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Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood Natural Stone

Petrified Wood

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the ancient Petrified Wood stone.

Stone of Ancient Earth EnergyPetrified Wood Stone Chips

Petrified Wood can look like raw pieces of wood that have turned to stone or they can be beautiful tumbled gemstones of hues of brown; sometimes with tree rings. Given enough time (several million years minimum, but often hundreds of millions of years) wood will petrify. The conditions have to be right, however. Wood often has to be buried in a deep layer of sediment so a mold will form over it. Then the exterior will mineralize and become crystal. Although plenty of petrified wood can be found littering the ground in many places, the largest pieces are often found in petrified forests. These are locations where undisturbed fallen trees crystallized for millions of years. One such famous forest is the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.  The petrified wood in the park are over 200 million years old. The pieces are very large and it isn’t uncommon to find whole petrified logs in petrified forests.


Scientific Information

Hardness: 6.5-7

Lustre: Earthy, Dull

Crystal System: Trigonal

Etymology: It is fossilized, or petrified, and is made of wood and other minerals

Location: Global


Metaphysical Properties, Meanings, and Uses

Petrified Wood is a conduit between you and the Earth's energy. The Earth Element is alive and thriving within this gemstone and with it's company you will discover your roots in the meaning of life here on Earth. Petrified Wood has a lovely resonance that provides natural vibrations that can stimulate your supernatural abilities. It is a gemstone that promotes communication and interaction with the spirits of nature and can provide visions & manifestations of spirit guides. 

  • Stone of Positive Energy
  • Stone for Enlightenment
  • Stone for Happiness
  • Stone for Good Luck
  • Stone for Meditation

If you need a strong grounding stone Petrified Wood is the perfect stone to work with as its metaphysical properties provide a deep connection to the supernatural powers of nature. Petrified Wood lifts your spirits and helps you to feel at peace with everything around you.


The Wrap Up

Petrified Wood is a desirable tool for those who want to ground themselves during meditation and wish to find a central connection between their consciousness and ascended nature. Petrified Wood is a conduit between the ancient energies of the Earth and your living embodiment.  It's a wonderful way to bring something ancient and pure into your home and feel connected to the Earth's history.

Crystals and gemstones are nature's true beauties, but they are not a substitute for seeking professional medical, legal, health, or financial advice.  Crystals and gemstones are to be used in conjunction with any professional care you are receiving and do not provide healing, cures, or other remedies modern medicine can provide.  The information provided in our listings with regard to the powers of crystals and gemstones are all derived from personal & professional experience with crystals & gems as well as ancient wisdom and texts documenting knowledge gained from civilizations around the world.  They are not backed by the FDA or scientific/government resources.  Our crystals & gemstones are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or malady.  Our crystals and gemstones are also not a replacement for seeking professional legal advice, financial advising, or any other field of professional expertise.  Crystals and gemstones are intended to be appreciated for their natural power and beauty, and used alongside modern, professional methods.

 

Sources

https://www.ou.edu/ogs/generalinterest/petrified_wood

https://guides.osu.edu/c.php?g=870252&p=6654558




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