key words Transformation, rapid spiritual evolution, chakra activa- tion, cleansing, protection, increased incidence of synchronicities
chakras All, especially Heart (4th) and Third Eye (6th)
Moldavite is a member of the Tektite group, a glassy mixture of silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide and other metal oxides, with a hardness of 5.5 to 6. Its crystal system is amorphous. The color of most specimens is a deep forest green, though some pieces are pale green and others, especially those from Moravia, are greenish brown. A few rare gem-grade stones are only a little darker than emerald green. Moldavite’s formation coincides with the crash of a large meteorite in what is now the Bohemian plateau of the Czech Republic, approximately 14.8 million years ago. Most specimens are found strewn throughout that area. Farmers often turned up pieces of Moldavite when plowing fields, and Moldavite ‘miners’ sift and dig through loose sands and gravels. Some of the richest finds have occurred at the towns of Chlum and Slavce. A very delicate, lacy form of Moldavite has been found near the village of Besednice.
robert simmons [Author’s Note: Moldavite is the stone that initiated me into awareness of the spiritual properties of crystals and minerals, as well as my personal spiritual destiny. It has, over the twenty-two years I have worked in this field, had similar effects on thousands of other people with whom I have spoken and corresponded. From my perspective, it has a special role to play in the awakening of humanity that is now under way, and for this reason we go into Moldavite’s story in somewhat more depth than we do with the other stones.]
Scientific theorists differ on hypotheses regarding Moldavite’s origin. Some contend that Moldavite is earthly rock melted by the heat of the meteorite crash, while others suggest that the material is of extraterrestrial origin, possibly a type of obsidian ejected by a lunar volcano. A third theory holds that Moldavite is a fusion product of meteoric material and earthly rock that were vaporized in the tremendous heat of the impact explosion, the resultant gas being propelled high into the atmosphere. This gaseous material would have then cooled and condensed into a liquid glass which ‘rained’ down on the crater and surrounding areas. Regardless of which, if any, of these ideas is correct, it is known that Moldavite indeed fell from the sky because of the aerodynamic shapes of certain pieces, and virtually all scientists associate it with the meteoric collision that formed the Bohemian plateau and surrounding mountains.
The event which gave birth to Moldavite was one of tremendous power. The force of the impact explosion has been estimated at six trillion megatons, far more than all the atom bombs on Earth. The heat, as mentioned above, was high enough to vaporize rock, and the main body of the meteorite is believed to have passed completely through the Earth’s crust, penetrating into the liquid iron at the planet’s core. This deep impact is said to have disturbed the currents of rotating liquid iron enough to cause the reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles.
Throughout history, and even into pre-history, Moldavite has been regarded as a spiritual talisman. The Neolithic peoples of Eastern Europe wore Moldavite at least 25,000 years ago, and the famed Venus of Willendorf—the earliest known goddess statue—was discovered in a digging site which contained a number of Moldavite amulets. People of that period also used Moldavite for arrowheads and cutting tools.
More recently, Moldavite has been viewed as a relic of the legend of the Holy Grail. In some recountings, the Grail was said to be not a cup, but a stone, an Emerald that fell from the sky. In other stories, the Grail cup was carved from the Emerald. The correspondences of the Stone of the Grail with Moldavite are clear. The ancients called all clear green gemstones ‘Emeralds,’ and Moldavite is the only such stone ever to have fallen from the sky. In history, there was even a physical ‘Grail’ discovered and brought to Napoleon, who was disappointed to find it was green glass. But, of course, Moldavite is green glass. Another chalice, this one made of gold and adorned with Moldavites, was passed down through the centuries and disappeared during the second World War. In the 1930s, the famed artist, mystic Nicholas Roerich, compared a Moldavite (which he called agni mani, meaning ‘fire pearl’) to the fabled Stone of Shambhala, further asserting it was the same stone contained in the Holy Grail. Interestingly, the energetic effects of Moldavite parallel those attributed to the fabled Grail stone. In Czech folklore, Moldavite was believed to bring harmony to marital relationships, and was used as a traditional betrothal gift for centuries. Once again, the Stone of the Grail was believed to have similar properties.
