This is truly one of the most one of a kind breathtaking spheres we've ever had the privilege to possess. It has an inner manifestation chlorite frosted pyramid crystal growth (as seen in the 1st photo), with garnet inclusions that boldly sit on top of an inner manifestation quartz growth "square table" as seen in photos 3, 4, and 5, with an additional double triangle shaped inner manifestation quartz growth (as seen in photo 6), and tons of rainbows all through out. It even has some absolutely insanely gorgeous geometrical shapes above the pyramid (as seen in the 1st photo above the chlorite dusted pyramid), which to us look almost like a pyramidal space station of sorts all seen in the first photo. Photos and videos don't even do it justice, as seeing it in person is a while other next level visual experience.Ordinary yet extraordinary, colorful and clear, quartz crystals are the most common and abundant in the world, comprising the largest and most diverse family in the mineral kingdom. From ancient times to the present day, quartz crystals have been a source of light to mankind. Highly valued by spiritual leaders and healers as well as scientists, the unique attributes of quartz have played a key role in mankind' evolutionary development. Composed of silicon and oxygen (silicon dioxide), quartz, is a key component in a wide array of minerals designated as silicates. It occurs as prismatic hexagonal crystals in compact masses, as well as in dense fibrous or grainy formations without visible crystals. It is also an important mineral element in common rock such as granite, quartzite and gneiss, and in sedimentary conglomerates like sandstone. For all its variety, when most people speak of "crystals", they are usually referring to rock crystal (clear quartz), the six-sided prisms of pure light and energy known as the perfect jewel. In its sparkling light is contained the entire color spectrum. In the metaphysical world, clear quartz crystals are the supreme gift of mother earth.
Even the smallest is imbued with the properties of a master healer teacher. Ancients believed these stones to be alive, taking a breath once every hundred years or so, and many cultures thought them to be incarnations of the divine. Today's healers agree, believing crystals are living beings, incredibly old and wise, and willing to communicate when an individual is open and ready to receive. Wearing, carrying or meditating with a clear quartz crystal opens the mind and heart to higher guidance, allowing the realm of spirit to be transmitted and translated into the world of physical form. Resonating at the level of an individual's needs, clear quartz also amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it, and continues to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms.This may accelerate the fulfillment of one's prayers, intensify healing or spiritual growth, or simply allow the crystal to hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur. Quartz crystals are the manifestation of the creator's finest hour of expression. The are windows of light with many facets which show the myriad dimensions of life created from cosmic dust in an ever expanding universe. Divine plan as foreordained that all expanding life revolve around one common denominator, quartz crystal. Through frozen solidified light all creation could be monitored and assisted through the evolutionary process. Clear quartz, pure silicon dioxide, is also called rock crystal or ice crystal, from the greek word "krystallos", meaning "ice", because crystal was believed to be water frozen so hard it could never thaw. The prismatic hexagonal crystals have relatively smooth sides and naturally faceted terminations at one or both ends, and may be transparent as glass, milky or striated, often found in clusters and ranging in all sizes. The terminations have different facet shapes depending on the rate at which they were formed, and these shapes are deeply significant. Throughout history, clear quartz has been valued by nearly every civilization as far back as atlantis and lemuria, where the sun's power was believed to be harnessed through a crystal as a source of solar energy refraction. They, along with native american indians, african tribes, ancient egyptians, aztecs, romans, scots and countless other cultures used clear quartz in diagnostic healing, meditations and spiritual development, as religious objects and in funerary rites, and to dispel evil and magical enchantments.
Quartz crystal is valued for its piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties, by which it can transform mechanical pressure or heat into electromagnetic energy, and vice versa. Its ability to focus, amplify, store and transform energy is used throughout the technology world in ultrasound devices, watches, microphones, radio transmitters and receivers, memory chips in computers and other electronic circuitry. The same properties of energy amplification, programmability and memory also make clear quartz the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral kingdom for healing, meditation, expansion of consciousness, communication with guides, past-life recall, attracting love or prosperity, or virtually any purpose. However, with this power comes responsibility.
