Crystals contain myriad metaphysical properties and can, in theory, be used and worked with for anything; it's all down to the power and focus of the intention behind the practice. That said, there are some particularly strong energies imbued within certain stones. Here, you'll find those crystals associated with protection against negative energy (in human and any other forms).
A ritual kit including an absolutely exquisite abalone shell, sustainably sourced from farms in Mexico and South Africa (so no sea-life is damaged), and hand-tied bundles of sustainably sourced Californian white sage from Juniper Ridge.
'Smudging' is a beautiful, ancient, ritualistic tradition observed in Native American custom, said to cleanse a person and their space of lingering, stagnant or negative energy. The loose concept is that the sacred smoke detoxifies the air around you, allowing the breath of life to restore balance and love.
It is with a humble heart and great respect that we bow to these ancient customs, their origins, and share them with our community. We encourage the self-education and due diligence around this area of spiritual cleansing so as not to appropriate other cultures, rather acknowledge their magic and share in it with love and gratitude, giving thanks with every leaf we ignite and whose smoke we bask in. It is also important only to buy white sage from reputable retailers who do not endorse the mass-cultivation of the wild plant as it is an endangered species.
White Sage Properties
White sage is a holy herb of the Americas, said to possess potent protection properties that, if burnt, will be released through the sacred smoke, cleansing, purifying and protecting all who breathe the air.
Abalone Shell Properties
It is said that the pearlescent ear of the iridescent abalone shell can hear the stories of suffering, all we have faced in life. A kind and listening shell, the abalone brings messages and energy of peace, compassion and healing love.
There is a deep magic to sustainably sourced abalone shells, whose soft pastel interiors are reminiscent of the sunset brushstrokes in paintings colouring the ceilings of the Palace of Versailles. You gaze upon the pearlescent inner ear of these shells and marvel at the magic of nature, expecting to glance cherubim circling naked nymphs, swooning at the sublime, just as we crane our necks to swoon at the palatial ceilings upon which they’re painted.
These pieces of nature are masterpieces, Fine Art, to be treasured and passed down through generations. Nature’s heirlooms, as we say.
Abalone has nourished the appetite since time immemorial, as well as nurturing human spirits through ritual means, too. Like oysters, the abalone is a type of mollusk, most popular harvested by curious otters who like to get creative with rocks to prize them off the stones to which they cling close to the shore. Their beautiful blue shells, like butterfly wings, were once traded as currency and are still highly sought after in South Africa today. Sadly, the price has been dropped for these stunning artworks of Nature by some retailers, just to try and shift stock and make sales faster, so we like to respect the farmers and shells by retaining their inherent value, which, of course, you cannot put a number on, just as with all our incredible crystals.
According to certain indigenous communities of the Americas, it is said that the people believe their prayers and wishes will rise up with the smoke of burning sage within the abalone shell, carried up to the heavens above. Among the Apache tribe, in particular, the abalone shell properties are many. Most notably, the Painted White Woman, representative of girls' transition into womanhood, survived a storm in the magical abalone shell. And so the abalone shell is used in coming-of-age rituals.
Due to the shell's inherent purpose of protection in order to sustain the life of the creature once inhabiting it, the abalone shell's healing properties include deep protection and strength through difficult times of loss, grief and inner turmoil.
1 x XXL abalone shell
1 x white sage wand / smudgestick
How to use
Use the smudgestick as a wand and walk from room to room with the shell beneath, as an ember-catcher. Alternatively, carefully break leaves apart from the stick and scatter in the shell to burn as loose incense. You can then walk around the house with this shell, waving a hand to direct the smoke into tight corners or over pillows to disperse bad dreams or arguments with lovers. Wave wand around your body (careful not to burn yourself or your hair) to shift old blockages.
Cleansing ritual tips
- always have a window open so that old energy and stale air can escape, allowing newness to be breathed in.
- cleanse crystals / items / people / spaces by wafting the smudgestick over and around them, so that the smoky trails and circles in the air, removing any blocked energy.
- a wonderful time to practise this cleansing ritual is during new or full moons, when the night is charged with a certain lunar magic, or during a renovation and when you move in to a new space.
- you might like to set an intention or speak a mantra as you light the tip of your smudgestick - eg 'only energy vibrating with love and light is welcome in this space' or 'may this spoke fill my space with healing energy and give me motivation to finish my project.'
- always position your wand in an incense holder, such as a sacred abalone shell or heatproof dish, and place this somewhere safe.
Our long-awaited capsule collection of beautiful, iridescent moonstones, some with exquisite butterfly-wing-blue flashes, known as chatoyancy.
