Crystals

Satya Mani™ Quartz  One of the newly discovered, high vibrational crystals, Satya Mani™ Quartz is a natural crystal whose name means, 'Gem of Truth'. They bring one into conscious resonance with the truth of the heart.

According to Heaven and Earth's description of this lovely new crystal find, they can help one to realise one's existence as soul and spirit and to attune to the inter-relatedness of all beings. The intensify the circuit of consciousness between the heart and high brain, or the third eye and crown chakras and they aid in development of one's powers of creative manifestation. They are stones of spiritual enlightenment and support one in bringing joy and pleasure into the world through the expression of love.

Sea Opal - see Opalite

Seraphinite  (also known as Clinochlore) gets its deep green colour from Chlorite – considered to be one of the Master Healing stones - and has feathery, silvery iridescent markings. It comes from a mine in the Lake Baikal region of Russia.   This is a most effective stone for cellular regeneration and when used in a treatment session can cause a flush of pure healing energy to be released. It acts as a trigger, causing old patterns of disease or imbalance to start to dissolve away allowing for new patterns to be created, and, therefore, letting a client hold a piece while they talk to you can prove beneficial. It is the premier healing stone of this age. It is the tool most suited to bringing the physical body into line with the Light body. While the beautiful green shade is perfect for the Heart chakra, it can be used on any chakra to enhance and harmonize energy.

Shiva Lingams symbolise the embodiment of Yin/Yang energy in perfect balance and harmony. A form of cryptocrystalline quartz, Shiva Lingams are found only in the waters of the Narmada River in Onkar Mandhata, India, which is considered one of the holiest rivers in India.  These rare and mystical stones are naturally river-tumbled - which give them their shape – but are given a final polish by hand to bring out their full beauty.  The Sanskrit name for these sacred stones is ‘Narmadeshwara’, which means ‘Lord of the Narmada’.  Considered the ultimate fertility stone, they are worshipped by Hindus worldwide as the embodiment of Lord Shiva. ‘Lingam’ is the Sanskrit word for phallus and their shape embodies the masculine principle: dynamic expression and knowledge, whilst the markings (which are unique to each stone), called ‘Yoni’, represent the feminine: wisdom and  intuition.  Therefore, the female energy arouses the masculine urge to create.  

Siberian Amethyst Quartz This is speciality Quartz, which is lab-grown.  Genuine Siberian Quartz Crystals are collected and then grown in controlled conditions in a laboratory and infused with manganese and iron, which gives them their lovely violet colour.  This process produces completely flawless and pure Amethyst Quartz.  Metaphysically, these stones are said to be powerful carriers of the Violet Ray, which is said to have the power to clear all karmic debt as well as to free us from physical pain. They are said to embody the qualities St Germain, Master of the Violet Flame. ‘Siberian’ is also a term often applied to gemstones of a flawless nature and of the and highest AAA grade. See also Quartz properties and Amethyst.

Siberian Blue Quartz This is speciality quartz, which is lab-grown.  Genuine Siberian Quartz Crystals are collected and then grown in controlled conditions in a laboratory and infused with cobalt, which gives them their lovely blue colour.  This process produces completely flawless and pure blue Quartz.  Metaphysically, these stones are said to be powerful carriers of the Blue Ray, which is related to both the throat and third eye chakras.  They are said to embody the qualities of inner vision, clairvoyance and other psychic abilities. ‘Siberian’ is also a term often applied to gemstones of a flawless nature and of the and highest AAA grade. See also Quartz properties.

Siberian Green Quartz  This is a speciality quartz, which is lab-grown.  Genuine Siberian Quartz Crystals are collected and then grown in controlled conditions in a laboratory and infused with copper, which gives them their lovely deep green colour.  This process produces a completely flawless and pure Quartz.  Metaphysically, these stones are said to be powerful carriers of the Green Ray, which is related to the heart chakra.  They are said to embody the qualities of unconditional love and general healing. ‘Siberian’ is also a term often applied to gemstones of a flawless nature and of the and highest AAA grade.  See also Quartz properties.

