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~ Intro to Crystals ~



     Since the earliest times, crystals have been revered as a scared gift from the Goddesses and Gods. They are sacred magical tools, which have been used for psychic powers, healing, spiritual development, protection and divine guidance. Their use is intimately connected with religion, ritual and magic. Both Pagan’s and Non-Pagans believe in the power that the crystal possess. In this article we will look at a small history about crystals, how they are used and why we are drawn to them.

     Seeing people wearing rock crystal or amethyst points hung on chains and earring or set in rings is not uncommon anymore. Usually when some people hear or think of crystals, they think back to the ancient Egyptians or medieval times when in fact crystals have been used long before the ancient Egyptians back in 1352 B.C.E. Archaeologists have discovered that people back in the Upper Paleolithic Period (25,000 – 12,000 B.C.E) were doing this as well. Between the 7,000 and 2,000 B.C.E, cultures in Mesopotamia, ancient Indus civilization, Afghanistan, and the Phoenicians used crystals for jewelry, tools, healing, and protection. And we have continued to use them for jewelry, ritual tools, healing, and protection all the way to our present time. Crystal’s have been a valuable resource that has helped aid us in our search for betterment of our lives on all levels.

     Energy is all around us, and using crystals is a one of the ways to tap into that energy. Crystals transmute and transform, attract and repel energies. As described in the history above, they use-to-use crystals for protection, healing, attract abundance, and create love. Which is how it is still used today by some practitioners, but it has evolved to more then just that. Now and days there is some kind of gadget that you use in day-to-day life that is being aided by a crystal. If you don’t believe me, look around. Do you see a Crystal Quartz watch, Computer, a FM/AM Radio or some type of radio-controlled device? Modern Science has recognized the crystals ability to hold energy, transmit energy and how certain energies will allow a crystal to send and receive signals. This is just a small list of some of the modern way on how we are currently using crystals.

     Crystals will either attract or repel, if a crystal is meant for you, it will find it’s way to you. It will come to into your possession as a gift from someone, or it will catch your eye while you are browsing through a crystal store, or while on a walk. It will attract you to it where you just get the feeling that you have to have it. Sometimes you can idly dip your hand into a tub of stones and one will stick to your fingers. This is one crystal that is meant for you whether you know it or not, but it’s letting you know it. Even if you see a crystal and a person comes to mind, you might feel that it is a beautiful gift or that the person might benefit with this crystal in their life. So follow that instinct and get it for them.

     To sum it all up, we are not only attracted to them, but they are also attracted to us as well and will come to our aid in a time of need. They have aided mankind for thousands of years and continue to aid us in present times.

Posted in www.paganpages.org in August 2006 by Chronos

 

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