General Information on crystals
Quartz from Tulum, Mexico
Quartz the most important tip is that
quartz crystal should never be used on patients suffering with
cancer, liver problems or serious blood related problem. Quartz
crystal can multiply cells rapidly
think of its usage
in watches, computers and machinery. The power of this particular
crystal should not be under-estimated and therefore it should
be used with care. However, it is the most important crystal for
healers as it can be used almost anywhere on the body. It is,
however, better to avoid male crystals (these have great clarity)
on certain areas of the body, such as near the head. Male crystals
should never be placed in an area for sleeping.
Small pieces of quartz can be placed in a glass
of water to cleanse and re-energise both water and drinker.
Rutilated quartz is particularly beneficial
when used at night, as it clears the throat and sinus areas during
sleep. Again those suffering with cancer or blood related illness
should not use this quartz.
Within the healing room energies should be balanced
with large pieces of rose quartz,
amethyst and in large rooms,
quartz crystal. You should
be guided as to where they are placed. Amethyst is the best crystal
to use, as its a natural vacuum for negative
energies. When healing people with M.E. and those who are retaining
anger, the amethyst soaks up such negativity like a sponge. In
particular, healers working on patients with M.E. and those undergoing
chemotherapy, can feel quite sick themselves during the withdrawing
of negative energies unless their own solar plexus area is protected.
In these cases, a large amethyst (I use a large half geode) can
be placed at fairly close proximity to the healer as protection.
The amethyst will probably need cleansing in sea salt water several
times before being used again. Sea salt is crystalline in structure
and draws energies to itself. The amethyst should be checked by
dowsing if you have any doubt.
Apart from the obvious healing room, its
good practise to cleanse every room in the house occasionally,
in particular the bedroom. This can be done by using incense,
opening a window, and by occasionally placing a large amethyst
cluster in the centre of the bed. You are likely to be surprised
how much negativity energy the amethyst soaks up.
If sleeping away from home, in hotels etc. this
practise is even more important. Before you even think of sleeping
in that strange room, light some incense, making sure it is in
a safe area, preferably away from smoke detectors!
Having placed an amethyst cluster on the bed, you can leave the
room for a couple of hours knowing when you return, the room should
be rid of most of the negative energies of whoever last slept
there. I always carry around a few small clusters of amethyst
and sea salt to that end. At night when I go to bed I soak the
crystals in their own sea salt bath in the hand basin. You really
need to think about the problems of sleeping in hotel accommodation
deeply. We all do it; we have little option, short of carrying
a tent around. None of us have any idea who used that hotel room
before. Each person carries their own energy, thoughts and deeds
around with them and like fingerprints leave some of those thoughts
and energies behind. You should realise that many individuals
have dark thoughts and you may well pick these up unconsciously,
particularly when tired, like a magnet. They can cause a sleepless
night and leave you feeling heavy and unhappy the
If you are near the sea or a river, you can
cleanse the crystals in a natural environment. Make sure the water
doesnt carry them away!
When its necessary to take crystals away
with you, wrap them separately in natural fabric like cotton,
silk or pure wool, when travelling, as the energies of crystals
are like humans and sometimes they dont get along. Crystals
are programmed to do their own job so it can be like putting a
heart surgeon in with a farm worker. They would have little in
common. Be prepared for room boys and airport staff to make some
cryptic comment about the heavier than usual baggage. When I tell
them truthfully, they are full of stones, Im never believed-remember
the heavy bag requires an extra tip too.
Some healers believe you should put crystals
out in the moonlight. This does not make any sense to me as moonlight
will not re-energise crystals. Think about the yin and the yang.
Sun and moon. Crystals should be cleansed and re-charged in sea
salt water, in the light. Quartz crystal only can have 2/3 drops
of vinegar added to the sea sat water. I do this first thing every
morning, before I forget, and long before I have to think of preparing
a meal. Cooking smells can affect the cleansing. They remain in
the light/sun for several hours. Crystals can also be cleansed
in sand from the seashore or pure quartz crystal powder, but the
latter is very expensive. If crystals are not going to be used
for some time, I have heard of healers who bury them in soil in
the garden. (Dont forget where they are!) Personally, I
dont think Id be happy doing that with all the chemicals
& pesticides used on soil.
None of these cleansing methods are as effective
as sea salt crystals.
Never cleanse or
store crystals in synthetic fabrics or containers like plastic.
Use only glass bowls for cleansing and natural material such as
cotton cloth for storing.
To remove damage to the auric layers caused
by x-rays, chemotherapy etc.
Use 1 tablespoon of sea salt and 2 teaspoons
of baking soda in the bathtub. This will cleanse a persons
aura. This needs to be repeated up to five times with total immersion,
according to how much radiation one has been exposed to.
Amethysts do not
like to be in the sun for long
they are geodes and
their outer dark mineral shell acts as protection from the strong
rays of the sun. If they are in the sun too long they will fade
and their vibration can be badly affected, so much so, they become
Use a small amethyst cluster in the bedroom
about 1ft away from you on a table or near the pillow for better
sleep. A small amethyst pendant can be very effective hung below
the heart chakra. It should be cleansed regularly as it will absorb
negative energy even from healthy individuals.
Ladies should pay
attention to their jewellery! Those pieces with gemstones
need cleansing regularly as above. I have a large square cut amethyst
dress ring which is normally a vibrant reddish purple, but when
my own vibrations are at a low ebb the ring changes dramatically
to an inky green/blue. I cleanse it in sea salt water and re-charge
it on a cluster of amethyst.
made with any precious or semi-precious stones hold the vibrations
of all previous owners. It is very important that such jewellery
is cleansed thoroughly before using. This wont remove all
the vibrations, but can remove most of the negative ones. If the
buyer is sensitive they will be aware when a piece of jewellery,
whilst looking pleasing and beautiful, may cause doubt in their
mind or even repel them. They would be well advised not to buy
or use it. It is the negative forces still held within and therefore,
this is a case of buyer beware.
There are many crystals which should not be
cleansed in water, but placed on an amethyst cluster or within
an amethyst geode (see photograph) which will absorb any negative
energy and re-charge the crystal. (See - usage of gemstones) When
cleansing crystals in water do not use extremes of temperature.
Crystals are prone to crack
during exposure to rapid heat/cold change and quartz crystal is
arguably the most fragile in this regard, being a poor conductor
of heat or cold. If unsure use incense smoke. This can be time-consuming,
but is a very effective method of cleansing crystals.
To activate the
pineal gland (third eye) a small piece of quartz can be
used. However, moldavite, though difficult to find, is the better
stone for this work. An individual
who suffers with mental related illness or depression should never
activate the third eye with any crystal.
Although many people, including healers, mix
crystals, placing different stones on the chakras of their bodies,
this can be a dangerous practise. For instance, only one other
type of crystal should be used in conjunction with quartz at any
given time as quartz amplifies other gemstones.
A sick plant can be helped heal through its
own auric field, by using certain semi-precious stones like turquoise
etc. on the soil around the plant. However, the use of crystals
with a very strong energy field like quartz or a large amethyst
can probably do more harm than good by over-powering the sick
Rose quartz is ideal to use when a person is
troubled and having difficulty finding peace of mind. It is better
to use this in meditation or during the night, close to the person
to promote peaceful rest. Any quartz
used during the night must be cleansed before re-use.