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Crystal Therapy
by Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski

Crystals are powerful healing tools, and you can use them to boost your natural spiritual healing power. In this book, you'll learn how to select stones (we use the words stones and crystals interchangeably) to help you heal every area of your life. Crystals can help with your physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial health; and they can support your romantic life, help you and your children sleep better, amplify your healing power, and assist you in feeling happy and peaceful.

Crystals are the offspring of Heaven and Earth's marriage. They're a gift from Gaia, the spirit of our planet, to amplify the power of light and love. No matter what type of healing work you're involved in, crystals can help. Our prayer is that, through this book, you'll discover the loving energy emanating from crystals.

Although they may seem like inert objects, crystals are very much alive. They're both filled with energy, and are conduits of energy. That's one reason why crystals are used in watches, radios, and modern medical devices.

Crystals amplify their own energy, as well as the Divine universal energy that has different names, including Spirit, chi, qi, prana, Light and Love, and Reiki. The term crystal therapy refers to working with crystals' live energy and voice in conjunction with Divine energy. Crystal therapy helps you to better hear, feel, and know the voice of Spirit during your healing sessions. The crystals work especially by assisting you in healing and helping you communicate with your guardian angels. Since crystal therapy is an intuitive healing process, it's normal for psychic ability to increase as you work with the stones.

Our experience with this type of therapy has taught us that crystals are alive and filled with exciting and healing messages for us all. They have so much to share with us if we'll only listen. You can probably feel major shifts surging through the world today. As the world speeds up, it's natural for you to want to slow down and ground yourself. Well, crystals can help you do both. They can help you understand all the new world energies by opening spiritual channels for you, while also reconnecting you to Mother Earth.

These remarkable beings of the rock clan are present on Earth to assist us in remembering the dynamics of evolution. As we acknowledge and accept these wise friends, we begin experiencing their positive influence. They've been patiently awaiting our willingness to interact from a place of integrity and truth, to assist us in healing old patterns while escalating our sensitivity to timeless knowledge.

Crystals aren't "New Age" they've always been a part of our 4.6-billion-year-old planet. And you've most likely worked with them in other lifetimes. So, they feel familiar to you and you instinctively know how to work with them. The Crystal Children (the new sensitive and psychic babies and toddlers) are showing a remarkable knowledge of healing with crystals, without being taught. This inherent wisdom comes partly from the many lifetimes that crystals have served as jewelry, healing tools, and friends to all inhabitants of the planet.

Crystals are usually associated with ancient wisdom and heavenly caverns of mystery and magic. That's because crystals are record-keepers and storehouses of memories and knowledge about the Earth's spiritual healing history. Crystals bring up familiar memories of enormous dazzling quartz points and crystal healing beds used in ancient Atlantis, Lemuria, and other civilizations. Our shared recollections of ancient times now urge us to reconnect with the angelic and mineral kingdoms, to unlock ageless knowledge, and remember healing aspects of nature that support humankind's ongoing evolution.

Crystals are members of the mineral kingdom in the physical world. In the spiritual world, they belong to the "elemental realm," which encompasses the spirits that guard, heal, and protect the planet. Other members of the elemental realm include fairies, dolphins, elves, and leprechauns. You can see the faces of the "stone and mineral people" as you look at boulders and squares of marble tiles.

These beings are "nature angels," who are denser than guardian angels. Density means that the beings' energy vibrates at a slower rate, enabling us to see and feel them with our physical senses. Elementals, plants, animals, and humans are the densest energetically because they inhabit the heavy physical energy of the Earth. This density makes it easier to feel, see, and hear nature angels (fairies, tree spirits, crystals, and such) than celestial angels. And since our bodies and our diet are composed of minerals, we're communing with our cousins when we work with the crystals.

The haunting beauty of the mineral kingdom is irresistible, so it's no wonder that the human race has a long history of wearing and working with crystals. Historians and archaeologists have traced the use of crystals in healing and beauty rituals back to the earliest civilizations. And no wonder: They magnify personal and planetary vibrational energy. Our ancestors used crystals as mystical tools, energy generators, communication enhancers, and medical instruments. Archaeological digs show their use as talismans of good fortune and protection; as well as amulets, jewelry, and magnificent home showpieces.

Each society has contributed unique stories to the world related to their use of stones. From India to the Americas, we find examples of the interest in, and application of, crystals throughout literature, science, culture, and myth. For instance, legend says that a gem city once existed in the Greek Isles, with walls of emerald, streets paved with gold, and temples housing huge amethyst altars used for prayer and the like. The Bible, in the book of Exodus, speaks of jewels in the High Priests' breastplates, which assisted their relationship with the Divine. In the Far East, exquisitely crafted precious stones encrusted in gold spoke of wealth and status for those who wore them as jewelry.

