The rock crystal is a variety of quartz.
Its significance lies in the fact that it can strengthen the energies of other healing stones. Its name comes from the Greek "krystallos", which means "ice", which is due to the fact that it was considered in antiquity for petrified ice, which was no longer to melt. Rock crystals are used from a spiritual, religious and shamanic age and are supposed to release negative energies. It has been given great importance in ancient cultures, such as Aboriginal, Mayan, Celts, Tibetan Buddhists and many more. Even today he is considered one of the most important healing stones. So today the rock crystal is regarded in many places as a symbol of perfection and was formerly called in German-speaking counter-stone "Schwindelstein", because it was believed that by his possession a dizziness could be cured.
The meaning of the Bergkristalls is often called in connection with Goethe. Because this has dealt extensively with the mineral.
There is therefore a monument in the Czech Republic which shows the poet-prince holding a rock crystal in his hands.
The occurrence of the mountain crystal
The rock crystal occurs worldwide, including frequently in Switzerland and China, Austria and India, Mexico, Russia, the United States and Madagascar and Arkansas, just to name a few.
The world's largest mining is in Brazil, where the most abundant and abundant deposits are found.
Also in Germany there is the rock crystal, especially in the Alps and the Fichtelgebirge.
Origin of the mountain crystal
The crystalline quartz in a particularly pure form forms hydrothermally when alumina-free silica cools and crystallizes.
There are perfectly pure rock crystals that contain no other minerals. It is considered particularly important that its forms are very different. It has also been found that the developmental phases can last for thousands of years. The different forming forms have different names, such as scepter quartz, babylon quartz or filament quartz. If the rock crystal has inclusions, there are other names for it, such as rutile quartz, actinolite quartz or sand quartz.
Early evidence of the stone comes from the Middle Palaeolithic. A hand-ax made of rock crystal was found in South Moravia. Moreover, artifacts from the Mesolithic occur again and again. Particularly large finds of used rock crystals were in the Jochtal at the main Alpine ridge, where about half of the found inventory was made of this stone.
The ideal place for the formation of mountain crystals are caves and windy peaks of mountains.
Properties of the mountain crystal
The properties of the rock crystal are manifold.
Striking is its white to transparent color. It is a crystal quartz of oxides and has a glassy shine. It can occur in the form of masses, drusen and grains, as well as in prismatic and hexagonal crystals. The rock crystal is considered the unadulterated form of quartz, which makes the distinction of other varieties possible. The line color is also here - as with many gems - white. The stone can not be split or only inadequately, so the break is considered musselig and brittle. It has a hardness of 7, which indicates a high hardness on the scale reaching to 10 points.
The rock crystal can be dissolved in hydrofluoric acid. When heated to over 300 degrees, the mineral changes color; this being undone by x-rays.
When irradiated with radium, the stone becomes smoky.
Effects of rock crystal as a healing stone
The rock crystal can act on the body if the skin causes problems.
Whether allergic reactions, atopic dermatitis or itching, wounds or sunburn - the rock crystal can help. It is said to have a special effect when it comes to varicose veins and shingles, insect bites and a strengthening of eyesight. He is also used for pain. Here the field is huge - from headache to earache, menstrual cramps and stomach and back problems, tension and problems with the joints to disc problems. For children, the stone helps especially against nausea while driving.
He should also have a positive effect on digestion; help with gallstones and gingivitis, phlebitis and circulatory problems. It also strengthens the body's defenses and helps with temperature sensitivities.
It ensures a good and above all even circulation and cleans the vessels of harmful deposits.
Effects on soul and feeling
The stone can also support the soul spiritually.
Whether weakness or self-pity, depressive moods and dreadfulness, addictions and blockages - here the stone is used.
The stone is the astrological help for Leo, Capricorn, Aquarius and Virgo. He allegedly has a different healing effect depending on the form. The bigger the stone, the better for its effect. It is said that raw untrimmed rock crystals are more likely to combine the yang energy, but the processed stones are the yin energy. In addition, pointed stones should be worn with this tip down.
Specimens that have two tips are more powerful than those with only one.
Effects for the pure spirit
It promotes perception, self-knowledge and reason, provides a better sense of reality and brings energy and better memory to the wearer.
The stone can help to see oneself and others with a clearer perception. He should sharpen the sense of justice and provides a better sense of the right time. In addition, a legend says that the rock crystal in the form of a lace worn as a chain over the clothing, has a strong effect as a protective stone against dark energies.
For this he should be attached to the height of the solar plexus, as was customary with the high priests.