Apophyllite may look a lot like quartz, but it differs dramatically. It is a softer stone with a hardness of 5 on Mohs hardness scale. It is thought to be a premier stone for meditation as, energetically, it is believed to help one connect to angelic realms & help one to activate their inner vision or psychic abilities. One of my favorite things I have read about this mineral - "it helps one to realize that perfection is a natural state of being."
Heulandite is also from the same Zeolite family. It is a little softer than apophyllite at 3.5 on the hardness scale. Energetically it is thought to be connected to your dreams and visions, helping one to stimulate both sides of the brain. Energy healers believe it helps you to become more aware of higher subtle vibratory signals.
This beautiful piece of earth is from the hills of India. It measures about 4.5 x 3 x .6 inches. It weighs 3.6 oz. It does not stand up on end but is beautiful laying flat or resting against something. It has a mesmerizing sparkle sparkle that was hard to capture in photos. One side is all apophyllite and one side is white heulandite.
**This is a softer stone, do not get it wet or hot as it can break, Keep it safe, handle with care!