Nicholas Pearson

The Luminous Pearl

Nicholas Pearson

The Luminous Pearl

Articles & Musings

The Mineral Magic of Fireworks

The Mineral Magic of Fireworks

Arguably the most iconic part of most New Year's celebrations, fireworks have lit the night sky for centuries. A mixture of flammable fuel and other mineral substances elicits loud bangs and bright colors once ignited. What kinds of minerals are found in fireworks,...

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Crystals and Protection

Crystals and Protection

Perhaps one of the very first uses of sacred stones and talismanic gems was to provide safety and protection under the auspices of the mineral kingdom. By flipping through the pages of a book of gemstone lore--ancient or modern--you’ll find many a stone with...

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Crystallinity Equals Coherency

Crystallinity Equals Coherency

The mineral kingdom has held a perennial allure over humankind. Metals and ores, gemstones and building materials, crystals and rocks alike have fascinated us since the dawn of time. Nowadays, the spiritual properties of crystals have reached an all-time high in...

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High Vibration or High Consciousness?

High Vibration or High Consciousness?

Talking about energy is challenging, because we just don’t have the language to convey every nuanced or numinous experience. I don’t doubt that we’ve all had trouble expressing the profound sensation of being deep in meditation or the transmission of energy from a new...

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Anatomy of a Lemurian Seed Crystal

Anatomy of a Lemurian Seed Crystal

Back in the year 2000, a special configuration of quartz was discovered for the first time, or so the community of crystal healers will tell you. These unusual crystals were exceptionally clear on the interior with matte-textured surfaces. The crystals were generally...

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