Introduction to Crystals
Crystals have been revered, utilized, and collected for many centuries -
Pliny, The Elder, (75 A.D.) is often credited with the first written reference to crystals in his writings "Natural History".
There is reference to crystals for protection in The Bible (crystal grid).
It is common knowledge that Cleopatra (69 B.C.) adored gems and utilized lapis lazuli and other stones for make-up, while kings and royals were buried with their treasures (collectors, protection).
There have been recent finds of tools utilizing crystals dating back more than 3.3 million years.
However, about 100,000 years ago, with formalized religion, the ancient Sumerians are reference for using crystals and gemstones “in magic formulas (healing) in 4th millennium BC”.
And crystals were used in traditional Chinese medicine beginning around 3000 BC.
There are many more references to crystals and their healing "powers" throughout history -
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