Crystal Healers Of Yesterday And Today: The History of Crystal Healing
Posted by Julie D. Mayo
In ancient civilizations crystal healers utilized crystals to balance the body’s subtle energy field. The oldest object found on Earth was a tiny fragment of Zircon discovered in Western Australia that is 4,404 billion years old. The great antiquity of every crystal as well as its formation by rushing water, volcanic fire, the earth, and the winds give crystals a depth that connects with our innate spiritual nature.
The History Of Crystal Therapy
Crystals have been used and revered since the dawning of civilization. One of the early writings of Chinese Medicine, the Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine from 2000 B.C. mentions the use of magnetic stones (Lodestone) to therapeutically influence energetically charged points (acupuncture points) and their associated channels (meridians). This was done to balance the body’s subtle energies (biomagnetism).
Crystals are referred to over 200 times in the Christian Bible. Precious stones of crystalline formation were used in the foundation of New Jerusalem. They were also used in the breastplate of Aaron, the Hebrew high priest. Crystalline structures have been found in the ruins of Babylonia and in the ancient tombs of Egyptian and Chinese rulers.
The ancient Greeks believed that all Quartz crystals found on earth were pieces of the Crystal of Truth, dropped by Hercules from Mount Olympus, home of the gods. The Greek philosopher Plato (427-347 BC) claimed that stars and planets converted decayed and decaying material into the gemstones that were ruled by their mother star or planet.
It is said that the stone Queen Cleopatra wore on her forehead was Lodestone also known as Magnetite (a magnetic mineral form of iron oxide). She believed it would keep her young and beautiful.
To indigenous people throughout the world, including the Australian aboriginal and Native American peoples, stones and crystals are living entities, manifestations of the Great Creative Spirit, giving crystals the power to heal plants, animals and people.
Records indicate that the Chinese, Indians and Egyptians all believed that physical disease was a result of energetic imbalances. Ancient crystal healers used crystals to assist the body’s innate ability to balance and self-heal.
Ancient healers were aware that some crystals are energizing, while others are calming. There are some crystals that can sedate and stimulate at the same time. Magnetite (Lodestone) is a great example of this. With its positive and negative charge, Magnetite can sedate an overactive organ while stimulating and underactive one. Today, wearing Magnetite magnetic jewelry is a very simple way to balance your biomagnetism and assist the body to balance and self-heal.
Shamans and ancient healers of old were familiar with the ability of crystals to focus sound and light vibrations into a concentrated ray, which was then applied for healing. Today, modern medicine utilizes these same attributes of crystals in laser devices. Piezoelectric crystals are utilized in modern ultrasound equipment. Many believe that knowledge of the unique healing properties of these various minerals and crystals originated with the Egyptian healer priests.
Today, using crystals for healing is referred to as Crystal Therapy or Crystal Healing. Many energy healers and alternative medicine practitioners follow the wisdom of the ancients and utilize crystals for their healing properties. Crystals are an effective healing tool, not as an alternative to conventional medicine, but rather as a complementary holistic therapy. Crystals boost our own immune system and generate our innate powers of self-healing. Crystals often bring relief from pain and anxiety.
There are other professionals that recognize the metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and gemstones. Astrologists, Numerologists and Feng Shui experts often incorporate healing crystals into their practice.
Children are gifted crystal healers. From a collection of different crystals even the youngest child will instinctively chose pink Rose Quartz or purple Amethyst to ease a headache, or yellow Citrine for a stomachache. This instinctive crystal knowledge is within us all, but logic and the everyday world make us distrust this innate wisdom. As you begin using crystals, crystal wisdom spontaneously becomes accessible once more. You will often discover a crystal you choose purely by touch from a selection of many different kinds, even with your eyes closed, will ease a particular physical or emotional problem and is the one recommended over hundreds of years for the same condition.
You too can heed the wisdom of the ancients and utilize crystals for their healing qualities. Place crystals on or around your body, and in your home, automobile or workplace. Wear gemstones and crystal jewelry to reap the benefits of Crystal Therapy. The healing vibrations and energies of crystals activate the innate ability of your body to balance, heal and to achieve a state of homeostasis which can lead to holistic health.
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