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Philip Permutt's musings on crystals, crystal healing, life, the universe and everything all contained in one simple blog. Although Philip writes extensively in his books on crystal healing, his Take a Break's Fate & Fortune Crystal Clinic with Philip Permutt monthly column and other magazine articles he still occasionally finds time to write things here!

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Tucson Gem Show 2022

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Th20200131_140924e Tucson Gem Show is the biggest crystal, gem, rock, mineral and fossil show in the world!

It is a massive event that almost takes over one side of the city of Tucson, Arizona and several outlying areas. To give you20200204_141712 an idea of the scale - and that's completely impossible unless you're there to experience it - in the UK a mineral show may have 30 - 80 exhibitors.  In Tucson there are around 50 shows (yes, fifty!). There are dozens running at the same time. Some run for over 3 weeks whilst others are only on for a few days. They are held in 5* hotels, motels, resorts, exhibition halls, tents both small and large... very large... very, very large with some "tents" covering several acres!  The smaller shows have around a hundred exhibitors and the 5 largest have over 1,000 exhibitors in each! 

A few years back, when there were (only!) 35 shows running, someone worked out that if you went around all the shows and spent 5 minutes at each exhibitor, you didn't sleep, eat, or stop to buy anything, then it would take about 5 weeks to go round and 20200209_135017see everything. Most of the shows are only on over 2 weeks and I do need to sleep, eat and stop to buy crystals!!

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So I can hear you thinking "How do you decide which shows to go to?" That's really easy with experience. I've been going to Tucson since 1999 missing only a couple of years. This will be my 21st Tucson Gem Show trip! I have my favourite shows and have made a few dealer friends over the years who I like to spend some time with and find out what's happening around the planet in the rock and crystal world. Then there's always a new show or an old show that's moved to a new location. Sometimes it's confusing when the hotel a show is in changes its name or franchise too.

One such example is the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show which is named after the hotel it's held in. Before it was the Pueblo it was called the 4 Points show because it was in the 4 Points Hotel, until it changed hands - that's the hotel not the show - and became the Pueblo Hotel. Then a few years back the hotel changed its franchise again and became the River Park Inn. But, this time the show kept its name. So the Pueblo Show is in the River Park Inn... Hope you're following... So now the Pueblo Show, which was in the Pueblo Hotel which used to be the 4 Points, is at the Ramada Tucson Conference Centre (formerly River Park Inn - yes sorry the hotel has been taken over again!) which used to be the Pueblo Hotel, from where the show takes it's name when it changed it from 4 Points what seems like many years ago!! AAAARRRGGGHHH!!! You see the challenge. Also, another challenge is having to walk around in the Arizona winter sunshine, whilst it's mostly cold and snowing and raining and windy and wintry at home, having to look at the most beautiful and unusual things on this planet. Work, work, work... Life can be so tough ;-) Seriously though, the weather can be extreme. Tucson is in the Sonoran Desert, Blazing hot sun in the day, freezing at night, Literally.

20200130_190059I'll be travelling 5,281 miles... each way...
20200218_125312But also remember that I am actually working and will probably spend 80% of our anual budget for stock in 14 days!

We're happy to take special orders. So please feel free to let us know anything you'd like in the way of crystals, fossils and Native American goods and we'll try and find whatever you want.

Fully equiped with face masks, suntan cream, lots of water and ready to rock and roll!


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Five things you always wanted to know about Garnet... but were afraid to ask!

Five things you always wanted to know about Garnet... but were afraid to ask!

