Mary Reddy wrote a fascinating article on the consciousness of rocks from a shamanic perspective (“Rock Talk”) that really struck a chord with me.
I came to a spiritual appreciation for the mineral kingdom through my practice of geomancy using Israel Regardie’s “bowl-of-stones” method. I spent a couple of years gathering just the right set of stones along our dirt road during daily walks. New Hampshire is known for its quartz and granite, so I also collected semi-matching examples of that at the same time. Each on has a slightly different “voice.” I set them on a window sill as a kind of “altar” overseeing my working library of tarot books. Here are a few pictures.