Metaphysical and Mineralogical Properties of Danburite
Danburite is a very hard stone with a Mohs' hardness of 7-7.5, comparable to sapphires, tourmalines and garnets. Danburite is most often yellowish, brown, or white, but mineral collectors prefer the more rare pink coloration. Named after the town of Danbury, Connecticut, where this gemstone was first discovered, Danburite presents a vitreous luster, and is prized by jewelers because its extreme hardness and poverty of cleavage enables highly faceted gemstones to be cut from this precious mineral.
Pink Danburite energizes and activates the heart chakra, providing the energetic protection that gives us a feeling of emotional safety and personal power that facilitates the opening of the heart to others, loved ones, friends, family, and indeed the whole of humanity, and all of creation. This gemstone is a stone of compassion, and provides emotional healing that can mend the wounded heart.
The metaphysical community prizes Danburite for its ability to connect the bearer to sources directly to sources of Higher Wisdom and to vast libraries of information located in the "akashic records". "Akasha," in Sanskrit, means "brilliant," "shining" or "luminous." "Akashic records" is a theosophical term referring to a universal library of light which records every thought, word, and action, past, present and future, and the templates for all structures and processes in the material world. These records are impressed on a subtle substance called akasha or Soniferous Ether.
Danburite is also known for its ability to help you connect with Higher Self and Higher Purpose, while enhancing your ability to co-operate with others in group activities beneficial to all involved.
In addition, Danburite energizes the entire energy system, body, mind and aura, opening the chakras and increasing the flow of prana, or Universal Life Force energy. For this reason, you may find that using Danburite during meditation or other spiritual practices can result in increased body temperature, tingling sensations in the spine, and in the perception of an "expanded aura".
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