The shungite is a stone that has gained popularity for its healing and protective properties.
Shungite is a rare and unique mineral that is primarily found in the Shunga region of Karelia, Russia. It has been used for centuries in Russia for purifying and imparting beneficial properties to water.
Shungite can have different appearances depending on its grade. The highest quality shungite, known as elite or noble shungite, has a shiny silver-black surface and contains a significant amount of fullerenes. Lower grade shungite may have a duller appearance and lower carbon content.
Difference between ‘elite’ and regular shungite
Elite shungite is also known as ‘silver’, ‘noble’ or ‘bright’ shungite. It has a glassy black metallic look and is lighter in weight than regular shungite. It displays small orange inclusions of pyrite. It is available in unformed chunks. Elite shungite is much rarer and more expensive, than regular shungite.
Elite shungite is approximately 98% carbon – making it one of the highest concentrations of carbon in any known natural material. It is this high carbon content that gives shungite its unique properties.
Regular shungite contains 30 – 60% carbon. It typically has whitish veins or spots of silicate minerals and is much more common and plentiful than elite shungite.
The carbon in shungite is in the form of a molecular structure known as fullerenes.
The Shungite Stone Healing Properties:
Fullerenes are molecular structures composed entirely of carbon atoms, arranged in a cage-like shape. Shungite contains fullerenes, which are considered to have antioxidant properties and may play a role in some of the mineral’s benefits.
When placed in water, shungite is said to absorb impurities and contaminants, making the water cleaner and safer to drink. This property has led to the production of shungite-infused water filters and products.
Shungite exhibits electrical conductivity, making it an excellent electrical and thermal conductor. This property has led to its use in various electrical components and applications.
Electromagnetic Radiation Protection
Due to its electrical conductivity and claims of electromagnetic radiation absorption, shungite has been used in some products that are marketed for electromagnetic shielding.
It has the ability to shield against electromagnetic radiation emitted by electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, and Wi-Fi routers.
Shungite has been reported to have antibacterial properties. Some studies suggest that shungite-infused materials may help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria.
As a result, it is sometimes used in skincare products or wound dressings with the belief that it may help with skin conditions and inflammation.
Grounding and Balancing
Shungite is said to have grounding properties, meaning it can help connect individuals to the Earth’s energy and promote a sense of stability and balance. Some believe that holding or wearing shungite can help alleviate feelings of restlessness or disconnection.
Advocates of shungite claim that its grounding properties can help reduce stress and promote a sense of calm and relaxation. It is believed that being in the presence of shungite or using shungite-infused products may have a soothing effect on the mind and body.
In some spiritual practices, shungite is used to cleanse and purify the energy of spaces or other crystals. It is believed to absorb and transmute negative energy, leaving the environment or objects with a more positive and balanced energy.
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Shungite Protection, Healing, and Detoxification by Regina Martino, 2014