That so many people are prepared to invest their health and their happiness in such an idea is itself a telling aspect of the story.
Very interesting take on the potential power of using crystals to heal. At The Lotus Times, we’ve certainly found benefit in using crystals in meditation as well as in “charging” water and food. We really like the points offered in this brief article and wanted to share. Hope you enjoy it too. Blessings!
…There are millions of people all around the world who have taken comfort, solace and relief from the healing powers of crystals for thousands of years. Eastern belief systems founded on the notion of life energy – chi or qi – have employed gemstones such as Amethyst, Green Aventurine and yellow Topaz in life-enhancing practices that are perhaps as old as formal religion itself.
A scientific perspective, such as the one articulated in 2001 by Dr. Christopher French, a psychologist at Goldsmith’s College, London, has described results produced in this way as some sort of a placebo effect. That is, people’s belief in the power of crystals is itself capable of bringing about certain effects. French maintained that scientifically speaking, the crystals themselves are inert.
Such a cold scientific assessment is, however, itself a failure of understanding. Just as the peace of God might surpass all understanding and still be a matter of faith, so it is with the healing power of crystals. It is in the deeply internal, affective, emotive and subconscious part of ourselves that our true power resides – this is the essence of chi – and it is as a route to accessing this that the value of crystal healing is to be seen… Describing such a potent force as something as trivial as a placebo represents a failure of understanding on a truly epic historical scale. True understanding requires faith as well as proof.
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