Hypersthene is in the same family as Bronzite, and is a member of the pyroxene family.
It was named in 1804, and its name is said to come from two Greek words "hyper" meaning above and "stonos" meaning power, and overall the meaning is "over strength".
Hypersthene calms, sooths, and quiets in general, and is especially helpful when the mind is overactive, shielding us from outside 'noise' in a velvety, protective cocoon.
Hypersthene arranges both energy and thought in a more organised manner, so we can have a clearer idea of the way forward and realise solutions to problems. By calming, grounding and protecting, it is an excellent aid to deep meditation, profound inner reflection, and can take you on journeys into other dimensions of consciousness, travelling beyond the limitations of body and mind. As it calms without drowsiness, it can be effective in situations of stress where one needs to remain alert and express oneself clearly, such as in making a presentation.
Wear or carry it to calm and ground, hold it or sit in a stone circle in meditation.