Shungite is the result of a meteor that fell to Earth around 2 billion years ago and is mostly found in the Karelian territory of North East Russia, the biggest concentrations being along the edges of Lake Onega.
This extraordinary crystal has healing properties second to none. It’s unique structure contains molecules of carbon called fullerenes. It is the only known crystal to contain these “Buckyballs” that make up the high carbon content of Shungite. It is black or metallic black in colour. There are two variations of Shungite, one is called Black Shungite, the other is known as Elite Shungite.
These “Buckyballs” molecules hold transmutative properties and are incredible antioxidants. They shield against harmful EMF’s, free radicals, radiation, and while detoxifying the physical body, it increases the physical and mental balance of the body.
The unique structure of Shungite, gives it extraordinary healing properties when placed in water. Since water is essentially a liquid crystal and holds information in the form of vibrational frequencies, the crystalline makeup of shungite can add some powerful healing properties to it.
Black Shungite contains 30-50% carbon content and is more accessible than Elite Shungite. Any items carved into shapes are made of black shungite because it is the stronger of two stones.
Elite shungite contains a 90-98% carbon content. It is manually mined by hand because of its delicate structure, making this much rarer and exclusive. The ultra high carbon count gives this type of Shungite very powerful healing and antioxidant properties. Because of it’s delicate structure, it is mainly available in rough or raw pieces. However, Namaste Studio also has this on occasion in jewelry.
Shungite acts on the physical body as a very powerful anti-oxidant because of the vibration carried in the carbon fullerenes in its composition. This helps boost your immune system to fight any free radicals in your body. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory effects, help with digestion, sooth stress, heal skin diseases, regulate blood pressure and circulation, and some have had success in clearing cancer. The benefits can be felt by wearing or carrying it, meditating with it, drinking infused water, bathing in healing shungite water, or keeping it in your home to clear your personal environment.
Shungite is a grounding crystal and it is very effective at clearing negative or low vibrating energies from it’s surroundings. It is an excellent crystal for meditation.