Crystal Therapy Primer

 

Healing with Crystals

The basic tenant of metaphysic teaches us that energy responds to intention. Once our intention is set upon healing another person not only do we become a conduit for healing but the energy of the crystals and stones we are using also pick up the vibration of the healing intention bringing forth their own inherent and special healing gifts.

Nature is filled with Sacred Geometry and the Mineral Kingdom is no exception. Crystalline structures can be thought of as the Earth’s DNA storing the evolution of the planet. Science tells us that crystals formed from the same mineral or combination of minerals can crystallize differently. The outward expression of a crystal is based upon its internal order although the outer form may not always reflect what is going on at the heart or core of the crystal. At the inner most center of a crystal is its atomic structure spinning or rotating at a particular frequency or vibration.

This represents the energy of a crystal and is what a sensitive person feels when handling a crystal.  It should be remembered that stones and crystals share the same electromagnetic patterning and atomic structure as the Earth, the human body, and all other creatures and entities. Surrounding the center is Sacred Geometry as chosen by Nature upon which the crystal is built. This internal structure is believed to be constant and unchanging. 

“Inmineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement is a unique arrangement of atoms in a crystal. A crystal structure is composed of a unit cell, a set of atoms arranged in a particular way; which is periodically repeated in three dimensions on a lattice. The spacing between unit cells in various directions is called its lattice parameters. The symmetry properties of the crystal are embodied in its space group. A crystal's structure and symmetry play a role in determining many of its properties, such as cleavage, electronic band structure, and optical properties.” – Wikipedia online

There are six crystal systems that delineate their symmetry - Isometric, Orthorhombic, Tetragonal, Monoclinic, Hexagonal, and Triclinic.

ISOMETRIC – block like or ball like with many similar symmetrical faces forming as cubes, octahedrons and dodecahedrons. Sodalite, Fluorite, Garnet, Lapis, Galena, and Pyrite are a few examples.

ORTORHOMBIC – short stubby diamond shaped or rectangular at the cross section forming as four sided prisms, pyramids and pinacoids (an open form with two parallel faces). Examples are Sulphur, Cat’s Eye, Peridot, Topaz, and Marcasite.

TETRAGONAL – long, slender, and needle like forming as four sided prisms, pyramids, and dipyramids. Examples are Rutile, Cassiterite, Apophyllite, and Zircon.

MONOCLINIC – stubby with tilted matching faces at opposite ends forming as prisms and pinacoids. Examples are Malachite, Azurite, Chrysocolla, Jade, Selenite, and Serpentine.

HEXAGONAL (TRIGONAL) – prismatic or columnar with rounded triangular or  hexagonal cross section forming as six sided prisms, pyramids, and rhombehedrons.  Examples are Tourmaline, Beryl, Quartz, Cinnabar, Hematite, Calcite, Dioptase, and Apatite.

TRICLINIC – flat with sharp edges and a thin cross section with no right angles forming as pinacoids.  Examples are Turquoise, Wulfenite, and Feldspar.

Here are the geometric forms of crystal structure:

 

The Platonic Solids

The 5 Platonic solids (Tetrahedron, Cube or (Hexahedron), Octahedron, Dodecahedron & Icosahedron) are ideal, primal models of crystal patterns that occur throughout the world of minerals in countless variations. These are the only five regular polyhedra, that is, the only five solids made from the same equilateral, equiangular polygons. To the Greeks, these solids symbolized fire, earth, air, spirit (or ether) and water respectively. The cube and octahedron are duals, meaning that one can be created by connecting the midpoints of the faces of the other. The icosahedron and dodecahedron are also duals of each other,and three mutually perpendicular, mutually bisecting golden rectangles can be drawn connecting their vertices and midpoints, respectively. The tetrahedron is a dual to itself. The Chakras which are the spinning energy vortexes of the human body are also subject to Sacred Geometry as it comes to us via the Five Platonic Solids. Please note the similarity between the geometry of the Chakras known as Polyhedra (equal angles, faces and vertices or points) and crystalline structures.

Healing with crystals is a very ancient modality. Archeology has shown that the knowledge and use of crystals, minerals, and gemstones dates back to the Stone Age.  Ancient cultures revered crystals and stones and engaged them not only for healing purposes but also for communication and prophesying. Many people believe that these ‘magickal rocks’ particularly Quartz was used extensively for advanced technology in Lemuria and Atlantis. Even a skeptic would have to open a more objective eye to this concept when we already know that something as simple as a ham radio can be powered by the tiniest solo piece of crystal (Galena) without the aid of batteries or household electric current.

