My Crystalaura Newsletter.

                                                                                                                August 2010


In this Newsletter: - Words from Ron, Our new website, New Products, Featured Products – Special Buys, Inspirational quote, Stone of the month –  Tiger Eye, Article – A novel use for a pendulum, Tips for using crystals. 

Hello and welcome. – A lot of you buy from us just because you like and use or collect the products we sell. From our end we would like to believe that you also do so because you enjoy the convenience of buying online, quality products, our value for money pricing, along with our excellent service including prompt dispatch of your orders and great care in their packaging. And of course we take enormous pleasure in including a gift from us. A few times lately this was accidentally left out by our relief packer, who sends his apologies.

Quite a few of you buy from us because you are also involved in healing and energy work, either on yourself, family and friends or professionally with clients. Whether amateur or professional, many of you have also contacted us for advice and information about energy healing generally and of course about crystals specifically. It’s amazing the number of questions that come up, but more amazing is their variety – from simple and easy to handle to complex and stretching. 

Some of you deal directly with us at on Sundays at Fernvale markets where we get the chance to talk with you and answer your questions first hand. And of course some of you are clients and students of our healing and teaching centre ‘Akasha Keep’ in Lowood Qld.

In whatever way we have come to know you, we would like you to know that we appreciate your patronage and enjoy immense pleasure from our interaction with you.

So that we can extend our service further we are currently launching a new web-site called
‘Ask Ron and Sue.’  While our accent with MyCrystalAura is to sell product along with offering information, the purpose for will be providing information by answering your questions with a little bit of product sell.

What are your questions? How can we help? What do you want to know about crystals and healing? Send your questions to and we will do our best to answer them for you. It is also our intention to bring in other experts and practitioners from time to time to answer your questions as well.

As we will mainly be using video format to answer your questions we will be able to give a visual response, so you can see first hand how to go about things &/or what it looks like.

Please remember, or allow for the fact that this is a brand new site, so it may take a little while for the content to grow. But this is where we could really use your help in getting the content going—please send us your questions.


NOTICE: Over the last six months or so we were selling our products at CJ’s Whitelight Cafe in Fernvale, unfortunately this did not work out as we had hoped, so regrettably we are no longer selling product at this address.

Personal shopping is available at our Healing Centre — Akasha Keep, but by appointment only.



Have you wanted to learn about crystals and how to use them, understanding your chakra and energy systems and how to balance them for optimum performance? Or perhaps you have wanted to learn Meditation or Reiki.  If you prefer personal one to one training, or if your schedule never seems to meet up with our class schedule, then if you really do want to do something about it, — contact us and see if we can arrange something for you.

DRUM, HEALING AND MEDITATION NIGHT: Friday night 3rd Sept, commencing 7pm.

Come along and be a part of the gathering to welcome and prepare for the coming season. Be welcomed into and bask in the magical energies of our healing circle and sit and reflect around its central fire. Join in the chanting if you want to and then experience meditation under the stars. Before the night ends you will have the chance to be bathed in the healing and invigorating sound waves delivered from native healing drums. After the formalities you will be able to have a cuppa and socialize before heading home. Booking required. Payment by donation of $10 and bring a plate and chair. We are just 1 hour from the centre of Brisbane.

Contact us for details or to make your booking.

Classes and Workshops

Crystal Healing, Reiki, Mediation and Spiritual Development classes are conducted regularly throughout the year at ‘Akasha Keep’. Email or phone us 07 5427 9618 for all the details or to make your booking. Many of you are too far away from us to take advantage of these, so if you can get a group together we would love to come to you, even if you are close by.

If you would like to host one of these at your place, or a venue of your choice, please let us know and we will see what we can arrange. WE WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO COME AND DO A CLASS OR WORKSHOP FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES. Email or phone us 07 5427 9618 and lets see what we can arrange.


New Products

A reminder; there is now an entire section devoted to Resin and Wood Incense, with over forty different products to choose from, including charcoal tablets.

New Kamini Incense fragrances – Aloe Vera, Ylang Ylang, Violet and Money Drawing, in hexagonal 20gram packets. Plus we now have Padmini Spiritual Guide sticks in 20grm pkts.

Clear Quartz Crystal Ball @ $42.50 and another @ $22.50

Clear Quartz Clusters @ various prices – These are sold as individual pieces and are changed as each one is sold.

 Amethyst Clusters – various prices currently ranging from $6.00. Also sold as individual pieces and are changed as each one is sold.

Keep an eye out for mini salt lamps that can be powered from the USB port on your computer. These little lamps can be beneficial in reducing EMF’s from your computer screen and for providing an environment of negative ions around you and your computer. These are due in shortly and will soon be added to our site. We will only have a limited number at first, so if you want to be one of the first to own one, then let us know.

Featured Products – Special Buys

Incense Lucky Dip a mixture (a random selection) of any of our incense. 12 packets of 20 gram incense for just $17.50, saving $6.50 compared to individual packet purchase, or $3.50 compared to buying by the box. This is an excellent way to try out different varieties you might not normally consider and to add a little bit of diversity for your senses.

Aloe Vera, now that’s interesting, never thought of that as an incense fragrance. I wonder what it smells like. Well the most obvious way to find out is to try burning some.—But a whole box, 120 sticks, what if I don’t like it. Then try a packet (20 sticks) for just $2.00 and see if you like it.

In fact the entire range is available by the packet – this is the best way to try out something new. Also, this is the most economical way to buy your incense if you are just an occasional user of incense.

Hexagonal 20 gram packets20 sticks of incense $2.00/pkt.

Inspirational Quote for the month

Every raindrop is like a precious moment, capture them all.

