Articles and Information on Crystals and Healing
A life path crystal formation is a long, thin, clear crystal with one or more absolutely smooth sides.
This crystal accesses your life purpose and helps you to go with the flow and follow your bliss, leading you to your spiritual destiny.
The lifepath formation teaches you to follow what your soul, not your ego, wants.
A manifestation formation are quite rare.
One or more small crystals are totally enclosed by a larger crystal.
When you are absolutely clear as what you want to manifest, this formation will aid you, especially if it is carefully programmed.
If you have any ambivalence or confusion over what you want, or are asking for purely selfish reasons, the crystal cannot work.
The manifestation formation crystal can also be used to stimulate creativity and original thought, promote visualisation and invoke planetary healing.
It is an excellent crystal for group work and functions to its highest purpose when programmed for the good of all.
The natural long point formation crystal focuses energy in a straight line.
This focused energy is often mimicked in purpose made crystal wands.
The natural long point formation crystal is used extensively in healing or ritual work.
It will rapidly transmit positive energy if the point is aimed at the person who needs healing.
If you need to remove negative energy aim the base of the crystal toward the client to draw the energy away.
An occlusion formation is usually formed from a deposit of another mineral within a quartz crystal.
Such as the image above which is an Ajoite occlusion in Quartz.
It is a cloudy spot or patch depending on the mineral.
Minerals may also be deposited on an external face and show through when viewed from the other side.
An occlusion radiates the energy of the mineral, focused and amplified by the surrounding quartz.
Phantom formations occur in clear quartz, or "rock crystal", that forms over pre-existing crystals.
The included crystal is visible due to some variation in composition making the boundary of the included crystal visible.
Such crystals display the outlines of numerous smaller crystals, known as phantoms.
Phantom quartz has been found in Austria, Brazil, Madagascar, Switzerland, and the United States.
Owing to the method of its formation, a phantom crystal has absorbed learning over eons of time.
Putting the past into perspective, it points the way toward growth and evolution and is helpful in overcoming stagnation.
Many crystals have points, some large and some so small that they can hardly be seen with the naked eye.
Points may be natural or artificially shaped.
A single crystal point has a definite faceted, pointed end and the other end tends to look ragged where it has been separated from a cluster base.
A single crystal point is often used in healing.
Pointed away from the body, it draws energy off.
Pointed toward the body it channels energy inward.
A pyramid formation has four sides on a base, but the base itself may be squared off if the crystal is natural rather than hand shaped.
Naturally occurring pyramid shaped crystals, such as apophyllite, amplify and then tightly focus energy through the apex.
Pyramids can also be used to draw off negative energy and blockages from the chakras, replenishing them with vibrant energy.
Man made pyramids are available in an abundance of materials.
They enhance and focus the inherent properties of the crystal.
A record keeper formation crystal has clearly etched pyramid shapes on its side or sides. Sometimes these shapes are separated, so that the face is covered with triangles, others show only one, and some are grooved around each other in a chevron pattern.
These crystals are often, but not necessarily, clear quartz.
They symbolise the perfect harmony of mind, body, emotions, spirit and the all seeing eye.
Record keepers hold the imprint of all that has gone before and are portals for spiritual wisdom.
Discrimination and integrity are needed when working with a record keeper. Placed with a triangle on the third eye chakra, this crystal can be meditated with to access the personal or collective past or re-attune to your own wisdom, and to facilitate insights for evolution.
Record keepers are an excellent way to explore your inner self.
They can act as a catalyst for growth and aid in removing obstacles to progress.
A sceptre formation has a large central rod around one end of which another crystal has formed.
Sceptre crystals can also be found in a smaller form in which the crystal rod has a distinctive ridge and a wider top, and as a reversed sceptre in which a small crystal or opaque point emerges from a larger bases stone.
Sceptre formation crystals are used as a meditation tool, to link into the wisdom of the ages and facilitates channelling high vibrations.
Generating and amplifying energy, this, is an excellent healing tool, as it directs healing to the core of a problem or to the centre of the subtle bodies.
Disease is dissolved and the energies restructured at the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual levels of being as appropriate.
It is particularly useful where energy has to be transmitted in a specific direction. Legend has it that these stones were used as a symbol of spiritual authority in Atlantis and Lemuria and that they have re-emerged to bring crystal power to the present day.
These crystals can be used for fertility problems and to balance male and female energies.
Reversed sceptre quartz transmits healing energy, cleanse it, and then return it to the healer.
They free the mind from false illusions and bring it to a point of stillness.
A seer stone is a natural, water polished stone that is cut to reveal an inner world. This is an excellent aid to scrying as it shows past, present and future, and can take you deep into your own inner self.
It is also said that you can program a seer stone to take you back to a specific time frame to access its knowledge.
A self heal formation crystal has many small terminations where it has been broken above its base and has then healed the break by laying down fresh crystals on top.
A wound healer, this crystal has an impressive knowledge of self healing, which it is happy to share.
It teaches how to heal and become whole again no matter how damaged and wounded you may have been.
