Patricia Lynn Belkowitz, M.Msc., C.Ht., EFT

Have you ever used the power of a crystal or gemstone? Actually, you are most likely using this power, maybe on a daily basis, and are unaware of it.

Do you wear a watch or have a wall clock at home? Do you wind it? Do you plug it in to electricity? Or is it powered by quartz, which synchronizes accurate time by vibration?

Do you listen to the radio? All radio transmitting uses quartz to communicate broadcast frequencies. You dial in to a particular vibrational frequency.

Have you taken a biology class where you were required to use a microscope? Have you experienced an ultrasound procedure? Both technologies use quartz crystal.

Have you had laser surgery to correct your eyesight? Quartz crystal is used to transmit and focus energy in all laser technology.

Have you gazed at the stars through a telescope? Quartz crystal is used to transmit whole spectrum light in optical lenses.

Do you use a credit card? Do you store information in your computer? Quartz crystal…silicon dioxide … is used for that purpose.

It is obvious that crystal has properties that allow it to store, transmit, transform, focus and amplify energy. Science has been using this technology for years by producing synthetic quartz crystals with the same atomic structures and properties as their natural counterparts.

Imagine the power of the energy available in the natural form, where each crystal system, obeying the Law of Attraction, gathers together those atoms which can vibrate together in unison and harmony, producing a form…a crystal… an aggregation of atoms.

When we send our intentions through the crystal, the vibration of that thought is amplified, bringing it nearer to physical manifestation. It is your thought energy, your mental body, which activates the power of crystals.

Quantum physics shows that what we perceive as solid matter is actually 99.9999% empty space filled with energy.  (If one atom of the physical body were the size of an apple, the closest atom next to it would be 2000 miles away.) By understanding that all matter is energy, it is easier to understand how people can interact with crystal.

The ancients may not have been aware of quantum physics, but they understood something about energy and color. They used crystals and gemstones to harness the cosmic forces. As we continue to do today, they adorned their bodies with stones.

The legends of quartz crystal as a healing tool are world wide, crossing every culture from Japan to North America, from Africa to ancient Rome.

The oldest legends and lore lead back to Lemuria and Atlantis. It is supposed that this advanced race used crystals to channel and control the cosmic current. Legends state that the survivors of Atlantis began anew and continued to perpetuate the knowledge of crystals in Egypt, South America and Tibet. They built pyramids using crystalline theories.

An Egyptian hieroglyphic papyrus more than 4000 years old described medical treatments using gemstones. Complete therapeutic manuscripts dated 1500 BC called “Papyrus Ebers” give detailed prescriptions using gems and minerals. The Egyptians were the first to use ground up gemstones such as malachite and lapis as a cosmetic.

A text derived from the Alexandrian School of Greece written by Theophrastus (372-286 BC) was quoted by the Roman historian Pliny (23-79 AD) in some of the earliest writings on the power of crystals.

 The ancient Greeks regularly meditated by visualizing five three-dimensional, geometric shapes known as the Platonic Solids. They believed they could alter their consciousness and achieve mystical experiences. The five shapes – tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron – all occur naturally in crystals.

It is recorded in Exodus that a breastplate made of twelve precious jewels, (signifying the 12 tribes of Israel) combined specifically together in four rows, and worn over the heart, would endow the wearer with the power of God. It is recorded as being divinely inspired and having incredible spiritual powers.

Early works on astrology, written in Sanskrit and dating back as early as 400 BC, make elaborate observations on the origin and power of stones.

Incas and Mayans knew gemstone and crystal work. Native American Hopi shamans use crystals for diagnosis as well as treatment of disease, as do Cherokee, Apache, Navaho and other native peoples. They believe crystals are home to supernatural forces.

Chinese healers call quartz “the essence of the dragon”, the dragon being a symbol for the life force, the “chi”.

In every religion found on earth, jewels are mentioned as significant to esoteric mysteries. There are references made to precious stones in the Bible, the Talmud and the Koran.

We now know that we are beings of light and energy who are affected by the light and energy of the universe. The seen is dependent on the unseen.