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are intrigued with the supernatural properties of Crystals. For your
benefit I have excerpted from an article by Stuart Schmitt
Beliefs About Quartz Crystal
A belief or belief
system is a filter used by consciousness to create an experience or to
judge what has not been personally experienced.
Beliefs or belief systems will focus our attention either on what
we want or what we don't want, thereby creating the reality we perceive.
Imagine discovering a
very clear, shiny rock with six smooth sides and terminated with a sharp
point. No human being could
have made this. Natural
quartz crystal has evoked many questions because of the unknowns about its
origin and purpose. To
explain the unknowns, human beings imagined all kinds of possibilities
that evolved into beliefs. Because
of the beauty, it was only natural to assign sacred or spiritual
significance to crystal. American
Indians, Tibetan monks, Druid priests and many other groups proclaimed the
sacred power of crystal. Because
they believed in the sacred power or spiritual significance of crystal,
evidence was manifested to support their beliefs.
These beliefs worked for them and the evidence was positive and
Today, many people use
crystal to help focus their attention on something they want or to align
with and access information from a higher level of consciousness.
Many unique geometric configurations and characteristics of quartz
crystal have been labeled with special names.
Books have been written by practitioners that detail the use and
expected results of these special crystals.
Since the information is not always in agreement, the reader is
left to decide what feels right or to dismiss the whole concept and merely
appreciate the natural beauty of crystal.
Most all the
beliefs about quartz crystal involve its energy properties.
The most common or universal belief system involves the scientific
use of both natural and
synthetic crystals in optics, acoustics and electronic applications. If you watch TV or use a computer you have to believe
in this application. With a little imagination you can explore the
following beliefs about unique geometric configurations and
characteristics of natural quartz crystals.
I invite the 'experts'
and practitioners to help provide more information about the use of these
unique crystals. E-mail your comments and I'll include them with each
crystal. The sharing of
multidimensional viewpoints leads to integration.
Yin & Yang
Clarity - The first impression
of quality or value of natural crystal is usually judged by the clarity.
The clarity ranges from milky white to glass clear that sparkles
like a cut diamond. Most
crystal is milky white at the base and gradually clears to the tip.
The milky white crystal is said to represent the yin or feminine
qualities of love, communication, negotiation and receptivity.
The clear crystal represents the yang or masculine qualities of
power, force, strength and creativity.
A crystal with both is believed to promote a balance of the
masculine and feminine energy on both physical and mental levels.
Large, water-clear crystal points with smooth sides are quite rare
and consequently, more valuable.
Crystal - A crystal with a point
at each end is called double terminated.
It is believed that they have the ability to receive or transmit
energy from both ends. They
are used for alignment, patience, perseverance, protection, dreaming and
astral projection. . Double terminated crystals strengthen energy flow,
and are especially useful when you need to share or exchange energy
between you and another person. Double terminated crystals are very
important to people doing healing work for themselves or others.
Generator (also know as a Merlin Crystal) - A crystal with six evenly spaced sides and six approximately equal
faces that center at the tip is called a generator point.
It is believed that they have the ability to store, amplify and
transmit or generate energy. They are used to facilitate a connection or create unity
between the members of a group and transmit thoughts in a manner similar
to a high power radio transmitter and antenna.
Tabby Crystal Tabular
Crystal - A crystal with a
flattened tabular shape and two of its opposite sides are twice as wide,
or more, than its other sides, giving the appearance of a tablet is called
a Tabby crystal. It is
believed they can help us access information and are considered the
ultimate communications crystal. They
are a bridge between our adult self and our child like spirit.
They can help us lighten up and laugh a lot.
Faden-Lined Crystal - are
crystals that have clearly visible within their interior structure a milky
feather line, that usually runs through the crystal.
Faden lines manifest primarily in tabby shaped crystals, but have
on extremely rare occasions, have been found in a normal single point
crystal. It is believed
that the line represents the seed point of growth and they have the
ability to activate or start new growth within one's self or within
someone you are working with, utilizing healing energy.
Rainbow Crystal - A crystal with
a rainbow(s) inside that is caused by light being refracted by the
prismatic effect of a crack or inclusion is called a Rainbow.
The refraction is often temperature sensitive causing the rainbow
to appear and disappear. It
is believed that these crystals exhibit the closest manifestation of pure
white light that can be witnessed on the physical plane. Rainbow crystals
are used during meditation to escort us into the realm of the pure white
light and can bring depth and clarity to dreams, help manifest wishes, and
overcome negativity to be able to love life in the present moment.
Window Crystal - A crystal with
a diamond or rectangular face between the body and tip of a point is
called window. It is believed
this crystal will open a ‘window to your soul.’ and help you get
intuitive answers to questions and bypass the ego or intellect.
