I went to a Crystal shop today. The reason was because they also sell religious pendants and I wanted a yin yang symbol.
I was surprised, I found looking at two of the crystals oddly soothing
. In particuar, I really liked the purple one. I hadn't had anybody suggest this effect when I was in the store and I was a bit surprised at it.
Now, I'm not going to claim that I believe in "crystal energies" or anything but I can see that for some people, certain visual stimuli might
have an effect on them.
Now, a whole theory does exist both on what the effects are of various crystals and on the "cause" (crystall energies). I certainly think the "effects" could have some positive effects and have no clue if many people would be effected in the same way. I'd not call them "medicine" or expect them to "cure cancer" or anything.
The two crystals I liked were: (description from the store I went to)
The purple one is Amerthyst. Its apparently, according to the theory, fantastic, unless you are bi-polar/manic depressive. "Spiritual awareness and awakening. Clears out blocks. Peace. Stength and stability. Helps eliminate imsombia. Good for alleviating headaches. Mental focus. ..."
The orange one is Citrine which is clearly named for the orange color. (The orange color of mine isn't easy to see because its in the natural state.)
I don't have a piece of paper for citrine so this is what google found.http://www.alleghenycandles.com/citrine_properties.html
"Citrine is an amazing crystal because it doesn't hold negative energy. Rather, it transmutes it to positive. Thus, it never needs cleaned or cleared. It can also be used in spells, healing or meditation to change negative energy into positive. Citrine is called The Merchant Stone because it is a powerful stone to attract prosperity and success. Place citrine in your safe, cash register or money bag to increase business. It not only attracts wealth, it helps one maintain it. Citrine stimulates the mental focus and commitment to the task at hand. Citrine is believed to enhance the intuition and the connection with the higher self. It raises one's mood and encourages happiness and laughter. Citrine can be used to clear the aura. It can stabilize the emotions and calm anger and frustration. It is a good stone to use for manifesting your desires. Citrine may help remove fears, overcome nightmares and encourage a good night's sleep."
<-- The shop. Its hard to see how beautiful the window display is. Tons of religious symbols there related to wicca, buddhism, hinduism and others.The relationship of this thread to Taoism?
. The experience was real enough. Most of the theories about them are probably totally bogus. The website I got the descriptions for was quite humorous. It warns not to neglect going to a doctor when you are sick.I wonder why our brains are so entranced by crystals?
. They are shiny? We like shiny things? Or some people do? Odd?
In this thread, feel free to discuss anything related to:
-- beliefs people attach to crystals
-- positive or negative experiences with crystals
-- whether you enjoy looking at any types.
-- other images that you find "soothing"