When we go to show to find crystals, each of us has a specific area of interest and expertise.  Mine are amethyst specimens,  Kate loves choosing gemstone book ends.  And Lori’s passion is phantom quartz crystals.  She can spend an hour just looking for the most beautiful phantom specimens on a table.  We have an amazing collection of Phantom Crystals right now at Journeys.

A Phantom is a crystal or mineral deposit within a crystal.  While the color of Phantoms will vary from crystal to crystal, depending upon the type of mineral of which they are made, Phantoms look like the “ghost” of a crystal within another crystal.  Phantoms are formed when the growth of a crystal has been interrupted and then begins to grow again.  Often, the original mineral gets washed away, leaving only the Quartz to grow afterwards.

Quartz Phantoms are symbolic of universal awareness and the many phases of the cycle of life.  Phantoms are believed to bring great healing to the Earth by helping to assimilate the past.

You can use Phantoms to facilitate inner growth, and when in need of help in understanding and resolving past issues in your life.  Meditating with Phantoms can help one uncover hidden information and repressed memories and bring them to the surface for final resolution and release.  This type of self-work can often precipitate great transformation in one’s life.

Clear Quartz Phantoms are excellent for balancing and aligning all the Chakras to the Crown Chakra.  Those who are interested in spiritual growth and connection with the higher realms may find Clear Quartz Phantoms particularly helpful since the White Phantoms inside work with the Crown Chakra to integrate the experiences of the higher self into the other Chakras.

While all Phantoms are facilitators for growth, Green Chlorite Phantom Crystals specifically work on self-healing and regeneration, and facilitate detoxification.  They help to ground excessive emotions into the Earth, thereby helping the user in achieving a state of balance.