Attributes of Amethyst
     "Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It guards against psychic attack, transmitting the energy into love. A natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environment energies. Its serenity enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation. Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers, and enhances spiritual awareness. Taditionally, it was worn to prevent drunkenness and has a sobering effcet on overindulgence and physical passions, supporting sobriety. It overcomes addictions and blockages of all kinds. Used at a higher level, Amethyst opens to another reality. 
     Amethyst is extremely benefical to the mind, calming or stimulating as a appropriate. When you meditate, it turns away from the mundane into tranquility and deeper understanding. Mentally, it helps you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances the assimilation of new ideas and connects cause with effect. This stone facilitates the decision-making process, bringing in common sense and spiritual insight, and puttting decisions and insight into practice. Mentally, it calms and synthesizes, and aids the transmission of neutral signals through the brain. It is helpful where insomnia is caused by an overactive mind and protects against recurrent nightmares. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivaton, making you more able to set realistic goals. It can help you to remember and understand dreams and facilitates the visualization process. Amethyst balances out highs and lows, promoting emotional centering. It dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. Alleviating sadness and grief, it supports coming to term with loss. 
     Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the divine, giving insight into its true nature, and encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts. This is an excellent stone for meditation and scrying and can be placed on the third eye to stimulate it. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out of body experiences and brings intuitive dreams. It transmutes lower energies to the higher frequencies of the spiritual and etheric realms. 
Healing Powers
     Amethyst boosts production of hormones, and tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the cleansing and eliminating organs and immune system. An excellent cleanser for the blood. Amethyst releves physical, emotional, and psychological pain or stress. and blocks geopathic stress. This stone reduces bruising, injuries, and swelling, and treats hearing disorders. It heals disease of the respiratorry tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders, and diseases of the digestive tract. It is beneficial for the intestines, regulating flora, removing parasites, and encouraging reabsorption of water. Amethyst treats insomnia and brings restful sleep. 
     At a subtle level, Amethyst balances and connects the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual. It cleanses the aura and transmutes negative energy, and stimulates the throat and crown chakras. It is helpful  for people about to make the transition through death. Amethyst can stabilize psychicatric conditions but should not be used in cases of paranoia or schisophrenia. 
Should be worn or placed as appropriate, especially as jewelery.  Clusters and Geodes can be placed in the environment. Single points are used in healing.  Place the point to towards you to draw in energy, and away from you to draw off energy. Amethyst is especially benefical worn over the throat or heart. For insomnia or nightmares place under the pillow. 
Amethyst fades in sunlight"

                                                                                                                                             The Crystal Bible- Judy Hall