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Clear Quartz

clear quartz specimen
clear quartz specimen

Quartz is a stone composed of oxygen and silicon atoms that has crystallised around magma or hydrothermal vents. It is the most abundant mineral on planet earth and can be found in every country on earth in the form of points, masses, grains, prisms and even threaded. In 300 BCE Theophrastus (pupil of Aristotle) gave the stone the name kristallos. from the word “ice” high lighting the ancient belief that Quartz was encapsulated in ice. The modern name “Quartz” comes from the German word “Quarz” from the Polish kwardy.

the Ancient Sumerians (4th millennium BCE), included crystals in magic formulas.

Chinese Medicine dating back 5,000 years, incorporates crystals for as part of the healing processes. The Japanese equivalent word for clear quartz translates as ‘perfect jewel’ because they believed it symbolised space, purity and patience.

The Ancient Egyptians used clear quartz in their jewellery.

During the time of Tiberius 42 BCE-37 CE, two Ancient Roman writers, Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella and Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder) both wrote about the first specularia or Roman Greenhouse. Roman Greenhouses “consisted of beds mounted on wheels which they moved out into the sun and then on wintry days withdrew under the cover of frames, glazed with transparent stone or mica.”

Clear quartz is included in the legends and the creation myths of many ancient cultures. In both Australia and South America, the creation myths involve a cosmic serpent who is the creator of life and who was led by a clear quartz crystal. in Australian Aboriginal mythology the substance most identified as maban which the Shamans and elders drew their magical powers.

Some cultures of central and Southern America clear quartz was seen as a vessel for the spirits of their ancestors.
In Scotland and Ireland clear quartz was carved into spheres and used for healing. Like the spheres of crystal today and the ones used by fortune tellers.

In the 17th century Nicolas Steno discovered that no matter the size or shape, Quartz will always meet at a 60 degree angle.

Properties

Of the many minerals known, Quartz is the strongest enhancing stone. It reignites our identity showing us the path towards enlightenment.

Its clear energy acts as an amplifier for the vibrations that are put into it, making it an excellent manifestation tool. Quartz is frequently displayed at high energetic areas such as the tops of staves, wands, in between crystals in grids and placed on top of key energy points on the body.

Using Quartz supercharges the chakra system dispelling the malignant energies within.
Quartz can absorb negative vibrations whether it is used or not, it should be cleansed often. Even the piece passively sitting will attract unwanted energy.

Quartz can be cleaned by either the moonlight, smudge stick or a water bath.

Chakras Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral Root, Etheric Earthstar
Properties Psychic Abilities, Meditation, Clearing, Physical Healing, Cleansing, Expanded Awareness, Communication with Higher Realms, Communication with Guides, Enhancing, Interdimensional Communication, Dispelling Negative Energy, Intention Enhancement, Transformation, Protection, Self- Healing
Planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Sun, Moon
Zodiacs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Elements Storm
Colours Colourless, White
Hardness 7
Chemical Formula SiO2

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