Obsidian is a glassy, silica-rich volcanic rock whose structure has no regular geometric pattern. Since obsidian breaks with as very sharp conchoidal fracture, it is ideal for making arrowheads and has often been fashioned as such since Paleolithic times. Obsidian arrowheads were much sought after by tribal hunters.
This midnight-colored sphere was mined, cut, and polished here in the United States. Its diameter is approximately 2.375” and its weight is 8.3 ounces. The stunning stone comes with a small plastic stand upon which to place the gemstone sphere.
Some of the spiritual, healing properties of obsidian include:
- Elimination of negative energies in oneself (anger, resentment, greed, etc.) and one’s environment.
- Purification of addictive, abusive behaviors so action can be taken to clear their root causes.
- Understanding of, but not alignment with, the darker side of one’s nature.
- Grounding oneself to the heart of Mother Earth and living with respect for all beings and creatures.
- Promotion of all types of scrying, including spiritual communication.
This dynamic sphere would make an ideal gift for a gemstone collector, for a loved one in need of its healing properties, or for someone who has created a prayer wheel in her/his special meditation space or room.