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Lemurian Seed Crystals and How To Identify Them

Lemurian Seed Crystals and How To Identify Them

Lemurian Seed Crystals and How To Identify Them

Lemurian Seed Crystals also known as Lemurian Quartz are highly sought after but often misidentified. Learn what they are, how they were discovered and their meaning. Plus, how to identify the REAL thing in my buyers guide…

The Discovery of Lemurian Seed Crystals

I was told the original Lemurian Seed Crystals were discovered at a Mountain in Brazil around the turn of the millenium. These crystals were mostly clear Quartz but a few were pink. They stood out by their surface because it was covered in striations (etched lines). All the crystals were laid flat in the Earth, not attached to any other minerals or rocks.
This discovery soon became the stuff of legends and all I can tell you is how I originally heard the story. I did see photos about 10 years ago of someone who had been to the mines and you could see layers of the crystals in the red Earth.
Many Psychics and Crystal Healers felt these newly discovered crystals had a strong Lemurian energy
Some said that not only were they programmed with information from Lemuria but that they were buried in the Earth by the Lemurians themselves.
News of these crystals spread fast and soon two other Mines in the area turned up more of the same looking crystals. Over the years other locations around the World began finding what looked like Lemurian Seed crystals. There were also other colours like golden Lemurian Seeds.
Lemurian Seed Crystal

Lemurian Seed Crystal from Brazil. Slight taper.


Lemuria or Mu is believed to have been an Island paradise that once existed in the Pacific Ocean. This knowledge reaches us from several Pacific cultures and traditions. Some say they descended from these people. The story became very popular with esoteric writers, secret societies and mediums in the west during the 1800’s.
In a story that sounds similar to Atlantis, legends say Lemuria sank below the waves. But, some of its people escaped just in time. Many people feel the Lemurians were a deeply spiritual and psychic tribal culture. If you don’t know if you believe in Lemuria, try to see it more as a symbolic concept or a type of energy.
Rare Pink Lemurian Seed Crystal

Rare Pink Lemurian Seed Crystal possibly from the original mine. Also a Laser Wand.

The Properties and Meaning of Lemurian Seed Crystals:

These are very spiritual crystals and have a high vibration energy. Lemurian Seed Crystals hold Lemurian energies and historic information for those that are called to work with them. They anchor light and powerful energy making them useful in healing and all kinds of spiritual work.
Lemurian Seeds are cleansing and work with the Crown and Soul Star Chakras. You can learn more about the Soul Star Chakra in my Chakra book. These ancient crystals activate and connect you with all the Higher Chakras above the Crown Chakra. This makes them a good crystal for those on the spiritual path.
Lemurians help align you with your highest path and life purpose. These crystals bring in guidance from your lighter self. They resonate with healers and support spiritual teachers with their mission. I have also found Lemurian Seeds to be very powerful in my crystal grids.
Lemrian Seed Quartz Crystals and how to identify them

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How To Identify Lemurian Seed Crystals

Over the years I have seen some people selling crystals as Lemurian Seeds which I think are not. I also regularly see people identify crystals as Lemurian crystals which are not true Lemurians in my opinion. The confusion seems to happen because of the markings.
These striations are not exclusive to Lemurian Seed Crystals. You can see these lines on many Quartz Crystals and they were found on crystals long before the discovery of Lemurian Seeds.

Lemurian Lines

Some call these bar code like striations ‘Lemurian Lines’ and they can indicate that a crystal has Lemurian energy or records. This may be where the confusion starts. It is one of the reasons I prefer to call these markings ‘Akashic Lines’ not Lemurian Lines.
They can hold all types of information and messages from many ancient cultures and civilizations. Genuine Lemurian Seeds have Akashic Lines on all six side facets. The faces at the termination point are usually smooth.
Take a good look at the original Lemurian Seed Crystals from Brazil (see my pics above and video below). You will notice the lines are deep, very noticeable and create a frosted surface. Even with the original Lemurian Seed Crystals some facets will have lighter markings or the odd smooth patch though.
These days with Lemurian Seeds being found in other parts of Brazil and the world there are more crystals with a more shiny surface. They still have the Akashic Lines on all sides but not much of a frosted look. These crystals are often very clear and have a bright gleaming quality.

