Most crystal and stone workshops try to sensitize participants to the energies of the stone people, a universal term referring to all stones and crystals by Indians. But this often leads to frustration for those not yet ready to open up to them. Whether a person is able to pick up on the energy of a stone or not, is really irrelevant. What is important is to understand that certain "energies" exist, and that we can learn about them. And by learning some of the ways to work with the various stone people, the individual will begin to open to their energies as the stones interact with them.
We will look at Earth cycles; the necessary geologic basics of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic categories; hydrothermal creation of crystals; crystalline structures; proven effects of crystals on residual energy, and more. You will learn something of the formation processes, which influence the characteristics specific stones tend to carry.
Knowing the rudiments will free you from books. While books may help the beginner, they more often create dependencies and limitations, where those who end up relying on them find it increasingly difficult to accept that any stone or crystal has capacities beyond or different than what they have read about. Or more commonly, that much of what a crystal or stone is supposed to be is made-up fantasy.
Much of this has to do with color, the molecular structure (sorry...), and the forces that formed the individual stone, subjects some teachers would rather avoid. Physics, yes, but science and spiritual understanding ought to be consistent as they are simply ways of understanding the same universe, made by the same Creator. When they differ is when we get into trouble.
The approach in Crystals Rock! is to help the student discover what is necessary to develop before any effective work can be done using these natural tools. And done safely. It helps to think of stones and crystals more as filters or shapers, guides or "influencers," than generators of some mysterious metaphysical energy.
If you are serious about learning what indigenes of Turtle Island have known for millenea, if you are interested in learning what works, based on generations of stone healers that had a deep understanding of these tools long before the first Europeans landed on Turtle Island, then I encourage you to participate in this workshop. If you do, I also ask you leave any preconceived ideas at home.