Amethyst is a quartz crystal that can range in color from lavender to deep purple. It has a legendary history of use going back over 25,000 years: the ancient Egyptians used Amethyst beads and amulets, and many ancients thought it was a connection to the divine. Purple has long been considered the color of royalty, and has been used in crowns and rings throughout the ages.
The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word for “not intoxicated” and there is are a variety of interesting legends as to how it got its name – but all along the same lines, and all involving wine! One version is that the wine god, Bacchus, was angry over an insult and decreed that the first person he met would be devoured by his tigers. Unfortunately, this person was a beautiful girl named Amethyst who was on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the tigers leapt, she asked the goddess to help her, and she was saved by being turned into a clear crystal. Bacchus was mortified, and poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering – turning the stone a deep purple.
Amethyst brings calmness and clarity, and is especially helpful during stressful or confusing times, calming anger. It is helpful to the mind and strengthens psychic abilities - and it is thought reduce anxiety and nightmares. Place Amethyst under your pillow for a restful sleep!
Amethyst is one of the best stones for meditation.
Physically, Amethyst can boost production of hormones and metabolism. One of the names attributed to Amethyst is “all healer,” as it can soothe headaches, release tension, and is considered beneficial to balance flora in the intestine*.
Amethyst is a perfect stone for calming your physical environment. Place stones in all corners of the room to make you feel protected.
From time to time, you do need to clear the negative energies that can acccumulate in Amethyst - but just hold the stone under running water for a minute or so, while holding the intention that the stone be cleared.
These tumble stones impart the energy of Amethyst.
These stones come in a set of 7. Place them in all corners of your room!
Length: ~ 1 inch x 0.8 inch
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*Note: The properties of healing stones should not be considered as healthcare information