History and mystic lore by Madonna, aka Crystal Oracle and Crystal Castle team member
Many people’s first thought about crystal healing is that it is just a ‘New Age’ phenomenon. However, when you delve further into the modality, it is possible to see that humanity has long admired crystals for their natural beauty and their associated healing and protective qualities.
Throughout the history of the world, many diverse cultures sensed that stones had ‘magical’ powers and considered them to be gifts from the heavens. The Babylonians, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Aztecs, the Tibetans, the Africans and the many peoples across the Americas recognised the healing powers of crystals and gems.
One of the earliest written records concerning the use of crystals for their healing properties comes from an Ancient Egyptian papyrus dated around 1600 BCE. It noted the use of lapis lazuli, malachite and red jasper beads worn around the neck for therapeutic effect.
Our own Australian Aboriginal dreamtime myths speak of a mystical substance — the maban — (believed to be quartz crystal) from which the wise men (called karadjis) obtained their magical powers.
These and many more cultures have valued gems as a key to attain enhanced levels of vitality, wellbeing and spiritual attunement, much as we do today.
Even the legendary civilisations of Avalon, Atlantis and Lemuria (Mu) whisper down the corridors of time about the mystical powers of crystals. It is often said that many souls who were healers in those times have returned to earth now to assist in the evolution of the consciousness of the planet and all her inhabitants.
Today, crystals are recognised by the modern world as energy conductors and they are used in computer chips and high precision equipment.
Crystals generate, store, regulate, transmit and transform energy.