CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
The important question is, what determines if a crystal is rare or not.
Well it could be that the stone is newly discovered and correctly identified as a new mineral or combination of minerals.
The stone is only found in one or two locations in the world.
There are controls on how much of the stone goes on the market each year.
The stone requires a specific set of circumstances for it to be created.
The mines are all payed out and no more natural stones are being found.
The mining process is time consuming and expensive.
IMAGES OF RARE & UNUSUAL CRYSTALS
Bismuth occurs as granular reticulated lamellar masses dendritic and skeletal aggregates.
Bismuth is a silvery sometimes tinted red-pink metallic colour often coated with and iridescent film and is frequently associated with nickel, cobalt, silver, tin and uranium sulphides. There is also a brightly coloured man-made form of bismuth with stepped crystals and a peacock like iridescence that is sold as a decorative mineral specimen.
Bismuth is good for reducing fever, it assists in finding and benefiting from new treatments for chronic conditions. This stone will reduce the effects of ME and muscle degenerative conditions. It will assist you in getting back onto your feet after major surgery and sever accidents.
Bismuth simultaneously clears and opens the base and crown chakras and is excellent for relieving exhaustion and a sense of being overwhelmed by responsibility. Bismuth relieves emotional and spiritual isolation and helps people who have been institutionalised, settle back into the community.
Bismuth is a good stone for business people who work hard and must maintain focus and determined effort to succeed. This stone is also good for programmers, information technology teams, and anyone who is learning how to use a computer of is learning a new computer program.
Bismuth is useful during meditation or contemplation for sorting out emotional challenges. Gazing at its intricate metallic structure helps you to reorganise your thoughts and feelings.
The energy vibrations associated with bismuth's geometrical patterns help create pathways for the development of creative ideas in the mental body. With this stone in hand, think of untraditional approaches to any problem that needs a solution. When looking at things with a new perspective, other possibilities of ways of approaching life is revealed.
Bismuth helps you gain access to the part of your consciousness that connects with the Akashic Records. Using this stone, tap into higher awareness and access the information and knowledge provided by angels, departed loved ones and other spirit guides.
Dianite is a blue fibrous crystal that is a potassium magnesium silicate with other trace elements. It occurs as a fibrous blue to almost black stone that is known by the alternative trade names blue jade or blue nephrite jade.
This stone was discovered in 1997 Russia and was named after the late Diana, Princess of Wales. There is very little Dianite being mined at this time so it is quite rare on the market.
Dianite is ideal for people who feel hurried, anxious, stressed or simply overwhelmed. It is an uplifting stone and can help you to remain cool and calm, especially in stressful situations. This stone will relieve anger and frustration. It helps you see a situation from another person's perspective, while keeping you protected.
Dianite can also help you to review what has been said and done in the past in an abstract way without bringing the situation into the present. Dianite helps you to draw on any lessons good or bad, that you may have learnt in the past and then keep or discard these lessons as needed to move forward in your present.
Dianite inspires both extensive and coherent thinking, helping to make you more creative and prompts a sense of harmony.
Dianite will help in treating cases of hyperactivity. It is also believed to help in the treatment of both arthritis and inflammation of the joints. This stone will help ease asthma, bronchial conditions and increase blood circulation. Dianite is often thought of as bringing a feeling of kindheartedness to the person holding it.
Dianite is an exceptional stone for those who wish to become mediums as it helps you to hear the voice within and to consider what you are hearing.
It also helps you hear the voice of your own spirit guide and the voice of your heart. It encourages your innate psychic abilities and makes you more sensitive to the spiritual things around you.
Dianite helps to promote visualisations and dreams, enhances meditation and helps you to reach decisions based on your own spiritual knowledge and learning.
Gaia Stone is the name given to a glassy material derived from the ash of the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption of 1980. According to some tales, its discovery was an accident.
As the story goes, after the eruption of the volcano, workers went up the mountain to demolish and remove heavy equipment which had been destroyed by the avalanches of volcanic ash.
Workers with cutting torches noticed that the heated ash reformed into a blue greenish to green glassy material after being melted by the torches. Later, local craftsmen worked to refine and improve the process, which ultimately yielded beautiful transparent material, suitable for cutting gems.
