Quartz, Lemurian, Natural Points
Quantity per order: 1 crystal point
Size: 1" to 2"
About Clear Quartz
Most quartz forms in either igneous rocks or environments with geothermal waters. In igneous rocks, quartz forms as magma cools. Like water turning into ice, silicon dioxide will crystallize as it cools. Slow cooling generally allows the crystals to grow larger.
Quartz can also grow from silica-rich water. Silicon dioxide dissolves in water, like sugar in tea, but only at high temperatures and pressure. Then, as the temperature or pressure drops, the solution becomes saturated, and quartz crystals form.
About Lemurian Quartz
The original and “authentic” Lemurian crystals came from Sierra Do Cabral, a Brazillian mountain in the Diamantina region. However, the term has become an overused trade name that now incorporates a range of striated (and even some non-striated) quartz specimens. Lemurian quartz crystals have distinctive growth lines across one or more of their facets. These lines are known as striations and consist of perfectly formed laddered grooves, similar in aesthetic to barcoding. They are perfectly visible to the naked eye and render a distinct texture that can be easily felt with a thumb or finger.
The interior of the crystal is most commonly translucent, but some examples are beautifully transparent, and others are almost entirely opaque. The coloring can be influenced by the presence of trace minerals, as with other types of quartz. They can be red or pink-hued from hematite inclusions, tourmalated, and even feature yellow tones or smoky coloration.
Traditional Lemurian quartz crystals originate from Brazil, but striated quartz can be found worldwide. There are many claims about the difference in perceptible “energy” between a “genuine Lemurian quartz crystal” and a standard striated quartz crystal, but there is no geological difference. The term “Lemurian” is essentially little more than a trade name.
The most common cause of striations in quartz is the convergence of two crystal faces, whereby the formation of one face overtakes the formation of another. Whilst striations are a marked feature of this particular type of crystal, they are not unique to Lemurian Quartz. Quartz crystals from Arkansas and Colorado have also been discovered with similar striped grooves, but these examples tend to feature uniform striation across all sides of the crystal, unlike the traditional Lemurian crystals, where the facets alternate between smooth and striated.
Lemuria and the Lemurians
Lemuria was the name of a hypothesized ancient continent, first proposed by British zoologist Philip Lutley Sclater in 1864. Sclater theorized that Lemuria had once stretched across the southern Indian Ocean in a triangular shape, connecting India’s southern point with southern Africa and Western Australia. The eventual submersion of the landmass into the Indian Ocean accounted rather neatly for the present distribution of species, offering a plausible explanation for certain discontinuities in biogeography; specifically, Lemuria was proposed to account for the presence of the fossils of lemur and other related primates in Madagascar and India, and the absence of such fossils in Africa and the Middle East.
Theories about a Lemurian land bridge were mostly dispensed with in the 1960s when evidence supporting Alfred Wegener’s 1912 theory of continental drift was accepted by the wider scientific community. The myths of Lemuria lived on, with some believing that it was a primeval home to a race of now-extinct Lemurian human ancestors, who flourished alongside dinosaurs and eventually evolved into the lemurs of today.
In 2013 mineralogical assessment and geological studies of plate tectonics actually verified the plausibility of a connecting landmass, which had subsequently disappeared into the Indian Ocean around 84 million years ago, during the time when this region of Earth was still forming the shape it holds today. Scientists now refer to this as Mauritia, rather than Lemuria. Now, whilst this does (for the most part) tally up with Sclater’s claims about a lost continent, biological studies to date absolutely disprove any suggestion of an ancient race of Lemurian beings, which evolved into lemurs. Mauritia disappeared 84 million years ago; however, lemurs didn’t evolve on Madagascar until about 54 million years ago when they swam to the island from mainland Africa.
Lemurian Crystal Coding
According to the legend, the Lemurians predicted a catastrophic apocalyptic event. To preserve and transmit their customs and wisdom, they used their remaining days to program and prepare quartz crystals with the coding of their advanced civilization. Several different occult systems still incorporate the idea of ancient Lemurian memory being coded into quartz crystals, and some even have various theories on how the spiritual inner wisdom of the Lemurian race can be accessed in order to achieve ascension today.
Metaphysical Properties of Lemurian Quartz
Lemurian Quartz is similar to normal Quartz except that it is said to contain much more historic energy. Embedded in Lemurian Quartz is usually a horizontal line of fragments which are commonly referred to as “memories.” The information within each point contains powerful energies. This energy is believed to be capable of producing intelligent life to provide us with a much-needed soulful mission. These beings supposedly became very spiritual and were more in touch with their higher selves. This connection led to their race being intelligent and excelling in technology, ideology, and emotions. It is theorized that they were wiped out by a great flood that occurred around 12,000 years ago.
These crystals were believed to be left here to guide us into the next phase of human evolution. Lemurian Quartz reminds us of our incredible creative power and can produce whatever it is we may set our mind, heart, and soul to. Much of what we are seeking is already within us. The Lemurians were well aware that the only way forward in life is through the individual growth of one's spirit.