Vijaya Goel in New Delhi. Photo: S. Subramanium.
IN HER presence the association between women and gems can't be limited to any obvious connotation. Prolific writer Vijaya Goel is ready with her new work and this time her subject is crystals and gems.
Known to be the prized possessions of any woman, Vijaya has delved into a different dimension of these minerals. In "Paradise Found", an Arya Book Depot publication, Vijaya has elaborated upon the therapeutic properties of gems and crystals. "At the age of 11 I got fever, which stuck to me for a month. Then a small pearl with a blue hue helped. That day I became determined to learn the powers of crystals." She did. She enrolled herself at the Academy of Crystal and Natural Healing in Scotland and was eventually certified as a qualified crystal therapist by the British Contemporary Medicine Council.
Vijaya feels the knowledge of crystals originated in India and is growing in the West but unfortunately could not be found here.
"It came as big surprise to me when sitting in a small place like Cambridge in Scotland, my British teacher said the human body has energy points, called `Chakras'. It was a proud moment but sad too. We really need to revive our knowledge systematically and scientifically."
The book not only gives an insight into the properties and structure of minerals but also analyses aspects like intuitive healing with crystals and healing with meditative work - topics that are hardly discussed between covers in India. "While choosing a crystal your wish about having a proper crystal is very important. Then comes the shape and purpose of use. Always choose with heart not head. It is said we cannot choose crystals; it is the crystals, which choose us. When you look at a crystal and feel drawn towards it that is the one for you," advises Vijaya.
For the time being, choose the book.
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