Do Crystals Form?
are orderly arrangements of pure substances that form as their
atoms move closer together. Diamonds, for example, are
pure carbon, while quartz is pure silicon dioxide. The
smooth faces of crystals are caused by the regular internal arrangement of
crystals form from lava or magma as the molten rock cools.
The slower the cooling, the larger the crystals grow.
Temperature and pressure are major factors in determining the
rate of cooling.
crystals are deposited from an aqueous solution as water
evaporates, like salt or limestone crystals.
and Programming Your Crystals
you wish, you may cleanse your crystal when you first receive
it, or when you desire to reprogram it, or whenever else you
feel it necessary. To cleanse your crystal, hold it in
your hand, close your eyes, and chant three times out loud,
"Begone, darkness; welcome, light." You may need
to repeat this more than three times, until you can sense that
your crystal has been cleansed.
crystals, especially clear quartz, are also excellent for
cleansing other crystals. Hold the crystal to be cleansed
near the quartz. Judge the exact distance for yourself, by
sensing when the cleansing energy of the quartz has enveloped
your crystal. If you wish, you can quietly chant, "Begone,
darkness; welcome light" three or more times.
your crystal has been cleansed, you can also program it for
specific purposes. Hold the crystal in your hand.
Close your eyes. Visualize the purpose you wish to program
your crystal for. Focus, breathing deeply, until the
visualization is complete and all-encompassing. Then
softly say, "I dedicate this crystal to (whatever you wish
its purpose to be)."
using your crystal, the most important rule is to be guided by
your intuition, and not by what someone else says is right or
wrong. It is your personal crystal, attuned to your unique
strengths, desires, and energy. No one knows your crystal
better than you do.