Petrified Wood, also known as Fossilized Wood or Agatized Wood is organic wood, which has undergone a process of what is known as "Pseudomorphosis of Agate after wood", or in other words, the organic substance of the wood has been replaced by Agate whilst the original form of the wood has been almost fully preserved. It is like a natural mummification process of the dead wood. Other varieties of Petrified Wood include Opalised Fossil Wood and Fossilized Wood that is a Pseudomorphosis of Jasper.
Petrified Wood is the birthstone of the Owl Totem. The owl totem symbolizes death and rebirth, the transition from the physical dimension to the spiritual realm, the soul's passage to the eternal afterlife. The owl totem also symbolizes our connection with the spirits of our ancestors who have passed over.
Petrified Wood is the stone of transformation, metamorphosis as well as death and rebirth. If Petrified Wood is your birthstone then your life will always be full of groundbreaking changes, which will cause you to transform into a more enlightened human being.
In antiquity, Petrified Wood was revered as a magical stone. Here are a few examples:
- The ancient Romans wore jewelry made from Petrified Wood as a talisman for abundant harvest.
- The ancient Persian magicians used Petrified Wood in their ceremonies for diverting dangerous storms.
- Native Americans would suck on a piece of Petrified Wood to relieve thirst.
The effect of Petrified Wood is sublime and slow. This stone teaches us patience and perseverance. Any form of growth and development happens gradually; there are no shortcuts because Divine timing cannot be changed.
Petrified Wood is a powerful tool for past life therapy. Meditating with a piece of this stone will bring back those memories, which need to be dealt with for healing all those traumas that are affecting you in this life. This is an important step in your spiritual growth.
Petrified Wood is a living souvenir from the civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria. Light workers and psychics can meditate with different pieces of Petrified Wood for retrieving important pieces of information from those ancient civilizations. Each piece of information from Atlantis and Lemuria is vital in the collective effort for relearning the esoteric knowledge, which was lost to humanity with the destruction of Atlantis and Lemuria.
Petrified Wood vibrates the energies of a tree. On the one hand, it is a very grounding stone, just like a tree with its roots deep inside the ground. But on the other hand this stone also helps you to develop your spiritual and psychic powers, like the tree top reaching the sky.