Quartz is one of the most plentiful minerals on earth, and it is found in various igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Clear Quartz is composed of pure silicon dioxide, and has nearly smooth sides with naturally faceted points at one or both ends. Clear Quartz is also known by the name Ice Crystal, which was derived from the Greek word “krystallos,” which means “icy cold.” (1) Greek philosopher’s believed that this crystal was water frozen so hard that it could never thaw. Clear Quartz can be found in many locations around the world, but the major mining location is in Spruce Pine, North Carolina in the USA. The largest single Clear Quartz crystal was found near Itapore, Brazil, and measured approximately 20 ft x 5 ft x 5 ft and weighed more than 44 tons.
Clear Quartz - Ancient Lore and Legends
Universally in nearly every culture Clear Quartz crystals have been venerated and accepted as a source of power. The Japanese named Clear Quartz “Tama,” which means “the perfect jewel.” In their culture it is a symbol of purity, patience and perseverance. Small Clear Quartz crystals were believed to be the congealed breath of the White Dragon, and this dragon was symbolic of the highest powers of creation. In addition, ancient Roman’s believed Clear Quartz crystals to be ice which had been formed over the …show more content…
The keywords power, energy, and clarity summarize the metaphysical properties of Clear Quartz. Because of its inherent power Clear Quartz can be used for psychic protection, because it forcefully counters negative magick. In addition, it directs and amplifies energy which can greatly enhance meditation, scrying, and dream work. Furthermore, Clear Quartz can dispel negativity and clear away negative energy, and thus is powerfully protective. Finally, it can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical