Are our beloved crystals ALIVE?
Are there living “entities” in crystals?
Do they have consciousness?
Are they having a life experience?
Is it like a conscious being, the crystal itself?
My opinion is that, yes, they have a form of consciousness. It may not be in the same way we experience or understand that but, yes.
We may even apply some sort of “consciousness” to all matter…
“there is a quality of life and intelligence to all matter. The living universe.” ~ Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), cosmological theorist, philosopher, mathematician and poet, burned at the stake due to his controversial views and heresy. 🙁
In fact, number 1 of the 7 Hermetic Laws is this: Hermetic Law of Mind; all is mind and everything is energy. That’s the very point I’m trying to drive home here.
Now, I come at this from a very scientific point of view & background due to my analytical mind, education & former work. I’m always looking for the how and the why and then I really like to focus in on the available science that may back up my theory & find the common threads… because it gives my thought process a cultural backbone… plus, when I teach this shizzle to my students, they LOVE that science-assist because it gives them such super-confidence in explaining this stuff to others. Yeah, Baby!!
It’s what I do…PROUDLY!
What’s really cool is that different scientists of various disciplines are starting to see the light, coming into this powerful collective consciousness where many are starting to question and play with the idea of…what makes something ALIVE?
And it can even lead to the even bigger question that astrophysicists are always asking, “OK, where is that God particle? Where did life come from? Where exactly did life spring from?”
I feel that studying crystals along with their geometry is the key to understanding the science of the cosmos! Of EVERYTHING!
If you study crystals you’ll realize that they effortlessly express beauty, form & consciousness in a geometric way. I teach that this method of communication may be THE PREFERRED universal method of communication.
If we take a look at the evidence for how the first DNA strand (a sacred spiral) came into existence – that spiral seems to have actually evolved from a crystal prototype or an actual crystal itself! – more specifically actually a clay-silicon-included crystal. (Silicon is a basic ingredient of quartz.) Silicon actually grows in a spiral.
It grows in a spiral.
So does DNA.
Apple don’t fall far from the tree, huh?
Magical Patterns and common threads.
BTW, quartz in clay giving rise to life is detailed quite scientifically in this book if you care to get geeky with it (as I often do):
What I think is really cool about that… many scientists are coming to this conclusion: about a crystal giving rise to what we usually define as “life”. The fact that there’s now evidence backing this up makes me supremely happy because I have a strong inner knowing that’s where all “life” sprang from (on this planet at least): CRYSTALS.
It really kind of makes sense, right? From a crystal.
Explains that close relationship, attraction & resonance so many of us have with them!
So where do we draw the line?
The line where you say… this is life and this isn’t?
Like, for instance, the universe seems to be conscious in & of itself, or the multiverse I should say.
Where are you going to draw that line and go “this is alive and this is not” ???
I mean, we can’t even agree among scientists what defines life exactly. We can’t even agree there because it seems like crystals also fit into that definition and they go, “Yeah, but no, obviously that’s not life,” or viruses fit into that definition and they will say, “Oh, but that’s not life.”
Why? Tell me “why not”.
So it gets really muddied up there & I feel like anything that is energy, (which is freakin’ everything), has consciousness. And then where do you draw the line where that consciousness becomes individual or apart from or a part of “the one”; the collective consciousness? Oops, that’s a whole other rabbit hole there! *climbing back out & back on topic*
Are crystals alive? Let’s see where our crystals measure up, shall we?
Right now the general consensus in science regarding what makes something a “living thing” are these criteria:
- access some sort of food for energy
- ability to grow
- ability to reproduce
- ability to evolve in order to survive changing conditions
BTW, crystals do indeed consume various forms of energy present in a supersaturated solution in order to form. What in the heck am I talking about? Check out my old YT video here where I explain that and I tried to capture the actual action of crystal growth on camera (something really hard to do). I think I did a pretty good job!:
The idea of a crystal being able to evolve in order to survive its changing environment may be foreign to some. But to those of us who’ve worked with crystals or even just had several in our collections for some length of time may have witnessed this over time. 🙂
So many of you come to me with stories of your crystals changing all the time and I’ve witnessed it too!
Even in the science lab, crystallographers have noted a crystal submerged in sea salt gaining more clarity; evolving to survive changing conditions.
