ANCIENT STONE, MODERN FUNCTION
This rare mineral is so amazing, where do I even start? It’s hard to understand why so few people know about Shungite, considering it's history, and now, the science behind it.
Shungite boosts your energy, heals, relieves stress, detoxifies and purifies body and mind, protects from harmful EMFs, increases physical and mental balance
To understand Shungite better and to use it to its full advantage, here is what you need to know.
A natural mineral of unusual composition and structure, Shungite is an ancient rock formation that's about 2 billion years old. It comes from only one place on Earth - a Russian region of Karelia - near the small settlement called Shun'ga (hence the name), on the shores of Lake Onega.
Shungite has been used for centuries - its lore dates back to before the reign of Peter the Great. The locals knew about its mysterious "great powers” and used it to heal diseases and purify water.
Modern ŌM sources Shungite directly from the mine in Karelia to make sure it is the real deal.
Peter the Great understood the powerful healing and antibacterial properties of this mineral - he even made all soldiers in his army to carry a piece of it during military campaigns, to purify water and use on their wounds. And, he established the first Russian Healing Spa on Lake Onega, for wounded soldiers first and then for the aristocracy later.
Shungite has been studied extensively by Russian scientists for decades, but only within the last few years has information about this incredible mineral reached the Western world. No wonder that in Russia, this mineral has been successfully used in medicine, ecology, agriculture, water filtration, metallurgy, chemical and construction industries.
Even though there are many scientific articles about Shungite, there is still much misunderstanding in the West about what it can actually do, and it does provide awesome benefits in so many different ways!
Here is a bit of scientific information - in 1996 scientists Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes, a special carbon-based molecular formation - which turned out to be a major component of Shungite – for which they won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Shungite is the only known natural source of fullerenes on Earth... with the exception of a few meteorites.
Simply put, the scientists discovered that Shungite receives its healing power from one of its elements, fullerenes, a crystalline form of carbon.
Even though to this day scientists remain mystified about how these unique molecules were able to form, they are believed to be THE MOST POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS that shield cells from the affect of free radicals.
Now, scientists around the world are researching these molecules, which are being used in many technological applications in material science, electronics, and nanotechnology.
Fullerenes are a special form of carbon. And carbon, as we all know, is the foundation of life on the Earth.
So what makes scientific researchers so excited about Shungite and why is it called STONE OF LIFE?
Russian scientists confirm that, in addition to being a natural antioxidant, it can improve immune system function. It also actively interacts with various electromagnetic fields (anthropogenic high-frequency, solar, geo-pathogenic, biofields) and neutralizes their negative impact.
Russian scientific research also shows that because of Shungite’s unique structure, it grabs onto many different things including chemicals, volatile organic compounds, drugs, chlorine, fluoride, and radioactive particles. It also kills a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, phages and other pathogens.
And there is more :
- it has exceptionally high resistance to chemically aggressive environments
- it has a high electrical and low thermal conductivity
- it attenuates electromagnetic emissions, counteracting the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields and radiation from computers, cell phones, Wi-Fi, and other electronic devices and appliances
- it purifies water and enriches it with beneficial minerals
GRADES OF SHUNGITE
Not all Shungite is created equal. It comes in different grades or classes, based on its carbon content. The more carbon it has, the stronger its healing qualities.
Regina Martino, a French Bioenergetics researcher who has been conducting experiments on Shungite since 2006, puts it into 3 categories:
Type I Shungite (Elite or Noble Shungite):
Purest and most rare form of Shungite with carbon content at least 98 percent; shiny silvery black semimetallic luster; does not lend itself to cutting and shaping
Type II Shungite (Black Shungite):
50-70 percent carbon; because it’s easily shaped and polished, this is the type typically used for sculptures and jewelry; black in color with a semi - dull luster (unless polished)
Type III Shungite (Gray Shungite or Shungite rock):
30-50 percent carbon; gray in color with a dull or matte luster
Fullerenes are not abundant in all grades, they are found in their highest concentration in Elite Shungite, and to a lesser degree in Black Shungite.
Elite Shungite is the most scarce form - it accounts for only 1% of all Shungite that is found, making it most rare and most expensive.
So now, when we know a little bit more about this wonderful mineral, how can we incorporate it into our everyday life?
SHUNGITE WATER - NATURE'S MIRACLE
For centuries this mineral has been used to purify and energize drinking and bathing water.
