Alternate Names and Spellings: Pipestone
Catlinite, also called pipestone, is traditionally used as a Native American ceremony stone, for making pipes and other totems. Catlinite has the quality of connecting the spiritual and the physical. It can be used to ground prayer and ritual into the physical, everyday life. It is also a very protective stone. Catlinite is also used for communication with spirits and the ancestors. Catlinite is related primarily to the root (base) chakra.