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Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Samadhi Quartz
For thousands of years, people of many cultures have chosen the towering peaks of the Himalayan Mountains as the spiritual site for meditation and prayers, to still the soul in literally the highest reaches of our world in order to achieve Samadhi - a oneness of mind with the universe; the deepest state of contemplation leading to full enlightenment. A most recent discovery of unique crystalline Pink Quartz from these mountain tops has just been unearthed and carries the Samadhi energy within. Clear and lovely, divinely made, it is a talisman of love to the world at a time when humanity needs it most.
The blush-pink crystals of Himalayan Samadhi Quartz convey an elegance and grace that may simply rival all crystals before them. Their resonance of purity and innocence evokes a sense of sparkling newness, as if they were freshly born of Mother Earth and offered to the universe for blessing. These unique wonders are crystals of Radiant Love. They are charismatic and warm, with a palpable energy of joy that invites the heart to open freely, completely, and in full trust. Their frequency fills the aura with a blissful peace, releasing the mind to fully appreciate the present moment…to connect, to experience all that is around and beyond, and to embrace the Divine presence. Like the Samadhi levels of meditation they are named for, these crystals offer love and enlightenment, a spiritual oneness with the Self, with one’s surroundings and All That Is.
Samadhi Quartz is an exceptionally rare variety of crystalline Pink Quartz found only in high elevations of the Himalayan Mountains of India. Like Clear Quartz, it is a silicon dioxide mineral with a six-sided crystal structure and pointed terminations, and forms in clusters of sheer, transparent pink crystals ranging in size from very small to quite large. Its color is thought to come from trace amounts of aluminum or phosphate, and specimens may contain small inclusions or phantoms of green chlorite, hematite, or other minerals. The Samadhi crystals offered on this website come from the sacred Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India, a lush area tucked between the Lower and Great Himalayan Range. Once known as Kulanthapitha, or “End of the Habitable World,” it is now referred to as the “Valley of the Gods.”
Until recently, all pink-colored Quartz was thought to be Rose Quartz, the pale pink to reddish-rose semi-precious stone of beauty and love cherished since antiquity for its power to heal the heart and stimulate romantic devotion. Its ability to be polished and carved into jewelry and marvelous ornamentation has made it a favorite since civilizations began. Rose Quartz is found in abundance around the world and occurs only in massive form, without crystal faces, edges and terminations. It is hazy to translucent, and is usually found in the cores of granite pegmatites. Its color is due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese in the massive material, and contains microscopic fiber inclusions of rutile or a borosilicate similar to dumortierite that can produce a cat’s eye or “star” effect. The color of Rose Quartz is very stable and will not fade with heat or direct sunlight. It has long been referred to as Pink Quartz, though a mineralogical distinction in the 1990’s of Pink Quartz as an independent variety has now been recognized and is becoming generally accepted. [www.mindat.org][en.wikipedia.org][www.quartzpage.de][celestialearthminerals.com]
Pink Quartz crystals were first discovered in the 1930’s near Rumford and Newry in Oxford County, Maine, USA, and were thought to be a rare, aberrant form of Rose Quartz, described in journals and soon dismissed. A “re-discovery” in Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1959 renewed excitement over these minerals, and they were soon labeled Crystalline Rose Quartz. However, as mineralogists began to study these rare specimens, they discovered distinct differences between them and common Rose Quartz. Pink Quartz crystals occur only in phosphorus-rich pegmatites, a late-phase formation grown not in the cores, but in thin vein systems throughout the pegmatites, often growing on, and parallel to, Smoky Quartz crystals. Though similar in color to Rose Quartz, Pink Quartz occurs in clusters of small, well-formed crystals, often parallel-grown, that are translucent to transparent. Their color is due to irradiation-induced color centers caused by trace amounts of aluminum and phosphorous. These crystals are very light and heat sensitive, and will fade with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Most Pink Quartz on the market today still comes from Minas Gerais, Brazil, and because of its rarity is not used in jewelry. It is occasionally faceted into collectors’ gems, but virtually all of the limited supply is sold as specimens. Since its distinction from Rose Quartz is still being accepted, Pink Quartz is, at times, still referenced as Rose Quartz. [www.mindat.org][en.wikipedia.org][www.quartzpage.de][celestialearthminerals.com]
