Crystals thru HistoryStones have always been popular as protective talismans and charms and in crystal healing they can be laid out on and around the body in certain formations, depending on what areas need ‘balancing.’ It is believed that crystals can cleanse the aura, which is the energy field surrounding our body and they can also be used in meditation. Crystals and gemstones generally contribute to our health, since their energy is prominent as cause and effect at the same time.Right now, crystal healing is one of the most holistic approaches for a human, because it helps with our personal and spiritual development.We, as humans, express a number of different vibration frequencies and are affected both by dissimilar as well as similar vibrations. In earlier times, someone may have discovered that certain crystals and precious gems had a positive affect on a person’s health. This information seems to have been passed down, quite intact, over many generations.Progress in medical therapy is not straight line. Discoveries that result in great improvements in medical care require a change of perception. Perhaps, crystal healing will be part of that new change of perception.One of the most common and yet rarely discussed alternative therapies is the use of crystals and gems for healing.However, the use of crystals and precious stones for healing in our society is quite common.

History records the use of crystals as both functional and ornamental. The Gods of ancient myth wore them in their breastplates. Priests of many societies and brotherhoods, as keepers and preservers of lost prehistoric wisdom, often wore bejeweled amulets and plates, which acted as “oracles” and “voicepieces” from which advice was obtained. The Urim and Thummim stones of the Hebrew high priests were a prime example. The Atlanteans used crystals for healing, communication, weather control, record keepers, among other things. Tibetans used them to produce light. Mayans, among others, used crystals in their statues.

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Crystals are formed by three basic processes. For example, quartz is formed inside volcanoes. Dissolving and re crystallization of minerals is a second method of crystal formation. Common table salt is an example of this process. A third way is, under great pressure, new crystals such as diamonds can be produced. A crystal is an array of atoms or molecules that are arranged in a geometrically regular shape.These geometric patterns are called lattices. There are seven different lattices. Cubic, like diamonds, is a lattice in which the crystals grow in the form of the square. Hexagonal crystals, quartz, are probably the most common and have six sides. Tetragonal crystals have a rectangular inner structure. Trigonal crystal shapes have a triangular inner structure. Orthorhombic crystals, such as topaz, are lozenge shaped. Monoclinic crystals are shaped like parallelograms. Finally, triclinic crystals have a trapezoid inner shape.

When we examine what modern research is uncovering regarding the full spectrum of the properties of crystals, and compare this with the Ancient knowledge, we discover we are touching upon only the very beginnings of a vast forgotten technology. Crystals, at their simplest functional level, can store light and discharge it, or convert sunlight directly into electricity. A step beyond, the crystalline form can also store information in vast quantities. A cut sliver of crystal can pick up a specified vibratory pattern; the silver can then be ‘frozen’ and subsequently ‘unfrozen’ later to playback the pattern. A complex sandwich of liquid crystal layers and mirrors act as light valves to create closed loops of light and moonlight signals, which correspond to a two alphabet system of information storage. By such means, information can be stored with a density of 2,500-fold over that of conventional electrical-digital computers. The first working model of the light and crystal computer is scheduled to be operational within a very short time. But one wonders if someone else, long ago, developed such a system before us. Could there be banks and libraries of knowledge stored in the crystals of standing stones, stone circles and other monuments around the world, just waiting, silently, for modern man to tap into them and learn the wisdom hidden within? Not only knowledge, but the actual consciousness and emotional energies of psychic individuals from past ages may still reside in many ancient crystal forms.Several researchers have used crystals to capture the life force, or the vibratory pattern of a person at death. Other experiments being conducted are said to have successfully captured a human thought within a crystal and re transmitted it back as an image. Author George Hunt Williamson, who believes that crystals played a significant role in past civilizations, expressed his opinion that crystals can think, and many standing stones have an ‘intelligence within them’. Masses of crystal flakes encased in a single stone may act as individual neurons passing along information from one flake to another and organize it, like a large crystal brain. Certain individual crystals, in particular diamonds and other precious stones, can hold conscious emotional energies from a bygone era, which may be triggered from time to time, affecting their owners.

Certain crystals and gemstones are believed to have a protective effect against the negative thoughts of others. Other gemstones and crystals, when worn or used regularly, are believed to enhance mental and psychic abilities. The use of specific crystals and gems for physical, mental and spiritual healing is quite consistent in most cultures, dating back thousands of years.The power of the crystals is not something that is just now being researched. It is not a new age fashion. It is perhaps one of the most ancient forms of treatment, protection and offering.Back in the Neolithic period, crystals and gemstones were found that have been used by the first people to help them survive that were transformed into blades, needles, arrows, lances and anything you can imagine.They traveled quietly through the centuries and began transforming along with us, by substantially and silently providing us with their valuable assistance in our evolutionary path.Image result for crystals

The first tools made of stone appeared 2 – 2.5 million years ago. It is estimated that approximately 300.000 years ago, the digging out of flint (used for tools) began. And that was the beginning of our common ground. They’ve been endlessly appearing in various, different tribes, in different forms and general ways of presence.The use of crystals and gems date from the beginning of the human mankind on the Earth. It is fair to say that as long as we have existed as a species, we have had an affinity with stones and crystals.

30,000 years agoSome of the oldest amulets found in Britain were made of Baltic amber, and can be dated back to around 30,000 years ago in some cases. The sheer distance that these stones and amulets traveled shows just how valued they were to the people of the time.

Palaeolithic eraJet beads, bracelets, and necklaces were discovered in grave sites in Belgium and Switzerland from the times.

Ancient SumariaThe first historical reference to the use of crystals was from ancient Sumaria, where they were included in magic formulas.

