Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CRYSTALS: Meditation CD's

QUESTION: I couldn't find anything on your site about the meditation CDs. the search engine didn't turn up anything on meditation cd ... Is there something i need to add to the search?

ANSWER: Thanks for your question. We actually have not gotten around to putting these crystal meditations online yet, but if you'd like to purchase them from our store, they are $15/each. You can call in during regular store hours or email us at

We will try to get them up on our online store this coming week, but if you don't want to wait, feel free to let me know which one you like. So far we have the Calcite, Pyrite, Citrine and the Kwan Yin Meditations (Kwan Yin meditation is $10).

Sheila Satin

Satin Crystals: 1718A Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 776-7446


Sunday, July 25, 2010

MOVIE: Inception

I watched this movie at the theaters last night and found it to be a visually stimulating story of the power of the subconscious. It is a journey through the dream states and the endless possibilities of the mind. My brain hurt a little afterwards trying to keep track of the plot; that only goes to show how little of our conscious brains we use every day!


Friday, July 23, 2010

NEWS: New Items, August Classes

New Items in Store.
• We have restocked on “Crystal Bibles” which are the most popular crystal reference books we carry, thanks to their portable size, clear pictures and metaphysical information.
• New stretch bracelets: Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Rainbow Obsidian, Tigers Eye, Serpentine – also made to order if we don’t have your size!
• Calcite Meditation CD is now available along with CD’s of our past months’ crystal meditations. If you can’t make it to our Thursday night meditations, you will definitely benefit from these guided vocals!
• Chakra Pendulums – handmade crystal pendulums are now in store, created by Sheila & Lisa Satin, all one-of-kind! These can also be found on our online store at
• Holistic Artwork by one of our talented community members, Mac Balentine, now adorns our walls with its inspirational colors. Take these pieces home to adorn your own walls with healing colors!

August 3 (Tuesday): Healing Circle
6-8pm. Every first Tuesday of the month, Satin Crystals offers a powerful healing experience guided by our resident healers! Limited to 8 participants. Tuition: $10.

August 7 (Saturday): Law of Attraction
1-4pm. In this workshop, Lisa Satin will be sharing some powerful concepts and techniques that can help you turn your life around. Open the doors to success; claim your right on happiness. Lisa will also be discussing the secrets of consciousness. Did you know that many thoughts that enter your mind are not your own? Learn to be in control! Tuition: $60.

August 8 (Sunday): Shamanic Drum Making
1-5pm. Make your own powerful Shamanic drum during this rare opportunity to work under the guidance of drum maker Wayne Manthey! Have your own drum ready for our next drum circle; treat yourself to something amazing!
Includes 13” drum: $195
Includes 16” drum: $225

August 17 (Tuesday): Spirit Talk
6-8pm. Every third Tuesday of the month, Satin Crystals offers an open forum group to share, discuss and inquire about all things intuitive, metaphysical, spiritual and alien in a stream or consciousness way. Guided by our resident healers Derrick Martin & Jim Sturgeon! Tuition: $3.

Satin Crystals
1718A Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 776-7446

To Register: Please email, call in or visit our store. We are open Tues-Sun from 12-6pm!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CRYSTALS: Tourmaline

QUESTION: Hello, I really like this unique heart you have up on ebay, but I do not subscribe to PayPal. Would you consider any alternate forms such as a check?

ANSWER: Hello, if you would like to pay with credit card you can purchase from our site at eBay does not allow checks anymore. You are also welcome to call into our store or email us for a phone/mail order.

Your new crystal is a beautiful heart carving! This unique stone is black tourmaline with red tourmaline gems- a bold and brilliant pattern with intense energy! Nothing says I love you like a natural crystal heart!

Sheila satin


Thursday, July 15, 2010

EVENT: Crystal Fair

An event thrown by our friend Jerry that you may be interested in if you are in the East Bay. ~Satin Crystals

Subject: Contra Costa Crystal Fair

Date: August 14-15

Location: Civic Park Community Center 1375 Civic Drive @ Broadway Walnut Creek

Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm

Admission: $6 (under 12 free), $1.00 OFF WITH THIS EMAIL

Info: (415) 383-7837; email; web-site:

The CRYSTAL FAIR includes over 30 dealers of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and metaphysical healing tools. The list includes: Freedom Valley Gems (Afghan gems and jewelry), Nan Olsen’s Alter Space, Joseph Smith’s Massage Crystals, Rosie Stones, Everything Tibetan, Madagascar Gemstones, My Crystal Visions, Maria Haswell, Gathering of Light Institute, Second Sight with Stacy Appel, Benicia Beads, Mbec Stones & Crystals, Got Aura, Astarius . Ynotmore, The Silver Bridge, Henna Designs by Renu Lau, Pierres & Minerals Institute from Morroco, Akashic Records, The Higher path, Back Basics Massage, and more to come. .
The CRYSTAL FAIR is again catered by La Crepe a Moi - savory crepes for snacks and lunch. These crepes are very, very yummy.

For directions and more details, go to


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ADVICE: Healing Practice

QUESTION: Hello Lisa and/or Sheila! I find myself doing lots of thinking lately. I'm starting to think about ways to be able to use my interests, skills, talents, etc. to work more independently...ideally, I'd love to be my own boss, so I'm thinking and brainstorming like crazy about ways to do that.

So I've got a question. I've had a passion for crystals and really, many different aspects of metaphysics/ spirtual healing/ the occult, etc. for most of my life. I'm considering the idea of trying to be some kind of independent energy healer with as many skills as I can gather. But my fear has been that there are many people with this interest, in learning how to help people heal, and maybe not a lot of people actually accessing these services once they are learned.

I'm trying to get some kind of realistic idea, to the degree that that's possible, about what I can expect, even though I know it depends on so many factors. Still though, is there anything you can tell me about this path in general that might be helpful? I'm thinking about building a practice and seeing clients regularly and just wondering what that is like. I don't know what it means to have realistic expectations about being able to make a living and whatnot. Not sure if it's realistic to fantasize about not having a boss or to pursue this is as a career/vocation. My interests are primarily reiki and crystal healing, btw. but I could easily branch out from there if there were needs in the community that I could respond to.

I hope you can understand where I'm coming from and thank you so much for anything you might like to share about this.

Sincere thanks.

ANSWER: Hello - Thanks for writing to us, we are glad to share our experiences with you.

I completely understand that it is difficult to work under someone else's orders, and that is why I never felt comfortable in any other type of job. Now that I am working for myself, I would never have it any other way. As my own boss, I am actually inspired to go to work and do the things I want to do.

Is it possible to make a living in the field of metaphysics? Yes. Sheila, Derrick, and I are currently working full time at Satin Crystals, and it is our only means of income. My Mother lives off of her business in Orange County, and she works out of her house. Of course she also travels and teaches around the world when classes are arranged. We all work very hard, but we are passionate about what we do so it's worth it.

There are a few of my parents' students who have actually become full time healers and teachers after taking our Certification Classes. My uncle in India was seeing 4-5 hypnotherapy clients a day for awhile, and now he has limited it to 1 per day. Prior to taking my Dad's classes, he had no experience or knowledge in Hypnotherapy and Healing. This is the case for some other students as well.

As you said, there are many factors as to how your practice will succeed. There are other students who learn the techniques and don't really use it.

I would definitely recommend you begin your sessions as a supplementary thing, and see how it grows from there. If you are passionate and dedicated, you will see results.

It took Satin Crystals 9 years to grow into what we are now. You start off doing what you need to do to get things going, and then you slowly alter that so that you are doing the things you WANT to do to get results. All of us had other jobs when we first started, and then transitioned into this work full time.

To be in business for yourself, you have to be comfortable with a flexible income. There may be times that you will not be paid, so it's good to have a little bit of cushion/savings beforehand if possible. I had to invest a lot of my savings to grow my business as well.

There is a lot more that can be said, so feel free to ask me personally the next time you are in.

But it's very good to hear that you are heading to this path!



NEWS: Blessings, Meditation, Crystal Course

Satin Crystals
1718A Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 776-7446
To Register: Please email, call in or visit our store.
We are open Tues-Sun from 12-6pm!

