Crystal's unusual growth healing properties

As crystals grew, unusual events may have added to the metaphysical healing properties of each crystal

As a crystal grows its interaction with other crystals, minerals and environmental factors can create layering (inclusions, phantoms, enh-hydro and veils), holes (aperture or gateway), interesting linkages (bridges, penetrators, manifestation), and cracks (shift, tectonic, rainbows, crackled) which add addtional interest (geologicially and visually) and healing properties.

The following variations created from environmental events, in theory could happen in all crystal families. However they are most recognised in members of the quartz family. More geological information with pictures can be found here.

Aperture or Gateway

Crystal has a cup shaped depression that can hold liquid.

Gazing into the gateway lets you travel to other worlds, the past and future.


Usually formed when the point of another crystal has pulled away leaving an indentation that terminates to a point into the crystal.

Provides a doorway to unlock parts of self normally locked away or to get to hidden information - so excellent for using during healing mediation to help you past your illusions.

Good to help you let go of anything holding the soul from moving forward in its potential.



A smaller crystal creating a bridge between two larger crystals

It brings things together like the inner and outer worlds. Helps to bridge any "gaps" in communication between self and others:

  • Helpful for public speak Ė bridging your new ideas out to the audience.
  • Assists in the understanding of lessons between students and teachers.
  • Helps promote growth in spirituality and metaphysical knowledge.


Crystal's clarity goes from cloudy at base to¬¬†clear at top

The base is cloudy and as the eye moves toward the point, the crystal becomes clearer until it is fully clear. Can be common in clear quartz.

Good for those who seek the potential of spiritual growth - reminds you move from the cloudy or "maya" illusions of life to the clear light of consciousness.


Rare. Bubble of water or air was trapped as the crystal grew. They can be millions of years old. Often you can even see a water bubble moving within the air pocket, or trapped things moving around in the water bubble.

They are a symbol of the collective unconsciousness that underlies and unites everything.



Sides or faces of a crystal look like they have been through an etching bath. Occurs naturally and most unpolished crystals will have some imperfections on the surface. An etch faced is more commonly meaning when the etching is deeper and quite noticeable. Etching can occur from water-wear, wind erosion and lightening strike. A lighten strike occurs when the crystal was close to the surface and was indirectly struck. It creates very deep etching faces.

Very good as a personal crystal guiding you to access your past lives to clear the emotional pain and destructive or heavy thoughts that block you moving to your happiness.


Faden quartz, Fadden quartz

Has clearly visible within interior structure a milky feather line. Usually in tabby shaped crystals but very occasionally in a point crystal.

The line represents the seed point of growth, hence believed to have the ability to activate or start new growth within one's self. Can assist one in astral travel and has been used as a stone for protection during air travel. Helps one to find their "complement" on the physical plane and can help provide physical, emotional and mental stability. Aids in "mending" on all levels and can be used to promote flexibility


Inclusion(s) or Occlusion(s)

Common - another mineral dropped onto the surface of the crystal as it grew so that the mineral became internal to the crystal.

You benefit from the healing properties of the crystal as well as the mineral and the benefit is amplified as the grew in harmony than if you placed the two mineral in different crystal pieces together for a healing. 1 + 1 > 2.

Often the inclusion is more than one mineral, or it can be plant or animal in nature e.g. petroleum in fluorite, insect inside amber.



Another mineral had grown with the crystal(s) but subsequently was washed or pulled away. Typically it is calcite that was the "washed away" mineral as it is so soft. Growth interference crystals are created when calcite formations adhere to the crystallizing quartz rhombohedron (six-sided wand), then disappear over time. This results in long indented grooves along the prismatic faces of the quartz crystal.

In the case of Nirvana or Himalayan quartz the "other" crystal was actually ice.

Growth interference crystals are typically used to enhance understanding of blocks we encounter in our quest for emotional, physical, or spiritual growth, and to gently remove these "stuck" energies, representing old and outdated mental conceptions of the world, recurring patterns of negative behavior manifesting in relationships, negative emotional reactions to life conditions , and physical impediments to health and well-being.

Growth interference crystals can be used to help remove blockages in the chakra system, facilitating the flow of Kundalini energy throughout the human energy field.


Manifestation or Creation

Rare. One or more small crystals became completely enclosed by a larger crystal during growth.

Excellent for manifesting what you desire. It stimulates creativity, original thought and visualisation until like a baby in the womb - its ready to come forth. Program for assistance at highest level. Be very clear with what you want to help it manifest.

Excellent for group work and planetary healing especially if programmed to "the highest good of all."

