This black natural glass has been formed from the rapid cooling of lava. Because it is easily splintered into sharp fragments, obsidian has long been used in making knives, arrowheads and sculptures.
In healing circles, it is known as a stone of protection with grounding properties, it is often used to clear subconscious blocks and to absorb and disperse negativity. Provides deep soul healing. Blocking psychic attack and removes negative spiritual influences... so if you are the kind of person that attracts spiritual attention, try keeping this on you or as a piece of jewellery. It's also a great choice for blocking geopathic stress and environmental pollution. Black obsidian is a great truth-enhancing and reflective stone.
Try placing this by the bed or under your pillow to draw out any mental stresses and tension; it will help create a calming effect! Run under water to cleanse/clean the energy after usage. Use this in your chakra practices as it represents the root chakra, or in your readings if it is something negative (like break-up/divorce/death).
Approx 30-40 mm Raw crystal, contains sharper edges - and both natural and machined cuts.
Ethically Sourced: It was very important in the crystal and gemstone sourcing that it was purchased only from mining suppliers that had the correct certificates that established their operations as safe and environmentally sound. My wholesaler is adamant on ensuring the crystals are fair-trade, where income is being used to support a diverse group of small manufactures and families. Most of the semi-precious stones and crystals come from family owned mines that are passed down from generations (like a family farm here in Canada).
I understand it can be difficult to feel a stone's energy when shopping online. When selecting stones for your order, I personally select the stones with intention for you based on the stock available.
There can be variance in the stone's colouring and shape, as is the world of stone, gems and crystals are non-refundable. No two pieces are alike. Each one will slightly vary in size, shape and colour.
Disclaimer: While using your gems/crystals in practice, please note that Hermit's Path does not guarantee any stone to have any physical or mental health impact. I do not make any claims that it will help. Remember, this is a personal practice... connecting with the energy is not a substitute for traditional medicine where it may be needed. :)