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Crystals - A Bit of History

"Hey, Cool Dude, you feel the VIBE?" No, we are not revisiting the 1960's hippie era. I am just asking if you feel frequency or vibrations. Many people, whether attuned to their surroundings or not, get vibes from the things around them. Everything carries a frequency, even inanimate objects such as crystals and gemstones.

Many ancient societies recognized that crystals contained healing properties. Crystals are even referenced in the ancient Egyptian medical text, the Ebers Papyrus. Native American Shamans, Mayans, Greeks, Chinese and Tibetans are some of the peoples that used crystals in their healing and religious rituals. Many within these societies may not have had access to the real stones used by their spiritual healers, religious leaders, and rulers. These people without status substituted similar-looking crystals for their daily healing. As medical/healing practices evolved into today's Traditional Western Medicine, the use of these natural healings was dismissed as nonsense. In the United States, there has been a resurgence in the use of healing crystals since the 1970's movement towards complementary healing modalities. This movement has brought about many books, metaphysical shops, online courses, etc. that gives people access to the knowledge of crystal healing.

Stay tuned for my next blog to learn about some ways to use crystals in your life.

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