Shungite was discovered in the 1800s in Russia. The above picture is Shungite lying in situ in the Ural Mountains, Russia.
As a 98% form of Carbon, it has been used since the early 18th century in medical treatments and to purify water. Peter the Great set up Russia’s first spa to make use of the water purifying properties of Shungite, which he himself had experienced. He also instigated the use of Shungite in the Russian Army and the anti-bacterial properties have been tested and confirmed by modern science today. I thought this modern quote from the book by A. Doronina ‘Shungite – The Stone Savior’ was very interesting:
“Shungite cures, rescues, purifies, heals, protects, normalizes, restores and even stimulates growth. Amazing rock: it kills and devours anything that harms people and other living beings, and concentrates and restores all that is good. The scholars who have studied Shungite in one voice declare, it is a miracle! “
Now that is quite a claim, but as modern science has tested and retested Shungite only to find that it does actually do what it says on the tin, I had to investigate this mineral on an energetic level. If you’d like to read more about the practical and scientific properties of Shungite please click here ~ they’re fairly mind blowing!
On an energetic level, I’ve discovered there are three different grades of Shungite. Please note this is how I see Shungite and work with it so are the names am happy with ~ they aren’t officially named as such. There is what I call the ‘military’ grade as it was first discovered near a military site in Russia and very little of this grade is released to the general market. Its very expensive and often hard to source. A popular marketing name for it is ‘Elite’ Shungite. It is full of fullerenes. In layman’s terms (as I am not a scientist), fullerenes are very special form of carbon that create a hollow cage of molecules. It is these cages that capture negative energy and remove it.
There is then A grade Shungite, which is usually polished, is from a different mining source and has a lower vibration than the military grade as it contains a lot more basic carbon. Lastly, there is the B Grade Rough Shungite that is dug straight from the ground and sold as a mineral. This has the lowest vibrational frequency due to the highest inclusion of basic carbon & base rock.
Why are the different grades so important? Because Shungite can make people feel strange. It has an incredibly powerful and extremely unusual energy. If you went straight for the military grade, unless you’ve had some experience with crystals, it might be too overpowering. I say this as I’ve seen it happen….many times. I’ve even had people walk along the stand at an event, step back and walk away from it where the Shungite is and then step back closer to the stand again once they’ve passed it. If you’d like to work with Shungite, my advice would be to start slow, with a lower grade and work your way up ~ unless your intuition is shouting to obtain a certain piece, in which case, trust that feeling, even if it’s the Military Grade.
Shungite cleanses and protects like nothing I’ve ever used before. It’s energy races through the energetic system and simply destroys energetic blocks. This is also why it can be disconcerting for some people ~ those blocks might have been there for some time! Once they’re gone, then anything we’ve been avoiding, not wanting to see, known and been ignoring etc ~ all those things are suddenly right in front of us and demand to be dealt with. Shungite then creates a powerful energy field of protection ~ please be aware, this field is sometimes so strong it can cause others to step back from us. They won’t necessarily know what it is, but they’ll feel something odd and want to move away from it. I feel those that aren’t ready for or in need of Shungite’s energy might want to avoid it. Animals seem to love Shungite however, one of my dogs in particular loves to munch on stones and seems to think some of the Shungite pieces around the house are fair game 😉
If you wanted Shungite to work purely on a physical level, it can be programmed to do so. Shungite can help cleanse and rejuvenate the body. It is fantastic for boosting the immune system and clearing infections. Place a strong piece next to a glass of water overnight and drink the water in the morning. It will be resonating with Shungite’s energy and help clear out and detox the entire physical body. It is THE best crystal to protect us from EMFs, electronic waves of energy that can feel toxic and overwhelming, particularly in office environments.
Many people tape a small, flat piece of Shungite to their mobile phones or tablets in order to lessen the electronic energy we subject ourselves to every day. Shungite can have various physical effects when we first start to work with it ~ mostly headaches, but some can feel a bit spaced out or it can sometimes trigger a clear out of the digestive system.
Shungite is an amazing crystal tool ~ am not even sure its from this planet as it just doesn’t feel ‘earth’ bound to me, although it was most definitely created by our Earth. I have pieces scattered throughout my home to protect and keep everything energetically cleansed. Coincidentally enough, since gridding my home with Shungite, my family are rarely ill and even if we do catch something, it seems to peter out quickly and disappear. I can’t recommend this crystal enough!
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