I was reading and about to answer an old 5 year forum thread that really never got the answer he was seeking, which was do crystals really work and if so some real life example of why you think so.
Many people tried to give some life experiences as to how crystals healed their grandmother or how it helped them in some way. I hope to explain a little further why crystals work based on the little science we do know of. I hope this helps anyone who has been skeptical to try something they don't fully understand.
How do crystals work?
Belief goes a long way when talking about things we can't see physically with our eyes. We have more control over our emotions, body, and general well being then we can accurately explain.
The explanation that you are looking for can be found in watches. Crystals are in watches to help keep accurate time. The gears are regulated by a tiny crystal of quartz instead of a swinging pendulum or a moving balance wheel which do to heat and cold or slight gravity change can get off time.Inside a quartz clock or watch, the battery sends electricity to the quartz crystal through an electronic circuit. The quartz crystal oscillates (vibrates back and forth) at a precise frequency: exactly 32768 times each second. The circuit counts the number of vibrations and uses them to generate regular electric pulses, one per second.
The reason all of that is important is that all crystals keep a precise frequency and when held close to our bodies we begin to mimic that frequency. Normally our frequency changes frequently. In simpler terms crystals help us focus. Depending on which crystal or combination of crystals we can achieve a certain vibration that we have learned helps us change our moods or heal in some way. There may be a scientist proving this somewhere right now and maybe we will have an exact way to measure or have a crystal recipe book for healing based on measuring frequency in our bodies. For now, though I hope this helps.
"The reason all of that is important is that all crystals keep a precise frequency and when held close to our bodies we begin to mimic that frequency. Normally our frequency changes frequently."
what frequency? who has done test that show our bodies"mimic" the frequency of a crystal? Why dont the crystal's frequencies change, instead of the human?
Proof for your claims?
How did that answer any of my specific questions?
By using eye balls and basic intelligence it is possible for any person to read and absorb information.
As to why certain people refuse to read and study is another discussion.
Good morning, thank you for your answer to the question. This is the best answer I have read to date about how crystals work. I use them with Reiki and meditation. My plants and animals benefit, so I know it is not the placebo effect.
Thank you again.
Have you repeatedly started and stopped the use of crystals, substituting fake plastic ones, and measured the effect on plants and animals? While maintaining the same environmental factors such as water, light (amount and wavelength), food, temperature, your own mood/activity and time of month and year? Being careful to record all measurements and comparing them to the periods with crystals? Have you found that the differences are statistically significant?
If not, how do you know it is the crystals affecting them?
Because I see results when using them. When I do healing and clearing work, my mood is a meditative state. My plants and animals do not know what humans know.
But are you assuming it is crystals when it is something else? That's the purpose of the testing - to eliminate other possible causes. Including your mood, which most certainly affects animals.
I know it works, that is all that matters to me. And mood is definite that is why I said I get to a meditative calm place before I do any energy/healing work. Thank you for your interchange.
And thank you as well - always interested in hearing a different viewpoint.
You use crystals every day in technology.
Does it affect your mood? Yes you like it. Keeps you active and allows communication.
No argument. Do you think that is the use the OP spoke of? I don't recall any mention of power input, electric circuitry or any other form of force/energy used in his description - just the presence of a crystal changes the human body.
Consciousness is energy. People's nerves run on electrical energy. Entanglement between atoms occurs etc. Sympathetic resonance doesn't just stop because we don't like it to be associated with anything spiritual or otherworldly.
The processes are the same.
Think laterally and it becomes very clear.
Read Tesla's ideas and he said the exact same thing about prayer being an actual resonance with the mind of God. Quite spiritual.
The question is "do crystals work"? The answer is a thundering yes.
"Sympathetic resonance doesn't just stop because we don't like it to be associated with anything spiritual or otherworldly. "
Neither does it happen because we like the idea of spiritual or otherworldly things. Thus the tests I mentioned to see if it is there or just a concept we wish were there.
Yes, crystals work...the way you mention. Not, to the best of our knowledge, the way the OP mentions. Wishing and/or believing does not make truth.
