By Bill Moulton
The mysterious electricity of crystals is something I have been wondering about and studying for years, with special attention to electrical phenomena. Funnily enough, it is both a mundane and an arcane subject full of mystery. Mundane in that science thinks it knows all there is to know about Quartz for example, but arcane in that much science has never been pursued with Quartz since it was early on typecast into the electrical oscillator role in technology. I found some very interesting early studies on Quartz and Tourmaline that mention a number of really unusual and exciting things about them that are not generally known.
Electromagnetism (EM) encompasses everything, but certain kinds of things couple more readily or resist more easily EM fields. I have always found the idea useful that in EM, the electric field component is an outward pushing pressure and magnetic field component is an inward pulling attractor, and with the tension between push and pull energetics balanced you get a dynamic EM field. Kind of like EM is a balanced masculine-feminine field, where masculine-electric is balanced with feminine-magnetic.
One goes with the other in balance, so the field lines of each are at right angles to each other – have a natural right angular coupling effect. What’s this have to do with crystals? Some crystals have the property to convert energy from one form into another, and EM is always involved at some level, either as an energy source, sink, or involved in the actual conversion mechanism.
I have successfully used what some have suggested about the correlation between the four elements and the four grand atomic forces in developing operational models as to why certain things behave the way they do in certain high tech inventions – in homeopathy, alchemy, energy medicine, radionics, masers, and polymer physics. What is suggested really makes amazing sense when you are on the borderline between metaphysics and physics.
The Element of Water is connected with the Electromagnetic force, however I do find that EM in and of itself seems to involve a balanced synergy between masculine and feminine energy principles that are natural orthogonal attractors to each other – balancer and attractors like the Golden Mean ratio – a discussion on resonance physics could be had on this alone – where the actual physics of the Golden Mean in vibrating oscillating media or mediums is that the frequency ratio actually permits “co-existence of diversity in unity”. That is, a complex frequency tone with its associated harmonics and another tone with its harmonics, when different from the first, by 1.618 ratio of frequency difference, exhibits the least possible entrainment or signal loss. So what?
Meaning, the Golden Mean is the perfect ratio that allows two different energies to coexist without entraining to a single frequency, or without destructively sharing/losing energy between. In other words the Golden Mean is the ratio of peaceful coexistence between diversity. It is a resonance of permission to exist in proximity together, that is, closeness, without the integrity of either being compromised. In a sense it is the ratio of the union of opposites. Informational wholeness/fusion without energetic competition/ dilution. When translated from vibration and dynamic motion into static form and structure, you get things like golden mean approximation spirals in pine cones and sunflower seed layout patterns. Golden mean approximation is the nearest whole number ratio pair of two numbers in the Fibonacci series (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55…) to the ideal Golden Mean ratio the higher up in number you go. But back to topic…
What some have suggested about the connection between the Elements and Forces has born extremely useful concepts in figuring out effective ways to describe how something physically “miraculous” is actually physically or metaphysically “plausible”. I enjoy finding the connection together between physics and metaphysics – the alchemical philosophers stone type stuff. Not to find ways to reduce the miraculous to reasonable, but to find ways to uplift the merely reasonable as being actually miraculous. Discernment doesn’t stop the magic, it helps qualify and acknowledge it.
Piezo-electricity is where a crystal can convert mechanical pressure into electrical pressure and vice versa. All crystals vibrate and electricity can make piezoelectric crystal vibrate more, and alternatively, a mechanical pressure change can produce an electric charge release. Quartz is piezoelectric. It forms the basis of all our electronics today when used as a frequency reference or clock or oscillator. The piezoelectricity is highest across the width of a standing quartz point and hardly any piezo effect exists along its length from tip to base (called the ‘C’ axis). So when we hold a crystal point like a stick in the hand, the squeezing by the hand does it across its width.
Pyro-electricity is where a crystal can convert temperature or heat into electricity. Tourmaline is both piezo and pyro. Thats why in the middle ages they used rods of tourmaline as pipe cleaners, since when heated up, one end of the tourmaline becomes negatively charged, the other positive charges. The negative charged side picks up ash and dust, hence pipe cleaner. There is no piezo or pyro electric effect across the width of tourmaline, but there is plenty along its length (just the opposite of Quartz). That is why to enjoy the best negativity transmuting effect of a Tourmaline, you squeeze the Tourmaline rod from end to end with finger and thumb, and that does it.
