Smokey Phantom

Geology/History

Phantom Quartz is a variety of Quartz crystal that over millions of years has undergone the intrusion of variations of trace mineral content or radiation during its growth. These variations cause outlines of the crystal growth to appear within the body of the crystal due to colour or clarity variations caused by the variation of trace minerals or radiation. These outlines are the “Phantoms”. The phantom outlines are typically aligned with the outer surfaces of the crystal. Phantoms are found in countries such as Austria, Brazil, Madagascar, Switzerland, Australia, Tibet & the United States.

Metaphysical Properties

Smokey phantoms connect deep into the Earth’s core providing a powerful fire energy which is excellent for creation & manifestation. They anchor this energy into the auric body providing a continual conduit for dispersing negative energy & renewing life force energies. Excellent for healing & meditation as there is no need to ground or reenergise.

Smokey phantoms can make one invisible providing safe passage in travels through this world & other worlds. This makes them a valuable friend to shamans & lightworkers. They aid in focusing intent & will greatly enhance the power of spells or incantations. These crystals pierce through darkness showing which way to grow into the light. They shift ones perspective creating a sense of endless expansion & integrate the ancient soul into conscious understanding. This stone brings peace, abundance, prosperity & good luck.

Excellent for increasing positivity, overcoming negative emotions & relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger & all negative emotions by anchoring them into the Earth where they are transformed into positive energies of growth. Enhances courage & inner strength showing us light in the dark. By embracing our darkness we find strength in understanding the illusion of our fears, then eternal power through embracing love.

A crystal of transformation they teach us how to move on to the next level. Points the soul in the best direction for growth & enlightenment. Phantoms show us the cycles of life & show the need for the old to die to give life to the new. They facilitate broader spiritual awareness & smooth all periods of transition creating effortless movement between stages of growth. Allows for assimilation of past lessons & reveals the strength within ones spiritual core, turning old wounds into new beauty.

Phantoms activate healing ability & stimulate healing for the planet, also opening psychic abilities. Calls past life powers into the physical realm for use in this life. Assists one to see between the worlds & converse with other realities. Phantoms open communications to beings from other worlds, particularly useful for contacting guides & stimulating clairaudience.

Enhances meditation & releases ingrained patterns. Shifts perception of self, unveiling ones eternal truths & opening the internal light source. Phantoms teach us how to turn toxic environments into joyful opportunities. They deflect negative energy & protect their human friends. Phantoms have the ability to activate all chakras.

Crystal Healing

Helps mineral absorption, bone & muscle disintegration, Joint movement, eyes, organ function & lymphatic system.   Assists with kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues & removes toxins from the body. Helps the endocrine systems.  Relieves fluid retention & swelling. Addresses insomnia, nightmares, hyperactivity & attention deficit disorder.

Mineralogy

Group: Quartz, Silicate-Tectosilicate

Crystal System: Trigonal

Composition: SiO2

Form/Habit: Prismatic

Hardness: 7

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: White

Specific Gravity: 2.65

Transparency: Transparent, translucent, opaque

R.I: 1.544 to 1.553

Colour: Colourless, Brown, grey, black.

Birefringence: 0.009

Pleochroism: Dichroic

Causes of Colour:colour center related to the Al3+ impunity & irradiation.

Fluorescence: None

Quartz (named after a Slavic word for "hard") is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth & the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust after feldspar. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon-oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2 A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic & sedimentary rocks. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties & colours.