How to Heal Using Crystals
Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker. In this section we explain crystal healing techniques and the claimed healing effect of crystals and how crystals can be used to compliment Spiritual healing. We feature some of the most important crystals with their supposed healing properties as well as details of how to use crystals with the chakras. The present interest in the healing and protective power of crystals can be traced to some of the writing about the American psychic Edgar Cayce and the many scattered references to crystals in his readings.
Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) was one of the most influential psychics of all time and when he died, he left behind a unique resource, complete transcripts of over 1600 readings he had given in the last decades of his life to the hundreds of people who came to him for help and advice.
What is Crystal Healing?
Psychic people believe that crystals can act as amplifiers of spiritual energies and can be used to help natural healers to extend and enhance their natural healing energy.
Different crystals have different properties that can focus particular forms of healing energy – just as light passing though a stained glass window changes colour so healing energy is refined for specific complaints . Carrying a crystal will also enhance your of self-healing abilities and specific crystals may help you to overcome specific illness or complaints.
It is believed that crystals influence the subtle body: This is the energy body that caries our life force (known in the East as Prana or Chi) This spiritual life force is particularly focused at energy centres called chakras. (More further down this page) By placing crystals on the chakras the healing effect of our spiritual system is boosted to bring better health and well being.
The earliest records of crystal healing come from ancient Egypt and references can be found in the the Ebers papyrus. This refers to the medicinal uses of many different gems and crystals. Healing with crystals is also part of the Indian Ayurvedic medicine traditions. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine cures.
You can contact healers through your local Spiritualist Church or at the National Federation for Spiritual Healers.
How to use Crystals for Healing
Order a “gem and tonic” from a barman in San Francisco and you’ll get a drink that’s America’s latest cocktail craze. And now it’s taking off over here. A “gem and tonic” is simply tonic water that’s had a crystal, such as amethyst or quartz, left to soak in it overnight.
Fruit juices and spirits are added and the result is a drink that refreshes both the mind and spirit. Actress Shirley MacLane regularly takes a bath with four large crystals. And actor Michael York is quoted as saying that crystals, given to him by a Brazilian healer, protected him when he was attacked by muggers. Crystals, they say, have a mystical power that can relieve stress, heal the body, increase psychic awareness and even record your dreams.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
The Crystal Healing idea was first popularised in the West in the 1930s when famous American trance psychic, Edgar Cayce, claimed that his visions revealed that, before Atlantis sunk beneath the waves, crystals were used as a source of energy that could even power airships. The most popular crystals are those from the quartz family and are generally imported from Brazil, Arizona and Australia. Most are comparatively inexpensive and can be purchased by mail order, in “New Age” shops, some health shops and jewellery stores we’ve even seen them on sale in Boots!
WHY IT WORKS
Crystals and some stones, say we psychics, pick up, store and amplify thought vibrations and different crystals are suited to different applications. Some are said to aid recovery from illness and your “New Age” shop will identify the most suitable crystal for your complaint.
Beryl is good for the throat and liver, citrine improves circulation, emerald combats insomnia, sapphire helps with skin disorders, sodalite reduces blood pressure and topaz reduces varicose veins. There’s a rock for every knock.
Amethyst and quartz are the most popular “New Age” stones and can be used in a number of ways. It’s important to thoroughly wash your crystal after purchase to remove any impressions that its “picked up” from other people who have handled it. Once “cleansed”, you “programme” it for a particular use. This is done by holding the stone in your hand and projecting thoughts to it. The crystal is said to absorb your telepathic thoughts and will, once programmed, act as an amplifier of your psychic and psychological powers.
Here are some simple Crystal Experiments to try:
RELAXATION: Pink Rose Quartz is said to calm the nerves. Programme it as described on the crystal feature page and then try putting it under your pillow when you go to bed. You should have a thoroughly good night’s sleep. Alternatively, if you’d like to remember your dreams, try programming a piece of smoky quartz for dream recall and you’ll unlock your subconscious secrets.
SELF-HEALING: Purple amethyst is recommended for this one. Dedicate a stone to healing and put it in your pocket. As you touch it during the day, it may help stimulate self-healing. Similarly the crystals and gemstones in our ‘Crystal Cures’ pack can serve the same purpose.
IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY: Take a double-pointed clear white quartz into an examination and it will help jog your memory. Keep it with you when you study, put it under your pillow at night and who knows, you may just pass that terrible exam.
What is Chakra Healing?
Since the 1980’s the healing phenomena that some call ‘crystal consciousness’ has spread from California and has now become popular all over the world. Paranormal healing and restorative powers have been attributed to crystals and gem stones which are said to restore health by drawing on the natural healing powers of the body.
Crystals are claimed to resonate in such a way that they stimulate the aura which in turn brings healing to the body.
The healing effect is enhanced if the crystal is placed on the chakra areas of the body. It has been found that certain crystals and gem stones appear to have an empathy with each chakra and will help to cure illness and enhance a sense of well-being.
Crystals and the Chakras:
Crystals are sometimes placed on chakras that correspond to the colours of the crystals and their spiritual properties.
This is claimed to cleanse and energise the chakras and thereby bring greater health and sense of well-being to the patient.
Here is a list of the chakras with the associated crystals and gem stones:
- Root chakra: Jasper (bloodstone), Garnet, Onyx, Rubies
- Sacral Chakra: Carnelian, Hematite, Moonstone
- Solar Plexus Chakra: Citrine, Amber, Topaz
- Heart Chakra: Rose Quartz, Chinese Fluorite
- Throat Chakra: Aquamarine, Turquoise
- Forehead Chakra: Amethyst, Sapphire, Turquoise
- Crown Chakra: Clear quartz, Amethyst