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What are Crystal Children?

Niki Acker
Updated Feb 16, 2024
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Crystal children are children who have a crystal-colored aura, a theoretical field of radiation around the body that some claim to be able to see. Along with indigo children — those with indigo auras — they are claimed to be more spiritually evolved at birth than others. Some people believe that they are being born in greater and greater numbers in recent years. It is often said that these children have an opalescent aura, and they are sometimes referred to as rainbow children. They are also said to be fascinated by rocks and crystals.

While indigo children have purportedly been around for about 100 years, with a large increase in indigo births beginning in the 1970s, the first crystal children were born around the year 2000. Indigo children and adults may become crystal through developing their spirituality; it is believed that everyone has the potential to develop a crystal aura, but those born with an indigo aura have a shorter path to follow to achieve it. Crystal children are said to be peaceful, forgiving, and even-tempered, while indigo children have more of a warrior spirit, though psychic abilities, heightened spirituality, and sensitivity are said to be common to both.

Crystal children are said to have a universal consciousness rather than an individual sense of self. Because of this, they are said to communicate telepathically or non-verbally and may begin to speak at a later stage than other children. Some parents claim that their tendency to talk later in life does not create a barrier to communication, however, as the children can easily communicate in other ways, such as through gestures and non-verbal sounds.

It has also been hypothesized that the recent increase in diagnoses of autism is due to the prevalence of crystal children, since both crystal and autistic children are very sensitive and have problems communicating verbally. It should be noted that the two terms are not simply different names for the same phenomenon, however. Many supposed crystal children are not diagnosed as autistic, and while such children are said to be peaceful in nature, autism is sometimes linked with aggression.

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Discussion Comments

By anon992589 — On Sep 18, 2015

Having a hard time logging into my account, so I'll post anonymously. My name is Lauren. I'm trying to figure out if I might be a crystal adult. I share many traits in common? Is it possible to look into a person's eyes and tell? Is there anywhere I can go to find the answers? If anyone knows, please reply. Thanks!

By GoForGold — On Apr 10, 2015

None of us chose our path, did we? I ended up here after several healers mentioned Indigo or Crystal child about my son.

My back was up immediately after reading the Indigo Children online entry which has clearly been "cleaned up" by some professionals. So, once again, crazy parents are wrong and diagnoses (based on zero biomarkers) are right.

My son has indeed been diagnosed with autism, but it doesn't quite fit. He is the gentlest and wisest human I've ever encountered.

The only psychic I've ever visited told me about him a decade before he arrived, and she wasn't certain the connection would be made. Well, it was made.

At 11 years old he still does not speak. He types. He started at a young age with auras, telling me what color I was and others. My aura color was the same as that psychic told me years ago- yellow. Sometimes I am gold, on a good and patient day. It took me several years to figure out he was seeing auras.

He also sees ghosts, and now I have to believe in ghosts, because I believe everything he tells me. He is beyond intuitive... he is clearly reading thoughts of others. Did I mention he still does not speak? He will occasionally come out with a few poorly formed spoken words, which usually only I can make out.

He fits the description of a crystal child so much that I am ashamed it's taken me this long to read up. He is beyond genius, and he is trapped in a body that limits him. For now.

He glows. He has the most amazing, piercing blue eyes. He is a beautiful, tender child.

What will he become? I feel he is somewhere between the human realm and the spirit world, and without a doubt he was given to me for a reason. Or I to him.

Is there a forum anywhere for us? I haven't found it in the non-virtual world. Have any of you found it online? I need help to nurture this spirit!

By IndigoBlue — On Jan 23, 2015

I was recently told by a psychic that my son was a crystal child. He did nothing but walk past her, and she just blurted it out to me. I didn't really know much about it until last night when I was reading up on it.

I seem to fall under the characteristics of an Indigo adult. I have had some spiritual encounters, especially since my son has been born. I dream, quite often about an ex-boyfriend who passed away some years back. The dreams aren't memories though; they're conscious conversations of present things. I often wake up crying from them because I don't want them to end.

Needless to say, I am looking for answers, either on how to channel whatever gifts I may portray better, or how to determine who/what I really am.

I do come from a family that has some "psychic" background, but for the most part we were just told it was in our heads.

Where do I start? and what do I do. Both for me (age 27) and my son (age 2)?

