Questions About Amethyst
Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:37 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:36 AM
The white part is still commonly considered part of the amethyst though it is technically clear quartz. It is extremely common in amethyst points because amethyst is a quartz derivative.
The answer to the second is yes. In fact amethyst emanates positive healing energy at all times, but this effect can be greatly enhanced by charging the crystal and it makes an effective storage device for such energies.
Amethyst is among my favorite stones, and we have several hundred pieces I'm sure; I've never actually counted for obvious reasons.
May you find what you seek,
Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:51 AM
Do you have any suggestions regarding how I should charge my Amethyst?
Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:27 PM
Amethyst is likewise popular amongst practioners of crystal therapy and other essentially magical use of stones. Purple is held to be a color of high vibrational energy, and thus amethyst is used by some to attune to higher, transpersonal or spiritual aspects of consciousness. In this practice, it is generally associated with the seventh circuit of Timothy Leary's eight circuit model of consciousness. It is thus more suitable for spiritual, emotional or mental healing than physical - a tradition which blends in to its ancient reputation as an amulet against intoxication.
Gemstones of all kinds are held to be good recipients, resevoirs and conduits of magical forces, largely because we find them fascinating. How you should charge your stone depends upon how you intend to use it, and what forces you wish it to retain. To draw upon its transpersonal or spiritual energies to encourage empathy or psychic openness, I would expose it to starlight overnight for a few days, with the Moon in Capricorn and moving into Aquarius, to represent subtle forces (light of the moon and stars rather than of the sun) transcending the materialistic nature of ego-self (Capricorn) to reach for the higher innovative, societal and humanist qualities of Aquarius.
Sleeping with a stone thus charged would help with realizing the spiritual or evolutionary lesson (Aquarius) we can learn from our mundane frustrations and challenges (Capricorn). It would also stimulate creative thinking and innovative approaches that "think outside the box" of conventional schemes of organization and classification. Over time, the stone's energy may come to feel heavy or sluggish. What I was taught as a way to clear the murk was to lay the crystal on a bed of salt in sunlight for a few days. One can then charge it anew with the energy one wishes it to contain.
"There is a crack, a crack through everything. That is how the light gets in." -- Leonard Cohen
Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:28 AM
One word of warning though; moreso than a lot of other semiprecious gems, amethyst will bleach out in sunlight in a remarkably short time. Mine has never seen sunlight as a direct result - I typically use sea salt (sparingly) and/or running water to purify mine as needed.
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