Beautiful and mysterious, crystals also have healing properties that help to balance the body, mind, and soul. Ancient artefacts, sculptures, writings, art and scriptures show crystal healing properties have been used for thousands of years as raw décor and decorations for emperors and royals, or crafted into jewellery, carvings, adornments, talisman, amulets or statues. The Egyptians used carnelian, clear quartz, emerald, turquoise and lapis lazuli in their jewellery for health or protection. Other ancient cultures, such as the Greeks, Tibetans, Romans, Indians, South American or Chinese used amethyst, malachite, quartz, jade and a host of other stones to compel energy to release mental, physical, and spiritual blockages.
Throughout our history crystals and stones have had a long association with royal blood. Gemstones were elegantly worn in crowns and jewellery, embedded in thrones, laid in swords and used as decorations in other treasures. For millenniums though, many cultures also used crystals as a way of communicating with the spirit world, while shamans and healers used crystals and gemstone remedies for healing and protection.
Today, crystals and stones continue to be an integral part of our lives. Especially as our understanding of their energy improves.
Now we understand that crystal healing properties arise from their structures. A crystal’s molecules and atoms are arranged in a regular pattern that is repeated in exactly the same arrangement over and over in all directions. This orderly lattice-like structure gives crystals their unique ability to absorb, store, generate and transmit energy. As both our bodies and the healing properties of crystals have energetic vibrations or “electromagnetic fields”, this makes us natural conductors to the energy vibrations of crystals. The regularity of a crystal’s structure makes this vibration especially coherent and helps crystals to transmit beneficial energy and absorb negative energy as need to preserve a healthy balance. Crystals therefore help us to align our own vibrations with that of the crystal. This is why healing crystals and gemstones have a powerful vibratory effect when placed directly on your body. This energy surges from the crystal to you, which facilitates the free flow of energy throughout the body.
How do you know which crystal or stone to choose? We recommend you don’t overthink the process and select your personal stone by sight, intuition and after having undertaken research. We have developed this Crystopedia section to assist you with your selection.