Three individual Apache Tears embedded in gray perlite.
"Apache tears" is the popular term for rounded nodules of obsidian or "obsidianites" composed of black or dark-colored natural volcanic glass, usually of rhyolite composition and bearing conchoidal fracture. These bodies usually small can be up to about 2 inches in diameter. Internally the nodules sometimes contain fine bands or microlites and though in reflected light they appear black and opaque, they may be translucent in transmitted light.
The name "Apache tear" comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: about 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870s. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy; their tears turned into stone upon hitting the ground.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Apache Tears can be used for grounding and for protection from negative energies. They link easily with one’s emotional body and can be used to cleanse and heal old wounds or emotional baggage one may be carrying from the past, whether in this life or a previous one. Apache Tears facilitate processing and release of frozen emotional patterns, especially those held below one’s level of awareness.
Meditation with Apache Tears can open the floodgates of grief, allowing cleansing and release of feelings of woundedness or victimization. Apache Tears are excellent talismans of protection from all sorts of negative forces. They raise one’s level of psychic attunement so that one can “feel” the approach of threatening persons, situations or energies. They can be used to cleanse one’s auric field and etheric body of astral parasites, or one’s own self-inflicted limitationsand burdens.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."