Alternative Names: None
Origin: Australia, Mali, Tanzania
Mineral Species: Prehnite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O12(OH)
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Colour: Pale green
Typical Appearance: Usually as globular or botryoidal groups.
Chakra Alignment: Heart
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named in 1788 by Abraham Gottlieb Werner in honor of the Dutch Colonel, Hendrik von/van Prehn, who is credited with discovering the mineral in 1774 at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.
Prehnite is an important crystal, as it is a powerful healing stone on many levels. However and wherever it is applied, it will not only work directly on the problem in the 'here and now', but will also calm and clear the effects of trauma and illness from the corresponding subtle bodies, and even work in other dimensions. Unlike most minerals, prehnite from different localities will display similar properties, with mild variations according to other included minerals and crystal formation. Prehnite is a general balancer and very calming. It is detoxifying and supports the immune system, so is an optimal choice to fight infection. It also supports healing in most systems of the body, especially connective tissue, bones and skin. It can act as a pain reliever, particularly for arthritis sufferers, and in some cases appears to reverse the condition to some extent. Prehnite draws attention to the areas in need of healing, and is therefore an excellent diagnostic tool, both for the practitioner and for self-work. Emotionally, prehnite clears and opens the heart, and gently lifts the spirits. It aids acceptance of circumstances in our lives that are beyond our control. It demonstrates a particular connection with the Nature Realm, which can be accessed through meditation while holding the stone or sitting in a stone circle, or by placing it on an altar while working with the energy of this realm.