I do not think that Lemurian Seeds have to come from Brazil but some of the best ones I’ve seen do come from there. Are you unsure that a crystal you purchased as a Lemurian Seed is genuine? Or you are considering buying one? I have created a check list for you below to help:

Genuine Lemurian Seed Crystals:

1. They have etched striations (Akashic Lines) on all side facets.
2. Each facet should be filled or nearly filled with Akashic lines.
3. They may have a frosted look (or gleaming brightness).
4. You should be able to feel most of the lines with your fingers, like grooves.
5. The crystal points look noticeably different placed next to regular clear Quartz.
6. Lemurians are very clear inside, any milkyness is just the surface texture.
7. Many (but not all) crystals taper towards the tip and have small faces. This is a Laser Wand formation.
8. Lemurian Seed Crystal Clusters are very rare, expect very high prices for the real thing.
Guide to Side Facets Vs Faces on Crystal Points

Guide to Side Facets Vs Faces on Crystal Points

Identifying Lemurian Crystals Yourself (Please Read)

The reason I wrote this article was because I was getting too many questions about identifying Lemurians. I created this detailed guide to help you identify these crystals for yourself. So, please do not ask me to identify them for you. This article is everything I have to say on this topic, with photos and videos to help you. I don’t think you will find a more detailed guide.
If you are still not sure, perhaps someone else online will be able to help you. The purpose in my blog posts is to empower you so you are not reliant on me or anyone else.

My Guide to Buying Lemurian Seed Crystals:

Because of the popularity of these crystals, I think some sellers have tried to pass off crystals as Lemurian which were not. This is why you need to be sure before you part with any money. Lemurian Seed crystals are more expensive than ever and the price is likely to rise.
Seller’s may also misidentify them. It’s common for suppliers to give incorrect information to sellers. Add to that all the confusion and inaccurate info on the internet…  Always cross reference and do not assume that what is sold as a Lemurian Seed is the real thing.
You may have seen polished crystals, beads, cut gemstones and crystal balls being sold as Lemurian Quartz. This is a bit of a risky business. You are going to have to trust that the seller or gem cutter is telling the truth and not trying to make a profit on a regular piece of Quartz. They may have bought it in good faith, but how will you know with no surface markings left?
I have seen a Crystal Skull carved by the World renowned carver Leandro De Souza from a large Lemurian Seed crystal. He left a section of the crystal unpolished to show the original striations as proof. I would like to see more of this but most people prefer to have the crystals with the Akashic Lines left as they are.
Smaller Lemurian Seeds are more affordable considering how special they are but large ones can get quite expensive. I did not spend a fortune on any of my Lemurian Seed crystals which include one rare Pink one from the original location.

But Where Can I Buy Genuine Lemurian Seed Crystals?

When a crystal is rare there is no consistant source for them. There really is no insider website or special shop I can direct you to. Sellers buy them in batches and when they go, they go. Sources change constantly, so keep an eye out. If you’re meant to work with one, you will find it but not always straight away.
You can find them on good crystal websites, gem shows and on Etsy. Buy from a reputable seller and look at the photos carefully if buying online. It is best if you can see all the side facets in multiple photos. You could always privately message them and ask about the lines or ask to see more photos.
Please comment below if you find a place to get genuine Lemurian Seed crystals! I want to hear from buyers only, no seller self-promotion please. (Please keep any questions you have on topic if you want a response).
With gratitude,
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60 thoughts on “Lemurian Seed Crystals and How To Identify Them

  1. Betty

    Found this article very informative. Thank you .would love to find more information on quartz crystal shapes and for each…Do you know if there is a book that describes this that I can purchase.Or any resource that I can print out…..

