All quartz crystals have 6 primary properties. They are able to structure, store, amplify, focus, transmit and transform energy, which includes matter, thought, emotion, information, including light and sound in TV’s, radios and lasers.  Quartz crsytals are used to regulate digital and analogue clocks and watches and are extremely precise.

When pressure is applied to a quartz crystal it produces electricity.

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s continental crust after feldstar.  It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon-oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2. There are many different varieties of quartz.

Structure = Function

The 4 oxygen atoms that surround the silicon atom form the corners of a tetrahedron. Because of its shape, the SiO4-group is called a SiO4 tetrahedron (plural: tetrahedra).  Each oxygen atom has the same distance to the silicon atom, and the distances between the oxygen atoms are also all the same.

Each of the Earth’s minerals has a crystalline form. Diamonds are crystalline carbon; emeralds are crystalline beryllium; and rubies are crystalline corundum. The difference between corundum and a ruby is the way the molecules are organized or structured. Each crystal has a specific structural pattern. Minerals form crystals when circumstances (for example: heat and/or pressure) cause the molecules to form a repeating pattern.

Here is where it gets interesting. Everything the crystal can do, water may also be able to do!

Water’s crystalline structure

The most common arrangement of liquid water molecules is tetrahedral with two hydrogen atoms covalently attached to oxygen and two attached by hydrogen bonds. Since the hydrogen bonds vary in length many of these water molecules are not symmetrical and form transient irregular tetrahedra between their four associated hydrogen atoms.  The tetrahedral molecular structure of water as viewed from the side (pictured below).

Quartz crystals exhibit the same molecular geometry as structured water. Quartz is a network of interconnected SiO4 tetrahedra. Structured water is a network of OH4 tetrahedra.

This is one reason water has the capacity to store and transfer information.

But there is more Structure…

The Quartz Crystal also exhibits a Hexagonal Structure through a network of Si04 tetrahedrons. (pictured above)

The hexagonal pattern as viewed from the top of quartz crystal:

 and water also has the hexagonal structure…

Snow water, water in fruits and vegetables, cold water from deep wells and pristine streams – all have the ideal hexagonal structure.

Waters crystalline form—ice. (pictured above)

But, research is showing that this is not just in frozen water…

Dr Mu Shik Jhon, the world’s leading authority on water science, has proven that the existence of a specific water structure, known as “hexagonal water” is in also LIQUID WATER!  Under ideal circumstances, as water tetrahedra join together, a repeating hexagonal pattern is generated with oxygen atoms forming the vertices of each hexagon. This is the reason liquid crystalline water has also been referred to as hexagonal water, structured water and organised water.

Dr. Gerald Pollack, professor of bio-engineering at the University of Washington has provided significant evidence for water’s liquid crystalline structure. His research has demonstrated water’s capacity to form large zones of structured water. There are 3 phases of water generally agreed upon in chemistry, these are gas, liquid and ice, Dr Gerald Pollack has discovered there is a new phase, and called it the fourth phase of water.

The Fourth Phase of Water: Dr. Gerald Pollack at TEDxGuelphU


Water is a shape-shifter.  Valeria Molinero and colleagues at the University of Utah, US now claim that water has still more tricks up its sleeve.  They say that, when water is confined between two flat plates just 8.5 Angstroms apart – room enough for just two molecular layers – it can adopt a quasi-crystalline state which appears to have a ‘forbidden’ twelve-fold symmetry.

Quasi-crystalline state is a structure that has only recently been discovered.  Dan Shechtman had to fight a fierce battle against established science. But in 2011 he got The Nobel Prize in Chemistry, it has fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter. (picture of quasi-crystal pictured below)

and to finish off, some intriguing HISTORY…

Alabaster Crystals in Egypt at Giza Plateu, at the pyramid of Abu Guhrob:

The Giza Plateau was his front yard, and he describes it wonderfully:

It is postulated that in its original state the Abu Ghurab pyramid may have been a giant machine, especially a water processing plant. We have to imagine water everywhere, in pools in front of the pyramid and perhaps even flowing down from the top of the red granite faced pyramid like a fountain.

The red granite is quartz crystal-laden, and there is a thought that the piezoelectric effect (electricity resulting from pressure) of the red granite may have been one of the products of this plant.

Underneath the Pyramid of the Sun archaeologists discovered mica, a dielectric mineral composed of delicate crystal that is a semiconductor. Mica has a high dielectric strength and excellent chemical stability, making it a favored material for manufacturing capacitors for radio frequency applications. It has also been used as an insulator in high voltage electrical equipment. Sheet mica is used as an insulating material and as a resonant diaphragm in certain acoustical devices.Today, mica is being used to clean and purify water, it removes toxins such as heavy metals while adding healthful minerals to the drinking water.

Do we underestimate the Ancients knowledge of crystals, water, electricity and energy?  how behind are we today in this knowledge and technology?