In the last few months, I have found myself unexpectedly drawn towards dark crystals, (usually I am lured by moonstone, rose quartz and amethyst). But then I have been working in the shadow world lately!
My latest pull was to Shungite, its lacklustre, almost midnight blue/black appearance fascinated me, as well as the fact I had never heard of it! Holding it I felt a sense of calmness, my breathing slowed and after a while the pain in my right hand eased a little. Definitely a grounding stone, but gentler than hematite which I find almost roots me to the spot!
The following is the information I have found about Shungite, when I investigated.
Shungite is a natural mineral with the crystal grid made up primarily of carbon, which is the basis of life on the Earth. Researchers believe that the development of life on our planet is a process of evolution of carbon compounds, believing these compounds could act as a carrier of life in any part of the universe.
It has been found that Shungite receives its healing power from one of its elements, fullerenes, a hollow molecule consisting of several dozens of carbon atoms. When fullerenes, a special molecular formation, were discovered in Shungite a few decades ago, it caused a sensation. Fullerenes, getting in our body, act as an antioxidant fighting free radicals.
Fullerenes apparently can cut diamond as if it were oil, slows down the growth of cancer cells, and substances from fullerenes can slow down the activity of the AIDS virus. The discovery of the fullerene was a breakthrough in nanotechnology and the scientists who have made it available to medicine, received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1996.
The properties of Shungite:
A natural antioxidant that can increase human immunity;
Can purify air and water from many organic and inorganic compounds and from excess of free radicals;
Acts as a catalyst, which ensures decomposition of organic substances;
Can intensify the biological processes in human beings and animals;
Actively neutralizes electro-magnetic fields.
The ability to absorb substances from the environment;
An anti-bactericidal action;
The ability to connect with any substance;
Anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic effects;
Radio shield properties;
The ability to absorb oxygen.
Tsar Peter of Russia is reported to have regularly drunk water in which Shungite had been placed, so its healing properties were recognised before scientists proved it in the laboratory! It was also used in the construction of the floor of St, Issac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg!
Researchers of Shungite have also shown that direct contact of the stone ensures relief from pain, especially of musculoskeletal system, any skin diseases and to rapid healing of cuts.
Chakras: All Element: Earth Zodiac Signs: Scorpio, Capricorn, Cancer