GO! Smell the crystal healing, flower!

Posted on August 6th, 2008 by Jim

Jim here checking in from Hampton Court, London, ramping up the health section here at GO! Smell the flowers. I’m wearing a new black tourmaline crystal bought from the Crystal Planet.

Here’s what they say about tourmaline

‘The energy of tourmaline relates to each of the chakras. It acts to clear, maintain and to stimulate each of the energy centres of the body. Used to attract inspiration and to encourage self-confidence, providing a balance of the male and female energies and the mind providing alignment of the mental processes and the chakras.’

Tourmaline also protects us from constant bombardment of waves from mobile phones, T.V’s and computers. I had my first crystal healing session in London in 1997 when I lived in Hampstead and felt wonderful for it despite my initial cynicism. Here’s a taster for you:

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Crystal comments welcomed here and do share your thoughts & experiences! Without them communication wouldn’t be the same – on many levels. Cheers!

32 Responses to “GO! Smell the crystal healing, flower!”

  1. O'DB says:

    You did crystal in Hampstead?

    WTF … know things were pretty wild, letting hair down as kids, etc. but crystal.

    • Jim & Em says:

      LOL O’DB…

      Crystal healing rather than Meth….over a ‘mad lils’ the hairdresser.

      • Jim & Em says:

        Over AT not over A,
        Sounds illegal.

      • O'DB says:

        1st I find out you were doing crystal, now it was with some mad hairdresser called Lil. Who the rock is Lil? Were you leading a secret life, hiding all your inner most desires & needs?

        Next you’ll tell me that to pay for your crystal meth habit you were happily cottaging with Georgie-boy Michael & Middle-aged-spread-not-a-Boy George.

        • Urban Pagan says:

          Lil was some pothead hairdresser who lived below scott ‘not gay at all’ davis and paul ‘I actually wear shades in nightclubs’ french. She had a kid and was just a dope head. But for some reason people thought she was a character. She wasn’t. She was an idiot.

          Anyway she had a mate who was into crystals (all I will say is she would have back problems by now) and jim gave it a go- the crystals not the mate. I genuinely believe this was down to a desire to learn not a desire to explore the concept of ‘funbags’. this was shortly before he bought a book entitled the urban pagan which put him on his current ‘life path’ of nonsense. lol,

          and shortly before he bought cd’s of whale music. ironically in the same denon stereo as the andy mcnab bravo two zero ‘lets kill loads of people’ discs. the irony was as perplexing then as it is now.

        • Jim & Em says:

          I was hoping you reveal where you got your flowers name from oneday and there we have it!

          Can I have the book back now puh-lease?

        • Urban Pagan says:

          it was full of some nuts stuff though. then again without that we probably wouldn’t be all here so strange things happen, for strange reasons eh!!

          am considering bringing my visit to dooooo bye forward a bit. if your lucky I may well be over later this year.

          just mulling stuff over as ever.

        • Jim & Em says:

          Always welcome Urban but make sure you wear the right protective crystal when you travel!

          Quartz is pretty effective.

        • Jim & Em says:

          That’s some memory you have by the way!

        • Urban Pagan says:

          sad isn’t it?

          when is rama thingy over there this year?

        • O'DB says:

          Yea, UP, remember the book & loved the way you made a little switch-eroo to make it your online presence – wish i’d thought of it. Did you get my e-mail? Sent a week or so back – if not check your spam/junk mail. Leeds might be a goer if i can schedule it between nails, pedicure & crack/sack/back wax.

          Yep, whale sounds & Andy McNabb – eclectic all the way to the funny farm.

  2. Urban Pagan says:

    do you no think if tourmaline could block waves orange/noka etc would includ eit in their phones enabling customers to use the phone more an dmake them more profit.

    of course they would

    • Jim & Em says:

      You present a decent case,

      Would you give crystal healing a GO! then, Urban?

      • This is a dictatorship. I am The Rule. says:

        Yes he will. I have ruled.

        This is my dictatorship. You don’t ask him. You ask me. He is only a capo. I am The Boss.

        Studley, strip.

        You have to strip for this thing right?

        • Urban Pagan says:


          oh well

          if I must!

          I’ve been told now and if we accept this is a dictatorship I can’t refuse can i?

          Jim I would try it however I would like to get some evidence of what healing occurs and through what mechanism. Its not enough to just say ‘I feel better’ I need to know what is being cured and how. Can you imagine the money that this would generate if it worked. Billiobs upon billions of pounds. However it has never been proven to work.

        • Jim & Em says:

          Blimey – now we’re worried.

