Amethyst is an Air Element stone which helps clear thinking and elevated awareness. Amethyst is a popular stone to keep nearby while sleeping because it can strengthen the dreams–the ability to remember, interpret, and even guide our dreams is a function of the higher mind. Amethyst has been prized since ancient times. Greeks wore this ‘sobriety stone’ during bacchanalias in order to keep a clear mind. It is also helpful in meditation.