Crystal bowls usually formed via lapidary have been used for gazing and for energizing/awakening other crystals. The energy of the crystalline structure of which the bowel is comprised tends to supplement the energy, providing for a furtherance of the intrinsic energies of the crystals placed within the bowl. Bowels of Quartz, Agate and Jasper have been used in rain-making ceremonies; they have also been used to activate the resonance of the “OM” vibration, enhancing the meditative and centering states. The formed (lapidary) and natural shapes exhibit identical properties. Please note that many bowls currently on the market are fabricated of silica sand and ARE NOT produced via lapidary of the Quartz formation itself; these bowls do not have the same properties as the bowls created via lapidary from the ‘real’ Quartz.