Crystal was a sacred substance in the mind of ancient man. The word comes from the Greek krystallos - clear ice - and it was believed to be frozen holy water that God had spilled from Heaven. It was thought that as it drifted earth-ward it became frozen into ice in outer space. This […]
According to the Greek philosopher Socrates, we only learn those things that we have forgotten. If we follow his thinking, we must conclude that the discoveries which will change our lives for the better are hidden in our past.
Crystals are known for keeping records. Their basic substance forms the basis for computer memory chips. […]
Strawberry Quartz balances the connections between the physical body and the subtle bodies, and stimulates both the astral body and psychic system intrinsic in all. It provides for travel to the Core of the universe of life and fills one with the energy of true love.
Quartz is the most recognized type of crystal. In fact, many people envision quartz crystals when they think of crystals, even though there are many different types of crystals. Quartz can be icy clear or have inclusions, veils, bubbles, and various colors. Visual clarity normally isn't important to a quartz's energetic quality and ability […]
A stone to bring one to an understanding that what one touches does not just end there, what one tastes does not just fade, what one sees does not just disappear. There is a wisdom behind all, and that wisdom is to be used, that memory goes past the physical self, it is used […]
Lemurian Star Seeds are considered one of the master crystals, reminding us that while we are all individuals, we are also connected to each other, and that we are all equal in spirit. Originally found in Brazil, Metaphysical legend states that there was once an advanced ancient civilization called 'Lemuria' which were similar to […]
Tourmaline’s name comes from the Sinhalese word ‘turmali’, which means ‘mixed’. Bright rainbow collections of gemstone varieties were called ‘turmali’ parcels. Tourmaline, occurring in more colours and combinations of colours than any other gemstone variety, lives up to its name. There is a tourmaline that looks like almost any other gemstone! Many stones in […]
Obsidian is of low significance as a material for gemstones, but the so-called volcanic glasses provide interest for the many uses to which they have been put by aboriginal man and by the enigma of their genesis. Obsidian is formed by the rapid cooling of volcanic lava which, had it been allowed to cool […]
Rose quartz is one of the most pleasantly seductive varieties of quartz. The pink to rose red colour is caused by titanium and iron. Rose quartz is usually too cloudy or pale to be used as a cut gemstone, although a few exceptional pieces are found with enough clarity and colour to make fine […]
The violet and purple varieties of quartz provide the most prized and in many respects the most interesting of the large family of quartz minerals. Amethyst, the name by which this variety of quartz is known, is of ancient derivation. Pliny stated that the gem was so called from the colour being near to, […]
Tektites are still poorly understood. They are irregularly - and at times elaborately - shaped nodules and blobs of a glassy substance. They have no crystal structure and are therefore similar to obsidian, but are not associated with volcanic processes.
Their chemistry is unique and unexplained. The leading theory concerning their origin is the […]
Citrine is a variety of quartz, the colour being in the range from yellow to golden brown to burnt amber. Natural citrine (yellow quartz) is not common and occurs only sparingly in many large quartz deposits. As such it is greatly prized by crystal therapists and healers. Most of the yellow and brownish-yellow quartz, […]