Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Post 1: Healing Crystals

This topic was super interesting to me because I have some friends who really believe in the healing powers of crystals. This article talks about how holding crystals or putting them on your body supposedly promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. They are said to positively interact with your body's aura or chakra. One study concluded that the power of these crystals depends on who holds them. In other words, it is in the eye of the beholder. If they believe these crystals work, then they have more of an effect on the person. They used both real and fake crystals in the study and they both produced similar results within the contestants. People who tested high in the paranormal-belief questionnaire tended to experience greater sensations than those who scoffed at the paranormal. So again, the effects were really just a result of the power of suggestion. If you think it will work, it most likely will.


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