July 2019 Edition
Newsletter
Happy 4th of July!
Can you believe it, 2019 will be half over this month and we're already planning for RockFest. June was full of fun buying trips for us. Amanda went to Denver and restocked all our metaphysical products at INATS, the International New Age Trade Show. I went to the annual Las Vegas Gem and Jewelry Show and found several new designs incorporating natural stones in assorted styles. We went to the Dallas Mart and World Trade Center with over 100,000 sq. ft. of exhibitors for the annual Total Home & Gift Market and found several new goodies for the kids, your home and office and natural personal care lines. I can't wait until you see all the new product we found.

A great time was had by all at our International Agate Expo last month at the Norris Conference Center. Vendors from around the world showcased their phenomenal agates and shared their knowledge and experiences for three days in talks, presentations and displays. A great big thanks to the Austin Gem & Mineral Society for all of their help and support. We had such a good time and was so well received by everyone, we are contemplating having another Agate and Mineral Show next year.     

Since July is the official month for vacations, I want to share with you a new web site that is being launched by Rock & Gem magazine. It is in its infancy still, but already offers a wonderful tool to find rock shops and dig sites all over the United States. Just type in the city you're going to and it will give you shop and dig information around where you are going to and even sites along the way. A must for us rock hounds! Check it out....... myrockhub.com.

I will be traveling to Las Vegas again the end of this month to attend the Las Vegas 2019 Summer Market. I see more new finds in my future and foresee lots of new and wonderful nature treasures in yours.


We'll be open the 4th of July so you can come visit and see some of the new items we've been processing. Remember to play safe on the 4th.
 



Blessings
Karen Richards
& The Staff

 


Special Offers & Events

Open July 4th!
10am - 7pm
Come independent, Leave connected!
 Great NEWS!
We've Extended Our Solstice Sale Through the 7th!  
 
 
Friday, July 19, 1:30-3:30pm 
Crystal Land
Taught by Austin's Crystal Whisperer! 
in the Studio     


 
 
We do believe in fairies!  Find our new Faerie House hidden within Nature's Treasures and you will be blessed with special offers or free gifts!  The fairies move around a lot and collect all sorts of treasures, so who knows what you will find and where!?
 
Every Tuesday is 2 Stamp Tuesday!  
 
Simply come in on any Tuesday and receive 2 Stamps instead of 1 for your purchase on that day.   
  
 
 
Shop Nature's Treasures ONLINE!
 
 
 
New Pink Amethyst Clusters from Choique Mine in Argentina


Crystal Grid Essentials, Tarot & Oracle Decks, Smudges & more have been added to our Online Store! 
 
Chakra Sets_ Chakra Jewelry _ More at our Online Store_  
Harness the power of the Zodiac with our selection of Zodiac Oils. Click to see more.
  
Free Standard Shipping for Orders over $ 50.00

  
Now you can log in to your account using your favorite social media account! Link your Facebook, Twitter or Amazon account to streamline checkout and more easily manage your account! 
 
In the Community Events Center


  
 
 
Saturday, July 6, 3-5pm    
Austin Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess   Rituals, Witchy Classes, Goddess
Book Club,  in the Studio
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, July 12 7:15-9:30pm
 
Guided Angel Meditation 
with Leslie Werling
in the Studio 
 
Saturday, July 13th, 11am-5pm
in the Auditorium
 
FREE Admission!!!
 
Saturday, July 13, 7-9pm 
Full Moon Event
in the Studio   
 
Sunday, July 14, 10:30am-5pm
Michael Tellinger
US Tour 2019 Hidden Origins
 
FOR AN ALL DAY WORKSHOP
 
Tuesday, July 16 - July 18  11am - 6pm  
 
Sharon Sampsel from LA
Guest Practitioner
 
   
 
Friday, July 19, 1:30-3:30pm 
Crystal Land
Taught by Austin's Crystal Whisperer!
 
in the Studio    
 
Are you planning an event for 2018?
Nature's Treasures has a 2,200 sq ft Auditorium
and 1,200 sq ft Studio Space available for your event.  
 
Check our calendar for availability and email our Events Director at - community@ntrocks.com
 
 
In the Community 
 
 
On June 27th, our geology specialist, Michael J. Kallstrom, taught a short, hands-on lesson about the three rock types, geodes and fossils for a group of 6 students on a field trip to Nature's Treasures from the Texas School for the Blind.
   
 
 
We are BACK for the July 7th Healing Arts Festival & Market!!!  
Please come out to see us and the Clearance Deals we are bringing!!
 

Looking Ahead

 
 
 

The Treasure Tome: A Trove of Knowledge

Iolite: The Intuition Stone
By: Michael J Kallstrom
   
Iolite is the blue-violet variety of the mineral cordierite, (Mg, Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18). Cordierite has many interesting optical properties including a high birefringence and dichroism. Dichroism literally translates from Greek as "two colored" and describes when a mineral appears different colors down its different axes. In the case of Iolite, the gemstone changes color from yellow to purple, the color for which iolite is named (in Greek ios meaning "violet"). Despite its name, Iolite is better described as indigo in hue.
 
