When I first heard about crystal
healing I thought it was complete
and utter 'tosh' as my dad would
say. lol But, I was so ill at the
time I was willing to give anything
a try...and I found that my health
was getting better and better when I
used the crystals and it stayed the
same if I gave the crystals a rest.
I'm always sceptical about
things...I need proof before I can
believe fully in something and I
began to try and prove the crystals
worked...actually...that's not quite
right...at first I set out to prove
they didn't work. lol.
I'd use them every day for a few
weeks, then stop...then start again.
I kept a diary and wrote down how I
felt each day. There was no doubt
though that when I was using the
crystals I felt so much better and
when I didn't touch them for weeks I
was feeling terrible. To be honest,
I didn't really think they were
going to help at all and so didn't
have much faith in them and felt I
was going to be proved right and it
was all a load of rubbish...but I
was proved wrong...they did
work...and brilliantly too.
I have loads and loads of crystals
now...I'm completely hooked on them.
The ones I use for healing I keep in
a wooden box, but I have tons of
them scattered all around my home.
Just looking at them gives me a
positive feeling and I like to have
them in all my rooms. The ideal
place to keep the crystals you work
with though is in a dark place.
Crystals have been used for
healing for thousands of years.
They are said to go as far back as
to the lost city of Atlantis. In the
Far Eastern and Native American
cultures crystals have been used for
not only helping in physical healing
but also in spiritual rituals.
The first known reference to the
healing power of crystals comes from
an Egyptian papyrus dated around
1600BC which gives directions for
Beads of lapis Lazuli, malachite,
and red jasper were worn around a
sick person's neck so that the
disease could pass through them and
disappear. The practice of placing
or wearing stones on various areas
of the body was only part of
the repertoire of healers in
history. A popular medicinal method
of use was to pulverize gems, mix
them with a liquid, and drink it.
This is similar to the crystal
remedies which are used today, but
the crystals are left in the water
so that their energy pattern can be
imprinted on the water, the crystal
is then removed and then the
'charged' water is bottled. This
cannot be done with all crystals
though, as some are highly toxic.
There are 100s of crystals..1000s
even...but what is a crystal? Where
does it come from?
Our earth is 85% crystal. Its crust
is largely made from silicon and
oxygen, combined with six other
elements, aluminium, iron, calcium,
sodium, potassium and magnesium.
From this combination comes the awe
inspiring variety of crystal
colours, shapes, sizes and hardness.
The earth is a brilliant
recycler...changing limestone to
marble...and it is a cocktail of
ingredients which form crystals
under specific conditions such as
temperature, pressure, space and
The reason why diamonds are found at
only a few locations worldwide is
because the exact conditions
required for them to form are
relatively rare. The high value we
place on such gemstones is then
heightened by the fact that large
perfect crystals are relatively
scarce because of the complex and
ever-changing circumstances taking
place in nature.
The largest variety of crystals,
particularly those we value most
such as diamonds, rubies, and
sapphires come from molten rock, or
magma. Magma is produced when the
intense heat in the earth's core
melts rocks in the crust. As the
molten atoms cool and solidifies, it
forms symmetrical, three-dimensional
As magma cools, the first crystals
to form are those that have the
highest melting points and
relatively simple chemical
compositions. Gradually, different
minerals form until only the more
complex atoms are left. As these
increases in concentration and the
magma continues to cool, more
elaborate crystals are produced.
Magma that reaches the surface of
the earth as lava cools very quickly
and produces amorphous material or
rocks comprising of tiny crystals.
These are extrusive, volcanic rocks.
Magma held under the earth
solidifies more slowly into coarse
grained rocks with larger, visible
crystals. These are intrusive or
plutonic rocks....granite; the most
common example is composed mainly of
quartz, feldspar and mica.
Some of the finest examples of
crystals, such as quartz, are formed
from chemicals that have been
dissolved in solutions within rock
cavities. Here they have both space
and time to grow.
Water will dissolve some minerals
and their ions produce a solution,
which, given the right conditions
and ingredients, the solution will
become over saturated and so the
beginning of the formation of
crystals takes place. The slower
this happens, the bigger and better
formed are the crystals. Stalagmites
are an example of this.
As with everything, including
ourselves, crystals are energy. The
combination of perfect form and
energy are the processes through
which crystals encourage our bodies
to come into balance and why they
are such powerful tools for
When we are ill our bodies become
unbalanced and it is the vibrations
inside the crystals which help us to
are many, many crystals and each has
a specific job to do when healing.
