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Seraphinite

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Seraphinite (or Serefina), also known by the name Clinochlore, is a common member of the Chlorite Group of minerals.

Seraphinite derives its name from the Greek "klino" meaning "oblique" or "inclined" and "chloros" meaning "green" as it is commonly colored deep forest green to green-black with inclusions of silvery Mica.

Seraphinite, is derived from the Latin word "seraphin" referring to the first order of angels. The allusion to angels is due to the feathery wing patterns made by the silvery Mica contained within the stone.  The Mica inclusions exhibit a chatoyancy, giving Seraphinite a wavery sheen, much like Charoite.

Seraphinite forms through the metamorphic and hydrothermal alterations of other iron and magnesium silicate minerals.  It crystalizes in the form of foliated or granular masses and also as tabular crystals.

A Chromium-rich variety of Seraphinite, called Kaemmererite, has a beautiful bright lavender to crimson color. The mineral Chamosite is an Iron-rich variety of Seraphinite.

Seraphinite is mainly found near the Bratsk and Lake Baikal region of eastern Siberia, Russia, and has become a much sought after stone in the world of metaphysics and mineral collecting.

Astrological : Taurus

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Seraphinite is often referred to an an angel stone because of its higher energies and relationship with angels, often referred to as "an angel stone" due to its feathery look and strong Air to Earth qualities, Seraphinite is said to help facilitate contact and communication with the angels of the highest level.

Seraphinite is also said that this stone is the leading health-enhancing stone of this age, as it is fairly new to the eyes of the world and it is believed that its time has come to be front and center.

Seraphinite is said to help contact angels and communicate with them.

Psychically, Seraphinite is beneficial for intuition and psychic awareness. This stone can be very protective of the heart chakra when used over this chakra, and Seraphinite is helpful for sending unconditional love. Seraphinite is a purifying stone that helps one find one's higher purpose and will.

Seraphinite is also extremely helpful for all forms of transformation and transmutation, including the magickal kind.

Because Seraphinite is relatively new in the world of gems and minerals, though, there is not much myth or lore attached to this particular variety of Chlorite, but current views are that, as an aid in magick,

Seraphinite can be used to purify space and to accelerate manifestation and transformation of any kind.  In Chakra work, placing a piece of Seraphinite at the Crown Chakra will help align and balance all the Chakras.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Seraphinite is also a healing stone for brain cells, purification of the blood, cellular regeneration, toxin elimination, circulatory and nervous system, kidneys, liver. Relief from colds and chills. Aids in weight loss. An all-over general health-enhancing stone.

Seraphinite rough and facet stone