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Historical Properties

Tektites (from Greek τηκτός "tēktos", molten) are gravel-size bodies that are composed of black, green, brown or gray, natural glass that are formed from terrestrial debris ejected during extraterrestrial impacts. These glassy objects have fascinated people of the world for centuries.

Tektites may be Meteoric Silica Glass as a result of the impact of a meteor on Earth. Tektites are usually found in association with meteor impact craters or suspected ancient craters. Their origin is not fully understood. The leading theory, the Meteorite Impact Theory, is that when a meteorite hits the Earth, the heat and pressure of the impact are so great that  it causes rock and sand to be fused into glass or Tektites. Tektites, like all natural glasses, contain gas bubbles and "swirl" like inclusions.

The first known description of Tektites comes from China around 900 B.C., during the T’ang dynasty, in a book by Liu Sun, Ling Piao Lu Yi, loosely translated as “Notes on the Wonders Beyond the Nanling Mountains in Kwangtung”. Liu Sun stated that lei-gong-mo, or inkstones of the Thundergods, black stones that made a ringing sound when struck and possessed a brilliant luster, were collected after rainstorms.

Until the late 19th and early 20th century, Tektites remained an enigma. Little research was conducted until Alfred Lacroix, a researcher from the Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, described a large Tektite deposit in Indonesia, and later identified the Ivory Coast as another Tektite locality.

Barnes (1973) These discoveries, and the subsequent publishing of the research about them sparked the interest of other scientists throughout the world. The remaining first-half of the 20th century was spent locating and identifying additional Tektites and their localities across the globe. As more and more Tektite localities were found, many different hypotheses were developed to explain the unique chemical and physical properties of Tektites.

During the 1950’s and 60’s, Tektite research came to the forefront because of the belief that they might have originated from the Moon. This theory was later discounted by most scientists, but the vast body of information collected during this period provided the basis for the Tektite research that still continues today.

Astrological sign : Pisces

Metaphysical Properties

Tektites are also used to strengthen our energy field. Excellent for use in channeling. In healing, allows you to see physical blocks within your body and release your old memories and thoughts. Keep breathing through the higher energies until you feel the block release.

Tektite is known for raising ones vibrations and strengthening the aura, making it a wonderful stone for those who are working to spiritually advance in this lifetime. One can work with Tektite during meditation to expand consciousness beyond current limitations and bring deeper insights into current situations or problems. Those who are having trouble with negative entities can use Tektite in their pillowcase to help deter them.

Regular work with Tektite can activate and enhance psychic abilities, is thought to encourage telepathy, and can help with lucid dreaming and astral travel.

Tektite can sometimes increase the frequency of synchronicities, making it helpful for manifestation programs.  Those who consistently carry Tektite during their spiritual work may begin to experience a thinning of the veil between dimensions.

Tektite offers some healing energies to help with the increase in vibration of human beings. Those experiencing blockages in the lower chakras will benefit from the ability of Tektite to clear them, although it is not a grounding stone.

Tektite can create a powerful energetic link between the lowest and highest chakras, facilitating the free flow of energy throughout the subtle bodies.

Working with Tektite can enhance the ability to discern between the truths and falsehoods one encounters in daily life.   All meteorites, including Tektite, are believed to help people in their ascension process into the higher realities.

Healing Properties

Physically, Tektite is believed to enhance and accelerate healing from illness and injuries.

Placed on the Third-Eye Chakra, Tektite can enhance the integration of higher energies received from other realms.

Tektite rough and facet stone