SHUNGITE…… Science meets Spiritual

Is this the scientific evidence that many spiritually inclined people have been waiting for to confirm the “belief” that rocks have healing properties?

Shungite, a metallic looking rock that can only be found in the republic of Karelia, Russia, is making scientists sit up and take notice. The reason why is due to the presence of fullerenes.


Fullerenes are a class of closed, hollow carbon compounds that comprise of the third form of pure carbon ever discovered. The discovery of fullerenes in the mid-1980s was made by Richard Smalley and Robert Curl of Rice University and Harold Kroto of the University of Sussex. In 1996, Smalley, Curl, and Kroto were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery. The most remarkable of the fullerenes is the 60-carbon alkene buckminsterfullerene, also known as buckyballs. These natural fullerenes have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals like no other antioxidant and their action is stronger and longer lasting.

The buckyball was labelled "molecule of the year," in 1991 by Science Magazine where it was described as "the discovery most likely to shape the course of scientific research in the years ahead“, a statement that still rings true today.

Now you may wonder what this all has to do with Shungite, let me explain. The earliest evidence that buckyballs occur in nature was discovered by Arizona State University researchers Semeon Tsipursky and Peter Buseck, who found that a sample of rare, carbon-rich rock called shungite, estimated to have been formed between 600 million and 4 billion years ago, contained both C60 and C70 fullerenes, (buckminsterfullerene’s)

Since then, these fascinating molecules have also been identified in meteorites, impact craters, and materials struck by lightning, leading some to believe that shungite may actually originate from out of space.

So why are fullerenes so important?

The hollow structure of the geodesic molecules makes it possible to trap impure atoms inside them like a molecular cage, thereby stabilising impurities and purifying electromagnetic frequencies. This unique capability has captured the attention of the medical community. Researchers believe that eventually buckyballs may be used to deliver medicines to specific tissues and cells, such as those that have been attacked by bacteria, protecting the rest of the body from the toxic effects of potent pharmaceuticals. This would basically mean that the buckminsterfullerene’s could localise disease and stop it from spreading to other cells!

This information is currently being used to develop and improve Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast agents and image enhancers by using the concept of the carbon cage of the fullerene to shield patients from the radioactive materials inside.

Electromagnetic Shield

The implications of this discovery are tremendous for modern-day society where we are surrounded by toxic electromagnetic frequencies being emitted from mobile phones, computers, microwaves, wi-fi hot spots and television screens. Shungite has the potential to neutralise and shield us from harmful radiation without interfering with the signal being received by the equipment.

Shungite water

Russian Scientists observed that the water that came from the Shungite rock appeared to have healing properties; people who drank the water seemed to make rapid recovery from illness. After much research they confirmed that the water passing through the rock was enriched with natural fullerenes, the most powerful antioxidants known today. More recent tests verify that shungite water purification eradicates heavy metals, chlorine, fluoride and pesticides that can be present in modern-day drinking water.

Crystal Healing

Research into the benefits of Crystal therapy is often done so through observation of the physical, emotional and mental response to interaction with the energy emitted from the crystals. Healers have observed that wearing or carrying Shungite does purify all of the chakras and stabilise emotional, mental and physical imbalances. Drinking the Shungite water has naturally led people to seek a “cleaner” way of living, and many have reported naturally omitting caffeine, alcohol and other impurities from their diet. Shungite does also appear to localise disease and aid the enquirer to seek within to find the root cause of the dis ease (not being at ease with oneself). It is a natural pain relief and a big comfort to those who are about to leave this world. Presently it is being used by those who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation to aid localising the disease and any mal effects from the drugs that may harm other areas of the body.

Medicine of the Future

Regardless of belief systems, spiritual or scientific, I think it is fair to say that the aim of both scientists and healers is to create a world free of pain and suffering. Maybe Shungite is heaven sent to unify the future approach to health and harmony on the planet.