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Stones of the New Consciousness: Healing, Awakening and Co-Creating with Crystals, Minerals and Gems


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Stones of the New Consciousness begins with a new approach to meditation with stones, and to the possibility of conscious relationship with the spiritual beings who express themselves in our world as crystals and minerals. This beautifully designed book examines the most important stones that help accelerate and enhance human evolution. Each entry is illustrated with color photos of exceptional examples. The stones include Moldavite, the extraterrestrial amorphous crystal; Nuummite, the oldest gemstone on Earth; and Circle Stones, the highly energetic Flint found in crop circle formations. Other featured rarities include Nirvana Quartz from the Himalayas and high-vibrational Natrolite from the emerald mines of Russia.

Author Robert Simmons includes historical and mythological references for each stone, positing that the fabled Stone of the Holy Grail and the Philosophers Stone of the alchemists may have physical counterparts among the materials discussed. Simmons presents practices for deepening ones awareness of the stones gifts—from expanding ones consciousness, to healing, to fulfilling ones personal and collective destiny. While emphasizing direct contact with stones, the book also explores crystal energy tools, energy environments, and applications such as stone elixirs and essences that can aid anyone on a spiritual path.

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Robert Simmons is the cofounder of Heaven and Earth, a company offering more than 2,000 gem and jewelry items for self-healing and spiritual and emotional development, as well as the founding sponsor of the Crystal Conference, the preeminent yearly U.S. crystal event for crystal practitioners, healers, and light workers. He lives in East Montpelier, VT.

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New Consciousness Review, February 10, 2010 (view all comments by New Consciousness Review)
Have you ever strolled on a beach or on a trail, and a stone or pebble on the ground catches your eye? Or perhaps you were in a shop and were drawn to a large amethyst cut in half, with all of its crystalline mauve facets sparkling under the lights? What is it about gems that we are drawn to? Is it their beauty, their color, their shape? Author Robert Simmons suggests that beyond their initial appearance, there is something much more powerful in stones that we resonate with—and something within stones that resonates with us: “the silent spiritual world of matter.”

One definition he cites of crystals is: “‘The regular form, which a substance tends to assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of cohesive attraction…” He explains, “The power of cohesive attraction is not explained, though it sounds rather like the organizing intelligence that calls together and animates the substance of our own bodies...” And so, Stones of the New Consciousness begins to spelunk the solidity of stones, taking us to the edge of consciousness and matter, and into the realm of co-creative evolution, fields of heart-intelligence, the crystalline nature of humans, the Soul of the world, myths and legends, shamanism, poets and prophets, and myriad ways that we can wrap our intelligence around the parallels and possibilities that working with stones offers.

This journey into the mysterious realm of stones, along with meditations and practices with stones for achieving specific states of conscious awareness, comprises the first half of the book. It is not light reading; it is, however, authoritatively original and inspiring, and weaves a fascinating tapestry of science and spirit that itself exemplifies the new consciousness the author strives to make more understandable and accessible.

The latter half of the book explores sixty-two crystals that the author has personally meditated and had energetic experience with, and which he suggests are important stones for awakening the birth of a new planetary consciousness, a co-creative consciousness. Photos, background information, how each stone relates to the “new attunement,” and a “message” from the stone completes the entry.

Then new consciousness Simmons refers to is not, he says, a new age “add-on;" it is a place where we have not yet shed our light of awareness. Paying attention to our awareness, and particularly our body awareness in relation to stones, develops our capacity for awareness. And, greater capacity for awareness offers the potential for greater resonance with “cosmic and earthly illuminations.” This book is going on my top shelf!

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Simmons, Robert
North Atlantic Books
Healing - General
Spiritual healing
Gems -- Miscellanea.
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10.76x7.06x.81 in. 2.14 lbs.

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