This is a 2.5 oz, 2.7” by 1.25” by 0.9” Athena quartz from Diamantina, Brazil. She is lovely and slightly opalescent but clear enough so that you get a good look at the rods of black tourmaline within her although a few breach the surface. Some of her sides are perfectly clear, while others have a slight matte finish … and three have odd starbrary glyphs mingled among the Lemurian lines. Her base is healed and there is a tabby student to one side and a large, shallow key that runs nearly her length on consumes one side. Her sides undulate just a bit and these undulations seem to act as guides for the energy moving through her so that they are accelerated off the tourmaline and then through her. Her termination is skewed a bit to one side and sort of tabby-esque and she has a pretty Isis face. There are a few very little dings and is otherwise in excellent condition.
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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Slightly Opalescent Athena Quartz with Black (Schorl) Tourmaline