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Welcome to Starseed Crystals of Sonoma California

Starseed Crystals specializes in connecting people to stones.  Whether it be a skull or a crystal, we offer the best stones with compassion and intuition to match them up to their proper caretakers. 


Don Freeman, the proprietor of Starseed Crystals, also provides healing services and private sessions with OMAR, the crystal skull.  Sessions include energy balancing, crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls and soothing music. 


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Would you like to host OMAR for a public group?  Let us know


Don is extremely knowledgeable in crystals and offers high quality skulls. I like the fact that he activates the skulls using his powerful, well-connected skull, Omar.

S. E.

Oakland, CA

Don facilitates powerful healings with his crystal bowls and skulls.  I have experienced definite physical shifts and openings as a result of his healing work.


Oakland, CA

Don has an amazing collection of powerful skulls.  I am always amazed to see them and interact with them.

S. S.

Redwood City, CA

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ETSY Store Items

12.75 pounds


Huge life-sized Russian black obsidian skull named OBERON - King of the Fairies

What are crystal skulls here to do?

Finding your skull

Using your skull

Vogel Crystals - the new tools for the new healers

Vogel Crystals

Healers and shaman have used many tools over the ages to assist in their healing and spiritual work.  Such things as rattles, drums, feathers and beads have been used as aids to enhance and quicken the healing energies.

Today, technology has brought us new tools that compliment the ancient ones. Crystal singing bowls, electronic devices, Tesla coils and Tensor Rings have augmented the toolkit of the modern shaman.  One of the new tools that rarely gets recognition is the Vogel Crystal, sometimes called the Vogel Wand.

This particular device was developed by Marcel Vogel during his work at IBM labs in the 1980’s. He developed a way of cutting quartz crystals that magnifies their power exponentially for healing purposes, and taught healers techniques for using these powerful stones to heal many types of disease.

What are Vogel Crystals?

The Vogel Crystal is based on the sacred geometric pattern of the "Tree of Life”. Typically made of quartz crystal, Vogel Crystals adhere to a specific set of geometric patterns that are shown to increase the healing power of the healer’s intent when used properly. Marcel Vogel found that when quartz is cut along the c-axis (the line of symmetry within the crystal perpendicular to all other axes) in the shape of the Kabalistic Tree of Life, it resonates to ONE frequency. This quality is known as coherence. He also discovered that the emitted frequency has the same vibratory rate that is emitted by water. Therefore, Vogel-cut crystals are powerful instruments capable of taking thought impressions and literally injecting them into the matrix of water.

The base of Vogel crystals are cut to the precise angle of 51 degrees 51 minutes and 51 seconds, which is also known as the precise angle of the sides of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The crystal is further designed along the geometry of the Tree of Life symbol with an elongated point opposite the base (see the diagram to the left).

The Vogel Crystal thus activates the natural internal matrix of the Crystal itself which also, when activated, resonates with pure water.  The bones, tissues and cells of the human body are themselves crystalline matrices, with the majority of the body being water.  Water is a liquid crystal, with tremendous information and energy storage potential.  The Vogel Crystal can help to optimally structure the information field in water or any liquid or crystalline matrix, including the Human Body and human Energy Field.

Quartz crystals are living mineral forms that can readily receive, store, recover and transmit information. Scientists discovered this some time ago when they succeeded in putting data into a quartz crystal and then retrieved it. It was announced that this information would never degrade and could survive in the crystal for a billion years. Mainstream science has long recognized the ability of quartz crystals to transmit energy, as seen in early radios which used crystal transmitters, and crystal or ‘silicon’ technology that as the basis of all modern computers and cell phones.

Who was Marcel Vogel

Marcel Vogel was a research scientist with IBM for many years and holds a number of patents in the field of luminescence. He is often attributed with discovering and refining the use of liquid crystals, which we all know as LCD crystals used in televisions and other devices. He spent the later years of his life exploring the powers of quartz crystals among other interests.

What makes a crystal a Vogel

First of all, we realize that Vogel crystals are cut and do not have “natural” points or angles. To be considered a “Vogel” a crystal must be made of natural quartz and be cut with the appropriate care, intent, and precision necessary to assure that the Universal Life Force, or Prana, is attracted, amplified, and transmitted properly.

