Cathedral or Lightbrary Quartz Crystal – Revisit

As a reminder, we are going to revisit all the quartz crystal types, condensing the information to just a few items to make remembering easier.

cathedral/lightbrary quartz crystal

This week we’re going to revisit Cathedral or Lightbrary quartz crystals. There is a long blog post on this, posted previously, here. I will try to extrapolate on that information rather than repeating it.

FIRST – WHAT ARE CATHEDRAL OR LIGHTBRARY CRYSTALS?

Descriptively, these crystals are comprised of smaller points, surrounding and merging into a main point. They remind me of a sandcastle. Because I am more familiar with sandcastles than cathedrals, this is the image that comes to mind for me. However, this will be the only reference to a sandcastle in this blog post, but a sandcastle is similar to a cathedral in shape.

Below 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).

cathedral or lightbrary quartz crystalThe two names, which are used interchangeably, will help you to remember #1 what they look like and #2 what they do.

  1.      In “Cathedral” you get a physical reference (what they look like), and
  2.      In “Lightbrary”, you get a metaphysical reference (what they do or how to work with them)

I try to do this with all the different crystal configurations and their names. If you can compare them to something you already have in your database, it is helpful, then, to use this comparison so you don’t have to learn and recall “new” information.

ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION: WHAT PURPOSE DO ACTUAL CATHEDRALS SERVE?

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photo credit: www.englishcathedrals.co.uk – Newcastle Cathedral

Just as we did last time with Bridges, to better understand (condense) the meaning of a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal, it is helpful to understand what an actual cathedral (the building) does (what is its function?).

I really didn’t know how a Cathedral functioned (other than the beauty of the structure) so I went to Sir Google and asked. I have paraphrased what I found, and highlighted some parts for further emphasis where it applies to crystals.

We’ll recap how this applies to the Cathedral crystal after this list. (The following information, heavily paraphrased, came from this website on English cathedrals):

CATHEDRAL (Churches):

  • are places that can convey a sense of the spiritual and sacred
  • are a center of worship and mission
  • are often the oldest building in continuous use in its surrounding area and of significance to the heritage, culture and community life of the area it serves
  • act as focal points for services and celebrations
  • are the oldest buildings in continuous use in their environments
  • are complicated both archaeologically and architecturally
  • are unique and priceless heritage assets
  • are open in times of national crisis and celebration and act as focal points in their communities
  • cathedrals are immensely rich learning resources
  • have a very significant role in ensuring the continuity of conservation skills and in educating new craftsmen

So, as you can see, there is rich tradition surrounding cathedral (churches), and they serve as not only places of worship, but even more-so, places of learning, and delving into history and tradition. One also experiences the divine and sacred energy in these living works of art.

HOW DOES THIS KNOWLEDGE OF CATHEDRAL CHURCHES TRANSFER TO CATHEDRAL CRYSTALS and WHEN DOES THE LIGHTBRARY NAME COME INTO PLAY?

Knowing what we now know about actual cathedral churches, simply apply that to Cathedral crystals. Easy enough!

And as the heading implies, what about the Lightbrary part?

Lightbraries refer to the METAphysical part of the equation. 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 (more on this later).

It is said that 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. To reiterate, as is the case with Record Keepers, I am told the information isn’t as much “burned onto” the crystal in question, but the crystal acts more as an energetic portal to the information.

WHAT ABOUT THE LIGHTBRARY ASPECT THEN?

To add to what we’ve learned about cathedrals, as the name implies, a Lightbrary is like a library made of light: light-brary. Your knowledge about libraries fits here! For me, a very similar energy to that found in cathedrals is also found in very old libraries.

The only difference in the reference to libraries is that the library reference in this case applies to 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.”

It is important to note that I am not suggesting that one cannot enter the Records without the assistance of a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal. However, one might use the visual (the shape) and the energy (vibration) of the Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal to assist them to more easily enter the Records.

WHEN WOULD A PERSON CHOOSE TO WORK WITH A CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL?

By working with these Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals, one might receive assistance in working with the Akashic Records. Also  remember they transmit very high vibration and can be used to raise your vibrational frequency.

If you have never had the opportunity to visit an actual historical cathedral, imagine the feeling of profound spiritual depth you might feel within its walls. For hundreds of years (in many cases), people have made pilgrimage to this holy site, adding to the rich depth of etheric and sacred energy present.

It truly doesn’t matter if you are associated with the particular religion of that cathedral, the energy present is undeniable.

Couple that with the fact that many of these cathedrals are built on sacred areas of Earth vibration (Ley lines, etc). Here is an interesting website about Ley Lines and structures built upon them, there are countless others.

Just as one might enter a cathedral or library just for the energy (rather than to worship or to read a book), one might work with a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal in the same way: simply BEing in its presence to raise your own vibration.

CATHEDRAL - LIGHTBRARY Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals by Genn John

CATHEDRAL – LIGHTBRARY Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals by Genn John

IN SUMMARY

  • A Cathedral or Lightbrary gives us hints on how its energy works in its two names:
    • Cathedral, for its shape (and function)
    • Lightbrary for its function (and energy).
  • A Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal contains the energy configuration to boost or assist one to access the Akashic Records.
  • They contain great depth of sacred wisdom energy.
  • They are very high vibrational crystals, so can assist in increasing ones vibration.

I hope this review of Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals has been helpful to you. Next time we will review Channeler or Channeling crystals.

CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL – Raise your vibration or access Akashic Records

This week we’ll 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.comDescriptively, 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.

also not Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals - www.arkansascrystalworks.com

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 energies - 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’ll discuss quartz crystal Clusters.