Here’s Why Energy is Silly
Found on a more or less random site about healing with quartz-crystals.
The reason why crystals and gemstones are wonderful and powerful healing tools are because of what science calls its piezoelectric effect. (You can see this effect in the modern quartz watches). Crystals and gemstones respond to the electricity that is coursing through our body, and if the energy is sluggish, the constant electrical vibrations of the stones will help to harmonize, balance, and stimulate these energies.
If you think that is what’s going on in magical healing, you do not understand the piezoelectric effect. In fact, you do not understand basic physics, let alone metaphysics. (And the writer of this also doesn’t seem to understand subject-verb agreement.)
If you have to explain magic by claiming it has some scientific explanation, it is no longer magic. “Energy” is physical. Magic is about the metaphysical. What is metaphysical? Whatever is other than matter. What’s other than matter? Consciousness.
What’s the danger of this kind of error? Nothing much, other than making magic — something worthy of serious study and application — look pretty stupid. Of course, most materialists will regard it as stupid anyway. You might scare away intelligent people (like me — if I had to misunderstand physics to practice magic, I wouldn’t have bothered). Finally, you might prevent thinking about avenues of thought that could yield more practical application. Reading about the piezoelectric effect is fascinating. It won’t improve your magic, though. Reading about how the mind, symbols, and communication works will take you a lot further.