At Kacha Stones we know that crystals are more than just
beautiful objects to exploit at will. The Sanskrit Vedas of India, dating back
over 5000 years, describes different classes of jivas or living
entities. Although some rock is certainly dead matter, others, like crystals,
are said to be in the category of "non-moving” living beings. Trees are also
grouped in this category; though it’s far easier understand they are alive.
Modern science only accepts that life is the product of
chance combinations of chemicals evolving into the world we see around us.
However, sophisticated cultures from all over the world and spanning thousands
of years did not accept this scientific reductionism. Indian yogis, Aztecs,
Mayans, Celts, Aboriginals, Native Americans and many more have all understood
that behind the dead matter we see, is the life force we don’t.
In Japan this life force is called ki,
from which the word Reiki is coined (rei means higher power), Taoists
call it chi, Indian yogis call it prana, mana in Polynesia, ruach in Hebrew and baraka in
Islamic countries. In the West Dr. Wilhelm Reich used orgone and
bioplasma was used (and measured) by Russian researchers.
Certain geometric forms, locations
and substances have been shown to strengthen, store and even direct this
energy. Quartz crystals combine all three. Its geometry embodies the Golden
Proportion, it can be found in location
naturally rich in life force and its composition has remarkable properties,
hence its widespread use in the electronics industry. This makes quartz one of
the most potent tools for all types of energy work. Native Americans called
quartz the "brain cells of Grandmother Earth” and recognised its natural
resonance with the human mind, making it prized by their shaman as it
strengthened their work on the subtle planes.
"The quartz crystal is the
connection between the physical dimension and the dimensions of the mind. It
can be used to communicate with minerals, plants, animals, and intelligent
forces outside the physical dimension. In early times, when all things were
thought to be parts of a greater living consciousness, the quartz crystal was
believed to synchronize the individual and total consciousness.” (Love is in
the Earth, by Melody).
It is this natural resonance with
the mind that allows quartz to be "programmed” to move and amplify life force
in a way that greatly enhances energy healing modalities. Reiki is especially
suitable for combining with crystals in a variety of ways. These include
"gridding” the healing room with quartz, placing them on the body to amplify
the Reiki energy in that area, holding them to focus Reiki more easily and
storing energy in crystals for patients to keep with them after treatments.
We have a wide variety of metaphysical and healing crystals
available, including many chosen specifically to work with energy treatments.
Many Reiki practitioners and Masters have told us that they have found Himalayan and Brandberg Quartz to be especially powerful, we also