How we designed the first Shungite wall in Texas.
I first learned about Shugite from the crystal expert, Adrienne Goff. I attended her class about crystals, and she taught us all about this fantastic crystal that does all kinds of magical things.
Shungite heals almost everything: cuts EMF from technology; it’s a pain reliever; it purifies water and fertilizes plants.
Adrienne also told us about Shugite rooms1, which existed only in Russia at the time. Now there is one in Connecticut2.
These amazing rooms concentrate the healing power of Shungite. Children that had been abandoned would be placed in these rooms for less than an hour, and the children’s emotions would normalize, and they would calm down. People that had been in the Chernobyl nuclear incident would frequent these rooms, and they would come out healed.
At that point, I decided I wanted my own Shungite room, but I wasn’t quite sure how to get there.
Shungite, like other solid black stones, absorbs negative energy. These black stones don’t have the capability of clearing themselves, so like a sponge, once it’s full, it’s done working. The way to continually clear energies from crystals is with Selenite.
I know the vendor who owns the Selenite mine in New Mexico, and because the New Mexico selenite grows in flat layers like tile, it is perfect. New Mexico Selenite was used for windows before glass was invented.
I decided if I were to combine my Shungite for healing, absorbing negative energy, pain relief, and protection from EMF with the New Mexico Selenite to clear and transmute negative energy into positive energy, that would be the ideal combination!
My house has a beautiful fireplace wall, but it had never been finished. The fire runs on propane, which is very expensive, so we never actually use the fireplace.
Having never done tile work myself, I tried to hire somebody to do the installation. Everyone I contacted was fascinated with the idea but didn’t want to execute it. So, it was up to my husband, Matt, and me to do all the work. Matt was reluctant, but he did a fabulous job. As with any project, we had challenges every step of the way. It was quite an education.
First, we needed to figure out how to install the brackets that would hold the 35 lb—New Mexico Selenite mantel.
Being vertically challenged, I insisted that it not be placed too high, I wanted to be able to see the top. Matt had to cut out the drywall and find the studs to be able to install these brackets.
Next, we discovered we needed cement board behind all of the tile. So we installed cement board on the entire wall and floor area, a new experience for both of us.
Demolition of the old hearth was on Christmas Day.
We decided to make the new hearth level with the floor. I wanted to use slate but was having trouble finding it in the large format tiles we wanted to use to keep the look simple.
Once we ripped out the old wood hearth, we realized the floor was not level, and the easiest way to fix it was to use smaller tiles. We found the perfect tiles in black slate and finished it with a dark gray grout.
We selected some lovely quartzite stacked stone in various grays, charcoal, and white to go around the firebox. The colors work perfectly with the theme that we were going for in the wall.
The stacked quartzite stone doesn’t need any grout, so Matt was on board with that. I went through the boxes of tiles and matched the rows that I liked, putting the most prominent tiles at the top. The installation of these stacked stones went very smoothly, and the end result is lovely.
All that was left to figure out was the mounting of the Selenite and Shugite tiles.
Through our research, we had spoken with several different experts at several different tile stores. As we were explaining that we wanted a very organic mosaic look, each expert looked at us like we had grown and another head! They had never heard of anything like that, and they were trying to figure out how to grout it. Because many selenite pieces have selenite coral around them, we didn’t want any grout. We wanted the background to look similar to a stucco wall, only in gray.
Everyone we spoke with insisted we needed as bright white as we could get or the Selenite would disappear, I disagreed, the darker the gray, the better. I finally called the manufacturer of the thin-set and asked them the best way to install these tiles. They had never heard of such a thing either… it can’t be all that unique! The manufacturer said to use the glass mosaic thin-set with an epoxy added for extra adhesion. I asked them how to tint thin-set, and they said the only dyes made are for grout. I asked whether it was alright to mix in some Shungite powder for tint, and they said they didn’t see why not.
So now we are doing something that nobody’s done before according to these experts, and nobody quite knows how to do!
And we’re off…
Matt had to go to Taiwan for work, so it was my opportunity to shine! I always knew this part was up to me. I took a bedsheet and taped it to the floor in the exact dimensions of our wall. I proceeded to determine the organic placement of each tile.
With the thin-set, I made samples with different concentrations of Shungite powder to figure out the exact color we wanted. I decided to add some Selenite powder to the thin-set to assure the Shungite was in direct contact with the clearing Selenite at all times. I taped off the edges carefully, knowing that would be the edge of the stucco look. It went up easily once everything was arranged. When Matt got home, he was thrilled that the wall was finished.
After the thin-set had dried and everything was set and cleaned up, I gently placed the 35-pound New Mexico Selenite mantel on the brackets.
And the energy from the wall exploded!
The power of all the Shungite and all the Selenite erupted and I had to run out on the deck to catch my breath! Composing myself, I came in and used Reiki to harmonize all the energies. This is quite a wall from which to feel the energies. POWERFUL!!
The final piece was making the fire in the fireplace.
We removed everything from the firebox, installed an LED light on the bottom, and then covered it with Himalayan pink salt. This emulates the red embers of a fire and looks quite real.
Matt and I are both thrilled with the way our fireplace wall came out. He often says that it came out better than he expected it to.
I would love to share it with you!
1 “Shungite What are the health benefits of shungite rooms?” https://shungit-store.com/shungite-new/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-shungite-rooms
Article by Cindy Hallett
Cindy Hallett is a Reverend, Reiki Master, Energy Healer, and Spiritual Coach, but she excels at Spirit Clearings and Soul Damage Repair.
As a Certified Reiki Master Teacher involved in Advanced Healing techniques, Cindy is certified in Spirit Release, Crystal Release, and Sound Vibrational Energy Medicine. She is proficient in communicating with Angels, animals, is a Crystal Whisperer and Crystal Healer. Cindy is also a certified Angel Card Reader and an expert with a Pendulum.