Iolite has a strong birefringence or polarizing effect, which could make it great for reducing glare when fashioned into a lens. According to Robert Weldon, director of the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center, this property of Iolite made it useful for ancient Vikings to navigate the seas when it was cloudy out and Iolite became known as "Viking Compass Stone". The idea of Iolite acting as a tool for guidance and navigation has pervaded into modern metaphysical and spiritual uses for this stone as well.    
 
Iolite is probably the foremost stone used for foresight and is one of the most sought after stones for Third Eye Chakra work as it is one of the few truly "indigo" colored stones in nature. According to Melody, author of Love is in the Earth, Iolite stimulates visionary prowess by inciting visions and improving their accuracy, especially d uring shamanic journeying, astral travel, and guided meditations. She says specifically that
 Iolite "has been used to stimulate a compass, such that one may have knowledge of directions and directional forces," helpin
g one to navigate obstacles that might block progress towards harmony within oneself and one's relationships.  
 
Iolite not only helps one to access informatio
n with increased accuracy, but it also guides you in applying that information for the greatest good. In other words, this helps you to not only know what is going on, but the best way to present or share that knowledge so that it is well-received and beneficial to the recipient. This has led me to coin the mnemonic "Eye of Light" (I-O-Lite) to remember that this gem not only activates one's Third-Eye, but also enhances our ability to bring harmony to the world through enlightenment.

What's New? 

 
In The Store

Green Selenite from Australia
 

Back in stock: Sandstone Coasters

At The Counter
Natural Stone Rings
 
Natural Stone Necklaces
  
 
In The Depot
Peacock Ore @ $15/lb


Gemstone Chip Substrate
(Pre-bagged)

Monthly WINNER!

 
$25 Gift Certificate! 
 
 Jenny A.

Be sure to enter the drawing 
next time you're in the store! 


July's
Birthstone


Ruby

The red variety of the mineral Corundum, Al2O3, Ruby has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale making it one of the most durable gemstones on Earth.  Being an extremely hard stone with no cleavage, it should come as no surprise that Ruby has spiritual properties related to endurance and stamina.  Ruby, associated with the Root (Physical), Sacral (Creative) and Heart (Emotional) Chakras, represents vital life force and aids with passionate love and reproductive health.   
 
In ancient times this gemstone was known as Carbuncle, and according to Melody's Love is in the Earth, Rubies were used in the casting of lots to aid in mediation of disputes.  Furthermore, Melody says that Ruby is the "stone of nobility," helping to amplify energy, enhance mental focus and incite diplomacy.  Ruby can occur in many different host rocks, and therefor you can find Ruby in Kyanite, Ruby in Fuchsite and Ruby in Zoisite in addition to Ruby by itself.  Each of these varieties has additional metaphysical properties and can be quite difficult to distinguish.  Visit our website to learn some tricks in differentiating between these different Ruby rocks! READ MORE! 

Aura, Meridian & Chakra  
Photos & Video
 
 
Now Available DAILY!!! 
Walk-ins Welcome! 
12:00pm-6:00pm
 
With our updated Aura Machine, you can see the color of your aura. 
 
Offered daily and starting at only $25, this is a great gift to give yourself or a loved one.


 
DAILY IN-STORE 
PRACTITIONERS
   
11:00AM - 6:00PM
 
July
 
7/1 Eva Lott - Metaphysical minister, reiki master, stress management

7/2 Mia Michel - Intuitive, and healer, Akashic Records Consultations, Past Lives and Soul Readings

7/3 Laura Tree - Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal Consultant, Atlantean Healing, Diamond Violet Flame Transmutation

7/4 Elaine Ireland - Tarot reading & psychic work

7/5 Tara Ventura - Numerology/Tarot; Clairvoyant Psychic; Intuitive Counseling; Energy Healing (chakra)

7/6 Sally Ramirez - Angel Card Reader, Clairvoyant Medium, Energetic Healing

7/6 Rebecca Andrews - Colorpuncture removes blockages for a person to better access their Soul program

7/7 Amber Soberon - Reiki Master

7/7 Alice Rodriguez - As a Psychic Medium Alice can receive messages from your deceased loved ones in spirit and your spirit guides

7/8 Thumper Donnelly - Medium, clairvoyant psychic, energy healing, past lives

7/9 Kramer Wetzel - Astrology chart & reading, tarot, good humor

7/10 Adrienne Goff - Author, teacher, healer, connecting you with your crystals

7/11 Ricardo Gonzales - Psychic

7/12 Anne Berlin - Psychic medium, psychometry, work with archangels & Ascended Masters

7/13 Stephanie Fix - Tarot card reading & dream interpretation

7/13 Sally Ramirez - Angel Card Reader, Clairvoyant Medium, Energetic Healing

7/14 Julie Reeves - Sighted intuitive astrology, tarot & past life consultation

7/14 Christine Martensen - Crystals knowledge, Reiki, and empathic connects to Angels, Guides, Spirit Animals and Ascended Masters through clairvoyance and clairaudience.

