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Hi folks,

As we approach the New Year, one of my favorite minerals is selenite. It has one of the most pleasant capacities to clear any space or crystals through its presence by intentionally waving it through the room or simply holding it to energize and clear one self. I encourage you to place your daily stones each night on or near selenite to clear and recharge.

Personally, I keep a couple of slabs of selenite where I place stones to recharge and clear. If I have worn the stone for an extended time, I leave it on the slab for a month or two before returning to it for daily use.

For those that have attended my workshops, I tend to build an altar of selenite. It typically is 4 or 5 pieces that are 50-70 pounds each. The purpose of the altar is to clear the space as well as whatever each person has brought into the workshop that should have been left outside. In addition, it begins to melt the darkness that prevents that person from being able to bring critical issues to light and therefore to conscious awareness and healing.

The next workshop is Owl Medicine in January. We have a few spots for those willing to fly silently into the darkness of the new year to find your light. May your New Year be filled with bountiful blessings.

Bountiful Blessings,
One White Horse Standing



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Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are four varieties of the mineral gypsum; all four varieties show obvious crystalline structure. The four "crystalline" varieties of gypsum are sometimes grouped together and called selenite.

All varieties of gypsum, including selenite and alabaster, are composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate (meaning has two molecules of water), with the chemical formula CaSO4-2H2O. Selenite contains no significant selenium; the similarity of names comes from both substances being named from the Ancient Greek word for the Moon.

History and Etymology

The etymology of selenite is through Middle English selenite, from Latin selenites, from Greek selenites (lithos), literally, moonstone or stone of the moon, from selene (Moon). The ancients had a belief that certain transparent crystals waxed and waned with the moon. From the 15th century, "selenite" has referred specifically to the variety of gypsum that occurs in transparent crystals or crystalline masses.

Spiritual Properties

Generally, it is believed that selenite promotes intellectual clarity and competency. It does so by supporting clarity of mind, thereby expanding one's awareness of the self and of one's surroundings.


SeleniteIt can be used for past lives as well as future lives being those which are probable at this time, if one's physical life proceeds in the direction in which it is now going. This access is provided by rubbing the crystalline structure with a finger or thumb; during this activation process, when the meditative state is attained, visual images will begin to appear. It should be noted that the access to the future is also compatible to this life--one will be presented with situations which are very likely to occur during this life on this plane dependent upon the course of progress one chooses during one's lifetime.

It has been used to decrease reticence and to assist one in the acquisition of materialistic pursuits related to business. It can also assist one in issues of judgment and provide the required insight and ameliorative energies to promote justice during adjudication of disputes. It has been used as a sharp sword of awareness, cutting through unconscious assumptions and promoting the re-connection between the conscious self and the mystic which lives within the super consciousness. It balances scholars and heavy intellectuals.

It can be used to provide both flexibility to ones nature and strength to ones decisions. It allows one to see the inner workings of any situation and to understand the superficial and the deeper meanings inherent in same. It also allows one to access the interior of the physical body in order to understand existing disorders, providing information with respect to the "fix".

Healing Properties

Selenite FlowerSelenite Flower

It has been used to align the spinal column; allowing the selenite to traverse the spinal column from the base to the back of the head seems to remove energy blockages, while traversing in the opposite direction seems to smooth the flow of energy. It can also promote flexibility within the muscular structure.

It can be used to provide amelioration of disorders associated with poisoning due to metal fillings of the teeth. It can be used to facilitate cellular regeneration and the protective membrane surrounding cells; hence providing a tool to both prevent and to overcome damage caused by well known free radicals' examples include cancer, age spots, wrinkles and light sensitivity. it can also be used to correct disorders and deformities of the skeletal system, and to stabilize epileptic disorders. It has been used to extend ones life span. It has been used to assist in the digestion and absorption of minerals.

Cleaning Crystals

Selenite Desert RoseDesert Rose

After being used for a while, a gemstone or mineral can be drained of its energy or soak up undesirable energies. Selenite can be used to clean and recharge other gemstones and minerals. Cleaning can be done when one places gemstones or minerals on top of the round, mushroom-looking selenite. With selenite that occurs in long crystals or spears, the stones can be placed on top in a row, or by placing the selenite point towards a quartz crystal and the quartz crystal towards the rock or mineral to be cleaned. This combination of selenite and quartz function as a focusing energy and will super-clean any stone usually within 15 seconds.

