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How to use crystals in magick

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How to use crystals in magick
In magick, crystals can be used to alter energy fields, to indicate the boundaries of a sacred space, or to empower an object with that crystal's particular energy and purpose. Each type of crystal has its own particular energy which can be used for specific purposes. The energy produced by crystals can even be used for divination purposes if desired.

Placing crystals around the home also raises the vibrational frequency of the room in which the crystal has been placed.


How to choose a crystal

You can choose crystals for both their shape and their properties such as calming and healing.

The meaning of crystals

Crystal placement

lucky crystals in magick Where to place crystals? Crystals can be placed around the home to protect and cleanse the home's energies.

Hang prisms in stairwells, hallways, and windows to keep energy moving in the desired direction. However, other crystals should be placed on a flat surface whenever possible.

Tip: Place crystals at the corners of square or rectangular furniture to encourage energy to follow a curve rather than the straight line of the furniture.

You can place crystals singly or use a bowl to group several together for best effect.

Further reading

You might also enjoy these books:

Fortune-Telling by Crystals and Semiprecious Stones Fortune-Telling by Crystals and Semiprecious Stones: A Practical Guide to Their Use in Divination, Meditation, and Healing by Ursula Markham (Aquarian Press, 1987): This is an eminently sensible and practical book about divination with crystals. The bulk of the book is an excellent guide to crystal symbolism along with several sample readings.   The Crystal Workbook The Crystal Workbook: A Complete Guide to Working with Crystals by Ursula Markham (Aquarian Press, 1988): A bit more in the way of Atlantean history of crystal usage than is really practical. Otherwise it's an excellent guide to crystal usage. Includes info on acquiring, cleansing, and storing crystals, a guide to the usage of each crystal, and suggested techniques for healing and divination with crystals.
Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by Yulia Van Doren (Quadrille, 2017): While the first third of the book is about basic crystal maintenance, the rest consists of entries on individual crystals. Each entry includes a large full colour photogaph, a guide to colour options for that particular crystal, magickal uses, and notes about its native location. A very interesting read.   National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals by Charles W. Chesterman (Alfred A. Knopf, 1978): An overall excellent reference. Fully half the book is colour photos. Includes info on colour(s), chemical structure, hardness, and occurrence for each rock or mineral.

These books can be difficult to find since many are out of print. Some great places to buy used books online include:


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