Gemstones and Spirituality
Working with gemstones is truly part of my nature. The process in which I find and refine is deeply spiritual to me. I am an artist who specializes in metaphysical works and the author of the book, The Underworld Prophecies.
Growing up in Minnesota, there are better times during the year to hunt for stones than others. So during the warm months, I spend most of my time outside looking for stones. A camelback, snacks, and a large shell is all I bring with me while I spend hundreds of hours prospecting rivers and Minnesotan forests. Not dirt-fearing, I can often be found sitting in a hole at the edge of the Mississippi river. The river is where I find the majority of my Minnesota stones.
It is incredible how objects and places retain energy. When you visit eventful grounds even when they lay empty, a certain buzz resides in the air. When a historic item lay in a palm it thumps with the memories of it's own existence. This presence of energy in places or objects opens gateways for people to connect metaphysically. Gemstones are an excellent source of spiritual power, when they are used and cared for.
This is why gemstone hunting and refining is so personal to me, because it allows me to bring magic into the lives of others.