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Angel Auru Quartz


I’m handed a piece of Aura Quartz I’d picked up on the Spiritual Planet stall in Birmingham the previous week. Deeply creamy with small, perfect and precise terminations all over the baseplate.

It was beautiful but I’d winced at the price of something I wasn’t sure I could bond with. It was labelled Angel Aura Quartz and I find the whole angelic world challenging to say the least. I’ve worked closely with Mother Earth, dragons, crystal skulls and star beings. But my encounter with angels ended prematurely – and badly – when a being that was far from angelic masqueraded as an archangel. When a twelve foot high purple being materialises in your living room and asks you to put on archangel workshops you can’t really argue, can you? But I certainly should have. And questioned the source. It taught me a valuable lesson in that not all ‘higher beings’ are what they purport to be. The fall-out was massive and I’ve stayed away from most archangels ever since. I do have one as a protective ally, but that’s a whole other story.

So, when Edwin Courtney suggested some archangel work recently, I was wary. As he said, perhaps it’s time to do some healing on that. Maybe it is.

But when I look back on the dream I question, is it Angel Aura Quartz? There are so many Aura Quartzes these days and it was definitely creamy, not silvery. I take a quick look at the useful aura quartz summaries on Crystal Vaults website:

Angel Aura Quartz – Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum and Silver, sometimes Gold or other trace metals; exhibits a light blue, rainbow and silvery iridescence like the gossamer wings of angels. It carries a very loving and sweet energy, stimulating the spirit and elevating one’s mood. Meditating with this crystal allows one to enter a state of serenity and peace, purification and rest, and to go beyond the body to perceive and receive help from one’s angel guides. Angel Aura assists in remembering lessons from past incarnations and attuning to one’s spiritual purpose. It is a marvelous aid for recognizing beauty, from Nature and Spirit, from within, and in others. Use Angel Aura at the Throat Chakra for loving communications, in romantic pursuits, in caring for children and the aged, and in all healing situations. It may also be used to align and purify all chakras, allowing for the Rainbow Light Body activation and integration. Angel Aura is an all-healer, harmonizing one’s energy field with the physical body, and is thought to be particularly helpful for autism, Asperger’s syndrome and the nervous system. It is great for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and for use in Reiki healing, reflexology and shiatsu. [Simmons, Ahsian, 33-34][Melody En, 649][Eason, 179]

And check out what has to say too:

Angel Auru Quartz


‘Angel Aura Quartz is the ultimate psychic stone for sensitives, healers, empaths and zen seekers. Excellent for helping one understand the sacred astral plane invoking psychic protection, psychic visions and accessing the Akashic records and highest wisdom… It is also an excellent aura cleanser and aids in keeping the chakra centers clear and clean of psychic debris. It can be placed on chakras for alignment especially for the crown chakra. A beautiful activator for meditation and connecting to higher realm as it clear the bodies etheric energy field and connects us to our Higher Self allowing more clarity in connection. Promotes forgiveness, kindness, serenity, compassion and feeling safe in ones energetic environment. A wonderful tool for meditation and connecting to the higher self, strengthening our cosmic connection to body mind and soul.’

An aid to recognizing beauty within. That makes it seem like a particularly relevant gem. But I’m unsure of the identification, so I take a look at Opal Aura Quartz, another platinum-based crystal. And check out the piece we’d photographed for The Crystal Encyclopedia. Still not quite right. Too sparkly. Sunshine Aura is definitely too bright and brash. So the only thing to do is phone Stacey to see what the piece is – and if it is still available. She is out. When she phones back, she confirms it is a rather special Angel Aura Quartz alchemicalised onto high vibe Arkansas Quartz. But I’ll have to wait several more days until she unpacks the boxes to find out whether it has been sold at the MBS Festival or not. Another fairy tease? By which time I may have received all the gems and begun to put it all together. Perhaps the piece is to be my reward for solving all the clues?

The next night: no dreams that I recall. But, before bed, I happen to be watching Bargain Hunt and guess what turns up in a box of junk: a bright green tinplate crocodile. A toy from the same era as the one I’d seen. But this one has all four paws on the ground. Grounding has been another liveslong lesson. A reminder? A nudge? Such a pity I am so busy writing a grids book that I don’t have time to write up the fairy story and unpick the symbolism further. But I will.