Crystals in the Bible: A Fascinating History
I'm Shonna, owner of Cosmic Flora - a crystal shop in Moore, Oklahoma. As a holistic practitioner in Oklahoma, I am often asked by many clients if using crystals is a practice that is taboo in Christianity. Today, I want to discuss the fascinating and often overlooked history of crystals in the Bible.
While the use of crystals for healing and spiritual purposes is often associated with New Age and Eastern religions, crystals have been used in many different cultures and spiritual traditions throughout history, including Christianity.
While the word "crystal" isn't directly used in the Bible, there are many examples of crystals and their uses in the scriptures. For example, the Bible mentions the use of crystals in the construction of the high priest's breastplate. This breastplate, which was adorned with twelve different gemstones, including emerald, sapphire, and amethyst, was used as a symbol of the twelve tribes of Israel and represented God's people before Him.
There are also numerous mentions of crystals in the Book of Revelation. In Revelation 4:3, John describes the throne of God as having a rainbow-like appearance, which many scholars believe is a reference to the colors of the chakras and their corresponding crystals.
In addition, the Bible mentions several specific crystals, including:
1. Jasper - mentioned in the foundations of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:18, jasper is a stone of protection and was often worn by warriors for its powerful energy.
2. Diamond - mentioned in Ezekiel 28:13, diamonds were believed to be one of the most valuable and rare gemstones in the ancient world, and were said to symbolize purity and strength.
3. Beryl - mentioned in Exodus 28:20, beryl is a blue-green stone that was believed to offer protection and promote courage and confidence.
4. Onyx - mentioned in the description of the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:13, onyx is a grounding stone that was said to promote physical and emotional stamina.
While the use of crystals in the Bible is often open to interpretation, there's no denying the powerful symbolism and energy that these stones offer. Whether you're looking to deepen your spiritual practice or simply adorn yourself with beautiful and meaningful jewelry, crystals can be a powerful tool for growth and transformation.
At Cosmic Flora - we celebrate the rich and diverse history of crystals and their uses throughout the world, including Christianity. We offer a variety of crystals and gemstones that range from traditional to new-age, with something for everyone.
Thank you for reading and stay blessed.