Ako ste ikad pričali sa mnom o alternativi i woo-tematici, znate da im nisam sklona. Držim se one, što ti je tvrdnja apsurdnija, priredi bolje argumente i dokaze. Jer, pitat ću te za njih i neće mi biti dovoljne “frekvencije” i “promjena zemljinog magnetskog polja”. Neću inzistirati da promijeniš mišljenje, ali te neću shvatiti ozbiljno u sljedećim raspravama i situacijama i iz ladice “nemjerodavni” teško ćeš izaći van. Super su primjer kristali. Ne poznajem ih pretjerano (kada velim “ne poznajem” mislim na poznavanje nomenklature, taksonomije, kemijskog sastava, podrijetla i načina nastanka, “djelovanje” odbijam uopće komentirati), poneki su mi lijepi i znam da ih prati veo mistike i nedokazanih tvrdnji širokog spektra. Neke od njih i nosim, doduše, isključivo iz estetskih razloga, teško da mogu ikako utjecati na moju psihologiju i fiziologiju. Još uvijek debelo vjerujem u koncept placeba i autosugestije; najdjelotvornije su najčešće stvari od kojih mi želimo i očekujemo nekakvu djelotvornost. Ljudi koji traže “kamen protiv depresije” ili nešto slično, čini mi se, često traže nešto što će im pomoći da se odreknu odgovornosti za svoja djela.

Nedavno sam na kolegici vidjela divan komad kristala smješten u metalnu spiralu i stoga sam odlučila pokloniti jedan sličan njemu jednoj kokoški. Dar je potrebno prilagoditi primatelju; ako imaš želju nekome nešto dati, smatram, treba slijediti njegove želje i potrebe, pogotovo kada se radi o nečemu potpuno bezopasnom kao što su kristali, iako ne vjerujem u njihovo djelovanje. Odšetala sam u specijalizirani kristalodućan naoružana znanjem nakon bazičnog internetskog istraživanja kristala, voljna pričati i o horoskopima (when in Rome…, rado si prije odlaska u takve krugove enableam crack-plugin i ufuram se u priču)

tražeći onaj kakav bi ona odabrala i pokušavajući razmišljati kao ona. Odmah sam znala da želim nešto toplo, goruće, jarkih solarnih nijansi i energično.

svart: ‘bardan, ja bih kristal za Lavicu, dakle, nešto jarko, toplo, bliješteće i sunčevo.

kristaluša (vadi nekakav komad kartona s flomasterom pisanim nazivima, interpretacijama i djelovanjima i izblijedjelih od stajanja i neredovitog updateanja spram kojega je Gutenbergova Biblija SS Enterprise, ono, u ova vremena!): Pogledat ćemo, imam ovdje popis svih vrsta u trgovini. Imam par komada za Lava.

svart: Znači, ja bih citrin, karneol ili…

kristaluša: Nenenene, citrin i karneol po ovome nisu za Lava.

svart: (očekivala sam ovakvu reakciju, nisam u šoku) Ozbiljno? Proučila sam desetak internetskih stranica o kristalima i našla sam na manje-više svima pokoju riječ o njima.

kristaluša: (snobby snark) Danas vam po internetu svašta piše (!!!), ovo moje je u pravu.

Na koncu sam vidjela kako razgovor dalje nema smisla i nabola sam najljepši i masivni komad tigrovog oka. Tražila sam nešto egzotičnije i specifičnije, ali niti je ponuda bila zadovoljavajuća, niti su me se dojmili komadi za Lava po mojim izvorima niti po toj kartončini. Oduševila me, zapravo, prodavačičina (jao!) samouvjerenost i podrugljivost, podsjetila sam se koliko je taj teren labilno definiran i poligon je za slobodne interpretacije. 10 kristalo-“terapeuta” ima potpuno razvezane ruke za sugestije i brabonjčenje o djelovanju i postoji sasma realna šansa da se međusobno neće preklapati. Često vidim “kristal za plodnost” i slično, meni bi u najmanju ruku bila prilična greda nekome reći da će kamen oko vrata povećati broj spermatozoida, suprimirati endometriozu ili nekome na anksioliticima pomoći da se skulira. Postoji nešto što se zove garancija i odgovornost. Koliko si daleko spreman otići da bi dokazao kako tvoja tvrdnja ima neku težinu?

No… U moru raznobojnog i raznogabaritnog kamenja na desetak etaža jedan je uspješno uhvatio komadić moje pažnje. Kada sam čula kako se zove dodatno me zaintrigirao. Naime, imam fetiš na sve što ima u nazivu “helio” a i suncokret mi je najdraža biljka. Wordporn, teški. Uglavnom, moj komad silicijevog dioksida nosi ime heliotrop

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i izgleda kao maleni komadić nekakve prelijepe nebule koja je u trenutku kada ju je neki od teleskopa uhvatio odavno prestala postojati.

