“Ultimately, we can stop the cycle of pain and bliss and replace it with a fundamental feeling of oneness.
“Living Beyond the Five Senses” ― Teresa L. DeCicco, PhD
Amethyst Aura Quartz c. Judy Hall
Chakras: Third Eye, Soma, Causal Vortex, Heart Seed and Alta Major.
I was in my favourite crystal shop in Glastonbury when these little beauties caught my eye. They are only an inch long but are so bright and potent. I’m not a fan of Aura Quartz in general as so many have been what I privately call ‘messed about with’ – dyed or coated rather than being properly alchemicalised with precious metals. But a few really resonate with me and this is one of them. These particular Amethyst Auras have been created by bonding Magnesium and Platinum onto a clear Quartz base rather than Amethyst (which creates a much denser, more masculine vibration). Amethyst Aura immediately goes to an extremely high spiritual level, with great clarity, to create a sense of spiritual wholeness. But it also takes you into your own core essence. It’s no wonder it’s also called ‘Celestial Aura’. It has a soft, gentle ‘innocent’ energy that is powerfully feminine, a real goddess crystal but, to my mind, a sky goddess rather than an earthy one.
This crystal reminds me of Nut, the ancient Egyptian sky goddess who nourishes the world with her celestial milk and whose body is studded with stars. But, also, Seshat, the Egyptian goddess of writing, geomancy, mathematics, architecture and knowledge. Seshat plays an important role in the mythology of the Tree of Life – something I’ve been writing on recently. The Egyptian Tree of Life was believed to hold the Divine Plan, what has been described as a ‘road map of destiny which existed from when the world was created’. The Tree marked the beginning of time. Seshat and her counterpart Thoth kept the Akashic Records and were the guardians of sacred hieroglyphs, each of which had multiple levels of meaning. So Amethyst Aura Quartz helps you to read the Akashic Records through lifetimes in many dimensions.
The pair measured out time, and laid the foundations for building constructions in sacred alignment, and so much else besides. Amethyst Aura can help you to base your life on sacred foundations in accord with your highest Self.
One of Seshat’s titles was ‘Mistress of the House of Books’ so this is a particularly good stone for a writer. Her name means ‘she who scrivens’, that is, she’s who is the scribe’, and she is credited with having invented writing. Use Amethyst Aura when you want to clearly express your thoughts and feelings.
I don’t think it’s an accident that the ‘star’ above Seshat’s head resembles a cannabis leaf. She certainly helps you to explore way beyond consensual everyday reality. As does Amethyst Aura Quartz. Cannabis played a medicinal role in ancient Egypt. Its therapeutic qualities were well known and are mentioned in several ancient papayri.1 Although I did attend a lecture at which an academic lecturer insisted that the only actual use she had confirmed from research was in the anus of mummies. Sadly I didn’t have an opportunity to ask her why she thought that might be. But I found this on Wikipedia which might explain it: “The ancient Egyptians used hemp (cannabis) in suppositories for relieving the pain of hemorrhoids.” Amethyst has long been used for pain and Amethyst Aura Quartz deals with pain from a higher level perspective, reaching underlying spiritual causes. If we put this together with the Egyptian use, Amethyst Aura may well help you to expel physical or spiritual toxins that are blocking the flow around your subtle energetic system.
This particular Aura Quartz feels like an embodiment of mystical wisdom. I put them into a grid around my head when I needed spiritual clarity for a blog. Magic!
Seshat with a ‘star’ and inverted crescent moon over her head, a writing sceptre in one hand and the measuring line of time in her other hand.
“I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi