"Amethyst's inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding, and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one."
One of the other properties of Amethyst is its ability to help stop negative patterns associated with addiction, negative choices, and emotional stagnation.
Amethyst was written about by the French poet Remy Belleau in 1576 and the Roman god Bacchus.
“One of the most well-known of those protections involves amethyst’s purported power to prevent drunkenness. A myth about Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, has promoted this belief. “L'Amethyste, ou les Amours de Bacchus et d'Amethyste” (Amethyst or the loves of Bacchus and Amethyste)”
~Long ago, a beautiful maiden was on her way to worship at the Temple of Diana. However, she had the misfortune of crossing paths with the god of wine, Bacchus. Angered since he’d just suffered some slight, he’d vowed to take revenge on the next person he met. He spied the maid and unleashed his two guardian tigers upon her. As the great beasts bounded towards the hapless lass, the goddess Diana intervened. To spare her such a terrible fate, she turned her into a pure, clear stone.” - Gemsociety.org
Immediately, remorse seized Bacchus. To atone for his actions, he poured his wine over the stone, staining the crystal a deep, violet hue. And so, the maiden Amethyst lent her name to the crystal.
Reguardless of its take and drunkenness, Amethyst has been loved and loved by ancient Egyptians, Romans, Medieval Knights of Europe, China, and heart shaped amethysts in the Middle Ages to bless marriages.