CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
Although most people think of glass as a man-made material, it is found in many forms in the natural world. Volcanoes spew molten rock, lightning strikes the desert and beach sands, meteorites pound the earth. All of these things; and even lunar soils are materially related to the man-made glass that we use every day.
Scientists tell us that glass is a state of matter rather than a single material. Glass is created when a molten material cools so rapidly that there is not enough time for a crystalline structure to form. To the scientist, crystals are materials that have their atoms arranged in perfectly ordered, lattice-like structures. In liquids, atoms and molecules are free to move about in a random way, which is why liquids can flow. In glass, the atoms are held rigidly in place so it cannot flow, but they have not had time to arrange themselves in a perfectly ordered lattice. Neither a solid nor a liquid, glass is often called a rigid liquid.
In nature, glasses are formed when sand and/or rocks, often high in silica, are heated to high temperatures and then cooled rapidly.
The intense heat and force of meteoritic impacts on the earth and atmospheric explosions, millions of years ago, created the natural glasses that we know as tektites and Libyan Desert Glass.
Libyan Desert Glass is found in the Sahara’s Great Sand Sea, which spreads across the border of Libya and Egypt. The large silica glass field there is believed to have resulted either from a meteoritic impact or from a comet exploding in the earth’s atmosphere.
Tektites were created by meteorite impacts. These impacts melted the meteor and the surrounding terrestrial rock, creating the spherical forms, comma shapes, drips, and splashes characteristic of tektites.
Natural glass may also be formed by explosions on earth. Volcanic glass, known as obsidian, is created when lava cools rapidly, becoming rock in a glassy state, just as boiled hard sugar candies are sugar in a glassy state.
A type of obsidian found in Arizona is called an “Apache tear”. The name "Apache tear" comes from an Apache legend. The stones represent the tears shed by the families of a band of 75 Apache men killed during a retaliatory raid by the U.S. military in the 1870s. The 25 men who survived the first strike chose to die by riding their horses over the edge of Apache Leap Mountain.
Natural glass may be formed by weather. Glass is made when lightning strikes sand, melting the sand to form a glassy tube. These glassy tubes are called fulgurites, and they are found everywhere. Sometimes, fulgurites are called petrified lightning. Fulgurites vary in length from a few inches to several feet, and they break easily. They occur naturally from lightning strikes and they can be man-made. The longest recorded fulgurite, at Camp Blanding in Florida, measures 17 feet.
One type of man-made glass is similar to glass formed by meteorite impacts and by lightning strikes. Trinitite was unintentionally created by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, during the testing of the Trinity atomic bomb in White Sands, New Mexico. During the explosion, sand was sucked up into the nuclear fireball, falling back to the ground as molten glass.
IMAGES OF NATURAL GLASS
Fulgurites are natural silica-rich glass formed by lightning striking and melting sands or bare rock. The colour of these stones are variable, depending on the chemical composition of the sands and rocks.
Fulgurites form hollow tubes that are often irregular and branched.
Despite its delicacy fulgurite has traditionally been a powerful shamanic soul tool, as this stone holds high frequency energy from the lightning strike.
Fulgurite is a powerful tool for manifesting your dreams. Set your intention, speak it out loud and blow through the fulgurite to set it free to manifest in the best way possible for your highest good. Fulgurite facilitates letting go of anything blocking progress, opening the way for new behaviours that serve your higher being and present state of evolution.
Fulgurite brings thought into form and teaches you how to hold only the highest and most positive of intents. Fulgurite draws off negative energy or blockages and to replenish energy lost to psychic vampirism or chronic disease.
Fulgurite is one of the most powerful initiators of spiritual transformation and the frequency of the Divine. It is an excellent stone for teachers, channels and others who must accurately speak information and guidance from the higher realms.
Fulgurite has a strong storm element energy, it can rapidly clear patterns from the emotional body and aid in clearing all forms of relationships. Fulgurite is also excellent at shedding light on the karmic aspects of relationships with others in your life.
Fulgurite can be helpful in instances of low or constricted physical energy. It can assist in healing blockages and strengthening blood flow in the extremities and capillaries. Fulgurite is a good stone to use in instances of impotence and sexual dysfunction. Its energy assists in facilitating a conscious death experience for those preparing to pass over.
Libyan Desert Glass is a yellow to greenish-yellow natural glass found in the western desert of Egypt. The major component of Libyan Desert Glass is almost pure molten silica. This stone is also called Libyan Gold Tektite.
At this is a time of extraordinary spiritual changes and strong energetic activations of the light body, there is a need to reconnect to ancient knowledge. This mystical energy aids those who feel that they do not belong on this earth, and who feel they may originate from elsewhere in the universe.
The powerful spiritual energy of the golden ray that is embodied within libyan desert glass is a strong aid for ascension. The high vibration crystal energy within these stones is highly effective to assist your ongoing spiritual journey.
