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Crystal Shopping Adventures in Mount Shasta

When I walked into Crystal Keepers, the first thing I noticed were the colors. There were so many different hues that stood out like pinks, blues, purples, and more. I wanted to buy a few crystals for my office, but I didn’t know where to start because there were so many choices. I also wasn’t sure if it was okay to touch the crystals on display or how to shop for the “right crystal.”

In a recent essay—Sacred Adventures in Siskiyou—I shared the advice I received from the shop’s staff:

“1. Don’t be afraid to touch the crystals.

2. Connect with the crystals on an intuitive level and follow your instincts. Some people are drawn to a gem by the aesthetics, and others feel pulled to a crystal by some unknown force.”

Following their advice was smart because it made shopping for a crystal a little easier.

Crystal Shopping

The first gem that caught my eye was Vanadinite. I loved the golden color and how it sparkled under the store’s lighting. According to Crystal Keepers, Vanadinite “promotes creative energy, is excellent for healing, and expands the aura field.”

The crystals are perfect for my work as a blogger and photographer!

My second purchase was a “Mystery Bag.” The sign drew me toward the display, and when I looked closer, it said:

“Made with love by Indigo. They’re only $5.00. They have cool crystals inside that you will love. I hope you like them.”

Indigo is 11 years old and the owner’s daughter. She buys the crystals, chooses which ones to include in each bag, and all the profits go to her! I loved learning about Indigo’s little business and wanted to support her work.

When I opened my “Mystery Bag,” I found seven small gems ranging in size and color. A description of the stones didn’t come with my purchase, so I still have to identify each crystal. They are small, colorful, and perfect decorations for my desk!

Crystal Cleanse

After exploring a few more shops, I did some research about crystals. In a post about crystals and happiness author Heather Askinosie said, “Once you’ve picked out your crystal, it’s important that you cleanse it to clear away all the energy of the many hands that touched it before you.”

Also, according to the Mt. Shasta Sacred Sites Guidebook and local spiritual guides in Mount Shasta, the Sacramento Headwaters, Hedge Creek Falls, and more Siskiyou sights have healing properties. They are also great places to “cleanse” your crystals.

I’m always willing to try things that boost my creative energy, and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to “cleanse” my crystals in a beautiful location. Before we left Mount Shasta, we went for a short hike at Hedge Creek Falls, and I dipped my gems in the water.

If you’re interested in exploring sacred places in Siskiyou, add crystal shopping in Mount Shasta to your adventure list. It’s inspiring and fun!

PRO TIPS 

Lodging: Pair your crystal shopping adventure with a stay at the Inn at Mount Shasta or the Cold Creek Inn. Additional accommodations can be found here.

Take a Walking Tour. The City of Mount Shasta is a great place to take a walking tour of crystal shops.

Here’s a list of shops to explore in Mount Shasta:

Before you visit the shops above, call ahead to make sure the store is open or check their website for further details.

Also, when you visit a store, ask the shopkeepers for crystal buying tips; this is especially helpful if you’re new to the world of gems.

Good Eats. After you’re done shopping for crystals, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack, or a more substantial meal at Yaks in Mount Shasta.

Learn More: After I got back from my trip to Mount Shasta, I went to Barnes and Noble and discovered a large section of books about crystals. A few titles that caught my eye included Crystal Clear by Golnaz Alibagi and Crystal Rx by Colleen McCann.

When I walked into Crystal Keepers, the first thing I noticed were the colors. There were so many different hues that stood out like pinks, blues, purples, and more. I wanted to buy a few crystals for my office, but I didn’t know where to start because there were so many choices. I also wasn’t sure if it was okay to touch the crystals on display or how to shop for the “right crystal.”

In a recent essay—Sacred Adventures in Siskiyou—I shared the advice I received from the shop’s staff:

“1. Don’t be afraid to touch the crystals.

2. Connect with the crystals on an intuitive level and follow your instincts. Some people are drawn to a gem by the aesthetics, and others feel pulled to a crystal by some unknown force.”

Following their advice was smart because it made shopping for a crystal a little easier.

Crystal Shopping

The first gem that caught my eye was Vanadinite. I loved the golden color and how it sparkled under the store’s lighting. According to Crystal Keepers, Vanadinite “promotes creative energy, is excellent for healing, and expands the aura field.”

The crystals are perfect for my work as a blogger and photographer!

My second purchase was a “Mystery Bag.” The sign drew me toward the display, and when I looked closer, it said:

“Made with love by Indigo. They’re only $5.00. They have cool crystals inside that you will love. I hope you like them.”

Indigo is 11 years old and the owner’s daughter. She buys the crystals, chooses which ones to include in each bag, and all the profits go to her! I loved learning about Indigo’s little business and wanted to support her work.

When I opened my “Mystery Bag,” I found seven small gems ranging in size and color. A description of the stones didn’t come with my purchase, so I still have to identify each crystal. They are small, colorful, and perfect decorations for my desk!

Crystal Cleanse

After exploring a few more shops, I did some research about crystals. In a post about crystals and happiness author Heather Askinosie said, “Once you’ve picked out your crystal, it’s important that you cleanse it to clear away all the energy of the many hands that touched it before you.”

Also, according to the Mt. Shasta Sacred Sites Guidebook and local spiritual guides in Mount Shasta, the Sacramento Headwaters, Hedge Creek Falls, and more Siskiyou sights have healing properties. They are also great places to “cleanse” your crystals.

I’m always willing to try things that boost my creative energy, and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to “cleanse” my crystals in a beautiful location. Before we left Mount Shasta, we went for a short hike at Hedge Creek Falls, and I dipped my gems in the water.

If you’re interested in exploring sacred places in Siskiyou, add crystal shopping in Mount Shasta to your adventure list. It’s inspiring and fun!

PRO TIPS 

Lodging: Pair your crystal shopping adventure with a stay at the Inn at Mount Shasta or the Cold Creek Inn. Additional accommodations can be found here.

Take a Walking Tour. The City of Mount Shasta is a great place to take a walking tour of crystal shops.

Here’s a list of shops to explore in Mount Shasta:

Before you visit the shops above, call ahead to make sure the store is open or check their website for further details.

Also, when you visit a store, ask the shopkeepers for crystal buying tips; this is especially helpful if you’re new to the world of gems.

Good Eats. After you’re done shopping for crystals, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack, or a more substantial meal at Yaks in Mount Shasta.

Learn More: After I got back from my trip to Mount Shasta, I went to Barnes and Noble and discovered a large section of books about crystals. A few titles that caught my eye included Crystal Clear by Golnaz Alibagi and Crystal Rx by Colleen McCann.