Petrified wood is another Madagascan speciality, sometimes called Fossilised or Agatised Wood. It is amazing that Mother Nature can produce such a fabulous range of colours within, what is in effect, dead silicified plant matter. All the shades of grey, tan, brown and cream are common within this material, although pink, red, green and violet colours are especially prized by collectors. As you might expect these minerals are very old and carry a great deal of Ancient Earth energy and knowledge, especially connected with the realm of gnomes, dryads and woodland devic beings. Often you can see growth rings and gnorls and whirls of the bark, and these hold a great capacity for journeying into the past, or for working with past-life or early life lessons that require balance or resolution. Their energy is incredibly sturdy and supportive, and they are a wise and solid companion that will oversee and support many types of spiritual growth work. Their manner reminds me of the "Ents" in Lord of the Rings!