Yes! Even in your mundane daily chores you can be surrounded with millions, perhaps billions (depending on the type stone and amount of counter space) of amiable mineral crystals all happily chanting their mantras, radiating auras of peace and harmony, healing dry skin, chapped lips, liver complaints and broken legs. At least that’s how it should be if New Age crystal peddlers are correct that mineral crystals possess some form of benign “life” or spiritual force.
Ok, perhaps the idea of crystal healing countertops is a bit far fetched even in the “New Age” of benighted enlightenment. Besides that, I should think that if the counter top crystals were alive in some sense they would be more likely to radiate an aura of pain and anger at having been ripped from the depths of Mother Nature’s womb where they formed and put on display in an alien world of air and light. But of course, no one hawks “crystal healing countertops” anyway – just various ridiculously overpriced mineral bric a brac, baubles and bangles “said to”, “thought to” and “considered to” work miracles.
But consider this: Some crystal gurus pretend to make a plausible “scientific” argument likening the crystalline structure of silicate minerals to DNA; even though DNA is a qualitatively different and infinitely more complex structure. If a crystalline structure is determinative of a life force then the countless crystals in all natural stone countertops are alive. And so is just about everything else! What a cacophony of agitated auras that would be, if it were so. But crystal lattices are merely the expressions of the chemical bonds that give structure to every innumerable speck of matter. In the Beginning, God created the heavens and the earth – matter in other words; then from that dead matter He breathed life into all that is living.
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him (Jesus) from the dead.