This is a 3.4 oz, 3” by 1.3” by 0.95” Athena quartz from Diamantina, Brazil. She is a lovely, brilliantly-clear point and healed base with a good look at the slender rods of tourmaline scattered about her upper third and a few in her base. Her sides are somewhat cathedraled and all have a few starbrary glyphs mingled among the Lemurian lines … and she undulates on one side, giving her a nice curve. This undulation provides a good thumb spot (as does the somewhat deep key on the adjoining side) while you work with her and seems to act as a guide for the energy moving through her so that they are accelerated off the tourmaline and then through her termination. You’ll also note that she is deftly twinned! She has a teeny ding at her termination, but she is otherwise excellent!
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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Brilliantly Clear Athena Quartz with Black Tourmaline