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Photographers Look at Stones

Check out these gorgeous macro shots of stones…They are by members of the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society – a very active club for nature photographers in the Chicago area.

Every few years I bring in about 40 specimens for my fellow members to enjoy a still life & macro outing

What Happens When You Are Gifted Crystals

Donna Armstrong wrote us:

A friend gave me a bunch of healing crystals – over 100 – I’m new to crystals I have 15 of my own.

I have learned they came from a woman who has died I have been looking all over the Internet for information on what to do with the the crystals as far as clearing cleaning and charging them.

May Stones

May has had six gemstones different birthstones over the centuries. While most of know emerald is the modern birthstone, let’s get to know these six stones and their properties.


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Ancient Cultures
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Sometimes considered mythical, these ancient cultures contributed significant knowledge and lessons to our modern world. At Crystal Life, we accept these ancient cultures as having really existed, and we explore their offerings.

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Animal Spirit
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Animals preceded humans on earth, and help form the energetic foundation on which we exist. Animals embody various specific energies and as such have been used throughout the ages as totems – spirit guides and energetic place holders. Some serve as familiars for a person. A familiar is a life form who accompanies a human as a protector, guide, teacher, power source and friend.

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Astrology & Calendar Markers
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The cycles of the year…the cycles of the planets…significant calendar holidays…we are affected by many kinds of cosmic energy. This area explores, from the spiritual perspective, a wide range of astrological occurrences from Mercury Retrograde to the equinoxes…

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Atala Toy Art Gallery
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“It all began when a gnome invited me to take photos of some local moss faeries,” Crystal Life founder Atala Toy tells us. ” Next a tree spirit asked me to take his photograph. Gradually I became a photo chronicler of nature’s alternate earth reality – worlds whose life forms intelligently communicate with each other – and could do so with us as well…if we only listened. Enjoy these images of beauty, hope and inspiration.”

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Birthstones
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What are the stones associated with your birthdate? There are a number of classically related stones whose energies are especially compatible with different months of the  year. You can also work with stones associated with the astrological sign under which you were born: stones associated in this way can be found in Zodiac Stones

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Chakra Chart
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Many years ago Atala drew up a comprehensive chart of the qualities of the seven major chakras, for her own personal spiritual use. She shares this information with you. It covers everything from associated plants, animals, stones and colors to musical tones and number of hours of sleep needed.

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Chakra Information
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The chakras are the body’s energy centers. There are seven major chakras – and millions of chakras of all sizes throughout your body. Stones, energetic qualities and other topics of interest re the chakras. 

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Cosmic Consciousness
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We live in a multi-dimensional universe. Once we accept this reality, the rules change. This means that, very pragmatically, we naturally develop a  new philosophy for living. The higher level inter-galactic language is geometric light form and communication is through the spiritual heart (also known as the higher heart and the heart brain). Atala has written and done workshops and videos on this information; some of this information can be found here.

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Crystal & Gemstone Dictionary
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Information about the stones, crystals, fossils, shell and metals that Crystal Life carries. Once inside a stone room, you can click on the highlighted gemstone name and you will be shown all the products with that stone that are on our website. We may not have all stones in stock at any one time.

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Crystal Basics
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Basic information about crystals such as how to care for your crystals, crystal characteristics and crystal combinations.

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Crystal Healing, Grids, Medicine Bags
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Selecting crystals for specific purposes is an ancient form of energy management. Sometimes you can do this by placing a specific intent in a stone.  At other times you may combine stones for a specific purpose, carrying them n a medicine bag. And sometimes you may wish to arrange them in a grid formation. 

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Crystal Life Technology Info
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Crystal Life Technology, Inc. started back in 1995 – one of the pioneering natural health companies!  For over 22 years we have been providing healthy living options via our website, workshops, books and art. Here are articles and videos about our work and our wonderful staff.

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Crystals, Indigos & Awakened Youth
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Over the past few decades, children with expanded awareness have been birthing onto our planet in growing numbers. They’ve come in waves, groups of specific types of consciousness entering earth to help the rest of us. These waves have been called the Indigos, Crystals, Rainbows, and so on. Sometimes they need help as well. For several years Crystal Life sponsored a club called Blue Papaya where these youth could find friendship with others like themselves and learn subtle energy skills. Here is information on, by and for these brave young people.

