Ocean Stones with a naturally occurring hole running all the way through them are known as hag stones and have long been regarded as lucky. Often they are used for divination or shamanic rituals. The holes can be caused in nature by boring sponges, burrowing worms or molluscs, such as piddocks, or by water erosion following a weakness in the stone. Always associated with water, a hag stone is naturally made and often over thousands of years. The hag stone is an ancient carrier of ocean energy.
Our stones are handpicked from the ocean and then cleaned and blessed with love.
Stones are approximately 1" diameter or larger. Size and shape may vary, but will not be smaller. Each stone is unique in its own way. Some have one hole some have several. The more holes there are the more luck it brings as story is told!
Hag Stones can be any type of stone as long as they possess a natural hole through it and if in your possession, should be considered a sacred object. They have been called by many names over the centuries including Witch Stones, Adder Stones, Snake Eggs, Hex Stones, Fairy Stones, Holy Stones, Holeys, and Eye Stones. The reason they are so sought after and valuable is because it’s common belief that magick cannot work on moving water, but since the holes in hag stones are made by the force of this element (moving water,) the stones retain water’s beneficial influence while allowing the energy of water to move freely. In effect, a hag stone is an amazing protection amulet, and so much more.
Legend has it that some cultures believed if you hold a hag stone up to your eye and look through it, you can see things you could not normally see. They can be used to open doors to the other realms. Shamans and healers wear them as an amulet around their neck and often look through the hole to check their psychic perception.
For thousands of years, the hag stone has also been used as an honor stone. Meaning, they offer the owner the ability to know if someone is speaking the truth or not. It can also ward off evil spirits, sickness and nightmares and bring good luck, amongst many other things. They offer healing and protection. Tie your hag stone to anything you want to have protection - your boat, your car, your house or even your pet. It’s believed that tying multiple hagstones together has a great magical boost.
Shamanic healers often observe disease through the hole and then use their breath to blow it away through the same hole. Many ancient healers thought hag stones absorb disease through the hole and assist in transforming it to good health. There are many beliefs and practices. It’s not uncommon to see people wearing a hagstone on a cord around their neck. For millennia, hag stones have been used as protection by hanging them on a front door or bedpost to prevent nightmares. They have been used by witches worldwide for centuries in both rituals and spell work. They also have been used, ironically, as a toll to counteract a witch’s magick.
Hag stones are also called fairy stones because it is believed that they give mortals the power to see into the fairy world. Looking through the tiny hole, fairies and their Magic become visible.