All quartz crystals have 6 primary properties. They are able to structure, store, amplify, focus, transmit and transform energy, which includes matter, thought, emotion and information.
Metaphysical quartz formations possess additional properties, based on their geometry and other specific features.
Quartz naturally harmonises and energizes our gross and subtle bodies. Kirlian photography has shown that holding a small, double terminated quartz doubled the photographable portion of the aura.
The chakras can be activated, cleansed, balanced and energized, and all psychic abilities can be initiated and strengthened.
Chakra: Crown, 7th. Can be used on all chakras.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Venus
Gemstones: Diamond, clear quartz, clear zircon.
Metal to be used: Silver, gold.
Affected Element: Water
Affected Chakra: 3rd, Vishuddhi
Day for Invocation: Friday
Time for Invocation: Sunrise
Mantra of Invocation: “Om shum shukraya namah”
Repeat 16 times.
Pronunciation: “Owm shoom shookra-ya nama-ha”
Quartz is natural silicone, S102, without which, you would now be gazing sadly at a blank screen!
Quartz, referred to as the "ice of the gods" by many ancients, has always been recognized as having extraordinary physical and metaphysical properties.
Dows are recognized as having 6 faces (as always), with 7-3-7-3-7-3 sides. Those interested in numerology will immediately recognize such a structure as significant.
The most symmetrical and balanced of all the crystals they combine the properties of both channelling and transmitter crystals as well as exhibiting their own. The ultimate crystal for balancing energies and therefore healing the physical, mental and emotional bodies.
In addition they also combine the qualities of 3 and 7 perfectly and harmoniously. In looking at the qualities of these numbers we can receive much insight into understanding the potency of the geometry of crystals.
In music, 7 notes span 3 octaves. 7 chakras. White light is divisible into 7 colours (rainbow). 3 gunas ("modes" in Vedic philosophy).
7 crystal systems - hexagonal, rhombohedral, triclinic, monoclinic, orthorhombic, tetragonal and cubic.
Get a feel for the qualities of 3 and 7 from the following quotes.
"But every tension of opposites culminates in a release, out of which comes the "third". In the third, the tension is resolved and lost unity is restored." Carl Jung.
"The One engenders the Two, the Two engenders the Three and the Three engenders all things."
Tao Te Chi'ing.
"For the true knowledge of music is nothing other than this: to know the order of all separate things and how the Divine Reason has distributed them: for this ordering of all separate things into one, achieved by skilful reason, makes the sweetest and truest harmony with the Divine Song."
"Wisdom hath buildeth her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars." Proverbs 9:1
Occasionally, the triangles of Dows are so tiny that they appear not to be there. However, as quartz must have 6 faces, and 2 of the 3 seven sided faces meet on a crystal where only 5 faces can be counted, it is a mathematical impossibility for it not to be there. Crystal geometry is not fickle.
Elestials are recognized by multi- terminations on the body and/or faces of a layered and/or etched crystal.
An elestial is far more complex, both energetically and geometrically, than a "single" crystal. If a point, a single "ordinary" crystal, is likened to a calculator, an elestial is a very complex computer.
It appears that in their natural environment, they act to direct, focus and integrate the "ordinary" crystals in the "group" they direct. In their interaction with humans, they appear to be able to manifest that information, which at that time, is required in order for a person to take their next step in becoming more conscious. Elestials work to bring that which is needed within the grasp of the conscious mind.
An enchanted crystal. They can help us remember our immortality, bringing heart and intellect together to recognize an all encompassing, intrinsic spiritual unity. The keyword to help understand these fascinating and mysterious crystals is integration, in its many connotations.
"The elestial can be used to stabilize brain wave frequencies and to ameliorate erratic and/or confused thoughts; it can further assist in producing an expanded state of awareness and an encouraging energy to speed one toward the light. It assists one in summoning vitality in order to produce advancement towards the eternal brilliance of the spiritual self."
Enhydro is Greek for "water within". These are crystals that contain pockets of pure water, mysteriously trapped in ages gone by. Water has been found in chalcedony, agate and quartz and is usually perceived by the presence of moving gas bubbles in the water. Very occasionally, there are pockets of water with no bubble but a tiny floating inclusion. It is possible to have water pockets with neither bubbles or inclusions. While these are enhydros, they can be very difficult to identify as such.
As water has always indicated the emotions in terms of the 4 elements (earth-body, water-emotions, air-mind, fire-spirit), these crystals can have a profound effect on our emotional life. Water that cannot move becomes stagnated - as emotions that cannot be expressed stagnate. Enhydros contain water trapped in very limited space, but the water has remained clean and pure for millennia. The signature of these crystals indicates a protection and purification of the emotions.
The combination of water and quartz in this way is an extremely valuable and powerful tool for those with an understanding of the properties of both. The ability of water to instantly hold subtle impressions (see the work of Dr Emoto), and the ability of quartz to structure, store, amplify, focus, transmit and transform those impressions, has extensive possibilities.
"[Enhydros] also contain a life sustaining energy, initiating adaptability in situations which could, otherwise, become stressful...It is a strength to help other minerals perform in the requisite manner. This mineral can help one to put oneself in the shoes of another, and to recognize and understand the true feelings of that person.... The Enhydro assists in metamorphosis and continued change throughout all times, it provide for concentrated determination of both the acceleration and the ease of reformation of self.....In Healing, it is useful to have an Enhydro available; it assists in bringing the body to the state or specified condition that one is attempting to attain."
