This rare, large, 14.1 ounce, 3.85 inch long Skeletal Smoky Elestial Quartz Crystal Cluster from Brazil is a remarkable centerpiece for your altar, living room table or desktop, yet is still easy to hold in the hand during meditation or energy treatments. This museum quality piece glitters and sparkles with reflections both within the facets and also on the surface. This stunning crystal cluster is wide, with multiple turreted points on top and bottom.
Smoky quartz gently removes emotional and mental blockages and negative energies over time. A stone of co-operation, smoky quartz promotes teamwork and unity.The unifying and cleansing energies of smoky quartz are amplified in an elestial crystal formation.
Skeletal quartz is also known as Jacare Quartz and can be identified by the unique internal and external features created by unstable geological conditions during a lengthy period of crystallization.
This beautiful piece features etched macroscopic crystals with pronounced, layered internal cavities forming geometric patterns related to hexagonal, rhombohedral and pyramidal structure common to this type of quartz crystal. Skeletals often contain clay minerals of varied colors, sometimes accompanied by carbon dioxide or water. The hollow skeletal cavities often exhibit easily visible layers, and this ribbing is sometimes so pronounced as to make the crystal appear somewhat hollow, which led to the name skeletal quartz.
Properties of Elestial Crystals
Elestial crystals exhibit unique and unusual growth interference formations both internally and externally, created by continuously changing conditions within the crystal's environment over long periods of geological time, so the crystal's formation was often interrupted and new elements added over time.
Elestial crystals display multiple termination tips which often appear like a cluster of turrets on the exterior of a larger crystal point.
Metaphysically, elestial crystals function as "library crystals", providing access to information acquired during the long geologic ages of the crystal's formation, including metaphysical information gathered during this period of crystalline growth.
Elestials also have the ability to access the subconscious and the superconscious, providing us with the information we need at any given moment to accelerate our spiritual progress.
Elestial crystals by their very nature possess the power to integrate the energies of multiple crystals into a unified energy field. They help us to recall the wisdom teachings of the Ancient civilizations that functioned as Caretakers of the Earth, and to integrate those teachings into our nervous systems, so that we exemplify those teachings in thought, word and deed, effortlessly and automatically.
Elestials help to manifest the information needed by each individual to move forward to the next level of their own personal spiritual evolution, enabling us to integrate unconscious childhood memories, traumas from past lives, and intellectual knowledge accrued through study over time into our conscious awareness, clearing the unintegrated energies of their negative charge.
In addition, elestials enable us to surrender the ego in conscious acceptance of Unity Consciousness, the loving wisdom that integrates each individual with the great web of life.
Metaphysical and Mineralogical Properties of Smoky Quartz
Mineralogists say there may be more than one cause for the gray to brown to black color range of this very popular form of quartz crystal, ranging from sodium to other minerals in the crystal. According to Melody ("Love is in the Earth"), smoky quartz is produced by the presence of sodium in clear crystal, facilitating the regulatation of fluids in the body, acting much like a mineral supplement bringing mineral equilibrium.
Other mineralogists suggest other theories concerning the dark pigment in smoky quartz, including the presence of trivalent titanium or the presence of carbon compounds.
Some mineralogists suggest that the characteristic dark brown to black color of smoky quartz is produced when clear quartz is exposed to natural radiation emanating from radioactive rocks in the same geological formation where the quartz crystals form and grow. The current scientific hypothesis is that when clear quartz is exposed to radiation, the radiation alters the oxidation states of mineral impurities found within the quartz structure, resulting in smoky quartz.
“The frequent occurrence of smoky quartz in association with rare earth and radioactive minerals is very significant, for later it will be indicated that smoky quartz may have been colored through the action of radioactive elements,” says the University of Michigan’s Edward F. Holden, in a 1925 article in The American Mineralogist. “In Ontario smoky quartz is a constant associate of radioactive minerals,6 and the same association is frequent in Madagascar. Enormous smoky quartz crystals occur in the well known radioactive pegmatite of Baringer Hill, Texas.”
“The evidence given thus far is in agreement with the theory that smoky quartz owes its color to atoms of silicon, formed by the disintegration of silica, through the action of radium radiations,” Holden continues. “The mechanism of the formation of the free silicon may perhaps be pictured in this way: The radiations may remove the four outer electrons from a silicon atom, which would then be equally shared by the two associated oxygen atoms. As a result, two free oxygen atoms and a free silicon atom would be formed. They could take no part in the crystal structure since their attractive force for other atoms would have been destroyed. Hence, they should act as small inclusions, the silicon atoms producing the light-scattering and the color so characteristic of smoky quartz. We would expect the silicon atoms to be most effective in scattering light because of their greater atomic weight, and the possibility of the escape of the oxygen atoms.”
From this scientific analysis it is clear that smoky quartz, although quite likely formed through the action of radioactive elements, is not radioactive itself, and this perfectly natural process is not detrimental to the crystals or to human beings utilizing these crystals for ornamentation, in meditation, for crystal healing, or for any other purpose.
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 experience in working with smoky quartz both for ourselves in meditation and self treatment & with clients on the Reiki table is one of supreme protection, slow and deep healing, and gentle awakening of spirit. Smoky quartz guards our house, is a companion to the sick and is a humble & deep gift from the Mother.
We often use crystals 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.
You can read more about crystals in our article Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation or you can read about The Crystal Wisdom of Marcel Vogel and crystal healing in our Vogel Archives along with edited chapters of his unpublished book, given to Satya Center from Marcel Vogel's family.
This crystal has been cleaned and charged with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energetic attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing so it will continue to channel and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
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.
Note: Actual weight is 14.1 oz.