Opto-electricity is where a crystal can convert light into electricity and vice versa. Certain crystal under certain conditions show that have this property, including quartz. A research study decades ago found that when a Quartz crystal was stimulated by certain mechanical and electrical pressures utilizing its piezoelectric effect, they were surprised to find that when they reached a certain point of resonance between the crystal lattices and the input stimulating frequencies, that a round cylindrical rod of quartz produced rings of visible light along its C-Axis length that modulated and moved in time with the energy injection.
I personally feel that, for example, crossing to metaphysics, that when we put etheric light (and love) into a crystal, that its electrical properties (not frequency or amplitude, but magnitude) increases. I imagine a forest cave of crystals that light up and change and move the colors and light based on what I sing or intone. Makes me remember how everything physical is trapped light. Rubies make Lasers, and one reason is because they have this opto-electric feature (electricity IN – Laser light OUT).
Since sound is a form of pressure, mechanical pressure, then vocal singing and intoning to piezoelectric crystals like Quartz, can increase overall magnitude of the crystal field at the etheric level.
I have seen a warmed up, squeezed Quartz crystal face, when put down on a table, vibrate with such coherence that it almost blows out a candle two inches away. Flickers that flame like a breeze when there is no wind in the room. That is called piezoelectric wind.
I have seen a warmed up, well squeezed Quartz crystal, when placed on a piece of plain bond paper, crawl slightly uphill against gravity, because the crystal face cut was just right to create a sawtooth racheting mechanism that as it was naturally vibrating, would lattice edge expand, grab on leading edge, and pull itself up and across the paper. It certainly spooked the houseguests. It moved at a constant microspeed, like it was ‘sliding’ up the table real slow! (over 2 inches a minute).
I have seen a large quartz point in a dark light tight room with only illumination being indirect baffled black lights (UV) with high and low UV frequency coverage, and saw an etheric ghost crystal extend beyond the physical crystal as much as a foot. There is some kind of light-sabre like laser-like extension coming off crystal points in the same direction as the point. It is barely seeable, like auras, but is definitely there to be seen. That etheric aura or plasmic-like energy extension coming off crystals is maybe what we feel when we wave an awakened crystal in front of our palm of our hand. I have always wondered whether that etheric extension energy can be changed in size or magnitude if we warmed the Crystal up on all levels.
But I think the most interesting aspect of mysterious electricity with crystals, is how things like sound of voice, warmth, light physical pressure, light, color and EM fields (not to mention emotion!!!) all work TOGETHER to have it become electrically more alive and dynamic and powerful, and how ALL these things we can do are the NORMAL things we do with crystals without any special training. The intuitive side serves up good things. Its as if this mysterious electricity of crystal couples to our own electricity, our own EM (as well as the larger environmental EM), our own warmth and touch, in a way that automatically synergizes to become a wholeness of electrical and EM resonance and vibration that is so much more than either alone. AND DOES IT AUTOMATICALLY.
Electricity is like a difference of potential, a tension between supply and demand, a potential of the flow between the state of imbalance and the state of balance, from a positive supply (have extra electron) pole to a negative demand (need electron) pole. It is the metaphysical Element of water seeking its own level. Where there is “difference” there is available power/energy.
Crystals have the ability to convert the different four forces of nature. I personally believe we will find a new clean energy resource available when we discover how to resonantly skim energy off of the strong force and convert it into EM, or weak force into EM, or gravity into EM, and vice versa. For example, vibrating a slice of quartz near the limit of Young’s Modulus of elasticity on a optimal piezo angle cut could under the right conditions could produce continuous electricity skimmed off from the strong atomic crystal molecule lattice bonding force. This would be coherent atomic energy rather than diffusive atomic energy as we have today. It would move energy directly from the strong force (in the crystal, fed in turn by something else, like solar rays) into EM and electrical force without having to bridge the conversion through heat, like conventional nuclear reactors. Maybe in the next couple decades.