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Dowsing, Pendulums & Rods
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Dowsing is the process of acquiring information from the universal mind. The information exists somewhere – you just need help accessing it. There are procedures for accurate dowsing, and methods for using dowsing tools.

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Earth Energy Issues
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Earth is a living organism. What occurs to her affects her energy, which affects ours. This includes industrialization, electro-magnetic pollution, general earth energy variations such as negative and positive vortexes There are ways to mitigate earth abuse and general earth health issues. This includes dowsing knowledge, environmental remedies and spiritual solutions.

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Energy Tools
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Energy tools can assist you to subtly adjust energy. Adjustments include clearing, balancing, augmenting, protecting…and many other spiritual to physical issues. While almost all products Crystal Life carries are also energy tools, including our jewelry and stones, this area discusses specific tools and processes.

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Esoteric Terms Dictionary
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An explanation of esoteric terms used on this website and information center. Please contact us if you have a term you would like explained here.

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Far East Culture
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The Far East has seen the continuation of ancient cultures highly knowledgeable in the esoteric arts and sciences. Their knowledge of spirit and how it descends into matter has influenced  Western cultures over the centuries.

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Feng Shui
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Feng Shui works with energy (chi) to situate and design buildings and personal space.

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From Our Friends - Animals
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Submissions by animal experts and regular folk who have had unusual experiences with animals. Many entries are photographs of animals experiencing some kind of interdimensional situation. We invite you to submit your own photographs and articles, via our submission form on the right of this page.

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From Our Friends - Ghosts, Plasma, Orbs
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Discussions and photographs sent in by experts and “regular folk” chronicling their interaction with some sort of interdimensional life form. These images range from ghosts to plasma, orbs and spirit beings. Join in the group documentation of such occurrences! We’ll help you learn to distinguish what is a real life form from what is a simply-explained anomaly like photographing a speck of dust or your own breath on a cold night.  Share  your own photographs via our submissions form at the right of this page, as we discuss how to determine what is occurring!.

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From Our Friends - Land, Water, Sky
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Discussions and photographic studies from experts and “regular folk” chronicling interdimensional aspects of land, water and sky. To contribute your own work and photographs, just fill out the submission form on the right side of this page.

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From Our Friends - Nature Spirit Photo Contest Gallery
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Crystal Life has sponsored an annual Nature Spirit Photo Contest since 2010. We accept hundreds of submissions each year from around the globe. The criteria is a photograph of any subject showing human connection or observation of an interdimensional phenomena. This includes but is not limited to nature spirits, orbs, ghosts, plasma and unexplained phenomena. Submissions are made throughout the year, and many can be seen in the various From Our Friends rooms in this Information Center. All submissions sent in during the exhibit year – which runs from September 16 through the next year September 15 – are included in the judging, which occurs the end of September. The winners and finalists are exhibited at the Crystal Life store throughout “Spirit Month” – October – and are also on permanent display in this Nature Spirit Photo Contest Gallery. We also include a few images that have crossed our path via the internet…

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From Our Friends - Rock Beings
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Photographs and discussions about rock beings and the types of interdimensional life forms who hang out with them. All photographs and discussions are submitted to us by the public, using the form you’ll find to the right of this page. All photographs submitted between September 16 to September 15 of the following year are automatically entered into that year’s Nature Spirit Photo Contest.

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From Our Friends - Tree Beings
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Trees are host to many different types of interdimensional life forms. Here we celebrate the interactions and images of the tree world, as photographed and discussed by experts and “regular people.” To submit your own work, just fill out the submission form you’ll see to the right inside this category area.

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Goddess - Maiden, Mother, Crone
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The divine feminine has been extolled and villified throughout history. We explore her many aspects.

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Human Consciousness
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There are so many levels of consciousness co-existing – and sometimes arguing – within our human form. We are a marvel of complexity and yet as simple as being a manifestation of our soul. Being mindful enables us to observe and peacefully work with ourselves and the world around us.

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Inspiring Experts & Artists
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Stories about, and articles from, a variety of artists and experts working in the field of consciousness and nature spirits.

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Interdimensional Communication
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There are many forms of life in the universe, existing in different dimensions. There is a universal means to communicate between life forms. Atala Toy has written three books on this topic. She explores its significance in this area.

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Jewelry with Purpose
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The original purpose for wearing jewelry included both protection and beauty. Crystal Life’s founding was based on Atala’s need to wear environmentally-protective tools, disguised as beautiful jewelry. That inherent purpose – to keep around us beauty that is also energetically supportive – prevails throughout our company’s products. 

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Meditation, Prayer & Spirituality
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Meditation and prayer are two aspects of the same process by which humans seek to gain guidance and blessings from spirit. Prayer is asking for something; meditation is listening for the answers. Spirituality encompasses them both

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Mindfulness
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Mindfulness – the thoughtful, detached observation of your own personal reality. Articles related to this awakened and awakenng state of being

Mindfulness
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Native American Cultures
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The Native American cultures throughout the Western Hemisphere are resonant with their knowledge of the natural world.

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Nature Spirits & Fairies
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Nature spirits guard and protect the land. They are sentient beings, many quite happy to work with humans, if the human wishes to do so with ahimsa – non-harm – and in a spirit of cooperation. Nature spirits include fairies, gnomes, leprechauns, devas, and the life forms residing inl trees and rocks. This area discusses general nature communication situations. 

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Photographing Spirit
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Photographing subtle energy life forms is Atala Toy’s photographic specialty. She offers tips to aspiring nature spirit photographers…

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Plant Spirit
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Plants generously offer their innate energy to the service of our world. Each offers in a different way. 

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Prayer Beads
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Gemstone Prayer Beads are a superb way to help yourself to inwardly grow, and to protect yourself while doing so. You are combining, in your work, the power of prayer with the power of an ancient tradition devoted to spiritual growth, and the inherent super-ancient energy inherent in the stones themselves.

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Products with Purpose
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Crystal Life Technology specializes in Subtle Energy Products and Products with Purpose. Our resonance tools work with frequency to change matter. This science, known as resonant technology, is an adjunct to many complementary health disciplines.Crystal Life provides a variety of products with purpose that help people help themselves and their communities. These are partnership tools and they help establish stable fields in which good health and a positive outlook is enabled and strengthened.

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Relationships
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Insights on our relationships with others.

Relationships
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Rock Spirit
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“Rocks are wonderful, loyal friends of mine! Plus…they are patient, they don’t talk a lot, and they are very supportive! Having always had a rock in my pocket from childhood on, I wanted to share some rock stories with you!”…Atala

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Sacred Geometry
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Sacred geometry is our human term for the light forms some humans can see, and which underlay our physical world. These light forms are what consciousness looks like as it starts to cohere into form. Here at Crystal Life we work with these light forms to help you enhance your well-being. 

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Spirit Guides
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Spirit guides are those life forms who become part of our lives to inspire us. They may be religious leaders, loved ones who have crossed over, our team assembled before we birthed on earth, angels, animal totems, nature spirits…and so on. They are real. Some people choose to work with their guides consciously while others simply know that someone somewhere is protecting them.

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Tree Spirit
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Each tree is a micro-universe of its own. It may perform many functions, such as serving as a Council Tree for humans and/or nature spirits; serving as a nodal point on some earth grid; serving as home for an evolved being. It also has its own personality…

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Videos & Audio
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Many of you have requested workshops on various topics…but you live all around the world…so we have begun the process of creating videos and audio that fill that purpose. You’ll find them here and on our YouTube Channel – Crystal Life Technology. You can watch the videos here…and also sign up on YouTube to receive notices of new videos as they are posted there.

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Zodiac Stones
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Certain stones are compatible with specific astrological signs. Some people prefer to work with a stone related to their astrological birthdate. Others prefer to work with the stone associated with their birth month; you find stones categorized by month in “Birthstones”

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