“The Stone of Life”
Shungite is a noncrystalline mineraloid comprised of roughly 98% carbon. It is primarily found in the Shunga region of Karelia, which lays in the North West of Russia. Shungite’s ancient origins are still debated, some believe it to have formed in oceans over 2 billion years ago others argue it came from outer space. Despite the uncertainty of it origin its extraordinary properties are undisputed.
Shungite is unique because it is the only naturally occurring material to contain fullerenes. Fullerenes are composed entirely of carbon, and are in the form of molecular hexagons and pentagons bound together in a hollow cage. About a billionth of a meter in diameter, fullerenes are incredibly stable. The natural existence of fullerenes remained unclear until they were verified in deposits of shungite . . .and since discovered in meteorites and in outer space. In 1991, Science magazine named fullerenes “molecule of the year,” calling them “the discovery most likely to shape the course of scientific research in the years ahead.” Their discovery won them the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1996.
Shungite receives its healing power from the property of Fullerenes. Because of their unique structure, fullerenes behave as the most powerful and most long-acting antioxidant as a means to fight free radicals. They reduce electromagnetic emissions essentially providing protection from electromagnetic fields as well absorb chemical pollution and heavy metals. They also transmit their healing properties to water and this is used as a treatment for various health issues. Shungite has been successfully used for many years in Russia to assist patients with depression, trauma, and other emotional and psychological disturbances.
Shungite is: • a natural antioxidant that can increase human immunity with regards to many serious illnesses and suppress the development of many allergic diseases;
• a sorbent, purifying air and water from many organic and inorganic compounds and from excess of free radicals;
• a catalyst, which ensures decomposition of organic substances sorbed and restoration of the sorption properties;
• a carrier of wide range of microelements and biologically active substances, intensifying biological processes in the bodies of human beings and animals;
• a material, actively interacting with electromagnetic fields of different nature (anthropogenic high-frequency, solar, geopathogenic, biofields) and neutralizing their negative impact.
With our everyday lives being bombarded Electric and Magnetic frequencies Shungite is more important to us today than ever. It is like no other mineral on our beautiful Earth. Having it on your person, around your electronics, or cleaned and mixed as an elixir are all wonderful ways to recieve the amazing properties of Shungite.
We have rough specimens from 20 to 150$ priced by the gram. I plan on wire wrapping some of them this week to have for pendants. We are also looking into getting some cut into thin pieces to atattch to cell phones and other small electronics. We would love to hear your knowledge and experiences with Shungite!
Love & Light,
Smithsonian, Rocks & Gems