The use of talismans and amulets dates back to the beginnings of humankind, although we have no way of knowing how the earliest of these objects were viewed or used. They were use for protection of the spirits of the nature as amulets and talismans, although we have no way of knowing how the earliest of these objects were viewed or used. Archaeologists have discovered in graves and barrows excavated in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Africa beads, carvings, and jewelry of amber, jet, turquoise, lapis, garnet, carnelian, quartz, and other stones. It is believed that the carvings were probably amulets and talismans, used for protection and as reminders of religious rites.Some of the discovered stones were carved in the shape of various animals, and were probably symbols of particular totems. Others were necklaces and other items of adornment.Since ancient times, crystals have been venerated and used in all kinds of spiritual rituals. Prized for their unique energetic properties, many religious traditions believed they were descended from the heavens. Interestingly, they’re still prized to this day- with many of the same healing beliefs still intact.Many ancient cultures believed crystals like clear quartz were eternal ice from the heavens.The value given to crystals in these various cultures is indicated by their presence in the graves; they were intended to go with the departed soul to help them in the next life.

The oldest amulets are of Baltic amber, some from as long as 30,000 years ago and amber beads were discovered in Britain from 10,000 years ago, the end of the last ice age. The distance they traveled to reach Britain shows their value to the people of that time. Jet was also popular and jet beads, bracelets and necklaces have been discovered in Paleolithic gravesides in Switzerland and Belgium. There have been malachite mines in Sinai since 4000 BC.

Amulets were banned by the Christian Image result for CRYSTALS THRU HISTORY fantasy artchurch in 355 AD, but gemstones continued to play an important role, with sapphire being the favored gem for ecclesiastical rings in the 12th century. Marabous, the Bishop of Rennes in the 11th century, claimed that agate would make the wearer more agreeable, persuasive and in favor of God. There were also many symbolic references, such as the carbuncle representing Christ’s sacrifice. Crystals are commonly used in many aspects of the physical and chemical sciences because they resonate with specific vibration frequencies.Quartz is used in everything from wristwatches to computers. In medicine, we are realizing that diseased tissue has a different vibration frequency than healthy tissue. We also use vibration-based therapies, such as ultrasound and infrared in traditional medicine to stimulate healthy tissue.Today, we understand that all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own frequency and vibration – including crystals. Nicola Tesla declared this concept as the key to understanding the universe and proved how certain forms of energy can alter the vibration resonance of other forms of energy. This concept is why healing crystals and stones are still used today to align, heal and alter the vibration of bodily cells, chakras, and the subtle bodies by holistic healers.The ancients didn’t have access to the enlightening scientific information that we have today concerning the power of healing crystals. However, people around the world seemed to instinctively be drawn to these lovely gems and have a deeper understanding of their value and meaning in the greater scheme of the universe. Crystals and gemstones generally contribute to our health, since their energy is prominent as cause and effect at the same time.Right now, crystal healing is one of the most holistic approaches for a human, because it helps with our personal and spiritual development.Popular Uses for Healing Crystals in Early Civilizations

Minerals, gems, and crystals have been used for millennia to enhance emotional, physical and spiritual balance. How the ancients knew, we may never know for sure, but these cultures certainly considered stones a major aspect of their existence.The first historical references to the use of crystals come from ancient the Ancient Sumerians, who included crystals in magic formulas.For millennia, crystals, minerals and gem stones have been used to bring about healing and enhance physical, emotional and spiritual balance. The ancients must have somehow known that when worn, the energies of the stones would interact with the human electromagnetic field to bring about subtle energetic changes. Royals have worn crystals throughout history in their jewelry, crowns, thrones and swords. Interestingly, the placement of crystals on the crown on a royal’s head could activate their crown chakra, and the same goes for a necklace over the heart chakra, rings on fingers for energy meridians, and earrings to stimulate reflex points. It kind of makes you wonder if all jewelry was initially intended to connect healing stones to different energetic points on the body?! Crystals have also been used burials, in divination, and in healing rituals for thousands of years. Here are some specific examples from ancient cultures around the world:

image2Roman Culture: Many of the first class citizens had amulets or protective talismans made out of crystals. They were used in medical treatment and to attract desirable things, enhance health and provide protection in battle.Usually, they were used to attract good health, fortune, prosperity, or good outcomes during battle.Talismans and amulets of crystal were typical among Romans. Most often they were considered useful in enhancing health, attracting desirable things..Writer and researcher A.H. Fry tells of his experience with a woman who produced a special copper alloy by alchemically subjecting the ore to solutions of carbon and electric current, and then grew a crystal from the results. The crystal, Fry reported, possessed electrical resistance factors quite different from ordinary copper, and seemed to have tiny microscopic ‘wires’ embedded within it. When he attached an electrometer to the crystal, he was surprised to find it was also alive; it produced a pattern similar to that of a living plant, and reacted to outside physical and mental disturbances in the same way as Cleve Backster’s experiments using a polygraph. Fry, commenting on the Ancients’ use of crystals in general, stated: “Legends occasionally mention crystals that could render invisibility (such as the one Apollonius of Tyana used before the Roman Emperor) and even cause weightlessness. They even used crystals to discover how to enter and escape time by negotiating a ninety degree angle phase shift. Was it all in the size and shape? Or did it involve mental forces and special ‘live’ qualities within the crystal?’ Fry also made this interesting observation, which relates the use of crystals to the Crystal of the Earth itself, and to ourselves, whose bodies are also made of crystalline forms: ‘It is a literal fact that most of our planet is made up of crystals of specific shapes. The present energy problems will be a thing of the past when we start using the wondrous potential of these shapes. Even the food we eat must be converted to tiny crystalline shapes before it can pass through the tissue walls. The ancient Central American word for blood was chalchuihatl, and it literally meant, ‘water of precious stones’.

