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Crystal Meta-Science

The goal of all scientific and metaphysical endeavors is to shed light on the unknown.  What was once thought to be “metaphysical magic” is now commonplace.  We live in a world that is rapidly changing, new discoveries seem to happen on a daily basis and what was believed to be immutable scientific fact has been turned on its head.

The forum of science and that of metaphysics have found a common bridge, Resonance.  From the foundation of vibrational quantum physics, “string theory”, comes the understanding that all matter is made up of resonant strings of energy.  From the realm of metaphysics, “information, transformation and healing techniques”, comes the knowledge that the fabric of the universe is interwoven vibrationally.

Crystals are a special form of matter. Each crystal is a solid with regular internal arrangements of atoms or molecules. An intelligent matrix exists in crystals with the ability to store, amplify and transfer resonant information. Vibrating somewhat like a tuning fork, crystals set up a standing wave of subtle energy states, “Frequencies”.

Each person has their own resonant notes, as do crystals.  When they match up or complement each other, as in a chord – both start to resonate with the other, producing that wonderful effect called Resonance.  It is almost like magic when this happens, for it is hard to describe in words.

That is why each person, as well as crystal, reacts or resonates differently when introduced to a new environment.  Only a crystal that matches that specific frequency will cause the reaction of Resonance.  I have often been asked how is it that some crystals just seem to light up with energy, while others seem dull and listless.  It all has to do with Resonance.

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Quartz – The Master Crystal

I have often been asked how is it that some crystals just seem to jump out with light and energy, while others seem dull and listless.  It all has to do with Resonance.  Each person has their own resonant note, as do crystals.  When they match up or complement each other, as in a chord – both start to resonate with the other, producing that wonderful effect called Resonance.  It is almost like magic when this happens, for it is hard to describe in words.  The following is an article I researched and wrote awhile ago from sources on the internet that details Quartz and its properties.

Quartz is the product of the two most prevalent elements in the earth’s crust: silicon and oxygen “SiO2”.  Quartz can be found as giant crystals, clusters made up of many crystals or small grains.  Quartz can be found in several shades of coloration, the most familiar being clear quartz, rose quartz (pink), citrine (yellow/gold), smoky quartz (brown), and amethyst (purple).

Named after a Slavic word meaning “hard”, quartz has been used as a sacred power object by many cultures, including Native Americans, Druid priests, Tibetan monks, and priests of Christian Europe.

The reason quartz is called the master crystal is that it strengthens all your energies in a very broad-spectrum sort of way.  Quartz has the ability to amplify or strengthen all the energies of the inner self.  Quartz can strengthen all the things in you that are positive.  Quartz crystals can amplify intention, reduce stress, help with centering (balancing or calming), strengthen inner healing abilities, and surround you with protection by amplifying white light.

Quartz crystals are truly a gift from the earth.  In order to use a quartz crystal to strengthen your energies, all you have to do is keep it close to you or where you spend some time.

Subtle Energy given off by crystals

Each type of stone gives off its own unique form of subtle energy.  Certain stones, including most of the stones normally thought of as healing stones, vibrate in a way that resonates with and strengthens particular energies inside each person.

Both quartz crystals and certain types of stones strengthen the energies of the inner self, but each does it in a slightly different way.  A stone gives off a very specific (narrow in bandwidth) type of subtle energy vibration because of its crystalline structure and chemical makeup, and it is the stone itself that is the source of this vibration.

In contrast, quartz crystals are called the master stone because they operate in a way that amplifies all the subtle energy frequencies.  This happens because quartz crystals, unlike stones, are not the actual source of the subtle energy vibration, but instead amplify and then reflect back those subtle energy vibrations that exist in their immediate environment.

Quartz crystals generally grow in clusters.  Quartz clusters have a special energy all their own.  A cluster will fill a whole room with positive energy because the crystals harmonize and vibrate together, and radiate their energy in all directions. Quartz clusters are also very good at dissipating negative energy wherever they are placed.  This happens because the different vibrations of all the crystals vibrating together act as a natural form of cleansing.

The magical qualities of quartz crystals lies in the effect they have on people.  Because of how they work, quartz crystals have the ability to make someone feel more positive, and better about life.  Crystals are really considered magical only because they enhance the magic that already exists in people’s lives.

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Citrine – Stone of Prosperity

The word “citrine” comes from an old French word, citrin, meaning lemon or yellow.  Citrine is a variety of quartz ranging in colors of pale yellow, yellowbrown,orange, dark orange-brown, reddish-brown, Madeira to deep amber.

Quartz is the most abundant single mineral on earth and makes up about 12% or the earth’s crust because it occurs in a wide variety of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Natural citrine is rare compared to amethyst or smoky quartz, both of which are often heated to turn their natural color into that of citrine. Most citrine comes from Brazil. Natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, in Dauphine,France, and in Madagascar.  Other important deposits of citrine are found in Bolivia and the United States.

Citrine is a gemstone that generates a feeling of warmth and comfort. Citrine jewelry often creates an attitude of lightheartedness in its wearer. Citrine as a gemstone has been used in Greece since the Hellenistic period (end of the 4th to the end of the 1st century BC). The Greeks and Romans used citrine for intaglios and cabochons during the first and second centuries. The gemstone has a long history of being worn as a protective amulet and used for medicinal purposes; it is believed to aid digestion and cleanse toxins from the body. To some, citrine represents lightheartedness and joy. It is given as a symbol of hope, youth, health and fidelity.

Also known as “The Merchants’ Stone”, Citrine is excellent for ensuring the accumulation of wealth.  Citrine is the official birthstone for the month of November as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the Planetary stone for the Sun Sign of Virgo and the accepted gem for the 13th and 17th wedding anniversary.

Mystical attributes
Citrine symbolizes light-heartedness, joy and happiness. Citrine is a great protective talisman. Citrine calms and soothes and is the signature of wisdom and peace. It stimulates the mental body and aids the opening of the bridge between higher mental body and intuitional levels. Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit. It enhances creativity, and motivates writers.

Healing attributes
Healers consider Citrine a self-esteem stone with powers to heal the mind’s feelings of inadequacy and deem it essential for handling negative criticism.  Citrine is believed to awaken the mind, create clarity and increase knowledge of the self. Secondary healing traits include general relaxation, emotional healing and protection against overwhelming fear, depression, money worries and security.  Citrine is essential for maintaining the health of the digestive, circulatory and urinary system. Healers also esteem Citrine for its powers to cleanse the body of toxins and regeneration of body tissues.