This stone vibrates strongly within the solar plexus chakra, so it will guard you against any negative psychic energy as it works as a psychic shield. It assists in manifesting abundance and prosperity.
Libyan desert glass carries the strong energizing frequencies of its meteoric birth, it activates your creative energies. It is a powerful teacher of boundaries, the right use of power and surrender to the Divine will.
This stone can help overly shy or reclusive individuals to be more outgoing and social. It helps you cultivate a more playful and creative approach to life.
Libyan desert glass is a healer of stomach and digestive issues, including ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, excessive stomach acid and improper absorption of nutrients in the bowels, especially if these symptoms are created or aggravated by stress.
Moldavite is a transparent green type of glass that is is believed to be formed from an impact by a meteor or other extraterrestrial object on the earth's surface that causes the soil to melt cool and recrystallise into a tektite. Tektites are high in silica, coloured by iron oxides or other minerals.
Moldavite is the most transparent of all the various types of tektites. They are found in many different colour shades between brown and green, but normally only the ones with bottle-green hue are used for faceting. Occasionally faceted green bottle glass gets fraudulently passed off as "moldavite". True moldavite gems can be identified by their vermiform inclusions of lechatelierite (pure silica glass - melted quartz).
Moldavite has been used since stone age times as a talisman and amulet for good fortune and fertility. Many sources believe that it came to earth to aid in its transition and healing. Moldavite enhances the effect of other crystals, taking them to a higher vibration.
Moldavite brings you into communication with the higher self. It has its own cosmic over-soul which can put you in touch with cosmic messengers. Holding the stone to the light and gazing into it shifts your consciousness. This stone takes you into the highest spiritual dimensions and facilitates the ascension process. You need to be grounded before using this stone or you can feel spaced out and rootless.
Moldavite clears blockages from, and aligns the chakras. It integrates the divine and accelerates spiritual growth. Moldavite resonates with the crown chakra, opening it to receive the highest spiritual guidance.
Placed on the third eye moldavite can enable you to go forward into the future or back into the past. It aids your journeys into past lives and it can also show you future potential and what actions to do now to achieve that end result.
Moldavite is a useful stone for highly sensitive people who have difficulty adjusting to suffering and highly charged situations. Placed on the heart chakra moldavite eases homesickness.
Moldavite assists in developing detachment from the mundane, money worries and the future. It supports qualities such as empathy and compassion.
Moldavite is unconventional and inspiring, it will bring an unexpected solution forward. It can awaken latent memories and access spiritual information through the intellect. It releases fixed ideas and archaic belief systems.
Holding moldavite may trigger a huge rush of energy through the body that has a powerful metaphysical effect. Moldavite accelerates spiritual growth and the raising of personal vibrations.
Moldavite can be used as a tool for diagnosis. People who dislike its deep green colour often have an aversion to emotion and need to experience unconditional love and wholeness.
Moldavite allows you to have the experiences most people are seeking when they refer to ‘spiritual experiences.’
Be ready to peer into your deepest, darkest fears, secrets and shadows. Moldavite brings to the surface that which you most need to recognize, honour, integrate or clear, so be prepared to really look in that mirror. Moldavite will shine the brightest Light into the depths, illuminating the monsters and revealing that they are really no threat.
Moldavite is an activation stone. If you are frustrated with not being able to identify the roots of your imbalance or disease, invoke this energy. It often creates a healing crisis that clearly points to understanding how you have done this to yourself, and how to get out of it.
Moldavite is fragile so handle with care and clean only with cool running water.
Obsidian was so named from its resemblance to a stone found in Ethiopia by Obsius. It was used in antiquity for amulets and necklaces.
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass. It is usually an opaque black or grey but may be yellow, blue, red, green and brown. Obsidian may also have an iridescent sheen that is caused by inclusions when the stone was being formed.
APACHE TEARS is a name that was given to small nodules of black Obsidian which are found in the American south-west.
Apache Tears can be translucent to opaque, black to red to brown colour.
The name "Apache tear" comes from a legend of the Apache tribe.
Apache Tears help you to understand the value of the physical plane and the spiritual lessons it has to teach us. They are useful for psychic protection and can help you to be open to the realms of Nature spirits and other Earth cohabitants from this and other dimensions.
Apache Tears help those who feel trapped in physicality to find the joy in physical experiences. They are useful in gently pointing out the value of this life to those who may tend toward depression. They help counter negative thought patterns and can assist you in finding more positive thoughts with which to create your own reality.
These stones lend general strength and stamina, help to vitalize and purify the blood, stimulate hair and nail growth and boost the immune system.
