Shungite is one of the world’s best kept secrets. This mysterious black stone is most commonly found in Shunga, a remote village in Karelia, Russia. It’s origins are still unknown but is widely understood to be over two billion years old. The protective and healing qualities associated with shungite have long since been folklore but in recent years it has increasingly been catching the attention from those outside the Russian borders. As more focus is being placed on alternative medicines, the popularity of shungite is starting to gather pace across the globe especially in the UK.
We will aim to cover everything you need to know about this incredible natural resource. We will give you a detailed insight into what it makes it such a special product highlighting the past, present and what we believe will be the future of shungite. As life becomes ever more taxing and stressful, more and more people are looking at ways to take those strains out of their lives. We believe Shungite is the key to a calmer, healthier existence and this book will show you how.
The origins of Shungite are still unknown. There is speculation that it was formed as the result of a meteor strike hitting our planet before organic life even existed. Another theory argues that the stone was formed in oceans before ending up on land. There is also additional speculation that it originated from organisms in sedimentary rocks changing through time. It’s possible that we will never know it’s proper origin. What is true though is that at present, the main place where Shungite can be found is in the mining areas of Karelia, which is located in the northwest of Russia on the shores of the famous Lake Onega. There have also been other much smaller occurrences in Russia. The first was in a place called Kamchatka in volcanic rocks and the other was formed by the burning of spoil from a coal mine at a very high temperature in Chelyabinsk. In addition there have reportedly been other instances of small shungite findings in Austria, India, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kazakhstan.
There are two main modes of occurrence with regards to shungite. The first relates to its dissemination within the host rock and as apparently mobilised material. Migrated shungite which is the brighter, lustrous one has been said to represent migrated hydrocarbons and is found as either layer or vein shungite. It may also occur as clasts within younger rocks.
The main deposit of shungite contains an estimated total carbon reserve in excess of 250 million gigatonnes developed over an area of 9000 square kilometres. It is located within a mix of metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks that are preserved within a fold with younger layers closer to the centre of the structure otherwise known as a synforme. The sequence is dated by a gabbro intrusion which in essence reveals a period of millions of years over which this process has been taking place. This period is otherwise known as the Paleoproterozoic era which was around 1600-2500 million years ago. The Paleoproterozoic is also the longest era in the geological history of Earth. It is believed that it was in this era that the continents first stabilised. It is the first of three sub-divisions or eras of the Proterozoic Eon.
Shungite has long been regarded as a pure example of abiogenic petroleum formation but its biological origin has now been confirmed. Non-migrated Shungite is found directly above deposits that were formed in a shallow water carbonate shelf to non-marine environment. The shungite bearing sequence is believed to have been deposited during active rifting, consistent with the alkaline volcanic rocks that are found with the sequence. The organic rich sediments were probably deposited in a setting consistent with a lagoon. The elevated levels of carbon indicate increased biological productivity probably as a result of the high levels of nutrients available from volcanic material that is already embedded.
Shungite is a beautiful stone, black in colour that is made of up to 99% carbon. It also consists of nearly all the minerals in the periodic table. However, what makes Shungite especially enticing is that it is the only known source of fullerenes on the planet. I can actually hear a lot of you out there asking what are fullerenes. Well I do plan to go into more detail about them in a later chapter but essentially they are the elements from which Shungite receives its healing powers. Historically, the only other known source of fullerenes on earth have been from the odd meteorite which illustrates just how a rare a phenomenon it is.
There are three types of shungite and they are differentiated by the amount of carbon present in them. The first of these is called regular shungite. This contains 30-50% of organic carbon. Of the three types, it’s more robust composition makes it the easiest to shape. As a result these are mined to a industrial level spawning items such as pyramids, beads and spheres. With its deep black colour it is very popular in the handmade jewellery trade across the world.
The next is a rare stone called Petrovsky or type II shungite. This is classed as a transitional type and contains up to 75% carbon. The black colouring is not quite as deep as the regular and has more of a shiny look to it. It has all the properties of the higher grade elite shungite but is not quite as fragile. As with the regular type, they can also be shaped into different products such as bracelets, necklaces and pendants. There is an old legend that states that a Russian emperor, Peter I, ordered his soldiers to use petrovsky shungite to purify water and for the healing of wounds during the many military assignments in the 18th century. It is alleged that while enemy fingers were constantly weakened by dysentery, the local Russian troops stayed strong due to the benefits of shungite. It is also said that he created the first Russian Healing Spa on Lake Onega but only the aristocracy were allowed to use it back then.
