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A pale -to deep- purple variety of the mineral Quartz.
Amethyst is said to assist with healing alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, and addictions of all kinds.
Amethyst brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength.
Amethyst has been used to protect against psychic attacks.
Amethyst can help open to communication with angels, telepathy and other psychic abilities.
Amethyst is an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and can help you see your path.
Amethyst has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness.
Amethyst is reputed to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems, and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance.
Amethyst is also used as protection for travelers.
Amethyst is said to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, and general healing.
Amethyst is associated with the brow and the crown chakras.
from Greek amethustos, not drunk or intoxicating, remedy for intoxication.
Origin of the word Amethyst at Etymonline.com
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