Marcel Vogel worked for IBM for 27 years doing research and development. He developed the magnetic coating for IBM's disc drive, which acts as the storage unit for a computer's memory, and he created the first liquid crystal displays, or LCDs.
From his experimental work with crystals, Vogel learned that by pointing a crystal at another person, the crystal would amplify the person's thoughts and emotions. This often also led to putting the individual into an altered state of consciousness. The next step was for Vogel to utilize the Quartz for therapeutic purposes.
Marcel Vogel sought to use the power of science and of the lapidary arts to perfect crystalline forms of nature in order to maximize their potential for receiving, amplifying, and transmitting Universal Life Force Energy charged with the intent to heal and with the force of love. Vogel cut his crystals to harmonize with the natural Quartz structure to enhance the energetic properties of the wand for healing purposes. The result is also aesthetically pleasing.
Vogel believed that the most important thing to remember in working with faceted crystals for healing, is that the purpose of the faceting should be to amplify and transmit an increasingly coherent stream of energy to a subject.
All energy moves through crystals directionally. Some hexagonal Quartz crystal wands occur naturally with six more or less equilateral sides and more or less equal triangular termination facets. Energy healers discovered that these six-sided wands amplifed the energy being transmitted by the wand when the termination facets on the female end created a more obtuse angle and when the termination facets on the male end created a more acute angle.
But, when a crystal had a very definite symmetry, especially the hexagonal symmetry, then the energy gathers in the larger, receptive end of the crystal, and especially directed by cognitive intent, travels in a series of tighter and tighter concentric circles around the interior of the crystal, and down into the tip of the male end of the crystal, where it is emitted as a much more coherent stream of energy.
When the sharp tip on the female end of the crystal, where the six termination facets meet, is congruent with the C-axis of the crystal, exactly centered within the circle formed when you look head-on at the female end of the crystal the energetic flow becomes stronger and more coherent. Total symmetry created the crystal healer's version of the laser beam.
Marcel Vogel's healing wands were refined artistic versions of this well-known type of hexagonal natural healing wand, known for millennia to energy healers worldwide.
According to Marcel Vogel's written specifications for Vogel Healing Wands, good Vogel Wands should have precisely equal facets on the shaft and tips, good clarity, preferably 90% or more, a well-defined C-axis that runs parallel to the shaft, and termination tips centered in the very middle of the shaft. The male and female terminations should be sharp, and the male should be more acute than the female. The female termination should be larger than the male tip.
As the prana spirals down the shaft of the wand, the energy stream is amplifed every time it encounters a facet on the shaft. The super-charged energy stream coalesces at the male end of the wand, and is emitted as a highly coherent laser-like beam for use in meditation, vibrational healing, and subtle communications.
Ray Pinto's brother, Walber Pinto, was Marcel Vogel's prodigy, and with his blessing, Ray and Walber have practiced crystal healing and precision cutting of crystal healing wands for decades. Their artisanship and dedication to energy healing is well known wherever Lightworkers gather throughout the world.
Since Vogel's death in 1991, crystal designers and cutters like Ray Pinto and Drew Tousley, who was one of Vogel's early cutters, have created healing crystal wands of new types with incredibly complex designs, based upon principles of sacred geometry, which are still true to the basic ideas of Marcel Vogel.