Apophyllite is a hydrated potassium calcium silicate mineral that crystallizes in the form of pyramidal structures, cubic crystals, as well as druzy on a matrix or other minerals. This mineral was first discovered in 1806 by R.J. Hauy, and was named after the Greek word meaning “leaf”. This name was chosen because of its unique tendency to crumble when heated. The common color of Apophyllite is clear or white, although it can also be found as grey, yellow, red, and green. Green Apophyllite is the rarest color of them all and was found a few decades ago by an Indian farmer in Poona, India. Since then, Green Apophyllite can also be found in Brazil and Quebec, Canada. Notable localities for the common white or translucent forms of Apophyllite include India, Australia, Russia, Germany, Greenland, Italy, and the USA.
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In 1978, the International Mineralogical Association classified Apophyllite as a group of minerals with a similar chemical make up, instead of just a single stone. This would go on to include some minerals such as fluorapophyllite and hydroxyapophyllite. This change is still a heavily debated topic amongst mineralogist. In 2008, a change was made to drop the prefix of this group of minerals, thus resulting in all stones in this family to bear only the name Apophyllite. The change was short lived, and 5 years later in 2013 the change was made once more to reinclude the prefix of each mineral in the group.
Apophyllite is a very high vibrational stone that helps one attune their energies to those of higher dimensions and realms. This stone is here to connect one with their guardian angels and spirits who are guiding them on this journey of life. Our third eye and crown chakras become unlocked, with a powerful connection formed between the two. This channel will help one understand the images and energies they see and feel when meditating with this stone. Apophyllite is a perfect tool for anyone looking to expand their consciousness and connect to a foreign realm not like our own. All practitioners of astral projection and lucid dreaming need a piece of Apophyllite at their bedside. This stone will fill one's entire room with high vibrational energy that will allow one to easily transcend into the abyss.
If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a piece of Green Apophyllite, try meditating with it outside. This variety has a special connection with Mother Nature, and will help attune you to her powerful energies. We suggest using it at dusk or dawn, the 2 highest vibrational periods on Earth each day.
For beginners who have just started working with crystals, we recommend placing grounding stones around your piece of Apophyllite. The energies can sometimes feel too strong and overwhelm practitioners who have not experienced a very high vibrational stone before. Some grounding stones we suggest that will keep you linked to earth are Black Tourmaline, Dravite, Onyx, Shungite, and Hematite.