Lastly but by no means least is the elite (or noble) shungite. This is by the rarest form of shungite with up to 99% of pure carbon. In terms of colour it has more of a silver tint as well as a very shiny surface. These have the more powerful healing energies due to the higher carbon content. They are extremely fragile which makes them almost impossible to be shaped or polished. As a result the elite types are normally sold in their unique, natural shape. You can get pendants and earrings with the elite but only as raw nuggets. As the name suggests this is the flagship shungite where you see it perform at its very best.
FULLERENES IN SHUNGITE
Shungite has been the subject of many studies by Russian scientists for decades. However, it has only been over the last few years that the results about this remarkable mineral have been made available to the western world. It is no coincidence that in Russia, shungite has been a huge success when used in the fields of medicine, ecology, agriculture, water filtration, construction and chemical industries.
A big breakthrough surrounding the mystery of shungite came in 1996 when scientists Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes. Their great work would culminate in the duo winning the Nobel Prize for chemistry in the same year. It was then later found that the fullerenes were actually a critical component in Shungite and it was in fact from them that gives the shungite gets its incredible power to heal.
The fullerenes are a unique, crystalline form of carbon. They are a series of hollow carbon molecules that form a closed cage type structure or like a cylinder. In terms of their make up they consist of 60 carbon atoms pieced together by single and double strands to form a sphere that looks just like a football.
It acts as an antioxidant and its molecules set off a very powerful healing vibration. As a result of this if Shungite is put in water or close to the human body, the fullerenes that are present help to clean that area. This process also enables the shungite to absorb and destroy energies that can be a detriment to good health. Despite many studies, scientists have still been unable to determine how these astonishing molecules were able to form.
They are named after Buckminster Fuller, an American inventor and architect renowned for his tireless work dedicated to improving human lives. He created the geodesic dome which had a striking resemblance to the spherical structure of the fullerenes.
The fullerenes have created such a buzz within the scientific community and the fact that it naturally forms within shungite has researchers at a fever pitch. It is the largest particle documented to demonstrate the wave/particle duality of matter. This was confirmed when scientists made the observation that a fullerene sphere could pass through two different slits at the same time. This is a test normally reserved for much smaller particles such as photons, electrons or single atoms.
The full extent to which the fullerenes can be used are under constant study. Scientists are looking to expand its reach and how its power within the shungite can be harnessed. Areas such as chemical de-contamination, stealth technology and medical science are just a few instances of where the research is taking place.
BENEFITS OF SHUNGITE
Now we’ve reached the exciting bit. You’ve all heard about it’s miraculous power in regards to healing and protection so now we’re going to explore all these qualities in depth. There are so many ways in which shungite can enrich your life. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at home, work or on the move, this wonderful natural resource can be placed seamlessly into your everyday routine. The first area that we’re going to look at it’s incredible ability to purify water.
For many centuries, shungite has been used in Russia as a means to purify water used for drinking and bathing. One of the oldest documented cases of this came as far back as 1719. In March of that year Peter The Great opened the Marcial Waters Resort in Karelia. These were his words detailing why he had it built:
‘..Because this waters cure various cruel illnesses, in particular scurvy, morbid depression, gall, stomach weakness, vomiting, diarrhoea, stones, kidneys and have the great power against other illnesses...’
An incredible testament to the power of shungite from over 300 years ago. Those in the world of science know now that the curative effects of Marcial water are brought about by it passing through deposits of shungite and being enriched by the fullerenes as a result.
The fullerenes are so vital in this process. They contain a huge amount of hydrogen which enables them to neutralise any impurities and toxins present making them very effective in purifying the water. The extremely high filtering capacity is borne from its unique chemical composition along with the physical characteristics. The naturally porous structure of carbon is another factor in the filtering process.
Here is a quote from a respected scientific source, Science Direct:
“Shungite is an effective sorbent for removal of organic and inorganic substances, pathogenic bacteria and heavy metals from contaminated water.”
In layman terms it kills pathogenic bacteria and purifies water. There are a host of studies out there that confirm that by adding shungite to water it fills it with oxygen, calcium, magnesium and other vital mineral components. In addition to killing off bacteria it also removes pesticides, chlorine, volatile organics, heavy metals and fluoride. Digesting shungite water provides positive therapeutic effects to offset a host of ailments that include the following: Allergies, Sore throats, Asthma, Gastric issues, Arthritis, Kidney problems, Gallbladder issues, Autoimmune disease, Pancreatic dysfunction, Chronic fatigue, Headaches, Skin issues, Joint and muscle problems, Respiratory issues.
Remember this is an ongoing process with shungite water. Tests and studies are been carried out constantly to find other areas in which shungite can help to improve everyday life. As was said earlier it has been known in Russia for many centuries but it wasn’t until the early 1990s that shungite was started to be used commercially as a water purifier.
It is totally safe to put shungite straight into your glass or maybe carry in a water bottle. One must ensure that your stone is original and not a fake. It is also recommended that you always use the highest grade rock for this. The elite shungite has, of course, the highest levels of carbon therefore you will get the best results. You must also check that it is in its purest state and not polished or modified in any way.
Drinking one or two glasses of shungite purified water every day will keep your body energised and in a very healthy balance. Experts say that shungite will keep indefinitely but if the water is really polluted the pebbles will pick up such impurities such as nitrates, fluoride and chlorine and it is recommended cleaning the pebbles thoroughly every 3-6 months. To get the best results it is said that one should place the shungite stone in water for 2-3 days. Alternatively you could use a shungite filter.
It is amazing the difference in the quality of the water once shungite stones take effect. The purification process not only cleanses but the water itself is absolutely crystal clear. Take a look at the pictures attached. One the one hand you can see water mixed with a poor grade stone. Then you see the difference with the high quality shungite. It’s like night and day. It cannot be specified enough how important that you have the elite shungite or at worst the type II Petrovsky to clean your water. There are many fake stones out there so ensure you test the product first before drinking. If you see the water turning a musty brown colour then you know the water is not fit for purpose.
SHUNGITE AND DIGESTION
The properties of shungite have been well researched and continue to be. You’ve read about the power of this amazing stone when in water but now I’m going to go a little deeper about a specific effect and this relates to the digestive system.
As humans it’s often been said that what we eat is a representation of who we are. A lot of us read or hear about what’s right or wrong with our diet. We try to do what society says is the right thing and eat well to safeguard our health. However, all it takes is saying something is delicious which we know deep down is bad for us but we go ahead and devour it anyway. Call it negligence, a moment of weakness or whatever you want but such actions can lead to massive problems with digestion, which in turn, can adversely affect our whole body. If initially you feel discomfort in the shape of stomach pains, diarrhoea or constipation, by the time you reach middle age these can all develop into much more serious diseases. The key to avoiding all this is always good healthy nutrition and it is important to remember that shungite is not the all-seeing cure for all this while pursuing an unhealthy diet. What it can do is be a help in easing the symptoms, treating disease if already developed and be a huge aid in focusing your mind towards healthy nutrition.
It is well known that shungite reduces pain and inflammation. In addition it has antibacterial and antioxidant qualities as well as antihistamine effect. This is all crucial when it comes to digestion as all of these processes directly create negative processes in your stomach. When you kit yourself with these properties you can successfully treat the symptoms that come with the likes of gastritis, ulcers, colic and gallbladder stones to name but a few. If you are unfortunate enough to already have these diseases shungite is effective in reducing pain and start the treating and restoration processes. Those with allergies will be pleased to know that it can ease and fight against food allergies. Also shungite possesses an anti-aging property that can help to keep your digestive system in shape and prevents any age-related problems.
The way to use shungite in water safely was mentioned earlier in the book but we will go through it briefly again here. All that is needed is some shungite stones that have been washed and then place into a glass or jug of water. It is recommended that around 150-200 grams (0.33-0.44lbs) should be used per one litre of water for the best results. If you have elite shungite stones, then it is advised that you should use 50-70 grams (0.11-0.15lbs). Then leave the stones in the water for a couple of days and after this you can use the water to treat your digestive problems.
As will expanded upon more later in the book, shungite can have a major influence on our energy and emotions. People that have positive experiences with shungite tend to share these with others and take that mindset into all areas of their lives. This amazing stone can emit such positivity that you will be motivated to lead a healthy diet and care intensely about your nutrition. It could be the drinking of shungite water or the use of other shungite products such as jewellery and home decoration.
The influence of shungite in our digestive process is huge and the hope is that you will want to try this yourself. Please don’t forget to recharge the stones every two weeks to keep them fresh so they can work to their full potential. Drink shungite water to rid yourself from any issues with digestion and your overall well-being.
As the human race evolves so does the need to make our lives easier. People are always taken in by the immediate results but pay little attention to any hidden side-effects. For example, where would we be without electricity? The answer is we would be stuck in the dark ages. In those times it was so hard to get any kind of light in your house. Nowadays, of course, electricity is now received through pipelines into our homes at a charge depending on how much is used. Electricity is something we completely rely on and use every single day.
All we concentrate on is how electricity helps us to perform the most basic of daily tasks to enable our work and play to function properly. This reliance blinkers us in our collective ability to locate any potential dangers. Effectively we have taken electricity for granted. However, as time has gone on, people are becoming aware of the possible dangers so let’s look at these in more detail and then highlight how Shungite can help in fighting it.
