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In this section you can read the introductions to the latest dowsing reports of past events as well as other adventures & stories related to shamanic dowsing. Although not widely accepted as 'scientific proof', dowsing can be a helpful tool to the study into consciousness. To show, by means of dowsing, how everything is related to each other through vibration - and to work intentionally with the consciousness of the physical world (and beyond) - may offer a beautiful glimpse into what has been widely forgotten; that everything is part of the whole in relation to us. I hope that the Shamanic Dowsing in service to the evolution of consciousness may begin to seed and cultivate the thought that we need to incorporate earth and all its life into our circle of interaction. Everything has a seat at the table of Life. Viewed in that way, the use of dowsing evolves on par with becoming more conscious.

Befriending a Brandberg Amethyst

Re-setting the energy to the original soul blueprint

Oh my joyous heart! I need to share some excitement; last Friday, my newest crystal family member arrived! A Brandberg Amethyst. I had never before heard of it but came across the knowledge of its existence during the research this week into the metaphysical properties of the crystal grid that I made for the September Full Moon. There were a few lines on the Brandberg Amethyst in the more general amethyst description but even from those few lines, I immediately felt drawn to it and started a search on the internet to source one. Discovering the exorbitant prices for a flawless one (figures in the hundreds!), I decided to go with a smaller, less perfect, twin peak, Brandberg Amethyst crystal that I felt drawn to. It truly was an act of just knowing this one would be right and boy, it was!

The dowsing results can be found at the bottom of the introduction, before the elaborate description of the Brandburg Amethyst.

After unpacking the crystal, I went straight into a meditative state of mind to get acquainted to the spirit of this particular crystal. I explained to it what my intentions for it were and asked if that was something the crystal wanted to commit to. Yes, it did. Next I initiated a clearing, by using mind power only, from the energy imprints that this crystal had been exposed to in-between growing in its sacred home place and being harvested to the moment it rested in my hand. I could literally feel crystal in my hand resetting to its own energetic blueprint of home. It grew stronger as the minutes ticked away.

It was humbling and joyful to feel the co-operative energy of this powerful Crystal Being. To think it collaborates with humans even though we were the species to have extracted it from its family! But then again, maybe these crystals's specific energies are needed at this time on earth. Maybe their unified crystal soul has made an alliance with the unified human soul to help each other when the time came and it mattered. We just don't know. You can discard it as non-scientific new age thinking but then again you can't disprove the idea either. And personally, I like a heart-warming mindset more than a critical one, even whether untrue because it is the heart energy that generates reality too.

After the clearing process as a gift to the crystal, I went into a deeper meditative state in which I basically just followed inner guidance about how to put the crystal's energy to use. I've found myself starting to connect to chakra points in a way I'd never done before. As if a higher intelligence guided the whole process, all just flowed with ease. It was palpable, the gained power in the body's energy centres after each newly aligned connection between chakras. All of them were significantly raised in vibration but the most amazing part was to feel chakras that aren't located in the physical body. That was a new experience. Apart from the soul star chakra, that one I could already feel but now there are other energy centres down the connection in-between the Source of Creation and the Core of the Earth that can be felt in my energy body as well. Such a wondrous experience! I didn't want to stop but I could tell the moment that it was enough for one session.

Afterwards, I took the crystal outside and laid it on the earth for 24 hrs - so it could soak up earth, sun, moon, star, wind and rain energies to fortify itself. Another small gift to my new friend. The next day I went back on the internet to find more information on the Brandberg crystal and that is when I found the below. Many parts of that article resonated with what happened during the first healing session with the crystal. Amazing!

I can highly recommend working with a Brandberg crystal to those who have affinity with crystal healing. You won't believe its power to expand! Remember to be a friend to it. I truly believe it is also in the friendship that we build with beings from other realms, like the crystal realm, that we can experience maximum benefit of the unusual relationship.

Next one on my list is a Smoky Brandberg - typically to work with the earth grid system, according to the description below. Yes, I could use the current Brandberg Amethyst for that too, I guess, but I have a specific intent with this one and I'd like to use another for the intent of working with the earth grid.

