Crystal Sphatik Shaligram
Snow crystal is called Sphatik and it is a transparent, lustrous and smooth stone. In Indian astrology, Sphatik is used as a substitute of diamond to appease the planet Venus.
Sphatik Shri Yantra is used for general success and prosperity in life. Sphatik Mala (rosaries) are also extensively used for meditation purposes. Regular worship of Sphatik statues brings good luck, happiness and prosperity.
Myths and Origins
In India, quartz crystal is called Sphatik. The name "quartz" comes from the German "Quarz", which is of Slavic origin - Czech miners called it krem. Some people say that the name is from the Saxon word "Querkluftertz" (cross-vein ore). Crystal is from the Greek word krystallos ("ice") due to early Greek belief that rock crystal was formed from ice.
In Australian Aboriginal mythology, quartz is recognized as the mystical substance "maban". Pliny the Elder, a Roman naturalist believed that quartz was permanently frozen ice since quartz was found near glaciers in the Alps and large crystals were fashioned into spheres to cool the hands. He also knew of the ability of quartz to split light into a spectrum.
There are many different crystals and minerals that are used to heal people and provide spiritual guidance. The quartz crystal or Sphatik comes in various shapes and sizes and is one of the most versatile and useful crystals.
Workings of Spahtik/Quartz Crystals
Sphatik or Quartz crystal is a conductor of energy. They have a strong field of light and energy which can be used as a sonic protection against negative vibrations. This property is present in all the sizes and shapes of crystals.
The movement of ions through the molecular structure of a Sphatik clears and neutralizes negative conditions in the aura of people of all ages. Sphatik can be used to cleanse and purify the atmosphere of even large areas - our homes and work places. It can become our own personal healer for the body. Crystals help enhance our intuitive power.