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catlin
09-09-2002, 20:56
Hi folks,

Anyone willing to share some ideas about Obsidian?

I use it for bringing changes in your life, to change viewpoints, attitudes.

Strega
10-09-2002, 03:30
I use obsidian for divination, grounding, and protection. Also for gaining clear insight into problems, opening awareness of past lives, working through karmic issues, and balancing emotional and mental aspects. :)

starfish66
10-09-2002, 05:24
I have a lovely piece of snowflake obsidian that I sometimes use for grounding. I have never been fortunate enough to see black obsidian or mahogany/red obsidian in person. :)

:TCHAR Starfish

Laurel
10-09-2002, 06:14
Obsidian is my personal stone. Back when I was a teenager living in Jackson Hole, WY we lived way out of town up the side of a mountain. Along the road on the switch-back beneath my house, there was a huge deposit of black obsidian. I would collect it and "chip" it into a variety of little trinkets. Invariably, I ended up with obsidian splinters in my fingers and I associate obsidian with painful but necessary cleansing. :)

Laurel

DarkElectric
12-09-2002, 04:19
I personally work very well with Obsidian. I have several different varieties. The large boulders of Snowflake that I have, I use for a protection grid in my home. It is essential to the generation of my personal stasis fields, as I find Obsidian to be a very electric stone.

I have a polished piece of Rainbow obsidian which I use in conjunction with Actinolite to provide an effective shield against any form of Psychic assault. ( I keep it on my answering machine!)And my pride and joy are two polished Obsidian spheres. One is Violet sheen, the other is Gold sheen. These I use in meditation. I find that Obsidian has a tendency to bring hidden issuse to the surface, sometimes, unfortunately, in an "In Your Face" kind if way. I also have pure black obsidian, as well as the mahogany, and blue/green variety. Apache Tears are also a nodular form of Obsidian.

jade
12-09-2002, 10:46
i saw some green obsidian at the gem store today. never heard of it before that.

i was thinking of purchasing a huge piece of black obsidian (about 12" high and 6" wide) kinda a broken off shape.........to use at my meditation group. if someone is having problems grounding touching that thing should bring them right down. ($40)

may get it tomorrow :)

(great study group by the way!)
jade

the hermit
16-09-2002, 06:05
this is one of my favorite rocks...
and living here in california makes it abundantly available.

Just a little over an hour north of me, up in Lake County, is Mt. Konocti, which is a fairly young, currently inactive (though not extinct :) ) cinder cone volcano. Near it, on Bottle Rock Road, is a road cut that exposes a 60 foot high wall of obsidian! To get great pieces all one must do is pull over and pick them up (we use leather gloves Laurel :) ). The rock face fractures often because of the road and the road crews scoop it up and pile it nicely by the wayside (the road cut is over a hundred years old and the source of the road name). I’ve seen trucks and tractors at the cut picking up big boulders for commercial rock resellers. The county loves it cuz that’s less work for the crews!

My primary use for obsidian is grounding and warding. At each of the corners of our house I’ve buried pieces to form a psychic ward system. I have several large pieces that I use for grounding and internal warding.

catlin
17-09-2002, 01:53
Wow, how I envy you to have this stone practically at your front door! You should see how expensive it is sold here.

the hermit
17-09-2002, 08:10
Originally posted by catlin
Wow, how I envy you to have this stone practically at your front door! You should see how expensive it is sold here.

you just need to move closer to a volcano
hawaii is nice this time of year :D

catlin
17-09-2002, 20:56
Thanks hermit, should I ever become a millionnaire I will keep that in mind.

B/W we also have some extinct volcanoes here, in the Eifel, maybe I should go there next year on a holiday?

the hermit
18-09-2002, 06:17
Originally posted by catlin
Thanks hermit, should I ever become a millionnaire I will keep that in mind.

B/W we also have some extinct volcanoes here, in the Eifel, maybe I should go there next year on a holiday?

May or may not do you any good catlin.

Unless your volcanoes are relatively young and had extensive lava flows or large "ejections" you won't find any obsidian. That's why i suggested Hawaii.
Even then, not all flows produce obsidian.

Many Hawaiian flows simply produce what is know as "tuft" or pumice.
You need the right type of lava and extremely quick cooling to get our favorite natural glass.

There is almost no obsidian found in the eastern u.s. as all of the mountains are so old that volcanoes and their flows have long ago eroded way.

California and the rest of the west has large obsidian deposits because our mountains and volcanoes are very young geologically speaking and many of the volcanoes had massive lava flows. Part of southeastern Oregon, northeastern California and Idaho are covered by one massive flow. And let us not forget the Cascade mountains of Washington, Oregon and California where there are 6 significant volcanic mountains that are still considered active. In Washington—Mt. Adams, Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens which had a massive pyroclastic eruption on May 18, 1980. In Oregon—Mt. Hood and in California—Lassen Peak.
There are dozens of small volcanoes (like my Mt. Konocti in Lake County) around this region that are also listed as active.

North of you in Scandinavia you will find lots of younger mountains and volcanoes and fair amounts of obsidian.

And of course Iceland, like the Hawaiian Islands IS basically a volcano top.

This concludes today's little lesson on volcanoes.
Class dismissed :D

catlin
18-09-2002, 18:36
Thanks hermit, that was as interesting as all your posts. Can even remember the eruption of Mt St. Helens, I was 10 years old but the picutres shown on tv left a massive impression on my mind.