Faden Quartz Crystal #5 measures approximately 3 5/16" x 11/16" x 1/2" (84mm x 20mm x 10mm) and weighs .7 ounces (18.0 grams). This one is Double-Terminated, and it is a Barnacle Crystal as well.
(Healing Crystal, Ascension Crystal)
Origin: Waziristan, Federal Administered Tribal Areas, Northwest Pakistan
Barnacle Quartz Crystals are excellent for those who serve the public, instilling the idea that the group is more than the individual parts. This crystal encourages people to work well together. It is helpful when you are grieving for a loved one. Barnacle Quartz is a crystal of fertility--for both the body and the mind.
Double-Terminated Quartz Crystals pull energy in both ends and send it out of both ends and can do one or the other out of each end as needed. These are useful during dream time and astral projection. This particular type of Quartz is protective of your physical and your mental bodies. They reinforce your Aura. They are an excellent meditation crystal. These are very useful for healing. This formation easily moves the negative energy in a body to a place you have pre-determined so that the energy can be turned to positive energy (i.e., I use the Planet of Nothingness which I visualize as red hot with a cracked black crust over it so that you can see how red hot it is; this planet burns up the negative energy and turns it into positive energy).
Faden Quartz is one of two crystals that I was required to bring to Melody's Classes--Laying on of Stones I and II. This Quartz, as all Quartzes are, is multi-talented! These are Tabular (Tabby) Quartzes that have a white line running through them. In German, the word "faden" means thread; the white line that runs through this crystal. There can actually be more than one line in a Faden Crystal.
The Faden Quartz connects us to much. It connects us to others, it connects us to healing energies, it connects us to the ethers, it connects a client of ours to healing energies, and so on. This crystal is also useful for astral travel and travel to dimensions parallel to ours as well as to other planes of existence, making the silver cord stronger and protecting us during our travels. Fadens stimulate our ability to remember what happens in our travels. In our physical plane, it is also helpful for air travel. This crystal allows us to access past life experiences as well as future life experiences.
It serves to strength our physical bodies--emotional, intellectual, and physical. It aligns all of the other bodies as well. It will help you hone your psychic and intuitive abilities. I did mention it was a multi-talented Quartz, didn't I?? Fadens can be used to grid troubled areas of the Earth, too. Used with Lepidolite, a sense of calm can be brought to the area.
Tabular Quartz is a flat crystal which is often double-terminated. Energy moves easily through these crystals, because there is little in the way to offer resistance. Small notches often exist in the outside of these crystals, and they can be rubbed and they will give up the information the crystals are storing. This crystal can help you deal with confusion, interpreting things correctly, and clear up mis-understandings. Tabbys "wake up" other crystals.
From MetaphysicalRealm1.com - Clear Quartz Crystal is one of two basic crystals I believe everyone should start with if you are a beginner in crystals. The other crystal is Selenite. Quartz is for everyone--from beginners to the very advanced. So is Selenite. These wonderful crystals can purify all parts of us--physical, emotional, and spiritual. They are, indeed, pure white light. Quartz can provide clarity of thought in order to influence your situation(s) and surroundings. It aligns your energy and brings you into a state of harmony. You can draw the energy of the Universe to you with one of these wonderful crystals. Be careful to use Quartz for "the good of all" and for "harm to none".
Quartz is very good for meditation and can bring you into contact with the ethereal plane or anywhere else you wish to go. You can clear all of your Chakras as well as activate them, but Quartz is especially good working with the Heart Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra.