CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
Quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral belonging to the silicate class of minerals. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal), and it is among the most abundant of minerals. The quartz family includes many stones discussed elsewhere in this website, and in fact the silicon oxide molecule of quartz is a part of the wide array of minerals designated as silicates.
Quartz crystals are found on every continent, and perhaps in every country on Earth. This section is mainly about varieties of clear quartz crystals, except as otherwise noted. Classically, Clear Quartz stones are thought of as colourless, candle-shaped hexagonal prismatic crystals with relatively smooth sides and naturally facetted terminations at one or both ends. This description fits most of the varieties in this section, although quartz can occur in numerous other growing habits, including compact or concretionary masses and fibrous forms, as well as microcrystalline quartz, which is not prismatic.
QUARTZ OCCURS IN TWO DISTINCT FORMS:
Crystalline - Quartz
The crystalline group occurs as prismatic crystals often with pyramidal or bi-pyramidal terminations and is known simply as Quartz. When clear quartz is imbued with other minerals it takes on various colours and characteristics some of which have been classified as a mineral in their own right; Amethyst and Citrine. The colours include, colourless, pink, purple, green, yellow white, brown. grey and black.
Crypto-crystalline Quartz - Chalcedony
Chalcedony is composed of silicon dioxide. In its purest form it is transparent and colourless. Chalcedony is also the most common mineral found in petrified wood and fossils. Chalcedony can be virtually any colour of the rainbow depending on the mineral inclusions that are present within the mineral. it is commonly a clear pale grey colour when not imbued with quantities of other minerals and is the basic ingredient of all Agates, Jaspers and Cherts.
Agates and Jaspers are classified by form and pattern rather than colour. Agate and Jasper have many forms, patterns and characteristics.
IMAGES OF QUARTZ
Clear Quartz stimulates the nervous system and the growth of fingernails and hair. It can assist in removing adhesions in the connective tissue.
Clear quartz is a crystal that essentially supports your overall wellbeing. As with its emotional use, whatever you intend or focus your attention on while holding clear quartz will amplify it. It extends a hand of support to increase your ability to be successful in all endeavours and areas of life, including financial security, fertility, creativity, family blessings, a happy home, a healthy body and much more.
Clear Quartz is emotionally neutral, but it will amplify any emotion with which it moves into resonance. Clear quartz helps you clarify the real source of your emotional upset. Pay attention to your feelings and emotions while holding clear quartz, as it amplifies whatever you are focused on. Be sure to focus on your intent when working with clear quartz as it will help you uncover whatever you need so that you realise or understand what is needed to emotional upset. The clarity and understanding of this stone will often alleviate disturbing feelings.
Clear quartz helps you stay focused on the goal at hand. Its a perfect companion for students of all ages and all teachings. Use clear quartz while you study or work on projects. This stone is helpful for memory recall, so employ it when taking exams or any type of test.
Clear Quartz encourages clarity on all levels. It can be used to enhance the communications of spirit guides and amplifies psychic abilities. It acts to stimulate and open all chakras and energy pathways in the body, allowing for a more enlightened and expansive auric field.
Clear quartz carries within it the full spectrum of light. It transmits and converts energy. Use this stone for any and all spiritual pursuits including meditation, connecting with your guardian angels, channelling, higher knowledge and wisdom. It is ideal for shamanic journeywork, spiritual healing and energy work. Clear quartz assists when aligning with the Archangels. This stone is easily programmable, just hold the quartz and think of the desired thought, words or action that you want infused into the crystal. Always program the stone with love and wellbeing, and all will work for the highest good.
Cathedral quartz is the name given to a variety of colourless or white quartz. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). Cathedral quartz is so named because its growing habit is one in which lesser points appear along the body of the main crystal, running parallel to the axis of the body and partially embedded in the main crystal body. Cathedral quartz is found in Brazil, Africa, Russia, Switzerland and Madagascar.
Cathedral quartz provides basic quartz energy in a healing environment but is less susceptible to unconscious programming by stray energies. It brings a broad spectrum of light into the energetic field and supports a balanced and vitalised aura. The many spires and multiple terminations in cathedral quartz assist in manifesting your physical goals, whatever they may be. Use this stone to help you remember to keep your mind open to the many opportunities and perspectives available to you. It supports those who work with technology such as smart phones and computers.
