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Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of all quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to transmit and receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently. The are reported to be harder than all other quartz giving them the strength, and durability to handle difficult challenges beyond the ability of other quartz crystals.
Rarely large, these are the mini dynamos of the crystal world. What they lack in physical size, they more than make up for in spirit energy. They are often used to bring the Seeker crystal energy to other talismans that lack it such as opals, jet, amber, and other minerals that do not have a crystalline structure.
Herkimer diamonds are also unusually transparent. They are perfect conduits of the universal life force, and as such offer us virtually perfect spiritual compasses that can clearly point us towards our goals.
Diamonds are the traditional birthstone for those born in the month of April. While Herkimer Diamonds are quartz, not diamond, nevertheless, their brilliant, transparent diamond like beauty makes them well suited as an April birthstone, particularly for those that seek beauty without high cost.
Herkimer Diamonds are used in communications, and devotions to Angerona the Roman Goddess of the Winter Solstice. If you want to celebrate the constant renewal of life during the festive winter solstice and New Year, a Herkimer Diamond is just the gem you seek.
Herkimer Diamonds are "adjunct" helping crystals that serve to focus and amplify the Universal Life Force of other crystals. If you have a stubborn area that just doesn't seem to respond to normal therapy, augment your crystals with a Herkimer Diamond. They seem to work particularly well with other crystals in re balancing energy in the the Heart, Throat, Brow and Crown chakras.
Herkimer Diamond carries an energy of delicate harmony and an understanding of the essential being within the self. It allows for appreciation of all that is within us, and encourages us to recognize that there is "nothing to become," that we already are what we are seeking and only need to allow the actualization.
Herkimers encourage the concept of beginning again in this lifetime, clearing the body-mind system of unconscious fears and repressions, and allowing for total relaxation and expansion of the Life energy.
The Herkimer Diamond is extremely useful in healing environments where its clarity, brilliance and high frequency facilitates the removal of energy blocks or debris, and stimulates healing by increasing the amount of Light energy the body can utilize. It is an exceptionally strong crystal for clearing electromagnetic pollution, radioactivity, and geopathic stress, and makes an excellent environmental spray or gem elixir. Larger Herkimers, even cloudy, included ones, may be used to grid a home, healing space or bed.
Herkimer Diamonds have a great use in Feng Shui. These little dynamos with their many facets are perfect as "energy dispersers" in any window. They take the light and energy from the sun and disperse it freely within the room. They sparkle like a prism, but being perfectly natural, they do not bring any artificiality to the natural energy flow.
Herkimer Diamonds are used in crystal meditation as a booster to other crystals. If you are using a particular meditation crystal and don't seem to be having the effect you seek, try holding it in one hand and hold a Herkimer Diamond in the other. You are likely to find yourself in a deeper trance more quickly.
Other practitioners report that Herkimer Diamonds are quite powerful healing crystals that are particularly useful when several of them are used in a healing layout. Herkimer Diamonds emanate the brightest crystal Light, purifying one's energy field and attuning to the Divine.
Robert Simmons tell us in "The Book of Stones" that Herkimer Diamonds carry the grace of a constant, almost subliminal connection to higher spiritual domains, even to the point of drawing angels to its pure etheric radiance. Herkimers have also been credited with enticing fairies.
Because of their high vibrational frequency, Herkimer Diamonds may stimulate clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities, and may assist in prescience or telepathic communication, Melody relates in "Love is in the Earth". They are extremely useful for vivid dreams and dream recall, and may be used to recover past life information.
Herkimers are powerful tools for astral travel, dimensional shifting and other explorations into expanded reality, according to Naisha Ahsian in "The Book of Stones" Grids with large Herkimer Diamonds are used to create dimensional doorways, their internal structure making them ideal for both sending and receiving energy. They provide power and assistance when establishing vortices for Earth healing or sacred space, and are suitable for electrical or magnetic vortex grids.