Sticks and Stones

Gifts for Spirit, Mind, Body

About Us:

To schedule an appointment
call: (703) 352-2343
email: sticksandstonescircle @ gmail . com

Artie:

Artie is a practicing witch since 2009. "I am currently working on developing a format of witchcraft that is all inclusive for all people, genders, and sexual orientations." Artie will be teaching classes on intro and basic contemporary witchcraft techniques here in the shop, as well as offering a prayer service, which is $30 per candle. Call/stop-by, check the calendar or join our mailing list for more class info. You will find that Artie is an enthusiast when it comes to herbs, crystals, and nature, and loves to chat and hear The Craft! 

Bells:

Bells was born and raised in NoVa, and is a second degree BlackBelt in Tae Kwon Do. She is a local musician and a molder of young minds (pre-school teacher.) She majored in Nutrition at GMU, where she began to practice mindfulness and mediation. Now she is an avid Yogi and teacher of mindfulness. Check our calendar for her workshops and impromptu concerts, as well as other fun events.

Evie Bones:

Evie Bones is a bone reader, hedgewitch, and spirit worker. She employs centuries-old family shamanic practices for healing, divination, and community improvement. In recent years, her focus has primarily been divination, and she has experience with tarot, favomancy, bibliomancy, belomancy, and throwing bones. She is also a Reiki practitioner and a student of the Sisters in the Goddess Tree school. A voracious reader, working artist, and prospective art historian, she dedicates much of her time to her education. Bones does whatever needs doing around the shop, from leading meet-ups to restocking the incense, and is occasionally accompanied by her Shetland Sheepdog, Ollie. She is available for Curio readings (one of the oldest systems of divination using charms and animal bones) on Fridays, cost is $30. 

Darjeeling: 

Darjeeling has been studying tarot since 2011. She came to it in a rather roundabout fashion; her original interest was Jungian mandala creation and interpretation for self-analysis. The transition to tarot came naturally when she began looking for a tool that was more dynamic, responding to questions and operation on a more moment by moment basis. 

The more that Darjeeling worked with the tarot, the more she realized that this was an open-ended tool with the capability to help people not only reflect on how to move forward in life, but how to get to know themselves better as well. Teaching others about and through tarot is something that she enjoys a lot and has felt called to for a long time. Darjeeling is here the third Sunday of the month for the Tarot meetup, sometimes followed by one of her Tarot classes. Check the calendar for more information.

Darren BuCare:

Darren Bucare is an Aururvedic Palmistry Expert, Tarot Card Reader/Educator, Interactive Meduim, Past Life Regressionist, A Spiritual Consultant and a Spiritual Worker. He has spent all his young life as an empath and a medium.  He reached his late teens deciding to immerse himself in the teachings of Edgar Cayce, Hermes Trigemestrus and many other educators in the art of somnambulism or mediumship. He studied metaphysics and attended courses in Auyurvedic Palmistry in Quebec and Vermont. this spring-boarded him into starting his professional career at 22 with Tarot and Vedic Palm Consultations.  Darren relocated to Savannah GA, training with Christia Cummings-Slack in Interactive Mediumship.  Darren was soon featured on A&E and played an integral role in the vibrant Savannah Paranormal Research and Spiritualist Community. Touching down in New Orleans Darren was mentored in Palo Mayumbe and many Yoruba based Diospora.  These religions connect with the powerful and benevolent forces of the African Continent.  Darren is available for readings here on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (30 minute $60) and consultations ($25.) Appointments and walk ins welcome. Check the calendar for his workshops.

GrannyMoon:  

GrannyMoon is Founder and Mother High Priestess of GoddessSchool, Sisters of the Burning Branch, dedicated to the Feminine Divine. Living in the Washington, DC suburbs, she attended LDS Seminary, Former staff member and student of the Esoteric Theological Seminary, is an ordained Metaphysical Interfaith minister with doctoral degrees in Theology and Divinity, since 1999. She is a current board member of the Northern Virginia Pagan Pride Day, charter member and former counsel and board member of The Order of the White Moon. A scholar of ancient mysteries, Doula, Reiki Master, Herbalist and Lifetime Member of Herbal Healer Academy, Inc. and former VA State Representative A.R.E.N. Alternative Religions Educational Network. She has dedicated her life to the study and teaching of the Esoteric.
We celebrate the Mother - the Full Moon - Mother Earth - Mother Nature - she is in us all - we are in her - we are one! We are ever changing as does the Moon - Feel the Moon - let her fill you up! Join us! GrannyMoon@goddessschool.com ... http://goddessschool.com  GrannyMoon occasionally teaches classes here, and on the last Saturday of the month she hosts the Most Excellent Order of the Black Hat - open to all - a group of solitaires who celebrate the wheel of the year. 

