The Crystal Breakdown: From Earth to Altar

Flora and Familiar

Ooh, shiny! I’m not alone, am I? Knew it. Crystals are not only one of my favorite tools in my witchcraft practice for their utility and good-feelsies, but man-oh-man aren’t they gorgeous too? Let’s talk about them – and their production – in a general sense for now, and we’ll save the specifics of each crystal for their own well deserved post.

Bare with me, I want to start with the less glamorous Wikipedia definition and some etymology.

“A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions.”

The wordcrystalderives from the Ancient Greekwordsκρύσταλλος(krustallos), meaning both “ice” and “rock crystal” and fromκρύος(kruos), “icy cold, frost”.

Why did I do that? It’s so boring. But I do think it’s important to…

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