Vogels are named for a very special scientist, Marcel Vogel, (1917-1991) who worked at IBM for nearly 30 years as a researcher and developer. He experimented with raw, terminated quartz crystals. Vogel discovered that when he pointed one of these crystals at other people, a noticeable amplification of their thoughts and emotions could be detected. To be considered a true Vogel, a crystal must be cut with the appropriate care and intent to assure that Universal Life Force is attracted, amplified, and transmitted properly. A properly cut crystal takes in energy at the receptive end, amplifies it, hitting the internal sides of the polished side facets as it revolves, and then transmits it from the focal end.