In 2006, rare Pink Quartz was again discovered high in the Himalayan Mountains of India, at altitudes of over 18,000 feet. This Pink Quartz, co-existing with portions of clear white Quartz, was exposed as a result of receding glaciers and is an amazing example of growth-interference Quartz crystals. The process occurs when Calcite or other minerals bond with Quartz during its formation, and inhibits the normal crystal growth. Later, the intermingled minerals dissolve, leaving a soft, irregularly shaped, convoluted form with deep recesses and strange contours, much like the ice sheets and crevices that concealed them. The crystals are mostly translucent, thick and stubby or roughly wand shaped, and while they do not exhibit the traditional six-sided body and pointed terminations of most Quartz, they do occasionally show natural facets and partially smooth bodies. These unique stones were named Nirvana Quartz, for their marvelous spiritual resonance of transcendence and peace they offer during meditation, and in healing. They teach the importance of strength, inner radiance and the necessity of hardship as part of the path of spiritual ascension. Because they resemble pieces of ice, they are also referred to as Himalayan Ice Quartz. In some localities this special Pink Quartz is mined as Pink Lemurian Scalar Quartz. [Simmons, Ahsian, 276-278][www.healing-crystals-for-you.com][themagicofcrystals.com]
The newest discovery of Pink Himalayan Samadhi Quartz is extraordinary not only for the remote location of its mines; it is the formation of large, clear, perfect pink crystals that makes this Quartz so unique. Developed at lower elevations than the Nirvana Quartz with full, unfettered vein space to grow, Samadhi Quartz was allowed by Nature to develop to its fullest glory. It carries and radiates the warm, loving energy of the earth and stimulates the Heart Chakra in a profound way. As a Pink Quartz, Samadhi Quartz shares some of the metaphysical properties of its sister stone, Rose Quartz, yet brings its own unique frequency to the world.
Warning: Pink Samadhi Quartz is very light and heat sensitive, and may fade with prolonged exposure to direct light. [www.mindat.org][www.quartzpage.de]
Samadhi Quartz Uses and Purposes
Use Samadhi Quartz clusters in the home, meditation areas or any environment to create a blissful, unhurried peace. Their energy provides a calm, soothing ambiance, and can open one’s receptivity to the beauty of art, music and the written word. They are great for enlivening the imagination, and the unfolding of one’s interests and personal talents. [Melody En, 699][Gienger, 69]
In the workplace Samadhi Quartz softens the stress of a hectic pace and brings a sense of calm contentment to the emotional body. It is a happy stone, inspiring an awareness of all work as honorable, and imparts the message that what one is doing at the present moment is exactly where one should be at this time and place in the universe. Keep on the desk or in meeting rooms to extend that clarity of purpose, and to draw others together in cooperation.
Hold Samadhi Quartz or sit within a grid of Samadhi clusters whenever you need to feel comforted and surrounded by unconditional love; also to gain peace when it seems there is no peace to be found. It is an excellent ally for children caught between quarrelling parents or siblings, neglected or mistreated in foster care, or shuttled between homes in situations of divorce. It is also an empowering stone for adults struggling to leave domestic abuse, for overcoming drug or alcohol addictions, or fighting loneliness or despair. The all-encompassing love and support from these crystals are undeniable.
Samadhi Quartz crystals are often parallel-grown, two crystals growing together side by side. Samadhi, from Sanskrit, literally means, “a putting or joining together.” They are relationship crystals, and support the love and passion of new romance and the unified heart of partners who have been together for some time. They can bring family members closer, strengthen the bonds of friendships, and aid in developing good business partnerships. Use these clusters to draw in love, create balance, and promote good communication and understanding. Samadhi crystals can also cultivate strong relationships with one’s angels, animal totems, and spirit guides. [Lembo, 282-283][dictionaryreference.com]
Pink Samadhi Quartz carries a wonderful feminine energy and is the embodiment of nurturing. It is exceptional for helping mothers and babies to bond, and for re-connecting with older children or those who’ve left the nest. It is the perfect gift not only for new mothers, but for one’s own mother, a daughter, sisters, or friends so dear as to be related.
