Crystal of The Week

Folk names: Holed stones, holy stones, Odin stones

Energy: Receptive

Element: Water

Deities: Odin, the Great Mother

Powers: Protection, anti-nightmare, health, psychos, eyesight

Magical/Ritual Lore: In the Edna’s, Odin transmuted himself into a worm and slipped through a hole in the rock to steal “the mead of poetry”. Perhaps because of this myth, holed stones were know. As “Odin Stones”

Magical uses: Stones with natural occurring holes produced by erosion, wind or wave action, sea creatures , and by other means have long been prized as protective objects. There are numerous folk uses for these stones. They are hung on the bedpost to prevent nightmares. As a magical protectant, hokey stones were worn around the neck, placed in the house, or hung from the front door. To assist the body’s healing processes, charge a hokey stone to adorn the disease. Place this stone in a tub of water, salted water, and soak in it for several minutes. Repeat once a day for a week. Cleanse the stone after this and repeat as necessary.

Taken from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic of.119-120

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