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Amethyst

Alternate Names & Name Spellings: “Sobriety Stone”

Rock Lore & Tidbits: Crushed amethyst was used by the Ancient Romans as a way to ward off intoxication. They word amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystus” meaning not drunken, or intoxicated. And there is a Greek legend of how amethyst got its purple color. Once, Dionysis (diety of wine and mischief) was so annoyed by Artemis (a virgin huntress and Lunar deity) that he set his sacred tigers upon a maiden attending her shrine. To preserve the maiden, whose name was Amethyst, Artemis petrified her in sparkling quartz. Lamenting this virgin’s demise, Dionysis poured a the contents of his cup over the statue, which immediately became infused with the purple of the grape.

Metaphysical and Healing Properties Lore

Keywords: Psychic, Sobriety

Amethyst is purple quartz, and is a meditative and calming stone. It works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. Amethyst is also beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance.

Emotionally, amethyst can help heal personal losses and grief. Amethyst has a gently sedative energy that promotes peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also brings emotional stability and inner strength, and can enhance flexibility and cooperation. Amethyst can help get rid of addictions (alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc.) and compulsive behaviors of all kinds.

In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is known to open one’s channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. Amethyst also protects against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work, and protects one from thieves, and protects travelers.

Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies,asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing.

Amethyst is associated with the third eye and crown chakras primarily, but can also open the heart chakra.

Related Stones: Chevron Amethyst, Quartz (Also see Quartz for mineral data, and additional metaphysical properties and healing properties common to all colors of quartzes.)

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The Power of Selenite Crystals

Metaphysical Properties of Selenite Crystal

 Selenite Crystal is Ideal for Spiritual Work - SDC Dea CerteSelenite crystal is a remarkably peaceful healing stone, ideal for meditation and instilling calm.

Selenite crystals are one of the more powerful healing stones for New Age spiritual work. Their primary influence is on the subtle energy bodies of the human form, connecting light energy with the physical being. They are found as pure white, translucent rock, with defined striations. Different colors and forms of selenite exist as well, each with its own specific metaphysical properties.

Selenite as a Natural Mineral

Selenite is found throughout Europe, Mexico, and the mines in the southwestern United States. The mineral is created from landlocked salt water, which has evaporated. Even as a rock, its form is still related to water, composed of hydrous calcium sulfate.

Selenite crystal is said to exist between the material and the ethereal, which its delicate physical form represents. It is an extremely fragile healing crystal, one that is easily scratched. Although physically vulnerable, its metaphysical properties are strong.

Spiritual Healing and Growth with Selenite Crystals

Selenite crystals are said to connect with the light body, or the higher spirit. With an extremely fine vibrational energy, it is a very spiritual stone, attracting guidance and an awareness of the angelic consciousness. For those interested in attuning to a higher vibration through meditation, selenite is a very useful stone.

A selenite crystal is said to aid in telepathy. Hold a piece over the third eye chakra, and send out positive intentions or thought-forms. It can also be used to meditate on an individual’s life purpose, and personal plan. Other metaphysical uses include scrying and astral projection.

For those who simply would appreciate tranquil emotions, a peaceful atmosphere, and a greater connection with love, having a large selenite crystal in the home, or keeping one close, can be very beneficial. The presence of selenite also helps to bring clarity of mind, helping an individual understand what may have been previously confusing or hidden in the subconscious.


All selenite stones share the fundamental properties of the mineral. In addition, it’s said that each color and variety has additional properties unique to that specific stone.Varieties of Selenite Crystal

  • Blue selenite is perfect for improving meditation, as it quiets the mind
  • Green selenite improves positive self-image, and helps to slow aging of the skin and bones by reversing the effects of free radicals
  • Brown selenite transmits higher energies to the earth
  • Desert rose selenite fortifies purpose
  • Fishtail selenite is beneficial for the nerves, calming and stabilizing, and is very well tuned with the angelic consciousness

How to Use Selenite

Selenite crystal is both a very powerful stone and a very delicate stone. Because it is powerful, it should only be used responsibly, with the most positive intentions. For metaphysical practices, the use of this healing crystal, without proper guidance and training, can have unexpected results. Also, selenite should be used in conjunction with a grounding stone, such as hematite or boji stone.

To care for the actual physical stone, selenite crystals should be safely stored, wrapped in a non-abrasive fabric, such as silk or satin. For cleansing, do not soak selenite in salt water — this mineral is actually water soluble. Use another method, for example, a self-cleansing crystal, such as clear quartz. Be respectful of this beautiful metaphysical crystal, and find out what it has to offer.



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