By Curtis Lang on Apr 15, 2004
Mineralogical and Spiritual Qualities of Ametrine
Ametrine is a combination of two powerful semi-precious stones, amethyst and citrine.
Ametrine is a combination of two powerful semi-precious stones, amethyst and citrine. Sometimes, when crystals are subject to uneven heating within the earth, amethyst and citrine are found mixed within the same formation. This is known as ametrine, and can be quite beautiful.
Ametrine combines the purifying and elevating energies of amethyst with the cleansing and energizing properties of citrine.
Energetically, 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 negative influences and emotions of all kinds.
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.
We have quite a selection of extremely rare and valuable Bolivian Striped Ametrine also known as Rainbow Ametrine.
Our 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Properties of Citrine
Citrine is a powerful semi-precious stone which is a rare, more 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.
Sometimes, when crystals are subject to uneven heating within the earth, amethyst and citrine are found mixed within the same formation. This is known as ametrine, and can be quite beautiful.
Ametrine combines the purifying and elevating energies of amethyst with the cleansing and energizing properties of citrine.
Citrine is an excellent stone for clearing and cleansing body, mind, heart and aura, and never needs clearing or cleansing itself.
Citrine activates, opens and energizes the third chakra, including the navel and solar plexus, which are associated with the color yellow in the Western Chakra system.
By the Law of Similars, crystal healers use citrine to treat imbalances in the digestive system, chi deficiencies, and nervousness, which are connected to imbalances in the third chakra, and the organs and endocrine glands associated with that chakra. Citrine is said to be stimulating to both the physical body and the mind, increasing concentration and elevating energy levels.
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 is considered by metaphysical rock hounds to be a stone of strong protection because of its ability to cleanse the aura. Citrine is an excellent stone for clearing the mind and aura of negative emotions and karmic debris. Cleansing and clearing are accomplished by strengthening the flow of Universal Life Force Energy throughout the physical, etheric, and astral bodies, stimulating the meridian and chakra systems. This strong flow of Universal Life Force Energy, chi or prana, can act as an energetic fire hose, washing away the old, unwanted, and often stuck energy patterns that we create in our aura whenever we experience strong negative emotions. Traces of those unwanted old emotional wounds remain in our auric fields until they can be released, one way or another.
The best protection for Lightworkers is always a strong auric field, and most spiritual traditions, East and West, provide many practices designed to produce a vibrant, strong energy field.
Citrine also stimulates the crown chakra, our doorway to Cosmic Consciousness. The crown chakra is associated with the color gold, and citrine is a yellowish-golden color, so citrine is said by crystal healers to stimulate, energize, and open the crown chakra. Citrine 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, and elevating the bearer's ability to connect with Higher Mind and Higher Self, Guides and Teachers, Angels and even Deities.
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.
Read more about amethyst and other crystals at the SatyaCenter.com crystals homepage. Check out the article"Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation" for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to cleanse, charge,and program quartz crystals for healing, meditation and other spiritual purposes.
Look for our ametrine crystals in the SatyaCenter store.