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Named after its finder, Sid Pieters of South Africa, Pietersite is said to hold ‘the keys to the kingdom of heaven’ and promotes ‘walking your truth’. It reminds you that you are a spiritual being on a human journey, and can be used for a vision quest or shamanic journey. During moving meditations or Tai Chi, it quickly accesses a high state of altered awareness.

Said to dispel the illusion of individual separateness, it removes conditioning imposed by other people.

Linking you to inner guidance, it tests the veracity of other people’s words. In past-life healing, Pietersite processes ancient conflicts and suppressed feelings and removes disease caused by not following one’s own truth. It releases you from vows and promises made in other lives that have carried over into the present.

This stone is used to stimulate the pituitary gland, balance endocrine system and hormones that govern metabolism, blood pressure, growth, sex and temperature. Helpful to lungs, liver, intestines, feet, legs.

Physical Properties:



Crystal System
SiO2, Silicon dioxide with impurities
Third eye, past life, soma 

Sign of Pietersite: Leo

Pietersite crystallises in the form of masses, the structure a result of inclusions in jasper where the inclusions are pseudomorphs after asbestos. The colour is blue/black and the mineral exhibits a chatoyant quality. It was discovered by Sid Pieters, Windhoek, Namibi.


Exhaustion, nervous diseases, stubborn blocks, confusion, stimulating the pituitary gland, balancing the endocrine system, blood pressure, growth, sex, temperature control, headaches, breathing difficulties, lungs, liver, intestines, feet, legs, absorption of nutrients, meridian pathways of the body.


Pietersite has been said to contain the "keys to the kingdom of heaven", dispelling illusion and assisting one in the recognition of the beauty of the soul. It exhibits and energy conducive to the actualization of the loving characteristics of the "brotherhood" of humanity.


Occurrence of silicified reibeckite with limonite is found in the neighborhood of Outjo in South-West Africa.