Crystal Space, Silsden

Saturday, 19 January 2013

‘Crystal Space….. a place dedicated to spiritual healing, magic and mysticism.

Happy new year 2013 everyone.  Well…2013…..I have still not yet got used to the idea of this new year and I think it may be because 2012 was such a special year and I have found it hard to let go of it. 2012 was an amazing year for me personally and for the shop. There have been many changes and developments. My personal highlight of the last twelve months was receiving ‘The Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki’ . I will say more about this at the end of the newsletter.  This newsletter is the first one so maybe slightly longer than future postings. 

The shop celebrated its first birthday last October and has started to draw customers from further afield. I am very pleased to see on a google search, using Keighley and Crystals as search words, the Crystal Space website comes up on the first page. I now have a wonderful loyal customer base and word of mouth seems to be by far the best form of advertising. I have tried various combinations of opening hours and Monday and Tuesday are very quiet days in Silsden so they remain my closing days along with Sundays. I am opening 9.30-3.30 Wednesday to Friday and 12 til 2pm on Saturdays. If anyone would like me to stay open a little later on a Saturday or even open earlier please do call me on 07546 109072 and I will try to help. I am also able to offer shop sales on Thursday evenings 7-7.30pm prior to the Thursday Our Space evening workshops.
The shop range is as follows:  A wide range of healing tumblestones and raw crystals, crystal carvings and locally crafted crystal jewellery. Essential oils and incense including tree resins. I have an ongoing sale on resin currently selling 40g bags for just 90p until they are all gone. Soon I will be stocking Alchemy Incense’s marvellous and uplifting range of boxed incense. I also sell charcoal and brass resin burners as well as oil burners and incense holders including the very popular Smoking Dragon Burners which at £16.25 must be the cheapest available. I also sell tea-lights and dinner candles. I have been selling a range of shamanic items including drums, rattles, bells, abalone shells, sage spirit sticks and loose sage. I have number of Tibetan items such a singing bowls, Tinsa cymbals and prayer flags and also a range of wooden, glass and resin Buddha’s and Dragons including amazing large Buddha masks from Bali. For Divination there are runes and tarot cards and crystal balls. Obsidian mirrors and spheres. I also stock cards and gift wrap.  I have a small collection of relaxation/meditation CD’s including the wonderful licence free music from I-Chill. AT just £15 for an hour long CD these are excellent value for therapists and healers who want to play relaxing, calming or uplifting music without the very expensive public performance licence fees required for copyright music.
I have some beautiful locally hand crafted items. I stock Pendle Pottery witches and cats by Lizzie Botham, Catherine Ding’s felt bowls and bags and Becky Moore’s lovely unique handbags which are exquisitely made  with silk lining and spiral designs. Marion’s childrens woolly hats are a perfect gift this time of year. (Speaking of hats I still have a few festival hats left, and also Scarves from Namaste). I also have a various fair trade mosaic bowls and mirrors, wind chimes, wall hangings cushions and throws from Namaste and Siesta Crafts.
Angel Wings Art is exhibiting her wonderful angel art at the shop which also sells online via on facebook and also the main website
I am having a permanent sale on handmade soaps to make way for new stock. The shop is currently having a general sale so I can bring in some new stock across all lines.  I have 50% off all Buddhist items and incense holders and 25% of crystals and textiles. I have some lovely large Namaste floor cushions and celtic throws in the sale. Also 20% off incense and oils.  Sale ends January 31st
Things have been very busy upstairs in the mezzanine! 

.Our Space nights. Thursdays 7.30-9.30.
The Thursday night Our Space workshops have been running now for over a year and have been a huge success. Many have continued to come from the very beginning and I am so pleased to see such commitment to this group. New members are always welcome and so if you have never been to an Our Space night you are cordially invited!
Last November we reviewed the year and looked at what we would like to repeat and also what new workshops people would enjoy. This review was very well attended and after a good deal of discussion the group made a number of suggestions which have now been put into place.

Our Space, formed by a group of like-minded people who want to share the rich experience of spiritual development and healing with others.
We meet every week on Thursdays, upstairs at Crystal Space, Silsden, West Yorkshire. There are themes to each Thursday throughout the month.

1st Thursday Talks and practice on magickal working, cleansing and protection, developing and working in sacred space, working with intension and focus, working with dreams, scrying and other forms of divination, Tarot reading and working with different spreads, astrology etc.

