We ponder the many ways that crystals come into being and gain metaphysical insights that enhance our therapeutic intuition.
The purpose of this series is to help the student of crystal therapy to appreciate the correspondences that exist between crystals, the human body, and the atomic elements called minerals. Therapy is a three-way process that takes place between the crystals and the client, with the therapist acting as an energetic bridge. The therapist furthermore must be attuned to their highest and most loving spiritual component.
According to *Michael Geinger, crystal therapy can be applied as a three-in-one process:
Igneous crystals are considered to be good for primary healing, for example drawing out pain.
Sedimentary crystals are considered to be useful when people are undergoing times of growth.
Metamorphic crystals are considered to be useful for people who are undergoing times of deep inner change.
The types igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic may also be termed respectively – Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary.
As we saw in earlier posts, there are seven crystal classes, plus an ‘amorphous’ class for crystalline substances, such as granite. Crystals are classified according to the geometry that governs the point growth pattern and ‘grain’ of each individual crystal.
So, let’s get started, first we will revisit the crystal classes with this handsome diagram:
Next we’ll examine this legend, which is intended to make the subsequent diagrams easy to read.
And now the first five lists of crystals that contain the mineral in the title, along with their type and class. Note that many crystals have mixed origins.
The classes are colour coded for easy reference, with each symbol coloured in as appropriate.
I sincerely hope you find these lists useful, and that they help you to choose your crystals well. Namaste from Amras.
*Michael Geinger is the author of several excellent books for crystal therapists. I recommend “Crystal Power, Crystal Healing: The Complete Handbook”, available in paperback from Amazon.
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