What is Shungite?
There are two main types of Shungite.
Elite, which is also called Noble or Type 1 Shungite.
1. Elite is the scarcest form of Shungite and accounts for around 1% of all Shungite mined. It contains a higher quantity of Fullerenes per mass than type 2 Shungite. It is 98-99% carbon compared with around 70% carbon for type 2 Shungite.
Elite is the most beautiful type of Shungite. It does not lend itself to being polished or shaped so is always kept in the raw form in which it is found. Each piece is unique and will be characterised by a shiny semi-metallic look often highlighted with conchoidal patterns.
Another common feature of Elite is Ochre coloured inclusions. These are Jarosite, a basic sulphate of iron formed from the oxidation of Pyrite. Elite is sometimes called crystallised Shungite because of its naturally faceted appearance but this term is incorrect since Shungite is an amorphous mineral and never crystallises into any geometrical shapes.
Type 2 Shungite
2. Type 2 Shungite is easily shaped and polished so all, spheres, cubes, pyramids etc that you see will be this type. The colour will be dark grey for unpolished, with visible lines of Pyrite often seen, to black for polished items and generally has lines of pyrite less visible throughout. Either polished or unpolished Shungite works in the same way. The only difference is how they look.
Fullerenes in Nature
Fullerenes are a recently discovered allotrope of Carbon (others being Diamond & Graphite). They form as hollow molecules with the most common being made up of sixty Carbon atoms (C60).
Fullerenes were discovered in 1985 by Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. Together with Harold Kroto, they synthesised these three-dimensional forms of carbon while trying to simulate the high-temperature, high-pressure conditions necessary for the formation of stars. Their discovery won them the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1996.
The natural occurrence of fullerenes remained unclear until they were verified in deposits of Karelian Shungite in 1992.
Ways to use Shungite
In general, we look for ways to promote healing and bring balance, which is why Shungite is so good!
Shungite water for drinking
We choose to use Elite and Shards to prepare Shungite water. Add about 20g of Elite and 100gms of Shards per litre of filtered water, to a container. Stand for one day with lid off, then remove the Elite and Shards, replace the lid. The water is now ready to use.
Shungite water will be slightly acidic so we recommend that you take a break every few weeks, to avoid this we like to add a few drops of liquid chlorophyll which makes the water alkaline and also gives a great fresh taste.
Take good quality organic coconut oil and add 1g of Shungite powder per 10g of oil, mix well. Great for dry skin and itchy scalp.
Shungite powder mixed with water to form a paste. Then apply the paste to skin irritations. You can cover the area with plastic wrap and leave on for a few hours or as long as you can.
Regina Martino explains the benefits of wearing Shungite in her book (“Shungite Protection, Healing & Detoxification”).
There is a wide range of choices for wearing Shungite including bracelets, pendants and necklaces, earrings and more. Shungite is said to balance the energy around it, unlike some crystals that reflect or draw in negative energy. You can wear Shungite every day and it will help to keep your energy clear and balanced. It is also said to be great for EMF protection.
Shungite spheres, cubes and pyramids.
Spheres are best used in bedrooms and family areas as they have a very gentle effect.
Cubes work in a grounding way and are perfect to use in homes that are on a steeply sloping block or in Pole homes. Cubes are also perfect to use on WiFi routers to balance EMF radiation.
Pyramids can be used in EMF protection around the home as well as they have a very strong field that emanates from them due to their shape.
Shungite Tiles can be used in a variety of ways. We use one in our vegetable crisper to keep food fresher for longer. We also have one in our cars to help with EMF protection. You can set your laptop on a tile while using it to help with any EMF’s as well.
Shungite For Well Being ( from the book “Shungite: Protection, Healing and Detoxification) by Regina Martino
“All Russian studies on using shungite for therapeutic purposes have demonstrated its effectiveness, and it’s ability in stimulating immune system defences and in reactivating the healing processes.
In our nonmedical viewpoint, we are interested in applying shungite to the domain of well-being. In its natural state and in whatever form it may be, this mineral displays no negative effect whatever. It is therefore ideal for usage without precise therapeutic control. However, as with any solution linked to wellbeing, the use of shungite never replaces the advice of a medical doctor when faced with any particular pathology.
The advantage to the use of shungite is that it is never in conflict with other therapies, even those that depend on medication because it acts on the base of our energetic body and supports all efforts taken to re-establish balance and health.”
Shungite Rooms in Russia
Taken from the book ” Shungite: Healing, Protection and Detoxification ” by Regina Martino
Long experience of using shungite, its healing properties and the high efficiency of protection from electromagnetic radiation, allowed creating shungite rooms, mostly in Russia, for adaptation and psycho-emotional correction, for both adults and children. Recovery is the main effect of the shungite room.
Staying in such a room enhances the overall vitality and body resistance which improves work efficiency of healthy individuals. This gives an opportunity to use shungite rooms for physical and psychological rehabilitation and non-medical recovery of human beings. Shungite rooms can also correct the energy bio-field of a person.
Such shungite rooms are constructed in St. Petersburg Military Medical Academy, in Petrozavodsk, in the spa centre “White Springs”, in the office of the company “Pritsero P” in Moscow, in Saratov. There is also a shungite room in prison “Matrosskaya Tishina”, where the guards visit this place for 20-30 minutes to relieve fatigue after the shifts.
The shungite room constructed in Beslan School No.1 in 2006 has shown amazing results. It became a unique generator of life force to those who have survived the well-known Beslan tragedy (the seizure of children in this school by terrorists in 2004). The smiles of children, their colourful drawings that symbolise the good and the friendship, sunshine and flowers, the improvement of the emotional status of teachers and parents of children who have experienced this tragedy are the best evidence of surprising properties shungite, the “stone-comforter”, as it is known.
Shungite as Electromagnetic Protection – Read more in our blog EMF Protection