Dowsing the Brandberg Amethyst’s energy field (aura) brandberg amethyst 3

Measuring point in time Width of spherical diameter
Upon arrival, in its packed state 6 paces
After unpacking, first time in my hand            16 paces
After clearing the crystal’s journey from harvest to my hand   40 paces
During the first healing session 56 paces
Just after the first healing session 70 paces
After resting 24 hours on the earth 60 paces
The cyrstal’s original ‘home’ energy 60 paces

Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Brandberg Amethyst


Brandberg Amethyst is a stunning and unique variety of Quartz crystal found only in Namibia, Africa - a mystic blend of Amethyst, Clear and Smoky Quartz together in one exceedingly high-vibrational crystal. Formed where powerful Earth meridians cross, this mineral is imbued with remarkable phantoms, enhydros, and other rare formations and inclusions. It is a potent talisman of healing and perfection with the capacity to restore one back to their etheric blueprint, the energetic state that existed before the soul’s journey began, in order to realign with the Divine Source. Brandberg Amethyst attunes to pure consciousness and is the most versatile and multi-dimensional healing tool on the planet, unparalleled in its beauty, energy and light.

Brandberg Amethyst is named for the soaring mass of granite known as “The Brandberg,” Namibia’s highest mountain located in Damaraland in the northwest Namib Desert near the coast. Rising from the desert, this dome-shaped massif can be seen for miles, and viewed from space reveals a perfect circular form. The name Brandberg is Afrikaans, Dutch and German for “Fire Mountain” and comes from the effect of the setting sun on the western slope which sometimes causes a vibrant orange glow. Called “Burning Mountain” by the indigenous Damara people, and “Mountain of the gods” by the Herero, The Brandberg is considered sacred, a spiritual site of great significance to the San (Bushmen) tribes who sheltered there and rendered over 48,000 paintings and engravings within its caves and overhanging rocks.

Brandberg mountains

480px Brand hires trimmedBrandberg crystals are found only in the Brandberg area and nearby Goboboseb Mountains, an inhospitable and dry section of the Namib, the world’s oldest desert. Miners must bring supplies, food and water to sustain themselves through weeks of digging. Special care must be taken to avoid scorpions. Springboks, bounding gazelle, are especially common in the area. The plains around the Brandberg region are full of the mysterious thousand-year-old Welwitschia mirabilis, a sacred plant in a sacred place.

Brandberg Amethyst is carefully mined by hand by local miners from beds near the surface. The surface stones are becoming much harder to find, and the miners are now digging deeper and working harder to unearth more of these magical crystals from further down. Brandberg Quartz forms as clusters of pyramids on a geode base, as tall prismatic crystals, short stubby crystals, drusy aggregates and in massive form. It occurs as colorless crystal or in various shades and mixtures of purple, brown, gray, or yellow, and may be translucent with milky “inner worlds” to completely transparent. Each crystal is unique, often containing exceptional phantoms (ghosted image of a crystal within a crystal), enhydros (air bubbles in water-filled chambers), rainbows, pyramidal “windows,” or with inclusive flecks of Lepidocrocite, Goethite or even Epidote. Very rarely, Brandbergs can be found with solid inclusions trapped in water. Crystal Vaults can verify at least two in existence. The name is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Brandenberg.

Regardless of color, each Brandberg crystal carries and combines the resonance of Amethyst, Smoky and Clear Quartz within its formation, and each brings its unique assistance to the whole:

Amethyst Brandberg engenders unconditional love and Divinity at the center of the universe. It brings profound healing, especially in matters of the heart. It is excellent for dissolving past-life heartbreak or soul-contracts, and frees one to manifest a partner who supports one in their fullness and spiritual being.

Clear Brandberg works on multi-dimensional levels, reconnecting one to the purity of their being. It is a powerful healing and energy amplifier, attuned to the specific requirements of the user and takes one’s energy to the most perfect state possible.

