Wednesday, 19 September 2018

You Are Magical by Tess Whitehurst

Two parts – show chapters and what is in them. You are magic sections at end of chapters, has a quote and something for the reader to do or can do. Knowing your legacy chapter – more of a brief history lesson of different moments in history. She does talk a few different things like the elements, astrology, tarot, I Ching, sabbats and others. Along with tips to live magically every day. The book is more of a beginner/ introduction book. Part two includes more of a place to do spells and other workings – that include things like abundance and success. I think you could adjust these to what you have or want.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Nowhere Else But Here by Rachel Cotton


 
A Young Adult novel with twenty eight chapters in first person. It follows the main character Rose. Other characters include her friends Grace and Naya, and Tristan Meyers who like Rose and keeps staring at her. It is about how Theo Lockhart becomes a missing person at school – which no one really knows. Theo comes to her door stating he needs her help and instructs her not to call the police, and that he will only be a few nights. He wants her to hide him. She reluctantly agrees and states he must stay in her room no matter what. They are able to make it through a few days before her parents find out and sent back home and goes back to school. Overtime while staying with her and in the aftermath of the stay the two do find their way into a relationship.

So it is more of that classic YA novel where two different characters end up starting or developing a relationship through the course of the book.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

The Crystal Code by Tamara Driessen

Balance your Energy, Transform Your Life

 
Crystal 101 is more of shopping, maintenance, chakras and more. Rituals include meditation, altar and grids. In the guide you get the name, what they help with, information, mantra, physical healing, chakra and source. As well you get an image of the crystal. In the section of colour and meaning there is a few sentences per colour, and is not that long. So the reader does get a quick introduction to a small selection of crystals, one that are used more often and are great crystals.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The Hatch by Joe Fletcher


 
A three part book of poetry. This book of poetry is more on the dark themes and spooky tone. Some of the poems are like a story. Others are like a list. Then others are set up like other poems. The sentences are vivid, create a good imagery. A story in each poem. An interesting set of poem that would be really good around Halloween or campfire.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Number Nineteen


Below are some facts about the number nineteen.

 

Number 19 is a prime number only divisible by number 1 and itself.

It is made up of the first and last single number; 1 and 9. This makes number 19 a number of completions. Nineteen is the number of beginning and end. Number 1 vibrates the energies of uniqueness and independence. It also provides the power of motivation, progress, ambition, and striving forward. It shows that with new beginnings you will achieve success. Number 9 represents the energies of the Universal Spiritual Laws. It also leads to the spiritual enlightenment, awakening, inspiration, serving humanity, and becoming a good example. It promotes intuition and problem-solving ability. Overall, it is the sign of completion, an ending that will lead to the new beginning.

Nineteen is an auspicious number being associated with success and honor. This number is filled with joy and happiness.

The Ancients called this the ‘Number of Surrender’ as your life needs to link up with the Universal Life.
The number 19 is an endurance vibration. It brings everything into focus, winds up old accounts and starts off anew.

19 is often alone. The self-determination has so much force that 19 often feels alone even while interacting with others.

The essence also contains the ideas of drive, independence, self-sufficiency, exploration, compassion, tolerance, enthusiasm, and a powerful initiative.

The moon will appear in the exact position among the stars every 19th year.

This is called the Metonic cycle or Enneadecaeteris (Greek word meaning nineteen years) and is the 19 year cycle of the moon.

The lunar and solar cycles coincide every 19 years.

Number 19 is the number of spiritual activity in Kabbalah.

In the Tarot number 19 is the Sun. All great things are associated with the sun. This is a very auspicious card.

Number 19 has much of the same qualities as number 1. This is because the digit sum equals 1; 1+9=10 – 1+0=1.

It is a masculine number.

In Islam number 19 has the numerological value of Wahid. Wahid is one of the names for God and means “One”.

In Islam there are 19 angles guarding Hell stated in the Qur’an 74:30; Over it are nineteen [angels].

Anniversary of marriage which marks 19 years is bronze.

The number 19 is the atomic number of Potassium (K).

In Japan, 19 is a sign carrying misfortune because it is said JUKU, which means also "sorrows repeated".

