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Stone Energy

Where Do Crystals Come From
The word crystal comes from the Greek word krystallos, meaning clear ice. It was thought to be a solid form of water. But crystals are are formed when atoms, molecules or irons are packed under pressure. The most well known of this type of rock is coal, squeezed under pressure for centuries that become diamonds. Crystals start growing by a process called "nucleation". Nucleation can either start with the molecules themselves which is called unassisted nucleation, or with the help of some solid matter already in the solution, this is called assisted nucleation.
Unassisted nucleation occurs when molecules are bumping into each other all the time in soil. From rain, rivers, composting of natural materials, nature is always moving. Most of the time molecules join together, have a nice visit and then break apart. But once in a while they stick together and attract other similar molecules. These aggregates can create what's known as a protocrystal, sort of like a 'love-in' that generates the material of what could be called a 'pre-crystal'.
When protocrystalization occurs, other molecules are attracted to it. Eventually the whole thing reaches a critical mass and the protocrystal can no longer remain 'dissolved'. When this happens solute molecules begin to grow into a solid. These solute molecules continue growing on the surface of the solid and it keeps getting bigger and tada a crystal is formed.
The same process occurs in assisted nucleation except that when the molecules meet, they do so on a solid surface, such as a stone or brick. Kind of like a party zone, the molecules encounter the surface of the solid and it adsorbs to it. It hangs out and parties for a certain period of time, until other randomizing events knock it off. When this happens solute molecules adsorb and aggregate on the surface and the protocrystal forms. From there the growth occurs in the same manner as it does in unassisted nucleation.
Knowing how much work goes into making that beautiful cyrstal in your hand, hopefully gives you an idea of how much energy is utilized in its very creation.
Why Are Crystals Energized
All that bumping and playing together creates a lot of energy within the crystal itself. As with any living organism, a crystal creates an energy pattern. Energy has form, sound, color and movement or what metaphysical people call vibration. When utilized with other energy sources, crystals can act as an amplifier. You might think of a quartz watch as a good example.
The property that makes a crystal function as an electronic miracle occurs when it's compressed or while it's bending. When this occurs, a crystal generates a charge or voltage on its surface. This is a fairly common phenomenon called the Piezoelectric effect. In the same way, if a voltage is applied, quartz will bend or change its shape very slightly. The electronics of a watch initially amplifies the noise at the crystal frequency. This builds into oscillation which starts the crystal ringing. This vibration gets transmitted to the circuits of the watch. The battery of a watch sends a constant charge through the crystal, which releases it at such a precise rate, it helps the watch keep a very precise and perfect time.
You and everything else in this world are made up of electromagnetic energy. By holding a crystal, your electrical impulses interact with the crystal creating this same type of Piezoelectric effect. The crystal begins to vibrate and the energy it creates can be transmitted to your own internal energy circuits.
Some say that the crystal itself is not energized, but when stimulated by an external electromagnetic field, it oscillates and creates a vibration that can be generated and directed. Others suggest that the crystal holds its own energy field and when connected to another energy field (such as a physical body) it can stimulate and enhance the similar energy pattern within the body. Much like the molecules that attract other molecules, a formed crystal attracts other energy that it resembles.
Personally I'm of the mind that crystals, much like those used in a watch, need electrical interaction to bend or charge the crystal. The electromagnetic field around your body, generates this reaction when it comes in contact with a crystal. You are the source that vibrates the crystal, much like a battery is the source that vibrates the quartz crystal in a watch.
Crystals Energy
All forms of energy have similar characteristics. A color, a vibration which in turn generates a frequency or sound. Because different types of crystals have different densities, each type of crystal will vibrate at different frequencies, thus creating different energy signatures.
You can keep a crystal in your pocket, or wear it as a charm to help stimulate that particular energy you feel is needed for that day or event. For instance, someone who is healing from a loss, may want to carry a Rose Quartz crystal with them to help stimulate healing of the heart.
Crystals can also be used in spiritual rituals or healing rituals in a similar manner. You can also place them around your meditation space to promote inner peace, and stimulate connection to spirit. Or to amplify Divine energy coming into your space or being sent out from your space; such as during a healing circle.
The following is a short list of the most common crystals utilized in metaphysical practices, along with their associated physical connection and what they're used for.
Also included in this table, are the physical associations of each crystal or stone. You can use these characteristics to help associate which crystal might be best used for a specific emotion or feeling. For instance, if you're looking for a stone to help you express gratitude, look for stones that are associated with the Heart. Gratitude is an expression of love, so it would make sense to use a heart stone to express that energy. 

If you'll note, these associations link the physical characteristic to a chakra point. If you want to know more about these associations, check out the Chakra System on Springwolf Reflections.

