by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
Quartz crystal is one of the most powerful gemstones on the planet and is ideal for healing, chakra clearing, enhancing psychic abilities, emotional clearing, meditation, astral projection, lucid dreaming, dream enhancement and opening the 3rd eye.
The double terminated quartz crystal is even more powerful because it has the ability to transmit or to draw energy from both ends. While double terminated quartz crystals have amazing metaphysical abilities, you could basically use any quartz crystal with the following information.
Quartz crystals can be found all over the planet. There are three main areas in the world where they are mined: Brazil, Madagascar, and Mt. Ida in Arkansas. If Edgar Cayce was correct in presuming that Atlantis is located near Bimini and if we assume that the Atlanteans used quartz crystal technologies, then one could surmise that these crystals were most likely found in Arkansas, although it is feasible that they could have brought them from another planet as well.
Some crystals contain inclusions, such as streaks, water bubbles, lines, metallic flakes, rainbows and clouds. Many spiritual teachers and healers believe that these types of inclusions actually enhance the crystals metaphysical properties, so please don’t view them as being flawed.
From a metaphysical standpoint, the quartz crystal represents the 5 elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Ether.
“Crystals grow deep in the earth and form much of the earth’s crust, yet crystals, like the element air, allow light to pass through them. Crystals are fiery in that they have piezoelectric properties yet they are watery in their hexagonal molecular structure which resembles snowflakes, and in their ice-like appearance. Crystals are quintessential expressions of the element of Ether or Spirit, which is synonymous with Universal Life Force Energy, the fundamental energy that sustains all forms of energy in the known universe.”
Every quartz crystal is unique from one another. Just like shopping for jewelry, it is important to find the right crystal that speaks to you or catches your attention.
After buying or finding your quartz crystals, be sure to cleanse them when you bring them home. Crystals will retain both positive and negative energies from their environment. Even if you are purchasing them in a metaphysical store, you do not know how many times your crystal has been handled and what energies they have absorbed.
You will also want to charge your crystals upon receiving them.
Finally, you want to be sure your quartz crystal is attuned to your unique vibration. Basically, you want to develop a relationship with your crystal. You can do so by holding your crystal in your receptive hand (if you’re right handed, then your left hand is your receptive hand and vice versa) and accepting the energies that your crystal has to offer you. Then, place your intentions into the crystal.
The following video gives an excellent tutorial on crystal attunement.
You may also want to ask for help with your crystal attunement from your spirit guides and guardian angels. Upon attuning your crystal, be sure to thank Gaia/Mother Earth for your crystal.
Once you have completed this process, you can use your crystal to energize other crystals.
Crystal researcher Marcel Vogel, a senior scientist with IBM for 27 years once stated, “The crystal is a neutral object whose inner structure exhibits a state of perfection and balance. When it’s cut to the proper form and when the human mind enters into relationship with its structural perfection, the crystal emits a vibration which extends and amplifies the powers of the human mind. Like a laser, it radiates energy in a coherent, highly concentrated form, and this energy may be transmitted into objects or people at will.”
If you are using a quartz crystal for healing, you will be directing its energies from the hand in which you are holding it onto the recipient’s body and aura. If you are using a double terminate quartz crystal, you may use either end to direct these energies. Your crystal will activate and amplify its life force energies and will transmit these energies to whomever you are using them on.
According to Dr. Richard Gerber, “With a properly cut crystal, however, a healer can, like a surgeon cutting away a tumor, release negative patterns in the energy body, allowing the physical body to return to a state of wholeness.”
“An interesting revelation which can be made on the basis of this material is the fact that human beings are, to some extent, living crystals. Certain aspects of the human energy system have the same transformational properties as natural quartz crystals.
“When one uses natural quartz crystals to heal the body, energy transference occurs partly because of a resonance effect between the quartz crystal and those cellular crystal systems with quartz-like properties.”
You can use your quartz crystal to cleanse, open, activate, and align all seven chakras, and while many people will use a specific gemstone for each chakra, you can use your quartz crystal to do the same. Quartz crystal is commonly associated with the crown chakra, so even if you decide to use various gemstones for each chakra, you may still be using your quartz crystal on your crown chakra.
You may also want to try placing a double terminated quartz crystal in between any 2 given chakras to help clear any imbalances. When doing this, be sure to have the points pointing from one chakra to the other.
Enhancing Psychic Abilities
It is not a coincidence that the stereotypical fortune teller is looking into a crystal ball. Quartz crystal helps to unlock the ability to communicate with spirits who reside in various dimensions of consciousness.
Because quartz crystals amplify intentions and energies, it is the ideal gemstone to enhance your psychic abilities and clairvoyance.
Crystals transmit and send psychic information to those who are in tune with their crystals. This is why it’s so important to cleanse your crystals after purchasing them because you never know what kind of psychic energy any given crystal may be carrying. It’s important to remember that every person’s psychic energy, who has touched the crystal that you are about to buy, has transmitted their own, personal energies onto your crystal.
Energize your water by placing a quartz crystal in a glass or pitcher of water. Both the crystal and the water will help you to set intentions while the crystal will energize your water. Be sure to remove the crystal before drinking!
The following is an excerpt from a beautifully written, free online book called ‘Where the Fairies, Angels and Goddesses hide – A book of magical guidance‘ by Hannah WaveKarma Hardy:
I have recently discovered a wonderful natural high using crystals- a crystal cocktail!
Put one or a combination of choice in a glass, fill will natural pure water, cover and leave overnight.
Little bubbles form on the crystals to indicate the water is energised. These cocktails are amazing and really affect your energy field positively- with no hangover!
When you receive your crystal, meditate with it.
Ask it to be cleansed and to resonate at the highest frequency for you.
From the article, Crystal Healing
Protection From Psychic Attacks
If you carry a quartz crystal with you, then you may find it easier to fend off psychic attacks and negative energies from psychic and emotional vampires while maintaining your own energy field.
By simply holding on to your quartz crystal, you will receive emotional healing, although for best results, place a quartz crystal in each hand.
By holding a quartz crystal in your hand during any given meditation, you may find that you are brought to a new depth of meditation. You may also receive insight from your spirit guides and guardian angels as the energies of your crystal help to enhance your ability to communicate to these entities.
You may want to try wrapping some copper wire around a double terminated quartz crystal to make a headband to wear during a 3rd eye meditation, where you will be focusing the energies and your intentions through the crystal onto your 3rd eye.
Astral Projection, Lucid Dreaming and Dream Enhancement
By placing a quartz crystal under your pillow, you may find that your able to astral travel with greater ease. You may also have an easier time when lucid dreaming. Additionally, your dreams will be enhanced.