Gems and zodiac correlations surface in documentation of the Native American Medicine Wheel, as well as in the Ayurvedic and Western astrological systems, and continue to be referenced and integrated by modern-day cultures. Native Americans knew of the powerful healing attributes of stones and metals, such as turquoise and silver, which aided in the healing of physical, emotional, and etheric bodies.

Modern indigenous cultures still use crystals in their spiritual practices. For example, Australian Aborigines perform rituals that include stone and sound vibration using the didgeridoo (a large bamboo trumpet) and rocks painted with sacred designs in order to help them connect with Source through dreamtime journeys. Shamans of Europe and the Pacific Islands often invoked the power of stones to ease suffering and provide release in healing ceremonies.

The most famous crystal association may be Atlantis, where crystal vibrations helped create a society blessed with astonishing technological advances exceeding those of our modern day. There are many legends of Atlantean flying machines, healing beds, and perpetual lighting instruments that were solely fueled by crystals. Mystics such as Edgar Cayce, Ruth Montgomery, and Dolores Cannon have discussed the double-edged sword of crystal power in Atlantis. Some Atlantean leaders decided to use crystals as powerful weapons to forcefully conquer other countries. Legend says that this misuse of crystal power eventually exploded the heart of the Atlantean civilization.

This topic dovetails with two of Plato's dialogues: Timaeus and Critias, written in 360 b.c. Plato received his information about Atlantis from Critias the Younger, the grandson of a Greek ruler named Solon, who learned about Atlantis while visiting Egypt in 590 b.c. In these dialogues, Plato discusses the sudden demise of Atlantis. Whether the explosion came from misused crystals or from a volcano (as some modern theorists believe), we're now recalling the connection that Atlantis had with crystals' remarkable healing power. Doreen wrote about the Atlantean crystals healing beds and temples in her book Angel Medicine (Hay House, 2004).

We believe that the interest in crystals is resurging as part of the spiritual renaissance and the ascension process we're all undergoing. As you read about Atlantean crystals, do you feel a familiarity deep within your being? If so, your purpose may involve preventing this world from repeating the mistakes made by Atlanteans as they sought domination of the world's resources. This is a critical time in our history, and it's imperative that we create harmonious change.

We're obviously not the first individuals to unveil the capabilities found in the mineral kingdom. However, let's be the first to consciously embrace their abilities with a purity of intent. Asking for Heaven's help, by connecting with the angelic realm while working in focused partnership with the mineral family, ensures a potent interaction based in love and grace. This combination of realms, celestial and elemental, blends the power of Heaven and Earth to create a magical formula of healing. Let us now choose to embrace the best of both worlds.

Excerpted with permission from "Crystal Therapy: How to Heal and Empower Your Life with Crystal Energy" by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. and Judith Lukomski (Hay House, 2005), available through all bookstores, at www.hayhouse.com or by calling 1-800-654-5126, ext. 2.

Dr. Doreen Virtue is a clairvoyant doctor of psychology who holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in counseling psychology. Dr. Virtue is the author of 22 books on mind-body-spirit issues. Included in this list are such titles as: The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, Healing with the Fairies, Angel Visions I and II, Healing with the Angels.

Dr. Virtue was the founder and former director of WomanKind Psychiatric Hospital at Cumberland Hall Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She was also an administrator at Woodside Women's Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both all-women psychiatric hospitals specialized in treating women's psychological issues. Dr. Virtue also directed three outpatient psychiatric centers, including an adolescent drug and alcohol abuse center.

Judith Lukomski is a caring, gifted intuitive, crystal energy worker, teacher, author and speaker. She connects with the messengers of heaven and earth to channel the vast wisdom of universal knowledge. Working with clients around the globe, she offers profound insights regarding important life issues, including emotional well-being, relationships, health and finances, to soul purpose and career questions.

With a lifelong commitment to spiritual development, along with a successful background in business management and psychology, Judith provides practical tools for integrating metaphysical principles into everyday life. She joyfully shares a contagious passion for learning and delivers specific communications to assist you on your path.

Judith is also the founder of www.transitionstoday.com, a consulting firm dedicated to creating positive change both individually and organizationally. She has an extensive background as an executive coach, corporate consultant and facilitator with global organizations.

You may contact her via email.

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