Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shungite + Water = Healing? Believe it!

In my exploration of crystals and their beneficial properties, I have come across one that definitely needs to be in everyone's home: Shungite. Many "rock shop" owners and crystal healers I've come across have been raving about the positive benefits of this stone that hails from Russia and is finally becoming more widely available in the United States. After hearing a lot about Shungite's antioxident and antibacterial properties, I decided to do my own personal research on this stone. I have been using it in my own life for about two months now, and I must say I am impressed. I’ll tell you why in a moment, but first, here's a little background on it according to Wikipedia:

What is Shungite
Shungite is a black, lustrous, non-crystalline mineraloid consisting of more than 98 weight percent of carbon. Shungite has to date mainly been found in Russia. The main deposit is in the Lake Onega area of Karelia, at Zazhoginskoye, near Shun'ga, with another occurrence at Vozhmozero…

Shungite has been used in medical treatment since the early 18th-century. Peter the Great set up Russia's first spa in Karelia to make use of the water purifying properties of shungite, which he had himself experienced. He also instigated its use in providing purified water for the Russian army. The anti-bacterial properties of shungite have been confirmed by modern testing.

According to metaphysical sources, Shungite is sometimes called the "Stone of Life" due to its healing and antibacterial properties. It is estimated by scientists that Shungite is almost 2 billion years old. It is found in very ancient layers of the Earth’s crust that were formed before life forms existed on Earth. Shungite (especially when used in water) purifies, protects, normalizes, induces recovery and promotes growth in living organisms. Healers use shungite to alleviate a wide variety of physical complaints such as heart difficulty, allergies, skin diseases, arthritis, hair and skin rejuvenation.
As a former sandblaster and bridge worker for the railroad, I spent many years in water, dirt, grime, bird droppings and specialized metallic and non metallic paint, in addition to being surrounded by the abrasive sand. Over time, my skin was thoroughly abused, always dry, and constantly itchy. I always seemed to be predisposed to getting skin rashes at the drop of a hat. Most creams and lotions gave me little relief. (In fact the only one that actually worked for me was this one.) I was constantly fighting a defensive struggle dealing with the annoyances of my skin.

Now I realize that most of you will be skeptical regarding so called metaphysical benefits and claims, especially when they are regarding a rock! I would expect that you would feel even more so, when the remedy is one that seems so simple. I don’t blame you. I was initially skeptical myself. However, my nature is to be open to all possibilities, and I believe that the earth is filled with a multitude of plants, foods and “others” that are designed to work for our benefit. With that mindset, I decided to give this stone a try.
What I did was simply place a piece of Shungite in a bottle of clean water and let it sit overnight. The next day I poured off the water and drank it, placing more water in the bottle with the stone to repeat the process. After several days of this, I suddenly realized that somehow I just "felt better." Then I noticed that my problem skin areas were smoothing out, and that the itchiness had disappeared. One week after drinking the Shungite infused water, the rash on my arm was gone!
While I appreciate the metaphysical benefits from the use of this wonderful crystal, I am gratified to know that there was a scientific basis behind them as well. Even better, I now have my own personal experience.

Where to find Shungite:

Shungite can be found at local specialty “rock shops” or “crystal stores.” It comes in a variety of forms including fancy polished pyramids and spheres. A two inch piece of tumbled stone can be purchased for anywhere between $3 and $10 depending on the store, but there are deals to be found, including bags of small rough unpolished specimines at reasonable prices. You can also find it on the internet, but as with everything on the web, make sure you find a reputable dealer.

Whether or not you believe in the metaphysical “science” of crystal use is irrelevant. However I 

How to make a Shungite gem elixir: 
Since Shungite is non toxic, the "direct method" of immersion can be used. Before doing anything else, once you get your very own piece of Shungite home, use a mild detergent and make sure you wash and rinse the stone thoroughly (remember many people have handled it before you got it). Once you have cleaned it, place your stone in a glass or plastic bottle and fill it with 32 ounces of fresh water. Place the bottle in a window to catch the sunlight, and leave it undisturbed the rest of the day. In the morning, pour off the water into another container and drink it throughout the day. If you prefer, you can also refrigerate the water to make it more palatable and refreshing. Refill the bottle with the Shungite with more water and repeat the process.
Many people use Shungite to create a healing spa in the home by placing it in bath or wash water. To make larger quantities of the Shungite gem elixir, get a larger container and add more (or larger) stones and water. For more information on how to make gem elixirs, including use of the "Indirect method" for friable stones and those containing heavy metals, click here. 
This amazing stone is very promising, and I plan to continue my regiment of drinking Shungite water to see what else it can do for my body. Perhaps it truly can help with my arthritis. I invite you to do the same. It certainly can't hurt.
Besides, if it’s good enough for Peter the Great, wouldn't it be good enough for us?


  1. I enjoyed your post and look forward to hearing if the Shungite helps your arthritis.

    1. Only glass containers should be used as the stones will absorb the chemicals from the plastic.

  2. Really! I didn't know. Your post was really enjoying. And I believe water can be healing water may save lives but if it is pure and filled with non-harmful things. And from your post it is proved again about health benefits drinking water

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