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Readers Respond to Rock Talk

Several weeks ago The Lorian Blog published a post by Mary Reddy entitled “Rock Talk.” (Click here to read it.) We received a number of responses from readers and would like to share some of their delightful experiences with rocks:

“Mary Reddy’s “Rock Talk” essay struck a chord with me. I came to an appreciation for rocks through my practice of geomancy using Israel Regardie’s “bowl-of-stones” method. I spent a couple of years gathering just the right set of stones along our dirt road during daily walks. New Hampshire is known for its quartz and granite, so I also collected semi-matching examples of that at the same time. I set them on a window sill as a kind of “altar” overseeing my working library of tarot books. I also created a rather Freudian piece of art with them. Here are some pictures.”— Wayne Limberger (Ed. Note: All photos below are from Wayne’s collection.)                                             

“My own experience with rocks has been a mystery but delightful nonetheless. About 8 years ago I felt a strong connection some acreage of land in Western Australia. The pull was very strong and I eventually purchased this land. Over time I noticed that certain rocks had ‘arrived’ on the land, noticing the way they sat on the land, I knew they had perhaps ‘arrived’ within the last 24 hours. I noticed if rocks had been there for a long time, they sat in the ground and underneath them was soil and perhaps some insects. Those that arrived more recently still had live green grass underneath which bounced back when I picked up the rock. There seems to be a certain magnetism on this land. For a very long time I have loved rocks and have travelled to many places where there are ancient rocks, eg England, Scotland, Ireland, Egypt, Bosnia, Africa and of course my own beloved Australia. What messages do they have for me I wonder?” SF

“I began “communicating” w/stones, stone-persons, in the ’90s, but had always been drawn to stone, especially the feel of sculptured stone; the intuitive me knew clearly that as artists & others have said–the piece to be revealed IS w/in the stone, awaiting the hands to assist in its being shown. when walking I was drawn to certain stones, then taught to hold them & meditate on them, their energy, what messages or teachings they had to offer. As a result, I have a collection of stones from various places over 30+ years.
 
While i’ve never had the joy of engaging standing stones, i have no doubt whatsoever that I’d be flying, too! what joy that must’ve been! I believe the stone persons want to engage with us, want to be understood for the gifts they are, bring, such as the waterfall. I’ve felt such support at times when leaning on stones (after asking if it’s ok) and so enjoy their beauty.” — LVM
 
 
“It was a delight to read of (Mary’s) delight to connect with stone sentience! My book Awakening to Home: A Partnership of Sidhe Star and Stone (which documents my work with David & Jeremy’s Card Deck) speaks to this – both from a giant (mountain) perspective as well as a modest (pebble) perspective. I often ‘hear’ stones calling to me as I hike the Alps (‘See me! See me! I want to help Gaia too!’).

If they’re small enough I bring them home for blessing with Love’s Light, to then offer in healing to the fractured places of the world. With a large glacier erratic, the blessing occurs within their (adopted) ‘home-space’. In German we call them ‘Findling’ which (translated) is the same as ‘Foundling’, a child abandoned on a doorstep. It’s this ‘mother-love’ that I bring to my embodied relation with stone (standing or otherwise), which has opened me to the ‘mothers’ of Gaia, a very precious collective of crone wisdom …”— Anne Gambling

Much gratitude to all of our readers who took the time to share stories or just dropped us a line to say they enjoyed reading Rock Talk and other blog posts. Please keep your emails coming.


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