Philip Permutt's musings on crystals, crystal healing, life, the universe and everything all contained in one simple blog. Although Philip writes extensively in his books on crystal healing, his Take a Break's Fate & Fortune Crystal Clinic with Philip Permutt monthly column and other magazine articles he still occasionally finds time to write things here!
Five things you always wanted to know about Garnet... but were afraid to ask!
Life enhancing garnet brings positive change
1. Carry or wear garnet to boost your vitality and make you more attractive to the oppsite sex
2. Put a garnet crystal in your purse or wallet to attract abundance
3. Place garnet at the head of your bed to ease depression
4. Carry garnet to reduce chaos in your life!
5. Wear a garnet bracelet on your left wrist to draw spiritual ideas to you; wear it on your right wrist to magically create change in your life
All information from my gift book Crystal Tips And Cures
This is simply MAD! As many of you will know, and if our colonial friends weren't aware you are now, that postal prices in the UK are on the rise. That's OK, these things happen and we were informed that the costs would be increasing about 2 months ago. The only problem with this is that no one will tell me what the new rates are. The headline prices have been announced but not the detail. So we know it will cost over 10 shillings to send a second class letter. Lord knows how much a first class one will be! Ten bob to send a letter. I still clearly remember my first ten shilling note. An Uncle gave it to me for my seventh birthday and I was amazed at how much money this was. I could buy over 100 bars of chocolate or 60 bags of chips! In seven days’ time I won't be able to buy a stamp.
And the crazy thing is that despite taking all this extra money that they’ll be charging me they can't even be bothered to explain the new price structure. It's not on their website. It's not in their glossy leaflets they send to all their business customers. The kind man behind the counter in our local post office doesn't even know, he hasn’t been told... he doesn't even know who he should ask! Then I thought, I know, the company who supply our franking machine must know because they'll be updating the software. So I called them... they don't know.
Alright, so all I have to do is change the prices for the five types of delivery we offer to four world regions. Except now there are no longer 4 world regions but five. The Royal Mail has obviously increased the size of the planet so they can cope with all the paperwork from their complaints department. Once I discover the new world - that's the Royal Mail's and not the Colonies... Berkeley in the 70's was quite a discovery!! Anyway once I've worked out which bits of the world have moved… and where they’ve moved to… and how much more than ten shillings it will cost to send you a crystal or book or CD or even a packet of incense, I will let you all know.
In the meantime here’s some crystal advice…
Dim the lights, sit comfortably, play some relaxing music such as the new Angelic Reiki album and light some incense from the Nitiraj Gold Select range and a candle if you like. Hold a calcite crystal to calm down and gently allow any thoughts of the Post Office to disappear into the ether… Gently breathe and imagine your local Royal Mail sorting office surrounded by tourmaline, it’s a wonderful crystal that will both protect you from their insanity and help their own mental health and promote healing. Then make a crystal grid with 4 quartz crystals in the shape of a star and add a black crystal in the middle, obsidian is perfect for this. Ask your guides to help, and wish for whatever you would like. As your guides will have to work overtime to help anything you order arrive through the post I’d suggest that you add something energetic such as carnelian or garnet to your new crystal grid... Allow yourself to breathe again and when you feel ready run a hot bath, add rose quartz crystals or tumble polished stones to the water and your favourite bubble bath mixture too. Get in and soak up the relaxing and revitalising rose quartz crystal energy. Affirm to yourself that you will never, ever again phone the Post Office Customer Services.
Brings courage to those in need
Wearing garnet will boost your vitality making you more attractive to the opposite sex
Put a garnet crystal in your purse or wallet to attract abundance
Place garnet at the head of your bed to ease depression
Carry garnet to reduce chaos in your life
Wear a garnet bracelet on your left wrist to draw spiritual ideas to you. Wear it on your right wrist to magically create change in your life
From The Little Book of Crystal Tips & Cures
Does it seem odd writing about depression now? The sun shining and the warmth of spring easing out the aches of a cold and damp winter. But what we often ignore is that some people just don't like the sun. It gets them down in just the same way as Christmas or the dark winter nights might affect others.
I was reminded of this by this email from a client in my inbox today and thought I'd share the answer with all. I hope it helps someone.
"You helped me before Phil which I appreciated very much. Can you tell me which crystals are good for depression as I feel so low- I just can't be bothered doing anything and feel life is passing me buy. I hate feeling like this Thankyou"
There are quite a few crystals that can help you.
Garnet can help give you a boost of positive energy.
Malachite and mookaite can even you out if your emotions are swinging up and down.
