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Judy Hall, Crystals Podcast – transcript

As the sound quality of this recording was not sufficient to broadcast, Watkins and Steve Nobel kindly gave permission for the transcript to be shared with you.

PRESENTER

Hello, and welcome to Watkins Wise Words, a podcast that celebrates conscious, passionate, wise and happy living. Thank you for tuning in. And here is your host:

STEVE (Nobel)

So, hello and welcome, my name is Steve Nobel and today I’m speaking with Judy Hall on crystals for healing, protection and good vibrations. Judy is an internationally known author, astrologer, psychic healer and workshop leader and she’s been a Karmic counsellor for over 45 years, an author of a number of books including the Crystal Bibles. Her books have been translated into I believe about 15 languages and if you’re interested in Judy go to her website which is www.judyhall.co.uk and one of her most recent offerings is The Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle which is produced by Watkins and this will help you connect to your higher intuitive self and give you amazing insights into past, present and future a great gift for guidance and knowledge. So, Judy, hi, welcome to you.

JUDY (Hall)

Thank you very much, It’s good to be here.

STEVE

Judy, can I ask you how did you get into the subject of crystals in the first place?

JUDY

That goes back right back to my childhood and being with my grandfather in the Lake District and walking. Virtually everywhere under your feet were sparkly shiny things that I picked up as a very small child and took back with me. It wasn’t until years later that I really realised they had healing properties. I was like a magpie. I was always drawn to them.

STEVE

Right, and you’ve written quite a lot on the subject now, so you must have quite an extensive knowledge.  Do you use crystals a lot in your own personal life?

JUDY

Yes, I do and, virtually, I think, work through every crystal there is available to see what it offers. And I’ve always got a crystal or two about my person depending what I’m doing. Obviously, I have favourites and a small toolkit that I use for me. But I just love exploring the new crystals and try not to limit them by expecting them to do something in particular, just waiting to see what they will do, if I let them.

STEVE

Yes, OK, so, I mean, for healing, do you agree with the general rule that some people have that, you know, the colour of the stone, if you match the colour of the stone with the colour of the chakra, you know, like green for heart, that will generally have a healing effect on the body?

JUDY

Well, yes it does, but there’s two things here. One is that the chakra colours are fairly recent attributions. The use of healing crystals goes back much, much earlier and if you look at early illustrations of the chakras they are all sorts of different colours. So it’s a rule that I think can be broken, it’s not as inflexible as some people would have you believe. But the other thing is that people’s vibrations are changing so rapidly now that crystals that perhaps ten, fifteen years ago would have suited them and might well have adhered to green for the heart are no longer appropriate. Actually, now, you need a different vibration a different resonance [STEVE: yes] and that colour may be white, it maybe golden. It’s very much for me a case of fitting the crystals to the person, not following a rule.

STEVE

Right. Can I ask you about that vibrational change, is that something around the planet itself shifting?

JUDY

I hope so! I think astrologers are very aware that we are shifting literally from Pisces into Aquarius. [STEVE: Yes] and that’s a different vibration. All the work I do, really, is about trying to bring in a higher finer vibration both into people and into the earth itself so that the planet does benefit from our help in shifting, and apparently it’s shifting and clearing, but equally it is bringing in this higher potential which is always there but we need to activate it.

STEVE

Yes. Do you find that there are new crystals coming on the market, I’ve got on me, something, I think it’s called Angelic Aura or something, it’s quartz which has got titanium electrically passed through it. Do you know about this stone?

JUDY

Yes.

STEVE

Are there a lot more of these newer combinations coming up now?

JUDY

Well, yes, but those  Aura Quartzes are alchemical products, not natural. A process has been done and it’s not even new. It dates back to ancient Egypt. They amended crystals and changed the vibration. But nature itself is producing now crystals that have that same iridescence that aura quartzes have. So you get Anandalite which is a white crystal with a natural rainbow sheen and that is amazing in its vibration. You find Rainbow Mayanite, which is a golden one with rainbows on and they are phenomenal in what they can do and how quickly they can do it. The aura of quartzes which are manufactured is done in response to the need for cheaper versions of those stones. One of the problems is that lately I’ve found a lot of the crystals that are allegedly alchemicalised with precious metals actually have been dyed to give you the colour.  [STEVE: Oh, really?] And that really isn’t a good thing. I use one that’s been done with titanium – it’s a Tanzine Aura Quartz. I used that to restart my thyroid when my thyroid had basically died on me. I wore it and my thyroid is now working well again. So I recommended it to a friend, who’s partner runs a crystal shop. He got Tanzine Aura Quartz, or what purported to be, and she came out in a rash. She was really ill from it and the supplier said to him ‘oh, it must be the dye’. So it hasn’t been electrostatically charged, which is what the way mine had happened. You have to be very careful.

