How do the vibrations of crystals affect us and why do they affect us?
The best explanation both scientifically and spiritually we have found to the above questions are given by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian in their book; “The Book of Stones. What They Are and What They Teach.”
Below is the more scientific explanation that Robert Simmons gives in the introduction to the book-
All solid matter is made up of atomic particles arranged in some definite organizes crystalline structure, call a ‘lattice’. The crystal lattice structure, especially as it is found in minerals such as Quartz, Beryl, Diamond, provides great stability of structure, and regularity of flow of electromagnetic energies. This is why silicon chips are used to provide memory in computers. It is also the reason Quartz crystals can be incorporated into watches and clocks to provide highly accurate measurements of time.
Naisha Ahsian on the other hand provides a more spiritual explanation to how crystals affect us-
When we bring a crystal or stone into our electromagnetic field, two things occur, first, the electromagnetic frequencies carried by that stone will vibrate with the related frequencies in our own energy field through the physical law of resonance, creating a third, larger field of vibration Your nervous system is attuned to these shifts in energy and will transmit this information to your brain where the frequencies stimulate biochemical shifts that affect the physical body [and] trigger emotional experiences.
Second, the tiny particles of minerals in your body that also carry that frequency will move into your resonance with the aparticles of minerals in the stones. This causes your body to believe that you actually have more of that mineral in your body and it will react accordingly with additional biochemical shifts.
The experience you have when holding a mineral, then is directly related to its electromagnetic energy signature and the systems of the body, mind and spirit which resonate at that energetic level.
Now do you realise why we here at Maha Mala have such a belief in the power of stones? To read more about specific crystals and their properties click here.