[Edit...we moved this thread, so if any of it does not read correctly, my apologies....it does get back on track really soon! ;D I just don't want to delete information that was here from the beginning]
Well, for whatever reason, a few members here "collected" on the tail end of one of White Eagles' threads....interesting how these things happen
So this is a thread for random chatter, Indian, or not...for friends and members looking to share. Whatever you wish to share. I will start. Some of my most recent postings (back in "the day") were about Dreamstones. I now own three! They are from the coast of Cyprus, in the Mediterranean...does that matter? Not to me! I collect rocks from all over. I still haven't found the right spot on the river where you collect the tumblestones, either...but they are here! Somewhere. We have many different rivers here in Tennessee.
If there is an interest, I will start a "Rocks and Gems" thread...I saw that members shared interest of authenticity for some crystals via the "Peace Pipe" thread. Let me know!
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2008 1:18:03 GMT -6 by bearfoot
Alright. Two days now and no activity here? Where are all my cheerleaders???
I have a question bearfoot...one time you mentioned these stones that form in the rivers, didn't you call them tumble stones? Are they a crystal? Or Quartz formation resembling something out of a cave?
I have tumblestones. Yes, they are a form of crystal. It starts as a tiny "seed", and as the river washes it around it "grows" more mineral crystals on it. They were here in my flowerbed gardens when I bought the house. One of my handymen told me what they were. The last homeowner must have collected them and placed them into the flowerbeds for decoration. I still have not found what river or what part of the rivers that I can collect more from. They are a pale yellow color with flecks of brown in them (from our red clay soil here...I am guessing).
The stone with the hole is different. It is called a dreamstone. A friend in Cyprus (an island in the Mediterranean) sent me three of them.
Interesting photos that you have shared. Thank you for posting them!
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2008 1:02:43 GMT -6 by bearfoot
Post by Unega Uwohali on Dec 8, 2008 23:39:42 GMT -6
Very interesting all about those stones!
I would like to learning about the lime stones, river rocks, crystals, gems and others with special natural carved the prechistoric and modern NDNs, wildlife, moon and Tribes similar to Native American's craft stones. The spirit and prechistoric NDNs did made them used for healing and sacred. What else?
I wish I had my flint stones unpacked. As soon as I do I will photograph them and share. They are of Indian decent, though sadly, I don't know which tribes. I have several partial arrow heads which I have found.
I also collected pieces that are of clay origin and were parts of vessels used for food and cooking from the ancient Indian times....again....most were Florida tribes for these, but I am not sure which tribes exactly. Or even how old they are. Seminole was the most recent in Florida times. That is my best guess.
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2008 1:04:11 GMT -6 by bearfoot
Tumblestones are long logs of round. They almost look like petrified wood....except they have the crystals and not the wood grain on them. They must break apart in the water much like a branch. I have several larger ones that are more like a stone, but I know they are the same just because they are the same color as my smaller ones....I'm not really a gemologist, but I can recognize things.
I really should study up and bring some smaller samples into the experts and see what they have to say about things. I'm just afraid they would want to keep them. I need to call that same handyman back and ask him who to contact who can help me.....
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2008 1:04:40 GMT -6 by bearfoot
Post by littlebreeze on Dec 15, 2008 11:59:10 GMT -6
My runestones for predictive and meditational use are all natural stones collected from the seashore and charged by moonlight. They are all chosen for their representation of different qualities. I have made several sets for other people and they seem to work well
Post by Unega Uwohali on Dec 15, 2008 22:22:09 GMT -6
Yeah, I went to Galveston, Texas 24 years ago at East Beach and I found some natural color gem stones and glass that rubs for many years by sea. I collect 'em, I'll digging the stuff out of boxes and I'll post pictures here when I have time.
I noticed you and lone4eagles are editing often, me too LOL! ;D
Post by Lone4eagle on Dec 18, 2008 13:56:59 GMT -6
I find plenty of a sort of mottled or layered mostly white/gray with a little brown variety of Flint, Chert, some grade into Jasper (waxy feel).
The land where I live is near a river which in older times...was owned by the Miami Indian tribe. The river once was called Miami River, later changed to Elkhart River.
Flint is one of the highly recommended stones for a medicine bag. The other is Obsidian. Both are good for grounding energies. I like Flint, because they spark if struck, a type of cryptocrystalline silica (Quartz) and fire stone except not volcanic like Obsidian.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2008 15:01:03 GMT -6 by Lone4eagle
I would love to organize some trades on this site. Is anyone else interested in mailing Indian things to each other for trade? I'm not talking expensive things that need to be bought...but just things that can be found around your area for free......if there is interest, then I can start a trading thread where members post what they want, and what they have. Then other members can PM and set up details for the trade......
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