101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011
The Power of Energetic Amplification: Quartz
✵ Chakra correspondences: All chakras; purifies and expands the auric field
✵ Physiological correspondences: All systems and organs of the physical and subtle bodies, mineral assimilation
✵ Vibration: Earthy to exceptionally high, depending on type; may be both
The indigenous people of America placed Quartz in the cradles of newborns to connect them with the Earth. Large Quartz points were found in an eight thousand-year-old Egyptian temple. The eighth-century B.C.E. Greek priest Onomacritus tells us that anyone entering a temple with the crystal in hand was certain to have his prayers answered, as the gods cannot resist its power. Quartz was used throughout the ancient world for scrying and to heighten metaphysical abilities. The Maya dowsed for water with it. Apollonius of Tyrea, a first-century Christian mystic, had a crystal ball that apparently allowed him to appear and disappear at will—he allegedly did so in the presence of Caesar.
Pliny bemoans the fact that many pieces of Quartz are impaired by defects, such as “rough solder-like excrescences,” occlusions of water, cloudy or “salt-spots,” bright red rust, and internal fibers—all prized by crystal workers today for the properties they add to the underlying crystal.
Quartz is silica, the most abundant element in the Earth and the human body. An example of “as above, so below,” silica is essential for healthy, well-oxygenated cells; it is one of the building blocks of the immune system and our planet. A master healer, Quartz amplifies energy and optimizes health. The medieval Ashmole lapidary states that Quartz quenched thirst and made a man “lecherous and kend.”
The ancients dipped Quartz in water to charge the water with magical healing power. In Pliny’s day, doctors cauterized wounds with a crystal ball through which the sun’s rays were focused to generate heat. Held away from the body, Quartz healed blisters.
Quartz brings the body into balance and energetically ameliorates any condition. Among its benefits are said to be regulation of blood pressure, reoxygenation of tissue, and regeneration of cells. It energetically strengthens metabolism, blood vessels, and elasticity of joints and connective tissue. Anti-inflammatory, it removes heat. This crystal breaks through blockages, removes toxins, and reattunes the body’s inner vibrational structure.
Quartz holds a dynamic hologram of the soul and universal knowledge. The indigenous people of America refer to Quartz as the brain cells of Mother Earth, and this abundant crystal seems to instinctively know what is required. By attuning to your frequency, it transmutes negativity, amplifies energy, adjusts your vibrational field, and raises your consciousness. This deep soul cleanser removes the seeds of karmic dis-ease, detoxifies the emotional field, and balances your mind.
HARNESSING THE POWER
Place Quartz wherever healing is needed. It restores your whole being to energetic harmony and wholeness.