What is a crystal and why is it important to us today?

 

The definition of a crystal is:

From the Oxford dictionary; “A piece of a homogeneous solid substance having a natural geometrically regular form with symmetrically arranged plane faces.”

From Wikipedia: “A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are arranged in an ordered pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions.”

“A composition in which atoms and molecules regularly aggregate, with a definite internal structure and an external solid form enclosed by symmetrically arranged plane faces.”

Today science recognizes that Crystals are not mere lumps of rock, but that they are intricate arrangements of minerals which have special properties, including having piezoelectric or semiconducting properties that produce an electrical voltage when subjected to mechanical stress.

They are employed in modern life as calibration devices because of their ability to resonate uniformly, as well as in the production of silicon chips, upon which so much of our modern systems and communications depend, and lenses and prisms that make use of the optical properties of crystal.

From ancient times a crystal is seen as a magical talisman or a mysterious amulet of healing and protection.

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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