This is a brand new discovery from the Kullu Pass. With the glaciers receding there, Mother Earth is sharing yet another of her treasures in these small clusters of quartz with amazing fire! As you look at any one of the clusters, flashes of intense color display with the light, similar to an opal! My supplier and I have pondered over how these amazing little crystals developed such fire and testing has been inconclusive. Near as we can tell, they have had an overlay of rainbow opal (aka precious opal). Precious opal is closely related to quartz - quartz is silicon dioxide and opal is hydrated silicon dioxide. Lots of chemistry, but the major difference is that opal is non-crystalline and is known for the way it refracts light. If you study one with a loupe, you can see that there is an opalescent kind of reverse-phantom layer on top of the quartz, sometimes just a thin layer and in others, it's maybe a mm or two thick. Some of the clusters show an opal matrix, though not flashy like on the terminations. I've noted that some are what I call the "silvery moon" shades (fiery shades of more blues, greens and violets) and others I call the "radiant sun" (fiery shades of more red, yellow, orange). The energies are subtly different, but basically, one or the other will appeal to you more and that's the one you should work with. Also, some are in a stalactite shape, others are flowers and yet others appear to have come from a geode. Try sitting with your Opal Radiance cluster in the sun and watch the colors dance! It's hard to capture with the camera, but in person, each will totally charm you!
Each of these little clusters holds the Secrets of the Seven - seven colors in the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet), seven tones in the musical scale (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti), seven Chakras - and from these, all color, music and energy systems are derived. Seven is considered to be a sacred number by most of the world religions. There are seven stars in the constellation, Pleiades, seven wonders of the world, seven levels of enlightenment, etc. Seven is the continuum and transition from one plane to the next and the ultimate of expression.
When I first worked with mine, I was totally blissed out - and then she put me to work. No matter how far we go in terms of Spiritual achievement, there is always more. She reminded me not to "sit on my butt" ... to get moving and working those Chakras ... get them humming! 's not at all unpleasant, but it is a challenge as these Spirits will definitely raise your Kundalini and expand your Ethereal Chakra dramatically. As you work with your Opal Radiance Quartz cluster, be aware that you will experience some dramatic change on all levels. Each one is highly personal, so information that comes to me will be what I need ... what comes to you is what you need. You can slow things down a bit by requesting that she slow down a bit to allow you to balance your energies as you work. A nice grounding stone (tiger-eye, obsidian, petrified wood) will help. Whatever you chose, sit back and enjoy the ride as it will be a totally magnificent one!