“We believe that the interest in crystals is resurging as part of the spiritual renaissance and the ascension process we’re all undergoing…This is a critical time in our history, and it’s imperative that we create harmonious change.” --Doreen Virtue
Crystals and gemstones—with their gorgeous colors, prismatic points, and variety of shapes and facets—have long delighted humankind. Civilizations both ancient and modern have used crystals and stones for jewelry, talismans, and home ornamentation. In addition to these uses, crystals have also been a part of sacred ceremonies, prayer, meditation, and healing.
Using a process called piezoelectricity, crystals serve as powerful energy conductors and amplifiers. Crystals are used in watches, radios, and other electronic devices and crystal sensors are even used in hospitals for diagnostic and healing work.
Because crystals amplify and conduct energy, they serve as excellent channels of Divine light and healing intention. In addition to human intention, the formation and color of crystals also contribute to specific healing properties.
In the book Crystal Therapy – How to Heal and Empower Your Life with Crystal Energy authors Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski share their wisdom of “crystal friends”, and how these elemental beings are the offspring of Heaven and Earth’s marriage. A gift from Gaia—the spirit of our planet—these healing stones are available for healing, grounding, and supporting virtually any area of life. Whether you seek to heal an animal, meditate for world peace, attract abundance, or ameliorate dis-ease, crystals and stones are valuable allies.
The authors provide an introduction to crystal therapy, an overview of the four ways in which crystal deposits are formed, and an explanation of how crystalline structures reflect the sacred geometry of Platonic Solids. Putting crystal therapy in practice through intention and methods such as chakra balancing, angelic communication, astral travel and Feng Shui are also explained, as well as the purpose and character of 15 archangels. Other fascinating elements covered in Crystal Therapy include crystal selection and care (including cleansing and charging), and how to create eleven different crystal grids as an energetic framework for purposes such as world peace, healing, creativity and sleep.
When using clear quartz for healing, practitioners often use jargon to describe the various characteristics of the stone. The authors explain this terminology, and pictures of each are provided. These include phantoms, record keepers, generators, double terminated, manifestation, time links, and others.
The bulk of Crystal Therapy, however, is a directory of over 90 crystals outlining their healing properties, color/s, pronunciation, and the archangel/s associated with each. In addition to a channeled message from each of the stones, color photographs of most crystals are provided. At 220 pages, Crystal Therapy is a solid contribution to the field of crystal healing--especially for those interested in angels and crystal channeling. If, however, you are interested in crystal properties such as chemical compositions, hardness, and extensive astrological correlations—as well as the history and legend of over 140 stones and crystals accompanied by large, color photographs—I’d recommend Healing Crystals and Gemstones – From Amethyst to Zircon by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer and Gisela Schreiber. Or, if you are looking for a book that addresses magical properties and intentions, planetary and elemental rulers, and stone symbolism—as well as how to use stones for divination and spells—you’d be better off with Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham (which includes a 16 page insert of color photographs of over 100 crystals, stones, and metals.)
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