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The History of Crystal Therapy

Crystal therapy is an ancient art, usually referred to as the laying-on of stones. Crystal therapy was devised by the ancients to balance the chakras and transform the energy properties of the body, thereby resulting in a clear energy field. Crystal therapy is a form of energy healing.

Many of us are familiar with the legend of the Continent of Atlantis. The Atlanteans were a race of highly skilled individuals. The Atlanteans inhabited a society rich with technological advancements, particularly in the areas of medicine, engineering, agriculture, and astronomy.

The Atlanteans used crystals as a healing and curative source. They believed that crystals healed the auric body; healing the auric body would then lead to the natural healing of the physical body.

The penetration of the auric body by the stones and crystals initiated a connection between the energy of the crystal and the energy of the chakra. The theory states that by re-balancing the chakra energies a natural healing of the physical body would occur.

According to Edgar Cayce, the healing of the subtle bodies and auric fields were addressed by the Atlanteans through the use and application of crystals. The Atlanteans were aware of the inherent power of crystals and their energy vibrations. The laying-on of stones was employed as an accepted healing modality within Atlantean society.

Many people who have experienced past life regression therapy recall this technique. They have described life within Atlantean society, citing this particular ritual in detail and remembering it as a “healing.” Interestingly, some regression subjects have mentioned “seeing” themselves on a table while a facilitator places stones along their chakra lines.

The Chakras

The human body has seven major chakra points. The chakra system within the human energy field allows for the ebb and flow of energy, and the reception and distribution of energy. The Hindus have taught extensively about the energy centers of the human body. It has been said that the seven chakras are part of our living essence.

The seven chakras of the body are individual energy centers that represent pulsating, vibrating energy points of the body. Each chakra possesses its own vibratory rate. Each corresponds to a particular color, as well as different points of the major organs governed by that particular chakra.

The chakras can easily become unbalanced as the direct result of trauma, stress, emotional pain, and dis-ease. The human body stores this unbalanced energy within the affected chakra. In many cases, the chakra begins to shut down completely.

Each person”s individual energy field exists in delicate balance, as governed by the individual chakras. This fine balance can become damaged by any traumatic life event that leaves residual psychic scars. These scars can be detected as imbalances within the aura, negatively affecting the balance of the personal energy field.

Stored negative energy, held within the body for long periods of time, creates pain, dis-ease, and stress. The negative energy from without becomes stored within, altering and damaging the personal energy integrity of the body miraculous.

The unseen energy behind unresolved emotional pain is stored, creating imbalances in the human energy field. The body stores this information, which remains on file within the archives of that particular chakra. When this unresolved emotion is expressed, no mater how gingerly, there is a shift. Rejoice! This shift is the precursor of growth and healing. It indicates a willingness to acknowledge, confront, release, and be free. It is empowerment, and the call to regain personal power through direct confrontation with what has wounded your spiritual essence during this human experience.

Quartz Crystals

Clear quartz crystals are powerful energy tools. Many of us who are involved in this new age, recognize the importance of crystals as healing tools. Crystals have a definite energy field. It is possible to feel the individual vibrations that they emit. Crystals are possessed with remarkable ability to transform, absorb, amplify, and transmit.

Quartz crystals are composed of silicon dioxide. There are also deposits of certain trace elements co-existing within the entirety of the silicon dioxide. The trace elements within quartz crystal affect the color of the crystal, which in turn changes the frequency of the quartz. The addition of the trace elements also changes the vibration of the crystal.

The Energy of Crystals

Crystals emit energy. These energy fields exist. They are a point of fact, not fantasy. The scientific community has validated the existence of quartz crystal energy, as demonstrated by engineers and scientists at NASA . These scientists have successfully used various crystal components within the space industry. On a more identifiable scale, we cite the quartz-powered watches and transistor radios introduced to the 1960s baby-boomer generation. These items were powered by quartz crystals.

It is important to note that just as we are individual, so, too, are crystals. The pulse, vibratory rate, or energy, of a particular crystal may not be a good fit for one person, but may be perfect for another. We all vibrate at different rates. Crystals do, too.

How Crystals Heal

In a Crystal healing, there is a subtle energy shift that gives way to an opening whereby stored, unresolved emotional energy, evidenced by the body as dis-ease and pain, can be changed. This window of opportunity for change puts healing and personal empowerment into motion, assisting us as we grow.

In a Crystal healing session, semi-precious stones are also used to assist with healing. All semi-precious stones, like their crystal counterparts, emit energy, as well as receive, absorb, transform and trasmit energy. There is a definite vibration and energy within each stone. It is this energy that is used by the crystal energy healer.

Most of the semi-precious stones used by the Crystal Healer are members of the quartz and chalcedony family, such as amethyst, adventurine, agate, carnelian, citrine, rose quartz, smoky quartz, tiger”s eye. The healer is not limited to any of these stones in particular. There are some Crystal Healers who also harness the energies of precious stones, such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. However, it is safe to say that this is likely to be the exception, rather than the norm.

What to Expect from a Crystal Therapy Session

In this form of body work, (which falls into the category of energy work), a Crystal Healer can position fifty, sixty, seventy or more crystals and/or semi-precious stones and minerals upon the seven chakra points of the body. Stones are also placed in the hands and feet of the participant who lies on a massage or similar-type table.

Prior to the commencement of the actual laying-on of stones, a brief smudging ritual is performed with sage, to neutralize and bless the area. Relaxing music is played, candles are lit, and blessings are invoked . The Healer may request intervention and guidance from sources such as the participant”s Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides, or Masters. Many healers summon their own personal Masters or Spirit Guides to assist them in this ancient form of body work.

The client is asked by the Healer to take three deep, cleansing breaths. The relaxation state begins and a state of meditation ensues. The Healer places the stones upon the client”s body, particularly upon the seven chakra points. The stones begin to work immediately, vibrating and pulsating.

The vibrations of the stones and crystals increase the vibratory rate of the chakra levels. The increase in the body”s rate of vibration directly affects and influences specific organs, glands, and corresponding areas of function in the physical body. The application of crystals additionally affects the human auric field.

During a healing with crystals, some Crystal Healers use a rattle, a feather, or a gourd to pass through the aura and the chakra points. These “tools” are used to remove and break-apart the stored, unbalanced energy. This stored energy, usually the remains of a life trauma, is swept away as debris. The release of the old, unbalanced energy allows for the entry of newer, balanced energy.

The vibrations raised by the placement of stones and crystals, promote healing by re-energizing the body”s energy fields. Following a Crystal Healing, the vibration of the chakras will have been raised to a higher frequency. This new and balanced energy promotes relaxation and reduces stress. The healing process of the human energy field directly influences the healing of the human body.

After a Crystal Healing session, the recipient might not notice an immediate change in themselves. However, people have reported subtle differences in the way others react and respond to them, often remarking on their glowing energy and seeming increase in their vitality. It is almost as if you become as the crystal; glowing, shining, radiating health, and emitting a renewal of energy.

By Lisa Seelandt


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