Person believes in spiritual power of minerals, scoffs at Christian family
ITHACA, NY– The arguments between Christians and Atheists has been very prevalent in recent years. However, there is another side of this conflict of ideals that has not been explored. Rita Green is one of the many firm believers in the spiritual properties of gemstones. When asked about the abilities of what she called, “healing crystals,” Green replied that the crystals have mystical energy that have accumulated over time and when the stones come in contact with her body, they transfer their healing energy.
Green explained to us how these crystals are incorporated into every aspect of her life. She wears a piece of rosequartz around her neck so that she can absorb the healing energy even when she isn’t at home. Around Green’s house, one can see a variety of crystals in different places, such as, the coffee tables and bookshelves. This is so the spiritual energy of the stones is constant throughout the house. Green commented that meditation is also very important to her routine, saying that she concentrates on a crystal each day before meals and going to bed. Green shared with us her collection of healing crystals, which included: agate for easing pain, bloodstone for increasing creativity, and garnet for getting rid of hangovers.
Green also believed that healing crystals were superior to other forms of spirituality. She told us about Christian families she’s met and their chaotic way of life. “Not a crystal to be seen!” Green commented in shock as she poured crushed amethyst into her tea. She also didn’t understand why Christians always wear a crucifix around their necks and thought it was a little creepy that they have pictures of Jesus all over their houses. Green discussed her confusion at the Christian practice of praying before meals and sleeping. “What are they possibly getting out of it? It’s just all in their head,” she commented.
Green expressed frustration about how these families pray to a deity that is not related to gemstones, claiming “this Jesus fellow they keep raving about probably never even saw a healing crystal so why are these people so confident that he can guide their lives? Not to mention that he’s been dead for 2000 years.” According to her, praying to a higher power is pointless when the evidence of crystals was right in front of us.
Believers in the healing properties of crystals seem to be just as passionate about their beliefs as Christians. Unfortunately, the two lifestyles appear to be too different and will likely never accept each other’s beliefs. Rita Green was very helpful in giving an idea of the lifestyle of someone who uses healing stones. Before showing us out, she said that we looked a little tired and recommended putting some pieces of amber in our shoes to give us more energy.
Will Cohan is a second-year cinema and photography major who always keeps a piece of amethyst in their left sock for good luck. You can email them at email@example.com.