Do crystals really work?
A Crystal (Mono-crystalline) is a type of solid with a very ordered and repeating pattern at atom structure. Solid substances fall into 3 categories; Mono-crystalline, Polycrystalline and Amorphous. Most rocks fall into the Polycrystalline, as does ice. Amorphous substances include ceramics, glass and plastics. use of 'sacred stones' for mystical purposes was common among the pagan peoples and is referred to many times in ancient religions.
It is important to recognise this, as the qualities of a crystal comes from its very ordered pattern of structure. Polycrystalline rocks have a random structure, whereas crystals have a repeating pattern, which actually will re-adjust itself when subjected to an outside force, such as pressure or heat, to quickly restore its internal stability. It is this quality that we have used in technology; watches, lasers and regulating devices.
This could be what we are experiencing when using crystals; a force of coherence and order, acting upon our own etheric energy field to bring order to imbalances.
Whilst crystal healing, and its effect on an aura, is considered a pseudo-science, by the mainstream scientific community, the use of crystals goes back thousands of years. Hopefully as we start to scientifically explore holistic wellbeing we will discover and enhance our ability to use the power of crystal energy.
Nikola Tesla was a genius and futurist who described crystals as “living beings”.
However, as times progress during the 16th century and during the renaissance and in enlightened Europe people wanted to know more about how crystals worked, and science-based approaches took much more centre stage. They fell into a perception of use for occult and Wiccan purposes, and only came back into the mainstream popularity from the 1980’s. At the very least there is a placebo effect, often dismissed by mainstream medicine, but in itself proof of the body and mind’s ability to self-heal, given enough positive thought patterns.
In my experience when correctly cleansed, charged and programmed with intention, crystals do seem to have a positive effect.