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    ps: have you already described lithium-quartz (and lithium phantom quartz) ?

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    Lithium Quartz... been asked for that by several others, I'm working with one now so will post on it in a bit

    I have always worked with rose quartz from madagascar as well for more or less the same reasons although I have never worked with any from nambia.
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    Cut, Tumbled, Polished and/or Treated Quartz

    Tumbled Quartz: The oceans, lakes and rivers where the first tumblers of stones and no doubt influenced our ancesters' view of the mineral world around them. Rounded stones and stones with holes in them have caught the human eye since the beginning.
    Today we have tumblers which do in weeks what it takes mother earth thousands of years to do. Tumbling stones has become a hobby for young and old alike and tumbled stones are used throughout the metaphysical community for everything from divination to healing and everything in between.
    Tumbled Quartz, for the most part, comes from rock quartz which has been broken down to a certain size and then tumbled. The process usually takes about one month to complete with the Quartz going through three to four stages of tumbling using a finer grit each time to progressively round and smooth out the Quartz.
    Tumbled Quartz carries all the energies attributed to that specific type of Quartz. (clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, smokey quartz, citrine and many other varieties of quartz, including included quartz, can be found tumbled). Tumbled Quartz, or any tumbled stone for that matter, is thought of by many to be more convenient to carry around and makes the perfect "pocket stone" seeing that its smooth rounded shape is not as abrasive on cloths, skin, or anything it may come into contact with during one's daily routines. Its size as well lends itself to be easily carried.
    Although tumbled Quartz does carry the same energies as its natural counterpart the energies of tumbled Quartz, and natural rock Quartz alike, are thought by many to be more defused compared to a crystal's more focused and concentrated energies. This makes them ideally suited for emotional work as well as surrounding oneself with a desired energy which, again, lends itself perfectly to the pocket stone concept. Crystals on the other hand are more suited to direct work on a specific issue at a set period of time. Crystals can however be used in the same ways as tumbled Quartz is used whereas tumbled Quartz does not lend itself easily to the type of work mentioned above for crystals.

    Quartz Cabochons: This is a type of Quartz which has been cut, ground and polished to a shape which lends itself to be mounted in some sort of frame and then used as jewelry. The same information given above for tumbled Quartz holds true for cabochons as well. Cabochons are ideally suited for people who have felt a natural long term attraction to a certain mineral which one wishes to carry with them at all times. Birthstones, charm braclets, and family stone bracelets all come to mind. This same concept when implimented using a metaphysical mindset is used by many to create powerful tools.

    Cut & Polished Points and Wands:
    These crystals are highly prized by some on frowned on by others. To understand these mindsets one must understand the process taking place when they are made. These points and wands are created at times from rock Quartz and at times from Quartz crystals. To know from which a particular point or wand was created goes a long way in revealing its energies. Simply put all Quartz grows and as it does it creates a crystaline structure which influences its energy patterns in regards to all aspects of frequency. When rock Quartz is cut commercially into points and/or wands the crystaline structure does not come into play. This will at times mean that even though the crystaline structure of it may run horizontally the point or wand shape may well be cut vertically. The odds of the cut and the structure matching is very slim and as such the point or wand becomes very difficult, if not impossible, to use when trying to direct energies.
    At other times points and wands are cut from crystals which are highly damaged or in cases where the manufacturer wants to highlight interior structures within the crystal if the crystal is unusually cloudy or again, excessively damaged. These polished points or wands often highlight amazing phantoms and/or inclusions. In the vast magority of cases these crystals exhibit the same energies as other crystals of thier kind.
    If one is able to determine from which source the point or wand was manufactured one can easily determine for what uses that particular point or wand is best suited. Both have thier places within the metaphysical community if one takes the time to study thier energies and apply them correctly. An obvious example of this would be Rose Quartz obolisks, points and wands. Rose Quartz cut into these forms comes from massive Rose Quartz (massive referring to its structure having formed into a mass and not into a crystal structure). These manufactured formations, when used properly, can add to an environment's energy in a very constructive way. They also lend themselves well to emotional work and some find them very useful for working with the chakras.
    Before starting any work with these formations take the time to aquaint yourself with its energies and find out as much as you can about its manufacturing process. If this is done these manufactured formations can become trusted helpers in your work.

    Heat Treated Amethyst (Citrine): Natural Citrine gets its coloration due to small amounts of Iron impurities within the crystal structure (approximately 40 parts per million). The difference between Citrine and Amethyst is only the state at which the Iron impurities within the Quartz exist. If one subjects Amethyst to heat it will reduce the oxidation state of the Iron impurities thereby changing the coloration from purple (Amethyst) to a yellow reddish-orange (Citrine) all the way to green or colorless depending on the original oxidation state as well as the amount and duration of the heat applied. The process can also be reversed by irradiation. The heating process explained above can take place both naturally and synthetically. Once the process has taken place it cannot be determined if it was achieved through a natural or synthetic process.
    Synthetic Citrine contains all the properties of natural Citrine. Some will argue however that synthetic Citrine's energies are much more unstable to work with and not as clearly defined. Some feel this can be addressed by spending time to program the Citrine as well as helping the energies stablize themselves. Others feel that the energies of natural Citrine are more refined, purified and harmonized due to the millions of years it took to create. Although opinions differ most agree that with the rarity of natural Citrine, synthetic Citrine is a good substitute if the natural material is not available. Most also agree that although the synthetic product is readily available, investing in a natural Citrine specimen is well worth it if one becomes available.

