Merry Everything From Us to You!!!!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Yule , Merry Everything from #desmoinesnewageshop !!!!!!!
May you have a holiday season filled with Love, Light and many Blessings From our Family to you & yours ūüôā

#merrychristmas #happyyule #merryeverything

Thanksgiving day Hours at the Shop!

This just in:
The Des Moines New Age Shop & Community Center will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11am to 6pm!

*And no we couldnt find a good Thanksgiving pic, nor would Wubbster hold still in the turkey pan for a photo op-#toddlerlife lols

#happythanksgiving #holidayhours #desmoinesnewageshop

Product of the Week: Helper Candles Oct. 15th thru 21st

Product of the Week:
The product of the week 10/15-10/21 are Helper Candles!
These candles are poured and reiki charged by us at #desmoinesnewageshop !
You can even get ones custom made! These candles are made with soy wax, different essential oils ,and a variety of crystals that assist in the tasks charged to the candles.
We currently have helper candles that you can purchase to help assist with:

Money drawing,
Energy cleansing,
and Spiritual strength!
If you come in to the shop during the above mentioned dates and mention the name of the product of the week you will receive 10% off your purchase !
* As a heads up however, the discount is not stackable, nor does it apply to readings or healings.
If you have any questions about this product and or the promotion let us know via Facebook and or you can reach us on the shop phone 515-276-7755 during store hours!
#helpercandles #candles #reiki #crystals #crystalhealing #crystaltherapy #energywork #essentialoils #inhousemade #happyentrepreneur #happycandlemaker #inhouseproducts #soywax #moneydrawing #protection #clearing #spiritualstrength #custommade

Divination styles: Crystal Ball reading

Howdy Folks,
This is the companion article to the talk that I gave at our Halloween Psychic fair this past Saturday, as promised ūüėÄ
My editor (Dennis McCullough) hasn’t had a chance to have a look at it yet, so I apologize for any poor grammar in advance lols.
Divination styles: Crystal Ball reading
I have had quite a few questions about the multitude of different divination devices and practices,
so this will be the first in a series of Articles devoted to Divination tools & Practices.
I will be doing a more comprehensive article on the topic in a few months,
but for now, let’s get started….Crystal Balls!!!!!!
I think almost everyone is familiar with the Crystal ball.
Crystal balls are one of the TOP images connect with the psychic field in popular culture,
and there is also a lot of misconceptions about this reading practice due to a misinterpretation of the reading practice.
Crystal ball reading is, in actuality,
Scrying ( trancing out and allowing your mind to relax enough to pick up on Clairvoyant images),
and it is only one tool of many that can be used.
*For example,
You can use a bowl of water, a mirror, fire, etc…..heck you could use the back of a coffee spoon.
Any surface (though traditionally it should be reflective) that allows you to “trance out” (go into a self-induced¬†semi-hypnotic state) while looking into it can be used to Scry.
*Quick note:
Many people use black mirrors
(Mirror scrying actually evolved from water scrying, the mirror was felt to be a point of fixed water, so many astrology jokes so little time lols), black bowls for water scrying, black obsidian spheres or Obsidian mirrors for their scrying.
Some Scryers feel that the dark color leads to quicker mental relaxation and therefore easier transition from regular consciousness into the trance state.
I personally prefer the lights off (except for a few candles acting as an anchor to keep me focused)¬†when I’m using the scrying technique no matter the tool that I’m using.
Again, as always, the gift Lay with the person scrying- not the tool used.
A little History on Crystal Balls:
The technical term for a Crystal ball is an Orbuculum.
And the technical term for using a Crystal ball to scry with is called Crystallomancy…fun hunh!?!?!
Say those 3 times fast lols
The practice of Crystallomancy is purported to have begun with the Druids,
who used Beryl Balls to foretell events with.
By the 5th century AD, Scrying was ridiculously widespread throughout the Roman empire, but once the Medieval Christian church rose to power Scrying was deemed Heretical.
And so the practices faded into the shadows in most European circles, until the Victorian era.
In the Victorian era, The Crystal ball shot to popularity again, and it was a very popular pastime to read with an orbuculum. Almost like Tarot cards in this era.
They felt that they needed the sun in its northernmost position to get the best results from their readings.
An Important figure in the resurgence of the esoteric in mainstream culture was Dr. John Dee.
The good doctor’s¬†reputation is a little nutty in my opinion….but what Dr. Dee brought back into view was an amazing gift that helped to herd mainstream society back towards the esoteric.
Dr. John Dee was a noted British mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I.
He devoted much of his life to alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy, of which the use of crystal balls was quite often included.
*Hermetic Philosophy:
*Hermetic Philosophy:
Hermeticism, also called Hermetism, is a religious, philosophical, and esoteric tradition (a triple threat if you will) mostly based on the writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus.
The tradition claims to have evolved from a prisca theologia, a doctrine that affirms the existence of one single, true theology that is present in all religions and that was given by God to man in antiquity
(wtf does that mean, right?
Classical antiquity -also the classical era, classical period or classical age- is the period of cultural history between the 8th century BC and the 5th or 6th century AD centered on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece & ancient Rome, collectively known as the Greco-Roman world.
That’s what that means)
Many great writers consider him a wise pagan prophet who foresaw the coming of Christianity among other major societal shifts.
So now you know a little bit about how the Crystal ball came to be and a bit about how to use one.
But as always,
Don’t just take my word for it, get out there and research it!!!!!
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS
Link to Crystal ball reading demonstration video:

