Powerful Amethyst Crystals
With the likes of the mighty amethyst crystal, everybody, in my opinion, should have at least one of this robust gem in their collection. Because of the amethyst crystal being a fantastic gemstone for meditation. Therefore is known for calming on the emotional, physical and emotional well-being planes. It promotes balance & peace and helps to eliminate impatience. Are you having troubles sleeping? By all means, place an amethyst under your pillow or set it on your nightstand. For this reason, you’re likely not to toss and turn or combat terrible insomnia. Amethyst is also known for heightened intuition and psychic awareness.
Greek & Roman Times
Notably, the word amethyst comes from the Greek word ametusthos meaning “not intoxicated”. According to the Ancient Greeks, Dionysus, the God of wine, poured out his wine over a clear crystal in mourning resulting in the purple colour of the gemstone.
For this reason, amethyst is known to help promote sobriety. Thus having the loose meaning of being stone cold sober. Consequently, also using the metaphorical sense of developing an understanding. In essence, giving the ability to think more clearly and not be clouded with the emotion of any sort.
The Story of Bacchus
In like manner, the Roman God Bacchus the God of wine, agriculture and fertility, became angry over an insult. As a result, he was determined to avenge himself. He decreed his tigers would devour the first person he should meet. The unfortunate person happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst. She was on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious tigers sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess Diana. Ultimately Diana saved Amethyst by turning her into a translucent, white crystal.
Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, hence giving the gem its lovely purple hue.
The “Gem of Fire”
In the ancient world, amethyst was considered to be the “Gem of Fire”. A precious stone worth as much as a Diamond. Amethyst has always associated with February. The month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month.
Consequently, the Greek God named Februus (see the similarity) is the ruler of February. Februus in Greek means the “purifier”. He was the God of purification and worshipped by the Etruscans for the underworld.
Amethyst is the stone of St. Valentine and symbolises faithful love. It signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the “Bishop’s Stone”. It carries the energy of fire and passion. Also, creativity and spirituality yet bear the logic of temperance and sobriety.
Kiss The Ring
Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst. Thus believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup wouldn’t get them drunk. Also, the gemstone worn on the body had a sobering effect. Not only for inebriation but in over-zealous fits of passion.
Catholic bishops also wore amethyst in a ring to protect from mystical intoxication. Kissing the ring kept others from similar mystical intoxication and kept them grounded in spiritual thought.
Ancient Uses of Amethyst
Purple Amethyst has been held in high esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty. Its legendary powers are said to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications.
Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts. It was even thought to increase intelligence and help in business matters. During travel, many ancients wore amethyst on their body usually around their navel for protection. The practice of wearing the gemstone kept the wearer alert to the forms of betrayal and surprise attacks. For soldiers of the day, amethyst was thought to protect them from harm and gave them victory over their enemies.
As well as for the hunter, It assisted in the capture of wild beasts. Back then, even like now, amethyst was considered to be a powerful psychic stone. It was to bring protection to the wearer against witchcraft and black magic.
Consequently, amethyst frequently adorns many royal crowns, scepters and other regalia objects. It is known as a majestic gem worthy of the Royals from Europe, Africa and Asia’s. It was meant to protect its wearer from disease and contagion.
In modern times, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone. It brings the intense energy of spirituality and contentment. It is known for its metaphysical abilities. It quiets the mind and inspires an enhanced meditative state.
The high frequency that amethyst permeates purifies the aura, thus resulting in the elimination of harmful energy and attachments. Therefore, it creates a protective shield of light around the body. Thus allowing one to remain clear and centred. Meanwhile allowing to open up in safety to spiritual direction.
Amethyst stimulates the third eye, crown and etheric chakras. Thus it is enhancing cognitive perception. It accelerates the development of intuitive and psychic ability. By and large, this is but one of the amethysts many benefits. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding. Amethyst is a stone of comfort for those in grief over the loss of a loved one.
Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition. And assists with the focus on the brain. It helps to bring new ideas forward, putting thought into action. Amethyst can help bring projects to fruition. Therefore it is considered a talisman of focus and success.
My Experience with Amethyst
Personally, I use amethyst in my meditation and my work as a psychic medium. Look around my home, and you find the gemstone hanging out in various shapes and forms. I prefer the raw cut like geodes; I have one right beside my computer and a larger one sitting on my window ledge. Any amethyst whether it being a geode or polished or tumbled is a winner in my opinion.
It also is a self re-charging stone. It holds strength and clarity to a higher degree without getting muddled like other gemstones that need the sun or moon energy to zap them back.
I also offer amethyst stones as parting gifts for my clients who visit me (along with other gems). Also, I love the way the amethyst energy vibrates and resonates with me. Not to mention it is also my birthstone.
Consequently, I have included amethyst in the design of my handmade chakra bracelets. The high resonating bracelet will be available for purchase in my online store.
As you can see amethyst is a powerful gemstone gifting the wearer protection, insight, manifestation, enhancing psychic & intuitive abilities and not to forget knocking out negative energy and replacing it with a sense of calmness.
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