By anon931101 — On Feb 07, 2014

For those who are wondering what the heck is going on and like me are not generally interested in new age philosophy, crystal children, as they are so called, are in tune with the spirit world around them. They are positively drawn towards it, and are only frightened by it when parents and or friends laugh or dismiss the notion.

Most parents are kind and the same time apprehensive to encourage spirituality in children of a young age. The true Crystal/Indigo child will set the rules for themselves on that. I can give some advice as to the best approach in real world society, which has plenty of skepticism: make life easy on yourselves. Search early for those who you can trust and be open to such ideas and keep at bay especially people who create bad karma drama -- the burdensome negative people.

Children bring/give an innocent accepting love into the world. Indigo/Crystal children and others like them give a picturesque description of that love in a spiritual language that's not hard to understand. That's the message they are trying to convey to those who will listen.

Life is often wrought full of drama, disappointments, hardship and lots of confusion where one's purpose and fulfillment are in question. It makes sense at least to listen to those who clear a path through the confusion.

By anon354259 — On Nov 06, 2013

@anidstylie: I feel like I understand exactly how you are feeling. I battle the same things daily and it makes me feel so alienated, like I’m very sure of myself but I feel like I’m just driving around this town like a ghost, and everyone’s asleep.

I’m never acknowledged by or converse with anyone who understands truly how I am. except for my twin! I have a twin. Anyway, it’s cool to read something like you wrote and see that I’m not as crazy as people make me feel.

It’s hard for me to find the right path to succeed in life financially, or just to gain power and some freedom, because not one of the ones I see intrigue me a bit. I see right through it and am not impressed, nor do I desire to end up like every closed minded older person I’ve come across lately where I live, fooled in their life into buying some dream and are bitter and blind to any new facts and truths.

I need to be heard. I can feel how different I am every day. I’m confused, but I love it. I love knowing what's in there, and I still don't know exactly what that is. I’m still learning, and fast lately, finding places and these abilities in myself I never knew before. I understand myself a little bit more, then a lot more, and then another thing in my life will make so much more sense or I understand it on a whole new level.

Just when I think I’m awake, I get more awake, it’s just hard not being able to relate to anyone about it, because that’s the stuff that intrigues me and gets my blood flowing, and the real me comes out. This great me who will do great things. The answer will come I know, but it’s just like how in a world that's rigged the way it is, built the way it is, walled the way it is, black and white the way it is? It gets me mad and I feel tied down and I hate feeling like someone thinks they can fool me because you can't.

I just know it’s weird but I’m sure you’ll get it. You can’t fool me, nothing really gets by me. I’m extremely attentive; I can just feel what other people feel and sum up what they know, where they’re at and how asleep they are and I’m so uninterested. I can tell what people really are thinking. I know what they want to say. Even if they don't talk, I know.

I say this with confidence only because I have spent the past years confined and it’s been me and my mind, and let’s just say we are getting on the same level. It’s just weird when you have a child too, because as a mother, I feel my son deserves for me to stay on this path and for him I will, but I feel this greatness so much.

How do I mix the two? How I do I work in a world, under people I don't like, feeling forced, how do I do that? I have to. This world says to succeed and give the life your child deserves and I know he does. So I have to be ordinary. Whatever. I’ll shut up.

I deal every day, and I’m just kind of ranting because this is anonymous. I feel like I can spill my soul and not edit this or check spelling! Anyway, hope all is well. I’m glad to hear there are more like me.

By anon351729 — On Oct 16, 2013

Is it possible to have both types of children? I have never heard of any of this until today I researched ADHD for my son. After reading this, it could be argued my youngest daughter was a crystal and my son is an indigo. My daughter used to literally take rocks and line them up at my feet. She also seemed to see the world much deeper than anyone else let alone as a child. My son has almost all of the traits I'm reading about. Both fit right into the descriptions.

What happens if one dies? I ask because my daughter did pass away at 2 years old. There feels like a huge shift in the family as a result. What do you guys think?

By anon324357 — On Mar 10, 2013

@GlassAxe - it all depends on which skills you posses at the moment. You can see it with your third eye or you you can ask a guidance about a person. You can feel who those people are or you can just have some body signals about them. It all depends.

By anon320488 — On Feb 18, 2013

It is such a relief to know that there are others like me and find answers to help explain why I am a psycho freak who never seemed to fit in this world.

Now that I seem to have more answers to why/what I am and the experiences that one has when going through the crystal process, I hope to seek others like me who have also felt as if they don't belong here on earth.

