Shungite Meaning and Healing Properties
Surprisingly, Shungite is a mineral that has yet to garner the same popularity in the crystal healing community as stones of a similar dark lustre like black tourmaline. While not a crystal, Shungite is an one of the strongest mineral healers. It is the only mineral that has been scientifically proven to possess “fullerenes,” molecules with powerful healing qualities. With a Mohs score of 4, it is a fairly dense rock. It’s real strength comes when tested by fire. Shungite’s ability to withstand fire and keep from melting has given it the classification of a pyrobitumen. Shungite’s surface lustre ranges from semi-metallic, to matte black. Inside, Shungite is a non-cystaline carbon mineraloid.
Found primarily in Russia, the Shungite meaning is derived from the village of Shunga in Karelia, Russia where it was first discovered. The story of Shungite begins around 2 billion years ago, in the paleoprotezoic age. Precambrian rocks consisted of some of the earth’s earliest oil deposits. Shallow, brackish lagoons near chains of volcanos in western Russia were rich with sediments and algae. These specimen contributed to deposits of oil shale and crude oil. Later, when these deposits were subjected to heat and pressure, Shungite formed into an almost pure form of carbon. It’s carbon purity isn’t this mineral’s only quality, though. In 1992, the fullerenes found in Shungite threw the mineral world for a loop. Fullerenes are carbon molecules that have formed into hollow, globular molecules. In Russia, Shungite has long been used as a water purifier. In fact, Peter the Great established the first Russian spa, called Martial Waters, in Karelia where people could bathe in spring water purified by the Shungite it flows through. Today, many Russians still use Shungite as a water purifier.
Shungite Healing Properties
Shungite healing properties span the board from purity to protection. Shungite has electricity conducting properties. These Shungite properties are also known to aid in the inhibiting of EMFs, or electromagnetic fields, that are the result of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic fields are created by electronic devices. Common electronic items such as laptops, cell phones, computers and tablets all put out EMFs. Placing Shungite at the base of a computer, microwave or around your various home electronic devices will not interfere with their operations, but will block out some of their free radial output. It’s also used an elixir. Shungite elixirs can be made by simply placing the mineral in water, and allowing it a short time to purify. Drinking this purified water is said to have many beneficial qualities such as an increased rate of healing and cell growth, and detoxification of the body. Holding and meditating amplifies the Shungite healing properties of headaches, back pain, blood pressure, inflammation and muscle pain. The antioxidants in Shungite are forceful impacters on health and a fully functioning immune system. Shungite healing properties are powerful for the spirit as well. It can be used to combat insomnia, boost energy, reduce stress and relieve anxiety.
Hinder the continuation of negative patterns by meditating with Shungite. Begin by holding the Shungite in your hands in a quiet, comfortable space in your home. If you’re feeling afflicted in a certain area, hold the Shungite to that area. If you want more of an overall soothing effect, then simply hold it your hands. It is most closely associated with the root or base chakra. Shungite stone carries the energy of the earth. Shungite healing provides a shield of protection, while also penetrating to the core of your being in order to bring a sense of calm and an earthy steadiness. Just as Shungite properties purify water, Shungite healing is also thought to purify the soul. If you feel toxic thoughts and emotions taking a physical toll on your body, or you have unhealthy cycles which are keeping you from attaining progress in your life, try adding a mantra to your Shungite meditation. The Shungite mantra, “my mind is pure, my spirit is clear,” can help to ease the turmoil. As you speak these words, try to first eliminate all thought, focusing only on the words you are saying. Feel your breadth suck in the cleanse air around you, and expel the poisonous grudges, guilt, negativity or emotions you maybe holding onto.