Merlinite is an attractive white and black swirl of color often with dendritic inclusions that resemble a leafy plant, sometimes with an opalescent sheen (found in New Mexico). It may contain a blend of white chalcedony, white quartz, feldspar, black psilomelane, and is often called dendritic opal. It is said to be the stone of alchemists, shamans, wizards, and magicians. It provides infinite knowledge and ancient wisdom. It can help you to access past or future lives with the added gift of emotional detachment. Merlinite can helps us to remain open and approachable even though we many have suffered from bad experiences. It helps us to see, feel the “shadow experience” to own the lesson and claim the victory: “the wounded healer”. Teaching us that all is experience, to weather the storm so that we can emerge enriched but not harmed. We are reminded that good people make mistakes and visa versa; thus merlinite is known as a balancing stone which encourages equilibrium. It helps us to see ourselves in a honest Light, but in a way that is not critical, allowing ourselves to identify and change what we see as harmful. Merlinite is a stone of duality … of black and white … light and dark … a stone that attracts powerful magic and good luck into our lives. It stimulates deep intuition, psychic knowing and spiritual mediumship and will aid you to make contact with guides and teachers in the higher realms. Physically it helps in the treatment of skeletal structures and the disorders of veins and arteries. It is said to promote physical growth and blood flow throughout the body including increased lymph flow and excretion. Known as the stone of self-awareness and soul retrieval.