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What is a Crystal?

crys· tal – A crystal consists of matter that is formed from an ordered arrangement of atoms, molecules, or ions. Because there are repeated units, crystals have recognizable structures.

Crystals Have the Capacity to:

  • Absorb and store information & energy.
  • Transmit information & energy.
  • Enhance information & energy.
  • Transmute information & energy.


Uses of Crystals in a Modern World


There is a reason why the “glass” covering on a watch face is referred to as a “crystal.” Rather than being plain glass, it is actually a crystal lens that is precisely shaped and highly polished. Crystals have a long history of being used in watches because they have the ability to resonate subtle vibrations that help keep the mechanics running in smooth time.

Micro Processors

Silicon is a primary component in computer chips and microprocessors. Silicon is derived from melting crystals into a liquid form that can be molded and shaped.

LCD Display

Many of us encounter LCD displays on a regular basis. Be it from a monitor, a hand-held game, a cell phone screen or digital signage, we interact with LCD more often than we usually realize. Not everyone stops to think about what the name means or how it works. The short explanation is that LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. Because crystals in a liquid state can carry and direct light very precisely, they make an ideal solution for monitors and other displays. They must, however, be properly recycled when the equipment has exceeded its life.

Communications Lines

Whether you’re making a telephone call from a land line or accessing high-speed Internet, you probably encounter fiber optic communications lines every day without even knowing it. These lines are actually made of glass. What you may be surprised to learn is that the glass is more than just heated sand. It also contains crystal, which strengthens the glass and gives it a more consistent, smooth flow.