Malachite and zircon can help depression especially if it’s linked to insomnia and keeping you up at night.
Aqua aura and gold will help if you feel weighed down with burdens.
Tiger’s eye is a “feel better” stone and will lift you out of the doldrums. Quartz crystal and citrine may also help this.
Bowenite can help you put the adventure back into life.
Chrysoprase calms the mind and will help you see through the fog of confusion.
Sapphire and idocrase will help depression liked to a feeling of being spiritually lost.
Peridot will help cleanse your system leaving you feeling lighter and brighter.
Pink banded agate will ease depression brought on by matters of love or caused by a broken heart.
Kunzite, lepidolite and staurolite will help you change behaviours and climb out of depression.
Try Lapis Lazuli if your creativity has taken a knock.
Coral and jet can help if you’re depressed because you are tied up with other peoples issues.
Rutilated quartz and tourmalinated quartz can aid when the depression gets really bad and helps relieve despair.
Smokey quartz if the depression is linked to personal issues of body, looks, injury etc.
And finally black opal can give you a “kick up the bum” when it’s time for you to move on out of depression.
With all these crystals keep them near you, carry them or wear them in jewellery and hold or play with them as often as you like.
Please feel free to email or phone if you have a specific personal question or if it's more general just comment on here and I'll reply soon.
Wishing you all a blooming spring :-)
Love and crystal light
I am the founder of a charity on Dartmoor that rescues moorland ponies, we are desperate to purchase some land that has come up for sale very close to our stable yard, the vendors are preferring to go to auction with the sale and not to sell before the auction.Is there a crystal that i can place on the land to aid our purchase. We are so desperate i have offered way above the asking price but with so many other prospective buyers i am afraid we may lose out.This will be crucial for are rescues anything you can suggest will be of great help, the auction takes place on the 6th May so your prompt attention would be most appreciated.
Love & Light
Maureen Rolls Animal Communicator
You’re email has been forwarded by Take a Break’s Fate & Fortune magazine - What a problem! And it’s quite a quandary as to what to advise.
Citrine will bring abundance that could mean more land but could also mean NOT spending the money so you have more money for a future project or the general welfare of your rescues.
Adamite, Amethyst, Cinnabar, Citrine, Diamond, Dioptase, Garnet, Gold, Green Moss Agate, Lepidolite, Phenacite, Ruby, Spirit Quartz, Sunstone, Tektite, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Tourmaline and Verdelite can all be helpful in bringing abundance, the acquisition of wealth and material items. – so you could try any of these.
Green moss agate is also good for the land and may be the crystal that will bring the best outcome for all whatever that may be.
I personally like citrine and have a specific crystal that helps bring me what I need. Perhaps the ponies need one of their own? You’ll need a brand new citrine crystal. Cleanse it. Keep it with you/them 24/7 until the auction and ask it to help you specifically acquire the field for a reasonable price. You could try this with tourmaline too.
An alternative is to plant a basil plant and place a red tiger’s eye (falcon’s eye) crystal on the soil under the plant. Water well and see what it brings. Many people have found this works – have a look at my blog; here’s a link to the relevant topic http://www.thecrystalhealer.co.uk/epages/thecrystalhealer.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/thecrystalhealer/Categories/Philips_Blog&ViewAction=ViewTag&Tag=lucky%20red%20tiger's%20eye
Third option is to programme a quartz crystal with the intent of winning the land. I’ve covered this in detail in several of my books and it’s not a quick answer but if you are not aware of it and want to give it a go let me know and I’ll email some instructions.
I would also like to put this on my Facebook page and ask anyone else to send energy and healing thoughts to you, the land and of course the ponies. Please let me know if that’s OK.
I hope some of this helps.
Love and crystal light
AND what you can do...
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One question I'm asked in one guise or another most regularly is "Can you recommend crystals or gems I could carry with me or put in a bracelet or necklace to attract new customers OR any techniques that you know to work? And can you also recommend any books on the subject?"
And you thought from the title that this was going to be a list of my most attractive customers! No - couldn't possibly as ALL my customers are attractive :-)
Back to the question...
I always work with citrine and sometimes with red tiger’s eye (falcon’s eye) and basil see my blog – Philip’s crystal blog – Oh, yes, you're here arn't you? Anyway here’s a link to the relevant pieces http://www.thecrystalhealer.co.uk/epages/thecrystalhealer.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/thecrystalhealer/Categories/Philips_Blog&ViewAction=ViewTag&Tag=lucky%20red%20tiger's%20eye
I prefer citrine and have several crystals selected specifically for the task. Firstly you need to select one new crystal just to help you attract more customers. Cleanse it and then spend some time getting to know it. Ask it to help you find more customers, or you can be as specific as you like here, and keep it with you 24/7 repeating your request daily for at least two weeks. Then keep it somewhere appropriate, such as a till in a shop or by your telephone if you take phone bookings or perhaps by your computer if you have a website and just give it a rub when you need more customers!