Although it must be designated a manmade glass, its creation from fresh volcanic ash and its healing properties means that I have included it in this section.
Crystal therapists use Gaia stone to ease migraines and tension headaches, stress, gastric upsets, anxiety and all agitated emotional states. It has also been used to aid fertility and bring ease to the heart and lungs. It is helpful in healing eye conditions and has been used to release stress stored within the muscles of the eye.
Gaia stone encourages balanced judgment and is very helpful for teenagers and anyone with troubled emotions. It is used for healing relationships and promoting fidelity in long term relationships. Gaia Stone banishes nightmares and aids restful sleep.
Gaia stone is a shielding stone, it energetically protects women from domestic violence and abuse. It strengthens women and helps them in the workplace to overcome sexism or prejudice. This stone shields counsellors and social workers of both sexes from becoming weighed down with responsibility. Gaia stone encourages cooperation and teamwork. It helps to calm children who are stressed by exams, by easing the fear of failure. This stone assists in assimilating new ideas and unfamiliar subjects or course work. It eases feelings of restriction caused by outside influences. It allows you to ‘go with the flow’ by releasing the fear of the unknown. This helps change to happen.
Gaia stone is a potent aid for both psychic and magical development. It increases clairvoyant and telepathic abilities. Gaia stone encourages past-life recall. It can be used in rituals for the gradual increase of prosperity. This stone attracts good luck and assists those who are starting new ventures. Gaia stone also helps those who work with natural forces, including Nature Spirits.
Gaspeite is a nickel, magnesium iron carbonate and is a bright green mineral found only in a few localities in the world. The majority of the specimens are found in Australia and Canada.
Its name is derived from the location where it was first discovered, the Gaspe peninsula of Quebec, Canada.
Gaspeite is found as a secondary mineral around nickel sulphide deposits. It is sometimes associated with Millerite, Pentlandite, Skutterudite, Annabergite and other nickel minerals. Indigenous Australians have used the earth energy of this crystal since ancient times to aid in experiencing visions. It is used to help you to let go of unwanted emotional and spiritual baggage.
Gaspeite gently stimulates the metabolism, helps to support proper insulin levels, and can be useful in energetically supporting you in recovery from or management of diabetes symptoms. It is useful in dealing with stress, both emotionally and physiologically. Gaspeite facilitates weight loss by stimulating the metabolism.
This stone will help you release your unhealthy attachments to your possessions. Gaspeite will help you declutter your life and your mind.
Gaspeite will encourage you to love yourself just as you are today and continue the feelings into the future. To love others you need to love yourself first and this stone helps you achieve that. It facilitates self healing by helping you to release old hurts and bad habits.
Gaspeite assists you in feeling safe and secure, while encouraging you to let go of the past and of experiences that no longer serve. It can assist you in receiving more love and in feeling more joyful and abundant on all levels.
This beautiful green stone helps you understand the Divine Mind and allows you to live in alignment with your highest purpose. It enables you to see your life from a spiritual perspective thereby making it easier to change your thoughts and behaviours.
Gaspeite can also increase the incidence of fortuitous synchronicities in your life.
This is a vision stone that enhances your ability to see and receive spiritual signs and messages in the world around you. You can also use it to find answers to your important spiritual questions.
Greenstone is a name used for fine grained rocks consisting essentially of either tremolite amphibole or serpentine, which were used originally by the Maori of New Zealand in the manufacture of implements and ornaments.
Though such rocks are typically green in colour, they vary from greenish-white to almost black. The Greenstones of New Zealand are typically found in the areas of Otago and South Canterbury. These fall into two main divisions, nephrites and related rocks, the essential constituent of which is tremolite or actinolite; and serpentines, composed mainly of a hydrogen-magnesium silicate.
The Maori name for both types of New Zealand Greenstone (not usually differentiated from one another) is Pounamu. The Maoris have made intricate ornamental carvings, weapons and tools from this material, which is considered sacred in their culture. It is called ‘a stone of the wairua (the world of the spirit realm that surrounds all).
Greenstone is a source for great quantities of chi, or Life Force. It particularly supports the heart, lungs and circulatory system. Greenstone is a stone of longevity, and it can be used in healing work to implant the vibrations of vitality and program long life into the body.