And, of course, as a crystal-lover, you know that crystals grow and change. This is how we get crystal formations such as these (be forewarned the videos I’m linking to below are OLDIES…but goodies!):
- cathedral lightbraries
- self-healed crystals
- double terminated crystals
- oh, so many more…
[caption id="attachment_18326" align="aligncenter" width="427"] A Fine SELF-HEALED amethyst/smokey quartz Brandberg specimen! Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption](Check out this adorably fat and chunky Arkansas double terminated quartz with baby!)
Yes, indeed… parts of a crystal can break off during its growth process and become a new growing crystal itself, demonstrating that they do indeed reproduce by getting a form of energy nourishment direct from Mama Earth. The actual scientific study of crystallography immerses you in this stuff and allows you to really appreciate that crystals are most certainly a “living thing”. (That’s my opinion of course and not all crystallographers will agree with me but I venture to guess that many would).
The BIG difference here is that crystals, being millions or some even billions of years old, take a VERY LONG time to do these things so perhaps because it doesn’t happen quickly enough for us to notice & perceive the changes, many of us simply think it doesn’t qualify.
…well, crystals can pretty much do all that listed above (maybe not in the same way we do… but THEY DO!), so if that’s our definition then we better include crystals as “ALIVE” or revise our freakin’ definition of what a living thing is!
So yeah. Ask the question… is a flame or a hurricane alive? Mama Earth herself?
Keep in mind that many ancient teachings & cultures, especially those of aboriginal tribes teach that crystals are alive. In addition, they believe that the Earth itself is a living breathing entity.
BTW, I feel quite strongly that the Earth, the Sun, Milky Way Galaxy, shit…our entire Multiverse is also alive & I am not alone in that belief…even many academics & scientists are on board with that one.
This idea of our planet being a living being is an ancient one.
It is said that Atlanteans totally believed our Earth was alive, a being unto herself, that indeed possesses many of the hallmarks of being “alive”; even responding to the stimuli of our actions or the cosmic actions she’s bathed in. In turn, knowing this, the Atlanteans “fed” Mama Earth with good stimuli by creating sacred Earth communication spaces made up of crystal and stone circles built for the specific purpose of strengthening our planet. Perhaps this is connected in some way to Native American medicine wheels?
[INSERT STAR WARS GEEKERY HERE] I mean… after all, Kyber crystals are alive. Seriously, George Lucas seems to be really tapped in and in touch with some ancient Atlantian knowledge to have come up with the Jedi teachings, storylines, backstories, etc. Fellow Star Wars geeks will feel me here on this, right?
And what is, Mama Earth, anyway but the single largest crystal we know of? (I dive deep into this concept with my students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course.
Did you know that the core of our planet is a single humongous iron crystal… presenting itself in all its Sacred Geometric glory as a dodecahedron??!
“Crystals are living beings at the beginning of creation. All things have a frequency and a vibration.” – Nikola Tesla
In this great music video, even scientists Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson (whom I both HIGHLY respect!) ask…
“Are crystals alive?”
Put your dancing shoes on because you’re gonna want to get up and shake your booty to this!
Let’s ask questions… beyond the horizon…
Late scientist, inventor, and author, Itzhak Bentov (whom I again… highly respect) is quoted as stating,
“We may at first have trouble trying to visualize a rock or an atom as a living thing because we associate consciousness with life. But this notion is just a human limitation; a rock may also have difficulty in understanding human consciousness.”
And for those of you who would love to dive deeper, want more mainstream scientific backing for this topic I’ve presented here or are simply looking to geek out on this shizzle here are some links to explore:
- Life’s Working Definition: Does It Work?
- Harvard Essay Abstract: Defining `Life’
- Physicists Create Crystals That Are Nearly Alive
- It’s (Almost) Alive! Scientists Create a Near-Living Crystal
- Video: Is the Universe Alive?
And… if you’d like to approach these sorts of topics from a scientific yet metaphysical perspective with ME teaching you in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, then join me over here! We’ll be registering VERY SOON!
Have your own thoughts on this subject? Please share below in the comments! I’d love to hear others’ opinions. 🙂
Living Crystal Blessings,