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Tektite Stone

The word tektite comes from the greek word "tektos" which means molten. Whether the meteorite explodes in the air or upon impact, what we call tektite stone is thrown out from the explosive force.

Tektite stones are found in what are known as strewnfields. The concept of a strewnfield is basically that when the meteorite impacted the earth, the tektites, along with other assorted debris are "strewn" out from the impact location. These strewnfields tend to move outward in the direction of impact, ie if the meteorite impacted from the west, the strewnfield will stretch to the east of the impact area.

Due to the tremendous size of the strewnfields however, it is often hard to know exactly where the tektite originated from. Strewnfields can reach out up to 1000 miles from the impact site.

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There are 4 well known strewnfields on earth and each is home to its own specific type of tektite. The North American strewnfield reaches from Georgia to Texas and is home of the Georgia Tektites and the Bediasite Tektites. The Moldavite strewnfield is in Europe, The Ivory Coast strewnfield is on the Ivory Coast and the Australasian strewnfield reaches from southern Australia up to southern China.

The color of tektites depend on a number of factors and range from an almost gold color, to a greenish shade to various dark greens, grays and black. Unless sliced very thinly, most tektites are opaque, however the Australasian tektites are sometimes known to have a goldish color on the thinner edges when seen with a back light.

Tektite stone is known as the telepathy gemstone because it increase psychic abilities, especially the ability to communicate with others at a distance through telepathy. Many believe that by meditating with a tektite, your ability to communicate telepathically will increase in regards to the amount of time the tektite remains in your personal energy field.

Experimentation is being done by placing two similar size and shape tektite stones within a crystal vortex for varying amounts of time ranging from 1 week to 1 year. The resulting charged tektites are then considered a mated pair and are use by two people at distant locations to communicate via telepathy. Should you decide to continue this research, it is important that you keep accurate records of your experimentation which should include, date, times, local weather at both locations, how each experimenter is feeling prior to and after the trials and any additional information that might factor into the results.

It is thought that by carrying a tektite in your pocket or as a necklace so that it stays within the aura on a regular basis, that your psychic abilities will be increased. This possibly has something to do with the ability of tektites to increase energy.

Tektite Stones are known as good luck stones, especially in India where it is considered a sacred stone. Simply keep one in your pocket or purse or wear it on a string around your neck to enjoy the benefits.

Can be used by healers and energy workers to clear and unblock the lower chakras. This can be accomplished by placing the tektite stone directly on the patient's chakras one at a time or by slowing moving the tektite above the patients chakras and sweeping the blocked energy out to the side and away from the patient.

Adds power to any type of magic as it provides a direct connect with the universal energies. It can be placed on an altar while performing magic, added to a mojo bag, or a series of tektite stones can be used in a crystal vortex to charge objects.

Tektite Stone can help remove fear from people and situations making it a possible stone to help those suffering from depression brought on by fear.

When someone is ill whether from a major illness or just a bout of the flu, placing a tektite stone within their auric field can help to strengthen the body to fight off the illness.

Tektite stone is believed by some to help connect your personal thoughts and energies with alien beings from other planets.

Work is being investigated by some on the ways in which tektite stone helps in astral travel and lucid dreaming.

Main Chakra: All

Planet: Jupiter and Pluto

Vibrates to the number: 9

Element: Fire

Astrological Sign: Aries and Cancer

Tektite Stone Technical Details

Chemical Composition and Name - Varies but often includes SiO2, Al2 O3, Fe2O3, FeO, MgO, CaO, Na2O, K2O, TiO2, MnO

Hardness - 6 to 7

Specific Gravity - 2.275 and 2.510

Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.4600 and 1.5200

Bi-refringence - None

Optic Sign -

Optical Character - Isotropic