This special mineral Spagyric was made from pieces of a meteorite that was found in the Sahara desert and is thought to be one of the oldest known, created about the time our Sun came into being. These meteorites are found by Touareg nomads as they travel their trade routes, and make their way onto the market from there.
We were intrigued by the idea of catching a falling star in our lab, and so Paul put it through special processing that he devised just for it, and we got a potable extract from it that we shared throughout several seasons of fairs and festivals.
Reports from the Meteorite tastings were fairly evenly split between two reactions:
“I feel really spaced out” and “I feel really grounded”. When you think about what a meteorite is and what it does, both impressions make sense!
The people who reported feeling spacy said they enjoyed it with music, chanting, light yoga and movement, and also just sitting meditation, especially for mindfulness and contemplation of one’s place in the universe. In our recent explorations of the Meteorite, we both felt a buzzy energy in our hands and spine, and if we leaned into that quality, it had a dissipating, spacy quality to it.
Among those who felt grounded, it was a useful ally for more intense physical meditation such as active yoga or Qi Gong, helping them stay embodied and strong while processing the energy circulations of those practices. It was also helpful for people who just needed to collect themselves for whatever reason, something we get a lot of requests for in the crowded festival chaos.
Working with it recently, I didn’t find so much of a grounding quality, but one of focus and centering, with my awareness feeling like a sharp edge of bright discernment. Paul connected with his spine in a focused way, with a “zippy” energy that then flowed to his fingers.
To learn more about our mineral Spagyrics, read this post.