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Crystals behaving badly? Revisited

15th October, 2018 Miscellaneous

Someone recently asked on my Facebook page whether I’d noticed strange things happening around crystals. She’d found that, when she wore a particular Snowflake Obsidian donut, things started to go missing.

Irrepressible, irreverent, disrespectful even but always good humoured and never malicious

Irrepressible, irreverent, disrespectful even but always good humoured and never malicious. Photo copyright Jeni Campbell/www.angeladditions

Well, I’m used to the crystals themselves appearing and disappearing. I tend to assume that they’ve gone off to do a job, or are taking a rest, collecting new information to bring into this dimension, and so on. They turn up again in the weirdest and most impossible of places, locked boxes for instance. My handbag is a favourite remanifesting spot. But, to me, it seemed more likely that Snowflake Obsidian would make things visible. As I said in The Crystal Bible, ‘’it is a stone of purity providing balance for body, mind and spirit. Snowflake Obsidian helps you to recognise and release ‘wrong thinking’ and stressful mental patterns. It promotes dispassion and inner centring.’ Obsidian on its own brings hidden imbalances up to the surface for transmutation, making the invisible visible. And the gentle ‘snowflakes’ help you to reach your higher self. So, Snowflake Obsidian is a great combination for deep self-examination and expanded awareness. We’ll come back to possible causes of her problem in a moment.

I’m also used to my crystals talking to me as they can to you – see the Crystal Whisperer coming soon in Spirit & Destiny magazine.

Snowflake Obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian
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My big Smoky Quartz skull, for instance, screamed ‘Get me out of here’ as I and a friend were walking past a crystal shop. It turned out that a girl had been murdered in front of him and the local alkies sat on a bench beside him. All this in a supposedly highly spiritual location. He was not at all impressed with the level of awareness on this planet. He needed a great deal of healing and the liberal application of Petaltone essences before he could begin to speak coherently on matters of higher consciousness. His formerly dense and dark interior lit up with myriad crystal bubbles of light and he is now a very protective and wise but still rather austere presence.

Similarly Merit Aten, my Egyptian Sodalite head, called to me from a tourist shop. Prolonged negotiations and my vehement insistence that she was not ‘true Lapis Lazuli’ ensured that the astronomical price dropped significantly and she came home with me. She’s led several virtual pilgrimages to Egypt since then on our past life and sacred sites workshops and still has a lot to communicate.

But other things going missing? Only those that I absentmindedly mislay – or so I think. It does happen rather often but in a haphazard way, too many senior moments, rather than linked to a particular crystal.

Awake and communicating

Awake and communicating: photo copyright Jeni Campbell/

Beware hitchhikers

If such activity did begin to centre around a specific crystal the first thing I’d do would be to give it a thorough cleanse and rededicate it to work for the highest good (see below). Crystals are extremely good at soaking up negative vibes, in many cases it’s part of their job description, and they can get overstuffed and the negative energy starts to spill out again. But, just as people can pick up ‘hitchhikers’, spirits or beings that may not have the best of intentions and which draw on their energy, so too can crystals. This is very different to the – usually – higher beings that inhabit the crystal skulls. Not all beings attached to skulls are necessarily of a higher vibration though. Do check them out thoroughly and don’t assume anything. Remember, skulls can hold both the oversoul of the crystal type and a separate being from another dimension or one from our own masquerading as a higher being.

Snowflake Obsidian Skull

Snowflake Obsidian Skull. Always check out your skull thoroughly.
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The problem is that the dimension nearest to our own in vibration is the astral or etheric level. It’s quite dense and can be home to lost, mischievious or downright malevolent entities and con-artists that are out to commit mayhem or simply to call attention to their plight. They range from ‘naughty children pranks’ and poltergeist activity to the voices that plague schizophrenics and others who can hear their seductive whisperings. The latter try to influence for the worst and pass on disinformation. The opposite to the crystal oversouls and mentors who inhabit a well tended crystal or skull.

If your crystal – or you – have attracted a lost soul, you can send it to the light and put it in the hands of those who will tend and care for it. It’s pointless simply banishing it from your presence to go and bother someone else.

Petaltone’s Astral Clear placed on a Quartz crystal and left overnight will send a ghostly or simply lost presence to the light. That and Z14 will remove an inappropriate ‘crystal mentor’ from a crystal skull. But in case you need something stronger, and particularly in case of emergency where it is a stuck soul with an agenda, here’s an extract from Good Vibrations: Psychic protection, energy enhancement, and space clearing. Always ensure that you are working in a safe space, well protected and fearless, grounded and centred. Do not attempt this unless you feel confident and competent. Call on the experts where necessary (see below).

