Is this the scientific evidence that many spiritually inclined people have been waiting for to confirm the “belief” that rocks have healing properties?
Shungite, a metallic looking rock that can only be found in the republic of Karelia, Russia, is making scientists sit up and take notice. The reason why is due to the presence of fullerenes.
Fullerene moleculeThe buckyball was labelled "molecule of the year," in 1991 by Science Magazine where it was described as "the discovery most likely to shape the course of scientific research in the years ahead“, a statement that still rings true today.
Now you may wonder what this all has to do with Shungite, let me explain. The earliest evidence that buckyballs occur in nature was discovered by Arizona State University researchers Semeon Tsipursky and Peter Buseck, who found that a sample of rare, carbon-rich rock called shungite, estimated to have been formed between 600 million and 4 billion years ago, contained both C60 and C70 fullerenes, (buckminsterfullerene’s)
Since then, these fascinating molecules have also been identified in meteorites, impact craters, and materials struck by lightning, leading some to believe that shungite may actually originate from out of space.
So Why Are Fullerenes So Important?
This information is currently being used to develop and improve Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast agents and image enhancers by using the concept of the carbon cage of the fullerene to shield patients from the radioactive materials inside.
Russian Scientists observed that the water that came from the Shungite rock appeared to have healing properties; people who drank the water seemed to make rapid recovery from illness. After much research they confirmed that the water passing through the rock was enriched with natural fullerenes, the most powerful antioxidants known today. More recent tests verify that shungite water purification eradicates heavy metals, chlorine, fluoride and pesticides that can be present in modern day drinking water.
Research into the benefits of Crystal therapy is often done so through observation of the physical, emotional and mental response to interaction with the energy emitted from the crystals. Healers have observed that wearing or carrying Shungite does purify all of the chakras and stabilise emotional, mental and physical imbalances. Drinking the Shungite water has naturally led people to seek a “cleaner” way of living, and many have reported naturally omitting caffeine, alcohol and other impurities from their diet.