Just as semiprecious and precious stones have been used for a wide variety of magical purposes, so too have plain, ordinary stones. Nothing in nature is without its magical uses.
This feature contains minor rituals utilizing any kind of stone you find in your backyard, on the beach or anywhere out in nature.
In these spells, use your powers of visualization and concentration to direct the energy through the stones. Here, the rocks are usually focal points or tools that add little power of their own. Some of them are amulets and talismans of a kind.
That’s not to say that a piece of granite made up of quartz, hornblende and various other minerals doesn’t contain its own powers, but such stones lack focused energy. Since this is the kind most needed in magic, it is more difficult to work with them than with amethyst and carnelian. Therefore, in the simple spells that follow, don’t worry about
which stone to use. Take whatever is at hand.
PROTECTION, The Five Pebbles
Go to a moving brook or stream. While standing in the water and facing downstream, remove five small pebbles from the stream bed As you do this, visualize your need for protection.
As your hand closes over the pebbles, see them beaming out protective energies. Just as the pebbles are hard and have weathered for eons, so too will they strengthen your protective shield.
Now carry them at all times for protection. If you wish, place them in a small pouch or a fold of cloth, or incorporate them into some form of jewelry.
DIVINATION, Black and White:
Spend a few minutes gathering stones. Half should be dark and half of a lighter color.
Place them on the ground before you. Ask your question or keep it in mind. Close your eyes and jumble the stones around for a few seconds; then, with your left or receptive hand, remove one of the stones.
If you picked a dark stone, the answer is yes or the prospects favorable. If light, no.
LOVE, Stone Love Spell:
Go to a place that contains many water-worn stones. Look for a large, flat rock while visualizing yourself being involved with the perfect mate.
On this rock mark with red ink two intertwined hearts. As you do this, keep the visualization in mind.
When you are finished, bury the stone in the earth in an uncultivated place.
A STONE-ATTRACTION SPELL:
Take any stone. Hold it in your projective hand for several minutes while visualizing your need. Flood the stone with your need and with your emotional involvement with your need. Send power out from your body to the stone. Use your visualization to
see it streaming into the rock.
Then throw the stone into running water. It is done.
A STONE-BANISHING SPELL:
To be rid of diseases, unhealthy habits, hurt feelings and any other disturbing manifestations of life, hold any stone in your projective hand and visualize the problem in detail.
Visualize the part of you that is to be banished as entering the stone. See the problem and its causes leaving you and infusing the stone.
When you can send no more energy into it, throw the stone onto a hot fire, throwing with it the causes and manifestations of your problem. Stand back “the stone may explode.
If you have no fire or don’t wish to have rocks exploding, throw the stone into the air or into water, thereby releasing the problem causing energy from your body.
It is done.
Copyright © 1988 by Scott Cunningham