the corn harvest in August, Autumn Equinox the fruit and vegetable harvest in September and Samhain, the nut and berry harvest at the end of October. Samhain is therefore a celebration of the third and final harvest of the year before the Winter proper sets in. The word Samhain is Gaelic [pronounced Sawin] and is part of Celtic tradition that has come to form part of the worldwide Pagan banner, the word itself actually meaning ‘November’ or ‘November day’ even though the true etymology stretches back as far as Sanskrit.
As with many Pagan festivals, a lot of the mythology and importance gets integrated from different parts of the world. To the Celts, 1st November was an important time of year because it was the time when the cattle that had been grazing in the pastures all summer were led back to the farmhouses and slaughtered for their meat to be preserved over Winter. The bones of the cattle were burned in bonfires which became something of a related ritual additionally.
Samhain is highly associated with death. All the crop is in, the cattle are slaughtered, plants die, leaves fall. It is the end of the land cycle of birth and growth, now we are entering into a period of widespread demise. Everything about this time of year signifies a downturn in life and an upturn in death – even the light is dying as the evenings draw in ever closer and the daylight shrinks away. Samhain is the beginning of the Dark Half of the year which lasts six months all through to Walpurgisnacht on the 30th April, after which the Light Half of the year commences at the Beltane festival on 1st May. It was seen as a time when the door to the Celtic Otherworld was most open, allowing spirits of all kinds to cross the boundary into the physical realm. It is customary on Samhain night to set an extra place at the dinner table for those ancestors who may return during the evening to visit us: in fact, honouring our ancestry is a major part of Samhain in general. Seeing as it is a time for concentrating on the dead and reflecting in the darkness, discussing our lineage and paying homage to those who bore us is vital. It is because of the link with death and darkness that the colour black is so closely associated with this time of year, as well as orange which represents the vitality within death and the colours of Autumn. Black or orange candles should be lit on Samhain in reference to this, as well as to the fact that black candles are used as a tool of protection and banishment in candle magic whereas orange is used for fertility and stimulation. Black is associated with looking back, whereas orange is related to looking forward.
Seeing as Samhain was associated with the interference and transgression of evil spirits from one spirit world to the next, it was Irish and Scottish custom to dress up as spirits in a process known as “guising” [from the word ‘disguise’] as a means of warding off other spirits. Of course, dressing up as spirits can easily encourage playing tricks and pranks, and it’s clear to see how doing one led to the other, in what is now known as trick or treating, the history of which dates as far back as the 18th century, likely merging with the English tradition of giving soul cakes to the poor on All Saints Day or the custom of going house to house collecting food and fuel for Samhain evening. Of course one of the most prevalent icons of the time of year is pumpkin carving, which is mostly thought of as being an American tradition. Far from it: the carving of pumpkins at this time of year came from the carving of turnip lanterns in 19th century Ireland and Scotland, most likely used to light peoples’ way on Samhain night and bearing grotesque faces to protect the carrier from evil spirits. As for another edible Samhain symbol, the apple, its inclusion comes about through the belief of the apple being a sacred fruit and representative of life and immortality to the Celts, apples being buried at Samhain to give food to souls waiting to be reborn.
As for the witches we spoke of, they have a long history of being associated with the time of year, primarily because of ritual gatherings at Samhain and Walpurgisnacht, the cauldron used as a symbol of the witches’ control over life and death, the cauldron shape alluding to sexuality which is such a prevalent feature of this dark festival. The black cat has always been related to the supernatural as well, a thought process which goes back to Ancient Egypt. Cats wonder at night and black cats can conceal themselves in the shadows so they were seen as the diabolical supernatural servants of evil and were even slaughtered because of it.
Samhain is a time of heightened sexual awareness and activity. The act of sex itself is extremely emotional and powerful – the seed and fruit of human beings connecting with the seed and fruit of the harvest, the power and energy raised by sex being seen as a portal through which the dead are able to return. Sexuality is intrinsically linked to witchcraft with sex magic being used for deific worship and ushering in a spiritual and mystical connection.  The birch and willow brooms were ‘ridden’ by witches through fields, the jumping height signifying how high the crop would grow the following year, the hallucinogens in the flying ointment on the broom giving the belief of real flight. Once again, we see everything returning to the harvest.
Before the arrival of the Christian missionaries, Samhain was celebrated widely by the Celts. Christians did all they could to wipe out celebration of the event but in the 7th Century, missionaries such as Pope Gregory saw the advantage of contorting the focus. He let people worship the objects they wished to so that their resolve remained intact, but he gave the worship a Christian spin so they effectively became devotees to the new religion. This tactic was massively successful in spreading Christianity and weakening the old religions, redefining the old meanings for new benefit. Seeing as All Saint’s Day traditionally falls on the 1st November, Samhain was rolled into All Hallows’ Eve and was seen as a highly spiritual time where the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead was at its thinnest as the evil spirits fled before Saint’s Day.
With Samhain only a few days away and with the spiritual power of this event increasing, it is time to not only celebrate this intense and fascinating occasion, but also to inform ourselves further as to the history and the importance of it. The folklore of our ancestors created and defined belief systems, societies and ways of living, and the old ways are still with us now hundreds of years later. The grip of large corporations – like that of Christianity – has allowed us to literally buy into this event without consciousness, but the real reason and respect for this occasion should never be lost. This Samhain take the time to honour the evening, the rituals, the history, the mythology and your own individual ancestry. Its personal implications and applications are more than most realize. Heathen Harvest
John Isaac