Gwendolyn (Founding Mother):  

Gwendolyn is a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition, a Celtic Reiki Master, and founder of Sisters in The Goddess Tree, school of the Divine Feminine. She is a Founding Mother of Sticks and Stones Circle in Fairfax, Virginia. She has a BS from James Madison University and has since worked professionally in the accounting and information technology fields. She has studied many religions and sciences, as well as dance and music, which are both very important to her.

Her vision is one of community, where we can learn and grow together, lift each other up, appreciating our like-mindedness as well as our differences, and respecting all spiritual paths. 

GwenHeather

GwenHeather has been doing and receiving Tarot and Readings since the age of 12. Currently she is using the Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck and the Fairy Oracle Cards. Gwen has always been fascinated by Magik and all things magikal, cultivating her own style of "throwing cards" beginning with the Rider-Waite Deck and delving into Reiki and Energy-work. She is a Reiki Master, Level 2. The healing arts have always called to her. She became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2008 and has taught yoga in a wide variety of settings. Gwen brings people a sense of calm with her light-hearted spirit. She looks forward to conducting Readings here at Sticks and Stones on Wednesdays from 12-7pm. $45 for 30 minutes, $85 for 1 hour.  She also offers 1 hour Reiki sessions for $75. 

Jeff: 

Jeff has spent a lifetime studying the history and mystery of the Tarot since receiving his first deck at the age of 12. He has been reading professionally for over a decade.The Tarot is a tool for looking at the past, the present, and the future, and Jeff's intuitive readings use the rich imagery of the cards as a starting point to help clients get to the heart of the matter. Jeff is available on the first Sunday of each month, 30 minutes: $60, 1 hour: $100

Jhada: 

Jhada Addams has over eleven years as a crowned priestess of Yemaya in the African Diasporic religion of La Regla de Ocha/Lucumi, has been speaking with the dead since the age of 5 and started working as an active possesive medium/horse for spirit at the age of 17. Engaging with spirit in mild possession, she remains aware during trance, but her body and voice are actively used by spirit to both convey messages and heal people, as well as working in tandem to drive out negative entities from both people and residences.

As a medium working for a paranormal team in Pennsylvania, she has worked cases where heavy poltergeist activity had been reported and where the occupants of a building were actively in danger of being hurt. 
Her divination methods are both Diloggun (oracular reading by way of utilizing cowrie shells sacred to the Orishas) and Ancestral Bone Readings. She is available for readings on 1 or 2 Saturdays a month, check our calendar.
DILOGGUN: $70 The Diloggun is an oracle of sixteen sacred cowrie shells that are cast twice to generate one of 256 patterns, or Odu, each composed of two Letras (letters). This oracle allows the Orisha to communicate with the diviner to provide guidance and information to keep the client aligned on their personal path of spiritual growth.
Once the Odu/Letter for the reading has been determined, further questions are then asked in order to gain more perspective and information on the Odu/Letter cast. This is done through a series of yes/no questions, during which the shells indicate an affirmative or negative to the question posed. These questions determine whether the client needs to be made aware of blessings that are coming to them or if there are difficulties/obstructions that lay ahead. The source and nature of either is determined through the questions asked of the oracle by the diviner.
By the end of the reading, the client will have an overview of all the energies present in their life so that they are then better able to either move quickly to obtain the blessings laying before them, or to best avoid the obstacles or negative energy patterns in their path.
This is a fairly involved reading, and the client is urged to record the messages presented because of this. It is important for the client to follow the remedies given strictly and as quickly as possible in order for maximum benefit to be obtained.
Due to the intense nature of this type of reading, The Diloggun reading usually takes an hour, sometimes longer.
ANCESTRAL BONE READING: $30 Using a method based on Kongo cosmology, the Ancestral Bone reading is done on a colorful, patterned cloth, in which there are multiple sections. The diviner casts a selection of different items on the cloth, and depending on where the items land, as well as their orientation (whether they fall right side up, or down) the diviner is able to obtain helpful messages for the client about ancestral spirits that need attention, about possible obstacles in the client's life or beneficial things that are coming to pass that the client needs to be aware of in order to act upon them. 

