“Amethyst” is one of those weird words-- like “opportunities--” that I always seem to misspell when I first type it. Incidentally, both of those words are very commonly used in my line of work, and a part of me thinks I am cosmically meant to misspell them so that I go back over them and really give them the attention they deserve. With many amethysts gracing my residence and workplace, I reap the benefits of this remarkable specimen daily, and can certainly attest that the faculties it has historically been attributed are 100% real.
For centuries, across the globe, this mineral has been assigned a set of properties that particularly revolve around healing physical and emotional ailments; it is said to have a higher frequency of energetic receptors to the nervous system, and subsequently functions like a sponge to soak up the intentions and energies put into it.
“Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding, and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one.”
With all this in mind, we thought we’d make a quick list of ten things you may like to know about Amethyst!
There’s so much more information available on this stone; it is often helpful to have a guide such as The Pocket Book of Stones. Websites such as The Crystal Vault are also a remarkably informative resource that include detailed information about historical meanings and uses.