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From: Theresa
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 2:26 PM
Subject: - Discount Prices on Healing Crystals, Minerals & Tumbled Stones

I noticed you had sets for different intentions like love, balancing etc. Can I request a set be added? I am a college student and I sure would be interested in a set to aid in my studies.


Dear Theresa~

Thank you for your question. I'm sure there are many people out there, students or not, who could use some crystals to help with memory, focus, and concentration. The best stones for this issue would focus largely on the Crown and Third-Eye Chakras. While thinking about your question, several stones immediately came to mind. So, let's take a look at what might be helpful for those in need of a mental tune up.

The very first stone that I thought of when I read your question is Calcite. In fact, Calcite is known as THE stone for students! All colors of Calcite carry the energies helpful for the mind. Calcite can help to increase memory and learning abilities, but it also enhances motivation and drive. All Calcite can aid students in retaining knowledge, but Optical Calcite can bring mental clarity and improve perception, encouraging one to see issues from different points of view. We have a large selection of Calcite, including Optical Calcite, here:  

Another important stone for the mind is Apophyllite. Apophyllite can help to improve analytic abilities by activating the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras. Enhancing memory, discernment and intuition, Apophyillite also helps to connect the higher chakras to the Heart Chakra, bringing in a stringer instinct about things, which can be helpful during tests. Be aware though, that Apophyllite is a spiritual stone, and meditation with this crystal will not only enhance mental functions, but it may also lead to new experiences from higher realms. To see some Apophyllite, take a look at the following page:

A great crystal for enhancing concentration is Tiger Eye. A stone for the Solar-Plexus and Third-Eye Chakras, Tiger Eye also enhances intuition, but simultaneously acts as a grounding crystal, helping to anchor new knowledge into one's deeper, inner processes. A great stone for balancing the yin and yang, Tiger Eye can provide calming energies to ease any nervousness, and help to boost one's confidence. Tiger-Eye can bring a higher awareness for those who meditate with it, opening up the Third-Eye Chakra to information from other realms. If you'd like to see some Tiger Eye stones, see this page:

Carnelian is another crystal to enhance concentration. Unlike the other stones mentioned so far, Carnelian affects the mind with a different approach. It works mostly through the Sacral and Root Chakras to promote one's analytical abilities. Carnelian can enhance one's focus and concentration by strengthening the lower chakras, keeping one well-grounded, which in turn, suppresses stray thoughts from interrupting one's studies. As an added bonus, Carnelian can be kept in a bag or box with other stones to keep them clear of negative energies. If you do this, you must only use a bag when you have all tumbled stones in there, as points or clusters can chip and break when mixed with other stones in a bag. We have some nice Carnelian pieces here:  

A great Third-Eye crystal, Apatite can facilitate learning by stimulating the intellect. Meditation with Apatite on the Third-Eye Chakra can open and activate this chakra to process higher information, enhancing clarity and discernment. Opening up the Third-Eye Chakra brings increased perception of more subtle vibrations, which can often act as helpful clues during one's studies. Apatite Crystals can help one to maintain clarity and focus during intense situations, such as cramming or taking tests. Apatite can also help one to enhance or enact psychic abilities, and to connect to spiritual guidance. We have some nice Apatite pieces at the following link:

One more crystal to include in a "set" for students would be Danburite. Having a very high vibration, Danburite focuses on the Heart, Third-Eye, and Crown Chakras. This makes it an excellent stone for studying, test-taking, and overall absorption of knowledge for the long term. Danburite is one of my favorites, carrying a fine vibration that lends itself to increasing skills of perception, clarity of mind, and integration of information. While having these high mental functions, Danburite also provides stress, which is a much needed onus for those enduring the stress associated with school. To see our Danburite, check out this page:

Some of these stones will need to be cleared of negative energies on a semi-regular basis. For information on this subject, please see our article here:  

If you're interested in programming your crystals with some intent (like improving your focus and concentration for example), please see that newsletter article here:  

I hope these crystals I've suggested offer some help to you in your higher education. I wish you much luck and many blessings for this New Year.


~Crystal CAT

Posted on January 06, 2008

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