How Crystals Work (The Science)

Mystic Tribe

Posted on June 25 2018

It’s no secret that I love crystals. I’ve always been drawn to them ever since I was a kid, collecting them on visits to the Fairy Shop with mum, and labelling them in to display cases with dad.

In the past couple years I have made a special effort to learn more about their properties and uses and to work with them more regularly. Intuitively, I know they are powerful tools for protection, healing and manifestation. But I also wanted to understand why crystals work and how they affect us.

I recently spent some time studying this more and am now a Certified Crystal Healer. Through my studies I learnt a lot about these beautiful gems and am excited to share my knowledge with you. I’ll try not to get too technical but I think it’s important to know that there is real science behind crystal healing – read on if you’re interested! (I’ll do more practical posts soon, promise!)

Before diving into the science of crystals themselves, we need to understand that everything in the world is matter and all matter vibrates at different vibrational frequencies. So, everything has its own vibration – you, me, your chair, your phone and… crystals! Humans and our parts are always vibrating at all different rates (dominant oscillary rates) whereas crystals have just one dominant oscillary rate. This vibration will differ according the the particular molecular composition of the crystal, its size and shape as well as its colour which affects the light frequency.

According to the law of conservation of energy, energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed from one form to another. This is an important thing to note – in healing, we are not creating or destroying energy, but rather we are transforming and transmuting it.

Crystals are resistant to entropy, which refers to a tendency to go towards disorder. As humans, we tend towards entropy. Anything in our life, our mind, our environment can easily shake us and affect our vibration, our dominant oscillary rate. Someone says something that hurts us, and our frequency is affected. If it’s a sunny day out – that, too, affects our vibration. But because crystals are geometrically perfect (and humans are not), they can easily maintain their high vibration.

So – crystals generally vibrate at a higher amplitude to humans, great. But what does this mean for us? How can we utilise this?

This is where crystal healing comes in. By engaging the theory of entrainment, we can raise our vibration to meet that of the crystal we are working with. Entrainment essentially means that, due to their stability, their syntropy (opposite of entropy) and their high-amplitude frequency, crystals will tend to ‘take over’ in a way and supersede the energy around them, raising it to their level. Pretty cool right!? I sure think so.

In crystal healing sessions with me, I utilise certain crystals by placing them on your body to encourage this entrainment, this lift of your energy to meet that of the crystal. Crystals are simply a tool that can be used to change the frequency of your body or your environment. Within crystal healing sessions, you can cleanse the chakras (energy centres), heal your electromagnetic field through Reiki, and also heal through the use of aromatherapy (working with essential oils).

Keep an eye out for more exciting posts about crystal elixirs, crystal grids, chakras, essential oils and more in the future.

With love and light,

Eleanor x


Eleanor Hadley is the founder of Sensual Yoga, writer, and crystal healer. Be sure to follow her on Instagram: @eleanorhadley 

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