a reply to: GoShredAK
I'm on the fence about the validity of crystals for any healing purposes, though purely in terms of aesthetics, and the 'feel' of certain crystals,
they do have a comforting/ fascination effect.
Reason I say I'm on the fence, instead of dismissing outright any chance of them having any sort of 'power connection' (which is fundamentally what
we're asked to buy into, in terms of the basic reason crystals are metaphysically 'useful'), is that I found a particular agate or somesuch, lime
green, cut into a rough pyramidal shape which fitted neatly in the hand.. I held onto the crystal purely for the sort of 'stress relief' the pleasant
tactile sense of handling it provided, and I began to drift into hypnagogia prior to sleep, which is normal for me as I use strong pain relief &
sedative medications for chronic pain control..
But suddenly, I was 'zapped', quite literally, in a spiritual/ astral sense - I felt a bolt of energy come straight down from somewhere above my
resting form; it entered the crystal & was passed on to my root chakra area as one seamless energetic action, which was very tangible. I have been
sensitive to energies, and to the entities which inhabit the lower realms, as well as messengers & encouraging angels from higher orders of existence,
for a long time. What may interest you is that I'm in no way a supporter of any new age type stuff, because principally I'm Christian, born again
believer approx twelve years ago, since having been on a journey of 'rediscovery of Gnosis' which the Lord intends for me to find.
I'm therefore open to various avenues through which the streams of knowledge flow, but as mentioned I'm not a particular fan of the mushy woo woo
train of the prime streams of NAN (New Age Nonsense) which have established themselves by smashing together various schools of philosophy which were
never intended for transmission in the forms they came to be known in.
So yeah, this crystal zapping situation threw me a bit, because prior to this experience I had thought the ancients valued crystals for the resonant
properties which could be useful in transducing the energies of the cosmos in a technological sense.. This experience showed me that crystals, even
rather mundane crystals, can be used as a means to anchor or otherwise project energetic action through, in the sense that if a person makes a
'connection' with a crystal by valuing it in some way, then magical operation can be used to hijack the crystal, and thereby project the energetic
outworkings of that magical operation into the body/soul complex of the human target. Whether I was targeted specifically because some arcane method
revealed that i had developed even a very minor attachment or connection with this crystal, and thus made myself vulnerable to certain modes of
psychical attack, I cannot say. Another thought was that perhaps this experience was benign, a lesson of sorts, a demonstration of what can go wrong
(or right) under certain conditions through use of or attachment to crystals into which you imbue a sense of personal importance. It may even have
been a natural psychical 'weather' phenomenon, in which the natural energies surrounding my metaphysical higher self at the time, led to an energy
manifestation simply because the attachment to the crystal allowed for it to be used as a 'lightning rod' of organic or otherwise naturally occurring
energies in the other realms.
One way or another, whatever the exact reasons were, i came away from the experience with a healthy respect for the fact that there mmay well be some
fully legitimate occult properties naturally associated with all crystalline forms. Part of me wonders whether this has anything to do with organic
crystalline analogical forms in the human form such as the DNA helix, which I think I've heard of as having some sort of crystalline structure.
From a hermetic point of view, I suppose all crystals are therefore representative, at the base level in their 'source code', of a very real means of
transferring or transmuting energies associated with magickal workings, due to their having properties which are analogical of the fundamental
building blocks of the human form.. I also seem to recall that certain experiments & theories have proposed the suggestion that crystals themselves,
when 'grown' from solution under certain conditions, assume properties & behaviours which are almost entirely commensurate with categorising them as
LIVING ORGANISMS, only a simple shift away from the basic life forms which are known under the microscope of the scientists. They are
self-organising, forming complex structures from simple beginnings, as though following a pre-defined plan, a 'genetic code' for the crystal type
which seems to be pre-evident in the base solution perhaps, or even somehow stored in the most fundamental layers of the physical medium which
constitutes the particle soup we call the universe, underlying this reality as a sort of aether ocean. They selectively use materials in the
environment to grow, and they are able to reproduce themselves without prompting, stuff like that.
Are crystals an 'almost alive' substance, which gives them properties capable of transducing, amplifying, or mitigating the energies which we might
call magickal, or telluric, or chi-derived? I think the answer, is probably a definite YES. I made my mind up about this question while writing out
this post. Funny how writing down all the remembered strands of various theories and clarifying which parts fit where can sometimes (LOL following
pun not intended) 'crystallise' in our understanding as we tie together all the strands in a written exegesis of what theoretical fragments we
Crystals - buyer beware - unless you know what you're doing, you might be opening up a resonant 'receiver' or gatepost scenario, with potentially
damaging effects as a result, depending on whether the crystals have been 'imprinted' with certain psychical qualities by previous owners...
edit on AprilSunday1714CDT11America/Chicago-050046 by FlyInTheOintment because: spelling, clarification