Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar that exhibits labradorescence - a colour play that moves across the material as it is held under light. The best quality material, which has the full-spectrum of colour play, came from Finland and is known as "spectrolite". Both Madagascar and Brazil produce good quality material however, much of which is of spectrolite quality. It welcomes being handled, and in fact the more you run your hands over it, the more the colour comes out. Labradorite is one of the crystals brought to us by Lady Faith (feminine counterpart of Archaeon Michael). She held out a piece of labradorite to me and said enigmatically: "Michael does it with his sword (protects, defends and fights) I do it with smoke and mirrors. The nature of magic questions the nature of reality - after all, what IS real and what is illusion?" Robert Simmons tells us that labradorite is a stone of magic and protection, and that it is an interdimensional stone helping to pierce the veils between times and dimensions and bringing awareness of the multiple layers of reality. He also says that the stone appears dark, yet holds a rainbow of colours only visible in direct light, which mirrors the stone's energy that allows passage through unseen realms, whilst remaining purified in the Light. Additionally, it helps one see that apparent polarities are in fact continuums of what is simply energy, which merely expresses itself in extremes, and that all things are connected and Unity underlies all apparent paradoxes.