Written By Liz Oakes
Shamanite Black Calcite is an excellent stone for meditating with, as it has a strong vibration. As the name suggests it is a powerful stone to use for shamanic journeying.
This stone has been used by Indian shamans from the local tribes
where it was found in the Colorado mountains, and was used for healing
and inner journeying.
It has a powerful energy for psychic protection and creates a energetic barrier to prevent psychic attack.
This stone resonates within all chakras and it has a strong energy to ground you to the earth and to cleanse you of negative energy.
Also known as North American Black Calcite, this brownish black stone is found only in a very remote location in the Colorado mountains.
While some sources say this is a newly discovered stone, that's not quite true, as it has been in use for a very long time by the local tribes.
It has a unique vibration that has been known about by the local Indian healers who have used it for spiritual purposes for longer than white man has lived in the area.
Most of us did not have access to Shamanite Black Calcite until the deposit discovered on a remote mountain property made it available to the crystal community.
It is a rare type of stone, with a very high carbon content. It is said to be comprised of a mixture of Black Calcite along with other minerals including Baryte, Zircon, Marcasite, Pyrite, Quartz and Strontianite.
You may also see in various pieces minute fossils of tiny shells, often appearing as tiny white spirals in the stone, see photo above.
Shamanite Black Calcite is an wonderful crystal to use in meditation. It has a high vibration and will aid you to with taking shamanic journeys.
This black stone has been used by Indian shamans from the local tribes in the Colorado mountains for healing and inner journeying.
It has an excellent energy to aid spiritual grounding through the earth chakra, and will help to cleanse you of negative energy.
This stone resonates within all chakras and has a powerful energy for psychic protection and creates a energetic barrier to prevent psychic attack.
It has a strong resonance within all the chakras, so will help you to make connections regardless of what your purpose is. It has a strong ability to connect to your power chakra, also known as the solar plexus chakra.
This is a wonderful stone to use for meditation, but it is also an excellent stone to keep on you at any time, as it is highly protective and quite grounding.
If you have been doing spiritual work and like working with the high vibration stones, you can easily become ungrounded. So having a piece of Shamanite Black Calcite on you will help you to avoid that spaced out feeling.
Using easy techniques for meditating with this crystal is a powerful way to utilize its energy.
If you are using it to do personal healing and wish to direct its energy, it can be a powerful force for helping you to solve personal power issues.
Holding it in my hand I find the energy moves around quite easily and can be felt very obviously within the higher chakras.
It makes a beautiful heart based connection at the heart and thymus chakra or higher heart, that can almost bring tears to my eyes with its loving energy. Its quite unique to find this all in one stone.
There are quite a few reasons why you might choose to use it such as:
Due to its other assets for making spiritual connections it is a powerful stone to either use alone or with other crystals in meditation, and this stone is known to be a powerful aid to prevent psychic attack.
This is a powerful stone to use for mediation as it has an energy that aids spiritual grounding as it connects you quite easily to the earth and grounds you very well with the earth energy.
While I have always felt that Black Tourmaline was the best and strongest grounding stone, I quite like the way that this stone grounds you.
It makes such a strong connection, through the base or root chakra then down to the earth star chakra for grounding to Mother Gaia.
It may be helpful to aid you to connect with your spirit guide if you have not previously made contact with them.
You may notice the presence of your guides coming closer while you are using it, and you feel quite protected. You may experience visions of quite strange things, and this may be related to your clairvoyant ability opening.
It is well known that it takes you on shamanic journeys if you wish to go there. You can feel the presence of high vibrational beings while using this stone.
It is said that they are beings from other dimensions, here to help humanity make the transition to a deeper and more expansive consciousness.
Using Shamanite Black Calcite may help to stimulate the development of your psychic abilities. It may stimulate clairaudience which is also known as psychic hearing as well as clairvoyant abilities or psychic visions.
I have been sleeping with a piece of it under my pillow, and it brings deep and restful sleep.
By helping to relax you, it leads to a restful nights sleep, particularly if you hold it in your hand as you are getting ready to relax into sleep.
I feel that the psychic gift that is you most dominant one will come to the fore while using this stone. Each time I have used it I did not want to put it down when I finished, and it is so lovely to keep on your body.
Is is a powerful stone for automatic writing. While writing this page I have been holding my piece of this stone in my hand, and I can feel that it is bringing through the words as I write.
Simply holding a piece of Shamanite Black Calcite in your hand before even going into meditation makes a strong heart chakra connection.
I believe it is responding to your thoughts, and as you begin to think about meditating you will find its energy vibrating at the third eye chakra, and within the top of your head.
It has been used for a long time by Indian shamans to communicate with spirit guides, and ancestors in spirit, so if you desire this to happen keep this at the forefront of your mind as you begin to meditate.
In summary: while using it in meditation, it is possible that you may feel the opening of the crown chakra and feel quite relaxed and peaceful about the course of action you will take.
Going into meditation with it you seem to sink into a deeper feeling of relaxation than most stones will take you, as it is taking you to a place of amazing peace and harmony.
It is said that you can use one of these calcite crystals to make contact with your power animals, spirit teachers, and angels during shamanic journeying with it.
Use it with high vibration stones such as Moldavite, Merkabite Calcite or Cryolite.
As it contains a number of other minerals within its make-up, using any of these with it may benefit the other stones, including any of the quartz crystal varieties, Strontianite, Baryte, Iron Pyrite and Ascension Stones which are rich in Marcasite.
If you wish to use these stones specifically for shamanic journeying, you might choose to combine Shamanite Black Calcite with Nuummite, Shaman Stones or Covellite.
Use Lilac Lepidolite crystal with it, as it goes well when utilized to aid purification of your auric field. Both Larimar and Zircon also combine well with it.
It may be used with any of the other psychic protection stones to boost the energy of other stones to protect you from negative entities.
It combines particularly well with Black Tourmaline, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst Crystals, Prophecy Stone, Rutile, Black Ammonite, Pyrolusite, Cookeite and Jet.