The meaning of the word opal comes from a greek word'opallios' which means'to see a change of color', which is connected with the way precious opal defracts light. The name of this opal variety relates to the location they come from, in the shewa province in ethiopia. They are found as nodules in rhyolite, and are a relatively recent discovery, having been first found in the 1990's. Many of these stones are common opals as well as some being contraluz opals.
This means that when a light is shone through them they seem brighter and more beautiful. Many are quite beautiful stones that have bright fiery inclusions. All types of opal have a high water content, up to 10% in some stones. So the make-up of these stones is a clear or translucent white hydrated (meaning having absorbed water) silicate mineral.Their internal structure makes them defract light, and the colors in the stone relate to the conditions when they were being formed. Their color is white or clear with included colors such as orange, red, yellow, green, blue and brown. Why would you use ethiopian opal. There are a number of reasons why you might choose to use these beautiful stones including. This crystal has a good action to assist you to communicate better, both in normal communication as well as boosting your psychic communication skills. They are excellent used in mediation, as they ensure that you only make a connection with beings of the light. They are also well known for their action to provide a barrier against negativity. They are said to be potent stones to use when doing past life explorations as their fiery inclusions are known to remove karma related to past events and aid the journey forward to allow rebirth. Once you are attuned to its energy it may aid you to more easily astral travel within the higher realms. While there you may access the akashic records, which is the repository of all history and knowledge stored on the etheric level.
They may assist you to make connections with beings in the higher realms that may give you guidance. They are powerful crystals for precognition that may amplify the development of enhanced precognitive ability and improve intuition.
They have a good action to stimulate the base, pear and crown chakra. The consequent energy movement formed between these three chakras helps to create a strong, steady energy flow.
This can help to bring stability and balance to the vibration of the entire chakra system. Those stones with fiery inclusions make potent gazing stones. These can be used to help you to discover if there are any blockages stopping you from achieving what you desire. Gazing into these stones prior to meditation can assist you with inner explorations that may aid your psychic communication abilities. This item is made of opal.