"One of the most beautiful formations of this brown tufted mineral occurs within amethyst. When in Amethyst, it is said to instill the concept of new things and new ideas to be brought forth. Provides a new mode of creativity and thought. This is a stone of ascension and is being used by many during the planetary alignments, world meditation and full and new moons. It can assist to increase spiritual awareness during these times and transfer healing energy to the Earth. Used in holistic treatments, it allows one to recognize all of the relationships between each integral part of the body, mind and emotion. Promotes healing and cellular renewal." - Love is in the Earth - A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody (ISBN 0-9628190-3-4).