This gorgeous, energetically powerful 2.75 inch long Phantom Quartz Sunstone Capped Paraiba Tourmaline Gemstone Energy Wand was designed by our friend, AGTA Fashion Forward award winning gemologist and jewelry designer Brian Cook, is filled with rare, untreated, natural, uncut Paraiba Tourmaline gemstones. The multiple phantoms are well defined and remarkable in a crystal of this size.
Brian Cook was in Bahia in 1987 when the original Paraiba tourmaline was discovered, and developed a reputation as an expert on this rare gemstone variety over the decades. Cook operates a rutilated quartz mine in the village of Remedios in the old district of Ibitiara, known as Novo Horizonte, in Bahia, Brazil.
This remarkable gemstone wand has been in the collection of Curtis and Jane for a decade, but now it's time to find a new home for this treasure.
Brian designed this compact, powerful, beautiful healing wand to deliver a broad, soft, healing energy. This energy healing wand has a feminine vibration, suitable for work designed to gently release stuck energies from emotional wounds and to accelerate the process of physical healing.
In addition, this wand is the perfect size to hold in the hand during meditation. When used in meditation, this powerful gemstone wand increases the flow of prana, expands the auric field, and strengthens the will forces so essential to successful meditation practices.
Unlike traditional Vogel healing wands, which are double terminated with sharp points, and deliver a strong, extremely focused flow of energy, Brian's energy healing wand has a rounded female tip and a curvilinear male tip, featuring a spiral cut, so the energy entering the wand from the female end, positioned in the healer's hand, travels down the shaft, is amplified as it travels, and emerges from the spirals on the male tip in a broad series of concentric circles which tighten into a focused beam of energy, much like an old fashioned water sprinkler.
Energetically, Paraiba Tourmaline acts on the Higher Mind, stimulating the crown, throat, and heart chakras, while working to release stuck energy or "old" unwanted energy from the emotional body, and to cleanse and purify the aura, with a powerful effect similar to that of the Violet Flame.
Sunstone is a golden healing stone, an Ascension Stone believed to cleanse and energize the chakra system and promote the flow of Universal Life Force energy throughout the physical body and the human bio-field.
Brian sourced the natural, untreated Sunstone for this wand from Tanzania.
The combination of Paraiba Tourmaline and golden Sunstone lights up the chakra system, increasing the flow of prana or chi throughout the human body and bio-field. The energy of Sunstone fluffs up the aura and offers an intense sensation of energetic protection.
Phantom Quartz is used by crystal healers to aid in accessing and releasing stuck energies held in unconscious agreements we have made over the course of lifetimes.
This amazing Phantom Quartz Sunstone Capped Paraiba Tourmaline Gemstone Energy Wand by Brian Cook is the definitely one of the most powerful crystal healing and meditation tools of its size that Jane and I have ever seen.
This lovingly hand-crafted gemstone wand was formed from a water-clear Brazilian quartz crystal which was drilled and filled with gorgeous green and tourquoise Paraiba tourmaline gemstone chips suspended in jojoba oil, then capped with a piece of gemstone quality Sunstone from Tanzania.
Metaphysical and Mineralogical Properties of Paraiba Tourmaline
Paraiba tourmalines exhibit a totally unique coloration and energy signature, unlike any other tourmalines in the world. Paraiba tourmalines come from the Mina da Batalha in the Federal Brazilian State of Paraiba. Paraiba tourmalines are small, rare and precious.
A geologist who is an expert in gemology told me recently that if you could find a 5 carat cut and polished Paraiba on the market it would probably retail for $10,000-$20,000 per carat, many times the cost of a fine diamond! A tiny Paraiba accent stone with good clarity and color would cost $1500 per carat. In this beautiful wand you get several carats' worth of beautiful, rough, uncut, untreated, completely natural Paraibas gemstones for a small fraction of that amount.
"In 1981, Heitor Dimas Barbosa found sand-grain-sized traces of brilliantly colored tourmaline in the tailings of a pegmatite that had been worked for tantalite, located on a hill above the village of Sao Jose de Batalha in the middle of the state of Paraiba," Si and Ann Frazier explain in a January 1999 article in Lapidary Journal. "In searching for gemmy tourmaline. After much work and expense, in 1987 he found the first pieces of gem material. In 1989, he found a few kilos of beautiful gem materials that left the gem market thunderstruck."
The mine from which these beauties were extracted was soon depleted, and the amount of Paraiba tourmaline on the world markets is severely limited as a result, so the price of these unique gemstones makes them virtually inaccessible to all but the wealthiest collectors.
Brazil is one of nature's tourmaline treasure troves, and gemologists have long praised the many colorful varieties of tourmaline originating in that country's rich deposits.
However until the appearance of the Paraiba tourmalines, there were no turquoise tourmalines found anywhere in the world with the radiance exhibited by the Paraiba tourmalines.
In other types of tourmalines, iron, manganese, chrome and vanadium in trace amounts give rise to a variety of colors from emerald gray to green to blue, indigo, violet and purple.
Scientists have discovered that the Paraiba toumalines contain significant amounts of copper, along with manganese.
The copper gives Paraiba tourmalines a unique range of radiant blue, turquoise and startling green hues, while the presence of relatively large amounts of manganese imparts violet and reddish tones to these extremely rare and brilliant gemstones.
Paraiba tourmalines are true ascension stones, activating the eighth chakra, which is the home of Higher Mind, and which resides in the aura, some distance above the crown of the head.
Paraiba is also a stone of enhanced communication, opening and energizing the throat chakra.
Finally, Paraiba tourmaline is a stone that activates the heart chakra and promotes emotional healing along with the sense of safety and protection that facilitates the opening of the heart and the extension of unconditional love to all beings every which way in time and space.
When I first received this unique gemstone wand, I immediately tried it in meditation. The first thing I noticed was an incredible sense of stillness and quiet. My mind emptied of thoughts, and I had a profound sense of peace and relaxation.
Next, I noticed a very high frequency energetic excitation above the crown of my head, accompanied by a sense of warmth, which descended into the crown chakra, and then penetrated downwards into the third eye region, then the throat, and finally into the heart chakra. From there the energy radiated in all directions throughout my body.
The inner "witness", or Higher Mind, was intensely active during this process, and although the normal stream of thoughts remained suspended, I was able to very easily maintain an awareness of the energy radiating outward and filling my entire aura with very intense high-frequency fast-vibratilng energy.
As the energy filled my body and aura, I sensed a releasing of the body tensions that arise from negative emotions or reactions to everyday stresses and conflicts. These pockets of tension were located in my lower back, stomach, shoulders and hands.
Properties of Phantom Crystals
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 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.
Properties of Sunstone
Sunstone, a variety of feldspar also known as Heliolite, occurs naturally as an amalgam of minerals with an orange and brown coloration highlighted by sparkling crystalline inclusions often accented by glittering bits of hematite.
Much of the Sunstone available on the market today is laboratory grown, not natural, but the Sunstone in this wand was grown within Mother Earth patiently for millennia.
Sunstone is a golden healing stone, believed to cleanse and energize the chakra system and promote the flow of Universal Life Force energy throughout the physical body and the human aura.
Sunstone is said by crystal healers to dispel fearful emotional states and negative thoughtforms, so this beautiful Ascension stone can assist us in attaining a state of mental equilibrium and tranquility.
A peace, tranquil mind is the foundation for a positive mental attitude.
Positive mental attitude empowers us by magnetizing our mental visualizations in the direction of successful manifestation.
So if we wish to be successful in our attempts to manifest what we hold in our visualizations sunstone is considered to be an energetic ally and a "lucky" stone, prized by gamblers.
The Sun is at the center of the solar system -- all life depends upon the radiant light of the Sun.
The Sun gives of itself freely and continuously and is life's most dependable and most important ally.
The Sun is a model of Divine Love for us as we struggle to learn to give freely and to radiate light and love to all around us without thought for return, or benefits for ourselves.
So the Sun represents the Divine Source, and sunstone brings us in touch with the energy signature of that Divine Being who lives in a space co-terminous with the visible Sun, but existing at a higher energy frequency than humans can perceive.
Sunstone assists all of us on the Ascension path to be more radiant beings, more giving and more loving to all those around us.
Sunstone opens the compassionate heart to the entire web of life, and connects us to the wisdom of Source at the same time.
The more we learn to give freely the greater our access to the Wisdom found at Source will become.
Sunstone assists us in the great spiritual work of expanding the limited view of the egoistic personality by increasing conscious access and connection to Higher Mind and to the Beings of Light inhabiting Higher Worlds.
As this access and connection increase, the Soul and Spirit begin to inform the consciousness of the aspirant until the limited egoistic personality no longer dominates consciousness or defines our reflexive response to life situations.
Instead the Love and Wisdom of those most exalted parts of our true nature begin to dominate the thoughts, speech, and action of the aspirant.
Sunstone is thus an important mineral ally on the Ascension Path, assisting each one of us to become independent, sovereign beings, radiant as the Sun, fully connected to Higher Worlds, and with our center of consciousness firmly established in Higher Self and Higher Mind.
We often use crystals, pendants and wands for psychic protection, purification and to clarify things of a spiritual nature. See our article on Psychic Self Defense for more information along these lines with many suggestions on how to protect yourself from unwanted energies.
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.
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.
Note: Above weight is shipping weight. Net weight is 29 grams, or slightly more than one ounce.