Creation / Formation:
Moldavite is a stone composed of a glassy mixture of silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide, and other metal oxides. It is typically a deep forest green in color, however, some specimens can be a pale green, and others, especially from Moravia, are a greenish brown. In rare cases, a few gem grade stones can be found being slightly darker than emerald. It is tektite, amorphous in structure, and has a hardness of 5.5 to 6. Moldavite was formed during an asteroid impact that created the bohemian plateau of the Czech Republic approximately 14.8 million years ago. The material super-heated upon entry to earth’s atmosphere, then collided with the planet at a velocity of 20km per second. Upon impact, millions of tons of molten moldavite flew through the sky like large raindrops, dispersing it throughout the vicinity, cooling and hardening after coming to rest. The majority of drop shaped moldavite shattered on impact as it landed at high speeds, this created other primary shapes and many non primary, smaller shaped fragments, only to be further altered by almost 15 million years of erosion making each piece as unique as a fingerprint. The primary shapes of this tektite include drops (tear drops), discs, elliptical (oval), and dumbbells. Primary shapes are very rare and make up less than 1% of all moldavite that has been found. Almost all of it is found in this immediate area, commonly during the plowing of fields.
The “mining” of moldavite consists of sifting through loose sands and gravels, the richest finds being in the towns of Chlum and Slavce. The village of Besednice has yielded a delicate, lacy form of moldavite, created when the molten substance landed in the water, cooling much quicker than much of the other material that created this crystal, and yeilding a much more spikey structure. It is of the highest grade, and most sought after.. The impact that gave birth to moldavite was an incredibly powerful event. The explosion has been estimated at six trillion megatons, which is far more than any and all atom bombs on earth. The heat from this collision was not only hot enough to vaporize rock, but intense enough to completely pass through the earth's crust, travelling deep into the liquid iron of the planet’s core. This cataclysmic impact is believed to have disturbed the rotating liquid iron enough to cause the reversal of the earth's magnetic poles, changing forever the life of whatever existed on the planet's surface at that time.
Moldavite has a very deep and spiritual past, being used throughout history and prehistory for its powerful and divine properties. The neolithic peoples of eastern europe began wearing moldavite at least 25,000 years ago, and wore handcrafted spiritual talismans and amulets for good fortune, fertility, spiritual development, and enlightenment. During excavations conducted by archeologists Josef Szombathy, Hugo Obermaier, And Josef Bayer in 1908, a workman named Johann Veran discovered a statue at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in lower Austria. Known as the Venus of Willendorf, it was believed to be the oldest portrayal of a deity on earth. Around this time period, the name “Venus” was used to indicate an “immodest” goddess, therefore having no connection to the well known Roman goddess of the same name. The figure was hypothesized to be a fertility deity, and believed to portray the Paleolithic Magna Mater, or Great Mother Goddess of the ancient peoples who created and worshipped it. Less known discoveries here include a good number of talismans, amulets, and ritual knives crafted from moldavite. This led researchers to believe that they shared a significant link, and indicated that it was most likely sacred to the fertility goddess.
The Emerald Tablet
The Tabula Smaragdina, or Emerald Tablet, was believed to be authored by none other than Hermes Trimagistus, a deified figure known by many names but referenced in almost every ancient culture.To the people of Greece, he was Hermes, the Egyptians called him Thoth, in Rome, he was called Mercury, and in the bible, he was was known as Enoch. No matter what he was called, in all of these systems of belief, he was known as the scribe of the gods, Hermes brought the wisdom of the divine to the mortals of the earth. The tablet was a condensed version of the Hermetica, and contains secret knowledge of alchemy and the Hermetic tradition. The text is believed to explain in ancient, cryptic language, the secrets of prima materia and its transmutation which were used to create the famous and sacred philosophers stone, as well as a deep understanding of the microcosmic and macrocosmic forces. This divine knowledge was said to be written on an “emerald that fell from the sky”, but many believe that it wasn't written on an emerald, and that moldavite was used to construct this historical piece that we still strive to decode the mysteries of today. In “Decoding the Lost symbol”, recent translations from the original arabic, read, “it is fire that became our earth” as well as Isaac Newton's translation stating “its force is entire if it become converted into earth” describing moldavite exactly. It is created through fire when the “power” or “energy” of a meteorite impacts the earth, creating a new substance through shear force. This is seen as sacred chemistry from the gods by those who study and interpret alchemy.
