Petrified wood is ancient wood which has been replaced and hardened by another mineral. The two minerals usually involved in the displacement activities are agate (chalcedony) and quartz. Petrified bog is ancient wood which has first become a bog prior to petrification.
The “agatized wood” exhibits the properties of agate and chalcedony in addition to providing access to past-lives via meditation with the stone. “Silicified wood”, wood replaced by a form of quartz, exhibits the properties listed below.
It should also be noted that some forms of agatized and silicified wood are also opalized.
Silicified wood can assist in the removal of trifling annoyances by bringing one to the actions required to eliminate the situation. It can also aid in the elimination of worries concerning those things of little importance, bringing with it the motto to “change what you can, and worry not about the rest”.
It provides for strength in all areas of ones life and is also a stone for grounding. It can be used in the treatment of atrophied portions of the body, paralysis, and dysfunctional ambulatory capabilities.
It can be used to strengthen the back and to provide alignment to the skeletal structure of the body.
Petrified Wood is also a “stone of transformation”, assisting one to advance to ones highest chosen level, to commence ascension to a higher aspect of the self, and to recognize that no action unnecessary – but the all actions bring one to ones ultimate purpose.