Black Obsidian

Grounding – Protection – Purification

Life is but a mask worn on the face of death. And is death, then, but another mask? ‘How many can say,’ asks the Aztec poet, ‘that there is, or is not, a truth beyond?’

– Joseph Campbell

A root chakra stone, black obsidian clears negative frequencies and heals emotional scars. In the Aztec Empire, this volcanic glass stone was used  to make spearheads, knives, statues, jewelry and mirrors. Described as “hardened fire,” the Aztecs believed that fire, and in turn black obsidian, clears away the smog of toxic energy. And so, black obsidian knives were always used in medical procedures and blood sacrifices. As an added bonus, black obsidian protects the aura like a magical shield so that you can move through life without fear.


  • Illuminates the light and shadow parts of the self
  • Balances the root chakra
  • Eliminates negative habits and imbalances
  • Absorbs toxic vibes
  • Brings psychic protection

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