Hey, everyone. I found this material I translated few years back. I found it in a Bulgarian magick forum and I'm not the author of it, but I thought you might find it interesting. Please, feel free to add info and/or correct anything you think is not true. I'm no specialist in stones and crystals.
Using crystals and stones as accelerators to stimulate lucid dreaming and astral projection.
1. Choosing the right crystal or stone
2. Cleansing the crystal/stone
3. Charging, programming and maintenance of the stone/crystal.
1. Choosing the right crystal/stone
The best stones and crystals to use as catalysts for dreaming are:
This stone helps with meditation, calms and pacifies the mind, gives safety.
Opens the conscious access to the spiritual body, accelerates spiritual realization and awakening. Helps with meditation. Helps relieve insomnia symptoms and headache.
Brings spiritual confidence. Protects from psychic attacks.
Helps unlock the psychic development, astral projection, workings with spirit guides and meditation.
Iolite (water sapphire)
Delicately opens rises and expands psychic abilities, helps people with potential for psychic abilities to develop them. Increases studiousness.
Improves visualization abilities, helps differentiate reality from illusion.
Builds up an ability to see as a cat – to see things that escape the attention. Brings visions from other plains and planets. Helps develop psychic vision. Helps dreaming and clairvoyance. Facilitates OBEs.
So once we pick the right crystal/stone, it’s time to make step 2:
Cleansing the crystal/stone
This is very important, because crystals and stones have the ability to absorb energy.
There are a lot of effective ways to cleanse these energy leftovers. If you don't have access to anything else, you can just leave the stone/crystal under running water for a while. This is not going to remove all the energy leftovers, but is an easy, fast way to at least cleanse some of it. Always use cold water as some of the crystals are fragile and may be damaged by heat. Do not cleanse minerals like Halite under running water – the salt crystals are going to dissolve.
Cleansing with salt is the most popular and effective way to cleanse your crystals. Salt can be used by itself or in water. When using salt, leave the stones in it (or in the water solution) at least for 4 – 5 hours. If you want, you can leave them in the water – salt solution the whole night. Crystals and stones can be cleansed with different herbs – dry or used as incense. Good for cleansing are: rose petals, salvia, cedar leaves or frankincense. The dry herb cleansing is similar to the salt one – put the stone/crystal in the herb and leave it there for several hours. Rose petal cleansing takes the most time, but charges the stone with gentle positive energy. This might take up to 12 hours. Another cleansing method is by covering the stones with a pyramid. The material the pyramid is made of is not that important. This also takes about 12 – 14 hours to cleanse, but is also a good method when working with crystals that may be damaged by salt or water.
Once you've picked up and cleansed your crystal/stone, you need to charge it in order for it to really help you. Just place the stone on your palm, right in the middle (or just touch it if it’s too big and can’t fit in your palm) and feel its energy. With freshly cleansed stones, the energy will be a lot softer and easier to feel. When you feel that energy clearly, try to connect with the stone. Then think about your purpose – to use the stone as accelerator of lucid dreaming or astral traveling, or both. Form the thought and then just direct it towards the crystal. A manifest of your will is always a good thing. Just say out loud “So mote it be!”, or “This is my will!”
Now, cleansing and charging your stones is something you need to do at least once a week if you use them frequently. They absorb energy and have memory, so if they are not cleansed frequently, you can start having reoccurring dreams or having mixed dreams from the past.
So you have your stone/crystal cleansed and charged; now it’s time to use it. Just place your crystal under your pillow or hang it around your neck. When you reach the point of sleeping, remember you have your crystal with you and the purpose you charged it for. Feel it’s energy and allow it to influence your dreams.
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