In modern times, Moldavite has emerged as one of the stones most prized for metaphysical purposes. Its effects vary widely, from mild to almost overwhelming, from physical cleansings to spiritual breakthroughs—yet the common denominator seems to be the revitalization and acceleration of one’s path of personal evolution.
People who hold Moldavite for the first time most often experience its energy as warmth or heat, usually felt first in one’s hand and then progressively throughout the body. In some cases, there is an opening of the heart chakra which is characterized by strange (though not painful) sensations in the chest, an upwelling of emotion and a flushing of the face. This has happened often enough to have been given a name—the ‘Moldavite flush.’ Other ways of feeling Moldavite’s energies include pulsations in the hand while holding the stone, tingling in the third-eye and heart chakras, a feeling of light-headedness or dizziness, and occasionally the sense of being lifted out of one’s body. Most people feel that Moldavite excites their energies and speeds their vibrations, especially for the first days or weeks, until one becomes acclimated to it. However, some individuals, especially Starborns, find that Moldavite relaxes them, as if it were a little piece of ‘home.’
Moldavite’s energies can activate any and all of the chakras. Its vibrations tend to focus in areas where one has blockages or ‘wounds,’ first clearing these areas and then moving into resonance with one’s entire energetic system. Resonance with Moldavite can take many forms—chakras can open; synchronicities can increase in frequency and significance; one’s dream life can become dramatically more vivid and meaningful; one can connect with spirit guides; physical, emotional or spiritual healings can happen; jobs and relationships can change; meditations can become deeper and more powerful—yet all these can be viewed as symptoms of a shift in one’s own energies. This shift is what Moldavite can catalyze. With its high and intense vibrations, it can resonate with one’s energy pattern in a way that creates an intensification of one’s spiritual vitality and an acceleration of one’s progress on the path of one’s highest destiny. This is much the same effect that legend says one might have received through exposure to the fabled Stone of the Grail.
The spiritual Grail may be thought of as the awakened and fully realized intelligence of the human heart. Moldavite once again parallels the Stone of the Grail in its affinity to the heart and the heart chakra. Through the heart’s electromagnetic field and its accompanying field of unmeasurable subtle energies, we can directly perceive the conditions of other people and the world. The heart’s field resonates to All-That-Is, from atoms to galaxies, from individual soul to cosmic consciousness. And the heart not only perceives—it also changes conditions. Through the heart’s will, it is possible to alter reality, and, knowing this, one has the responsibility of willing the highest good in each moment without knowing what form it will take. Moldavite offers the promise and carries the potential for assisting one in fully awakening the intelligence of the heart.
Moldavite is a powerful aid for meditation and dream-work. In both cases, taping a piece of Moldavite to the forehead can have the effect of creating a much more vivid and visionary inner experience. Moldavite increases one’s sensitivity to guidance and one’s ability to discern the messages sent from the higher realms. Moldavite can be a powerful catalyst for self-healing, clearing blockages and opening the meridians, as well as energizing the interconnections between all aspects of one’s etheric, astral, causal and physical bodies. Like the ancient, fabled agni mani, revered in ancient lore, Moldavite is a talisman of spiritual awakening, transformation and evolutionary growth.
In addition to use in meditation and dream work, Moldavite can be worn as jewelry. This conveys the advantage of being able to keep its energies in one’s vibrational field throughout the day, for further strengthening of its effects. Doing this also draws an increased incidence of beneficial sychronicities into one’s daily life. Some people will have to accustom themselves gradually to wearing Moldavite, because of its energetic intensity, but most will make the adjustment in a few days.
Moldavite also offers an energy of spiritual protection. When one is in resonance with its high-frequency vibrations, negative energies and entities cannot connect with or hang onto one’s field. In alignment with its transformational properties, Moldavite tends to disconnect one from unhealthy attachments and magnetize the persons and situations one most needs for evolutionary progress.