Electrical towers, or pylons as they are otherwise known, dominate our immediate landscape. Living near one of these or phone towers, or indeed anything that can produce an electronic signal could mean you are residing next to a death trap. Of course, there has been the introduction of 5G recently which brings with it increased internet speed but has attracted a lot of controversy. I hear you all ask why that is the case. Well, the reason is places like these produce electromagnetic frequencies and signals. They are invisible to the human eye, but absorb themselves into the human body in the same way as radiation. In a number of instances, it can perform like a very slow radiation invading the body and over time destroying body cells and the immune system. Using shungite has been found to reduce these issues to a certain extent.
Problems with skin can happen to any one of us. Repeated exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, but excessive exposure can cause or bring about the onset of skin cancer. If one lives near electrical or phone towers these problems can be exacerbated so as to be far worse than a normal case. The electromagnetic frequencies (or EMF as they are otherwise known) and waves can penetrate through the walls of your home and then onto your skin thus beginning the process whereby your once healthy immune system starts to be affected. As a result diseases can begin to gain a foothold within your body slowly at first but then more rapid as your immune system gets worse.
What tends to happen is when you visit a doctor about these issues it is often put down as part of the ageing process. This misdiagnosis can be put down to a lack of understanding on his or hers part of what is happening within your home. The doctor focuses on just the medical side which will take him away from the atmospheric problems that are present within your four walls.
Thirty years ago no one had heard of a mobile phone. Nowadays we couldn’t imagine our daily routine without one. Our whole lives are on those things. We’ve all been warned as to the dangers in using mobile phones. We have been told about precautions we should take when using them. They work by sending signals to and fro from nearby cell towers also known as base stations. This is done by using RF waves. They are a form of electromagnetic energy that fall between FM radio waves and microwaves. Just like FM radio waves, microwaves, visible light and heat, RF waves are a form of non-ionising radiation. They don’t possess enough energy to be the direct causal effect of cancer by causing damage to the DNA inside cells. RF waves are different from much stronger forms of radiation like x-rays, gamma rays and ultraviolet light that actually can damage the cells DNA.
Studies have shown that using a mobile phone sends EMF radiation straight into your brain and through your skull. This happens as a result of the waves travelling into the soft tissue of your ear canal. They then spread into the soft tissue in your head and force their way into every cell that they come into contact with. The scary thing is once the radiation is in your head there is no known limit for how long it can stay there. Research is ongoing as to the answer to this.
In the long run it really is up to us as humans to understand exactly how it is our bodies work and what we can do to enable it to flourish going forward. If you are someone that lives in a place with electrical towers all around and there is prolonged exposure to all these electromagnetic frequencies, then the simple thing is to move out. Of course, if you can’t then you need something that can help to neutralise and control some of that EMF interaction with your body and that’s where shungite comes into its own.
The health benefits of shungite start with placing it in those areas where exposure to these frequencies is at its highest point. If you find yourself going to the doctor because of constant health issues, have a look around and work out how close you are to any mobile phone masts. The frequencies can reach up to five miles away. Your Shungite products can only help you if you understand how the EMF is negatively affecting your body and in what areas they are in relation to where your home is. So this means that the closer you live within that five mile radius, the more problems you are going to have with your health.
To offset these dangers you could wear shungite in pendant form around your neck. This can help when it comes to mobile phone use or indeed the use of any digital device. You could place a stone in any bags that you carry around with you for extra help on the move. One can also place them in strategic areas around the home. For example they can go next to a TV, computer or anything that you feel is capable of causing a disturbance to good health within your home.
There are many videos that can be viewed online showing exactly how to use shungite to its fullest. You will also be able to see live tests bringing to life just how powerful this incredible natural resource is. With the demand for greater technology increasing by the day, so will the hidden dangers for all of us. That’s where the power of shungite comes in to help combat those elements and enable to get on with our everyday lives.
Since Shungite burst onto the global stage in the 1990s its rise has been meteoric. It is widely touted as the ‘miracle stone of the 21st century’. It’s emergence has seen it become the first port of call for those seeking protection against electromagnetic fields and purification of water as mentioned previously in this book. Shungite is also well known for its ability to heal and to help with a person’s emotional wellbeing.
Now while shungite is not a crystal it is universally regarded as one of the strongest mineral healers because its makeup spans the board from purity to protection. As a result it can produce a variety of benefits for those that work with it. At present, the most popular use for shungite has been for protection against electronics but the potential for healing in this stone goes far beyond protection from the many technologies. It can be used as part of crystal body layouts, meditations and so much more.
It is incredibly powerful for those seeking energetic, emotional and spiritual purification. The protective energy of shungite aids in the the neutralising of negative energy forces that are stored within the mind, body and spirit. The carbon that is present within the stone allied with the anti-oxidant type quality act as a detoxifying agent for the soul. This helps to eradicate any toxic energy so that you don’t feel rundown and can feel your best. Whenever one needs to release heavy or stagnant energy from their system, it is shungite that is needed to become that master cleanser.