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Healing Properties of Shungite: A Crystal for Healing & Purification
Shungite is an amazing stone for healing and purification, but it's controversial due to some of the claims made about its use. I was recently interviewed for an article at mindbodygreen about the properties and benefits of Shungite.
After our conversation, and since I receive so many requests for information about this popular stone, I felt inspired to share more with you about this non-crystalline mineraloid.
Before we dive into the healing properties of this stone and how to work with it, it's important to note that not all Shungite is created equally.
The name Shungite was first used in 1879 to describe the high-carbon (98%+) mineraloids found in Russia near Shunga (in the Lake Onega area of Karelia). This high-Carbon variety of Shungite is the stone linked to claims of water purification and anti-bacterial properties. However, there are many other Shungite-containing minerals with much lower proportions of carbon. These vary greatly with the Carbon content ranging from less than 10% up to about 80%. The lower the percentage of Carbon, the lower the amount of fullerenes. Thus, the less likely the Shungite will live up to its reputation for healing and purification.
A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Shungite: "I cleanse myself of unwanted energy, I set healthy boundaries, and I am protected and shielded from that which is not for my highest good."
Common Healing Properties of Shungite:
Facilitates astral travel
Aids you in feeling connected to all beings and promotes feelings of universal oneness
Create a protective energetic shield around your energy body
Defends against EMFs or psychic attack
Brings light to dark times in your life
Helps to regulate the temperature of the body during energy work
Energizes your body, mind, and spirit
Transmutes negative energy into positive energy
Soothes tired eyes
Energetically supports the reduction of pain and inflammation in the body
Colors: dark gray to black with a luster ranging from chalky matte to highly glossy
Associated Chakras: 3rd (Solar Plexus), 6th (Third Eye), 7th (Crown)
Zodiac Signs: Scorpio, Capricorn
Companion Flowers: Silver Sage (Salvia argentea)
Companion Essential Oil: Siberian Fir
Companion Stone: Malachite
Common Origins: Russia, India, DR Congo, Austria, Kazakhstan
Notes: The high-Carbon variety of Shungite is known as Noble Shungite or as Elite Shungite.
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More About Shungite:
Shungite is a black, glassy mineral from the Karelia region of Russia. It is composed of about 98% carbon, formed from the remains of algae that lived two billion years ago. The high-Carbon variety of Shungite (98%+ carbon) is also known as Noble Shungite or as Elite Shungite. The exciting thing about this is that some of this carbon comes in the form of fullerenes (aka “Buckyballs” - albeit in trace amounts of just 0.0001 < 0.001%). These fullerenes are similar in shape to a soccer ball, which have shown promise as a cornucopia of potential health benefits. Fullerenes appear to have antimicrobial properties, and possibly target such health risks as free radicals. They’re also useful as a purifying agent, especially of water.