How to Heal with Crystals

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Simple Crystal Healing Techniques

How to Heal Using Crystals and Gems
Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker. Copyright: Extract from my book The Psychic Handbook

SUMMARY: I explain crystal healing techniques and the claimed healing effect of crystals. Featured are some of the most important crystals with their supposed healing properties as well as details of how to use crystals with the chakras.

Crystal Healing Today

The present interest in the healing and protective power of crystals are 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 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?

Some psychics and clairvoyants people believe that crystals can act as cosmic amplifiers of spiritual energies and are used to enhance natural healing energy.

Each crystal has its own specific property and will change the quality of the energy for specific healing needs – just as light passing through a stained glass window changes color so healing energy is refined for specific complaints. Carrying a crystal in your pocket will also enhance your self-healing abilities and specific crystals may help you to overcome specific illness or complaints. Some crystals – and particularly Rose Quartz – can help bring emotional calm and are useful to carry with you during times of crisis and difficulty.

Crystals influence the subtle body: This is the spiritual energy body that carries our life force (known in the East as Prana or Chi) This spiritual life force is particularly focused at energy centers called chakras – a Sanskrit word for wheel or in this instance a ‘wheel of energy’.  By strategically placing crystals on areas of the body where the chakras are located, the healing effect on our spiritual system is boosted to bring better health and well-being.

The earliest records of crystal healing come from ancient Egypt and references are found in the Ebers papyrus. This refers to the medicinal uses of many gems and crystals. Healing with crystals is also part of the Indian Ayurveda medicine traditions. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine cures.

You can contact healers through your local Spiritualist Church or at the National Federation for Spiritual Healers.

Crystal HealingMy father making Crystal Healing Cocktails 

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.


The Crystal Healing idea was first popularized in the West in the 1930’s when famous American trance psychic, Edgar Cayce, had visions revealed of the time before Atlantis sunk beneath the waves. He revealed that 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 imported from Brazil, Arizona, and Australia. They are comparatively inexpensive and can be purchased by mail order, in “New Age” shops, some health shops and jewelry stores.


Crystals and some stones say we psychics, pick up, store and amplify thought vibrations and different crystals are suited to different applications. Some aid recovery from illness and your “New Age” shop will find 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 because they can be used in many different ways. It’s important to thoroughly wash your crystal to remove any impressions that its “picked up” from other people who have handled it. Once “cleansed”, you “program” it for a particular use. This is done by holding the stone in your hand and projecting thoughts to it. The crystal absorbs your telepathic thoughts and acts as an amplifier of your psychic and psychological powers.


Here are some simple Crystal Experiments to try:

  • RELAXATION: Pink Rose Quartz is lovely because it calms the nerves. Program it 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 for general healing and well-being. Dedicate a stone to healing your problem using a mantra or a prayer and put it in your pocket. When you touch it during the day, it may help stimulate your latent self-healing abilities.
  • IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY: They say that a double-pointed clear white quartz will help the memory. Some people carry one into examinations and it will help jog the memory and enhance their recall.

Chakra Healing

It all started in the 1980’s when the healing craze that some call ‘crystal consciousness’ spread from California.  Alternative healing properties and restorative powers are attributed to crystals and gemstones which energize the spiritual body and restore health. They do this by drawing on the natural regenerative and healing powers of the body and in particular its life force called ‘prana’.

Crystals vibrate and resonate in harmony with the astral body. Its resonance is such that they stimulate the aura which in turn brings healing to the body. The healing effect is further enhanced if the crystal is placed on the proper chakra areas of the body. These are located along the spinal cord. Crystal healers claim that specific crystals and gemstones have an empathy with the vibrations of each chakra.

By placing a crystal with the proper vibration on the corresponding chakra the healing vibration that helps to cure illness and enhances well-being. These techniques are linked to other vibration medicine techniques such as homeopathy. May healers charge the crystals by projecting their healing powers into the crystals before putting them on the body.

Crystals and the Chakras:

Color plays a part in Crystal Healing. Crystals correspond with the traditional colors associated with the chakras. According to Vedic philosophy and Theosophy, the chakras have colors that infuse areas of the human aura. This is the spiritual energy body that surrounds all living things.

Here is a list of the chakras with the associated crystals and gemstones:

  • 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

References and Works Cited

  • The Psychic Handbook by Craig Hamilton-Parker (1994)
  • The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
  • The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham

Useful Resources

  • Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary – Not Crystal Healing but traditional healers using spirit
  • Arthur Findlay College – The Worlds Foremost College teaches healing techniques.
  • UK Healers – Spiritual Healing regulatory body


Crystal Healing is the use of the spiritual healing powers of crystals and gemstones in alternative medicine.

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Craig Hamilton-Parker

Craig is a TV medium, author and mystical teacher. I will approve and respond to comments that are short, well-written and on topic. For personal questions and experiences please post on our forums.
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