Crystal Healing Guide
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What is Crystal Healing ? Back to top
The combination of gentle crystal energy and your own powerful imagination can be used to improve your life in many ways by meditation, therapy, everyday health, dowsing, chakra balancing or lithomancy.
Crystal healing uses crystals or gemstones. The crystals are placed on specific areas of the body called "chakras." Chakra is a Hindu term meaning spiritual energy. There are seven basic energy centres in the body, each having a colour associated with it. The same colour crystal as the colour of the chakras can be placed on the person to enhance the flow of energy.
Crystals are direct the flow of energy to the person in a particular part of the
body and balance energy. They are used to cleanse the person from negative
energy believed to cause illness. Clearing out the bad spiritual energy
alleviates the physical ailment. Crystals are used for physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual healing. Crystals can also be worn, placed next to a
person's bed as they sleep, or placed around the house.
There are several methods that can be used to clear and cleanse your crystals before doing any healing work, as well as periodic cleaning to maintain their positive energy. Many benefits can be gained by the subtle use of crystals and gemstones. All you need is your imagination. However, if you require specialist advice consult a crystal therapist.
2 Bury your crystals in the earth for 24-72 hours. Dont forget where they are !
3 Soak your crystals in water with petals like as jasmine, orange blossoms, rose etc for 24 hours
4 Place your crystal
on a crystal cluster such as amethyst for 24 hours. You can also surround your
crystal with clear quartz points for 24 hours.
6 Bury crystals in sea salt for 7-24 hours and then rinse them in still mineral or spring water.
Meditation Back to top
Quartz crystal is a powerful mineral and has a very good link with the consciousness.
A quartz crystal is ideal but you are by no means limited to a clear quartz. Use any coloured crystal you feel happy with.
To develop concentration~ place your crystal a few feet away at eye level. Breathe deep and slow. Concentrate on your crystal, its shape and size. Banish all unbidden thoughts. Gradually extend your concentration times.
To develop willpower~ Set your crystal as before. Close your eyes and imagine the shape of your crystal. See yourself enter the crystal where you are surrounded by white light and absorb the warmth of the sun. Breathe in the light and warmth and charge your aura. After 5-15 minutes leave the crystal.
To develop intuition~
sit down and relax, breathe deeply. Place a clear crystal a few feet away at about eye level. Close your eyes and
visualize this crystal. Imagine it rising and moving away until it is large enough to enter. Enter to be surrounded by white/yellow light full of energy. Feel yourself lift and feel your own energy. Inhale the warmth of the sun and feel love, light and energy. Breathe and exhale and become more relaxed. Leave the crystal and hold a clear mind. Relax and listen to your intuition. It will communicate any messages through any of your chakra channels.
Lie down on your back and place an Amethyst quartz above your head. Concentrate on your breathing. Hold your breath to the count of four. Breathe out naturally to the count of eight. Hold for four and repeat.
Concentrate on the colour of the Amethyst and see the colour flooding through you slowly from the head down as you breathe. As the colour reaches every part relax these muscles.
Chakara Balancing Back to top
Ancient peoples have long believed in the seven energy centers located in our bodies, all located along the spine. Chakras are the source of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. They relate to colour and using crystals can bring a healing effect. The word chakra is derived from Sanskrit meaning wheel. If you could see chakra energy is would be like a wheel around us, it is believed people become ill because their chakras become out of balance, apart from the seven major chakras listed below their are dozens of minor ones. More on chakras
Dowsing Techniques Back to top
A crystal or any balanced weight on a string 3-4 inches long makes a pendulum. It is used for asking yes or no questions.
You must discover your own positions for "search," "yes" and "no."
Search position~ this indicates the pendulum's state of readiness. For some dowsers a motionless pendulum indicates readiness, for others if it oscillates back and forth.
To establish your own position~ Take a seat and hold the pendulum between your knees and state "show me the search position." It will say "I'm ready." If you have no movement a motionless position is your search position.
Healing Back to top
Crystals are used for chakra and aura healing and for protection. There is also
(used for chronic imbalances, epilepsy, arthritis and nervous problems and allergy testing).
Common Crystals Back to top
AGATE~ "the Fire Stone" or "the Sagittarian" - it builds a fire deep within, bringing a sense of courage and fortitude. It can only uncover what is already there but allows one to feel conviction and know what you feel is not wrong. It helps you to discover truth and accept fate while strengthening the body and the mind. It is a powerful healing stone assisting the colon, circulatory system, lymphatics and the pancreas.
AMBER~ "the Mindful One" or "the Anachronism" - it is timeless and helps those who wish to remember past lives and times and can help with absent-mindedness. Amber works through the unconscious. Sometimes we feel we have been somewhere before or dreamt of a past life, with an open mind Amber can assist with the mysteries of time and help the mind to find the soul. It also has a good influence on the endocrine system, spleen and heart.
AQUAMARINE~ "the Serene One" - it inspires love, peace and serenity. This allows more personal creativity and so it is a stone of use to artists and those wishing to express themselves. It can calm nervous conditions caused by fear and phobias and gives clarity to the mind. It calms the nervous, reduces fluid retention and strengthens the kidneys, liver, spleen and thyroid.
AVENTURINE~ "the Searcher" - it can be used by those who are confused and muddled over their direction in life. It gives a sense of independence and well-being and allows you to see where and who you are. It can free personal restrictions and so give better health. It allows one to see the true worth of life. It stimulus muscle tissue and strengthens the blood. Also purifies mentally and emotionally.