STEVE

Yes. I’m pretty sure the one I’ve got is not dyed but [JUDY: Oh no] but go for a respectable crystal dealer, hopefully,

JUDY

Well, yes, and check it out. I think it’s just a case of common sense. You, know, how does the crystal feel to you? And where possible, I prefer the natural stone that hasn’t been interfered with in any way because that suits me. For somebody else, our alchemicalised stones may be the best answer.

STEVE

Yes.  Can I ask you, kind of coming more to ground? We live in a society that’s full of stress, anxiety and we can say negativity, in quotation marks. What crystals would you carry for neutralising this? Let’s say you are living in a city and you, you know, are on the underground and all this kind of thing. What would be a great crystal or crystals to carry?

JUDY

With there are two that I never come to London without, for instance. One is Labradorite. It is a shield. It protects my energy from external energies, but it still allows me to be aware of what’s going on, which I find helpful. The other is Shungite [STEVE: Oh, yes] which is comparatively new to the crystal market although it’s been used in Russia for many years. The beauty of Shungite is it blocks EMF frequencies and as someone who is highly sensitive to those, I really find that it makes such a difference if I’ve got Shungite on. All the people with mobile phones or the wifi, everything like that, that does not suit my body; I can’t even use a mobile phone, although if I put Shungite on it just about makes it bearable. But wearing it means all people around me, even on the train you’ve got people with phones and whatever else they’re using, I can sit there in complete peace and quiet with my Shungite on.

STEVE [10]

Brilliant. I bought a load of Shungite actually for helping purify water as well, I think it has those qualities.

JUDY

Oh, it does, I mean I never drink anything else but Shungite water and the raw stuff in a bag in my water filter or some pieces in my water bottle which I fill up and take with me, is always with me and I’ve found, over four or five years now, it’s really improved my resistance to all kinds of bugs and things that in the past, again getting on the train, going to London come back, get a cold. I don’t do that now. Very rarely do I get anything.  And this is someone who had pneumonia – used to have pneumonia – very easily. Since I started with Shungite water I haven’t had that and I heal very quickly.

STEVE

Brilliant. So coming to electromagnetics, I’ve got a lot of computers and people do work with them all the time, I’ve heard various things, I haven’t heard about Shungite, but I’ve heard about, you know, amethyst, tourmaline, or even er… orgonite little pyramid on my computer here. What would you suggest generally for computers?

JUDY

I did a book called Crystal Prescriptions on EMFs because there’s such a wide variety and again it’s very much what suits you rather than what is the only stone. But on my computer, I can see from here, yes, I’ve got an Orgonite pyramid, I’ve got a piece of Amethyst I’ve got Shungite, I’ve got, look, I’m just having a peep, Black Tourmaline, they all help. And the thing that a lot of people forget is that you don’t just put them there and leave them there, you need to cleanse them frequently – [STEVE: Yes] – because they do absorb the emanations but they also put out a good vibe to counteract the effects. And my absolute, if I could have only one, for EMF on the computer it would be Shungite. But I like using the others to give me a variety of possibilities just to keep my body on track, so it doesn’t get too used to it. Having different stones means that the energies shift around, the protective energies shift around.

STEVE

Yes. One I forgot to mention which I have quite close always is Selenite. What do you think about Selenite?

JUDY

I love Selenite. I use it as a light bringer – [STEVE: Yes] – It is protective, but I feel quite protective of Selenite myself, which may sound silly but it’s like to me it comes to bring divine light and so I don’t really want to use it to soak up nasty vibrations. I want to use it to put out light and so, whenever I’ve done a layout, or I’ve done a cleansing or a clearing, it’s my go-to crystal to then bring light in and heal wherever something’s been, or I’ve always got one in the house just to radiate its energy out so that it feels good.

STEVE

Yes. But another stone I’m particularly interested in, I’m actually wearing a ring of it, is Moldavite, now this is something actually that when I put it on it took me about a week to get used to.

JUDY

[Laughing] I was just laughing to myself as you said ‘I’m wearing Moldavite’, I thought, yes. It’s a great stone and I think it’s a stone that has really changed its vibrations. It’s kind of uplifted itself over the last few years. As the planet and the energies have shifted and higher vibrations are coming closer, it’s like Moldavite has responded. But it is a stone that, if you’re not used to working with crystals, can completely knock you flat on your back. I’ve a friend whose wife runs a crystal shop and he’s a thatcher, and sits on a roof a lot, but is a very down-to-earth guy. H picked up Moldavite and it literally knocked him on his back, he had to sit down very quickly. He’s now got used to it but it can take a while. It’s so interesting because it brought in a different vibration itself because it came in from outer space and then it fused with the earth. It can actually grow and grow to higher vibrations as well as taking you up to a different level.

