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1. STORE CLOSED FOR INVENTORY: January 10 – 11th

Closed for Inventory

The counting must be done!

We’ll be CLOSED for these two days. Any evening events will still take place.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

1. WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Sat, Dec. 21st

pam-and-don-winter-solstice-2015The Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year and the beginning of the return of the light.

It is the peak of the dark in the cycle of the year, and has always been understood by humankind as one of the two most powerful turning points of the year.

Join us for a ceremony of reviewing, releasing and renewing.

5:00 pm

$10 Suggested Donation

25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

View the video of our celebration, held on Saturday, May 10th, 2014!

THANKS to all who contributed!

And, to Roland, The Video Guy for the fantastic job he did in capturing the day, and the spirit of Crystal Visions.

Please click here to share your comments on YouTube – Social Media is all about engagement!

Highlights of our 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Our 25th Anniversary Celebration was a joy-filled fun day!

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The shop was really busy all day!

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Richard Shulman opened the day with his beautiful, inspired music!

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JanET Ledder tirelessly treated us to seated massage!

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Sherry, Coburn, Rachel, Sandra, Julie and Ethel were right on in the Message Circle!

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Pam and Don McMahon offered their terrific Acoustic Music to Feed Your Soul!

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And, of course there was delicious cake!

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The Wisdom Circle, though somewhat of a roast of Blair, also took us from tears of joy to laughter !

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The day was joyfully filled with old and new friends, and we are very grateful.

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And the day closed with an energetic drumming circle!

(how did we not get any pics from that???)

1. CELEBRATING 30 YEARS !!! !!! Saturday, May 18th from 11-5 pm

WHO REMEMBERS THESE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS!!!!

1. CLOSED DUE TO SNOW! – Wednesday, January 17th

We hope you’re all home safe and warm!

 

Please call before coming to be sure we’re open when weather is inclement: (828) 687-1193.

Follow us on Facebook for up to date information.

March 22nd: Welcome Spring with a Labyrinth Walk

Labyrinth for web pageJoin hosts Blair and Joan to set intentions for dreams made manifest and to salute the Spring Equinox.

We will do ceremony and then walk the labyrinth to focus on our personal goals.

1:00 pm.

$10 suggested donation

New Year’s Eve

Sunset view

 

On New Year’s Eve

we’ll close early — at 4 pm.

 

We wish you all safe, sweet, Happy Holidays!

 

Have you seen the amazing sunsets we adore from the store?

Reinvent your holiday shopping experience!

Escape the shopping frenzy and cookie-cutter gifts!

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Reinvent your holiday shopping experience
in the relaxing, festive atmosphere of
Crystal Visions.

Enjoy free gift wrapping,
and discover the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list!

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You’re welcome to enjoy our
Labyrinth and 
Medicine Wheel
to help you maintain balance
during the hustle and bustle of the season.

And if you need some guidance and/or healing energy, remember our readers and healing services are available every day for your convenience.

Saturday, October 19th: Labyrinth of Divine God and Goddess Enlivening Ceremony

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We are called to share our healing vibration of harmonic group consciousness for enlivening the Labyrinth!

Bring your musical instruments and walk, sing, pray and bury seed crystals.

Join us monthly on the 3rd Saturdays, at 10:00 am:

October 19th * November 16th * December 21st

10:00 am

Monday, October 14th: Sacred Relationship with Earth Mother, with Mare Cromwell

Mare Cromwell 9-20-13Book Signings: 12:30-2:00 and 5:30 – 6:30pm

 & Workshop: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Mare Cromwell is the author of:

“Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother”, and

“If I gave you God’s phone number…. Searching for Spirituality in America”

“Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother” has won the following awards to date:
WINNER – Green Living Category, 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist – Spirituality Category, 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist – Nature Category, 2013 ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards

Evening Workshop:

Earth Mother or Pachamama goes by many names around the world depending on the culture one is in. While many raised in the Judeo-Christian culture don’t recognize Her existence, She most definitely exists. This workshop will discuss who Earth Mother is and different spiritual practices to develop a closer relationship with Her. We’ll go over what it means to claim our relationship with Her and how to do it, building an altar to Her, connecting with Her outside, and honoring Her through the month. We are all Her children and we are being called to reconnect with Her to help birth the New World ahead. This introductory workshop will provide spiritual tools to benefit Earth Mother and ourselves.

Mare Cromwell is an award-winning author, plant intuitive, sacred gardener, and worm herder. She has studied for seventeen years with Native American teachers and calls Western Maryland home. She sits on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Her first book, If I gave you God’s phone number…. Searching for Spirituality in America, received awards from several national book competitions in 2003.

Blog: http://marecromwell.wordpress.com/
Website: http://www.marecromwell.com
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6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost: $25

Saturday, July 20th: Labyrinth of Divine God and Goddess Meditation

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We are called to share our healing vibration of harmonic group consciousness for the highest of all living beings.

