According to the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato, crystals are formed from the stars and planets. The Australian Aboriginals and the Native North Americans consider crystals as the bones of Mother Earth herself.
We know that the crystals we now love and use were created in the womb of mother earth over millions of years by the action of water, wind and volcanic fire. We know that they carry the life force and healing powers from earth and sky.
Their healing properties were first recorded more than 3,500 years ago by the Ancient Egyptians, and by cultures in China and India. Crystals have always been a part of folk wisdom of ordinary men, women and children all over the world. If you were to give any child a bag of crystals, he or she would automaticaly be drawn and choose the correct crystal to relieve a headache or sore throat.
Choosing a Crystal!
You will need two or three round or oval crystals the size of a large coin for healing and for spiritual development. If you already have personal crystals, you can use those, as they will already be endowned with your own personal magick and energies. If you do not have any crystals, a small piece of rough or tumbled amethyst, citrine and clear quartz would make an ideal first purchase.
Adding To Your Collection!
Gradually you can add to your collection, so that you have crystals in all the main colors for healing, divination and ritual. Some people prefer to have a separate set of healing crystals, but others feel , as I do, that by using the same crystals for all their work, the crystals become very powerful and personal. You might also decide on buying a crystal sphere or geode and keep your special crystals and larger pieces in your magical crystal place.
A clear crystal pendulum is a very useful purchase. You can use it to cleanse and charge other crystals, make an instant intuitive decision, trace your inner bodily psychic energy pathways, and unblock stagnant chakras, the psychic energy centres within our body