The use of Amethyst can be traced as far back as 25,000 B.C. to the Neolithic people in Europe. Its spiritual and legendary energies made it popular for beads and amulets in many cultures and later as a stone of royalty it was utilised in crowns, scepters and jewellery. Ancient Egyptians used Amethyst as a healing stone to ease fears and guilt. It works as a strong protector while traveling. Greeks and Romans used it constantly to protect themselves from excesses of overindulgence with food and drink, its powerful healing effect upon the mind. It is valuable to place Amethyst under the pillow at bedtime to cure insomnia and induce pleasant dreams. For headaches it was warmed and placed on the forehead or temples to reduce throbbing.
Amethyst carries a high spiritual vibration of humility and devotion to the Divine. It is highly conducive to stilling one’s thoughts in prayer and meditation and surrendering to that which is greater than the self. Amethyst also stimulates the higher mind to receive one’s spiritual power as a creation of the Divine being and to open to the insights, wisdom and guidance that is offered.
Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification, cleansing one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments, creating a resonant shield of spiritual Light around the body. It also acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments. It is a valuable protection for those doing psychic or intuitive work. It can enhance personal environments with a healing and protective circle of Light.
Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing. It then returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy. To increase this power and attract good luck, draw an image of the sun and the crescent moon over an Amethyst in lavender incense smoke.
Amethyst calms and soothes, assisting the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It relieves obsessive compulsive disorder and hyperactivity in children and animals. Place under the pillow or mattress or rub the centre of the forehead counter-clockwise to cure insomnia and stimulate pleasant dreams. It is especially effective for children’s recurring nightmares and fears of the dark. It may also help alleviate homesickness.
Amethyst is especially supportive of the emotional body, bringing those who are overworked, overstressed or overwhelmed back to centre. It eases the mental anxieties that lead to physical tension/headaches and is a great crystal to calm those who tend to be hot-headed and easily angered.