Lemurian seed crystals, also referred to as “lemurian quartz” or “lemurian star seeds,” originally came (and still primarily come) from Brazil– the Diamantina region– and are named after Lemuria, an ancient civilization that is believed to have sunk down into the Pacific ocean (or to have suffered some similar misfortune). Many believe that these crystals were left behind by this advanced civilization for us to find, so that we may receive their teaching and guidance. The first lemurian specimens were found in 1999. Since then, they have been found in several other locations around the world, including China, India, Namibia, Madagascar, Pakistan, Nepal, Russia, Tibet, and the United States. Their structure varies. Many sport a slightly pink or smoky cast and are dow crystals. Most are wands. They exhibit clear interiors, exteriors that are frosty in appearance, and ladder-like grooves that cross over their bodies. Their crystal system is trigonal, their Moh’s hardness a 7, and their vibration number a 4. They belong to the mineral class of silicates and are considered to be “master crystals” within the world of gemstones.

Lemurian seed crystals are said to have the very teachings and values of the ancient people of Lemuria programmed into them, for our benefit. They are believed to transmit messages of equality, unconditional love, and spiritual teachings, and emit gentle yin (feminine) energies. Upon keeping one of these crystals with you or wearing them as a form of jewelry on a regular basis, you may suddenly find that you are able to solve and let go of deep seated issues rooted in the past, whether from this life or a past life. This will then enable you to move forward, connect with your true self, and ultimately improve your life. In addition to being a great tool for working on oneself, lemurian seed crystals are valued in meditation and in healing. They are said to clear and balance all of the body’s chakras. Those who practice dream work also find these crystals to be useful. They can be held in sleep or placed beneath one’s pillow at bedtime to improve one’s dream recall and interpretation skills. In particular, they may assist in the realization of personal potential and spiritual growth opportunity. Lemurian seed crystals are associated with all chakras and all astrological signs.

Though regarded as primarily a crystal of wisdom and spirituality, the lemurian also has value in the world of physical healing. Crystals healers have claimed success in using it to treat burns, heartburn, various ailments of the kidneys, thyroid and pineal glands, memory loss, sleep disorders, toothache, vertigo, and stress and/or tension. It has also been used to promote the overall health and proper functioning of the immune system, to facilitate healing after surgery, and to provide relief for those suffering from AIDS/HIV or any type of pain.