The first historical references to the use of crystals come from ancient the Ancient Sumerians, who included crystals in magic formulas. The Ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewellery. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health. Chrysolite (later translated as both topaz and peridot) was used to combat night terrors and purge evil spirits. Egyptians also used crystals cosmetically. Galena (lead ore) was ground to a powder and used as the eye shadow known as kohl. Malachite was used in a similar manner. Green stones in general were used to signify the heart of the deceased and were included in burials. Green stones were used in a similar way at a later period in Ancient Mexico.

image3Ancient Egyptians: The science of using crystals in everyday life was known also to the Egyptian civilization. Some speculate that the pyramids could not have been erected without the use of crystal energies. The people of Egypt used lapis in jewelry production. They used lead sulfide (galena) and malachite to produce makeup. Apart from it, some sources mention emerald, carnelian and quartz as materials for carved artifacts. Egyptians knew how to use crystals to make healing portions. They used them also for magical and protective purposes, to prevent insomnia and nightmares. Egyptians loved crystals, and used them frequently in rituals- particularly when burying the dead. Their energetic power was believed to help them find their way in the afterlife. Pharaohs and priests used cylinders filled with quartz to balance the Ba and Ka energies of the body.Used crystals for protection and health, and buried the dead with a piece of quartz on their forehead to help guide them to the afterlife. Dancers wore rubies in their bellybuttons to enhance their sexuality, and a necklace over the heart was intended to bring love into ones life. Forehead crowns were also worn to stimulate the third eye. They even used ground lapis lazuli and malachite as eye makeup. Perhaps the most interesting is the account of pharaohs who carried a copper cylinder and zinc cylinder each filled with quartz, to balance the Ka and Ba energies of the body (equivalent of Ying & Yang today).One of the biggest historical proponents of healing crystals, the Egyptians buried their dead with quartz upon the forehead. This was believed to help guide the departed safely into the afterlife. Pharaohs toted cylinders filled with quartz to balance the Ba and Ka energies of the body. Strongly associated with the Sky Goddess Isis, crushed lapis lazuli stones were most notably worn by ladies of royalty like Cleopatra upon the eyes to promote enlightenment and awareness.To bring enlightenment and awareness, Lapis Lazuli stones were worn by female royalty, such as Cleopatra. At the time, she made it into an eye shadow- probably making it the most expensive makeup in the world at the time! Rubies were thought to embody sexuality, so they were mainly worn by dancers in the belly.Image result for crystalsThe Ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewelry. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. Lapis was considered to be a royal stone. It was often pulverized and made into a poultice to be rubbed into the crown of the head. It was believed that as it dried it drew out all spiritual impurities. The pharaohs often had their headdresses lined with malachite in the belief that it helped them to rule wisely. In powder form this stone was used for poor eyesight and inner vision. Many other stones were found in the tombs, including carnelian, turquoise, and tiger’s eye. These were often shaped into amulets, shields, and into the shapes of hearts, the Eye of Horus, and scarabs. The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health. Chrysolite (later translated as both topaz and peridot) was used to combat night terrors and purge evil spirits. Egyptians also used crystals cosmetically. Galena (lead ore) was ground to a powder and used as the eye shadow known as kohl. Malachite was used in a similar manner.Dancers donned rubies in their navels to foster their sex appeal. Many wore crystals over the heart to attract love, and placed crystal-laden crowns upon their head to stimulate enlightenment and awaken the Third Eye.

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Ancient Greeks: In ancient Greece, crystals have been used in everyday life extensively and therefore it is no surprise that some of the mineral names we use today are of Greek origin.Crushed hematite was often rubbed upon soldiers bodies prior to entering battle with the idea that it made them invincible. Interestingly, the word ‘crystal’ it thought to derive from the Greek word ‘krustullos,’ – identified quartz with the word “crystal” (κρύσταλλος, crustallos, or phonetically kroos’-tal-los = cold + drop), that is, very cold icicles of extraordinary hardness. meaning ice, and until the 1500’s many ancients believed stones like clear quartz crystals were eternal ice sent from the Heavens. The Ancient Greeks attributed a number of properties to crystals and many names we use today are of Greek origin. The word ‘crystal’ comes from the Greek word for ice, as it was believed that clear quartz was water that had frozen so deeply that it would always remain solid. The word amethyst means ‘not drunken’ and was worn as an amulet to prevent both drunkenness and hangovers. Hematite comes from the word for blood, because of the red coloration produced when it oxidizes. Hematite is an iron ore and the ancient Greeks associated iron with Aries, the god of war. Greek soldiers would rub hematite over their bodies before battle, purportedly to make themselves invulnerable. Greek sailors also wore a variety of amulets to keep them safe at sea.The mythological story of Amethyst plays a vital role in the story of the God Dionysus and Goddess Diana, and the word is said to be the Greek translation of ‘sober’ or ‘not drunk’ – something Dionysus could have spent more time being.According to Greek mythology, an intoxicated Dionysus (the god of wine and rituals) became infuriated with a young virgin named Amethyst. When the girl asked the goddess Diana for help, she turned Amethyst into a beautiful white stone to protect her. Feeling sorry for his actions, Dionysus began to cry, and his tears fell into his cup of wine. The cup overturned and spilled onto the stone, covering it completely until it became the amethyst we know today.The more famous example is the origin of the word amethyst obtained also from the Greek description for preventing drunkenness. Indeed, during the time of old Greek, there was a widespread belief that drinking wine from an amethyst cup would guard against drunkenness. During that time hematite was associated with invincibility. Although it might seem a little bit superstitious to us, these beliefs were firmly grounded in ancient Greek’s philosophy and mythology. For example, hematite as iron compound was rightly associated to the planet Mars, whereas malachite as copper ore to the planet Venus. Today we know that, for instance, Mars is the planet with highest iron content in the Solar system, so we need certainly more than superstition to correctly understand these lores and myths of the ancient peoples.Rubbed themselves with crushed hematite before going into battle thinking that it would make them invincible. The name for Amethyst is derived from the words for “not drunken” in Greek, because Amethyst was worn as an amulet to protect against drunkenness and hangovers.