Most Modern crystals sold as "Vogel Crystals" are not authentic.  There are only two or three cutters trained in the original Vogel method, who are making Vogel crystals accurately today.  Many sellers of "Vogel" Crystals claim that they are 'real' or 'true' Vogels because the shape mimics that of a real Vogel Wand. True Vogel Crystals have critical features not found in counterfeits, which I will detail below.  Virtually any cut double-terminated crystal today might be sold on the market as a "Vogel" crystal; the majority of these are poorly shaped, and mass-produced in Brazil or China. Most of these are machine made and imprecise. With a true Vogel, if you hold the crystal between your thumb and forefinger and turn it, you can see that the girdle – the place where the tip facets join the body of the crystal – is perfectly straight. With most counterfeits, the lines are imperfect and appear uneven, and sometimes do not form accurate angles with the base. Be wary of the cheap deal on the popular auction sites.  True Vogels are never inexpensive.

Here is how to tell if the Vogel is authentic:



  • It must be of natural quartz. Sometimes manufactured quartz, known as Siberian Quartz, is used.

  • The piece must be water clear. That means that there are no inclusions or flaws in the stone.

  • The crystal must be cut with intent, skill, and understanding of the crystal and its intended uses. Mass produced “Vogels” are not cut by trained practitioners, but are simply cut by gem cutters, who cut stones for a living.

  • The crystal must be doubly terminated and cut and polished to a specific shape and geometry.

  • The crystal has to be cut completely aligned with the central “C“ axis of the quartz.

  • The receptive (sometimes called female) or base end of the crystal must be faceted forming a precise internal angle of 51 degrees, 51 minutes, 51 seconds.

  • The crystal must have four or more side facets. You will commonly find Vogels with 12, 14, 32, 64 or more sides, up to 144 sides.  

  • The transmitter (sometimes referred to as the male) or top end of the crystal must be faceted with a more acute internal angle than the receptive end.

But even master stonecutters cannot reproduce a true Vogel, because the shaping of the crystal is done ''in a sacred manner,'' holding in mind the person who is going to be using it, and it is then programmed in such a way that the crystal cannot be used for harm. There are only a few individuals who are able to successfully hand-cut the Vogel crystals. Drew Tousley trained exclusively under Marcel Vogel for over twelve years. He cuts Vogels in California. Ray Pinto in Brazil also is trained and cuts true Vogels. Drew has trained many cutters in the techniques he received from Marcel Vogel.  So finding a good trained cutter today is easier than in times past.

New tools for the new healer

So the basic function of the Vogel crystal is as follows: the female end attracts or receives pranic energy, which then moves in an upward spiral along the length of the crystal amplifying itself each time it is reflected from one of the facets. The amplified energy finally reaches the male part of the stone, to leave the crystal as a coherent, magnified metaphysical beam similar to the beams seen in laser lights.

So a Vogel crystal is cut to amplify, coalesce, and focus thoughts and energy that you the healer wish to direct into the body/mind of another person. The design of the crystal allows for your focused thoughts and energy (and the Universal Life Force or Chi or Prana), to enter the crystal at the receptive end, where it is amplified and focused as it travels in a spiral pattern through the crystal, and ultimately transmitted like a laser beam from the focal end to its target.

How are Vogels used?

Vogels are not meant for everyone, but these are powerful tools in the hands of a trained and prepared metaphysical healers.  Vogels are also not meant to be show pieces or collected or displayed on a shelf.  These are highly precise and powerful instruments meant to be used for the highest purpose.

Vogels may be used for may things. The following list will give you some idea how a healer might use this amazing tool. Vogels can be used to:


  • Manifest intent into physical form

  • Remove blockages from humans or animals

  • Remove disturbed energies from an individual

  • Restore balance to the aura

  • Release blocked energetic and psychological patterns

Please see my ETSY store for my listings of Vogel Wands


Crystal Skull Whistles

Mayan Whistling Skull

From the web site:

"This whistling crystal skull is based on a genuine Mayan artifact: a handheld Mayan crystal skull hollowed out to use as a whistle. Once dismissed as toys, these objects are now seen as ancient American wind instruments that were vital to the life of the Maya.

Many ancient cultures give credence to sound as an integral part of ritual, and shaman in particular have been known to invoke tone to serve as an access point to higher states of consciousness. The Mayans may also have used these crystal skull whistles to communicate with each other, as well as with higher dimensions.

These Mayan Whistling Crystal Skulls are becoming highly sought after. They are exquisitely carved and beautiful to look at, so they make an excellent addition to any crystal skull collection. While they can be used as an instrument for sound and meditation, they are also entertaining for inspiring awe and amazement in other people, especially in children of all ages."

"Crystal skulls are believed to be activated by sound, so blowing into this whistle skull may facilitate activation of other crystal skulls."  Kirby Seid

I am offering reproductions of an old Mayan whistle skull owned by "Nick" Nocerino. The crystal skull has been hollowed out so that when air is blow into the hole at the bottom, it produces a high pitched whistling sound as seen in the video above.

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Skulls: OMAR
Lemurian Crystals

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Healing Services

Energy Balancing\Physical Healing

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