BLACK OBSIDIAN assists in recognizing where you are holding onto negativity and it helps to illuminate and cleanse negative emotional patterns from the aura. It can assist those who are very physically or emotionally sensitive to maintain the integrity of their energy fields. Black Obsidian is a powerful emotional teacher. It leads an understanding and acceptance of the darker side of your nature, so that aspect can be evolved and illuminated. It assists in breaking negative emotionally based patterns such as self-abuse, eating disorders, and addictions, when you are willing to take responsibility for your own healing. Black Obsidian assists with removing blockages in the meridian system. Its energy is useful in clearing reproductive problems based on past abuse or current self-abuse issues. Black Obsidian opens and clears the base and second chakras.
MAHOGANY OBSIDIAN is a variety of Obsidian with black and red banding.
Mahogany Obsidian assists in opening and cleansing the grounding channel, which is critical if you wish to embody a full spectrum of energetic frequencies.
Mahogany Obsidian helps to dissolve ancestral patterns of abuse, negativity, hatred or fear that are ingrained in the DNA and emotional body. It is helpful in clearing birth trauma for mother and child, and can be a wonderful aid in the rebirthing experience.
Mahogany Obsidian strengthens the organs and tissues. It supports detoxification by increasing liver and kidney function, enhancing the body’s ability to discharge poisons.
RAINBOW OBSIDIAN has a multicoloured iridescence.
Rainbow obsidian is a wonderful stone for grounding light into the aura and the physical body. It helps cleanse and align all chakras, as it removes blockages and densities.
Rainbow obsidian brings hope, illumination and energy into the most blocked and stagnant areas of the emotional body. This helps you to feel more optimistic and willing to engage with life. It is a wonderful stone to use for alleviating depression or mood swings.
Rainbow obsidian is useful for bruising, bone breaks or other tissue trauma. It can be placed over the heart area to assist in stabilizing the physical heart during stressful times. It is a good stone for drawing memory to consciousness from the cellular level, so repressed memories do not turn into physical disease.
GOLD SHEEN OBSIDIAN is a variety of obsidian exhibiting a golden sheen effect which is caused by gas bubbles remaining from the lava flow, aligned along layers created when the molten rock was flowing before it cooled.
Many people have issues around reclaiming their personal power and using it for the higher good. Gold sheen obsidian assists in this journey and allows you to become more conscious of the way in which one uses (and misuses) power. It can aid in aligning your will with Divine intent and connecting to the power of the Earth for healing purposes.
Gold sheen obsidian can help you feel more capable of creating and directing your life. It is ideal for enhancing your direction and clarity of purpose.
Gold sheen obsidian can be helpful in digestive disorders, ulcers, reflux and similar issues of the stomach. It helps clear, energize and balance the solar-plexus and sacral chakras. It can be helpful for men with issues of impotence due to stress.
SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN is a variety of obsidian containing white "snowflake" crystal patterns of the mineral cristobalite.
Snowflake Obsidian helps you to recognize the guidance and assistance that is always available through the natural world. It is an excellent stone to use in attuning to animal totems and animal allies. It can be used to help you become more sensitive to the subtle flow and movement of energy in our environment.
Snowflake Obsidian helps to overcome a ‘poor me’ attitudes or feelings of victimization. It enables you to find strength and willingness to shift reality for the better.
It can also help energetically to limit the spread of cancer cells through the body. It assists in becoming more receptive to healing energy and a healing attitude.
Tektite is a natural glass, formed from a meteorite impact, which melts the rock in the area.
Tektites are named for the area in which they are found.
Australite (dark mostly black button shaped glass pieces found in South Australia and Tasmania), Bikolite (from the Bikol area in the Philippines) and Billitoite (from Billiton Island).
Tektite is believed to enhance communication with other worlds and encourage spiritual growth through absorption and retention of higher knowledge. It forms a link between your creative energy and matter. Tektite helps you to release undesirable experiences, remember lessons learned and concentrate on those things that are conductive to spiritual growth.
If you have a problem tektite will reveal the heart of the matter and prompt you with the action that is required to resolve the issue.
Tektite balances the energy flow of all the chakras and will open them if they are blocked. It is useful for telepathy and clairvoyance. If tektite is placed on the third eye it opens communication with other dimensions.
Traditionally tektite has been worn as a talisman for fertility. Tektite balances male and female energies within you.
Tektite reduces fever, helps the capillaries and circulation. It prevents the transmission of diseases.
Tektites aid in expanding your awareness and consciousness beyond the Earth and into the stars. They are powerful psychic travel tools, helping to move beyond the limitations of time and space to experience different realms and other worlds. Their ability to help the physical body integrate high-frequency energy is vital to humanity’s evolution at this time.
Tektites have an empowering effect on most people, rapidly expanding the aura and ‘throwing off’ energetic debris, leading to a more responsive, free-flowing energetic body.
Tektites can be used to help the body integrate high-frequency energies.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
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Libyan Desert Glass