Are you new to working with crystals?
I’m going to share three things you want to know before you start working with crystals.
Because you want to avoid pitfalls, right? When you get started on this crystal path, you want to avoid wasting time and energy. Why reinvent the wheel? I made a lot of mistakes when first starting out with crystals. I’ve worked through a lot of stuff and I can save you a lot of time and energy in that area, and save money which is a big one with these three things.
Now, of course, there are so many more than three things, but I just wanted to distill it down to three for you.
Are you Ready to Start Working with Crystals?
Tip Number One
Cleansing your crystals: I’m not talking about physically cleansing today, although I do love my science and I love talking about physically cleansing crystals (depending on their Mohs hardness, there are different ways we need to treat our crystals). Today, I’m talking about energetic cleansing.
After much trial and error, I learned that there are many people who will go on and on about different methods of cleansing. And it’s really up to you in the end. You have to choose the method that resonates with you most.
I’ve tried out all sorts of techniques like; putting them in a bowl of brown rice, put the crystals and cover them with Himalayan sea salt, put them underground, put them in water for seven days, put them in salt water for seven days, put them in the sun, put them under the moon, sage smudge them. There are so many different ways.
But after lots of trial and error, I realized sometimes we need to be mindful…
- extra mindful, of extreme temperature changes because that can be harmful to our crystals.
- mindful of fading certain crystals in sunlight. Some of them are very UV sensitive, so we need to be mindful of that.
- mindful of water with crystals that have a low Mohs hardness. I’m not going to get into explaining all these little things, I have classes and other blog posts on that, so I’m trying to stay on track today.
Acoustic Vibrational Frequency
What I found is that the most practical way, while still being highly effective is acoustic vibrational frequency. That is just a fancy scientific term for sound. My goal is practical and most effective, so the highest impact for the least amount of work always wins with me and this technique meets all the criteria.
What kind of sound?
It can be any kind of sound, actually, as long as it’s high amplitude.
You want the amplitude of energy to be higher than the crystal. And that’s a fancy term for loud. We just need it to be loud. It doesn’t need to be a certain frequency. It doesn’t need to be a certain tone.
My favorite method? It’s a crystal singing bowl. Just ring it gently.
I really like this method because it sends those sound waves out, and it penetrates in all directions. It really gets in there and it moves, and actually physically moves, the atoms around and gets them to lockstep back into place with their base resonant frequency, or what I call the dominant oscillatory rate of the crystal, back to where it naturally is, where it’s natural vibration is.
Another favorite method of mine is a tuning fork.
Then people always ask me …
“What frequency? What tone?”
It doesn’t matter. I know that they sell certain tuning forks specifically for cleansing your crystals, and they’ll have it set at a certain frequency. Yes, there are certain frequencies that entrain certain types of vibrational frequencies.
But if you’re just looking to cleanse your crystals, the frequency of the tuning fork (or whatever you’re using) doesn’t matter. Even if it’s just your radio and a loudspeaker, high amplitude is all that’s required. It’s that simple. Simple, practical, and highly effective.
Tip Number Two
Confusing Crystal Names: How do you feel about all these confusing crystal names out there? Before you start working with crystals, this is one you want to pay attention to because money in your wallet is important. I’m assuming. And you don’t want to lose that due to confusing crystal names. Now, how does that even work? There’s a lot of confusion with the naming of crystals or the terminology, the nomenclature of our minerals.
There are trademark names.
There are marketing terms.
There are what I call woo-woo synonyms.
What are woo-woo synonyms?
They’re just names that are more appealing to us, the metaphysical market. I mean, admittedly, those woo names are really appealing, and they fetch more money. I’ve done experiments with this. I’ve taken you with me on my trips to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and other gem and mineral shows.
I’ve shown you, in real-time; you’ve got the same mineral, you’ve got the proper geological term that everybody knows it by, it’s not confusing, and then you’ve got someone calling the same thing by some woo-woo name, and it’s marked up, exponentially marked up. They shell it out because it’s got this fancy name on it for minerals that already have a proper geological name.
I could go on and on with all the different examples. I’ll just give you a few here…
- Azeztulite: Which happens to be quartz masses from certain particular areas. I’ll give them that. But if another geologist goes out and finds these quartz mass, usually, you know what they do? They grind them up, and they put them in landscape material, in different building materials, rock gardens, or they just sell them as a quartz mass. But if the right person gets a hold of it, they’ll call it azeztulite. And you have to be careful whose calling it is azeztulite because that’s a trademark term.
- Healerite: trademarked. What’s healerite? It’s basically a certain yellowish greenish tone of serpentine. It’s serpentine. Talk to anybody else, they’ve got the same thing for sale, and it’s going to be much cheaper because they’re calling it serpentine. Infinite is a different shade of serpentine than healerite. So again, you call it serpentine and just sell it in different shades, and it’s going to be so much cheaper. If you know this, you’re going to save yourself a ton of money.
