Smoky Quartz offers a rare and beautiful transparency that draws light into shades of black and brown. It is a talisman of the Root Chakra, an anchor in the natural world that draws white light energy from the Crown down through the body to be rooted into the physical plane. It initiates movement of primal forces within the body and activates one’s survival instincts in a purified way. It brings strength and stability, and a sense of personal pride. Smoky Quartz’s phenomenal power lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation.