In Minas Gerais, Brazil, in the 1990s, unusual crystals were discovered that didn’t seem to grow in clusters as quartz typically does, but instead were found loose under the sand. The crystals were not clear, but had a dull, frosted finish and were characterized by unique markings of parallel striations on the sides. The crystals became known as lemurian seed crystals after the hypothetical lost continent of Lemuria, where many believed the crystals originated. Lemuria was theorized to be a landmass located either in the Indian or Pacific Ocean that sank under the water, much like Atlantis.
Lemurian seed crystals are believed to contain a code from a forgotten civilization, similar to hieroglyphics, pictographs or Incan quipu, which are pieces of string tied with knots that the Incas used to relay information in a code based on the number and sequence of the knots. The people of Lemuria are said to have been highly attuned to the spiritual world and preserved their knowledge as a message in these crystals.
Since ancient times, people have used crystals for healing, believing them to possess curative powers and energies. Healing crystals are used in a variety of ways to help with specific physical, emotional, or spiritual imbalances. Lemurian quartz crystals can be used in meditation or chakra healing by placing the crystal over the body’s chakras, holding the crystal up to the third eye, or rubbing the striations with the non-dominant hand. The crystals are believed to be particularly well suited for working with communication, intuition and dreamwork. They are thought to have a strong connection to the astral plane, spiritual guides and other seed crystals.
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