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The Legend of the Holey Stone

Holey stones are known by a variety of names;  Holed stone, Odin Stone, Crick Stone, Hag Stone, Fairy Stone and Witches Amulet.  A holed stone, or holey stone, is any rock with a weathered/eroded hole in it which has been created by nature alone.  The sculpting powers of wind and water create the opening in a stone over a great amount of time and it is believed to carry the wisdom of the ages, having both healing and magical properties.  Talisman (my shop in Monroe) has holey stones which have been hand picked from the shoreline of the North Norfolk Coast of England.  These hard to find stones are considered powerful protection stones that can be worn for personal protection, hung at doorways or windows to protect the home, or even hung near a pet’s sleeping place to protect the pet. Hung by a black ribbon at whichever door is most regularly used in the home it will snag negative vibrations as soon as they enter.  To prevent nightmares, place in the sleeping area of the one who wishes to be free of nightmares.  When strung with a red string or ribbon and hung over the bed it acts as a shield against bad dreams much like the Native American dream catcher.

A holey stone may also be used for Full Moon magic by gazing at the moon through the hole and speaking a need to the Gods. It is also said to give one the power of second sight and with a little practice, the ability to see the flitting forms of the faerie folk and Nature spirits (perhaps you remember this from the movie “The Spiderwick Chronicles”)?  Crystal healing lore holds that Holey Stones are helpful for healing disease and maintaining general health, particularly when the stone is rubbed on the body of someone sick. They are also said to improve eyesight.  Proper care of holey stones consists of cleansing them in the same manner as most other gemstones, usually by soaking in salt water and recharging by placing in sun or moonlight.

Laura Lenhard