Shungite

Every day we exist in modern society, our physical bodies are being bombarded by unseen forces that the average person knows very little or next to nothing about. Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are all around us, especially if you live in or around the perimeter of any major city.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences categorizes EMFs into two groups:

low frequency EMF radiation, such as cell phones and WiFi, and high frequency EMF radiation, such as cell phone towers and ultraviolet light.

Another major issue in or around any cities, is geopathic stress, and can be experienced as insomnia, headaches, fatigue, or weakness. EMFs, underground water currents, and power lines can cause us to experience geopathic stress by disconnecting or interrupting our connection to mother Earth’s natural energies and resonance. Our bodies and the cells within us act as antennas and continuously pick up these frequencies, whether we are aware of them or not. Extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic and microwave radiation disturb and disrupt the balance within our cells, and the random and unorganized photons radiating from these fields act as electromagnetic “free radicals” or cancer inducers. I happen to be extremely sensitive to these frequencies and I can sense subtle changes. I often experience ringing in my ears due to such frequencies.

Shungite can help alleviate symptoms of those affected by electromagnetic radiation. Shungite is a black mineral, mostly made of carbon, and formed more than two billion years ago from living single-cell organisms. It was found near the village of Shunga in the Republic of Karelia in Northern Russia, hence the name “shungite.” There are stories of Czar Peter the Great travelling to the Karelia region in order to obtain shungite so that he could make a healing tonic.

There are three main types shungite:

  • Type I contains 98 percent carbon and is known as elite or noble hungite and is never used for making into objects because the high carbon content makes it very brittle. Elite Shungite accounts for only one percent of all shungite found and is the hardest to obtain, but can be identified by conchoidal fractures, similar the shape of a sea shell and has a nice luster and silver color.
  • Type II contains 50 to 70 percent carbon and is known as Petrovskey shungite and has a shine to it when polished or fashioned into objects.
  • Type III contains 30 to 50 percent carbon and is commonly used in carving because it can be shaped and polished very easily. This form has a more dull or matte look to it.

All shungite with less than 98 percent carbon content is considered to be shungite bearing rock and can be graded by the luster or matte, the brightness or dullness, of the stone.

Shungite is vital because of the presence of fullerenes. A fullerene is an allotrope of carbon, the best-known examples of allotropes are diamond and graphite, and can come in many shapes. Fullerenes are also known as Buckminsterfullerenes or buckeyballs, named after Buckminster Fuller who designed the geodesic dome. Harold Kroto, Robert Curl, and Richard Smalley were awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their part in the discovery of this class of molecules. Fullerenes act as free radical scavengers by absorbing any free radicals throughout the body.

Fullerenes contained in shungite help to absorb and negate the effects of EMFs, ELFs, and other geopathic stressors on our bodies. The fullerenes can act as a carbon filter if you break pieces of shungite in a container of water. You can also wear or carry pieces of shungite to absorb EMFs and ELFs or purchase fashioned pieces that can be placed on cell phones and other electronic devices.

Nate Ramski is a mineral specialist at Nature’s Own mineral collectors studio in Breckenridge. Since 1988, Nature’s Own has been a premier location to fi nd fossils and minerals from around the world. Their friendly staff of geologists and rock enthusiasts are there to provide customers with knowledge on the thousands of pieces they off er. The collection at Nature’s Own is unmatched by traditional rock and mineral shops, creating an environment which serves the needs of amateur geologists, spiritual enthusiasts, and serious collectors.

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