Using crystals to promote health and well-being.
An Experience of Crystal Healing
People are sometimes sceptical that crystals can be agents of healing. The following is an account of my partner Steve's first encounter with crystal healing, which was a bit of an eye opener for him. This is an extract from my book Light behind the Angels.
Attuning to Crystals
Attuning to a crystal literally means tuning into its energies. It is a process of getting to know a crystal, which goes beyond and is much more subtle and personal than looking it up in a reference book. Attuning is how you can really get to know your stones.
Chakra Balancing with Crystals
A simple to follow beginner's crystal layout for balancing your chakras, using the colors of your stones as a guide.
It is important that the crystals you use are properly charged first. This allows them to perform at their best. With experience you’ll be able to feel whether or not your crystals need charging.
Choosing crystals is an intuitive process. Here we look at several different methods of selecting the right crystal for yourself or a loved one.
Cleansing Your Crystals
A guide to cleansing crystals ready for use. This article gives you an introduction to the many and varied methods of cleansing available.
Crystal Healing by Simon and Sue Lilly
I was delighted to receive a copy of Crystal Healing by Simon and Sue Lilly in the post. This is their latest book and it is crammed full of practical ways to work with your crystals.
Crystal nets, or crystal grids, are layouts of crystals around a person, which can be simple or complex. They are excellent to use for self-healing as you can place yourself in a net, lie back, relax and let the crystals do the healing.
Crystals - Keri Manning - DVD
Crystals is a introductory DVD by crystal healer Keri Manning. She guides you through some of the basics you need to know to choose, cleanse and begin to use crystals for yourself and friends and family.
Crystals - Transformation, Spirit and Awareness
I’m just back from a two day crystal conference featuring the UK’s leading crystal healers and authors. I feel refreshed and ready to go having experienced and been shown some great new ways to work with my favourite healing tools. Here's a taste of day one!
Crystals Conference - High Vibrational Crystals
Day Two of the Exeter Crystals Conference opened with Hazel Raven’s presentation on high vibrational stones. These are the crystals that have the ability to connect you to higher realms of consciousness.
Crystals Conference - More Great Ideas!
I recently attended a great Crystals Conference in Exeter, UK, featuring some of our best known and most highly respected crystal practitioners & authors. I came away with lots of new ideas and here I’ll be sharing more with you.
Test your knowledge of crystals and their properties with this fun quiz.
Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power by Teresa Kennedy
'Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power' has something new to offer the crystal enthusiast and I think it makes a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf.
How do Crystals Work?
As a crystal therapist I am often asked how crystals ‘work‘. The simple answer is no-one is absolutely sure, but they do! The more complex answer is that crystals may be healing on several levels at once and we have some idea both scientifically and esoterically how this can be.
Intuitive Crystal Work
Crystals are a popular magickal tool for many Pagans. There is much to be learned, and if you listen carefully, the crystals themselves can tell you!
Jewels by Victoria Finlay
In Jewels, A Secret History, we are taken across the world in a search for the history of the most popular gemstones. The stories Victoria Finlay uncovers are often surprising and I found it very interesting to learn how the various gems were mined, valued and traded.
Making a Gem Essence
Making your own crystal essences is cheap, easy, enjoyable and effective. You can take them orally as drops or evaporate them through your aura. Here I show you how to make them step by step.
Making Crystal Malas
A mala is a string of beads used as a traditional Buddhist tool to aid prayer and meditation, in a similar way to a Catholic rosary. Beads have been used as a spiritual focus in many cultures and traditions, stretching back at least as far as the Ancient Egyptians.
Crystals can be given specific jobs to do if you know how to programme them. Whether you need help to sleep, stop smoking, or meditate more deeply, a programmed quartz crystal can support you. Here are some step by step instructions.
Reading Around Crystal Healing
It seems that every time I go to a bookstore there is a new crystal healing book out. Here are some of my tried & tested favourites.
Review of the Crystal Oversoul Attunements
The Crystal Oversoul Attunements comprises a deck of attractive crystal cards and an accompanying guidebook containing visualisations to help you attune to each Crystal Oversoul.
Rock and Gem
A review of ´Rock and Gem´ by R L Bonewitz; a beautiful 'coffee table' book from Dorling Kindersley
Crystals have been used in divination since ancient times. Gazing into a reflective surface, termed scrying, to obtain images is one of the oldest forms of divination. Polished slabs of crystal, dark mirrors of obsidian & crystal balls have a long history of usage.
Stones of Stonehenge
Preseli Bluestone comes from Wales and is the stone that the legendary Stonehenge stone circle is made from. Why did the ancients bother to transport huge stones hundreds of miles when they could have used more local rock?
The Healing Crystal First Aid Manual by Gienger
The Healing Crystal First Aid Manual by Michael Gienger is an easy way for anyone to find out which crystals may help them alleviate a whole variety of common ailments. There are some useful tips and advice about how to use the suggested crystals in treatments too.
Top Ten Crystals
This is a personal top ten- it was hard to choose- but I´d recommend these to anyone wishing to explore the energy of crystals.
Top Ten Crystals for Protection
Here are my top 10 choices of protective stones. There are many more, but these ones are easy to get hold of, relatively inexpensive and have proven their worth time and time again.
Train to be a Healer
As I prepare for my new intake of Crystal Healing Diploma students in Glastonbury UK, I thought you might like some guidance on finding good quality training.
Using Crystal Card Oracles
If you enjoy working with crystals you may like to try a crystal card deck as a change from traditional tarot cards.
Using Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is one of the most loved and well known of crystals. It is often one of the first stones that someone will buy for themselves. If you like rose quartz read on for some ideas on how to use it.
Versatile Quartz Crystal
Most crystal healers would agree that clear quartz crystal is the most versatile of all the stones we work with. Its clarity transmits white light in healing, which contains the whole colour spectrum. If I could only work with one type of crystal this would be my choice.
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Crystal healing is an energy based therapy that uses crystals to bring mind, body and spirit back into balance. Here I explain what you might experience if you visit a crystal therapist.
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