Chemical composition: SiO2
Origin: Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa, Madagascar, India
Typical structure: (Trigonal) Hexagonal prisms. A base covered by sharp protruding 6 side points touching each other completely covering the base (Cluster).
The South African Amethyst is rocklike and has white stripes.
When as a cluster, great for harmony and good atmosphere/
Therefore recommended for homes, healing spaces, couching rooms, offices etc.
The origin of the name is Greek and means “prevention from drunkenness”.
The Greek myth tells about the god Baccus who was abandoned by the goddess Diana. In his anger he decided to take his revenge on the first person he encountered. The first person he met was a beautiful girl named Amethyst. When she was attacked by vicious animals she called for Diana’s help who then turned her into stone. Baccus in response, poured wine over the petrified body which became purple.
The connection to Baccus, the god of wine, led to the belief that drinking wine out of an Amethyst goblet will prevent drunkenness.
There were many beliefs to do with the Amethyst, which was one of the first stones used by man. The Amethyst was used to protect warriors and guarantee their conquest, to cure hunters, protect against diseases, control bad thoughts, strengthen intelligence and make its owner sharp in business.
The Amethyst may help ease addictions such as alcohol, cigarettes, sweets etc. For best results recommended to wear or keep in ones drinking water.
Balances the energy centers in the body. Helps to open the third eye. Clears the mind and promotes spiritual understanding. Helps direct awareness releasing from negative thoughts and focusing on deeper understanding. Good for meditation.
Provides a sense of courage, intuition and creativity. Eases fears. Can helps reduce egoism.
May help those who do not sleep well, decreases nightmares.
Good for the metabolic system. Excellent for taking away headaches (please see example in the Autosuggestion section).
Below are a number of different kinds of Amethysts with different structures. Add their qualities to