Moving on a stuck spirit

Wrap yourself in a bubble of light or protective crystal energy. Sit quietly and focus your attention on calling in higher helpers and guides to assist you. Holding one of the crystals listed below, ask that the spirit be taken to the light by his or her guardian angel or other spiritual presence. This works well if the spirit has simply lost the way home. Petaltone Astral Clear or Clear Tone essences or a dedicated Aventurine or Candle Quartz can be effective clearers, as can burning a candle in a church and asking that the soul will be forgiven, if appropriate, and taken home to the light. Sometimes simply being told that he or she is in the post death state is all a spirit needs to move on of its own accord but you may need to do more.

If you can actually communicate with the spirit, ask if there is anything you can do to assist, what he or she needs. Surprisingly perhaps the requests are usually simple and easy to arrange, and often relate to unfinished business. Once you have agreed to do or offer whatever is required, the spirit moves on. It may be that the spirit is still stuck in the viewpoint or purpose it had while he or she was alive. It may be necessary to check out with the spirit whether this purpose is still appropriate. Release may be achieved by helping the spirit to take a different view, particularly turning around to look at how things were in the past and how they have changed. (This is particularly so when a relative is still protecting a ‘child’ even though that child is now an adult.)

If the spirit is deeply entrenched, or is still of the opinion that their advice and assistance is crucial for the well being of someone still on earth, calling in an expert is your best course of action, but do choose someone who moves them on to an appropriate place rather than just banishing them elsewhere to bother someone else. Your local spiritualist church, shamanic practitioner or metaphysical centre will be able to help. In the meantime, keep your own energy high to ensure you are well protected.

Crystals for releasing lost souls and inappropriate ‘crystal mentors’: Anandalite, Rainbow Mayanite (available from UK: or US: ), Flint, Quartz, Smoky Amethyst, Smoky or Amethyst Brandenberg, Candle Quartz, Aegerine, Spirit Quartz, Rose Quartz, Super 7, Shattukite, Jet, Stibnite

Essences for lost souls and inappropriate ‘crystal mentors’: Bush Flower Essences: Boab made into a spray with Angelsword, Fringed Violet and Lichen, Petaltone Essences: Astral Clear, Z14, Clear Tone and other specialist essences, email David Eastoe for details.

Don’t attempt this at home

If the presence if truly malevolent, it’s a job for the experts so contact the School of Intuition and Healing or the College of Psychic Studies in the UK and appropriate resources in other countries. But avoid exorcists who don’t send the spirit to where it can find help and TLC. Something we all need from time to time.

A reminder: cleansing your crystal

  • Most crystals can be cleansed and recharged by holding them under running water for a few minutes. Natural water such as a stream or the sea is best but you can use tap water. Put small crystals in a bag to prevent them from being washed away.
  • Fragile, layered or friable crystals are best cleansed by placing in brown rice overnight. They can also be placed on a large Quartz cluster or a Carnelian.
  • Then place them in the sun for a few hours. If there is no sun available, visualise bright white light radiating down onto the crystals. White stones enjoy recharging in moonlight.

Alternative methods

  • Rice or salt – Place your crystal in a bowl of salt or brown rice and leave overnight. Brush the salt off. (Salt is best avoided if the crystal is layered or friable.)
  • Smudging – Sage, sweetgrass or joss sticks quickly remove negative energies. Light the smudge stick and pass it over the crystal if it is large, or hold the crystal in your hand in the smoke if it is small.
  • Visualizing light – Hold your crystal in your hands and visualize a column of bright white light coming down and covering the crystal. If you find visualization difficult, use the light of a candle.
  • Crystal clearing remedies – Purpose-made crystal clearing remedies are available from essence suppliers. Either drop the remedy directly onto the crystal or put a few drops into spring water in a spray bottle and gently mist the crystal.

Activating your crystal

  • Hold your crystal in your hands.
  • Close your eyes and concentrate on the crystal.
  • Visualise it surrounded by bright white light.
  • Ask that your crystal will be blessed by the highest energies in the universe.
  • Ask that it be attuned to your own unique frequency and that it will be activated to act for your highest good.
  • Then state your intention for your crystal and ask it to work with you to achieve it.
  • If you are working with a skull ask that a being with the highest possible vibration will inhabit it and communicate with you.

[Extracted from The Little Book of Crystals, available below]

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