The Wand Workshop- General Crystal Properties
The information on this page includes a brief physical description and some information on the metaphysical properties of the crystals used by the workshop. The information has been condensed from various sources including books, and our personnel experience of the properties. However, each persons experience will be unique in their interaction with crystals and this page is intended as general guidance.
Crystals and minerals were the first lifeform to condense on this planet, and were in physicality long before the plant or animal kindoms evolved. They are said to function on a high and very consistant level of conciousness as they do not have to under go the life and death cycle in order to evolve. The pieces you have in your hand or around your home have been existing, learning, evolving on this physical plane continually for 100's of millions of years. This makes them excellent guides, supporters and friends when we are in physicallity. Imagine visiting a new town and being shown around by someone who had lived there for over 100 million years.
When buying any type of crystals go for the ones that catch your eye, twinkle on the shelf, or other wise let you know 'choose me'. They will always be perfect for you at that time, once you have it , THEN read the books to find out what its properties are. If you look through book and say oh I need some of that and this oh and I must get some ... it may not come to you at the right time. Trust yourself you are your own greatest teacher, healer, and friend.
Crystals are also evolving along with the rest of the population of the planet and as our needs change these dear companions will change with us.
The page assumes a basic understanding of crystals and your chakra system , if you require more information then the web will provide !
Selenite is a crystal form of gypsum. It occurs as either natural colourless clear crystals, needle like crystals or white tabular crystals. The selenite we use for the wands is usually of the latter form i.e. the white tabular form.
Selenite is often known as the light bringer, due to its linear crystal structure it behaves like a natural fibre optic. If any light is shone through the material it is transmitted down the full length of the crystal. This is a physical manifestation of its metaphysical properties. The crystal structure is very linear and is easily cleaved into natural wands . Selenite could be considered as the sword of awareness cutting through assumptions and promoting re-connection between the conscious self and the inner mystic. Selenite allows direction of energy into the body and energy system to remove blockages which result in disease
Selenite and Apophyllite are the only two minerals powerful enough to clear negative energies out of Quartz Crystals. Selenite is further unique in that it is the only mineral capable of programming Quartz Crystals. Place any crystal, specimen or pocket stone you have been working with on top of your Selenite Wand. You can set a number of different stones in a row. The Selenite will both clean any energies present and recharge your other crystals and stones.
You can greatly increase any other crystal or stone energy by pointing your Selenite Wand at the other stone. Reprogramming is done this way. Just visualize how you want the energy of your Quartz crystal or other stone to perform. Spirit Guides, Angels, Higher Beings or Totem Animals can all be more easily contacted using a Selenite Wand. Access your subconscious as well. These wands are very potent. Be careful of your thoughts when working with Selenite. Rub your Selenite in an outward direction with two or three fingers. At the same time visualize and ask to contact a guide. Selenite provides a bridge to other worlds.
Selenite is often used for clarity of mental processes. It was the original record keeping stone in Atlantean and Lemurian times. Using the same rubbing technique as for Past Lives, ask your Selenite for passage to particular areas of knowledge. Many times that knowledge is given to you in dreaming or while astral traveling.
When using your Selenite Wand in any of these ways or to amplify healing, make certain you use your inner powers to wipe clean the energy that has been placed into the Selenite.
Superior for psychic development and intuitive processes. A growing number of readers are finding Selenite more useful and manageable than Quartz Crystal. Quartz has that uncompromising habit of amplifying everything, positive or negative.
As a bridge to altered states of consciousness, Selenite is an excellent tool for visualization, meditation and working with the subconscious.
Selenite Goes to the source of physical disorders and provides insights into probable causes. Outstanding as a journeying tool for Shamans. Its unique ability to connect and balance the Spiritual and Physical bodies enables Selenite to do similar work between two persons. Working with the subtle bodies Selenite pushes one to the area most in need of clearing and balancing. Its power in working with all of the chakras makes Selenite a universal healing implement.
Selenite is not like any other healing stone or wand that focuses its particular energy on a problem. Selenite works like a tuner on a radio to discover locations of static in the aura. As your own awareness grows so will your use of this mystical mineral.
Because of this ability to flow light into all situations coupled with its physical structure it is an ideal wand making material. The energy flow is an ideal carrier of the energies of other crystals added to the wands.
Amethyst is clear quartz with additions of manganese and traces of iron which give it is purple colouration. The depth of colour is dependant on the manganese and iron content when the crystal is formed. Amethyst is found in many locations world wide. Amethyst is a very spiritual stone the purple colour is associated with the 3rd eye and crown chakras and it helps support spiritual development.
Amethyst balances the mental , emotional, and physical bodies, and help provide a clear link with the higher energies. It clears the auric field, and transmutes negative energy and energy blocks within both our subtle energetic and physical bodies. By providing balance amethyst bestows stability, strength, and peace.
Amethyst is very helpful when meditating. Its calming and balancing effect coupled with the activation of the crown chakra helps gain and maintain the meditative state easily.
Amethyst may also be used to clear negative energy from oneself, or from others during healing, or to clear a space in your environment. The amethyst transmutes the negativity back into usable energy once more.
Amertrine is a natural blend of Amethyst and Citrine, and exhibits the properties of both. Amertrine carries both the golden yellow ray and the violet ray effectively linking the energies of the crown and third eye with the solar plexus chakra the seat of intellect. This has the additional effect of balancing the male and female energies within us. Its balancing effect coupled with its ability to help us reach higher states quickly means that it is very beneficial to meditation , healing , and other spiritual pursuits.
