Crystals have been used for centuries as a source of healing power. Ancient cultures that were known for their beliefs in the use of healing crystals to clear and transform their energy and physical health include the Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, the Chinese and the Greeks.
TheMayans and the Sumerians were also known for decorating their bodies with crystals as way of tapping into the metaphysical powers of these sacred stones. One other effective way to harness the healing power of crystals is through the use of crystal grids.
This article reveals some of the best crystals used in ancient culture to heal the body, mind and spirit and explains how crystals heal on the physical, mental, emotional and energetic level.
Amethyst is a purple-coloured stone with powerful physical and spiritual healing properties. It is one of the few crystals which enhances emotional intelligence by eliminating impatience and imparting a sense of calm and balance. It clears the mind of confusing thoughts and soothes stressful emotions.
This crystal made up of silicon dioxide is not only associated with romantic love but it’s also believed to facilitate unconditional and boundless love. The stone is used to resolve and heal from anger and disappointments and encourage forgiveness. It also provides a gentle energy and the wisdom to connect on a deeper level with your partner.
Citrine is a transparent quartz with a pale yellow to a brownish hue colour. It emanates joy and light and is considered one of the best stones for protection from all kinds of evil.
It is also known as the ‘Merchant stone’ as it brings clarity, inspiration and creativity and open doors to financial abundance and prosperity.
This gemstone is known as the Master Healer for one key reason: it can connect with all the different chakras and is especially helpful for activating the crown chakra. Quartz is the best crystal for those in need of some clarity in their thought processes, it eliminates negative perspectives,opens up the mind to an enlightened point of view and facilitates open communications in the process.
This crystal is an energy purifier and one of the most effective crystals for soothing fear and anxiety. It keeps you grounded and secure and guards your soul from picking up on the toxic energy emanated by others.
Like its name implies, it can be black or bluish-black, or even take on a deep brown or yellow colour.
Aventurine comes in different colours, hues and shades, the most common of which is the Green Aventurine. It optimizes personal growth by boosting confidence and self-esteem and is used for healing heart-related ailments and soothing emotional discomforts.
The rock also helps to energise the right brain to increase imagination and creativity and improve logic and reason. Green Aventurine is called the “Luck Stone," as it encourages perseverance in overcoming life’s battles and brings forth good fortune and new opportunities.
The colour of this crystal is commonly the classic colour we call Turquoise blue, but it can also be obtained in other colours. Its energy enhances poise and confidence and will assist you to feel calm and relaxed when involved in public speaking.