2nd Thursday- Shamanic Journeying With The Tarot. Led by Micheal Conneely, a 'drop in' style group.

3rd Thursdays - Healing Share Group. this will include reilki shares and other healing practices, chakra balancing, working with crystals and healing meditations and chanting.

4th Thursdays - Shamanic Development Group facilitated by Michael Conneely, core shamanic refreshers development of practice, sharing concerns etc in a supportive space.

We also celebrate the eight festivals of the wheel of the year on the nearest Thursday to the sabbat. On These occasions the celebration replaces the usual themed Our Space night and we all bring a contribution to the communal feast plus a small donation to the ceremonialist to cover materials costs etc.

Meditation. Various meditations can be offered on Mondays (which fall outside of the theme nights aforementioned) e.g second, third, fourth or fifth Monday. these would be advertised in advance and run if sufficient commitment is reached at the time.

All Our space events are free with a contribution e.g £1 to cost of refreshments and heating etc.

If you would like to join ‘Our Space’ to attend our evenings please click 'friend request ' to Ally Wilkin  Facebook or email Ally for more information via facebook or

This is the Our Space calendar January / February 2013.

10th  Tarot and Shamanic Journeying with Michael. We chose and share on a card individually drawn from the Tarot, then find the deep meaning in our life by visionary trance journeying to shamanic drumming and didge. A supportive and caring group.

17th   An evening of chanting, meditation and sound.  With Alan. The history of mantras, how they can be used, benefits and healing abilities.We will be using sound, such as singing bowls, drumming, guitar. So please if inspired, bring a small instrument.

24th  Shamanic Development with Michael. Heal present and past wounds. Learn shamanic techniques such as soul retrieval.

31st  Imbolc: Festival Celebration with Emma


7th   ‘Awakening  Psychic  Ability' .  With Sarah.  A practical workshop creating the right environment and space, using various scrying materials and techniques to give each other readings'

14th  Tarot and Shamanic Journeying with Michael. See Jan 10th.

21st Introduction to Reiki Seichem with Maggie – Additional Reiki energies to Usui Reiki and a broader healing spectrum.

28th Shamanic Development with Michael. Heal present and past wounds. Learn shamanic techniques such as power animal retrieval.

Future Our space workshops are listed on the events page on the website

In addition to the Thursday night calendar of workshops there are also other evening and weekend workshops available.
Unless otherwise stated contact Ally on 07546 109072 or email to find out more information or to book your place. 
 Weekly Drop -In Rune Workshop every second and fourth Wednesday 7.30pm With Michael Conneely.
The Runes are powerful and ancient magic. Each tells us about a key facet of our life. Each is a key to deep personal transformation. The Runes were the alphabet of the ancient Norse and other peoples of Northern Europe. But they are also Gateways to new ways of being, ways of bringing in needed change. We study one Rune each week, working with trance drumming, rune-stance and chanting. Supportive and caring.
Cost: £2 Contact Michael via  Email:  or Tel: 07799296821. 

A fascinating Ogham Course starts Tuesday January 8th at Crystal Space, Silsden: eight drop in Tuesdays at 7.45 pm, studying the ancient Celtic Tree Alphabet. Learn about the magical tree energies now in readiness for the leaves appearing in the Spring and the better weather that is sure to come. Visit the Celtic Otherworlds. There is also our distance learning correspondence course on the Ogham. With Maggie and Michael

The Major Arcana of the Tarot with Lily Oak -Saturday Jan 26th 2-5pm £15with Lily Oak, This course is designed to introduce you to the major arcana of the tarot. These are also the cards many oracle decks are based on. You will learn a brief history of tarot, the general meanings of the cards, how to connect to your deck and how to perform readings for yourself and others using these cards.

Reiki Seichem Level 1 Initiation, with Maggie Pashley. Sunday Feb 17th 10am – 4pm: Turn on your healing abilities in this practical one day workshop. Reiki works with the Earth energy while Seichem offers a broader healing spectrum, incorporating the energies of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Cost: Reiki 1 only £70, Seichem 1 (includes Reiki 1) £110, Seichem 1 (for those already Reiki-attuned £40 See Maggies website for more details on what she is offering.
More events are listed on the website 

Munay-Ki with Ally Wilkin and other initiates.  Dates to be arranged. see for more information, videos and course details. Also see more about Munay-Ki at the end of this newsletter.

In addition to the workshops there are Individual Sessions at Crystal Space.

