Amethyst History and Legend
The name comes from the Greek “amethustus” meaning not drunk because they thought Amethyst would keep one sober.
In the mid-1500’s, the French poet Remy Belleau invented a myth in which Bacchus, the god of grapes, wine and intoxication was pursuing a maiden named Amethyste, who refused his affections. Amethyste prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the chaste goddess Diana answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethyste’s desire to remain chaste, Bacchus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals violet.
In the Old World, amethyst was considered one of the Cardinal gems, in that it was one of the five gemstones considered precious above all others until large deposits were found in Brazil.
Tibetans consider amethyst sacred to the Buddha and make prayer beads from it.
Amethyst Metaphysical Uses
Amethyst assists with dissolving repetitive programs and patterns that often manifests as addictive thinking and behaviors. We are addicted to something when we have fallen so out of balance that we cannot stop ourselves from the thought, action or behavior. This is not limited to drugs and most, if not all of us have an area or aspect of life where we are this way. This can express as over-indulgence of any and all aspects and activities of life; including food, sex, relationships, money, emotions, profession, etc.
Amethyst works to first bring awareness to these patterns and behaviors that are out of balance. As it begins to resonate in your energy field, it slowly strengthens your resolve to reduce these manifestations through non-judgment. This is an individual process, but typically it will reveal where the expression stems from in your personal experience.
As it works to transmute the stored energy of these events, it also brings awareness of new programs that are back under the control of self. This is why Amethyst is the stone of Sovereignty — It gives you back to yourself.
Amethyst Physical Structure
Violet variation of Quartz
Chemical structure: Silicon, oxygen, trace amounts of iron, manganese
Hexagonal crystal lattice
Mohr’s hardness of 7
Found on all continents
The Flower of Life is the basic template for all of creation. It is reflected through an iron disc embedded inside a triangle. We ourselves form this pattern in the first few days after conception. It is the base pattern that forms the flower of life.
You can use the Flower of Life to create change in any, and every area of your life by focusing your vision into the seed of life disc and releasing it to the universe.
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