Gypsum comes from the Greek, gyps meaning “burned” mineral. Gypsum is one of the more common minerals in sedimentary environments. It is a major rock forming mineral that produces massive beds, usually from precipitation out of highly saline waters. Since it forms easily from saline water, gypsum can have many inclusions of other minerals and even trapped bubbles of air and water. It is a very soft mineral, like chalk or plaster and is said to have natural thermal insulating property. Before extraction from the mines selenite is very warm to touch because the thermal hot water temperature is approximately 50°C (122°F). Amazingly, once extracted from the mines, it is very cool to touch and has a luminescent (light emitted by a substance as a result of heating), lunar (silvery crescent moonlike glow) quality. Selenite is made up of 70% water and its delicate fine form can easily be scratched with a fingernail.
A Kabbalistic creation myth tells us that before the universe existed, God was everywhere, but he had to inhale to create space for our world. Realizing he was not present in creation, he fashioned vessels of Divine Light to populate the universe, but they shattered. Carrying that light, Selenite’s task is to reunite the shards (Selenite crystals) of the Divine (God/Universe/Love) with their Source (You).
Judy Hall - 101 Power Crystals, the Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation
Selenite comes from the Greek word “selenites”, meaning “moon stone”, and “Selene” is meaning “Moon”. It is named after Selene Goddess of the Moon, who wears horns on her head that turn into the moon crescent / sphere during the days of the full moon emitting a radiant lunar glow. Lunar, derived from the word Lucina meaning ‘Bringer of the Light’, Selene (moon) sends her energising transformational gleams of bright moonlight rays to heat, nourish and cleanse all that is on Earth and light up the Heavens. In the 15th century on ancient engravings, Selenite was represented as the drops of lunar foam which were falling on the Earth.
In Ancient Sumer and Egypt, thousands of years ago, Selenite was known as ‘Gold Gypsum’ and was related to ‘East Alabaster‘, the ‘Egyptian Stone’ or the ‘Alabaster of Onyx’. They would carve it to produce small sculptures, ritual vessels, urns and amulets. Selenite was appreciated for its beauty by the people. Presented to a girl, selenite was a symbol of her virginity and modesty.
In Europe, it was considered as a symbol of chastity and was used for decorating the sacred images of the Holy Virgin. Also, the pilgrams took the selenite amulets willingly in their travels to the Holy places. They believed that the amulet would receive an ‘unusual healing force’.
In the middle Ages in Italy and France, they made admirable vases and statues from gypsum, white alabaster and selenite.
As you can see, throughout many centuries, mankind used the beautiful selenite stones to carve amulets, woman’s costume jewellery, ritual vessels, statues, vases, and many others. Selenite has always been considered as a symbol of good luck and prosperity.
Metaphysical & Healing
Selenite crystals or wands have the ability to gently open the chakras and relax the body for energy work, then scan the body for dis-ease and bring attention to areas that need clearing and re-balancing. It balances the energy fields, and regulates its flow, enhancing both physical health and alignment with the Divine. Selenite facilitates transporting ones intentions to ones Higher Self and the Universe.
Meditating with selenite will bring a deep sense of peace and tranquillity to the Self. As documented in Alfonso’s lapidary, it silences the mental chatter of the mind and allows for mental clarity. The light energy transmission of selenite will eventually strengthen and change your body systems and organs returning them to balance. Plus, it will eventually increase ‘your’ energy and bring harmony to you. One can simply research or purchase books on crystals to understand the properties of selenite.
Further benefits of selenite are:
- enhances physical and mental flexibility / clarity of mind and self;
- stimulates concentration and visualisation;
- assists in decision making;
- harmonises the emotions;
- stabilises and calms the immune, hormone and nervous systems;
- assists in treating spinal, skeletal, cell and bone issues by providing structure to the body;
- removes blockages from your energy field and cuts dysfunctional negativity from the etheric body;
- improves libido and fertility;
- enhances psychic development by opening the third eye and crown chakra to the spiritual world;
- connects your spiritual and physical bodies;
- increases conscious awareness and helps you to focus on the NOW;
- access your subconscious;
- aids in accessing past and future lives; and
- mediumship / channelling.
NOTE: Selenite is used to enhance your health and well-being and should not take the place of medical evaluation and procedures.
Energetically charged Selenite: Both the sun and moon are highly energising, as well as energetically clearing for selenite, so place it in the moonlight rays around the time of the full moon. Also, place it in the sunlight for short periods of time as the sun is Earth primary source of energy. As selenite is predominantly salt-water and humans consist of salt and water, our entire energy body resonates with the high vibration and essence of this crystal. As selenite’s vibration resonates much higher than other earth crystals, it doesn’t need to be cleansed. Therefore, you can clear crystals or any object on selenite and it will cleanse away any negatively charged energy attachments they may have picked up. You can use this method to both clear and charge your crystals at the same time. Selenite can be permanently damaged if exposed to water, so do not cleanse or immerse it in water for any reason.