I don't like words much and will often prefer to use body language, facial expressions, or sounds to communicate. I have a connection with animals, especially cats, to the point where I've had strays walk up to me when I communicate with "cat noises". I love to massage people and have helped some via massage. Like, my roommate has a foot condition and sometimes will use crutches for a week if his foot is hurting. I massaged him the first day he was using crutches and he ended up speed walking to work (about a 3/4 mile walk one way). I also cured one girl's arthritis in her hands.

People tell me that I am gifted in art and music. I can feel and sometimes see electromagnetic fields around electrical devices and have had some odd happenings like lights or the computer turning on in my presence.

My older sister, who is a violet aura, tells me that I have a big heart (empathetic), will put others' happiness first before my well being, and that I'm forgiving. I tend to get anxious when people argue around me, and I get depressed from watching television. I'm hypersensitive to light, solar flares, smells, touch, sounds, toxins, etc. I developed allergies in my mid twenties to mildew and electricity. I seem to sense the weather fairly well, feeling how dry or humid the air is. One time when I sensed the air was dry, I told somebody that we need to be careful or else there could be a fire that night, and there was a fire in Ely, the town where I grew up. A few weeks later, New Mexico had the biggest fire in history.

I refuse to play along with humanity and be untrue to myself. This often leaves me feeling alone and misunderstood. I am not materialistic at all (have very few belongings), and I despise the fact that people are so judgmental and value an individual based on skin deep beauty or wealth. I am sensitive to solar flares and feel dizzy from it. I get easily overwhelmed by crowds or people and often run away from confrontation and retreat to my own little world. I value creativity. Others tell me that I am compassionate and often I hug people and will talk to any stranger who starts up a conversation with me (with a few exceptions since when I sensed danger). Unfortunately, I'm one of the earlier scouts, so my experiences with people haven't been the most positive (mostly they didn't believe me or they abused my kindness). This has lead me to become withdrawn from society as I often tell people that "society" broke my heart.

I seem to have fairly good intuition when it comes to "timing." One time I told someone that I'd arrive in two dozen minutes and arrived exactly 24 minutes later. I can pick up tension in a room or sense if someone is not happy with me. I was diagnosed with autism at a young age, but I've learned to deal with it well enough so that others can't tell. To them, I just appear to be an eccentric, kooky person with tie-dyed pants.

I know what my body needs, and my diet has changed within the last few years. I refuse to eat fast food and have recently incorporated more raw vegetables in my diet, as well as blueberries and/or other fruits. One roommate of mine told me that I was from the fourth dimension once. Another person, a complete stranger, came up to me and talked about how he died as a child and came back. Then he told me about his encounter with God and the messages he was given. He spoke of how all humans are actually angels, how important it is to value education, how there is inequality between genders, etc. Pretty personal stuff that he wouldn't had told just anyone (since others would say he was insane).

A number of people have trusted me and told me things that nobody else knows, because they feel comfortable around me and know that I don't judge them like most people would have.

Finally, the kicker: my current roommate and I did an experiment using an electrical device to test our conductivity. The device was called a vol-con elite, and you use two metal tips and touch them to whatever you want to test in order to see if it's conductive. We tested my roommate, who has metal screws and plates in his leg from a leg injury. He wasn't conductive. I put the metal tips to my fingers on both hands, and I made the device beep, which meant I was conductive. My roommate was in shock. I made sure to take off anything on me that was metal such as my belt and keychains (I don't wear jewelry because it annoys me. I'm also very picky about the feel of clothes on me too). After I stripped down to just having cotton clothes on me, I tested myself again and I came out conductive just like before. Is it coincidence that crystal gemstones can be conductive, sort of like a weak battery?

My roommate and I have tested our conductivity twice at different times, and the results were the same. Not to mention, on December 21, my roommate and I meditated to start off the New Age we were entering. Initially, he was going to play some classical music, but I insisted that he play the music he had from the fifth dimension. Why would I request that music?

Hopefully, I don't come across as pompous or that I'm bragging about what I can do (I'd rather just do my thing and show people what I can do rather than tell them what I'm supposedly good at). I don't do things to be good at it, and I hate when others compare themselves to me. It is always awkward to deal with since I don't want to be arrogant and try my best to remain modest. Unlike most humans, who learn a new skill to become "good" at it, I learn a new skill because I have a passion for it, and I find that when I put passion into what I do, the skill or "gift" will come naturally. As I feel the passion and excitement increase when I'm doing something, the learning process is accelerated and I seem to pick up or learn new skills quickly.

By anon314886 — On Jan 20, 2013

I believe I am a crystal as well. One friend of mine was using some device to test for conductivity. It was called a vol-con elite, whatever the device was. You take two metal tips to touch something to test for conductivity. I asked if I could test myself to find out if I was conductive. He laughed, but humored me anyway. Sure enough, I made the device beep, which meant I was conductive. He was amazed and quickly tested himself to see if it beeped for him; he wasn't conductive. He had me test myself again and sure enough the device beeped.

I've done this test a few other times and every time the device beeps and my conductivity was confirmed. I match and relate many of the traits of a crystal person, the hypersensitivity, being diagnosed with autism, developing allergies a few years ago to mold/mildew and electricity, etc. I am curious: are there other crystal humans out there who are also fascinated with holograms, kaleidoscopes, prisms, fractals and mosaics?

By Watergod — On Dec 31, 2012

What a wonderful story Harumy4076! Yes, it can be a burden, but just in sharing you are awakening so many souls on this world. You are a healer on many levels. Thank you for sharing!

By anon306589 — On Nov 30, 2012

I'm glad to see other 'freaks' in the room especially anon294633's comment about seeing outside of one's self, since I've experienced this recently and was very undermined by it happening, since the situation was very negative to my understanding at the time, and just when I started to accept intuition again on advice from the psychic.

It was a very big place to meet people – a fair -- where at least a million attend. The one person I was most angry with found me and maybe unknown to them, approached me. It was someone I was intimate with, who shared the understanding but had shut me out in a physical way.

It was during that period of grief and heavy meditation on the person, I had seen them once before in my plight to rid myself of their energy. I found it a bit funny that time, since they showed up, so maybe it was just the yang of the energy that they came back that time.

Anyway, I could feel this person approach me, but I couldn't see them. I could just feel their energy approach mine. I could see above myself and behind and in front at the art wall I was looking at and I couldn't figure out who it was – just someone I felt bonded with.

Then they approached me from the side and I came back to look at the physical and balked; I was completely dumbfounded. This was the last person in a million I wanted to talk to. I was angry and blocked my insight again because I didn't like to see the hints. Rather, they just happened because I was still coming back to their understanding.

I talked to my trusted friends about what happened, but their conclusion was that it was just a coincidence, which further made me want to block, but now that I've unblocked the notion I had seen this odd wall in a dream before, but wait I've blocked those too.

The thing that I've come to realize is that I've blocked everything in my life that I couldn't understand or accept, from physical situations onwards. As child, I would practice with them our psychic abilities in our free time. I began to doubt my gain, but was always encouraged that with practice it come, which became true after noticing the improvement with cards.

Anyway, auras aren't a radical idea when Jesus and holy figures have always been depicted with yellow. Color theory has helped this idea grow and it's easier to find against neutral colors and staring, sometimes until your eyes gloss over, you become so tired of looking that you can see it.

Animals are another thing to remember when grounding this idea. Butterflies have been scientifically (consciously) proven to be psychic in studies. You may say folklore involving animals is hooey, but if you spend enough time in nature and observe their interactions, you find them to have a connection without words.

The most profound experience I've had in watching animals was when I went to feed the ducks and geese in their travel south. The only one to approach me was a female mallard. Although she never dared to get in close range, I couldn't throw pieces of bread very far against the wind. She swam back and forth from a distance for a good while until a pair of crows came and perched themselves in the small trees against the pond. One flew down to the small wood dock. Mrs. mallard noticed, swam back to the flock where her male counterpart was and swam together as a pair, went toward the crow, followed by a pair of geese swimming together also.

They all swam right up to the crow in what looked to be a conversation. How else could one rationalize this view? After about 10 minutes of 'conversation,' the crow flew up to his counterpart and the ducks and geese, again, swam in pairs with ducks in lead back to the goose flock. My fear of crows disappeared that day as well.

My only hope with writing this novel is to help others here as you've helped me with opening up in this post! Thank you!

By anon303750 — On Nov 16, 2012

I am not sure, but I have felt an overwhelming feeling of weight on my heart since I was a young girl. I felt very connected to each of G-d's people and living things and very grateful for what He has given me.

