How the New Age Gave Crystals a Bad Name

Every year around this time we get email from people who received jewelry for Christmas gifts that contain crystals or other gemstones and they’re worried about the superstitious uses of these stones. Is it safe to wear this jewelry? Should we give these gifts back?

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Is There Hidden Meaning in Waking Up at Odd Hours?

RT writes: “I have heard that there’s some kind of spiritual significance to when you wake up in the middle of the night. For example, if you wake up at 1:00 a.m. it means you’re on the brink of a spiritual awakening – or at 3:00 a.m. it means your energy levels are too low. Is any of this true?”

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A Pseudo-Science Known as Splankna

DW asks: “Are you familiar with Splankna? It would fall under the general category of ‘Energy Psychology’ and uses three protocols: Neuro-Emotional Technique (N.E.T.), Thought Field Therapy (T.F.T.), and E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Because the basis of this approach uses the ‘Meridian System of Energy,’ does it possess the same issues as Reiki and other new age healing modalities?”

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