Blessings for Attending our Celebration.
We would like to thank all of our much appreciated customers for attending our One Year Anniversary party at Satin Crystals on Saturday. We had a lot of fun: eating, drinking, laughing, chatting, silent auctions, raffles, tarot readings and guessing how much the crystal jar was worth! Congratulations to Nina for winning the whole jar of crystals! Special thanks to Molly for the tarot readings. Ongoing thanks to our resident healers, Jim, Katie and Jenah for their support and donating their healing sessions in the raffle!

Sunday (July 18) Special Extended Meditation Time Changed to 1-3pm
Due to this change, anyone who still wants to sign up for the special meditation will receive $5 off, making tuition $25 instead of $30.

Treat yourself to a mid-year meditation, restoring the body, mind and soul!

Crystal Healing Certification Course
Sat-Sun July 24-25, 11am-5pm
Our most popular course is coming up and there are a few spots left. Sign up

You will learn about healing the total human – physical, mental, emotional and energetic. Learn how crystals work at all levels to assist the energy flow within each of the bodies.

For full schedule of upcoming events:


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CRYSTALS: Grounding

I woke up in the wee morning today to drop my friend at the airport. In such a hypnotic state between sleep and wake, holding the Golden Tigers Eye I keep in my car's door slot really helped to keep me grounded to reality during my drive.

If nothing else, keep crystals around to remind you of what you should be focused on. Driving allows your mind to wander, especially driving familiar routes, so be sure to keep grounding crystals around you!


CRYSTALS: Wholesale

QUESTION: Hi, my wife is a jewelry distributor and asked me to ask you if you wholesale jewelry and if so what is your minimum $ amount per order in order to get wholesale prices.

ANSWER: Yes, we do wholesale for jewelry. If your wife has a reseller's permit, then she can send or scan a copy to us and we can give her our wholesale pricing. The minimum she would need to spend a minimum of $300.

Please let us know if she is interested. Thank you,

Lisa Satin


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CRYSTALS: Snow Quartz


This is a Snow Quartz crystal?
-I'm guessing it does not came as is, direct from the earth?
-If smoothed down & or polished, was it done by hand or factory?
-What specific healing properties do Snow Quartz crystals have ?
-Are the terms crystals & stones interchangeable?
-Please tell me anything else you can about crystals healing properties and how to best use them. (e.g next to the skin, nearby)

Am looking for ones...

1) for sleeping quickly & soundly
2) for stress & anxiety calming
3) for a person that is bipolar (Has many & marked highs and lows.)

-Thanks So Much for any help you are able to give.-


Thank you for your email. Snow Quartz is the term used for a white Quartz. It is natural and comes straight from the earth either as a large mass, cluster or points. The egg is then hand polished. This particular Quartz egg was polished by our friends in India and is one-of-a-kind.

Snow Quartz has the same properties of Quartz, it is just a different color than clear Quartz. Quartz is the master healing crystal, amplifying positive energies, a great crystal for beginners and practitioners who need an all-purpose stone.

The terms Crystals and Stones are interchangeable. Natural crystals are also known as Stones. However, fake lead crystal is also called Crystal.

As for using the crystals, you can find a lot of information including some video tutorials and handouts on our website: and if you have any specific questions, you can email us directly at

For the crystals you are looking for, these are popularly used:
1. Sleeping soundly - Amethyst
2. Calming - Moonstone
3. Stability- Jasper

Sheila Satin



QUESTION: Hi, I need two matched 4.5 inch Crystals or Glass balls (any color).

ANSWER: Thank you for your email. We can definitely search for two matching pairs of 4.5" Quartz spheres for you. Please keep in mind that Quartz spheres will not be exactly the same and will have different natural inclusions. These will range from $500-600/each. If they are super-clear they can be even more because this is very rare. We do not sell glass items.

Here is a sample of one of the larger Quartz spheres we currently have in stock:

Sheila Satin


Friday, July 2, 2010

CRYSTALS: Pendulums

Balance your chakras and connect with your higher self. Crystal pendulums can be used for energy healing or dowsing. We have just put up a selection of Chakra and handmade pendulums on our website: