The Power of the Shaman: Stibnite

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power of the Shaman: Stibnite

Chakra correspondences: Unites base, sacral, solar plexus, and soma chakras

Physiological correspondences: Stomach, esophagus, eyes, cellular memory, infections, cold sores

Vibration: Earthy, lower worldly, and extraterrestrial


Stibnite facilitates separation of the subtle bodies from the physical, so your personal awareness can go traveling. Ancient shamans perceived Stibnite as creating an interface with the multidimensional planes of being. They used it as a portal to pass between the upper and lower worlds where spirits and power animals dwell.

In ancient times, this composite of antimony and sulfur melted at low temperatures, but created a magical, untarnishable, and indissoluble bond for precious metals; it could be combined to create alloys such as pewter. Its most magical power manifested when liberating gold from the base matrix that held it captive.

Stibnite was the basis for kohl, an eye cosmetic that was more than a beauty enhancer. The ancient Greek physician Dioscorides tells us the stone was placed in a lump of dough and baked in the fire until reduced to a cinder. Wine and milk were poured over the cinder to cool it. Pulverized to powder, it was applied to eyes to protect against the fierce sun and prevent ocular diseases. The prophet Mohammed is reputed to have said, “[Stibnite] clears the vision and makes the hair sprout.” This stone breaks through illusions, enabling you to see the spiritual reality of All That Is.


Although still sometimes used as a medication, Stibnite (antimony) is poisonous and should not be taken internally. Today, it is used to release entity possession, especially by extraterrestrial or shadow energies that deplete well-being. A protective shield against energetic invasion from other worlds, Stibnite forms a one-way portal to block entities that do not belong in our galaxy. In tie-cutting ceremonies, it eliminates the hold past partners may have, teaching you to say no. Stibnite releases cords and old belief patterns that have locked you into the past, dissolving rigidity so you can move forward.


Hold Stibnite to the soma chakra to attract wolf energy and facilitate journeys with this power animal. The crystal reassures you that you are safe in every moment. It allows you to safely transit the shamanic worlds for soul retrieval and karmic healing, dissolving barriers built up in the past and opening you to trust and love. This stone’s transformative power turns your inner dross into spiritual gold. It highlights the soul-learning gifts inherent in all your experiences and activates your shamanic power. (Caution: Stibnite is toxic; handle with care and wash hands thoroughly after use.)



Hold Stibnite to call your power animals and provide a protective energetic shield when journeying out of body, especially when traversing the astral worlds.