Regina Martino's book is unique in the literature of metaphysical stones in that it contains a much higher ratio of science to metaphysics than is frequently the case. Her writing is strong and convincing, her research is fascinating, and the stone she has focused on is certainly powerful and compelling in its own right. Martino takes the reader through chapters dealing with the geography, history, geology, and biology related to shungite as well as what she calls the bioenergetic or practical chapters. The result is a fascinating and thorough depiction of the substance and energy of this remarkable new stone. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about this modest-looking but energetically exceptional stone.
--Robert Simmons, author of The Book of Stones and Stones of the New Consciousness and publisher of the MetaGuideMagazines
Found near the small village of Shunga in Russia, the remarkable mineral known as shungite formed naturally more than two billion years ago from living single-cell organisms. Used in Russian healing therapies since the time of Peter the Great, shungite contains almost the entire periodic table of the elements as well as fullerenes, the hollow carbon-based molecules that recent research shows are able to slow both the growth of cancer cells and the development of the AIDS virus.
Citing many double-blind scientific and medical studies on shungite, Regina Martino explains its many protective, healing, and detoxifying properties, including its ability to counteract the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields and radiation from computers, cell phones, Wi-Fi, and other electronic devices and appliances. Acting as a natural antioxidant, immune booster, pain reliever, and allergen suppressant, shungite and shungite water can be used to treat skin ailments and musculoskeletal diseases, accelerate the healing of cuts and wounds, cleanse internal systems, and increase the body intake of vital energy. Detailing shungite many microelements and biologically active substances, Martino reveals how the stones have been proved to purify and revitalize water. Exploring the energetic properties of shungite, she reveals how it facilitates energetic transfers between the chakras and higher energies outside the body and can be used to harmonize living spaces.
Truly a marvel of the natural world, shungite offers protection against the perils of our modern technological world and healing for both body and spirit.
REGINA MARTINO is a geobiologist and bioenergy expert specializing in stones and crystals. She lives in Paris, France, where she runs La Roche Mere, a crystal, gem, and stone boutique.