Another method is to put the stone in distilled water and place the container in the sunlight. Intention that the stones be cleansed empties them. The water absorbs the negative energy and does not release the energy into the immediate environment. This is especially helpful for healing stones.

Charging Crystals

Selenite can be used in various ways to "charge" a stone. Such charging makes a stone more powerful in its energetic impact. A very simple way to increase a stone's potency is to point a spear-shaped selenite at a mineral for a few minutes. Also, stones left sitting on a selenite spear or cluster for longer than it takes to clean them, get highly charged and project their qualities out to easily fill not just an entire room, but a large hall or warehouse as well.

Selenite Man-cut Tower or CastleMan-cut Selenite Tower or Castle

Selenite spears can be used to imprint the metaphysical properties of one gemstone on to another. This is done by placing the imprinting mineral behind a selenite spear and the other mineral in front. In a few moments, the mineral in front of the selenite spear will be imprinted with the property of the mineral behind. The imprinted mineral will now carry the metaphysical properties of both stones for at least 3 days. This method is particularly useful when the mineral you own is too large, too delicate, or too inconvenient to carry with you. Charge an easy to carry stone and have both energies available as a pocket companion.


  • Melody's Love is In the Earth
  • Michael's Gemstone Dictionary: Building a Charger: pages 20-22
  • Wikipedia



Owl Medicine

Keynote: The Mystery of Magic, Omens, Wisdom, and Vision in the Night

Cycle of Power: Nocturnal—Year-round

January 25-27, 2013

Owl Medicine

The Owl has an ancient aura of mystery. It is a symbol of the feminine, the moon, and the night. It has been believed to have great healing powers, ties to fertility and seduction, and is the bird of magic and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom.

To the ancient Greeks, it was a symbol of higher wisdom. To the Christian Gnostics, it was the feminine power that refused to be submissive (Lilith). To the Pawnee, it was a symbol of protection. To the Ojibwa, it was a symbol of evil and death. To the Pueblo, it was the symbol of skeleton man, death, and fertility (possibly the death and rebirth process). Overall, it is symbolized with clairvoyance, astral
projection, and magic, both black and white.

The Owl is the bird of the night, the symbol of darkness in which humans hide their secrets. It has great hearing and vision, especially at night. The yellow coloring of the eyes is symbolic of the light of the sun, alive in the night. The combination of keen hearing and eyesight enables one to see and hear what others try to hide. You will hear what is not being said and you will see what is hidden or in the shadows. You can detect and pinpoint the subtleties. This can make others uncomfortable because they will not be able of others' souls and life. This is very scary to most people. This vision and hearing capabilities has metaphysical links to the gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience.


In the silence of who we are, we discover a part of our self that is sacred. This part of our self does not come to the surface through determination or brute force or sheer will power. Rather it emerges from within the sacredness of who we are when sacred space is opened and safely held. When we touch our own sacredness, we touch our soul.

What to Expect

The workshop will do several shamanic journeys over the course of the weekend. The focus of the workshop is total immersion into the spiritual world for two days so that the emergence of one’s soul can surface through a memory, an insight, or a deep awareness. A large altar/vortex is created with four large rose quartz crystals and one large selenite. This creates a massive energetic field. Within this field, the people are able to find the safety necessary for the soul or inner parts of the self to come to the surface to heal and be healed. It is common for people to have transformational healing experiences.

Who Should Come

All participants need to be experienced with the shamanic journey.

What to Bring

Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook with colored pencils or pens is encouraged as well as any comforts such as blankets, pillows, etc.

When And Where I Will Be Held

The workshop is residential and will be held at a beautiful Lutheran kids camp at Dodgeville, WI. You will receive detailed instructions with your registration. We will begin class at 9 am on each day and end at 3pm on Sunday afternoon. To Register: Please send a $100 deposit or the amount in full to Marie Smith 19126 Campbell Hill Dr, Richland Center, WI 53581. If you have questions, please contact Marie Smith at or (608) 647-2366 The last day for registration is December 31, 2012. Cancellations received by December 31st will get a full refund. After December 31st there will be a $50 processing fee.

