This is a very unusual 1.9 oz, 2.95” by 1.3” by 0.9” DT, Athena quartz from Pakistan. One side is matte while the rest are lustrous but two of the lustrous sides are almost completely chlorite-eroded and healed. Interestingly, the chlorite is a warm gray and the area is edged with some tiny students as well as one larger one! You can easily see long, thin rods of black (schorl) tourmaline in the chlorine and more inside appearing against the landscape-like background of the chlorite. In spite of all this, she is really clear and you can see a few little rainbows when the light is just right. Her terminal faces appear “pebbled” and she is in excellent condition and ready to go to her rightful Keeper.
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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Pale Smoky DT Athena Quartz with Black Tourmaline (aka Schorl) and Chlorite