Crystal healing has seen a rise in popularity in recent years, but its history may be longer than you think!
A History of HealingThe Ancient Sumerians were the first to make a historical reference about the use of crystals. Dating back 60,000 years, talismans and amulets have been cherished by many. The Ancient Sumerians used stones primarily for protection and health, however they were also quite creative and had many other uses tucked up their sleeves. They would grind lead ore into a powder and wear it as makeup, use chrysolite to combat evil spirits and treasure green stones to signify the heart of the deceased.
The Greeks and Chinese also highly valued stones and cherished them due to a number of properties. Ancient Greek soldiers would rub hematite on their bodies before a battle to protect themselves and make them invulnerable. Sailors would wear amulets before heading out to sea. Chinese doctors recognized jade as a kidney healing stone and one of good luck. Chimes and other instruments would be made from jade as well.
The Rise in PopularityWithin the past four years, there has been a 40% increase in Google searches for “crystal healing”. The world is awakening, but regardless of whether one truly believes in crystal healing, there has undoubtedly been a significant increase in interest. Naomi Campbell, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Adele are only a few of the iconic celebrities who have openly discussed their connections to crystals. Their words have motivated many to explore the power of crystals.
There’s no harm in finding a sense of comfort in something that is meaningful to you. It’s incredible to have something to turn to when things get tough and crystals can do just that.