Clear Quartz by Sue Perryman
There is an enormous variety of quartz crystals in many assorted colours, and each one has its own properties and uses.
Clear Quartz is a pure form of the mineral Silicon dioxide. It originates in volcanic rock and has a hexagonal crystal system.
Clear quartz is found all over the world and is sometimes called Rock crystal. quartz exhibits piezoelectric properties by which it can transform mechanical energy into electromagnetic energy. This makes it useful in such devices as crystal radios, microphones, watches and radio transmitters etc.
Some ancient civilisations believed that quartz was made from ice that had been frozen so solidly that it would never thaw. The word quartz comes from the German word 'Quarz' and the word crystal comes from the Greek word 'Krystallos' which means ice.
There is evidence that clear quartz was used by our ancient ancestors from many different cultures. White quartz stones were included in the building of the passage tomb Newgrange in Ireland; and quartz fragments have been found in another Irish passage tomb Carrowmore, suggesting that quartz had a ritual significance.
Clear quartz is the most versatile crystal in the world, it can be used in place of any other crystal and for any metaphysical or healing purpose. Among its many properties it is a powerful amplifier and will increase the energy of other crystals nearby, which makes it a perfect addition to a crystal grid.
Clear quartz will raise energy to the highest level possible and works on all levels of being. It enhances spiritual growth and psychic abilities, increases inspiration and creativity, helps with concentration and brings clarity of the mind. As a stone of harmony and purification it will quickly remove energetic blocks from all Chakras.
Unlike other crystals that have fixed properties, clear quartz can be 'programmed' to help you with any goal you have in mind. This can be done by meditating with a piece of clear quartz while visualising the desired outcome or intention.
Because clear quartz is such a powerful amplifier, it can pick up a huge amount of psychic debris and needs regular cleansing. This can be done in several ways including holding the crystal under running water, smudging with sage, leaving out under a full moon or sunshine, burying it in earth or salt, Reiki.
Place a quartz crystal on your desk to focus your energy and bring clarity of mind.
Holding a clear quartz crystal while meditating will help to filter out any distractions.
Hold a small clear quartz crystal in each hand for a powerful energy boost.
Add a quartz crystal to your bath water to help with pain relief and to infuse you with energy.
Keep a clear quartz crystal on or near you while studying to help with concentration and to retain what you are learning.
Adding clear quartz crystal to any kind of magical working will give your intention a huge energy boost.