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Prehnite

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Prehnite is considered the stone for dreaming and remembering.

A Dutch colonel, H. Von Prehn, is credited with discovering Prehnite in 1774 at the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. Early traders nicknamed the gemstone Cape Emerald in hopes of exploiting its green color.

Prehnite was originally classified as a Zeolite, due to the fact that it usually forms in the same areas and under similar conditions as the zeolite.  Today geologist place it in the phyllosilicate category which also includes apophylite.

Initially Prehnite was rare, South Africa being the only known location for many, many years. Eventually pockets of the stone were found throughout the world, including the US, Canada, Austria, Germany, France and India.

Astrological : Taurus and Libra

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Prehnite is quite a protective stone. It can protect one on all levels, as it strengthens the life force and generally increases energy as well as stimulating it.

Prehnite is a stone of prophesy believed to enhance precognition, visualisation and inner knowledge. It is also said to induce deep meditation, to facilitate dream recall and to alleviate nightmares, deep fears and phobias.

Prehnite is also known as a stone of prophesy which stimulates inner knowing of oneself.  It is a very accepting stone, encouraging analytical thinking and helps to dispel unpleasant memories.

Prehnite crystals will help to teach one to let go of old memories that are painful. If there has been avoidance of the truth due to pain, these crystals will assist you in facing, understanding, and ridding yourself of that pain.

Prehnite will help one to recognize the true potentional that lies within, your divine self.  It will guide in fulfilling this potential, even if it is through a mundane life; it eases acceptance of circumstance without allowing the surrender of dreams.

Prehnite is said to calm the environment and to bring peace and protection. Its serene energy is said to be beneficial for hyperactive children.

It is an excellent Feng Shui stone, said to aid you in decluttering your life of unwanted possessions and helping you to reorganise what you keep.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Physically, Prehnite is believed to heal the kidneys and the bladder, to treat gout and to help repair the body’s connective tissue, thymus gland, shoulders, chest and lungs.  It treats gout and blood disorders.  Prehnite repairs the connective tissue in the body and can stabilise malignancy.

Prehnite will also aid in the healing of toxin removal, anemia, stimulating the metabolism as well as regenerating the body.

Healers use prehnite's memory skill in aiding with diagnosis of patients, if you have a patient that is particularly difficult to diagnose, have them carry this stone for one month, when they return the crystal, use it during meditation to tap into the stone's memory.

Prehnite rough and facet stone