  2. Jacob

    Glad to have found this article
    I’ve stumbled across this knowledge of lumeria
    While searching lumerian holocaust and was lead to some seed quartz.
    Would love to chat with people of similar knowledge and the
    consciousness ascension lines.

  3. Reanna

    I stumbled across this article while researching lumeria and it just so happens, I found some crystals like these in my home , they must have belonged to my late father ! I thought that the lines were man made and that someone had potentially cut the crystals to their current shape, but now I know . Thank you so much for this information!

  4. KMS

    I just bought a lemurian on eBay…..yes it has striations that appear to be on alternating sides….but this one is polished, and it “seems” that it was deliberately polished more heavily on some alternating sides to create a more clear side……I collect crystal points and have some non- lemurian points as well as lemurians…..yes, often all crystal points, especially larger ones have striations……striations can be on any kind of crystal point……It is interesting what was done to the new point I just got, it was cut radically at the bottom, so the crystal creates the oblilisk look that you mentioned…..BUT the wide part of the oblisk is it at the top, and the crystal tapers down to a more narrow bottom! Very clever! This crystal is NOT a lemurian, in my opinion……but it is water clear with fairy frost toward the base, and it does have a natural Dow point……which is why I purchased it. I will keep this one, due to the Dow point, but I over paid 25, so be aware radical cutting can create a tapered look, which is to emulate a lemurian shape…….live and learn right? I have another order coming form this dealer and if this second lemurian is not a lemurian it goes back! And oh yeah……I learned my lesson on alibaba……I ordered crystal balls…..and received calcite spheres…… they were the same price as calicite sheres, for the size on American dealer sites, I kept them…..but lol, no more alibaba!

    1. nick

      many authentic lemurian crystals have been known to be polished! many people believe this was also work of the lemurians themselves trying to create a sort of window on the crystal. Most of the crystals that are polished are usually just polished on face and are known to primarily come from the original lot of crystals in Brazil.

  5. Julie

    Inside my Lemurian seed Crystal there is a hologram of a native with a headdress. I found it unexpectedly when I was inspecting the inside with a mag light. Others gave seen it as well.

    1. Steve Bryan

      Hello there Julie:

      I was intriqued by your post about the hologram inside your crystal & am wondering where does one find a Lemurian Crystal with a hologram inside it like yours described above??…Really interested in one like yours please & thank you since I am have a Lumerian Crystal myself & have never heard of one with a hologram inside it..

      I am new to the whole lemurian crystal thing & still learning all about them & the different types there are & how to accurately identify them..also interested in seeing what yours looks like too..if you have any pictures of yours would you be willing to email me some please & thank you??..If so you can email me at: sbwolf81 (at) ..I could swap pictures of mine too if you want me to too.

  6. Joshua Walker

    To be quite honest I was a little shocked. These have been calling for me to grab one for years. I found one that had been turned into a sphere and when I looked in it. I saw…sparks shooting around inside like some type of fireworks almost. I looked into another that a person had on them I was speaking to. I saw the same sparks. I looked into a regular quartz.. nothing. Different clear crystals, nothing. Only the Lemurian Seed Quartz had that in it that I saw. It felt like I was holding a oscillating mechanism that was very much alive more than most crystals I interact with. It felt stronger than Moldavite.

  7. Khanbiel

    Hello, Ethan.
    I’m so glad to find this article. 🙂
    Today, I visited one shop in Thamel, to look for clear crystal.(I’m live in Nepal right now!)
    I couldn’t see anymore shop that selling rough stones, So I just looked and found well-point shape clear crystals. But when I just tried to look at it and feel it how well match with me, suddenly I could felt other one stone strongly where at corner mixed with other rough stones. I don’t know what name was it that time, but I was so interacting with it. I just take it, give up clear quartz, brought home and opened a computer to look for a stone name. Then I saw your article(I really like your articles!), about Lemurian seed crystals. When I opened your article, I was so surprised. Because my stone was Lumarian seed crystal. I didn’t expect like this because when I bought my stone, It was really a rough stone. Also, I’m just beginner…
    Anyway, this is the story that happened today, I thought it is really funny and strange and wanted to share with you!
    And I have a question. I can see the triangle shape on the surface of the stone but it’s hard to know until you lighten up very well and some triangles clearly can see it. I still don’t know what is it.