  3. Purple13 says:

    I found Old Peculier, Bass and Ruddles County al excellent blocking alternatives to crystals. beep-hoot-whistle – my little robotic companion concurs.

    Purple13s last blog post..Fabulous Photo Gifts chosen by Steve’s Trek to Nepal

    • O'DB says:

      ahhh Ruddles – the stuff of legend. From my youth – my tastes (beer, music) were all so much better in earlier supposedly, less wise times. Now I drink any cat’s wee lager & will probably be caught nodding sagely to the latest ‘Best Crazy Frog Anthems – EVER (pt IV)’ album.

      Where did it all got wrong? Jim: you weren’t stashing your crystal meth in my morning tea leading to my brain falling out?

  4. I too am always skeptical when it comes to things like this. I also want scientific evidence about the crystals. It isn’t that I’m not willing to accept the theories, but I’d like some type of proof.

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  5. Lib says:

    Ooooh, what happens if there isn’t an equal measure between your male and female chakras? Will you start wearing dresses and stuff or beating people up?

    I don’t know anything about crystals and don’t really feel the need to learn. Surely everything they are supposed to achieve, you can achieve yourself?

  6. Urban Pagan says:

    My issue is this

    If the claims Jim has put up are real then surely he will be able to demonstrate that less microwaves etc affect him as a direct, provable result of wearing this crystal. eg- if he wears it for a month a,b and c will be proven. If he then doesn’t wear it for a month a,b, and c will be negated.

    The interesting thing in this is that where studies have been done the effects were the same in real crystals as pieces of glass. And positive effects were no different to a placebo.Now if I take an aspirin science documents how it works, likely side effects, likely positive effects over thousands of studies. Crystal ‘healing’ fails to demonstrate any positive effects over any significant numbers over any period of time. In short its ineffective. Its just a bunch of new age rhetoric that the gullible buy into. Thats all. ‘Crystals’ are easily mined so there must be a practically infinite stockpile of these healing items- however nobody anywhere (other than the conmen and women at the crystal store) seems to be bothered enough to sieze on this massive commercial opportunity. Why?

  7. Purple13 says:

    sometimes the placebo works because people just need a physical thing to attach the well being to. They’re afraid? of attaching the well being to their own inner strength – perhaps they doubt themselves too much – perhaps they’ve had the stuffing knocked out of them so many times in their lives that they doubt their own abilities any more?

    If it helps them, then that’s fine. If you don’;t believe in magic rocks, then you probably don’t need their help in the first place or maybe you’re just too scared to think that?????

    Purple13s last blog post..Fabulous Photo Gifts chosen by Steve’s Trek to Nepal

  8. Urban Pagan says:


    I believe in things that are proven to work

    these don’t

    at all

    if they did the new ages would prove it and make millions they don’t. why? because they don’t work

    • Purple13 says:

      but they ‘do’ seem to ‘help’ those that exclaim their healing virtues.

      me? magic rocks? didn’t indiana jones come across those once in a film?

  9. Urban Pagan says:

    but ‘they’ don’t. its been proven. its a placebo. to pass a placebo off as having magic powers is con artistry of the lowest order.

  10. Gareth in Thailand says:

    I thought Tourmaline was a drug or a place Chav’s go on holiday.

    Crystal will cause the tingling and mind unblocking/confidence improvement effects they speak of but only if you drink a Magnum of it, far superior to most other Champagne brands.

    If there was a tip of the week section I’d be recomending it over Moet & Chandon or Laurent Perrier.
    Mind you, if there was a ‘tip of the week’ section there’d probably be lots of pornographic pictures of leppers holding bits of themselves in strange locations.

    • Jim & Em says:

      LOL Gareth…

      Is there any energy healing stuff you’ve toyed with on your travels?

      OHM :-)

      • Gareth in Thailand says:

        What ? Is this a serious question?

        I’ve toyed with lots of substances but not for healing purposes. Funnily enough I have been ill the first few days of this week so I went to the hospital. They conducted a series of science based tests (blood analysis, urine analysis, ultra sound to rule out appendicitis, etc) and found out I had an intestinal infection. They prescribed anti inflammatories, antibiotics and two days later I am feeling much better and well on the mend.

        Trust in medical science folks.

        Reiki, crystals, chanting ‘ohhhmmmm’, etc – load of tosh peddled by people on the take, trying to sound interesting or wanting to bone the soppy sod preaching it.

  11. Bridget Jones says:

    I see we’re still talking about reiki and chakras and crystals! All is well then, I haven’t missed anything ha! :D

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