Amethyst - Attaining Wisdom

Amethyst helps you attain wisdom by reminding every aspect of your being of its inherent spiritual nature. Amethyst and the purple ray it carries draw your attention beyond the mind to the realm of pure spiritual knowledge and then bring this wisdom back into clear, conscious thought. Amethyst helps you let go of all that is old and all that holds you back so that you may fully embrace your spiritual destiny.

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Amethyst and the Nervous System

Amethyst and Gold

Therapeutic Quality


Chakra Therapies

Sacral Chakra - Prenatal Therapies

Stomach Chakra - Stomach Therapies

Heart Chakra - Insight Into Attachments

Throat Chakra - Public Speaking and Other Speech Support

Brow Chakra - Spiritual Development Technique

Brow and Crown Chakras - Headache Therapy

Crown Chakra - Mental Imbalance Therapy

Body-Awakening Therapy

Pattern-loosening Technique

Indications for Wearing a Therapeutic Amethyst Necklace

When one or more of the following apply—

You are experiencing—


A disconnection from your inner source of wisdom


An inability to let go of a situation that is holding you back


Being easily thrown off balance emotionally by interactions with others


Frequent emotional extremes

You want to—


Become more attuned to your inner source of wisdom


Release yourself from certain attachments


Let go of a past situation


Develop your intuition or sense of inner knowing


Improve your ability to focus


Express yourself with more confidence


Speak or sing with greater ease


Support the health of your nervous system

Benefits of Wearing a Therapeutic Amethyst Necklace

Amethyst helps you attain wisdom by reminding every aspect of your being of its inherent spiritual nature. Amethyst is the gemstone bearer of the purple ray. It can help you let go of all that is old and all that holds you back—on every level and in every aspect of life—so that you may fully embrace your spiritual destiny.

When you wear a necklace of Amethyst spheres, it forms a column of energy that extends from your physical body through all your inner bodies to Soul itself. This column allows Amethyst energy to rise upward from your heart to your head and beyond, into the innermost, spiritual aspect of your being, bringing your attention with it. In the process, Amethyst draws your attention through your inner bodies, increasing your awareness and knowledge of them. Then, Amethyst and the purple ray bring this wisdom back into clear, conscious thought. The longer you wear Amethyst, the stronger and wider this column of energy becomes.

Amethyst’s purple ray reflects the highest aspect of the mind, which is also known as the intuition. It stirs the intuition. This stirring helps your mind become aware of its own intuitive aspect and, ideally, of that which lies just beyond it—soul itself. When your mind becomes aware of its highest aspect, the energy that the mind once fed its undesirable tendencies is redirected. If Amethyst is worn long enough, these undesirable tendencies will begin to dissolve.

Amethyst can also help you understand and let go of anything that keeps you attached to a condition. When worn as a necklace of spheres, Amethyst affects all your subtle bodies, bringing the perspective needed to let go of attachments.

Amethyst promotes both inner and outer focus. By focusing your attention on a higher, more spiritual state, Amethyst keeps you from falling prey to the many distractions that impede spiritual growth. As it helps dissolve the duality between inner and outer experience, Amethyst helps you see that all of life is spiritual.

Amethyst urges you on all levels to look beyond yourself to the level of pure spirit and the true self. Within Amethyst’s blueprint is a memory of pure Spirit, where matter, energy, space, and time do not exist, and where there is no duality. This memory also lies in your cells' blueprints. When you wear Amethyst, its blueprint resonates with those of your cells. The memory of your cells’ optimal state is awakened, and the call of soul to return to this higher awareness is rekindled.

When you wear Amethyst in a necklace that lies near your heart chakra, its energy first connects with your emotions. It stimulates the area where emotions are born and uplifts the area's consciousness. This upliftment fosters a higher perspective on your emotions and helps reduce or balance emotional extremes. The balancing effect on the emotions is cumulative. Therefore, if you are easily imbalanced by others, you should wear Amethyst continually to cultivate this balance and allow it to grow.

When an Amethyst necklace falls near the throat, the purple ray tends to flow directly to the head and mind, bypassing the emotions and increasing the amount of energy flowing in through the throat chakra. This gives energy to the voice. Therefore, if you must address a group but are afraid to speak, you will benefit from wearing Amethyst around your neck near your throat. Wearing such a necklace will also benefit those who lack the self-confidence to express themselves or who speak too quietly or with uncertainty.

