Crystal concealed – and revealed…

So the strange and amazing tale of forays into the phenomenon of remote viewing continues.  The previous two posts explain the story so far.

Up to this point, I had two main assumptions about the experiments we were doing.  The first was that I was in some way conveying information to Will about crystals as I held them in my hand while he, many miles away, focussed on ‘seeing’ them.  The second was that these viewings were working brilliantly because we were both using our Andara Crystals, which had some kind of link to each other.  Both these assumptions were about to be blown apart by what happened next.

On the Friday before the third viewing we had scheduled, my soon-to-be-granddaughter decided to put in an appearance.  Just as I was settling for a quiet evening, I received a frantic phone call.  My daughter was in labour.  There was no one to look after the three year old.  Could I come, please, NOW?

There followed a hectic, high-speed journey across the country.  I’d had 15 minutes to pack.  Racing around the house mumbling, “Toothbrush…  make-up…  pyjamas…  phone…” etc. as I hurled things into a case, with no idea how long I’d be staying, the precious third Andara stone went right out of my head and was left behind.

My new granddaughter, with Mum and big brother

My new granddaughter, with Mum and big brother

On the Sunday, when mother and baby were safely home and doing fine, my jumbled and sleep-deprived thoughts turned to the viewing.  I am seldom without a crystal of some sort stuffed into a pocket and I was relieved to find that I had inadvertently brought a gorgeous tumbled green kyanite with rubies scattered through it – one of my favourite crystals.  I explained the situation to Will and told him I’d endeavour to find a quietish spot in the house and would be focussing on a non-Andara crystal at exactly 2.30 pm.

What I didn’t know at the time – he only told me some weeks later – was that Will had already picked up on the absent third Andara, some days before I’d left home.  He had also, two hours before the scheduled time, done an advance viewing for the crystal I had with me.

Green kyanite with rubies

Green kyanite with rubies

We proceeded as before, signalling a start and end to the session via text messages.  I sat in a corner of the spare bedroom, my feet resting on my suitcase, holding my kyanite.  He told me he’d seen red at first, then a clear quartz crystal.  He told me it had a definite triangular shape.  In his advance viewing, he’d seen the stone as a pinkish colour, but didn’t mention that.

There was quite obviously no match.  He looked at the photo and simply said, “Nothing like what I saw.”

I felt my focus had been weak.  I wondered if it only worked for Andara crystals.  Sadly, we put it aside and resolved to try again when I was home, the next week.

Monday arrived.

It was early morning.  My three year old grandson was rifling through my suitcase and found a small pouch tucked into my make-up holder.

“Wossis, Grandma?” he enquired.

“It’s my dowsing pendulum,” I said, taking the, ahem, cone-shaped rose-quartz crystal from the red fabric pouch to show him.

I never go anywhere without one of my three pendulums.  I use them to get in touch with my intuition, my Higher Self, my guides.  The rose quartz one is always kept in the make-up bag.  As I said, I hadn’t had much sleep for several nights and – stupid as it may sound – it simply hadn’t crossed my mind that this, too, was a crystal.

A slow awe spread through my entire being as I realised what had happened.  Somehow – in some utterly unfathomable way – Will had picked up on this little crystal inside its bright red pouch, inside the make-up bag, inside the suitcase, under my feet, during the viewing session, while completely missing the crystal I was holding and concentrating on.

Rose quartz pendulum

Rose quartz pendulum

I laid the pendulum on the pouch and photographed it, sending the picture to Will. “Any chance this is what you were seeing yesterday?”

He agreed that it was a perfect match for the stone he’d seen, while the pouch was the exact shade of red he’d seen before being able to penetrate to the crystal.

Later it occurred to me that Will and the rose quartz pendulum were old friends.  I’d had it for many years.  As a young boy he’d watched as I dowsed with it, taking dictation of messages from guides and his departed mother as the crystal danced across my computer keyboard, allowing him to understand that he was never alone, and that death was not the great separator he’d feared.

Was this why time, space and a succession of containers were unable to prevent him from making contact with it once again – or vice versa…?

The third Andara

The third Andara

Of course I had no idea that, had I asked him, Will would also have been able to describe the third of my Andara Crystals, despite our viewing session still being in the future.  The following Sunday he told me its colour and shape, even providing me with a clear drawing of the stone.  He did this from the impressions he’d gained a week and a half beforehand.

I’d now learned that his ability to view was clearly not restricted to the Andaras.  It also became evident that my own focus on the object was not a necessary part of the procedure, although perhaps my presence was.

There were still many more questions than answers and we decided that our next project would be to see whether – having kick-started this ability with the crystals – he would be able to view other things.  Perhaps he could pick up features of my location, for example.

On another Sunday afternoon, the answer to that would be revealed.

Crystal Clear – Part 2

As I explained in the previous post, I had become the owner of three very lovely Andara crystals, along with a forth, which appeared to be destined for my young friend Will, who lives across the country from me.

Before sending his crystal to him, some strange impulse made me hold it for a few moments in my hand with each of my own crystals in turn.  I suspect this was because I’d just been reading a book which spoke about quantum entanglement, and I ‘knew’ at some level, that my crystals and his needed to become acquainted with each other.  I noticed in passing that the convex face on his stone fitted rather neatly against concave faces on each of my own.  Hmm.

Over the week or so after I’d sent Will his crystal, a rather wonderful idea began to grow in my mind.  As a child and adolescent (I’ve known him since he was six) Will frequently amazed me with his psychic abilities, although in recent years these have stayed firmly buried – from me, at any rate.  More ‘knowing’ was coming to me.  I asked him whether he’d be interested in trying a small experiment.