Cathedral quartz provides an excellent gateway for people who are fearful of connecting with the higher realms. It can assist in maintaining forward progress in your life and growth and can help prevent spiritual backsliding. Cathedral quartz invokes the angels, spirit guides and any spiritual master to be by your side whenever your emotions are frayed. Use this stone to help you rise above the situation and be the bigger person in emotionally charged situations.
Cathedral quartz assists you in tapping into your intelligence. This stone helps you focus on your goals with the underlying and overlying intention of allowing the highest good for all to manifest.
Cathedral quartz teaches you the necessity of moving beyond individualism and into cooperative group growth. If you feel isolated, having moved beyond your old friends or social group, cathedral quartz will assist in attracting a new group of like-minded people with whom you can learn and grow. Used in meditation on an altar, cathedral quartz crystals create a safe, structured energetic environment from which you can safely explore the higher realms. These stones are excellent for group healing work or for spiritual communities of all kinds.
Elestial quartz is the name given to quartz crystals of a certain formation, with natural terminations all over the faces and body of a layered or etched crystal. Elestial quartz's crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). It is sometimes called skeletal quartz due to its layered effect. Elestial quartz crystals contain ‘enhydro’ water inclusion more frequently than most other varieties of quartz. Most elestial specimens are smoky quartz, although some clear quartz elestials also exist. Most elestial quartz in the marketplace come from Brazil, although examples have also been collected in Africa, Madagascar, Romania and the USA.
Elesital quartz is helpful for stress related aches and pains. When you hold this stone in the palm of your hand or place it on the part of your body that is challenged. Visualise the stone amplifying your intention to relax and release the source of the discomfort. This stone is beneficial for your bones, muscles and skeleton. Elestial quartz is an excellent healing tool. This stone enhances your recovery from bone cancer, bone breaks and healing from bone surgery. It can be used to support any healing work, by providing the appropriate frequencies the person requires to move into a state of dynamic energetic balance.
Elestial quartz helps heal old emotional wounds. It also is great to give you a boost when you need to figure out what emotions are buried in your consciousness If you need to remove emotional programming, hold or meditate with this stone while you dream, cry, emote, or process your feelings. Elestial quartz will lend you support from the angels so that you are able to clear away unneeded emotional baggage.
Elestial quartz can aid in purifying the emotional body and dissolving crystallised filters which create repetitive emotional patterns. It also assists in gaining the appropriate understanding of the roots of those patterns and their function on your soul path.
The formation of this crystal helps align your mind with anything having to do with numbers; mathematics, geometric, formulaic equations or electronic configurations. This stone also assists those people whose work involves information technology, it will assist with finding a solution to the problem when an impasse has been reached.
Elestial quartz is ideal for angelic communication. Legend says that these geometric stones were brought through the ether by the heavenly realm, which is why this stone often looks singed. If you work with angels, divination cards or other modalities a focused healing energy to clear energy blocks that have accumulated in the body, elestial quartz is a good addition to your working crystals.
Elestial Quartz can assist the spiritual student, offering energy and information to support growth. Technically, it is a grounding stone, meaning that it functions as an integration tool allowing the physical body to receive and utilise high-frequency light energy.
Faden quartz is distinguished from other quartz crystals by the presence of a fuzzy white line running through the crystal. The word ‘faden’ is German for fibre, and the derivation of the name of these crystals comes from the resemblance of the internal white line to a strand of white yarn or string. The faden line is usually relatively straight and can vary from about a millimetre to almost an 25mm in thickness. One possible explanation for the faden line is that the crystals may have fractured and re-grown one or more times, with the line marking the location of the healed fractures. These fractures may have been caused by earthquakes or other shifts in the surrounding strata. Faden quartz crystals are often tabular, and in these crystals the faden line is always parallel to the tabular sides.
Faden Quartz is excellent for use in physical healing that stems from breaks in the bones, tears in the muscles, disconnection in the nervous system (including severed nerves) and surgery. They act as etheric bandages that allow for stability as deeper work on healing these issues is conducted.
