Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz crystal. It provides protection, spiritual attunement, and can be a powerful energizer. It also enhances psychic abilities, reduces mental tension and encourages the transformation and breaking of bad habits. Melody describes amethyst as a stone of spirituality and contentment that faciltates transmutation of lower energies into the higher frequencies on both the spiritual and ethereal levels. Amethyst helps you to still your mind and inspires an enhanced meditative state. It is called Nature's Traquillizer because of it's ablity to sooth and calm your thoughts and dreams. It is an overall healer and one of the best protections from all psychic and paranormal attacks. As protection it should not be used alone since it can channel energy but not change or absorb it. For Psychic Protection use Amethyst with Basalt, Kyanite and Selenite to protect the channel and transform any negative energy. For Lucid Dreaming Work Burn a purple candle while holding an Amethyst. Focus your intention on awakening and remembering in the Dream Realm, place the stone in a pouch with Lavender, Jasmine and Anise Seed.