I felt like my prayers and tears (which were frequent) were not just being listened to, but were necessary for the balance of the universe. Does this make sense?

My empathy knew no boundaries and I often put myself in situations where I knew I'd be around some sad or circumstances where prayer and my presence was needed. I left like I could help leach out some of the evil/ disease. I don't know if I helped but those whom I care for say I have been an aid.

I was and am very spiritual, but through the years my spirit hasn't been what it used to be. The big city I am in, all the noise and troubles are all around me and I think it's insurmountable, makes me feel I have a callus in some areas of my heart now that wasn't there years ago. I long for that old self.

My true higher self wants/ needs to serve. Whether I am a Crystal Child, an Indigo or not is immaterial. I know I have this gift. I want to know if anyone else has similar gifts. Let me know.

By anon299021 — On Oct 23, 2012

I don't know what I am! I hear people's thoughts like they are my own, but generally only when I have an emotional bond to that person. I was told in my teen years that when I was a baby, a man came to my grandmother's house. He told my grandmother that his car had broken down and asked if he could use her telephone. She agreed and he was left alone to his privacy. When he had finished the phone call, he said thank you and wanted to leave.

My grandmother (always hospitable) told the man he could stay until the tow truck came to collect him and his car. She gave him a cup of tea (which apparently was untouched when he left). The man was apparently looking at me as I lay in a bassinet, in front of my mother. My mother was concerned and pulled me closer to her. The man loosened his collar of his trench coat and they saw a white band around his neck and got more relaxed because they thought he was a priest. He even asked if he could say a special secret blessing over me. When my mother and grandmother both said yes, he did what he said. He put his thumb on my third eye and leaned over and whispered something in my ear. My grandmother tried to light a smoke immediately afterward, but as she tried she apparently dropped it. She said that when she bent over to retrieve her smoke, she saw the man had cloven feet.

When I was eight, I cut through a lamp cord with a pair of metal barber scissors. Immediately after, I started hearing my stepdad's thoughts. A year later, I could predict almost to a “T” what a complete stranger was going to do. I also saw a black gnarled hand holding three candles that were burning white, not orange. Finally, any time I get near a computer, I find myself looking for others like me. I know that they are out there.

I have other skills that I would rather not put down here for fear of being judged harshly by those who would attempt to suppress this via negativity (which I avoid if possible).

I have lived on my own since I was thirteen. (I got kicked out in the cold by my drunken stepfather.)

Since then, I have hitchhiked across Canada and have met some very gifted people who have been quiet about what they can do because they know others who are too lazy to try to activate these skills will knock them for it.

So for those of you who have gifts or skills that others don't keep training, and for those who say these gifts don't exist, I wonder if the roofer says to the foundation pourer that his skills are fake just because he doesn't know how to pour a basement.

Don't knock something that you have failed at and discredit it as fake, just because you can't achieve the same mental state.

By anon294633 — On Oct 02, 2012

I'm 29 years old. I sometimes hear people's thoughts and if they are behind me, looking at me, I see their face in my mind. It's like I have eyes on my neck too. This seems to happen when I've been drinking lots of coffee, and I'm in a stressful situation like at work, and bodily excited (coffee) and tired at the same time (not enough sleep at night).

I also get electrical like stings sometimes in any area of the body, usually associated with people looking at me from behind. Sometimes I get negative "hunches" from people, but later find them to be completely false.

By anon294053 — On Sep 29, 2012

Being a crystal child gave me nothing but crap and bad luck! My head is so full of other people's messes. I see how it should be and what people need to do, and they just don't understand when I am saying it to them. They don't listen. I feel nothing but pain and this pain is horrible. My heart is broken. I don't want to live this life but I have no choice. I think it is a punishment if you lose your path.

By anon274679 — On Jun 12, 2012

@glassaxe: No, you cannot detect Auras with the unaided eye, not without loads of practice or a particular gift. I, for one, do not have said gift (praise all above). Empathy is quite enough, thank you. That said, through meditation and study some people can develop the ability to see auras. Others who are claircognizant can focus on a person and know what their auras look like. Others who are clairaudient might hear it as musical notes -- you get the idea.

I always assumed I was either an Indigo or Transitional until a couple of weeks ago. I ran into a lovely young lady who is also Pagan. we got to talking when all of a sudden she looked over at me and described my aura to me as looking opalescent or like mother of pearl with a bit of yellow.

