The above beauty is a piece of Merlinite I picked up at a local crystal shop. Not to be confused with Mystic Merlinite which is a different beastie. This comes from a mine in New Mexico and it is a variety of dendritic opal.
After working with this stone I found it really assists me get to grips better with all the esoteric and metaphysical books I read. It helps me assimilate the information quicker when I idly play with it in my hand whilst reading and it seems to help me to correlate with other texts and remember more from the first read too. Bonus, I think.
It is said to be a stone which enhances psychic development and gives a greater understanding of those concepts which need deep thought and clarity. I would agree with this. It is also said to be a shamanistic stone but I have no experience in this area so I can’t confirm or deny that…perhaps someone reading this has and can 🙂
I buy a new crystal or stone only if I am drawn to it these days and this was one I bought around October last year when my new rule of asking myself – ‘There will always be another crystal, why do I need this one?’ – came into being. It has been one of my best purchases and now every reading session will find me holding this stone to encourage my increasingly aging grey matter to step up.
This little fella buzzes with a motivational energy and an old soul vibe. If you are studying ancient knowledge or anything of a metaphysical nature then I highly recommend getting a piece.