World's tallest crystal unveiled on Northern Rivers
THE world's tallest crystals have been unveiled in the Byron Bay hinterland at the Crystal Castle.
Standing 5.3m tall and weighing 19 tonnes, the pair of crystals are estimated to be at least 120 million years old.
The castle's "managing dreamer, Naren King, said the crystals were a "beacon of hope", brought to the North Coast from Uruguay.
"They are a human charging station," he said.
"Everybody is welcome to come and stand in between them to be recharged.
"The energies are immensely powerful.
"If they were the size of my hand they would still be among the rarest crystals ever seen.
"Five different crystals make up the geode - smoky quartz, amethyst, clear quartz, calcite and agate.
"I've never seen anything like it in thirty years of collecting crystals."
The unveiling of the crystals marked the Crystal Castle's 30th anniversary and they join what is already the largest outdoor display of crystals in the world.
The castle is also home to the amethyst Enchanted Cave, which stands 5.5m wide.
Mr King said their intention was to "provide a place where people can feel awe and reverence, where they remember that they are a part of nature".
"This new addition acts as a giant antenna," he said.
"The unique crystal make up has an energy of deep peace and grounding.
"We are calling them the Crystal Guardians because not only can you personally imbue their energy by being near them, but also just by being here they bring this energy into the land - into the Crystal Castle and the Byron region."
For more information visit www.crystalcastle.com.au.