There’s always a bit of a offness to me with our singular days of celebration for things that we need to honor every day.
Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Women’s Day, Mothers and Fathers Days…you get the idea.
On the other hand, I think we do need reminders, and an opportunity to pay extra special attention to a noble idea.
Happy World Water Day!
With an appreciative nod to Mother Nature, we present to you some information about the fabulous mineral known as Shungite. The useful properties of the stone are numerous, but here we shall focus on it’s water purifying capabilities. I use it in a 1.5 gallon water dispenser with the bottom covered in chunks of Shungite for our drinking water. Well rinsed before using, of course.
This excerpt is from “Is Science Finally Catching up to What The Ancients Knew About Crystals?”
By Dr. Kelly Neff, TruthControl.com
Shungite: The Most Powerful Crystal Ever Discovered?
I recently came into contact with some Shungite, and after learning about its history, origin and uses, I have to say it is one the most interesting crystals I have ever encountered. Estimated to be about 2 BILLION years old, Shungite is about 98% carbon by weight, and is only found in one place on earth, Karelia in the Lake Onega region of Russia. Shungite is the only known natural source of Fullerenes on earth.
Fullerenes were discovered by Robert Curl, Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto earning them the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996. It is a compound containing 60 carbon atoms shaped like a closed hollow cage which resembles a soccer ball. A plethora of scientific data has revealed that fullerenes are an incredibly powerful antioxidant, described as a “radical sponge” that can soak up free radicals with absolutely no damage or toxicity to healthy cells. As a result, cancer researchers are currently investigating fullerenes for their anti-tumor effects, arguing that they offer promise in anti-cancer therapy.here
Shungite has been used for centuries to purify water in Russia. Peter the Great put a spa at the Karelia in the 18th century after experiencing the anti-bacterial properties of the water, and used the stone to provide purified water for his soldiers.
Indeed, shungite appears to be an incredibly effective water purifier, removing almost all organic compounds including bacteria (and other microbes), nitrates, heavy metals, pesticides, volatile organics, pharmaceuticals, chlorine, and fluoride. Shungite water has been shown anecdotally to help with a variety of ailments including asthma, anemia, allergies, gastritis, erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, immune system deterioration, and chronic fatigue. Shungite water can be made by allowing the stone to soak in a container of water for up to 72 hours and then drinking 2-3 glasses per day. Modern scientific testing has also confirmed the antibacterial benefits of shungite.
In terms of shungite being the most powerful healing crystal ever discovered, it is certainly possible, at least in terms of its abilities to absorb free radicals. There are also many other powerful crystals out there being used in a variety of different ways, including some of my favorites: Super Seven Quartz, Tourmaline, Ajoite, Celestite, Larimar, Kyanite, Citrine, Herkimer Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite and so many more (this is a great list of healing crystals and their properties).
It will be interesting to see how the research into the healing powers of shungite and other crystals progresses, and whether science will continue to catch up with what many of us already intuitively know: Crystals and stones are more than just random rocks, they really do have the power to heal.