This superb 3.5" long Semi-Polished Bolivian Striped Ametrine Generator Altar and healing wand, weighing 5.95 ounces, or .37 pounds, was created by Lawrence Stoller, critically-acclaimed artist and crystal cutter who is known world-wide as a fabricator of magnificent works of art created in partnership with Nature & Light.
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This Bolivian Striped Ametrine is all natural, totally untreated material. This is truly a rare mineralogical find, a collector's item and a Lightworker's power tool. This beauty really luminesces in sunlight, showing long stripes of gold, violet and purple up and down the length of the shaft.
"'Creative genius' is a term I have seldom used in my life," says William E. Boyajian, President of the Geological Institute of America. "But I use it now to describe Lawrence Stoller, for these are the words that typify both his passion and his ability to preserve and protect beautiful crystals of nature -- and thereby transform them into creations that inspire countless thousands of people around the world."
Lawrence's work is in worldwide museums & collections. He has created a magnificent centerpiece for American Express's Eleven Tears World Trade Center Memorial. He thinks of crystals as "frozen light" and indeed this Striped Ametrine Altar displays soft & sweeping bands of light & dark within the stone itself.
Lawrence fashioned this beautiful Semi-Polished Bolivian Striped Ametrine Generator Altar and healing wand as a "Platonic" or "perfected" version of quartz forms found in nature. Thus this "biomorphic" wand is somewhat irregular in faceting and in its overall shape, just as a natural crystal wand would be. The shaft is composed of six faces.
This Bolivian Striped Ametrine is a growth interference crystal formation, and has the look and feel of Himalayan Ice Quartz, with deep furrows and ridges on the surface of the crystal that extend deep inside. For this reason Bolivian Striped Ametrine crystals tend to be fairly dark and opaque when dimly lit, or inside a house or office in typical indoor lighting conditions. When exposed to sunlight or strong indoor lights, they become immensely translucent, and the rainbow stripes can be seen clearly.
Lawrence has created a semi-polished finish for this beautiful crystal, leaving the inner furrows and ridges somewhat intact, so there are numerous surface inclusions, which expose the original inner crystal formation, while also enhancing the crystal's translucent characteristics, making the beautiful stripes of violet, purple and gold visible in virtually all lighting conditions.
This altar-wand has a flat base so it stands upright, yet is the perfect size to hold in the hand. It can be used in meditation or any kind of energy work.
It is not just a beautiful wand and can also be used to change the energy in an entire room or simply enliven & lighten up any spot in which you display this treasure! The energy signature of this ametrine, is deeply nourishing, nurturing & restorative, the strong golden highlights assisting in accessing the Divine Healer within.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Bolivian Striped Ametrine
This unique, amazingly luminous Ametrine material was showcased in Gem and Gemology magazine at the time it was mined, in the mid-nineties because even then the color was considered to be so unique, the formation so intriguing that collectors and mineralogists were amazed. The vast majority of Bolivian ametrine contains swirls of gold and violet, but this find, from the Anahi mine on the Paraguay River, is unique because many specimens contain well-defined stripes of violet, purple and gold, not just swirls of color.
Lawrence Stoller was one of the first to explore the Anahi mine.
"What is it like to be in a dense jungle, hundreds of miles from civilization, in a tight-chiseled cavern 200 feet underground, sweaty, dripping wet, hunting for crystals?" Lawrence asks, recounting his memories of that exploration.
"In 1995, I was invited by a miner named Ramiro Rivera to meet him in the Bolivian jungle and there to unearth treasure in his ametrine mine," Lawrence recounts in his beautiful book, Frozen Light. "Ametrine is a recently discovered gem in which amethyst and citrine decided to lie down together, purple and gold united in the same crystal. . . .The mouth of the mine is a 100-foot vertical shaft. . .I head down a series of ten woven, vine-wrapped wooden ladders, submerged into the darkness. . .Air is being pumped into the hole, but there is appreciably less and less with every step deeper into the mine. Not enough room down here for claustrophobia. I didn't have it going in, but I've got it now."
