Alternative Names: Petrified Lightning, Lechatelierite, Libyanite, Darwin Glass

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: A variety of Lechatelierite

Mineral Group: Oxides

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Hardness: 6.5

Crystal System: N/A - originates when lightning strikes sand or other very SiO2-rich sediments and rocks.

Colour: Usually brown, yellow-brown, grey

Typical Appearance: Typically hollow tubes that are often irregular and branched.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Virgo and Gemini

Chakra Alignment: N/A; connects heaven and earth

Element: Earth, air, fire

Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known

Additional Information

Fulgurite is a natural glass, the result of a lightening strike fusing sand or silica-rich sediments and rocks. Its calm, gentle energy allows inner expansion while creating a shell of protection around the physical body by strengthening the subtle body. It has a powerful heaven – earth connection, helping us to be in contact with both simultaneously. The tube can be applied in conjunction with the Third Eye, using it to “see through” to other dimentions like a spy glass, and in this way can aid psychic gifts and act as a useful tool in Shamanic journeying. Fulgurite is symbolic of The Tower in the Major Arcana (Tarot), and helps us to earth and integrate cataclysmic changes in our lives.