Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures it guided souls to the afterlife, served in shamanistic rituals and tribal ceremonies, and was utilized in magic and scrying to connect with spirits of the lower worlds. Smoky Quartz’s phenomenal power, then and now, lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation. [101 Hall, 192][Hall, 240][Hall En, 186][Simmons, 366][Melody, 606-607][glimmerdream.com]
In the realm of dark stones, Smoky Quartz offers a rare and beautiful transparency that draws light into shades of black and brown. With crystals as pale and surreal as a wisp of smoke, as dark and clear as midnight waters, or as warm and rich as a cognac by the fire, this mineral honors its connection with Mother Earth. It is a talisman of the Root Chakra, an anchor in the natural world, drawing white light energy from the Crown down through the body to be deeply rooted into the physical plane. It initiates movement of primal forces within the body and activates one’s survival instincts in a purified way. It brings strength and stability, and a sense of personal pride in walking the Earth and inhabiting a human form. [Raphael, 90][Melody, 607][Lembo, 288]
Much of the Smoky Quartz on the market today is artificially irradiated. This means that heat has been introduced to the crystal after it has been pulled from the ground (heat is what gives Quartz its smoky coloring). Natural Smoky Quartz is quartz that has been heated naturally by the Earth. The difference between artificially radiated SQ and natural SQ is visible in its coloring (natural SQ tends to be lighter in color, almost the color of tea; while artificial SQ is very dark brown/blackish) and in its vibration (natural SQ is calming, nurturing and peaceful; while artificial irradiated SQ has a more intense, scattered energy).
- Measures approx 1.75" x 1" x 1"
- Weighs 24g