Sunday, April 28, 2019

Himalayan Ice Quartz, Nirvana Quartz, Growth Interference Quartz Metaphysical Properties

Nirvana quartz, ice quartz, growth interference quartz

Describing Nirvana Quartz, aka Ice Quartz 


Today we look at Nirvana Quartz, also called Ice Quartz, Himalayan Ice Quartz, Iceberg Quartz, Glacial Quartz, Lemurian Scalar Quartz, and Growth Interference Quartz. The word "nirvana," by the way, refers to a concept from Buddhism--the realization of an enlightened and ego free state, where one has moved beyond experiencing earth plane living. In various Indian religions nirvana is equivalent to the term moksha, and carries similar meaning to the Buddhist concept.

Nirvana quartz is harvested in the Himalayan Mountain regions of Tibet and India; it grows beneath the glacial ice found there. Glacial ice by the way, begins as snow, but sits so long that it compresses into ice. Unfortunately, in recent times the glacial ice formations of the Himalayas began melting and shifting (at an alarming rate, I might add). Subsequently this type of quartz was only recently discovered; that, in the early 2000s. Though primarily harvested in Tibet and India, ice quartz in theory could also be found in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Nepal, as the Himalayan mountain range passes through all. As a matter of fact, it could be mined anywhere in the world where glacial ice has receded, which explains why it is also mined in mountainous regions of Brazil.

Imagine living high amongst the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, or any mountains--the view is majestic, you are exposed only to the elements, the sun, stars and moon, and the day and night view of the open sky. Silence is all you'd hear, but for the infinitesimally quiet sounds of the universe, and the earth itself. If you were a stone and were born into and grew up in such an environment (and were cocooned in ice), this synoptic overview would state volumes about the nature of your energies. Keywords born of this: nobility, majesty, growth, awareness, spiritual, ascension, silence, peace, serenity, stillness, strength, solar, lunar, celestial, day & night (dualities, polarities, complete cycles), and clarity (ice). These are not, however, the only keywords relative to this stone, but are the ones relative to the specific overview offered prior.

A video I found on YouTube, with examples of nirvana quartz.


The unusual formations some stones have can be explained easily enough; they grew against ice, other crystals, rock, or all. Then shifting happens, more shifting, phases sometimes of accelerated development, perhaps inclusions are incorporated, and these things together can create some amazing formations and stone textures. Some of these stones are unusually clear, some less so; others look rather beaten up.

Nirvana quartz can grow in large masses or as smaller pieces. When harvested from a massive piece the pieces look almost like broken glass, but the fractures are less conchoidal than how glass breaks. Defined pieces may come as points, or with no termination at all. Often you can find a piece that grew up against one or more other crystals (growth interference), but the surface has an unusual texture as if the stone or ice it grew up against as well as itself, were moving.

Some pieces of nirvana quartz have surfaces that feel so smooth to the touch, that it's hard to believe they are real stone. Others are pitted, and it's not rare to find stones of this type with really chewed up looking surfaces. Himalayan ice quartz may have inclusions, and of the colors it can be, besides clear which is most common, pink is next most commonly found. Often pink Himalayan ice quartz is further included with iron deposits.

Nirvana quartz, ice quartz, growth interference quartz

Metaphysical Properties of Nirvana Quartz


Ice quartz assists us to grow in spirit, in awareness, and in person. As we grow in spirit, subsequently, our psychic awareness and intuitive skills blossom. When we are working to accept and adapt, to personally transcend the difficulty of a trying circumstance and take it for what it is, this stone can help us find inner peace. It will especially help those who are at the mercy of others or of circumstance, who are having difficulty accepting change, to adapt. When someone has moved forth from the trauma of a difficult relationship, job, or other hardship, it will help them recenter and reset and to leave the past behind; it will gently urge them to find required resources. Ice quartz will also assist in preparing for change before the fact.

With all illnesses, it creates a harmonious flow of energies between the chakra centers, and has the body working more optimally to heal itself. In the case of more aggressive illness, it will guide one to higher understanding and acceptance, and will also guide them to know how to best navigate their journey.

For meditation, it will help a person to appropriately still or otherwise address, the thoughts, internal dialogue, and other mental clutter, that may otherwise obstruct; this was carefully worded because those thoughts are presented to us as a learning experience and we don't necessarily want to circumvent them entirely, but we do need to learn to acknowledge their message quickly then return to mental stillness. When one has many questions about their own personal truths--hows, whys, and matters of what is right for them to serve in their Highest Will, this stone is a veritable key to wisdom. With its high vibration, it facilitates accessing information from all realms beyond our own. Additionally nirvana quartz assists one to prepare for communications with daemons, angels, and deities; note though, that it is not beneficial to use it in actual ritual for each and every entity. Teachers and gurus will energetically resonate with this stone, and others will rise to meet them in working with it. Basically, if you have mountains you intend to climb, this is a stone for you.

The energy of nirvana quartz is somewhat "magnetic," so if someone is working in a field where they need the support of others, this stone will help them draw it, so long as their intent is true. If someone is working on astral travel and has been blocked, it's a good idea for them to work with ice quartz; it will raise their vibrational frequency, which is likely necessary.

Ice quartz most effectively targets crown chakra issues, but also heart and higher heart issues. As with all high energy stones, this one will most likely leave you in need of grounding.

