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Shungite is a revered stone of protection and grounding. It is a mineral carrier of fullerenes which are buckyball-like shapes of carbon that are highly discerning. Due to its carbon fullerene rich nature, Shungite is primarily used for water filtration. The fullerenes within Shungite have also been proven to aid in protection. Placing a Shungite stone near electrical devices can aid to mitigate EMF radiation absorption. 

What is Shungite

Within Shungite is a carbon matrix known as C60 Buckminsterfullerene(Fullerene). C60 Fullerene is a stable molecular composition that is able to attract and neutralize elements to its forcefield-like structure. This molecular composition allows Shungite to clean visually dirty water, remove heavy metals, and enrich water with hydrated fullerenes. The hydrated fullerenes will continue to filtrate the water within the drinker’s body for enhanced cellular cleansing. 

Origin

Shungite originates from the Lake Ornega area of Karelia, Russia. Its name is derived from the Shunga village in Karelia, Russia. Shungite has been featured as a form of alternative healing in Russian culture throughout history. Russians would drink water from Shungite infused springs for natural filtration. The water composition of Lake Ornega in Russia is considered fresh to drink due to the natural Shungite filtration. 

Appearance 

Shungite is generally found polished, rough, or tumbled. The one color variation of Shungite is black. It has a hardness of 3.5 on the Moh’s scale meaning it is fairly soft. It is popularly used as wands, crystal balls, and pyramids. Shungite may also be crushed and processed into paint. Shungite paint will carry the protective EMF fullerene properties to the colored object. A shungite painted room could provide a large amount of grounding energy and EMF protection.

Shungite

Properties/Meaning 

Associated Element

Shungite is associated with the Earth element as it is a carbon-based mineral that brings aid to carbon-based life forms. Shungite makes for a wonderful plant ally for gardeners looking to enhance their crops with fullerene-rich water. H4: 

Its associated Chakra is the Root Chakra. As a black-colored stone, Shungite will aid users in feeling grounded, calm, and secure in their own sense of personal power. As Shungite’s molecular level is highly filtrating- it too can be used to cleanse and filter any chakra that may be stagnant. A pyramid shape Shungite is best for Chakra cleansing as the aura of the pyramid will aid to transmute any stuck energy. It also relates to the physical body and bones as they are our primary interface for interacting with the greater world. Shungite may aid the user in discovering the nature of any chronic illness that may be harassing their body. 

Shungite is known as a stone of truth. By working with Shungite you will be able to discern what information is reliable, and trustworthy.

Complementary Crystals 

Shungite pairs well with Selenite, Lapis Lazuli, Seraphinite, Tiger’s Eye, and Lepidolite. 

Shungite paired with Selenite will aid with dream recollection and intuition. Shungite paired with Lapis Lazuli, and Seraphinite will aid the user in communicating with ancestral spirits, angels, and the higher self. When Shungite is paired with Tiger’s Eye and Lepidolite, there will be a strong sense of calming confidence throughout the user as they work within the physical world. 

Common Uses of Shungite

Shungite Solar/Lunar Water

Shungite is safe to put directly into water containers, unlike many other crystals. Simply place the shungite specimen within a pitcher of water and keep it there for a few hours. It is also possible to catch sunlight and moonlight energy with water as well. Sunlight water will be charged with Yang energy from the Sun. Yang infused water can aid the user in being more physically active, and focus driven. Moonlight Yin water can aid the user in dream work, self-acceptance, and intuition. Combining the potent filtration of Shungite with the Sun and Moon can lead to a powerful intention-filled water potion. Use this ritual as an opportunity to program your water with loving intention. 

Shungite being charged in water.

Shungite Pyramid EMF Protection

Shungite is one of the best crystals to place around the house near electronics such as Televisions, Wifi routers, Desktop computers, Microwave ovens, and Refrigerators. A shungite pyramid is best suited for a work desk to protect yourself from various office devices that may emit EMF. Simply place the Shungite pyramid between yourself and the computer display to experience the protective benefits. 

How to Choose Your Shungite

Setting an Intention 

If you feel that your life needs a level of discernment somewhat similar to a metal-detector, then Shungite may be the stone for you. As it filters impurities on the molecular level, it will also protect the user on the emotional level. If you feel that the world is too harsh or judgmental towards you; then Shungite may aid you in reclaiming your sense of self-worth and confidence. It is a wonderful crystal for people who do not believe or feel crystal energy as the water filtration aspect has been scientifically proven. 

Where to Buy Shungite

Shungite is commonly found in specialty crystal shops or online retailers from Russia. A tumbled piece is best for daily use by placing it in a pocket. A pyramid or sphere can be used as a way to bring protection to a room, or specific area. Shungite massage wands can serve the dual purpose of physical pain relief and emotional grounding through massage.

Shungite can be cleaned with smudging sage, palo santo, sunlight, moonlight, and water. A Shungite specimen will need to be cleansed and recharged with Sunlight after prolonged use. If none of these options are available, it is also possible to cleanse Shungite by placing it on top of or alongside a Selenite wand. 

Links/ Additional Reading:

Shungite Simmons Book of Stones.

PubMed Study: “Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Shungite against Ultraviolet B Irradiation-Induced Skin Damage in Hairless Mice”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5574306/

Devon Delatour

Devon Delatour is a student of Esoteric Occult Philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbology, and Acupuncture. He specializes in dissecting the Occult symbology of the world we live in. His favorite hobby is to help people realize how much Occult information they already have installed in their subconscious mind. He is an avid Crystal collector, Tarot reader, and Hermetic Alchemy enthusiast.

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  1. Thanks for elaborating how shungite provides you with the chakra that boosts your personal power. I learned about this gem in a TV ad yesterday and I got curious. I’ll probably share this with my mom so she could wear it outside.

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