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EcoGem Therapy

In crystals we have a pure evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and although in spite of everything we cannot understand the life of crystals – it is still a living being. Crystals are living beings at the beginning of creation.”  

Nikola Tesla, 1900

Another passion of mine ever since I was a little girl are gemstones. I have always been like a magpie around crystals and I come from one of the world’s “gemstone hotspots” in Germany, which is maybe why they are in my blood. 

Even though I adore crystals and I am a crystal healing practitioner myself, I can absolutely understand and appreciate, that this area doesn’t resonate with everyone. I myself am a person who needs a balance between science and the more spiritual/energetic aspects of healing approaches, which was one of the contributing factors for choosing the name “Roots and Wings” for my business. Crystals to me are another path to Nature, they encapsulate and carry so much of our earth’s evolution and with that are part of our own. In relation to mindfulness and ecotherapy I find crystals to be a wonderful medium to connect deeply. This could be through meditation aids such as malas, meditation beads or meditation stones or through jewellery which acts as reminders to stop and pause, to breathe deeply or to connect to particular elements of Nature:

  • Crystals as a direct connection to the Earth’s history and evolution and witnesses of geological epochs.
  • Crystals as a representation of the mineral and geological aspects of Nature.
  • Crystals as a visual and tactile resource for a multi-sensory approach.
  • Crystals and their associated EcoGem symbol as a visualisation, meditation and intention setting tool.
  • Crystals as physical and mental healing tools including acupressure, massage, meditation and vibrational crystal healing.

You can find beautiful, ethically sourced gemstone items related to health and wellness in our shop and I also create bespoke crystal bracelets and meditation beads.

Please feel free to contact me with specific wishes and requirements or follow the EcoGem account on Instagram to see examples: https://www.instagram.com/rootsandwingsecogems/

EcoGem Therapy

EcoGem Therapy is a secular crystal healing modality with no association to any religion or belief system based on the universal principles of energy healing, taking into account scientifically backed up facts in combination with ancient knowledge and spiritual wisdom.

We developed our approach with an equal balance of science and universal spirituality of Nature and the cosmos we are all part of. EcoGem Therapy incorporates elements of ecotherapy, mindfulness, crystal healing and energy work and strives to support mental and physical human health, as well as the health and wellbeing of our planet and all the living beings that share it.

EcoGem Therapy is based on 12 carefully selected Gemstones, representing the elements of Nature, with the crystals themselves representing the geological/mineral element. Also part of the EcoGem Crystal set are the five Platonic Solids and a Rose Quartz Heart. EcoGem Therapy is a complementary modality and should never replace medical advice, treatment or medication.

  • ​​Course Details EcoGem Therapy: IICT approved, fully online
  • ​​Duration 10 weeks (8 weeks For MRE Graduates)
  • ​​On demand.
  • UK and EU only (due to shipping of EcoGem Therapy Kit)

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The 12 EcoGem Crystals
Sunstone (sun)
  • Formula: (Na,Ca)Al(Si,Al)Si2O8 (oligoclase) or K(AlSi3O8) (microcline) with inclusions of hematite (Fe2O3) or copper (Cu)
  • Hardness: 6-6.5
  • Crystal system: triclinic
  • Formation process: igneous or metamorphic
  • Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral Chakra
  • In ancient Greece this beautiful stone was aptly dedicated to Helios, the sun god, believing that it will protect the Earth and keep the sun on the right path. Sunstone is a joyful, harmonising stone, excellent to support the flow of energy. It’s a source of positivity counteracting depression, pessimism and low self-esteem. Sunstone literally brings in the light, warmth and shining powers of the sun into physical and emotional healing, promoting positive interactions, healthy boundaries and a generally happy and peaceful outlook on life.
Moonstone (moon)
  • Formula: KAlSi3O8
  • Hardness: 6-6.5
  • Crystal system: triclinic
  • Formation process: igneous
  • Chakra: Sacral Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
  • Moonstone is a “female” stone of love, fertility and natural cycles closely associated with the moon and moon cycle. It’s a very calming, balancing and empathic stone and is said to be a great emotional healer. Physically moonstone is associated with the elimination of toxins, balancing of hormones and assimilation of nutrients among other things.
Clear Quartz (stars)
  • Formula: SiO2
  • Hardness: 7
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic 
  • Chakra: universal, traditionally Crown Chakra
  • Clear Quartz is often referred to as universal healer with  references throughout history and cultures: Up to the Middle Ages it was believed to be petrified ice, the emperor Nero used to drink his wine from Clear Quartz chalices as it was said to quench thirst, Augustus offered the largest clear quartz known at this time to deity and various indigenous tribes place a clear quartz crystal with newborn babies for good luck. Clear Quartz is an amplifier and often used in combination with other crystals to magnify the effect.
Red Jasper (earth)
  • Formula: SiO2
  • Hardness: 7
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: sedimentary or igneous
  • Chakra: Root Chakra
  • Red jasper is a beautifully grounding stone associated with our root chakra, the Chakra connecting us to the Earth. It is mentioned as a sexual energising stone in ancient Egypt, as the God-given Stone in the bible to use as the corner stone to build a new Jerusalem, and legend has it that Red Jasper embellished dragon slayer Siegfried’s sword. This crystal is a stone of courage and determination transmuting negative energy and protecting against electromagnetic and environmental pollution.
Carnelian (fire)
  • Formula: SiO with hematite (Fe2O3)
  • Hardness: 7
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: igneous or sedimentary
  • Chakra: Sacral Chakra, Root Chakra
  • Carnelian gets its name from the Latin “corneolus” for cherry. The Egyptians used to carry it as a stone to renew life-force energy and put it into burial sites to protect the deceased on their journey to the afterlife. Hildegard von Bingen already describes its healing attributes in the medieval times. Carnelian is a great mindfulness stone as it grounds you in the present. It’s said to promote courage, vitality, self-confidence and creativity… in other words to light your fire. Physically, Carnelian is attributed with the female reproductive organs, it’s beneficial for arthritis and rheumatism (inflammation), regulates bodily fluids and improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals among other things.
Yellow Calcite (air)
  • CaCOwith iron (Fe)
  • Hardness: 3
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: sedimentary
  • Chakra: Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus
  • The colour yellow is associated with the air element. The crystal Yellow Calcite symbolises inner catharsis, expansion and growth. It’s an uplifting stone boosting self-esteem, encouraging expression and it stimulates the higher mind. Physically Yellow Calcite improves digestion and can help to balance the endocrine system.
Lapis Lazuli (water)
  • Hardness: 5.5
  • Crystal system: cubic and trigonal
  • Formation process: metamorphic
  • Chakra: Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye
  • Formula: Lazurite (Na, Ca)8(Al, Si)12(S, SO4) with pyrite (FeS2) and calcite (Ca, CO3)
  • Lapis Lazuli has a long history of being a very revered and treasured stone and its name is a combination of the Arabic word “Azul” – blue sky, and the Latin word “Lapis – stone. In Egypt Lapis Lazuli was one of the most precious crystals, which can be seen in famous artefacts such as Tutanchamun’s Death Mask for example. Napoleon and the Sun King Louis XIV were also great admirers of this gem. Lapis has always played a big role as a pigment in art and many famous murals and paintings display the incredible depth of colour in the robes of the Madonna and other prominent Saints and Aristocrats. It symbolises wisdom and inspiration and is also known as the friendship stone. Lapis Lazuli is a very uplifting and protective stone, that is often used against depression, supporting a positive mindset. It can be helpful to relieve pain and is immune strengthening among other healing attributes.

Alternatively:

Sodalite (water)
  • Formula: Na8Al6Si6O24Cl2
  • Hardness: 5.5-6
  • Crystal system: cubic
  • Chakra: Throat Chakra, Third Eye
  • Formation process: igneous or metamorphic
  • Sodalite is often attributed to the water element as it helps to regulate the bodily fluids through support of the lymphatic system. It’s often used for conditions of the throat and larynx and is said to support skeletal health. Sodalite is a beautiful, empowering crystal supporting free expression and bringing clarity and clear perception. This crystal is also often associated with nonjudgement, supporting one of the basic principles of mindfulness.
Amethyst (ether)
  • Formula: SiO2 with (Al, Ca, Fe, Li, Mg, Na)
  • Hardness: 7
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: igneous
  • Chakra: traditionally Third Eye, Crown Chakra
  • The origin of its name lies in the Greek word amethyein – not drunk, giving an indication of one of the attributes of this powerful crystal: the Greeks wore it to wade off negative thoughts, homesickness and drunkenness, which is why wine was often served in amethyst chalices. Amethyst is a wonderfully versatile yet powerful and protective crystal: put it under your pillow against nightmares, place it on your crown to ease headaches, place it around the house or wear it to protect from geopathic stress… Legend has it that amethyst attracts justice and protects against danger. Amethyst is a very positive stone and a natural tranquiliser balancing the mind and calming emotions. Physically amethyst is also a real allrounder with detoxifying, pain relieving, respiratory system supporting, anti-inflammatory and further heling attributes.
Leopardskin Jasper (animals on land)
  • Formula: SiO2
  • Hardness: 7
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: igneous
    Chakra: Root Chakra, Solar Plexus
  • This beautiful stone is found in Australia, Mexico and South Africa. Especially in indigenous cultures of North, Middle and South America the Leopardskin Jasper played a big role. Mexico was often seen as the middle of the earth, where Leopardskin Jasper is found, so it was believed that our planet was built from this stone. This crystal was both seen as a protective stone against predatory animals as well as a mineral to harmonise the relationship between humans and the animal kingdom, but also between humans and the whole environment. Leopardskin Jasper is great to support organs of elimination and supports detoxification. It relieves nausea and pains in the lower abdomen. It has a calming effect boosting stamina, resistance and creativity and supports overall health and well-being.
Ocean Jasper (animals in the water)
  • Formula: SiO2
  • Hardness: 7
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: igneous
  • Chakra: Root Chakra, Solar Plexus, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra
  • As the name suggests this beautifully patterned stone is often associated with the ocean, in myths particularly with Atlantis. Ocean Jasper is another fantastic allrounder. It’s a very positive and uplifting crystal alleviating stress, balancing emotions and encouraging a generally patient and positive outlook on life. Ocean Jasper is very versatile healer on a physical level with anti-inflammatory, circulatory system and immune boosting properties.
Tree Agate (plants)
  • Formula: SiO2 with manganese oxide or iron oxide.
  • Hardness: 6.5-7
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: igneous
  • Chakra: Root Chakra, Heart Chakra
  • In parts of India this stunning agate is used and known as a talisman and in Christianity this crystal is frequently used in combination with clear quartz in rosary beads to deepen a meditative state. Tree Agate is a very gentle, rooting and harmonising stone which is very soothing for the nervous system and promotes inner peace. It’s also a crystal that promotes earth and environmental healing and can be placed into plant pots to protect and boost the plants’ vitality. Tree Agate is the perfect stone to connect to the natural world spiritually, mentally and emotionally. 
Kambaba Jasper (microorganisms)
  • Formula: SiO2 + Fe, O, OH, Si
  • Hardness: 6.5-7
  • Crystal system: trigonal
  • Formation process: sedimentary
  • Chakra: Heart
  • Kambaba Jasper, also sometimes referred to as Crocodile Jasper, was formed by microorganisms over three billion years ago. These microorganisms: cyanobacteria/blue-green algae are believed to have been responsible for the creation of the earth’s oxygen atmosphere. Kambaba Jasper is a profoundly earthing stone, giving stability and balance harmonising us with the cycles of the natural world, attuning us to the planet’s biorhythm and connecting us to Mother Earth at the deepest level. Kambaba Jasper supports our metabolism, both with detoxification and assimilation of vitamins and minerals and it is beneficial to assist in unblocking energy in the meridian system.

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