Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe the mind and emotions.
It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond.
Known as the master healer, amethyst is primarily used to:
strengthen the immune system.
help with stress
Exceptional for providing spiritual protection, inner strength and clarity of mind, Amethysts are a classic meditation tool. It also stimulates the crown chakra and calms your thoughts, making it a powerful aid in meditation.
It usually appears purple, but can range in shade from dark purple to lilac to lavender.
When it comes to their healing energy the properties of all varieties of quartz crystal are very impressive.
The South Australia Museum will shortly exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found — a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) multi-colored gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow.
The stone is valued at more than Aus$1.0 million (US$730,000), and will go on public display for the first time in September to mark the centenary of opal mining in Australia.
Museum Director Brian Oldman believes that this fully crystal opal is of unequaled quality.
“Its beauty exceeds that of any other opal ever discovered.”
“It’s almost as if there’s a fire in there; you see all different colours. As the light changes, the opal itself changes. It’s quite an amazing trick of nature”
Some 90 percent of the world’s opals come from South Australia, once covered by an inland sea which over millions of years provided an ideal environment for the formation of the stone.
“Crystal Opal – transparent to semi-transparent Precious Opal, with an exceptional play of color; the “see-through” body color can be colorless, light or dark. Crystal Opal is an extraordinary stone of health and healing, supporting the entire being. It brings high spirits and a deep feeling of joy and exuberance to one’s life. Utilizing the element of Fire, it inspires cleverness, imagination and creativity, art and poetry, and helps one understand that which will continue to exist after the completion of one’s “stay” in the physical body. Crystal Opals may be used for “gazing” and to stimulate visions from within the realms of eternity.” Source: Crystal Vaults
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Crystals have been used for healing since ancient times and have played a part in all religions. They are mentioned throughout many religious texts, including the the Bible and the Koran. The origin of birthstones is the breastplate of Aaron, or the “High Priest’s Breastplate”, as mentioned in the book of Exodus. In the Koran, the 4th Heaven is composed of carbuncle (garnet). The Kalpa Tree, which represents an offering to the gods in Hinduism, is said to be made entirely of precious stone and a Buddhist text from the 7th century describes a diamond throne situated near the Tree of Knowledge (the neem tree under which Siddhartha meditated). On this throne a thousand Kalpa Buddhas reposed. The Kalpa Sutra, in Jainism, speaks of Harinegamesi the divine commander of the foot troops who seized 14 precious stones, cleansed them of their lesser qualities and retained only their finest essence to aid his transformations.
The most important thing to keep in mind when beginning to use crystals for healing purposes is that a crystal’s healing power is relatively inert until you intentionally direct its energy.
It is not the crystal that possesses healing energy; it is your intent to heal, by way of the crystal, which can, when properly used, manifest results.