Are Crystals living organisims?

There is much written about the healing properties of crystals and gemstones. Some go so far as to say that since crystals grow, they are alive. I feel that whether they are alive in the biological sense or alive in an energy sense, it matters very little. What matters is the scientific fact that crystals emit energy that can be utilized in many beneficial ways.

The name quartz came from the ancient Greeks , krysallos, meaning ice. They thought of crystal as a hardened form of ice.
Quartz is used as a component for most clocks and watches. Quartz vibrates at a specific rate, never faster or slower, thus can be exact for timing your watch or clock . Clear crystals , or rock crystals, are free of color vibrations so it is said that they are open to your programming suggestions. Shelly Kaehr Ph.D says that you can program a quartz to perform any activity that you wish with your concious intent. She says that she keeps some in specific rooms to keep the energetic space clear.

Crystals emit specific vibrations, according to the mineral content, and thus also according to their color. Crystals can be found in a variety of colors. We see color because of its vibration. All is vibration, and scientists have long known this to be true.
Some more popular forms of quartz are the gems we know in these various colors:  pink quartz, amethyst (transparent purple), citrine ( yellow green), jasper (brownish red), prasiolite (mint green) carnelian (translucent reddish orange)

There are many sites that feature crystals and their properties, and I would like to provide a sort of synthesis here. For example Holistic Health Enterprises  puts it this way:
Crystals are part of the earth itself and of nature. They are comprised of quartz and silica, which are also a major component of the human body. Like colour, crystals also emit a vibrational frequency, which matches the electromagnetic field of both the earth and its human occupants.

Sue Wildred of says this about crystals :
“Can they communicate with us?” “Do they have a personality?” “Can they move location?” The answers to these questions will largely have to remain a matter of speculation, however if the question is “are they alive?” or “do they emanate energies?”, then from my point of view I will have to answer in the affirmative.”

She adds that “My view was further supported the other day as I was listening to the radio and tuned into a most fascinating conversation with The Rock Doctor, Dr John Jackson. As he is a geologist of some repute, I was most fascinated with what he had to say.Here was a recognized scientist saying that rocks are living entities, that they have a life force. That this could be supported because “at the molecular level their atoms have a nucleus and an electron, and therefore energy and where there is energy there is life.
With the use of today’s aura cameras it is possible  to photograph this  life-force, so it is becoming more and more difficult for people to disbelieve this sort of information. It must be becoming harder for people to say that rocks are just rock. ”

The crystal prism refracts the sunlight into the seven colours of the rainbow which also correlates to the seven traditional colours of the chakras, which are the main energy vortexes in the body. Rainbows symbolize an arc of energy with the divine.

A perfect illustration of this is a tuning fork that is tuned to a specific note. It will vibrate at that note when struck. A piano string that is tuned to that same note will begin to vibrate along with it, even if in another room, while the other strings will not .
Crystals are like a tuning fork, and when placed in certain energy fields within the body, those fields begin a vibrational response.
In Eastern philosophy and medicine, our bodies have not only a circulatory system, but also a vibrational system. Eastern sciences such as Yoga  and  acupuncture have documented this.
Crystals vibrate at different rates, thus having the ability to effect our entire bodies systems.

Many practitioners that use crystals and gemstones for healing work would agree that the quartz crystal is truly one of the most versatile and useful crystals the earth has to offer.

Lynn Claridge SNHS (Crystal Healing says:

Our feelings go out from us in electromagnetic waves. Whatever frequency goes out will automatically attract its identical frequency, thus causing things to happen — good or bad — by finding their matching vibrations.
“All you need to do is tap into the healing power of crystals and your mind will become brighter, your body will become healthier and you will create a happy and rewarding life for you and others around you”

Many attempts have been made to prove that thoughts are real things, and that different kinds of thoughts create different kinds of vibrations. I think that many people are actually opening up to the idea and considering it seriously, and there are so many aspects of this that effect us all in our daily lives.

Technorati Tags: Crystals, Dr. John Jackson, Gemma Insinna, gemstones, healing properties, healing properties of crystals and gemstones, healing with crystals, Lynn Claridge, quartz crystals, Rock Doctor, Shelly Kaehr, Sue Wildred, vibrational healing

Posted in Crystals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yellow Topaz and gemstone healing properties

When considering the energetic aspects of gemstones, it is more important to first consider the aspects of one’s personality or total “state of being”, and then look at the gemstone properties that most relate.
More than just basing one’s choice on birthday or favorite colors, the idea is to find the gemstone that is most appropriate and that would be of most benefit to the total “vibratory pattern” of the person. They can help strengthen and guide the individual along the right path, by enhancing more than changing things with energetic influences.

Certain stones can influence specific physical or mental conditions.
For example, mentions these stone properties as they relate to :

General protection—beryl, lapis ligurius
Protection from colds—carbon steel
Prevention of personal anger—opal, pearl, amethyst
Influencing the mental choice-bloodstone, sard onyx
Strengthening abilities during exertion—agate, amethyst
Strengthening the body—lapis lazuli, bloodstone, moonstone, pearl, topaz
Gaining self-assurance—lapis lazuli

I’d like to talk about the properties of yellow topaz.
It is the birthstone of November, and it is the yellow color of the Third Chakra, one of the seven energy centers of the body, located at the solar plexus. It is the center of emotions. The planet of influence is Jupiter.

The ancient Greeks believed that it had the power to increase a person’s strength and make its wearer invisible. Topaz was also said to change color in the presence of poisoned food or drink. The gem’s mystical curative powers waxed and waned with the phases of the moon. When the powdered stone was mixed with wine, it was considered a cure for asthma, insomnia, burns and hemorrhages.

Yellow Topaz strengthens faith and optimism. It assists in recognising your own abilities, and can attract helpful people to assist you in your endeavors.
It bestows charisma and confidence with pride in ones own abilities. Yellow Topaz regenerates cellular structures and is beneficial in relieving nervous exhaustion through stress. It can help increase blood circulation, and can influence the function of the liver, gallbladder and the endocrine glands, as well as relieve pain associated with disorders in these areas.

It is highly energizing and warming.  It is used to stimulate the intellect; it aids abstract thinking and creativity by bringing forth ideas from the mental level into concrete form. It is said that one can place a Golden Topaz in the home to protect against break-ins and fire.

Topaz is the hardest silicate mineral found in nature. It is a silicate of aluminum, and contains about 20 percent water and fluorine.
The relative proportions of these impurities are responsible for the color variations of the stones. Crystals with more water are yellow to brown, while those with more fluorine are typically blue or colorless, like aquamarine.

some of the info sited here was also gathered from

Technorati Tags: Crystals, Gemma Insinna, gemstones, healing properties of gemstones, healing properties of yellow topaz, Topaz, yellow topaz

Posted in gemstones | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The relationship of color to gemstones, personality and energetic properties

I would like to take three very basic colors, red, blue, and green, and discuss the various aspects of each. I think it is very interesting and do hope you will find it so too.

The color Red
One perfect example of this color ray is the gemstone Garnet.
It is said to be the stone of devotion, to others, to self, and to one’s aim in life. It can awaken the “inner fire” of creativity and provide regeneration and balance.

Garnet can inspire love and passion, and can attract good luck. It offers protection from toxins, depression, anemia and disorder in one’s life.

The Garnet is the gemstone for the zodiac sign of Capricorn .
As for the color red itself, it represents many things and all are very powerful: passion, enthusiasm, strength, energy, fire, love, sex, excitement, speed, heat, leadership, masculinity, power, danger, fire, blood, war, anger, revolution, radicalism, aggression, and stop.
In esoteric and metaphysical studies, red is the color of the Root Chakra which is associated with adrenals, kidneys, muscles and arterial blood.
It is the first chakra of seven main chakras which are energy centers in the body, and is located at the base of the spine and groin area.
It governs instinct and survival.

When this chakra is blocked we experience: low vitality, depression, anxiety, fear, anger, frustration, lethargy, caution, low self -confidence, unloved, ungrounded, suicidal, weak-willed, sexually inadequate, frustrated, alienated, separate, possessive, needing approval, craving excitement.
More examples of these red gemstones are: ruby, red jasper, bloodstone, rose quartz, coral .

If red is your favorite Color:

“Meaning of Red:
If you wear red, you are energetic and impulsive. You are competitive, ambitious and like to be the center of attention. Red is symbolic of leadership qualities and courage. You are focused on results and success. Take time to also learn to be a good listener and to be sensitive to the feelings of others.”

