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Brachiopod fossils have shells that look like wings. They help you to release old ideas that are bogging you down, and to thus inwardly “fly.” In China, this type of brachiopod is know as a Stone Swallow; in the European alps they are called Little Doves and in Delabole, Cornwall, England they are called “Delabole Butterflies.”

Historical Folklore

The name “brachiopod” comes from a combination of the Greek words for arm and foot.

Brachiopods were once nicknamed “lamp shells” for their similarities to early oil lamps.


Brachiopods are a type of shellfish originating back millions of years ago. They are distinct from mollusks in that their shells hinge at the back end. Most are extinct, though members of the Lingula genus still survive. Their fossils have been most notably found in Antarctica and the Arctic.

Chakra Association

This fossil is associated with the root and solar plexus chakras.


You can place this fossil in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

Astrological Association

This fossil is not known to be associated with astrology.

Health Folklore

Fossils have been associated with a variety of healing properties. They are believed to primarily aid the bones and skeletal system.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Brachiopod Fossils at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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