Marcel Vogel's Crystal


Marcel Vogel


4-sided Vogel cut clear quartz crystal


Concentrates esoteric energy. Imbues minerals with their metaphysical properties.


None identified.


Holding/proximity to minerals

Collected by

Garrett Scott







Date of Collection

April 17th, 2015



Marcel Joseph Vogel (1917–1991) was a research scientist working at the IBM San Jose Research Center for 27 years. He is sometimes referred to as Dr. Vogel, although this title was based on an honorary degree, not a Ph.D.. Later in his career, he became interested in various theories of quartz crystals and other occult and esoteric fields of study. The Vogel Crystal type cut was created by him.

He also designed the Vogel Crystal Cut, which allegedly focuses "universal life force" by concentrating it and transforming it to a higher level or vibration. Vogel crystals are said to be cut to the extremely precise angle of 51 degrees 51 minutes and 51 seconds, which is also claimed 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. Its design is said to have come to him in a dream. His initial design of the Vogel cut was 4-sided (he believed that the number of sides reflected the kind of energy they had. i.e. 4 = physical body, 6 = emotional, 8 = mental, etc.).

In Crystal Healing, where various minerals are given many different properties and meanings based on type, color, association, etc, quartz is considered somewhat powerful, especially clear quartz, which is useful for all-around healing of all chakras.


This crystal is capable of healing mentally, physically, and emotionally, by concentrating esoteric energies. When placed in proximity to any mineral with a metaphyiscal meaning, that mineral will take on its associated properties (i.e. amethyst will help with drunkeness, pearls will help with keeping children safe, and garnet will increase passion).


Collected by Agent Scott from Rebecca Sugar, after it was discovered to have helped inspire her animated show Steven Universe, who's primary characters are based on various gemstones and their meanings.

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