Faden Quartz crystals are emotionally neutral, but they do assist one in safely removing emotionally-based attachments or cords in the aura.
Faden Quartz crystals are highly programmable, making it possible to increase their potency as healing stones. Working with focused intention, you may ‘install’ programs for different crystals to work on different maladies. With enough Fadens, a practitioner can build a set of crystal tools suitable for almost any vibrational healing application. One advantage of using Fadens, in addition to their natural orientation towards healing, is that they retain their programming for long periods of time without needing to be recharged.
Faden Quartz helps establish a strong connection of the physical self to the higher frequency aspects of your Higher Self and soul-level energies. It can assist in repairing psychic leaks, holes and tears in the chakras and the etheric blueprint of the body. Faden Quartz helps to establish or activate the links between the physical chakras (base through crown) that are grounded in the nerve ganglia of the body, and the etheric chakras that are created by the intake and output of energy at the top and bottom of the aura’s torus form. The integration of these centres is necessary for the activation of the evolutionary pattern in the DNA and energetic field.
Fairy wand quartz is the name given to an unusual variety of quartz crystals found in Mexico. The name is derived from the widely varying fanciful forms in which these crystals occur. Some are single-terminated points, while others may have no main termination, but may carry multiple tiny terminated crystals on the body. Some appear as sceptres, while others look like mini cathedral points. However, all of the Fairy Wands come from the same locale in Mexico, and all are characterised by elongated bodies and milky interiors, with clarity appearing mainly at the terminations. Almost all of them carry some sort of unusual and complex formation along the body.
Fairy wand quartz can be used to assist with the symptoms of an overly intense shift to the higher planes. It can be helpful in balancing headaches, vertigo and vision issues.
Fairy wand quartz helps you overcome fear of the unknown and fear of judgment. These gentle stones fill the emotional body with a soothing, expansive energy that assists you in overcoming any resistance to your spiritual path.
Fairy wand quartz encourages emotional healing, the release of traumatic fixations from the past, including past lives, and the activation and enhancement of creativity, especially in areas such as art and music. Meditation with these stones can open you to hearing celestial music. Wearing or carrying a piece of Fairy wand quartz during the day can enhance relaxation and give you a sense of sweetness, clarity and inner peace. This stone is ideal for reducing the impact of stress and for keeping you from being hooked by the tensions of the frenetic life that is led today.
Fairy wand quartz assists in connecting to; and communicating with your guardian angels and other benevolent higher-level beings. They are useful in gently opening the channel between the Soul Star and crown chakras, enabling you to bring information and understanding from the higher realms.
Golden healer quartz is characterised by a rich yellow coating on part or all of its surfaces, it is caused by the presence of hematite. This crystal was first mined in the 1980s by miners in Arkansas, USA, and were quickly recognised as a special category of metaphysical stone. Since then, golden healer quartz has been found in Brazil as well, although the Arkansas crystals are more numerous and more popular.
Golden healer quartz naturally resonates for self-healing of the heart, lungs and circulatory system. However, its golden light can infuse any area of the body and act as a catalyst for healing.
Golden healer quartz brings an emotional tone of joy into your life, helping you to feel inner joy regardless of outside influences.
Golden healer quartz crystals assist you in drawing the highest spiritual light into the into your life for accessing and communicating with the Divine. This stone can initiate your connection to your spirit guides, angels and the higher realms.
Herkimer Diamond is a variety of quartz crystal found in and around Herkimer, New York, USA. The crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). This stone is harder than most other quartz varieties, and may be because Herkimer diamonds are formed in a hard rock matrix. Herkimer diamonds are named because of their form; they are short, small, stubby double-terminated shapes with glossy surfaces that resemble diamonds. Herkimer diamond can be clear or included. The inclusions are often black carbon deposits. Some Herkimer diamonds can be smoky rather than colourless, and larger stones frequently exhibit a layered effect. Enhydro inclusions of water can be found in some of these stones.
A Crystal for harmony and attunement, Herkimer diamonds allow for attunement between the user and other people or places. Because of this they would be good stones for bringing harmony to the home or other environment that is suffering from disruptive influences between people.
