All about the Amethyst Crystal

Amethyst has a very powerful and strong connection to the metaphysical world and radiates an intense vibrational energy that can enhance your mind, body, and soul.  It can help you see beyond the emotions that cloud your mind and give you a greater understanding of the root of your feelings.

The History

The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word Amethystos, which means not intoxicated.  In Greek mythology, the wine-making and fertility deity Dionysus was responsible for the creation of Amethyst.  In Ancient Rome, this god was known as Bacchus.  According to the legend, Dionysus attempted to kill a young woman he was trying to court while he was intoxicated, and in order to protect the girl, the goddess Artemis transformed her into a pale quartz stone.  While Dionysus was shedding his alcohol-stained tears of remorse, he accidentally spilled wine onto the girl’s crystalized body, and that created the crystal Amethyst.  The Greeks then eventually started to wear this crystal to protect themselves from the effects of getting drunk on wine.  In Ancient Egypt, Amethyst was used as jewelry to protect against witchcraft, guilt, and fear.  In Europe, soldiers used this crystal on shields to grant protection and prevent evil thoughts.

The Healing Properties

Spiritual: Amethyst can help you find your true purpose in life and protect you from dark energy.  This crystal contains vibrations that help you be more aware of the universe around you.  It enhances your consciousness and unlocks spiritual wisdom by giving you the courage and knowledge to make the right decisions for yourself.

Emotional: Amethyst provides balance, strength, builds self-confidence, and allows you to understand your true emotions to find inner peace.  It teaches you to stay calm and collected no matter what situation you’re in.  This crystal can help you overcome high-stress events and emotional trauma.

Physical: Amethyst helps your endocrine system find inner harmony, which prevents the overproduction of stress-inducing hormones.  This crystal helps relieve stress, headaches, and migraines.  It promotes the healing of physical wounds like bruises, sunburns, or acne.  Amethyst can also help you sleep better and act as a natural detoxifier. 

Amethyst is connected to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras.

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Nice article.

Melinda C



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