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Philip Permutt's musings on crystals, crystal healing, life, the universe and everything all contained in one simple blog. Although Philip writes extensively in his books on crystal healing, his Take a Break's Fate & Fortune Crystal Clinic with Philip Permutt monthly column and other magazine articles he still occasionally finds time to write things here!


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Aura quartz crystals

Aura quartz crystals
Genuine aura quartz crystals are natural quartz crystals treated with rare metals in a special bonding process at high temperature and pressure in conditions that could be similar to a natural volcanic eruption, but on a much smaller scale. This is as close to a natural formation as is possible with many of these elements and it produces some of the most beautiful crystals on Earth.
Some crystals and minerals are difficult or impractical to work with because of the form they grow in or their cost such as gold and platinum. The aura quartzes give you an opportunity to work with these crystals to improve your health and well-being. All of our aura quartzes are produced in the USA.
The Aura quartzes and healing properties
aqua_aura_points_100web.jpgAqua Aura is natural quartz crystal bonded with gold and resonates with the brow and throat chakras.
Healing qualities include boosting and strengthening the aura, communication, protection, all psychic abilities, negativity, depression, sadness, loss, grief and generally a “feel better stone”. Excellent with helping you cope with shock and trauma on any level.
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Titanium quartz, which is also known as flame aura quartz, rainbow quartz and rainbow aura quartz, is natural quartz crystal bonded with titanium and resonates with all the chakras.
Healing Qualities include helping to centre your emotions when you feel “all over the place”. It helps you see another’s point of view, aids meditation, stimulates energy flow, promotes change and eases the process of transformation. Titanium quartz helps you find your own true path through life, making career decisions and seeing auras. It can be useful in the treatment of fever, fluids, dehydration and water retention. It prevents illness (keeps you well), a is a “feel better crystal”,. It can also help bone cancer, AIDS and multiple sclerosis.
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Angel aura is natural quartz crystal bonded with platinum and silver and resonates with all your chakras. It is also known as rainbow aura, platinum aura and opal aura.
Healing qualities include enhancing your connection to angels and the angelic realms, boosts your aura, gives protection and links to matters relating to your karma and the akashic records. It supports nurture, empathy and is particularly helpful for those in the caring professions. Angel aura quartz enhances love, promotes peace, brings balance and harmony and keeps you well by supporting your immune system.
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Tanzanite indigo aura is natural quartz crystal bonded with iridium and gold. It resonates with the brow and crown chakras.
Healing qualities include boosting your spiritual connection regardless of belief. This helps you to express your own understanding clearly to others without being dogmatic or judgemental. In fact it generally reduces judgemental attitudes and changes fixed thought patterns. Helps to reduce physical pain and brings mental clarity.
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Golden orange mist aura is natural quartz crystal bonded with gold and iron oxide. It resonates with the sacral chakra.
Healing qualities include anything to do with physical energy… so that’s almost everything! It will give you more strength, vitality and endurance in both everyday actions and special tasks. It helps digestion. Golden orange mist aura stimulates mental activity, ambition and creativity and assimilation of ideas. It brings strength of character and confidence in abundance. It is also helpful when you need to make serious decisions.
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Majestic champagne aura is natural quartz crystal bonded with gold and iron oxide. This is the same as golden orange mist aura crystal but the gold and iron oxide are in different proportions. It resonates with the base and crown chakras.
Healing qualities include an ability to link the spiritual and physical worlds creating a bridge between the two and helping you achieve balance in physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions of your life. It really acts to interweave all the pathways in your life together into one directional flow. Majestic champagne aura is also beneficial for restless leg syndrome, leg cramps and muscle spasms, headaches, both physical and mental itches and irritations. It is a very liberating crystal, freeing your mind whilst grounding you and holding you down at the same time.

Some of these crystals are quite recent acquisitions so they will have far more benefits than expressed here. So think of this as a starting point and please feel free to share your own findings with us here.

One word of warning when buying any aura quartz is that there are cheap replicas on the market manufactured extensively in the Far East and Africa. These are often known by other names such a rainbow rock or rainbow crystal and although superficially may look similar, they are just a coating on a crystal or coloured glass.

Aqua aura, angel aura, platinum aura, titanium quartz, flame aura, tanzanite indigo aura, majestic champagne aura, golden orange mist aura, rainbow quartz, rainbow aura quartz

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Protective smokey quartz

I have just added the last of the current stock of smokey quartz to the website and as I was handling these wonderful crystal clusters I felt a strength surge through me. It reminds me of the protective energies associated with this crystal, but there's so much more that smokey quartz can help with that's sometimes overlooked. So here's some information.... But if you want your smokey quartz crystal cluster for protection then just cleanse it and pop it on a window sill, or by your bed or in your office or workplace, or wherever you spend a lot of your time.
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Brown or black variety of quartz coloured by natural radiation from the earth. This process can be duplicated in laboratories quite effectively so a lot of the material on the market is “man made”.
Common alternate name – smoky quartz, carnigorm
Common source – Brazil, Madagascar, USA
Astrological associations; Capricorn, Sagittarius
Chakra; base
Healing qualities; Dream interpretation, vitality, physical expression, sexual energy, mental activity, negativity, relaxation, stammer, sedative, anger, depression, despair, grief, grounding, legs, knees, ankles, hands, feet, moving forward in life, energy healing modalities - channelling energy through your hands (e.g. reiki, spiritual healing, etc), Protection (sends back the bad stuff to it’s source! Speeds up the laws of karma!), protection during ceremonies, meditation, male energies, survival instincts, intuition, overspending/spendaholic.

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Simplicity of crystals

I was reminded today of the simplicity of crystals. A lady came to the Unit in St Albans and as well as buying the crystals she had come for, and others discovered when she was here, I felt she needed something for the heart chakra to help heal loss. I suggested my favourite combination for this - eudialyte and morganite working as a pair and I just knew she'd love the morganite! Several things then happened... firstly she was drawn to unakite, the pink and green gem variety of epidote, then I gave her a box full of eudialyte to see which crystal she liked - she was hesitant. I looked for the morganite... She picked up one and then another eudialyte... I looked for the morganite... she felt edgy and put the eudialyt back in the box and picked up the unakite she'd found... I looked for the morganite. Now I know I'm slightly disorganised, but I usually know where every crystal is, I have 4 batches of morganite: the tumblestones on the website, small slivers of crystal, rough rock and large top quality crystals - and they ALL disappeared!!
Soon after she left, with unakite added to her collection and lacking any morganite, I received a telephone order and looking under 'M' for moldavite I found... yes you guessed it, the morganite tumblestones exactly where they normally live!!
Later in the afternoon the morganite crystal chips turned up too, and I'm sure I'll find the stunning large morganite crystals as soon as someone comes to the unit asking for one :-)
Back to simplicity of crystals... They just tell you exactly what's needed if you listen to them and will even force the issue one way or another if you don't take notice. Simply trust what you are drawn to, the crystals, photographs of them on the internet or in books or even just the name of a crystal. It really is that simple.

Properties of unakite
Unakite
Mixture of epidote, feldspar and quartz.
Common source – South Africa
Astrological associations; Scorpio
Chakra; heart
Healing qualities; emotions, connects base and heart chakras allowing you to “move forward from your heart”, yin/yang, grief - especially for the loss of an idea/dream/goal/concept whether or not associated with the loss of a loved one, heart, present moment, past experiences, past lives, blocks you put in your own way, cause of dis-ease, weight gain, fertility, pregnancy, foetus.
Link to unakite tumble polished stones
Link to Unakite crystal bowl

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Social networking and The Crystal Healer

Social networking and The Crystal Healer
You may have noticed that we've added the "add this button" across the website. This is in line with the contiuing growth of social networking on sites such as Facebook and twitter. Everyone who touches the internet becomes part of  the wider web, and the way that many of our customers now use the internet involves social networks. We want you to be able to share and comment on the products and content we produce if you wish to, and these links make that easier.