Sympathetic resonance is "on" all the time. There is no wishing involved at all.
Read some of Tesla's thoughts about it.
So it is (although I do think you're confusing "vibration" with "resonance" some of the time). Still does not show that crystal vibrations, when they exist, cause a resonant vibration in the human body as is being claimed.
This conversation seems to be bringing attention to a much-needed discussion.
I found this at http://ofthewolves.com/crystal-healing- … to-series/
I felt this person had some good points on why humans are naturally empathic feel something when they interact with crystals and other people in general.
"It is an indisputable fact that quartz crystal has properties such as piezoelectricity, through which its six sides alternate a positive and negative charge under certain conditions. And we know that quartz can store huge amounts of data and that crystals are used in everything from watches to computer chips to cars. Thanks to quantum physics, science now accepts what metaphysicians have been saying all along, which is that everything is energy, that energy can be transmuted and changed, and that everything vibrates. It is also understood that minerals do not need to be specifically ingested to be effective, and that healing is even possible across time and space.
Yet even beyond the science-y stuff, I believe there is a simpler answer to why crystals work. That is the fact that all human beings are empathic to a certain degree. That means we pick things up energetically: from other people, from our environment, from the situations and interactions we have every day. You know how it feels when you’re around someone negative, and they bring you down. Now, imagine the reverse. Imagine you’re around something positive, something light and beautiful, something non-judgmental, non-harmful. Doesn’t it make sense that it too would be able to “rub-off” on you and help you to feel better? We bond and acclimate with the energies around us, so if those energies are high, clear, beautiful and positive, we are naturally going to feel good."
"Thanks to quantum physics, science now accepts what metaphysicians have been saying all along, which is that everything is energy, that energy can be transmuted and changed..."
Sept. 27, 1905 - over a century ago - Albert Einstein published a paper saying E=MC^2. On that date science said that everything is energy, that energy can be transmuted and changed.
"It is also understood that minerals do not need to be specifically ingested to be effective, and that healing is even possible across time and space."
It is "understood"...by those that use faith rather than testing and facts to "understand" the world around us. That's been my whole point - there has yet to be any proof that crystals affect the human body the way you claim they do. Only faith and belief.
"That means we pick things up energetically..."
I'm sorry, but empathy comes from experience and understand of what others are feeling, not from picking things up "energetically", whatever that means.
" Doesn’t it make sense that it <beauty, feeling good> too would be able to “rub-off” on you and help you to feel better?"
It absolutely does. But that does NOT mean it can kill bacteria, heal damaged flesh, or be anything but a "tool" our brain uses to increase endorphins or other chemicals. Our mood is absolutely dependent on how we see the world, but that again does not indicate that possible vibrations of crystals induce a sympathetic, vibratory, resonance in our flesh. What that means is that you can train your brain to create moods from almost anything - a crystal, a painting, a sunset, a child on your lap or even just a desire for peace and goodwill in the moment. None of those things are producing a physical affect; the "action" is all inside you, in response to your own desires, history, experience, etc. They are a focal point for your attention, nothing more.
I understand that some things you won't be able to comprehend or understand from my viewpoint.
Your comment on empathy, "I'm sorry, but empathy comes from experience and understand of what others are feeling, not from picking things up "energetically", whatever that means.", does not explain how I know things about others current situations and sometimes their past. I can pick up on emotions that they are feeling that they aren't currently expressing in conversation. I've been doing this since I was a small child so nothing about being trained or learned over time will explain for me the experiences I've had all throughout my life. I have come to understand in my adult years that not everyone is capable of experiencing what I do. In my early years, I sought out to prove that everyone can if they are willing and to some degree, I do believe it is possible to become more sensitive. I don't know exactly why I was more sensitive from a young age but I do have some thoughts about traumatic experiences I'm told happened when I was younger. An early development of higher awareness due to a traumatic experience could possibly explain it but I'm still not certain of it.
