Your source for therapeutic gemstones and diamonds.

Feb 15 2017

Discover the Healing Secrets of Amethyst

By: Isabelle Morton

Posted in: Articles | Share and Enjoy!Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Instagram

As many of you know, I helped bring out the knowledge of using crystals in sphere form in the late 1980s. My book, Gifts of the Gemstone Guardians, coauthored with my first husband, not only introduced spherical gems as healing tools, but also introduced the mystical beings who are responsible for the gemstones’ welfare.

These beings are called the gemstone guardians. They are the keepers of information about the gemstones’ uses, healing properties, and benefits. Their leader is the Guardian of Amethyst, who heads their circle and serves as spokesperson. He played a key role in allowing me to meet the gemstone guardians back in the 1980s, and learn what they had to say.

I always knew I might eventually learn enough information to fill an entire book about each gemstone. Since I returned to the work in 2006, I’ve had a keen interest in what this information might be. In 2015, I began collecting it in earnest, with new inner-world interviews with the gemstone guardians.

This new information forms the basis for Amethyst Class and others like it. The first Amethyst Class, titled “Healing Secrets of Amethyst,” will be held as a webinar on Tuesday, February 21st, at 8:30PM Eastern time. (Sign up here.)

During the 2015 interviews, I learned important information about the gems, which I believe will help me fulfill my dream of seeing them become as popular as herbs as alternative healing tools. In order for gemstones to take that place, their essential therapeutic nature must be understood.

In herbs, this essential nature has been well studied. Herbs have certain properties, such as their ability to be drying or moistening, warming or cooling. They have effective qualities that explain what exactly they do for the body and how they work. They also have tropism, which means where their therapeutic action has its greatest affinity, in other words, where they tend to work. And they have an action, which explains the direction in which they tend to act on the body.

Gemstones also have properties, effective qualities, tropism, and actions. In addition, gemstones have identifying therapeutic quality parameters, symbiotic partners, and specific ways to be applied. They also have an esoteric meaning, and when intuitively chosen by the body can paint a portrait of what tendencies are being experienced by that person.

Like herbs, gemstones have four properties: cooling, warming, drying, and moistening. These can refer to effects on body temperature or temperature sensation. More importantly, they metaphorically describe a gemstone’s energetic interaction with the body. Gems that have a cooling nature can be used for conditions associated with heat (yang conditions); gems that are warming are best suited for conditions associated with cold (yin conditions).

Effective Qualities
Books on crystals are notorious for conflicting descriptions of crystals’ benefits. At first, I scoffed at the inconsistencies. Now, with greater study, I understand them.

It is natural that each person who experiences a crystal may have a unique experience. This does not mean that the underlying effective qualities of that crystal change or are different for each person. Holding an ice cube may hurt one person, but refresh another. To say an ice cube hurts and refreshes may sound contradictory. The underlying truth is that an ice cube is cold. Applied to a person who always feels cold, it will hurt. Applied to the person working outside in 90-degree weather, it will refresh.

My purpose is to describe five of the most significant effective qualities of gemstones. Effective qualities define, shape, and describe how and why a gemstone works. They can help to explain all the varying benefits different people may ascribe to a gemstone.

The therapeutic focus of herbs is typically limited to physical anatomy, while a study of Chinese herbs necessarily includes the meridians they target.

In Gemstone Therapy, gemstones are known to have an affinity with certain physical organs and systems, as well as non-physical anatomy such as chakras and layers of the aura. In addition, gemstone tropism includes levels of manifestation: atomic, molecular, cellular, organ, system, whole body (including physical, emotional, memory, mind, and intuition), and whole being.

Herbs have actions described by lifting, lowering, floating, and sinking. These refer to the upward, downward, outward, or inward directions in which they tend to act on the body.

Gemstones have the similar effects. Gems that have a tendency to move energy up the body have a lifting action. Gemstones that tend to move energy down, are lowering. When gemstones bring energies from the inside to the surface of the body, they are considered to be floating. They have a sinking action when they send energy from the surface to deep inside the body.

At our first Amethyst Class, we will cover the properties, effective qualities, tropism, and action of Amethyst. In addition, you’ll learn how to identify Amethyst, its therapeutic quality parameters, how to care for it, and simple ways to use it for self-therapy and in a healing arts practice. I’ll also lead everyone in a creative visualization to help get in touch with Amethyst energy.

Sign up here for our first Amethyst Class, titled “Healing Secrets of Amethyst”

Tuesday, February 21st, at 8:30PM Eastern time.