Understanding Crystals?

The “ring” growth patterns of trees mimic the aboriginal pattern established by minerals crystallizing.  A phantom quartz crystal illustrates the “rings,” or layered growth patterns, documenting the crystal’s evolution. And dendrites, the fernlike patterns that seeped into and grew in different minerals, prepared the original design sketches for the plant kingdom to follow.

The same dendritic patterns are found in the human brain.

And how fascinating it is that we must have the right mineral mix in order for the human body to function. Minerals in the brain allow the synapses to fire. Calcium and phosphorus form bones.  Add in some fluorine, and you have the mineral apatite: smile, and you have teeth, for this is their mineral composition.

Electrolytes are dissolved crystallized minerals that conduct energy throughout the body.

Some of us take minerals daily to help balance body chemistry, along with eating plants and animals. We become what we eat, ingesting our evolutionary predecessors.

Crystallized minerals are the original “indigenous peoples.” Humans, plants, and animals need them to exist, but do they need us?  Maybe they simply need us to appreciate them. As with all consciousness, our understanding, our science continuously evolves.

Philosophers at the beginning of written history proclaimed with scientific conviction how quartz crystals were formed: a quartz crystal was believed to be super-ice, frozen so solid that it would never melt.

In five hundred years, when our descendants are studying our current scientific convictions, what truths seminal to our understanding of modern-day reality will they find equally amusing?



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