Alternative Names: Colombian Lemurian
Mineral Species: Quartz
Mineral Group: Oxides
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Crystal System: Trigonal
Typical Appearance: This incredibly pure and clear variety of quartz originates from Colombia and bears a strong similarity to Silver Quartz (the name given to material from a small deposit discovered in Brazil a few years ago). There are basically two forms of 'Blades of Light', one primarily forms as lasers, either long with extremely sloped sides, or short and squat crystals that look almost pyramidal. The second forms as prismatic crystals, with straighter sides, occasionally in groups and very rarely with double terminations. An attractive characteristic of both types are the pronounced striations present on nearly all crystal faces except the terminal faces. This quartz is sometimes referred to as “Colombian Lemurian Quartz”. Although there are definitely similarities, the energy and appearance are quite different from Brazilian Lemurian, and they do not have the frosted opaque surface, nor the coating of hematite that gives Lemurian quartz its slightly pink cast.
Birthstone: Aquarius (although in some systems it is considered an Astrological Stone for all signs)
Chakra Alignment: Crown; Balances all Chakras
Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known
Although it cannot be verified, according to the Colombian miners that search for 'Blades of Light' Quartz, it is claimed that the quartz helps to strengthen the immune system and keeps them clear of infection, so they are never ill when they are handling it. What has been noticed however, is that ones mood lifts, the mind is clearer and more focused, and the sinuses are more open and breathing is easier when working with it.
Similar to Silver Quartz, this quartz is very friendly, in that virtually any piece would be happy to come home and work with you. The possible exception is the short, fat variety, which carries an incredible mental clarity and detachment more often associated with Tibetan quartz. This shape aids decision-making, reduces mental fog, and points you in the direction of your life path. Larger examples of the longer, thinner variety would undoubtedly serve well as a Control or Personal Crystal, but contain a great deal of information and insight to share with their human partner, so may be better employed in meditation. It’s possible one method could lead to the other, so that after using the laser in meditation for a period of time, it will then feel natural to attune it as a Control Crystal at a later date.
Also similar to Silver Quartz, 'Blades of Light' Quartz appears to vibrate at a higher frequency than most other quartz, and can help to tune and raise your own vibration to a level which harmonises with the new waves of energy as they come into the Earth’s field. All of these crystals are incredibly heart-centred, clarifying the energetic heart and stimulating loving consciousness, so we are better able to feel love for humanity, as well as a stronger heart connection with whatever we hold sacred or divine.