The Function of Crystal Quartz Gemstones Rocks & Minerals
Crystal rocks and minerals have a plethora of functions both metaphysical and scientific. Quartz rocks, gems and minerals are some of the most used stones in these applications for a variety of reasons. Quartz is piezoelectric, which basically means that it generates a voltage or vibration when mechanically stressed or in response to other electromagnetic charges, such as those given out by the human body. This property of Quartz naturally carrying its own slight vibration has made it very useful for electronics. Additionally it is extremely hard and does not split easily. Quartz crystals are also used for stabilizing radio frequencies to make special lenses and prisms (think quartz watches) and for radar devices. Some other applications for Quartz crystal include their use in security cameras and radio transmitters. They are also utilized in gas and utility meters, cell phones and TV satellite and other satellites. On a metaphysical level the functions of crystal quartz rocks range from the magical to the cleansing of the chakras.
Functions of other rocks and minerals such as amethyst, tiger eye, tourmaline and others are usually in the healing and magical arts. Rocks and gems used for magic has been a long standing practice throughout the ages, archaeologists often find various rocks, gems and minerals within burial tombs. These types of gemstones were also often used on alters and for ancient healing, for use as talisman and good luck charms. Some magic rocks and minerals include, but are not limited to: Obsidian, quartz, emeralds, jade, Amazonite, Malachite and Lapis. As with scientific and electronic uses, quartz is used most often for healing and for the magical properties of these gemstones. Clear quartz comes in all shapes and sizes and many are prized for a particular shape, size or for the special inclusions they may have. For instance, rainbow quartz is often sought after because they are somewhat hard to find and have powers of happiness and bringing joy into the owner’s life. Double terminated clear quartz channels from both ends and so they are not only used for wands but also for healing and chakra work. Twin or Gemini quartz crystal rocks and minerals are used for enhancing relationships or for love potions, while channeling crystals are used for accessing inner knowledge, they should have one face with seven sides to be considered true channeling crystals. Isis quartz crystals rocks and minerals have five sides on the face and are said to increase ones feminine energy. Record keeper quartz crystals have a triangle on them, usually found on one of the faces, but sometimes the triangle can be found on the lower half. The record keeper is said to contain information that has been programmed into the crystal gemstone from ancient civilizations that can only be accessed by one who is ready to receive such valuable knowledge.
With the large variety of rocks and minerals to choose from it is best to do as much research as you can into the properties and functions of a crystal gemstone before you begin purchasing them. Whether you decide to use them for ornament alone, for healing or chakra work, for magical divination, as a talisman or for the attributes they provide makes no difference. Learning as much as you can about the subject will greatly increase your understanding and knowledge on the subject.
In addition to the more well-known types of rocks and minerals another form of plant derived minerals and rocks are gaining in popularity. Mustika pearls or stones are becoming the newest rage in this type of talisman and has the same uses that typical crystals minerals have and have the same function of crystal gemstones. Some of these have very powerful attributes, protective power and vibrational energies. Wild Orchid pearls are often used for love matters because they have a strong vibration for attraction, while tree pearls such as Garuh Wood and Bamboo pearls provide their own properties of increasing prosperity and wealth. Mustika pearls are very similar to rocks and minerals in that they are derived from natural sources. They are somewhat more complicated to obtain as they cannot be mined or taken from the ground as rocks, gems and minerals are. These items are often considered magic rocks and crystals or lucky gemstones and are used by shaman and healers for the same purposes that quartz or other gemstones are used. Mustika are well worth looking into as excellent additions to your crystal gemstone collection!