“concentrated life force” 

“Carlos picked up a piece of raw obsidian from the ground and gave it to me, saying, 'Stones contain concentrated life force. They communicate and offer their powers to those with faith. We are to pray here and relay our greatest faith. We are here to make a wish.’”

—Margaret De Whys, Black Smoke: A Woman’s Journey of Healing, Wild Love, and Transformation in the Amazon, page 74

 © T.H. Forbes Co., 2015