Origin: (1601) From obsianus lapis meaning stone of Obsius, its supposed discoverer. Valued trading material amongst North American Indian tribes who used it to make arrowheads.
Description: Volcanic glass, shiny and opaque. Black, green, blue, gold, brown red varieties.
Healing Properties: Identifies the truth, beyond the ego, highlighting the hidden illusion in every facet of life. Allows one to understand that all that exists and happen in a brilliant state of perfection in divine order in the universe. Replaces areas of darkness with “light”. Stabilises movement of Kundalini. Grounds one during meditation.