Shungite is only found in one location in the world, in Karelia, North-west Russia. It is a natural black carbon that outwardly resembles anthracite and is quite soft - the surface blackness does come away on the fingertips if you rub it. Shungite is unique because it is a natural composite material, having a homogenous distribution of crystalline silicate particles within its carbon matrix. Also within its matrix are fullerenes or what have been called "Bucky-balls", which are tiny hollow spheres of carbon. We are carbon-based life-forms, transmuting into silicon-based life-forms, so what better stone could come forwards to aid and support us in this transition?! Rough pieces of raw Shungite are now available, and these have the best energies, however finely crushed material may also be mixed with resin to make it more resilient, and this material is polished into tumbled stones and other formations, which still offer the same inherent energies.
This stone is said to be very protective and shielding against all forms of disruptive EMFs. Despite its silvery-black colour (or perhaps because of it!) this stone holds Goddess energies - like those of powerful and destructive Kali or Morgana the Druid (twin flame of the Merlin), whose energies have the ability to destroy all that is not wanted within the energy field, in order to promote self-healing on MANY levels. This includes the ability to detoxify all bodies, including the physical body, where it can work to destroy and remove any rogue or "imperfect" cells. It can also remove any and all negative energetic debris "hanging around" within the energy field and energy centres. We have also found Shungite is incredibly balancing if you hold one in one hand and a Satya Mani quartz in the other, when together they set up a rotation of energy that is VERY clearing, balancing and energising. This will work to remove "energy headaches".
I have recently invested in a few pyramids that have been cast from resined shungite. As soon as I held one I felt it emit a sphere of clear Light, which seemed to push out all negativity from around it, and which grew steadily until I was entirely encapsulated in a clear energy field. I had an amazing experience once when we took a photo of a standing stone, which when developed clearly showed the stone to be surrounded with an aura of clear light. This too is what I feel with shungite, and I cannot put my finger on why, but I just KNOW that these formations can be of immense use in the healing field. A friend simply held one for a short while, and then reported that she was able to link in to its energies in her dream state, and was using it for healing with her dog, clearing away negative energies and other debris from its aura and body.