Smoky Brandberg is an ideal stone for deep Earth healing, with a marvelous energy for restoring the earth grid back to a more perfect state and realigning its chakra and meridian systems. It cleanses and re-attaches one’s cosmic anchor for gaining access to past-life knowledge and progression, and in understanding one’s current situation as “exactly right” for spiritual evolution in this life. Brandberg crystals with a visible blend of Amethyst and Smoky Quartz, either as phantoms or body color, are the finest tools for removing implants, attachments, spirit possession or mental influences. It is particularly supportive for conscious transformation or transition, especially through death.

Uses and Purposes

Brandberg Amethyst is a master healer, speeding recovery from illness or injury, providing aid in overcoming harmful addictions, and restoring balance, health and vitality to the system. It is highly beneficial for energetic depletion, bringing clarity and increased brain function, as well as renewed vigor and a sense of peace and joy.

Brandberg crystals are also Earth-healers, found where powerful meridians feed the soul energy of the planet. Their clear, radiant energy is a key to planetary healing and the expansion process, often finding their way to spiritually advanced Light workers. They are excellent for blocking geopathic stress and negative environmental energies, eliminating harmful effects of radiation or radioactivity, and are great crystals for clearing houses, buildings or anywhere that feels hostile.

Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing, and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy.

Use Brandberg Amethyst to cut unhealthy ties and to release old soul covenants. Its frequency works quickly to disconnect those who have previously made a mystic marriage or whose relationship is intertwined at the higher spiritual chakras.

Amethyst is a wonderful talisman for use in the creative arts, especially in darker shades. It assists endeavors where new, original results need to be created using tools and methods of the past. It is often used as the Artist’s Stone, the Composer’s Stone, the Inventor’s, Poet’s and Painter’s Stones. Keep an Amethyst crystal or cluster in the area to focus and amplify the creative elements of the Universal Life Force.

Physical Healing Energy

Brandberg Amethyst is a master healer that can energetically retune core vibrational patterns and align all systems of the body for optimum functioning. It restores vitality and is highly beneficial for recovery from immune deficiencies, severe depletion or illness, chronic fatigue, and in treating disorders of the skeleton, nervous and digestive systems. It is also thought to assist in treating hearing disorders and to alleviate dental pain.

This crystal carries the resonance for profound cellular healing and twelve-strand DNA activation, and is believed to encourage new neural pathways for increasing limbic brain function. It may be of assistance in cases of concussion, and is useful in calming a chaotic mind and treating stress disorders.

Emotional Healing Energy

Brandberg Amethyst provides marvelous support for healing the emotional body and bringing it back to center. Its high vibrational energy calms and soothes, enveloping one in a pure, positive light. It emanates infinite compassion and can effect deep soul healing and forgiveness, allowing one to release past or present hurts and traumas, heartbreak, and negative thought forms or influences that no longer serve one’s better good. Brandberg Amethyst brings peace and a sense of harmony to one’s life, encouraging empathy for others, assistance in change and adaptability, and for those who genuinely seek self-improvement, it allows one to look inward for answers and to unearth creativity and potential.

Because Amethyst initiates wisdom and greater understanding, it is a comforting crystal for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Its presence communicates that there is no death, only transitioning and changing of forms. It encourages the release of sorrow, and rejoicing in a loved one’s spirit being freed from the confinement of the physical body. Called “the soul stone,” Amethyst assists in understanding and connecting to the eternal existence of the soul and initiates one’s own deep soul experiences. It is an ideal crystal to hold or meditate upon during the death experience, of another or oneself, allowing the release of the temporal physical body with more ease, assuredness and peace. It is a perfect stone to gift to those with terminal illnesses or to use in preparation for a conscious death experience.

Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Brandberg Amethyst may be used to activate all chakras. Its resonance is particularly stimulating to the Third Eye, Crown and higher Chakras.

The Third Eye, or Brow Chakra, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. When the Brow Chakra is in balance our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.

