Crystals, Authentic or Fraud?

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“Rock salt crystals” by włodi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Casey Furey

As we grow up we believe and become susceptible to a series of different things. As children we are led to believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa, the Easter Bunny, ext. We get older and soon recognize fictitious characters as what they are, yet we move from characters and shift our faith to a variety of things; whether that’s as complex as having faith in a religion or as simple as having faith that you’ll get home safely. Crystals are among that variety of chosen belief, there’s no direct science that proves crystals will work; it’s all entrusting that they will. 

Crystals, among everything on Earth, carry energy. However, the energy crystals hold is much more powerful, enabling their healing and various other properties. For example according to aether beauty, “Crystals, on the other hand, have a super stable energy frequency that doesn’t change. Why? They’re made up of a fixed, regularly repeating, perfect geometric pattern of molecules. And they maintain their perfect stability with no effort. Exactly the opposite of our constantly changing, non-stable human nature.” The article goes on to further explain how the balance and stability of the energies in crystals gives them more powerful energy; powerful energy has the ability to influence other energies hence crystals enabling different properties/effects when we use them. Amy Mercree quoted in the Oprah magazine states, “Crystals’ vibrations are said to arise from the unique way their atoms and molecules move and interact, These vibrations and energies can then supposedly affect our human bodies—and minds. Our bodies are dynamic, electromagnetic organisms—we have physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy flowing through us all the time, Mercree says. Crystals are a fun and unique way to help direct and influence that energy towards greater health when used with the right intention.” This quote even more directly explains the molecular makeup of crystals and how remarkable their energy is. 

It can be quite deceiving when it comes to buying and owning crystals. Lots of research needs to be conducted to help those find the right crystal, real crystals and how to charge/recharge them. Many are skeptical if crystals and said ‘experts’ are just a part of a sham. Some believe that very simply put, the placebo effect is to blame. That being, it’s not crystals that heal us but simply our belief that it will. According to Christopher French, a psych professor at goldsmiths university of london, ““We found that lots of people claimed that they could feel odd sensations while holding the crystals, such as tingling, heat and vibrations, if we’d told them in advance that this is what might happen,” “In other words, the effects reported were a result of the power of suggestion, not the power of the crystals.” Again quite simply, those in the experiment and those in reality participate in the sole ‘belief’ that crystals will work.

Overall, it’s up to the person to decide if crystals are authentic or fraud. I personally believe that crystals are really fun and harmless. If people chose to believe and actively participate in using them, or people who don’t, I see no problem with either. There is a solid argument to both sides of the argument, and at the end of the day it’s ultimately  up to the person whether to believe crystals as authentic or fraud!