Sheet formation is where a flat layer of clear quartz is laid down between layers of other crystals. As you can see in the image above the white line between the Amethyst sections is a sheet formation of clear quartz.
It provides a window into other dimensions, facilitating communication, and it accesses the Akashic Record.
It can be used to contact relevant past lives and to go deep within the self.
This formation encourages the fullest use of psychic potential, stimulating the third eye chakra and enhancing visualisation and spiritual vision.
Used in meditation, it takes you to a place where answers can be found.
A soulmate formation does exactly what its name suggests, draws a soulmate to your side, although this soulmate may not be a sexual partner.
Soulmate crystals or tantric twins, are a pair of crystals approximately the same size growing from a common base, joined together along one side but with distinct and separate terminations.
Tantric means " union of energies".
Soulmate crystals are beneficial for all kinds of relationships.
The closer they are in size, the more harmonious will be the partnership.
These stones have a powerful message concerning the bonding of two people into a close and intimate relationship.
They teach you how to be unique and separate, while united in equal partnership. To be in a successful union, you need to be comfortable with yourself.
If not, you will project your unresolved issues onto your partner.
Tantric twins help you truly to know and accept yourself.
As a result, interdependence and a deep intimacy with another person is possible.
A soulmate formation, of unequal sized sections is useful when working on a relationship such as mother-daughter, father-son, employer-employee.
It helps more unconditional love to manifest in the situation and brings the two people into greater harmony.
If you are fortunate enough to find a tantric twin crystal that has vivid rainbows across the intersection, then your relationship will be particularly harmonious. You will find a true soulmate.
Place your soulmate crystal in the relationship corner of your house or bedroom which is the farthest right from the doorway.
A double terminated tantric twin is the perfect stone for ascension - raising your vibration, it brings the higher self into line with the souls purpose.
A spiral formation has a distinctive twist down down the axis of the crystal.
It is beneficial for maintaining balance at any level.
It draws universal energy into the body and anchors it during meditation.
This crystal formation can stimulate the rise of kundalini energy through the chakras, clearing any energy blockages that impede the rise of kundalini energy.
A square crystal formation consolidates energy within.
It is useful for anchoring intention and for grounding as its energy is contained and enhanced evenly within the stone and when radiating out.
Naturally occurring square crystals such as fluorite can draw off negative energy and transform it into positive.
These crystals are great concentration, especially if you're doing detailed work.
A tabular formation crystal has two wide sides, resulting in a flat crystal which may be double terminated.
Many tabular crystals have notches in them that can be rubbed to activate the information contained within the crystal.
Energy flows freely through a tabular crystal, which offers little resistance.
It removes confusion, misinterpretation and misunderstanding and is an excellent aid to communication at all levels, both inner and outer.
It is said that a tabular crystal is the finest tool for communication with other realms.
In healing, a tabular crystal links two points, bringing about perfect balance, and they can be used to enhance telepathy.
This crystal activates other crystals.
Timelink or activator crystal formations can be found in two forms, right and left. From the unique helical atomic structure of Quartz, a small window is formed that either tips the face of the crystal either to the right or the left.
This formation teaches us that time is an illusion that we use to organise our experiences while on earth but that, in reality, there is no time as we know it.
An activation left crystal takes you into the past to explore other lives and the spiritual dimensions.
An activation right crystal takes you to an apparent future or futures, showing that the future is what we make it.
Some crystals will display both an activation left and an activation right face.
A matched pair of timelink crystals is and excellent tool for synthesising the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
They can be used to heal disorders on different sides of the body, especially those caused by brain damage or dysfunction.
A left activator treats problems on the right side of the body, and a right activator treats problems on the left side of the body.
Timelinks can also be used to align the chakras, the right activator treats the chakras when laid on the back and the left activator treats the chakras when laid on the front of the body.
A trans-channelling formation crystal combines the channelling and transmitter crystals.
It has a rare formation of three seven sided facets, between each of which is a perfect triangular face.
This crystal is said to be a highly creative crystal.
It is dedicated to the service of humankind and can access the highest personal and collective wisdom.
This crystal will bring intuitive awareness into any situation.
A transmitter formation crystal has two seven sided facets with two perfect triangles between them.
They can be used to send long-distance healing or for energy or thought transmissions.
Linking to the purest possible vibrations, they open the intuition and attract wisdom and communication from higher realms.
Wands are traditional healing tools for shamans, healers, and meta-physicians. The magic wands of myth and legend, they are believed to have been used by highly evolved crystal healers of Atlantis and many practitioners today believe that wands from those far-off times are surfacing once again, complete with their powerful programming.
Wands have the ability to focus energy tightly through their tip.
Most wands are artificially shaped but naturally formed.
Long pointed crystals such as the powerful laser quartz are excellent healing tools.
The healing ability of wands is vastly expanded when programmed with intent. When using a wand, it is important consciously to allow universal healing energy to flow in through your crown chakra, down your arm to the hand holding the wand, and then into the wand where it is amplified and passed into the client.
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