Life enhancing garnet brings positive change
Birthstone Capricorn
Planet Saturn
Element Fire
Chakra Heart

1. Carry or wear garnet to boost your vitality and make you more attractive to the oppsite sex
2. Put a garnet crystal in your purse or wallet to attract abundance
3. Place garnet at the head of your bed to ease depression
4. Carry garnet to reduce chaos in your life!
5. Wear a garnet bracelet on your left wrist to draw spiritual ideas to you; wear it on your right wrist to magically create change in your life

Click here for more information or to buy Garnet

All information from my gift book Crystal Tips And Cures

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Kyanite - 2 Minute Crystal Tip - Expression

Kyanite - 2 Minute Crystal Tip - Expression

A quick crystal tip to help you say how you feel and express yourself, your feelings, emotions and thoughts clearly. Hope you find this helpful


Sometimes people have difficulty expressing themselves and really saying what they want to say. Saying things in a kind

way or sometimes just saying things, getting things off your chest and telling people how you really fee. My name is Philip

and I've been working with crystals for over a quarter of a century. If you like the videos then please subscribe to the

YouTube channel, like comment share this video across all of social media. And this guy is our friend today. This is kyanite

he’s a blue crystal and kyanite works wonderfully well with a throat chakra. So here in the throat. And sometimes when you

find it difficult to express yourself it's because you've got a choking feeling coming up from your, your stomach or from your

heart and it doesn't come out of your throat, you stop yourself speaking. Kyanite is a wonderful, wonderful crystal to help

this. So simply carry it with you when you feel that you want to say something and you're having difficulty just take it out

your pocket, hold it, give it a rub, or you can even hold it in your pocket no one needs to know. You can wear them as

jewellery. You can put them by your bed at night or under your pillow, keep them around you, keep them where you work.

I hope this helps it's very, very quick Tip, but a wonderful crystal. Thank you for watching and hope to see you again soon.

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Staurolite - Fairy Cross

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Staurolite is an amazing crystal! it naturally forms short prismatic crystals with cruciform twinning giving the shape of a cross. Because of this natural cross shape staurolite's been called fairy cross or fairy stone.staurolite_crystals
Staurolite commonly comes from France and Russia and the crystals in the photograph are from Russia.
Astrologically staurolite is associated with Pisces
Chakra; base
Crystal Healing qualities; crystal healers believe staurolite brings good luck, power in rituals, protection, relieves fever, malaria (Richard the Lion Heart was reported treated with this in 12th Century), stress, depression. It's good for addictive personality traits, smoking cessation and other addictions. Can be helpful for time management so this is a brief post!! ;-)

Staurolite crystals for sale - Click here!

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Blades of Light

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Columbian Lemurian Quartz Crystals - Blades of Light!

Blades of lightThese are amazingly bright quartz crystals direct from Columbia. A very pure variety of quartz crystal, water clear, glassy crystal, with Lemurian barcode lines, and extreme lustre. They are truly some of the most powerful quartz crystals we have EVER come across! Their clarity is amazing and their sparkle magical.

Common alternate names: Columbian Lemurian Quartz Laser Crystal, Columbian Lemurian, Columbian quartz, Blades of light, Columbian Laser crystal

Common source: Only source Columbia

Astrological association: All star signsblades of light

Chakra: All chakras but with a focus on the Heart, throat, brow and crown

Crystal qualities and crystal meaning: Crystal Healers believe that as well as the general healing qualities of all quartz crystals these are specific to Columbian Lemurian Quartz Laser Crystals: helps to strengthen your inner self, protects and keeps you well when you are well. It's a joyous crystal making you feel happy, just holding it brings a smile to your face and lifts you out of the doldrums. Clears a foggy mind and helps you focus, so these Columbian Lemurian Quartz Laser Crystals are great for creativity, inspiration, decision making and meditation. Physically as you meditate with this Lemurian Crystal it eases breathing and sinuses.

blades of lightMaybe their most important feature is spiritually; as these crystals raise your consciousness helping you to clearly see the signposts on journey through life. Columbian Lemurian quartz laser crystals help you to focus on and act from your heart.

