"Telephones for God" is how crystals were described by Marcel Vogel, a former research scientist for IBM, and the man who became the pioneer in developing the modern therapeutic use of quartz crystal healing tools. The Vogel name has become synonymous with the double terminated shape that has been so extensively copied in the new age/healing community marketplace.
I had the great fortune to work for Marcel and his son Marcel Jr., and to learn the craft of cutting the Vogel crystals which became his trademark.
I managed Marcel's cutting operation from 1985 until his passing in 1991, starting with virtually no skills (I was horrible!), and gradually developed a level of mastery within the medium . While I still make (and love) the basic Vogel designs, both healing tools and pendants, over the years I have been blessed with a great many new designs- to be used as meditation enhancers and healing tools in their own right- some of which are presented here.
I could not begin to share all of the wonderful experiences my wife and I have had with crystals, and there is no doubt in my mind that crystals have a unique and special ability to help us open to a broader experience of ourselves as spiritual beings and to strengthen our personal connection with God/Goddess.
I have always endeavored to create a peaceful and harmonious environment in which to cut crystals and I have always made it a point to say a special prayer before starting each piece, while also blessing and programming each crystal before sending it into the world. Cutting is my Yoga and meditation, and we have been told over and over again that our work is unmatched both in terms of physical beauty and in terms of energy.
Ultimately crystals are about energy, and I'm pleased to know that these crystals have found their way into the hands and hearts of people who understand and have reaped the benefits, psychologically, spiritually, and even physically, of wearing and/or using crystals for their own awakening.