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  • I suppose it could be associated with “witchcraft” or “wicca”…but surely you don’t believe that pretty rocks have magic powers that can heal people. That’s bunk, complete and utter bunk.

  • It can be yes. There are many uses for gemstones.
    For a short list see below.

    Crystal Healing – What is it?
    Crystal healing is a form of healing that uses crystals or gemstones. The crystals are mainly placed on specific areas of the body called “chakras.” Chakra is a Hindu term meaning spiritual energy. According to this teaching there are seven basic energy centers in the body, each having a color associated with it. Some crystal healers place the same color crystals as the color of the chakras on the person to enhance the flow of energy. Crystals are said to direct the flow of energy to the person in a particular part of the body and bring balance to a person’s energy. Ultimately, they are used to cleanse the person from bad or negative energy believed to cause an illness. Clearing out the bad spiritual energy alleviates the physical ailment. Crystals are used for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. Not only do people visit “crystal healers”, in some places, professional nurses are being trained to use crystals for their patients. Additionally, crystals can be worn, placed next to a person’s bed as they sleep, and in some cases placed around a person’s bath.

  • I think it falls mostly into the category of “Holistic Health”, possibly “New Age” practice. Here’s a good way to tell if something is witchcraft or “New Age”…figure out how many decimal places of $$$ you’d need to get started. Witchcraft doesn’t cost money, only time and dedication. New Age stuff is instant gratification for $$.

    OTOH, lots of witches think crystals are nice, and pretty and worth forking over a few bucks for. But if crystals are “evil”, there’s an awful lot of blushing Baptist brides out there who need to shuck a few karats off their ring finger!

  • Crystal healing is a holistic healing practice (as are practices like acupuncture, reflexology, aroma therapy, and yoga, to name a few.) Many witches do practice some form of holistic/alternative healing. There are also many holistic healing practitioners who do not consider themselves witches.

    It would all depend on your definition of witchcraft.

    At one time, midwives were considered witches. The definitions of “witch” and the practices associated solely with witchcraft have changed over time.

  • I believe many cultures believed crystals to have healing and magical properties. I know the Hindus believed that placing certain types of crystals on certain chakras would elicit certain effects.

  • Yes, crystals have many special abilities.
    Amethysts are purple semi precious crystals that can help you spiritually.
    Whether it is to connect with your inner self or a spirit.
    Yes Wiccans uses crystals sometimes to increase the power of a spell or strengthen connections with ‘things’.
    It is also used to heal.

  • It can be included in Wicca/Witchcraft, sure, but that kind of thing gets it roots much farther back, and is used in MANY different kinds of belief systems and alternative medicines.

  • ask yourself is it from God?? did moses bring back commandments that dealt with healing yourself with a bunch of nonsense???

    if you think playing with deceptive evil spirits is ok then go ahead and join a coven

    either u r with God or against Him

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