Glossary of Stones

  • Mystical Merlinite

    (also known as Indigo Gabbro)

    Indigo Gabbro is a relatively new crystal mined in Madagascar and in various locations in Alaska. It has an amazing array of colors from light indigo purple to black. “Gabbro” refers to a large group of dark, coarse-grained mafic, or igneous rock, formed of silicate [SiO2, or quartz] that is rich in magnesium and iron. It has a chemical equivalent to basalt, but with decidedly different energies. Gabbro is an essential part of the oceanic crust.

    Gabbro is a combination of multiple minerals containing feldspar, chlorite, serpentine, muscovite, pyroxene, hercynite, and magnetite in a charcoal colored matrix; it may also contain small amounts of olivine, chrome garnet, actinolite, and biotite; It can also contain valuable amounts of chromium, nickel, cobalt, gold, silver, platinum, and copper sulfides.

    Indigo Gabbro, or Mystic Merlinite in its spiritual aspect, works to unify the two worlds… the one of spirit and the one of the earth. Acting as a bridge between the two realms, it creates a deeper understanding of one’s spiritual gifts and natural intuitive abilities. It is like an awakening bell for the long forgotten memories that this time is asking us to reawaken to or remember. It can amplify your intuitive skills of clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience with even your plants and animal friends.

    Working between the worlds, Indigo Gabbro also creates a bridge between the dark and light aspects of who you are. Seeing your patterns as not an expression of duality, but rather the balance between the positive and negative, the heavy and the light, the joyous and the trying. Because this is a time of balancing and accepting the duality within us, Indigo Gabbro shows us the dark and inspirational aspects working in harmony… not conflict. This time of healing the darkness – in ourselves, in our world – is a perfect opportunity for utilizing the Indigo Gabbro for its higher purpose [even as it helps us].

    You can find a circuit of unity and alignment by placing an Indigo Gabbro sphere at the root chakra and a flat Indigo Gabbro at the crown chakra. By adding a Morganite crystal at the heart chakra, you will integrate not only the “above” and “below,” but also the fulcrum of who you are to find balance in an ever changing world.

    Indigo Gabbro is said to be useful in the treatment of “hot flashes”, cellular swelling and infections. It may alleviate the effects of fevers, and balance the alkalinity of the body. It may also correct disorders of the immune system, bruising, and sprains.