Samadhi Quartz is a wonderful sleep crystal for adults and children, promoting beautiful dreams as well as preventing nightmares or night terrors. It also helps children to not be afraid of the dark. [Eason, 341][Lembo, 285]
Use the soft energy of Himalayan Samadhi Quartz for all forms of healing, especially where the frequency of Clear Quartz may be overpowering. Samadhi Quartz is especially effective for Far Eastern healing arts such as Reiki, shiatsu and Indian head massage, and to empower herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. Use Samadhi clusters as a collective focus and for ongoing harmony in a large room when teaching yoga, tai chi, or dance therapies to a group. [Eason, 333, 341]
Samadhi Quartz Healing Therapies - Overview
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Samadhi Quartz Physical Healing Energy
Pink Samadhi Quartz is a gentle energizer and may be more suited than Clear Quartz for treating illnesses with painful, emotionally distressing or embarrassing symptoms or side-effects. It may also be beneficial for treating brain dysfunction, psychosomatic or stress-related illnesses. [Eason, 13, 341]
Like its sister stone Rose Quartz, Pink Samadhi Quartz stimulates the proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system. It aids in relieving tension and stress, palpitations or skipped beats, and may stabilize irregular heart rhythm. It is ideal for premature babies or young children with heart weakness or disease, or anyone who needs a stronger, more stable heart. [Ahsian, 332][Melody En, 699][Hall, 236][Gienger, 69]
Samadhi Quartz clusters generate an integrating energy that brings the body back into harmony with itself, helping to right its own imbalances. It may be used in the treatment of vertigo, for skin regeneration and rejuvenation, and to stimulate the immune system, especially in the vulnerable or very ill. It also diminishes nightmares and insomnia, and promotes a general sense of well-being and relaxation. [Eason, 13, 333, 341][Melody En, 699][Lembo, 285][Gienger, 69]
Samadhi Quartz Emotional Healing Energy
Pink Samadhi Quartz is a remarkable crystal for healing whatever injustices the heart has suffered, whether it is unfulfilled emotional needs from childhood, shame and anger from abuse, guilt over past deeds, or the emptiness and pain caused by grief, loss of romantic love or friendships. Samadhi Quartz brings the spirit of a warm embrace, enveloping one in a pure, radiant energy of unconditional love, offering compassion, comfort, and the assurance one is never alone. It purifies and heals the heart, allowing forgiveness of the self and others, and provides an easy release of all that is holding one back. Samadhi Quartz restores one’s joy in living, bringing enthusiasm and an optimism for the future. Used regularly, it instills a permanence to one’s loving nature, helps enhance personal talents, and supports one in developing to their full potential. [Lembo, 285][Melody En, 699][Gienger, 69][Eason, 341]
Pink Samadhi Quartz crystals reflect the Light of the heart and love, and help stimulate the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone and regulates our interaction with the external world. It controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment, and helps in our relationships. By helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly, we can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Samadhi Quartz Spiritual Energy
Samadhi Quartz carries the joyous energy of Pink Quartz as well as the high-vibrational energy of Quartz crystal, creating a frequency of pure Love and Light that draws one to seek a deep spiritual connection to its source. Stimulating the Heart Chakra, Samadhi Quartz rapidly fills the entire aura with peace and healing, and allows a rapid ascension into higher consciousness. It bestows a blissful state of full enlightenment, a God-consciousness, devotion and complete oneness with the universe. It encourages one to bring compassion, mercy, tolerance and kindness back into everyday life.