STEVE

There’s another, Tektite, I’m very interested in Tektites for some reason. I bought one in Glastonbury, Libyan Glass Tektite, do you know of that one that looks like …?

JUDY

Libyan Gold?

STEVE

Gold, yes.

JUDY

Oh, yes. It’s actually in Tutankhamun’s funeral pectoral.

STEVE

Oh, is it?

JUDY

They knew it that long ago. Again, it’s one that landed in the desert, fused with the sand and it, for me, has tremendous knowledge locked into it. I’m addicted to ancient Egypt, as anyone will tell you,  because I think it was very spiritually aware, but a sense that in that time of the gods, everything was alive, infused with the gods. So it wasn’t that the gods were, or a god was, separate, you know, anything was there and it was alive and it’s like for me the Libyan Glass Tektites breathed in that awareness. Every statue was sacred, everything that survived, everything’s imbued with the gods and there is cosmic knowledge as well.

STEVE

Yes. Yes, it’s amazing, it cost me an arm and a leg I couldn’t afford it really.

JUDY

I can imagine.

STEVE

Can I ask you about some of the favourites, you know, like two probably all-time favourites, Amethyst and Rose Quartz. Can I ask you about general use of those two?

JUDY

Yes, erm … Rose Quartz I always use for heart healing and emotional pain of any kind. It’s a very good forgiveness stone, so that’s always in my toolkit. Amethyst I’m particularly interested in. I’m writing about this at the moment so it’s very much in my mind. Because Amethyst is one of the stones that you now get in different varieties from different places – [STEVE: Yes] –  and the vibration of that the healing resonance is rising all the time. I wouldn’t be without a Brandenberg Amethyst. So Brandenberg and Shungite are the two that I’ve always got with me and Brandenbergs come from this one sacred mountain in Namibia. But they will do anything and everything that I ask. They work on every level and they hold within them the perfect blueprint before anything else got imprinted and so you can hold it, wear it, do what you will with it. But it entrains your energy back to a more perfect state and that really is the basis of all healing.

STEVE

OK, brilliant. What about … I think a lot of people struggle with grounding, you know particularly people who are attracted to crystals, or maybe their energy’s more ‘up’ than down? Are there crystals that can help us stay in the body and be more grounded?

JUDY

Absolutely. It’s another of my things I bang on a lot about and when we do workshops it’s the first thing people have to do with me is ground, ground and then ground some more. And one of the best things I use is completely free, I love free crystals as you can imagine, and that’s a piece of Flint – [STEVE: Right] – It just spins energies down into the earth but it doesn’t shut off the higher contact. I use Smokey Quartz as well. I also use Hematite, because, again, some people need a different stone, but on the whole I would say that Flint  is probably one of the quickest anchors that I’ve come across. [STEVE: Right] – So, carry that with you and you have a much stronger connection to the planet.

STEVE

Brilliant. What about general joy, good vibrations, optimism, energy you know, feeling more out there, up, expanded.

JUDY

I think really, you can’t beat Citrine. I love the light bright abundant energy of Citrine. If it’s more sort of earthy energy you need then I use Red Jasper or Carnelian. They seem to liven me up, probably that’s the best way to describe it. You have to hold it and breathe. I actually hold it just under the navel over the dantien and breathe right down to that crystal. Spend five minutes in the early morning doing that and you could have woken up feeling extremely tired, but by the time you’ve worked to the crystal you are up, energised and ready to go.

STEVE

Brilliant. My final question to you Judy is, what about connecting – let’s go up – higher self, angels, you know going out, of high guidance, what’s the best stones for that?

JUDY

Well that’s where I use Brandenberg amethyst for myself, but I think for other people,  things like the Celstite, Selenite, the Angel Aura quartz that you mentioned, anything that has the higher vibration within it that resonates with you. You know, if you pick a stone up and you feel yourself lift, it’s almost as though you come out of your body slightly, you’ve got more space. That’s the crystal that will take you up to any of the higher beings or the higher dimensions.

STEVE

Brilliant. So, just to remind people, your latest offering is, The Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle deck , published by Watkins and your website is, www.judyhall.co.uk and Judy, it’s always a pleasure speaking with you and I wish you all the best with your work.

JUDY

Thank you. And the same to you, Steve.