Along with the ancient alchemists, contemporary scientists and physicists have researched the properties of crystals and stones. We know that the magnetism produced by an electric current is inherent in the atomic structure of certain stones. Human beings are also magnetic and electrical so a natural tie can be made. Esoterically speaking, mystics, shamans, and quantum physicists perceive that electromagnetic energy is the physical source of ether or the fifth element (along with the elements fire, earth, air, and water) in which all creatures exist. From this viewpoint, the relationship between magnetism and electricity can be seen as bridging the gap between physical reality and other worldly reality. Hence, crystals and stones also as a bridge between those realities.

We are all children of the Universe and our bodies represent the Cosmos in miniature. We are attuned to not only Mother Earth but also Father Sky and our human bodies are the vehicles through which we experience all there is to experience. Everything happens within the body. The body is your house. It is place where you go to make change happen. Did you ever hear the expression, “If you want change, you must first clean up your house?” All psychic phenomena and psychological conditions occur within the body – we go into our ‘houses’ to find the answers from our mind, feelings, and instincts (rational, emotional, and psychic). During a Crystal Healing, assistance for these internal answers comes from the Kingdom of Stone buried at the heart of the Earth and from the Kingdom of Light through the Hand of God. Crystal Therapists understand the Mineral Kingdom as a Universal Energy that is used for healing under the auspices of the Higher Will and Divine Law of God. The power of crystals and stones work through the higher consciousness of the individual being healed. A Crystal Therapist like any other energy healer houses no great personal power. They simply help to direct Universal energies through use of the Mineral Kingdom to further the propagation of the Light and Love for the good of all. Crystal Therapy is a serious healing modality which requires right attitude and right action. Nothing less is acceptable.

Excerpts from the Crystal Therapy PrimerCrystal Consciousness in Contemporary Times by Loni Haas Copyright 2007 All Rights Reserved


Relieving Energy Blocks

Today, more and more people are making the “life force” mind/body/spiritual connection and the integral part of this connection is the balancing of the chakras. In simplest terms, the chakras are spinning wheels of conscious energy within the body. They are rotating vortexes where energy enters and exits. They are thought to have different diameters depending upon how much energy is going in and out at a particular time. There are many chakras within and without the body. For purposes of this article the Seven Primary Major Chakras will be addressed. It should be noted thought that each of the Seven Primary Major Chakras projects energy out to up to 50 Minor Chakras. These Seven Chakras also have Etheric counterparts within the body known as Tan Tien. There are also Secondary Major Chakras, Tertiary Minor Chakras, Quarternary, and Quinternary Chakras. Most of these are engaged during acupuncture and accupressure treatments.The chakras also carry physical body associations.

The Seven Major Chakras and their human associations are:

*      ROOT (Muladhara) – Basic Survival and Security

*      SACRAL (Svadasthana) – Procreation and Sex Drive

*      SOLAR PLEXUS (Manipurak) – Power, “Knowing”, and Gut Feeling

*      HEART (Anahata) – Love and Acceptance

*      THROAT (Vishudhi) – Communication and Speaking One’s Truth

*      BROW (Ajuna) – 3rd Eye and Psychic Perceptions

*      CROWN (Sahasrara) – Connection to Higher Levels of Consciousness

 

The Seven Major Chakras and their bodily and psychological associations are:

  • ROOT (Pelvic floor) – Lower back pain, sciatica, hemorrhoids, constipation, obesity and other weight problems. Psychological – frustration, rage, fear and depression.
     
  • SACRAL (Abdominal area) – Fertility and gynecological problems, sexual potency, kidney problems, muscle cramps and spasms. Psychological – despair, hopelessness, overindulgence and neediness.
     
  • SOLAR PLEXUS (between Navel and Chest) – Food allergies, digestive disorders, diabetes, gallstones, arthritis, ulcers, liver disorders and eating disorders. Psychological – feelings of weakness or loss, anxiety, guilt and doubt.
     
  • HEART (center of Chest) - Heart conditions, lung problems, asthma, allergies, fatigue, breast cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia and thymus gland issues and auto-immune response. Psychological – loss, grief, anguish and worthlessness.
     
  • THROAT (center of Neck) -  Thyroid conditions, sore throats, loss of voice such as in laryngitis, mouth ulcers, teeth and gum conditions, headaches and ear infections. Psychological – repression, lack of inspiration and inability to honor intuition and psychic receptivity.
     