How does it work?
All of these sites are free to use but do require you to register. Once you have registered you can begin sharing links. You will not need to be registered with The Crystal Healer to use these. When you click on the logo, you are directed away from The Crystal Healer website to the social media service you choose.  The Crystal Healer won't ask you for any personal information.

What happens when I use the links on your pages to share items?
Sharing a page is a simple process. When you use any of the services - Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, Reddit or StumbleUpon, etc - a pop-up will appear that enables you to sign in to the third -party site (if you're not already signed in), and then share the link.

Try it for yourself and share our homepage with your friends or send them details about the healing benefits of a specific crystal.

We also have a presence on Facebook

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Aqua aura quartz crystal

Funny I mentioned this amazing crystal just the other day in my last blog post and today a shipment arrives from our colonial cousins in the good ol' US of A :-) Now, is this a coincidence or the power of my subconcious mind to tune into the customs department at Heathrow airport and be aware of them releasing the shipment? Or perhaps just luck? Or maybe I knew from experience all along that this shipment would probably turn up this week? I haven't got a clue. I'm a great believer that customs officials the world over exist in a different dimension to everyone else.

Anyway, here's a photo of a sample - we've got hundreds! And information on aqua aura quartz crystal

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Quartz crystal bonded with gold giving beautiful mostly clear blue crystals and clusters.
Common source – USA (from Arkansas or Brazilian quartz)
Astrological associations; Leo
Chakra; brow, throat
Healing qualities; aura, communication, protection, all psychic abilities, negativity, depression, sadness, loss, grief, a “feel better stone”. 
And the most amazing thing that aqua aura does is help to relieve and release shock and trauma. Just hold a crystal if you (or someone else) has a shock and you will see the positive effects rapidly.


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New Unit - What's a Unit?

I'm finally writing this from my desk in the new Unit in St Albans. Someone asked me the other day, "What's a Unit?". And this is an intersting question that's probably worth expanding on. So the Unit is a space where I store my crystal stock. It's where customers, both retail and wholesale, can come to select the crystals they wish to buy. It's where I write surounded by the inspirational crystal energy. It's where I run the website from, and pick, pack and dispatch the internet orders. It is the place where I process our deliveries such as the stunning batch of aqua aura crystals that have just arrived from the USA. It's my office and a bolthole.

It's also a mess! It has more boxes of crystals than you can shake a stick at! Lorryloads!

It's not a "shop" and I don't keep regular hours. I open when I arrive and close when I feel like it. Sometimes that can means I can have the Unit open all day and other times not at all! So please book an appointment when you want to come. You can contact me through the contact links on this website.

And finally the joys of aqua aura because it is a very special crystal...
Aqua aura
Quartz crystal bonded with gold giving beautiful mostly clear blue crystals and clusters.
Common source – USA (from Arkansas or Brazilian quartz)
Astrological associations; Leo
Chakra; brow, throat
Healing qualities; aura, communication, protection, all psychic abilities, negativity, depression, sadness, loss, grief, a “feel better stone”.
And the most amazing thing that aqua aura does is help to relieve and release shock and trauma. Just hold a crystal if you (or someone else) has a shock and you will see the positive effects rapidly.

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Energy interactions!

My thought today is really that if we could all try and be receptive and aware of all the energies around us whether spirit or earth plane all the time - and act in harmony with them and our emotions, whether we like it or not, then life will be better for everyone. We are part of the whole energy mix, all of us and all of each of us, and we must all be involved in everything. if we try to hide, avoid the energies around us or "don't let them affect you" then that's affecting our/their energy too! And in fact by not participating in the flow of energy in your world you hamper and stunt it for those around you. So let the energy flow from you to everyone and everything around you. Make everything you touch a little happier today :-)
If you find this difficult for any reason try carrying a quartz crystal with you - it's the all sining all dancing stone that will bring a fresh ray of energy into your life...

