Known as volcanic glass, royal Agate, "Stone of Truth"
Place in the doorway of your home to provide protection and attract positive energies. It is also wise to place Black Obsidian in rooms with lots of electronics because the stone is known for its use of pulling out pollutants from the air.
Practical Use Case: protection, strength, prosperity, boosting of psychic ability, confidence, connection to the earth, integrity
Healing: stress, meditation, circulation, pain relief, bruising and swelling, detoxification, digestion
History/Lore: Black Obsidian is formed when molten lava gets cold very quickly. This volcanic glass was used as far back as 100 BC where the Mayans traded it at markets for its use of making strong and sharp tools. It creates such a precise point when sharpened that it is still used today as a surgical scalpel because it is finer than our best medical technology. Black Obsidian is found mostly in the western United States. The stone was first discovered by the Roman Obsius.