Maximize the potential of your crystals
In April of 2010 Healing Crystals' featured an article about orgonite which consisted of an interview with Don Croft and Ross Purvine. I was instantly fascinated and so down the rabbit hole I went, thirsty for more information about a substance with such amazing claims:
• Simple. Easy to make. Works continuously.
• Turns negative energy into positive energy.
• Purifies the atmosphere, detoxifies water, ends drought.
• Helps plants grow better, repel pests & require less water.
• Mitigates harmful effects of EMF radiation.
• Disarms and repels predatory forms of life.
• Inspires a pleasant demeanor and balanced, happier moods.
• Frequently remedies insomnia and chronic nightmares.
• Helps awaken your innate psychic senses
Several basic groups of ingredients are used to make orgonite:
This serves as the organic component that attracts energy to the device and will comprise about half of its makeup. It starts out as a liquid and hardens to a solid, creating pressure on the crystal(s) that you will implant in the piece. This activates the piezoelectricity of quartz and other crystals. Most resin includes the hardener you will need as a catalyst in the packaging. You can begin with Elmer’s Fiberglass Resin or 3M Bondo that can be found at your local hardware store. Once you get a feel for mixing the resin with hardener and casting, you may want to use clear resin which enables the crystals and other objects cast inside to be seen. A good brand is Silmar 41 from U.S. Composites.
This will be the other half of its makeup and serves as the inorganic component that conducts energy in and out of the device, a well-known property of metal. You can experiment and get a feel for different types of metals such as copper, brass, iron, steel, aluminum, even silver and gold. An inexpensive widely available source is cut up metal scrubbers used for cleaning pots and pans. I’ve been able to get key shavings for free from a hardware store that cuts keys and this brass makes a beautiful addition. Metal powders can be found on the internet for fairly cheap, but it is suggested that if you use metal powder you also use powdered crystals which can be easily obtained by shaving kyanite or selenite.
Last but certainly not least, crystals are the pièce de résistance in orgonite as the resin and metal matrix amplifies their ability to continuously emit beneficial energy for all living things. A large fancy piece is not needed; making orgonite is a great way to cast crystals that might not be as visually appealing as others in your collection as the properties are still the same. Clear quartz is the favored standby as it is the “master healer” and can be easily programmed by our intentions. The possibilities truly are endless when it comes to types and combinations of crystals you can use. A few suggestions:
• Kyanite is an extremely popular addition to orgonite because of its ability to constantly clear negative energy.
• Hematite and Garnet are credited for their ability to ground energy making it more efficiently absorbed.
In addition to the basic three groups, you will also need some supplies to get you started:
• Molds: you can get creative here and use just about any metal or glass container. Muffin molds and martini glasses are popular because they are cheap and widely available; just be sure to grease them so the finished product won’t stick. If it sticks anyway you can put it in the freezer for a few hours or overnight and it should pop out. To avoid this altogether I recommend using silicon baking molds. They come in a vast array of shapes and sizes and the orgonite peels right out.
• Gloves: this is optional, but if you don’t use them (especially for your first few tries) it might be a good idea to have some nail polish remover on hand for any resin that gets on your fingers, as it is a sticky substance.
• A Mat: you’ll want something to spread out over whatever surface you are using. It’s a good idea to reuse something since you will be tossing it afterward, like the top of an old shower curtain liner, or old newspapers.
• A Container: to mix the resin in. Old takeout cups and containers work great.
• A stirrer: such as old straws, sticks, takeout utensils, etc. You want something hard and thin you will use to stir and mix the hardener in with the resin.
• Other goodies: some folks like to add flowers, images, charged water, or whatever they are drawn to into their orgonite. Whatever you add, do, or think while creating your pieces has a lot of influence on what their flavor will be.
It is best to first fill your mold to the brim with metal (as much as possible), then add your crystal(s). As the final step you will want to the mix the resin with the hardener and add it to the mold. Let your pieces cure outside or in a well-ventilated area, and depending on the weather your pieces should harden in anywhere from a few hours to a full day.
If you are not so inclined to make your own you can find orgonite available for purchase from various vendors online, but I encourage you to make some for yourself. The process of making orgonite is just as spiritually enlightening, if not more so, than having pieces around you, and it’s a fairly inexpensive way to see for yourself what the benefits are.
Many “gifters” in the orgonite movement create the substance to improve the quality of life, health, and well-being for themselves and everyone and everything around where they gift. Keeping this in mind while letting your intuition guide the process could open up a vast new world of opportunities for healing and growth.
Healing Crystals Expert