Saturday, July 29, 2017

Conglomerate and Rocky Mountain Jade

Found both of these rocks in a Montana creek.


Rocky Mountain Jade (real name unknown)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Last entry, Shungite New Development, I was excited because I thought perhaps I had found a way to get shungite energy into water without making direct contact. Shungite water is supposed to be good for detoxification.

I had observed that a lot of bubbles had formed in the glass of water placed beside the shungite. I thought those bubbles might be evidence of some kind of energy transfer. Back to the drawing board on that one.

A friend of mine tried the experiment and reported no bubbles in her glass. That didn't sound encouraging. I put water in different places, in different kinds of glasses and even did one with tap water. They all developed bubbles. So much for my theory. I did a little research on water bubbles and found out that temperature and atmospheric pressure will cause those bubbles. Well, darn. I guess I jumped the gun.

This does not prove there was no energy transfer. It does mean I don't see anyway I can  quantify it, if there is. It's not like my using shungite to help me sleep. That is easy to measure. And, the fact remains, I have now gone over 30 days without a single sleepless night.

I remain cautious about drinking water put in direct contact with shungite. I don't like the idea I have no knowledge of its provenance. My bad reaction could have been side effects of rapid detoxification or just as easily some type of poisoning. There are many ways to detoxify. I'm going to leave this one to others until I get more information. I'll probably continue to leave a glass beside the shungite, you never know what might be going on. Even if nothing is going on it will cause me to drink an additional glass of water each day and I think there's nothing wrong with that.

©Walker Barnard

Sunday, February 12, 2017


In yesterdays' entry Shungite Water - Something's Going On I discovered what looks like an energy transfer, through glass. As mentioned in that entry I am not at all inclined to drink water in direct contact with stones I have no idea the provenance. Especially,  not after my bad reaction to it. Shungite Water - I Wouldn't Drink It

I was so impressed with the bubble action I figured maybe I should have two glasses percolating at the same time. I could drink one whilst another was brewing.

I have my experiment set up on the kitchen island so I pass by often. It seemed to me that the new glass, on the right wasn't making bubbles nearly as quickly as the one on the left had done. I couldn't really be certain it wasn't my imagination.

I'm a little leery of chug a lugging the water after my earlier experience so I took sips of it throughout the day leaving the glass beside the shungite. Before retiring I refilled that glass and set it back down beside the shungite.

This morning I was surprised to see that the glass on the left side of the shungite jar had many more bubbles than the one on the right which had been next to the shungite at least 10 hours longer. The glasses are identical.

Shungite Experiment
The only thing I know for sure is that the water on the left has had what appears to be a bigger reaction to the shungite. But, not as big a reaction as it did yesterday. Why, I have no idea but I'm going to try further experiments to see if I can figure out what, if anything, it means.

A Single Glass Placed on the Let Side.

©Walker Barnard

Saturday, February 11, 2017


I want to start this entry by saying to anyone who stumbles upon it, I am no expert in this field. In point of fact I only got interested in stones and crystals quite recently. This is simply a diary. I make no claims one way or another. I am simply recording my observations, experiences and my reactions to those experiences, nothing more. If a reader has something they think is useful information I hope they would share it in a comment. I would really like to know.

Without further preamble: In my last journal entry "Shungite Water I wouldn't Drink it" I wrote about my experience with filtered shungite water. I had a pretty scary reaction to it and swore off the stuff.

But, I couldn't stopped thinking about how shungite has been my cure for sleepless nights. I have now gone 29 nights without need for Alteril. (See Shungit Rock with a Purpose?)

I can't get my sleep success out of my head and I feel like I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater with respect to shungite filtered water. Anything that helps keep one ahead in the de-tox game is valuable to me. I'm still a long way off wanting to try shungite water where the shungite chips are in direct contact with the water but I had another idea.

I have read in numerous places about putting stones in a glass bowl and then placing a glass of water next to it to get the stones' energy to pass into the water. I've not tried that so I thought why not try it with the shungite?  Last night I got a small jar and filled it with my shungite chips. Then I placed a glass of distilled water next to it. I left them overnight. I used a small jar because I wanted the chips to be concentrated and not spread out in the bottom of a bowl.

Shungite Chips Next to Distilled Water
It's quite clear something's been going on whilst I blissfully slept. Distilled water might get a few bubbles if left in a glass overnight but not anything like this. I mean there has been a whole lot of action going on here.

