Science & Origin of Auralite-23
Auralite-23, also known as Red Cap Amethyst, is a very rare blend of crystals and one of Earth’s oldest minerals; estimated to have formed around 1.2 - 1.5 billion years ago. The only locality in existence is the place of its initial discovery, north of Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada. Auralite-23 was only recently discovered and pushed onto the mineral market within the last 20 years, making it one of the newest and fastest selling crystals in the 21st century so far. The name is derived from the “23” minerals that are contained within the chemical composition of the stone (the main being an Amethyst base with inclusions within). We always preface the fact that although 23 minerals have been found in some crystals from this mine, it does not mean that ALL crystals from this mine automatically contain them all. This does not take away from the unique and limitless energy one can channel when working with this piece in a spiritual setting. Most of the 23 minerals can only be seen under a microscope, with a few dominate crystals forging the appearance of this diverse stone (Amethyst, Quartz, and Hematite).The 23 minerals within Auralite 23 (not counting the “base” mineral Amethyst) are:
Since Auralite-23 has come onto the market, there has been an enormous wave of dealers and retailers selling “fake” and altered varieties of Amethyst as “Auralite-23”. Most are low-quality Quartz or Amethyst crystals which have been heated to extremely high temperatures to remove outside impurities and brighten the color. This is common with Hematite coated Amethyst (usually from Brazil or Uruguay), and is extremely hard to tell the difference between the two with a naked eye. The only advice we can offer is to truly know who you are buying it from. We, for example, are highly cautious of this rampant and unethical trading, and only entrust one small supplier with our limited supply.
Meaning & Energy
Auralite-23 radiates an energy foreign to most individuals, especially practitioners who are truly disconnected from their own soul. Immediately upon touch, one can understand the craze behind this stone, and why developing a small “obsessions” of Auralite-23 is actually quite common. The soothing energies that one feels going through their body is the work of so many different chemical components and CAN NOT be replicated anywhere else (we like to compare it to your favorite dessert that can only be made by that one special individual who knows the “secret ingredient”). These energies directly resonate with your chakra column, and allow for complete alignment and reconciliation amongst your entire internal system. Very few stones in the mineral community have the ability to do that, with most requiring multiple sessions to truly access and understand their complex energies. Auralite-23 can change you in one medium-length meditation session if you're truly willing to “let go” and embrace the powers that be. We highly encourage you to meditate with this stone once a day for around 10-14 days, then completely stop and go “cold-turkey”. See for yourself the direct impact it has on your day to day life, as well as your attitude and mental strength. You may have to expose yourself to the darkness and live there for a few moments, but one will come out of it eternally grateful and eager to begin their spiritual journey once more.
Auralite-23 is a 21st century talisman that has remained hidden within the Earth for far too long. Think about how old this stone is (1.5 billion years old) and how we are just finding this complex creation now. Our belief is that this crystal is a counterbalance to the extreme energies we face in this new world. An energy that can help us continue to find our way on this planet and accept nothing but the best for ourselves. That mentality has long been forgotten in this world, with so many distractions and societal stressors coming our way at all times. Auralite-23 is a reminder to take time out for yourself and embrace those sacred minutes for all of the healing and rejuvenation you need. You are your biggest ally and can do anything you set your heart and mind too. Embrace who you are and let the purple rays of Auralite-23 push you towards new and ever-growing heights.