Introduction to Crystals
How are crystals formed is a good place to start, and all inorganic crystals will be found as members of the mineral kingdom of nature. Organic crystaline structures such as proteins, fats and sugers also behave energeticly like crystals, and are within the organic kingdom. Born from the earth, they contain all elements, earth, fire, water and air. Their origin is the molten core of our planet, a place of great heat, a vast cauldron of all known earthly elements.
Mineral crystals form in rock that is the earth. Many arrive there dissolved in super heated water and gases. The inner core of the planet is so hot that stone becomes liquid and moves as oceans far below us. Floating on top of this vast sea of liquid stone (magma) is the solid crust of the earth.
Under tremendous pressures and heat, the earth's rich cocktail of chemical compounds, steam and a multitude of gases come rushing upward to fill in the gaps. Vapors fill a space then cool. Deposits of minerals crystallize. Solids formed this way are called igneous rock. Minerals may join with other minerals to form specific stone types. This as called electrostatic attraction. Quartz, feldspar and mica are good examples.
Crystal by definition may describe anything with a crystal like appearance. However, a crystal specifically is a highly structured solid form. Like the woven threads of a fine cloth, each particle of the material is linked to it's neighbor with an exact geometric relationship. There are 6 classifications of shape based on characteristics of geometry and symmetry. These families are- isometric, tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, triclinic and hexagonal. To determine which family a particular crystal belongs to, begin with a line from top to bottom through the center. By measuring the angle from this line to a plane face, a specific angle is found. This angle will indicate it's classification. Although each family has unwavering laws of structure, the variety of form within the predetermined boundaries are endless.
So again nature shows off her supreme intelligence with unequaled diversity. With this in mind lets now see how crystals become useful as energy tools. Each crystal is formed with perfection. The molecules place themselves perfectly into each other to form a unified whole. This can be seen with the eye. Take a look at a natural point of quartz, a cube of pyrite or an octahedron of fluorite and you will see a geometric form manifested by the billions of unit molecules within. Have this picture well understood because it is this orderliness of structure that brings the entirety of their usefulness into being. Down at the molecular level each molecule is moving, vibrating at the same rate as all others. This will cause a synchronization to occur so all units vibrate in unison. A resonant system is manifest and once established it is difficult to disturb its coherent state. Like a very tight band they play in harmony despite any discord nearby.
With lots of coherent inter-actively going on, any harmonic change in one member will be mirrored throughout in a wave just like ripples in a pond spread to the edge. The crystal molecules thus vibrate and pulse energy waves in rhythm throughout it's structure. These rhythmic waves cause standing patterns of harmony to occur. Each crystal has a fundamental frequency range or notes of harmony. These notes set the stage for interactions between the crystal and an energy input.
As an input passes through the crystals structure it becomes imprinted with the crystals own frequencies. The crystal serves as a stable frequency template through which incoming vibrations are shaped, amplified, then discharged from its termination or point.
This is, in a nut shell, the basic on why crystals are so vitalized.