- Super seven: trademarked. Super seven is a conglomeration of a cacoxenite and different minerals mixed together. But, that certain mixture has been trademarked and called super seven, but it’s been found in other places and not called super seven.
- Zultanite: is actually diaspore. That’s the proper geological name. You are not going to get as much money for it if you call it diaspore.
If you know of others, put them in the comments below so other people can see them and we can learn from this.
Then there are straight up scams
This next one is just a straight up scam. I’m sorry if you feel differently about it, but I feel strongly that I need to put this information out there.
- Andara crystals: Have you heard of that? They’re said to be found only in northern California and South Africa, said to be high-vibrational, soul-enhancing crystals, and connected with the Lemurian or a Lemurian temple complex. Well, I did a little digging and research, and guys, I discovered they’re not a crystal, not at all. They’re just manmade glass, discarded glass. Maybe now some are making it on purpose for sale because now Andara crystals fetch so much money.
The original Andara crystal was originally found in a California dump because it’s slag glass. If you know what that is, that means it’s discarded glass from different manufacturing things. It’s the byproduct of glass manufacturing, and that’s it. Some people got together and thought it would be a great money-making scam. I’m going to straight up call it that, and giving it official certificates and things like that.
Do your own due diligence. Do your own research on that. Don’t just buy what someone’s telling you, hook, line, and sinker, because it sounds so wonderful. Do your due diligence.
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We don’t want to be scammed or duped by buying fakes, or buying something that we thought was one thing and it’s actually another thing. Or it’s the same thing and it’s just called something fancy and they’re asking us to pay three times as much for it. Instead, I want us to be informed.
I’m really, really passionate about that.
Tip Number Three
No woo-woo talk: Now, why would I tell somebody to go into the closet? That’s so uncool. That is so politically incorrect. Here’s the deal. When you go to a rock shop or gem show, if you’re in a metaphysical shop that’s different and you don’t need to abide by this rule at all, but if you’re at a rock shop or a gem show, zip the lip on the woo-woo talk.
Because I’m going to tell you, again, I’ve witnessed this firsthand for years, once you start working with crystals you’ll see. The sellers are keen on this, especially at gem shows…I’ve mentioned it to you when I’ve walked around the gem shows. If they hear you or just kind of look at you, they look you up and down and they see that you’re a woo-woo type, like us.
We go there all dressed to the nines in all our stuff, and we look very airy-fairy, part of the woo-woo crowd, and we’re talking to the woo-woo speak, or even, gasp, asking for,
“Do you have a Lemurian Dow crystal, double-terminated Dow?”
These are metaphysical terms.
This is what I’m talking about with woo-woo talk. The second they hear that there’s the ka-ching sign or the ka-ching sound going off in their brain. The seller’s, and they’re going ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, or an S for “sucker”. They’re thinking, “I got a sucker on my hands.”
And the Prices Go Up …
Oh yes. That crystal right there, they know what we’re talking about because they’ve studied up, even though they don’t believe (I’m not going to say this is for all sellers. There are sellers out there who are scrupulous who do believe in the metaphysical side of things. I even have a geology teacher who understands and believes in the metaphysical side of things).
I’m not saying that they all don’t believe in it, but there are sellers out there, and a lot of them, who don’t believe in it at all, but have made it their business to learn about this stuff because they understand it affects their bottom dollar.
Keep it Under Wraps
On the economy side of things, it’s all about supply and demand. If they can supply the woo-woo community with what they’re looking for, they can ratchet up the price on that crystal. Whereas if they’re selling to just a Joe Schmo rock hound over here, they’re not having that. They’re not paying the jacked up price. They’re going to pay the going price because they know the going price.
By the way, I give you some handy crystal shopping tips in this blog post over here.
The sellers assume, that the woo-woo community, the metaphysical community, our crystal family, doesn’t know the going price. For the most part, many of us in this community don’t. And we think, “Okay, that’s just the price you pay.”
Now, of course, if we’re talking about a very rare crystal. If the mine has been closed. If there’s not very many of them. The price is going to be extremely high. For example, meteorites, very highly priced. It’s warranted. It makes sense. But when you’re selling me a crystal mass, you don’t even know where it’s from, and you’ve just learned that if you call this azeztulie you can sell it for $300 instead of $3.
Think about it this way … Superman didn’t walk around with his costume around the streets of the city, right? He kept the costume under wraps. For a reason. You’re going to keep your Superman or Superwoman costume under wraps so that you can get what you want at a fair price.
Does that save you money? Is this valuable information? I hope it is for you, please let me know in the comments below.