Kat:

Kat is a shamanic practitioner that studied the Quechua tradition at the Shamanic Healing Institute. She has been a practicing shaman since 2007. Kat uses stone energies to help the healing process with her clients. She also does shamanic readings, and past life regressions are her specialty.

Many other ceremonies that she offers include: light body cleansing, chakra realignment, seque line activation, intrusion removal, and soul retrievals (just to name just a few.)

Matthew Sullivan, Remnants of Magic: 

Matthew Sullivan's gifted artistry and writings has led him on a journey of self discovery. His intuitive powers invoked him to be a gatherer of unique stones, which he is compelled to share with the world. He has been guided to bring forth his collection of unique wire wrapped jewelry, Crystal wands, Energy Sprays, healing pictures and other creations. Matthew has the ability to connect with the uniqueness of each stone and the beauty all around him, creating stunning works of art, which stir the mind and heal the soul. Infusing each of his creations with love and positive energy so as to help others face their daily struggles with renewed faith. http://www.remnantsofmagic.com  You will find some of his pieces for sale in the store every day, and once a month on a Saturday he sets up a trunk show here, bringing his latest one-of-a-kind beautiful creations for you! Check the calendar for dates.

Melissa (Serephina):

Melissa​ ​aka​ ​Serephina​ ​has​ ​a​ ​Bachelor​ ​of​ ​Fine​ ​arts​ ​and​ ​a​ ​Master​ ​of​ ​Information​ ​Technology.​​​ ​She enjoys creating​ ​in​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​mediums​ ​and​ ​has​ ​fallen​ ​in​ ​love​ ​with​ ​Art​ ​Glass.​​​ ​She​ ​lives​ ​in​ ​Northern Virginia​ ​with​ ​her​ ​two​ ​furbabies​ ​and​ ​dreams of having​ ​house​ ​so​ ​she​ ​can​ ​buy​ ​and​ ​plug​ ​in​ ​more kilns. She also designed the logo for Sticks and Stones back in 2008!  

Kiln​ ​formed​ ​glass​ ​is​ ​created​ ​by​ ​taking​ ​sheets​ ​of​ ​glass​ ​or​ ​crushed​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​combining​ ​them together​ ​in​ ​the​ ​kiln,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​fired​ ​up​ ​to​ ​1700​ ​degrees. ​Most​ ​pieces​ ​are​ ​fired​ ​2-3​ ​times​ ​for​ ​12-36 hours​ ​in​ ​the​ ​kiln. Pieces​ ​such​ ​as​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​jewelry​ ​are​ ​then​ ​cut​ ​out​ ​with​ ​a​ ​diamond​ ​saw​ ​blade​ ​and​ ​then​ ​further shaped​ ​by​ ​a​ ​wet​ ​belt​ ​sander​ ​and​ ​then​ ​back​ ​in​ ​the​ ​kiln​ ​again​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fire​ ​polish​ ​to​ ​make​ ​it​ ​smooth and​ ​shiny. Luminescent​ ​Tea​ ​Light​ ​Holders​ ​are​ ​made​ ​from​ ​a​ ​single​ ​layer​ ​of​ ​3mm​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​fired​ ​twice.​ ​The double​ ​holders​ ​are​ ​Faery​ ​Waves​ ​and​ ​Faery​ ​Trees. The​ ​Rose​ ​Petal​ ​Dish​ ​and​ ​Shell​ ​Dish​ ​are​ ​made​ ​with​ ​both​ ​sheet​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​crushed​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​take advantage​ ​of​ ​the​ ​chemical​ ​reactions​ ​between​ ​the​ ​glasses​ ​that​ ​contain​ ​different​ ​elements​ ​such as​ ​Copper​ ​and​ ​Sulfur. The​ ​Bear​ ​Fetishes,​ ​Tear​ ​Drops,​ ​Diamonds,​ ​and​ ​Hearts​ ​are​ ​created​ ​in​ ​a​ ​mold​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​firing and​ ​have​ ​bails​ ​that​ ​are​ ​plated​ ​in​ ​real​ ​Silver.​ ​​ ​Each​ ​one​ ​is​ ​unique​ ​with​ ​the​ ​exception​ ​of​ ​the​ ​single color​ ​ones. The​ ​Sushi​ ​Sets​ ​and​ ​small​ ​dishes​ ​are​ ​made​ ​from​ ​2​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​are​ ​fired​ ​twice. The​ ​6.5”​ ​ruffle​ ​bowls​ ​are​ ​made​ ​of​ ​two​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​fired​ ​twice. Items​ ​featured​ ​in​ ​Sticks​ ​and​ ​Stones​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​sold​ ​on​ ​her​ ​website. Please​ ​care​ ​for​ ​your​ ​handcrafted​ ​glass​ ​by​ ​hand-washing.​ ​​All​ ​dishes​ ​are​ ​food​ ​safe​ ​unless​ otherwise ​labeled.​ ​​ ​

