Why do we consider it a "magical mineral"?
Why do we call it "Gaia's Gift".
What will happen if "Shungite gets to the masses"?
What is a "Gia Groupie"?
What is Shungite?
The critical molecule is named after American architect R. Buckminister Fuller. So you hear the terms "fullerene" and "Bucky Ball". Both refer to the same type of carbon molecule that is the roundest and most symmetrical large molecule known. In fact, the most perfect version of the molecule (C60) looks like a soccer ball or two of Buckminister Fuller's geodesic domes brought together to a create a sphere.
Where is Shungite found?
They found some in a meteor strike impact point in Canada. A gold mine in Canada and another in Russia showed fullerenes. And then there is the Zazhoginsky Shungite deposits in the Russian Republic of Karelia near the eastern border of Finland. The mineral was called Shungite after the village Shunga. There is a glass like mineral with fullerenes in Colorado caused by a lightening strike. Other areas are claiming to have fullerenes in shungite like mines...but I am not sure this is the real thing. We only use the Zazhoginsky Shungite and it is the only Shungite I am referencing in this blog.
As the scientists tried to figure out what new and amazing things could be made out of fullerenes, Shungite started others to start looking at it again. It was used to build a good portion of Saint Petersburg by Russian Czar Peter the Great. He had come to know of the material because it was where he had built a healing spa for his soldiers. The waters that flowed through the deposit were known to have healing properties. Maybe Peter made the connection to the healing waters and the Shungite or maybe he just saw it as a new and spiffy look for building materials, with which to build much of the city. And until the last decades of the 20th Century Shungite was only used in construction materials.
But then they started finding new uses and things got interesting.
What is Shungite good for?
As Doctor of Technical Sciences Yuri Kalinin (Director General of Research and Production Complex "Carbon-Schungite", Petrozavodsk , Republic of Karelia ) writes:
"the mass production of such coatings - plaster and floor mixture of high strength, resistance to fire, shock - fungus micromycetes protection against electromagnetic radiation, radon, unfavorable factors geoactive zones, static electricity, and X-rays . The uniqueness of this product is determined combination of properties of their constituent natural minerals magnesite schungite bishofit and natural aggregates . They do not just improve the technology , safety and quality of construction, and fundamentally changing stereotypical attitudes to environmental safety and property protection in the workplace."
And the healing properties of Shungite in water continued to be recognized. Turns out it was the fullerenes. Those Bucky Balls were proven to be an absolute health tonic.
By 1993 Shungite was being used at the children's sanatorium "The Seagull" in Karelia (the Russian Republic where Shungite is found). Shungite water was used for cooking, baths and inhalation treatments. Asthma in the children could be completely cured. It was also determined it had positive affects regarding, food allergies, gastritis and enterocolitis, hepatitis and other infectious diseases.
Tula Research Institute got into the research of skin diseases and found Shungite "accelerate cell renewal and epithelization, enrich them with the necessary nutrients to stimulate blood circulation and regeneration of the skin...." Work on the water purification qualities of Shungite continued to prove it just cleans water of everything from pollutants to biological dangers (such as bacteria).
Why do we care?
The Russians have created a mineral additive called " Shungistim " containing more than 20 nutrients. Experiments with a variety of farm animals including livestock fox showed the animals to be healthier including their offspring. When added to the soil, the acidity in the soil was lowered and the water retention increased. In one state run test the productivity of potatoes was increased by 80%.
No water treatment system is needed for the lakes in and near the Shungite deposits.
Take a good look at the two plants and the water in the vases. The one on the right has cloudy, greenish water and the plant is much less tall and not as full as its companion. This change happened in two days. The only difference was how close the left and healthier and clean water plant sat next to the shungite nuggets sitting in the white bowl.
The following photo shows exactly how they had sat for a weekend.
The electromagnetic (EMF) shielding qualities of building material made from Shungite is being used "not only in health care facilities , nursing homes, rest homes, but also in enterprises electronic, radio , nuclear industry, communication centers , residential buildings , built on tectonic faults near high-voltage lines . In fact, a new class of building materials to protect the public from electromagnetic radiation without metal screens." - Dr. Yuri Kalinin
This really means nothing to us. The United States has completely ignored this science. It is probably because the only place you can get Shungite is in Russia. I am not sure if you can even buy such materials in the U.S. But if we were putting Shungite up all over the place, the people might wonder why it was necessary. Goodness they might wake up to the fact that EMF is killing people!
A Shungite nugget placed on an electrical/electronic device changes the EMF radiation from being dangerous to being healing. Our experience is telling us that. We will keep you posted. For now you may like to listen to testimonials from people who have had the Shungite Experience.