All herb, stones, crystals
and minerals from the Earth have vibratory rates differing from anything
else in the universe. The inherent energy of crystals and stones is not
only a healing energy but an enhancement to your own. This energy is not
a matter of faith in a particular “earth based” religion, nor is it
dependent on the beliefs of the reader. Vibrations in tune with the
heavens and Earth, because of their origins, count crystals as ancient
Put these strong and
intense energies to work for you. Use crystals for meditation, healing,
calm, strength, memory, dreams and concentration. Purification,
prosperity and so many more benefits come from the use of crystals in
There are many ways to use
stones and crystals. Each has its unique atmosphere and many work for
many things. The art to crystal use is the comfort with which you handle
your stones. The psyche that reaches for the stone and bonds with it. As
you hold the piece, you feel its energy meshing with your own, creating
an unseen web around it and you.
The most common method to
crystal use is holding the stone or placing it on an affected area for
healing, strength or mind and psychic work, such as placing it over the
place of the third eye and meditating “through” the stone. So long as
the crystal is “charged” by holding it between your palms, it can be
used in this method for many things.
Charging the stone as
described above, not only creates the bond I spoke of, but also starts
the release of the crystal’s energy. Stones have dormant times. While
in the earth, they store energy. Once released from their place in the
caves, they release the stored energy intermittently. When the warmth of
human skin surrounds them, they respond by emitting energy into that
warmth. Stones are cold as a rule and when you pick one up, if you feel a
warmth from it, buy it. It’s an instant bond that is unusual and
Another method to making
the best use of your crystals and stones is by constructing a fountain
featuring them as part of the flow. Crystals (earth) combined with the
water element can enhance the powers of each to an unbelievable degree. I
have a fountain in my living room. One of the small table fountains. Mine
combines three elements as its center piece is a tall black candle
holder. The water comes up from underneath, trails along the curved
wrought iron of the candle holder and falls over the stones and crystals
below. I’ve even added some moss, which thrives on the constant drink.
The candle provides the Fire element. This type of set up, by its very
construction also includes Air. Flame must have oxygen to burn and the
movement of the water creates air movement around the stones. Not to
mention the oxygen given off by the moss.
Placing crystals at the
base of your potted plants serves two purposes. First, it strengthens the
plant and second, the earth tends to help cleanse the crystal. This, of
course, is on a small scale. If you have, for example, a stone which was
used in a healing, it should be cleansed in one of three ways. A) held
under naturally running water, such as a stream or brook. B) let sit on a
patch of earth outside or C) let sit in the moonlight at a window through
the day before, the day of, and the day following the full. There are
other ways to cleanse a stone but these three will give you an idea of
how simple it can be.
A crystal and stone garden
is an absolutely beautiful addition to any altar area or home. A large
flat tray, dish or planter, silica sand (comes in colors or natural) and
you have a garden. Place the stones in a way comfortable to you. Use the
garden as a way to relax. Rearrange it, tend it and meditate on it. Much
the same way that Zen uses the art of raking a Zen garden.
Finally, use your stones
as placement tools. If a child is having bad dreams, place the
appropriate stone near his bed to help him relax. Include him in the
choice of stone and place. It will reinforce the stone’s power to
dispel such dreams. Place a stone near the entrance to keep negativity
out of your space. You get the idea.
Crystals are one of the
Earth’s most beautiful treasures. Diamonds and precious stones are
lovely. But semi-precious and common stones have unique and powerful
energy. If you handle your stones with comfort and ease, keep them clean
and liberally displayed, you will find that the energy around them will
permeate your home and those living there, enhancing the magic in your
Crystals - Basics
a list of good stones to begin your crystal journeys.
Choose each according to how it feels in your hands.
Close your eyes and open yourself to sensing that web around you.
If it isn’t there, move on the next one.
Comfort is the key. You
must feel comfortable with each stone you choose.
of the most intense shades of purple to be found, the amethyst will draw
your force in and wrap itself around you with a blanket of healing.
It will aid you in your meditations and relaxation.
And will boost rituals and celebrations where ancient wisdom is
brilliant green of this crystal lends itself perfectly to prosperity and
work opportunity meditations. Use
its strong tangible forces to better your chances for job related help
used for any healing pertaining to bleeding or the blood system of our
miscarriage, hemorrhages and severe bleeding, dangerous clotting and
lends power to positive surgical outcomes.
Use also when purification is necessary.
Its rhythms match that of the moon.
vivid orange-brown crystalline piece is one of the finest balancers
available. It harmonizes an
imbalanced household and soothes the decision making process.
stone strengthens the cords attaching
you to the cosmos. Its
power is that of tuning into the music of the spheres.
It is a stone used commonly in jewelry as wearing it will
strengthen your ability to see the symbols and signals the higher powers
send to you. Your eyes will
the foundation of this rosy crystal.
Its abundance makes it the ideal choice for the beginning crystal
gardener. It relaxes the
atmosphere of your home and tension is released.
stone, but a powerful one. The
strength of this piece is its greatest attribute.
It sends its user strength, courage, calm and clear-headedness.
It is a wonderful gift for students and academics.
it is a thinking stone and should be placed at personal work
deep black stone protects you and your environment from negative
influences and personalities. It
should be used in purification rituals, in areas of your living or
working environment which are not entirely comfortable.
It draws the negativity into itself and should be thoroughly
cleansed after each use.