    Aura Quartz: This type of Quartz can be divided into several types including Aqua Aura (gold and quartz), Aurora (titanium and quartz), Opal Aura (platinum and quartz), Colalt Aura (cobalt and quartz) and others. In all cases molecules of one mineral are fused on to Quartz using an electrical charge to permanently fuse the two together. Since only electricity is used very little if any heat is produced thus maintaining the integrity of the Quartz. In all cases the Quartz takes on the properties of the molecules which have been fused to it as well as maintaining its own properties. For some this process forms very powerful tools for thier work. Others feel, much like in the case of synthetic Citrine, that altering Quartz in this manner makes its energies unstable and clouded at times. As with synthetic Citrine most however feel that if natural combinations of the above are not available and if proper proceedures are followed to stablize and harmonize the energies this process makes for suitable alternatives which are much more readily available.

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    Massive Quartz

    This type of Quartz normaly forms as Quartz veins with no crystal structuring visible to the naked eye. This type of Quartz is most often used for tumbling. Massive Quartz finds its form in all varieties of Quartz and may also be included with any other type of mineral. As such the properties listed for each of the different types of Quartz apply to massive Quartz as well.
    This type of Quartz lends itself best for working with emotions as well as for helping to create certain energies for living and working environments. They are especially well suited for Aura and Chakra work. It tends to help create a harmonizing atmosphere as its energies are a lot more subtle that Quartz crystals.

    I have found that when using these stones in the same manner as the Japanese use Suiseki the energies they create are unmatched by any other Quartz or mineral if the energies are properly matched.

    Suiseki means sui - water, seki - stone and is the art of using naturally shaped stones to enhance the energies of particular environs. These saught after energies may differ from area to area depending on the function of a particular area. Suiseki may be classified by one or a combination of the following: shape, place of origin, surface patterns, texture or color. Three more basic groupings would be object stones (stones which look like man-made objects or resemble animals, humans, birds or fish), pattern stones (stones with distinctive patterns, textures, coloration or mineral inclusions) or Scenic stones (stones resembling mountains, caves, islands or other natural topography).

    Massive Quartz which can be looked at from the above perspective and its energies applied using the art of Suiseki are truely one of nature's most profound energies to work with. Having just one such piece in your home can have a truely harmonizing effect for everyone within it.

    Massive Quartz, either natural or tumbled, arranged and crafted in a way to create a fountain for your home can as well have a great harmonizing effect. The combination of both Quartz and water may create a very peaceful atmosphere. Add to this the sound of flowing water and any environ's energies will be enhanced.

    Massive Quartz of any type truely is a gift from nature. Not confined to a crystalized structure its subtle energies flow freely from it in all directions ready to enhance the aura of any being or the energy of any environ.
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    Faden Quartz: These are crystals which contain a clearly visible milky line within. They normally occur within tabby crystals but do on rare occasions appear in normal crystals.

    They assist one in astral travel or dream work as well as help provide physical, mental and emotional stability. They promote flexibility and can also assist one in finding a partner on the physical plane. It is believed that the line represents growth and can assist in helping one activate or start new growth within themselves or within others. They tell us that growth can happen in any direction and one need not follow what others consider to be the practical avenue. They are ideally suited for past life regression work as well as work involving looking into the future.

    Chakra: All

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    Fenster Quartz: "Fenster" is German for window and this type of quartz contains "windows" into the crystal. These are areas where the crystal seems to have stopped forming creating a cavity "window" in one or more faces or at times on the shaft.

    These crystals are ideal for meditation, dream-work, spirit journeys, astral travel, past life regression work, and out of body travel in any form. A fenster crystal teaches us that time is no linear. Past, present and future all exist in the now. These crystals open windows for us to seek out knowledge from any time or dimension. These truely are powerful tools for anyone who practices journeying in any form.

    Chakra: All

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    Scanner Crystal: These crystals have one or more flat sides and they truely live up to thier name of scanner.

    These crystals when properly worked with are wonderful healing tools. They allow one to scan the body to seek out what is wrong. They then store the information for later retrieval. Thier flat point allows for amazing vibrational healing to take place when used to project healing energies. These crystals are also considered to be female whereas pointed crystals are considered to be male.

    Chakra: All

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    Amethyst Flowers: Originally these were crystals which grew in a radiating patter laying almost flat to create a flower pattern. Later some called slices of Amethyst geodes with a cavity in the middle and crystals encircling the cavity flowers as well. Today, most Amethyst formations resembling a flower go by this name. Pictured below is an original Amethyst flower and it is the properties of this formation which I will address here.