Bring your musical instruments and walk, sing, pray and bury seed crystals.

Join us monthly on the 3rd Saturdays, at 10:00 am:

July 20th * August 17th * September 21st * October 19th * November 16th * December 21st

10:00 am

Friday, June 21st: Summer Solstice Ceremony, with Diotima Mantineia

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The Sun is the radiant heart of our solar system, and symbolizes the individuating life force within us all, the Greater Self.

Join us in a ritual to help us align our bodies with the Earth and the cycles of the Sun, and align our lives with the intentions of our Greater Selves.

The ritual will be facilitated by Diotima Mantineia (http://www.uraniaswell.com/diotima.htm) and will be in a Wiccan format, but respectful followers of any spiritual path are welcome.

During the ritual, we will create a talisman to help us become more attuned to the promptings of our Greater Self.

Ritual garb is welcome, otherwise, dress in a way that honors your Self.

If you play a hand drum, bring it with you!

We will gather at 6:30 pm. Please be prompt.

$10 suggested donation.

Books & Music

Books!

Crystal Visions offers a comprehensive assortment of spiritual and self-improvement NEW and USED books.. You’ll routinely find titles here by classic authors such as: Alice Bailey, Spalding, Ernest Holmes, Paramahansa Yogananda, and current best selling authors Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Gregg Braden, Sylvia Browne, Eckhart Tolle and dozens of others. We also carry works from several local authors including Michelle Payton, Jonna Rae Bartges, Paige Bryant, H. Bryon Ballad, Tareh Cox and many others! Remember to ask about our book club! Looking for a particular title? Call us at (828) 687-1193 or send email to us at cvisions at crystalvisionsbooks.com.

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Music!

In our large collection you’ll find audio/musical selections from native American flute to Celtic dance, as well as the Hemi-Sync series. While browsing the shop just ask to hear demos.  Artists include Carlos Nakai, Richard Shulman, Stephen Halpern, Liquid Mind and many, many more.

Staubs and Ditchwater by H. Byron Ballard

Stuabs and DitchwaterAfter years of pondering, Byron Ballard has finally written a primer for the kind of magic she practices. Driven to it by colleagues, friends and students, writing this little book is an act of stubborn devotion to a fading culture.

This deceptively simple system of folk magic has come down to modern Southern culture through the immigrants and natives who called these blue hills home.

Written in an easily accessible style and filled with insights and stories, Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks Hoodoo is part memoir, part workbook.

H. Byron Ballard is Asheville’s Village Witch and does workshops and lectures regionally. She was a featured speaker at the Sacred Space Conference in 2011 and is a popular teacher at the Southeast Women s Herb Conference and Pagan Unity Festival. This book includes Hillfolks Hoodoo and the Question of Cultural Strip-mining the paper she delivered at Harvard’s 2006 conference Forging Folklore. Ballard serves as a ritualist and teacher for Mother Grove Goddess Temple in Asheville, NC

Labyrinth of Divine God and Goddess

On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, we held ceremony for Enlivening our new Labyrinth of Divine God and Goddess.

Many, many thanks to Donna Askew and Sam Richardson for their incredibly hard work,
generous contribution, and dedication in creating our new Labyrinth!

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The night of our celebration we were blessed with many Spirit Beings:

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We welcome you to walk our beautiful, sacred Labyrinth:

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Donna Askew, who graciously co-created our Labyrinth with Sam Richardson, shared this:

This Labyrinth was called into the 3rd Dimension by 13th Dimensional Beings.  The Human Co-Created Manifestation is in Honor of All Living Beings.

Labyrinth Winter Solstice Healing GridThe Winter Solstice Healing Grid is buried in the center of this Labyrinth and hundreds of small crystals are buried within the rocks.

We humbly provide a space for all to visit and share in the frequency band that has been co-created to hold this sacred

Labyrinths can be used as walking meditation/prayer healing modalities.  As we walk in clockwise we repeat a prayer or request out loud and create an energetic hologram of vibrational intent. Once we reach the center, we stand in silence for a moment as the energy slows down and achieves a balance.  As we walk out counter clockwise we are silent as we are sending the energy in the opposite direction to once again find a balance.  We have just created a Frequency Band of Our Intent.

We invite you to participate at whatever level you are comfortable with.  We are honored to have you at our Labyrinth!

For a suggested prayer to use while walking the Labyrinth, click here.

History of Crystal Visions

Do you know the history of Crystal Visions?

Having dreamed of a bookstore, in 1988, Blair completed a course and business plan for operating one. When we moved to the mountains later that year, and searched for a source for crystals, the closest shop was about 45 minutes away.

A storefront that Blair’s parents owned on highway 25 “just happened to open up”, so we did our market research … at Smiley’s Flea Market:

We were blessed with new friends and acquaintances, and were immediately referred by one of you, Blake, to Pam McMahon, “the crystal lady.” To this day Pam is one of our nearest and dearest, and leads ceremony and singing!