Samadhi Quartz brings the pink, or light red, energy rays of determination, commitment, and caring. Its soothing color calms feelings of anger or resentment, and can aid efforts to meditate and reflect. Pink is the color of new love, new romance and new relationships. It increases developing sensuality, and can help overcome heartache, aiding in the improvement of our caring and loving abilities.
Hold Samadhi Quartz to attain a deep, trance-like meditation. Its energy is gentle yet profound, with an easier than normal transition between states. It is particularly conducive for achieving a blissful, pure-mind state. Samadhi can also help one connect with one’s angels or spirit guides, enhance visionary dreams, and send love to others over distance.
The Divinatory meaning of Himalayan Samadhi Quartz: Seek some time to recharge your batteries. [Eason, 341]
Pink Samadhi Quartz calls the energy of angels to surround and protect you, including Archangels Chamuel and Haniel. [Lembo, 284] If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Samadhi Quartz of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
There are other Angels that are partial to Samadhi Quartz. The table below gives you the information about them.
Pink Samadhi Quartz honors Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty (also called Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love). She was one of twelve Olympians who governed all aspects of human life, and is known for her beauty and passion.
Pink Samadhi Quartz honors Astarte, the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love and War. She is known in many cultures by different names and is said to be the Queen of the Stars. She helps with troubled love, and keeps lovers faithful to each other.
Pink Samadhi Quartz also honors Turan, the Etruscan Goddess of Love and Beauty; and Quartz clusters may be used to honor Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.
All Quartz honors Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess. Born directly out of Chaos, the primal emptiness, she was the first (or one of the first) beings to appear during the process of creation, and is honored as being the Earth itself.
Quartz also honors Gendenwitha, the Morning Star Goddess of the Iroquois.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Samadhi Quartz is not a traditional birthstone.
Samadhi Quartz, with its light red color, is one of the natural birthstones of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 - November 20). Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.
Pink Samadhi Quartz aligns with the sign of Scorpio, the end of harvest, from October 23 - November 21. Scorpio is represented by a scorpion, and is known as the Success sign. Scorpios are complicated, independent, and creative with a sense of humor. They are excellent leaders and sometimes a bit competitive.
Bloodstone is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Pink Samadhi Quartz utilizes a subdued Fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.
Samadhi Quartz in Ancient Lore and Legend
Since Samadhi Quartz has only recently been discovered, there is no ancient powers or lore connected with the crystal. However, the majestic Kullu Valley in the Himalayan Mountains of India, where Samadhi Quartz is found, is one of the most ancient and mystical areas in the world. Known today as the “Valley of the Gods,” it was at one time, called Kulanthpitha - “the end of the habitable world.” It is mentioned in epics like Ramayana, Mahabarata, and Vishnu Purana, and is believed to be the home of Manu, the father of mankind in Hindu mythology, and many rishis. [en.wikipedia.org][travel.india.com][www.transhimalayanadventures.com]
The Chinese pilgrim monk Xuanzang, or Huien Tsang, visited the Kullu Valley in 634 or 635 A.D., and described it as a fertile region completely surrounded by mountains. It contained a stupa, or mound-like structure, built by Ashoka, one of India’s greatest emperors, which is said to mark the place where the Buddha preached to the local people and made conversions. The stupa was later taken away by a Mughal ruler and installed in Delhi. There were at least twenty Buddhist monasteries, with about 1,000 monks, most of whom were Mahayanist; as well as fifteen or so Hindu temples. People of both faiths lived peacefully together, and both Buddhists and Hindus inhabited meditation caves near the mountain passes. The valley is said to have been rich with gold, silver, red copper, crystal and bell-metal. [en.wikipedia.org][travel.india.com]
In spite of changes wrought by roads, immigration, and more recently, mass tourism, Kullu Valley has managed because of its long centuries of seclusion to retain a considerable measure of its traditional charm and beauty. Many still make the difficult journey to visit the famous temples and meditation areas of the region, as well as to take part in the Buddhist and Hindu festivals. [en.wikipedia.org][www.roughguides.com]
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