Other crystals that may help include Adamite, Amethyst, Cinnabar, Citrine, Diamond, Dioptase, Garnet, Gold, Green Moss Agate, Lepidolite, Phenacite, Ruby, Spirit Quartz, Sunstone, Tektite, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Tourmaline and Verdelite can all be helpful in the acquisition of both wealth and material items. Citrine known as the “money stone” attracts riches. Keep a crystal in your pocket, purse or wallet. Amethyst, Cinnabar and Ruby help you focus on money matters and Iolite and Stibnite can aid financial management. If you are addicted to the material world then try working with Larimar to let it float away.
I’ve also produced a CD on Prosperity with Cassandra Eason that may be of some help see
I also cover this subject in all my books in one way or another. And in closing as it says in someone else's book - may you live long and prosper.
Christmas Crystals All sorts of things happen when the festive season starts. Some wonderful, some interesting and some of them can appear absolutely disastrous!
So what is it that causes half the planet to go into a tiz? How is it that even those who plan their festivities months in advance, you know the really organised people of the world, still have a mad rush because Aunt Edith has decided to come for lunch? Why has Dear Aunt Edith chosen today to come for lunch? She hasn’t been to us for two years and she expects lunch… She’ll expect a glass of sherry too... And what about a present? And do the kids have to give her presents too? Oh I forgot to tell you, its quarter to three in the afternoon and the date is 24th December!
First thing is to calm down. In fact don’t wait till Christmas Eve, calm down now. Relax, chill, and meditate. Try a little meditation because just ten minutes a day for a couple of weeks before Christmas will help you relax, change how you feel and make it easier for you to cope with the festivities.
I was thinking… what else happens and how can crystals help to make your life better?
Well, amethyst clears the air. An Amethyst geode (also known as a cathedral or cave) placed in a living room or dining room will help to clear and energise the air. It will make your whole home feel fresher, calmer and more welcoming.
Calcite is also very calming. Red and honey calcite are good for physical relaxation. Blue calcite works on the mind to ease any worries, whilst the green variety of calcite will help soothe your emotions and feelings. For spiritual tranquillity surround yourself with golden calcite that brings a blissful feeling to both you and those around you.
Rose quartz is the stone of love, peace and goodwill. Like a bubble bath for your emotions, its energy washes over you and gently bathes your heart in gentle pink crystal light washing away the hassles and stresses of the day. It’s a wonderful feeling on dark winter nights (or any time for that matter). Try putting some rose quartz in your bath to refresh your skin and soak any aches away and help you feel younger.
If you feel you need an energy boost, hold a garnet crystal for half an hour or carry it with you all day. It’s great for a detox and cleanses the blood so it will help rid you of all those festive toxins too!
Brightening up both your home and your energy is easy with quartz crystals. Put a cluster in any room to add sparkle, hang crystals from your tree or windows (faceted hanging crystals will generate rainbows of light when the sun hits them) and carry a small crystal with you.
Take care if you’re travelling to family or friends over the festive season. This time of year people always seem to be in a hurry or distracted by thoughts of what they’re going to buy or cook and for whom; so even if you are the most careful driver on the road others may not be as focused as they should be. Whether it’s a walk to the local corner shop or flying to see relations in Australia, carry turquoise to protect you whilst travelling and keep you safe from misfortune.
Of course not everyone enjoys the festivities and some people find this time of year emotionally difficult. Apache tears help to release deep seated emotions. If you feel uncomfortable approaching this season keep an Apache tear with you. It will help you to gently let go of the past and slowly feel better about the festive season.
Aqua aura balances your energy field and protects you too. It adds colour, lifts you up and lets you down slowly. It gives you extra strength when you need it. And if you want to get away from it all it titanium quartz is great too as it aids astral travel and access to other dimensions. Angel aura quartz helps you connect to your angels guides and relatives who have passed over.
Now if your neighbours keep having noisy parties and don't invite you try putting a piece of pyrite on each window ledge. It’s magical and in no time at all you won’t even notice them.
And after it’s all over malachite will help you have a peaceful nights sleep.
Whatever you choose to celebrate I wish you a happy and peaceful festive season.