Note that within the keywords offered earlier into this piece, were dualities, polarities, and complete cycles; also, clarity. Clarity I didn't use as a word in the description of this crystal's properties but its meaning is present just the same, in terms of spiritual clarity, or ascension. The other words, however, perhaps do need elaboration, but not so much. Magicians are wise; when drawn to this stone, they will know to seek answers in comparing dualities; and in re to cycles, that in one process there may seemingly be no end, but the process has not yet completed. As for polarities; if one is not at the top of the mountain, they are at the bottom, at the very least looking up.

Another thing to remember in magick that pertains to this stone, and all stones, is that their properties generally work both forward and in reverse with the same power. So a stone like this that would obviously be good to help one advance in their career and reach all kinds of goals, would also be good in baneful magick to make that mountain pretty slippery for someone trying to ascend, bring someone down off their high horse, or bring someone down, period. It would be best used with a stone appropriate to the specific magick being done, but to me, in these instances of baneful magick I'd suggest using either smoky nirvana quartz alone, or using clear nirvana quartz with black tourmaline or black obsidian. Each of these black stones is great for grounding, and obsidian has a mirroring, or reversal quality.

For your consideration: I often have pieces of nirvana quartz in my Etsy store. Feel free to browse.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Adramelech :: A Vision, by Jude Chi

Adramelech, sun deity

Adramelech


The point of sharing this is the same as it ever is when I divulge more personal visions... to let people know how simple (and also fulfilling) it can be to decipher their own visions, but also to share whatever is revealed from within the vision's content, such as in this one for example, where Adramelech reveals things about himself and Anamelech, and also releases some insight into how this universe works.


The Vision


I was sitting in the tub, getting ready to soak for a bit. I had something on my mind--I'd just opened a new Facebook demonolatry group, and was needing to publish some content there. I had been heavily occupied with writing here on my blog for a while, and consequently had been leaving magick waiting in the wings. It was time to get moving on a new magickal endeavor to have something current to write about and post; hence I was mulling over in my mind what the nature of my next magickal process would be. The lights were dimmed before getting into the tub, as that's required for me to have visions; and in the tub is one of the two most common places my visions happen. Sorry, can't tell the other (I could, but it's kinda weird).

I perceived a name, not audibly, but as an energy transmission; it said "Adramelech." And then there was an apparition. Adramelech showed first as a rose within a six pointed star, and his star stood within a series of undulating energy waves. When the rose dissipated, there were rays emanating from a point in the center of the star. For a while the six pointed star changed to a pentagram.

Adramelech conveyed that as he is the star, Anamelech is the waves. He conveyed that when they are summoned together, they are as one. When required separately they still empower each other, as one cannot be without the other, just as light cannot exist without dark, up cannot exist without down. So if one were to call on Anamelech, they would also call on Adramelech, whether or not he'd be seen, and vice versa. Together they are both male and female, also neither. The rose in the center was a personal message to me, to call my attention to a matter.

He showed me the type of marigold that has both golden and burgundy petals; which gave me the impression that the flower resonates with his and Anamelech's combined energies, and even resembles the star and waves I saw. It was clear that said type of marigold is a suitable offering to them.


The Message Adramelech Had for Me


The rose at the center of his star as he presented, was identical to the one at the center of the Thoth Three of Swords card. He also showed me the Wheel of Fortune and the Four of Wands. The Wheel of Fortune was spinning backwards, and then it turned into the Four of wands; those small flames were getting fanned in the wind. This referred to that an issue which arose earlier that day was heavy on my mind yet, and offered that lingering on the disappointment caused by said issue, adds fuel to the fire. Basically I was being urged to accept that it happened and not fight against the past. "Use it as an opportunity to bring in new change, and go more with the flow!" is the feeling I was left with.

Next he showed me an image that was much like the Thoth Six of Swords... four swords in a saltire cross, then over them another sword coming down from above, one up from below. The top and the bottom ones represent the thought and action required to break through confines. At the same time I got an impression of protection, and also that I'm being guided to learn what is needed to move forth more smoothly.

Then I was shown the Three of Swords once again. By energetic resonance, it conveyed that the universe (or, our Self connected to it) throws disappointment at us in response to us getting stuck in a rut. We perceive such things as the disappointments they are, but they are in fact favors, is the impression I got; as without them we'd often not have motivation to pull sh*t together in a necessary way.

I asked Adramelech if he and Anamelech are in fact separate or as one. He showed a glowing orb in the palm of his hand. He said "much like the Sun and Moon." The orb was in fact both the Sun and the Moon in rotation. But then he also showed, like Earth and Stars, with he as Spirit. So that covers all five points of his pentagram (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit). Given the fact that Adramelech is in fact a solar deity and Anamelech is lunar, the nature of their initial appearance is a bit confusing; yet at the same time they are free to show up in any form they please, and it was a simple way to draw my attention to that both were present as one entity. Perhaps in time more will be discovered on why that specific appearance.

Beyond the visions, Adramelech conveyed to me that he is willing to assist in rectification. It came across that when one focuses on that which is "other than good" for a tad too long, energies collect around them. Those energies manifest that which does not serve the magician. Created by faulty thinking and subsequent action, they after a while meld with the foundation his life is built upon if not adjusted. So when one is surrounded by energies that work against them, to help create a new way forth, Adramelech is the one to call upon. If the magician has brought those who prey upon his weakness or cause it, into his life, Adramelech can assist the magician to create change. If the magician prefers instead to upgrade the energies around themselves and create improvement through protection, he can assist also. He likes to help get a person in their right space, their right comfort zone, and sometimes rules must be broken, as it were, to achieve this. He can give, and he can taketh away, is how it comes across; it depends on how one looks at it.

He signed off by showing me a Unicursal Hexagram. Given I am a Thelemite, I took it to mean he regarded that, and was saying "93s."

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