Four Peaks Largest Amethyst Mine in North America

Our Wellness Center is located under the shadow of the Four Peaks mountain range, one of the largest Amethyst mines in the world.  Being so close The Inn at Eagle Mountain vibrates with the energy that emanates from the Four Peaks Amethyst.

Many people recognize Amethyst as the birthstone of February, but there are also many people that believe in the healing powers of this violet member of the quartz family. The Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions.  The stories of the power of the amethysts stone has been passed down through the ages in stories, of its uses and vibrational healing powers.  One of the most brilliant and attractive stones, Amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to lavender.

The legends, myths and stories about amethyst promote it as an extremely powerful and protective stone with vast cleansing and balancing properties.  It is believed to enhance spiritual awareness. It calms or stimulates the mind as appropriate. Can relieve insomnia especially when the cause is an overactive mind. Is promoted as a stone that allows emotional centering and dispels anger, rage, fear, anxiety. Is purported to alleviate sadness and grief and helps one come to terms with loss. Is even rumored to relieve physical, emotional or psychological pain or stress. Some believe that it also transmutes negative energy.

The healing powers of amethyst date back to the ancient Greeks, who believed that the crystal could help prevent drunkenness. There are also religious connections to amethyst as the crystal is mentioned in the Bible and is used in the Fisherman’s Ring that the Pope wears. Many today believe that amethyst has the power to calm an anxious mind, heighten psychic sensitivity and awareness and protect your body and mind from stress overload. Amethyst is commonly used in jewelry, in spiritual healing and during meditation.

In the spiritual world, Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine. To the Hebrews, it was Ahlamah, the ninth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, engraved with the tribe of Dan, as well as the twelfth foundation stone for the New Jerusalem. To the Egyptians, it was Hemag, listed in the Book of the Dead to be carved into heart-shaped amulets for burial. In Eastern cultures, it was listed in descriptions of sacred “gem-cities,” “trees of life,” and used in temple offerings for worship, and to align planetary and astrological influences. It was popular in rosaries and prayer beads, credited with creating an atmosphere of pious calm, imbuing a sense of mental peace and quietude


Today’s Amethyst

In today’s world, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its 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 used in our Life in Balance Amethyst Renewal Body Treatment.


Here are just a few of the purported uses and meanings for amethyst:

Amethyst Gemstone Meaning

Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning “without drunkenness” and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison. 

Power Stone

It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache. 

Protection Stone

Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace. 

Wisdom Stone

The amethyst is known as the Bishop’s Stone and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.


If you are suffering from a migraine or tension headache, you can run a cold amethyst on your forehand in small circular movements in the center of your temple and then gradually work your way outward to the rest of the head.

Healing properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy.

Brighten up your Homes Energy

Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts placed in a window that receives sun most of the day are very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home. Place Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts in moonlight and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer.  Amethyst can also be used around the home to help fill your house with soothing vibrations, and keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.

Meditate with Amethyst

Everyday life can be stressful and if meditation is a part of your everyday routine, consider holding an amethyst in your hand during mediation to channel healing energies into your body.  Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.

Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate. When you meditate, it turns thoughts away from the mundane into tranquility and deeper understanding. Mentally, it helps you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances the assimilation of new ideas and connects cause with effect.

Overcoming Grief

Emotionally, amethyst is used in crystal healing to help heal personal losses and grief, bringing one gently past. Amethyst has a gently sedative energy that ca promote peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength. This stability and strength not only helps one hold firm in one’s life, but it can enhance flexibility and cooperation. To be flexible at need is a sure sign of strength.

Overcoming Addiction

Amethyst is very well known — as from the ancients — as a sobriety stone. It has been used for millennia to prevent drunkenness, and is used to assist in getting rid of addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc., and destructive compulsive behaviors of all kinds.

Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing.

Open your Heart

Amethyst is associated with the third eye and crown chakras primarily, but can also open the heart chakra. It is also associated with both air and water elements.

Negative becomes Positive

Because the crystal is said to transform energies from a lower vibration to a higher energy, it also transforms energy from an ordinary to a higher level of consciousness and awareness. Amethyst aids those who wear or keep it close to them in a variety of ways. It is especially useful in clarifying difficult decisions and helping opposing factions in finding a common ground. It has further been said to protect against manipulative situations by allowing the wearer to have a more in-depth perspective on their circumstances and opening the spirit’s eye to higher connection, beyond our capacity to reason.

Healing and Cleansing

Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers, and enhances spiritual awareness.

Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It guards against negative attacks, transmuting the energy into love. A natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks stress and negative environment energies. Its serenity enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation.


Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.