To benefit from rock crystal's blessings, one must feel in harmony with it and deserve its gifts. Intent other than for good inevitably brings harm back on oneself. Clear quartz is excellent for amplifying the energies of other stones or to enhance groups of stones, and is ideal for gridding.
It is the perfect base material for wands, staffs, templates, etc. And clear crystal spheres have long been used for crystal gazing. For ongoing personal energy, carry clear quartz as a tumblestone or touch as needed for an instant lift. Add quartz crystals to bath water, or make an elixir to drink or splash on pulse points by soaking clear quartz crystals in water from first light to midday.In the workplace, use as a filter against negativity and to transform critical words. Crystals are professional support stones for artists, stylists, doctors and healers, inventors, musicians, and those who work in media. Clear quartz produces a force field of healing negative ions while clearing the surroundings of positive ions, protecting the aura. It dispels static electricity, and cancels out the harmful effects of radiation and radioactivity. Clear quartz brings strength and clarity to the intellect, aiding concentration and memory retention, and filtering out distractions. Its hypnotic quality is conducive to sleep, helping one to understand the messages and lessons conveyed during the dream state. It is also a respected stone for death, included in many cultures in funeral rites and placed in tombs, urns, and sepulchres. Because clear quartz has the prismatic ability to vibrate its energy at all of the color frequencies, it not only harmonizes all of the chakras, but can teach us how to vibrate our seven chakra centers simultaneously while maintaining perfect alignment with the light. Clear quartz is particularly useful for stimulating the crown chakra. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us.
It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth.When the crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Like humans, each clear quartz crystal is unique, each with its own personality, lessons, and experiences.
The crystals attracted into one's life are stones that will in some way help facilitate personal growth and awareness. They may work subliminally in unawakened minds, but for those spiritually attuned to the universe quartz crystals are like beacons of light and positive energy to be used in daily thoughts, feelings, words and actions and integrated onto the earth. As a connection between the physical dimension and the spiritual, clear quartz enhances communication with plants, animals, minerals, and in speaking with and receiving information from the divine and other-worldly masters, teachers and healers.
Its natural tendency is for harmony and brings a sense of purpose to those who resonate with it. Quartz is the crystal connection to the infinite octaves of light. Quartz encompasses the universal life force manifested in light. It is the pure white light of creation manifested in crystalline perfection. It is the higher state of light, a looking glass of the soul, and the reflection of the light beings blessings on mankind.
Used in meditation, especially when placed at the third eye, clear quartz filters out distractions and helps to empty the mind. It allows for a feeling of "oneness" and provides for a deep meditative state.By visualizing an image of one's intent or desired outcome within the crystal during a meditative session, clear quartz provides a powerful psychic amplification. The crystal "remembers" and magnifies the pattern of energy, so using the same crystal in repeated meditations allows for the opportunities and power of the focused intent to manifest into reality. Programming the quartz in this manner assists one in achieving virtually any goal in inner or outer life. As a note of caution, all such manifestations have their first and strongest effects on the one using the crystal, so negative purposes will inevitably bring harm back on oneself. Quartz honors gaia, the greek earth mother goddess. Born directly out of chaos, the primal emptiness, she was the first (or one of the first) beings to appear during the process of creation, and is honored as being the earth itself. Clear quartz honors kundalini, the hindu life force goddess; latona, the roman goddess of light; and gendenwitha, the morning star goddess of the iroquois. A quartz cluster may also be used to honor ixcuiname, the mayan goddess of the four ages of women. Clear quartz is a seeker transformer crystal.
Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher. Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships.By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Clear quartz crystals are perfect "energy dispersers" in any window. As a natural prism, they take light and energy from the sun and disperse it freely within the room. They offer an indoor sun world for warmth, strength and vitality. Since the beginning of time in nearly every culture, clear quartz crystals have been held sacred and magical and universally accepted as a source of power.