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για ancient hindu emperors and crystalsTraditions in India: .Aryuvedic medicine in India considers crystals valuable for healing emotional and metaphysical imbalances. The use of various healing crystals is documented within the pages of the Hindu Vedas, which also references each stone’s specific healingabilities. Sapphires are thought to bring astuteness, clarity and mental balance, and jasper is thought to bring harmony, sexual vitality, and balance base chakras. The culture of ancient India is a rich source of information about crystals. The system of chakras (energy centers), which helps us to place crystals on the body for healing and meditation originated there. Astrological documents written as early as 400 B.C. contain detailed observations about the power of various stones to counteract the negative effects of planetary positions. Stones were regarded as having great spiritual and emotional powers. Moonstone, for instance, was a sacred stone, and believed to arouse love. Onyx, in contrast, was believed to help release the ties of old loves. The ruby was a highly valued gemstone, and was known as the “king of precious stones.”Perhaps the most investigated use of crystals was done in ancient India. Ayurvedic medicine considers crystals and gemstones invaluable to counteracting the effects of astrology and karma. In one of the oldest Hindu scripts, the Vedas, healing crystals are documented with their specific healing properties. There probably isn’t any other culture that has used crystals as extensively as the Hindus.Astrological documents have been found in India, written around 400 BC, that contain detailed comments on the strength of the various crystals and gemstones that balance the negative effects of inharmonious planetary positions. Ayurveda, one of the most ancient types of healing methods, extensively used crystals and gemstones in various ways, such as grated in cataplasm. A huge amount of material has also been found on the balancing of energy centers, with the use of fossil fuels.Image result for crystals and cosmic energy fantasy artThe ruby holds a high position in Indian culture, as it’s called the king of precious stones.The moonstone was believed to strengthen spirituality and the onyx was believed to release old ties.After this quick history lesson in relation to the supply of crystals in ancient times, let’s look at what’s happening now.Today, crystals come to act more vigorously than ever before, as the bridge between the sky and the earth, the body and the soul, the darkest and the lightest side of us, what we were and what we will become.They give their entirety to feed the vision our soul calls for, provide their energy as a remedy, so that each our needs may be fulfilled.Two hundred and fifty years earlier, the Hindu sage Jivaka also had a large ‘jewel’ which ‘illuminated the body like a lamp lights up a house,’ and from which nothing within could be hidden by any intervening obstacle. In like fashion, the medicine men of the Hopi Indians of the American Southwest use crystals to observe the energy centers of the body, and can tell when physical currents are impeded, causing ill health. These crystals, too, have the power, when concentrated upon, to be energizers in influencing events, including forestalling bad weather.

On the Isle of Skye near Ireland, is a chapel dedicated to St. Columbus, and on the altar is a round crystalline blue stone held sacred to weather and health. Local fishermen, to appease contrary winds, bathe this stone with water and claim good results. The stone has also been applied to peoples’ sides to relieve cramps.

China – When talking about jade, Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για ancient china emperors and crystalsfirst thing that comes in our minds is China where it has been known since before 3000 b.c. Indeed, jade was highly valued in China for its healing and vibration qualities, but surprisingly also in producing some types of musical instruments and even armor. It has been considered a stone of concentrated love essence. This explains the symbolic link between jade and the most revered Chinese goddess Quan Yin, the goddess of mercy.Chinese medicine frequently uses healing crystals, such as crystal-tipped needles used in acupuncture.Quartz was traditionally revered in the Far East, especially in carved form. Quartz crystal balls were considered to represent the heart or essence of the dragon. Dragons were thought to have great power, and a deeper meaning for “dragon” is that of a very wise and evolved individual. The stone most associated with China is jade. It was termed the concentrated essence of love. Many kinds of amulets are carved from this stone, including those for friendship and for romantic love. A jade butterfly was a symbol of successful love. The Emperor Tsin Shi, who reigned from 259-210 B.C., is said to have possessed at his palace at Hein-Yang in Shensi a mirror-like stone of crystal which ‘illuminated the bones of the body’ when a person stepped behind it. It was rectangular in shape, measuring four feet by five feet nine inches, and glowed on both sides. The placing of the hand over the heart somehow activated the stone, whereby the patient’s inner parts were clearly portrayed, and diagnosis of illness could be obtained. Jade was highly valued in ancient China and some Chinese written characters represent jade beads. Musical instruments in the form of chimes were made from jade and around 1000 years ago Chinese emperors were sometimes buried in jade Armour. The 5,000 year old practice of Chinese Medicine often incorporates crystals for their healing powers, including the use of crystal needles in modern day Chinese acupuncture and Pranic Healing. Chinese emperors were even buried in Jade armor as a symbol of wealth and power.Two hundred and fifty years earlier, the Hindu sage Jivaka also had a large ‘jewel’ which ‘illuminated the body like a lamp lights up a house,’ and from which nothing within could be hidden by any intervening obstacle.

Image result for CRYSTALS THRU HISTORY japan fantasyAncient Japanese Beliefs: Scrying was a common practice in early Japanese culture, and it is very similar to looking into a crystal ball as we see some psychics do today. The ancient Japanese were skilled at the art of scrying, using transparent crystal balls to produce visions. Quartz crystal spheres were thought to represent the hearts of dragons, which symbolized power and wisdom.Crystal quartz spheres were considered representative of the heart of a dragon and their power and wisdom.Japanese used crystals frequently when trying to connect to psychic energies. Usually, they would ‘scry’, which means using a crystal ball to see the future and foretell events. Crystal quartz spheres were considered representative of the heart of a dragon and signified their power and wisdom. The Gods of ancient myth wore them in their breastplates. Priests of many societies and brotherhoods, as keepers and preservers of lost prehistoric wisdom, often wore bejeweled amulets and plates, which acted as “oracles” and “voice pieces” from which advice was obtained. The Urim and Thummim stones of the Hebrew high priests are a prime example.Balls out of quartz crystal were believed to represent the heart and substance of the dragon, which was a respectable title, since dragons in the Far East stood for wisdom. Another gemstone that has a special connection with the east is the jade, which has been used extensively for the manufacturing of charms. It’s often outlined as the concentrated essence of love.

The earliest stories of crystal use come from the legends of Atlantis. Some of the stories indicate that all disease could be cured through the use of specific crystals and crystal combinations.