  • BROW (between the Brows) - Pituitary gland issues, endocrine gland disorders, brain tumors, blindness and deafness. Psychological – obsession, insanity and unwillingness to learn from others and/or failure to acknowledge “inner” wisdom.

By increasing awareness of the spiritual connection to your body you can identify unresolved issues that could be creating physical health issues. The goal of course is to have all Seven Chakras in alignment which can be achieved through balancing. Crystal balancing requires color meditation and application of crystals or stones. For this exercise we will be using simple crystals and stones that are easy to acquire and are generally readily purchasable. They are Red Jasper -Root, Orange Calcite – Sacral, Citrine – Solar Plexus, Aventurine – Heart, Blue Agate - Throat, Lapis Lazuli – Brow and Amethyst – Crown.

ENERGY BLOCK HEALING MEDITATION

Lie down in a comfortable place and relax. Breathe in deeply through your nose and exhale out of your mouth. Repeat three times. You will be sending energized color to your chakras during this exercise along with the energy of the corresponding crystals. To accomplish ‘color sending’ simply envision the color in the area then sense it and feel it there. Place the Red Jasper at the base of your spine for the Root Chakra (you will need to open your legs slightly to do this). Close your eyes and send the color RED to your root chakra in the pelvic floor. Meditate on RED envisioning that its energetic is growing and enlarging until it reaches the Sacral Chakra. Apply the Orange Calcite to your abdominal area below the navel. Send the color ORANGE to your Sacral Chakra in the abdomen and envision it growing and enlarging until it reaches the Solar Plexus. Apply the Citrine to the center of your body between the navel and chest bone. Send the color YELLOW to your Sacral Chakra and envision it growing and enlarging until it reaches the Heart Chakra. Apply the Aventurine to the center of your chest and send the color GREEN to your Heart Chakra and envision it growing and enlarging until it reaches the Throat Chakra. Apply the Blue Agate to the center of your throat and send the color BLUE to your Throat Chakra and envision it growing and enlarging until it reaches your Brow Chakra. Apply the Lapis to the area between your eyebrows and send the color INDIGO to your Brow Chakra and envision it growing and enlarging until it reaches your Crown Chakra. Place the Amethyst at the top your head and send the color VIOLET to your Crown Chakra. Relax and breathe. When you feel re-energized remove your crystals and sit up and stretch. Don’t forget to cleanse or clear your crystals so they are ready for your next healing session! Be well!

 


 

Crystal Detox with Hygeia and Chiron

Crystal healing combined with planetary vibrations and tones has been known and used for centuries by Stellar Healers. The great research advances in the art and science of astrology have brought to light further information regarding various other heavenly bodies and there is virtually no reason why the energies of certain asteroids cannot be employed in etheric/body healing. At the top of list are the asteroid Hygeia and the planetoid Chiron.

HYGEIA is the astrological asteroid of health and wellness.

As the mythological daughter of Asclepius the ancient doctor and healer, Hygeia represents personal attitude towards understanding and maintaining health of body and mind. All forms of ‘health balance’ including detoxification and cleanliness fall under the jurisdiction of Hygeian energy. Therefore, Crystal Detox using stones and colors connected to Hygeia is very powerful and should be approached with right action, proper mind set and deep consciousness. This healing focuses on the Sacral Chakra which is also associated with detoxification and purification. The vibration of this chakra directs life force energy into building a strong immune system thus keeping the physical body active and functional. It is most important that this chakra remain in good balance so the life force stays buoyant keeping the body safe from disease and emotional imbalance.

The color orange, ranging from golden orange to dark amber is widely accepted as being related to the Sacral Chakra and to the goddess Hygeia. She is often depicted as a stalwart maiden clothed in an orange and gold gown. The snake she handles in most artistic renditions is either orange or orange-gold.

Most people today consider the word “detox” to mean clearing the body of impurities in order to regain and retain good health. This includes boosting the body’s ability to lose unneeded weight which is normally handled by the body’s elimination processes. The hectic and stressful life style prevalent in today’s society often leads to imbalances of too much intense activity trying to get everything done ‘yesterday’ aggravated by poor nutrition choices such as fast foods or adversely skipping meals. The Sacral Chakra controls the “appetite” in and references it with regard to food, life pleasures and sex. Hygeia also rules the diet particularly dietary imbalances so the association of Hygeia and the Sacral Chakra is a fine etheric match.

