Snowflake obsidian and the search for truth…


Volcanic igneous gemstone

Black, brave and beautiful shards of midnight glass

Give me peace and calm and inner light, reflect the moonlight.


Snowflake obsidian

Talisman around my neck,

As passion ignites my fury and the truth cannot be silenced.


Protect and purify

Cleanse my soul in the darkness of this night

Reflect the majesty of a thousand warriors.


Pele Goddess of fire

Watch over me, give me strength to fight

Let me vanquish the evil voices that speak to me

From the belly of the volcano.


©Alison Jean Hankinson

This was for d’Verse and is about snowflake obsidian which is one of the gemstones associated with my birth sign Scorpio- there are six in total- beryl, apache tear, aquamarine, coral, obsidian, and topaz. Snowflake Obsidian, is a stone associated with Scorpio in Ayurvedic astrology. It is a beautiful colour, and is seen as a talisman. I have always been drawn to truth, this is a Scorpion characteristic, but also something that came to me through my name. Alice is of teutonic origin and means “the wise counsellor, or the truthful one.” I think Alison came from Alice.

The image is in the public domain for reuse and was taken from Flickr.


Author: alisonhankinson

Walking tall whenever I can.

27 thoughts on “Snowflake obsidian and the search for truth…”

  1. What a wonderful post and explanation here. I was so enamored with Pele the three times we were in the Big Island, Hawaii. Some of the lava that bubbled and formed almost thread is called Pele’s tears. And yes, birth stones are said to have powers. I read this as a litany, a prayer to yours. I enjoyed it very much!

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  2. That’s a great title and the snowflake obsidian is my type of stone: ‘Black, brave and beautiful shards of midnight glass’. I love how you’ve written your poem as a prayer to the goddess of fire.

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  3. When my wife and I visited with the Big Island, and lava fields in Oregon, we saw vast fields, mounds of glass-like obsidian; fascinating & spiritual stuff for sure

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  4. A beautiful poem for a beautiful crystal Alison – I especially love ‘Black, brave and beautiful shards of midnight glass Give me peace and calm and inner light, reflect the moonlight’ xxx

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