These are so cool, I have never seen anything like them, they are a new find in Madagascar and a very light lavender color. They are natural and raw looking, with a wonderful shape.
Amethyst- quartz results from exposure to natural or artificial radiation, which causes minute iron and aluminum impurities to expose themselves. Impurities need not be more than one in one thousand silicon atoms for the color to be evident. Amethyst is the most expensive and highly regarded color in the quartz family. Amethyst gained its color, according to Greek myth, when the god Bacchus promised, after being insulted, that he would consume the first person he saw. The hapless person turned out to be Amethyst on her way to worship the Goddess Diana, who swept down to save her and turned her into clear quartz crystal. Seeing the error of his anger, Bacchus poured grape juice over her, turning her stone body purple. Based on that legend, people believed amethyst to be a cure for drunkenness, anger, disturbed passions and frustration. It is the stone of temperance and sobriety, and is said to stimulate female sexual glands.
Amethyst assists body/mind surrender to and integration of higher spiritual energies. It stills, opens, and focuses the mind during meditation, mediation, counseling, and intellectual creativity. it provides calm for sleep with inspired dreams, and can relax sleeplessness due to anxiety, stress, burnout, feelings of being overwhelmed and depression.
Amethyst allows the intellect and ego to surrender to the amethystine ray. The Romans used amethyst in wine to counteract drunkenness. It is effective in alleviating and shifting compulsive disorders, mental illness, addictions, negative thought patterns, and physical illnesses due to stress and teh previously mentioned areas. it counteracts excessive behaviors. It reduces bitterness, resentment and harsh tones in speech by aligning individuals with their highest good. Over a period of years, it completely shifts patterns of negativity learned from childhood, allowing the reemergence of the inner child and the healthy inner parents. Therefore, it resonates to triune archetypes and symbolism of the father, mother, child and the tetrahedron which is the primary order geometric expression of life. It encourages feelings and expression of tolerance, acceptance and detachment as well as gradual awareness of sufficiency. This means that amethyst is so effective at connecting physical to spiritual that one eventually regards what one has as enough. Decreasing needs for over-consumption lead to feelings of basking in love, light and one consciousness. Amethyst is a stone which encourages attainment of understanding the unified field theory, the union of souls and the oneness of all universal energy. Christians often view amethyst as a stone of humility, because of its hue. Amethyst activates and strengthens the immune system (through feelings of calm, peace, safety and serenity in the Light), the endocrine system, and the pineal and pituitary glands. Its calming vibration slows heart-rate to decrease movement of poison in the body. It deepens intuition, higher self connection, and past life release of karma. It cleanses all the bodies and the physical and etheric environments through absorption of negativity, but it also charges all the bodies with high healing energy. it is an essential stone for all forms of healing work. Amethyst is the State gem of South Carolina. Amethyst is the February birthstone. All forms of amethyst are categorized as Auric Conditioners in the Spiritual Apothecary,. (6th and 7th chakra)