by Joe Webbe,
Our Crystal Experience
Wow! Where to start!
Moldavite is not a crystal, it is a tektite, and the only tektite considered to be, gem quality.
There is much lore connected with this stone. It is said that it is the result of a meteor impact with Earth, where the meteor and the Earth merged to make moldavite. There seems to be some discrepancy in whether it happened 14.5 or 15 million years ago…but what’s a few hundred thousand years, anyway! The fact is, all of the moldavite on Earth was made during that single impact…think about that for a second.
Moldavite is only found in the Moldau river valley in the Czech Republic. There are many different shapes and sizes, and some is more desirable than others, like the ones found in the Besednice fields. Those are the most collectible and also the most expensive pieces, along with the pieces that are over 30 grams.
There are a bunch of stories out there about moldavite, but I’m not going to bore you with a bunch of blah blah blah… I’ll let you research those on your own…but I will share my moldavite story with you.
Now I had heard the hippies talking about “feeling” their rocks, and getting in touch with them, but I never really gave it much thought, other than the time it took to dismiss such silliness. I had never equated that just being attracted to a stone, was, feeling its energy.
So, I’m in a rock shop, called, The Philosopher’s Stone, in Ocean Beach, San Diego. I didn’t really know what I was looking for…usually, it was something simple, like amethyst. But for some reason, I found myself staring at these cool green rocks. I asked about them, and Wendy explained to me what they were and their origin, but not much else. I was a little surprised by their price, but ended up buying a very small piece. I took it home and put it on the shelf with my other stones, and didn’t pay much more attention to it for about a week or two. Then one day, I walked over and picked it up. While I was looking at it, my fingers started to buzz, like they do when they’re falling asleep. As I was thinking about this, I checked to make sure my circulation wasn’t cut off, and I couldn’t figure out why my hand felt that way. Then something told me, it was the rock. In that instant, I put the rock down, like it was a hot potato! The realization actually scared me a little. I stared at the stone before touching it again, and then I picked it up, and held it a little closer to me so I could inspect it better. It was at this time that I felt a wash of energy start from almost the back of my neck, over my face, to my chest area. I have to say, it was a pretty emotional moment as well. It took me a few minutes to regain my composure.
I have never been a religious person, and I’m still not, but it seemed like, in that moment, I understood everything. Overwhelming, is an understatement! Since then, I have been on a different path in life…transformed, so to speak. (awake)
It was after this experience that I started doing a lot of research into moldavite, and came to realize that what I had felt wasn’t uncommon. I can now attribute it to my chakras aligning, and my heart chakra opening, or activating. From that point on, I have always had a piece of moldavite in my pocket.
Now I know that some of you will do as I did, when I heard the hippies talking about their rocks, and dismiss this story as a bunch of silliness. Others, it may spark your curiosity…and still others, it may give you a sense of validation, and confirm that you’re not as crazy as you may have thought.
I can’t guarantee that everyone that picks up a piece of moldavite will share this experience. I can just vouch for what happened to me.