By Curtis Lang on Feb 4, 2005
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Apophyllite
Many of the Apophyllite Pyramids one sees come from Pune, India. They are collector's items with substantial mineralogical and metaphysical value, suitable for an advanced energy healer or experienced practitioner of meditation.
Apophyllite is composed of hydrated potassium calcium silicate, and forms tabular crystals of cubic or octahedral structure, occasionally exhibiting the bipyramidal formation found in the Double Terminated Apophyllite Pyramid.
The highest quality apophyllite, will exhibit a translucent pearly sheen on the shaft of the crystal formation and transparent, vitreous prism faces. It grows in cubic, pyramidal, cluster & druzy forms.
Some of our favorite examples of this magical stone come in sea foam green colors and in mirrored silver-white and formations.
Apophyllite is an aid to meditation and helps make a conscious connection with the spiritual world. This stone stimulates the third-eye, but primarily acts on the crown chakra facilitating "tuning in" in accordance with ones consciousness and intention. Apophyllite is a wonderful gazing stone that facilitates clairvoyance or spiritual seeing.
Apophyllite can also be used to activate and open the heart chakra, energize the sluggish or closed heart and stimulate feelings of joy and celebration of life.
It can help one recognise the truth in all situations, encouraging accurate analysis. The stone is most profitably used in self-analysis where it encourages truthfulness in examining our own deficiencies. Many people utilize apophyllite as an aid to astral travel.
Apophyllite is one of the very few minerals considered powerful enough to clear negative energies out of quartz crystals, so you can also use this precious stone as a power wand to clean and clear other crystals in your collection.
Gem Apophyllite Clusters
This stunning luminous & sparkling type of Gem quality Apophyllite Cluster is from Jalgon, India and have substantial mineralogical and metaphysical value, suitable for an advanced energy healer or experienced practitioner of meditation. It has a phenomenal array of perfectly formed points & key crystals emerging from a central point & moving in several directions at once. Truly a sparkler and unlike any other apophyllite we've seen to date.
These remarkable Gem Apophyllite clusters were formed when the mineral in liquid form began to solidify which is why the points are moving in several directions at once and appear to be 'floating'. Gem quality apophyllite has unusual & startling clarity throughout most of the points. This type of Apophyllite resonates & glitters with tremendous clarity, rainbows & reflected light & truly these photos don't begin to do it justice. A true treasure!
We have found this type of Gem Apophyllite cluster to be especially effective at clearing large spaces, in spite of the small size of the gemmy sparkles. As it works to open the heart chakra, it extends that loving energy into a larger field where it can then work upon all who enter the space where it is displayed, to activate and open their heart chakra, energize the sluggish or closed heart and stimulate feelings of joy and celebration of life.
As in all types of Apophyllite, this Gem form of Apophyllite can also assist in helping one recognise the truth in all situations, encouraging accurate analysis. The stone is most profitably used in self-analysis where it encourages truthfulness in examining our own deficiencies.
The natural pyramids formed by this mineral are energizing and preserving. Apophyllite can be used to maintain the energy necessary to assist in the actions required for preservation and rejuvenation.
Gem Apophyllite Clusters can be used as a small altarpiece. With the stone on your altar, simply attune your mind to the Apophyllite and make it your intention to align your own energies with the energies of the stone. The Apophyllite transmits energy, so it will work to attune its environment ever more closely to the higher vibrational frequencies of the spiritual world, benefiting anyone in the immediate area, especially anyone doing meditation or energy healing.
You can also use this powerful crystal in the same way as a meditation tool by aligning your energy & your intent with this stunning cluster. As you go deeper into meditation, simply place the stone next to you on your cushion.
Gem Apophyllite Clusters are good to use during Reiki or energy healing sessions in focusing, concentrating and directing energy. Use them to concentrate on directing energy to the crown chakra, the third eye and the heart. Apophyllite is one of the very few minerals considered powerful enough to clear negative energies out of quartz crystals, so you can also use this precious stone as a power tool to clean and clear other crystals in your collection again by centering it on your altar & focusing your intent.
Many of the lovely Gem Specimen Apophyllite clusters have bright orange crystal points or coloration in some of the crystals in the cluster either in the mass of secondary points at the base and often along the shaft of a larger central pyramid. The bright orange color is created by the presence of iron or hematite.
Esoteric Christianity makes a link between hematite and Archangel Michael, and a quartz crystal containing hematite can provide the bearer with a powerful connection to Michael, providing access to the Archangel's loving wisdom and power to dissolve illusion through the activity of his famous sword, the sword of Ultimate Truth.
During the Libran month, on October 8, in the northern hemisphere, the Draconid meteor showers will be visible. At this time of year, when sensational meteor showers, largely composed of iron, traditionally streak across the night sky, Esoteric Christian philosopher Rudolph Steiner’s clairvoyant vision saw the traditional flashing iron sword of Michael. The meteoric sword of Michael was thought to cleanse the Earth’s atmosphere of summer's sulfurous influences, allowing the Higher Self to emerge and guide the initiate along the path of Spirit toward the birth of the Inner Christ Light, an event which takes place in December, during the festival of Christmas.
For more information on Michaelmas, see "Libra Festivals: Michaelmas, Rosh Hoshanah, Ramadan and Navratri".
Hematite "assists in the dissolution of negativity, transforming the negativity, in the dissolved state, to the purity of the universal light of love," according to Melody. "It can be used to stimulate the desire for, and to facilitate the attainment of, peace, self-control and inner happiness"
Crystal clusters are ideal for group work, promoting harmonious relationships among family or business associates. Clusters are also ideal for activating and cleansing other crystals, and raising their energy potential.
Crystal clusters help unite individuals and groups. Crystal clusters are said to unite our Earthly energies with energies from higher worlds, so this Tibetan cluster should be a powerful tool for channeling and for development of clairvoyance and clairaudience.
Tune in to the energy of the Higher Self by meditating on the Third Eye with this crystal nearby on your altar or table.
Look for Apophyllite crystals of every price range in the Apophyllite section of the Satya Center Crystal Gallery. We always clear, clean & charge our crystals energetically with Reiki, prayer, color & loving attention so that any crystals which you purchase from our store are energetically clean & charged & ready for you to use!