Quartz crystal is one of nature's miracles. Silicon dioxide (SiO2) in
crystalline form possesses a quality known as peizoelectricity. When
squeezed and released, there is created an oscillatinf frequency which
recurs at a precise rate. It is this quality of oscillation that has
made possible a great deal of modern technology. Quartz crystals are
used in all telephone, radio, spacecraft quidance, satellite
communications and computer systems. Simply speaking, the crystal is
capable of recieving, sending and holding energy. It is uniquely a tool
of communication, and as our age is an age of communication, it might,
in fact, be called the "Age of Crystal".

In psychic terms, quartz crystal expresses identical properiies, being
used as a psychic sender, reciever, and holder of various types of
energy. The crystal is usually placed in the left hand for recieving,
the right hand for sending, and either hand for holding. The mind is
focussed, as in any state of deep meditation, and mental energy is
directed into or through the crystal. Quartz crystal has been used since
ancient times and in nearly all human cultures as a psychic tool. Its
particular focus of usefulness has been as an amplifier of energy in the
work of psychic healing. Crystals have also been used as explorative
tools, held while meditating, or placed beside the bed or under the pillow
while sleeping. Many people report increased rememberance of dreams, a
sharpening of inner vision, greater groundedness, and enhanced self-awareness
by using crystals in this way.

Crystals have traditionally been worn for any or all of the above mentioned
reasons, but, perhaps the foremost reason is simply that of beauty. Perhaps
no other stone so expresses not only the perfection of the mineral world and
mother earth, but the potential perfection of human consciousness.

Tom Durbin, Wellstone, Oakland, CA