Stone of the month:

Tiger Eye, also called Tiger’s Eye is a chatoyant (a luminescent band like that of a cat's eye) gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that has rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a silky lustre when polished. It is a member of the Quartz family that contains oriented fibres of crocidolite (blue asbestos) that have been replaced by silica. Tiger Eye with its bands resembles an eye of a tiger, so it has received its name due to this similarity.

Roman soldiers it is said wore Tiger Eye for protection in battle and it has been traditionally carried as a protective talisman against ill-wishing and curses. It was also considered to be all seeing due to its appearance. Tiger Eye is the anniversary gemstone for the 9th year of marriage.

The qualities of patience and timing relate to our ability to create what we want for our lives. The colour gold represents the ability to manifest; while the dark brown corresponds to the energies of the earth. Therefore, Tiger's Eye can help us to translate our ideas into physical reality and accomplishing our goals. It provides recognition of inner resources and promotes clarity of intention.

It has been used to stimulate wealth and abundance, and to enhance the stability required to maintain and keep it.

This stone expressly helps us to have more confidence in our ability to realize our dreams by assisting us in recognizing and using our inner resources for their accomplishment. It brings together the energies of earth and sun to create a high vibrational state that is nevertheless grounded, thereby drawing spiritual energies to earth.

Tiger Eye is a stone for the mind and is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to have more direction of thought while experiencing a feeling of oneness. It makes you aware of your own needs in relation to the needs of others. It differentiates between wishful thinking about what you want and what you really need.

When placed upon the third eye Tiger Eye enhances psychic abilities, especially in earthy people, and balances the lower chakras, stimulating the rise of Kundalini energy. Placed on the navel, it brings outstanding results for those who are spaced out or uncommitted. – Grounds and facilitates manifestation of the will. It will anchor change into the physical body.

Tiger Eye balances yin and yang energies, it alleviates depression and lifts moods. It integrates the hemispheres of the brain and enhances practical perception. It is helpful for resolving dilemmas and internal conflicts, especially those brought about by pride and willfulness.

Tigers Eye is particularly useful for healing mental dis-ease and personality disorders, resolving issues of self worth, self criticism and blocked creativity. It assists in recognizing your talents and abilities and equally the faults that you need to overcome. It is supportive of an addictive personality in making changes.

Tiger Eye treats the eyes and assists with night vision. It heals the throat and reproductive system and dissolves constrictions. Useful for repairing broken bones, digestion and stomach problems; where it alleviates pain.

A novel use for a pendulum

As we all should know by now, this month we will be required to cast our vote in the Federal election. For my part as a seasoned voter and a senior member of the community, I believe I have done my due vigilance and carefully weighed the opposing arguments, studied the policies, interviewed (more like spoken to) some of the candidates for my electorate and considered for my part who will be the worthy recipient of my vote.

Well, the other day a young fellow, new to voting approached me and asked for my opinion on who he should vote for. Or more specifically why should he bother.

I was curious as to why he was asking me and so I asked him about this. His reply was that he had asked his dad who just said “vote for the xxx party, we belong to the xxx party.” But this young fellow wasn’t that sure that he just automatically belonged to the xxx party. Another person he had also asked just responded with vote yyy, they’re the best. In both cases no further explanation was forthcoming.  

None of this was really helping this young man, so I did my best to try to explain our system of government and how we play our role in its selection – how we need to make the effort to find a person or party that best matches our values and that if we don’t do this then we can’t complain about who or what we end up with. Of course keeping in mind that more of us may want the different choice and we might end up with it anyway, what we call democracy.

Well my answer seemed to be a little bit more than he really wanted to get involved with at this stage, plus he was uncertain as to whether he the had the maturity to make the right decision. But I really didn’t want him to be just another of those who just turn up at a polling booth and scratch some numbers with no thought to it at all.

It’s then I got a creative idea, I knew he owned a pendulum and that he used it regularly and had found it to be a trusted system to get to the matter of things. Why not use it to discern his vote. This way he could access his core values and subliminally arrive at the right choices for him and play his role in the election.

Now having written out the names of the available candidates and their parties he dowsed for his choice. “Is this the one I should vote for” and then as a double check he asked “Is this the one whose values best align with mine.”

Not surprisingly, he ended up with a positive response over the same name on both occasions. You could say his vote is decided; now all he has to do is travel to his polling booth on Election Day and cast it for real. Some may argue this is not the best way to choose your candidate and make your vote, but I would say it is better than just blindly following someone else’s choice, or not having any clue at all.

If you are curious about how to use a pendulum, take a look here : How to use a Pendulum

Crystal Tips and Techniques

If your home or office is a high stress area where tempers flare easily, try placing Tiger Eye stones around the place to sooth the tensions.

If you drive a lot at night, carry a Tiger Eye as it helps to improve night vision.

Tigers Eye is great stone to hold while meditating as it helps you calm your mind and emotions so you can more easily enter the meditative state.

When you are feeling stressed, or out of sorts, carrying or wearing a Tigers Eye will correct the problems that leave you feeling overwhelmed, drained, confused or unfocused.

Remember to clean your crystals regularly. They appreciate a good dusting and are able to shine all the more because of it. The harder stones appreciate a good bath or shower as well. All of them are grateful for an energetic cleansing provided by smudging or smoking the room they are in.  This is especially important for healers and can be easily achieved by burning incense resins on charcoal. See Burning Incense Resin.

Good vibrations and all the best,

Ron & Sue Windred.

P.S. Send your questions to

P.P.S.  If you can make it to our Drum Healing and Meditation night on the 3rd Sep we would love to see you there. But remember to book your spot. Contact us for details or to make your booking.


P.P.P.S. We really would value your feed-back, so if you get a chance could you let us know what you think of the newsletter. Please Email us at - or phone us on 07 5427 9618.

Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties outlined in this website are for inspiration and reference. These alleged properties are gathered from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. In no way are they meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.






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