Einhorn, you describe the feeling of reading The Sunrise Lands very well!
Originally Posted by saphire
I'm not familiar with the Crystal Web either, but I like the intent behind it. I would participate in doing such a thing for our circle.
That is a really nice idea.
There is not going to be any burying of crystals in my frozen ground any time soon, but I'm going to be looking to acquire some special stones for the purpose.
I want to bury a larger quartz point in my fairy garden/altar and other protective stones around the perimeter of our property -- quarters and cross quarters, I think. If nothing else, it will help me to visualize a circle of protection when I need to feel safer. I'm thinking of those middle-of-the-nights where I hear the neighbor's dog barking, what I think is a shed door banging in the wind, and dh is away and NO WAY am I going out to investigate
And I'll have a smaller quartz point on my altar to use when I want to work with this matrix.
I also have a couple of special locations elsewhere that I'd love to bury crystals at to link them to my home.
When I have mine ready to go in the ground, maybe later this spring, I'll bring it up again for those of you who might be interested in working an MDC Pagan web. I'm imagining then that I'd light a candle for the intentions you ladies present here, meditate with my altar crystal for a moment to "activate" the idea of a link, and leave the crystal next to the candle.
I find I go through a fair lot of candles, following this thread month-to-month, lol!
Originally Posted by Wolfcat
Crystal Web, from what I've heard, is very much like the "web" of lay lines. It is the interconnectedness of places of power, as well as of "BIG happenings". I guess you could call it the culmination of what was and now is of the entire planet, from an energy perspective.
Most people I know who get into this stuff are really big into healing the earth by putting positive energy into the Web. They often consider massive natural disasters to be "symptoms" of the earth being out of balance, or negatively affected.
I personally believe in the concept of the Crystal Web, but I also think that mother nature/earth isn't a happy, warm-fuzzy entity... sometimes she stretches and sometimes she reaches out an smacks something...
So I don't really think that natural disasters need us to fix her... I think they are the way she fixes herself...
Thanks for the explanation. I agree with you, and Cari and several others, about the earth being rather beyond our attempts to feed energy to her. It feels a little...I don't know...presumptuous? Still, the impulse is a noble one, I guess.
I found this link
describing the Correllian Crystal Web and how to join, for anyone interested. I don't think I am interested, not now, anyway.
So, does anyone consider herself a Correllian
? It seems I signed up for witchschool.com ages ago and forgot about it. I guess I should never say never, but I'm feeling really resistant to the idea of participating in or belonging to a coven or larger organization with any hierarchy whatsoever. I'm also, and this surprises me a little, feeling resistant to any Pagan paths that involve men in positions of leadership. Or even ones that involve positions of leadership. Or even ones that involve men.
I guess I feel that Paganism for me is the "unschooling" of religion, and I don't want structure. I guess I'm de-churching
, and from Catholicism, too -- had enough of hierarchies and men in charge, there.
I am going to be telling my kids about the Easter Owl now, Liza! Hey, someone was trying to tell me today about rumors of a coverup of super-earthquakes in isolated areas of Alaska. I did this:
and borrowed some of Wombat's info about the earth not keeping seismic secrets, especially big ones. It would be also good if I could tell this person that I know someone in Alaska, and she's still standing....
Aweyn, my kids have been singing about Sunshine, Lollypops and Rainbows all day. That was fun, thanks! But the bouncing around on the bus *did* make me a wee bit queasy, too, I have to admit.
Indigo, *there* you are!
Sunshine, it sounds like you were/are being the catalyst for some good things happening for your local pagan group. Yay, you!
Have a beautiful week, Maia
Expletives -- I've never sworn oaths on religious or spiritual figures. Just haven't.
So that leaves excrement. My kids won't even allow me to say "crap". I guess I say "Crumbs!" or for extreme situations "Cat dirt!" (borrowed from one of Tamora Pierce's characters).