Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass formed after eruptions and comes in a few different forms, including Snowflake Obsidian, Rainbow Obsidian and Sheen Obsidian. The use of Obsidian dates back to the Stone Age, and it has been used for thousands of years since in weaponry and rituals. The Mesoamericans and the Mayans polished it into mirrors for use in contacting spirits and as portals to other realms. There have more recently been bright blue and green transparent "obsidians" seen on the market - these are in fact just manmade coloured glass.
Black Obsidian Metaphysical Properties include:
- Providing insight and protection from negative influences
- Dissolving pain
- Boosting wisdom, learning, intuition
- Spiritually grounding
- Combats self defeating pattern
- Helps you integrate spirituality into everyday life
- Boosts creativity
- Emphasises male qualities
- Helps with scrying effectiveness
Please note that as crystals and minerals are natural, they may not be as perfect as glass or man-made replicas. Softer stones in particular such as jet and satin spar have natural marks on them, so please handle them gently.
All crystal properties are based on metaphysical beliefs, and should not be used as a substitute for medical care. For metaphysical and geological properties of each crystal, please download our free app, more information here.
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