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The Difference Between the Ancient Healing Techniques of Crystals and Modern Crystal Channeling

Updated on July 4, 2014
Ruby and Kyanite Healing Wand
Ruby and Kyanite Healing Wand | Source

History of the Ancients

Crystals used for healing go back many hundreds of years. Use of crystals in Chinese history can be traced back for over 5000 years.The Chinese used crystal therapy in acupuncture.

5000 year old Vedas Hindu texts site the use of crystals and prescribes different crystals for different illnesses. The text also describes the healing properties and traits of different crystals. The use of crystals is also noted in Buddhists. The Medicine Buddha sits on Lapis Lazuli during medicinal meditations.

The Egyptians used crystals for protection and healing. The text, Ebers Papyrus from 1500 B.C., documents medicinal use of crystals. Amulets were worn to protect health and amulet depicting the girdle of Isis was worn to reduce blood flow from a miscarriage. Crystals adorned the headdress of the pharaohs and often crystals turn up at ancient Egyptian burial sites. Cleopatra wore an amethyst ring and it was thought that amethyst would secure faithfulness of husbands.

The Incas were fond of emeralds. ancient Sumerians carried Lapis Lazuli into battle as a representation of carrying god with them. The Muslim prophet, Muhammad wore a carnelian ring. According to Muslim tradition, a carnelian ring allows Allah to grant you all your desires. Native American tribes used crystals to diagnose illness and so did tribes of Australia. Taoists monks consider quartz globes to be holy objects that have awesome power while Taoists call quartz the "gem of enlightenment."

The bible gives reference to crystals hundreds of times. The breastplate of Aaron was decorated with 12 stones which correlated to the Zodiac. High priests were required to wear these ornamental and protective breastplates. in the Old Testament, God gave Moses specific instructions regarding the twelve stone or crystals that were to be placed on the breastplate. In the New Testament, the city of Jerusalem was built on a a foundation of crystals. Jasper was the first foundation, then sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, sardius, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprasus was the tenth, jacinth and finally amethyst as the twelfth.

St. Hildegard wrote a two medicinal texts describing the benefits and powers of crystals in 1150. She described how stones have vibrational energies and these energies can be used to help the weak and ill. St. Hildegard was a well respected physician, poet and musician of her time.

Chakra Crystal Channeling

How Crystals Are Used

Crystals are used based on their color, attributes and the vibrational energies that they conduct. The human body is known to be made up of a network of vibrational energies and working with crystals can realign and harmonize these energies. Thanks to modern scientific evidence, we now know that quartz crystal is one of the most powerful stones to work with since its composition is formed in a precise mathematical order. It has a structural perfection.

When quartz is cut correctly, the human mind can co-mingle with this structural perfection. The quartz then can amplify a mind's powers. Practitioners who work with crystal healing must study for two to four years to learn the intricacies of this practice and to understand channeling through stones. A properly cut quartz crystal when in tune with a learned healing practitioner's mind becomes a very powerful tool. The amplification of the mind's powers can be as great as a thousand times. The cut said to be best for any crystal or stone used for chakra channeling and meditation is the double terminated stone.This is a stone that is cut with two points on one end.

Crystal work has been shown to help ease debilitating body ailments. Harmonizing energies with crystals may benefit aches, pains, common illnesses as well as many debilitating ones. gem therapy has provided relief for thousands of people around the world.

Crystals as tools are used to channel energy to specific chakras in the body. The seven chakras each have their own correlation to specific parts of the body. Certain colors are assigned to each chakra and it is recommended to uses stones similar in color to the chakras when channeling is done. Chakras can be worked individually or all together as a unit.

The Seven Chakras and The Stones That Balance Them

Stones and Crystals
First Chakra - Root - Base of Spine
black, brown, deep red
carnelian, bloodstone, hematite, garnet, obsidian, red jasper, red tiger eye and onyx
Second Chakra - Sacral - Sexual Organs - Pelvis
red and orange
ruby, red coral, clear crystal, carnelin, citrine, fire opal, moonstone, garnet, gold tiger eye, orange calcite,golden topaz, and rutilated quartz
Third Chakra- Navel - Solar Plexis
gold and yellow
topaz, amber, yellow citrine, yellow flourite,yellow calcite, golden tiger eye, peridot, malachite, smoky quartz, apatite, rose quartz and sunstone
Fourth Chakra- Heart
green and pink
watermelon, green jade, rose quartz, green calcite, malachite, pink tourmaline, pink jade, clear crystal,rhodochrosite, amazonite, esmerald and suglilite
Fifth Chakra- Throat - Thyroid
blue-green and light blue
topaz, blue tiger eye, clear crystal, sodalite, celestite, aquamarine, blue lace agate, lapis lazuli, lolite and aqua aura
Sixth Chakra - Third Eye
indigo and deep purple
sapphire, lapis lazuli, blue tiger eye, dark blue tourmailine, clear crystal, sodalite, indicolite, amethyst, sugilite,flourite, azurite and purple apatite
Seventh Chakra- Crown
light purple, deep purple, white and clear
amethyst, jade, pearl, violet tourmaline, clear quartz, sugilite, flourite, lepidolite, moonstone, celenite, diamond, zircon, and gold calcite

What We Have Learned - Modern Practice

The modern practice of crystal channeling has not changed much since ancient times. The differences come down to current modern research and comparative analysis of data collected over thousands of years. What the ancient Egyptians believed and practiced may be of no use to us when we combine our modern knowledge with doctrines of the past.

In fact, Egyptians had no use for the brain. It was an organ that was often discarded after the mummification process. Today biomineralization has been studied in the human brain. The pineal gland contains microcrystals that resonate at the same frequency as the Earth's magnetic field. This magnetic crystal is known as magnetite. This crystal is thought to help us navigate the Earth by resonating with the magnetic fields. Studies of whales and bees confirm a similar aptitude. Quartz resonates at a similar frequency.

Ancient peoples did not have the scientific research to determine the exact frequencies of crystals. By using what we learn from science, we can combine the results with the practice of crystal therapy to fine tune the practice and generate results based on the frequency of an individual. It is amazing what we have learned in such a short period of time. Here is to hoping that modern science will find more ways to coexists with the ancient arts.


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