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Crystal Healing Interview with Ashley Leavy

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Ashley interviewed me for for her online Crystal Healing Mini Summit 


Here's a link to the whole Crystal Healing Mini Summit 

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Blue Mist Lemurian Quartz Crystals

blue_mist_web-1Every now and again I come across a new type of crystal that says WOW! It jumps up and down, waves and shouts and sings and throws a bucket of cold water on your face! Then lets you gently bathe and relax in its glorious crystal light… And these Blue Mist Lemurian Quartz Crystals from Columbia are one such type of crystal.
The Blue Mist Crystals were formed in the mountains of Columbia over 100 million years ago. During their lifetime there was a 20 million year crisis when they were internally fractured and broken by the earth’s tumultuous upheavals. And after each one of these catastrophes the crystals healed themselves internally giving rise to the appearance of the blue mist. The yellowish colours near the base are due to the presence of another mineral, limonite.
The super clarity of the crystal tip flows down the crystal into the self-healed blue mist in the middle of the crystal and grounds at the limonite at the base. Somewhere in between the Blue Mist Crystal’s energy dives into your solar plexus and grounds your creative ideas into reality.
I gave these Blue Mist Crystals to 10 students who each reported similar feelings to those which I had found with these amazing crystals.
As a crystal healer I believe that Columbian Blue Mist Lemurian Quartz Crystals have the following qualities:
They make you feel both like a young child and an old wise person at the same time.
They smell musky at the limonite bottom end whilst the clear point smells like fresh mountain air. Try smelling your crystals if you haven’t before! Each type of crystal smells differently and most people can sense the subtle fragrance.
The focus of the energy from the Blue Mist Quartz Crystal is in the solar plexus.blue_mist_web-16a
Instantly calming emotionally and physically - people report feeling instantly calm as soon as they hold the Blue Mist Crystal; very peaceful with tingling sensations through their hands, arms and sometimes right through the whole body.
“Everything settled and the pain melted away” (Student, St Albans) Blue Mist Crystals can help relieve pain. I’ve worked with these with some of my own clients and they help with pain which is emotionally rooted and aggravated by stress.
The students (all female) said there was a feeling that these crystals would be beneficial for increasing fertility, sex drive and balancing hormones.  
The Blue Mist Crystal tastes of clean water, like a natural mineral spring. It can give you a feeling of water running over stones. It is fresh and cleansing. Touch different areas of the crystal to the tip of your tongue and you’ll discover they taste different from one another. (Always wash and cleanse your crystal first.) And if you didn’t know crystals have a taste then try it yourself with a clean non-soluble crystal; a quartz crystal is perfect for this.
Meditate with a Blue Mist Crystal and in your meditative state you’ll find as you move up through the crystal the energy moves down through you. It is grounding and uplifting at the same time; so it’s an excellent crystal for anyone working on any creative project, a new relationship, new business venture or anything else you want to manifest into reality. Some of the Blue Mist Crystals are also manifestation crystals and would be perfect for this sort of work. A manifestation crystal is any crystal (usually quartz) with another crystal growing inside (which is often also quartz). They are specialists in bringing your dreams, goals and desires into reality in your life; often very powerful tools for major life changes.

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Crystal Healing - A Testimonial...

This is the personal story of one of my clients and students Kerry Gavin. She wants to share it hoping it will help others and she's posted it on Facebook for all to see who know her.

I'd like to share with you my story about Crystal Healing has been helping me. Most therapists know that unless we look after ourselves properly we can't help others, but sometimes I think we're so intent to help others we do forget about ourselves. I will try and keep this short... so as not to bore you, but I really hope by sharing this it will help some of you.

For nearly 2 years now I have been suffering from acid reflux. If any of you have had it it's blimmin awful. The biggest part for me was severe chest pains, sometimes so bad I could have sworn I had a heart attack. After nearly a year of trying all different meds, but still in so much pain I went to see a Kinesiologist. Amazing lady she was and I'd recommend her to anyone. After numerous testing's she found I had many food intolerances and I suffered with Candida which was passed down from birth. I had to change some of the foods I ate, take some medication for two months and use some cream and all would be cured. Well after a month I felt amazing so decided I didn't need anymore of the med... stupid I know, but I do know best...well not in this case, because the pain came back with a vengeance. So after sometime of suffering again I decided to restart the meds she'd prescribed, this time completing the full 2 months. Amazing I felt at the end of it, but sadly, gradually after a short period I had the chest pains again a real ache between my breastbone and over my right side. Although I know heart attack pain is generally on the left side there were times at night where the pain was so bad I feared I wouldn't wake up.

