The Metaphysical side of Amethyst
Manganese in clear quartz produces the beautiful shades of pinkish lavender to deep purple. The name comes from a Greek word which translates literally as “not drunken”. Amethyst is said to help one both avoid and recover from addiction to intoxicants. “Amethyst facilitates transmutation of the lower energies into the higher frequencies. It is representative of the principle of complete metamorphosis.” Amethyst helps one identify more with the higher spiritual self than the temporary material body. It balances the intellectual, mental, emotional and physical bodies which encourages insight, stability, peace and strength respectively.
An overwhelming positive stone, helping to transform the dysfunction that aspects of modern living encourages. It has been used extensively in the treatment of addictions of all kinds as it helps not only provide insight into the complexities of the addictive condition, but helps illuminate a clear path beyond its boundaries.
Useful for meditation as it has a very calming effect, gives protection from negative psychic energy, induces flexibility in limited mental constructs, and activates the crown chakra.