In the I Ching, the 19th kua is usually translated as ‘Approach,’ meaning the approach of Spring or the approach of good fortune. It can also, however, refer to the approach the truly great take to life.

The key to this kua is in the commentary from Confucius: “The Superior Person has inexhaustible affection for the people. Nothing hinders him in his care for them.”

Sum of the twelve apostles and the seven deacons of the incipient Church.

Nineteen chapters of the book of the Wisdom of the Ancient Testament.

The mosque of Cordoue has nineteen gates on the Court of the orange trees.

The staircase of "Member", the pulpit of the "iman", has nineteen steps.

Gautama Buddha was 19 years old when he left the palace of his father and he went to search wisdom.

According to Edgar Cayce, the birth of Christ would have occurred the nineteenth day of March.

There are in Quebec 19 dioceses.

People associated with this number are self-absorbed mostly. They are often famous for unusual things. They are dependent on others, and that needy nature creates so many imbalances in their life. Only by learning balance and self-confidence, they can fight all the obstacles in life.

19 IDEAL GIFT
The 19 person loves anything luxurious or which indicates that they are powerful and/or successful.
Men appreciate all power tools, a top-of-the-range barbeque or a good bottle of brandy or wine.
Women love champagne, a box of quality chocolates, a subscription to their favourite magazine, or a voucher for a day-spa.

 

Spiritual Meaning

It is the reminder that you have accomplished your goal or you are near to achieve it; also, any particular chapter from your life has ended or near its end.

It shows that closing one door will only open a new one, so you should not get worried. You should remain active during the process of completion because soon you will achieve something even better.

When new opportunities are about to knock on your door, you will see number 19 everywhere.

It is also the reminder of self-help. It means that you should not wait for the help from outside but initiate your journey on your own, and it will lead you to the advantages. Your positive attitude could not be helpful for you only but others as well.

Number 19 tells you to be the good human also. It asks you to serve humanity in whatever way possible.

Your life purpose is more than what you are after, and you should know that; by helping others, you will complete your soul mission.

When you want to step towards a new career that benefits earth in any way and you see number 19, it is the go-go signal for you. It is the message from the universe that you will gain success in this field.

 

The Game of Go

The game of Go is an ancient Chinese board game. It is a game for two players and played on a grid consisting of 19X19 lines. A fair warning, the game of Go is complicated. This game is suited for adults who welcome a challenge.

This game is truly historical as it dates back to 2500 years ago. It must be perfect for the history lover who enjoys board games.

 

The 19th President of the United States

Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1877-1881) was the 19th President of the United States. There was must dispute about how Hayes won the election (by congressional commission).

Many believed he won by fraud. The first telephone was installed in the White House during Hayes’s presidency. Also the first typewriter arrived at the White House during his term in office.

Hayes and his wife were deeply religious. Liquor, dances and games were banned from the White House during his presidency. He was Republican.

His wife Lucy was the first presidential wife to be called “First Lady”. She was also nicknamed “Lemonade Lucy” because she banned alcohol from the White House.

 

The 19th State of the United States

Indiana became the 19th state of the U.S. in 1816. On the side note; there is a town in Indiana called Santa Claus. It is the only postal address in the world that officially bears this name. We suspect they receive lots of mail close to Christmas.

 

Number 19 is the number associated with Kuan Yin, the Chinese goddess of Mercy.
She is the most popular goddess in Asia. The majority of homes in South-East Asia will have a picture or a statue of the beloved goddess.

Her birthday is the 19th of the second Chinese month.

She became a Buddha on the 19th day of the sixth Chinese month.

Kuan Yin received her sacred pearls on the 19th of the ninth Chinese month.

 

Number 19 in the Baha’i Faith

Number 19 is an important number in the Baha’i Faith. Their calendar has 19 months. Each of the 19 months consists of 19 days. They have a 19 year cycle. The super cycle is 19X19, 361 year.

Every 19 days people of the Baha’i faith come together for a meeting they call “The Feast”.

The founder of the Baha’i faith was Baha’u’llah. There were 19 Apostles.

Mírzá Músá: The brother of Baha’u’llah

Badí‘: Martyr, he was only 17 years old when he was tortured and killed.

