Specimens deep to light purple, with streaks and lines of white, average .75" x .75" in size.
Product #R-AMETH-Banded - $1.25
Banded Amethyst possesses all the properties of ordinary Amethyst, but with the additional benefit of quartz amplification. (The lighter streaks are usually rock crystal and clear quartz.) This gives banded amethyst an unusual mixture of relaxing and mind-opening properties, while amplifying those processes to an unusual degree. Reputed to deepen one's meditation and inner peace. Some say the light and dark portions represent the light and dark portions within the human spirit, which can be balanced and aligned by the power of this unusual stone.
Traditional Uses: Wear in a pocket or pouch to carry properties with you. Sleep with stone(s) in pillow or headboard. Place stones on various parts of the body or chakras to improve their function. Make an elixir by soaking stone(s) for 24 hours in water--in sunlight, if "yang" or hot energies are needed in the body; moonlight, if "yin" or cool energies are needed in the body (drink as needed). Place stone(s) on an altar or in a spell's physical components to add particular qualities to magick.
History: Unusual stones have been used by most cultures throughout history for healing, protection, meditation, and spiritual awakening. Examples include Native American, Egyptian, Sumerian, and Druid cultures, plus modern Shamans, New Age practitioners, and spiritual healers. There is archaeological evidence that the earliest humans used unique stones and earth in spiritual or shamanic ceremonies.