This is an ancient stone used for thousands of years by Prehistoric man to create spark for fire and for making weapons. Known as “knapping”, flint would be struck on an angle, leaving the sharp edges exposed. This was perfect for fashioning axes and arrowheads. These relics have been known for centuries as “Elf Shot”. This refers to flint’s very strong metaphysical history. Elf Shot referred to the belief that elves or fairies would shoot an object, visible or invisible, into an animal or sometimes human, causing it to suffer in pain from the flint arrow.
Flint has been used for protection throughout history. Both in Scotland and in Ireland, flint has been used as an amulet worn for protection against evil, including mischievous fairies and elves. Shaman throughout the world have utilized this stone in ritual circles, as remedies for clearing unwanted spirits and negative energy as well as for rituals to exorcise earthbound spirits form places, which are haunted.
These are rough stones measuring approximately 1″ to 1 3/4″ inches. Each stone is different and unique. Andrew will choose the right one for you! We include a color coordinated pouch, cleansing/caring instructions, methods for use and metaphysical properties.