Mírzá Muhammad-Hasan: – beheaded in 1879 because he was proclaimed a Baha’i. He is known as the “King of Martyrs”. His brother was also beheaded for being a Baha’i

Hájí Amín: (1831 – 1928) He lived a long life spreading the new faith.

Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl : (1844–1914)Spent his life travelling and spreading the new faith

Varqá: A matyr, murdered in 1896 by the Persian authorizes for being a Baha’i.

Mírzá Mahmúd:–Murdered by poisoning in 1928.

Hají Ákhúnd: (1842-1910) He was appointed “Hand of the Cause”.

Nabíl-i-Akbar: (1829 – 1892) He was appointed “Hand of the Cause”.

Vakílu’d-Dawlih: (1830 – 1909) He was Bab’s cousin.

Ibn-i-Abhar: He spent his life travelling and proclaiming his faith. Died in 1917

Nabíl-i-A`zam: (1831 – 1892) When Baha’u’llah died he was so distressed he committed suicide by drowning himself in the sea.

Samandar: (1844-1918) a very dedicated Baha’i from a wealthy family.

Mírzá Mustafá: (1837-1910) Devoted all his life to the Baha’i faith

Mishkín-Qalam: (1826 – 1912) was highly respected and well-known as a calligrapher.

Adíb: (1848–1919) He was a «Hand of the cause”.

Shaykh Muhammad-‘Alí: (186 -1924) Travelled many places including India spreading the word.

Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín: (1818-1903) Transcibed Holy writings and given the name “Ornament of the Near Ones”.

Ibn-i-Asdaq: He was one of the four “Hand of the Cause” appointed by Baha’u’llah. Died in 1928

 

On the 19th

March 19, 1931: Nevada legalized gambling.

March 19th is the feast day of Saint Joseph (husband of Mary, mother of Jesus). He is patron saint of carpenters, immigrants, fathers, workers and a peaceful, happy death.

November 19th is International Men’s day

 

The lucky numbers and dates of 19

The lucky numbers – 1, 10, 28, 9, 18, 27, 5, 14, 23. No other figure can not be harmonious, and all are hostile.
Lucky dates – 19. and 5.
Lucky days – Tuesday, Saturday.
Lucky color – red.
Lucky stone – Topaz.
Diseases – smallpox and blood pressure. The diet should be used ginger and garlic.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing by Joanna Henly


There is a set up chapter that talks of things like point of view and how to hold a pencil. Also understanding the face – angles, facial relationships, and others. It goes into different facial features like eyes and ears. As well as skin tones and hair. The book does have images of techniques and examples. Not a total beginner book, not step by step – though there is a little of it. The book has tips to work on portrait drawing. It is a slight beginner book – more beginner to intermediate drawer. Shows a variety of different not show how to do each one.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Dishcloths to Crochet by Pat Olski

In the contents page there is a small image next to the title of the project, so you get a quick glance of the project. The is abbreviations and basic directions to make changing loop – common to see this is many beginner books. Pattern with side note – finished size, yarn, notion and gauge. You get a full image of the dishcloth. Not for the straight out beginner but once you got the skills down and practice these ones can be done. There are twenty five patterns – so the book is not that long to get through if you read before doing the patterns.



Friday, 24 August 2018

Cannabis in Spiritual Practice by Will Johnson

            Part one deals with calm mind of the Buddha and part two is about the ecstatic body of Shiva. And this is the focus of the book. If looking for a book that has more of a focus of cannabis in your practice, the title can be a little deceiving. But can be understandable when cannabis is not a fully legal, or at all drug in a number of areas. There is a list of audio tracks and reading suggestions at the end of the book. The intention of the book, stated more or less, not to encourage or promote the use if it in spiritual work but nether to deny from it being a support or catalyst for some. There is breathing and connect with Buddha teachings/practice. Does talk about the five precepts and goes into them. The first part is short, more of an introduction. Part two is the longer section and deals with Shiva. There is meditations in both parts. More of a Buddist/Shiva practice than one of cannabis use/integration in spiritual use. There is small mentions of it though throughout.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Being Creative by Michael Atavar

