Ignite the Kundalini Serpent and activate all Chakras.
Live from the heart and strengthen loving relationships.
Be happy and serene regardless of your circumstances.
Explore past lives and more fully enjoy this one.
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Healing Properties of Atlantasite
Spiritual: Atlantasite unites the powers of Heaven and Earth. It teaches us about our place in the web and circle of life, and how to be a good steward of this planet. It also reminds us that that Higher Beings, wise and compassionate, are watching over us and want to help us during times of need. Atlantasite activates our intuition and the Kundalini Serpent, helping us connect with both Higher Beings and our own Highest Self. It also is an excellent tool for exploring past lives, both human and animal and even plant! It is attuned to ALL the Chakras and linked to Gemini and Virgo. It is connected to the Elements of Earth and Wind; and vibrates to the numbers 5 and 8.
Emotional: Atlantasite has a very grounding, calm, and loving energy that can help us to look at our life objectively and compassionately. It reminds us that we are still learning and that wisdom grows through time and experience. It urges us to be patient and to release any fears we may have about change and to look to the future with hope and faith. Atlantasite encourages us to connect with others, especially elders and teachers who can help us become more “emotionally intelligent.” This is particularly good for helping us to create and nurture loving relationships, whether romantic, familial, or platonic. Later on, we in turn have the opportunity to share this knowledge with others, and with one small step at a time, our world becomes a better and more loving place.
Mental: Atlantasite encourages an expansive worldview where we help one another and take care of our shared world. It teaches us to be more liberal in our viewpoints, less judgmental and more willing to accept and celebrate diversity. Atlantasite is a stone for lifelong learning. It reminds us that we only know what we currently know, and that we base our decisions accordingly. But when we know MORE, we may need to adjust our decisions to reflect the new knowledge. Atlantasite’s mental tolerance includes our view of ourselves, helping us to forgive ourselves for past ignorance and to focus our energy on our current learning and our future goals.
Physical: Atlantasite is used by metaphysical healers for micro-healing on the cellular or chemical level. It is also said to help lower blood pressure and calm the nervous system. It is believed to be an excellent tool for treating eating disorders, particularly binge-eating, which is inherently emotion-based and must be treated from that angle.
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Mineralogy of Atlantasite
Color: Green and purple
Hardness: Varies; Serpentine 3-4, Stichtite: 1.5-2.3
Texture: Fine, Porphyritic
Location: The only known deposit for Atlantasite is in Tasmania, off the coast of Australia.
Rock Family: Atlantasite is a metamorphic rock that combines purple Stichtite, a rare carbonate mineral with green Serpentine, a stone which is sometimes classified as as a phyllosilicate mineral and at other times as a metamorphic rock.
Formation: The only known location for Atlantasite is found on “Stichtite Hill” in Zeehan, Tasmania, an island off the coast of Australia. This hill has one of the largest deposits of Stichtite, but it also has some areas in which the Stichtite is intergrown with green Serpentine, a metamorphic rock. Serpentine is created in contact metamorphism, and can include a combination of up to 16 different hydrous silicate minerals. During the metamorphic process, purple Stichtite was added to the mineral mixture. The result is a lime green Serpentine stone with purple spots of Stichtite.
Mining: Atlantasite is mined on “Stichtite Hill,” which is a privately owned mine with open pits and trenches. The mine exists solely to extract Atlantasite and Stichtite.
Enhancements: All Atlantasites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Stichtite in Serpentine, Tasmanite
History of Atlantasite
Atlantasite is a relatively new stone on the commercial market and has only recently begun to reveal its powers to the larger metaphysical community. It was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. It is a rare combination of purple Stichtite and green Serpentine, and studying these two stones can help us better understand Atlantasite’s unique properties. The tradename “Atlantasite” was coined in the 20th century by Gerald Pauley, who was reminded of the mythic lost civilization of Atlantis when he held the stone.
The legend of the lost city of Atlantis was first described by Plato (424-347 BCE) in Timaeus and Critias. Many of Plato’s works center around the idea of the ideal state, a Republic, and these two Dialogues were no exception. In these works, Atlantis is described as an aggressive and expansive civilization bent on world conquest. According to Plato, the events he described took place more than 9000 years before his own time and the civilization of Atlantis was located “beyond the Pillars of Hercules” somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, on a large island or small continent.
Athens, as usual, is described as an ideal Republic whose virtuous people live in moderation and excel at all tasks. By contrast, Atlantis is a massive confederation of warrior-kings, who had successfully taken control of most of Europe and North Africa, claiming the conquered people as slaves, and continuing to expand East into Greek territory. Athens first led an alliance against the invaders and then faced them alone, eventually beating Atlantis in a glorious naval battle. The fact that Athens won was, of course, proof of the superiority of the ideal Republican government.
Sometime later, the civilization of Atlantis lost the favor of the gods and the island was destroyed by, “…portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished.”(Timaeus 25c-d).
Today, Atlantis is the most famous of all ancient civilizations which were considered to be highly advanced and then were lost, along with their technology and philosophies. Many of the current stories associated with Atlantis are far different than Plato’s account. Instead of the civilization being militarily aggressive, New-Age accounts describe a perfect Utopian city, governed by benevolent rulers. It can be assumed that this concept was what Gerald Pauley had in mind, when he named Stichtite in Serpentine, “Atlantasite.”
While many historians, both ancient and modern, considered the story of Atlantis to be purely fictional, some scholars believe there may have been some truth to the story. The most likely basis is the Thera Eruption (1500 BCE), which was one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. The eruption was likely responsible for the downfall of the Minoan Civilization on the nearby island of Crete. Accounts of the explosion were definitely recorded in ancient Egypt and perhaps as far away as China. Prior to the eruption, the volcano formed a round island, after the explosion, more than half the island was destroyed, the remnant is the half-moon island of Santorini. The volcano remains quietly active to this day.
Ethically Sourced Atlantasite
The Miner sell to the Lapidary
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is clean and short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, but there are no middlemen involved.
This Atlantasite was mined on Stichtite Hill, in Tasmania, Australia
The mine causes only minor environmental damage and is low risk for miners.
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This Atlantasite was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
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I have been doing business with this source since 2014. They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons. Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it. The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.
The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women. Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.
Safe Handling of Atlantasite
What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Atlantasite
Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.
Origin: Tasmania, Australia
Polishing Method: Drum tumbled. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.
- Color: Purple and green, may be mixed together or in distinct layers
- Polish: Shiny and mostly smooth
- Quality: A
- Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes
- Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
- Transparency: Opaque
- Weight: Average weight is .2 oz / 5.5 g / 28 carats
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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