Clarity Stone Medicine is a connection point for people and stones. We are specifically geared towards people who want to learn more about stone and crystal healing. Our courses are rooted in a Chinese Taoist view of stone medicine. We aspire to alchemize ancient writings with contemporary earth sciences, quantum physics, sacred geometry, crystallography, new-age crystal healing and more. You will learn how to practically apply this accessible and powerful medicine to your home, family, patients, and friends.
Sarah Thomas, BS, MAc., LAc., Dipl. Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and owns Clarity Acupuncture in Asheville, North Carolina. She earned her Masters in Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Sarah studies extensively with Jeffrey C. Yuen and other master healers and has been steeped in stone and crystal medicine, clinically and academically, for several years. She developed North Carolina's first Studies in Mineral Healing Program at Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, teaches yearly at the Southeastern and MidAtlantic Women's Herbal Conferences, certifies "stonalists" in a yearly intensives, and leads rockhounding trips for the public into the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. Her Tao is to assist in the dissemination of the vast knowledge and uncharted potentials of healing with stones. Visit her global stone project at www.HOEPGRID.com.
Jessica owns Four Flames Healing in Asheville, North Carolina. She is a true Taoist stone medicine practitioner, having studied with Jeffrey Yuen and Jerry Alan Johnson. She has been teaching herbal medicine for over twenty years and is our resident plant and stone alchemy expert. You can get a taste of her wisdom in the online class Plants and Stones for Awakening Bliss.
Asia Suler is a writer, teacher, energy worker and herbalist who lives amongst her gardens and large apothecary in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries an Appalachian-grown company that offers lovingly handcrafted medicines. A unique combination of western and energetic herbalism, stone medicine, earth-centered shamanism and intuitive healing, Asia’s work includes private consultations as well as workshops + mentoring. Asia teaches at gatherings and conferences across the country, and is perennially blessed to work with people, plants, spirit and stones. Her class here at Clarity Stone Medicine is titled How Stones Communicate.
Julie Ann Travis
Julie Ann Travis has been a lover of stones and crystals for many years. As an artist, she was first drawn to them for their incredibly intricate structural formations. Over the years she has gathered great knowledge and profound healing experiences of how stones so generously collaborate in raising the consciousness of humans. Julie has cultivated a deep reverence for the treasures and beauty of our Mother Earth by crafting vessels with primitive clay bodies and facilitating sacred ceremonies as a Shamanic Practitioner. Julie's first offering at Clarity Stone Medicine is her online class Stones for Sleep.
Ali lives outside of Boone, NC on a beautiful piece of wooded land. She lives in an off-grid house with her husband and her dog. She is creator of Turtle Sun Healing, a business offering reflexology, stone and crystal treatments, elixirs and Emotion Code sessions to people near and far. She is passionate about connecting with the Earth, Stars and Stones and enjoys teaching people, young and old, of all their power. In free time, she hikes and climbs, reads and plays. Ali's first contribution at CSM is her class The Abundance Dance.
Much of our class content is derived from ancient Chinese materia medicas. The same texts that brought us Chinese herbal medicine, also included the properties of stones and crystals. This important information was lost over time, but is resurfacing again thanks to living Taoist teachers such as Jeffrey C. Yuen, 88th generation priest.
One of the fundamental teachings of the Taoist lineage we are accessing is that we must find the courage to end the search for outer "experts" and learn to develop trust in our own awareness.
Our class content will guide you through treatments, experiments and rituals with stones. These practices will heighten your sensitivity to the deep transmissions they impart. As your communication with the stones deepens, you will be exploring the teachings of the ancient masters.
At this intersection, we must remember the tender heart of the teachings - faith in our own inner experiences is paramount. Your dreams and waking life will begin to birth a new and more powerful stone medicine - The alchemy of old wisdom and YOUR wisdom. A deeper trust in your own inner compass will enrich your current practices and help all living things heal at the deepest level.
Chögyam Trungpa described the importance of marrying ancient wisdom with inner truth:
“There is a saying in the Tibetan scriptures: “Knowledge must be burned, hammered, and beaten like pure gold. Then one can wear it as an ornament.” So when you receive spiritual instruction from the hands of another, you do not take it uncritically, but you burn it, you hammer it, you beat it, until the bright, dignified color of gold appears. Then you craft it into an ornament, whatever design you like, and you put it on.”
If you want to study the intersections between new age, ancient age, current science, and common sense, these classes are for you.
If you feel like you have a connection to stones, but haven't yet found a simple and grounded explanation of their properties, these classes are for you.
If you are interested in becoming a part of a community of people sharing their experiences of stone medicine, these classes are for you.
If you are an acupuncturist, herbalist, bodyworker, homeopath, medicine maker or healer
of any kind and you want to add a powerful and deep layer to your work, these classes are for you.
If you are called to engage with stones as a part of your spiritual awakening, these classes are for you.
If you are not interested in "experts," but interested in discovering your own truth, these classes are for you.
If you are hungry for clear and practical information on healing with stones, these classes are for you.
Every aspect of life on our planet depends on the plant kingdom for its survival. And the plant kingdom depends entirely on the mineral kingdom. This provoked the common sense of our ancestors. They saw stone medicine as the grandmother of herbal medicine and the source of all life.
At this point in our history, knowledge of the healing potentials of the mineral kingdom is quickly expanding. As we move into higher states of consciousness, our need for this aspect of earth medicine will only grow.
Over the next fifty years, we will experience the return of stone and crystal medicine. It will play a critical role in acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, farming, environmental restoration, space development, and more. Furthermore, it is crystal clear that minerals are playing a critical role in our mass awakening, as humankind itself becomes "transparent to the light."