Spirit Quartz is an unusual member of the Quartz family – a community within a stone. Its core, a larger, candle-shaped crystal with a faceted termination point, is encrusted with hundreds of smaller crystal termination points. Also referred to as Cactus Quartz or Porcupine Quartz, it is found only in the Magaliesberg Mountain region of South Africa, first appearing around 2001. Most Spirit Quartz is Amethyst, though Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz are also mined. [Simmons, 375][Ahsian, 376]
In the metaphysical world, Spirit Quartz is a crystal of Harmony and Alignment. It takes all the crystal energies of the main stone and amplifies them over and over again in all the tiny points, each reflecting light back and forth to one another so all can bathe in the combined radiance of the whole. [Raphaell, 55] In the Book of Stones, Naisha Ahsian describes this crystal as “a hundred-voice choir singing in harmony.” Its resonance is spiritually uplifting, radiating high-vibrational energy in all directions, and is a perfect ally in aligning the aura, chakras, meridians and the physical body, as well as carrying the gifts of Spirit out into the world. [Ahsian, 376][Hall II, 300]
There are four natural forms of Spirit Quartz – Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz, sometimes occurring in combinations within a specimen.