Merlinite

Properties: This mystical stone is a combination of manganese oxide with inclusions of both potassium and barium. This particular variety occurs in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Associated by name, after the great wizard, Merlin, who was King Arthur’s legendary mentor, this stone is considered the “stone of self-mastery“. It exhibits traits of duality: black and white, day and night, light and dark. Merlinite waves its wand of energy in order to communication with the archetypal energies within nature itself, including the plant kingdom, mineral kingdom, animal spirits and the elemental allies, such as the fey folk, pixies, dryads and gnomes.

This stone encourages the world of dreams and dreaming, teaching us the fundamental of mysticism, past incarnations and recollections. Wonderful stone to use at Samhain, as it eloquently lifts the veil between the spiritual and the physical planes assisting in contacting souls who have passed over. It opens one’s energy field to its innate capacity to serve as a channel for manifestation. It has the ability, as a good mentor would, to teach us to influence outer elemental processes in order to help empower our lives.

The manganese present in Merlinite, makes it a rare version of this stone with tiny, druzy quartz crystals. This is a good reason why mystical Merlinite conjures up the reference as a stone of magic, wizards and alchemy. It encourages our connection with spirit and assists in our own spiritual growth. Symbolically, it’s black and white coloring is said to blend heaven and earth vibrations, allowing one access to multiple realms. It allows for a connective relationship between ourselves our environment. It enhance our organizational skills. Merlinite can help us to remain both open and approachable allowing us to access the Akashic records, to bring magic into our lives, draw on the powers of the elements and to embrace our inner shaman, witch or medicine man! Merlinite is therefore associated with the intuitive Third Eye Chakra and universal knowledge, therefore, its connection with the astrological sign of Pisces.

Folk Remedies: Historically, this stone was used to help treat blood circulatory disorders and assist in regulating insulin production. Merlinite was considered a stone to help treat pneumonia and balance mucus membranes. It was used for treating skin inflammatory disorders by making an elixir or placing on the skin.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in Skills/Knowledge area, the Career area and Helpful People/Travel areas in your home, office or sacred space.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

History: Merlinite is a trade-name for opalized white chalcedony which is included with Psilomelane. Psilomelane is an obsolete group name for hard black manganese oxides. Since it incorporates many different minerals and in varying quantities such as braunite, coronadite, hausmanite, manganite, pyrolusite hollandite, cryptomelane, romanechite, potassium and barium… the manganese present in Merlinite, makes it a rare version of this stone with tiny, druzy quartz crystals. This stone also goes under the names of Dendritic Opal or Dendritic Agate.

Mystic Merlinite is another variety, but only found in Madagascar. It’s geological name is Indigo Gabbro.  This stone is differentiate by its high gloss sheen and deep indigo glow that can be seen when held up to the light. The indigo in this stone helps with attributes of the Third Eye and can used as a “seeing stone”.

Blizzard Stone falls under the category of Indigo Gabbro, as well, only this stone has no bright, high polish to it and is graced with white speckles, which looks like snow This is a softer, gentile energy that helps calm the spirit.

 

 

 

 

Teacher of Wisdom

This stone encourages the world of dreams and dreaming, teaching us the fundamental of mysticism, past incarnations and recollections. Wonderful stone to use at Samhain, as it eloquently lifts the veil between the spiritual and the physical planes assisting in contacting souls who have passed over.

This is a good reason why mystical Merlinite conjures up the reference as a stone of magic, wizards and alchemy. It encourages our connection with spirit and assists in our own spiritual growth. Symbolically, it’s black and white coloring is said to blend heaven and earth vibrations, allowing one access to multiple realms

Associations

Angels: Zadkiel
Associated Crystal: manganese oxides
Birthstone: February, March
Color: Purple/Indigo
Chakra: Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Element: Air, Water
Flowers: Lavender, lilac, violet
Gods/Goddesses: Buddha, Dionysus, Bacchus, Diana, Artemis
Planet: Jupiter, Neptune
ZodiacAquarius, Pisces
Sabbat: Mabon, Samhain
Tarot: The Magician, The Hierophant

Within Meditation

This meditation exercise involves going into the very center of your being.

You are always welcome to use a tool for your meditation. A brown, black or dark blue candle can be lit.

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Cleansing & Charging Merlinite

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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