General Properties of Tektite
Tektites are the result of a major cataclysmic event – one that is far more sudden and violent than any occurrence in the Earth’s natural geological process, and transforms material into a completely new substance. Even violent geological incidents such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are preceded by a long process prior to the episode (although this process usually occurs beneath the Earth’s surface, rendering it invisible – at least to us). There is speculation that at least some of the Earth’s five mass extinctions were triggered by just such an impact event, and eventually led to the evolution of entirely new species. A tektite’s energy mirrors its origins. They are powerful, fast-acting transformational stones that can bring amazing flashes of insight and inspiration, and can cause a sudden shift of consciousness. As they are not formed as part of a natural geological process, the changes they initiate happen abruptly, sometimes violently, and usually at a higher level of consciousness, with little or no connection to the physical world, making it very difficult to root the insight and inspiration into a physical or earthly context. This seems to divide potential users, as it suits some very well, while leaving others (who prefer their changes to be a little slower and gentler) feeling sick or faint. For this reason, I recommend determining which of these categories you fall into before using tektites at all, and if you choose to work with them, use them with a grounding crystal, or one that resonates with the lower chakras, after or during use. Otherwise, the you may be left in a wide-open, ungrounded and vulnerable state. Some of the black tektites, such as irghizite and indochinite, are easier to work with, and worth considering if you are too strongly effected by moldavite. Tektites have different additional energies, depending on their composition and locality.
From Libyan Desert Glass Area, Great Sand Sea, Western Desert, Egypt. This is a minor strewnfield. Unusually, this tektite is almost pure quartz (SiO2) with no impurities. There are several examples of Libyan Desert Glass tools, believed to be from the Lower Palaeolithic (Acheulian) age (Dr Roe, Donald Baden-Powell, Quaternary Research Centre, University of Oxford, et al). The pectoral amulet from Tutankhamun’s tomb contains a carved scarab of Libyan desert glass.
In addition to the general properties of tektite: Of all the tektites, Libyan desert glass is the most soothing. It brings a smooth watery flow of energy throughout the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, and assists flow into other dimensions. It has a gentle connection with the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, so may be helpful in treating stomach and digestive complaints, as well as improving general energy levels. Note: Naisha Ahsian ascribes qualities to it usually associated with powerful Sacral Chakra crystals, and aligns it with the element Fire. Some examples are more golden than the creamier specimens I have, which may explain why our experiences differ.
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