The Atlantes used crystals for healing – communication – weather control – as record keepers – among other things.Atlantis is today considered by many people only a myth, but indeed  in the exoteric and esoteric documents of the races that followed this legendary civilization there can be found indications and valuable information of its glorious achievements and not so glorious end. On this ancient continent, the use of crystals is believed to be widespread, but.when talking about it, we should bare in mind that in hardly any respect were those people resembling humans of today. Their appearance, even their physiology and metabolism, if you like, were different from ours. Not only were those people on Atlantis able to use (and often misuse) crystalline energies, they were supposedly able to use the vital, etheric energy of the plants as directly as we are able today to make use of the heat produced by burning woods.

The technology of those people was also considered to be developed, although quite different from our usual sense of what we consider advanced technology. The advances in crystal growth and manipulation enabled the Atlantieans to synthesize crystals of gigantic proportions for various uses and purposes. They were able to employ such stones to set in motion powerful energies which in turn enabled their society to flourish. Unfortunately, as it has been somehow preserved in our collective consciousness in a vague way, Atlantis failed in a catastrophic event mostly due to the misuse of crystal’s energies and some other types of energies.

Tibetans used them to produce light.Tibetan Buddhists have considered quartz crystal spheres to be objects of great holy, spiritual power, believing their properties could even assist with enlightenment. In Buddhism, the Medicine Buddha is called “Healing Master of Lapis Lazuli Radiance,” and its rituals include meditating on lapis lazuli.

Green stones in general were used to signify the heart of the deceased and were included in burials. Green stones were used in a similar way at a later period in Ancient Mexico. There are burials with jade masks from around the same period in Mexico.

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Mayans among others, used crystals in their statues. John L. Stephens in his classic work on the Mayan civilization, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan, tells how in one small Mayan temple he discovered a pedestal formed of a shining substance resembling glass around which he was told the ancient priests gathered and consulted pictures created in the ‘black, transparent stone.’ He wrote, “A native informed me that their ancestors had known the gift of the vision stone, when his people were instructed in the arts of civilization.”The Mayans used knives made of obsidian for rituals, and many other tribes used it to develop and also used it as a mirror. Additionally, the Mayan tribe used quartz crystal to reach a diagnosis and treat diseases. The Mexicans used mirror made off pyrite for practical and ceremonial purposes. In certain tribes of Mexico, there was the belief that the souls of those who experienced a life with virtue would be transferred into crystals.

In Peru, Spanish chroniclers recorded that when they invaded the Incan Empire and captured the King, the Queen and priests immediately fled to the Temple of the Sun in Cuzco, where they communicated with other regents of the land, and decided what was to be done, by gazing into the ‘black mirror’ situated at the Temple’s center.

Significantly, the Incan Temple of the Sun, and the pyramid complexes of the Mayas, was all located on Earth energy lines. There is thus reason to believe that the Ancients possessed the ability of transmitting images along these lines, and crystal lenses or screens were used at specific centers to transform the images into pictures, much like a modern television set.The Incas believed that rhodochrosite is the blood of their former kings and queens turned to stone, and that is what gives it the name Inca Rose.

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για Maya and crystalsIn the tradition of the Native American peoples, some stones such as azurite and phenakite were considered sacred. They have been used in order to relate to the guide spirits and in their healing ceremonies. As amulets, stones, fossils, mineraloids and gems have been used probably from the beginnings of time.When we talk about talismans, probably the most widely used substance in this regard was amber. Amber in form of beads have been discovered comparatively early in Europe, dating some 12 thousand years ago. Some of the minerals that are being mentioned in references of earliest times are amber and jet (strictly speaking not stones) as well as malachite, jade, lapis and turquoise. The original settlers of North, Central, and South America used crystals widely for spiritual, ceremonial, and healing purposes, and served practical purposes, as well. The ancient Mexicans, for example, made mirrors out of pyrite.In like fashion, the medicine men of the Hopi Indians of the American Southwest use crystals to observe the energy centers of the body, and can tell when physical currents are impeded, causing ill health. These crystals, too, have the power, when concentrated upon, to be energizers in influencing events, including foretelling bad weather. On the Isle of Skye near Ireland, is a chapel dedicated to St. Columbus, and on the altar is a round crystalline blue stone held sacred to weather and health. Local fishermen, to appease contrary winds, bathe this stone with water and claim good results. The stone has also been applied to peoples’ sides to relieve cramps. Among the Australian aborigines of north Queensland on the Prosperine River, quarts crystals are used by the shamans to cause rain to fall.

Obsidian served both practical and ritual purposes. The Mayans used it for ceremonial knives, and and other tribes believed that it served to sharpen both outer and inner vision.

Related imageTurquoise was believed to be a stone which bridged heaven and earth (a belief also held in Tibet). In one legend it is stated that if one went to the end of the rainbow and dug in the earth he would find a turquoise.

Mayan Indians used quartz crystals for both the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Some Mexican Indian tribes believed that the souls of those who led good lives would go into crystals.

When we examine what modern research is uncovering regarding the full spectrum of the properties of crystals, and compare this with the Ancient knowledge, we discover we are touching upon only the very beginnings of a vast forgotten technology.

At other times, in special initiation ceremonies the aboriginal shamans are sprinkled with quartz beads mixed with water, and are thus able to see and speak briefly with spirit beings, exercise telepathy, and cure maladies. The Ancients appear to have possessed sophisticated methods of growing and shaping crystals, in order to produce gems with specific magical properties. There are three major axis of crystal growth which can develop into any one of seven geometric systems, with lattices and facets in different ratios, producing 230 groups and variations, each one specializing in organizing, redirecting, separating, concentrating or converting applied energies. In gem cutting, odd number facets aid in healing, while even number facets create the best energizers. In color, red, yellow, and orange stones produce energy, clear and aquamarine stones are healers, and lavender and blue-violet stones create tranquil and relaxing effects.Crystals, at their simplest functional level, can store light and discharge it, or convert sunlight directly into electricity. A step beyond, the crystalline form can also store information in vast quantities. A cut sliver of crystal can pick up a specified vibratory pattern; the silver can then be ‘frozen’ and subsequently ‘unfrozen’ later to playback the pattern.

In crystal growth, combinations of light intensity, light color, electric current, sound, the direction of these, plus the shape and size (frequency pattern) of the container or room, will all affect the final characteristics and energy potentials of a desired stone. Recent experiments, for example, have shown that crystals grow five times faster when their supersaturated solution is subjected to frequencies of 10 to 100 cycles a second. Manly P. Hall and other students of esoteric wisdom have also noted that many ancient crystals were produced by ‘zodiacal formula’ grown at specific times, when the sun, moon and planets were in special heavenly positions. During the growth process, crystals are also highly susceptible to consciousness imprinting, whereby the meditations, through-patterns, healing energy or bio electric field identity of the grower may be enjoined within the crystalline structure and memory.
Image result for CRYSTALS THRU HISTORY fantasy artA complex sandwich of liquid crystal layers and mirrors act as light valves to create closed loops of light and moonlight signals, which correspond to a two alphabet system of information storage. By such means, information can be stored with a density of 2,500-fold over that of conventional electrical-digital computers. The first working model of the light and crystal computer is scheduled to be operational within a very short time. But one wonders if someone else, long ago, developed such a system before us. Could there be banks and libraries of knowledge stored in the crystals of standing stones, stone circles and other monuments around the world, just waiting, silently, for modern man to tap into them and learn the wisdom hidden within?

Not only knowledge, but the actual consciousness and emotional energies of psychic individuals from past ages may still reside in many ancient crystal forms. Several researchers have used crystals to capture the life force, or the vibratory pattern of a person at death.

Other experiments being conducted are said to have successfully captured a human thought within a crystal and re transmitted it back as an image. Author George Hunt Williamson, who believes that crystals played a significant role in past civilizations, expressed his opinion that crystals can think, and many standing stones have’intelligence within them”. Masses of crystal flakes encased in a single stone may act as individual neurons passing along information from one flake to another and organize it, like a large crystal brain.

Certain individual crystals, in particular diamonds and other precious stones, can hold conscious emotional energies from a bygone era, which may be triggered from time to time, affecting their owners.

The best classic case of this is the famous Hope Diamond, and the mysterious curse attached to it. The Hope was originally part of a much larger gem called the Great Blue, later the French Blue, stolen from the temple of Rama site in India by Frenchman Jean Baptiste Tavernier in 1668. In revenge, the priests of the temple, along with the Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb, held a special rite and infused the gem with a negative consciousness or emotional pattern. Since that time, every owner of the gem, or even those who have handled it, have been subject to misfortune, tragedy or violent death. Even after the original Great Blue was cut into pieces, the Hope remaining as the largest, the curse has followed every piece, even to the present.Interestingly, tests have shown that the Hope Diamond and its sister stones are the only blue diamonds in the world which glow like red-hot coals when exposed to ultraviolet light, and can conduct an inordinate amount of electricity.

Cursed gems are the exception to the rule, however, for in most respects, gems and crystals are generally looked upon favorably, having properties for good luck, for healing, and in aiding in psychic abilities. The positive magical quality of crystals impressed themselves upon humankind far back in antiquity, for we find among Neanderthal remains dating back to 70,000 B.C. collections of quartz stones and stone balls made of quartz crystals. Pieces of crystal have also been found in megalithic cairns, and at New Grange in southern Ireland, tiny pebbles of white granite quartz cover the entire mound above the energy-chamber.
Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για druids and crystalsSince ancient times, Druids have been identified as wizards and soothsayers, and Druid was a title given to learned men and women possessing wisdom.  Druids were capable of many magical powers such as divination & prophesy, control of the weather, healing and levitation.  In ancient times, Dru meant an old tree, firm and strong. This describes this crystal well, as it is an old soul full of strength and firmness of resolve.The Druids called certain colored crystal forms ovus anguinum or glein neidr – ‘serpent eggs’ – who believed were created by etheric serpents of energy beneath the earth and conjugated together at the time of the midsummer sunrise. Such stones, worn about the neck, had the power of projecting one’s auric field to favorably influence the aura and mind of anyone else who came within range.

The positive magical quality of crystals impressed themselves upon humankind far back in antiquity, for we find among Neanderthal remains, dating back to 70,000 B.C., collections of quartz stones and stone balls made of quartz crystals. Pieces of crystal have also been found in megalithic cairns, and at New Grange in southern Ireland, tiny pebbles of white granite quartz cover the entire mound above the energy-chamber. The Druids called certain collared crystal forms ovus anguinum or glein neidr – ‘serpent eggs’ – who believed were created by etheric serpents of energy beneath the earth and conjugated together at the time of the midsummer sunrise. Such stones, worn about the neck, had the power of projecting one’s auric field to favorably influence the aura and mind of anyone else who came within range. Similarly, they understood that wearing crystals over certain acupuncture points of the body aided in the healthy flow of physical and psychic energies.

Similarly, they understood that wearing crystals over certain acupuncture points of the body aided in the healthy flow of physical and psychic energies.

Among the Australian aborigines of north Queensland on the Proserpine River, quartz crystals are used by the shamans to cause rain to fall. At other times, in special initiation ceremonies the aboriginal shamans are sprinkled with quartz beads mixed with water, and are thus able to see and speak briefly with spirit beings, exercise telepathy, and cure maladies.

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για ancient aboriginal and crystalsJade was recognized as a kidney healing stone both in China and South America. More recently – dating from around 250 years ago – the Maoris of New Zealand wore jade pendants representing the ancestor spirits, which were passed down many generations through the male line. The tradition of green stones being lucky continues in parts of New Zealand to this day.Although no longer in use medicinally, gemstones continued to hold meaning. Until recently, jet was popularly worn by those in mourning, and garnet was often worn in times of war. There is a tradition in a local family here in southwest England: every female descendant wears an antique moonstone necklace for her wedding, which has been in the family for generations. It was only recently that one family member realized this was a fertility symbol.Both Aborigines and Maoris have traditions regarding stones and healing or spiritual practice, some of which they share with the rest of the world, while some knowledge still kept private within their communities.