Moldavite can be cut and facetted into gems and other forms, some of which can enhance its energies. The forms which magnify and focus Moldavite’s vibrations include pyramids, Pla-tonic solids, spheres and star tetrahedrons. The most powerful gem cuts are round brilliant, radiant octagon, trilliant and oval. Round Moldavite beads are both gentle and powerful. Like spheres, they allow an even omnidirectional flow of Moldavite’s vibrations, accompanied by a kind of softness, which may come from the stone’s rounded shape
Moldavite is an ideal stone for use in making energy tools. It can be glued or otherwise attached to other stones to magnify both energies. It can be added to wands, headbands, templates, grids and all sorts of devices to intensify their effects.
Moldavite has the ability to enhance and accelerate the beneficial effects on many other stones. It works well with all types of Quartz, as well as Amethyst, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Sugilite, Charoite, Lapis, Larimar, Rhodochrosite, Aquamarine, Heliodor, Pietersite, Smokey Quartz, Selenite and most other gemstones. For healing purposes, it works very well with Seraphinite. For enhanced visionary experience, Herkimer ‘Diamonds’ are an excellent ally. Genuine Diamond, in crystal or gem form, further intensifies Moldavite’s transformational energies. Libyan Gold Tektite increases Moldavite’s empowerment of the third chakra, focus of personal power and will.
Moldavite is one of the Synergy Twelve stones, along with Danburite, Tanzanite, Azeztulite, Phenacite, Herderite, Tibetan Tektite, Satyaloka Quartz, Petalite, Brookite, Natrolite and Scolecite. This combination is the most powerful yet discovered for enhancement of the etheric pattern of the perfected self. Moldavite also works harmoniously with each of these stones on its own.
If one were forced to be marooned on a desert island with only one stone as an ally, Moldavite would be an excellent choice.
robert simmons: more on the moldavite—holy grail connection
One of the first connections I made to the mystical nature of Moldavite brought me into contact with the Grail legend. The magazine article to which I was led by a chain of synchronous events, in discussing the legends and lore surrounding Moldavite, mentioned that the famous spiritual artist Nicholas Roerich compared Moldavite to the fabled Stone of Shambhala, further asserting it was the same stone contained in the Holy Grail. Not knowing much about the Grail legend, I looked it up in a book written by the Grail scholar John Matthews. He mentioned that in some accountings of the tale, the Grail was not a chalice, but a stone—an Emerald that fell from the sky, out of the crown of the angel Lucifer, before he was cast from heaven. I was excited by the parallel to the physical history of Moldavite, since it was a green gemstone (not too far from Emerald in color) that indeed fell from the sky.
There were other interesting associations. The Grail is often de-picted as a vessel, such as a chalice. This implies the female body, as the chalice that holds the essence of life and can bring forth new life. Worship of the Divine Feminine has centered around this holy mystery, and one of the curious facts about Moldavite—that amulets of Molda-vite were found in the same archeological dig as the Venus of Willen-dorf, the oldest known Goddess statue—indicates that Moldavite was associated with Her before the Grail as a cup was ever imagined.
In recorded history, the Grail vessel in most instances was held to be the cup which caught the blood of Christ as He died on the cross. In the Arthurian romances which featured the Grail, the Grail cup magically circulated among the knights and ladies seated at the Round Table during the feast of Pentacost, providing each one with the food and drink he or she most desired—giving holy nourishment. To drink from the Grail brought healing and rejuvenation, as well as spiritual awakening. It quickened the destiny path of the knights, guiding them to the adventures they needed to promote their inner growth. The Grail was also a talisman of right relationship. Once a knight, such as Parzival, had beheld the Grail, he could not be unfaithful to his true love, and the Grail would always guide him back to her.
Again, the parallels to Moldavite are striking. In Czech folklore, Moldavite has for hundreds of years been used as a bethrothal gift to bring harmony to the marriage. In current times, the most frequent comment I hear from people about the effects of carrying or wearing Moldavite is the speeding up of the person’s spiritual evolution, or destiny path. Having Moldavite seems to accelerate the attraction of the situations one most needs for growth, and the dissolving of connections with whatever holds one back.