7/15 Eva Lott - Metaphysical minister, reiki master, stress management

7/16 Sharon Sampsel - Psychic
& Renu Lal - Henna Artist- Special Guests from Los Angeles, CA

7/17 Sharon Sampsel - Psychic
& Renu Lal - Henna Artist- Special Guests from Los Angeles, CA

7/18 Sharon Sampsel - Psychic
& Renu Lal - Henna Artist- Special Guests from Los Angeles, CA

7/19 Tara Ventura - Numerology/Tarot; Clairvoyant Psychic; Intuitive Counseling; Energy Healing (chakra)

7/20 Rebecca Andrews - Colorpuncture removes blockages for a person to better access their Soul program

7/20 Tracy St Croi - Evidential medium, psychic

7/21 Denise Nitti - Intuitive Medium, Intuitive Artist, Intuitive Life Coach, Energy Worker, Reiki Master

7/21 Anaya Swan - Priestess, artist, musician, a Reiki master, and a magical seamstress and healer. Tarot readings

7/22 Thumper Donnelly - Medium, clairvoyant psychic, energy healing, past lives

7/23 Kramer Wetzel - Astrology chart & reading, tarot, good humor

7/24 Sheryl Martin - Psychic medium, dream interpreter, reiki master, spiritual counselor, intuitive, life coach, & empath

7/25 Ricardo Gonzales - Psychic

7/26 Anne Berlin - Psychic medium, psychometry, work with archangels & Ascended Masters

7/27 Stephanie Fix - Tarot card reading & dream interpretation

7/27 Anaya Swan - Priestess, artist, musician, a Reiki master, and a magical seamstress and healer. Tarot readings

7/28 Julie Reeves - Sighted intuitive astrology, tarot & past life consultation

7/28 Tracy St Croi - Evidential medium, psychic

7/29 JaMecha Dodd - Empath, Energy healing, Sacral Transformation Coaching, life coaching

7/30 Mia Michel ( make up day from Sharon & Renu)

7/31 Laura Tree - Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal Consultant, Atlantean Healing, Diamond Violet Flame Transmutation


Personal Shopping Services
Custom Jewelry with
Crystal Heart Studio
 
Merlyn Dyches, metaphysical jeweler/artist and owner of the Crystal Heart Studio, will be onsite every 2nd and 4th Saturday offering stone wiring, wrapping and intuitive reading services.  Get your treasures and have them wrapped, bring your own in, or purchase finished wire wrapped jewelry on site!
 

Austin's Crystal Whisperer
 
What are your crystals telling you? 
 
Dianna, Austin's Crystal Whisperer offers her Personal Crystal Readings to help you find, understand and connect with the rocks, minerals and crystals that are perfect for you! 

Rates start as low as 
$15.00 for 10 minutes

Book in Advance at:   

Meet Our Staff

 
Katie S.

Originally from Orange County, CA, Katie has always loved crystals, but didn't really start learning about them until about 4 years ago through various online groups.  Having a family of 6, Katie likes to spend her spare doing all sorts of arts and crafts, including making jewelry.  She also enjoys learning about different cultures, reading and singing.  At Nature's Treasures you can find Katie in either our Retail Showroom or in our Rock Depot helping customers find treasures of their very own.


Monthly Astrology
Forecast


A mighty Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn occurs on July 16th, marking an important period of achievement in our lives. We will be looking back on the growth we've made since the beginning of the year and either reaping the rewards of our hard work or deciding that our current path is not suited for us. Read More!  

Take a
Virtual Tour

Can't get into the store? Want to
take a virtual tour?  Google came out and did a VR of Nature's Treasures. 


 
Rockin' Mantra
Rockin' Mantra of the Month
with
Laura Tree
 
Considering this is a first time for our newsletter to feature a Sanskrit mantra of the month, of course, it must begin with Ganesha! T raditionally Ganesha always comes first in any japa, the meditative repetitions of a mantra, opening the door to auspicious results.   Ganesha is well-known as the Remover of Obstacles, but he is also an eloquent scribe, gifted musician and benevolent guide.
 
The Ganesha mantra we'll practice this month is a favorite among many, even being taught to  little school children to help them with their studies.
 
Ok, here we go!!!
 
Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha, Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha, Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha
 
Phonetic Spelling sounds like this - Aum Gam Gana Pat i Yay Nam a Hah
 
If you have a mala you can say this sacred mantra once per bead. If you don't have one, no worries, just sit quietly and chant it repeatedly. Throughout your day notice how Ganesha will gently remind you to silently chant his mantra as you go about your daily tasks.
 
A loose translation of this mantra is 'Om and Salutations to The Remover of Obstacles'
 
Happy Chanting!
 

Austin Agates Exclusive


  Wildhorse Picture Jasper from Idaho
Jasper also belongs to the quartz family, but rather than being cryptocrystalline like chalcedony or agate, Jasper is comprised of tiny quartz grains.
 
Notes on Agates:  
Silica is the key component to agate formation since it belongs to the quartz family made up of SiO2.  Because of their beauty and durability, agates have been used since the Neolithic as tools, jewelry, tableware and decor for thousands of years. Although agate has been used for ages, new world agates have only been mined recently and many varieties are mined out.

 
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