You might even want to try placing Herkimer diamonds in the house when a new pet is brought home and you're concerned it won't get along with the other animals of the household.
Reiki practitioners may find this aspect of Herkimer diamond useful during the attunement process with their students. Teachers of any subject may also consider keeping a Herkimer diamond with them to facilitate their students being on the same wavelength as them.
Herkimer diamonds improve your ability to endure rigorous physical activity. This stone provides you with plenty of vivacious energy. Herkimer diamonds assist in general healing by increasing the amount of energy the body can utilise. This stone is excellent for supporting the eyes and eyesight. Herkimer diamonds can assist the physical body in purifying and cleansing.
Herkimer diamonds help you understand why you feel a particular way. This stone uncovers and reveals the little pockets of stored memories that have been buried. With a herkimer diamond you can begin healing these memories and release them to make room for positive energy and new experiences. A herkimer diamond will help illuminate and clear the emotional body. This stone can assist in the removal of energetic cords, arrows or patterns from the emotional body.
Herkimer diamond assists in retaining information. As you study, read or research, keep this stone nearby with the intention that you will be able to recall information you have acquired exactly when you need it. Herkimer diamond also helps sharpen your focus and mental ability, it also awakens your desire to learn new things.
Herkimer diamond enhances lucid dreaming, shamanic journeywork and vision seeking. It heightens your consciousness and awareness. Use this stone to improve your spiritual sight and clairvoyance. Herkimer diamond assists in all dream work, astral travel, time travel, dimensional shifting and other explorations into expanded reality. This is an excellent stone for creating and maintaining dimensional doorways, healing grids and vortex grids.
Lemurian seed crystals are a special variety of clear Quartz. They come from the Diamantina region of Brazil, a locality famous for its long, tapered ‘laser wand’ crystals, although there have been more and more pieces being found elsewhere. These locations include various areas of the Himalayas including Tibet, Russia, Zambia and the USA.
The lemurian seed crystals are different in structure, displaying ladder-like grooves crossing the body of the crystal and very clear interior. On many of these crystals, there is a reddish pink tinge caused by a light, transparent coating of iron oxide (hematite).
Lemurian seed crystal is beneficial for the overall health of the kidneys and the adrenal glands, it helps to relieve stress related diseases. This stone helps you focus on the direction that you should take to create abundance and good health into your life. Lemurian seed crystals are wonderful supports for healing work and can be used as gateways for communion with healing guides. Like other quartz crystals, they will tend to amplify the energies of other stones with which they are combined.
This stone can help you heal from relationships or situations that were based in selfish material pleasures and outcomes. Lemurian seed crystal fine tunes your ability to observe yourself objectively and make necessary corrections to your behaviour and emotional patterns. Lemurian seed crystal helps you counter feelings of separation from the Divine. It assists you in feeling more connected to your own soul level emanations and more at one with yourself and others.
Lemurian seed crystal hones your ability to stay focused, helping you become more systematic and organised in your approach to tasks. Working with this stone helps you reach your goals. Carry lemurian seed crystal near you when you wish to attract influential people who can help you achieve your desired outcomes.
Lemurian seed crystals rapidly expand your consciousness by allowing travel through the crown and soul star chakras into the highest frequencies of light. They are teaching stones, they allow you to attune to your highest guides and to receive information from these beings.
Lemurian seed crystals are used for psychic spiritual healing as they conductive toward helping you retrieve the wisdom of the ages. This stone helps to maintain focus during meditation.
When large meteorites crashed onto the Earth's surface approximately 14.8 million years ago in what is now the Bohemian plateau of the Czech Republic, it caused the soil and sand in the area to melt, cool and recrystallise into tektite, (Moldavite) and Moldau quartz crystals. Moldau quartz is coloured by iron oxides and other minerals which gives them orange, white, grey and brown colours that are translucent to semi opaque. Moldau quartz occurs as round crystals, due to weathering as they are found in sand rather than the normal mining process.
This stone increases your intuition, strengthens physical, mental and spiritual healing. It enhances your life force. Moldau quartz promotes inner clarity of thought and releases emotional trauma. It will show you the truth that exists in your heart that you tend to ignore.
