BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL – REVISIT

We’re going to revisit all the quartz types, using some drawings from my Crystal Mandala books (in which I have drawn a mandala of each type of crystal, condensing the information to 4 to 5 items to make remembering easier).

This week we’re going to revisit Barnacle quartz crystals. First, what are Barnacles?

barnacle quartz crystal

Barnacles are small crystals attached to a larger crystal. They almost appear to be glued on. They aren’t penetrating the larger crystal (in which case, they would be called Bridges or Inner Child crystals).

barnacle quartz crystal

barnacle quartz crystal

Barnacles may be large or small. They may appear as thick patches or may be scattered intermittently. Most often, barnacles are located on one plane or only half of the crystal (like moss growing on only one side of a tree). Other times they may appear to be scattered on nearly all sides.

However they are found (small or large, many or few), barnacles on a crystal will signify to you that the crystal on which they are attached most likely has old soul, ancient energy and probably has knowledge to impart. Certainly this is true of all crystals, but crystals with barnacles have an extra emphasis on this type of energy.

I have seen barnacles called “babies” in some descriptions from other sources, however I see babies usually as one or two larger crystals standing at the feet of, or attached to, a crystal with a parental energy.

There might just be a few barnacles on a point, or they might almost completely encrust the point and look like jewels. Almost always, these crystals emit a very Old Soul, ancient feeling.

Here’s an infographic on Barnacle crystals:

barnacle quartz crystal

Metaphysically, the larger crystal is the “Old Soul” and contains the wisdom and trust that attracts the smaller crystals (babies or new souls). I usually find that these Old Soul crystals with barnacles are helpful to us in the way that a loving human grandmother/father or great grandmother/father would be (imagine the Oracle from the Matrix movies). They help us to see things from a wider, deeper, wiser perspective. I think of the description of a crystal with barnacles not so much as a description of the barnacles themselves, but of the energy of the crystal that attracts or grows barnacles.

barnacle quartz crystal

You can find this Barnacle Crystal Mandala in CRYSTAL MANDALAS: (Learn about crystal by COLORING!) Volume 1

CRYSTAL MANDALAS:  Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystal by Genn John- Barnacle

ABOUT GENN’S CRYSTAL MANDALA BOOKS
These are spiral bound books of hand drawn crystal mandalas. Each mandala is an individual 11 x 11 design. The books are all coil bound to lay flat for effortless coloring or studying. There are two copies of each crystal type so you may color one and leave the other in the book as a reference. Learn about crystals as you color!

HELP! WHICH CRYSTAL TYPE SHOULD I CHOOSE!?

crystal meditationThere are a LOT of different crystal configurations from which to choose. I’m not talking about different KINDS of crystals (such as amethyst, rose quartz, etc) I’m talking about only the different TYPES of clear quartz crystal here. Specifically, the different shapes in which it presents, each with slightly different metaphysical and healing energetic properties. Shapes, such as Barnacle, Bridge, Double Terminated, Extra-Terrestrial, Faden and Growth Interference, just to name a few. I’ve written a series of 4 books with drawings of each type, and in those, I covered forty-six different types. FORTY SIX! And those are just the most commonly found… there are actually a few more!

With that in mind, let’s talk again about how these metaphysical characteristics work. I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating in case you missed the earlier blog posts.

I have been doing a lot of meditating on this, and asked my crystal guide, Venus, for clarity, primarily in how to describe this concept of Metaphysical Descriptions to you. Following is information received from Venus over a period of days, and quoted is where she popped in as I was compiling my thoughts.

VENUS: While the crystal configurations and shapes which have been named by many are a good way to generally categorize these configurations, it can be misleading, because people may think that if a shape or structure implies this or that (via the name or description), that magically, simply by obtaining one of these specially named crystals, the desired outcome will be achieved.

This is not how it works, however, (much like there is no “magic pill” for things such as weight loss). The work must be done on the person’s part, because within this human experience is built in the concept of free will. We (the Crystal People, or even your Guides, Angels, etc for that matter) are not going to cause these changes without your input and full cooperation. We know this would rob you of the fun of playing the game, which is the reason you incarnated!

Imagine for a moment that a CD of the Encyclopedia Britannica was sent via time travel into the past, prior to the time when there was a way to access the information – a time when there were no personal computers. Some people would deny even the remotest possibility that an entire set of encyclopedias could be on this flat shiny disc. Perhaps some of the people know about records and record players, so they are able to entertain at least the possibility that this could be true. They might read the description on the front, and having heard of the encyclopedia Britannica, and by applying what they know about records and record players, their disbelief might be suspended. However, simply suspending this disbelief doesn’t magically grant access to the information on the disc.

