The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, the lotus symbolises the purity of heart and mind.
Amethyst helps open the spiritual and psychic centres, it enhances creativity and can be used as a meditation aid. Ancient Egyptions used amethyst to guard against fearful feelings. Amethyst represents the crown chakra.