Five sections and an epilogue. Each section has information, toolkit and further reading. Twenty lessons of the most current and topical debates of creative thinking today – stated in book. Toolkits are help with what reader has learned in lesson. Each topic has an exercise. Not a long book, but does take time to read. Unsure if it will help a whole lot of people, but it does have some good points. And the exercises could be helpful with your creativity and distract yourself enough to spark your creativity for another project. It is a different take on creativity books.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Amethyst


 
Uses: Intuition, Meditation, Protection, Purification, Wisdom, Increases nobility, Spiritual awareness, Psychic abilities, Inner peace and healing, Healing of body, mind & soul, Positive transformation, Meditation, Balance, Relieves stress, Communication

 

About the Stone

Amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. The only difference between regular clear quartz and amethyst is the color, which is caused by iron and aluminum that were present while the stone was forming. Amethyst is always a shade of purple, sometimes very light, other times very dark, and occasionally you will find red dots or red or blue hues in the stone.

The typical color of an amethyst boasts the color of royalty, a rich violet-purple. It comes in all shades of purple, lilac and mauve. It is a variety of quartz, the most highly prized variety. The natural abundance and infinite variety of quartz have made it the most widely used of all gem minerals. It is often found in the form of six sided crystals. It occurs in many igneous and metamorphic rocks, particularly granite and gneiss. The physical properties of amethyst vary greatly from one location to another. Experts can tell where an amethyst is from just by looking at it.

Amethyst and citrine are closely related: citrine is formed when amethyst is exposed to heat when forming. Some people even call citrine “burnt amethyst”. When citrine and amethyst are found together in one piece, it is called ametrine and is very sought after.

Amethyst is the birthstone for February and is mentioned under the astrological signs Pisces, Aries, Aquarius, and Sagittarius. Should also be worn on Thursdays, “Thor’s Day.” It is considered a Gem of Spring, and though historically given as a gift on the seventeenth wedding anniversary. It is now the gemstone for ones sixth year wedding anniversary.

 

Amethyst is the traditional birthstone of those born in the month of February.

Amethyst Natural Birthstone: Amethyst is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the old year wanes and the new is about to arrive at the winter solstice (November 21 - December 20). Amethyst crystals bring you creativity, perception, self knowledge, and insight.

Amethyst - Zodiac Stone of Pisces: Amethyst is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Pisces as winter makes way for spring, from February 19 to March 20. Pisces’ symbol is two fish swimming in the opposite directions of each other, and illustrates the problem of dealing with conflicting emotions and goals. Pisceans love making friends and being around them, and often put their friends’ interests and needs before their own. They are very empathetic and enjoy giving gifts. They are quite resilient in life, and are successful in the businesses of art, music, marketing and drama.

 

Chakras are the Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra, its planet is Jupiter and elements are air and water.

Amethyst is found in Russia, India, Brazil, US, Canada, Australia, and South Korea.

Amethyst has been a prized gem for centuries. The use of amethyst dates back to Neolithic times. It has often been associated with royalty, and used in crowns and royal rings from Egypt to Britain. In the Smithsonian there is an amethyst weighing four hundred pounds.

Amethysts from Veracruz, Eastern Mexico, tend to be very pale, while specimen from Guerrero, Southwest-Central Mexico, tends to be very brightly colored. The color of an amethyst is very unstable and can diminish with protracted exposure to sunlight. Pale stones may be set in a closed setting with a backing of foil to enhance the color. The purple color of the stone actually comes from iron impurities within. Deep rich purple colors are the most valuable kind. Amethysts are graded, with the best-quality, darkest specimens called “Siberian,” regardless of where they are from. Mid quality stones are “Uruguayan” and lesser quality specimens are “Bahain.” Pale stones are called “Rose of France.”

Amethysts are found mostly in Western India, Southern Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar, the United States, Soviet Union, Australia, South Africa, Southwestern Sri Lanka, South America and Africa.

 

Ancient civilizations prized the stone more than many gems, which today, enjoy more recognition and value, including the sapphire and the ruby. In olden times, Amethyst saw its place in the Christian church, worn on Bishops’ rings. The royal purple color used to symbolize Christ. Saint Valentine was thought to wear a ring set with an antique Amethyst carved with an image of Cupid. The stone is also a symbol of Saint Matthias. There are a number of Biblical references to the amethyst. It was also one of the twelve precious stones in the high priest Aaron’s breastplate. The twelfth foundation of the Holy City was built of amethyst. For some time, true amethyst was valued equally with the diamond. Then great finds in South America and elsewhere made it more plentiful. As its rarity decreased, so did its price.  The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.

