How ancient cultures used stones and crystals for healing purposes
More and more people (especially scientists) are starting to understand that all things in our universe are just forms of energies vibrating at different frequencies. In other words, crystals and stones emit their own frequencies/vibrations.
Nicolas Tesla affirmed that this concept (everything is energy that vibrates at different frequencies) was the key to understanding our universe. He has also proved that certain forms of energies can alter the vibratory resonance of other forms of energies. This is why crystals and healing stones are always used to align, heal and alter the vibration of cells and chakras.
The ancient civilizations may not have had access to all the scientific knowledge that we currently have, but it seems that throughout the world, they have instinctively understood the potential of these gems and their meanings.
Minerals, gems, and crystals have been used for thousands of years to enhance and balance emotional, physical and spiritual states.
How did ancient civilizations know that?
We do not know for the moment, but what is certain is that they considered these stones as crucial parts of their existence.
Roman culture: The talismans and crystal amulets were an integral part of the life of the Romans. Most often they were used to improve health, to attract desirable things in their lives and as protection during battles.
Ancient Egypt: The Egyptians buried their dead with crystal on their foreheads. According to them, it helped the deceased to pass into the afterlife. Pharaohs filled quartz cylinders to balance the Ba and Ka energies of the body.
Strongly associated with the goddess of heaven Isis, lapis lazuli stones were especially worn on the eyes by the ladies of royalty as Cleopatra to promote awakening and awareness.
The dancers put rubies in their belly buttons to promote their sex appeal. Many wore crystals on their hearts to attract love and placed crystal-filled crowns on their heads to stimulate enlightenment and awaken the Third Eye.
Chinese culture: Chinese medicine generally incorporates the use of healing crystals including crystal-tipped needles in acupuncture and Pranic healing sessions. These traditions are nearly 5000 years old.
The ancient Greeks: The crushed hematite was often rubbed on the bodies of the soldiers before entering the battle with the idea that it made them invincible. Interestingly, the word "crystal", derived from the Greek word "krustullos" which means ice, and until the 1500s many believed that stones like clear quartz crystals were eternal ice sent by the heavens.
Indian Culture: Ayurvedic medicine in India considers crystals for healing emotional and metaphysical imbalances. The use of various healing crystals is documented in the pages of the Hindu Vedas, which also refer to the specific healing abilities of each stone. Sapphires are believed to bring cunning, clarity and mental balance, and jasper to bring harmony, sexual vitality and basic chakra balance. (To recite nobody else but them).
Ancient Japanese Beliefs: "Scrutinizing" was a common practice in Japanese culture. The Japanese liked to "look at each other" in a crystal ball a little like we do today by going to see a seer. The quartz crystal spheres were considered representative of a dragon's heart and their power and wisdom.
What we now know about healing crystals
The concepts of electromagnetics proven by James Clerk Maxwell and their interdependence as well as the various discoveries of quantum theory have allowed us to have scientific proof of what the ancients have always known. Because everything vibrates at certain frequencies, these stones have the ability to change and alter the frequencies of other objects or bodies when they occupy the same space.
Therefore, a crystal - which vibrates at its own frequency oscillations - vibrates in our own energy field through the physical law of resonance and creates a larger vibratory field, affecting the nervous system and transmitting information to the brain. Essentially, these vibrations can harmonize frequencies and stimulate biochemical changes that affect physical health in a positive and curative way.