Alternative Names: Blue Pectolite, Dolphin Stone, Atlantis Stone
Origin: Dominican Republic
Mineral Species: Pectolite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: NaCa2Si3O8OH
Crystal System: Triclinic
Colour: Pale to deep sky blue.
Typical Appearance: Cystalline masses, often with attactive radiating banding and speckling, typically in all shades of sky blue.
Chakra Alignment: Heart and Throat
Element: Water and Air
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek for 'compact', in allusion to its resistance to pulverization.
Larimar is a rare and new gemstone that was 'officially' recognised in 1974. It is found in just one location in the Dominican Republic, near the Caribbean Ocean, where local inhabitants have been aware of its existence for generations.
Also known as the 'Atlantis Stone', Larimar is strongly associated with this legendary civilisation. Some scholars believed that a blue crystal would be found near the location of Atlantis. This has led some to believe that the discovery of Larimar in the Caribbean indicates that Atlantis is located in the Caribbean Ocean.
Larimar dissolves fear and promotes inner peace. It assists us in taking control of our lives, and helps to end 'sacrificial behaviour', so that we are no longer martyrs. It also stimulates creativity and spontaneity, and helps to dissolve energy blocks, particularly in the upper body. Larimar is believed to heal and balance both the immune system and the thyroid gland, and also to alleviate pain throughout the body.
As a general healing stone, Larimar is calming and soothing, encourages inner stillness and inner peace, and is believed to dissolve energy blocks, and balance the immune system and thyroid function. Larimar is truly a stone for our time, as its most pronounced characteristic is its ability to release anger and associated fear – especially old anger that has been held in the body for a long period, including anger from a past life. As we hold much of our stress, anger and fear in the Solar Plexus, Larimar can be placed directly on that Chakra during treatment.
Larimar’s energy is gentle and the release is slow, so do not expect an immediate reaction, but in most cases there is no danger of 'healing crisis' in use – an advantage when working with old, deep-seated issues.