Greenstone acts as a fountain of vitality, helping one to overcome fatigue and stress. Greenstone supports the heart, lungs and the circulatory system.
Greenstone inspires powerful self loyalty and self love. It stimulates the emotions of courage, loyalty, passion and freedom, and a consciousness of how important it is to honour them. Acting out of your own power, out of commitment to your true emotions, enables you to manifest a great deal of magic.
Greenstone creates a wall of allies, an energy field populated by helping spirits, reinforcing your intent and amplifying its effects.vGreenstone stimulates the Life Force and power within the individual. This stone allows you to dispense with unhealthy relationships, bad habits, self-doubt, anxiety and depression.
Greenstone assists in doing real magic, and can link you to spiritual helpers from ancient New Zealand. It can be used to clear out congested energies and to purify the auric field of debris. It enhances your inner radiance, and allow the emergence of your true, strong self.
Guardianite is the name given to a recently discovered stone from Oregon, USA. It is a complex material, composed of the minerals aegirine, feldspar, nepheline, analcime, riebeckite-arfvedsonite, biotite, olivine and apatite. It exhibits intricate dotted patterns of black on a grey white background.
Guardianite has a deep and immediate grounding effect through the base chakra. This stone offers an almost instantaneous connection with the Earth and its upwelling Life Force currents, also known as the Earth’s chi, or prana.
Guardianite is a protective, purifying, balancing, strengthening and uplifting stone that offers you energy to assist you through the challenges of any life transitions that are happening to you.
When the energy that Guardianite projects is in your auric field you will know that you are supported, empowered and safe from harm. This stone will encourage you to be strong and stable. Also your will power and ability to manifest your desires are enhanced.
Its beneficial influence on the auric field can help heal energy leaks that lead to anxiety and depression. Guardianite is an excellent stone for breaking through all sorts of ‘downward spirals’ that can adversely affect your wellbeing. It stimulates courage, confidence, optimism, creativity and willpower. It unleashes the dormant power of the fully awakened solar plexus chakra, allowing you to manifest your highest aspirations and make your dreams come true.
Healerite is the name given to a newly discovered magnesium-silicate mineral from the Northwestern USA. It has a bright lime-green colour, and occurs in amorphous chunks ranging from a few grams to several kilos in weight. It has a soft feeling in the hand, and is pleasant to hold.
Healerite resonates strongly with the heart, solar plexus and third eye chakras, assisting in opening and aligning these chakras with your vibrational field. Through the linking of these chakras, Healerite stimulates the harmonious accord of awareness, love and will, empowering you to manifest these emotions more fully than ever before. Those engaged in self-healing or in facilitating the healing of others will find a valuable ally in this wholesome and powerful stone.
Healerite is an excellent stone for encouraging the optimal emotional states of joy, expansiveness, generosity, intimacy and heart centred awareness. This stone is a great aid for those seeking to heal old emotional wounds even those carried unconsciously from past lives. It is excellent for facilitating the recollection of past lives, and for learning the lessons that allow you to correct dysfunctional patterns and move forward. Healerite can also help practitioners break the pattern of being the ‘wounded healer’—the person who engages in helping others but neglects their own self-healing.
It is one of the most profoundly wholesome, balancing, energising stones around today as it can help you bring about amazing shifts into health and wholeness.
Healerite assists in helping to calm frayed nerves, balance the body and emotions, attune to the spiritual realms and increase inner vitality and energy.
Nebula Stone is the name given to a material discovered in the desert of the American Southwest. The name derives from the green spots which appear interspersed throughout the black background, reminiscent of nebulas in space. Nebula Stone is an unusual alkalis volcanic rock composed almost exclusively of the four minerals Quartz, Anorthoclase,
Riebeckite and Aegirine.
Nebula Stone is purifying for the physical body. It can help in detoxifying you from chemical abuse, breaking self-abusive patterns and behaviours. It is ideal for recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. Nebula Stone encourages the release of toxins and heavy metals from the organs and tissues. It can help regulate cystitis and promotes fertility in women.
Nebula Stone helps purify and strengthen the emotional body. Its energy is supportive and encouraging, prompting you to clear any old emotional patterns or habits that stand in the way of your growth.
