Crystals and Gemstones have been used for many thousands of years as powerful healing aids. They have been worn as jewelry, amulets or used as objects for decoration, meditation, worship and healing rituals.
Gemstones and Crystals all originate from hot magma, of which the inside of the earth is composed.
Thousands, sometimes millions of years cooling, gradual movement and displacement have formed stones, rocks and even high mountains. This continuous natural process of geologic change causes rocks, minerals and stones of various kinds to come into being. They have been formed from dust, sand, chemical substances and invisible acids that have mutated when in contact with water and other environmental factors.
Why do gemstones and crystals have exerted such a fascination on human beings? Maybe because by wearing a crystal or a gem we are somehow approaching ourselves to our utmost essence: nature, transformation and beauty.
The alternative therapy of crystal healing is nothing new. It is actually thousands of years old. There have been some evidence found that gemstones and crystals were used for healing purposes by some ancient civilizations. Some of these civilizations also considered the stones and crystals to have protective and talismanic properties that would attract some natural energies to their bearer or protect against the evil eye ( harm caused to your energetic harmony by someone’s envy or unstable energetic levels ). Shamans and medicine men made use of the power of crystals and gems in healing rituals and ceremonies.
Crystals and Gemstones also have some significance in the Bible. They appear often as symbols for health and godliness. The twelve tribes of Israel are represented by twelve corresponding precious stones. The stones are to be arranged in four rows of three stones. According to later tradition they possessed extraordinary powers. In John’s vision of the New Jerusalem in Revelation, the heavenly city is built from gemstones. (Rev 21:18-21).
From a more modern perspective, if we look around us, the power of crystals cannot be denied. They are used everywhere in the world for many different purposes. Computers, telecommunication, memory chips and many other symbols of the technological age many times use silicon dioxide : quartz. Ultrasound devices, oscillatives for controlling radio devices and electronic equipment, capacitators to modify energy capacity and transducers that transmit energy from one system to another , and other equipment that store energy all depend on quartz to function.
Crystals, gemstones and minerals can be powerful tools in teaching us how to heal ourselves. Their energy frequencies vary according to light waves and chemical matter. As the light, energy, color frequency and natural power of crystals are infiltrated into the aura, the electromagnetic field around us, the mind becomes more clear and focused, conflicts seems to naturally resolve themselves and fear is dissolved. The body, mind and spirit are strongly affected by the earth energy and a feeling of harmony and lightness take place. It takes intention and intuition to fully understand and experience the holistic power that crystals, gemstones and minerals bestow upon us.