I touch it, and there is peace.
I hold it and the universe opens wider.
A quiet universe, full of patience, full of time.
Nirvana quartz is from the Himalayas, quartz that lay underneath a glacier for thousands of years. It has been roughened, cut, changed by the ice. And now the ice has receded and the results of its passage are revealed.
The feeling of it is of love and peace, but not the simple love of rose quartz. It has been tested, changed, tempered. Its colour is subtle and its effects as relentless as the ice that shaped it.
It has known heights and depths. It has been buried into darkness and found its own inner light.
It has been outside of time and only recently revealed to us. It is the gift of a higher spirit, reaching out a hand to lift us up.
I adore this stone.
Hello! Yes, I feel very excited about sending out a greeting. Perhaps I spent too much time on my own these past several days. Perhaps? Okay, fine, I obviously did. Further evidenced by this arguing of my multiple personalities.
Right, back to the blog post.
I’m adding a new semi-regular blog topic: The Stoner Report
It will highlight certain stones that I’ve picked up over the years, some that are simply pretty, some that I use in more magical ways. To kick this off I’m starting with a pretty one. Oh, so pretty…
This is a rutilated smoky quartz, I believe. The inclusions at the bottom strongly resemble reeds in a marsh and the flaw (or whatever the proper term is for the plane of visible crystal) about a third down from the top can resemble a dragonfly hovering over the reeds. The piece has been cut and polished from its natural state and is about 4 inches high.
Magically it would be easy to work with this piece for connecting with or working with some aspect of marshes, the quiet, the life-filled land, liminal boundaries, fecundity. I haven’t worked with it magically as of this time but I have it in my living room window and look at it on a very regular, enjoyable basis.
This Stoner Report has been brought to you in part by the wonderful selecting abilities of Stone Haven Gems, which is where I purchased it.