This stone clears negativity from the auric field and stimulates the kundalini and the psyche, giving you the energy and courage to do whatever is necessary for the fulfilment of life path.
Nebula Stone attunes you to the energy of creation and enhances your ability to find your inner knowledge of the Creator. It helps in grounding you through the spiritual opening process.
Nebula stone makes you feel mentally alert and able, physically strong and comfortable, and spiritually attuned to the higher vibrations of consciousness.
Shattuckite is a relatively rare copper silicate mineral. It was first discovered in the copper mines of Bisbee, Arizona, specifically the Shattuck Mine (hence the name). It is a secondary mineral that forms from the alteration of other secondary minerals. At the Shattuck Mine, it forms pseudomorphs after malachite. A pseudomorph is an atom by atom replacement of a crystal structure by another crystal structure, but with little alteration of the outward shape of the original crystal. Pseudomorph is Greek for "false shape". Shattuckite is also found with other rare and/or attractive secondary minerals such alamosite, azurite, "bisbeeite" (a variety of chrysocolla), luddenite, fornacite , cerussite, malachite, limonite and standard chrysocolla.
Shattuckite heals the thymus chakra and the kundalini line. It heals the astral body and astral twin. This stone facilitates regeneration of the soul from being fragmented and aids core soul healing. It will help you recover from past abuse by releasing it from your emotional and physical body. Shattuckite connects your personal healing with the planet's healing, while bringing hope and optimism into your life. It calms, and heals deep grief.
Shattuckite facilitates the healing of headaches, migraines and all throat problems. This is an ideal stone for channelling, automatic writing and removing writers block, psychic blockages to information and creativity. Shattuckite aids connection with the Light and Light guidance, it promotes psychic hearing, psychic opening and enhancement. With shattuckite you will have clarity of psychic information and obtaining the psychic truth.
Shiva Lingams are egg shaped stones of crypto-crystalline quartz with impuritie. Shiva Lingams originate at the Narmada River in Onkar Mandhata, in western India, one of India’s seven holy sites.
Villagers gather the rough stones from shallow river beds and hand polish them to the classic elliptical proportions. Among the key features of Shiva Lingams are the reddish spots and stripes found on the otherwise grey or tannish stones.
Shiva Lingam symbolises both the male and female, as well as the cosmic egg out of which all creation is said to have emerged. Legend has it that the goddess Parvati fashioned a Shiva Lingam from a fistful of sand at Kanchipuram and there worshiped Shiva.
Shiva Lingams symbolise the primeval energy of the Creator. This stone is also said to be a depiction of the infinite Cosmic Column of Fire.
Shiva Lingams stimulate the body’s energetic systems, supporting general healing on all levels. They can be used to treat impotence, infertility and other sexual or reproductive imbalances. Their highest use, however, is for strengthening and balancing the entire body.
Shiva Lingams can assist in overcoming judgment, separation and the need to be individual or apart from others. This stone helps you feel unity, even in situations of apparent separation.
The total energetic effect of this stone is one of union and the activation of the sacred kundalini energy that rises up the spine, activating the chakras and bringing enlightenment.
Shiva Lingams reminds you that perceived opposites are simply different energetic expressions of the whole. Beyond ‘male’ and ‘female,’ ‘light’ and ‘dark,’ ‘good’ and ‘evil,’ there is an underlying unifying force. Shiva Lingam assists in uniting all sides of the self and lovingly accepting the differences in others as expressions of the many faces of the one Creator.
Stichtite is a hydrated magnesium chromium carbonate mineral that forms in compact masses or micaceous aggregates. Stichite occurs as a pinkish purple, purple to rose red with a waxy or greasy lustre. Stichtite most often occurs in association with green serpentine, the two minerals tend to be inter-grown, providing crystals that are green with purple spots.
Stichtite calms the nervous system, helps support healthy blood pressure levels and a positive, healing biochemistry. This stone is able to help you with tension headaches or muscular tension due to stress. It is an aid to digestion and can help prevent emotionally based food cravings and binge eating. Stichtite supports the regeneration of neural pathways, making it an excellent aid for dealing with such problems as spinal injury, dementia, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Place this stone near the persons head beside the bed for optimal healing.
