Shungite is a black, non-crystalline mineraloid, primarily made up of carbon. It gets it name from the Shunga Village in Russia where it was first discovered in 1879. Shungite has been used in Russian folkloric medicines since the early 1900’s. Peter the Great reportedly set up Russia’s first spa to utilise the properties of shungite for royal elites. He also purported to have requested its use in purifying water for the Russian Army due to its antibacterial properties which have only recently been confirmed via modern science. Shungite was also used in the past for pigmentation, being finely ground up for and also known as carbon black .
Crystal System: Amorphous with Fullerenes
Hardness: 3 - 4
Chakra: Base, Earth, and Solar Plexus
Energy Vibration: 4
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Beneficial For: Allergies, Antioxidant, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Grounding, and Protection
In crystal healing, shungite is extremely restorative stone, having been around for over 2 billion years, is anti-geopathic and very protective. Shungite can protect against radiation, electromagnetic and geopathic stress, microwaves and other vibrational emissions as well as the diseases they create. When place in water for several hours, it transforms it into a biologically active life enhancing substance, validating the Tsar’s believe in its water connections. Modern testing has confirmed shungite absorbs pesticides, free radicals, viruses, and bacteria. It is considered to be a cure-all, making it popular for a wide number of ailments. Shungite also grounds the energies of the spirit within the body and anchors the body in the earth. It has a an ancient link to its earth mother, restoring ley lines and earth's meridians.