Working with Crystals, Metals and Stones [1]

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This is a new series here at the Left Hand Path Books Blog, on working with Crystals, Stones and Metals in your magical and spiritual work. If you aren’t working with these items in your spiritual work you could be missing out on a wonderful opportunity to expand and grow your available resources.

Crystals are beautiful but their purpose is so much more than just beauty. Our world around us is powered by crystals, from the liquid crystal display you are reading on to the silicon processor chips powering your desktop device. Some examples of crystal structures include table salt and snowflakes, but for spiritual purposes we are most familiar with the beautiful variety of ancient crystal clusters and points that we can use for ritual, meditation and healing.

Because crystals are ancient, they carry the vibrational energies of the earth. Crystals oscillate at their own specific frequencies. These special vibrations are useful in magic practice and for meditation, and influencing the electromagnetic field of the body. Crystals, stones and metals have been used for thousands of years for their healing and positive benefits. Actively tapping into these forces allows you to influence your life in a positive way.

Crystals have a positive influence on our well being by enabling a state of mind that promotes physical healing. In a recent study, it was shown that there is power behind positive thinking and that it can influence a person’s health in a measurable way.

In an article from PsychCentral, students were tested based on the influence of positive thought. The students who were confident and had a positive outlook had “more, and better functioning immune cells than the worried students.”1 Another study from Hopkins Medical shows how positive thinking can prevent long-term damage to the body. It was shown that “researchers suspect that people who are more positive may be better protected against the inflammatory damage of stress.”2 Crystals can help to maintain that positive state of mind that can create and influential benefit in your life.

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Crystals, stones and metals are used for grounding and centering, healing. They can be used as the focus of ritual or spell to achieve an outcome. They can be used for spirituality and to increase personal awareness. This article series will focus on all these aspects and so much more in the coming weeks.

To recap, crystals are ancient materials that carry vibrational frequencies, they can help to influence a person’s outlook and carry a physical and spiritual benefit, and they can be used in a variety of ways to help your spiritual and magical practices. With the variety of crystals out there you are sure to find something that you can use in your daily life. Next we will explore the association between crystals, their color and their uses.


  1. By the middle of the first semester, the students who had been confident that they would do well had more and better functioning immune cells than the worried students. [Text]

       2. The mechanism for the connection between health and positivity remains murky, but researchers suspect that people who are more positive may be better protected against the inflammatory damage of stress [Text]

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