Celebrations

Early in the evening at Samhain we begin our celebration in our village of St Buryan when local residents escort their children around the village for ‘Trick or Treating’ and visit a real Wise Woman’s cottage. We also visit the St Buryan Inn for a celebratory drink before the preparations for our private group celebration at midnight. It is indeed an active time in the spiritual and physical worlds as the Celtic year ends but it is also extremely rewarding.
I will conclude this post by wishing you all a joyous Samhain and a prosperous and successful new Celtic year. The link below has evocative music and an explanation of the season. Enjoy!

The Witch’s Sabbat – Samhain 

Update for the Dark Gathering 2018

All Hallows event update 🙂

All Hallows Gathering

There a couple of items that need updating in this year’s line up at the Dark Gathering.  Firstly, the Mari Lwyd Workshop will not be taking place this year after all.  However, we hope that we can reintroduce this again at a later date.

The other main change to the schedule is that sadly, the Boscastle Buoys are unable to perform for us this year.  In their place will be a demonstration of traditional Welsh dancing by Cwmni Gwerin Pontypwl.

Given these changes the Programme of Events will be as follows:

2 pm – Warm up act from the Salt Sisters.

3 pm – Dark Morris performances from Beltane Border Morris, Domesday Morris and this year’s Guest Side, Wolfshead & Vixen

4 pm – Display of Welsh Dancing

4.30 pm – Dark Morris performances

5 pm – Comfort Break

6 pm – Procession leaves from main car park

6.20 pm…

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Property Cleansing

Cassandra and I have undertaken many Property Cleansings and I thought now was an auspicious time to write about the subject.

 Years ago I resided in a row of terraced houses and in one particular property adjoining these the couple divorced after a few years. I noticed that the couples who moved into the property also divorced. At the time I wondered if the energies from these occurrences affected new tenants.

It is vital to understand these negative influences that are usually categorized into two types: thought energies (or if they have a shape – thought forms) and negative spirit influence. Now, you may instantly think about dead people, however we are all “spirits”. Some of us are living within the physical realm and some aren’t. We do not become a spirit when we physically die as we are one housed within a physical body.One may also say, “But I cannot see/hear spirits, this is proof they don’t exist”. Well, we cannot see radio, or television waves in a room. You cannot hear a dog whistle, but dogs can! It would be rather foolish to conclude such a whistle made no noise simply on the grounds that you didn’t hear it.

 

Negative thought energies are created by someone (dead or alive) thinking in this way, e.g. anger, hatred, fear etc. If the person is thinking these thoughts about us they are automatically projected in our direction. As negative spirits are attracted to negative energy these will often accompany it,particularly if this is done formally, e.g. casting a spell.

Fortunately there is defense against these things. Positive energies will dissolve negative and we can invoke positive spirits to protect us against negative ones. There is nothing particularly profound about it.

The negative thought content of a spell, or any other form of psychic attack, can be canceled out by directing a positive thought form of the same, or greater strength at it. When they meet, the negative thought form will dissolve. This can be achieved by prayer, visualization, etc.

