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Finally, here comes the overdue Chapter 4 of Crystal Week! In this episode we’re talking about manmade or synthetic crystals. Do they heal like natural crystals?
Within the community, there are different opinions on this topic. Some people think that lab grown crystals do not offer any type of healing. Some people think they do, just maybe a different type.
When we think about how crystals work (vibrations of energetic signatures) we can determine that lab grown crystals would in fact have their own vibrational properties. They may not be as intense or clear as natural crystals, but the properties would still exist.
In an article from the site wellandgood.com, entitled “MAN-MADE AND NATURAL CRYSTALS AREN’T THE SAME—BUT DOES THIS AFFECT THEIR HEALING POWERS?” we read the following:
“Heather Askinosie, co-founder of crystal mecca Energy Muse and an author of Crystal Muse, says that in the energy-healing tradition, it’s believed that “when a crystal forms of natural circumstances, it holds the energy, memories, and history of its surroundings: the earth. The earth holds history and evolution within it, and over the course of a crystal’s development, it holds that energy as well.” Alternatively, a lab-grown crystal, “holds the artificial energy of how it was created.”
So crystals grown in a lab, still do have energetic properties. And technically, if an aspect of how crystal healing works is to program it with your own intention, then by that means, you can program literally anything with your own intention, thus, making it a magickal object (eg. How sigils work, or how to charm objects). In this sense, you can program a synthetic crystal to hold certain properties.
But what about things like heat treated amethyst or smoky quartz sold as citrine? Would those have the same healing properties as citrine? Well, some say this will not be the case, as it would hold the healing property of the crystal it was before. Some people say that because the colour has changed, the light vibrational frequency (representing that colour) would be changed to that of citrine, and will therefore resonate that energy now.
What do you think? Do you own synthetic crystals? Do they work?