The history of obsidian dates back to the Stone Age where humans made tools using obsidian stones. Tools made were arrowheads, spear points, and knife blades.
Obsidian was so valued for these uses that they were mined, transported and traded for over thousands of miles. Obsidian is used today in surgical rooms. The thin blades of obsidian are place in surgical scalpels used for some of the most precise surgery. in controlled studies, the performance of obsidian blades was equal to or superior to the performance of surgical steel.
How is Obsidian Made
Obsidian a form of lava stone but in a glass form. When the molten lava cools so rapidly that atoms are unable to arrange themselves into a cyrstalline structure from either contact with cool water or air or even the edges of a lava flow. The result is a volcanic glass with a smooth uniform texture. Quit the opposite of its lava stone friend who is porous and matted in color.
Where is Obsidian Found
Obsidian is found in many locations worldwide. In the U.S. it is not found east of the Mississippi River. Globally obsidian can be found in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, and many other locations.
Physically it is said to benefit the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections.
Healing Properties of Obsidian
Obsidian brings clarity to the mind. Helps you to know who you truly are. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength. dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strong protective stone. It draws out mental stress and tension. Helps you know who you truly are.
Black Obsidian - is a very powerful and creative stone. It increases self-control. It forces facing up to one's true self. It is protective and provides support during change. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts.
Golden Obsidian - is a strongly protective stone. It is effective for balancing energy fields.
Mahogany Obsidian - has a gentle energy, resonating with the earth it grounds and protects. It is a stabilizing stone that strengthens a weak aura.
Snowflake Obsidian - is calming and soothing. A stone of purity. Provides balance for mind, body, and soul. It helps you release "wrong thinking" and stressful mental patterns.
Energies of Obsidian
Purification, Transformation, Fullfillment, Metamorphoses, Manifestation, Practicallity, Psychic Ability
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