All this being said, the most compelling Grail connection I see with Moldavite has to do with the awakening of the Grail of the heart. As I wrote in first chapter of this book, biologists now say that the bodies of living organisms like ourselves are liquid crystal, displaying a coherence of structure and dynamic organization that approaches that of solid crystals. Liquid crystals are tunable to different frequencies, as are we. Solid crystals emanate specific vibrational patterns, with which we can resonate. The shift we feel in this resonating may be our inner realignment, our attunement, to the frequency of the stone. As a glassy substance, Moldavite is technically more of a ‘liquid’ crystal than a solid one. With its connections to the fabled Stone of the Grail, it may be the talisman by which we can all ‘drink’ from that sacred vessel.
Think now back to the scene of Christ on the cross. His blood was caught in the Grail cup, which means that this ‘cup’ carried the vibrational pattern—the liquid crystal alignment—of his blood. If we are to believe the legends, he lived in perfect attunement to—in complete trust of—the Divine. In other words, he was filled with love and free from fear. He was nourished completely by this Divine connection. To drink from the Grail—the vessel holding the vibrational pattern contained in his blood—was to take that pattern into one’s body. To do that was to take the Christ into one’s heart. (Remember all the artistic renderings of Christ, showing his heart exposed outside his chest.) Indeed, the heart is the cup, the chalice that holds our blood. If we take the Christic pattern into our hearts, we ‘drink’ the pattern of attunement to the Divine which he embodied, and we receive the total nourishment that comes from attunement to that pattern.
Further correspondences: Pictures of the Grail often depict it as a cup overflowing with the outpouring of Divine blessing. If we as liquid crystal beings reattune the pattern of our hearts to the frequencies of the Divine, the heart will then pump the blood—our own blood—carrying that pattern to all parts of our body—a perfect analog to the overflowing Grail chalice.
Now, if Moldavite is the physical-world embodiment of the mythical Grail stone, it may be possible through attunement to Moldavite’s frequency patterns, to realign our own heart’s with the Divine, thus activating our own inner Grail, receiving its nourishment and becoming sources of Divine nourishment in the world. As the heart pumps the blood through its perfected re-crystalized pattern, the blood takes on the pattern, and our entire body becomes a Grail, overflowing with blessings for the world. If enough people achieve this reattunement (with or without Moldavite) such a shift might manifest as a widespread, or even universal, attainment of Christ consciousness—an enactment of what has been imagined as the Second Coming.
There are many more connections in this story that I have space to write here, and some of the more radical speculations above may never happen—or they may. I encourage anyone moved or called by these ideas to experiment with them, and with Moldavite, without any attachments to what is ‘impossible’ or to what one wants to happen. Set your intention, free your imagination and allow the future to unfold as it will.
moldavite grail meditation
Sit quietly with a Moldavite in your hand, or lie with one over your heart, or tape a piece of Moldavite to your chest. Go into inner silence, and imagine the space in the center of your chest, the area of your heart. Picure an oval or egg shape, about the size of the physical heart, and imagine the Moldavite within that space. Allow yourself to envision that space filled with gold-green light, emanating from the stone and fillng the inner oval. Let the space become more and more full, until you feel warmth or vibration or light bleeding through that space. Place your attention in the area surrounding that space and feel the warmth/vibration/light beginning to spread into the rest of the chest. Then dissolve the eggshell and let the warmth/vibration/light flood your entire body. Pay attention to the sense of this spreading. Imagine that the crystallization of the pattern of each cell in your body is dissolved or burned away, and is reformed as it is penetrated by the new pattern generated through the sacred stone/seed you have placed at the center of your heart. Feel how the heart pumps this new pattern to every cell through the transmuted pattern of the blood, which is reformed as it passes through the heart. Feel how each inhalation brings in more Light, increasing the intensity of the re-forming, and how each exhalation releases the old pattern. Feel how you are being assisted by loving beings, within the stone, within yourself, and all around you. Feel the core of pure truth in your heart, and let yourself surrender to it. Now dwell for a moment in your heart, feeling and being the new radiance that shines through your whole body. Realize that your body is the holy Grail, the vessel carrying the sacred pattern of the New Life, and that your heart is the secret cup carrying the seed crystal of that pattern. Feel how the Moldavite has held that pattern in potensia, and how it has been released to fulfill your highest destiny.
