Crystals have been in the lime-light ever since celebrities such as Shirley MacLaine and Cher have come out of the closet and admitted they were New Agers. However, along with this public scrutiny, there has also been a whole bunch of misconceptions. The most common of which is that a person just wears a crystal like jewellery or carries it and it works like some kind of instant stage-magic or prestidigitation. This, of course, is not the case. To get the full effect of crystal power in your life means, as with so much else, that you must put into it what you take out of it. So here are a few simple guidelines for those of you who plan on taking this subject seriously.