By Harumy4076 — On Jun 02, 2012

I'm an indigo child. I'm 13 and well, it's hard. I can feel what other people feel and I can see what other people see.

I can remember vividly living in a wonderful place. It's like memories and I know one thing for sure: it was not earth. To me, it's very hard to live in a world where there are stupid people. I love people -- don't get me wrong -- but I know what they are thinking and well, it's not so pretty.

There's been something peculiar happening lately. I feel change, I feel like there's going to be a humongous change in everyone's lives. I remember the day that an angel told me to tell my mom that she shouldn't be sad that there was something coming. Or that one time that one time that I saw or got a vision of my friend's mom. Mind you, I never had seen her before didn't even know her name. We were in class and as soon as I saw her I got a bad feeling -- a horrible one. I told my friend to go get her mom to a check up at the doctor so she did. Turns out that her mom had an early stage of cancer. The doctors say that if she would have gone later she probably would have died. Her mom visited me and thanked me. She had a tumor in her head and needed surgery.

I somehow got the urge to have her lie down and rub her head. She said that my hands were really warm and that she felt so loved. That night I was completely drained I don't know why.

My friend's mom had an appointment the next day and guess what? She no longer had the tumor. I was really freaked out. Well I wrote enough about my story. may God bless you all and remember that with good actions comes an amazing reward. May God bless you all.

By anidstylie — On May 26, 2012

Help. I do not know where to go or what to do. I do not know if I am either of these things because I like unlimited possibilities. I can tell you this: I see the code in everything. I see the truth in everything. I see how people have been molded and separated from the natural cycle in life. Every day, new things come out of me. When I talk, I do not even know where I go and when I write, it's like I'm in a trance.

I can feel things and always have been able to. I can sense things. I can metaphysically touch people, and when I touch people I go right to their ailments. I can hear people's thoughts sometimes, even. Everyone who meets me says, “I do not know what it is about you. Normally I have walls, but with you, I can't.”

Things grow around me. My friends call me fertilizer or sunny D. I feel alone a lot because it's hard for me to be around people because I feel like day by day I'm becoming more aware of everything. I just do not know where to go.

I was in AA for like, three years, only because I drank to make this go away but it never did go away. I didn't love myself then because I felt like a freak. Well, they helped me accept myself and love myself no matter what, but I feel like they still do not get what I am going through. I'm sure I am in their lives though, to help raise awareness and for future children like me who will come in there for the same reason.

The problem is I still do not meet to many like me. I want to be around people who get it. I hope this makes sense. I feel like I'm going crazy lately. Things are coming out of me and I'm like, “Whoa! Where did that come from?” I have been having a transformation in abundance lately. I can't even eat anything that is not organic or raw because I know the truths in it all. I can feel what it does to my body even. Man, I hope this makes sense.

By anon266677 — On May 07, 2012

My daughter at two years old has been communicating with my father, who passed over 20 years ago. We don't talk of him nor did I have a photo. She also has never met my husband's father who is still living.

After showing her a photo of my father, I asked my daughter who it was. She smiled and said, "Papa," which is what he was called by his other grandchildren, and she kissed the photo. She talks to him now and again.

I took her to a shaman after she had been screaming at night, "Leave me alone and go away." This person confirmed my daughter is a crystal child and has abilities.

For skeptics, I did not introduce this to my child. I have had to recently have my house cleared due to a negative energy or ghost that was attracted to my daughter. I can say without a doubt that my house feels lighter and lifted. My daughter now sleeps through the night.

My daughter is not autistic or diagnosed with add/adhd. She isn't in school. She is what I'm told an older spirit in a three year old's body. And I do believe it as she can spell and write her name and even tell time. She is gifted, I have no doubt.

By anon266278 — On May 04, 2012

I'm 12 years old and I am a crystal. My brother and I are both generational pagans, descended from a well-known Austrian professor on the old gods and mythology. We were both born with help from the same witch midwife, and have been raised on the ath since birth. He is a fire, and I'm water. My father and we share these three signs from the Chinese Zodiac, the pale horse, the snake, and me, the dragon. We have many abilities.

By anon257719 — On Mar 28, 2012

Hey, I'm a crystal, but I can't do anything special.

