There has been a lot of controversy around Blue Obsidian, because the majority of it available in today’s market is man made in China. Anything man made does have an energy that is different to the natural stone – but it still has an energy. And it is still created from natural products….after all, glass is made of sand and sand is ground stone, which comes from the earth. Man made stones may have a different vibration, but that doesn’t make it them less useful. We’re drawn to what we’re drawn to – personally, it should always be about the vibration of a stone, not where it came from or how it was created. After all, how many of us have been drawn to pebbles or bits of glass from a beach that have been tossed around for years in the sea? I rest my case 😉
However…….despite a lot of Blue Obsidian being man made, there is natural Blue Obsidian available. Its simply rarer and more expensive. There have recently been finds in both Greece and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
Although natural Blue Obsidian is more expensive than man made, it is still not that expensive. A small tumblestone sized piece should cost approx £6. Anything higher and you’re being ripped off – merchants know its rare, so they hike the price up, but its really not necessary.
In layman’s terms, Obsidian is a natural form of volcanic glass that is created when lava cools too quickly to form a crystal. Obsidian has been used by indigenous cultures as far back as 700,000 BC! However, Obsidian was more valued and widely used during the Stone Age because it could be fractured to create arrowheads and sharp blades. Today, some surgeons prefer to use Obsidian scalpel blades as well crafted Obsidian blades have a cutting edge that is many times sharper than the best steel surgical scalpels.
Blue Obsidian in particular has a wonderful, dreamy, expansive energy. Its a great stone to work with if you’re beginning to explore your own spiritual ability, or are even developing a long-term gift. Blue Obsidian has a way of clearing the mind of mental clutter, slowing our thought processes down so we take one thing at a time and do it well (instead of 10 things at once and we’re all over the place!). It also aids communication, so we can clear our head, receive intuitive information and then clearly communicate. Blue Obsidian can be used in any spiritual pursuits such as tarot reading, scrying, astral travel, journeying etc. It is gentle and supportive rather than blasting us too fast or in a way we may feel we’re not in control.
On a physical level, Blue Obsidian works really well on the circulatory system, with our glands (particularly prostate) and with mental health conditions. It is a lovely, soothing, dreamy, gentle, but effective tool. Blue Obsidian can be held as a tumblestone, used in the shape of a palm or thumbstone, used as a wand in crystal healing work (particularly effective!) and I’ve seen some fantastic crystal skulls that clearly resonate with a lot of people.
There was an awful incident recently whereby someone who had purchased some Blue Obsidian from me decided to show it off in a rock hound/technical based crystal group on Facebook in the USA and said how lovely it’s energy was. This started an all out war with various technical people having all sorts to say about it being fake. On double checking my source I say this….the Blue Obsidian from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is REAL ~ it is NOT man made and there is NOT a lot of it in the market (fake stuff floods the market). People in Morocco do not have the money to create a fake stone and if they did, it would be cheap and sold en masse! My supplier has no time or inclination to make a fake stone ~ the only profitable way of creating something fake is to then sell it in massive bulk amounts worldwide for large profit. There was ONE box of the Atlas Mountain Blue Obsidian ~ not exactly a profit maker 😉
The Moroccan Blue Obsidian has been tested and reads as ‘volcanic glass’. We are currently waiting for pictures of the mineral being mined. I have also seen some beautiful, 100% real Blue and Green Obsidian from Peru & Brazil – this has been extensively tested as the price is double that of the Moroccan ~ probably because the guys in Peru/Brazil have been dealing with crystal buyers for year’s now, whereas Morocco is still a third world country that is fairly new to the crystal market.
A rock hound or technical person may be passionate, but they don’t know it all and the majority of them don’t travel the world crawling through mud and mines in many different countries & climates to gain experiential experience. Many of them have great local experience and have learned a lot from school, books and other rock hounds over the years, so I have massive amounts of respect for them. That does not give them the right to abuse and diss other people in public forums however. If anyone has an issue with the Atlas Mountain Blue Obsidian, please contact me directly rather than being rude to people whom are simply my customers! Thank you 🙂
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