A crystal ball built into a molded structure like a pyramid so sunlight can heat up and expand the crystal just right (not too much, or too little) under the mold pressure, when connected to the right set of electrical tap-off contacts, ground and circuitry could provide a new kind of solar power in the future. We think we have discovered all the things we can physically do with Quartz (apart from metaphysically), but I would suggest we have only just gotten to first base.
Metaphysically, though, I should mention that there are plenty of crystals out there that are not piezo-electric, pyro-electric or opto-electric but are conductive or semiconductive of electricity, or hold electric capacitance (like copper spheres do), and connect and interact with Electromagnetic energies. Thus, a crystal that does not have any overt physical electrical properties like Quartz or Tourmaline, can still have majestic and powerful properties in transmuting or converting or tuning energy, it just does it in a less obvious manner.
What I find is that many non-piezo crystals have just as much energy movement capacity, but manifested on a different level – the etheric level, or emotional level. Could it be there is “ether electricity’? Or put differently, etheric energy of crystals couples with our etheric and emotional energies and when coupled and then down-stepped, effects our dimensional world of physical electrical energy and potential. So just because a crystal isn’t physically piezoelectric, does not mean it is not ether-electric!
Ether-electricity – where an etheric energy potential (e.g. emotion) coupled with crystal can affect crystal to change the attractor basin for how physical electricity moves and builds around it in its environment. Thus a non-piezo-electric crystal can do great things electromagnetically or electrically for us.
Soon we might talk in some detail of the connection between crystals and radionics and homeopathy and energy medicine – there are whole new sacred sciences just waiting to be discovered, and some awfully good stuff already developed and technologically fielded.
There are many books on crystallography of quartz. The best source was this 1920’s book that summarized all the quartz experiments for the last 100 years before that. I have copies out of the book but not the original title any longer. Anyway, I gathered all the interesting stuff into printed copies and hand written notes and put it all into a big yellow binder I call my Quartz binder.
As to “spectrum”… well if I understand what you are asking, which I may well not, you are referring to the vibrational spectrum, which encompasses DC and sound and ELF EM at the far left (slower) end of the spectrum and cosmic rays at the other end, with visible light in the middle. The key here is the understanding of “octaves”. The octave of visible light and color can be overlaid with an octave of sound frequencies (where the music note ‘C’ corresponds to red, and so forth through the diatonic scale with the higher frequency music note ‘B’ corresponds to the color of violet. The octave of ‘C’, ‘C2’ corresponds to red again but a lighter hue.
The octaves of smell, touch, heat, infra-red, ultraviolet, even mechanical rhythm (DC pulse) can also ALL be overlaid and synchronized up altogether. Then all the different octaves which support different energetic media vibration types or levels, can all resonate together to become powerful a modulator. Imagine a medical pen that had five or six octaves of energetics all harmonized coming out and being used to treat arthritis or cancer or pain. Or a metaphysical tuning device that assisted in programming and creating resonance, like a symbol talisman can effect.
I think the key around all of the interesting ‘technological’ angles of healing, whether allopathic or homeopathic or radionics or herbology, or otherwise, is that single word “complimentary”, as in complimentary medicine. The idea is that you synergize the best of all treatment approaches together into a functional, harmonious blend. With metaphysics we just take it one step further and add to the physical complimentary techniques and approaches, the use of Power of Will, feeling, resonance, visioning, flowing and running energy, love, suspension of space-time, and a myriad of other things that are treatment actions from the higher octaves of reality.
So yes, definitely that is the whole idea, that consciousness itself, the soul, (stuff at the highest reality octaves of our larger multi-dimensional reality), can impact and augment the energetics of physical healing technology, no question about it. Or at the very least consciousness can augment and ‘tune’ the impact of the technological energetics or substances with our body (which means make it better for our physical or emotional or mental or intuitive bodies).
But I tend to think our consciousness can change the actual energetics of electronics or light or vibrations or food and herb based remedies. We have resonance that has impact more than we often admit. Right down to how molecules behave and how fields and forces of physics behave, BASED on their natural connection to the metaphysical Elements of Water, Fire, Air and Earth. It is all connected, above and below, inside and out. And crystals are part of the way to discover and experience these amazing connections.