Moldau Quartz is enhances the functioning of the brain and will assist in healing brain diseases.
This stone has the capacity to bring the heart and mind into unity can bring a great and permanent joy into your life.
Moldau quartz facilitates the full integration of the mental and emotional bodies. It resonates with the heart chakra, and aids in connecting with the upper chakras and the auric field.
Nirvana Quartz is the name for a specific group of Growth Interference Quartz (GIQ) crystals which were discovered in the high Himalayan mountains of India. These stones were first found in 2006, at altitudes of over 18,000 feet, where glaciers receding due to global warming melted and expose them to the atmosphere. The stones are also known is Ice Quartz.
They are irregular in their formation with deep recesses and strange contours. Though most do not exhibit the regular six-sided body and pointed terminations of most types of quartz, they sometimes show natural facets and partially smooth bodies. The majority are roughly wand-shaped, though many are rather thick and stubby.
The pink colouring of approximately half of the specimens seems to derive from inclusions on or near the surface of the stone.
Nirvana quartz is said to derive its fantastic shapes due to the growth of calcite or other minerals within and during the forming of the quartz body. Later, the intergrowing mineral dissolves, leaving the stone in strange and wonderful shapes.
Nirvana Quartz links of the brain/mind with the heart. While this stones gifts lie mainly on the spiritual and emotional levels, it can be helpful in assisting you in finding the strength and wisdom to face debilitating disease and imbalance.
Nirvana quartz helps those who judge themselves either positively or negatively on their outward appearance, to recognise the true beauty of the spirit that underlies all of creation. Its energy can help you in overcoming patterns of victimisation, unworthiness, or self-degradation.
Meditation with this stone is first an immersion in deep peace and interior silence. The inner dialog of your thoughts are stilled with much greater ease than is usual. White nirvana quartz tends to stimulate and awaken the third eye and crown chakras, while the pink stones are felt deeply in the heart chakra.
Using this stone allows visions to come to you during meditation and waking dreams that show what you need in order to consciously choose the path of your highest destiny. Nirvana quartz helps to dispel the illusion of imperfection, brokenness and victimisation as it encourages you to own and celebrate your own uniqueness and individuality.
This stone states that each of the experiences that you see that has stopped your growth were actually key experiences in the refining of our spirit. These experiences may leave their scars, but those scars in themselves reveal the strength and wisdom gained through life’s journey.
Nirvana quartz assists you in celebrating life’s journey. It assists you in discovering and honouring the wisdom gained through diversions of life experience. It is an excellent ally for meditative work, assisting you in accessing inner sources of wisdom and information. It can be valuable in recovering alternate life experience as well.
Satya Mani Quartz is the name given to a group of translucent to transparent quartz specimens found in southern India. It is found almost exclusively in massive form. The name refers to the spiritual qualities of the stone; satya mani is a Sanskrit phrase meaning ‘truth stone’ or ‘gem of truth.’
Satya mani quartz repairs the physical body on a cellular level, assists in recovery from addictions such as alcohol, drugs and smoking. This stone when worn will enhance your health and encourage longevity.
Satya mani quartz clears unwanted and unhealthy emotions and attachments to people, places and things, leaving you able to introduce into your life joy, happiness and love. It promotes healthy relationships based on love, compassion and honesty. This is a stone that brings the light of truth into your life by virtue of its connection to the heart.
It inspires the expression of truth, and the commitment to kindness, clear awareness, non-judgment and compassion.
When Satya mani quartz is worn, carried or utilised in meditation, the heart is encouraged to give voice to what it knows. The throat chakra resonates with satya mani quartz to the point that you are able to speak from the heart, your opinions and values with trust and truth. This stone will assist you in seeing the truth of a situation and be able to react accordingly.
Satya mani quartz carries the tradition of the kundalini path. Kundalini energy works much like the currents of Satya Mani Quartz in that it raises the light upward from the lowest chakra, the base, filling the body until, as with Satya Mani Quartz, there is no choice left for the mind but recognition and ecstatic awakening. Satya mani quartz is a stone of spiritual enlightenment.
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