The mineral was named after J.J. Paris, the owner of the Muzo mine, where it was first found in 1835. Parisite is an ore. The colouring of the mineral may be brownish-yellow, brown, waxy yellow, or grayish-yellow. The crystals are transparent. It has vitreous, pitch, pearly lustre. The hardness equals 4.5, and the density is 4.36 g/cm3. The main deposits of the mineral are located in Columbia, Norway, Italy, Madagascar, China, and the United States.
Traditional healers attribute parisite with the properties specific for yellow stones. In particular, it has a beneficial effect on the entire body. The mineral may help to alleviate the effects of stressful situations, normalizes sleep and relieves from insomnia and nightmares. It also as boosts one’s performance.
In Europe, parisite symbolizes talent, wisdom and generosity. An amulet made of this mineral will teach its owner to understand the world around. Some modern practicing magicians claim that with the use of parisite one can develop supernatural abilities, such as clairvoyance and clairaudience. Parisite is a magnificent meditation tool.
Parisite is a stone of scientists and creative people. As a talisman, you can use an animal figure carved from parasite; you should put it on your desktop. The talisman will help its owner develop intuition, enhance their imagination and find inner harmony.