Obsidian is available in many different varieties. In addition to Black Obsidian, you can also buy Apache Tears, Mahogany Obsidian, Rainbow Obsidian, and Snowflake Obsidian. Blue Obsidian is also available. However, this is not a natural Obsidian stone, meaning that it is rather a blue colored synthetic glass.
Obsidian is often found in volcanic areas because it is formed from lava that cools quickly. The stone is often opaque with a glass-like structure and black color. Sometimes the stone has red, gray or white spots.
The name Obsidian was accidentally created from a spelling error. The name Obsidian comes from the Latin ‘lapis obsidianus’, but it should have been ‘lapis obsianus’, or ‘stone of Obsius’. The stone is now therefore ‘stone of Obsidian’ while Obsius was the Roman who brought this stone from Ethiopia to Rome.
As early as the Stone Age, this stone was used for making tools. For example, the Indiginous people of the Americas used the stone to sharpen arrows and spears. They also used it as a talisman and to heal. In Europe, the stone was then used for similar reasons, namely for making sharp knives and knife tips. This happened mainly in the Mediterranean region. Obsidian crystals even remained an important resource when bronze, iron, and copper appeared. Also objects used for rituals such as sacrifices and circumcisions were often made of this stone.
Signet rings and scarabs of this black stone were found in Egypt. Many ornaments and utensils made from Obsidian stone have been found in Mesopotamia, such as ritual knives and signet rings. In classical Greek times, gods were only allowed to be carved with obsidian gemstone knives and chisels. In Roman times, eye surgeries were performed with obsidian blades. These were scalpels and had a disinfecting effect at the same time.
Obsidian is known as a grounding and protective stone because of its dark color. It would attract and absorb negative energy from the environment. Because of this, according to enthusiasts, the stone must be cleansed often. It would also provide insight and stimulate personal development by helping you clear negative energy and heavy past experiences. In doing so, obsidian would bring to light deeply hidden experiences and emotions. According to experts, this stone works as a kind of mirror to discover yourself. At the same time, he could also bring the dark sides to light. Some may therefore experience the energy of this stone as intense or confrontational. Sometimes it is decided to only use the stone under the guidance of a therapist or a variant is chosen that according to experts has a softer energy, such as the Snowflake Obsidian meaning that the experience is less intense.
Physically, the stone is said to be:
Due to the dark color, the first chakra, the root chakra, is often associated with this stone. The stone would ensure that the wearer stands with both feet on the ground. The stone could also prevent you from feeling adrift and give relaxation. Furthermore, Obsidian would:
In addition to the loose stones, you can also carry Obsidian with you. This way you would be protected from negative energy at all times and be grounded. You can choose from an Obsidian Necklace, an Obsidian Pendant and an Obsidian Bracelet. The Snowflake Obsidian pendant is popular for its slightly softer energy.
Snowflake Obsidian is black obsidian with gray or white flecks. In addition to the general properties of Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, according to experts, has a slightly softer effect that provides inner peace and tranquility. It would also help with a balance in body, mind and soul. This stone could give you peace of mind if you often worry or are grinding in bed. He could take away mental tension. In addition, he would also be creative and help you to color outside the lines.
Physically, the stone is said to have a positive effect on the skeleton, eyes, veins, colds and flu. In general, the stone could have an analgesic effect, especially with muscle tension and cramps. The stone would also have a positive effect on high blood pressure, anemia and menstrual complaints. This is probably due to the iron content in the stone. According to experts, it also improves energy flow and blood circulation. That is why it is often used by people who often have cold hands and feet. Due to the presence of aluminum, snowflake obsidian is said to reduce or even eliminate problems with the nervous system, or at least according to enthusiasts. The same applies to a malfunctioning liver, kidneys or pancreas.
Obsidian is not the only black stone available. Stones with this color are often said to provide peace and relaxation. According to experts, this is because they absorb too much energy and negative energy. This would relax your body and make any pain disappear. Similar stones to the Black Obsidian are Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Shungite and Onyx. Whatever you are looking for, great energy starts with Spiru!
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