Crystals Articles / Natural Crystals vs Polished Crystals
Natural, raw un-polished crystals - as nature created them, are far better for both crystals healing and mineral collectors... and here's why! :
For Crystals Healing :
Crystals in their totally natural form exhibit an incredible array of subtle and obvious shapes, such as Pyrite cubes, the Calcite rhombus etc.. When one polishes crystals, all of this unique information is lost. The details of shapes and geometric forms that each crystal type has selected - which strongly tells its story and energy, is removed by polishing.
The ability to learn from crystals doesnt just rely on the thier colours and their closeness to us, but in a HUGE way: on their geometric NATURAL forms.
For example - a Pyrite Cube : stunning natural perfect square, is said to represent a strong 'Yang, male' energy, teaching self-belief and leadership (due to both its sunshine colour and perfect square shape). But if you don't know they are originally square, you can loose this point easily. It is very often the geometric shapes and patterns themselves - unique to each crystal type - which gives us the understanding of their individual energetic "significance".
For Collectors :
Crystals and minerals in their exquisite natural forms demonstrate incredible and obvious growth processes.. such as specific geometric shapes. Almost all crystals and minerals are geometric, either subtely or astonishingly so, and polishing completely removes this level of detail and individuality.
The articles are written by me, Loren Warn of Pixie Crystals, from personal experience. Please do not copy them without reference & giving a web-link to their source.
Loren : Pixie Crystals founder, photographer, owner and author