In their creation myths the aboriginal tribes in both australia and south america describe the image of the "cosmic serpent, " the progenitor of all life, being led and guided by a quartz crystal. The legendary cities of atlantis and lemuria were believed to use clear quartz as a source of rejuvenation, in solar energy refraction, and for the complete development of their civilizations of incredible power and splendor.Its misuse is also believed to be the reason for their destructions. Before their fall, their knowledge and secrets of the universe were said to have been programmed into record keeper formations of clear quartz to be psychically retrieved by chosen souls for future humanity and earth-healing purposes. From ancient divination to modern crystal-gazing, clear crystal balls have long been used to find lost articles, foretell secrets of the future, forecast impending doom, and was even used at one time as a means to detect minor offences and crimes. "Scrying" has been common since the greek and roman periods, and crystal balls brought back by crusaders in the middle ages were said to possess magical powers. The "spirits" yielding the visions were induced by powerful spells, many of which have been preserved, and contain an incongruous mixture of religious and magical formulas.
According to ancient astrologers, the portion of the month when the moon is on its increase is said to be the strongest time for scrying because of the magnetic pull between rock crystal and the moon. A crystal ball known as the currahmore crystal in scotland, because it is kept at the seat of that name belonging to the marquis of waterford, has been handed down for centuries, brought from the holy land in the 11th century and held in highest esteem for its power to cure cattle of diseases.Slightly larger than an orange with a silver ring around its center, it was placed in a stream and cattle were driven up and down the waters to affect the cure. Its use was not only famous around currahmore, but requests for its loan were often made from far distant parts of ireland. The privilege was almost always accorded, never abused, and the crystal was always returned to its rightful owner. In ancient rome when rock crystal was believed to be ice solidified over the course of long years, ladies of luxury carried crystal balls in their hands for cooling purposes during summer weather. Under the lower empire crystal rings were also used for the same purpose.
These were solid, carved out of a single stone, and had the face engraved with an intaglio as a signet. Rock crystal was also ascribed the power of producing the sacred fire, the fire most grateful to the gods. Laid upon wood chips in the sun, it produced first smoke then flames. It was also used to burn the skin as a means of cauterization.
Clear quartz has forever carried a place of importance in spiritual and religious beliefs. The japanese call it tama, the perfect jewel. It is a symbol of purity, the infinity of space, of patience and perseverance. The smaller rock crystals were believed to be the congealed breath of the white dragon, while the larger and more brilliant ones were said to be the saliva of the violet dragon.
The dragon, emblematic of the highest powers of creation, shows the esteem by which many of the oriental cultures place on this stone. In hindu mythology a wonderful tank formed of crystal was provided by the god maya. Its bottom and sides were encrusted with pearls and in the center was a raised platform blazing with precious stones.The transparent crystal produced such an illusion of water that those approaching the tank were tempted to plunge into the clear, fresh water for a refreshing bath. Quartz crystal is referenced in many religions as foundation jewels in mystic cities, trees of life, in homage to deities and worn by their prophets for power. Clear quartz is one of the seven precious substances of buddhism, and is perhaps the "diamond" listed in the second row of the breastplate of the high priest in the bible. Ancient priests used clear quartz to render negative energy useless, to dissolve enchantments and spells, and to destroy all black magic. Indigenous cultures in north america and burma believed clear quartz to be living entities and presented them with food as ritual offerings.
