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STILBITE

Overview:

From the Greek stilbeil, meaning "to shine", stilbite contains information about the soul and its component parts and is of assistance in deep soul healing. A highly creative stone that opens the intuition and carries a loving and supportive vibration in any endeavour, Stilbite facilitates multidimensional metaphysical working. Grounding spiritual energy, it manifests intuitive thought and assists spiritual journeying. The stone gives guidance and direction throughout the journeying, no matter where the destination may lie. At its highest vibration, it facilitates travelling into the upper spiritual realms, bringing back the conscious memory of one's experience there. Stilbite crystal clusters can be used as a scrying tool. Traditionally, Stilbite was used to counteract poisons.

Stilbite is a common and perhaps the most popular zeolite mineral for collectors. Stilbite crystals can aggregate together to form a structure resembling wheat sheafs. This hourglass structure looks like several crystals stacked parallel to each other with the tops and bottoms of this structure fanning out while the middle remains thin. Stilbite's hallmark crystal habit is unique to stilbite and a rarer but related zeolite called stellerite. Whether in the wheat sheafs or not, stilbite can be a hansome specimen with its pearly luster and often colorful pink tints. Stilbite commonly forms nice crystals inside the petrified bubbles (called vesicles) of volcanic rocks that have undergone a small amount of metamorphism.

Stilbite's structure has a typical zeolite openness about it that allows large ions and molecules to reside and actually move around inside the overall framework. The structure contains open channels that allow water and large ions to travel into and out of the crystal structure. The size of these channels controls the size of the molecules or ions and therefore a zeolite like stilbite can act as a chemical sieve. Stilbite's structure contains rings of alumino-silicate tetrahedrons oriented in one direction and this produces the prominant pinacoid faces, the perfect cleavage and the unique luster on those faces.

Physical Properties:

Stilbite

Stilbite Birthstone

Crystal System
Monoclinic
Chemistry
Ca (A12Si7O18 y H2O NaCa4) (Al9Si27) O72 3O-H2O, Zeolite
Hardness
3.5-4.0
Source
India, Iceland, Russia, USA, Brazil
Source
India, Iceland, Russia, USA, Brazil

Sign of Stilbite:Aries

Stilbite is often used for psychic guidance and creativity. Carrying a fine, loving vibration, Stilbite is said to help with all kinds of metaphysical endeavors, and especially with spiritual travel. It is known that people often lose all or some of their memories of spiritual or other metaphysical experiences due to the fact that, to facilitate such experiences, usually a deeper meditative state, such as beta or theta, is necessary. 

Usage:Detoxification, brain disorders, ligaments, laryngitis, loss of taste, pigmentation in the skin.

Legend:Stilbite helps one shine forth and provide inspiration for others to achieve higher states of consciousness for themselves.

Occurrence:

Notable Occurrences include Poona, India; Scotland; Iceland; New Jersey and Nova Scotia, Canada.