Believing that different crystals can magically produce any given result without proper interaction from the user would be as silly as one of the people from the past strapping the disc to his or her head expecting to access the information on the disc.

So, while it IS true that the different metaphysical descriptions can indeed produce the desired result described, the crystal must first be put into use by the “player” to access the potentiality (the “player” in this case is the person wishing for the desired result). To unlock the “magic” of the crystal requires input from the person. The crystal simply helps arrange the puzzle pieces which are already within the user, then it is up to the user to interpret the picture and rearrange it until it suits the desired outcome.

So, without the CD player, computer or boom box, the information on the CD can’t be accessed. I think that is why so many people who really aren’t “into” metaphysics think that people who ARE appear to be a little nuts. Without applying the METAphysical part of the equation, a non-metaphysical person might assume we think that simply obtaining a certain type of crystal will provide the end result. For example, a Time Link to the Future crystal magically catapulting us into the future or a Soulmate crystal presenting us with Prince or Princess Charming without any effort or interaction on our part (which we understand isn’t the case).

VENUS: The translation or application of each metaphysical configuration occurs WITHIN the person. Break it down further and the answer is in the description: META (higher, beyond) PHYSICAL (having to do with material things, things which you can touch, etc). The “magic”, if you will, in these crystals, is beyond the physical. It is the translation of the sound wave into music or the words of a poem into emotion.

soulmateSo, how then, do we actually put this into practice? What if we are looking for a specific crystal and don’t have any idea where to start?

I get this question a lot, and my broad answer is always “go with your gut”. Look at the crystals available to you, see if any of them resonate strongly with you. I always start with the picture (or the physical crystal itself if you are looking in person). If the crystal’s energy grabs me by the picture presented (or the crystal itself), then I will read the description (or look to what “type” it is). Sometimes the description will confirm the reason I am drawn to this particular crystal, other times it is a nice addition but doesn’t necessarily speak to or explain the reason I am drawn to it. Here’s the good news: The reason you are drawn to a crystal isn’t as important as the fact that you were, in fact, drawn to it! For WHATEVER reason. If you are drawn to a crystal, 99% of the time it is the Crystal People speaking to you. Listen!

Faden crystalIf this is just too unstructured for you and you really want more concrete directions, to narrow it down a little bit, sometimes you can reverse engineer your need. Meaning, if you know you are looking to work with a specific energy (let’s pick “Astral Travel” for an example), then you can narrow down the playing field by looking for a crystal which specifically helps with working with this energy. So, in the case of Astral Travel, a Faden Crystal works well.

I can hear you asking, “But how do you get to the place where you know which type is good for what application?” It’s a good question. There is a lot of information out there and it can get confusing! Books, of course, are a handy reference. Not to keep pushing my books, but in the series of Crystal Mandala drawings I made, I intentionally only included, at most, 3 or 4 different things a certain configuration might help with. Most crystal books suggest a long list of 10 to 15 things that each configuration MIGHT help with, (which they absolutely can) but to be honest, my mind shuts down at about number 3 or 4. So when I was just starting out, I often ended my search feeling confused and overwhelmed, which is where I think a lot of you might be at times.

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1: CATHEDRAL

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1: CATHEDRAL

In the Crystal Mandala books, which ARE coloring books, (but are NOT meant ONLY for coloring)! I painstakingly created a mandala for each of the 46 different types of quartz crystal metaphysical configurations. Here’s a good definition of what a Mandala actually is from the mandalaproject.org: “A mandala is… An integrated structure organized around a unifying center creating unity.” and “Flowers, the rings found in tree trunks and the spiraling outward and inward of a snail’s shell all reflect the primal mandala pattern. Wherever a center is found radiating outward and inward, there is wholeness–a mandala.” In these Crystal Mandalas, I have drawn a representative example of each type of configuration and minimized your work by condensing the information specific to each type.

If, after #1 “going with your gut”, or #2 “referring to books or other written information” you are STILL not having any luck in picking out just the right crystal for your specific need, and if you feel too overwhelmed even trying, one other way you might select a crystal is to ask a person who has intuitive ability for their help – most especially someone who has the ability to speak with the Crystal People on your behalf. I do this in what I call my Ask Genn offering. I go to the Crystal People with your specific need in mind and the proper crystal will present. In the Ask Genn, I go even further by diagramming your crystal, writing down the characteristics specific to that crystal, and also give a reading, much like a tarot reading, from that crystal. I will write a blog post on this soon.

