According to Katrina Raphaell in her book “Crystal Enlightenment,” Black Obsidian is one of the most important teachers of all the New Age Stones.
Black Obsidian’s purpose is to take the mind through the darkened areas of the subconscious to establish identity in the super-conscious. It acts as a mirror that reflects the flaws of one’s nature and magnifies the fears, insecurities and egocentric attitudes that suppress the soul’s superior qualities. Black Obsidian could be named “the warrior of truth.”
Black Obsidian is a master teacher and helps us understand the true meaning of the color black. Black, being the dense, the dark and the unknown. It is the polar opposite to the color white, which is the seen, the lightened and the known. Each of these expressions are the exact opposite of the other.
Black Obsidian can reveal how to bring more light into a darkened world. It allows the mind to discern all manifestations come from the same source. Black and white are equally powerful forms of light.