from NewDawnMagazine Website
A recent issue of New Dawn delved into the secretive world of the Aboriginal shaman or "clever man" as he was known to his people.
Briefly mentioned by
Bruce Stringer in his article 'Cleverman'
was the use of quartz crystals in the life and
work of these powerful figures. Quartz crystals played a role in
shamanic initiation ceremonies and in healing.
He reports that crystals played a prominent role in the beliefs of these "clevermen."
Elkin says they would carry quartz crystals on their person, and the Wiradjuri shamans spoke of quartz as being solidified "sacred powerful water" which was to be sprinkled on initiates.
The process was symbolically described:
Ronald Rose in his 1957 book Living Magic relates the dramatic initiation of two young Aboriginal boys.
At a moment of great emotion, a vision of an old man showed them,
Soon the boys felt strange things moving on their bodies,
One of the boys trembled, perspired and tensed up; he failed the test and was led away.
The other one sank into,
In this trance-like state, the boy saw strange and wonderful things.
The clevermen conducting the initiation seemed to walk into eucalyptus trees; they melted into the trees and a moment later appeared on the other side.
Then the clevermen,
The same Aboriginal tribe, the Wiradjuri, believed that a supernatural being known as Baiame sung,
Along with this power
also come an ability to "fly."
The work of researchers such as Nicholas Pearson, author of The Seven Archetypal Stones, helps explain how a subtle energy field is generated by a crystal's lattice.
Each different type of crystal produces its own orderly energy field, which is broadcast into the immediate environment.
What we don't know is the
exact nature of the crystal connection to other dimensions and
'worlds' nor how to truly harness the full power as revealed in the
stories recorded and written down from the time when human
communities lived inside different reality frameworks.