 

We inhabit certain energies wherever we live. Our homes are a space of unity where many energies meet – our feelings, thoughts and emotions emit a certain type of energy, but also attract other energies. Family members, neighbours or visitors in our homes can also bring in negative energies which may affect our mood and well-being.

Once they enter your home, negative energies impact your whole life. They can cause your budget to fluctuate, break the relationships between family members and disrupt the harmony in your home. As a result, you will feel anxious, restless and broken, with no will to live. However, the symptoms may not be noticeable earlier, which is why it’s important to know how to detect the negative energy in your home.

When moving into a new house, flat, unit or workplace, you will need to cleanse the new property or workplace because buildings absorb the energies of previous occupants. The curtains and carpets also need to be cleaned as they hold the stagnant/negative energies from previous tenants. These stagnant/negative energies can be absorbed by the people living or working within this space, causing arguments, physical and mental illnesses, and relationship problems.

Many people do not realize that when they move into a new place there are energies that might be lingering there from past residents or past incidents. While these energies are usually not going to greatly affect you, there is still a chance that it could affect you or someone in your family if the energy is strong enough. These energies can be particularly powerful in a home where  negative energy has built up over a long period of time. For example, a home where a bitter divorce took place, a home where a suicide or murder took place, or a home where a person may have gone through major depression (or other disorders that would affect a person’s spirituality and/or mentality). These are all spaces that could be rife with leftover negative energy.

So while you focus on cleaning your new house physically, it is wise to remember to clean your new house spiritually as well. This also applies to a home that has never been cleansed spiritually to your knowledge. If you’re looking to lighten up the air and promote a positive energy flow in your home, cleansing the energy of your house is imperative.

Now that you understand the importance of energetically cleansing your home, let’s learn about the best and easiest ways to cleanse.

A good ol’ fashioned smudging ritual is a Native American tradition of lighting bundles of herbs and using the smoke in order to spiritually cleanse an area or person from negative energy or spirits. Different herbs are used in order to do a smudging ritual, and so the choice of herb is up to you. Some of the herb bundles that can be used include: white sage, cedar, and sweet grass. If you cannot get your hands on a smudging bundle, you can always make your own. Or you can use herbs that you have in your own kitchen cabinet!
There are many herbs with purification qualities that will work just as well as a white sage bundle will work in cleansing a home. For example, you can use dried rosemary, basil, common sage (the kind that you get from the grocery store), cloves, cumin, garlic, and onion (among many others). Create your own loose incense with one or more of these dried herbs and burn them over a charcoal disk (carefully of course!) Let the smoke fill each room with its purifying and cleansing powers.

Blessing one’s home while moving in is actually quite a common practice among various faiths. That being said, you do not have to be of a particular faith in order to bless your home before or while moving in.
The best things to use are oils or holy water. For the oil, you can use plain ol’ olive oil or whatever kind of oil you have in your cabinet. For the holy water, you can acquire some from a Church or create your own.

Cassandra and I were recently asked to perform a house cleansing for someone moving into our village and on this particular occasion we were given complete access to thoroughly examine the property and were there  four hours.

It was a pleasure to do this work for our new residents and we warmly welcome them into our community.

Reiki Courses June 2018

I attained my Reiki 1st degree in 1999 as I had the desire to provide healing treatments for clients. What attracted me to the Reiki system was that utilising the energy would benefit the therapist as well as the client. The system also has simplicity which adds to its power and produces remarkable results.

I have been a Reiki Teacher since 2003 and have fond memories of my first courses with students who became talented healers and continued with their spiritual paths to this day. One of them in particular became a wonderful Reiki Teacher herself and I am so proud of her achievements and pleased that Reiki was there to assist her with her own difficulties in life. These memories return to me even now during preparation to teach courses.

Teaching Reiki courses is not a regular occurrence for me in Cornwall,  being a small county with a large number of Reiki Teachers residing and advertising their services here. I wholeheartedly believe that members of the community who are meant to learn from me will find their way here.

 

 

During the month of June I was fortunate in teaching two courses to introduce 4 ladies to the wonderful world of Reiki healing. There were specific reasons each students would benefit from using this system. It also provides deep satisfaction for me as a Teacher when the students discover they have the sensitivity to feel and work with this energy.

The original Japanese Reiki system places emphasis on self-healing and spiritual development. You cannot be an effective therapist if you neglect your own spiritual and physical well-being.

I was fortunate to find an excellent Reiki system first time that gives excellent ongoing support that I can recommend to others.

If you are interested in learning Reiki to enhance your spiritual development and your emotional and physical well-being contact me for further details.

 

The Mystical Enchantment of Pearls

Some believe pearls to be the tears of the gods. Others thought them dewdrops filled with moonlight that fell into the ocean and were swallowed by oysters. Many people think of wild oysters ingesting a grain of sand as the foreign body which stimulates nacre production – this is a myth. Living in the sea, oysters are constantly ingesting and expelling sand and irritants.

ibtimesOnly when something becomes lodged – like a piece of shell, bone, coral or parasite does the oyster start nacre production

Nacre is made of crystals of calcium carbonate aligned with each other so that light passing along the axis of one, is reflected and refracted by the other to produce a rainbow of light and colour.

A pearl is a natural gem created by a living organism. When a foreign object is introduced into a mussel or oyster the animal coats the irritant with a substance called nacre, the same material with which it makes it’s shell. Layers of nacre build up to make a pearl.

Gemstone BuzzCultured Pearls

Most wild, natural pearl producing oyster beds have vanished due to over-fishing, oil drilling and pollution. Today, the world’s most beautiful pearls are cultured.

Cultured pearls share the same properties as wild pearls. The difference is that a technician opens the shell and inserts the irritant which stimulates nacre production.

Pearl Colours

Pearls come in a variety of colours. Natural colours are mainly down to to the breed of mollusc. Other influences include diet, water temperature and pollutants. No-one can predict or control what colour pearls will be produced in any hatchery.

Black Pearls are rarely jet black but blue, green, silver, grey, aubergine, copper, peacock and more. Green is the predominant colour. Naturally coloured black pearls come from the pearl farms of French Polynesia (Tahitian pearls) as well as Indonesia and the Philipines.

Harvesting Pearls

Harvesting pearls is a time-consuming business. Of the millions of oysters and mussels seeded each year, only a proportion (maybe just 50%) will survive to bear pearls. Of these, many will not produce pearls of a marketable quality.

Each pearl must be sorted by size, shape, colour, lustre and blemish.
Then they need to be drilled and matched for stringing – a skilled and laborious task. To find 50 perfectly matched high-quality pearls for a 16 inch necklace a pearl processor may have to sort 10,000 pearls.

The Pearl Market

Pearl types can generally be divided into two major categories: those produced in fresh water and those grown in salt water. Freshwater pearls are commonly grown inside the Hyriopsis cumingii mollusc, also known as the “triangle mussel” in rivers, lakes or ponds. The history of freshwater pearl cultivation can be traced back to the 13th century when the earliest blister pearls were cultured in China. However, it wasn’t until the mid 1990s that the Chinese started producing higher quality pearls. Most of the freshwater pearls seen today are cultured in China although a very small percentage of them are also grown in Japan and the US. The most common pearl-growth period for freshwater pearls is three to five years, although some may take up to seven years to grow.

EbayFreshwater cultured pearls, unlike saltwater cultured pearls,  do not normally contain bead nuclei and therefore most of them are made of entirely solid nacre. This distinction makes freshwater pearls more durable than saltwater pearls. In addition, freshwater pearls rarely come in perfect round shapes. In fact, only about 2% of all freshwater pearls are round or near-round. Most of them are in irregular shapes, known as baroque or semi-baroque shapes. This interesting feature makes freshwater pearl jewellery very exciting and fun to wear.

Freshwater pearls also come in a wide variety of natural colours. They include white, cream, orange, pink, and lavender. Freshwater pearls are also known to display strong orient. Orient is an iridescent rainbow effect caused by light diffraction just beneath the pearl surface.

It’s important to note, however, freshwater pearls with lower quality are often dyed in intensive colours. Colours such as black and chocolate-brown shades in freshwater pearls are not natural and are the result of colour treatment.
With the advancement of the cultivation techniques over the last decade, Chinese pearl farmers have been able to produce large, round freshwater pearls with mirror-like lustre that can rival the finest Akoya, South Sea and Tahitian pearls. Yet, these top quality gems make up less than 1% of total production.

EtsyAkoya pearls are the traditional pearls that people usually think of. Typically, they are perfectly round, white and highly lustrous. They were the first round cultured pearls marketed to the world by Mikimoto at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Akoya pearls, named after the mollusc species in which they grow, are saltwater cultured pearls. Its scientific name is Pinctada fucata martensii. While famously indigenous to the Japanese waters, the akoyas also grow in China, Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf.Most Akoya pearls are round or near-round, ranging from 6 to 8mm in diameter on average. Although most people picture Akoya pearls as a white strand, they do come in a variety of natural colours. Their body colours include white, cream, and pink, often accompanied with a rose or ivory overtone.The most distinctive feature that makes Akoya pearls stand out from the other pearl types is its high lustre. A top quality Akoya pearl typically exhibits a lustrous surface with a mirror-like reflection. Nacre quality is one of the important factors that determine a pearl’s lustre.

Due to the cooler water temperature, the layers of aragonite platelets in Japanese Akoya pearls are normally formed tighter than those formed in warm-water pearls. As a result, top quality Japanese Akoya pearls often display a very high lustre.It is important to bear in mind, however, that the health of the mollusc and its environment, is also crucial to produce a pearl with beautiful lustre and shine. Any change in the weather, nutrient level in the water and pollutions will inevitably affect pearl cultivation.With their beautiful shine and timeless elegance, Akoya pearls continue to be a long-term favourite among brides and designers. From a well-matched strand to a pair of earrings, Akoya pearls are the perfect accessories for weddings, or any occasions to achieve a classic and elegant look.

Tahitian pearls, renowned for their exotic look, have changed our traditional image of pearls since they were first introduced to the market in the mid-1970. They grow in the black-lipped mollusc called Pinctada margaritifera cumingii, and are native to French Polynesia.

Tahitian pearls are often known as the “black pearls” but this name is misleading. Tahitian pearls are not entirely black. In fact, they offer the widest range of natural colours ever seen in the market. They come in shades of grey, black, or brown and they can have blue to green, purple, yellowish-green or pink overtones. In the pearl industry, the term “pistachio”, “aubergine”, or “peacock” is often used to vividly describe the Tahitian pearl colour.While around 40% of Tahitian cultured pearls are spherical, many are circled or baroque shaped. Most Tahitian pearls measure between 9 and 14mm but the average size is around 9.5mm.Treasured for their rarity and their intriguing beauty, fine quality Tahitian pearls display excellent lustre. Sometimes, the lustre can be so high that it almost reaches a metallic sheen. This unique feature, together with their fascinating colours, makes Tahitian pearls very valuable and exciting to wear.

Etsy2A natural black pearl is more expensive and mysterious than its classic off-white cousins. And for good reason: Although manufacturers can dye pearls black, it takes extremely rare conditions to form pearls that have that dark, eerily iridescent glow.
Black pearls that are not cultured that is, ones that are not grown under tightly controlled conditions by pearl farmers begin forming much like any other pearl. When an irritant, such as a grain of sand, gets stuck inside the oyster’s body, the animal tries to ease its discomfort by coating the speck in calcium carbonate, which hardens to form a pearl. The pearl is made up of the same luminous, iridescent substance that the oyster lines the inside of its shell with.
Black pearls are formed when that piece of sand gets stuck in the body of a very specific type of oyster, the Tahitian black-lipped Pinctada margaritifera. The interior shell, called the nacre, of most oysters is usually a glossy white or silver but the Tahitian black-lipped oyster features a thick band of black. If the pearl forms near that band, it will suck up that coloring.

BonanzaTahitian black-lipped pearls can be darker if they develop closer to the lips, and can also be a silvery gray color if they get wedged in a lighter portion of the oyster. If an oyster that typically produces white pearls has an unusual black coloring in its nacre, it too can create a blackish pearl. This, however, is rare; it occurs in only one in 10,000 pearls.

Tahitian Pearls BizSouth Sea pearls, among all other pearl types, are the largest and most valuable cultured pearls in the market. They grow in Pinctada maxima, the saltwater mollusc that is indigenous to the warm waters of northern Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Burma.