The color blue:
One fabulous example of this color gemstone is Sapphire.
The color Indigo is representative of this gemstone, and the color itself  is said to offer intuition, deep contemplation, meditation, wisdom, dignity, self-mastery, spiritual realization, insight, inspiration,  solitude, inner communication.

Sapphire can focus healing, loving energy on anyone needing it, without the user’s participation, in this way it seems to possess an innate higher intelligence of its own.
It is said to be the stone of “holy blessings” , and draws protection, and prophetic wisdom to the user. It can Attract and oversee one’s divine destiny or “mission” in life, helping to instill hope, faith and joy during the journey.
Sapphire is the gemstone of the zodiac signs of Virgo, Aquarius, and Libra.

Esoterically speaking, Indigo blue is the color of the Third Eye Chakra, which is the the sixth chakra of the bodies’ energy centers.
It is located on the forehead, between the eyes, and is associated with the pituitary gland, eyes, nose, ears and skeletal system.
It governs intelligence and psychic power.
When this chakra is blocked we experience many difficulties: figurative inner or actual physical blindness, headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, blurred vision, over-sensitivity, fear, withdrawal, becoming undisciplined and easily taken into fantasies or wishful thinking.
Some of the indigo color related gemstones are:  sapphire, azurite and lapis lazuli. There are many gemstones in the blue color ray.
If Blue is your favorite Color:

“Meaning of Dark Blue:
If you wear dark blue, you have deep feelings. You are intelligent and self-reliant. You are willing to take responsibility and make decisions. You may need to surround yourself with peace and affection to avoid depression. You need to play! Dark blue is a serious color often chosen for the military and corporate business.”

The color Green
My favorite gemstone in this color ray is the Emerald.
The pure green of this gemstone can bring security in love. It allows access to the mystery we hold deepest in our hearts, thereby healing and activating our hearts’ desire.
Emerald is the stone of psychic insight, prophecy, and abundance. It assists in the healing of eyesight and speech impediments. Emeralds have a tranquilizing affect on the heart and mind, inspiring calm, clear assurance.

It is associated with the zodiac signs of Taurus and Gemini.
The green color itself is representative of many wonderful things like nature, spring, fertility, youth, environment, wealth, good luck, generosity, go, inexperience, envy, jealousy, illness, greed.
Green is the color of the fourth chakra in the body, called the Heart Chakra which is associated with the heart, thymus gland, lower lung and circulatory system. It governs higher consciousness and love.

When this chakra is blocked we experience: emotional instability, relationship problems, sorrow, loss, apathetic, fearing rejection, placid, lethargic, lazy, slow, taken advantage of, moody, depressed.
There are many gemstones in the green color such as  green tourmaline, malachite, jade, chrysoprase,  peridot, aventurine, moss agate, and green jasper to name just a few.

If green is your favorite color:

“Meaning of Green
If you wear green, you are benevolent and service-oriented. You observe life and prefer to stay on the sidelines. Green symbolizes the desire for peace and harmony. You are sensitive and artistic. You may need to add other colors to your wardrobe to become more involved in life with others.”

some info was gathered  from
color meanings are from quoted from

Technorati Tags: blue, chakras, color meanings and related gemstones, colors, emerald, energetic properties of gemstones and colors, garnet, Gemma Insinna, gemstones, green, red, sapphire

Posted in Color | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Topaz, a rare and beautiful gemstone!

Folklore about gemstones has been revered and honored for centuries in all cultures. Topaz is a gemstone that has lots of interesting historical background. During the Middle Ages topaz was thought to heal both physical and mental disorders and prevent death. Even earlier, the Romans believed it could improve eyesight by soaking the stones in water and using the water as a wash…and the Greeks believed it had power to increase strength and to make its wearer invisible.

Blue Topaz is the hardest of the silicate minerals.  While pure Topaz is colorless, minor changes of elements within the stone result in a variety of other colors, such as blue, pale green, red, yellow and pink.

Blue topaz is a popular variation of the topaz gemstone. It is said to be a very lucky stone for those born in the month of December. It is the gem for zodiac signs Sagittarius and Pisces, and is associated with the planet Jupiter.
The modern birthstone for the month of November is Yellow Topaz, and for December it is Blue Topaz.

The blue hue is created when Topaz is heated, whether the heat source is natural or engineered by man.  The three shades of Blue Topaz are Sky, Swiss and London Blue.  The latter is the deepest blue and is often used as a less expensive substitute for Sapphire.

