Origin: Poona, India
Mineral Species: Stilbite-Ca
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: NaCa4[Al8Si28O72].nH2O
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Colour: Colourless to white, yellow, orange, pink.
Typical Appearance: Usually as spherical groups of radiating crystals. Larger crystals have a distinctive 'bow tie' shape.
Chakra Alignment: Crown
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named in 1797 by Jean Claude de la Métherie from Greek στιλβη "stilbein", to glitter of shine, or "stilbe", a mirror, alluding to its pearly or vitreous luster.
In spite of its obvious connection with the Crown Chakra, Stilbite is also very grounding, flowing down the line of the body via the Heart. It is excellent for working on a psychic or spiritual level, including astral travel, while remaining present and with your feet firmly rooted to the ground. It induces a stillness leading to deep meditation.
Stilbite is also considered to be strongly detoxifying, and has traditionally been used to treat poisoning. Stilbite can also strengthen ligaments, and be used to treat laryngitis and loss of taste.