Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Crystal Essence has always been a place of healing, where you are welcome to just simply be. Many know us as the local metaphysical supply store. 

Wondering what a metaphysical supply store is? We’ve got some answers for you.

What is a metaphysical supply store?

The metaphysical supply store features goods that are believed to contain metaphysical energy. This can be anything from a crystal to cleansing incense to a sacred piece of jewelry. The truth is, everything around us has energy and natural vibrations, not just crystals. 

Metaphysical stores offer an array of crystals & minerals from around the world, fine jewelry, unique gifts, incense, aromatherapy oils, select clothing, and books. They focus on personal service to help people find the best tools for bettering their lives. It’s all about healing and self-love.

Why are crystals used in healing practices?

Minerals and crystals have different vibrational frequencies that have been studied and experimented with for a long time. Different crystals have been used for different things throughout human history. Most notably quartz crystals have been used in healing practices, machinery building, and modern technology. The vibrational frequencies that are produced by crystals interact with their environment which means they interact with us and our own energy fields. This can be a positive interaction, a negative interaction, or anything in between. Humans have studied these interactions and have found that certain crystals can benefit physical, mental, and emotional healing. Entire cultural practices have formed around this idea that crystals can have an affect on us and our bodies and hence many healing practices use many different crystals and minerals. 

What is energy healing?

Energy healing is a method to transmit healing energy to the patient’s body through the hands of a practitioner to restore or balance the body’s energy field for better health. Energy healing therapy has been used to treat various health conditions throughout the history of mankind.

What is Reiki and what are its benefits?

Reiki is a form of energy healing. Reiki can aid in relaxation, while assisting the body’s natural healing processes, and can develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

What is the difference between Tarot and Oracle Cards?

Tarot is an ancient information retrieval tool. Traditionally the Tarot is made up of 78 unique cards that have their own imagery and symbolism.  A Tarot deck is typically divided into Major and Minor Arcana. There are 22 different Major Arcana cards while there are 4 “suits” that make up the Minor Arcana. These “suits” are Wands, Cups, Swords, and Coins. Each suit has 14 cards that are numbered 1-10, then a page, knight, queen, and king card. 

The Tarot has been used throughout human history as a divination system, storytelling tool, and interpersonal guidance practice. It has taken on many forms throughout the ages and has been reinvented into thousands of different versions along the way. The most common and wildly recognized version of the Tarot today is the Rider-Waite deck. This deck can be found all over the world. If you are interested in learning more about this deck or other versions of the Tarot feel free to contact us or check out our Tarot Master, Sheilaa Hite.

Oracle cards vary from deck to deck. An artist will typically design and create an oracle deck around a central topic. For instance; an Animal Wisdom deck will have different animals represented on the cards with explicit explanations on their symbolism. There is no set design template for oracle decks, no vast history to adhere to. Each deck is unique and a personal connection between its creator and its user.

What is Astrology?

Astrology is an ancient study of the movements and relative positions of different celestial bodies and their potential influence on humans and the natural world. Most modern interpretations of Astrology originate from ancient Mesopotamia. 

Still have some unanswered questions? Feel free to reach out to us and we will help you find the answers.