On March 20, 1719 Peter the Great has opened Marcial Waters Resort in Karelia, here is why in his own words:
"...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..."
This is actually one of the oldest recorded historical evidences of Shungite’s amazing properties. Scientist now know, that the healing effect of the Marcial water is created by it passing through Shungite deposits, being enriched by fullerenes as a result.
It is proven now that Shungite can neutralize a significant number of toxins because it holds a massive quantity of hydrogen, making it very effective for water purification.
Beneficial qualities of Shungite-infused water are well-documented in Russia. They are derived from its unique chemical composition and physical characteristics - carbon's naturally porous structure - that result in extremely high filtering capacity.
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.”
Plainly speaking, it kills pathogenic bacteria, and purifies water.
Numerous studies confirm that adding Shungite fills water with oxygen, calcium, magnesium and other essential mineral components, while killing bacteria, and removing pesticides, chlorine, and heavy metals. Bad taste and odors disappear too!
Another good reason to drink Shungite water is because it contains natural antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, which makes it beneficial to our cells and tissues. It is totally safe to put Shungite directly in your glass, or carry in your water bottle. Just make sure your stone is not fake and is of the higher grade.
Many energy practitioners believe that Shungite not only purifies water, but also charges it with healing energy, helping to keep the body healthy and balanced.
If you decide to drink Shungite water, use the most powerful grade - Elite Shungite to make it. It is the purest, comes in a raw form and is not polished or modified in any way. To make it easier for you, we have created LIVING WATER KITS that can be used at home and on the go.
According to Martino, Shungite will keep indefinitely, but if the water is really polluted, the pebbles will pick up such impurities as chlorine, nitrates, and fluoride, so she advises cleansing the pebbles every four to six months.
An extremely potent mineral, Shungite is often called the Ultimate Bodyguard, for its ability to provide protection from electro-magnetic frequencies as well as to absorb toxic energies.
We are being exposed to electromagnetic radiation constantly - at home, at work, traveling or just walking around, we are practically swimming in the sea of electromagnetic waves.
According to scientific research, it attenuates electromagnetic emissions providing protection from harmful electromagnetic radiation. Shungite appears to transform dangerous man-made EMFs into wave forms that are more compatible with our biology. And it does it not by eliminating, but by changing the properties of harmful radiation.
Shungite's protective characteristics are present whether the stones are in direct contact with your body or just nearby. That makes Shungite one of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive personal EMF protection solutions - use it as JEWELRY, carry it in your purse or a pocket, put it in your car or under your pillow!
Our Shungite jewelry is worn by highly sensitive people for both physical and spiritual benefits.
It is a great idea to keep Shungite around the house and in the office, especially in places with lots of electronics. Put it next to your computer, TV, or electrical outlets. And it is really economical - you can use a PYRAMID in your dining room for as little as $10.99, or a SPHERE next to your bed, starting from $16.00.
As research shows, this mineral modifies harmful influence of electromagnetic radiation much better than other stones because it does not become saturated and does not take on a negative charge. AND, while blocking EMF, Shungite keeps signal intact.
Another big benefit of Shungite is that you can use and re-use it for as long as you want, making it an efficient, inexpensive and practical protection solution.
Within the spiritual field, Shungite is considered to be a very powerful tool of transformation. It is often called “a catalyst for positive changes and growth”, for its ability to help heal lower Chakras while preparing the body for higher energy work.
Regina Martino, who has developed a highly reliable, reproducible way to measure fluctuations of the human energy field, has found that "Shungite, more than any other rock, is able to realign the chakras and optimize the vital field. In particular, shungite greatly increases or concentrates of the vital field in the first, or “Root Chakra.”
Aiding each Chakra individually and as a system, Shungite seems to affect most powerfully the 1st Chakra, 2nd Chakra and 3rd Chakra. It is believed to support physical and emotional balance and increase mental clarity, dissipating destructive thoughts and spiritual imbalances.
Powerful grounding, centering and protective energies make Shungite one of the best choices for balancing the lower energy centers of the body.
With so many beneficial properties going for it, you can understand why we are so excited about Shungite – it is a perfect fit for Modern ŌM: it carries ancient energies and has been used for centuries, and yet now it is being utilized in the most modern technological applications. It is practically "timeless", unique, functional and beautiful.