Black Obsidian Palmstone
- Obsidian is a very powerful protective stone
- Obsidian repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts.
- Obsidian promotes qualities of compassion and strength.
- Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension.
- Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion.
- Obsidian reduces arthritis pain and joint problems
** Metaphysical Properties **
Obsidian is a very powerful protective stone. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. Obsidian promotes qualities of compassion and strength, and draws out mental stress and tension. Obsidian also brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion & reduces arthritis pain and joint problems
** More Information **
Obsidian is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth. It is commonly found within the margins of rhyolitic lava flows known as obsidian flows. These flows have a high content of silica, which gives them a high viscosity.
* Our Choice Stone *
Obsidian is a natural glass, produced when silica rich lava cools quickly, preventing the formation of a crystal structure. The name comes from the Latin obsidianus, a corruption of obsianus lapis, “stone of Obsius”. Authors in antiquity believed Obsius was the first person to discover the stone in Ethiopia.
Materials with reflective surfaces were once luxury goods. Before the technology of metal backed glass became widely available, mirrors were produced from polished metal or stone instead. Although found in many cultures, obsidian mirrors were most famously used by Mesoamerican cultures like the Maya and Aztecs. They were both status symbols and ritual tools, used for predicting the future.
During the European colonization of the Americas, obsidian mirrors were brought back as exotic souvenirs for the royal courts and reentered European spiritual traditions. For example, the early 17th century scholar and magician John Dee, advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, used an Aztec scrying mirror to communicate with angels.
Traditionally obsidian mirrors are used for scrying, a form of divination that uses shiny or transparent objects. They also make great charging plates for gem elixirs, a stone base for crystal grids, or a cleansing tool during energy work, placing the mirror over congested parts of the subtle body. Obsidian is associated metaphysically with purifying negativity, spiritual protection, and accessing other realms, like connecting to our angelic guides.
Smoky Mountain Relic Room offers a 30 return policy with proof of purchase.
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The Smoky Mountain Relic Room stands behind the items we sell with a limnited lifetime guarantee. We will exchange any item for store credit if the item sold is found by a certified authenticator not to be the authentic artifact, fossil, meteorite or mineral that we advertised it as being. A letter, specific to the artifact, fossil, meteorite or mineral in question, from a certified authenticator (in the business under the occupation specific to the item in question) must be brought in with the item for the return to be acceptable. This guarantee is for the lifetime of the initial purchaser only. See the Relic Room Manager, downstairs inside Smoky Mountain Knife Works, for more information. Original receipt required for exchanges.
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