So, in a nutshell, there are actually as many ways to select your crystal as there are people doing the selecting, but three simple ways suggested here, are to:

  1. GO WITH YOUR GUT and choose the crystal to which you are drawn (whatever the reason!)
  2. REFER TO BOOKS, blog posts or other written information
  3. CONSULT WITH SOMEONE who may intuitively select a crystal or crystals on your behalf, preferably someone who is experienced in speaking with the Crystal People

Hopefully this has helped clarify any confusion or questions you may have had about how exactly we expect these different metaphysical properties to apply to how we work with our Crystal Friends. If you have questions or comments, please share them below. I am always willing to listen, happy to answer and interested in hearing about your experiences! The main thing to remember is however you choose your Crystal Friend, you can NEVER go wrong! Until next time, have fun in the selection process!

ARTEMIS or CANDLE CRYSTAL – REVISIT

We’re going to revisit all the quartz types, using some drawings from my Crystal Mandala books (in which I have drawn a mandala of each type of crystal, condensing the information to 4 to 5 items to make remembering easier).

artemis or candle crystal

This week we’re going to revisit Artemis (sometimes called Candle) crystals. Artemis crystals are long thin points with a 6 to 1 ratio (for example: 1 inch wide and 6 inches long, or 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long, ETC).

artemis or candle crystal

These long crystals are most often called Artemis, but are sometimes also called Candle crystals. However they should not be confused with Candle Quartz. Candle Quartz is a crystal which looks a lot like a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal. The candles being referred to in the case of Artemis crystals are birthday candles (on a small scale) or a tapers (on a larger scale).

artemis or candle crystalArtemis or Candle Crystals don’t have to be a certain size. As a matter of fact, they may be quite small (in which case are  sometimes called “Needle Points”) or they may be quite large. The only caveat is that they are at least six times longer than they are wide.

You might notice that you don’t see a lot of large, but do see more small, Artemis or Candle crystals, simply because a long thin crystal tends to get broken in the mining process. The larger, longer and thinner break more easily. You might also notice more Artemis or Candle crystals which are cut and polished for the same reason (they might have been a much thicker crystal with damage to the outside, so they are then cut and polished into a longer, thinner point).

A crystal polished into a thin point will still have the energy of an Artemis but might not have as much precision to its focus as a crystal which is naturally occurring in this shape.

artemis or candle crystalThese crystals are called “Candle” due to their shape, and “Artemis” because they resemble arrows (long and thin). For those of you who might not be familiar with Artemis, she is the Greek Goddess devoted to hunting and nature (among other things). She is most usually depicted wielding a bow and arrows, most often with the arrow pulled back and ready to fire. That is precisely the type of energy these Artemis or Candle crystals have. They focus energy and speed prayers to their goals (like an arrow… shwooop!).

Because of their shape, they are often worn as jewelry (necklaces and earrings) and are also often used in wands.

There are different ways you might work with an Artemis/Candle Crystal. You may choose to work with them in a grid, and let the arrow-like energy help speed your grid to its goal.

You could choose to work with an Artemis crystal as you would a wand, directing energy to a specific spot like a laser beam.

You might wear Artemis/Candle crystals which have been made into jewelry and keep the shooting arrow-like energy in mind as you wear them.

Here’s an infographic on Artemis or Candle crystals:

artemis or candle crystal

You can find this Artemis mandala in CRYSTAL MANDALAS: (Learn about crystal by COLORING!) Volume 1

ARTEMIS OR CANDLE CRYSTALABOUT GENN’S CRYSTAL MANDALA BOOKS
These are spiral bound books of hand drawn crystal mandalas. Each mandala is an individual 11 x 11 design. The books are all coil bound to lay flat for effortless coloring or studying. There are two copies of each crystal type so you may color one and leave the other in the book as a reference. Learn about crystals as you color!

GENN’S NEW BOOK IS READY ! CRYSTAL MANDALAS: Anatomy & Physiology of Quartz Crystals (Volumes 1 – 4) COLORING BOOKS!

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1 by Genn John

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1

Well, you might have noticed I have been a little quiet lately. I’ve been madly working on finishing my latest series of books. They are currently at the printer and will arrive next week! I wanted to get them finished for a workshop I will be teaching in Fayetteville (Arkansas) for the Ozark Research Institute’s 28th Annual Dowsing & Alternative Health Convention on April 15th through 18th. (I will be writing a blog post about this in case some of you can attend!) I will also be in Hot Springs in May at the Crystal and Crystal Skull Festival  (also talking about the new books and doing crystal readings). Anyway, the books are AVAILABLE NOW for pre-order. (You can click here to open a new tab to the order page.)