Stichtite is a stone of love, unity and cooperation. It will help you overcome reluctance to ask others for support and encourages feeling more compassionate toward those who need assistance. It is an excellent protective stone against negative emotional fields being created by others and will help you feel compassionate towards such individuals.
Stichtite reminds you of the power of the heart. It encourages you to call on your spirit guides and angels both in good and hard times. This stone can help you feel their presence. It activates the third eye and crown chakras and can stimulate visionary experiences.
Stichtite stimulates the kundalini energies, moving dormant energy at the base of the spine up through the chakras to the crown of the head.
Variscite is composed of aluminium phosphate and occurs in masses, nodules , veins and crusts. It comes in various shades of green from pale green to an almost emerald green. Variscite is found in Utah in the USA (one of its other names is Utahlite) and can also be found in Nevada, USA, as well as Queensland, Australia.
Variscite can be cut into cabochons, used for carvings and ornamental objects. It is sometimes confused with turquoise, but variscite usually has a greener colour.
Variscite gives you energy and heals the nervous system. It treats abdominal distension (a sensation of elevated abdominal pressure and volume. Some describe it as belching, others claim they feel nausea and yet others say they pass excessive gas). This stone increases blood flow to the body and increases elasticity to the veins and skin. It neutralises acidity, cramps, gout, gastritis, ulcers, rheumatism and all allied conditions. Variscite is helpful for male impotence.
Variscite gives you hope and courage, it is useful for illness and invalids.
This stone supports and encourages an invalid to continue despite the illness, and it helps the caregivers deal with the patient and the disease. It opens the heart chakra and brings unconditional love to both the patient and caregiver. Variscite helps clear thinking and increases perception. It will aid you in expressing your self to others and be able to communicate with others in a clear manner.
Variscite helps you recover from despair and put you into a situation of hope and trust. It encourages you to show yourself to the world exactly as you are. Variscite calms nervousness and brings a peaceful heart. It has a lively energy that will lift your spirits and prevent you being too serious about life. If placed under your pillow it will bring peaceful sleep and and untroubled mind. Variscite helps you calm and centre the mind, so you can attune to that ‘still small voice’ that lies within. It enhances your conscience, so one can align your life more fully with truth. It is an expansive stone that assists you in connecting with the frequency of Universal Love.
Variscite is helpful in past life exploration, it helps bring visual images of the experience while going deeply into the feelings and experiences of past lives. It encourages insight into the cause of disease or patterns that are not constructive to you anymore, it helps you to adjust the situation to bring about healing.
Vitalite is the name given to a stone comprised of quartz, muscovite, piemontite and various trace minerals. It was discovered in New Zealand, in the remote wilderness of the South Island. It has layers of pink-red piemontite that appear as swirling patterns in a background of sparkling white muscovite and quartz.
Vitalite is named for its strongest energetic influence, the replenishment of your Life Force and energy through the infusion of prana. This stone stimulates an overall sense of well-being, helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, irritability and/or depression. Vitalite stimulates courage and love, two of the heart’s main virtues.
This stone has a cleansing influence. It can be a catalyst for emotional release in the form of laughter, tears or passionate expressions of love. Vitalite can dislodge repressed emotions, but its influence is so positive that the release rarely takes the form of anger.
If your feelings are blocked because of past traumas, even those from past lives; Vitalite’s currents can clear the path for a healthier energy flow. Vitalite is a stone of generosity. It gives of itself without hesitation and without limit, encouraging you to do the same.
It is a stone of powerful creativity, stimulating your imagination so that you can receive inspiration and carry your visions into manifestation.
It is a stone of spiritual awakening because its joyful, loving energy flow reminds you that you are part of the ever-moving river of life, and that you are as divine as the Universe itself.
Vitalite’s energies flow directly to the heart, bringing new vitality to not only the heart but the circulatory system, lungs, liver and digestive system. The chi in this stone is so strong that it affects the entire body on the cellular level, encouraging a healthy flow of Life Force in every cell, organ and system. Vitalite speaks to the cellular consciousness, exhorting the cells to live, and to live in a flowing current of joy.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z
LIST OF CRYSTALS