Quoted from Heaven and Earth and Robert Simmons For years, Merlinite has been one of our most sought-after stones, and our supplies were alway slow. The original mining areas in New Mexico have been exhausted or abandoned. On our February buying trip, we came upon a stone from Madagascar that immediately awakened the same inward responses we felt to the original Merlinite.In fact, we experienced a deepening of the original Merlinite energies, as if we had come upon a more fully developed expression of Merlinite's essential energy patterns. Because of this deepening, we have named the new stones Mystic Merlinite,as a way of describing both the similarities and differences of these powerful new stones and the original Merlinite. We do not yet know the composition of Mystic Merlinite, though it, like original Merlinite, is a black and white quartz-based stone. Robert Simmons writes, "When I first picked up a chunk of Mystic Merlinite and held it to my forehead, powerful pulsations immediately surged in through the third eye chakra, filling my head and moving downward to the base chakra, as well as up to the crown. The surges continued, and I realized that this stone can move one very quickly into altered states of consciousness. I sense it as a stone which links directly to the elemental energies of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Storm. For those wishing to commune directly with the elements,and to work with elemental energies for magical manifestation or awakening to mystical experiences, this stone can be a powerful ally. Like the original Merlinite, Mystic Merlinite can part the veils between the visible and invisible worlds, opening the doors to deeper intuitive abilities. It aids in developing psychic capacities such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and prophetic vision. It can facilitate one's opening the dormant areas of the mind and in recalling knowledge and talents from past lives. It increases your sensitivity to the communications of the subtle realms, allowing one to 'talk' with plant and animal spirits, as well as other entities in the spirit worlds. Sleeping with Mystic Merlinite can bring forth a parade of potent and powerful dreams. It aids in dream recall, and can summon one's spirit guides to teach and guide one during these deep dream experiences. It facilitates one's capacity for lucid dreaming, in which one becomes aware that one is dream and can choose your course of action, even enabling one to dream as one wishes to dream. Just as it opens the doors of the dream world,Mystic Merlinite can aid one in exploring the entire realm of the subconscious. It helps in recovering suppressed or lost memories, especially of experiences which have caused the loss of 'soul parts.' It can be a great helper and protector in the process of soul retrieval - an invaluable part of the path to wholeness. Mystic Merlinite can bring all of your inner shadows into the light, without judgement and without fear. This is essential to healing many wounds which may be unconsciously causing self destructive patterns of behavior. For example, one might overeat because one has been literally starved in a past life, or because of being 'starved for attention' in childhood. 'Seeing is freeing,' as the saying goes, and Mystic Merlinite guides one unerringly to exactly the issues which most need to be brought to light for one's growth and healing. Past lives, as mentioned, are sometimes where parts of ourselves get stuck, or are storehouses of previously developed capacities. Meditation with Mystic Merlinite with the intention to see into past lives, especially when one is guided by an intuitive friend or companion who is also holding or wearing a Mystic Merlinite piece, can open the mysterious doors of your soul history or spiritual ancestry. Such journeys can aid one in recognizing the sources of your talents or disabilities, and can allow one to free oneself from old hindrances or to focus on refreshing a past ability for use in this life. Often these recollections serve as spiritual mirrors, showing who we are within who we have been, and increasing self-awareness. A mystical experience is often the sudden realization of who one truly is. Mystic Merlinite's most important quality is the expansion of self-awareness to the critical point at which such realizations occur.All of what has been sad so far speaks to this. The awakening of recollections, mental powers, intuitive capacities and recognition of where one needs soul-healing all lead toward the threshold of true self-discovery, the mystic awakening. The black and white mixture of Mystic Merlinite symbolizes the light and shadow sides of the self, both of which one must embrace in the moment of inner awakening. Working inwardly with Mystic Merlinite is a way of putting oneself on this path of self-realization. One of Mystic Merlinite's key qualities is that of bringing the exiled parts of oneself back into the light of consciousness. One can see this in its structural patterns - the swirling interpenetration of the light and the dark. The only healing of darkness - in oneself or in the world - involves taking in just such a pattern. One must call one's judged and rejected parts into the light of the heart, into gratitude and forgiveness, loving the very qualities we have been taught are awful or unacceptable.We must imitate in our souls what Mystic Merlinite displays in its embodiment - the mutual embrace of darkness and light. This often difficult passage leads one to the true mystic union which brings the self into wholeness and allows the unity of self and World. Mysteriously, this stone embodies and encourages that critical inner gesture which can lead one into a whole new life. In that new life, one constantly extends the gesture of loving, nonjudgemental appreciation to each moment and each being one encounters. Mystic Merlinite resonates powerfully with Master Shamanite, as well as all forms of Azeztulite, Black Tourmaline, Jet and Smoky Quartz. Its capacity for past life recall can be enhanced by Alexandrite or Oregon Opal. Its dream-enhancing qualities are encouraged by Blue Chalcedony. It can be used with Lemuria Aquatine Calcite for healing the emotional body. For recalling the ancient knowledge of past civilizations if the British Isles, Mystic Merlinite can be combined with Stonehenge Bluestone.".