Green Obsidian artifact knife shard wrapped in sterling silver, and topped with selenite bead. 4 inches/10.5 cm length This shard is a castoff from use and is not considered a museum quality artifact, but is estimated to be between 1,000 to 2,000 years-old and was created in the World Heritage Site of Teotihuacan, Mexico when the city Teotihuacan was the heart of ancient trade in the Americas.
The most powerful protection stone is obsidian, and of all the varieties it is the gold, rainbow, and green obsidian from Teotihuacan that is the most prized. Teotihuacan was the prized city on the ancient trade routes of the Americas; as ancient as the trading routes of the Silk Road that threaded from ancient Africa to far eastern Asia. Green obsidian, prized by indigenous ceremonial leaders, is very rare and found only in small pockets in Central America. Gold obsidian is exclusively found in the sacred mountains of Teotihuacan and is what resides in my left-side pocket. Gold obsidian protects the empath from negativity draining them of their positive energy. Rainbow Obsidian to be a powerful protector, a shield from negative energy, and a mood enhancer. It is ideal for dissolving outmoded genetic patterns and karma, severing the cords of old love, and releasing hooks that others have left in the heart. Worn as a pendant absorbs negative energy from the aura, drawing off pain and stress from the physical body. Due to its geological volcanic origin and ancient usage history, “Obsidian is a talisman of those who dare to see…the past, the future, or one’s own inner demons and darkest truths. It is no ordinary stone, but nature’s glass formed from volcanic lava and hardened so quickly it formed no crystalline structure. It has no boundaries or limitations and works rapidly with great power. Its edge can be razor-sharp, and its dark, glossy surface polished into a cold, hard glass, a “mirror stone” for those prepared to look deep into the inner being, the subconscious, to reveal one’s shadow self…flaws, weaknesses, fears, all. Nothing is hidden from Obsidian. This shamanic stone can be brutal and direct, yet it carries the wonderful power of catharsis and deep soul healing… Obsidian provides an essential grounding, connecting the base of the spine to the heart of the earth. It is highly protective, shielding one from negativity in the environment, from others, and from within the self.” [Melody, 441][Hall, 196-197][Hall En, 214][101 Hall, 142][Gienger, 61][Raphaell, 94] [crystalvault.com]
When I work with stones, I ensure they are taken from the earth and handled with respect. I believe it is wrong to take historically significant artifacts into private home collections.I willl donate 100% of the net profit to The Dreaming House for their museum build, which is being created by the indigenous ancestors of the people of Teotihuacan. I secured the stones from the family who is curating the collection for the museum.