I chose the amethyst because it is said to have great healing powers & also because it is my birthstone. I can't even think of a time that I have ever been without one of these stones with me, either on my finger or in my pocket. Call it superstition if you like, but I have had a medical problem for years that should have done me in long, long ago. lol! Medical science is baffled. Every doctor I have ever gone to was baffled & couldn't believe that I was still standing! (And dancing & walking & running ...) As I said, call it superstition; call it silly; call it whatever you like, but my grandmother gave me this ring that I wear & I think that I'll just call it magick and continue to wear it!
It has been said that the Amethyst is a teacher of all things spiritual, mystic and psychic. This stone is considered a great healer of the body, mind and soul.It cleanses purifies, restructures and renews. It helps to bring about an understanding of death and rebirth and also relieves stress.
The Amethyst's powers include Dreams, Overcoming Alcoholism, Healing, Psychism, Peace, Love, Protection Against Thieves, Courage, Happiness
Headaches; blood sugar imbalance; L brain imbalances; edginess; facilitates healing; inner peace; psychic insight; stimulates third eye; aid for meditation, Self assurance, hidden knowledge, spirtual power, psychic ability, healing, meditation spiritual opening & internal surrender.
Amethyst is probably one of the most well known members of the quartz family, having been used in the healing arts from the earliest of times. It is a stone steeped in ancient magic. Amethyst is the keeper of the purple ray; the color associated not only with spirituality, but also royalty. It is said to aid us in our spiritual development and increasing intuition, opening the crown and third eye chakras.
On the physical plane, Amethyst is purported to balance the brain hemispheres, relieve headaches & insomnia & strengthen the eyes. It is useful in relieving stress and reducing mental chaos, allowing us to enter into a more peaceful state of mind. It is also associated with aiding in blood sugar imbalance, L brain imbalances, & nervousness. It facilitates healing, inner peace, psychic insight, & stimulates third eye. It aids meditation, spiritual opening & internal surrender.
Amethyst is also credited with the power to prevent intoxication. Paradoxically, it is known as the Bacchus' stone and the Bishop's stone. As the Bishop's stone, it was said to strengthen faith and aid prayer. As the Bacchus stone, the Greeks associated it with wine, drama, & fertility.
The amethyst also helps ward of nightmares. Placed beneath the pillow at night or worn to bed, it drives off insomnia and produces a peaceful sleep and pleasant, healing, prophetic dreams. A spiritual stone, it has absolutely no negative side effects or associations with violence, anger or passion. The amethyst is the stone of peace & healing.
When stress builds up within you to a high degree, try holding an amethyst in your hand. Visualize it's soothing, calming, peaceful vibrations flowing into your body. This stone can calm fears, raises hopes, & lift the spirits. When worn, it wards off guilt and self-deception. It helps overcome addictions, curbs overindulgence and bestows good judgement on it's owner.
In magick, Amethyst is also used to increase psychic awareness. It is considered a stone of wisdom & allows the information received through the psychic mind to be appropriately utilized. This beautiful gem also sharpens the conscious mind, quickening the wit and enhancing mental powers.
A stone of pure love, it is often exchanged between lovers to strengthen their commitment. Worn by a man, the stone is said to attract good women to love him.
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