This type of Quartz has Lithium inclusions, the Lithium show within the Quartz as beautiful purple to pinkish or earthy brown wisps of colour often occurring in phantom formations. Lithium is one of the three elements created during the Big Bang. It is the lightest of all metals & least dense solid element. Lithium carbonate has made revolutionary changes in the treating of mental health in the 1940’s electro-convulsive therapy & lobotomy where considered standard practice. With the efforts of Australian doctor John Cade of the Victorian Department of Mental Hygiene the sedative & balancing affects of Lithium on the human body where discovered & brought into modern medicine. Not long after his findings the use of Lithium as a mental stability drug became a world wide treatment helping thousands.
Quartz in general is a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic & sedimentary rocks. It is one of the most common minerals found on the Earth’s surface & in the Earth's continental crust. However Lithium Quartz is not overly common & can be difficult to find.
Historically Quartz has been revered by many ancient cultures. The Romans & Greeks used it as a powerful talisman, the Egyptians believed it gave the wearer long life. Indigenous peoples of Australia & Americas used it to induce visions & for shamanic rituals. All cultures have crafted jewellery from various Quartz varieties for thousands of years. One of the oldest known examples discovered in the Mesopotamian region (current day Iraq), was Rose Quartz beads dating back to approximately 7000BC.
Quartz has unique physical properties which have made it a vital component of human industrial evolution starting with flint arrow heads all the way to sophisticated electronic equipment. It is heat resistant & piezoelectric, therefore it accumulates an electric charge when mechanical stress is applied. It oscillates at a perfect, steady vibration a characteristic vital in the development of time pieces & clocks, it is still used today in quality time keeping instruments.
Lithium Quartz is the ultimate Zen stone. Bringing deep peace, happiness, balance & energetic fluidity, it is excellent for mind clarity & maintaining mental stability. Highly supportive this stone is a fantastic ally for those suffering from over thinking, worry, stress, anxiety, depression or other mental disorders. It diffuses these low frequency vibrations, elevating them & creating space for the higher joyous frequencies to prevail. This crystal balances the energy flow of the endocrine/hormone system which is responsible for releasing chemicals into the body & reduces the intensity of emotional ups & downs.
Lithium Quartz teaches the ancient art of knowing thy self. It shows us how to understand our internal biological machinery & how to conquer our inner workings. Harnessing ones inner workings bring self control & great strength to manipulate change & manifest your world both within & without. This crystal imparts the wisdom of how to control your own mind & shows how this self control allows one to manifest their highest happiness.
Lithium Quartz boosts self esteem, self love & self confidence removing the concept of a negative body or self image. It helps to install a deep love, compassion & understanding for the self. It shows the true radiant beauty within the self & helps it shine outward for the rest of the world to see. Lithium Quartz is superb to meditate with it has a naturally sedative energy that is extremely calming. This neutralises obsessive & unhealthy thought patterns enabling deep meditative states of peaceful bliss. It assists one in finding their center a place of tranquility & inner peace where energetic realignment occurs.
This crystal is a powerful talisman it helps us carry these tranquil harmonious vibrations throughout daily life protecting these vibration from negative interference.
Anxiety, stress, depression, bipolar & endocrine dysfunction. Boosts energy, aids fatigue & burn out. Reduces muscular tension, aches & pains. Good for fertility issues caused by stress.
Group: Quartz (Silicate-Tectosilicate)
Crystal System: Trigonal
Composition: SiO2 with Lithium inclusions
Specific Gravity: 2.65
Transparency: Transparent, translucent, opaque
R.I: 1.544 to 1.553
Colour: Colourless, Brown, Pink, Purplish, Redish
Pleochroism: Weakly Dichroic