The mineral heliotrope, also known as bloodstone, is a form of chalcedony (which is a cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz and its monoclinic polymorph moganite). The “classic” bloodstone is green chalcedony with red inclusions of iron oxide or red jasper. Sometimes the inclusions are yellow, in which case the mineral is given the name plasma.

The red inclusions are supposed to resemble spots of blood; hence the name “bloodstone”. The name “heliotrope” (from Greek ήλιος helios, Sun, τρέπειν trepein, to turn) derives from various ancient notions about the manner in which the mineral reflects light.

Išla sam vidjeti kako alternativa gleda na njih. Was not disappointed.

Traditional Beliefs of Bloodstone

Bloodstones were believed to be a magical stone in ancient times. Touching the stone simply stopped hemorrhages. Ancient warriors carried with them bloodstone amulets for reasons to stop the bleeding whenever they had wounds. 

In the middle ages, Babylonians used engraved bloodstone in their divination. Together with the ancient Egyptians, they used the stone to defeat magically their enemies. They employed the stone’s abilities by increasing personal strength. This was also believed to make one invisible when they wanted others to focus elsewhere. This is also known as the Mother Goddess stone associated with the Isis, Horus and the Black Madonna images.

It was also believed that bloodstone had special powers for reasons that as it was formed when drops of blood fell and stained jasper at the foot where Jesus was crucified. It was dubbed the “Martyr’s Stone” as it was used in sculptures representing martyrdom and flagellation. 

Healing Properties in Bloodstone

Because of its great healing powers, these stones were pulverized and mixed with egg whites and honey. An innovation believed to heal tumors and stop bleeding. The medieval used this stone to remove poison from venomous snake bites. Bloodstone also helps in the forecast through weather magic. Athletes who require added strength also use this as a powerful charm. It clarifies vague thoughts and dispels perplexity providing several benefits. 

Bloodstones are also known as stones of courage. It improves physical strength, enhances self-esteem and self-appreciation, and calms anxiousness. It promotes love for family and enhances wealth by improving the business and its legal matters.  

The bloodstone also fights evil and prevents jealousy. It boosts your spirit and adds longevity. It eases a broken heart and brings good fortune. Whenever the stone becomes blood red in color, this signals the wearer about any upcoming danger. And up to this day, powdered bloodstone is used as aphrodisiac and traditional medicines in India. 

Bloodstone also enhances creativity and intuition.  Bloodstone drives away the negative environmental energy, which helps in the overcoming of influences like electromagnetic or geopathic stress.  It revitalizes and induces dreaming.  It gives you courage and helps you avoid harmful situations.  This also promotes idealism and selflessness.  This soothes and revitalizes the mind, enhances decision making, and eliminates confusion. Bloodstone minimizes aggressiveness, impatience and irritability.

Bloodstone provides physical aid in treating anemia, blood disorders and enhancing blood flow. It strengthens the immune system and detoxifies. It eases menstrual and menopausal symptoms. And it strengthens the heart, liver, kidneys, intestines, and bone marrow. It minimizes pus formation, neutralizes toxins in the body, and invigorates the lymphatic system, which leads to the healing of infections and inflammations. However, stone therapy should never replace medical treatments. It is there to enhance a person’s health and well-being.

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As the name suggests this interesting colored stone is a great blood cleanser and purifier. They are said to neutralize and eliminate toxins from the blood, as well as aid your eyesight and help skin rashes.

Bloodstones are excellent healing stones, and within the sacral chakra they will not only assist the blood, but will also aid you to heal your bladder, kidneys, intestines and liver.

They are also said to be a useful adjunct in treatment of those suffering from leukemia, to stabilize the blood.

It is said to stimulate dreaming, and during sleep is said to revitalize you, so it would be a benefit to place one under your pillow. Their vibration may assist you with decision making… especially relating to spiritual matters… and this may be partly because their vibration will also help you to develop your intuition.

Da imam cajta viška, rasjekla bih prst, stavila kamen uz njega, pratila koliko vremena treba za prestanak krvarenja i dignula video na youtube, samo da možete čuti moj grohot. Ne bih se baš podala očnjacima riđovke. Plus, po ovome, ne postoji osoba kojoj heliotrop ne bi koristio.

Ja od njega ne očekujem baš ništa, osim da bude lijep kada ga povremeno pogledam. Ne mislim da će mi donijeti sreću, zdravlje niti spasiti glad Trećeg Svijeta. To je nešto što moram sama (ili moramo sami).