Mahogany Obsidian: Sacrifices to the Sun God
Mahogany Obsidian is produced when lava cools, much like other types of Obsidian. However, the difference with Mahogany Obsidian comes when a second lava flow rich in iron merges with the first lava flow. As it cools, it creates a patchy red and black effect in the stone.
Mahogany Obsidian was commonly used by Incan civilizations. The Incas believed they were brought into existence from the Sun God; they regarded themselves as the ‘Children of the Sun.' They made a lot of sacrifices for their God and especially their Sun God. The Inca ruler was seen as the Sun God’s representative and embodiment on earth. Due to the extremely sharp nature of obsidian, it was very popular in ceremonial tools and sacrificial weapons. It was also very popular, due to its color, for decoration in masks and jewelry.
Self-acceptance and reflection
The stone has many different beliefs behind it. It is seen as a stone for self-reflection, whereby the wearer can sit with the stones to achieve an inner reflective state. When the wearers look deeply inside themselves, it helps them overcome troubles and rebalance their lives. It also gives the wearer extra courage to act upon their thoughts, bringing self-acceptance after self-reflection. Tied into reflection, mahogany obsidian is said to increase the sensuality of the wearer, especially the sense of touch. This is because you are much more self-aware of yourself and your surroundings.