Earth Stone

In Natural Witchcraft a stone represents your tool for the Earth. This can be a stone that attracts you; catches your attention while out wandering in Nature. It doesnít have to be a fancy crystal, a precious or semi-precious gemstone or even a stone with a natural hole in it. It can be a common river rock or a piece of gravel. What matters is that it was found by you in itís natural setting, that it attracted your attention, told you that it was yours and gave you permission to use it. Appropriate gratitude should be shown to the stone and also to the Spirit of the Place (Genius loci) in which the stone was found. An offering should be made to the stone and genius loci which can consist of a tobacco tie, bread, salt, a coin, a strip of cloth tied to a nearby tree or bush or any other offering that feels appropriate at the time. A stone found in itís natural setting will probably not need to† be cleansed; in fact it may be beneficial to have the ďwildĒ energy that comes with it as part of your connection (or reconnection) with Mother Earth. Let Mother Earth and your intuition guide you in this. It should, however, be consecrated and dedicated for use as your magical tool. Once done it should never be used for anything else and always shown the respect due any holy object. Now this stone is your connection to, and a representation of your authority with anything pertaining to the Earth Elementals. You can connect to any stone, mineral, crystal or metal and use it's virtues regardless of where they are in relationship to you. The mineral that you may need to work with could be at the center of the Earth and you could still access itís power through your Earth Stone. This way everyone has free and unlimited access to all minerals and their powers without harming Mother Earth.

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Earth Stone

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