CHAKRAS: Root (1st), Third Eye (6th)
PHYSICAL: Supports gradual increase of strength and vitality, aids the bones
EMOTIONAL: Encourages inner peace, patience; helps heal ancestral issues
SPIRITUAL: Opens visionary awareness of the deep past and past lives
Petrified wood is a member of the Quart, family, silicon dioxide
with a hexagonal crystal system and a hardness of 6.5 to 7. In this material, the organic wood substance has been replaced by silicon.
Petrified Wood is a stone of patience, of slow, steady growth toward the goal of spiritual transformation. It is a good stone for gradually strengthening the body. It is recommended to be carried or worn by those who need greater stability in the spine or skeletal structure. It also instills strength of character and helps one live by one’s ideals. It gives one a sense of peace during times of change. Petrified Wood assists in past-life recall. It is especially useful for grounding insights one gains from experiencing these memories. It helps one turn past weaknesses into new strengths, just as the perishable wood has evolved its form into that of immortal stone. Petrified Wood carries an imprint of the “recent” history (100 to 200 million years) of the Earth, and it can be utilized to view the Akashic records of this planet. Using Petrified Wood in conjunction with other stones attuned to the deep past (e.g., Nuummite), one can gain clear visions of previous civilizations and of times before humans.
Petrified Wood harmonizes with all members of the Quartz family, especially Agate. Jasper and Chalcedony For physical vitality and strength, Blot stone, Red Jasper, Onyx and Carnelian are ideal allies. For past-life recall, Oregon Opal, Owyhee Blue Opal and Alexandrite are highly recommended.
Source: The pocketbook of stones by Robert Simmons