This is a beautiful Red Quartz cluster see photos for size.
Red Phantom Quartz crystals are formed when deposits of iron oxide coat the outside of the quartz crystal point. Then over the life of the quartz point another layer of quartz grows over the iron oxide layer completely enclosing the iron mineral within. Thus a ‘phantom layer’ of the iron oxide resides within the quartz crystal point. When viewed from the side, it appears that a red crystal point has grown inside the larger quartz point- however this is simply an illusion created by the layer of iron oxide coating the quartz point during its growth process.
On a metaphysical level, phantom crystals provide access to the inner-realms of your soul, right through to your connection with the divine source of all creation. As you view through the phantom layer, you part the veil of illusion and you are granted access to the deeper aspects of yourself. This window into your soul provides you with invaluable information about the dynamics of the Personality versus the Soul.
Red Phantom Quartz is one of the premier crystals for bringing awareness to the illusionary or phantom separation of the Personality and the Soul, and provides a bridge of unity to reconcile the two.
The crystal stimulates our Earth Star energy centre, the furthermost energy centre that grounds our Crystalline Matrix (energetic bodies) into the Earths Grid. The Quartz aspect of the crystal refracts the full light spectrum, then the Hematite phantom within the quartz acts like a magnet drawing up the electro-magnetic energies deep from within the Earth, and pulling them up through our main-line of energy into all of our Chakra’s right through to our Soul Star – the top point of our Crystalline Matrix.
Thus Red Phantom Quartz crystals not only anchor our Crystalline Matrix to Earth, but also bring the energetics of the Earth into our Soul. The illusion of separation is broken through these crystals, as we acknowledge the Hermetic axiom within ‘as above, so below, so below, as above’.