 

In Fenf Shui, Amethyst utilizes Fire Energy. Fiire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.

 

Amethyst Spiritual Energy

Amethyst carries a high spiritual vibration of humility and devotion to the Divine. It is highly conducive to stilling one’s thoughts in prayer and meditation, and surrendering to that which is greater than the self. Amethyst also stimulates the higher mind to receive one’s spiritual power as a creation of the Divine being and to open to the insights, wisdom and guidance that is offered.

Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification, cleansing one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments, and creating a resonant shield of spiritual Light around the body. It acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments. It is a valuable protection for those doing psychic or intuitive work, and enhances personal environments with a healing and protective circle of Light.

 

Geologic Occurrence of Amethyst

Small amounts of amethyst are found at many locations throughout the world in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Faceting, cabbing and ornamental grade amethyst can be found in all of these locations; however, the amount is usually insufficient to support an ongoing mining operation.

The world’s most important amethyst deposits are usually found in the fractures and cavities of igneous rocks. In Brazil and Uruguay large amounts of amethyst are found in the cavities of basalt flows. Large cavities can contain hundreds of pounds to several tons of amethyst crystals.

Smaller cavities, known as geodes, are often opened in a way that displays the crystals inside and then fitted with a base that allows them to be used as home or office decor. They are popular sales items at rock shops and mineral shows.

Other productive amethyst deposits are located in Canada, France, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and the United States.

Amethyst has been produced at many locations in the United States. Much of it has been as a byproduct of other mining operations. Today, the only commercially run amethyst mine in the United States is the Four Peaks Mine in Arizona. The mine is well known for producing amethyst with a reddish purple color. The deposit was also known by Native Americans because a few amethyst arrowheads have been found nearby. Some of the amethyst in the Spanish crown jewels may be from this deposit, brought back to Spain by Spanish explorers.

 

Amethyst Goddess Crystals

Amethyst honors Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, and Childbirth. She represents the love of the mountains and the forests where she chooses to spend her life. Her comfort is sought by women in labor.

Amethyst also honors Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Moon, and Protector of Animals.

 

Lore

The word amethyst comes from Greek, and means “to not intoxicate”. It was traditionally used by Greeks and Romans as a way to keep themselves sober. It was said that an amethyst could prevent the bearer from becoming excessively drunk and also instills a sober and serious mind. It was believed that if a person drank from a cup or goblet made entirely of amethyst, he or she would not get drunk at all. Amethyst has also been used to deal with insomnia, grief, and addictions.

 

According to Greek mythology, Amethyst was a young virgin who became the object of wrath of the Greek God Dionysus after he became intoxicated with red wine. When Amethyst cried out to Goddess Diana for help, she immediately turned the girl into a white, shimmering stone. When Dionysus realized what had happened and felt remorse for his actions, his tears dripped into his goblet of red wine. The goblet overturned, and the red wine spilled all over the white rock, saturating it until it became the purple quartz that is now known as Amethyst.

 

Ancient Egyptians used the stone as the representative of the zodiac sign of the goat. The goat was considered the enemy of vines and vineyards, and therefore the antidote of wine. Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.

 

Amethyst has been thought to have many attributes throughout history, and all of them are good. The stone was thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, make a shrewd man in business, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the warrior to victory, help the hunter in search of his game, protect the wearer from contagious diseases, and put demons to flight if the figure of a bear is inscribed on the jewel. Amethyst was known as a gem that would bring forth the highest, purest aspirations of human kind. Chastity, sobriety, and control over one’s thoughts were all attributes heightened by wearing the stone. The gem would guard against the anger of passion, and the violent or base nature of its wearer. The stone encouraged calm, bravery, and contemplation.

 

Amethyst has religious connotations, as well. It was one of the twelve stones that adorned the breastplate of the high priest Aaron (Exodus 39). Amethyst later has stood for the tribe of Dan, one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The Apostle Matthias and the Guardian Angel Adnachiel spirit are associated with Amethyst, as well. During the Middle Ages, Amethyst stood for piety and celibacy and was therefore worn by members of the Catholic Church clergy and was used to adorn crosses.