Amethyst should never be worn in a necklace that reaches much below the heart chakra. Necklaces of Amethyst that are too long will start to draw energy from the rest of the body to the stomach area, thus diffusing the necklace's focus and creating confusion.

Amethyst and the Nervous System

Each of the seven color rays of the life force is particularly healing and nourishing to certain aspects of the physical body. The purple ray nourishes and supports the body’s communication system, including the nerve cells and brain. Consequently, wearing Amethyst can help strengthen these parts of the body and help resolve certain conditions associated with them.

Amethyst and Gold

Those who love to wear gold can wear it freely with Amethyst. Not only will the two look beautiful together, but the Amethyst will provide an understanding and supportive influence by helping lovers of gold understand why they may cling to certain attitudes, feelings, or conditions. This understanding is important, because it will form the basis for lovers of gold to take further steps in their evolution.

Therapeutic Quality Amethyst

Amethyst color occurs naturally in a wide range from light to dark purple. Therapeutic Amethyst falls somewhere in the middle of this range and resembles the vibrant purple seen in a rainbow. As Amethyst moves away from this optimal color and becomes darker or lighter, its therapeutic value diminishes. The lightest purple is not the gemstone known as Lavender but only a washed-out Amethyst.

Clarity also plays a key role in Amethyst quality. Flaws and inclusions, or foreign matter, detract from its ability to radiate its healing energy. A tiny amount of flaws in a sphere is acceptable. However, when evaluating Amethyst, be aware that flaws disrupt or block the sphere’s ability to radiate its energy in direct proportion to the flaws’ size. The exceptions are minor flaws that have a prismatic effect. When a sphere with these flaws is moved in natural light, the Amethyst displays a rainbow or partial rainbow of colors. This property is an asset. All other flaws and inclusions—especially cloudiness, dark flecks, internal fractures, or pieces of the rock matrix in which the Amethyst grew—inhibit the Amethyst's energy and should be avoided. Poor drill holes or any damage to the sphere’s surface, such as scratches, gouges, or chipped areas, also render Amethyst non-therapeutic.

To judge Amethyst quality accurately requires experience and the opportunity to compare many Amethyst specimens of different grades and colors. Amethyst of ideal color with no inclusions is extremely rare.

Therapies and Procedures


An Amethyst necklace can be placed on any of six major chakras to treat a variety of conditions or to promote awareness. Amethyst energy affects each chakra differently. The following therapies and techniques offer seven ways to derive benefits from Amethyst chakra treatments.


This technique uplifts the unborn child. It helps forge a stronger connection between the fetus and the Soul that will enter the baby's body. When the baby is born, this enhanced connection will cause the Soul to enter the body with greater vitality.


The Amethyst vibrations draw to the stomach healing energies from other, stronger areas of the body. This therapy is very helpful for soothing stomachaches, especially in children.


This technique can bring you insight and enhance your understanding of the reasons you are attached to certain conditions or situations in your life.


The Amethyst energy flowing through your throat chakra opens passageways for more life energy to enter your throat. This strengthens your throat chakra and makes additional energy available to your voice.


This technique opens your brow chakra and strengthens the circuit of energy that continually flows in through your throat and out your brow. When this flow is strengthened, you become more aware of your inner aspects, which in turn spurs your spiritual unfoldment.


If your headache is caused by a build-up of excess energy in your head, this therapy will open your brow and crown chakras and allow your head to discharge its excess energy.


Stagnant mental energy is a common cause of mental imbalances. This therapy helps release stagnant mental energies by opening your brow chakra and encouraging a flow of energy in through your throat and out through your brow. As long as your brow remains open, energy will not be able to collect in your mind and stagnate there.


Amethyst is used to help draw the body's healing energies to an ailing area that has previously been ignored. An Amethyst necklace is placed on the area to awaken the body and inner aspects to the area's condition and thereby facilitate its healing.


Amethyst is used in conjunction with creative visualization to loosen the energetic knots and patterns that bind difficult circumstances to one's life.