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Terminology and Care of Crystals

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Crystal Terminology

  • Raw – untouched by man.
  • Polished – individually sanded and polished.
  • Tumbled – smoothed by putting a lot of stones in a canister and turning.
  • Facet – flat faces on geometric shapes.
  • Terminated – has points.
  • Cabochon – shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a curved top with a flat bottom.


Cleansing Crystals

  • Run under water (unless crystal is water soluble)
  • Place in purified water with sea salt.
  • Place by Amethyst.
  • Place in moonlight.
  • Place in sun (unless it will fade in sun).
  • Bury in the earth.
  • Use Reiki, first symbol & mantra.


Communing with Crystals

  • Sit quietly.
  • Bring crystal to heart and ask “what is your gift to me?” “what is your gift to others?”
  • Repeat at Third eye.


Signature of Crystals- Natures Clues

  •  Color
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Markings / Patterns
  • Place it grows