When your imagination and your thought are in conflict, your imagination will inevitably win.
The material uses of things in magic (or whatever you prefer to call your practice) stem from one type of insight, that the world is interconnected. Hermetic philosophy refers to these connections as correspondences, and they have been viewed in literally every mystical practice across the world. This raises the question of: “What is power?” And “What is spirit?”
Many observations have been made about how anything is organized, even human DNA. Perhaps of some interest is that literally everything follows a crystalline pattern; water, gases, any solid matter. Human DNA seems to be based on a calcium rich clay matrix, and interestingly, so do quartz deposits.
Crystal magic is ultimately based on an “animistic” world view. That the crystals have a spirit. In animism, all that exists, exists because of a spirit behind it. Not necessarily a consciousness but still the foundation for consciousness, and crystals seem to be a very pure material manifestation of the spirits in the world. This is not something that can be approached in an entirely mechanical way. The “spirits” of crystals seem to be very conscious, if elemental.
It has even been scientifically observed that quartz crystal has an electrical emission almost identical to the human nervous system and seems to have a magnetic “memory.” Whether you want to ascribe consciousness to that or not is up to you. As for myself and my personal experiences, crystals have memory. I practice psychic communication techniques, and crystals respond to them. It is a very elemental consciousness. It could be said they form a baseline for the shared psychic consensus we call daily life, but they don’t have the form of cognitive function we do. Has anyone experienced this?
Places like Sedona California and locations in Arizona tend to have high concentrations of crystal deposits, and interestingly our personal energies might be differently effected by these presences than is popularly reported. Many temples were build on mineral heavy outcroppings, and crypts were built in granite zones, etc. Many people report strange, potentially religious experiences (depending on how you define it) in these crypts. The radioactive emissions from granite, which are in fact quite natural, have been proven scientifically to induce a trance like state, even “hallucination.” Seen from an occult point of view they just open the mind. Also the electronic voice phenomena (EVP) has always happened even before we made our gadgets. The crystal heavy sites were always said to be places to meet spirits in general, not just elemental consciousnesses, and we use quartz in all our communication technology now.
Interesting point also is bone crystal and calcium level resonance. There was a place built with the consent of its devotees where instead of being interred, their bones were used to build a chapel. You may have heard of the place. No blood was shed there, but people still report “haunting” phenomenon there.
There’s an idea that all the range of human emotions have been spread throughout the earth held in the form of various crystals. It has been my experience it is. The supposedly “ethereal” akashic record and the taboo mystery planes are not so remote as people think. They are really pretty close at hand, but the priests must have their privilege.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.