    Along with all the properties of Amethyst this formation truely is a stone of love, healing and blessings. It aids one in forgiveness of both oneself and others and is also used to discover one's life purpose. This is a wonderful formation to use in harmonizing one's chakras and bringing peace to every level of consciousness. Earth meditations are greatly enhanced when using this formation as is any work involving restoring peace to any living being.

    Chakra: All

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    Fairy Clusters: These are Quartz clusters comprised of very fine, delicate, bright crystals.

    The closeness of these crystals creates an energy which assists one in understanding others when working with them closely or when one shares living space with others. It teaches us understanding. This is a great cluster to have at work if your work space is confined with little or no space and/or no windows. They help create a harmonizing atmosphere under all of these conditions as well as within large families. Due to thier small and delicate structure the energies emitted are delicate and refined creating a "fairy" energy. When used with chakras these crystals cleanse and dissipate unwanted energies.

    Chakra: All

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    Along with the above I added a small section in cleansing in the original post on this thread... it falls just after mythology.

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    Citrine: Citrine ranges in color from golden yellow to amber, to reddish brown.

    It has been called the "merchant's stone" because it is said to increase and maintain wealth. It helps one overcome emotional problems and helps to cleanse the aura. It helps create solid relationships both on the personal and professional level. It is one of few stones which can hold no negative energies and for that reason never needs cleansing. It helps to stimulate endurance and focus and dispells anger. It also helps overcome intellectual problems. Citrine stimulates the crown chakra and activates, opens and energizes the naval and solare plexus chakras.

    Cathedral Lightbrary: This citrine cluster also has the formation of a cathedral which means a main point surrounded by smaller, upright castling terminations as well as lightbrary which means the crystals shows "gateways" which allow you inside.

    These crystals are said to carry the sacred Akashic records in the "language of Light". They are energy conduits for communication with the universe and allow us through thier doorways to access this universal wisdom. They are the crystals of evolution. They help us understand depression, anxiety and teach us patience and trust. They are bringers of abundance, prosperity and good luck.

    Kundalini Quartz: Citrine from the Congo is sometimes referred to as Kundalini Quartz. It is said to activate the Kundalini energy upwards in a snake like or DNA Helix like pattern. Working from the base chakra it rises to the 8 chakra above the crown. It opens and then helps one to move forward from any previously blocked chakras.

    The piece pictured below is from the Congo.

    Chakra: All

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    Lodolite (Garden/Scenic) Quartz: This is a type of quartz which contains inclusions of many possible types and colors creating the look of gardens, landscapes or watery scenes.

    These crystals enhance communication with different realms and hieghten one's spiritual energies. It is also commonly used to bring the proper energies into play to help bring into effect the manifestations of one's desires. It brings love, peace and gentleness into one's life. It is primarily used with the crown chakra.

    Chakra: Throat, Heart, Sacral, Solar Plexus

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    Angel Quartz: White, pink and/or light red amphibole, limonite, kaolinite and/or hematite inclusions are what gave this Quartz its name.

    These crystals are rare and considered to be "stones of power". They bring the strength, virtility and exuberance of youth into one's life as well as tranquility and emotional clarity. This crystal is all about bringing peace, grounding and harmony into your life so that your energies are always at thier peek when needed. The one pictured below has a beautiful white phantom and is filled with calming pastel colors.

    Chakra: Crown, Third Eye

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    Anthraxolite Quartz: These are unique cystals which contain decomposed organic matter (carbon).

    Although not widely used they do provide us with unique energies. These crystals are wonderful tools for past life regression. Along with this they remind us that death is not the end but only a transition. They help with easing the pain of loss when one looses a close friend or family member. For healing these make great tools for any blood disorders.

    Chakra: Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart

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    Curved Crystals: These are crystals with bends in them. At times they can be very pronounced and at times they are subtle.

    Some feel this curve is caused by uneven energy streams within the crystal during its growth causing one side to grow faster than the other. This curving provides for the aligning of all bodies of existance both singularly as well as with one another. This is an extremely powerful healing tool allowing one to balance energy flows throughout the body to establish a healthy and balanced system. This extends to the meridians and nervous system as well. This crystal teaches us that anything is possible if one doesnt limit oneself to what is "accepted" and is willing to explore and venture down paths not commonly travelled by others. It is within these boundry areas and these forks in the road where true insight and wisdom can be found if one is willing to explore beyond what is commonly accepted.

    Chakra: All

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    I think its time to reorganize this thread into something a bit more functional soon :idea:

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    oooh just a side note, there also is Gwindel Quartz, which is an Alpine Variety of Quartz mainly from Switzerland, they look like they are turned/twisted, like if you want to dry a towel, then you can hold the ends and turn/tie the towel into a knot,

    the crystal looks somewhat this way

    they exist in smokey quartz and clear, rarely in amethyst.

    maybe i find a picture in a magazine somewhere.
    unfortunately have never worked with one though

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    ooh plus

    wow. absolutely fantastic thread, rock on

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