Blue Topaz is the stone of Sagittarius, and it is said that to dream of topaz predicts protection and movement in your affairs.
This gemstone is very sought after, and also very rare, thus there are also synthetically created versions available as well.
It has many healing properties, and is known to help heal, kindle, rejuvenate and motivate one to take action .
It can promote truthfulness in a relationship and also helps one to forgive more easily.

Blue topaz specifically promotes artistic inspiration, strengthening the thyroid gland and enhancing the metabolism. It is known to commonly be used for weight loss. It can help re-balance the psyche, and can aid in healing eating disorders like anorexia. It aids in digestion, and helps improve blood circulation.

Other metaphysical characteristics of this stone are that it can help to find solutions to problems, stabilize ones emotions, and helps to control desires and passions with better equilibrium.

View jewelry made with blue topaz

Technorati Tags: blue topaz, energetic properties of gemstones, Gemma Insinna, gemstones, healing properties of Blue Topaz, healing properties of gemstones, Topaz

Posted in gemstones | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lapis Lazuli and Agate, two gemstones with lots of history!

Gemstones are not only beautiful, but are also very interesting. Their colors, properties, and legends are diverse and fascinating. Folklore and legends about gemstones has been honored for centuries in all cultures, and to this day many people are interested in the myths and healing properties of gems.
I’d like to talk about some gemstones in particular that are very common .
Agate is a variety of chalcedony formed from layers of quartz which usually show varicolored bands. It usually occurs as rounded nodules or veins.
The lines and the patterns within are very unique and beautiful. Agate is a relatively inexpensive stone except for some varieties with unusual banded or scenic markings. Many varieties of agate can be found all over the world including Africa, Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, and the USA.

The esoteric properties are principally that it can balance emotions, help one to better discern the truth, and to accept circumstances. Agate is a powerful emotional healer.
Legend says that Agate improves memory and concentration, increases stamina and encourages honesty. Agate is said to be particularly beneficial to people born under the sign of Gemini as it helps them to remain calm and focused.

It is believed to prevent insomnia and insure pleasant dreams, to enhance personal courage and protect one against danger. Agate provides a calming influence, improves perception, concentration and helps to develop and increase one’s analytical talents.
It has been highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect against fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms.

No gemstone is more creatively designed by Nature than agate, it is a chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colours and textures.
Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock, and therefor is formed as a rounded nodule with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with trees.

The next gemstone I would like to mention is Lapis Lazuli.
It is technically classified as a rock, but has been valued since ancient times . The Egyptians ground it into fine powder and used it as an eye cosmetic.
This opaque, deep blue gemstone with brilliant reflections has a glorious past. It was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewelry and it has been used for fine inlay designs as well.

Lapis has been used for thousands of years and was found in archeological excavations as figurines in Mesopotamia and Greece.
In the Middle East, it was thought to have magical powers. Countless signet rings, scarabs and figures were wrought from the blue stone which Alexander the Great brought to Europe.
There, the color was referred to as ‘ultramarine’, which means ‘from beyond the sea’. The color is named thus in pigments for artists, and called Ultramarine Blue.
There are letters that Michaelangelo wrote while painting the Sistine ceiling in Rome, to his brother in Florence requesting him to purchase the finest of ultramarine, with instructions that if it is not the best, to not buy it. He was known to be very frugal, and the expense for the color was considered almost a luxury.

Ground up into a powder and stirred up together with binding agents, the gemstone can be used to manufacture radiant blue watercolors, tempera or oil paints. In 1834, it became possible to produce this color synthetically. In  all paintings before then the artists utilized the only ultramarine available, which was that expensive powder made from genuine lapis lazuli .
This Lapis shines out at us from many works of art today, especially those of the Renaissance.

Lapis Lazuli is regarded as the stone of friendship and truth and is said to encourage harmony in relationships.
It can help its wearer to be honest and openly give his or her opinion.
Charms of Light says of Lapis Lazuli:

“Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace.  It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge.  Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality.  Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity.  Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence.  It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.

Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation.  It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression.  Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal chords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.”

I will be talking about more fascinating gemstones in my next post!

Technorati Tags: Agate, Gemma Insinna, gemstones, healing properties of gemstones, lapis lazuli, legends and myths of gemstones, Michaelangelo, properties of Agate, properties of Lapis Lazuli, Ultramarine

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment