By Deb Bowen, Spiritual Educator and Psychic
Mystic Elements is often called a metaphysical store, or a new age store. What does that mean, really?
Metaphysics in a branch of philosophy that studies that which is beyond (meta) physical reality. Metaphysics asks the hard questions, such as:
Who are you?
Where is home, really?
What do you value?
For thousands of years, philosophers and students of spirituality have asked these questions, and more, that pertain to how humans see themselves, how they see themselves in relationship to the world around them and to the broader universe. These are difficult, and generally unknowable, questions. Because metaphysical questions cannot be answered by empirical evidence, some researchers and philosophers have countered that only that which can be reasoned and proven is worthy of study.
But what do these concepts have to do with you and with “metaphysical” stores such as Mystic Elements? The idea is deceptively simple: you who are drawn to the ideas and products here are connected to a way of thinking that is beyond what you can sense with your five ordinary senses.
For example, when you hold an amethyst in your hand, you know you are holding a stone that is said to work with you on a metaphysical level to accomplish certain tasks. This information comes from researchers such as Melody, who has tested the metaphysical properties of stones and found them to behave in certain ways in both physical and metaphysical aspects. However, your knowledge also comes from your own personal experiences and beliefs about a given stone.
You connect to singing bowls and drums in the store because you have “beyond physical” understanding that vibration moves energy, and that everything is energy.
You know that a statue of a Greek or Egyptian deity not only represents the deity him/herself, and the mythology surrounding that deity, but carries a message, meaning, and an energy of thought that is beyond what can be physically proven.
In researching information for this blogpost I came across several sources that compared metaphysical philosophy to “new age” thought. The idea of a “new age” was developed at the turn of the 20th century. The idea reached a climax during the 60s, 70s and 80s as many people focused on the “dawning of the age of Aquarius.” Some of those sources stated that “new age” thought is dead and has “gone the way of the hippies.”
I propose exactly the opposite to you. Today, those of us who resonate with the concept of connectedness know that there is a deep desire and need for a balance of mind-body-spirit in ways that are not always explainable. We know that everything is connected. We know we can’t explain everything empirically. We know that we need kindred spirits along our path of exploration, and we know we can find those people in stores like Mystic Elements.