The magical Amethyst

The Magical Amethyst

The Magical Amethyst

The magical Amethyst
In ancient cultures, the amethyst was considered a “miracle stone”, worn as an amulet; he saved the wearer from snake bites, locust plagues, protected against storms and – in the vernacular – of seduction. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. In acute cases, powdered Amethyst was administered to drunkards to protect them from delirium. Although the rich purple of the stone appears stunningly beautiful, it is meant to give chastity and faith, for this the amethyst was considered for centuries as the stone of bishops and cardinals. To science the amethyst was and is at great mystery. It was discovered only recently that its unusual colour is due to substitution by irradiation of trivalent iron. Also the structure of the stone is exceptional: fields and slates are arranged in layers one above the other and thus give the stone its magical colour intensity. But be careful – do not expose the Amethyst to the sun because it fades under intense sunlight. As a healing stone, it is often used in combination with other stones. The amethyst is believed to regulate excess stomach acid and stormy temperament, it helps to keep a cool head, improves concentration and inner calmness is why it is also used for therapeutic treatment of grief or bitter experiences and losses. The largest deposits of this magic stone, are in Brazil, Uruguay and Madagascar.

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