      1. Khanbiel

        Thanks for the reply and nice information about Record keeper!
        And I just wonder, do you know how to cleanse the Lemurian Seed Crystals?
        Is it okay to cleanse with water?

        1. Cherry

          It should be okay, but please, only under running water, never by immersion. Some substances, silicon included, can leach out and pollute water. Not only that, but said leaching could harm your crystals too.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      I have never seen one myself, It may be a very rare thing. So, you would have to go on the appearance of the crystals and if they match that of a Lemurian to decide if it is genuine.

      1. Cherry

        I have a Quartz family which I bought in 1994; the four dominant crystals each have strong Akashic/Lemurian lines on every accessible body face (i.e. where they’re not joined together). None are tinted. The family also has numerous other properties (tabular, self-healed and so on). They definitely have Lemurian programming; again, like my Red Temple Lemurian, it’s a question of finding enough free time (and pain-free time, because that doesn’t help) to delve into it.

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  9. Anne Southwick

    I recently purchased a “cluster” of what I’m guessing through my own research (seller had no idea what it was) is Lumurian Seed? Three distinctively separate… terminated pieces… very light pink in color with tiny horizontal stritations but it also has flaky hematite attached to the bigger stone of the cluster as well as very tiny hardly visible specks of hematite through out. Would it still be considered a Lumurian Seed with that Hematite?

  10. Katie

    So lumerians ever have scattered etchings on them too? Or is it only lines? One crystal I bought was sold a a lumerian seed but on two of the sides there’s scattered etchings that look like dandelion puffs. It’s OK if this isn’t a lumerian. I’m just trying to figure out if it is.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      If the etchings overlay the lines then yes. As I say above I personally do not consider it a Lemurian Seed unless all sides have the lines. But all Lemurian lines on any crystal will carry some Lemurian energy

      1. Katie

        Oh now that you mention it I can see some lines under the puffs. Yes it has lines on all the other sides so that’s why I wasn’t sure. Thanks Ethan 🙂

  11. crystal

    hi ethan,
    what about the taper & the small crystal faces? when i first learned of lemurians years ago that is what i was told to look for along with the frosting & striations. does this not matter anymore?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      I think the most accurate way is the striations. Although many Lemurians have a taper, I’ve seen some that don’t. If you see my photo examples above, one is a Laser Wand like that but the clear one is not.

      1. crystal

        thank you, so it’s become harder for me to id lemurians & i trust so few sellers today. u wouldn’t believe how many names one stone can have today, even within the same store or from the same online seller, it just boggles my brain. some of them seem to use whatever name is selling atm too. glad i live where i don’t “have” to buy online or from just one or two local stores. our whole town is one giant crystal shop in the winter. 😉 thanks again & have a great day.

  12. Inyce

    Do you suggest any good places to buy one I used to have a but it shattered and the ones since have not had the same energy I think they were fake I like the frosty ones

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      As these crystals are rare, most sellers or shops will have a batch then when they are sold they are gone. There is no consistent source. Just look for reputable sellers and keep an eye out till they turn up.

  13. Jeanie Ratliff

    I love crystals! A couple days ago, when I was unpacking I came across one of my lemurian crystals. I put it out in a room that gets lots of natural sunlight. Today I noticed my clear crystal is turning orange in places. When I picked it up, the orange disappeared and it became a hazy coral color throughout the entire crystal. When I set the crystal back down, it gets orange again. What is happening with my crystal?