Emotion Code and Body Code, Metamorphic Technique, Hypnotherapy, Reiki and Seichem (Including attunements), Quantam Touch, Chakra Balancing, Sound Healing, Reflexology  with Maggie Pashley.
Western and Vedic Astrology, Runes and Shamanic Healing with Michael Conneely.  Available as 1-1 Therapy and readings, courses and workshops.

Reiki and Crystal Healing with Karina Shaw.  £30 for 1 hour, £45 for 1.5 hours.

Reflexology/Aromatherapy/Bowen Technique  with  Catherine Wells.  Wednesday afternoons from 1pm. Book via Ally at Crystal Space.

Reiki/various massage with Lois Skilleter .

Alexander Technique with Sarah Brown.

Homeopathy with Emma Colley - Mondays and Tuesdays.

Angelic Reiki with Krista Muff. 

Tarot reading with Angel Claivoyant and Paula Malone.

My Journey into the Munay-Ki
Last June 2012 I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to receive the nine rites of the Munay-Ki. I did not know what to expect and having read some books by Alberto Villoldo and also watched some u-tube videos I embarked on the weekend course. I realised by the end of the very intense two days that my life had changed forever and I was full of an enthusiam for the future. Not only did I feel personally empowered and healed, I also had a sense of hope and purpose for the world and universe beyond. An indescribable peace and knowing that has filled me with Inspiration to pass the rites onto others.

The following is an extract from writings of the Four Winds Society, founded by Alberto Villoldo who has brought the Munay-Ki to the West…..

Munay-Ki comes from the Quechua word that means 'I love you' and is also taken to mean 'Be as Thou Art'. In this current context it refers to the nine rites of initiation to becoming a person of wisdom and power. Handed down from generation to generation they exist within all Shamanic traditions, while deriving a form and style of expression unique to each culture. The Munay-Ki offered here are derived from the great initiations of the Hindus Valley brought by the Laika, a group of courageous medicine men and women, across the Bering Straits from Siberia to the Americas during the glacial period some 30,000 years ago. Ordinary men and women, who acquire uncommon grace and ability through prayer, study of the wisdom teachings and discipline, the Laika have kept the teachings safe until the moment came for their release to many more than their small group. They have faithfully accepted their guardianship for millennia, believing people would come to this initiation when they were ready and called to do so. Munay-Ki is the key to taking a quantum leap in species evolution. It is a group of energetic transmissions that download directly into the Luminous Energy Field, which constitutes each individual at an energetic level, the codes for transformational evolution. These codes are downloaded into the chakra system, a group of seven major energy centres lodged within the body and attached to the spine. This spinal connection facilitates the information's transmission to the neuro-physiology and brain of each recipient, offering them the potential to complete within one lifetime a process of evolution that would otherwise take many, many generations. Alberto Villoldo PhD is a psychologist and medical anthropologist who has worked closely with the Laika for a quarter of a century. As such he was privy to the knowledge that the final rite, previously only gifted to a few humans over the millennia, had been brought forth by the Laika in the summer of 2006 as a transmission now available to be gifted directly between humans. He has distilled the teachings and processes involved in the transmission of the nine rites that make up Munay-Ki into an easily understood and usable format to allow for its further dissemination out into the world. The Four Winds Society, which he founded to train western Shaman, has begun the process by offering Munay-Ki across North America and Europe since that time. The intention is that those who accept the gift of Munay-Ki will go on to initiate more of our fellow men and women into these rites. Rites, which form a significant step towards the creation of the next stage in the evolution not merely of humankind but of our home planet the Earth. The principles of daily living incumbent upon all who take this offered opportunity of Munay-Ki are: NON-VIOLENCE, TRUTHFULNESS, INTEGRITY, MODERATION and GENEROSITY. These principles lay the foundation for the coming of a New World of harmony, love and peace to replace our current World of disharmony, fear and conflict, and are the underlying reason why Munay-Ki has become universally available now. We are coming to the end of an evolutionary era that has lasted 65 million years. Everything that constitutes the World in which we live is gearing up to switch into the new era, potentially during the period of rare planetary alignment due to take place in December 2012, predicted millennia ago by the mathematical genius of the Mayan peoples. This imminent opportunity is why Munay-Ki, in this form and in many parallel forms across the cultures, is here now. It is one of the means whereby humanity recognises its place as an integral part of the Universe and participates in that switch.
In my next newsletter Maggie Pashley will be talking about Reiki Seichem.
Love and blessings to all.
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