Brandberg Amethyst may also be used to activate the Higher Crown, Soul Star and Stellar Gateway Chakras. They are attuned to higher, more spiritually enlightened things, and embody true humility. They provide a soul connection and the highest self-illumination, as well as a cosmic doorway to other worlds. They represent personal identification with the Infinite, and oneness with God, peace and wisdom.

Spiritual Energy

Brandberg Amethyst resonates with one’s core spiritual identity, elevating consciousness to the highest level and allowing for a pure connection with the original Source: All That Is. By taking one back to the most perfect energetic state possible, the etheric blueprint from which the soul began, Brandberg Amethyst can realign the systems of the body and retune core vibrational patterns to restore balance to all levels of being. It assists in travel to the between-lives state to ascertain one’s soul-plan for the current lifetime, and identifies conscious choices made along the way that may have caused one to deviate from that plan. It helps one return to their true path, healing effects of trauma from previous lives, and releasing karmic imprints, connections and soul imperatives that no longer serve. As a gatekeeper, this crystal protects against psychic attack, alien invasion and negative energy, and assists during soul-retrieval or child-parts retrieval, facilitating purification and integration of those parts into the present self.

Color Energy

Amethyst embodies the red-violet ray that connects both time and color, of beginnings and endings, as the old year wanes and the new is about to arrive. It tempers the fiery red ray with the intuition of the violet ray, bringing passion and imagination, emotion and logic. It stimulates creativity and is particularly helpful in artistic endeavors. Light Amethyst helps us peer into our souls and see ourselves as others see us. It is the ray of self-esteem and self-knowledge. Dark Amethyst provides the deep vision needed to see the future. It gives us powerful insight and enhances our perception of the potential effects of our decisions.

Smoky Quartz inclusions in Brandberg crystals also bring connection with the natural world. It is the color influence of home, hearth, and nature. It helps you relax, reconnect, and regain your composure. It is a grounding stone, promoting security and stability.

Meditation with Brandberg Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the best crystals for meditation. Its color stimulates the highest vibration of the Third Eye, and placing an Amethyst directly over this area ushers in a serene meditative state that stills conscious thought and guides the mind toward deeper understanding. Amethyst energy encourages the mind to be humble and surrender to that which is greater than itself in order to gain some understanding of how the powers of the universe can direct and guide one’s life.

With the additional energies of clear and Smoky Quartz, Brandberg Amethyst is particularly conducive to brainwave combinations that enhance meditation, past life regression and healing. It attunes to pure consciousness while keeping one securely grounded, and provides a safe, rapid link between dimensions. The phantoms and inclusions within the crystal can act as a vibrational ladder for consciously traversing the higher realms and retaining insights gathered there. It is an excellent tool for meeting and communicating with one’s spirit guide and angelic helpers, and for discerning what lessons are planned for this life cycle.

Talismans and Amulets

Amethyst is a talisman of focus and success, used in meditation to enhance creativity and refine thinking skills.

Brandberg Amethyst is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.

Feng Shui

Brandberg Amethyst utilizes Fire Energy, the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family. Red gemstones should be used sparingly, to bring the sun's power and the fire element's energy to your space

Ancient Powers and Lore and Legend

Though Brandberg Amethyst is relatively new to the metaphysical market, healers and shamans, both indigenous and worldwide, have long used Brandberg crystals for energy work of all types. These crystals are formed in the mystical area of Damaraland in the Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, in the region later named Namibia. Brandberg Mountain, and surrounding Damaraland, are spiritual sites of significance for local tribes as well as modern practitioners who seek the transformational and metaphysical healing energies of the sacred mountain and its near 48,000 cave paintings and stone carvings in over 1,000 sites. The most famous depiction deep within the Brandberg is the “White Lady,” a Bushman painting now believed to be a man with his face painted white for ritual, presumably a shaman, taking part in a hunt. The area also carries the spirit of a 200 million-year-old petrified forest, and a vast roaming population of rare black rhino and desert elephant.

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                                                   Photo: by Joel Holdsworth - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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