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Anandalite c. Michael Illas/Crystal Companion

Anandalite c. Michael Illas/Crystal Companion

Crystals support both Reiki workers and those who receive Reiki healing or attunement. They prepare the body, detoxify, ground, centre and raise the vibrations of the chakras and auric bodies. Place them on or around the body, organs or chakras. Crystals are particularly helpful if you are sending healing over long distances.

The Chakras

One of the most common uses for crystals in Reiki healing is to support and cleanse the chakras. There is no consensus as to which crystal is appropriate for which chakra, other than broadly following the ‘traditional’ rainbow colour spectrum – a fairly modern invention. But this is just as well as individual bodies have different frequencies and experiences and, therefore, may well need a different crystal or colour vibration (you’ll find plenty of alternatives in Crystal Prescriptions 4: the chakras and auric bodies or in my forthcoming Crystal Companion). In addition to the seven accepted chakras, it is always as well to use a crystal on the Earth Star below the feet to ground and discharge energies, and, where appropriate, on the Gaia Gateway which lies beneath that to connect to the soul of the planet. Choose your crystal chakra pack from:

Earth Star chakra: Smoky Quartz, Flint, Hematite.

Base chakra: Red Jasper, Bloodstone, Red Carnelian.

Sacral chakra: Orange Carnelian, Mookaite Jasper.

Solar plexus chakra: Citrine, Yellow Aventurine.

Heart chakra: Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz.

Throat chakra: Blue Lace Agate, Blue Calcite, Blue Chalcedony.

Third eye chakra: Sodalite, Apophyllite, Labradorite.

Crown chakra: Amethyst, Pollucite, Selenite.

(Additional higher vibration chakras are covered in Crystal Prescriptions.)

Grounding and detoxifying

Smoky Quartz c. Judy Hall

Smoky Quartz c. Judy Hall

An appropriate grounding and detoxifying crystal placed at the feet discharges energy and creates a powerful connection to the planet. It is particularly useful during Reiki attunements or cleansing protocols (see the Earth Star chakra list above). Smoky Quartz is also an excellent crystal for sending earth healing at a distance.

Preparation for Attunement or Healing

If the physical and etheric bodies and chakras are purified and working at optimum, attunement or healing flows so much more powerfully. The easiest way to do this is to use Anandalite, Selenite or Flint, and start at the feet working up the body a foot or so out, letting the crystal lead the way and stopping where appropriate. Go up over the head and down to the floor at the back. Then reverse the process. Working side to side is also beneficial.




Attunement and Healing

High vibration crystals such as Celestite, Anandalite, Pollucite, Apophyllite, Blue Kayanite or Selenite raise the body’s vibrations ready to accept attunement or healing. Pollucite is a Zeolite, but all Zeolites assist in removing the faintest traces of leftover negativity once and for all, opening the body to receive healing or attunements. The crystal assists attunement to the energies and symbols, and enhances the response to the healing.

Pink Crackle Quartz

A natural quartz that has been superheated and dipped into a dye-bath, Pink Crackle  retains the underlying Quartz properties enhanced by the colour vibration. It provides contact with your own higher self and heals abused or emotionally damaged children.

Lepidocrosite included in Quartz or Amethyst

In healing, this combination enhances the transfer of Reiki energy, or the rebirthing process, as it facilitates the release of blockages to progress.

Blue-Green Obsidian

Natural (rather than manmade) Blue-Green Obsidian promotes understanding from the heart. It is rare but strongly enhances Reiki healing, bringing about mind-body-spirit balance.


Apophyllite pyramid c. Michael Illas/Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle

Apophyllite pyramid c. Michael Illas/Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle

Apophyllite takes a patient into deeper receptiveness, moving the healer’s ego aside so that transmission of healing energy is purer. It is an excellent stone for working with devas, fairies and the plant kingdom.

Andara Shaman Glass

Image: Life Treasures

Image: Life Treasures

Not a crystal in the true sense of the word, few ‘crystals’ generate such intense controversy as Andara Glass. In those who resonate with it, Andara Glass has a central core of tranquillity that deepens meditation and, placed on the back of the neck, acts as an alta major and soma chakra connector. Past, present and future become one and you move with ease through time and beyond. Yellow-brown earthy Shaman Andara resonates particularly well with those attuned to Reiki.