My initial interest in crystals came from the use of crystals for “light shows”. Clear crystals have the ability to multiply rainbows and pictures when illuminated by lasers, spotlights or projectors. In the late 1970s, our former company, Foreign Embassy Productions, created a series of live musical events, theatrical plays, and light shows based on these techniques.
Crystal Bill discovered, like many other people, that quartz crystals have huge natural energy fields, in late 1977. During workshops with DaEl Walker, he studied the various ways quartz can be used for meditation, healing, planetary grid-work and past-life memory access. Bill taught DaEl’s Crystal Awareness Program in many states across the U.S.A. as he researched the power of quartz over a 40-year-long career in crystal sales and research.
My interest in crystals soon grew to encompass architecturally-shaped natural quartz crystals, which I call “crystal castles” and “crystal cities.” The search for the crystal cities led me to the quartz mines of Arkansas, where I created my first crystal museum. The museum is called The World Crystal Museum, a California Public Benefit Foundation, which is an IRS certified tax deductible 501(c)3 organization.
I have collected crystal cities from Arkansas quartz mines and from all around the world. After searching through some 22 million crystals, I found a few hundred natural stones that looked so much like castles, and other types of buildings, that I am convinced that natural crystal shapes have historically influenced architecture for thousands of years. I have created 9 E-books and 5 movies about quartz crystals and rainbows.
I developed specialized lighting techniques for photographing the miniature crystals that best represent architectural concepts. My camera equipment is custom designed to create a sense of flying around and inside the crystals. I use multiple LED lights, UltraViolet lighting and fiber optics to best bring out the beauty of the tiny crystal palaces.
In my “spare” time, I have worked as an attorney, a mortgage consultant and an art broker for sculptors and muralists. I currently work with my beloved wife, fine artist Nancy Silverhawk, to create large crystal and metal sculptures. The multi-million-year-old crystal gemstones are blended with traditional cast bronze or steel sculptures.
Nancy has a Masters of Arts degree from UCLA. Bill graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of San Francisco School of Law. He also attended Cornell University and Hastings School of Law.