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Quartz is a mainly composed of SiO2 or silicon dioxide. What makes the different types are extra atoms of elements that give it shape and color, etc. It mainly grows in crystals having 6 sides. It is very hard. On the Mohs scale a 0 is talc and a diamond is 10, quartz falls between 7-8. It has nice properties also like Piezoelectricity, which means it creates electricity when squeezed! It holds a charge. One other property that I marvel at is triboluminescence.This is the ability to make light when striking 2 pieces. This is not fire as the same effect can happen under water. So, what are crystals?
From http://www.chemistry.co.nzThere are a couple of ways to answer this question. I generally think in terms of crystal systems and lattice types. There are 7 crystal systems:
- triclinic - usually not symmetrical from one side to the other, which can lead to some fairly strange shapes
- monoclinic - like skewed tetragonal crystals, often forming prisms and double pyramids
- orthorhombic - like tetragonal crystals except not square in cross section (when viewing the crystal on end), forming rhombic prisms or dipyramids (two pyramids stuck together)
- tetragonal - similar to cubic crystals, but longer along one axis than the other, forming double pyramids and prisms
- trigonal - possess a single 3-fold axis of rotation instead of the 6-fold axis of the hexagonal division
- hexagonal - six-sided prisms. When you look at the crystal on-end, the cross section is a hexagon
- cubic - not always cube shaped! You'll also find octahedrons (eight faces) and dodecahedrons (10 faces).Lattices can either be primitive (only one lattice point per unit cell) or non-primitive (more than one lattice point per unit cell).If you combine the 7 crystal systems with the 2 different types of lattices, you end up with 14 Bravais Lattices (named after Auguste Bravais who figured all this out in 1850).Another way to answer your question is to categorize crystals by their physical/chemical properties. In this classification you have four types of crystals:
- Covalent Crystals:
- This is a crystal which has real chemical covalent between all of the atoms in the crystal. So really a single crystal of a covalent crystals is really just one big molecule. An example of this is a crystal like diamond or zinc sulfide. Covalent crystals can have extremely high melting points.
- Metallic Crystals:
- Individual metal atoms sit on lattice sites while the outer electrons from these atoms are able to flow freely around the lattice. Metallic crystals normally have high melting points and densities.
- Ionic Crystals:
- This is a crystal where the individual atoms don't have covalent bonds between them, but are held together by electrostatic forces. An example of this type of crystal is sodium chloride (NaCl). Ionic crystals are hard and have relatively high melting points.
- Molecular Crystals:
- This is a crystal where there are recognizable molecules in the structure and the crystal is held together by non-covalent interactions like van der Waals forces or hydrogen bonding. An example of this type of crystal would be sugar. Molecular crystals tend to be soft and have lower melting points.
Quartz Are used in Computers, Radios, TVs, clocks, etc. They have even been able to store a picture of the Mona Lisa in a quartz crystal and retrieve it. But mostly, I'm interested in the esoteric properties of quartz. Specifically the Work of Dr. Marcel Vogel. You can read about this wonderful man HERE.
Marcel Vogel was a scientist for IBM and he invented many things like liquid crystals and the black stuff that makes Disk Drives possible for information storage, etc. But his greatest work was with quartz crystals. See, he learned how to cut and shape them to be in tune with the frequency of water. He used these things to heal people and he did. These things are a finely tuned quantum projectors using the power of thought. He taught and was able to measure these energies with his lab equipment. The internet is filled with information about Marcel. youtube has some nice video of him giving lectures back in the 80s on how to use his crystals. Now these things have to be cut with precision and that is labor intensive. Only about 4 people in the world can do this work right and thus you can buy these crystals but are expensive.
|12 Sided Smoky Vogel from http://www.crystalvaults.com/|
I have a Lemurian Seed Crystals in all my cars hanging from the rear view mirror and I use it to make a protective shield around my my car when I drive it. These Crystals are very special and they come from Minas Grais Brazil only. Many people will say that they come from other places but they want to sell you something.
One other thing is that these crystals have an intelligence about them. They have messages in them to those that can read it. I tried this and I can tell you that it is true and one of those crystals gave me a message.
I use crystals as conduits for directed energy. This can be outgoing or incoming. It all depends on the use and the situation at hand. I would recommend beginners to only use them for healing.
You can learn lots of lore about crystals. I buy them and I test them and then I take them to my psychic friend and have her test them to verify.
Crystals are our friends and one should never do anything to break them or drill them for any reason. There are ways to handle them and they will cooperate if given respect.
This is a very large specimen of a Lemurian Seed Crystal from Brazil. It is probably sitting is a Museum or in some Private Collection.
Make it a point to learn about the crystals kingdom. I guarantee you will be amazed.
RIDE THE WAVE .... namaste