What Science Says about Healing Crystals and Stones
The use of crystals has a long history of satisfying the spiritual needs of humankind. In almost every time period and culture around the world, people have been attracted to crystals — like gemstones, minerals, or semiprecious stones. We give diamonds as a promise of love and marriage. We gift sapphires as a symbol of fidelity. Sailors carried aquamarine to calm the sea and ensure a safe return home.
But let's see what the science says about crystals. Crystals are millions of years old, the most orderly pure solid structure that exists in nature.
Have you heard the phrase, “We’re made of star stuff?” We know that stars shine by burning hydrogen into helium in their cores. Many stars have small amounts of heavier elements like carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and iron, which were created by stars that existed before them. This is important because Quantum physicists and Metaphysicists now agree: Everything in the Universe is made out of energy.
Quantum physics tells us, at the smallest level, the human body is made up of particles: mostly atomic nuclei and electrons. In order of prevalence, the human body is composed of mainly oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and others such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, magnesium, and more. Chris Impey, an Astronomy Professor at the University of Arizona says, “Because humans and every other animal as well as most of the matter on Earth contain these elements, we are literally made of star stuff.”
But humans and stars are not the only things that share matter and these particles. So do crystals. For example, just as human bodies contain oxygen, Quartz is a chemical compound consisting of two parts oxygen and one part silicon and is used in watches and clocks to help them indicate time, because it helps stabilize and regulate the flow of energy.
Nikola Tesla, inventor, engineer, and physicist who was one of the first to identify “radiant energy”, also notably famous for early X-ray imaging, early wireless communication, power transmission, among other things, was fascinated with the energy in the universe. He voiced what the rules of modern quantum physics say: all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own frequency and vibration — including crystals. Tesla was adamant that this concept was critical to understanding the universe and proved that energy could alter the vibrational resonance of other forms of energy. He is recorded as saying in 1900, “In a crystal we have the clear evidence of the existence of a formative life-principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is none the less a living being.” This well-respected scientist and physicist is also famous for saying, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration…”
According to the Book of Stones, “When we bring the crystal into our electromagnetic field, two things occur. The electromagnetic frequencies carried by the stone will vibrate with related frequencies in our own energy field through the physical law of resonance, creating a third larger vibration field. The nervous system is attuned to these shifts in energy and transmits this information to the brain. Here the frequencies stimulate biochemical shifts that affect the physical body and shift brain function.” (Simmons & Ahsian 2005, 28)
This is precisely how healing crystals, stones, and minerals work. They alter the vibration of body cells and chakras —the centers of the human energy body. They are structured in such a way that they respond to the inputs of all different energies around, leading them to oscillate and emit vibratory frequencies. Because the crystal lattice is so balanced, the energy it emits is consistent and when dissonant energy is inputted, it is balanced and transformed into a harmonic energy.