During the Renaissance, Amethyst has stood for humility and modesty. Throughout the ages, powerful and rich monarchs have used Amethyst as a symbol of royalty, and some Amethysts even decorate the British Crown Jewels. Rumor has it that Amethyst was a personal favorite of Queen Catherine the Great of Russia.

 

Historically, the stone was believed to assist prophecy and visions and to bring riches and powers to its owners. It has always been associated with the civil and religious classes that have ruled human cultures. In the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, the amethyst enhances the wealth corner focusing on the giving and receiving of material wealth. At the highest level, amethyst bestows the spiritual understanding required to reach the state of bliss. It is associated with the crown chakra at the top of the head where divine essence enters. It is a good stone to solve discord, suggested for children and warring relatives. In Renaissance magic, an amethyst engraved with the image of a bear was worn as a protective amulet. In Graeco-Roman times, rings of amethyst set in bronze were worn as charms against evil, and magical cups carved from amethyst banished sorrow and evil from all who drank.

 

Healing Properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is a powerhouse stone. It vibrates at a high frequency, creating a bubble of spiritual protection against negative energy. It awakens higher consciousness, assists in wise decision-making free of emotional confusion, and facilitates meditation and intuition.

 

For centuries, amethysts have been thought to be an excellent remedial for many ailments. Hundreds of years ago, the amethyst was moistened with saliva and rubbed on the face to banish pimples and rough skin. Today it is used in spells designed to magnify beauty. In traditional Chinese medicine, amethyst is prescribed for stomach pains and bad dreams. It may also be used for the healing of illnesses of the lungs. It is believed to help detoxify the body and can be most useful in cleansing the pectoral region. Amethysts are valuable in treating the central nervous system as well as the brain. When worn close to the head, as in a pair of amethyst earrings, not only are they said they alleviate a headache, but they will also help clear one’s thinking process, allowing one to process information more efficiently. It is believed to loosen blocks in the mind where mental functioning has become confused and undirected, and frees the way to clearer thinking. They are also believed to help people who suffer from a faulty memory.

 

Amethysts are recommended to those who deal with stress a lot, such as people with an excessive work ethic who are unable to enjoy relaxation. This quality is also believed useful when treating insomnia too. Amethysts also help those who are prone to depression and an overall melancholy feeling. Many also believe that amethysts are useful for those working to transcend chemical dependence. The stones may work as talismans to provide inner strength when battling dependency. Amethyst is believed to target the pituitary gland, which directs the endocrine system, the pineal gland, where altered states of consciousness and psychic skills are thought to be triggered, and the entire cerebral cortex in the brain. It is therefore felt to be a tonic for headaches, mental illness, anxiety, concussions, and depression.

 

Amethysts are also used for natural healing. It is a stone steeped in ancient magic and is as popular today as it was two thousand years ago. If placed beneath a pillow or worn to bed, it supposedly drives off insomnia and nightmares. It also produces a peaceful sleep with pleasant, healing, and often prophetic dreams. However it will also ensure that its wearer doesn’t oversleep. It is a spiritual stone, with no negative side effects or associations with violence, anger or passion. It is a stone of peace. It calms fears, raises hopes, lifts the spirits, and promotes thoughts of the spiritual reality behind our lives. It wards off guilt and self deception, curbs overindulgence, and bestows good judgment. It calms emotional storms and in situations of potential danger, it will come to your aid. It also lends courage and is a powerful amulet for travelers. Worn, it protects against thieves, harm, sickness, and danger.

 

Amethyst is cleansing, both physically and psychologically. It promotes internal balance and harmony and brings stability to the individual. Amethysts are capable of raising ones spirits, promoting self assurance and confidence. They brighten the outlook on life and enhance the sense of humor. The virtues of amethyst include beauty, calm, fulfillment, humility, a loving demeanor, perfection, piety, sincerity, spiritual balance, tranquility and wisdom. Amethyst is often worn during contemplation or placed on simple meditation altars. It is worn during psychic acts and since it is a stone of wisdom, it allows the information received through the psychic mind to be appropriately utilized. The stone also helps sharpen the conscious mind and enhances the mental powers. It is used to improve memory and keeps thoughts in line with life goals. It is a stone of pure, true, emotional love. It is often exchanged between two lovers to strengthen their commitment. It is also one of the few stones specifically prescribed for men to use for attracting women. It supposedly draws “good women” to love him. The stone is also used by those involved in lawsuits to ensure that right is done. It has been long thought to bring success to businesses.