Smokey (Smoky) Quartz (see also Quartz properties) Grounding, anchoring, protective.  This powerful and extremely useful stone soaks up negativity and electromagnetic pollution like a sponge, so it needs regular cleansing.  In fact it does its job so well that no home should be without a good piece of Smokey Quartz.  A firm favourite but still hard to find good quality specimens set in jewellery. Smokey Quartz is Quartz exposed to radiation from the rocks which surround it - it is often found in granite rocks which emit a small but persistent amount of radiation. Unfortunately a large proportion of Smokey Quartz available commercially today has been artificially irradiated to produce a dark colour. However, natural specimens of this crystal are still available worldwide, with notable producers being Brazil, areas of Colorado in the US and Switzerland. There is even a variety from the Cairngorms in Scotland.  The darkest natural variety is called Morion Smokey Quartz.

Snowflake Obsidian - see Obsidian

Sodalite  So called because it is a Sodium rich stone, Sodalite is often mistaken for Lazurite or Lapis Lazuli, but it is a royal blue rather than ultramarine in colour. Sodalite also rarely contains pyrite, a common inclusion in Lapis. It is further distinguished from similar minerals by its white streaks or patches.  A very useful stone for the mind, Sodalite can assist in creating order out of mental confusion.  If worn whilst meditating it can help us understand why we are in any given situation and to discover the lessons needed to learn to progress.  It is protective and works extremely well with the third eye or Brow chakra and is said to be especially useful for the over-sensitive personality where phobias, fear or guilt are present.

Spessartine - see Garnet

Spirit Quartz  The many tiny terminations which surround the main point in these types of Quartz formation are said to greatly amplify the energy of the crystal.  Also known as Pineapple Quartz, they are said to help access the mystical realm of fairies.  They are also excellent for group work - the large point being supported and cradled by the smaller ones.  They are usually found as Amethyst points and clusters, and some of the paler ones have been coated to become part of the ‘Aura’ family of crystals, especially Aqua Aura

Star Quartz - see Lightbrary Star Quartz

Strawberry Quartz A rare form of red Quartz, Strawberry Quartz is one of the most potent Heart chakra crystals.  It helps to balance the connection between the physical heart, heart chakra and higher heart; filling us with a feeling of true love.  It also balances the whole physical and subtle body systems.  Strawberry Quartz can also assist with connection to the Source or centre of Universal energy where we can find answers to many of the questions surrounding our existence both as an individual and as a race of incarnate humans.    

Sugilite Sugilite (also known as Luvulite or Royal Lavulite) is most definitely a stone for the New Age.  It is an incredibly powerful healer and represents spiritual love and wisdom.  When used or worn it is said to help the new energies present on the planet, flow into the Crown Chakra and then down through the others, helping us to connect with the ‘Source’.  It is named after the Japanese geologist who first discovered it in 1944, Ken-ichi Sugi and is a wonderful collector's mineral as it is only found in 3 locations in the world – Iwagi Islet, Japan, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada and the most prolific producer, Wessel's Mine, Kuruman, South Africa.  High grade, deep purple Sugilite is becoming extremely scarce and is, therefore, becoming very expensive.

Sunstone is the mineral Oligoclase from the Feldspar group. Sunstone and Moonstone are its commercial, or gemstone names Sunstone being Olioclase with Hematite inclusions, which give it its orangey/red colour.  Its keywords are healing, protection and success, and as its name suggests, it resonates with the masculine energy of the Sun, making it the perfect counterpart to its sister-stone, Moonstone.  It is a dynamic, energy giving crystal, good for activating sluggish, lower Chakras.  It is a light bringer and will bring in happiness with its cheerful energy.  Excellent for suffers of SAD (Seasonal Adjustment Disorder), and for general cleansing of the liver and kidneys.