CARNELIAN~ "the Friendly One" - it is seen as an organizer of the emotions allowing you to unlock inner energy and channel it with certainty. It is a good balancer and gives good concentration. In opening your heart it brings joy and sociability. It energizes the blood, aids tissue regeneration and helps the kidneys, lungs, liver and gallbladder.
CITRINE~ "the Cuddle Quartz" - it raises your self-esteem and self-respect. It gives us a sense of reassurance, hope and warmth. Sometimes a cuddle is all you need. It holds loneliness and the darkness at bay and encourages contact with other humans. It prevents self-destruction tendencies. Also attracts abundance. It is good for the digestive organs, heart, tissue regeneration colon, liver and gallbladder.
COPPER~ "the Energetic One" - helps to overcome exhaustion, malaise and apathy by balancing and elevating the whole energy level, physical and emotional, releasing the body's natural energy. Cleans the body of toxins.
CORAL~ "Verdana">"Protects and strengthens emotions" Not to be used with high blood pressure. Good for muscle. blood, heart, reproductive system, thyroid, metabolism, spine, bone and tissue regeneration,
DIAMOND~ "the Master Stone" - it has the ability to go very deep, purifying the mind and spirit and allowing you to harness all the energies of your mind, body and spirit and channel them towards a specific action. It dispels negativity. A Diamond is a powerful healer because it holds it's energies well synchronizing itself to your lifeblood, i.e. your heart. The Master Stone opens many doors.
EMERALD~ "the Pure Love Stone" - inspires purity in love and dispels any doubts. Love is at its best when it is sure. It assists in emotional stability, balance and lasting feelings of love. Emerald allows one to feel passion without negative feelings such as jealousy. Strengthens the heart, liver, kidneys and immune system.
JADE~ "the Patient Stone" - works gently and allows the virtue of patience to permeate giving balance and a holistic approach and increasing longevity. It enhances one's virtues such as wisdom and the courage to be honest. It gives the patience to understand others and appreciate the depths of their personality. It is also supposed to aid fertility. Cleans the blood and strengthens the heart.
JASPER~ "the Talisman" - is used as a protection against the negativities of others, such as ulterior motives and influences. It therefore allows you to mix openly. It grounds you spiritually and emotionally. It has traditionally been used to enhance diagnosis. It purifies the bloodstream.
LAPIS LAZULI~ "the Night Stone" - used to awaken the sixth sense. It allows your senses to work more keenly, as they would at night. It also relaxes your mind, body and spirit, alleviating anxiety and stress. Benefits the skeletal system and glands.
MALACHITE~ "Stimulates psychic vision and concentration" releases pain, inflammation, depression, anger. Good for-Stomach, liver, kidney stones, respiratory system, immune system vision, circulatory system.
MOONSTONE~ "the Goddess Stone" - associated with women and is good for it's ability to balance and enhance female emotions and spiritual characteristics and aid fertility. Eases period pains.
ONYX~ aids self-control and allows you to show courage and belief in yourself. Reduces stress caused by inner confusion. Strengthens the bone marrow.
OPAL~ "the Rainbow Stone" - aids balance and enhances intuition. Allows you to connect between your physical and spiritual self. Brings contentment. Stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands.
PERIDOT~ "the Soother" - aids with sleep, has powers of protection and attracts health and love. Also used for general healing. Dispels negative emotions and calms the nerves. Helps to heal insect bites. Also helps with liver ailments.
QUARTZ (CLEAR)~ "the Umbrella Stone" - its potential is limitless but is excellent for meditation. Dispels negative energies and brings balance allowing your thoughts to reach a higher plane. It is good for the brain and as a channellor for healing.
ROSE QUARTZ~ "the Love Stone" - a stone for romantics, allowing love to overpower all that stands in it's way, with compassion. Reduces feelings of fear and jealousy and resentment. Pure love brings relaxation, emotional satisfaction and an easing of sexual reservations. This gentle stone is excellent for meditation. Helps the spleen, kidneys and circulatory system.
RUBY~ "the Tranquil" - clears doubts to allow tranquility thereby reducing bodily and mental stress.
SAPPHIRE~ "the Loyalty Stone" - clears the mind and prepares the way for greater things. Builds a strong emotional platform, enhancing willpower and faith in judgment. Helps the heart, stomach and glandular system.
SMOKY QUARTZ~ "the Conjuror" - used to enhance dreams and allows deep relaxation. It enables you to reach deeper areas of the inner self. Balances sexual energy. Also aids depression.
TIGER'S EYE ~ "the Chameleon Stone" - inspires courage and willpower and enables one to strive for success but guards against overconfidence. It encourages you to seek excitement in the world. Aids the digestive system.
TOPAZ ~ "the Extravagant One" - has an extensive range of powers. Works more calmly and gently than Tiger's Eye to awaken the imagination and inspires creativity and self-expression. It is said to be especially useful in aiding twentieth-century ailments. Assists tissue regeneration and strengthens organs and glands.
TURQUOISE~ "the Environmentally-Friendly Stone" - protects against environmental pollutants and background radiation. It enhances physical energy levels and aids absorption of minerals and nutrients into the body. It also inspires a love and appreciation of nature. Enhances friendship and communication. Aids tissue regeneration.
Lithomancy Back to top
This involves casting the stones and using the patterns they fall in for direction in life. It is up to each individual how many and which stones to use.
Crystals used for this purpose must be specifically programmed.
Astrology Back to top
Each star sign has a number of gem stones associated with it. Carrying or wearing one of those stones brings health, luck and other specific benefits. But some stones are to be avoided by certain signs, see table below.
Avoid - jet, pearl.
was established in 1986. Founder members Hazel M. Raven and Graham J.
Raven were responsible for the IACHT crystal courses being accepted by
both the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO) and the
British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA).
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