Amertrine may be used to release negative emotional programing and blocks brought about by restrictive patterning allowing deep healing and spiritual progression to occur.
Amertrine works quickly in all area's the amethyst and citrine working together to raise the energy vibration during healing and clear and transmute any negativity which is released by the process, hence its use in healing wands
Citrine is another quartz variation, is is found in many shades from golden yellow, to golden brown, to burnt amber depending on heat , pressure and the like when it was formed.
Citrine does not hold onto and accumulate negative energy but dissolves and transmutes it, helping us to clear both the physical and subtle energy bodies. Citrine balances male , female energy and helps align the energy system to draw in more light. Its yellow ray stimulates and supports the solar plexus chakra.
It is excellent for clearing the aura and aligning the subtle bodies, with the physical body thus allowing deep healing, it is said to help with emotional issues stabilising , dispelling anger and help one to look forward to new beginnings.
Chiasolite is form of andalusite which exhibits axis and angles of different colours which produces a coloured cross in the crystal. Historically the cross stone was used to ward off the evil eye. The energy of this crystal opposes actions to bring about a state of harmony.
It promotes the chivalrous aspects of character and brings about moderation in all things. It is helpful at times of change, help with problem solving, and answers to the mysterious.
It helps maintain spirituality during illness.
This stone carries the cross, a powerful symbol in many cultures, symbolising the elements of man, air, fire ,earth, water, north south east west. The divine energies of the vertical (sun god, male aspect ) interacting with the horizontal ( Mother earth, female aspect) about a central point of balance This symbol of the cross in a circle is the medicine wheel of native cultures and shamanic tradition, and the Celtic cross of the Gnostic Christian mystery schools.
Chrysoprase is an apple green form of the chalcedony family which includes agates ,flints, jaspers, and onyx.
This stone again assists in balance of the male and female to bring about healing. Like many stones of the green ray it activates , stimulates and supports the heart chakra bringing energy to the whole body through the loving energy of the heart. As we evolve this is the next chakra to be collectively activated hence issues of the heart are so evident in many lives and this tone can help us take these issues in our stride.
Chrysoprase is said to instill a state of grace when used, allowing deep mediative states, acceptance of self, acceptance of others and a non judgmental attitude, allow passage into unconditional love.
Fluorite is said to produce an energy which leads to organised growth, it is sometimes known as the genius stone. Fluorite stabilises physical, mental, and emotional and spiritual systems which is why we often use it as a capstone for the wands.
- Clear Fluorite - Stimulates the crown chakra to clear and energise the auric field. It is used to align the chakras to open pathways between universal energy and the physical, and to facilitate energy transfer from other minerals in the healing state.
- Blue Fluorite - produces a calm energy which promotes communication.
- Yellow Fluorite - is used to enhance creativity and promote love between all things.
- Purple-Fluorite - is a third eye stone and brings an orderly connection to spiritual growth
Garnet is the stone of health, extracting negative energy from the chakras and transmuting it into beneficial energies. Garnets balance and stimulate the flow of the kundalini the sacred balance of male and female energy which flow up the spine. It stimulates both base and crown chakras and the flow between. The energy flows in the best way for the body and is moderated to facilitate healing.
Iolite is often called the violet stone. It is found in a range of colours but we use the blue which has violet fire in it when viewed in light. It is one of the stones used on the upper chakras (throat, third eye and crown) when healing and meditating. It produces an electrical charge when in contact with the auric field and can strengthen the aura.
Iolite was used during shamanic healing ceremonies, and is considered powerful magic.
Lapis lazuli is deep blue in colour, often with bands of gold running through it. It has been used through out time to assist us in entry to the mysteries of the universe, sacred texts, esoteric ideas and helps in understanding them.
Lapis activates and energises the throat and third eye chakras, helps clear them and bring all the chakras into alignment to bring about perfection. It helps to expand awareness and intellectual capacity and tune into your intuitive and physic aspects.
Labradorites often display beautiful optical effects as light interacts with the plate like structure of this mineral. This results in golds, blues, and coppery red light light shows as the stone is turned in light. It helps us to understand intuitive thought from the subconscious mind. It symbolises the moon, and helps us to move through the required changes in preparation for acsension.
Rose quartz emits a beautiful calming, energy which works on the whole system to gently remove negativity and reinstate soft loving and gentle energies. It is particularly helpful to bring back peace and love after emotional trauma's. She works to bring gentle love to all the chakra's but especially the heart and crown.
It is quite simply the soft gentle nurturing love of the mother.
Rhodochrosite is a stone of love and balance. It gently energises the heart sacral and base chakras and balances all.
Rhodochrosite is a stone for healing both us and the earth and for showing love to the mother of us all.
Snow Flake obsidian
This mineral is black obsidian with white inclusions of phenocryst.
It is a stone of purity bringing balance to mind body and spirit.
Tigers eye is quartz replaced asbestos. It exhibits chatoyancy due to light reflection fro its structure, when turned light flashes over the stone. This brings together light and earth and tigers eye is a blende of these elements. It is very practical stone, linked with the solar plexus chakra, center of power and mental function. It carries a peaceful vibration, one of quite power like the great cats.
It helps bring a grounded and practical nature to the user, can eliminate the blues and bring in brightness and light, allowing appreciation of beauty and increasing passion for life. Again it brings about balance, and can help balance the hemispheres of the brain, and help deal with fear issues.