Atlantasite

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Ignite the Kundalini Serpent and activate all Chakras.

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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.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Atlantasite

Raw Atlantasite

Raw Atlantasite, Stichtite Hill, Australia

Rock Type: Metamorphic rock
Major Minerals: Serpentine (phyllosilicate) and Stichtite (carbonite)

Color: Green and purple
Gravity: 2-3
Hardness: Varies;  Serpentine 3-4, Stichtite: 1.5-2.3
Luminescence: Unknown
Texture: Fine, Porphyritic
Transparency: Opaque

Location: The only known deposit for Atlantasite is in Tasmania, off the coast of Australia.Atlantasite Mine Locations

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.

Stichtite Hill Mine, Tazmania

Stichtite Hill Mine, Tasmania

Enhancements: All Atlantasites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Stichtite in Serpentine, Tasmanite

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Atlantasite, Stichtite Hill Mine

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.

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Plato

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). 

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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.”

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Modern Santorini; its volcano cone can be seen in the background, surrounded by water.

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.

 

Photos: Plato (The School of Athens, Raphael), Lost City of Atlantis, Santorini Sunset

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.

 

 

The Mine

This Atlantasite was mined on Stichtite Hill, in Tasmania, Australia  

The mine causes only minor environmental damage and is low risk for miners.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

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.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business.  They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The 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 have to ask the owners personally.  They tend to get impatient with questions.  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 sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Atlantasite

Atlantasite Healing Stone

Color: Green Serpentine and Purple Stichtite.  This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.

Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger

Weight: 1 oz

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks. 

Reviews

  1. Morgan B. (Illinois)

    Excellent seller, A+++

  2. Delia M. (Texas)

    As always, lovely pieces from Julie! I adore what she picked out for me, thank you!

  3. Deanna S. (Illinois)

    This is a beautiful Atlantasite. I purchased one from Moonrise Crystals a few years ago that was mostly green with a few purple spots. Julie picked out a beautiful mostly purple with some green (from a different stock, same source) that really complements the earlier Atlantasite. Thank you for the delicious tea as well. I have purchased many stones from Julie and have always been extremely happy with what I received. I highly recommend Moonrise Crystals 🙂

  4. Michelle V. (Georgia)

    Like it, thanks!

  5. Angel P. (Pennsylvania)

    Beautiful crystal beautiful energy very pleased recommend seller!

  6. Karen M. (Alaska)

    Just love this stone!! Julie picks out amazing pieces this one is beautiful and was meant for me…thank you so much!!

  7. Amber E. (Texas)

    Beautiful stones with great energy. Awesome customer service as usual. Thanks!

  8. Erin R. (Texas)

    They are lovely and I especially liked the tea! It came on a day right when I needed it. Thanks!

  9. Ed F. (Texas)

    I’ve been enjoying the crystals you’ve picked for me

  10. Traicy A. (California)

    Item just as described. Got here on time.

  11. Kristin J. (Pennsylvania)

    Very beautiful gemstone and fast shipping. Thank you Julie!!

  12. Christopher J. (Maryland)

    Fast shipping! Item as described! Thank you!

  13. Keri S. (Minnesota)

    Absolutely beautiful stone!! I’m very excited for this piece!! Thank you

  14. Jean K. (Los Angeles)

    The colors are amazing!

  15. Oleksandra B. (California)

    Beautiful stone, very responsive seller. Thank you! 🙂

  16. Amanda P. (Georgia)

    My Atlantasite! It’s so gorgeous. I have never seen one as beautiful as this. It has a wonderful vibe and very distinct, vibrant colors. 🙂 the shipping was fast too and Julie was so kind and personable. I really enjoyed ordering a stone from this shop and I’ll be ordering more! 🙂

  17. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Beautiful stone! I love the contrast between the purple and green colors! Excellent customer service and super fast shipping! Thank you!

  18. Jenny I. (Wisconsin)

    Beautiful stone, and awesome service! This was my first order from MoonriseCrystal and I couldn’t be happier. Very personable and knowlegable as well. Thank you!

  19. Kristin J. (South Carolina)

    Very interesting stone. Cannot wait to work with it! Thank you!

  20. Kristin J. (South Carolina)

    Very interesting stone. Cannot wait to work with it! Thank you!

  21. Matthew C. (New Mexico)

    I love it’s shape. Just beautiful. Very nice.

  22. Lisa F. (Texas)

    Wonderful transaction. Excellent customer service. Thanks!

  23. Caroline B. (Canada)

    Excellent communication & attention! Beautiful crystals, thank you! 🙂

  24. Marion M. (Tennessee)

    Great seller! Amazing communication! A+++

  25. Colene R. (Washington)

    Absolutely beautiful!! Love the stone!! Thank you so much for everything 🙂

  26. Tracey S. (Florida)

    Beautiful, big stone! Fast shipping and well packed. Julie also sent a sweet follow-up note recommending additional stones that might help me. Top notch service all around. Highly recommend!

  27. Kimberly C. (Massachusetts)

    As described- thank you!

  28. Jazmine S. (Colorado)

    Huge purple spots lovely size! Feels great in my hand.

  29. Jessica A. (Pennsylvania)

    Great seller no issues gladly do business with again highly recommend

  30. Nicole W. (California)

    Great shop! Beautiful stones! I will definitely return and buy with the utmost confidence

  31. Deanna Sava

    Beautiful Atlantasite. Thank you. I’m always very pleased with the stones you select for me.

  32. Laura M. (Connecticut)

    It’s beautiful

  33. Lynn W. (U.S. Virgin Islands)

    Very happy and excited.. Picked me out two wonderful stones and couldn’t be happier.. Highly recommend this shop. Friendly service and even faster shipping 🙂

  34. Lori B. (Florida)

    Great transaction

  35. Denise M. (Minnesota)

    She has the best stones!

  36. Nancy M. (New Mexico)

    Really nice stone. Love it!!

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