This is a 15 oz, 4.4” by 3.4” by 1.7” Athena quartz from Pakistan that is terminated or healed all over and holds a host of surprises. Included rods of black tourmaline are visible throughout, some thickly arranged and others causing growth interference with the quartz terminations. In fact, it was really difficult to photograph because of the sheer number of tourmaline crystals. There are five total crystals, two with few tourmaline rods and the remaining three with abundant tourmaline. Plus there are some very nice glyphs and areas of golden healer to give a nice pop of color! There are some very tiny dings, but nothing that alters her magnificence in the least! She would love to grace your altars or used in personal meditations.
This is a stunning Athena quartz, named for the Greek goddess, Athena who was supposed to have carried an owl on her shoulders when she talked to people so that both the spoken and unspoken could be heard, thereby seeing both sides to the truth. There are few better stones than tourmaline for dispelling negativity and quartz is a frequent companion of tourmaline. Both quartz and tourmaline are piezoelectric which means that they conduct electricity when put under pressure. That pressure can come from the energies that you impart during a crystal healing or Reiki treatment or meditation and amplify the intent, dissolving fear, promoting self worth and banishing a fatalist attitude. Ancient lore has held that tourmaline is a kind of “truth serum”, thus its critical inclusion in Athena quartz. Its energies are so cleansing and refreshing that it is difficult to hide the truth, especially from your Self. This all makes it much easier to make difficult decisions and shift consciousness in a positive manner. The double terminated nature of this Spirit represents the dual nature of the Self – what you are at the core and what you project to others, often different things. This is an incredible Spirit for seeking and finding your own truth, and the balance in that truth, so crucial to your Spiritual journey.
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Outrageous Cluster of Athena Quartz – Black Tourmaline