Summer sites

Words from ladyteawitch

Well, Memorial weekend is the official opening of the Petrified Wood Park in Lemmon SD. It consists of a park that was constructed in the 1930s and opened in ’32 It has a museum, gift shop and the park itself which boasts a waterfall, wishing well, Castle, fort and trees which were all made from Petrified wood and grass materials which came from nearby farms.  In July the town hold their Boss Cowman celebration which honors the founder GE Lemmon. The town has a second museum on Highway 12. I hope those who travel or are near the Dakotas can stop by and visit. Fair warning that you may have to spend hours in the museums to see everything in them. Lots to see, lots to see…

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What’s New with Aura Quartz? New Varieties & New Mineral Auras

By Ashley Leavy
Published on Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Today I wanted to talk to you a little bit about some of the new varieties of aura quartz that are hitting the market. I’ve seen one company kind of brand this whole new collection as “ultra aura” because they are so vibrant that they’re a SUPER aurified quartz crystal, and the color range that you see on these stones is really quite intense.  It’s a little bit different than the traditional aura crystals tat have been out in the market for years now.

So the traditional aura quartz are usually limited to:

  • Aqua Aura (which is that nice blue)
  • Rainbow Aura (which is also called Flame Aura)
  • Cobalt Aura (which looks similar to the Rainbow Aura, but is more blue)
  • Tangerine or Melon Aura (which is that nice kind of peachy gold color, it’s also sometimes called Imperial Gold Aura)
  • Opal Aura (which is also known as Angel Aura Quartz)

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SunRay’s Memes- Memorial Day


Eugene Fredrick Stutz
U.S. Navy WW2

Today we all are thinking of how gratefully indebted we are for the sacrifice our love one’s gave so that we can be a free nation.
To dad, it wasn’t anything like that at all, to him it was just something you did.
“You protect and you work to provide for your family.”
To me that is the depth of honor.
I woke this morning from a dream.. In this dream,  My dad and his new wife moved into a new house and my sister and I were living with them. (Dad was much younger, about 45ish.) In my dream, I left for a night and when I came back the next day my sister and my dad’s wife tell me that dad had died during the night. One minute he was young, healthy and there, then the next he was gone. I felt gut wrenching pain and heartache. Than I woke up. I’m not completely sure why I dreamt that. But today I can say how very grateful I am that I  got to spend the moments I did with him.
Blessings To You And Your Love One’s,
SunRay Sorceress

Healing with the Power of Aura Quartz

By Ashley Leavy
Published on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Although Aura Quartzes are a relatively new item in the world of crystals, they have already started quite a controversy because they are created through an artificial process. It is my goal in sharing the following information to educate, entertain, inform, and intrigue you in regard to the alluring world of Aura crystals.

Because the exact processes and metal combinations of creating the various types of Aura Quartzes are not openly shared (due to fear of trade secrets being given to other manufacturers), it is often difficult to get accurate information about these crystals. There are only a handful of manufacturers worldwide that have the equipment necessary to produce them. Additionally, the cost of the precious metals involved in the process is constantly rising. These high costs of production, coupled with the fact that there is a large percentage of breakage during the process (due to the extreme heat involved – up to 1600 degrees F), makes these somewhat rare stones a desirable addition to any crystal collection.

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A search for the true inner Witch, Healer and Shaman.

Written By Priestess Hypatia

For Coven Life


I woke up this morning and decided to use my Masonic Tarot….

I have had these cards for a while, mainly learning to read them through deciphering their masonic symbols and meanings. They are in the style of the conventional Raider Wait tarot so following their general symbolism is somewhat achievable.
Today I pulled out the priestess card. Ow Yeah, who doesn’t want that card? But the more I looked into its meaning the more I realized it was what I was currently studying on my path. I have started to look deep within myself. Attempting to enter a place within the self that is not reserved for the faint hearted. A place where searching takes you into a vast space of nothingness that is often arid and hostile.

So why do so many of us searching to find our inner being continue to do so?

Here is my version of why

On the masonic high priestess card there is the letter V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Conventionally vitriol is sulfuric acid and generic conversation can lead it to mean caustic or hostile. In masonic tradition the letters stand for “visita interiora terrae, rectificandoque, invenies occultum lapidem”. This translates as “visit the interior of the earth, and purifying it, you will find the hidden stone.” The inner earth is the inner self, a hidden stone that symbolizes the Philosophers stone, the Holy Grail. How long has man searched to find this without, and only if they knew from the beginning it lies within? So the high priestess has in not only Masonic interpretation but conventional interpretation come to mean to look within. But what do we look for? Where do we start looking? How do we start looking? And when we are there, how do we come out of it? These are not only questions that I ask but many before me and I’m sure many after me will continue the infamous quest.

The masonic order talks about the chamber of reflection, a point that triggers inner reflection. It represents duality, as well as the presence of the Inner Master from whom we can never hide, lie, nor deceive. A thought that stems from the ancient Greek Pythia at Delphi, “Know thy self”. The only way one can truly know one’s self is by inner journeying through inner reflection. It’s what lies within that shows us what lies without. Another thought of the old religion is that, what is above is what is below. It all means the same, it all comes back to that one point of know thy self. Incidentally some of the modern well known Witches such as Gardner and Saunders were know Freemasons.
The Mayan civilization believed that the inner world is hollow, the hollow earth is a portal to the underground or the underworld. In ancient times it is thought many underworld Gods came through caves and crevices to the middle earth. Interesting comparison to the alchemical thought process where it has a metaphysical meaning rather than a physical one where the inner world is the inner self.
The ancient Greeks had Kore daughter of Zeus and Dimitra, where Kore (Persephone) entered the underworld and only to rise as Persephone. Her name in some translations means bringer of death. It all sounds so familiar to the elemental thought of metamorphosis. Where one must die in order to arise only to become more enlightened and much wiser.
In Shamanic traditions they have what is called the death initiation where if one does not have the power to pass through it correctly then permanent death may result. The link below is a colorful interpretation of a shamanic journey.

Shamanic Journey

Also in the link below is a wonderful interpretation of a shamans experience in the process of life and death. Great read!

Shamanic Death Initiation

So once again here I am standing on the shoulders of giants who before me also thought of how to attain enlightenment through inner knowledge. I am just starting to realize that this is not something that you learn in one sitting or even reading several hundred books on the topic. This is a lifelong process and in some cases through different life processes. This is what life is interpreted as. We are not static, we are living in motion. An energy that is part of the universe. The same energy that created us also created the very earth we stand on, the universe and many other universes. Once we take a glimpse of knowing thy self I guess we have taken a glimpse into what the creator looks like. I believe only then can we see and know the true path of the Witch, healer and Shaman.

On my journey I will keep on searching for that little spark in the abyss. One that will hopefully guide me like a bright star in the night sky to the creation that lies within. Everyone has this ability it’s just a matter of whether we want to see it and then learn to use it.

Happy journeying.

many Blessings
Priestess Hypatia