Now, if you are ready, imagine the radiance within you expanding, with rays going out to heal your relationships with every person in your life. Imagine your heart sending out green/gold healing rays of compassion, love and clarity to everyone you love, to everyone you know, to everyone you have ever met, and to everyone you have never met. And finally, send your love/healing/light from your heart to the heart of the Earth, until this radiance shines through every grain of soil, every stone, every drop of water, every metal, every creature. And as the Grail of the Earth glows with its transmuted radiance, allow yourself to see its light meeting the light from the Great Central Sun, suffusing the Universe with love unbounded.
When you have finished and allowed these images to fade, go out and live them. Namaste.
naisha ahsian Moldavite is a cardinal Storm element stone. Storm represents massive transformation, cleansing and change on all levels, and Moldavite certainly lives up to that reputation. Moldavite is perhaps the most easily felt of all minerals. It carries an intense frequency that deeply activates the entire chakra system, stimulates the kundalini, cracks open one’s psychic channels and propels one into one’s future with the force of a hurricane. But, don’t let this scare you! Sometimes this cosmic ‘boot in the butt’ is exactly what is required to dislodge psychic debris from one’s life and kick-start one’s spiritual development.
Moldavite lays bare the limitations one has put on one’s life and development. Then it explodes those limitations and propels you headlong down your spiritual path. If you are addicted to safety and surety, then watch out for Moldavite! This ally tolerates no qualifying addendums to one’s statement that one is ready to move forward. Once you have invoked this ally’s power, it is best to be truly willing to face and release whatever has held you back so far. You can either go gracefully and willingly, or you can go kicking and screaming—but you WILL go! As a great and wise guide once said to me, “You asked for it!”
Beyond its life-changing capability, however, Moldavite can also be a truly fun stone to engage. Its energies progressively unzip the chakras, allowing for powerful activations, amazing cosmic journeys, and humbling revelations about the size and scope of this thing we call ‘Spirit.’ It is an excellent communication device for talking with one’s relatives and friends on other planets and in other dimensions. In fact, I would qualify it as the cosmic attunement stone.
It powerfully enhances the dream state and should be used in moderation until one is acclimated to its frequency. In fact, I always council my students and clients to meditate with Moldavite once a day for five days before carrying it on one’s person or wearing it for any length of time. Otherwise, headaches, hot flashes, dizziness, nausea and other interesting frequency adjustment symptoms can follow. This ally teaches one to respect the power it carries and to respect the power one carries within oneself. If you are truly ready to move forward on your path, then Moldavite is the ally to approach.
Spiritual Yes. Moldavite allows one to have the experiences most people are seeking when they refer to ‘spiritual experiences.’ Connection to guides, expanded awareness that would put any hallucinogen to shame, and a visceral experience of the highest frequencies are all possible when one invokes this ally’s energy.
emotional Be ready to peer into the great, gaping maw of your deepest, darkest fears, secrets and shadows. Moldavite brings to the surface that which you most need to recognize, honor, integrate or clear, so be prepared to really look in that mirror. Once you have stirred up the mud, however, Moldavite will shine the brightest Light into the depths, illuminating the monsters and revealing that they are really mice!
physical Moldavite is an activation stone—not really a healing stone. I generally do not use it with clients unless they are already fairly healthy and balanced and ready to move to the next phase. If you are frustrated with not being able to identify the roots of your imbalance or disease, however, then by all means invoke this energy! It often creates a healing crisis that clearly points to understanding how you have done this to yourself, and how to get out of it!
affirmation I open myself to transformation and I invoke the manifestation of my highest destiny.