Idocrase is also known as Vesuvianite. It is named after Mount Vesuvius in Italy where it was first discovered.
Idocrase is said to increase sensitivity to energy fields and to encourage the development of clairaudience, or the hearing of spirits. It is also thought to clear the mind of negative thought patterns, allowing it to function more clearly.
Idocrase is believed to stimulate inventiveness and a need to discover more about the world around you. This in turn helps to encourage creativity.
Idocrase can be used to balance the Heart and the Brow Chakras.
In healing Idocrase is believed to ease the digestive disease Diverticulosis and to help with the assimilation of nutrients. It is also said to alleviate depression and to help restore a lost sense of smell.