Crystal Healing

Healing Crystals

Healing with crystals

The most important thing to state when discussing the healing properties of crystals is that they should not be used to substitute any prescribed medical treatment. They must also not be used in any formal diagnosis or to prescribe any course of action not approved by a person’s professional medical practitioner.

Established scientific research has yet to prove any causal effects of crystals on any medical condition.

Established scientific research has yet to prove any causal effects of crystals on any medical condition.

It is important to make these points initially as it would be wrong to attempt to give false hope to people who may find themselves in desperate situations.

All the writings on crystals can best be described as ‘lore’ and should be read and considered as such.

Science has established, though, that crystals vibrate at constant frequencies. Quartz, for example, is used in watches because of this very fact. A crystal is also used in some gas lighters as it is able to produce a spark when a force is applied to it. This is known as the piezo-electric effect where an electric field is produced when a crystal is squeezed or stretched. This effect was discovered in 1927 by an engineer called Warren Marrison. He realised that by applying a voltage to certain crystals they would vibrate at a constent rate of anything between 33,000 to over 4 million times per second. So the fact that crystals do have energetic properties is well known, but the question is whether this energy is able to have any physical, mental or spiritual effect on living things.

People who use crystals regularly certainly believe they do. There is also evidence that crystals have been used for thousands of years. Whether this is some kind of placebo effect is hard to establish, but even the medical profession today recognise that the mind can have an important influence on general wellbeing.

People who use crystals regularly certainly believe they do. There is also evidence that crystals have been used for thousands of years. Whether this is some kind of placebo effect is hard to establish, but even the medical profession today recognise that the mind can have an important influence on general wellbeing. All living things have a life force. Whether or not one believes in a soul, this force can still be experienced in terms of heat and electrical energy for example. Medical science use various instruments to measure and monitor these energies. From the simple thermometer to the very high-tech equipment used to monitor heart rate or brain activity.

These energies emit a field around the body. Body heat, for example, can be detected from some distance. Many people believe this can be seen as an aura – a colourful area of energy around living things that can give an indication of wellbeing. The aura is believed to have different layers moving outwards from the body. The table below indicates these layers and the meaning attached to it.

From innermost layer:

1 Etheric Reflects the general state of the body
2Astral Emotions and feelings
3Mental Thoughts
4 Higher
Mental
Intuition
5Spiritual Essence of self

Ancient Indian cultures believed in Chakras. These are energy centres found in the Etheric layer of the aura. Although there are many points they believed in seven main centres. These correspond to seven points along the mid-line of the body.

1BaseBase of spine Jasper / Hematite
2SacralBelow navalCarnelian
3Solar plexusJust below ribcageCitrine
4HeartCentre of chestAventurine / Malachite / Rose Quartz
5 Throat Base of neckTurquoise / Aquamarine / Sodalite
6Third Eye Centre of browSodalite / Amethyst
7CrownTop of headAmethyst / Quartz

They believed a chakra was a vortex of energy spinning at its own rate. The fastest being the crown and the slowest the base. Although each chakra was seen to influence different parts of the body or mind, they were believed to be inter-related so that if one chakra was not correct that could have a negative influence on the others. Their aim was to have all seven chakras in perfect balance.

Where crystals have their own individual vibrational quality it is believed that they are able to interact and influence the different layers of the aura and the chakra energy centres. It is believed that negative or stagnant energy can accumulate in the aura which can have an adverse effect on the person. Releasing or freeing this negative energy can help to create and maintain a state of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

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