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Forgotten myths about crystals

Posted 19 Oct , 2011 - Category: Crystal Healing

In this age a lot of people think of crystal therapy and crystals as New Age, but that saying is far from the truth.  In this urban society, technological and scientific improvement, our civilization has forgotten about subtle world and self conscience.

Stories and legends connected to crystals and gem stones can be found in ancient cultures (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Indian, Nordic, Native American…) that left the marks in history, but today this ancient wisdom is rediscovered.

Crystals have been used for decoration and as a symbol of power for thousands of years, not only for their beauty but their healing abilities. There is a whole list of crystals and their characteristics, and what we know today are the remaining of ancient cultures.

Legend says that crystals came to Rome from Olympus, Gods residence and represent the Sun, what we call “individual sun”. We can use personal crystals to improve or balance characteristics of the Sun- birth, growth, warmth, coldness, sight, etc…

In Egypt crystal pots were used to transform regular water to holy water or debilitating water with crystal characteristics. Egyptians used to crush crystals and mix them with water when they wanted to create medical potions and other liquids. This way of using crushed crystals is used in Ayurvedic healing methods (India). In Middle Ages the Holy Hildegard from Bingen used crystals in the same way with herbs.

Shamans used crystals as an eye that can see through the secrets of nature, connect people with their Creator and open the inner eye of an individual.

In cases of Judaism there are legends that talk about a rock that was used as a main thing in the creation of the world. Other legends talk about “the dream stone” that Jacob used as a pillow and saw angels.

 

What does the Bible say about crystals?

Gabriel the Archangel, “an angel of the Lord”, known for his foretelling to the Virgin Mary and a messenger from God to the people, has a horn or a lily in his hands, sometimes a lit candle or a green jasper mirror with God written words.

Parts of Heavenly Jerusalem will be made of crystals.

It says in the Bible: “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore— 12 cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; 13 cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.” Revelation 21, 11 18-20

 

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