I’ve been working on this series for a couple of years now, and of course, all my friends, when they saw the great hullaballoo about the “adult coloring books”, were on me to “HURRY HURRY HURRY, Genn!! Get your book out!”  Well, while I agreed that “striking while the iron was hot” seemed the smart thing to do, first, I didn’t want the books to be confused as “just another coloring book in a vast sea of coloring books” and second, (and more important) I wanted them to be exactly right. Also, while the series ARE books which you color, they are FAR MORE than just “coloring books”. They are learning books. Relaxing books. A way to make learning the nuances of quartz crystal easy, fun, and memorable. There is something magical about opening the right-brain, or creative side, that helps to bring the logical, or linear, left-brain side into more clear focus. This is what I hope to achieve with this series of books.

The crystal mandalas came about as a way to make understanding the “anatomy” (form) and “physiology” (function) of quartz crystal both easy and fun. The thought was inspired by the anatomy coloring books that I and many other nurses, massage therapists and others in the health care industry use to learn human anatomy. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the anatomy coloring book, it is a coloring book consisting of drawings of the systems (skeletal, muscular, etc) and descriptions with labels, all of which you color in as you learn.

Here’s an example of the Cathedral/Lightbrary mandala.

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1: CATHEDRAL

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1: CATHEDRAL

The books are 11″ x 11″ and each mandala has its own page. Each volume is coil bound so they will lay flat for coloring. I have included two of each type of crystal mandala, (e.g. two Artemis, two Barnacle, two Bridge, and so on), so that if you decide to take a mandala out of the book after you color it, you will still have one in the book for reference. To highlight the possible variations, each individual mandala features two different drawings of the type crystal featured. There is also a short description of the most prominent features of each. Because there are so many different configurations of quartz crystal in this series (46 in all), I have chosen to split the series into four volumes.

Here’s a little preview of the covers and the first 4 mandalas in each volume.

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1 by Genn John

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1

VOLUME ONE CONTAINS CRYSTALS: Artemis, Barnacle, Bridge/Inner Child, Cathedral/Lightbrary, Channeler/Channeling, Cluster, Cross, Curved, Dolphin, Double Terminated, Dow (Trans Channeler).

Each mandala is on a page all its own (like the mandala above), here’s a sample of 4 of them I have spliced into the same picture to save room for the blog post:

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 1 by Genn John

Artemis, Barnacle, Bridge and Cathedral

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 2 by Genn John

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 2

VOLUME TWO CONTAINS CRYSTALS: Eight-Sided Face, Elestial, Empathic, Enhydro, Etched, E.T. (Extra-Terrestrial/Extra- Termination), Faden, Fairy Frost, Feminine, Gas Phantom, Generator/Merlin, Growth Interference

Here’s a sample of 4 of them:

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 2 by Genn John

Eight-Sided Face, Elestial, Empathic, Enhydro

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 3 by Genn John

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 3 by Genn John

VOLUME THREE CONTAINS CRYSTALS: Imprint, Included, Isis Face, Key, Laser Wand, Lineated Faces and Lineated Sides, Manifestation, Masculine, Phantom, Rainbow, Record Keeper

Here are 4 of them:

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 3 by Genn John

Imprint, Included, Isis Face, Key

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 3 by Genn John a coloring book

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 3

VOLUME FOUR CONTAINS CRYSTALS:  Scepter. Self Healed, Sheet, Smoky, Tabular/Tabby, Transmitter, Trigonic Record Keeper, Twin/Soulmate, Left Activation Window (Time Link to the Past), Window (Time Link), Right Activation Window (Time Link to the Future), Yin/Yang

Here are 4 of them:

Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals, Volume 4 by Genn John

Scepter. Self Healed, Sheet, Smoky, Tabular/Tabby

My sincere wish is that you have as many hours of coloring pleasure as I had in the creation! It is my intention that you joyously and effortlessly learn about these majestic beings, The Crystal People!  Click here to pre-order your Crystal Mandala Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book now!

I will be writing a blog post soon about the upcoming shows. As an exciting teaser as to what is next, I am painting all of the mandalas (watercolor) and am creating a crystal divination deck. I am so excited about the crystal mandalas and these upcoming projects!!

Anyway, perhaps I will see you at one of the conferences, or if you would like to host me for a workshop and book signing, let me know! I am available for travel, but my calendar is filling up fast. I hope to see you soon!