Crystals and well-being

I have a collection of crystals, nothing too fancy and many people will have more. Most of them are a bit scratched and bedraggled where they have been handled well, carried in pockets or the bottom of my bag, where the grandchildren have spent ages running little fingers over them. The following photos are from this collection.

Geodes look like a simple rock but they contain a surprise within them, formed where there is a hollow in the rock eg where a tree root in sedimentary rock has decayed. This is quartz. The halves fit together so it appears as a single stone till gently teased apart. Quartz is a powerful healer, stimulating the immune system and bringing the body into balance.

Labradorite is named after Labrador in Canada where it was first discovered. It has an amazing mix of colours known as labradorescence. In my experience it can cause vivid dreams which is fascinating. It is said to be good for colds and gout, and can lower blood pressure.

This a cluster of amethyst crystals still on its matrix so when you turn it over you see grey rock. Amethyst is said to ease headaches and release tension, relieving stress. It can also be used to encourage restful sleep

These glorious colours are malachite at the top and fluorite, formed into a dowsing pendulum. Malachite has been called the midwife stone, helpful in childbirth.

Fluorite benefits teeth and bones and is good for arthritis and rheumatism.

Selenite is my favourite crystal, discovered in 1817 when it was named after the Greek word for moon – selene. It is translucent with fine ribbing.

It is a calm stone that brings peace, and clarity of mind.

As with any illness, although alternative therapies may support healing, it is advisable to consult your GP in the first instance and always follow their advice.

Written by Portland Jones, PF Disabilities Liaison for the Midlands

Source: The Crystal Bible Judy Hall