Shungite is an understated stone. It is unlikely to catch your eye at first glance. The Black Shungite variety that is most common has a relatively dull finish naturally: it isn’t for showing off. But don’t be fooled by it’s quiet demeanor. Shungite is a powerful tool for those who understand its properties. For those who know, it is considered the Stone of Life.
First discovered near the village of Shunga in the Karelia Republic, Russia in the 17th and 18th centuries, it is found primarily in Lake Onega and is thought to be over 2 billion years old. It was first called by that name in 1879 to refer to high-carbon stones. Over time a rating system was put into place to differentiate the carbon-density of those stones. This results in Shungite being found in 5 types. Here in the store we carry two: “Black” (type 3 or 4) and “Silver” (Type 1).
Because Shungite is made up primarily of carbon, it acts as a fantastic filter. Science has confirmed it’s anti-microbial properties. It is thought to successfully filter Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMFs) from cell phones, televisions, computers, etc.
As a black stone Shungite is naturally considered protective, specializing in filtering out negativity and dark energy. It is also commonly used for healing as it is thought to filter out negative energy build-up and blockages in the body.
Using Shungite in Your Life
There are several good ways to incorporate Shungite into your life. It is wearable, commonly found in necklace and bracelet form. The stone is said to protect the wearer and help them successfully filter out unwanted energy in their lives.
The stone can also be found in balancers used during meditation or healing work to re-balance the natural energies inside the body.
Here in the store we carry small thin pieces of Shungite the perfect size to be slipped next to a cell phone battery to reduce EMF pollution for the user.
We also carry cubes and plates which can be set on a desk, table, or night stand to quietly act as a shield and filter without being carried around.
The Stone of Life
Due it’s multifaceted qualities and benefits, Shungite is one of our most frequently requested stones. People all over the world are becoming more aware of the stone’s incredible benefits.