Arthurian Grail Lore
All of us at one point or another have heard stories of the Holy Grail, which is an item from Arthurian legend, combining Christian and Celtic Pagean lore. Most often referred to as a cup, this sacred object was said to bestow immortality, power, and rebirth, not unlike the Cauldron of Cerridwen. This was believed to be the vessel that Christ drank from at the last supper claiming that it contained his blood. Many believe that it is symbolic of Christ’s bloodline and a symbol for the womb, tying into the theory of the Venus of Willendorf, the Mother Goddess, being a symbol of fertility. The epic “Parzival'' by Wolfram von Eschenbach clearly states that the Grail is a stone which reflects the qualities of the philosopher's stone, with the power to heal, revive the dead, and grant immortality. The same Arthurian legends tell us that when Lucifer fell from heaven, a stone fell out of his crown as he was struck in the head by the sword of Michael the archangel.This sacred crystal was symbolic to the fall of humanity and also the key to its redemption. It is believed that this stone was fashioned into a cup or bowl by another angel that served as the cup of the last supper. Legend says that the Holy Grail was later found and given to Napoleon, who was supposedly incredibly dissatisfied to find out that it was “just a large chunk of green glass,” which describes moldavite exactly.
The Wishing Stone of Shambhala
In Buddhist legend, the Cintamani is a legendary specimen linked to the philosopher's stone, and said to grant wishes, which was said to have fallen from the sky in a chest. This is the inspiration for Dragon Ball anime. Tibeten lore tells of a stone originating from the constellation Orion, said to be so powerful that it was sent away to Shambhala, the mythical kingdom inside the earth, for the Lord of the Earth to own. This lord, known as Snat Kumara, assists mankind in its spiritual evolution, helping us to develop into a state of ascended enlightenment, sounding very similar to Hermes Trismegistus and the Emerald Tablet. A high abot from the Trasilumpo lamasery allegedly entrusted a Russian artist and explorer by the name of Nicholas Roerich with a fragment of the Cintamani. Roerich speculated that the stone was moldavite, engraved in sanskrit, which he translated as “Through the stars i come. I Bring the chalice covered with the shield. Within it, I bring a treasure, the gift of Orion.” This would also tie into the stories of the Holy Grail, another cup reference.
In modern times, Moldavite has become known as one of the more prized stones for metaphysical purposes. With wildly varying effects, it's known to create reactions from mild to almost overwhelming. This stone is known for everything from cleansing the physical body, spiritual breakthroughs and heightened perception. The common denominator of moldavite's benefits is acceleration of one's spiritual growth. “Moldavite Flush” is a term coined to describe the reaction many people have when working with this powerful crystal for the first time, as it can create a sense of heat and tingling all throughout the body. This normally starts in the hand it's being held in, then progressively moves through the body, even causing redness in the skin. In some cases this is accompanied by a rapid opening of the heart chakra, causing strange, though not painful sensations in the chest, as well as upwelling of emotions, and a drastic shift of perspective. Other effects of this powerful stone include pulsations in the hand while holding the stone, tingling of the third eye, a feeling of lightheadedness, dizziness, and even occasional senses of being lifted out of one's body. After the stone has a chance to set in, and its frequencies begin to resonate with those of the user, most people find that moldavite excites their energies, speeding up their vibrations. This is especially so for the first days or weeks, until one really becomes acclimated to the dynamic vibrational properties of this crystal. Some people however, especially Starborns, or Starseeds, find that moldavite relaxes them, and feels like home, giving them a connection to their cosmic origins.
Dream Work and Meditation:
Moldavite can dramatically add to and intensify one's dream life, making it more vivid and meaningful. Taping a piece of moldavite onto your third eye can amplify this effect, producing a deeper inner experience and helping one to discern messages and intuition from higher realms. This can create an effective catalyst for self healing, clearing blockages, and opening the meridians. Working with moldavite can cause meditations to become much deeper and more powerful, raising one’s level of overall awareness. This talisman of spiritual awakening will bring transformation, evolutionary growth, aiding in one's ability to connect with spirit guides and accelerating one's connection to the divine. These effects will trickle into all areas of the life for the user. Jobs and relationships can evolve, helping to really identify the healthy, productive aspects of one's current situation, as well as the things that aren't aiding in the growth of the individual..
Moldavite and the Chakras:
Chakras are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate its processes. Originating from the Sanskrit language, chakra literally translates to spinning wheel. The spinning of these seven important chakras regulates almost every function that takes place inside our bodies. From organ health to physical pain to our body's ability to deal with stress and trauma, these centers along our spine and their alignment is crucial to our overall health. From the top of the head, to the tip of the toes, there is a chakra associated with everything that takes place in the spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual well being. Moldavite is most closely associated with the 4th, or heart chakra, its beautiful green energy bringing a sense of love, warmth, and compassion into the life of anyone working with it. This chakra is the center of the energetic system in our body, and this crystal's vibrations can bring compassion, empathy, forgiveness, grief, and our ability to deal with it. Most stones only have the ability to affect one chakra, while this potent gem and its high vibrations can activate any and all chakras. Typically starting wherever there is any sort of blockages or wounds, it will first clear these areas and then move into harmonic balance with one's entire energetic system. This resonance and activation in one's energy network can spread rapidly, increasing synchronicities in their frequency and significance, as well enhancing one's sensitivity and ability to identify them.
In Everyday Life:
The high vibrations of this stone can alter one's energy pattern, creating an intensification in spiritual vitality, leading to accelerated progress on the path to one's highest destiny. Many of these effects are very similar to what legend states might have been encountered through exposure and use of the holy grail, helping whoever possessed it to fully awaken, truly realizing the intelligence of the human heart. Through the heart's electromagnetic field and its immeasurable field of subtle energies, one may directly perceive the conditions of other people in the world. This field resonates through everything, from atoms to galaxies, from the soul of the individual to the cosmic consciousness. Through the will of the heart, it is possible to alter reality, in knowing this, one is granted and tasked with the responsibility of willing the highest good from each aspect in their life without knowing what form it may take. This crystal is also unique in its ability to spiritualize and energize the powers of other stones one may be wearing or working with at the same time. Moldavite's high vibrations will not allow negative energies or entities to affect the aura, bringing balance in the relationships and interactions one may encounter or develop. This will induce exponential positive changes in one's life and help align one's life to the path of truth and realize their destiny.
Moldavite is known as less of a healing crystal, and more of an activation crystal, but this doesn't mean that it can't have a positive impact on the physical body of the user. This crystal can be used to help treat almost any physical condition because of its ability to identify and isolate the deeper, more profound, root causes of these physical ailments. For this reason, moldavite has been used throughout the ages by people who may have deep, long time issues that they just can't seem to get to the bottom of. This process opens the door to treatment in conjunction with other healing stones to eliminate the problem and create space for positive energy. It has even been known to help identify cancer and other issues when modern technology and standard medical procedure may have missed it. Working with this crystal can do everything from lower stress, rejuvenate tissues and cells, treat respiratory issues, oxygenate the blood, aid in fertility, and even slow down the aging process.
