About crystal therapy
Crystal therapy – general considerations on the perennial lesson of stones to subtle medicine
“Mater is condensed energy, and energy is dissociated matter” Gustave Le Bon
Crystal therapy is one of the oldest known forms of therapy. Despite the fact the contemporary man, praying to the altar of allopath medicine, tending to ignore the virtues of this therapy and confining to dispatch it, next to other forms of alternative therapy, in the registry of pseudoscientific therapeutics, crystal therapy remains a decisive landmarks for patients who, resisting the temptation to exclusively worship the values of conventional medicine, appreciate that which, by means of tradition, has passed the only test which truly measures authentic values: the test of time.
Sundry numerous historical sources prove around crystals (and, by extension, around semi-precious stones) a number of practices, other than therapeutic practices, have delineated in time. These technologies of the sacred, of bewildering variety, were found in all civilizations, from the Chinese to the Jewish people, the ancient Indians to the Mayans. The knowledge and will to understand driven minds of the European Middle Ages were also preoccupied, maybe less constantly than one might expect, with the traditions spread, for millennia, in other cultural spaces, with the mysteries surrounding stones. The fact the nonextant Atlantis was, in fact, a civilization built on the knowledge and power of manipulating crystal energy is also relevant to the possible outcome in case the fertile horizon of what crystals offer was duly explored.
Of course, the example of the Atlantis civilization can be rejected by title of myth. Myths, as we know, to not sustain the scientific character of a field. And the fact stones were used in sundry practices (divination, countering negative energies, preserving positive energies, diagnosing diseases, enhancing certain abilities, healing or even telepathic communication) is not too convincing to the man confined to the cozy evidences of the science their era offers. Yet, beyond all that, the following stands out: crystals have always been there. And that cannot be neglected.
Crustal therapy is one of the forms of practices taking shape around the employment of crystals and the manipulation of their energies. This therapy is grounded in several basic tenets:
1. the onset of disease in the somatic body is the result of certain perturbations at the level of the subtle bodies (this principle shows the use of the concept of holistic health);
2. crystals are not inert objects, but sources of energy which, duly employed, helps the healing of the organism (this principle unveils the subscription to the theory according to which matter is, so to speak, a limit case of energy; in other words, matter is condensed energy)
This understanding has nothing to do with animistic perspectives; from an exaggeratedly and uselessly rigorous perspective, people who raise this objection can see in animism a sort of incipient stage of the theory in question; but there’s a long way from the primitive character of animism to the conceptual complexity of the contemporary vision, just as long as the distance between Democritus’s atomism and the nowadays quantic physics.
Indeed, crystal therapy can be deemed a therapeutic form of what one might call subtle medicine. Patients willing to accept somatic anatomy and physiology are complemented by subtle anatomy and physiology can understand much easier the reason why crystal therapy remains an alternative worth taking into account. Applying the right crystals on the energetic center which, following perturbation, set off the onset of suffering in the body can determine the considerable alleviation of the respective suffering. Thus, the most common effects of the therapeutic use of crystals are, for instance:
1. limiting or blocking negative energies (tiredness, stress, depression, fear, nervousness, envy, etc.) which, if acting chronically, result in effects at somatic level;
2. enhancing the positive energy flow (calmness, concentration, joy, detachment, trust, etc.) visible through effects like extra weight loss, improvement of skin quality, giving up detrimental habits (smoking, alcohol consumption, unhealthy food consumption), as well as through much more spectacular effects;
3. spiritual evolution marked by the purification of the main energetic centers (increase in vitality, creativity, in the ability to relate and communicate with one’s fellows, restoring self-respect, enhancing the interest in self-knowledge, increase in compassion, attaining a level of understanding which exceeds the average, etc.).
However, we must keep in mind an essential aspect: crystal therapy is a complex of elements, despite the fact most often we tend to underline, from these elements, the presence of the patient and of the crystals proper. But we must not forget the therapist themselves is a crucial coordinate of this complex of elements oriented, in normal cases, to the healing of the patient.
Therapists are crucial to the outcome of crystal therapy sessions: they are the ones who program crystals to work in a certain direction, they implement, so to speak, a certain healing message in this nucleus of energy which is the crystal. Therapists’ negligence, as well as their possible lack of skill, can lead to some of the most unfortunate scenarios: their states and thoughts can pollute crystals’ flow of energy, in which case the impact on the patient is entirely different from the one they might have hopped.
In other words, one of the first tasks of the patient is to make sure the therapists they are about to turn to is trustworthy, a person with professional credentials (patients must trust the expertise, the skill and experience in the field of the therapist) as well as, maybe first and foremost, trustworthy from a moral point of view (patients must make sure the therapist’s intentions are none other than serving the patient, and that the therapist’s personal interest are left aside from the crystal therapy session).
However, resuming the indubitably beneficial aspects, what we must deem a plus in crystal therapy is it can be applied in complementarity with other alternative therapies (reflexotherapy, chromotherapy, sound therapy, aromatherapy, etc.).
Resorting to such combined therapies results, most of the times, in huge benefits for the patient.