Shungite Palm Stone, Petite 1.5" diameter is also a nice size for a worry stone or pocket stone - Stones with a natural, silvery black color. Shungite is a high vibration crystal with ancient origins and a fascinating story. In the Metaphysical world, Shungite is considered one of the best crystals for healing and an essential for Chakra balancing and energy cleansing/healing. Shungite formed 2 billion years ago, and its formation is still unknown. There are theories that it formed in the ancient seas, from special microscopic organisms which no longer exist. Another proposal is that it came from space on a meteorite. Scientists question the formation of Shungite because it is unlike any other mineral we know of for reasons explained below.
Shungite is highly sought by healers and those looking for both physical and emotional relief. This reputation comes from the stones healing history and scientifically proven purification powers. Shungite has been used medicinally for centuries, notably during the time of Peter the Great (1682 -1725)
The following is an excerpt from Medical Geology: A Regional Synthesis ed. Olle Selinus & Robert B. Finkelman:
“Resting after a long march in one of the Kola counties, Tsar Peter, after advice from the local population, took a bath and drank water from the outcrops of the Shungite rocks. He felt relief and the impression was so strong, he opened the first Russian spa resort there. The active use of the Kola shungites as antibacterial treatment for water purification in the Russian army also became possible after an edict of Tsar Peter. One of the reasons for the success of Tsar Peter in the battle of Poltava in 1709 against Swedish troops was the possibility to purify drinking water by means of natural shungite. This has continued to this day. Scientists of Saint Petersburg University in collaboration with experts of the City enterprise Vodokanal (water supplier) have confirmed antibacterial properties of the Kola shungites. They proved antagonism of bacteria in shungite rocks to test cultures of pathogenic microorganisms" - pg 223
Later on, we discovered that Shungite is able to purify water, in part, because it has powerful antioxidant effects. Shungite is one of the only known natural material known to contain fullerenes, which are powerful anti-oxidants. It is fascinating that Shungite should have these properties, considering it is usually living things that nature has given such survival tools. However, like a living creature, Shungite is comprised of Carbon. Carbon is one of the elemental building blocks of the structures of life.
This listing is for one 1.5" Shungite Stone like the pictures shown