See right to the heart of a situation and your role in it.
Gather more knowledge and learn your soul lessons.
Become more attentive and accepting of your inner self.
Concentrate on your spiritual development and growth.
Let Tektite reveal all possible realities and ways of being.
Mineralogy of Tektite
Rock Family: Igneous Rock
Major Mineral: Volcanic Glass
Color: Black, yellow, green
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Location: Tektites have been found in numerous locations around the world. While the majority are black, some Tektites are brown, yellow, or green! Most of the Black Tektite currently on the market comes from Australia or southeastern Asian countries, such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippians, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, and Vietnam.
Rock Family: Tektite is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! Tektite is an igneous stone with a variety of mineral compositions.
Formation: Tektites are a type of natural glass created by the force of a meteorite striking the earth. When a meteorite hits, it slams into the earth with such force that it creates an impact crater and tosses terrestrial stones high into the air. The enormous heat and pressure caused by the impact causes these terrestrial rocks to melt and be thrown far up into the atmosphere. Upon re-entry, the liquid stones quickly cool and solidify, raining down on the earth as Tektites. In the case of an especially large meteorite strike, Tektites can fall thousands of miles away from the impact creator! (For more information see the history tab.)
Mining: Found scattered on the surface of the Earth. In the majority of cases, Tektites can be related to a specific meteorite impact crater in the nearby region.
Enhancements: The majority of Tektites on the market are natural, enhanced only tumbling, cutting, and polishing. One exception is the recent appearance of fake Moldavite.
History of Tektite
Tektite is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently been explored. As such it was not included in any ancient or medieval lapidaries, books describing healing stones and their powers. Nevertheless, Tektite has a fascinating history, extending back millions of years.
Tektites are formed when terrestrial rocks are thrown up into the air after a meteorite strikes the Earth. The force and heat of the meteorite impact is such that it briefly liquidized everything it touches. The earthly material soon returns to a solid shape and becomes a type of natural glass, similar to Obsidian.
Thousands of tiny meteorites hit the earth every year and unsurprisingly, moderate-sized meteorites also strike regularly. These are the “shooting stars” that delight us on warm summer nights. Large meteorites are much more rare. It is estimated that a meteorite 1/2 mile in diameter might land every 500,000 years, while a 3-mile long meteorite hits the Earth every 20 million years. A truly massive meteorite, over 6-miles long, is rarer still and powerful enough to dramatically change the entire globe and cause mass extinctions (just ask the dinosaurs). With so many meteorite impacts, one might expect Tektites to be fairly common. Instead, the opposite is true!
Scientists are still not sure exactly what conditions are necessary to create Tektites. There are four major Tektite strewn-fields in the world; Australia-Southeast Asia, Côte d’Ivoire (Africa), North America, and Eastern Europe. Each of these strewn fields was most likely caused by a single giant meteorite hitting the region. These strewn fields have been studied extensively and the chemical and isoptopic composition of the Tektites strongly indicates that Tektites were originally sedimentary rocks on the surface of the Earth, which became igneous rocks due to the force of a meteorite strike. For three of the strewn-fields, scientists have even located the meteorite impact crater itself. The Australasian strewn field impact crater remains undiscovered. But for all that, it appears that Tektites are only created under very special, and rarely met, circumstances!
The most famous variety of Tektite is the green Moldavite, which hails from the Czech Republic. Another distinctive variety is Libyan Desert Glass, which gets its golden yellow color from the surrounding Sahara Desert. North American Tektites come in two varieties, the metallic brown Bediasites in Texas and the green Georgiaites. Despite the fact that these two Tektites are completely different colors and are found almost a thousand miles apart, scientists believe both varieties were created by the giant Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater 34 million years ago.
Healing Properties of Tektite
Spiritual: Tektites keep us grounded while also connecting us to the stars! They encourage us to be open to extrasensory phenomena, particularly telepathy and clairvoyance, as well as communication with extraterrestrials and inter-dimensional beings. Tektites are psychic tools, allowing us to explore the spiritual implications of moving beyond the normal space/time continuum and into the realm of pure energy. They can hugely expand our consciousness during meditation, and integrate that sensation into our physical body and daily life. Tekites can also reverse a chakra that is spinning in the wrong direction and balance the energy flow within our body. Tektite is attuned to ALL Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Aries, Cancer. It is connected to the element of Storm and vibrates to the Number 9.
Emotional: Tektite helps us to quickly shake off old baggage from bad experiences and jump-start our own positive emotional transformation. It whispers softly and shouts happily about how good it feels to finally be FREE. Tektite encourages us to be ourselves and to celebrate our own incredible beauty and talents. Tektite attracts new friendships and partnerships and ensures that both individuals benefit from the relationship, receiving kindness and good council from one another. Tektite helps us become more “lucky” in our social connections, which can in turn lead to better luck in our romantic, career, and financial lives.
Mental: Tektite is a fantastic mental stone, encouraging us to become lifelong learners and to seek knowledge in every stage and aspect of our lives. It teaches us how to remember and learn from the lessons of negative experiences, without carrying the trauma of those experiences in our emotional bodies. Tektite encourages us to look deeply at situations, to ascertain the root of each situation and then calmly decide whether or not we should continue to participate with it. Tektite asks us to always choose the path that leads to Freedom and Bliss, for us as individuals as well as for all beings in the Universe.
Physical: Tektite has been used extensively by metaphysical healers, particularly “psychic surgeons” to energetically remove physical infections and diseases from the body. It can also be used to align the energy flow through the Chakras and Meridians, and to remove any energetic blocks that prevent us from enjoying good health. Tektite is also believed to reduce both headaches and fevers.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
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These Tektites are from the Australasian Strewnfield and may be naturally smooth as glass on some sides and pockmarked on other sides due to their formation. They were tumbled in China.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Tektite for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Tektite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Tektite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will be pure black and have soft pock marks. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their pure and clean energies, these Tektites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
Safe Handling of Tektite
Good To Know:
Tektite are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.
Tektite can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Tektite can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Tektite can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color, especially if the stone is opaque, rather than translucent or transparent. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
Tumbled and fully smooth Tektite can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Tektite Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.
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