Virgo Season FREE CLASS EVENT at the shop!!!!!

Hey Folks,
We always try to do sumthin fun around the start of Fall here at Des Moines New Age Shop.  This year I wasnt sure what I should do, then it hit me- its also Virgo season!!!!!

Virgos LOVE to learn and to help others, so what better time to hold a FREE CLASS event?!?!??!

So in honor of of the spirit of Virgo season-
Virgo season free class event!!
Lets start FALL OF RIGHT!

From Tonight til the last day in October, all of our classes are FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!
We have a new classes that we will be premiering during this as well ūüôā

*regular class prices resume as of November 1st*

For more info please call the shop at ph#515-276-7755

#fall #autumn #virgoseason #freeclasses #welovetoteach #desmoinesnewageshop #startstonight #learning

Shop open late due to medical Emergency

Our apologies folks, the shop is opening a little late due to a chiropractic emergency
(I messed up my lower back again, even ended up pulling walker out of mothballs -its been about 6 & a half years since i have used it, good thing I almost never throw anything away lols)
Dennis is home wrangling Wubbybear (who thinks the walker is a fascinating new toy lols #toddlerlife)
And so both Mike Bales & Michael Hamilton have been awesome enough to help me out today!!!!
Huge shout out to these guys for bein ROCKSTAR!!!!!

For more info please call the shop at 515-276-7755

New Jewelry at the shop!!!

Fresh in:

#sterlingsilver & Sterling silver over copper jewelry at #desmoinesnewageshop !!!
We just go in some really gorgeous new pieces in!!!!
Clockwise From top left: #scolecite , #selenite , #sunstone , #fireopal , #lemurianseedquartz , #rosequartz , #balticamber , #morganite, #moldavite , #opalite , #herkimerdiamond , #bismuth , #aquamarine , #smithsonite , #larimar , #eliteshungite

We have some seriously neat & hard to find gems in these babies!!!!
I might be alittle excited lols….did I mention that I love rocks!

#shiny #rockhound #crystals #gemstones #crystaltherapy #wearablecrystaltherapy


Fresh in:

Threadwrap jewelry at #desmoinesnewageshop !!!
We have some super pretty new pieces in!!!!
#whiteselenite #ametrine #blackmoonstone
#angelite #citrine #clearquartz #rosequartz #aquamarine #watersapphire
#bronzite #bluechalcedony #amazonite
I might be alittle excited lols….did I mention that I love rocks!

#shiny #rockhound #crystals #gemstones #crystaltherapy #wearablecrystaltherapy #threadwrap #macrame #happyentrpreneur #backtomyroots #backtomakinstuff #inhouseproducts #inhousemade


Fresh in:

Wirewrap jewelry at #desmoinesnewageshop !!!
Quite a few of these pieces are by @earthnspiritsprite
We have some super pretty new pieces in!!!!
#whiteselenite #chakras #blackkyanite #blackquartz #mahagonyobsidian #lithiumquartz
I might be alittle excited lols….did I mention that I love rocks!

#shiny #rockhound #crystals #gemstones #crystaltherapy #wearablecrystaltherapy #wirewrap # #happyentrpreneur #backtomyroots #backtomakinstuff #inhouseproducts #inhousemade

New Herb at the shop: Rue

Fresh in:

We have Rue herb in at the shop!!!!!!!
This is a first time herb for us!!!

Rue has been stupidly hard for us to source, So we are super excited to have this in !!!

#herbs #homeopathy #natureopathy #alternativemedicine #alternativehealth #firsttimeherb #rue