Shaman Quartz and Shepherds

_mg_9193This is Shaman Quartz with inclusions of iron…

Both of these words have a similar meaning or essence… guidance, knowledge, nurturing. A conduit both for learning and teaching. Shaman Quartz is a wonderful crystal for bridging the gap between the spiritual and physical worlds. It aids the seeker on journeys and will facilitate visionary experience and spiritual healing.

Shaman Quartzes contain various secondary minerals that will help access the knowledge available from the higher realms. Chlorite Shaman Quartz is a lovely crystal – the chlorite shows as green, mossy patterning within the stone, clear as a mountain spring. When I held my son’s piece, I had a mental picture… aged forests and ancient guardians, the Green Man… Unsurprisingly then, Chlorite Shaman Quartz has strong links with Mother Earth, and as you seek your healing, Chlorite Shaman Quartz will help your own self-knowledge, cleanse your past and support you through Nature.

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Shaman Quartz can have various inclusions: Fluorite gives protection, Rutile, karmic diagnostics and Hematite dissolves negativity.

Shaman Quartz will clear cellular memory… it is believed that some physical ills present in this life can be attributed to accidents or traumas from past lives, thus clearing these imprints away will help you to make changes in your life and banish potentially harmful thought patterns.

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The essence of this crystal then, is guidance and compassion, key words when it comes to Man’s long association with canine companions. German Shepherd dogs have been the featured dog for most of my own life.

A relatively new breed in the eyes of canine history, Max Von Stephanitz, a German ex-cavalry officer, is generally credited with standardising the breed, in 1899, through careful breeding, designed to bring to the fore this breed’s best qualities of intelligence, loyalty and stamina, basically a working dog for guarding and herding sheep. Due to its German origins, the breed suffered a decline in popularity during both the First and Second World Wars, and was renamed the ‘Alsatian’ and it wasn’t until 1977 that the breed was re-registered as ‘German Shepherd’.

The breed has quite a few colour variations, black and tan, black and gold and even all black and all white. Erin’s father was white. They are also quite … hairy dogs. They – and their owners – are blessed with double coats. This means that German Shepherds have a long, dense outer coat that sheds all year round, with a woolly undercoat to keep them warm. Quite hard on vacuum cleaners though…

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German Shepherds are a popular breed for the military and police, because they are strong, brave and intelligent dogs. They respond to training well and are devoted companions. This makes the shocking neglect of some human officers to their K9 counterparts both heart wrenching and hard to understand. The wonderful Dee (of ‘A Vegetarian Gammy Takes a Hike ~ And Then a Permanent Detour’) has brought attention to bear on these shocking incidents of cruelty. Please, go and have a look. Dee is an amazingly brave lady, her blog is well worth a visit, as is that of her beautiful dog, Sasha, who has had some severe medical issues. Dee has challenged accepted veterinary standards and tirelessly sought the best care for her beloved dog… well. Go on and see for yourselves, please do.

I saw something you don’t see very often the other day… a German Shepherd guide dog. It was perfectly well-behaved, and looked after its companion with care and attention, but I had to smile at the thought of Erin as a guide dog…

Oh look! Quick there’s something behind that bush, now we have to see what’s in that garden. Quick, run across the road, oops, forgot to warn you about the kerb. Ah, the bookies… let’s walk very slowly past here because for some reason I find looking in the window absolutely fascinating. RIGHT! That’s far enough – we have to run very quickly home…”

Entertaining perhaps to watch, but not recommended practice for guide dogs.

All my mother’s Shepherds though, from those that have already crossed Rainbow Bridge, to her present dog, Erin, are linked in a timeless circle of love and devotion, protective and guiding, canine companions and family that remain faithful and loving, whether in this world or the next.

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34 thoughts on “Shaman Quartz and Shepherds

    1. Yes, that’s right, thought to be less politically sensitive than “German Shepherd” between the wars but also relevant to the area they come from, Alsace, on the border between Germany and France.
      Pleased you enjoyed the post and thank you for commenting :)x

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  1. That Shaman Quartz has really some Cool powers. We never saw it, but we shall look for one 😉 The German Shepherd is a very beautiful dog too. When Granny was little she has been bitten in her nose by a German Shepherd, but it didn’t hold her back from loving these doggies. We like the picture of the doggie looking very innocent about the loss of the hair…MOL 😀 Our heart melted by the picture of Erin ❤ Hope you are feeling better, Samantha. Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤

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    1. Ah, thank you very much! It’s not raining either which is always a good start to the week…
      I am pleased Granny still likes Shepherds..Erin has never bitten anyone although she does like to squeeze my son’s bottom with her teeth when they play..lol! Thank you for commenting 🙂 x

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  2. Erin sure is pretty, as is that first quartz. I was ‘guard dogged’ by a German Shepherd once as a kid though so they do make me a little uneasy now, sadly!

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  3. I’m guessing the pictures are of Erin and if so she is very beautiful… I think my dog Dolly thinks she is a German Shepherd! I’m going to pop over to recommended site for a peep too. x

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  4. Erin is beautiful. She’s got the wisest, kindest eyes – I almost envy your Mum! I will check the blog you mention (sounds like my type of a girl, this Dee 😉 )
    GSDs (and Weimaraners) were my Dad’s favourite breeds and my Dad was my favourite human, so I do love them 🙂 I have small (ish) dogs because I couldn’t carry a German Shepherd to my car once and I will never forget it.

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    1. Ah thank you 🙂 she’s a good dog..as I type (I’m at Mum’s) she’s lying on the sofa opposite, on her back with her legs in the air…
      I’ve only met a couple of Weimeraners…beautiful dogs though 🙂
      As much as I love Sheps as well though, if I have another dog it would be a little one, same reason as you.
      I hope you like Dee, she’s devoted to her dogs and Sasha is beautiful 🙂
      Of couse, too, thank you as always, for reading and your wonderful comments x

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