Idocrase / Vesuvianite

Idocrase is also known as Vesuvianite as it is names after Mount Vesuvius in Italy which is where it was initially found.

It enhances sensitivity to energy field and can assist in encouraging and development of clairaudient abilities.  It enables closer links with the higher realm and one’s higher self.

It is ideal for clearing away negative thought patterns and assists in allowing the mind to function with greater clarity.  Idocrase dissolves feelings of imprisonment, restraint and anger whilst instilling a deep sense of inner security.

Idocrase stimulates creativity and inventiveness.

Chakra: Heart and Third Eye.  However it will work with all the chakras in a positive way.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; digestion, diverticulitis, assimilation of nutrients, depression, strengthens bones, tooth enamel and for nasal area (said to restore sense of smell).

Hardness: 6.5

Chemical Composition:  Ca19Fe(MgAl)8Al4(SiO4)19

Other Useful Information:

Contains Aluminium.


A version of Serpentine, also see Serpentine.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be a powerful healer where it can draw out pain (especially as an elixir). Said to be of benefit for; musculoskeletal pain, menstrual problems and blood pressure.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for good health, balance and calm, the northeast for self cultivation and wisdom. Place in pairs in the southwest for partners, love and relationships and for dispersing negative energy in any room, it can also attract change into your space.

Hardness: 2.5

Chemical Composition: Mg6((OH)10Si4O10)+Al,Cr,Fe,Mn,Ni


Ideal for use in guided meditations, astral travel and adventures stimulating connection to inner knowledge. It produces an electrical charge when it is in contact with the auric field and can strengthen and align the field with the subtle bodies.

It is said to balance male and female characteristics, brings harmony and calms and harmonises disruptions in relationships. It helps teach the importance of enjoying each moment and awakening inner knowledge. It is said to perform well when used for the elimination of debts, to enhance precision within one’s life and acceptance of responsibility.

It is said to help understand and release the cause of addictions and assists self expression. It is clears the mind , and important in helping with money management.

Chakra: Third Eye and crown

Folk Remedy:

It is said to develop a strong constitution, reduces fatty deposits in the body, protect the liver, elimination of toxins and is said to benefit in the treatment of malaria and fever producing disorders. It is also said to alleviate migraine headaches and kills bacteria.

Hardness: 7-7.5

Chemical Composition: Mg2Al4Si5O18

Other Useful Information:

Contains Aluminum.

Iron Pyrite

See Pyrite