Discover the crystal Apophyllite and its metaphysical crystal meanings such as fire walking and spiritual connection.

Alternate Names & Spellings for Apophyllite:  Meditation Pyramids (for natural pyramid points)

Crystal Meanings Lore of Apophyllite:

Keywords:  Spiritual Connection, Meditation

Apophyllite is a crystal of facilitating and strengthening conscious, intended connection with the spiritual world.  It is an energy stimulator that brings high crystal energy to mystical and other endeavors.

Spiritual and Psychic Properties

The spiritual connection of Apopnyllite makes it an excellent helper crystal for deep meditation, mystical vision, and interdimensional or astral travel. It has been used in firewalking to protect the walker by assisting the meditative state and bring a sense of spiritual coolness. The special talent of Apophyllite is to help one remain conscious and aware on this plane during these travels and meditations.

When placed on the third eye chakra, it enhances clairvoyance and mystical vision, particularly when using the natural pyramid form. This can help one see the truth on many planes in a way that facilitates bringing this truth to the Earth plane for use in spiritual growth and connection.

Apophyllite is also used to assist in contacting and working with Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides and manifestations of the Higher Self.

To invite Spirit and bring a sense of purity into a home, office or sacred space, or other environment, place one or more Apophyllite crystals around the room in a harmonious pattern.

Apophyllite is also considered a stone that lends protection from fire and those working with or fighting fire. The deep spiritual coolness like a wild, fresh spring is believed to assist in this.

Mental and Emotional Properties

Apophyllite is used metaphysically to help one see the truth and then act on it. This can extend from the clairvoyant vision of higher truth to the practical ability to recognize the truth of this plane.  It brings a mindfulness in absorbing and analyzing truth in a way that assist in acting upon it in a beneficial manner. One thing this assists is our ability to see and comprehend our own behaviors and attitudes which fearful avoidance may have kept hidden. With a calm knowledge of that which is in ourselves, we can find our way to move on both in practical life and spiritually.

Physical Conditions Properties

In traditional folk and crystal healing, Apophyllite is used for tired or stressed eyes by placing on the eyelids. It is used similarly in different body regions for respiratory problems, stopping asthma attacks, allergies, and health of mucus membranes and skin. 

Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

Related Chakras

Apophyllite is associated primarily with the third eye and crown chakras.

Additional Information: 

Natural Apophyllite pyramids are the most powerful formation of the energy stimulating crystals, focusing energy intensely as it works with us. They have been used in gem elixirs to bring energy to the heart chakra, as well as to charge or preserve objects. Used on the third eye this is the most powerful form to stimulate third eye vision. This highly focused power can be very helpful or can at times feel overwhelming, so using a pyramid formation is only sometimes the best choice for a particular use.

Also see Green Apophyllite.

More on Apophyllite from my personal perspective

Apophyllite is a stone I value most for it spiritual connection. Whether using a single natural pyramid point or a cluster, I find they give me a direction. The pyramids feel more focused in the way they use energy. The clusters feel more organic. So for a directed focus on a particular meditative question or search, I use a pyramid. For an opening meditation where I request Spirit to come and show me from its plane what I need, the cluster is my choice. Truly either will work in these ways, but I find they prefer to work in their own best spheres of influence.

Rock Lore & Tidbits: 

Apophyllite, when heated with a blow torch, peels out like the  opening of leaves of a plant. This gave it its name from the words away and leaves for the pulling away of leaves.

Hardness (Mohs):  4 1/2 to 5
Color(s):  Colorless, White, Green
Transparency:  Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
Lustre:  Vitreous, Pearly
Common / Notable Locations:  Poone (Poona), India

Apophyllite Natural Pyramid Example


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Apophyllite Cluster Example

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Hattip to Mindat.org for mineral information on Apophyllite and LOVE IS IN THE EARTH: The Crystal & Mineral Encyclopedia--The LIITE Fantastic, The Last Testament by Melody, The Pocket Book of Stones by Robert Simmons, The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, Laurence Hargrave, for select metaphysical information.

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