Stones, crystals and metals, as well as colors, scents, forms, movement, Earth, Air, Water, Fire, insects, animals, ourselves, our planet and our universe, contain energy. It is this energy which permits us to practice magick.
Stone magick is the use of the energies within stones to effect needed changes.
Create a stone altar
A stone altar is an area set aside for the practice of magick.
Create an altar by placing a large slab of marble or some other stone on a flat-topped tree trunk, a dresser, bureau or coffee table. This action forms the altar itself where you will work with the tools of stone magick. Otherwise, any table will be enough.
Magickal objects are often placed on the stone altar. These may be ‘good luck charms’ or power stones and metals, such as large quartz crystals, cross stones, staurolites, lodestones, fossils, lava and opals.
This area is the place to cleanse and purify stones, to attune with them and perform magick.
Incense, flowers and any other magical objects can be added to the stone altar as long as they are in tune with your magickal need, or if you consider them to be ‘power objects’-those things which increase or improve your ability to raise and send forth energy.
Cleansing your gemstones for magic work
Before using them in magick, stones should be ‘charged’ or ‘programmed’ with energy. This is done simply by holding the stone in your projective hand (usually the right, but the left for lefties), visualizing your magickal need, and pouring energy out from your body into the stone.
This energy is personal power. It resides within all of us. We can move this energy from our bodies out into stones, candles, metals and other objects to help us achieve our magickal goals. The movement of this or other forms of natural energy is at the heart of magick.
See the power flowing out from your body, through your projective hand and into the stone. Charge it with the energy of your magickal need-love, money, power, health.
When you know that the stone is vibrating with your personal power, the charging is complete. This simple process, performed before each ritual, will greatly enhance the effects of your stone magic.
A spiritual store in Manly NSW Australia provided us some ideas on what stones to buy for specific work.