Today’s post is interesting because it is, like Quartz, both a crystal and a category. To be more accurate, Tektite is a type of natural glass but one that is not volcanic in nature like Obsidian. The general belief is this type of crystal is the result of high heat or the result of a meteor impact. Some other crystals in this category are Moldavite, the spectacular Libyan Desert Glass, and the Bediasites of East Texas, to name a few.
As a group Tektites vibrate high. They are usually black, green or yellow. For the most part they are opaque, although Libyan Desert Glass can be clear. Tektites can be found all over the world. Some of the countries are Java, Thailand, Tibet, along the Ivory Coast, Australia, and I have already mentioned the US.
The pieces are usually small (ish) and round (ish). The surface if the crystals are pitted. When polished they take on a lovely shine. I was surprised to discover that there seems to be three different formation varieties.
- The first group are chunkier than the others. It is thought they formed from molten puddles. After they hardened something walking across what was the puddle and broke it up. A gentleman named Alfred Lacroix discovered this type in Laos in1935.
- The second group are thought to be formed from a splash of some sort. Like that of a meteor coming in hot and slamming into the earth. These pieces are rounder than the first group and can be tear drop or rod shaped.
- The third group is similar to the second but it is believed that after impact, hardened pieces of Tektite were thrown back up into the atmosphere and melted on re-entry. This molten material landed, stayed put and hardened with a flat side. Examples of this type can be found in Australia and are known as Australites.
That is a bit of background on Tektite as a group, so let’s get to Tektite the crystal. You can see from the picture above that it is black and has a pitted surface. When tumbled it takes on a nice shine. The first known use of Tektite was during the T’ang Dynasty around 900 bc. The Chinese prized calligraphy pens made from Tektite as being from the Thunder God. For those of Hindu faith, Tektite is sacred to the God Krishna. The Aborigines of Australia believe it brings good luck.
Some of the qualities of Tektite are:
- It will bring you back to your spiritual core.
- Can be used to communicate with ET’s.
- Helps astral travel and lucid dreaming.
- It opens and clears the lower Chakras.
- Expands your energy field and clear debris from your aura.
- When worn it encourages psychic growth. Tektite, Tektite
- I am not Shaman, yet, but it is said that using Tektite makes Shamanic journeying easier.
- When placed on the forehead the energy will go deep into the body and help the organs heal.
- Working with Tektite can increase synchronicities in your life.
We have reached the point where I remind you that I am not a doctor, nor am I suggesting you leave allopathic medicine. I am only suggesting alternatives to increase your health and wellbeing.
Blessed Be ❤ Shay