Apophyllite is a potassium-calcium fluoride-silicate mineral from the family of phyllosilicates. It is structurally related to the zeolite family of minerals and commonly found with zeolites in basalt, granite, and gneiss formations. Like the zeolites, apophyllite has high water content and therefore, good energy conducting properties.
Apophyllite forms cubic or pyramidal crystals that can either be transparent or opaque. The color ranges from white, green, yellow to peach. There are also colorless forms. The name apophyllite is derived from the Greek word apophylliso which means "it flakes off". When heated, apophyllite loses its water and begins to flake.
Apophyllite is a fairly prevalent mineral. It can be found in abundance near Trentino in Italy, near Belfast in Northern Ireland, on Faroe Islands, near Kimberley in South Africa, and in Guananjuato in Mexico. Considerable amounts are also found in the Harz Mountains in Germany, on Mont St. Hillaire in Canada, and in Kongsberg in Norway, but probably the best apophyllite, however, comes from Puna, India.
Like many other crystals-forming minerals, apophyllite is used in Reiki, meditation, and crystal healing. Its high energy conductivity makes it a perfect stone for this purpose. The naturally formed pyramids help to magnify and focus energy. Apophyllite is used to establish connection with higher realms. It is believed to create a conscious link between the material world and the spiritual sphere and to facilitate astral travel. It is associated with the sixth chakra, the seat of intuition and psychic abilities.
Apophyllite is believed to transfer vibrations and to correct energetic imbalances. It has the ability to clear and amplify the energy of spaces. On personal level, it helps to release mental blocks and negative thought patterns. It is used to stimulate intuition and introspection. A person who uses this stone in meditation develops the ability to understand things with a new clarity. Apophyllite allows us to reflect upon our own behavior and to recognize patterns that hinder our growth. It gives us the ability to look into the the deepest recesses of our minds and souls and to discover and embrace our true nature. It is a stone of truth that gives us not only the courage to show others our real face, but also to face and correct our deficiencies.
Apophyllite helps to release suppressed emotions and to heal the soul. It is used to reduce fear and anxiety. It also helps to make a decision and to solve problems. It reduces stress and facilitates a state of deep relaxation. It facilitates meditation.
On a physical plane, apophyllite is used in connection with respiratory problems. It helps to neutralize allergies and to heal the mucosa. For this purpose green apophyllite is placed on the chest in the area of the heart chakra. Apophyllite pyramids are used to rejuvenate tired eyes and to heal problems related to vision. A person should lie down and place a small pyramid on a forehead between the eyes in the area associated with the third eye. Apophyllite is a very powerful stone, but depending on the condition more than one session may be necessary. The healing takes place on a quantum level and there is nothing magical about it. We are bodies of energy and apophyllite is a very powerful energy conductor.
Apophyllite is not only a healing stone, but also a beautiful mineral that gives joy to everyone looking at it. The diversity of forms and colors adds splendor to a collection and a wonderful energy to a home.
By Dominique Allmon
*This article is for educational purposes only and is not meant to heal or diagnose any disease.
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