Metaphysical Gems and Crystal Healing
Metaphysical philosophy arose in India some thousands of years ago in Ayurveda and has now been further elaborated in the West in the form of Crystal Healing.
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Jyotish is the use of gems and crystals for healing and meditative purposes. This is the astrological outgrowth of Ayurveda.
Vedanga Jyotisha is one of the earliest texts about astronomy within the Vedas.
At Crystal World we have Australia’s largest stock of untreated natural metaphysical crystals and stones, many of which we mine ourselves. All of our Crystals are unheated and untreated.
Some authors propose that crystals have powerful metaphysical energies associated with healing:
Crystals, gems and stones, have a long documented history of use in healing work in practically every culture and religious tradition since the dawn of time. In our contemporary era, crystals are regularly employed because of their inherent ability to deeply enhance the table work experience for both the practitioner and client. For those wishing to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the properties, characteristics, functions, and application of crystals, there are thankfully, many wonderful books that are readily available and which explain the many kinds of crystals one can obtain for use. Jonathan Goldman, a noted Sound Healer, nevertheless acknowledges the importance of crystals in his book, Shifting Frequencies, documenting the use of crystals in healing work throughout various historical periods:
Quartz crystals are considered sacred powerful tools in many different traditions and have been recognized as such for a very long time. They have been utilized for their extraordinary abilities by magicians, shamans, and lightworkers since recorded history and before as tools for healing higher consciousness and frequency-shifting. Quartz crystals have been found as artifacts among the most ancient of archaeological digs, and their use in Atlantis has been described by many writers.
Quartz crystals have many amazing qualities—perhaps most extraordinary is their ability to transduce energy. Quartz crystals can take one form of energy and cause it to change form, moving up the energy spiral. Sound, for example, can become electricity.
Native Americans also have many stories regarding crystals, here is one of many from the Cherokee tradtion:
“Legend of Crystals…Cherokee
Bear MedicineWalker, LoreKeeper
In times long past, We lived in harmony with Nature.We spoke the same language as the four-leggeds and the plant people.We hunted for food only to satisfy our hunger and needs,always offering prayer of thanks for what was had been from Nature. As time went on, we lost this innocence, harmony and balance.We became greedy and took more then we needed.Forgetting prayers of gratitude.We began killing animals, and each other, for sport and pleasure.
The Bear Tribe, Chief among the animals, called a meetingof all the animals. They decided that something had to be done.The bears suggested that they shoot back when humans shot at them,but the bow and arrow required too great a sacrifice,for one bear would have to give up his life so that his sinew could be used for the bowstring.The bear’s claws were too long for shooting a bow anyway,and would become entangled on the string.
The deer tribe offered another method of dealing with the problem,.one of their members said,” “We will bring disease into the world.each of us will be responsible for a different illness.When humans live out of balance with nature, when they forget to give thanks for their food, they will get sick.”and in fact the deer did involve rheumatism and arthritis;each animal then decided to invoke a different disease.
The Plant Tribe was more sympathetic and felt that this was too harsh a punishment, so they volunteered their help.They said that for every disease a human gets, one of them would be present to cure it. That way, if people used their intelligence they would be able to cure their ailments and regain their balance.
All of nature agreed to this strategy, One plant in particular spoke out.This was Tobacco, the chief of the plants. He said,“I will be the sacred herb. I will not cure any specific disease,but I will help people return to the sacred way of life,provided I am smoked or offered with prayers and ceremony.But if I am misused, if I am merely smoked for pleasure,I will cause cancer, the worst disease of all.”
The close friends of the Plant Tribe, the Rock Tribe and the Mineral Tribe, agreed to help.Each mineral would have a spiritual power,a subtle vibration that could be used to regain perfect health.The Ruby, worn as an amulet, would heal the heart;the emerald would heal the liver and eyes, and so on.The chief of the mineral tribe, Quartz Crystal, was clear,like the light of creation itself. Quartz put his arms around his brother Tobacco and said, “I will be the sacred mineral.I will heal the mind. I will help human beings see the origin of disease.I will help to bring wisdom and clarity in dreams.And I will record their spiritual history, including our meeting today,so that in the future, if humans gaze into me, they may see theirorigin and the way of harmony.” And so it is today.
This is a Cherokee legend, Speaking of an ancient time of peace, a mythical homeland known to every culture on Earth. We call it the “Old Way.””
From Spirit Lodge