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March: Crystals For Soulwork and Shamanic Journeying: Chrysanthemum Stone, Session 7

  • Kristin Bredimus Spiritual Consultancy 254 Essex Street Salem United States (map)

$75, includes the cost of a chrysanthemum stone. (Cost of workshops will vary in relationship to the price of the crystals supplied).

"To shamans everything in the physical universe is alive and imbued with spirit or life force, particularly crystals. Shamans, intermediaries between the physical and spiritual levels of being, traditionally used crystals for soul retrieval, empowerment, divination and journeying between the worlds to seek insights and solutions. All facilitated by crystals. Certain crystals even have specific allies, power animals or spirit beings, connected to them to assist you in your quest." Judy Hall

In this monthly series, participants will gain a foundation for how to select, cleanse, dedicate, activate and work with crystals. Each session will include a healing share as well as a shamanic journey, as assisted by the featured crystal.

Session 7 is dedicated to the Chrysanthemum Stone, “the Stone of Wealth and Honor”: The Chrysanthemum Stone, or “Flower Stone,” is a beautiful and unexpected gift from Mother Earth, a symbol of optimism and joy, named for its near perfect representation of this cheerful flower. The contrast of the white to silver-gray flowers against a solid black matrix makes this stone appealing as much for its aesthetic beauty as its ability to provide a calm, reflective energy that invites one to savor each moment before it has passed. The stone is known for integrating change and harmony, and lending the knowledge of how the two work together to help one “bloom” and progress on the path to the perfect Self.

Chrysanthemum Stone was formed from geological changes in the Permian age of the Palaeozoic era, 248 to 290 million years ago, from high temperatures and the compression of thick layers of organic-rich mud at the bottom of the sea. As strontium sulphate (Celestite) and calcium carbonate (Calcite) oozed into the mix, continued pressure and deposition allowed spectacular radial lath-like crystals to form that remained as flower patterns. These “flower” crystals consist of Celestite, Calcite, Feldspar or Andalusite, while the black, or sometimes brown, base rock of Chrysanthemum Stone is comprised of Dolomite, Gypsum clay, Limestone or Porphyry. 

Chrysanthemum Stone is about new beginnings and making positive change, but at a deeper level its about balancing polarities.

Its a stone that embodies the energy of balance – mastering polarity in a creative way, teaching us that lives expressions are all beautiful even if they appear chaotic, filled with suffering or tragedy. Out of this comes its polar opposite and a chance for life to begin fresh, with new energy, new direction and new outcomes.

Properties include:

  • Balance yin and yang energy within the meridians

  • Stimulates both the Base and Crown chakras, facilitating grounding while expanding the energy field

  • Encourages manifestation, abundance, luck, joy and increased synchronicities

Suggested Uses:

  • Sleep with it under your pillow. Allow the crystal to work with you during the night, then carry it with you during the day. After a few days you may awake feeling surges of joy and happiness.

  • Use during “reflective meditation”, holding the stone in your dominate hand and inviting your mind to drift. As you allow this process to unfold, be aware of the thoughts that you find present themselves, as they may provide the answer to where you might go with your life.

Kristin Bredimus is a certified Crystal Master Practitioner, who has been educated by Judy Hall, and trained and certified by Penny King.