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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