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The mystical properties of Obsidian also date back to early civilizations, most notably in Mesoamerica, for its reflective quality and ability to be polished into mirrors. Deep black, or sometimes with a murky transparency, these mirrors reflected shadow images and were metaphors for sacred caves and pools of water. They were conduits for supernatural forces; to the Maya they were a means to communicate with otherworld entities, and to others they were a portal to realms that could be seen but not interacted with. 

Ruled by the planet Pluto, Black Obsidian is a teacher stone and could be deemed the “Warrior of Truth.” It is the most powerful of the Obsidians and does not cater to the ego; rather it exposes darkened areas of the subconscious to force one to face one’s true self. It assists in examining unresolved issues and harmful attitudes inhibiting one’s personal and spiritual growth. Black Obsidian works quickly and can be overwhelming as it rushes negative emotions and difficult truths to the surface to be experienced and released. It should only be used if one is educated on its power and prepared to withstand the process in order to achieve deep healing. It is best used under the guidance of a qualified therapist or healer, and other, gentler forms of Obsidian may be used for this process. Black Obsidian also carries the inherent frequency of protection, sealing the aura and removing energetic attachments, hooks and cords, as well as eliminating negative energies within the self and one’s environment. This protective shield enables one to go back into past lives for healing and to work on ancestral and family lines. It is ideal for use in shamanic ceremonies to remove physical disorders. Black Obsidian slabs, mirrors and spheres are excellent gazing and scrying tools for meditation, divining insight into the future, inducing creativity, and communicating with souls who have passed over. It is an excellent talisman for self-control, reversing previous misuse of power, and addressing power issues on all levels.

Note of caution: Black Obsidian balls are extremely powerful meditation pieces and can be highly beneficial for soul searching and quickly getting to core issues. However, its power cannot be overstated and one should be aware before embarking on a Black Obsidian ball meditation that its purpose is to confront the inner recesses of the soul, to expose one’s darkest truths. It can plunge one into their most ancient anxieties and obsessive fears, and draw one into a state of self-disgust, despair, and melancholy. It can also elevate one to great spiritual heights and realizations. (If its shock is too painful, remove the ball immediately and use Selenite and Rose Quartz to regain equilibrium.) [Crystal Vault]

Note of caution: Black Obsidian balls are extremely powerful meditation pieces and can be highly beneficial for soul searching and quickly getting to core issues. However, its power cannot be overstated and one should be aware before embarking on a Black Obsidian ball meditation that its purpose is to confront the inner recesses of the soul, to expose one’s darkest truths. It can plunge one into their most ancient anxieties and obsessive fears, and draw one into a state of self-disgust, despair, and melancholy. It can also elevate one to great spiritual heights and realizations. (If its shock is too painful, remove the ball immediately and use Selenite and Rose Quartz to regain equilibrium.) [Crystal Vault]