Anhydrite – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia
Anhydrite – This is our research and findings into this mineral, also known as Angelite
Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Anhydrite is a Sulfates mineral of soft blue. Sulfides have a sulfur atom surrounded by four oxygen atoms that form a square. Aside from Gypsum and Baryte, which are the main Sulfide types, the rest are increasingly rare and that includes Anhydrite.
When Gypsum loses water it turns into Anhydrite which is usually found in salt deposits formed in blocks of course crystalline. Anhydrite is normally found as a colourless brown crystal. The pale blue version is more rare and is known as Angelite.
All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Angelite crystals belong to the Orthohombic system.
History – the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The known history of Anhydrite is recent in times as the name was given by A.G. Werner in 1804 due to the absence of water of crystallization compared to its presence in Gypsum.
Anhydrite was first documented during the globally synchronised meditation event named the Harmonic Conversion in 1987.
Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Anhydrite is only enhanced through cutting, tumbling and polishing. It is of a soft blue | white in colour and the true versions are only believed to be found in Peru encapsulating a deeper blue colour.
Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Anhydrite is formed from Sulfates of which there are around 200 types including Gypsum and Baryte.
A rare variety is Anhydrite of which the pale blue version is known as Angelite.
Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.
Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.
The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Angelite crystals.
Mental: Anhydrite helps to end brooding and give calmness to thought whilst dissipating obsessions. It is helpful in group communication and aids lucidity in dream interpretation.
Emotional: Anhydrite is an aid to overcoming insecurity and it helps to withstand psychic strain. It strenghthens the ability to overcome confusion and pain when caused by cruelty.
Physical: Anhydrite aids in the stimulation of the kidney function and water balance. It assists in the reduction of oedema.
Crystal Chart – Anhydrite
Mineralogy: Anhydrous calcium sulphate
Geometric form: Orthohombic
Family: Sulfate, Anhydrite
Birthstone: Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) -Angelite is associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius
Apperance: A soft stone, easily chipped with a beautiful blue hue.
Aura: Angelite removes the obstacles in the Aura to assist in the connection of higher vibration information allowing greater spiritual growth and enhanced intuition.
Colour: Pale Blue hue sometimes with white.
Chakra: Anhydritehelps to unblock the upper Chakras allowing for greater communication to the lower chakras. It is associated with the throat chakra.
International Crystals – References and resources:
Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014
World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001
New Oxford American Dictionary