Amethyst has been a prized gem for centuries and at one time was considered as valuable as diamonds. Amethyst is named after a story from Ancient Greek mythology, in which a young virgin upset the Greek god Dionysus after he became intoxicated with red wine. She was turned to quartz, but after Dionysus released what had happened, his tears mixed with the red wine and turned the white crystal to purple.
In keeping with the legend, Greek drinking vessels were often adorned with Amethyst to prevent intoxication. To this day, there is an association between Amethyst and the detachment from intoxication.
Psychological Healing Properties
Are you experiencing addiction or unhealthy attachment? Troubled by grief or bad memories?
People often have bad habits and vices that they would rather be free from, but find themselves falling into the same patterns.
Whether it is drug or drink problem, or an attachment to someone that is a negative force in your life, or even obsessing over the past and regrets, it can be impossible to move on with your life until you are freed from these patterns.
But addiction is really just an imbalance within the body that you only know how to solve by turning to your vices. Many people have found Amethyst has the ability to correct this imbalance with its unique bio-electric vibration. Once the balance is resolved, the addictive behaviour seems to evaporate on its own.
Try placing Amethyst on or near your crown chakra while you sleep or meditate. You’ll be surprised by the increased sense of inner peace and deeper rest you experience!
Physical Healing Properties
Experience headaches, lung problems, or bad skin? Trouble with pain or regulating blood pressure?
All of these problems stem from impurities within the body. They could be caused by a history of smoking, bad diet, lack of exercise or exposure to bacteria.
Amethyst has a unique ability when it comes to clearing the body of impurities and this extends beyond just psychic energy. Amethyst both absorbs and emits far-infrared radiation, which has been shown to ease pain, improve circulation and inhibit bacterial growth.
Try keeping Amethyst on you, or placing it around your work area to see if it reduces your symptoms.
Amethyst is also said to attenuate psychic power and increase psychic protection. For this reason it’s great at reducing nightmares and intrusive thoughts.
Amethyst is also popular for reiki due to its ability to gather positive energy. Try holding Amethyst in your receiving hand and a Clear Quartz pointed crystal in your sending hand – you may experience a dramatically increased ability to channel energy!