The crystal craze


Lydia Nelson

My sister and I’s crystal collection that we have been compiling over the years.

Lydia Nelson, Staff Writer

Since the pandemic and everyone being home, crystals have become more and more prominent in people’s daily lives. Many believe crystals have healing capabilities and help to clear one’s mind, especially in these unprecedented times with COVID-19. 

Crystals, manifesting and other spiritual objects have been on the rise on TikTok and other social media platforms. They can provide lots of health and spiritual benefits and there is a huge variety of different crystals that all have different purposes.  

On a blog called MGB Mindfulness, a crystal expert explains the short backstory of why they are so helpful and it all comes down to the earth and their energies from the world.  

“Crystals are often referred to as ‘stone people’ or ‘wisdom keepers,’ because they hold thousands or even millions of years of the Earth’s history within them. Ancient civilizations have worked with the energy of the Earth since the beginning of time, finding guidance from that which lived under their feet,” said Heather Askinosi. 

These spiritual rocks are not commonly used for medicine anymore, but a long time ago they were used for more than we realized they were capable of. 

“Crystals are touted as ancient forms of medicine, with philosophies borrowed from Hinduism and Buddhism,” said Emily Rekstis on her Healthline blog. 

As of right now, many people have started trying to manifest using crystals. Some say it works, while others have opposing beliefs. When manifesting, try and do it multiple times and then you can see if it has impacted your life at all. 

The beginner crystals or the ones that have multiple benefits would be amethyst, carnelian, clear quartz and citrine. These all have many powers and abilities just in one stone. For example, amethyst is incredibly protective, healing and purifying. It can help get rid of negative thoughts as well as bring sincerity and spiritual wisdom. 

Just like crystals, incense is becoming part of the rage too. Originating in Ancient China for worship, incense is something that people burn for aromatherapy, meditation and other religious reasons. They can be very helpful to cleanse the crystals used for manifestation. In the end, crystals have many powerful abilities but would you try it?