Me and my new friend Astrophyllite! Look at the chemical composition of this baby, (K,Na)3(Fe++,Mn)7Ti2Si8O24(O,OH)7
A very rich stone indeed, and the richer the formula, the more uses the stone has. I knew from the moment I saw this beautiful specimen at the show that she would help me on my path as a healer. I will be teaching about her beautiful medicine at my retreat in August.
While everybody was watching the Super Bowl, I was at THE SUPER BOWL OF STONES, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show; and learning about Stones for Your Tummy.
My annual pilgrimage to study Taoist Stone Medicine with Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen and to attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show has been enlightening, challenging, fun and exhausting!
If you’ve never been to this event let me paint quick picture for you: “the show” is actually 45 different shows spread out over about 20 square miles, full of amazing wonders from the earth; everything from tiny, precious gems, to geodes weighing thousands of pounds. I’ve found that using my intuition and letting Spirit guide me to the stones I am meant to bring back for my classes and healing practice is the only way to navigate the “stone overload” of these shows.
Here are a few photos from my adventure!
P.S. Check out the GORGEOUS poster below for our wonderful Yoga and Earth Medicine retreat coming up in August!