The cherokee indians, for example, believed rock crystal to have great power to aid in hunting and divining, and one owner was reputed to keep his crystal wrapped up in buckskin and hidden in a sacred cave. At designated times he would take it out and "feed" it by rubbing it over the blood of a deer.In central and south american cultures, quartz crystals carved in the shapes of human skulls were venerated as powerful religious objects, the dwellings of deceased ancestors or gods. An ancient mayan legend claims there were thirteen sacred crystal skulls hidden in different places and must all be found and brought together before the december 21, 2012 when the mayan calendar cycle ends or earth will be knocked off its axis. Nearly every culture extolled the virtues of clear quartz for medicinal healing. It was used in rome and medieval england for cases of dysentery and colic, for glandular swelling, pain, and held against the tongue to reduce fever and slake thirst. It was also reputed to be astringent, to produce an abundance of milk, good for gout and for breaking up stones in the body. In the scottish highlands, a crystal set in silver and worn around the neck was considered effective for diseases of the kidneys. At one time or another, clear quartz was carved and used for vases, cups and ornaments, worn as a symbol of high rank and placed in tombs and scepters of royalty, valued as amulets for magical powers, rain-making, lighting sacrificial fires, and was the original "glass" of windows, beads and spectacles.
Sir isaac newton discovered the color spectrum by refracting sunlight through a natural crystal. Reflecting the rainbow on his wall allowed him to measure the different lengths of the rays of the visible light spectrum. Rock crystal is considered a gem of winter, and appropriate for giving on a fifteenth wedding anniversary.Garnet is found the world over, and though commonly known to be red, it is in fact found in a variety of colors and chemical formulas, each with its own set of spiritual properties. Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was it prized as an ornamental jewel, but its strong curative powers and protective energies made it invaluable. Garnet is also known for its utilization of creative energy.
It grounds spirit forces within the body and helps in the ability to work lovingly on the physical plane. Yet garnet is a sensual stone.
It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings. The distinctive title garnet is derived from the latin name granatum, a pomegranate, because of the resemblance the granular varieties of garnet bears to the seeds of that fruit.
Garnets vary in size from a grain of sand to the size of an apple. According to the roman historian pliny, the large dull-colored "carbunculus of india" (a variety of garnet) used to be hollowed out into vessels which would hold as much as a pint. Garnets were used in the former czechoslovakia as far back as the bronze age, and in egypt more than five thousand years ago. They were used in sumeria around 2100 b. And in sweden between 1000 and 2000 b.They were also popular in ancient greek and roman civilizations. According to the talmud, the only light on noah's ark was provided by a large garnet. In europe during the middle ages, garnet was used to enhance truth, faith and constancy, and to dispel melancholy. As a warrior's stone, garnet served as a talisman in the crusades for both the christians and their muslim enemies. Garnet is said to have been one of the twelve stones in the breastplate of the high priest, and has been used as a sacred stone by the native american indians, the south american indians, the aztecs, the african tribal elders, and the mayans. It acts with speed to expand one's awareness due to the flash of lightening contained within, and enhances one's internal fire to bring creative powers to implementation. Garnets whose color suggested that of blood, were not only believed to confer invulnerability from wounds, but some asiatic tribes launched garnets from their sling bows, and later as bullets, the principle being the blood-colored stone would inflict a more deadly wound than a leaden bullet. Such were used by the rebellious hanzas, in 1892, during their hostilities with the british troops on the kashmir frontier, and many of these precious missiles were preserved as curiosities. Today, garnet is not only worn ornamentally as a beautiful gem, but is used widely in industrial markets, from watch gears and scientific instruments to sandpaper and abrasives. Garnet cleanses and reenergizes the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It inspires love and devotion, balancing the sex drive and alleviating emotional disharmony.
Red garnet in particular stimulates the kundalini energy and aids sexual potency. It stimulates from both the base and crown chakras to provide for free flow of movement via the spinal column and the inner pathway of light, distributing the appropriate amount of energy to each portion of the body. Garnet has a strong link with the pituitary gland and can stimulate expanded awareness and past-life recall.
It activates other crystals, amplifying their effect. Garnet sharpens your perceptions of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns that are no longer serving you, and helps you let go of obsolete ideas.
Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos, opening up the heart and bestowing self-confidence. Garnet is also known as a stone of commitment - to purpose, to others, and to oneself.
