Perhaps the greatest value of crystals is their use in healing. They have long been known for their curative effects when used in the preparation of tinctures; for their protective characteristics when worn as amulets and talismans; and for their ability to enhance the energy fields of the body as they emit uniform vibrations. They have the power of a living stone.

The energy field of this quartz, called piezoelectricity, is a major contributor to our communication systems. Computers, sonar, watches, radio stations—all use this amazing and constant, undeviating energy field. The piezo-electrical property of crystals means that they are capable of holding an electrical charge, and because of this quality, these minerals amplify healing work or meditation, which in turn speeds up the process. Quartz is the most economical source of this energy. To reduce the cost even further, laboratories are growing quartz from a slice of the real thing. It has been found that the laboratory grown specimens are the preferred kind. They are better because they are more uniform, clearer, and of a higher quality.

Crystals store and conduct energy. They can even absorb one kind of energy and emit another when squeezed, heated or cooled. Quartz crystal absorbs both magnetism from the Earth’s core and radiation from the Sun, and then emits that energy. Kirlian photography has recorded this energy emission, which appears in photographs as a white-light aura radiating from a blue star center. The energy radiant from clear quartz and other crystals is resonant with the human aura; this is its healing attribute.

The resonance occurs rapidly, within a few moments of holding a crystal or gemstone in the hand. Energy from crystals passes through and penetrates all matter, even into human cells. Crystal energy transmission has a magnetic polarity similar to the natural aura polarity used in laying on of hands. Its strong ability to match aura energy and resonate with it makes crystal a powerful healing tool. Clear quartz contains the greatest human resonance and the ability to transmit any color, to focus a chosen strand of its rainbow white light spectrum and use it to transmit, store, duplicate and magnify color and aura polarity.

An interesting phenomenon happens when you begin to work with crystals—for whatever reason. You will start becoming aware of an energy or force greater than what you presently contain. This force has been called your Higher Self, and it encompasses "that which you are capable of becoming. "It is your perfected self. Quartz crystals, in their wonderfully helpful way, will help you tune in to this higher aspect of yourself.

A positive act is to give a friend a quartz crystal. This helps form a link between you and him/her. It helps you to communicate psychically with that person. It is also a wonderful way to send healing energies to someone, especially if you both have similar crystals. A gift of a crystal instills a beneficial impact in the receiver.