Amethyst crystals are amongst the most
popular crystals that you can find in the world. And that includes both
fans of crystals and general rock hounds, not to mention geologists. You
will find amethyst in new age shops, healing spaces and hobby stores
Amethyst refers to what geologists call crystalline quartz. It shows up in the field in a broad variety of shades of purple - violet or lilac, for example, or even something more complex such as mauve. It is this spectrum of color - in combination with the more glass-like qualities of all quartz - that makes amethyst so beloved.
But it is not just a pretty stone - or at least not only that. It also has a long-reaching range of healing powers. For example, amethyst is considered to serve as protection against poison. Historically, this meant that you were protected against an enemy serving your a mug of Hemlock tea. But these days it has a more complex and practical meaning.
Therefore, people who believe in the healing power of crystals, will take amethyst with them if they have to get any X-rays. Sure, an X-ray typically exposes you to only a small amount of radiation, but why take chances?
Along those same lines, carrying some amethyst with you can help alleviate the negative impact of cell phone use and cell phone towers. Skeptics can argue those are minimal threats, but what's the big deal with lugging some crystal around with you?
Other people define poison even more broadly. They might suggest that poison can also be understood as negative thinking or gossip or something similar. In those circumstances, amethysts serve to protect you against the potentially hurtful consequences of thinking that is negative or cruel.
You can take it a step further, too. If you have a hard time maintaining a positive vision, of keeping your own thinking on a loving and forgiving line, then perhaps you want to carry some amethyst with you, something to help you align your thinking with the higher forces of love and kindness.
Some healers use amethyst crystals to help people achieve a higher level of intelligent dreaming. You can also use it to produce visions. In this sense, if you tuck a clean and energized crystal under your pillow, you might find that your dreams provide you some clues and answers to life challenges.
In any event, amethyst crystal is very powerful and a great tool both to beautify your home and to help you achieve a sense of inner peace and calm.