Calcite is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy. Simply having Calcite in the room cleans negative energies from the environment, and heightens your energy. Within the body, it removes stagnant energy and speeds up development and growth. This is a spiritual stone linked to the higher consciousness that facilitates the opening of higher awareness and psychic abilities such as channeling and out of body experiences. #HDTSgemandmineral – next weekend! See the HDTS website for more info.
Reading a really good book by Francis Cape that I got from Ken and Julianne – Cape says that sharing a bench means "sharing the same material support and also sitting at the same level” – He makes replicas of benches that were made and used by historic communes and writes about the relation of their ideology to the material culture that they produce. It’s also sort of interesting that the shakers sat in chairs when they ate their meals so that individuals could get back to work when they were done eating without disturbing everyone else.