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“The True Nature of a Crystal”

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

Sometimes, etymology can be disappointing. I see that our word crystal is from the root KREU, meaning cruel, cold, freezing. Hence cruel and cryogen.

Perhaps a crystal may appear cold. But when you touch it, when you hold it, when you Behold it – then you Know its inner Heat, its Warmth, its Passion – its Love.