Compared to the molluscs that produce Akoya and Tahitian pearls, P. maxima is significantly larger and can grow up to 12 inches in diameter. There are two different types of P. maxima, the silver-lipped and the gold lipped. The silver-lipped type is abundant off the coast of North Western Australia, mainly yielding white to silver South Sea pearls. The gold-lipped type produces mostly yellow to golden coloured pearls, and is found in the Philippines and Indonesia.
In general, South Sea pearls measure between 8 to 20mm in diameter, with an average size being 13mm. Unlike Akoya and Tahitian pearls, South Sea pearls have a satiny lustre that is softer. Due to the warm waters and longer growth period, they also have exceptionally thick nacre, resulting in a unique lustrous glow.Interestingly, South Sea pearls are not all white or golden. In fact, they exhibit a wide range of colours including cream, silver, yellow, and golden. In addition, they display various overtones including pink, green and blue.Known for their extraordinary beauty and large sizes, South Sea pearls are considered by many the most luxurious of all pearls.

All of the different pearl types described above are produced by bivalves, the type of molluscs that has two shells joined by a hinge. Univalve molluscs such as Conches and Melo Melo snails have one shell and no hinge. Although the pearls they produce don’t display the pearly lustre of true pearls, both conch and Melo melo pearls are extremely rare and valuable. Natural pearls are found in these univalves when they’re harvested for food.

Conch PearlsConch pearls are found at the Caribbean Sea and a small adjacent area of the Atlantic Ocean. They are usually small and rarely round. Their colours range from pink, brown, yellow to white. Pink conch pearls with flame structure usually command an extraordinarily high price.

Pearl GuideMelo melo pearls (or melo pearls) are produced by the same name sea-snail that is indigenous to the waters of Southern Asia. The shape of its shell is like a scroll. Melo pearls are often spherical and they can be very large. The size of 20 to 30mm in diameter is not uncommon among these rare gems. The shades of Melo pearls include light tan and brown with the most prized colour being orange.

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Magical Uses

As spiritual tokens, pearls are said to assist in calming and centering, as well as nurture your faith, loyalty, integrity and purity. They are also strong symbols of femininity, helping women connect with their “inner goddesses” and obtain the ultimate “feminine energy.” Perhaps most importantly, it is said that pearls have specific frequencies of energy vibrations which can re-balance deficiencies in the human body when they are worn, just like gemstones. Different gemstones are used for healing different parts of the body to create balance and provide relief, as pearls do.

In the realm of physical healing, pearls have been used throughout history to help treat the digestive tract, muscular systems and skin. Pearl powder is held to be one of the top tonic herbs for beauty. In fact, Asian royalty have used it for centuries to prevent the development of melanin, which causes dark skin pigmentation due to age and sun exposure. Pearl powder stimulates something called SOD activity, which utilizes powerful SOD antioxidants to help fade colored blemishes, reduce wrinkling and scarring, and even eliminate the occasional pimple. It’s for these reasons and more that the Chinese have relied on the healing properties of the pearl for centuries in treating everything from simple eye ailments to serious heart problems, bleeding, fever and indigestion. To this day, the Chinese still use pearl powder as a skin whitener and a cosmetic, as do many other people around the world. In fact, the pearl is widely considered to be effective in controlling the skin conditions rosacea and acne.

The fame of the pearl as an incredible wellness tool has even spread to hardcore health addicts.  “Pearl powder will not only put you en route to flawless skin on the outside, but it will also build precious mineral reserves on the inside. Rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, silica and amino acids, pearl powder can help maintain strong bones and teeth and even help prevent osteoporosis.  Pearl powder can zen you out. Known as a powerful Shen (spirit) stabilizer, it supports mood stability with its soothing and calming nature. Its spirit-building capabilities can help to relieve the uneasiness, nervousness, anxiety and tension associated with occasional stress, leaving you cool, calm and collected.” It’s no wonder that the pearl has gotten a name for itself as “the matrix of life itself” because of these amazing natural properties, elegance and beauty, and body rhythm-balancing abilities. If you’re looking to follow the more health-oriented rather than the metaphysical route, you don’t have to grab your heirloom pearls. You can get high-quality pearl powder as a dietary supplement and add it to your daily intake. However, if you want to use your pearls akin to the usage of crystals and stones, you will need to decide which kind you’d like.

