For author and lecturer on crystals, I have noticed that a number of questions come up time and again.
What are the main benefits of crystals?
Crystals are decorative, potent and fascinating. They have magical powers and properties. They generate, healing crystals store, regulate, transmit and alter energy – a quartz crystal can run a observe or a radio and crystal lasers are now being used in surgical procedures. Putting out ‘good vibes’ crystals harmonize the atmosphere, or your body. Taking in energy, they cleanse the environment and your element, and provide protection. Many crystals, such as Black Tourmaline as well as Amazonite, have a structure that absorbs energy. This means that the crystal holds onto detrimental energies such as electromagnetic ‘smog’, or negative thoughts and ill-wishing, and counteracts the adverse effect. Crystals can be programmed to radiate ‘good vibes’ out into your environment, which makes them ideal for enhancing your own home, your car or workplace. They can attract prosperity, love, relationship and anything you can imagine into your life. The ability of crystals to focus energy means that they can be used for specific tasks, such as aiming healing energy to a point on the body or to an over emotional blockage. Crystals divine the future and much more. By harnessing a unique beauty of crystals you can change your life. They can bring you anything your heart desires – if you know how to access all their power. Crystals are often used for healing. Healing, in this respect, does not necessarily mean ‘to make better’, it means to improve well being and to make you sense good, although, in ancient and medieval times, crystals were actually ground up and administered as treatments.
Have our ancestors shaped the way crystals are used currently?
Absolutely. Crystals have been used for thousands of years not only for ornamentation but also for healing and to influence the course of life. Historical peoples believed crystals were gifts from the gods and that they actually carried the essence of a god or goddess. Just like beads have been found in graves over 8000 years old, for instance, and amber is still used as a protective stone now. Their magical properties have been recognised in every culture as well as were used by shamans, healers, magicians and astrologers consequently there’s an enormous body tradition behind their use at this time. I’m doing a masters degree in Cultural Astronomy and also Astrology and am researching the origins of birthstones as a follow on to my book The Crystal Zodiac. I’m presently back in ancient Mesopotamia, about 4000 a long time ago, and some of the birthstones were already in use then to draw the favour of the gods and to provide healing instructions hematite, which contains iron, was sacred to Mars and was used to treat blood conditions, exactly as today. With ancient Egypt crystals formed an important part of medical train. In India, the Vedic remedial gems associated with the planets have been used for at least 3000 years and probably much longer.
So why is people discover the magic of crystals and gemstones of their everyday life?
Crystals come in all shapes and sizes. Some are shining, glamorous aid and sometimes expensive. Others are rough pieces, seemingly dull instant until you know their secrets. A diamond or ruby could be overlooked in its raw state. Many stones usually are tumbled, cut or faceted to enhance their appearance, but work just as well in their natural form. So you can easily slip a new crystal into your pocket or under your pillow allowing it do its work.
For a crystal to work it has the magic, it must be magnetised to your energies. This aligns the actual crystal to your intent. It helps focus upon precisely what you wish your crystal to do and ensures that the crystal will probably carry out its task. It is intention that makes magic function. Dedicating a crystal greatly enhances the effectiveness of the crystal and ensures that good comes from its use. Take it home, function it under the tap to cleanse its energies, and hold it in both hands and programme it to retort to you by dedicating it to your specific purpose.
Like radiates out from many crystals and stones can be delicately romantic as in the case of Rose Quartz or strongly erotic like Red Jasper. They attract a real guy or put a zing into an existing relationship. Deposits change how you feel about yourself, making you more open to like. You can feel love radiating out from many crystals along with, worn over the heart, such stones can be very soothing. They have a soothing energy that helps you to accept and love yourself tutorial a prerequisite to being loved by someone else. One of the most exciting ways to experience crystal love is to take a bath with the favourite stone. Choose one that radiates out the qualities you actually seek: passion, romance, self-love, healing for your heart, for example. Cleanse the crystal and place it in the water, thaton which you can add a few drops of rose oil. Take a longer, hot soak and absorb the energies. If you show the bath with your partner, so much the better. At night, put on the stone under your pillow to reinforce its side effects.
Any other advice for first time crystal and gemstone end users?
The crystal that speaks to you is the one in your case. A crystal does not have to be expensive or rare to be effective. Measurement and appearance matter little when it comes to crystal power. Don’t be scamed by bright, shiny and big. These are not necessarily the most effective. Small , and misshapen and less attractive crystals often have the same power – and cost a great deal less. When you visit a crystal purchase, notice which crystal catches your eye first. It will probably probably be the one for you. If you are looking for a specific crystal, plunge your odds into a tub and the one that sticks to your hand features your name on it.
Remember that every body is different – every one of us radiate different frequencies, we have different attitudes, different friends and family patterns. So there is no one magic ‘cure all’ amazingly (although the many varieties of Quartz come close! ). What works for you won’t necessarily work for your friend, but we will see another one that does. So don’t be afraid to try and to use crystals intuitively rather than following what other people tells you is the way to do it – having said that, I’ve prepared several books to help you find the right way for you.