GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTAL – For Precise, Direct, Focused Energy

Today we’ll be discussing Generator crystals. This is a configuration which falls under the categories of shape and terminations. Generator crystals are also sometimes called Merlin crystals.


Generator crystals have six equally sized faces and a centrally located tip. It is very unusual to find such a precise configuration. You may find a point with the energetic qualities of a Generator, but the physical description may not be textbook perfect (the tip may be centrally located but all the faces may not be equally sized and each might not reach the tip). We discussed in an earlier blog post that crystals are commonly polished into Generator points. Remember the energy might not be as focused as a naturally occurring Generator because the internal structure is different.

Here are some Generator crystals with equally sized faces which each reach the termination:


Here is an example of crystals with Generator energy but not the textbook perfect definition:

generator energy

The energy of this type of point (not textbook perfect) responds similarly to a textbook “perfect” definition Generator, since the energy all comes out of a centrally located point.

generator energy

What kind of applications are good to work with Generator crystals? Since Generator points are very good for focusing energy, they are especially useful as crystal wands. (If you were wondering, the reason they are also called Merlin crystals is they are often associated with wands and direct, powerful energy, hence the alternate name “Merlin”.) You don’t typically see images of Merlin (or Hollywood wizards) with a crystal wand topped with a Generator crystal, typically they have a staff with or without a crystal ball. However the magic or energy he “throws” comes from his empty hand, hence the powerful way we associate wizards (Merlin in particular) with the energy of Generator crystals.

Generator crystals may be placed in the top of a wand made of other materials (wood, copper, glass, etc), or if you are able to find a Generator that is long and thin (read: comfortable to hold) you might choose to work with the Generator as a wand without an added hilt. Since all the energy is coming out the center of the termination in a direct and focused manner, it is very powerful.

Generator points also make excellent pendulums since the energy is directed out the center and therefor balanced.  They have a crisp, precise, very direct energy. Three good words to describe the energy of a Generator are power, focus and precision.

Today we learned that:

  • Generator crystals have 6 equally sized faces which all meet at a central termination.
  • Generator crystals are very good for focusing energy, their energy is direct, precise and powerful.
  • They are useful as crystal wands and pendulums.
  • Generator crystals are also called Merlin crystals.
  • Crystals which don’t quite meet the exact textbook definition of a Generator may still have the energy of a Generator.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about Generator (or Merlin) crystals. Next week we’ll discuss Golden Healer quartz crystals.

Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:

GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTALS (For precise, direct, focused energy)  purchase GENERATOR or MERLIN

FEMININE, MASCULINE & YIN/YANG CRYSTALS (An anatomy lesson) purchase FEMININE    purchase MASCULINE    purchase YIN/YANG      read blog post

FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES (To connect us to Nature Spirits and to care for Mother Earth) purchase FAIRY FROST crystal    read blog post

FADEN CRYSTALS (For astral travel or connecting) purchase FADEN crystal     read blog post

E.T. CRYSTALS (Access otherworldly beings or boost distant healing) purchase E.T. crystal     read blog post

ETCHED CRYSTALS and SACRED SIGILS (Surface features with special energies.) purchase ETCHED crystal  purchase SIGIL crystal    read blog post

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase EMPATHIC crystal   read blog post

ELESTIAL or ELESTIATED CRYSTAL (To connect with angelic energies.) purchase ELESTIAL crystal   read blog post

EIGHT-SIDED FACE / GROUNDING CRYSTALS (Any time you need to refocus and ground.) purchase EIGHT-SIDED FACE or GROUNDING crystal   read blog post

DRUSY (To assist with ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow such as thoughts or dreams, desires or wishes.) purchase DRUSY    read blog post

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available.  purchase DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER crystal     read blog post

DOUBLE TERMINATED CRYSTALS (Useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions) purchase DOUBLE TERMINATED crystal    read blog post

DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) read blog post

CURVED CRYSTAL (To assist with flexibility “go with the flow” or to cleanse or brush your aura)  purchase CURVED crystal    read blog post

CLUSTER CRYSTAL (Raise the vibration in an environment or to assist with group dynamics)  purchase crystal CLUSTER    read blog post

CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL (Raise your vibrational frequency or access Akashic Records)  purchase CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY crystal    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase CHANNELER crystal    read blog post

BRIDGE or INNER CHILD CRYSTAL (To help Bridge between worlds or help to access your innermost self)  purchase BRIDGE or purchase INNER CHILD    read blog post

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Wise energy; ‘new souls’ attracted to ‘old soul’ energy)  purchase BARNACLE    read blog post

See you next week for Golden Healer quartz crystals.

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About Genn

Genn John has been acting as the legs for the Crystal People as the Keeper at Arkansas Crystal Works, an internet-based source for crystals and crystal knowledge, since 1995. Having accepted the honor to be their voice as well, she is the author of Understanding The Crystal People: A Handbook for Lightworkers; a crystal reference book for people who desire to fully understand their connection to the crystal kingdom and who wish to enhance their working knowledge of these majestic beings. Genn has also published a 4 part series of coloring books which are a useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning the anatomical structures of quartz crystals. It features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn designs crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Find the store and more at, or her blog at To connect: email -, facebook -, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.

2 Responses to GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTAL – For Precise, Direct, Focused Energy

  1. Hello Gen,

    Nice information about Crystal. The images are also very informative. This blog definitely helps the user to find out that which crystal is good for them.

  2. larry gentile says:

    very good info on crystals,helpful for deciding which one to get

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