What Is Included

The workshop is $525 if payment is postmarked by December 31, 2012, which includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, 3 meals on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. There is a fee of $10 for linens and towels or you can provide your own.

Class size is limited to 26.

There is financial assistance once the class reaches 16 people. It is based on financial need. There are no full scholarships. There is a couples discount of $100 for the second person.

Presenter: Herb "One White Horse Standing" Stevenson (Shawnee and Cherokee) has been exploring indigenous healing practices for over 20 years.


Buffalo Medicine


March 15-17, 2013
Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio

Buffalo (Bison)

Keynote: The Emanation of Abundance Through Right Action and Right Prayer
Key Principle: The Wisdom of Deep Holding—The Ability to Initiate, Support and Create Order while beingopen to outcome
Cycle of Power: Year-round

Buffalo MedicineThe American buffalo is actually a bison. The buffalo is a name that applies to the animals of Asia and Africa. To the plains Indians, it was a symbol of sacred life and abundance. Once a beautiful woman dressed in white buffalo fur appeared. She brought to the Lakota the sacred pipe which showed how all things were connected. She taught the men and women many mysteries of the earth, and she taught them how to pray and follow the proper path upon the earth. She showed them how to pray for and bring forth abundance. As she left, she rolled upon the earth and became a white buffalo calf and then disappeared over the horizon. No sooner has she disappeared and great herds of buffalo were seen all around the Indian camps.

The bison is a large animal and can weight up to a ton and a half. It has a massive head, humped shoulders, and an almost exaggerated appearance because of its shaggy fur. Humps are often symbolic of stored forces—reservoirs that can be tapped. In the case of the bison, it reflects the abundance that is available if we know how to tap it. The fact that the hump occurs at the shoulder level, implies that we must incorporate our own efforts. Shoulders are symbolic of the ability to embrace and hold life. Upon shoulders are carried either our burdens or our rewards. The humped area on the shoulders implies the need for our own efforts.

Buffalo Medicine Workshop

The Buffalo Medicine program is an initiation—a birthing process to more fully be who you are. The focus is to discover the innate healing presence within your self that have not been allowed to be seen or heard. We will nurture those parts so as to begin to create a more centered and balanced life. Our intent is to create the sacred space that will enable you to fully birth who you are, shedding the parts that no longer serve the fullness of your presence. Each person will be given the opportunity to be initiated into the Buffalo medicine.

What to expect: The Buffalo Medicine workshop will do various journeys over the course of the weekend.

Hence, participants need to be experienced with the shamanic journey. The focus of the workshop is total immersion into the spiritual world for three days. A large altar/vortex is created with large rocks and crystals. This creates a massive energetic field. Within this field, the people are able to find the safety necessary for the soul or inner parts of the self to come to the surface to heal and be healed. It is common for people to have transformational healing experiences.

Who Should Come: The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the skills for Shamanic practitioners, spiritual explorers, practicing healers, and curious people.

What to Bring: Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along, as well as any Buffalo artifacts, claws, teeth, tools. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc.


Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday- breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch--- departure at 3pm.

When and Where to Come

Registration will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 15th at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday running int the night, Sat-all day and into the evening, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Rd., Hiram Ohio 44234.

What to Pay

The fee for the workshop is $395 if paid by February 1st, 2013. Send $100.00 deposit to hold your space or call Lauren if you need to discuss payment. If paid after February 1, 2013, the fee is $445. This includes room and six hot meals as listed above.

For further information, kindly call Lauren at 216-272-8438 or e-mail to reserve a space in the circle. Please send a check, payable to The Rock Girls inc. Mail the check to The Rock Girls Inc PO Box 24455, Cleveland Ohio 44124. Once paid-in-full you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury. Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 30 people.

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This is a shamanic newsletter and is intended only for educational and informational purposes. Any person needing therapeutic support should contact a mental health professional immediately.