Anyone have any tips for me? I can't do a thing except see ghosts, which is still pretty rare. I hope it's not too late. ~A Crystal child

By anon247790 — On Feb 15, 2012

This post is meant for all who are having difficulties accepting the concept of crystal children. My family was blessed with a baby girl 9 years ago, my niece. I have tried to understand her abilities, such as references to family members who had passed long before she was born, knowledge of using tools such as (chopsticks at the age of three!).

Her ability to comfort and communicate with a look or touch is astounding. At the age of nine, she is intrigued with crystals and all spiritual aspects of life. She is teaching all of us to be better persons. I am just learning of 'crystal children', and do believe my family and all who come to know this child are truly blessed! Open your mind and heart; you won't be sorry.

By anon236691 — On Dec 25, 2011

Something weird happened to me. I have no children and I am a business person in IT and know nothing about New Age.

I have been hanging around my brother's kids and the youngest kept looking at me in a way that made me feel I had to talk to my brother.

I never say (even though I might think it) anything illogical and I don't usually talk about other people's properties. But I felt something really strongly about this child, so I had to say something about her to my brother. I told him, "I don't want to freak you out, but I feel that there is something special about your youngest daughter. Don't get me wrong, the older one is amazing too. But I feel your youngest is sort of magical. She feels wise beyond her years (she's 10 months old). I have a strong feeling that's she reincarnated or something."

I kept asking him if I was freaking him out and apologizing for saying things that seem kind of crazy and most probably are the result of stress or a temporary psychosis. But I couldn't not say it. I went on.

"She never seems needy. I have hardly ever heard her cry. Not even hunger seems to bother her in a way that's she's crying for it. She never seems scared, stressed or desperate for anything."

He just answered me that she is a crystal child, according to our friend's mother, who is into New Age stuff. He just makes this statement and then he quickly goes back to talking about how tired he is from the kids waking up early.

When I got home, I read an article about crystal children and in the first paragraph I saw all of the properties I described to him.

The thing that "bothers" me is that I have never seen the website before (or any similar websites) and my brother has never talked about this (he isn't interested; he is focused on running a family) and the reason I even brought this up is because *I* felt an urge and had made an observation that felt so true to me I couldn't keep my mouth shut.

I find this very puzzling.

By anon206677 — On Aug 17, 2011

I found out today that I'm a crystal child. I'm not autistic, and I have been speaking reasonably clearly since I was two years old. I'm 11 now. I know how one may see an aura but you must be clairvoyant. This is uncommon. People say they can do it, when sometimes they are just pretending. I got told I was a crystal child by a clairvoyant person. I think I have said enough now.

People have written books about it. My clairvoyant person is currently writing a book about it. Don't worry, she is a normal person! She isn't a ghost! She was born like you and me! She just has a gift.

Okay, I've said enough. Thanks for reading if you did. I hope I didn't scare you! Signed - A crystal child.

By anon205179 — On Aug 11, 2011

no, anon197041, you are a normal human. I pity you.

By anon197041 — On Jul 15, 2011

all complete crap. we are all normal humans. crystal children and indigo children, etc. All this is made up from one person and all these people following it, all crap, like most other human things.

By mumof2 — On Apr 30, 2011

I find this very interesting, as I came across this one day when looking through an autism related website (as usual)! I want to know the same thing as Glass Axe: how do you know? I have a six year old son with autism, and he is super sensitive to smell, touch and taste.

He does strange things like stare into a spot on the wall or in a corner and is drawn to that direction. He is a very loving, caring and sensitive boy. He was non-verbal until recently (now just talking in 3-4 word sentences). He also laughs uncontrollably one minute, and is then upset the next, without any explanation as to why!

It's like only he knows who or what is making him feel the way he does. He can pick up on what type of people they are just with one look, and usually he's right!

But a crystal child? I so want to believe that there's something to it, but I'm not sure! Also is it a religion thing, or something else?

By anon136638 — On Dec 23, 2010

I'm mariah. i just recently found out that I'm a crystal child, and i feel all my gifts have been given away. I'm mean when it comes to mean people, the spirits are not leaving me alone and all i feel is torture. i feel god sold my soul when i was very young and I'm not lost.

By anon135170 — On Dec 17, 2010

I'm David. Interesting. I was born from a long line of witches. Half my family is wicca and have certain abilities and I'd like to know if those abilities were learned or gained, such as I can smell people from long distances and their odors.

I can also sense (and this sounds weird) but taste people's auras, but i am wondering if I've encountered crystal children since I have tasted only three times an aura that confused me and i still can't figure it out.

