Pyrite or iron pyrite is an iron sulfide. Its shiny metallic luster and brassy-yellow color makes it look like gold. For this reason, its nickname is “fool’s gold.”
The name pyrite is derived from the Greek πυρίτης (puritēs), which means “of fire” or “in fire.” Striking pyrite with steel will cause sparks.
Pyrite suns are unique formations caused when the pyrite forms between tightly spaced layers of shale forcing it to grow laterally compressed and radiating outward. In mystical terms, it is the strongest form of pyrite.
History and Lore
- Cultures in ancient Mexico made mirrors out of pyrite by polishing one side flat. It’s believed they were used for scrying.
- In the 16th and 17th centuries, pyrite was used as a source of ignition in early firearms.
Magical and Mystical Properties include
- relieving pain
- overcoming fatigue
- increasing physical stamina
- removing mental blocks
- creating an energy shield to block out negativity
- energizing the room or area in which it’s located
- helping to see through imagery
- helping with meditation
- helping with divination
Discharging & Recharging
To clean, discharge, and recharge pyrite, place in dry sea salt. Place pyrite in the sun to develop its glint. Always avoid water. (In stone therapy, when using stones to heal, their energy is used up, requiring the stones to be recharged.)
This is a reference for fiction writers and should not be taken as medical or spiritual advice.
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