Alternative Names: Alt. Spelling, Phenacite
Origin: notably Brazil, Burma, Russia, Madagascar and U.S.A.
Mineral Species: Phenakite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Be2SiO4
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Usually colourless to white
Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline aggregates, however individual crystals are notable from Burma, Brazil, Madagascar and U.S.A.
Chakra Alignment: Crown and Upper Crown
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek for "deceiver" in allusion to its being mistaken for quartz.
Phenakite has a powerful vibration, and the aura of the crystal can extend several meters beyond the crystal itself. It is deeply cleansing and purifying for the entire body, on all levels, physical, etheric and mental. It aids deep meditation, brings a strong connection and love of the Divine, and can be used to facilitate inter-dimensional travel. It can also enhance the properties of other crystals used along side it.
Brazilian Phenakite starts by lighting up the heart, and the energy expands out around the body, creating a comforting protective bubble. The energy is smooth.
Burmese Phanakite is intense, clear and bright, and lights up the entire body. The energy is smooth, with a strong Heaven - Earth connection.
Madagascan Phenakite is more gentle, warm and comfortable than other varieties from different locations. The energy travels from the Heart upwards.
Russian Phenakite is paricularly powerful and 'buzzy', with a strong directional energy (Heaven - Earth). The effect is transformational, but can be quite uncomfortable to use.