Solar Plexus Chakra
There was no name for many formations of golden enhydros, because golden enhydros themselves, were previously undocumented crystals. Himalayan golden enhydros are double terminated quartz, which in terms of both form and quality, are comparable to Herkimer "diamonds", the standard for super-bright quartz from Herkimer County, USA.
However these contained something one professional geologist in the oil industry described as "very, very rare". Extremely high grade, golden crude oil!
"The UV fluoroscope is a standard wellsite test for natural crude oil in drill cuttings and cores. The colour of crude oil varies considerably (mostly dark brown), but lighter oil can be various shades of yellow. The fluorescence, however, (bright intense yellow white) is very typical of high gravity (Brent, Azerbaijan, W. Africa) crudes. The fluorescence of the Golden Himalayan Herkimer is very intense with a halo of fluorescence appearing against a dark background." Oil industry geologist
More Himalayan Golden Herkimers
Siva manifestation was coined to describe a particular feature of this Himalayan quartz. The golden colour clearly shows the crystal shape of the rare “negative” formation, a crystal shaped hollow within a crystal (as pictured left). The manifestation crystal is where a small crystal is completely encased in another larger crystal. In the Siva manifestation crystal, this perfect crystal shape contains golden oil and occasionally a moving bubble. The tiny but well defined sides and faces of the double terminated golden hollow can be seen when angled in light. If it were not for the colour and bubble, it would be hard to distinguish from a regular manifestation crystal, which may also occasionally be water enhydros with no bubble.
Siva translates literally from Sanskrit as "auspicious" and is a name of Mahadeva, whose home is also the mystical Himalayas. As Siva manifestation gems are rare and auspicious, it seemed appropriate.
|Faden Quartz |
A white "thread" made of a strand of tiny gaseous or liquid inclusions runs from one side of the crystal to the other. Prized by mystics and those wanting to form subtle or gross connections.
"Fadens provide for a continuous [when in ones energy field] alignment of the physical meridians and the nervous system, and for the alignment of the physical, emotional, mental, etheric, astral, etc., bodies, singularly and with one another.”
"The Faden is a stone that facilitates “mending” on all levels.”
"The Faden is a stone of “seeking”, assisting one in “ferreting-out” information which is either hidden or unknown. It is an excellent stone for future-telling and telepathic activities. It is also quite conducive to the meditative state.”
Fairy crystals are clusters of extremely fine, delicate, bright crystals. Often hundreds on a couple of inches. There is no possibility of getting these any other way than very careful hand-mining. The refinement they possess seems to lift the consciousness just far enough to be able to perceive our very close neighbours. They appear to emit "fairy" energy because their structural refinement resonates with that plane. If placed on the chakras, they cleanse and dissipate unwanted energies.
Gateway crystals are recognized by an opening from the side or face of a crystal to the interior. This is usually deeper than keys. Used to gain access to information and planes from which you are normally excluded. Healing concepts and illusive aspects of ourselves can be unlocked, therefore an extremely useful crystal for helping with intuitive diagnostics.
Recognized by a formation of all six faces joining at the apex. Perfect natural generators are rare.
This crystal is used to generate energy in the gross or any or all of the subtle bodies, depending on the consciousness and intention of the user. A useful crystal in stimulating under-active chakras.
"This crystal is "THE" quartz crystal for energy generation...and for stimulating all portions of the physical, intellectual, emotional and subtle bodies. Natural generators and crystals polished in the configuration of generators have the same properties - they are truly powerful tools for the metaphysician."
Solar Plexus Chakra
More Himalayan Golden Herkimers
The picture shows something we have never seen before. All these crystals contain pockets of a uniformly, golden liquid!
The uniform colour and manifestation in an entire batch, rules out random oxidization. There is obviously something special going on here. This was confirmed when an oil industry geologist contacted Kacha Stones to ask if I knew just how rare these Golden Enhydros were. He had come across some on his travels in Afghanistan, wanted more and, being a scientist, tested some.
More Himalayan Golden Herkimers
"The UV fluoroscope is a standard wellsite test for natural crude oil in drill cuttings and cores. The colour of crude oil varies considerably (mostly dark brown), but lighter oil can be various shades of yellow. The fluorescence however, (bright intense yellow white) is very typical of high gravity (Brent, Azerbaijan, W. Africa) crudes. The fluorescence of the Golden Himalayan Herkimer is very intense with a halo of fluorescence appearing against a dark background." Oil industry geologist
Solar Plexus Chakra
Golden healers are recognised by a complete or partial golden yellow to yellow-brown coating, an iron hydrate. Occasionally this golden mineral permeates the entire crystal. They are energetic and often beautiful.
"This mineral [golden healer] has been used to incite healing on all levels. It is an excellent stone to use in all healing situations and promotes the recognition of methods and techniques which will further recoveries from all disorders."
Recognized as having a main face with eight sides.
These crystals help maintain a pragmatic approach to life, especially relevant for those trying to develop "higher" energies. They ground ones energy so that it is still possible to act effectively on this plane and not be too "spaced out".
Useful for healers and practitioners of all energy treatments.
Some exceptional crystals possess many metaphysical formations. On the right for example is a Rutilated Manifestation Silver Phantom Channelling Rainbow Crystal.
Not only are the properties of each formation present, but also the synergistic effects of their combination.
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Imagine many of the above formations combined in a single crystal. We have most formations in some combination and excellent examples of how certain combinations produce especially energetic crystals for healing and energy work.
All quotes from "Love is in the Earth", used with kind permission.