This lovely 1.5 inch long cut and faceted Clear Phantom Quartz Feng Shui Teardrop by Brian Cook, weighing 25 grams, was created by AGTA Fashion Forward award winning gemologist and jewelry designer Brian Cook from natural Brazilian quartz crystal and fitted with a small bale at the top.
This beautiful crystal can be hung in a window frame or above a doorway or in the center of a room from the ceiling to infuse the entire room with a spectrum of refracted rainbow colored light and transform the subtle energy in the room, elevating the energetic signature of the space and offering protection from negative energies that may be ambient in the area.
Metaphysical and Mineralogical 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 within itself, creating a residual outline of the previous point completely enclosed within the enlarged crystal formation.
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.
How do phantom crystals form within the Earth?
One possibility is that a pocket of mineral rich liquid 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.
Later, if the pocket is resaturated, another stage of crystal growth can occur.
If the crystal's growth then resumes, over long cycles of geologic time, the dusting of alien minerals covering the crystal's original termination faces is incorporated into a much larger quartz crystal.
This long growth process creates a crystal exhibiting the classic phantom crystal point which can be seen within the larger crystal.
Sometimes one can see two or three phantom points within a given crystal, 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.
Read more about quartz and other types of crystals and gemstones at the Crystalpedia. Check out our FREE e-book Spirits of Stone: A Lightworker's Guide to Crystals and Gemstones for 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.
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.
Note: Above weight is shipping weight. Net Weight is 25 grams or .88 ounce.