Of course, we found great interest and support in having a metaphysical resource in the neighborhood.

 

 

We first opened next door, then had the opportunity to move to the larger space we now occupy.

 

Over the years we’ve had the opportunity o serve the community with products and services. Here’s a sampling of events:

2000-01:

 Major expansion of the shop, including the addition of the large meeting space — with design by Cathy Easterbrook

 

 

 

2002:

     

 

 

 

 

A celebration of The Spiritual Reawakening of the Great Smoky Mountains, with Page Bryant and guest presenters, Frannie Oats, Michael and J.T. Garrett, Bo Taylor and Walker Calhoun

2004:

 

 

At our 15th anniversary celebration in 2004, we had a May Pole celebration,

 

 

 

 

Lee Carroll, channel for Kryon, visited for the first time,

 

 

 
Jani King, channel for P’Taah, visited again,

 

 

 

 

 

Our Medicine Wheel was created in the tradition of Sun Bear, thanks to Page Bryant,

 

 

 

 

And, with Emily Smoke, we hosted our first annual Weave the Web outdoor networking festival!

 

 

2005:

 

 

Our first spring Garden Party, with a festive hat contest!

 

 

 

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Our annual Weave the Web Festival provides a terrific opportunity for networking.

Enjoy the Garden Labyrinth!

CLOSED for the Holiday – Saturday, July 4th

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We will be closing at 4 pm on Dec. 31st!!

Please note: we’ll close at 4 pm today!

We wish you a joyous New Year!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We will be closing at 4 pm on Dec. 24th!!

Please note: we’ll close at 4 pm today!

We wish you a most joyful holiday season!

Thursday, September 20th: Fall Equinox Ceremony

with Ann Running-Wolf

The Fall Equinox has long been honored by our ancestors who followed the cycles of our earth mother. It is a time of celebration and thanksgiving with drumming, songs, and the exchange of gifts!

This is a time for thanking our earth mother for the way she has taken care of us this past season, and letting go of the old and bringing in the new!

The exchanging of gifts between each other was a way of blessing each family with prosperity throughout the winter months.

Come and join Crystal Visions for the Fall Equinox Ceremony filled with joyful drumming and inspirational songs hosted by Ann Runningwolf.

Bring a small gift to share with someone and expect to be blessed!

See you in the Circle! Aho!

6:30 – approximately 8:00 pm

$10 Suggested Donation

Friday & Saturday, March 16th & 17th: Gregg Braden

Friday, March 16th:

An Evening with Gregg Braden

with Special Guest Howard Martin

at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock
(note: this is NOT at Crystal Visions, but we’ll be at this event, selling books & CDs!)

“A New World is emerging before our eyes…”
When we read this quote from Gregg Braden we hear the truth at a soul level. This amazing best-selling author of cutting-edge books such as The God Code, The Divine Matrix and The Spontaneous Healing of Belief returns to Flat Rock during this momentous year with revelations from his new book, Deep Truth.

 

PURCHASE EARLY AND SAVE  Very Limited Seating!
Tickets Purchased from January 1, 2012 to Event  $50

CLICK TO BUY THIS EVENT OR SAVE WITH A PACKAGE

 Sponsored by:
Charlotte McGinnis and Lindsay Babich
Crowning Light Productions LLC
and Event Co-Producer Ellen Sherman

Crystal Visions will offer books for sale at this event!

7:00 – 10:00 PM

at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock

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Saturday, March 17th:

A Full Day with Gregg Braden

with Special Guest Howard Martin

At Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock
(note: this is NOT at Crystal Visions, but we’ll be at this event, selling books & CDs!)

Have you ever had the feeling of wanting more – more science, more spiritual wisdom from expert, author and presenter Gregg Braden?

It is time to fulfill your dream of a full day with Gregg at the Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock, NC.

This full day presentation to an intimate audience includes gourmet lunch.

AND a surprise fun-filled evening event only for day seminar attendees – a unique gift from Gregg Braden and his wife Martha.

Here’s a Hint: Musical performance!

PURCHASE EARLY AND SAVE  Very Limited Seating!
Tickets Purchased from January 1, 2012 to Event  $159

CLICK TO BUY THIS EVENT OR SAVE WITH A PACKAGE

Sponsored by:
Charlotte McGinnis and Lindsay Babich
Crowning Light Productions LLC
and Event Co-Producer Ellen Sherman

Crystal Visions will offer books for sale at this event!

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

At Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock

1. DAY OF THANKS! We will be closed Thursday, November 28th!

We give thanks for the many Blessings in our lives, and we also thank you, our loyal customers, who bring your sweet energy and business to Crystal Visions.

We know that books and music, crystals and jewelry, divination tools, and other resources for creating sacred space can be found elsewhere.

Your support allows us to continue to provide resources for transformation and growth.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the community and to provide this Sanctuary and Spiritual Center!