Click here for more information on quartz crystals

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice
Interesting facts about the Summer Solstice
1. The words come from the Latin words for ‘sun’ and ‘stand still’
2.  It’s the longest day of the year
3.  It is also the shortest night of the year (in case you hadn’t worked that bit out)
4.  It’s in June in the real bit of the world but for some bizarre reason our antipodean cousins celebrate this event in December – waltzing Matilda indeed!
5. People call it different things like St Johns Day – if you don’t like Pagans, Litha for the pointy hat brigade and Midsummer if you’re on the same planet as Shakespeare!  (Or Marlow or whoever wrote the Bard’s plays and sonnets.
6. Different people like doing very different things. Some like getting up VERY early in the morning, gathering with many people they have never seen before near VERY big stones and chanting a lot, whilst others simply like setting fire to things, especially on top of hills and rolling these burning things into the nearest convenient bit of water! This tradition dates back to Viking times when the invading Pagan hoards had great fun playing this game with Christian Priests. The Romans had a festival for everything that usually involved lots of orgies and drinking of wine from amethyst goblets. Still others just like to sit in the sun.
7. The midsummer moon is known as the honey moon. This may be because: a. it’s a traditional time for weddings and the traditional drink at weddings is mead b. it’s the time of year when bees are most active or c. it’s quite a nice name really.
8. It is reputed to be a time when evil spirits roam the earth plane. To counter this it is traditional to wear garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most effective is St Johns Wart… which many pagans wear in deference to the people who don’t like Pagans!
9. It’s a time of magic and mystery.
Crystals to meditate with or focus the sun’s energy and bring it into your life for the Summer Solstice include imperial topaz (golden topaz), amber, citrine and gold. Quartz crystal can be very powerful too, but beware the sun’s rays being magnified and setting fire to anything nearby!
However you choose to celebrate have a wonderful day

Keywords: summer solstice, imperial topaz, golden topaz, amber, citrine gold, quartz crystal

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The mysterious world of eBay

Just a quick post to let you all know that the CDs from the healing rooms of iSiS are being cleared and are available for sale on eBay through our alter ego mineralman42 CLIKCK HERE FOR DETAILS We sometimes also have crystals that just don't fit the website model for various reasons. and these can appear as wonderful bargains on eBay too.

So have a look - you never quite know what you might find...

This applies to all things in life.

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Wedding fever

With all this talk of weddings in the air I thought this may be a good time to revisit crystal wedding gifts and ideas.

There's the obvious, but still beautiful, rose quartz for love and friendship, angel carvings to represent the couple's heavenly love, crystal hearts to represent love, amethyst for the couple's spiritual love, relationship and health, the all singing all dancing clear quartz crystal, jade for wisdom and rhodochrosite for… well perhaps that should have been given at the hen night!!

But how about crystal wedding favours. The joy of the happy couple sharing something from their day with their close friends and family.  A beautiful idea that can be inexpensive too. A small pouch of crystals either from our treasure chest mix or specifically chosen ones. Several happy couples have recently give everyone a rose quartz crystal to help them share their love to all their friends and family on their special day.

One loving bride and groom selected 4 different large crystals to mark the path through a country house grounds to their outside ceremony. Another devoted pair marked a similar path with tumble polished amethyst and yet another with our treasure chest mix.

If it's a special gift for close friends or family then perhaps a large amethyst geode or cluster or a quartz crystal cluster bed would be the perfect unique gift.

Whether large or small crystals will always provide a unique and special gift to treasure for ever.

Why don't you add your own comment and ideas here too. And if you need help planning crystals for your special day just contact us and we'll try and help.

Best wishes and our love and crystal light to the happy royal couple and everyone else getting married :-)

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