Known as the Tempest Stone because of its connection to the storm element, Pietersite is a fairly recent discovery. It is said to hold “the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” It links everyday consciousness to the spiritual, reminding you that you are a spiritual being on a human journey. Centering in the spiritual being, Pietersite has the ability to ground you not to the earth but to the etheric body. This facilitates spiritual journeying, especially to read the Akashic Record and the insights on your incarnations that are to be found there. Pietersite is a stone of vision and can be used for a vision quest or shamanic journey. It works strongly with the body during moving meditations, quickly accessing a very high state of altered awareness. It stimulates the third eye and the pineal gland, accessing the intuition and promoting profound spiritual visions and precognition. It links into a very loving level of guidance. Pietersite is said to dispel the illusion of separateness and to remove beliefs and conditioning imposed by other people. It links you to the source of your own inner guidance and helps you to recognize the truth or falsehood of other people’s words. It dissolves stubborn blockages and clears confusion. Used in past-life healing, Pietersite removes dis-ease caused by not following your own truth. It releases mental and verbal conditioning—beliefs imposed in the past by authority figures such as parents and rule-makers—and dispels spiritual illusions. It can release you from vows and promises made in other lives that have carried over into the present life, and supports your own willpower. Psychologically, Pietersite promotes walking your own truth. It is an extremely supportive and strengthening stone, aiding in speaking out and exploring anything that is blocking your access to truth. It assists in processing ancient conflicts and suppressed feelings.