This is a 1.8 oz, 2.1” by 1.9” by 1.05” crystal from Dal’negorsk, Russia that is truly unusual and astounding! First, she is actually a cluster with a large, main crystal and a bevy of small crystals at her side around the base. She is a nice lightbrary, nicely accented with siderite and dark inlays of hedenbergite and interspersed with a few crystals of pyrrhotite. She has a similar look to the prasem quartz, only a different color. She is completely “clothed” in these crystals and some are at odd angles. Check her with a loupe to fully enjoy all her intricacies – she is nothing short of amazing and a meditation just to explore. Every time I look at her, I notice something else! The term, artichoke quartz, describes the growth habit of the quartz and no one can deny that this looks like an elongated crystalline artichoke! You will marvel at her incredible attributes that manifest into an earthy and warm energy.
This is a wondrous crystal for balance. She has an earthy-earthy feel and yet she compels you to not live in the physical alone – without the Spiritual aspects, we do not advance in this life’s expression. But, without the life’s expression, the psyche is trapped into reliving the same lesson, lifetime after lifetime. This Spirit encourages her Keeper to explore all that this earth has to offer – to savor the wonder of waterfalls, the mystery of the rainforest, the compulsion of the sea, the paradox of the mountains and the infinite expression of all life forms. To eat an artichoke, you peel off the leaves, one by one, eating the small portion at the base of the leaf, until you reach the “choke” and the heart. The heart is rich and wonderful and the choke is nearly inedible – symbolic of each of our “searches” in life – we will always find chokes and hearts, but must learn to extract what we need and get to the heart. In knowing what is truly in the heart, we bridge the physical and the Spiritual and can make that important integration. This Spirit is an important new class of crystalline Spirits appearing now to help each of us in our own personal quests. She would love to be part of your quest …
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Exciting Rare Artichoke Quartz with Pyrrhotite