Spotlight on | Barite - Unearthed Crystals

Spotlight on | Barite


Barite is a high-frequency crystal of inner vision that connects the bearer with the higher spiritual realms, opening channels to states of spirituality and subconscious where the big answers to big questions are found.


Promoting inner vision and personal power and acting as a magnet to high frequency energy, hefty Barite gives you the power to break free of the weight of societal expectations and attachment to things that no longer (or never did) serve your true purpose, allowing you to stop saying “Yes” to shit you hate and start embracing the real you with nothing holding you back, paving the way for true evolution.


The History of Barite


The name Barite is derived from the Greek word βαρύς, meaning "heavy." The radiating form, sometimes called Bologna Stone, attained notoriety among alchemists for the phosphorescent specimens found in the 1600s near Bologna, Italy by Vincenzo Cascariolo.  Originally thought to be the philosopher’s stone that was believed capable of transmuting base metals into gold, Bologna stone ultimately was shown to be the mineral we know today as Barite.


Barite grows in a variety of different crystal and colour variations and is found in many parts of the world including USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Morocco, Romania, India and China.


Recognising Barite


Barite or Baryte is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate (BaSO4). Barite is white or colourless, light blue, green, grey, yellowish or reddish brown. 


Though it is heavy and dense, Barite is relatively soft, it has a hardness of 3-3.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.


What is Barite used for?


Barite’s energy is dense, yet soft, like a weighted blanket, offering a sense of security and comfort that can help ease anxiety, release fear and let go of what is not serving your spiritual growth faster than a double shot of good whiskey.  Activating and clearing blockages in the upper chakras (third eye and crown), Barite allows for a strong connection to intuitive abilities, assisting us to recognise when we should let go and allow change, in order to let evolution, occur.


Barite also pushes us to meet and align to our higher self, which can gently increase wisdom and mental awareness. Meditating with this stone will push one to operate on a higher frequency and can cause increased lucid dreaming, ESP, and “deja vu” moments.


Barite prompts you to accept your inner truth that will lead you to positive change and inner peace.


Working with Barite can increase your understanding of how natural energy flows through living systems, which makes it a helpful stone for anyone involved in health care or the healing arts. 


Physically Barite is used to cleanse the system of toxins, to sooth a nervous stomach and to assist in the healing of addictions.  Often recommended for those who have low vitality, chronic fatigue syndrome or exhaustion, Barite can gently bring your energy flow back into balance, as well as help you clarify the underlying energy problems that brought you here in the first place.