This one of a kind, beautiful gemstone quality AAA Smoky Brandberg Amethyst Phantom Enhydro Wand, weighing .95 ounces, or 27 grams, and measuring 2.2 inches in length, is a Lightworker's power tool and a unique mineralogical collector's item.
This crystal is from Goboboseb Mountain, known as Xoboxobos to the natives, located in the Brandberg area, Brandberg District, Erongo Region of Namibia.
This unique phantom Brandberg smoky amethyst crystal exhibits excellent clarity nearly flawless termination tip, and an exquisite natural finish, unpolished and untreated in any way. You can easily see the multiple earth-tone smoky phantoms and the violet hue within the shaft and termination tip, which also contains brilliant mica like pointy rainbow inclusions, accenting the beautiful phantom formation. There is long channel containing water and a prominent bubble within the termination tip, marking this remarkable specimen as an enhydro, or water bubble quartz crystal! You'll also find a couple of small barnacle crystals on one face of the shaft where it meets the tip.
This piece is so lovely, it looks painted by the hand of the Great Mother herself! This Brandberg amethyst point is a good size to hold in your hand during meditation, and to use as a transmitter during energy healing sessions. It could certainly make lots of energy available by simply sitting upon an altar, shelf or desk during an energy treatment or meditation.
Brandberg Smoky Amethyst helps connect with the Divine Presence within each of us, and with our Spiritual Guides and Teachers and Angels, incarnate and disincarnate.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Phantom Quartz
This phantom was created when a faceted tip formed at one point in the crystal's growth, but the crystal's growth was interrupted for some reason, and then the quartz crystal resumed its crystallization, eventually enclosing the phantom crystal outline within itself.
One possibility is that a pocket inside the earth surrounding the crystal dried out, stopping the crystal's growth. When a crystal's growth is interrupted for some reason, a thin dusting of such minerals as pyrite, hematite, chlorite or galena can gather on the termination faces.
Perhaps the pocket was later resaturated, triggering another stage of crystal growth.
If the crystal's growth then resumes, over long cycles of crystalline growth, the dusting of alien minerals covering the crystal's original termination faces, is incorporated into a much larger quartz crystal than the original.
This long growth process creates a piece with the classic phantom crystal point which can be seen within a larger crystal. Sometimes one can see two or three phantom points within a given crystal wand, and in such cases, the growth process was undoubtedly stopped and started several times over unthinkably long periods of geological time.
The final result is the formation of a "phantom crystal", much larger than the original crystal structure at the point of growth interruption.
The phantom typically displays one or more translucent thin, cloud-like layers of mineral deposits resembling small points. Each layer of cloudy inclusion contains a revealing snapshot of the crystal's termination faces in the remote past. Each phantom marking represents a different stage in the crystal's growth -- and each stage can last for hundreds of thousands of years! Each phantom crystal reveals its own evolutionary pattern -- it is as though we can see the record of the transmigrations of the crystal's soul.
It should come as no surprise that phantom crystals help us to unearth our own histories, and to come to terms with unresolved issues from our past. Phantoms help us to see our own messy histories and our painful karmic issues as part of a beautiful spiritual evolution. In this way, they help to restore a sense of inner balance, unity and an aura of magic where there had been pain and struggle.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Enhydrous Quartz aka Water Bubble Quartz
The word enhydrous comes from the Greek and means having water within. The American Geological Institute’s Glossary of Geological Terms uses the term enhydro strictly to refer to "a hollow nodule or geode of chalcedony containing water, sometimes in large amounts". Most rockhounds refer to any crystal containing a pocket of water as an enhydro and we prefer the common usage to technical terminology so we refer to water-containing crystals as enhydros. Enydros often contain bubbles of air trapped in the pockets of water within the crystal, and so they are also sometimes called water bubble quartz.
Water bubble quartz enhydros were formed by some estimates as much as 220-400 million years ago. The edges of the quartz formation crystallized faster than the inner regions, forming troughs that trapped water and other material. As the inner troughs cooled, and were covered by yet more layers of crystal growth, the trapped liquid would cool and contract, forming air bubbles within the crystal.
By the logic of their formation, enhydrous water bubble quartz usually contains more inclusions than other types of crystals, so you won't find stunning clarity in a water bubble quartz crystal. That would be against their nature.
These rare crystals have some unique metaphysical properties that lightworkers, meditators, and spiritual seekers will appreciate. Water is associated with the emotions, and the emotions are associated with the emotional body, often called the astral body, which is the home of our dreams, ancestral spirits and past-life imprints.
