Sacred crystals of the Cherokee

Sacred Crystals Of The Cherokee Every Cherokee kept a crystal wrapped in deerskin and hidden. It was their most sacred possession. They held it before bed and thought about their day, specifically something of importance or interest. When the Cherokee left this realm of existence, they spend a period of time as a spirit. The son, daughter or next in line gains possession of the crystal and will use it to call on them in time of need. The spirit of the previous owner could share the memory of their experience with the new owner of the crystal. Some homes had huge caches of crystals from many ancestors, kept like a library. If someone discovered the crystals, handled them improperly, the connection to the ancestors could be broken and lost. The Conjurers of the tribe wore theirs in the open or carried them with them. They were the only ones who could. They worked for the protection and kept the history, traditions of the tribe. Their crystal was used to call on many spirits, outside their family and often used to call up the little people (a type of fairy similar to the leprechaun of Irish myth or imp.) They were beings who could travel in and out of the spirit world. They were often called on for help in finding lost objects, children or investigating and helping fight off supernatural things like dark witches or spirits with their knowledge. They'd share some of the crystals kept by the Conjurers. They were the size of couches and could be used to communicate openly with spirits, gods or star people. When whites began trading with the Cherokee, peacock feathers were a valuable trading item to the Conjurers. Along with any wands or tools the Conjurer had, which would also be made from lightning struck wood. That is because the tree had strong Magical properties. There, it would lay Waiting for lightening to strike again or for one who found it and took the calling of tribal Magician or Conjurer. Conjurers or priests were once a noble term The Cherokee used to call both men and women Magicians. Once, there were Conjurers or priests for specific occasions. wedding, war, sick, farming, supernatural, etc. Witch was also a term given to both male and female who performed the dark arts, Magic designed to shapeshifting, cause death or do harm. The most valuable crystal was one that came from the great serpent god Uktena. Its crystal was found embedded near its head that a Conjurer would take. After consulting with the crystal and they still couldn't find an answer, the Conjurers would hold a white marble or bead in one hand, a black one in the other. As they watched, the spirits would make one of them move. The black one was no, the white one yes. During the forced removal of the Cherokee known as the Trail of Tears, many tried to hide or bury their family crystals from the soldiers coming in. Nearly all were found and destroyed. One of the Conjurers last acts was to smuggle a crystal from the Uktena to Tahlequah Oklahoma, the capital city of the Cherokee Nation. There it was said that before the poison took him because he couldn't not keep it hidden, wrapped in the seven deerskins that shielded him from its power, the crystal was buried, placed in one of the many streams that flowed around the settlement giving power to the great serpent and water god to use it's Magic to protect the Cherokee people and keep them from being forcibly removed again. —-Ancient pages– Jeramy Neugin - AncientPages —-Pinterest

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