 

Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.

Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and strengthens the body to fight against cancer. It destroys malignant tumours and aids in tissue regeneration. Cleanses the blood. Relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Amethyst eases headaches and releases tension. It reduces bruising, swellings, injuries, and treats hearing disorders. Amethyst heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders and diseases of the digestive tract.

 

Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. A healer will usually wear several pieces of jewelry with amethysts set in silver, especially an amethyst necklace. The person to be healed will have an Amethyst to hold while the healing is being done. The healer will place another piece of Amethyst on the area of the body in need of healing, the heart or lungs usually.

Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.

Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts placed in a window that receives sun most of the day are very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home. Place Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts in moonlight and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings. It also helps relieve headaches

 

Amethyst as a Gemstone

A purple translucent semi-precious stone. Like all quartz, amethyst is a commonly used stone in metaphysical work. Amethyst is found in many parts of the world, but only a few countries provide the dark, high quality color.

 

Amethyst in Jewelry

Amethyst, because of its hardness and beautiful color is very popular in jewelry. It is readily available at relatively low prices, even for high grade material, and is available in a huge range of sizes and shapes.

Sunlight and exposure to heat causes the color of amethysts to deteriorate. Avoid any contact with chemicals such as household cleaners or hairspray. To clean, use a soft toothbrush or cloth and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water to gently scrub the stone. You may also clean it with an at-home ultrasonic unit.

Amethyst is a durable gemstone, but some care is needed to maintain its polish and natural color. However, with a hardness of 7, it can come in contact with a variety of common objects that can produce a scratch on its surface. Accidental scrapes on hard objects or abrasion with other gems of equal or greater hardness in a jewelry box can cause damage. Amethyst is also a brittle material that can be chipped or scratched by impact. It is best not to wear amethyst jewelry during an activity or at a location where this might occur.

Long-term storage of amethyst and amethyst jewelry is best done in a jewelry box or other dark location. The color of some amethyst can be subject to fading by prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or bright display lights.

Virtually everyone can benefit from wearing amethyst. We are in constant contact with other people and their energies, especially in the workplace, and the protective properties of amethyst do wonders in keeping you in harmony and free from picking up negative or unwanted energies from the environment.

Amethyst is a must-have for anyone working in healing professions. Those working with sick or mentally ill people will benefit as these people literally “suck” energy from you if you are not protected. The high vibration of amethyst will protect your energy field.

 

Synthetic Amethyst

Even though amethyst is not an extremely costly material, synthetic amethyst has been manufactured at least as far back as 1970. Since then an enormous number of items have been produced from synthetic amethyst by faceting, cabbing and carving. These have entered all levels of the jewelry trade. This has disappointed many jewelry consumers and made them hesitant to purchase amethyst.

Experienced gemologists can identify some natural amethyst with a microscope if it exhibits color zoning and contains characteristic mineral inclusions. However, much of the natural amethyst is of a very high clarity grade, and finding identifying inclusions can be difficult or impossible.

In the early days of synthetic amethyst, most synthetic material did not exhibit Brazil law twinning, which is almost always present in natural amethyst. This could be used to identify some synthetic material, but when synthetic amethyst manufacturers learned of this, they began using twinned amethyst slices as seed crystals. Now almost all synthetic amethyst is coming out of the lab with Brazil law twinning.

       

Amethyst imitations: A variety of man-made materials are used to simulate amethyst. Shown here are a faceted stone and a piece of rough. These are a Russian glass-ceramic material known as Nanosital.

 

Color in Amethyst

Amethyst is an extremely popular gem because of its attractive purple color. Like the word "turquoise," the word "amethyst" is now the name of a color as well as the name of a gem material.

