So, I was stalking various therian posts the other day and came across one which mentioned moonstone being helpful in shifting (mental and phantom, no werefoxes here guys <3). I saw no other mention of it online, but figured it…
Another example of the piss-poor research frequently conducted by otherkin/therians. So far, based on my extensive research, moonstone is not listed anywhere as aiding in transformation. I could expand this to researching the use of moonstone in archeological finds (amulets, jewelry, other ancient adornments), but that would be like splitting hairs at this point.
The primary (and thus far, only) connection between moonstone and shapeshifting is that people associate moonstone with the moon due to it’s color and presentation, and werewolves with the moon due to werewolf movies. Therefore moonstone helps werewolves. Rosalyn Greene is a shit author who spreads much misinformation (and is believed to plagiarize a number of works in making her book), fluff and newage (rhymes with ‘sewage’) bullshit, and the sources listed in the Tumblr posts to justify moonstone=shifting are all piss-poor themselves. Sources without references do not count. Sources with poor references also do not count.
On my website on cynanthropy and lycanthropy I’ve been collecting a list of resources for further research. The list is a work-in-progress and there are many books I’ve yet to add. Because I’m a lazy fuck, I’ve run it mostly off of LibraryThing, but I DO plan on hand-writing a list of books I’ve found particularly helpful, which I’ll insert directly in the bibliography page itself.