The following will be need to perform this Detox – an orange cloth, mat or blanket large enough to lie on and that will surround the entire body for at least a foot around the circumference, one piece of smoky quartz (grounding; dissolution of fear), one piece ofsulphur (negativity absorption) and one piece of quartz crystal with one pointed end (energy amplification; cleansing).

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Choose a time that will allow for the session. This is a short session of about 5 minutes that also requires a post relaxation period of 5-10 minutes. 15 minutes total.
     
  2. Put on comfortable loose clothing preferably in a light color (white is best). Remove all jewelry and your shoes. Pockets should be empty.
     
  3. Select a quiet well lit place where you will not be interrupted by other people phones, cell phones, radios, or television.
     
  4. Drink some water (at least 4 ounces) and go to the bathroom if necessary.
     
  5. Spread down your mat/blanket. Sit down with your legs spread out in front of you slightly open andplace the Smoky Quartz between your feet ground and anchor yourself. Lie down on your back.
     
  6. Place the Sulphur on your lower abdomen over the Sacral Chakra and just below it place the Quartz with the point aiming at your feet
     
  7. Spread your arms slightly apart from your body with the palms of your hands facing up.
     
  8. Take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale out through your mouth. Repeat two more times.
     
  9. Stay in this layout for 5 minutes and then remove the stones. When you are Ready, sit up and have some more water.
     
  10. Don’t forget to cleanse the stones so they are ready for the next session. (NOTE: It is not advisable to run Sulphur under water for cleansing. Running  it through some Sage smoke or placing it near some Citrine is fine.)
     
  11. Repeat this Detox every three to four days until the desired result is acquired.

 

REFERENCE LAYOUT DIAGRAM FOR HYGEIAN DETOX

CHIRON is the astrological representative of healing and self integration that comes from emotional wounds and deep levels of hurt.

The planetoid Chiron has become increasingly important in astrological analysis in recent years. In mythology Chiron the centaur is known as the Wounded Healer and Teacher who instructed other mythological greats such as Hercules, Achilles, Jason and Asclepius in the arts of warfare and healing. Chiron suffered a wound which could not heal because he was immortal yet from his pain came great wisdom and internal healing. In astrology, Chiron represents deep and painful blockages that must be overcome before healing and resolution can take place. Chirotic energy works with all the chakras and with the total life force particularly focusing on the immune system of the body. The Chiron Detox stimulates all natural healing processes and redresses balance of bodily assimilation as it supports and aids the fight against harmful external influences.

The stone Turquoise is a promoter of self realization and is thought to protect against negative external influences and help the individual to recognize causes of emotional pain and unhappiness while learning how to master these causes. It balances and aligns all the chakras and strengthens the meridians of the body. Turquoise therefore is the perfect crystal association for the energy of Chiron. The color yellow is a high vibrational hue that contains more light than any other color in the visible spectrum.  It is thought to dispel fear, lift the spirit and give hope as well as a sense of ease. Yellow is also the color of balanced mentality and intelligence that makes it possible to digest information and incorporate it into positive self value. The combined vibration of Chirotic energy, Turquoise stones and the color yellow clears away blockages from the past (including past lives) and encourages the identification and assimilation processes of the body so that healing can take place.

The following will be need to perform this Detox – a yellow cloth,  mat or blanket large enough to lie on and that will surround the entire body for at least a foot around the circumference and nine turquoise stones.

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Choose a time that will allow for the session. This is a short session of about 6-10 minutes that also requires a post relaxation period of 5-10 minutes. 20 minutes total at most.
     
  2. Put on comfortable loose clothing preferably in a light color (white is best). Remove all jewelry and your shoes. Pockets should be empty.
     
  3. Select a quiet well lit place where you will not be interrupted by other people phones, cell phones, radios, or television.
     
  4. Drink some water (at least 4 ounces) and go to the bathroom if necessary.
     
  5. Spread down your mat/blanket. Sit down with your legs spread out in front of you slightly open and place one Turquoise stone between your feet, one below your feet and one on each side of your thighs. After you lie back place a stone on each side of your shoulders, one above your head and one stone in each of the palms of your hand.
     
  6. Take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale out of your mouth. Repeat three times.
     
  7. Remain in this position for 6-10 minutes. When you are done remove the the stones and rest quietly for 5-10 minutes and the resume your usual activity.
     
  8. Don’t forget to cleanse the stones so they are ready for the next session.
     
  9. This Detox can be repeated daily. It is your choice.

 

REFERENCE LAYOUT DIAGRAM FOR CHIRON DETOX