♦ The name is from the Greek word amethystos, meaning "not drunken," because people of ancient times believed it protected the wearer from becoming drunk or being poisoned. Used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships.
♦ Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst had the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken intelligence.
♦ It is mentioned in the Bible in both the Old Testament - one of the precious stones used to decorate the high priests costume - and in the New Testament.
♦ Was known as "the Bishops stone" and is still worn by Catholic Bishops.
♦ Has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones.
♦ Provides a peaceful energy for meditations, and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities.
♦ Used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring pleasant dreams.
Often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy.
♦ In Hebrew, the same word - - is used for both amethyst and recovery. See translation here in Google Translate.
♦ Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and is associated with the signs of Aquarius, Pisces, Virgo, Capricorn and Sagittarius.