The moonstone crystal meaning is one of mystery. Tapping into the quiet corners of ourselves, this crystal gently shines a light on the shadows in which we hide painful parts of our past, things we'd rather forget. Like the magical moon in her inky sky, moonstone illuminates all there is to heal and helps us find a way, raising our awareness to things that need to change in order for us to find peace and grounding. Elusive and mysterious, the moon has always been linked to water in elemental earth magic, further connecting the moon with watery emotions, deep and pensive thoughts. The moon in tarot deals with mystery, dreams and illusion, so moonstone comes to reveal all there is to see, preventing us from being deceived.
Moonstone is also a wonderful tonic for fertility, wombspace and pregnancy. This is the stone of childbirth and motherhood. If you or someone you know is embarking on this journey towards, or stepping into mamahood, this would be a beautiful gift for them as they navigate this path.
Please note - while the majority of pieces do include some blue iridescence, not all have these inclusions, but are no less valuable or desirable.
Black tourmaline is THE stone of protection. Without doubt, you want this on your side where negative people or negative energies are close. Olivia, our founder, will not sleep anywhere without it. End of. Think of black tourmaline as spiritual sanitiser for the soul; energy disinfectant; force field shield.
Himalayan tourmaline such as this is very unusual in that its 'strands' are compactly compounded, making it so much less brittle than others of its kind. You can, therefore, be more laissez-faire with it as it's less likely to flake and disintegrate, making it perfect pocket companions, so that you'll have protection from bad vibes wherever you go.
A highly sought after stone, the Botswana agate is truly something to behold. Striking bands of pastel pink intermingle with the French grey of stormy seas, bringing heart chakra healing energy to those who hold them close or sleep with them under pillows.
Metaphysically speaking, this is a stone of comfort and navigating the grief cycle. This is a stone to facilitate healing from grief and loss and trauma, one which Olivia (our founder) is currently working with often and has noted that it lifts a low mood, restoring a sense of stability where once there was anxiety.
A luxe, limited edition crystal kit, handmade, selected and put together for the purpose of healing, intention setting and manifesting through the ancient power of crystal gridding. It is time to call in the life you desire. It is time to plant the seeds of your dreams and watch them grow. Please bear in mind that these kits are limited edition, so once they're gone, they're gone.
What is a Crystal Grid?
A crystal grid is a formation of stones placed either intuitively or in accordance with sacred geometry; the mathematical formula with which all natural things are created. From snowflakes to stone Henge, Egyptian pyramids to pinecones, certain shapes and structures are universally observed both in nature and crafted by human hands. It is said that sacred geometry underpins the very universe, that the grid upon which the planets and stars are fixed can be interpreted as a Tree of Life.
When we place crystals intentionally, with focus and power, we call in our dreams and desires; we create the life we want. This is why people from ancient civilisations have harnessed the art of the crystal grid for centuries - hooded Druids in the woods, painted Pagans in fields of gold, fire-haired Celts with their faces to the moon and the bejewelled emperors of distant lands. Magick is your birthright. It's in your blood. Remember.
When can I use this kit?
Whenever you feel called. When you have something in mind that you know needs work, use it then. If there's something specific you wish to manifest, use it then. When the stars are bright and the moon is full, use it then. When the night is dark and the moon is new, use it then. When it's your birthday and the stars are perfectly aligned for you, use it then. When you have friends over and want to create your own sacred circle, weaving in wishes with every crystal sewn into the grid, use it then. When you seek guidance, use it then. When you need quiet, peace and meditative flow, use it then. When you simply want to play, use it then.
The moon and rituals
Since the dawn of time, people have held rituals, practises, circles. Gathering under the dark moon has long been a popular tradition, observed the world over, but especially in Old English and Norse folklore. Moondust and moon magick is in our blood. Women's very cycles are governed by her silvery face. The new, or 'dark' moon is the beginning of a new cycle, or moon phase. It is the opening chapter, the first page, shadowy and full of mystery, waiting to be written. This is the time for fresh starts, new beginnings, clean slates. What's done is done. Now is the time to cleanse and manifest for the month ahead. Every thought, feeling and word spoken or internalised is an investment in that future, our coming days. Choose your actions wisely. Be gentle and kind to yourself and to others. Be mindful and intentional in your deeds. Hold space for yourself, make grids, create rituals with your crystal kit. Manifest, manifest, manifest.
The full moon is when the moon is fullest and brightest. She is blossoming, ripe and full of promise and potential. She is illuminating all your progress thus far in the month. Her beauty turns the tides. She shines a light on areas that need work. What is being neglected? she asks you. Because of this illumination of our problems, reflected and glinting like cats' eyes in the black road we kept them buried in up ahead, we can be triggered and made to feel uneasy, uncomfortable. Mother moon shakes us awake and into action. Just remember, this is happening for you not to you and can serve as a perfect opportunity to create a crystal grid to set you on the right path again. Lay the crystals and bring it back to your goal and what's at hand. Try asking a question and arranging the crystals in no particular way (even with your eyes closed), simply being guided by divine intuition. See what you create - any shapes, patterns or thoughts that occur might be your guides trying to tell you something.