    1. crystal

      i’m sure that ethan will have answer for u but in the mean time i wanna say not to worry about it. changing crystals r rare & wonderful. i’ve never seen or heard of one do what urs is doing but it’s pretty awesome! enjoy!

    2. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Interesting! I’ve heard of Quartz crystals changing colour in parts but not changing back again or cycling through colours. Crystals can change when we are going through changes. It would be interesting to see if this can be caught on camera.

  14. Tara Sherman

    I have a private collector in MA of which has many true Lumerians seed crystals for sale. I actually grabbed mine ro carry this morning before coming across this article and as I read I checked my crystal and it is a true to it’s discription. If anyone is interested in purchasing email me at for their info to speak with him or I’d be glad to pick and ship for you also ( for any crystals ) Thanks for the read!

  15. SenseiDennis

    Hello Ethan, I faced this same identification issue when I started buying Lemurian Seed Crystals for Orgonite powered devices 15 years ago. The old mine in Minas was still open. Misinformation and willful misuse of the term to command higher prices were common. Thank you for this informative tutorial! I was able to secure (too much) stock before the mine shut down (because the vein ran under the river) to distribute them. Best advice for buying Lemurian’s is always “Know your Seller”. We have been using Lemurians in Orgonite devices and selling them as loose crystals for a decade and a half(and still have too many crystals). Lemurians make the best protector pendant on the planet!
    Here are some great pictures of the mine, in Brazil, on the Orgonite discussion board.

  16. Charlie S

    Hey Ethan,

    Thanks for your insights. Prior to finding your article, I came across this one:

    The information in that article is contrary to your opinions on the stridations. Here is what they have to say:

    “Let’s begin with the striations, you can also call it “laddering” on the sides. It’s true that Lemurians generally have this feature. They’re exaggeratedly raised in Lemurians, these striations – but Arkansas Quartz is also known for having lines that are pronounced enough that you can feel them with your fingers – so this alone is not a qualifying distinction.
    The main difference in striations between Lemurian and Arkansas Quartz – and it’s an important one – is that the Arkansas material has the same texture all the way around, but Lemurians often alternate: one side that’s pronouncedly striated, followed by another that’s water clear (and smooth), without any lines.”

    While you indicate the stridations should be on all facets, the other article says real Lemurian Crystals do not have this appearance. Being new to this topic, I am unsure what to believe in this case. Thoughts?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Charlie, it is impossible to study any topic or subject in books or online without seeing different opinions on things. This is what I was taught, what I believe and my experience with these crystals over the years. I know some might disagree with me but I don’t have any books (by authors and teachers I respect) that say the striations are only on three sides, they are certainly lighter on alternate sides (see video) but I can still see them. What you believe is completely up to you.

  17. Linda

    A while back PBS had a show where a bulk stone buyer would fly to different countries and go down into the mines to inspect the raw ore. I don’t know if the show’s still on, but if you could connect with this guy I bet either he’d know where or someone else who might know. Sorry I don’t know the name of the show.

    It’s definitely true that metaphysical data varies all the time. All I can suggest about that is that I put far more belief in authors/speakers I have come to know and trust, by their extent of knowledge, lack of ego, and in some cases (but not always) where or how they obtained the knowledge. If multiple knowledgeable people say similar things I’m a believer.

    You might also contact the group of Lemurians in California, the Lemurian Fellowship. They may well have members
    who collect such things. It would be interesting to hear their definition.

  18. AG

    Thank you! Ethan for sharing this interesting and detailed information with us. Now based on this I can start the “hunting” for a real one to buy.

  19. T. Kilmer

    Hello, Lemuria Crystal Shop in Hawaii sells genuine lemurian crystals. I have bought a few from them. They have two Instagram accounts. Lemuriacrystalshop and lemuriacrystalshoplive.

  20. Elissa Ellis

    I purchased a ‘Rare Blue Mist Lemurian Quartz Point’ from Columbia LB 11/26 Sef-Healed $45.00 from Jodys Earthly Delights on Etsy. The Akashik Lines are visible on all facets but they ate not all that “bold” to the touch. Seems to match all the other criteria you layed out tho.

