With a new year upon us, FTS is staying true to creating content for scribes as much as about scribes. Knowing well that music is an integral part of life capable of influencing the work writers and other creatives make, we bring you The Quarry, a gem-themed musical compilation series for creative inspiration and a hopeful remedy for writer’s block. A collaborative segment with creatives throughout our community and support pals, we take vibe design seriously. Check out our rock collection below.
Known as “The Success Stone,” Citrine is a golden quartz that brings abundance & good fortune to its holder in addition to hope and happiness. Notable for its radiant positive energy, unwind and get charged with this thuggy prosperity playlist, curated by FTS’ very own AsiahMae.
A popular meditation crystal, Amethyst induces peacefulness and stress relief for whomever uses it. Known for its ability to trigger lucid dreaming and historically, sobriety, it invokes clarity and spiritual wisdom in a calm, dreamy manner. Curated by FTS’ Willie Kinard, this vibe plays on the waviness of the transition to being sober.
Within Smoky Quartz‘s quiet interior lie the seeds of change, new beginnings, and creative potential. Often used as an amulet encouraging one to become still and contemplative, this grounding playlist, curated by FTS supporter and the founder of Dope Black Art, Hakeem Hicks, gently focuses the mind, removing fear and negativity.
A stone of transformation & meditation, Prasiolite helps one to contact the higher self. Noted for its abilities to manifest one’s spiritual purpose, this heart chakra stone renews one’s energy and fosters abundance, confidence, and self-reliance. Curated by For The Scribes’ Joseph the Poet.
A high energy stone designated for self-confidence and protection, Ruby is a red variety of corundum known for enhancing emotions. Fittingly found amongst royals all throughout history, FTS friend Hakeem Hicks channels all the passion and intensity in love in this playlist.
Utilized for attracting love and prosperity, Red Coral is a heart chakra healing crystal of organic origin, enhancing passion and optimism. Said to draw out creativity and symbolizing romantic love, For The Scribes’ Joseph the Poet designs this edition of The Quarry.
The epitome of emotion, Rose Quartz is a heart chakra stone that helps its user by enhancing all types of love and easing stress. Channelling unconditional love with a few oldies, FTS supporter, Sabrina Hyman of IllVibe the Tribe curates this heart-filled set for The Quarry.
A crystal of love, confidence & joy, Lavender Quartz is a titanium- or manganese-filled rose quartz known as the Stone of Spiritual Support. Empowering chakras via sensuality and feminine energy to invoke clairaudience and healing, For The Scribes’ squad member and A Note to Zami founder Ashanti Marshall curates this playlist for The Quarry.
A grounding stone of regeneration and manifestation, Garnet boosts the energy of an entire system and revitalizes it. Said to bring order to chaos and enhance one’s sensuality, sexuality, and intimacy in a balanced manner, FTS supporter and Writer’s Block alum Francine Emefa brings about inner strength, courage, and vitality for The Quarry.
Said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity and communication, Amazonite is a mint- to aqua-green stone of truth, integrity, and hope. Associated with the throat and third eye chakras, it is believed to lessen stress and improve self-esteem. Helping you say it loud and proud, this playlist is curated by FTS’ guest curator, Francine Emefa.
A high vibration crystal also known as Aurora Quartz and Rainbow Quartz, Anandalite resonates to target the heart, helping us ascend. A useful tool in meditation for spiritual awakening, this playlist employs blissful energy to release mental fetters to get higher. Curated by FTS’ Areriel Hayward.
Syncing your thoughts to a spiritual vibration, Blue Lace Agate is a throat chakra crystal encouraging verbal expression. Helping bring clarity and peace of mind to whomever so holds it, this affirming playlist is curated by none other than FTS’s own AsiahMae.
Suggested Reading for Blue Lace Agate:
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
- Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
An Australian jasper said to aid with versatility, Mookaite balances one’s internal and external experiences, helping one to accept change. A stabilizer of health and emotions helping in decision-making and bringing out one’s full potential, Ashanti Marshall curates this encouraging playlist.
Suggested Reading for Mookaite:
- Meridian by Alice Walker
- Yabo by Alexis de Veaux
- The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid
A crystalline metal used for focus, visualization, and accomplishing goals as teams, Bismuth embodies transformation and helps to adapt to change, calmly assured. Also said to help travel between the physical and spiritual planes, this iridescent playlist is curated by FTS’ Willie Kinard.
Suggested Reading for Bismuth:
- The January Children by Safia Elhillo
- The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A protective stone that assists in resolving problems and relieving stress, Tiger’s Eye helps to focus the mind, providing one with self-confidence and purpose. Stabilizing emotions and energizing its wearer/holder, this empowering playlist curated by FTS’ Joseph the Poet is sure to strengthen you.
Suggested Reading for Tiger’s Eye:
- Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
- A Raisin the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry