Sparkling Pyrite with Obsidian Talisman – Become Spellbound

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Sparkling Pyrite with Obsidian Talisman


The name "pyrite" is after the Greek "pyr" meaning "fire." This name was given because pyrite can be used to create the sparks needed for starting a fire if it is struck against metal or another hard material. Pyrite is associated with fire signs in the zodiac and is often associated with gold. The two minerals often form together, and in some deposits pyrite contains enough included gold to warrant mining.

Pyrite is said to be excellent for boosting vitality and to help one accomplish challenging tasks in the physical world.  It enhances will power and aides one in overcoming fear and anxiety to help one establish a positive attitude to take on the task at hand. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone which shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, and can give one the courage to banish these influences from one’s life. Pyrite stimulates creativity and feeds the qualities of ambition and persistence, helping one to carry things through to completion.  It increases mental clarity and focus and is an idea stone for students.  It supports one in taking assertive action, protecting others and the earth, and developing the inner warrior for the benefit of the community.  Pyrite assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting an understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions. 


Obsidian is a talisman of those who dare to see…the past, the future, or one’s own inner demons and darkest truths. It is no ordinary stone, but nature’s glass formed from volcanic lava and hardened so quickly it formed no crystalline structure. It has no boundaries or limitations, and works rapidly with great power. Its edge can be razor sharp, and its dark, glossy surface polished into cold, hard glass, a “mirror stone” for those prepared to look deep into the inner being, the subconscious, to reveal one’s shadow self…flaws, weaknesses, fears, all. Nothing is hidden from Obsidian.  Obsidian provides essential grounding, connecting the base of the spine to the heart of the earth. It is highly protective, shielding one from negativity in the environment, from others, and from within the self. 

The use of Obsidian dates to the Old Stone Age, and many cultures relied heavily on this material in their daily, ritual, and spiritual lives. Obsidian’s internal structure allows it to break into pieces with curved surfaces and very sharp edges, and it has been found around the world fashioned into arrowheads, spear points, knives, axe heads, scrapers and various other cutting instruments. Obsidian daggers were reputed to be used in bloodletting and human sacrifice. The mystical properties of Obsidian also date back to early civilizations, mostly for its reflective quality and ability to be polished into mirrors. Deep black, or sometimes with a murky transparency, these mirrors reflected shadow images and were metaphors for sacred caves and pools of water. They were conduits for supernatural forces, and to some they were a means to communicate with otherworldly entities.