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My stone after Steve had polished it.
Aotea stone is found only around Jacobs River (Te Awa Makaawhio) and Bruce Bay (Mahitahi), on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. In European terms it is a mixture of Kyanite and Fuchsite in a Quartz matrix. The presence of Chromium also adds to the distinctive distinctive green colour. It is known as Poohatu Aotea byTe Runangua Makaawhio the local Maori tribe, and it has always been highly prised.

Two weeks ago I was walking down the beach at Bruce Bay contemplating the move to Dunedin, and hoping that my emotional stuffing wouldn’t fall out. I felt like the statues in my inner temple of sanity were about to topple over.... when I saw the stone at my feet and somehow everything seemed alright (cliché, cliché, cliché).

I took the stone back to Franz Josef and Steve Henry our local carver polished it for me. We decided to leave one side rough,  and polish up the flip side...yin and yang. Steve also made sure that the stone stayed true to its original form, just the way I found it.

In mystical terms Kyanite is one of the few minerals that never needs cleaning or clearing. As far as I can work out Aotea stone has an essence of sacred healing and brings harmony and commonality within the self and others. It ‘heals the Goddess within and the Goddess without’, working to bring both love and beauty to the exterior and interior. It also acts as a magnetic attraction between kindred spirits. As the healing process evolves the wearer is said to resonates with the universe and help ‘earth healing ‘.

I’m not sure if I’m ready to save the world yet, but, the move to Dunedin feels like Geoff and I made the right decision.

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Walking along Bruce Bay, just before I found the stone.
 


Comments

06/15/2012 12:08

Really you are lucky to have found such a rare stone you must be amazed to have it.

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09/21/2012 10:02

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BlueStorm11
02/19/2014 06:20

This was a very heart touching and inspiring journey to read :)

Namaste.

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Nigel
03/16/2014 18:24

I too have a Aotea stone handed down to me through my step family highly treasured.

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