Lemurian quartz is said to hold the energies of the ancient past civilisation of Lemuria - the Lemurians being a peaceful people who lived a natural and earth-based lifestyle and who were proficient at working with and using natural remedies and healing methods. This was an age of the feminine energies being to the fore, and of a calm, well-balanced and matriarchal order. It is said that those crystals that were seeded with the knowledge and wisdom of that age are opened once more to us today, and we may access these energies through meditation or journeying, or by stroking the fingertips over the ridges on the sides of the crystal, or by placing one of the faces gently against the 3rd eye. All Lemurian crystals tend to be tapered, almost in "laser" formation, and to have ladder-like grooves horizontally crossing the sides, and with a very clear interior. Originally it was said that they could only be found in the Diamantina region of Brazil, but in fact many fine crystals with identical markings and energies are coming to Light from many different countries. It is also possible to have Lemurian influences within clear, smoky, citrine and included quartz.