“Consciousness sleeps in the stone, dreams in the plant, awakes in the animal and slowly becomes aware of itself in man.” (Pythagoras)
Crystals are part of the mineral kingdom and it has its own consciousness. Its own subtle energy. In Consciousness of the Atom (COA) Alice Bailey writes on page 102 about minerals: “that they manifest signs of fatigue, and that it is possible to poison a mineral and to murder it, much as you can murder a human being.”
Most of the crystal readers will agree with the above lines, when a crystal is impregnated with dirty energy one can see the dullness in the appearance and a heaviness in the energy.
The mineral kingdom is the lowest and most dense part of the world of material forms, or “the densest expression of the life of God in substance” (Esoteric Psychology I, EP I, p. 228). Here the process of condensation or externalisation of the etheric planes takes place. Minerals are a precipitation of etheric substance.
“The goal for all mineral atomic forms is this radio-active condition, the power to pass through all limiting and environing substances. This is initiation, or the entering into a state of liberation, for all mineral appearances, and the organising of all forms in this kingdom…” (EP I, p. 197)
The secret of this kingdom is transmutation
Crystals have healing quality because of its chemical element foundation, energetic vibration (subtle energy) which adds to its colour & properties. The therapeutic qualities of minerals and crystals act on our subtle vehicles, which in turn bring changes to the physical body and the consciousness.
All energies have a twofold nature; they can be perceived as having strong vibrations, also a frequency of vibrations, and the subtle energies adhere to this ruling. If 5,500 different minerals exist, then equally 5,500 different kinds of mineral energies also exist. Each mineral creates a specific energy and all these energies differ in strength and vibrational frequency. Encoded within them is a special agent called the Element of Harmony which acts to ensure that balance and equilibrium are maintained throughout all the processes encountered by the energy.