I work with crystals and gems and stone. I think that was my first real love, as a child, collecting gem stones.
The last time i went to Avebury I pushed my gem stones, after meditating heavily on them, into the Stones at Avebury. I pushed them far enough in to ensure no one could get them out. I like it that something so personal of my is in Avebury, I love that place.
I certainly do use crystals and stones quite a bit in my work, optioning for the more rough found-in-the-garden kind. I am lucky that the beaches here are loaded with natural rough quartz crystal. How I use them is dependent on the working at hand however in general I like to use a piece of quartz to contain the land sprowl, an altar stone, and a Godstone.
I was searching my old books regarding the certain properties of stones, and with the references above that somehow I could not get to " quote " here, (It's the operator, not the software, trust me ). I like the uses of stones, one in particular draws my attention and I use it quite frequently in my divination of Tarot. It's the Serpentine Stone, just from the little bit I've researched on it, I thought I'd share with you all, since some of the posters referenced Serpentine Energy.
The Stone has been used as a temple stone for meditation, to ensue the Great Spirit. It cleanses the aura, and helps manifest dreams and desires. Serpentine is said to restore self-confidence, dispel fear and enhance meditation. For women it is said to balance hormones and to assist milk production in nursing mothers. Serpentine can give assistance to the disorders in all the areas of the body, meaning the emotional state, the mental state, as well as the physical state. Serpentine is a powerful healing stone that aids the clearing of blocked areas, bringing the chakras back in balance, and is particularly beneficial for the heart charka. Serpentine helps clear away any mental and emotional imbalances. It helps you feel in control of yourself.
It is often used to open the Kundalini energy and clearing the chakras. Serpentine is a green stone that can be clear green or green with some darker spots reminicent of a snakes skin. Serpentine is an earthing stone. It strengthens meditation and spiritual exploration. It clears the Chakras and stimulates the Crown Chakra, opening psychic abilities and helping you to understand the spiritual basis of life. Serpentine helps you tap into spiritual wisdom as well as past life knowledge. Serpentine also opens new pathways, mental stability and assists in answers for those seeking clarity. Serpentine helps you to feel more in control of your life. It corrects mental and emotional imbalances and helps guide the conscious direction of healing energy towards problem areas.
Physically, Serpentine is extremely cleansing and detoxifying for the body and blood. It is believed to promote longevity. Serpentine is one of the greatest crystals to have during time regression and past life regression work, stimulating your memory and connections. It enhances meditation and favors spiritual exploration. Eliminates parasites, helps calcium and magnesium absorption, and diabetes. Now I'm no expert on Kundalini by no means, but I have heard of it's use in Yoga, regarding the base of the spine as the cradle of the Serpent Energy.