Thursday, February 7, 2008

Amethyst Dream

Another Eni Oken inspired netted triangular piece of amethyst. The pendant is supposed to hang in the center, but I like the pic so much that I decided to post it anyway :) I am just addicted to netting. I used to do a lot of embroidery and this is just like sewing only with fine wire. I used brass wire for this one as I like the way brass and copper complement each other.

Amethyst is one of my favorite stones and no wonder it's properties are valuable. At I found this detailed information:

Amethyst has long been called the "sobriety stone." In ancient Rome, crushed amethyst was added to wine cups to prevent drunkenness. It 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. It has been used to protect against psychic attacks. On the spiritual level, amethyst can help open to communication with angels, telepathy and other psychic abilities. It is an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and can help you see your path. It 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. Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore 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.

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