What is your take on blue obsidian? I understand it is man-made, and I'm wondering if you consider it fake or like aqua aura?
All brightly colored, transparent "Obsidians" are man-made. There has been red, cherry red, blue/green, blue, yellow, purple, dark green, cobalt blue, etc — as many colors as is possible to create have been created. These colored "Obsidians" are nothing more than art glass with some color introduced. This is very slick marketing. Obsidian IS actually a type of glass. Silica/Sand is also made into glass, so no one is really NOT telling the truth —but they sure are stretching it :)
For me personally? I feel they are not natural. They are bright and pretty. They will contain the energy of color, which is often used in healing. So, as tools in color therapy, they can be helpful. I think they are considered "fake" when the person selling them consciously misleads the consumer.
This would be a great topic to start in the Healing Crystals forum! There are a lot of members there and a lot of opinions too!
Here is the thing, I am horrified by all of the fake stuff out there. I keep up with the fakes and frauds on a regular basis. I like to balance my knowledge between the geology and the metaphysical. But I am just one person :) Every one you ask will have their own opinion, so in the end, what really matters is what do YOU think? :)
With love and crystal blessings,
Posted on April 16, 2010
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