Did you know that indigenous shamanic healers, Vedic sages, Egyptian pharaohs, Buddhist teachers, Jewish mystics and High Priests, Christian Qabbalists and alchemists, and New Age practitioners all have utilized crystals, sacred minerals and gemstones in Ascension practices, meditation, and healing?
Discover their secret teachings!
Explore the mystery school traditions of East and West.
Learn about the metaphysical origins of Lemurian Seed Crystals and see pictures of the Lemurian mines in Brazil.
I hope you will enjoy reading this as much as I have enjoyed researching and writing it, because I have made many friends in the mineral kingdom the last few years, and those crystalline allies have acted as my keys to a new consciousness. My stone allies have acted as magnets, attracting a large number of very dear new friends -- rockhounds, healers, Lightworkers, spiritual seekers, and lovers of beauty -- into my orbit.
The most prominent source of information about Lemurian civilization comes from wisdom teachers of the now-legendary Theosophical School of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, which included such luminaries as J. Krishnamurti, Madame Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Rudolf Steiner and Charles Leadbeater. These spiritual teachers claimed to have had clairvoyant insights into the history and origins of the human race that transcended all existing scholarship and historical records.
The human fascination with quartz crystals is ancient - predating the earliest archeological remains left by modern humanity, the species of hominid known as Homo Sapiens Sapiens, which first emerged on this planet approximately 200,000 years ago. Shamanic practitioners and yogis in the East and the West have utilized quartz crystals for many thousands of years. Their legacy continues today in New Age ascension practices that partake of the Wisdom Teachings of all traditions.
Spirits of Stone: Chapter 4 -- Ascension Maps: Mystery School Teachings of the East and the West Reveal the Power of Crystals and Gemstones
Work with crystals relies in many ways upon the five element theory. The five element theory has been beautifully articulated in Western alchemical tradition, which has its roots in the Greek philosophy of Plato, Diogenes, Empedocles, the Orphic Greeks and other pre-Socratic teachers.The five element theory also appears in ancient Hindu cosmology. Classic Hindu spiritual teachings and Greek Platonic philosophy share many key concepts.
The breastplate of the High Priest was clearly a device employing crystals and gemstones to create a communications bridge to the Divine, and to channel Divine guidance and God's judgement through the High Priest to the people of Israel. From the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into modern times, alchemists such as the Count St. Germain used quartz crystals, especially amethysts, as powerful amplifiers, modulators and projectors of focused thought-forms and cosmic energy, although, like the Hindu rishis, they favored precious gems over semi-precious stones for their workings.
The basic structure of quartz consists of spiraling chains of tetrahedrons, which are connected together to form a very regular framework of interlocking tetrahedral helixes. In sacred geometry, the tetrahedron is considered the most basic and fundamental of the Platonic solids, considered by Western mystery school traditions to be the three dimensional manifestations of the five elements found in nature -- fire, water, air, earth, and ether, also called quintessence, space or Spirit.
The digital age is powered by quartz crystals. Pierre and Jacques Curie first demonstrated the piezoelectric effect in quartz crystals in 1880, stimulating a flood of technological advances utilizing quartz crystals. Who could have predicted at that time that experiments using tin foil, glue, magnets, wire and a jeweler's saw would set the stage for the development of electric guitars, radar, sonar, computers, and a vast range of digital technologies within the next 100 years?
“The crystal is a neutral object whose inner structure exhibits a state of perfection and balance,” according to crystal researcher Marcel Vogel, a senior scientist with IBM for 27 years. “When it's cut to the proper form and when the human mind enters into relationship with its structural perfection, the crystal emits a vibration which extends and amplifies the powers of the human mind. Like a laser, it radiates energy in a coherent, highly concentrated form, and this energy may be transmitted into objects or people at will.”