  21. Cherry

    I’ve actually got quite a few Lemurians, mostly fairly clear, one double terminated, one Haematoid which seems to be the most powerful single, and a Lemurian Family, consisting of 4 crystals each with different features (Empathic Warrior, Laser, Tabular, double terminated, with the Empathic Warrior and the double terminated one also being self-healed), all of which feature the requisite lines on every accessible side. They’re beautiful.

    But probably the most interesting one is the Haematoid Lemurian (some call them Red Temple Lemurians or Scarlet Temple Lemurians). It’s about 4″ long by 1.25″ wide, and sort of wobbly, as if it had tried and failed to change direction while growing. I’ve always been told that true Lemurian Seeds aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing of Quartzes, but the first lesson they have for us is to look beyond the physical.

    The Haematoid Lemurian has a lot to impart; the trouble is finding the time to listen amid the silly speed of modern life.

  22. Marc

    I am wondering if anyone has seen a Lemurian crystal with vertical running lines that almost look like they could be writing. I have one that has this, it also has a crystal inside poking outside and another imbedded on the side. One of these appears to be a tangerine color and the other inside the crystal appears clear. All side are frosted with one side appearing to have been polished to see into the crystal. It would be cool if someone had any ideas on this. Thank you.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Marc, there are many different crystal formations that can have their own meanings and occur on any crystal. Sounds like the writing is what I call Inscriptions and they can indicate specific information stored in a crystal. It’s hard to ID based on descriptions but attached crystals could be a Student or Bridge Crystal or Dolphin crystal if it’s double terminated.

  23. Loan

    Why there are most of the information on internet about this lemurian seed all said that the line should only be on the alternating sides? I happen to have some crystals with many characters as you describe above. However i could not decide that are Lemurian or just clear quartz as they have the line on all side as you said other pages said should only be on alternating side only. But i read your book and be impressived with your knowledge. Just a bit confusing this time

  24. Nathan

    I bought some pink lemurians about a month ago from Treasure Crystals in Sebastopol, California. They fit your description, Ethan, with striations on all sides. Nice little points from Brazil, from about 1.5 to 3.0 inches, and they had quite a few.

  25. JacJac

    I am currently researching into lumerian crystal and huge thanks for sharing your journey here. I saw from some online shops that they cleansed the lemurian crystal before sending them out, but I have read that one shouldn’t cleanse them as that will erase the records ….. which is as disastrous as formatting a hard disc …… Lemurian seeds are supposed to be self-healed, right? grateful for your advice here, light and love.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      I’ve never heard that one before. Cleansing crystals only removes negative energy. It won’t remove the positive attributes, properties or records within in my opinion and experience.

  26. Cherry

    I think it would be pretty difficult to remove something so deeply encoded. Like trying to edit something out of your DNA. It sounds like a good idea to me, and it’s what I’d do, cleansing before sending, even though there’s ample opportunity for them to pick up negative energy en route.

    Love and Light.

  27. Leah

    If anyone’s ever on O’ahu, in Hawai’i, there’s a wonderful little shop in Hale’iwa called Lemuria Crystal Shop. Everyone there is very knowledgeable and so helpful. The owners are kind and honest. I’ve been going there for years and have bought some amazing crystals- including a few true lemurian crystals. They even do private sound baths which are heavenly.
    ****Note: when visiting (Hawaii in general, the shop specifically), PLEASE be respectful of the locals. This is home and although tourists are warmly welcomed, I’ve seen more than my share of rude, obnoxious, disrespectful visitors. The golden rule applies everywhere!

  28. Shelley A Diaconescu

    Awesome information! I recently purchased a Lemurian crystal but kept my expectations low because the price seemed lower than I would have expected. Going by your description, I think mine may be real it even has some striations on one of the smaller faces of the point ~ I hope that’s a good sign!

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