Formation, Composition, and Use: What are Crystals Good for, Anyway?


Crystals are arrangements of rocks that form as their particles (or, atoms, as our scientists would prefer we say) move closer together. Crystal Quartz is pure silicon dioxide. The smoother crystals you see are caused by the regular arrangement of atoms. (just like crystals regulate the time on the watch).

Most crystals form from lava or magma as the molten rock cools. The slower they cool off, however, the larger the crystals grow. Some of them, like limestone, “grow” from water deposits, or “puddles, as the water slowly evaporates into the air.

Crystals are highly powerful, effective tools for healing because they contain so many special properties and truly do “interact with us” in many different ways. One of these properties is the unique vibration of each crystal. This is a result of a its colour

frequency, chemical composition, atomic structure and outer “shell”. Not only does this make a crystal able to alter electric and magnetic waves for computers and quartz watches, but they can and do also modify “healing energy”. Thus enabling people to help each other heal – except it’s the only kind of healing that’s from the inside-out!

Other properties include their unique capacity to absorb, reflect, transform, balance, direct, amplify, clear, and focus energy. Because crystals (and other minerals) make up most of the earth’s crust and also reside within the human body, it can be said that, in a sense, we are all part of and living on a crystal! It’s a fact: Inside our heads are tiny (very tiny) crystals that affect our sense of balance. Whenever we tilt our head, we don’t fall over because gravity causes them to slide to one side, triggering our nerves that deal with balance, to “right themselves”.

Natural and holistic healing is available with these gems of nature.

Not only that but crystals naturally, in turn, help us with certain health conditions or symptoms. If a little sac of crystals in our heads can control our sense of balance, just think what a geode or two can do for someone with back pain or a splitting headache! No dis-ease is exempt, either. Studies have shown that cancer within the human body has “disappeared” due to crystal healing and meditation. The truly holistic, homeopathic remedy is right here, in our good Earth.

Now, although different people can suffer from identical symptoms, the cause of these symptoms may vary considerably from person to person. The resulting disturbance in the auric field may therefore be of another nature. Equally, each person is unique and will need the appropriate crystals for their specific needs. This is why one cannot “generalize” concerning using them for healing.

There are literally thousands of different minerals and crystals. Most healers use around one hundred different varieties (at least) for healing. But during a healing session, only a few of these will be applied. The energies of specific crystals may be calming, energizing, purifying, grounding, or uplifting. They may have a protective, soft, direct, light, profound, or other quality. A crystal healer will assess the exact nature of any blockages in a client’s auric field. And then they will choose stones with the appropriate energy frequencies to help restore harmony and balance.


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This article originally appeared in Dec 2010 My Crystalaura Newsletter.




© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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