They are used for clarity and direction. If you are having problems
and aren't sure why, a window crystal can be a good help.
Time Line - Past
(left) Time Line to the Past - A
crystal with a rectangular face leaning to the left.
It is believed they can be used to access information from the
Time Line - Future
(right) Time Line to the Future -
A crystal with a rectangular face leaning to the right.
It is believed the can be used to access information from the
Record Keeper -
A crystal that has pyramidal or triangular shaped symbols that are either
engraved into or are raised on one or more of a crystal faces is called a
Record Keeper or Recorder. These
symbols are not easily seen and usually need to be searched out by looking
at the crystal in a bright light while closely examining the faces. It is
believed that the Record Keeper is one of the most sacred crystals because
it holds the wisdom and knowledge of the universe. When a person is properly attuned to a Record Keeper, this
knowledge is readily made available. This knowledge is ancient knowledge
and contains profound secrets and esoteric knowledge of the whole of the
Higher consciousness. It
takes an open mind and a pure heart to access this knowledge.
Self-Healed and/or Shard Crystals
- A partial piece of crystal or a complete crystal that has severed from
its original matrix or cluster group, then at some later time the
conditions were correct to
continue to grow new crystal structure over the area where the crystal
separated from its original host, in effect healing its own wounds. It is
believed that this crystal will aid in any type of
self-healing—physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Self-Healed
crystals are exceptionally supportive for those with strong emotional
issues or traumas, or are struggling with some type of addiction that
includes the inability to let go of certain kinds of behavior, a person,
or belief, as well as tobacco, food, alcohol and drugs.
Channeling Crystal - A crystal
with a large seven-sided face with a triangular face on the back side is
called a channeling crystal. It
is believed the Channeling crystal can be used for obtaining information
from deep within yourself or from sources that are outside of your normal
realm. The number seven is a metaphysical number symbolic of the student,
the mystic, and the seeker of deeper truths and spiritual wisdom. Each
side of the seven sides of the main face represents the
seven qualities that the human consciousness must attain in order
to access and channel the wisdom of the inner soul.
- A crystal with a five-sided face is called an Isis crystal.
It is believed the Isis crystal will put you in touch with and
strongly amplify your feminine energy, and can help you get in touch with
the 'female' or unselfish side of yourself, no matter whether you are a
man or a woman. Isis crystals put you in touch with the power of the
Goddess. For men, the Isis crystal will help you become more in tune with
your feminine side and to become more aware of the aspects of women that
you may find troubling. For women, the Isis crystal will help you regain
some of the power and energy that society has taken from you.
Phantom & Included Crystal -
A crystal with another mineral or substance included within. Some have
layered points resembling pyramids of crystals (phantoms) and some may
just have specks or globs of included material.
The more common inclusions are black, green, brown and white.
Bridge Crystal, Inner Child Crystal or Penetrator - A crystal that has a smaller crystal(s) that either penetrates and/or
is lodged partially into the crystal with the other part protruding from
the crystal is called a Bridge crystal.
It is believed this crystal is quite beneficial when a person is
striving to work with various aspects of spirituality or to heal childhood
issues blocking growth. Additionally,
these crystals are their best when the person is working on advanced
metaphysical areas, and are attempting to share this knowledge with others
seeking a spiritual path. This
is the ultimate spiritual teacher's crystal.
A crystal with a small crystal totally enclosed within is a called a
Manifestation crystal. It is believed to help people who have had a
traumatic, physically or emotionally, childhood. They are helpful for
people who are blocking painful memories. They help bring the cause of the
pain to the surface and allow the person to successfully deal with it,
while shielding that person from the pain those memories can cause. These
crystals work well for people who are working through current family
Dow Crystal Dow or
Trans-Channeling Crystal- A
crystal with three, primary, seven-sided faces and three secondary
triangular faces between them. It
is believed this crystal is a combination crystal that incorporates the
properties of both a Channneler and a Transmitter crystal in one crystal.
It helps facilitate intuitive awareness and connection with “All That
Is”. It is considered one
of the "Twelve Master Crystals" and is a powerful teaching and
Elestial Crystal - A crystal with natural terminations over the body and faces,
resembling the human brain, is called and Elestial Crystal.
Most bear a smoky color. It
is believed this crystal can repair damaged cells in the brain and rewire
the damaged areas to bring back new life. They are powerful, powerful
crystals that have been brought into this reality, at this time, to assist
in the mass cleansing, healing, and reawakening that is currently
occurring on this reality plane. Elestials
are the great comforters to those who are in the dying process and they
assist to release the fear of leaving the physical body in order to
identify with the immortality of the soul.
Natural Smoky Crystal
Natural Smoky Crystal - A
crystal with a golden brown to black translucent color caused by natural
earth radiation is called a smoky crystal.
This is a small golden smoky cluster with two points.
Each point has a time line to the future.
Twin Crystal Twin
Crystal or Tantric Twin - A
crystal with two points on a common base is called a twin crystal. You can tell a twin crystal from two crystals that are simply
attached to each other, by the fact that both parts of a twin crystal are
exactly parallel to each other, and have no boundary between them. It is
believed the Twin crystal can generate positive energy toward improving a
relationship. They can help
you gain insight into the underlying problems in a relationship, and help
work through them. This works
for any kind of relationship, not only a man-woman relationship. A twin
with a rainbow can be very effectively used to project healing energy into
a relationship or to keep a good relationship strong.
Grounding Crystal - A crystal
with an eight sided face is called a Grounding crystal. They are quite
rare. It is believed that this crystal will help you deal with practical
matters in a realistic way. They will help you think and express yourself
clearly when dealing with issues of every day life.
Crystal Extra-Terrestrial Crystal (ET)
- A crystal with a single termination at one end and multiple terminations
at the other end. It is
believed this crystal will help channel space beings, celestial beings,
and guardian angels.
Japanese Law Twin - These crystals have a twin points
at a 90 degree angle. Very
Laser Wand Crystal – A long slender crystal that
tapers inversely from base to termination is called a laser wand.
It is believed the laser wand can be used to clear negativity,
create protective barriers, focus healing energy to self or others, and
assist in performing psychic surgery to remove attitudes that may be
Key Crystal – The
key crystal is recognized by a three or six-sided indentation somewhere on
the crystal. It is believed the Key crystal can be used to unlock the
doors to healing, help answer difficult questions, solve problems, and
access information to that which is hidden.
Growth Interference Crystal - A crystal that has
various cuts on the body that appears to have been done with a trim saw.
Thin, flat calcite crystals have interfered with the growth pattern
of the quartz crystal. It is believed this crystal will help remove
self-limitations and energy blockages so that you can be completely in
command of your life.
Barnacle Crystal - A crystal covered or partially
covered with smaller crystals. It
is believed the Barnacle crystal will help stimulate family or group
cooperation. Also a companion
when having lost a loved one.
No matter what we
believe or want to believe, we cannot deny the inherent beauty of natural
quartz crystal. Even more
amazing is that, like crystal, every human being has the same natural
beauty if they will let it shine or if we take the time to look for it.
Just as our beliefs about crystal create what we experience with
them, our judgment of other human beings has the power to either create
separation or integration. Since
we each have a free will and a choice in what we believe, we should focus
our attention on what we want rather than on the things we don't want.
If crystal will help us do this, then it becomes a valuable tool in
attracted to crystal and appreciate the beauty, then know that what you
see in a crystal is merely a reflection of who you really are.
By daring to let the real you shine for others to enjoy and
appreciate, you will add to the natural beauty of our planet.
a famous and very popular fairly rare and highly prized semi-precious
stone. Its banded light and dark green designs are one-of-a-kind, and give
it a unique ornamental quality unlike that of any other stone. It ranges
in color from light, bright green to dark green, sometimes banded with
darker or lighter shades of green. Polished, the banded Malachite has been
carved into ornaments and worn as jewelry for thousands of years. Azurite
has been found in numerous places. Azurite is a very popular mineral and
they use it for dye and paint. Azurite is used in jewelry. Most of the
time Azurite is dark blue or pale if found in small crystals or crust.
Cleavage is good in one direction and fair in another. Malachite and
Azurite are basically ‘twin’ minerals. The difference is that Azurite
crystals contain more water within the crystals.
Garnets are said
to increase one's internal fire, which means that they work to assist in
increasing and equalizing the sacred Three-Fold Flame within our heart,
bringing into balance the qualities of Love, Wisdom and Power within our
spiritual life. This garnet crystal has a very happy and cheerful spirit!
When she shows you her colors, you can't help but smile! This sense of
inner joy is a very important ingredient in our spiritual evolution -- it
is the natural state of our Highest Self, and this garnet will help her
keeper to bring that joy through!
Malachite and Azurite
It is a "stone of
transformation," assisting one in changing situations, and providing
for the transfer of sacred information leading to spiritual evolution.
Malachite is an equalizing and balancing agent; it can create an
unobstructed path, leading to a desired goal. It also reinforces one's
decisiveness, amplifies one's leadership qualities, and is a willing
participant in instinctive action. It facilitates balancing and alignment
of the intellectual, emotional, physical bodies.
It is known for protection against radiation and for strengthening
immune system. (This is very true, but somewhat ironic based on the fact
that the microscopic particles formed while polishing Malachite are
extremely toxic). Azurite has many of the same metaphysical properties and
enables you to let go of those thoughts and fears that would keep you
immobile. Azurite makes you want to get up and go and experience the
|© Gary Nickel 2004|