Because I always had a connection with rocks, gems, and crystals, it was not so shocking when I started learning about their electrical and magical properties and how amazing, beneficial, and healing they are. 	But I did start to fall in love more and more with their different qualities, powers, and energies. Over the years of finding, purchasing, and even being given different kinds of rocks, crystals, and gems, I became very familiar with the popular stones. I also came across rare, highly sought after and valued rocks, gems, and crystals. 	Crystals, rocks, and gems have been known to be called “totems”. These totems were believed by many ancient peoples, especially of royalty, to have special spiritual personalities and qualities. 	There were many ancient wisdoms, secrets, and teachings that spoke many things both great and not so great about crystals, rocks, and gems. The ancestors all over the world, especially in the Americas and Africa, deeply loved and cherished crystals, rocks, and gems. Some even seen the owners of crystals and gems as a sign that they were wealthy or of a higher class in their social structure. 	Some people have looked negatively at possessing gems, stones, and crystals because they did not believe in minding and in digging up the earth for materialistic and selfish reasons, in example for the wearing of them as fashion, jewelry and for decorations just because they look nice. 	Other cultures valued these crystals, rocks, and gems even more because they were mined in the Earth and dug up in the Earth, so they feel that they are essential part of the heart of the Earth. 	Another reason that some people may be against crystals, gems, and rocks is because they were mined with child and slave labor or labor that is gained with little to no pay for dangerous work in mines or dig sites. 	Either way, rocks have been used for many powerful reasons like creating tools or building homes with. Crystals have been used for amplifying energy of the body to help heal as well as to create tools with and to use when working with magic.