So what next, well Philip Permutt the Crystal Healer came next. I have been seeing him for the past few weeks and it's now safe to say I am cured! I always felt that there was more to this and could it have been an emotional issue I was carrying around. I thought I was fine, I knew there had been things in my life which had caused much upset and trauma, but thought I had dealt with them. Well clearly not because I was living in pain everyday. I kept going, because I had to, everyday putting on a brave face as most of us do because we have to. But actually we don't have to and sometimes we just need to face the fact that we all need a little help at times. Crystal Healing, I do this, but could I sort this problem for myself? No because I was too close and in this instance I needed someone to help me. Well he has helped me so much and I can't believe that I am now completely pain free. When I asked him why and how has this happened to me now, he said more than likely because I am ready for it, I am ready to let go of some of the things that no longer serve me, all the heartache I have carried around with me for years. It's still there, but it's not stored inside me now causing me harm. It is all part of my life experience and although I can't ever forget these things I am not letting them affect me in this way anymore and CRYSTALS yes those lovely gorgeous coloured stones and the healing from Phillip has helped me release all this. And now I really honestly do feel so much better and it's so nice to have a day where I'm not in constant pain.

I'm sorry to have waffled on if any of you have got this far. One day this will all go in my book ;-) but I just wanted to share with you my experience and let you know that's it's ok to admit you need help. Why suffer alone. Please do feel free to share this with anyone who you think may benefit from it. I do offer crystal healing myself (follow this link for more info on Kerry's treatments).
Lots of love and light to you xxx
Kerry Gavin, Essex, UK

Thank you Kerry x
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Blue Barite Crystal

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These amazing blue barite crystals are like "angel wings". Although barite is found worldwide and is not unusual, the blue crystals are very rare and are only found in a few places in the world. Ours come from Morocco.

Barite Mineral Properties
Baryte_09miniBarite forms tabular crystals in many colours including blue, white, grey, yellow, brown and can also be colourless. It can also form layered "plates" and fibrous masses and rarely a desert rose barite crystal formation. Common alternate names include barytes, baryte and barytine.
Astrologically barite is associated with the star sign Aquarius. It resonates with the throat chakra.

Healing qualities of barite
Barite gives you a "go for it!" attitude where everything becomes possible. It promotes friendship, harmony and love and can give you a deep insight into relationships. Blue Barite crystals also help catharsis, the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. It can help you overcome shyness. It is good for eyesight and helping you to “see” answers and promotes alternative ways of looking at a problem or issue. Barite is an excellent crystal for alternative and complimentary therapists. Barite is also a great detox crystal and is helpful when recovering from addiction. Blue Barite works exceptionally well on the throat chakra and promotes communication of ideas and thoughts, gives a spiritual connection or direction and helps you find your spiritual path though life.

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Shungite - Where science and crystal magic meet

shungite_01Every now and again there comes along a different crystal which is something special. Shungite is one such very special and amazing crystal! It is an ancient stone, around 2 billion years old! That’s old. Seriously old when you think that some of the oldest quartz deposits in Brazil are “only” around 200-500 million years old. It’s also one of the crossover crystals – crossing over from traditional shamanic crystal healing into modern medicine. Shungite has been used in medicine since 1700s for its antibacterial and water purifying qualities. (See I.F.Volfson et al Medical Geology: A Regional Synthesis retrieved 2012). It has an unusually high and unique carbon content.

Being 2 billion years old shungite predates life on Earth. It was here before any of us! It has a different feel and knowledge to share with us and amazing healing properties.

As well as purifying water shungite purifies all states of the body, mind and spirit. Shungite is good for psychic protection defending against negative energies from other people as well as those that might be in our environment such as electromagnetic radiation emitted from computers, microwaves, TVs, mobile phones (cell phones) etc.   It brings balance on all levels and promotes recovery from disease as well as tissue regeneration and growth.

Shungite is known as ‘The Stone of Life’ due to its amazing healing and antibacterial properties. It is a natural antioxidant that can increase immunity to many illnesses and counters the development of allergies.  As shungite naturally purifies water, drinking shungite enhanced water elixir can help to remove some health threatening molecules and free radicals from your system. It acts as a catalyst for the decomposition of organic matter and as it carries many microelements and biologically active substances it may be medically beneficial. It intensifies somatic biological processes but more research is needed on this. Shungite has been shown to interact with electromagnetic fields neutralizing their negative impact. It is good for dispelling over-sensitivity to electro-magnetic fields (EMF) and geopathic stress.

Shungite absorbs elements and chemicals from its natural surroundings and this is one of several scientifically important properties of shungite. Others include: medically its anti-inflammatory and antihistamine effects, in astrophysics it shows the ability to shield radio waves, in quantum physics it acts as an electro conductor and in the field of biology it has been shown to have the ability to absorb oxygen and actively interact with it. Modern science has only experimented with this since the 1990s and serious research into shungite’s practical applications started only a few years ago. Scientists are currently working on many projects using fullerenes derived from shungite including: in makeup to stop UV damage to the skin, as part of a new generation of solar panel devices and as part future of techniques to help allergic conditions, including asthma. This is really just the start, there is much, much more to come.

Shungite knowledge – the wisdom of this stone is fascinating and this bit is going to blow your mind! Ever heard of fullerenes? Well fullerene is an odd form of carbon based mineral found in just a few places in nature including hidden in soot, formed in the atmosphere in lightning bolts, meteorites, the depths of outer space… oh yes, and of course shungite. One scientific theory suggests that these complex carbon molecules are the precursors of life on earth and are the very seeds from space that over the last 2 billion years have produced you and me walking on the planet’s surface and reading and writing this. Shungite is the only natural consistent source of fullerenes.

Research into shungite has also shown that direct contact with the stone can provide relief from pain and help to alleviate a number of diseases; especially of the musculoskeletal system, skin conditions and speeds healing of the skin, cuts and bruises.

Shungite resonates with all the chakras bringing each into balance. At the base chakra it is grounding, helping you to feel the Earth beneath your feet. Placed on the sacral chakra it can help you find new energy and direction for any project. Laying shungite on the solar plexus expands your creativity. With the heart centre a loving connection is born, helping you to connect with and see the beauty in everything around you. Placed on the throat it can help you to say the things that you need to say to others in a kind way. Placed on the brow it can help you see into the future and promotes dreams and premonition. Shungite opens the crown chakra enhancing meditation and mystical experience.

Shungite is an ancient rock and as such helps you connect to your spirit guides. It promotes magical experiences and leads you towards discovering the mysteries of life. It can help dreams and premonition and is a wonderful stone for psychic readers, tarot card and angel card readings.

I feel it brings emotional balance, a calm stillness to emotional storms.

Carry shungite with you 24/7 to keep you protected from unhelpful energies. Put a piece of shungite in bottle of mineral water overnight and drink it the following day for a general tonic health boost and physical detox.


Black or brown cryptocrystalline rock (made of perfect microscopic crystals) opaque, lustrous, metallic
Common source – Top quality shungite is only found in the Zazhoginskoye deposit near Lake Onega in the Shunga region of Karelia, North West Russia. (lower quality shungite is available from Austria, India, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kazakhstan)
Common alternative names; fullerite, fullerene, bucky balls, Buckminsterfullerene
Astrological associations: cancer
Chakra: all
Healing qualities of shungite: antibacterial, antihistamine – allergies, cleanses and purifies mind body and spirit, protection, EMF, geopathic stress, balance, recovery from illness, tissue regeneration, growth, antioxidant, immune system, free radicals, pain relief, diseases of muscles and bones, skin conditions, minor injuries such as cuts and bruises. Arthritis, hair loss and heart conditions may also benefit. You will discover many more benefits for yourself as you work with your shungite crystal.

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