Stone of Purification / Stone of Spiritual Metamorphosis
Amethyst’s most common ancient application was to prevent drunkenness. The world amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “non-intoxicating.” Wise men in the Greek and Roman era were known to drop a piece of Amethyst into their wine to neutralize the alcohol.
In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, there are instructions given for placing heart shaped Amethyst on the body of the deceased; the specific shape said to help transition with peace to the next realm. Within the Christian church, especially the Roman Catholic church, it was known as a gem of purity and associated with Bishops who traditionally wear them set in rings. It is also the stone of Buddha and is quite popular to use for Buddhist prayer beads, more prominently in Tibet.
At one time in China, pieces of Amethyst were often rented to those involved in legal lawsuits.
The ancient stories say those who wear an Amethyst necklace are told to fascinate others with their pleasing personality and wonderful charisma. Heart shaped Amethysts are sometimes exchanged between couples to enhance the depth and longevity of their love and happiness; strengthening their connection.
Magical Powers: ~ Clears and cleanses the energy fields ~ Uncovers self destructive patterns ~ Assists in overcoming addictions and bad habits ~ Induces vivid dreams while in deep sleep ~ Stimulates mental, psychic and intuitive abilities ~ Encourages higher states of consciousness ~ Facilitates communication with angels and guides