This week we will discuss the metaphysical properties of Lightbrary or Cathedral quartz crystals; what they are, how to determine if you have one, and how to work with their unique energy.

Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals - www.arkansascrystalworks.com

The two names (they are used interchangeably) will help you to remember what they look like and also what they do. In "Cathedral" you get a visual reference (what they look like) and in "Lightbrary", a metaphysical (what they do or how to work with them).

I've never had a Lightbrary long enough to work with it, they tend to get adopted out to where they need to go rather quickly.

Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals - www.arkansascrystalworks.com

Descriptively, these crystals are comprised of smaller points, surrounding and merging into a main point. They remind me of a sandcastle. Here are some drawings I did of a Lightbrary or Cathedral crystal and a sandcastle. See how there is one main crystal (like the main spire of the sandcastle) and it is surrounded by smaller points, some of which are merged into the main point? Compare that to how some of the "rooms" of the sandcastle are merged and some are just very close (share a wall).

drawings by Genn John

The surrounding points may not be whole, as in two complete crystals attached side-by-side, (imagine two fingers glued together) but instead are actually merged into the main crystal (imagine two fingers GROWN together, with the same skin surrounding both). Ewwww. My apologies for that visual.

Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals - www.arkansascrystalworks.com

See how the main point in both of the above examples is surrounded by and almost consumed by the merging points?

I haven't seen a lot of the textbook perfect Lightbraries in the Arkansas crystal points I have adopted out (with the points completely surrounding the main crystal); they are rare. I have seen more of them that are partial (a main point with two or three merged points).

Keep in mind, there are merged points that are not necessarily Lightbraries. There is a different energy to the main or central crystal of Lightbraries. The two crystals below at first glance may seem like Cathedral crystals, because they both consist of a large point surrounded by smaller points. They are actually crystals with a cluster at the base. The smaller crystals, while they are smaller and do surround a main point, don't merge or feel like they are one with the main point.

point/clusters - arkansascrystalworks.com

Below is another example of crystals which at first glance might seem to fit the description of a Cathedral or Lightbrary but are actually what I call point/clusters (a combination of a point and a cluster). They don't have one main point to which the other crystals surround and merge as Lightbrary crystals do.

Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals aren't always large. Here is an example of two very small ones (look at my fingers in the photos). See how these crystals are merged into each other?

Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals - www.arkansascrystalworks.com

Sometimes a crystal isn't a Cathedral or Lightbrary by textbook definition but has the energy of one. These three crystals are examples of that type of crystal. By textbook definition, they don't fit, but the energy says otherwise.

Cathedral or Lightbrary energy - www.arkansascrystalworks.com

When would a person choose to work with a Lightbrary crystal?

Metaphysically, Lightbraries are extremely powerful Lightworkers and are full of wisdom. They transmit very high vibration and can be used to raise your vibrational frequency. The smaller points (the points which surround the Main, large point) contain information from the Akashic records. I am told it isn't so much that the records or information is written WITHIN the crystal, but that the energy contained within the crystal assists the soul in reaching the Hall of Records.

As the name implies, a Lightbrary is like a library made of light. The library being the Akashic records. For those of you new to the idea of the Akashic records, here's a quote from Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. website:

"The Akashic Records or "The Book of Life" can be equated to the universe's super computer system. It is this system that acts as the central storehouse of all information for every individual who has ever lived upon the earth."

By working with these Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals, one might receive assistance in working with the Akashic Records.

Today we've learned that

    • a Cathedral or Lightbrary gives us hints in its two names: Cathedral, for its looks and Lightbrary for its function.
    • a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal contains the energy configuration to assist one to access the Akashic Records.
    • they contain great wisdom.
    • they are very high vibrational crystals, so can assist in increasing ones vibration.
    • a Cathedral may be textbook perfect, partial or not right at all according to the textbook description and still have the energy of a Cathedral or Lightbrary.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about Cathedral or Lightbrary quartz crystals; what they are, how to determine if you have one, and how to work with them. Next time we will discuss quartz crystal Clusters.