Sometimes called “Cactus Quartz” or “Spirit Crystals,” these unique crystals were discovered in South Africa. Spirit Quartz is characterized by tiny, druzy crystals covering the entire shaft of its quartz points. Spirit Quartz occurs mainly in light amethyst, but also in clear quartz and occasionally in Citrine or Smokey quartz. The metaphysical properties seem to be the same regardless of the color of the Spirit Quartz. To date, Spirit Quartz has only been found in South Africa. In Spirit Quartz, powerful healing energy is directed through the main crystal while also being simultaneously radiated out in all directions by the tiny crystals that cover it. There are many paths the magnified energy of Spirit Quartz can take, and it stimulates on all levels the physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and subtle bodies. Simultaneously, Spirit Quartz brings focus to the energetic center of an issue, the “heart of the matter” or the core of dis-ease. Its ability to focus and bring energies together also makes Spirit Quartz an excellent stone for groups. Spirit Quartz fosters unity, peace, and a willingness to work together that is beneficial to families, communities, or businesses alike. Use Spirit Quartz in group meditations to connect the energies of all participants. Spirit Quartz has been used to heighten experiences with Astral Travel, Shamanic Journeying, Dream work, Rebirthing, and meditation. While primarily associated with the Crown Chakra, Spirit Quartz opens and cleanses all Chakras. A protective stone, both energetically and physically, Spirit Quartz shields the aura, transmutes negative energy, and protects from physical harm. The sense of calm and peace Spirit Quartz brings helps decrease fears, and makes it an excellent stone to use when dealing with the loss of a loved one, easing the grief of transition. Spirit Quartz can aid to increase physical and intellectual fertility. 4.5" x 3.25"