Who is HEADSPACE for?
HEADSPACE contains crystals associated with the upper chakras (energy centres) of the body.
Blue calcite: throat chakra ~ freedom of speech, freedom of expression, thyroid // throat issues, being heard, listened to, feeling confident in your own voice.
Fluorite: crown chakra ~ spiritual expansion, ascension, psychic development, clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, headaches, migraine, creativity, focus, matters of head vs. heart, energy detox. Read about fluorite crystal meaning here.
Amethyst: crown chakra ~ the artist + writer's stone, passion, nightmares + dreams, sleep, protection, shamanic visions, calmness, serenity, angel connection, spirit guides, spiritual level-up. read about it here.
Clear quartz: all chakras ~ master healer, pure white light, blockage remover, obstacle clearer, house cleanser, spiritual detox, positivity, light in the dark, door opener. Read all about clear quartz meaning here.
This crystal kit is for anyone who relates to any of the following:
low mood, anxious, over-thinking, racing thoughts, misunderstood, not taken seriously, ignored, not listened to, left behind, struggling to keep up at work, unfocused, de-motivated, inability to make clear-cut decisions, stuck, passionless, exhausted, drained, needing a fresh start, lack of trust in decisions, lack of trust in judgement, drowned out by other voices, insignificant, unimportant, reached a plateau in spiritual development, an artist, a writer, a creator, a decision-maker, confused, at a cross-roads, unsure of purpose, disconnected from spirituality, wanting to improve aspects of life, wanting a dream to come true.
HEADSPACE can be used by anyone for any matter, but Olivia personally uses this kit to help with her anxiety. As the stones relate to the upper chakras, most notably the crown (head), the energy is perfect for those dealing with a low mood, hormonal peaks and troughs and troubles with anxiety.
Use your crystals in this kit to create your own grid, intuitively, or follow these instructions below (and pictured):
Use your palo santo stick to cleanse crystals by lighting one end, allowing to flame for a few seconds, and blowing out gently. Wave smoke around in an anti-clockwise spiral direction to release stagnant energy within the stones and clockwise to charge with a fresh intention. Spirals are symbolic of the energy of the universe growing, building (clockwise) and diminishing, shrinking. Power up, power down. This stick is your magic wand.
Place your centre-stone (blue calcite) with the intention for this grid. Speak what you desire into existence (either in your head, or out loud), in present tense, as though it is already so. e.g. if you want a new job where you feel valued and enjoy your days, say "I love my new job where I get to feel ___ and do ___ and people value and respect my opinion." [IF your intention is of a heart-related matter, you may prefer the HEARTSPACE kit. That being said, all crystals can be used for all issues; it's just about setting the intention with meaning and conviction]. Speaking audibly may feel awkward at first, but you'll get better with practice and it's very liberating and empowering to tell the moon and stars the secrets of your heart. In crystal gridding, with every stone placed, you enter into a dialogue with the universe and it's all ears.
With the same verbalisation and intention, place the clear quartz point at the following clock-face positions around the centre-stone: 12, 2, 6, 9 and fill in the gaps with the remaining points.
Nestle the fluorite tumblestones or amethyst chips either between, above or below the points.
Gaze upon your grid, soaking up the magic, stepping into your power, feeling the glory of what you've created soak into your heartspace, throat and crown chakra. Expand, integrate, assimilate, manifest. And so it is.
Each kit contains:
1 x blue calcite palmstones
8 x clear quartz points
8 x fluorite tumblestones
8 x baby amethyst chips
palo santo stick (please note, due to Covid19, issues with logistics regarding our rose supplier have presented, so a little dried rosebud will not be dispatched with the kits at this time. Thank you for your understanding).
card insert (instructions + crystal meanings)
White Witch Collective's SpiRitual kits make wonderful gifts, both to friends, family and also yourself. Give yourself the gift of manifesting your dreams and calling in the life you desire.
These kits are designed by Emily of Classy Bird Designs x
a collection of raw labradorite stones with one polished face to aid you in times of change.
labradorite aids shamanic work and energy healing, whilst supporting you through times of change and instability. this stone strengthens and supports, protects and provides structure whilst allowing you to dream big. read more on labradorite healing properties here.
The stone of abundance. Glorious golden granules. But all that glitters ain't gold!
Gold pyrite has long been associated with wealth and is held in the hand or the home to focus the attention on attracting great fortunes and money. This crystal hums with the pleasure, frivolity and freedom of great abundance. May you attract it. May you have it. May you hold it.
A sumptuously high quality collection of perfectly portable, natural, raw amethyst points. Richly pigmented and full of deep iris-purple colour, these pieces are absolute winners. Magic in pocket-rocket form!