Stone Supports & Their Uses
Stone Physical Association Used For
Adventurine Heart Green
For inner peace and soothing of the emotions. Used for the heart and heartaches. For the acceptance of ones self and of others.
Agate Solar Plexus and Heart Varied
Compels the truth. Promotes good manners, happiness, intelligence, prosperity, longevity, fertility and good health. Affects the stomach, throat and heart.
Amethyst Crown Violet
Calming, grounding, a cleanser and spiritual stimulator. Balances the yin yang energies, strengthens the heart, cleanses the liver of toxins and is excellent for lung problems.
Azurite Malachite Heart and Crown Blue/Green
All purpose healing stone. Effects the etheric body, parathyroid glands, optic 3rd eye nerve, spleen, and pancreas. Used to release repressed emotions and for physical detoxing.
Bloodstone Root Green/Red
Offers courage, endurance and harmony. Used to stop bleeding and for iron deficiency in the blood. Helps in making decisions, for moving Kundalini energy and to invoke peace in all who are drawn to it.
 Bronzite Crown
Offers mental clarity and protection against mental disease. Used to provide clear thought.
Chrysoprase Solar Plexus and Heart Green
Has a quality of compassion and a capacity for fine attunement. Works on the solar plexus and heart areas to soothe emotions. Will help to tranquilize many forms of hysteria and neurosis. Also used to absorb or deflect unwanted energies.
Citrine Solar Plexus Golden
Generates radiant happy vibrations. Helps thoughts to be clear and emotions controlled. Raises thinking to intuitive levels. On a physical level it can be used to help eliminate toxins from the colon, gall bladder, kidneys and entire eliminative system.
DiamondsCrownClear White, Blue, Chocolate, Yellow
Diamonds are the hardest stones known to man. They represent resilience, endurance, hard work and fortitude. They are the stone of commitment and add all this in support to any other stones that surround them.
EmeraldsHeartLight to Dark Green
The healing stone. Emeralds bring healing energy from the heart with compassion to all situations. Because of this global energy for healing it can be worn to promote emotional and physical balance, happiness, health, psychic and mental clarity and communication.
Fluorite Crown and 3rd eye Clear, Blue, Purple
Multi dimensional stone. Balances and integrates lower (human) self with higher (spiritual) self. Good for meditation over 3rd eye chakra. Works well with virulent diseases.
Garnet Root Red
Stimulates happiness, peace, balance, patience, inspiration and persistence. Good for re birthing, menstruation and life passages. Also can be used for blood disorders, fertility and eases arthritis pain.
Hematite Root Gray, Black
A very grounding stone. Very cooling to the physical body. Uses for fevers, alleviates worry and anxiety as it allows for mental clarity. Often known as the "worry stone".
Herkimer "Diamond" Crown Clear
Very balancing, is a special variety of quartz crystal. Works with the yin yang energies. Often known as the "Dream Crystal". Aids in bringing teachings of the dream state into conscious awareness, very highly attuned spiritually.
Kyanite Crown and 3rd eye Blue, Black
Aligns all chakras; if so directed can open chakras. Dispels frustration and anger. Excellent attunement stone, good for meditation. Aids in past life regressions.
Lapus Lazuli Throat and 3rd Eye Blue
When used over the 3rd eye chakra, it can assist in opening and clarifying inner visions. Provides strength, vitality and self assurance. Used for disorders of the throat, heart, spleen, blood, and skin. It can also counter effects of stroke and epilepsy. It is also good for dream work.
Lithium Crown and Solar Plexus Lavender, with pink Tourmaline
Good preparatory stone for inner spiritual work. Helps to reduce stress and ease depression. Relates to cycles of birth and death and eases transitions. On physical level, helps with digestion.
Moonstone Crown Chakra White Pastel
Stimulates the pituitary gland (or 3rd eye) and assists in stimulating the "feeling" or intuitive energies. Has a very calming effect on the emotions. Eases menstrual pain, alleviates many degenerative conditions in the skin, hair, eyes and body fluids.
Obsidian Crown Chakra Black snowflake
Used to sharpen both the internal and external visions. One of the most important "teachers" of the New Age stones. Teaches one the truth of oneself in relation to their ego. Depicts the contrasts of life; day and night, darkness and light, truth and error.
Peridot Heart brow Green Yellow / Green
Used for protection, prosperity, happiness and emotional calming. It can purify and balance. Promotes digestion, eases ailments in the digestive system.
Phantom All Clear Red, or Yellow
Very powerful tool for the New Age. Used to ground and center while attuning to higher spiritual energies. In healing work used to disperse congested energies.
Pyrite Solar Plexus Gold
Has a very protecting, shielding aspect which works on the physical, mental, and emotional levels. Shields one from many forms of negative energy. Strengthens circulatory system and clears oxygen in the blood.
Quartz Trans personal point Clear
All purpose, all healing. Amplifies thought forms, transmutes energy and forms protective shield around ones aura field. Excellent for a meditation stone, color work, aura work and is very energizing.
Irradiated Quartz All Very Black
Absorbs all forms of negative energy. Can be placed on or near electrical equipment to absorb harmful energies. Ie: T.V., micro wave, computers.
Rose Quartz Heart Pink
Comforts heart from all wounds and helps heal emotional pain. Enhances love, self love, positive outlook, joy and oneness. Good for the heart, throat, ears, nose, sinuses, kidneys, and hypertension.
SapphireHeart and Solar PlexusBlue
The Sapphire of heavenly blue signifies the height of celestial hope and faith. It brings Divine protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It promotes the path of spiritual searching within and upon one's own path.
Smoky Quartz Root and Solar Plexus Black, Gray
Eases depression, fear and panic. Clears the aura, and is very grounding. Enhances positive attitudes, and tranquilizes. Works well with root chakra to release negative blocks, both emotional and physical. Used for menstrual cramps, intestines, stomach and digestion.
Topaz Solar Plexus Yellow
Draws negativity from chakras. Protects against insomnia and depression. Mood elevator, revitalized, very stimulating to the creative thinking processes. Eases the transition of death.
Tourmaline Root and heart Varied
Works as a protective shield. Transforms and consumes negative energy without releasing it into the atmosphere. Has to do with visions and "seeing" with compassion. Good for the eyes, teaches to expand limited concepts of thinking. Relates to aspirations for higher love. This is a very complete stone.
Turquoise Heart and Throat Aqua
Known as the "Sky Stone". Is excellent for spiritual attunement, healing of the energy centers and the physical body. Valuable for grounding as well as for vision quests and astral travel. Purifies all levels of being and is capable of handling strong negativity. Also used for wounds and for damage to bones.

Sources: 1, o8, o9, o10
Created: 12.14.1996      Updated: 10.20.2008


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