Amethyst is a stone for meditation, spirituality and inspiration. It helps one develop psychic and channeling abilities. With its association with the violet flame it brings spiritual protection and healing. Amethyst releases anxiety and stress and can be tucked under the pillow to help with insomnia. The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word for "not drunk" so it has long been revered as the stone for sobriety. People in Alcoholics Anonymous can benefit from having Amethyst in their pocket.