You need to know – before I go on – that Andara crystals, apart from being glass-like, have almost no other common features.  They are found in all colours you can imagine, and some you’d probably have to hunt for words to describe.  They range from clear to opaque,  Some resemble sea foam, some have milky inclusions, others are more quartz-like.  (If you’d like to admire their beauty, I suggest checking this gallery.)  I’d told Will nothing about mine except that I had three.

The experiment ran as follows:

At a pre-arranged time, I would, on a signal from him, focus all my attention on one of my Andaras.  Holding his own crystal, he would attempt to pick up any information he could about it telepathically.  When he had enough he would text me the information he’d discovered and I would give him feedback and send a photo.  It was the first time either of us had attempted remote viewing.

The first subject

The first subject

I sat and stared and concentrated.  It’s very easy to lose oneself in these beautiful stones but I tried to ‘beam’ my awareness to him.

After 8 or 9 minutes my phone warbled at me.  There was a text from Will.

 pink purple    rigid sides

Um, yes, actually!

I took this photo and sent it to him, explaining that the crystal wasn’t as blue as this image made it appear and the purple he’d seen was more accurate.  I asked whether this was how he’d pictured it.  He said it was – and that he’d also seen the wooden background behind it.


That was the weirdest feeling – knowing that some part of his conscious awareness had defied space, travelled over 150 miles instantaneously and entered my living room to see what I was seeing.

We decided to have another go the following week.  I was nervous.  What if the first viewing had been a lucky guess?  At the last minute, to try to rule out telepathically sending any advance information, I selected my black iridium ‘philosopher’s stone’ Andara.

Second subject

Second subject

We proceeded as we had the week before.

There was a short waiting time and then his first message arrived:

black and smaller than last time

I told him it was indeed black but slightly larger than the pink crystal.  Then I asked if he could provide any other information.

Maybe cylindrical rectangular shape

I looked at the crystal as it lay on the table and that was just how it appeared – a rough cylinder shape with the upper face looking rectangular.  I took this photo of it and sent it over, asking whether this was what he’d seen.  Bear in mind as you read his reply that during the initial viewing I’d been holding it in my hand and turning it around slightly, looking at the different facets, but when I’d asked for any further information, I had placed it on the table in the position you see.

Admittedly not at first, when I said it was smaller, but it’s pretty much an exact image of what I thought when you asked about any other impressions.  I saw that flat diagonal face on the left as well.

By now I was totally convinced that he was actually viewing my crystals remotely.  Will simply doesn’t make things up or exaggerate.  In fact he always plays down his successes and is highly self-critical.  The odds against getting the colour and even aspects of the shape right on both occasions by chance must be ridiculously high.

There was for me the added bonus that Will and I had discovered a new interest in common and were able to have long discussions about the stones.  He seemed pleased to discover that I also saw landscapes and images in the crystals, telling me that he saw scenes with mountains and water.  I told him of a strange carved gateway I’d noticed in my black Andara. Our text conversations bounced back and forth for most of the afternoon.

Naturally, we were both expecting to work on my final Andara the next opportunity we got, but Life (and my granddaughter) had other plans.  What happened instead amazed me even more.

To be continued…

Crystal clear

Easy to be wise after the event, but I really did wake up that morning knowing that something interesting was going to happen…

Next came an email from a blogging friend in the US.  She’d had a dream and I was in it.  I was sitting talking with a group of people about my experiences concerning Andara Crystals.  Upon waking, she wondered whether I’d be interested in finding out about them.

IMG_20150222_132844Never having heard of Andaras, I checked the site she mentioned, and instantly fell in love with the gorgeous, glass-like stones.  They were unbelievably beautiful.  And expensive.  Bear in mind that I live in an area  where crystals are available at every other shop and prices to tourists are easily double what locals are charged if they shop slightly off the beaten track.

I went for a stroll through town, asking all the retailers I trusted.  Most had never heard of them.  Those who had said they weren’t prepared to stock them as too many unscrupulous dealers were flooding the market with bits of coloured glass and passing these off as andaras.

The internet was similarly cautious.  Several articles screamed, ‘Don’t buy these things – they’re fake!’  Several friends gave similar warnings.  So I did what I always do on such occasions – I went within and asked my Guides for some clarity.  They told me I could trust the site my friend had recommended and they told me the andaras would be beneficial for me and for my young aspie friend in London.

IMG_20150201_213919As regular readers will know, this friend has not been the most communicative over the last few years, except via a telepathic link I’ve forged with a higher aspect of his entity.  I duly asked ‘Higher Will’ whether I should get him a crystal too.  The reply was rather oblique.  I was told he would acquire one but I wasn’t directed to buy it for him.

Naturally I emailed (physical) him the link and asked whether he’d like me to get him one, but when there was no reply, I sadly put aside notions of getting him the beautiful green Andara I’d considered and ordered three stones for myself.

A few days later, my order arrived.  There were four – the three Andaras I’d ordered and a smaller stone in exactly the shade of green I’d been considering for Will, with a note to say the retailer had felt the need to add the extra crystal as a gift.

Right.  Magic was starting to gather.

Clearly it was destined to belong to Will, so I posted it off with an explanation of how it had come to be his.  To my surprise, he responded with far more enthusiasm than is normal.  The cursory ‘thanks’ was followed by comments about how much he liked the colour and how he’d never worked with anything like this before.  I could feel his interest being sparked and I knew the guidance I’d received had been spot on.

What happened next was not at all what I would have expected, but that will have to wait for a further post…