Enhydrous quartz contains water that has retained its purity over countless millennia and been continuously charged and cleansed by the surrounding quartz crystal formation, so that water represents emotions that have undergone a most rigorous and thorough purification.
Thus enhydrous crystals can be used to purify the emotions, to encourage the smooth flow of emotional life, to remove emotional blockages, and to facilitate the release of emotional blockages caused by traumas in this and previous lifetimes. The presence of the purified water within the crystal adds to this stone's power to protect the user and purify the stone's environment of all negative emotions by transforming negative energies into more positive frequencies.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Brandberg Amethyst Crystals
The amethyst crystals originating in the Brandberg region of Namibia are considered by gemologists to be unique in the mineral kingdom, and of the highest quality available in the world.
The African bushmen consider the entire mountainous region sacred, and call the central peak the "fire mountain". Over 43,000 rock paintings can be found on the mountain and in the surrounding area, in around 1000 different sites. This region was formed over 130 million years by the fossilization of ancient rain forests, and now produces amethysts with exceptional purple color, clarity and a vibrant luster that is unmistakable.
Very rare smoky-amethyst crystals form in underground pockets of heat so intense that the crystals often blew holes in themselves to release the intense pressure. The crystals then produce intense purples, violets and smoky hues within the clear quartz matrix.
Brandberg amethyst smoky quartz crystals are said by crystal healers to function as gatekeepers to Higher Worlds, and to generate a powerful field of protection for the bearer, bringing a sense of security, peace and protection.
This unique combination of elements in a single crystal inspires the bearer with confidence required to dive deep within the Self to illuminate the shadow side of our being, providing us with the light of Divine Love and the illumination of Divine Guidance from very high frequency Sources in Higher Worlds, enabling us to transform our deepest fears and most persistent negative emotions and thoughtforms into positive thoughts, loving emotions, and new, creative patterns of behavior that empower us to be our highest and best Selves.
Lightworkers and crystal healers who have worked with Brandberg crystals report that these crystals have an energy signature that resonates at a higher octave than normal amethyst. Brandberg amethyst is famous for imparting clarity, healing energy and connecting the bearer to the "peace that passeth understanding", making these gems ideal for meditation.
The combination of smoky quartz and purple-violet amethyst activates and energizes the lower three chakras and the crown chakra simultaneously, providing a unique experience. In meditation you feel well-grounded and yet experience an intense opening to Higher Mind.
Smoky quartz has been a favorite healing stone of shamanistic practitioners around the world for thousands of years.
According to modern day energy healers, smoky quartz works slowly and thoroughly to relieve imbalances in the physical and etheric bodies, with special emphasis on the solar plexus and its associated chakra, the third or Manipura chakra associated with personal power and vital energy. And it works on the hands and feet. Smoky quartz can, over time, help to balance the flow of vital energy throughout the physical and etheric bodies, and aids in the development of a healthy, fully functioning chakra system.
It is an aid in gently releasing blockages caused by negative energy patterns in the emotional body. Smoky quartz has been used as an aid in meditation, for energy healing, and to create a protective barrier of energy around the holder, being grounding and clearing the mind.
Our own experience in working with Brandbergs supports these reports. When holding one of these crystals during meditation, one can connect with a realm of violet light that transcended both the rational mind and ones normal connection to Higher Mind. We found it easier to participate in what we can only describe as a simple, joyful Divine presence, which fosters an awareness of the essential Unity of creation and to feel a connection to the Divine Plan which soothes the soul, calms the mind and subtly, gently opens the heart in a most relaxing way.
Brandberg amethysts have been used by crystal healers for many years, but their exceptional properties are just now reaching a wider audience as the mass consciousness concerning the metaphysical properties of crystals rises.
Brandberg amethysts are said by crystal healers to connect directly to great Beings of Light who bring messages from transcendent realms to their bearers. These rare gemstones transmit healing energies that promote great clarity of vision, and tremendous healing to troubled hearts and conflicted relationships, promoting peace and harmony in every aspect of life.
Because Brandberg amethyst is also considered to connect the bearer to realms beyond traditional concepts of Time and Space, this healing gemstone is also said to be ideal for healing the ancient wounds of childhood and even past lives, transforming negative emotions and thoughtforms into more positive patterns, and bringing about significant changes in behavioral patterning as well.
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.
This crystal has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
We trust that you will use this powerful crystal with loving wisdom and respect its long journey in the Earth that has lasted for many long historical cycles. This crystal is a powerful tool, a love-gift from the Divine Mother.
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Note: Weight above is shipping weight. Net weight is 27 grams or .95 ounces.