"Crawling on my belly through the tightest passageway, my white shirt's become painting in shades of red clay mixed with sweat," Lawrence continues. "Suddenly the limestone walls open into a chamber and I stand before a stream gushing through the cave walls at my feet. Affixed to the roof are thousands of crystals hanging like bats. . .I am no longer 200 feet down in the belly of the underworld. I am in heaven."
This Anahi Bolivian Striped Ametrine is beautiful, very high energy old material and until now, has been held in a private collection until it was recently exclusively offered to Satya Center.
If you're ready to LIGHTEN UP, this stone's for you. In meditation, this ametrine gives the bearer a feeling of buoyancy. The flow of prana increases dramatically, and then energy moves up the body and activates and opens the eye and crown chakras. As the mind clears, the body relaxes. In these times of tension and struggle, worry and busy-ness, it's such a relief to de-stress in deep meditation with one of these Bolivian ametrine wands.
Ametrine is a combination of two powerful semi-precious stones, amethyst and citrine. Purple is the color of the third eye chakra in the Western chakra system, and violet and gold are the colors of the crown chakra, so ametrine acts to activate and energize these crucial upper chakras. Ametrine energizes and helps open crown, third eye and heart chakras, connecting the egoistic personality to the Source of Higher Mind, and thus to a conscious awareness of Higher Purpose. In addition, the combination of amethyst and citrine acts as a powerful protective and purifying influence, strengthening the aura, which is, after all the best protection from all negative influences in our environment.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Amethyst
Amethyst is the gemstone variety of quartz, produced by the presence of manganese and hematite in clear quartz crystal. Increments of iron (hematite) within the crystal as it formed vary the color of the amethyst, which can range from pale lilac to deep purple. Amethyst has been popular with royalty, sages, mystics and magicians for centuries.
“Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty,” according to the International Colored Gemstone Association.
“Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence,” according to the ICGA website.
“Because amethyst was thought to encourage celibacy and symbolize piety, amethyst was very important in the ornamentation of Catholic and other churches in the Middle Ages. It was, in particular, considered to be the stone of bishops and they still often wear amethyst rings,” continues the ICGA. “In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it.”
Amethyst is said to enhance spirituality, raise the vibrational level of the holder, cleanse the astral, etheric and physical bodies, and produce a peaceful, tranquil state of mind.
The color violet is associated with the crown chakra in the Western chakra system, and so this extremely bright violet amethyst is said by crystal healers to activate and energize the crown chakra, connecting the bearer to Higher Mind, Higher Realms and inner spiritual guidance from extremely elevated and reliable Sources.
In the pantheon of modern day New Age Guides and Teachers, the Count de Saint Germain is called “The World Teacher” and “The Master of the Violet Ray” and is thought to communicate mind-to-mind with many, many students around the world.
Stones with a violet or purple hue, and especially amethyst, are associated with St. Germain, and resonate with the energy signature of the Violet Flame.
There is thought to be a large contingent of his students alive today in the United States, the center of modern Empire, just as Paris was the center of European Empire at the time of St. Germain.
Many New Age students of St. Germain utilize crystals and gemstones in their spiritual practice, for healing and in meditation, in a modern alchemical quest for Higher Self, Higher Mind and Higher Purpose. Modern New Age practice encompasses a belief in the theory of karma and reincarnation. The belief in reincarnation has its roots in the Hindu and Egyptian Mystery School traditions, and is fundamental to the Greek Mystery School Tradition of the pre-Socratic philosophers.
New Age students of the Ancient Wisdom Teachings often utilize crystals and gemstones, along with meditation techniques, Reiki and past life regression therapy to access memories of past lives, and to release the detrimental patterns of behavior, negative emotions and outmoded mental maps of the world imprinted in our cells, our hearts, our minds and our karma from traumas experienced aeons ago.
Many of these modern acolytes of the Great Alchemist, Count St. Germain, utilize crystals and gemstones thought to resonate with the energy vibration of the Violet Ray, which is said to be used under the guidance of St. Germain for purification and to raise the kundalini energy in a quest for Unity Consciousness. Such crystals and gems include especially amethyst, that violet colored form of quartz once so favored by the Pope and Bishops of the Catholic Church.
According to Melody’s fine book Love is in the Earth, amethyst “can be used to protect against psychic attacks; the energy of the attack being transmitted to the transmitted to the universe after its transformation into a positive, loving energy.
Amethyst is classically the stone of sobriety, purity and chastity and would be an excellent stone for those with tendencies toward addictive behavior, or for those spiritual seekers intent upon transformation through the progressive purification of mind, body and aura.
Metaphysical and Mineralogical Properties of Citrine
Citrine is a powerful semi-precious stone which is a rare, more energetically powerful form of quartz crystal, characterized by a yellow color, ranging from white to deep copper. It is less common in nature than amethyst (another member of the quartz family, and one of the two semi-precious stones present in ametrine) but both are found in quartz veins, as well as volcanic locations and elsewhere in nature.
The color of citrine derives from small amounts (approximately 40 parts per million) of iron in the quartz. The difference between citrine and amethyst is only the oxidation state of the iron present in the quartz. Citrine typically is formed when an amethyst becomes heated to the point where the iron held within the crystal undergoes a further stage of oxidation.
Citrine is an excellent stone for clearing and cleansing body, mind, heart and aura.Citrine is considered by metaphysical rock hounds to be a stone of strong protection because of its ability to cleanse the aura. According to Melody’s valuable book, Love is in the Earth, citrine is one of only two minerals on Earth that do not hold or accumulate negative energy. Instead citrine transforms negative energy and dissipates it once it has been rendered positive in nature.
Citrine is said to aid in digestion and to activate the thymus, which regulates our immune system, thus promoting health and well-being. In addition, citrine is said to provide a feeling of comfort and optimism. I must admit, that when I wear or work with citrine, I have a great sense of well being and protection.
Citrine activates, opens and energizes the third chakra, including the navel and solar plexus, stimulating both the physical body and the mind, increasing endurance and elevating energy levels while promoting emotional balance (unlike other stimulants such as caffeine). Citrine is an excellent stone for clearing the aura of negative emotions.
Citrine also stimulates the crown chakra, our doorway to Cosmic Consciousness, and helps unite the seven lower chakras and the physical body with the energy frequency of the Higher Self, aligning the eighth chakra with the rest of the energy body.
In our experience, citrine cleanses the emotional and etheric bodies, and stimulates the holder’s vital energies and physical body. It imparts a strong sense of protection if worn on the body or placed in a room where energy work takes place or groups gather.
Used in energy healing, citrine is said to transmit the golden light of unity consciousness, which is tuned to the very highest vibrations of an open eighth chakra -- the chakra above the crown of the head, said by the Western New Age chakra system to be the location of the Higher Self.
When Jane and I have used citrine in Reiki and crystal energy sessions with clients, they have reported feeling a golden glow around them. We have also found that citrine is a powerful tool for extracting negative energies, gently dissolving energy blocks, and releasing negative emotions during sessions.
This crystal has been cleaned and charged with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energetic attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing so it will continue to channel and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also been cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
Use this powerful crystal with loving care and respect its long evolutionary journey deep in the Earth, which has developed its unique metaphysical properties and beautiful appearance.
See our article "Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation" for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz crystal. You'll find a guide explaining how to clean, charge and program your quartz crystals for use in healing and meditation, and you can also read about Marcel Vogel's methods of crystal healing.
Note: weight above is shipping weight. Actual weight is 5.95 oz. or 169 grams.