Having fallen from the sky, being created during a cosmic explosion, this sacred glass is formed without uniformed crystalline structure. When faceted into gems and other forms, some of these forms can enhance and amplify its energies. Forms which can magnify the energies of moldavite include pyramids, platonic solids, spheres, star tetrahedrons, and magicians stones. The most powerful gem cuts are said to be round, brilliant, radiant octagon, trilliant, and oval. Round beads are both gentle and powerful. Like spheres, they allow an even omnidirectional flow of moldavite’s vibrations, accompanied by a sort of softness, which is said to come from the stones' round shape. This crystal is also ideal for use in making energy tools. Whether glued or otherwise attached to other stones, both energies will be magnified, It can be a great addition to wands headbands, templates, grids, and many other devices to intensify their effects.
Moldavite is believed to have its own cosmic over-soul, which can help one to connect with the ascended masters and access the Akashic Records. This stone is also said to have the ability to transcend time, making it an incredibly useful stone for anyone engaged in past life regression or exploring their spiritual path in all directions of time, helping to clear unwanted baggage from the past. It heightens self awareness and helps to uncover thoughts, feelings or emotions which may be keeping us stuck, and allowing one to move forward and see all possible outcomes of the future. Due to its extraterrestrial origins, it can also activate psychic abilities, allowing us to transform our lives. It is not uncommon to have an epiphany while working with this stone, or to have contact with otherworldly beings of higher vibrations, bringing knowledge of the divine into the grasp of the previously “ordinary” mind. There are many who believe that some of the great minds in history responsible for technological leaps, like Tesla, or Da Vinci, understood the vibrations of these crystals. They were able to use them to tune into higher frequencies and communicate with advanced beings or interdimensional entities, expanding their consciousness, and thus aiding in their inventions. These leaps set the stage for the world we live in today.
Spotting a Fake:
True genuine moldavite is becoming more rare, and the price is going up, due to the limited availability of this beautiful tektite. This has created a market for counterfeiting and the people in this business are getting better and better at their craft, flooding the market with imitations. Fake moldavite is created by melting green glass and identifying an imitation in its “natural form” is becoming more and more difficult. Some counterfeiters are even using molds created from an actual piece of moldavite, replicating the color and texture close to perfectly, and some of these specimens have even ended up in museum collections and world gem shows. When faceted, it's much easier to spot an imitation, but it is possible in its natural state as well. If your moldavite appears waxy, or wet, it's probably not genuine. Since moldavite was formed very quickly, and chaotically, being vaporized, then molton, then solidified almost immediately, there are different types of inclusions that one should see when inspecting a genuine specimen. Small bubbles should be present, as well as chaotic streaks and swirls that pass through the gem, these are called flow lines. In addition, there is an amorphous material of silicon dioxide called lechatelierite, which is slightly harder than moldavite, so it can usually be seen on the surface. Using a magnifying glass, and looking closely at the surface, small ridges should be visible, approximately 1-2mm in size, these are lechatelierite, and they do not occur in false moldavites. One other feature to look for are smoke like schliers that are only found in genuine specimens. When purchasing moldavite, make sure you're buying from an experienced, reputable retailer who has a history of working with tektites, and good reviews from buyers that have worked with them in the past.
Working with moldavite can be intense! This is a stone that will bring growth on all levels, even in areas we didn't know we needed to grow. This crystal of transformation knows the next step you need to take and will unlock the path needed to advance your spiritual evolution. Moldavite was created from chaos, through a divine collision that changed the earth forever. Moldavite is a stone that we can all learn from. Driven by unquestioning loyalty to the universe, expansion of consciousness, and higher purpose, few stones radiate the metaphysical intensity of Moldavite. Whether used on its own or in conjunction with a stone who’s properties it will greatly enhance, this crystal is a life changer and will forever be a valuable tool in the arsenal of raising the collective consciousness.
This crystal will not disappoint anyone on a spiritual path. While it may take some time to become comfortable working with Moldavite, it is highly beneficial to people in all walks of life. Somewhere, there is a piece of this incredible green glass calling your name, I hope it finds you, and I hope you listen to it once it's in your hand.