After a college education in Spanish and Latin American Studies, no longer convinced her mission was to help the world through politics, Crystal was led home to the spiritual world she had been introduced to as a child. Her mother, an erudite scientist, teacher, activist and astrologer, had sparked Crystal’s interest in the esoteric arts and fueled her knowledge since childhood. By the time she was 11, adults were consulting Crystal to interpret their dreams.
At age 14, she was calculating and interpreting astrological charts. That same year Crystal began her studies with several renowned teachers, including the likes of Dorothy McClean (To Hear the Angels Sing, Memoirs of an Ordinary Mystic) and Joseph Campbell (The Hero with a Thousand Faces) . Under the tutelage of Reverend Pearl Shannon, she began her intensive practice of affirmative prayer at age 16.
While she was in her twenties, a close friend presented a life-threatening illness, prompting Crystal to deepen her connection with Source, to tune more fully into Love and to awaken her powers of manifestation. Not only was her friend healed, but the results of this experience led to a series of manifestations, including healings, business successes and many other blessings for herself and others. A time came when she realized that her calling was to help others through sharing the universal laws that had changed her life. She began doing this informally and shortly thereafter professionally and on radio, TV and in books and hundreds of articles, reaching millions of people with messages of hope, faith, love and empowerment.