While the word "amethyst" makes most people think of a dark purple gem, amethyst actually occurs in many purple colors. The purple color can be so light that it is barely perceptible or so dark that it is nearly opaque. It can be reddish purple, purple, or violetish purple. Amethyst exists in this wide range of colors.

Today much of the light amethyst is used to cut small calibrated stones for use in mass-market jewelry. Most of the premium reddish purple color amethyst is being used in high-end or designer jewelry.

Creative people have come up with a variety of adjectives to describe shades of amethyst. These include: orchid and lavender for lighter colors; grape, indigo or royal for darker colors; and raspberry or plum for reddish colors. While these names can be useful in conveying a generalized color, they are by no means precise or clearly understood by everyone.

With a combination of attractive colors, good durability, and affordability, it is no wonder that amethyst is a favorite gem of artisans, jewelers, craftspeople, and consumers.

 

How to Use Amethyst for Healing

1.      Wear Amethyst as a necklace or jewelry for ongoing, every day support.

2.      Place Amethyst in your enviornment, to support specific activities, like work.

3.      Meditate while holding Amethyst to receive deep insight, guidance, and healing.

4.      Assists in meditation and dream work

5.      Enhances psychic abilities and intuition

6.      Helps in breaking free from bad habits and limiting behaviors

7.      Protects the physical environment from negative energies

8.      Blocks geopathic stress

9.      Brings peace and tranquility in the home

10.  Calms the mind

11.  Helps bring clarity in decision making

12.  Reduces stress, anxiety, fear, and grief

13.  Works with the third eye, crown, and upper chakras

 

Amethyst and the Angelic Realm

The beautiful purple Light of Amethyst is particularly conducive to communion with angels. It ranges in color from pale red-violet (amethyst color) to deep violet. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, an Amethyst of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

 

Date
Crystal Color
Name of Guardian Angel
January 16 - Jan 20
Dark Amethyst
Mitzrael
February 15 - February 19
Amethyst
Manake
February 25 - February 29
Amethyst
Habuhian
April 26 - April 30
Amethyst
Cahatel
July 17 - July 22
Dark Amethyst
Hahaiah
Sept 18 - Sept 23
Violet
Menadel
Oct 29 - Nov 2
Lt Amethyst
Ielahiah
Nov 23 - Nov 27
Amethyst
Vahuel

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Amethyst. The table below gives you the information about them.

 

Purpose
Crystal Color
Name of Angel
Guardian of the Twenty-Sixth Mansion of the Moon
Amethyst
Tagriel
Master of the 3rd Tarot Card "The Empress"
Dark Amethyst
Hagiel
Guardian of the Thirteenth Mansion of the Moon
Dark Amethyst
Jazeriel
Master of the 6th Tarot Card "The Lovers"
Light Amethyst
Ambriel
Guardian of the Twenty-Seventh Mansion of the Moon
Light Amethyst
Atheniel
Guardian of the Twenty-Fifth Mansion of the Moon
Light Amethyst
Aziel
Angel of Saturday and Ruler of Saturn. Cassiel is the Master of the 21st Tarot Card "The World". Cassiel is also the Angel of Temperence, the Angel of Solitude, and the Angel of Tears
Light Amethyst
Cassiel
Master of the 20th Tarot Card "Judgment"
Light Amethyst
Nuriel
Master of the 21st Tarot Card "The World"
Light Amethyst
Phorlach
Guardian of the Twenty-Eighth Mansion of the Moon
Violet
Amnixiel
Healing Emotions
Violet
Jeremiel
Dealing with Adversity
Violet
Mastema
Michael is the Beauty Angel, Tree of Life. He is the Ruler of Sunday and the Sun. Michael is also the Master of the 19th Tarot Card "The Sun" and the 20th Tarot Card "Judgement". He also helps you Heal Fear and Nervousness as well as being the ,aster of the East wind and the Angel of Sound Sleep, Repentance, and Truth
Violet
Michael
Guardian of the Seventh Mansion of the Moon
Violet
Scheliel
Master of the 8th Tarot Card "Strength"
Violet
Sheratiel
Master of the 13th Tarot Card "Death"
Light Violet
Barachiel
Master of the 12th Tarot Card "The Hanged Man"
Light Violet
Taliahad