Posts Tagged ‘psychic powers’


Healing Crystals. Crazy?

March 12, 2008

Despite the fact that I love science fiction and fantasy, I am a very skeptical person.  I don’t believe in magic.  I don’t believe in psychic powers.  So, when one of the girls at work had to take a day off of work to go to a class about healing crystals, I managed to keep a straight face, but just barely.

I find the idea that crystals can be used to heal someone patently ridiculous.  Modern medicine has provable results that can be empirically studied.  Healing crystals, not so much.

Then something controversial occurred to me:  Why is believing that crystals and psychic powers can affect the world any crazier than believing thinking at (or talking out loud to) an invisible being can actually affect the world?  Neither one can actually be proven in anyway.  One is a generally accepted as a matter of faith, and the other is believed to be completely silly.

These are the things I think about on the drive back from work.