This is a magical looking PYRITE crystal DRAGON skull. The stone has a lovely metallic luster and a few interesting white/grey Quartz inclusions mixed in here and there. I absolutely love it! SUPER shiny!
There are a few tiny organic spots here and there from inclusions that were close to the surface as the stone was polished. They mainly resemble fine lines/linear or small pinpricks/indents on the surface. ALL inclusions present come from 100% natural formations in the stone. I inspect each piece carefully and pick all my stones by energy FIRST! Much nicer 'in person' than the photos can show. Check out how it works with subtle energies below.
It weighs approximately 8.6oz (so just under 1/2 lb) and measures approximately 3 1/4" inches long X 1 3/4" inches wide at the widest point X 1 3/4" inches tall. Code-022523-20740
As a totem animal, the Dragon represents the supernatural, and the spiritual forces of change or transformation. The Dragon is a fierce protector, and brings vitality, enthusiasm, and courage! It will assist in overcoming obstacles and learning the qualities of leadership.
Pyrite aka "Fools Gold," Brass, and Brazzle - Pyrite is usually found along with other sulfides or oxides in quartz veins, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock, as well as in fossils.
Pyrite is felt to support the capabilities of self-awareness, emotional stability, and courage, therefore also supporting the development of wisdom. It is a stone of the intellect, enhancing mental clarity and logic, as well as psychic abilities.
Pyrite is a powerful protection stone and is a grounding stone. It is used for afford protection, and to strengthen the shielding of the physical, emotional and subtle energies, (aka strengthening the the "eggshell.") It is said to attract and balance Male energies.
Some Native Americans believed that pyrite "mirrors" allowed you to see inside the soul.
Pyrite is also known as Fool's Gold and Healer's Gold and is thought to promote good investments. It is THE "Stone of Business" and is commonly used to promote and support a stable and successful business and or career.
In Crystal Healing, it has been considered useful to balance the immune system and for digestive and other stomach and intestinal issues.
It is associated with the Third, or Solar Plexus Chakra.
Quartz is often said to be the crystal or "stone" that everyone needs to start with. Quartz is the most recognized type of crystal and is what many people think of when they hear the word crystal, although there are many, many different types of crystals in all kinds of stones.
Quartz can be as clear as ice (ancients called quartz ‘Holy Ice’ and thought that it came from the heavens) or milky white.
It can have inclusions, veils, bubbles, unusual formations, etc. Clarity is not important for the energetic quality of a quartz crystal, and in fact, inclusions and impurities can make the crystal much more energetic, and increase its ability to store and amplify subtle energies. Without a few 'imperfections, the energy is often not as intense. Lab crystals are grown with impurities on purpose, and depending on the type and placement, those impurities will change the frequency that the crystal oscillates/vibrates at.
Quartz in any form is a powerful stone. Quartz can store energy, amplify it, focus it, transmit it, transform it, balance it, absorb it… Various types and formations are better for some things than others.
Quartz has long been used to direct and amplify thoughts and intentions. All thoughts are a form of energy and strong intentions will shape and affect subtle energies. Because of this, quartz can be useful for healing work, meditation, protection, and manifesting and channeling.
Quartz is thought to store information of all types and make it available again for retrieval. The idea behind this is that information is simply another form: an energy pattern. Quartz may be held directly on the third eye to increase clairvoyance abilities: help with the clarity of a vision.
Indigenous Healers. Medicine people and other crystal healers use quartz to perceive and communicate with Higher Beings, other realms, in dream work, for scrying or crystal gazing, perceiving Devas (Nature Spirits) and other kinds of spirits.
In the right hands, Quartz may be used to dispel and clear negative energies. For example, Tabular or 'flat' quartz is used to protect against harmful vibrations and even a directed psychic attack. It absorbs the dark energy and must be cleared regularly.
In Crystal Healing, Quartz is said to be effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, depression, bone ailments and gastrointestinal troubles. It is also used to improve mental and physical stamina.
Clear quartz is associated with the crown Chakra, but in the hands of someone skilled and focused, may also be used to energize all of the Chakras.
Native legends speak of crystal skulls as an inheritance from ancient times. Said to “talk and sing” they are believed to carry messages for all mankind, including what may be discovered when we overcome our fear of death.