I'm sorry - I don't have any idea where this is coming from or what it has to do with crystals. That comment was not intended to explain your excellent reading of body language, for instance - it was intended to indicate that empathy comes from experience and feelings, not from some kind of supernatural force that you receive. Keep in mind that whether you know something most people don't pick up on does NOT mean you empathize with it.
I doubt, for instance, that you can empathize with a young girl going through puberty or having her first menses. You may pick up that she's frightened, she's uncertain, she's perhaps embarrassed, etc. - things others won't notice - but you cannot possibly truly empathize with her feelings.
What you’re talking about is being empathic, which is very different than general empathy. As an empath myself, I have no idea what it would have to do with crystals or anything spiritual as I don’t dabble in either. There are plenty of theories as to why some people are more sensitive the energy/mood of others, I would put my money on it having something to do with mirror neurons.
I've never heard of mirror neurons. I'll have to look that one up.
I suddenly think of how crystals "grow" by adding atoms mirroring the crystalline structure replicating itself over and over until its a much larger crystal.
I may have used the wrong word when I said atoms but you get my point.
Dictionary definition of empath:
"a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual" This I will continue to deny...until it can be shown and proven that the ability stems from paranormal forces/energies rather than natural occurring events.
On the other hand, Wikipedia says empathy is "the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other person's frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's position." If an empath has that ability then I can certainly agree with it; we ALL have limited empathy.
Well I know this is going to sound ridiculous but I disagree with the dictionary definition.
I’ve always understood “empath” to simply mean the heightened sensitivity to other people’s mood/energy. I don’t think this is at all paranormal but otherwise I identify very strongly with it. As I said I think it’s rooted in mirror neurons, which is definitely not paranormal, and firmly rooted in neuroscience.
I agree that no one is likely able to perceive emotions on an other-worldly level, but I do think some people take on other people’s emotions on a higher level than most. I’d say that along with mirror neurons it possibly has something to do with being more sensitive to other people’s non-verbal cues... also something I believe to be scientific and not paranormal.
Doesn't sound ridiculous to me - I agree with you. Although I will say that when a science fiction story uses it it does seem to be paranormal in nature.
I haven't heard of mirror neurons, but fully agree that some people are vastly better than others at reading "body language" and such, as well as understanding feelings of others. As far as I'm concerned real life "empaths" simply pick up clues the rest of us don't see or recognize, put them together and gain a much better idea of what others are feeling.
You are still confused about resonance and sympathetic vibrations. They are the same natural phenomena.
We don't get to "switch off" universal principles. We didn't "invent" resonance/vibrations.
Inside of all of us we have atoms and a fraction of all the universal principles. We are not separate in any way from any universal principle.
You can't limit this discussion to what you personally believe are the limits of the topic. The topic is crystals. It's a discussion. Basic stuff for any definition.
Certain personal motives may cause a person to not want certain truths discussed as it disagrees with their mind set.
Are our bodies made of atoms? Yes. Do they vibrate? Yes. Is atomic resonance/vibration occurring? Yes.
You misread - I did not say "sympathetic vibrations", but only "vibrations". Sound waves are a vibration and so is light (most of the time). Ocean waves are vibrations and so is the shaking feeling when driving over a rutted road. But none are sympathetic vibrations.
"Are our bodies made of atoms? Yes. Do they vibrate? Yes.
No argument. But when you try to tell me that you "know" the vibration of a carbon or hydrogen atom in my body is a sympathetic response - a resonance at the same frequency - with the vibrations of the atoms or molecules in a crystal being held I have to question that. And when it is claimed that that unproven resonance causes bacteria to die or bones to knit I really question it.
Dentists are now using sympathetic vibrations to remove plaque from teeth. Plaque contains bacteria etc.
Sound waves can help diagnose broken bones which aids in proper treatment.
Just one of many examples.
By not limiting the discussion to a one dimensional approach we can see applications.
Read up about Nikola Tesla and save us all a lot of time.
Entanglement has been proven, and not just on a sub atomic level or molecular etc.
People need to read the research and not rely on being spoon fed info in discussions.