I've got no qualms about drinking this water. And, so I shall.

©Walker Barnard

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Shungite was kind of my introduction to the world of stones and crystals. I wrote in an earlier post "Shungite - A Rock with a Purpose?". In it I explained my introduction to the stone and crystal world and that I was going to be trying Shungite for sleep. Of course, I can't say if it's the Shungite or not but I can tell you true, after 26 days I am still sleeping like a baby. Normally, I would have taken at least three Alteril sleep aids during that period of time.  To say I am pleased would be an understatement.

So, when an acquaintance told me she was drinking Shungite filtered water I was in. It is recommended that you use Shungite Elite chips for water filtering. I ordered up my Shungite chips and bot a glass jug in which to let them stew. When the chips arrived I carefully washed them in distilled water and set them stewing.

Shungite Elite in Jug for Filtering
After a day or so I started drinking a glass (8 oz.) per day. Two days after I started I had a really restless night and woke up with all kinds of aches and pains I'd not felt before. I thought "Wow, that's weird".  Two days later, last night, when I went to do my yoga exercises I got very dizzy and the room just began to spin. I immediately thought of the Shugite water.

When I experience anything unusual I always look to what's new in my life. Well, Shungite water sprung immediately to mind. Now it could just be co-incidence. But, like the better detectives, I don't believe in coincidences. I had an uneasy feeling about those slivers from the beginning thinking one had no idea where they'd been and who they'd been handled by. And I was going to put their fermented water in my body? What was I thinking?

I am not suggesting anything. Just reporting my experience and my reaction to it. It may well be that I was experiencing side effects from detoxification. I obviously can't say. But, since I felt healthy as a horse before I started with I think I'll stick with what I've got.  I will continue to place my pyramid on my forehead at night and wear my Shungite pendant. But no more Shungite water for me. I put total trust in my instincts and my instincts say stay away. I think they were trying to tell me from the get go but I wasn't listening.

Here is articla I found "Shungite Not For Sissies" which I think is the best I've read on the subject of Shungite. Read also the comments.

©Walker Barnard

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful stone. Humans have been wearing it as jewelry for thousands of years. Once again I was drawn to a stone because of its beautiful dark blue color. It also has flecks and veins of gold. Not surprisingly, it is associated with the Throat Chakra.

Lapis Lazuli is found in India and Pakistan. It is a common stone. Common or not you can spend quite a sum on top quality Lapis Lazuli jewelry.

Lapis Lazuli
Drawn to it for it's beauty I am now interested in Lapis Lazuli because of its supposed beneficial effects on the thyroid. I have suspected for sometime that I have low thyroid. I am no fan of pharmaceuticals and particularly don't want to start thyroid medication. Once on it you can't ever go back. If you run out and for some reason can't get more you're up the creek without a paddle. The thyroid is a major hormonal regulator but it retires for good with prolonged use of thyroid medication. I had it on the run before with dietary and excise regimens but got lazy and now some of the symptoms have returned. I am once again back on my regimen but this time I am going to add Lapis Lazuli to the mix. Leave no stone unturned.

Physical Issues: 

Aches and Pains, Bones, Detoxification, Eyes, Immune System, Insomnia,

Emotional Issues:

Anxiety, Calming, Depression

Spiritual Issues:

Appreciation, Intuition, Meditation, Truth



Throat (Blue)
Third-Eye (Purple)
Crown (Violet)

©Walker Barnard

Saturday, February 4, 2017


I'm not sure if blue or green is my favorite color but I surely do love blue. When I chose my Angelite  stone I was primarily drawn to the color but there was also a sense of serenity about them. Angelite is also known as Anhydrite, not nearly as nice as Angelite. Angelite is found in Peru.

Angelite seems to have more to do with the non-physical world. As one might guess from the name it is thought to be a conduit to communicating with your guardian angels.

I never thought much about my guardian angels until last summer when my only sister died in a freak accident. So, many things have happened since then to bring my attention and awareness to my angels, I am completely convinced of their existence.  I consult with them regularly now. I only regret it has taken me so long to wake up to their presence.

Physical Issues:

Osteoporosis, Sleep, Throat, Water Retention 

Emotional Issues:

Acceptance, Compassion, Fear, Peace, Truth

Spiritual Issues:

Angelic Realm, Angel Communication, Archangels, Perception, Visualization, Totem-Animals



Throat - (Blue)
Crown- (Violet)
Third-Eye (Purple)

©Walker Barnard