Garnets in Mica Schist from Alaska are typically red or brown, with a distinctive crystal structure and a hardness of 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale. Mica Schist is a type of metamorphic rock formed by the transformation of mudstone or shale, and possibly some types of igneous rock, at high pressure and temperature.
In some spiritual traditions, Garnets are believed to be associated with the awakening of the kundalini energy, which is believed to be a dormant spiritual energy that resides at the base of the spine. The Kundalini energy is said to be coiled like a serpent, and when awakened, it rises up through the Chakras or energy centers of the body, leading to Spiritual Awakening and Enlightenment.
Garnets are said to be particularly powerful in their ability to activate the Kundalini energy, as they are believed to help balance and align the energies of the Root Chakra, which is associated with the physical body and the Earth element. By bringing balance and harmony to the Root Chakra, Garnets are believed to help prepare the body and mind for the awakening of the Kundalini energy.
Meditate with Garnet held over your navel to deepen passion, increase willpower and inspire loyalty. Throughout history, Garnets have been worn as protection from war, enemies, psychic vampires, and evil spirits.
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