Seraphinite is the New Age name for Clinochlore which was discovered in the 19th Century in Russia, deriving from the Greek words, klino, meaning oblique, and referring to its monoclinic crystal system and chloros meaning green.
The name Seraphinite originates from the Latin word Seraphin, referring to the white feather like streaks which often look like angel wings or angelic beings of light, of which the Seraphim are the highest order of angels, in the service of God.
Seraphinite, also known as Serafina belongs to the Chlorite class of silicates and contains inclusions of silver coloured Mica. It is coloured a deep forest green with chatoyant feathery accents of silver inclusions, and has hardness of 2–2.5 on Mohs scale.
Seraphinite is often formed into spheres, heart and various other shapes, healing wands and pendants.
Seraphinite is described as containing a clearly feminine energy and is recognised as a New Age Power Stone and as one of the premier healing stones for our time. It is often referred to as the ‘Angel Stone’ due to its reported ability to facilitate contact and communication with the angels and higher energies.
Facilitating conscious awareness on many higher planes, it is a very spiritual stone that is believed to sharpen your psychic awareness and intuition and to encourage out of body journeys during meditation. It is said to prepare a supportive environment for your spiritual evolution. Seraphinite will lead you to discover your higher purpose and help to identify the actions you should take in order to experience peace and fulfilment.
Seraphinite is a dynamic purifier of Kundalini energy along with its two major conduits; the female Ida and male Pingala, as it rises along the spine, conveying yin/yang balance, alignment and stability to the chakra system. This purification process causes old stagnant energy and blocks to simply dissolve, so that new pure energy may be quickly integrated.
Seraphinite may also be used as a tool of manifestation and transformation. It encourages living from the heart and is excellent for accessing self-healing. It cleanses the aura, activates, strengthens and balances the chakras. It offers balance and strength where these qualities are lacking, creating order and wholeness where once there was disarray. It causes old patterns of disease or imbalance to fall away, consequently creating room for replacement with new patterns of well-being.
Seraphinite can accelerate healing due to an ability to bring light energy into the DNA and pulling higher vibrations into the subtle bodies. It is a most effective stone for cellular regeneration, enhancing the detoxification process and for promoting and supporting weight loss. It has a positive impact on the health of both the liver and kidneys.
Seraphinite assists with the delivery and assimilation of vitamins and minerals. It is healing for the nerves and brain cells. Releases muscle tension. It is useful for fighting infection and warding off chills.