Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. It can be an aid to curbing overindulgence and giving up bad habits. It can be used to assist one in quitting smoking, drinking or drug use. Amethyst is also known for helping one to still one’s thoughts and move into higher states of consciousness. It can clear one’s energy field of negative influences & attachments and can thereby facilitate the creation of an energetic shield- a field of spiritual Light around the body that wards off the negativity in one’s environment.