Found primarily in Russia, the shungite meaning is derived from the village of Shunga in Karelia, Russia where it was first discovered. The story of Shungite begins around 2 billion years ago, in the paleoprotezoic age. Precambrian rocks consisted of some of the earth’s earliest oil deposits. Shallow, brackish lagoons near chains of volcanos in western Russia were rich with sediments and algae. These specimen contributed to deposits of oil shale and crude oil. Later, when these deposits were subjected to heat and pressure, shungite formed into an almost pure form of carbon. It’s carbon purity isn’t this mineral’s only quality, though. In 1992, the fullerenes found in shungite threw the mineral world for a loop. Fullerenes are carbon molecules that have formed into hollow, globular molecules. In Russia, shungite has long been used as a water purifier. In fact, Peter the Great established the first Russian spa, called Martial Waters, in Karelia where people could bathe in spring water purified by the shungite it flows through. Today, many Russians still use shungite as a water purifier.
Shungite healing properties span the board from purity to protection. Shungite has electricity conducting properties. These shungite properties are also known to aid in the inhibiting of EMFs, or electromagnetic fields, that are the result of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic fields are created by electronic devices. Common electronic items such as laptops, cell phones, computers and tablets all put out EMFs. Placing shungite at the base of a computer, microwave or around your various home electronic devices will not interfere with their operations, but will block out some of their free radial output. It’s also used an elixer. Shungite elixers can be made by simply placing the mineral in water, and allowing it a short time to purify. Drinking this purified water is said to have many beneficial qualities such as an increased rate of healing and cell growth, and detoxification of the body. Holding and meditating amplifies the shungite healing properties of headaches, back pain, blood pressure, inflammation and muscle pain. The antioxidants in shungite are forceful impacters on health and a fully functioning immune system. Shungite healing properties are powerful for the spirit as well. It can be used to combat insomnia, boost energy, reduce stress and relieve anxiety
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I got two from the Mind, Body and Soul show Alexandra Palace and I wear one as a pendent to protect me from EMF radiation and one I put in a glass water bottle to purify the water.
As they say crystals choose you I said to the Russian lady that I bought the crystals from that these crystals were waiting for me for 2 billion years...sure made her laugh