Merlinite is the metaphysical name for Dendritic Opal.
Mineralogically, it is Opalized Agate with Dendritic growths of Manganese inside. ‘Dendrite’ comes from the Latin “Dendron” meaning ‘tree-like’.. and these inclusions are indeed reminiscent of roots or branches.
Spiritually, Merlinite is a force to be reckoned with. It is invaluable for shamanic work, past-life recall, channeling, and psychic development. Where there is Merlinite - there is synchronicity! The duality of this stone- the luminous expanse of white with sharp black markings- is a perfect metaphor for its ability to bring spirit world energy into the physical plane.
Specimen measures just shy of 2” across.