Crystals have played a major part in ancient civilizations, including the Romans, Greeks, Chinese, Ancient Japanese, Ancient Egyptians, and Indians to name a few. Historically, these cultures believed certain crystals could promote healing, enlightenment, and sharpen one’s abilities. To this day, crystals are still considered to have metaphysical properties by many people.
One of the most recognized crystals today is Amethyst, famous for its vibrant transparent violet color and its healing properties. Amethyst is believed to:
- Attract and be helpful to individuals beginning a profound deepening of their spirituality, and excellent for meditation.
- Increase calmness, balance, and awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, and higher consciousness.
- Have a high vibration that is very powerful against all forms of pain, helping in the treatment of headaches, insomnia, and addictions.
- Promote overall healing and well-being by creating a calming and harmonizing atmosphere that helps eliminate anger, fear, and anxiety.
Here at IONS, we hold space for an Amethyst Geode from Brazil. Located in our Dining Patio, it can be appreciated while enjoying an outside meal during your next stay at EarthRise.
Additionally, EarthRise is home to another less renowned although equally beautiful crystal — the Lemurian Seed Crystal. Originally from the authentic Lemurian Seed Crystal Mine located on the Serra do Cabral near the town of Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais Brazil, it was introduced to our facility by an anonymous philanthropist and Feng Shui consultant over a decade ago.
Lemurian Seed Crystals have parallel grooves that run along alternating sides and are believed to contain spiritual information and wisdom from the ancient Lemurian culture. Lemuria is speculated to have been an ancient, highly advanced and spiritual civilization lost to an alleged catastrophe. These crystals are said to be very supportive, positive, and life-affirming, enhancing and encouraging inner development and connectedness.
Both crystals are presumed antediluvians, meaning their existence is traced back to a time before a mythical Great Flood. Author and crystal healing pioneer Katrina Raphaell shares insights about the emergence and properties of such crystals:
“We came to understand that these “seed” crystals were not programmed with specific information… but were rather placed in the rich earth where crystalline growth was expected to form in the coming millennia. These crystals were programmed to transmit frequencies to other crystals that were being created throughout time. A big part of what they relay is the sense of oneness, of unity, of every individual part being equal and no better than any other part and the necessity for love in order to evolve.”
A few stories and anecdotes have surfaced since the crystals were placed on our grounds. One such occurrence took place many years ago when caretakers of the facility at the time invited friends over for the afternoon. The couple they invited brought along their children. The kids went outside to play while the adults chatted inside the house.
The children wandered up to the Lemurian Seed Crystal to play. Eventually, the kids came running down to the house and asked the adults to come and see what they had done. After walking up to the crystal, the adults noticed that it was surrounded by a perfect circle of rocks. When asked why they placed rocks around the crystal in this manner, the kids simply responded that the crystal wanted to be held with a border around it. The circle of rocks has been there ever since.
Whether you are drawn to the crystals’ metaphysical properties, or simply wish to admire their radiant beauty, we encourage you to take an extra moment to marvel at these crystals and breathe in what they may have to offer to you during your next visit to our EarthRise Campus. Who knows, you too might have an interesting story to tell afterward.
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