Just as each chakra is connected to
different parts of the body,
crystals have their own area which
they help to heal. But, saying that,
what works for one person doesn't
always work for another and so it
can sometimes be 'trial and error'
in finding the crystal which works
Crystals can be used, as I said
earlier, as a liquid remedy, be
placed on or around the body or even
placed in your bath. A lot of people
use them as 'worry stones'...and
tumble them between their fingers.
This is particular good with
crystals which give you confidence
and take away fears such as a
Tiger's Eye. I always keep one in my
bag or pocket...actually I keep 3 of
them on me all the time...lol as
well as Tiger's Eye I have Hematite,
Crystals can be used for both
physical and psychological
There are many books around about
crystals...I have a bookshelf full
but the one which I wouldn't be
without is called The Crystal Bible
by Judy Hall and if you are serious
about getting into crystals for
healing it is a MUST.
The following pages
will tell you about what types of
crystals there are, how to choose
them, what they can be used for, how
to cleanse and programme them and
There are many types of crystals,
small tumble stones, crystal eggs,
spheres, wands, points, geodes, and
the list goes on. Before you buy a
crystal you need to ask yourself
what you want it for. Is there a
particular part of you which needs
If so, which crystal do you require?
Crystals relate to body parts just
as chakras, muscles and teeth do.
Each tooth we have is connected to
various parts of the body as are our
When we have problems with a tooth,
be it toothache or a tooth infection
or indeed when we just chip a tiny
piece off whilst eating something
hard, we will more than likely
suffer some other problems in our
It may not be something which you
notice instantly but that toothache
or broken tooth will most definitely
take its toll on the relevant body
part. Healthy teeth mean a healthy
body and in this same way our
muscles and indeed our chakras are
also connected to organs.
When we exercise and especially
exercises which call for stretching
our muscles, the body parts
connected to the muscle you are
using in that particular exercise,
becomes stronger. This is part of Qi
Gong exercises. Not only do the
exercises help us to relax and
breathe properly but the stretching
exercises bring good health in
strengthening our organs and our
whole immune system.
There are a lot of meridian charts
around where you can find out which
muscle, tooth or in fact crystal,
relates to which body part.
But, saying that, you will get to a
stage where you find that you are
drawn to a certain crystal and your
intuition will tell you that you
need to use it, even though it may
not normally be used for the
specific purpose you require it for.
You must trust your intuition.
So...you have a headache...and you
want to use crystals. Your first
step is to find out what is causing
your headache. As you know, there
are many types of headache. Is it a
migraine...or is it stress related
or is it food/drink related?
If it is stress related then
Amethyst or Amber placed on the brow
will relive it, but on the other
hand if its food/drink related, a
crystal which calms the stomach will
be needed. You need to go to the
source of the headache to find out
which crystal you need.
Some headaches or other dis-ease can
be caused not by our own bodies but
outside influences connected to
environmental factors such as
geopathic stress and electromagnetic
smog. If this is the case, then you
need to have your home dowsed and
the 'bad points' of geopathic stress
and EMS turned off and also placing
a crystal between you and the
In the same way, where there are
very good points of energy in your
home you need to place an Amethyst
nearby to radiate the good energy
out to the rest of your home. You
may find that more than one
crystalÖand I mean different types
of crystal, may be needed at the
same time, and in this case you have
to be careful.
Some crystals support and compliment
each other but they can also cancel
out each other. If you arenít sure
if the crystals you want to use
would work well together then you
must consult a qualified crystal
There are a lot of books around and
you should have at least one and not
just rely on a chart which is easily
picked up in a shop which sells
crystals and only tells you what
each crystal looks like and what its
OK...so you know which crystals you
want to buy...and off you go to the
shop...then what? There's going to
be a whole heap of crystals of
various shapes and sizes. Usually
they will all be together in a box
or other container...which one do
you choose? Well you donít choose
any! The crystals choose you!
Pick up a few of them...feel them
with your fingers.. .let them sit in
the palm of your hand...'feel' what
it is telling you. Does it appear
warm? Do you feel a slight vibration
from it? Can you hear it calling
you? You will instinctively know
which one you need. You will 'feel'
which one is right for you.
When buying crystals online you
obviously canít hold them before you
buy them...you canít feel if they
are teling you to buy them. But that
doesnít mean you canít buy them in
What you need to do is take a moment
quietly and ask your higher self or
your intuition ďIs this the right
crystal for me at this time?Ē If you
get a sense that it is right, then
go ahead and buy it. If you feel
negativity then pass over that
crystal and look for another until
you get positive feedback.