Small diamonds have been proven capable of being entangled.
Crystals both collect and expel known and unknown particles and waves. There is nothing to stop such vibrations and particles from entering the human body as we are made up mostly of empty space. Some might say this empty space resides mainly between a person's two ears. Lol.
Oz, you keep saying things like this: "Crystals both collect and expel known and unknown particles and waves." while knowing you cannot support the statement that crystals collect unknown particles or waves.
When you're ready to talk tests and experiments, documented with peer reviews and re-tests, let me know. Until then you might as well forget it because you can't support the things you claim and I'm not interested in accepting as factual whatever your personal beliefs are. Even insinuations like "Dentists use sound waves (calling it "sympathetic vibrations" doesn't help) to remove plaque and therefore crystals will cause the human body to resonate" isn't worth the time to read.
Your quote is inaccurate. Don't misrepresent as it's unethical and may breach rules.
"Crystals both collect and expel known and unknown particles and waves. " (your post)
"Crystals both collect and expel known and unknown particles and waves." (mine)
It's difficult to misquote when copy/pasting, but it might have happened. Can you point to the difference between your statement and my quote of it?
Here's some more basic physics homework for you.
https://www.accessscience.com/content/m … ion/412200
I didn't see anything there about crystal vibrations inducing a resonating vibration in the human body. Was it supposed to?
If read in conjunction with the previous link about crystals it should be apparent that everything has molecular (and other) vibrations. Resonance and vibrations are often interchangeable terms.
Crystals are of paramount importance in this phenomena. You agree with that except of course if it has anything to do with the spiritual. That's just an emotive blockage. When someone agrees and disagrees with the same concept it doesn't say much about the ethics of such people.
It is clear you haven't read and studied the links.
May I share that on my facebook group. I would really like others to read those words. I will cite your remarks.
*shrug* Claims are always so much better when accompanied with documented proof and peer reviewed and repeated testing, don't you think?
I prefer to be on the leading edge of thought and life in general. By the time there is a cure for what kills us in this country most of us will be dead, meanwhile eastern cultures have been practicing these techniques for millennia and statistics show they live longer. Science and statistics don't always agree with my personal opinion.
And we all have opinions. Whether those opinions are based on tests, experiments and facts or faith based desires is up to each individual. Should you wish to believe that eastern cultures, with a different diet, culture, environment and even genetics live longer because of a belief that a stone changes their "vibrations" into something that will heal them that is strictly up to you. You can even call it "leading edge of thought" if it pleases you to do so, although the fact that it has been accepted for thousands of years would seem to deny it.
But for me I ask for facts. Observable, repeatable results showing claims are true. I very seldom get them, but I do ask and do listen.
Without actual crystals almost none of our modern tech could operate.
It's all about the established scientific principle of sympathetic resonance.
Tesla was way ahead in this field and now it is everywhere.
So do crystals "work"? Yes they do multi billions of times a day.
To exclude sympathetic resonance as linking both scientific and spiritual functions is wrong.
Likewise the "newly discovered" principle of entanglement .
Helpful and pertinent links according to all standard hp rules
I checked out your hub on sympathetic resonance, actually titled The Truth About Gravity. It was very good. Very related to this topic. I suggest reading it to anyone interested in this topic.
Many atheistic types don't realise that the most advanced scientific theories such as string theory are actually more akin to philosophies than actual maths proofs. This means that such philosophies are "ideas" the universe has come up with. Similar to our human laws and principles. Perhaps we can turn a human idea or philosophy into a math algorithm but it still arose in consciousness.
Of course this is all speculative but so apparently is string theory, gravity and sympathetic resonance!
Once again I can't do your homework for you.
http://www.magnumopusdental.com/blog/po … tools.html
I can't read this for you but maybe you can read it for yourself.
Please read up even wiki on Tesla.
Here is some more basic reading about crystals
Here's a great educational link to info re the electromagnetic spectrum
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro … c_spectrum
There, you have material to read. I can't read it for you as we all need to do our own reading.
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