These 'pearls of fire' from Indonesia are particularly powerful stones formed by volcanic eruptions and fall under the pseudo tektites. Read more.
Pseudo tektite from Indonesia
The Agni Manitite or Cintamani stone is a pseudo tektite found in Indonesia. This mysterious stone has the appearance of a tektite but was not created by a meteorite impact. In all probability these stones were created during gigantic volcanic eruptions in which Magma was shot into the atmosphere. Here the material solidified into volcanic glass and rained down afterwards. This stone may therefore be classified under the obsidian and can best be compared with other pseudo tektites such as the saffordite and colombianite.
Pearl of fire
At first sight the Agni Manitite looks like a dark almost black stone. However, it lights up grey to brown when a light is placed behind it. The name comes from Sanskrit where 'angi mani' means 'pearl of fire'. An appropriate name given the history of its creation.
The Agni Manitite or Cintamani stone has a powerful energy and falls under the initiation stones where the energies of the stone can flow together with your own energies. It brings the creative and adventurous energies to great heights. It increases confidence in your own abilities and makes you more aware of your own will.