Posts Tagged With: crystal magic

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Muscle Cars

Hellbringer 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Don’t try this at home. Really.

True story: before I wrote this book, I was a professional prototype vehicle test driver.

So when I set out to write about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse tearing up the highways in Christine-ish muscle cars, you can bet I had fun with it.

Check out this interview on MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape where I not only talk about cars, I also go pretty deep into the cool quirks of my characters, and what exactly Dru’s universe (or the “Druniverse”) is really like.

Plus, I share some cool insights about the “magic” properties of crystals (including how the pharaohs of ancient Egypt used to protect themselves against the evil eye).

And the surprise fan favorite character that everyone is talking about. Hint: this particular character has four wheels. (!)

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Until we get lightsabers, here’s the next best thing.

Not a lightsaber, but an actual real-life shard of selenite.

Not a lightsaber, but an actual real-life shard of selenite.

In my book, Dru fights demons and creatures using magical crystals.

Here’s what’s cool: all of the crystals she uses are magically charged versions of actual, real-life crystals: quartz, amethyst, galena, pyrite, etc.

Being a writer who writes about crystals, I’ve naturally built up a modest collection of crystals over the years.

The towns in the Rocky Mountains are rife with rock shops and lapidaries, some of them little more than a room in someone’s house. If you know where to look, you can find some pretty cool stuff.

Here’s a picture of my biggest crystal find yet: a natural selenite wand. Because of its mineral structure, selenite is fiber-optic, which my lovely wife is demonstrating here with LED lights.

In the books, this wand belongs to Dru’s ultimate nemesis, an evil crystal sorceress bent on destroying the world.

Fun stuff! Especially because, hidden in the between all the fancy magic, there’s a little bit of science. Neat-o.

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You could win your own demon-fighting crystal. Seriously!

Galena crystals

Science: galena is a natural mineral form of lead sulfide. Magic: galena fights demons. Nuff said!

In my new book, Dru uses all sorts of magic crystals to fight the forces of darkness.

Take galena, for example. Scientifically speaking, it’s a lead ore with a low melting point. It also contains up to 2% silver.

But from a spiritual standpoint, it was used in ancient Egypt to line the eyes of the pharaohs. Possibly it was intended to give them second sight, possibly to protect against evil curses.

In my book, Dru uses it to fight demons.

Most galena crystals in the U.S. are mined in Missouri (galena ore has mostly industrial applications). I was recently talking to a guy who had retrieved some great crystals from a Missouri mine.

Apparently, there was so much groundwater in the rock that it dripped everywhere, constantly. They had to rig up corrugated steel on scaffolding inside the mine shaft to form a roof for the workers and equipment. Like it was raining underground.

Weird.

Anyway, I have only a few of these galena crystals to give away. But one of them could be yours!

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Blame Dan Aykroyd from Ghostbusters

Crystal Head Vodka it happened one doomsday

Dan even signed the skull for me. How cool is that?

A few years ago, on a placid summer evening resonant with cicadas, I stepped out to buy a bottle of wine for my wife’s show at an art gallery.

And there, in the corner of the store, sat Dan Aykroyd, promoting his new Crystal Head Vodka.

You may not know this (I certainly didn’t at the time), but Dan is a big believer in paranormal phenomena. In fact, his family has a long tradition of investigating the paranormal.

Personally, I’m more of a skeptic. But when a millionaire movie star comes right out and says that he filters his vodka using Herkimer diamonds for their metaphysical properties, you know there’s got to be an interesting story there…

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