History Tales tell that Crystals were first used in Atlantis. Crystals became important to the people of that civilization who believed in their capacity to store and amplify any power source fed into them - physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Practitioners of modern-day crystal therapy believe that the stones' ability to work as conductors allow them to focus energy via a person's thoughts to stimulate healing - both physical and non-physical.
Crystals, at their simplest functional level, can store light and discharge it, or convert sunlight directly into electricity. A step beyond, the crystalline form can also store information in vast quantities. A cut sliver of crystal can pick up a specified vibratory pattern; the sliver can then be 'frozen' and subsequently 'unfrozen' later to playback the pattern.
Like ALL matter, the 3rd dimensional world and all life, and crystals, are composed of minute particles called atoms. These building blocks of the physical plane are made up of even smaller particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons. These are subtle vibrations. The entire physical world is created from different variations and combinations of these atoms. Everything is vibrating at a different speed. The terminated peak of the crystal connects and aligns each molecule, atom, proton, neutron, and electron that comprises the crystal to the Universal Source of infinite energy. Crystals are capable of receiving, containing, projecting, emanating, refracting, and reflecting Light, which is the highest form of energy known in the physical universe.
It is widely believed that gems and crystals act as amplifiers when brought into contact with the human body’s Chakra System. The energy field (otherwise known as the aura) that surrounds, penetrates, and binds the body-mind-spirit is in a perpetual state of activity. It is constantly in motion, continuously taking in and sending out vibrating energy waves through openings in the aura (otherwise known as chakras). Rotating at different speeds, these chakra points release energies, imparting the body with its precious life forces. While your chakras can become clogged from stress or anxiety, using Crystals in Meditation or bodywork is thought to help balance these energy points, promoting health, happiness and well being.