Ritual Sound wrote:As much as I would love to think there was not a mix-up, , I am probably not the Joseph you are thinking of... I live in SF and my wife and I come up every so often...our honeymoon, birthdays, holidays, etc... but I haven't been there since my wife's birthday in April...
I am a great Joseph, I must admit, but I don't think I am the Joseph you saw...
(the other Joseph)
Ritual Sound wrote:
Also, does anyone have any more tips on care and love of your lodestone? I have read cats book entry, the web page for, and the forum posts on lodestones already. Just wondering if any more lodestone stories had come about in the last little bit? Any obscure advice or tips? I have my hoyts and whiskey ready!!!
Thanks for any advice. I have a beautiful wooden pedestal for the lodestone to live...
catherineyronwode wrote:You are indeed a different Joseph. The one i was thinking of lives in Oakland and was in the shop last week -- and he too collects old music.
Tell them to phone me at the house tomorrow and i will come down and meet you too, for i am a friend to all Josephs.
I really suggest forming a relationship with your lodestone. Start by looking at it, does it strike you as particularly male or female? Not all have a gender of course. Naming your lodestone and talking to it are also really good ways to connect with it and start to form your relationship with it. The way I was taught, lodestones are like dogs, smart, loyal and hard working creatures, provided you treat them well and train them right.
cognitivedissonance wrote:My next order will be the lodestone/magnetic sand/altar roots and curios that I want, but I'd like to set the lodestone in a bowl of magnetic sand on my desk, in a covered dish so it's out of sight from nosey folks. This won't disrupt the draw, will it?
cognitivedissonance wrote:Well, if you "fed" it with a pinch of magnetic sand a week you'd eventually wind up with a puddle of magnetic sand anyway, when you really think about it. I'm not sure I'm really committed to the angle of a pet rock in this instance. My inner snark wouldn't be able to take that aspect seriously.
As a metaphor, I can totally dig it, though.
Devi Spring wrote:You do need to make a connection to the spirit of the lodestone and get it working for you. Bathing it in whiskey or Hoyt's is part of that process. Many workers simply speak to the stone as if it were a pet or a person, letting their words make the connection, communicate the work, and set it working for you. Others will do it in other ways, and certainly you could do a multi-day ritual with it to help get familiar with its feel and spirit, and make a real bond with it if you wanted to.
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