By Maria Colibao — On Nov 18, 2010

I don't believe that we as parents of these Special Children have just found an excuse for our children's different behavior, or shall I say different capabilities.

My youngest child was diagnosed as severe ADHD borderline autism. He went through a lot of programs from different special schools. Aside from his problem with school, there are a lot of weird things he claims to see and special abilities, like mind communications and a lot more. This was when he was younger and very innocent.

These are things/issues we can't explain and far different from the usual children with disorders. My child has an IQ of 147, but his 2 siblings were 145

(2nd son )and 167 (eldest/daughter).

I can't explain how it happened, but my youngest son displayed gifts and powers I can't explain. There's a lot I can share with you about my children. A naturopath doctor told me about the possibility that my son is a crystal child, and that was how I learned about this.

By anon120504 — On Oct 21, 2010

I believe these children are the next step in evolution. I have an autistic son. he was simply born this way.

His Sensory Hypersensitivity is often on overload, and he can see and hear things that i cannot. He is very much a crystal child. There are things about him that can not be explained away. He has been drawn to jesus since he was small. He has never been to church, and never even heard of jesus, but when we go to the thrift store he will pick up all things jesus, from bibles to pictures.

he carried a bible around for months pretending to read it. but he is drawn to pictures of the living jesus, never the scary one on the crucifix.

By anon116696 — On Oct 07, 2010

I don't believe that the labels matter. put simply, we must ensure that the needs of the world's children are met, fully with love, care and the intentions of the highest good.

By anon112836 — On Sep 22, 2010

@anon106243: about developing a crystal aura. I don't know much about this topic, but I think this author is saying children born with a crystal aura started around 2000. However, maybe the book you reference is not pertaining to children, but adults who progressed to that state before 2000.

I'm also sure there are some people who would rather believe their children to be "crystal" even if it's not so.

I also wonder how the environmental toxins that could be causing ADD/autism etc. play into this. Is this a mutation due to environment, that has unlocked something, or is this a natural evolution. The prevalence of the disorders has skyrocketed so dramatically, I'm inclined to believe much of it is environmental: pesticides, chemicals in foods, GMO's, microwaves etc.

I was born in the 60's and started to see blobs of energy in my room around about age five, until I had an experience that scared me so much, because of it's realness, that I lost the gift, or buried it deep inside (woke up one night to go to bathroom, and as entered the hallway, saw a translucent deer pick its head up and stare straight at me- I ran to my parents bedroom and that was the end of that).

I have had a few other experiences while with an uncle in-law, who's family is highly psychic since.

By anon106243 — On Aug 24, 2010

Funny how Barbara Bowers book explaining the crystal aura was published in the 1980's but crystal children only started being born in 2000. Quit looking for excuses for your kids. "my kid's not autistic, he's crystal!" Sorry to sound mean and insensitive but that's how I feel.

By cougars — On Jul 30, 2010

@ Highlighter- There are also many critics of the crystal children indigo children theory. These critics believe that the parents of these children have created a pseudo-scientific idea to explain psychological and learning disabilities in their children. Critics point to the fact that the characteristics of indigo and crystal children are very broad, and describe the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.

Supporters of the idea claim that doctors misdiagnose indigo children with ADD and ADHD while the misdiagnosis for crystal children is autism spectrum disorder. New age parents claim the drugs prescribed for these disorders rob their children of their gifts, and suppress their psychic talents.

By highlighter — On Jul 30, 2010

@ GlassAxe- Nancy Ann Tappe created the concept of indigo and crystal children in the early 70s. She wrote a series of indigo children books on the subject. Numerous new age self-help authors, filmmakers, and journalists have since advanced the concept. The idea is based on the belief that these children are the next step in the evolution of humans.

As for being able to see the aura physically, I am not sure, but there are physical symptoms associated with these children. The indigo children have fiery tempers, lots of energy, and are sensitive to environmental stimuli. Crystal children are more even tempered, less outgoing, and often learn to talk later. They supposedly have a higher psychic ability.

By GlassAxe — On Jul 30, 2010

How can you tell indigo children and crystal children from normal children? I mean, how would one detect the aura? This all sounds weird to me, but I am open to new ideas. The article makes it sound like they actually glow. Is this how they look to the unaided eye, or do you need specialized equipment to detect the opalescent and indigo auras? Someone please enlighten me!

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