Translucent selenite has a very high energy vibration and brings clarity of mind, opening the crown and higher crown charkas and accessing angelic consciousness (the state of being aware of one’s self and surroundings) and higher guidance. Pure selenite is a link to the light (energy) body, helping to anchor it in the earth vibration (earth’s core). Selenite is a calm stone that instils great peace and is excellent for meditation of spiritual work. Selenite wands can be used to detach entities from the aura or preventing anything external from influencing the mind.
The Lapidary of King Alfonso X The Learned tells us, “Selenite cured epilepsy; wearing it prevented attacks. Today crystal workers use Selenite to help improve the detrimental effects of dental amalgam caused by toxicity of mercury. Selenite helps aid the signs of free radicals. Selenite may delay aging of the skeleton and skin. It supports nerves and neural pathways. It assists in puberty and menopause. Placing it on the third eye chakra silences mental chatter and opens the third eye. It is an excellent aura cleanser and healer. Selenite acts as an emotional stabiliser that calms mood swings.
Judy Hall - 101 Power Crystals, the Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation
My first piece of selenite was given to me as a gift from a dear friend. I remember everything I felt when I touched it for the first time, my body went from heavily grounded to this amazing sense of lightness. It was cool to touch and instantly a cool breeze began circulating around my body. I began to feel my energy field within my body shifting and moving. I became very relaxed.
I know from experience that gridding with selenite around the home and office can surround you with a calm, safe and peaceful environment.
My husband and I have selenite in our home. In the bedroom, it allows us to sleep peacefully throughout the night and with its light energy, we definitely have been connecting with our higher sense of self. In the corners of our rooms, we can feel that our environment is serene, peaceful and has no negatively charged energies around us. When people come to visit, we can sense their entire behaviour change dramatically. As they point out to us, they may have walked in stressed, tired and full of everyday concerns, but when they leave, they are relaxed, calm and feel very light in body. We charge n clear our crystals on selenite to. We also have drink coasters which are lovely. I use the coaster every night. I put my glass of water on it and by the morning when I drink it, the taste has changed. There are bubble formations in the water which I believe is from the selenite energetically charging the ions in the water. After I drink it, energetically, I feel my physical body being cleansed and bowl movements quickly follow. (Sorry for the details!). We also tried a little experiment with basil herb pot plants at home following the evidence written by the Alfonso lapidary. We put a selenite piece in the soil of one basil pot and in the other basil pot we didn’t. The growth of the basil with the selenite had roughly grown 50% faster than the pot without.
I also have selenite at my work desk and I truly feel that it has changed the atmosphere around me.
I know from experience while meditating with selenite that its cool breeze flows through my energy field and takes me to a state of calm consciousness, quietens my mind chatter and allows me to achieve stillness so that I can connect with my higher guides and Higher-Self for insight.
Selenite has brought an oasis of serenity into my life. Like a snowflake, it is unique, exquisite and never identical to another. It’s divine formation is the greatest expression of magnitude and beauty of the world. I truly believe it’s a wonderful expression of God/Universal creation.
It is an excellent stone for building energy grids in the home or outdoors. In meditation, selenite stimulates the flow of spiritual energies throughout one’s Liquid Crystal Body Matrix, as well as the astral and etheric bodies.
Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian - The Book Of Stones
Selenite is one of the best stones with which brings about a rapid shift of energy. It can quickly disperse accumulations of negativity on the aura, and will remove blockages and stagnant energy from the body. Selenite also brings flexibility, spiritual insight and creativity. It can be relaxing and eases bodily tension.
Berenice Watt - Crystal Decoder
If the selenite crystal is hung on a tree, the fruit will grow and ripen rapidly.
Katherine Gatto - The Lapidary of King Alfonso X The Learned
Selenite is available for purchase in Australia. You can purchase selenite in different shapes and sizes for indoor or outdoor uses, ranging from small to extremely large in raw, cut, or polished formation.
NOTE: For outdoor use, as selenite is slightly soluble it can be sprayed with a clear sealer. Also, placing selenite into the four walls of a new construction, as well as combining selenite powder into the concrete foundation mixture is said to have a powerful effect on the entire structure.
The ranges of products you can order are;
- Art / Display pieces;
- Coasters / mini-slabs;
- Gridding (e.g display pieces can be used for gridding);
- Hand-helds / Wands;
- Selenite Powder;
- Meditation seat / foot slabs ;
- Stones to sculp;
- Small healing discs;
- Bases (e.g. placing sacred objects on or flower arrangements);
- Table slabs (raw, milled flat, cut to size, and/or polished as required); and
- Window displays (e.g. display pieces are used for windows)
The gypsum coral surrounds each particle of the elements in an envelope of love. With the signature of that particle’s original divine essence, stepped down in frequency, the intelligence of the human can begin or continue to remember who they are, even if unconsciously.
Trudy Ann Baker - Crystalline Phoenix
Selenite can be used to form a protective grid around a house, creating a safe and quiet space that does not allow outside influences in – use internally in the corners of the house. A large piece of selenite placed in the house ensures a peaceful atmosphere.
Judy Hall- 101 Power Crystals, the Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation
SELENITE FOR SALE
ART / DISPLAY PIECES