Its loving powers reflect the attributes of devotion and understanding. It both monitors and adjusts the flow of energy to provide for a balanced energy field around the physical body and alignment of the emotional and intellectual bodies.All garnets honor sekhmet, the egyptian goddess of war. She is the most powerful goddess of lower egypt, and is usually depicted with the head of a lion and the body of a beautiful woman. A warrior's stone, garnet served as a talisman in the crusades for both the christians and their muslim enemies.
As an amulet, garnet was worn on the body for strong protection against poisons. Garnets are enhancer strengthener crystals.
Enhancers have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. As "building block" talismans, their internal structure of perfect crystal lattices help us focus our efforts to build on our successes and enhance our lives. Strengtheners are crystals that are chemically formed in the island silicate class. This class of minerals forms very compact materials that are strong, resistant, and unyielding. Strengthener crystals provide you with the energy to resist temptations and resist distractions from your goals.Garnets are the best known strengtheners and the perfect talismans to keep us on course. Garnets were employed as inlaid stones in celtic and anglo-saxon jewelry. Garnets the color of fire were also called carbuncles (from fire-coals), and the hebrew name for the carbuncle was bareketh (flashing stone) or barak (lightning). It was a stone in the breastplate of the high priest. Eastern legends assert that a carbuncle was suspended by noah, in the ark, to diffuse light. The greeks called the carbuncle the lamp stone and it was said, if hung around the neck, to give the power of seeing in the dark. Greek mythology speaks of garnet as a stone that can, through divine influence, heal emotional rifts between lovers. The merovingians brought garnets from faraway ceylon (sri lanka) through the silk road, combining it with amber from the baltic to create magnificent jewels.
Since these two stones balanced each other, one warm, one cold, some see the source of the frankish civilization in this combination, the amber tempering the warrior-like fieriness of the germanic people. Low libido and sexual disorders were credited to be relieved by the application of garnet directly to the genital organs. Princess palatine discovered her husband, the brother of king louis xiv, applying garnets on his body in this way.
Though he asked her not to reveal this to anyone, she instead told the whole court and wrote about it in her many famous letters. Garnet is a conqueror's stone. Legend has it that a garnet ornamented don juan's ring.
The well-formed image of a lion, if engraved on a garnet, will protect and preserve his honor and health, and guard him from all perils in traveling. Some asiatic tribes used red garnets as bullets for sling bows because they pierced their victims quickly and were well hidden when they mingled with the blood. At other times they were placed in wounds to encourage clotting of the blood. The tribes continued to use them later as bullets in firearms, assuming the blood-colored stone would inflict a more deadly wound than a leaden bullet. The manifestation crystal is recognized by a small crystal totally enclosed within a larger crystal, and they are very rare.
The use of the manifestation crystal requires the inner knowledge that one is a clear and perfect channel, that a pure white light provides the guiding way, and that the purity of the divine is within the inner self. They can also be used to facilitate artistic creativity, creative thinking, agricultural pursuits, and to increase or decrease any aspect of ones life.
Manifestation crystals are truly rare, wondrous crystals that are one of nature's truest gifts. They should be actively sought out and used constantly as manifests are the crystals of inner joy. Manifestation crystals occurs when a quartz crystal is totally enclosed by a larger quartz crystal. It is the rarest shaman stone / metaphysical crystal and is believed to have the purest vibration of any quartz crystal.As the name implies, manifestation crystals are used to manifest (help to create) a new reality. A reality based on the wishes and intent of one's desires. If there is something which one wishes to manifest, the relevant questions are: do i really want this and are there reasons that i may not want this. These crystals are used to manifest the purest vibrations of creation in our physical realm, and that which resonates with the divine principles. Manifestation crystals can also be used to facilitate artistic creativity, creative thinking, agricultural pursuits, and to increase or decrease any aspect of ones life.
It is also used in crystal healing and meditation, and is said to bring ultimate mental clarity and help reveal the cause of difficulties, in order to understand / heal them completely.