Crystal Magic – The Healing of Stones by Pauline Olivera

Since the dawn of time the action of water, wind and volcanic fire formed the earth’s crystals. They form inside the Earth’s crust as hot, mineral rich, molten magma continues to boil and bubble. Crystals are the earth’s DNA, a chemical imprint for evolution. They are considered miniature storehouses, bearing the indelible memory of the powerful forces that shaped them. Some were subjected to enormous pressure, others grew in chambers deep underground. Some dripped into being, whilst others were built up in layers.

 

 

 
The genesis of each crystal has an important influence on its properties and the way in which it functions. Quartz, for example, forms from fiery gases and molten minerals in the earth’s centre. As they heat, they rise towards the surface, where they crust and meet solid rock, cool and solidify. When crystals form exceptionally fast a glass like substance is formed, such as obsidian, a molten lava which cooled so quickly it didn’t have time to crystallize. This stone is said to have been used by the Mayans for ‘magic mirrors’ and is often called the wizard stone. Obsidian is considered a protective stone which provides a grounding cord from the base ‘chakra’ to the centre of the earth.
 

A crystal is a solid body, with a geometrically regular shape. Whatever form they take their crystalline structure can absorb, conserve, focus and emit energy, especially on the electro-magnetic waveband. In crystal healing it is believed that they work through the aura or etheric body.
 
Crystals are built from one of seven possible geometric forms: triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, rhomboids, parallelograms or trapeziums. These forms lock together in a number of potential crystal shapes, which have generic names based on their internal geometry. At the heart of the crystal is found the atom and its component parts. What appears still and serene on the outside, on the inside is a molecular mass vibrating at certain frequencies as the particles rotate around a centre in constant motion. It is believed that this gives the crystal its energy.
 
The Earth’s magnetic field matches crystal and gemstone vibrational energy and so too is the magnetic field of the human aura. It is therefore believed that they can be used as tools to rebalance our energies. Working with vibrations they rebalance auras, activating links to the chakras. Each chakra is associated with an area of the body and an emotional state. When the chakras are functioning properly, the body’s physical and subtle energies are in balance and harmony. Malfunctions can lead to physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual imbalances.
 
Certain crystals are linked to each chakra and many modern day crystal healers and therapists use the laying on of crystals during their healing sessions.
The healing properties of crystals and gemstones has been recorded for more than 3.500 years when they were found in the tombs and temples of the Ancient Egyptians. References to the magical powers of stones and explanations of how crystals were formed are found throughout Greek mythology and the Native Americans used at least 80 different crystals and gemstones before the European settlement. Many of these stones were used in healing and spiritual ceremonies or carried as talismans. 
 
Crystals heal holistically. This means that they work on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. They are believed to attract certain things, or repel unwanted energies. They can transmute and transform, enhance meditation, deepen attunement with universal energies, offer protection, absorb negative energies and strengthen positive ones. Nowadays, Crystals and gemstones still play a large part in our lives, whether you choose to have relaxing and rebalancing treatments with crystal healers or therapists, or choose and use crystals yourself. Crystals can be used to decorate your home or to change or enhance the atmosphere in your home or workplace. Amethyst geodes, spheres or pyramids can be placed around the home or workplace if it feels unfriendly or always seems cold and dark even in the summer. Place amethyst over any spot that feels hostile and near doors and windows. They are especially good placed near to computers to avoid excessive strain on the eyes and the mind. Citrine can be placed in certain places to attract abundance and wealth, while moonstone is believed to protect travellers, especially those who travel at night and on the sea.

 
Many crystal users believe that it is never too early to introduce children to crystals. Some women intuitively choose a crystal for a child shortly after conception. They sometimes place the same crystal on the womb when communicating with the foetus and hold the crystal during labour. After the child has been born they hang the crystal over the child’s crib for protection in the early months of its life. Give a new born child their own special Clear Quartz in a bag that can be put in the nursery and kept throughout life. It will increase in power and serve as a personal guide, talisman and source of light and hope.
 
   
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