Crystals absorb energy, they amplify and transmit it, however they also have memory and the ability to be programmed. This can come in very handy for meditation and other healing practices. However, because crystal can absorb and amplify whatever energies are around the crystal, it can collect an enormous amount of negative energy. This makes it very important for the owner to occasionally cleanse the crystal's energy. I always recommend a deep cleansing of your crystals when you first purchase them. Then periodically thereafter, depending on how often you use them and where they are located. For instance if they are in a high traffic area then I would suggest cleansing them more often then if they are in a room with limited contact. How do we do this? There are several ways in which you can cleanse the energy of your crystals. I prefer to utilize water, sea salt and/or selenite to remove any unwanted energies from my crystals. For instance if you wear a crystal daily, it would behoove you to place it under running water daily using your intent to cleanse the crystal prior to putting it on. If you are needing a deeper cleanse, such as when you first purchase your crystals, you can place your crystal in a container, pour sea salt over the crystal then add purified water to cover the crystal and allow it to soak overnight. You can also use a piece of Selenite to keep your crystals cleansed. Selenite carries cleansing properties that will clear your crystals. Simply lay your crystals next to and touching the selenite. The selenite will noticeably brighten and lighten your crystals, removing yellowish residue. Morocco Metaphysical Properties- Selenite is considered to be a 'mental body stone' which also opens, aligns and clears the aura bodies. It is able to transmit light, energy, and information; this maybe why many like to use it for channeling. It can be used as a scanning device for those of us who are not visually orientated to get an overall view of a person's light system to see the thought forms in their energy body. You can direct the energy towards your client or yourself by physically pointing the Selenite towards your client and mentally aligning with its vibration to examine the thought forms that are stored within each energy body. From what I understand about Selenite wands it can be a powerful tool, but intent seems to be necessary in activating it. I personally like to use the Selenite wand when no other stones seem to be working. It is a great mover of energy; however you should not try to activate the wand if you have been exposed to mind altering drugs in the past 48 hours or if you feel physically off balance (a cold, flu, etc.). One should be very clear and balanced when using the Selenite wand. Numerology- Vibrates to the number 8. Abundance and personal power. Gemological Properties- Selenite is also referred to as Gypsum and Alabaster. It is a hydrous calcium sulphate CaSO42H2O. Selenite is usually transparent in appearance and occurs in the monoclinic crystal system. It is very soft being a 2 on the Moe's scale of hardness. The refractive index is 1.52-1.53 and the specific gravity is 2.30. The fish-tail and tabby varieties are from Mexico. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOUR GLASS SELENITE Metaphysical Properties- Hourglass Selenite is a unique and very rare variety of Selenite from Canada. It brings with it the normal properties of selenite; the capacity to channel spiritual feeling as well as thought transmission. When viewed under ultra-violet light, the unique nature of this unique mineral is shown. Contained within it is a hidden image of an hourglass a secret only revealed when placed under the higher frequency light of an ultra-violet lamp. This hourglass is truly spectacular and appears in turquoise (some pieces green) and violet. You will see two hourglasses depending on which set you focus on the turquoise hourglass running in one direction or the violet running in the other. There are two aspects to the hourglass image. It has forever been a symbol of 'the movement of time'. As such it adds to the selenite the capacity to link with the timeless nature of our own higher being. This aspect of the image assists particularly where the selenite is used for astral projection. (However great care should be taken in this task because you must have a defined destination and a means of returning). Perhaps a more interesting and generally useable quality, however, is that it is composed of four triangles of two different colors. The triangle carries with it the qualities associated with the trinity. This can be seen in the concepts of mother, father, child; mind, body, spirit the examples are endless. The point here is that we operate in an essentially dualistic universe which, is rapidly becoming essetrinal from the duality of our present reality we must create a new-world, a new way to love and a new way to be. The fascinating nature of this hourglass selenite is that it reminds us of the creation process happening on the inner planes (the upper triangle) which is then brought down a further level (through the lower triangle) to manifestation on this plane. Working with the violet triangles (or hourglass) evokes the violet flame of transmutation to change the present reality, or our spiritual understanding of it. The turquoise triangles (or hourglass) then takes over and channels this new understanding outwards into the world through the throat and through the media. Numerology- Hour Glass Selenite Crystals vibrate to the number 2 or Master Number 11. Gemological Properties- Selenite is also referred to as Gypsum and Alabaster. It is a hydrous calcium sulphate CaSO42H2O. Selenite is usually transparent in appearance and occurs in the monoclinic crystal system. It is very soft being a 2 on the Moe's scale of hardness. The refractive index is 1.52-1.53 and the specific gravity is 2.30.