Ocean Shells NZMother Of Pearl:
Mother of Pearl, receiving its name from the fact that it is the lining of the shell where pearls can grow, has both traditional and New Age metaphysical and healing lore. In mystical tradition, it’s been used to heighten intuition, psychic sensitivity, and imagination. It is held to attract prosperity, protect from negative influence, and transmute negative energy. It is also very protective and a particularly potent stone of protection for children, just like its namesake suggests. Additionally, a traditional lore use of Mother of Pearl is to purify environments. In the metaphysical tradition, Mother of Pearl is used to access primordial and racial memories. Crystal healing and folklore say that Mother of Pearl is helpful for high blood pressure, dizziness, improving vision, cataracts, and wound healing.

Freshwater & Saltwater Pearls:
Although all pearls have this property, these pearls in particular are credited with a very strong absorbing nature; if a happy person wears these pearls, the pearls will be imbued with happiness. The opposite is also the case, however, in which negative emotions may soak into the pearls. This is why if you feel excessively negative while wearing a pearl, it might have that kind of energy and need to be cleansed.
If used properly, lessen stress and its resulting maladies: hypertension, headaches, and exhaustion. It also may help to prevent heart attacks and strokes, assist in digestion and reduce the chance of developing ulcers. There are all kinds of ways to use pearls alongside your powerful gemstones, so you can pair their energy together.

Pink Pearls:
Unsurprisingly, pink pearls work especially well with the Heart. Wear them close to your heart, as part of your Heart meditation, and in conjunction with other Heart crystals for incredible results.

Abalone Pearls:
Abalone pearls are also known as abalone shells, and are beautiful colors that encourage feelings of love, beauty, gentleness, caring, comfort, peacefulness, delight and solace. It is comforting to hold it, and many rub the it as you would a worry stone. People are instantly soothed by its beautiful colors. It’s also very soothing for the body. Abalone shells are used for patterns of liver heat with such symptoms as headache, dizziness, spasms of the limbs, and various conditions of the eyes. Abalone strengthens the structure of the body and the functions of the Heart Chakra. They are also useful for athletes to help build and protect muscle tissue, strengthening the heart, and helping with digestion. Nicknamed the “sea ears,” the Abalone’s flattened, oval shape with iridescent interior was used by the Native Northwest American Indians as a natural vessel for cleansing, offerings and prayers. Use it accordingly.

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Element – Water
According to a legend, Pearls are formed from dew which is itself tears of the goddess of Love. Another legend says: once the god of subterranean empire has ordered to his citizens to bring him all known stones of different colors. He crushed them one-by-one, mixed them all together as he said: “Let’s combine the beauty of all the stones together, to make a new stone – pure and invincible “. And so the diamond was born, – pure, as a dew, a stone of indestructible hardness, which contained all colors hidden in the sun rays. “It is the greatest stone of this Word, – said god – but for my queen I’ll create the greatest stone of the sea!” – and so he has created pearls. Pearl brings happiness, wisdom, wealth, promotes prosperity, saves from misfortune, protects youth, beauty and health, recuperates and heals a lot of diseases. It is a stone of Moon.

Talismans & amulets
Pearl is a talisman of arts, inspiration and spiritual perfection. It is also a feminine talisman.

Healing properties
It was believed that Pearl boosts sexual energy, strengthens visual acuity and heals ears diseases. It is beneficial for heart, lungs (against tuberculosis, asthma, chronic bronchitis), kidneys, urinary system and liver. Pearl possesses sedative and also laxative effect, neutralizes poison, lowers acidity, Pearl also raises sensuality. Pearl was believed to be the main ingredient of “immortality elixir”.

Magical properties
Pearl grants to its wearer extraordinary foresight, protects him from risky commercial transactions and from evil eye. Pearl’s magical properties depend on its color: White Pearl brings freedom, Brown – wisdom, Yellow – wealth, Green – happiness.

Black Pearl– Animals: Black pearls are not suitable for use with animals.

Children: It will help children heal from grief and is also useful for children who have had their first bad experience with the world.

Finance & Prosperity: Black pearls are abundance, luck and prosperity charms.

Health & Healing: It will help to control mood swings both during and after menopause. It helps clear infections of the chest and lungs.

Home: It will help bring abundance into your home.

Protection: It is protective against accidents for business owners.

Psychic: It is good for women wishing to astral travel, channel wisdom or scry by candlelight.

The Stone Of Ritual: Use black pearls to channel the Crone’s wisdom.

Work: It will help your business to prosper.

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