www.melissasuejones.com

Misty Kuceris: 

Misty Kuceris, Certified Astrological Professional (C.A.P.) with the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), is a full-time astrologer with over 30 years’ experience. As a personal and corporate astrologer, she works with individuals who are seeking to understand the cycles of their lives or their corporations. She is also a practicing Reiki Master. http://mistykuceris.com She teaches classes here about once a month, check the calendar for more information.

Powyl:

Father Powyl AP Gwynedd is an ordained priest of both the ancient Celtic Christian Church and of the Order of the Culdee Druids. He is also a former ordained fundamentalist Baptist Pastor. He has served as a missionary on the Navajo Reservation. He has an associate degree in theology and also holds degrees as a nurse and massage therapist. 

Powyl is also a knighted guardian of the order of the Knights of the Grail, and of the order of the Archangel Uriel and Archangel Raphael. He has been a student of metaphysics, magic, ancient druidry, and ancient Christianity and Native American spiritual beliefs for the past 40 years. He is the high priest and arch mage of the Culdee druid grove of the Archangel, Stag and Stallion.

Powyl has been teaching classes in Druidry, responsible magic, magical tools and magical protection, and leading guided meditations on the elements, the lords of light (i.e. angels) and contacting with animal spirits over the last 5 years. Check our calendar for his classes.

Shishi:

Tina aka Shishi is a practicing eclectic witch and reader. She was drawn to the pagan realm due to her gifts and her love for magick and the mystical world. She reads oracle cards, tarot cards, past lives, the pendulum, and pictures. She has been reading for over 10 years and loves it. Her great great grandmother was a Native American healer and spiritualist, and her aunt is a eclectic spiritualists and supports her growing in the craft.

Shishi has designed many spreads to help people align their thoughts and emotions and to help make decisions for their life. Craft wise she makes jewelry, spell candles, and candle holders. She lives with her two calico cats Sofie and Hannah and is thrilled to be a member of Sticks and Stones. Check our calendar for her availability for readings. $60 for 30 minutes, $95 for 1 hour.

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We have been called many names!
Metaphysical, New Age, Gift Shop, Hippie, Earthy, Tree-Hugger, Spiritual, Goddess,
Celtic, Pagan, Witch, Wicca, Wise Women, just to name a few...
Native Americans, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Pagans, Hinduists, and  Celts... all use affirmations, prayers, rituals and magic in their daily pratices. Imagine a connection (similar to a web) through invisible threads, all of which are connected with each other. Any wind, or any vibration on that web, will make waves that will influence the whole. This is how the Spirit works, and this is the magical tradition behind all religions. The Spirit is very powerful.

Sticks and Stones respects every person's own spiritual path and invites you to share and learn with us. 

...No matter what you call us, if you intend no harm you are welcome in our circle.

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Comment by Dr. Millicent Y. Curtis on October 22, 2013 at 1:39pm

I would love coming to Virginia a visit your shop.

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