Many tribal cultures have continued the use of gemstones in healing until very recently, if not through to the present day. The Zuni tribe in New Mexico make stone fetishes, which represent animal spirits. These were ceremonially ‘fed’ on powdered turquoise and ground maize. Beautiful inlaid fetishes are still made to sell, and are very collectible artifacts or sculptures, although the spiritual practice surrounding them is no longer much in use. Other Native American tribes still hold precious stones, especially turquoise, sacred.It is interesting to note that there are many examples of gemstones meaning similar things to different cultures, even when there has been absolutely no interaction between these cultures, and no opportunity for crossover. Jade was considered to be a kidney healing stone by the ancient Chinese, and also Aztec and Mayan civilizations, turquoise has been worn to give strength and health all over the world, and jaspers have almost always conferred both strength and calm.

The Ancients appear to have possessed sophisticated methods of growing and shaping crystals, in order to produce gems with specific magical properties. There are three major axis of crystal growth which can develop into any one of seven geometric systems, with lattices and facets in different ratios, producing 230 groups and variations, each one specializing in organizing, redirecting, separating, concentrating or converting applied energies.Related image

Crystals and gemstones have played a part in all religions. They are mentioned throughout the Bible, in the Koran and many other religious texts. The origin of birthstones is the breastplate of Aaron, or the “High Priest’s Breastplate”, as mentioned in the book of Exodus. In the Koran, the 4th Heaven is composed of carbuncle (garnet). The Kalpa Tree, which represents an offering to the gods in Hinduism, is said to be made entirely of precious stone and a Buddhist text from the 7th century describes a diamond throne situated near the Tree of Knowledge (the neem tree under which Siddhartha meditated). On this throne a thousand Kalpa Buddhas reposed. The Kalpa Sutra, in Jainism, speaks of Harinegamesi the divine commander of the foot troops who seized 14 precious stones, cleansed them of their lesser qualities and retained only their finest essence to aid his transformations.There is also an ancient sacred lapidary treatise, the Ratnapariksha of Buddhabhatta. Some sources state that it is Hindu but it is most likely Buddhist. The date is uncertain, but it is probably from the 6th Century. In this treatise diamonds figure highly, as the king of gemstones and are ranked according to caste. The Sanskrit word for diamond, vajra, is also the word for the Hindu goddess Indra’s thunderbolt and diamonds are often associated with thunder. The ruby was also highly revered. It represented an inextinguishable flame, and was purported to preserve both the physical and mental health of the wearer.The treatise lists many other gemstones and their properties.In the Bible we can read of 12 most important biblical stones. The breastplate of the high priests of Israel contained 12 stones, each for one of the 12 Tribes  of Israel. There are 4 rows of precious stones. In the first raw are ruby, topaz and aquamarine. In the second we find turquoise, sapphire and emerald. In the third there are zircon, agate and amethyst, while the fourth is comprised of lapis lazuli, onyx and jasper.

Several researchers have used crystals to capture the life force, or the vibratory pattern of a person at death. Other experiments being conducted are said to have successfully captured a human thought within a crystal and retransmitted it back as an image. Author George Hunt Williamson, who believes that crystals played a significant role in past civilizations, expressed his opinion that crystals can think, and many standing stones have an ‘intelligence within them’. Masses of crystal flakes encased in a single stone may act as individual neurons passing along information from one flake to another and organize it, like a large crystal brain. Certain individual crystals, in particular diamonds and other precious stones, can hold conscious emotional energies from a bygone era, which may be triggered from time to time, affecting their owners. The best classic case of this is the famous Hope Diamond, and the mysterious curse attached to it. The Hope was originally part of a much larger gem called the Great Blue, later the French Blue, stolen from the temple of Rama site in India by Frenchman Jean Baptiste Tavernier in 1668. In revenge, the priests of the temple, along with the Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb, held a special rite and infused the gem with a negative consciousness or emotional pattern. Since that time, every owner of the gem, or even those who have handled it, have been subject to misfortune, tragedy or violent death. Even after the original Great Blue was cut into pieces, the Hope remaining as the largest, the curse has followed every piece, even to the present. Interestingly, tests have shown that the Hope Diamond and its sister stones are the only blue diamonds in the world which glow like red-hot coals when exposed to ultraviolet light, and can conduct an inordinate amount of electricity. Cursed gems are the exception to the rule, however, for in most respects, gems and crystals are generally looked upon favorably, having properties for good luck, for healing, and in aiding in psychic abilities.

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For millennia, crystals, minerals and gem stones have been used to bring about healing and enhance physical, emotional and spiritual balance.The ancients must have somehow known that when worn, the energies of the stones would interact with the human electromagnetic field to bring about subtle energetic changes. Royals have worn crystals throughout history in their jewelry, crowns, thrones and swords. Interestingly, the placement of crystals on the crown on a royal’s head could activate their crown chakra, and the same goes for a necklace over the heart chakra, rings on fingers for energy meridians, and earrings to stimulate reflex points.It kind of makes you wonder if all jewelry was initially intended to connect healing stones to different energetic points on the body.Crystals have also been used burials, in divination, and in healing rituals for thousands of years.In gem cutting, odd number facets aid in healing, while even number facets create the best energizers. In color, red, yellow, and orange stones produce energy; clear and aquamarine stones are healers; and lavender and blue-violet stones create tranquil, relaxing effects.In ancient times, astrologers divided the circle into 12 sections of 30 degrees ( a circle has 360 degrees) and named each section using the name of constellation that was closest to the rising sun during that period. This was not an exact match even back then because the constellations vary in size, but the idea was to name the Zodiac sign using the name of the nearest constellation at the time (2,000 years ago).

As time has gone by and the Earth’s precession around it axis has changed the backdrop of the sun as we see it, the days on our calendar that mark when a particular ancient zodiac section will appear have changed. And actually quite a bit. The original division of the zodiac was aligned with the seasons starting with Aries beginning at the vernal equinox. The zodiac and horoscopes you know are based on the ancient divisions. They are aligned with the seasons on earth, not the precessing stars behind the rising sun. The constellation that a particular zodiac period was named for may or may not be behind the sun during that time. It is just the source of the name.

