Shungite is a black stone made mostly of carbon. The same element that forms both graphite and diamonds.
Its high carbon content is what gives it its distinctive light-sucking black color. But unlike graphite (the form of carbon you’re probably most familiar with), it is lustrous. And some high-quality examples even have a kind of silver reflection!
Shungite has metaphysical properties that make it useful for both healing and EMF protection.
Black is almost always the color of protection in western magic. It is said to cloak the subject of the spell in darkness so that bad luck cannot find them.
The extremely dark color of Shungite makes it the ideal stone for practices surrounding hiding from bad luck.
Because of its electricity-conducting properties, it is also suitable as an amplifier in magic and meditation and in boosting the power of electromagnetic fields.