Obsidian & Variations
Obsidian is the name given to volcanic glass – a rock rather than a mineral, it is a mixture of cryptocrystalline grains of silica minerals in a glass-like suspension and displays a conchoidal fracture. Obsidian forms during the last stage of volcanic activity, close to the earths surface cooling occurs too quickly for crystals to grow. Natural obsidian varieties include black, bluish, mahogany, gold & silver sheen, rainbow, etc. – the colors due largely to refraction by microscopic bubbles (and microscopic mineral inclusions such as magnetit in “Rainbow Obsidian”). Lustre: Vitreous
NOTE: Transparent/Translucent Obsidian-
Although gem-quality water-clear coloured ‘obsidian’ does occasionally occur naturally, it is rare. Chemically and structurally the same as glass, it can be impossible to distinguish between natural and man-made material. With over 30 years in the industry we suspect that the large majority of these clear varieties of obsidian on the world market are in fact, artificial glass mass-produced in places such as Indonesia. Having said this, everything holds a resonance or vibration and these clear varieties remain extremely popular.
Pendulums can be used to answer any yes/no question. First establish your yes/no by asking the pendulum to show you a yes, and then show you a no. For some people it will swing clockwise and anti-clockwise, whilst for others it will swing back and forth. It is also possible to have one straight and one circular response but ideally which ever is your yes/no your pendulum should be responsive and clear. If the answer isn’t clear it will hover.
Pendulums can also be used over a map to divine for resources such as gold or water. You can draw up a noughts and crosses grid and list different options in the squares, your pendulum will move towards the different options to give you a more detailed answer. Lastly, they can be used for clearing the chakras (energy centres) in the body, holding the pendulum over each chakra at a time it will move in a clockwise direction to clear the chakra and then in an anti-clockwise direction to balance the chakra. When it stops for the second time you can move on to the next chakra, working you way through all seven energy centres.
*As we are consistently receiving new stock in store our staff will intuitively choose the perfect item for you. All images are only an indication of what is available as no two stones are the same*