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για crystals and historyIn crystal growth, combinations of light intensity, light color, electric current, sound, the direction of these, plus the shape and size (frequency pattern) of the container or room, will all affect the final characteristics and energy potentials of a desired stone. Recent experiments, for example, have shown that crystals grow five times faster when their supersaturated solution is subjected to frequencies of 10 to 100 cycles a second.

Many ancient crystals were produced by ‘zodiacal formula’ grown at specific times, when the sun, moon and planets were in special heavenly positions. During the growth process, crystals are also highly susceptible to consciousness imprinting, whereby the meditations, through-patterns, healing energy or bio electric field identity of the grower may be enjoined within the crystalline structure and memory.

When we examine what modern research is uncovering regarding the full spectrum of the properties of crystals, and compare this with the Ancient knowledge, we discover we are touching upon only the very beginnings of a vast forgotten technology. Crystals, at their simplest functional level, can store light and discharge it, or convert sunlight directly into electricity. A step beyond, the crystalline form can also store information in vast quantities. A cut sliver of crystal can pick up a specified vibratory pattern; the silver can then be ‘frozen’ and subsequently ‘unfrozen’ later to playback the pattern. A complex sandwich of liquid crystal layers and mirrors act as light valves to create closed loops of light and moonlight signals, which correspond to a two alphabet system of information storage. By such means, information can be stored with a density of 2,500-fold over that of conventional electrical-digital computers. The first working model of the light and crystal computer is scheduled to be operational within a very short time. But one wonders if someone else, long ago, developed such a system before us. Could there be banks and libraries of knowledge stored in the crystals of standing stones, stone circles and other monuments around the world, just waiting, silently, for modern man to tap into them and learn the wisdom hidden within? Not only knowledge, but the actual consciousness and emotional energies of psychic individuals from past ages may still reside in many ancient crystal forms.

Ancients’ use of crystals in general, stated: “Legends occasionally mention crystals that could render invisibility (such as the one Apollonius of Tyana used before the Roman Emperor) and even cause weightlessness. They even used crystals to discover how to enter and escape time by negotiating a ninety degree angle phase shift. Was it all in the size and shape? Or did it involve mental forces and special ‘live’ qualities within the crystal.
In Europe, from the 11th century through the Renaissance a number of medical treatises appeared extolling the virtues of precious and semi-precious stones in the treatment of certain ailments. Typically stones were used alongside herbal remedies. Authors included Hildegard von Binghen, Arnoldus Saxo, and John Mandeville. There are also references to stones with particular qualities of strength or protection. In 1232 Hubert de Burgh, the chief justicular of Henry III, was accused of stealing a gem from the king’s treasury which would make the wearer invincible and giving it to Llewellyn, the King of Wales and Henry’s enemy. It was also believed that gemstones were corrupted by the original sins of Adam, could possibly be inhabited by demons, or if handled by a sinner, their virtues would depart. Therefore, they should be sanctified and consecrated before wearing. There is an echo of this belief today in the cleansing and programming of crystals before use in crystal healing. During the Renaissance the tradition of using precious stones in healing was still accepted, but the inquiring minds of the period sought to find out how the process actually worked and give it a more scientific explanation.

In 1609 Anselmus de Boot, court physician to Rudolf II of Germany, suggested that any virtue a gemstone has is due to the presence of good or bad angels. The good angels would confer a special grace to the gems, but the bad angels would tempt people into believing in the stone itself, and not in God’s gifts bestowed on it. He goes on to name certain stones as helpful, and put other’s qualities down simply to superstition. Later in the same century, Thomas Nichols expressed in his ‘Faithful Lapidary’ that gems, as inanimate objects, could not possess the effects claimed in the past. Thus, in the Age of Enlightenment, the use of precious stones for healing and protection began to fall from favor in Europe.

In the early part of the 19th century, a number of interesting experiments were conducted to demonstrate the effects of stones on subjects who believed  themselves to be clairvoyant. In one case, the subject claimed to feel not only physical and emotional changes when touched with various stones, but also to experience smells and tastes.

In the 1980s, with the advent of the New Age culture, the use of crystals and gemstones began to re-emerge as a healing method. Much of the practice was drawn from old traditions, with more information gained by experimentation and channeling. Books by Katrina Rafael in the 80s, and Melody and Michael Gienger in the 90s, helped to popularize the use of crystals.These days there are a large number of books available on the subject, and crystals frequently feature in magazine and newspaper articles.

Related imageCrystal therapy crosses the boundaries of religious and spiritual beliefs. It is no longer viewed as the domain of alternative culture, but as an acceptable and more mainstream complimentary therapy, and many colleges now offer it as a qualification subject.

Crystal healing is a technique in which crystals and stones are used to cure ailments and protect against future diseases. The crystals act as a conduit for healing by allowing positive energy to flow into the body, whilst providing a pathway for negative energy to flow out.The practice of using crystals to heal has been seen since the very early days of humanity, in the form of amulets and talismans, although we have no real way of knowing the earliest date that these objects were used.Our  bodies are also made of crystalline forms: ‘It is a literal fact that most of our planet is made up of crystals of specific shapes. The present energy problems will be a thing of the past when we start using the wondrous potential of these shapes. Even the food we eat must be converted to tiny crystalline shapes before it can pass through the tissue walls. The ancient Central American word for blood was chalchuihatl, and it literally meant, ‘water of precious stones’.Crystal therapy is an ancient healing system concerned with treating patients holistically through the precise placement of crystals on the body and the surrounding room.Crystal therapy is a non-invasive, relaxing, natural and enjoyable process. Whether you believe in the physical healing properties of crystals or not, the therapy itself will offer you a chance to lie back, relax and get in touch with your body’s energies so you can leave feeling refreshed, restored and de-stressed – a perfect platform for improved physical health.