Amethyst has been prized for its beauty and its legendary energies for thousands of years. Neolithic people in Europe used it at least as early as 25,000 B.C., and in ancient Egypt, it was made into beads and amulets. Early Greek and Roman societies placed high value on Amethyst, and it has long been viewed as a stone of royalty, utilized in crowns, scepters and the rings of bishops. Amethyst is said to have been the ninth stone in the breastplate of the high priest of Israel, and one of ten stones upon which the names of the tribes of Israel were engraved. Amethyst's name comes from a Greek word meaning "not drunken," and an ancient Greek myth explains its derivation: the god Bacchus, angry because of an insult, decreed that the first person he met would be eaten by his tigers. The unfortunate person happened to be Amethyst, on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. When the tigers sprang, Diana transformed the girl into a clear, transparent crystal. In remorse, Bacchus poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, thus giving the gem its beautiful purple color. The Greeks believed that Amethyst would prevent intoxication, calm anger and relieve frustrated passion.
Approximately .75" L x .25" W
Amethyst facilitates meditation and engenders communion and communication with one's guides and angels. It assists one in surrendering to the Divine and assuming one's spiritual power as a creation of that Divine being. It opens and clears the third-eye and crown chakras, which in turn accelerates the development of intuitive and psychic abilities.
Amethyst can help one identify the root causes behind behaviors, habits and emotional patterns which create imbalance and disease. This powerful ally assists one in recognizing one's response-ability as a spiritual being having a physical experience. It can help those who are prone to disassociation or playing victim to recognize their inherent power and their ability to align their physical reality with their spiritual purpose. Amethyst is helpful for those who do not feel that they are native to the Earth plane, or who experience a constant longing for a "home" on other worlds, systems or dimensions.
Amethyst has traditionally been used to counter addictive behavior and thought patterns. It lends clarity of mind and makes it more difficult for alcohol, drugs and other addictions to alter one's mood. It helps balance the nervous system and the brain. IT can be used to help with symptoms of tinnitus, nerve disorders, or brain imbalances. Amethyst's energy also supports oxygenation in the blood, helping to improve the body's assimilation of oxygen and the elimination of waste gasses, especially when in combination with other high-iron content stones such as Hematite or Magnetite.
I am purified, uplifted and protected through my connection with the Divine.
Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th), Etheric (8th and beyond, above the head)
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