Aids tremendously in stimulating psychic and spiritual awakening. Serves as a reminder of the master teacher within.

Lemurian Seed Quartz Lemurians occur naturally with multiple striations, and are considered by some people to be more valuable when these striations have been left intact & not polished off of the crystals. Lemurian multiple striations are thought to contain information from ancient civilizations. Lemuria is said to have been an intuitive, spiritual civilization. This is a matter of personal choice & preference.

They are tuned to energies of unity, and help us to balance the spiritual and physical aspects of our lives. Place the striations on the third eye or place the finger on the striations while meditating, or just place the crystal on your meditation cushion or altar nearby you.

You can backlight these Lemurian crystals and scan them with a jeweler's loupe to observe the finely etched hieroglyphics that become visible when the striations are magnified. They are said to resemble Sanskrit lettering and contain the records of each crystal's experiences and of the Lemurian civilization. Lemurian crystals are tuned to energies of unity, and help us to balance the spiritual and physical aspects of our lives.
The Lemurian civilization's artifacts have been recently rediscovered by Lightworkers whose energy and auric signatures resonate harmonically with the energy of the original Lemurian sages and healers. The Lemurians were said to be Stewards of the Earth.

The Lemurian quartz crystals have been identified as tools of the present era's Lightworkers whose task is to preserve the environment -- those known as Protectors of Mother Earth.

These Protectors often use Lemurian crystals to unify their energies with lightworkers throughout the world and beyond, to perform collective meditations for the benefit of the environment and all the beings who dwell on our Blue-Green Planet.

Healers we have spoken to about the Lemurian crystals say that these stones have a warmth and power that they have not seen before. And we can say from personal experience using Lemurians in a clinical setting with people with chronic and life threatening illness, that these stones can open and soothe the heart chakra and the emotional body, bringing comfort and deep relaxation. They are ideal for use by vibrational healers, Reiki therapists, and other energy workers.

Because Lemurian seed crystals are associated with the Protectors of the Earth, this crystal can be used in meditation to transmit healing energy to large groups of people, to Lightworkers connected to the Christ consciousness grid surrounding the planet, and to large geographic areas where turbulent weather or political conditions prevail.




Phantom inclusion(s)

This occurs when the crystal grows, then some other environmental change such as:

  • a dry spell causes the crystal to stop growing then an inclusion coats it. Later the crystal starts growing again as it did before, or,
  • a rainy season temporarily brings in a new mineral as the crystal grows.

This may happen several times during its growing life.

So they show changes in their own growth experiences and are great when experiencing growth or advancement of any kind.



Common in quartz family members but seen in fluorite. The rainbow is formed by tiny fractures in the crystal.

It is a sign of joy and happiness so it can assist with depression.

It stimulates and awareness of universal love, draws off negativity and dispenses healing energy to the body.

Record keeper

Record keeper

Rare. A distinctive raised triangle on a face of a crystal. Often on quartz or ruby. Unfortunately it is often polished off when making the crystal look better for sale.

Uncommon: A distinctive triangular depression into the face of a crystal.Often on quartz.

Said to be where the history, ancient knowledge and information of past ages is stored. Helps to expand your personal data base. Superb tools for meditation, they often can take you back to ancient times


A crystal which has suffered severe damage.

Aids tremendously when working with addictions. Reminds us to have compassion for others, without losing our own energy. Represents the ability to conquer all adversities, and demonstrates that "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder".

Sheet Quartz


Sheet quartz is used to gaze through a window to other dimensions, access information from astral plane and the Akashic Records as well is to find the files within the inner self. It allows you to recognise disorder within yourself and to rearrange and reorganise in order to clear disease. Also helps you look within any situation so that all details are clear and obvious. Aids bringing business to those who offer service to others. Said to help for disorders and pain around the heart.



Crystal has grown in a water environment rather than air like in a gas pocket.

Crystal will be very gemmy (clear/transparent) and fluid creation unique shapes.

The vibration is therefore more refined. In other words it is a higher vibration and adds a higher level of connection/consciousness to the normal crystal's properties. Can be pleasant for sensitive people due to refinement.


Tectonic / Shift / Earthquake

Crystal was split during an earth movement like and earthquake, and then rejoin but off centre to the original branch, a type self healed crystals. The crack usually appears as a fault line running through the crystal. May happen numerous times in an active quake zone.

Very powerful crystal to help you break through the old stories such as abusive trauma from childhood as they work well in giving a safe place to return to while one puts the pieces of their lives back together. Thus you can grow significantly into the next level of who you truly are. When I see this crystal going under the healing table I know a big session is about to occur!