I am very interested in knowing who it was who determined along the way which properties each crystal has? And how is it that these properties are developed in each crystal?
Thank you in advance for any direction you can provide.
Thank you for your inquiry. Here is a short introduction from Scott Cunningham into stones and their energy:
“From the earliest of prehistoric times to our technological age we have found beauty, power and mystery within stones. Just as herbs possess energies, so too do stones and metals. With their powers we can change ourselves and our lives.
Stone magic is as old as time. It began when the earliest humans sensed some force or power trapped within the stones that surrounded them. Stones were probably first used as amulets – objects worn to deflect negativity or “evil.” Later they were revered as deities, offered as sacrifices, and buried for blessings and fertility of the land. Their use is intimately connected with religion, ritual, and magic.
Stone magic has been forgotten by many millions of people today. The Industrial Revolution and two devastating wars destroyed the insular village life in which the old magic was passed from generation to generation.
Today a new awareness of the magical value of stones and metals has swept over us. This sudden interest is unprecedented in history and, like the growing use of herbs in magic, is another manifestation that people are finding their micro-chip lives unsatisfying….
Stones and metals are keys which we can use to unlock our potential as human beings. They expand our consciousness, enhance our lives, calm our stresses and infuse our dreams with healing energies.” 1
The link below gives some more information on crystal vibrations:
I hope that the excerpt and link shed some light into the history of using crystals for healing and explain more about their vibrations.
May crystals grace your journey with love and light.
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1Scott Cunningham, Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystals, Gem & Mineral Magic (St. Paul: Llewellyn, 1993) xi
Disclaimer – Crystals are not a medical treatment and should not be used as a replacement for medical care. Please consult your healthcare specialist for your particular needs.