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Properties of Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is a powerful stone that has been used as a protective talisman since ancient times. In this article we will discuss some of the properties of black tourmaline. In some cultures, it was believed to protect against demonic activity and used to dispel all negative energies and counteract evil spells.  Today, it is used for spiritual protection, but is also said to help deflect self-destructive thoughts and emotions.  It can soothe the mind from anxiety and help prevent and relieve panic attacks.   Black tourmaline is also said to protect against negative atmospheric elements like radiation and pollutants given off by electronic devices.

Tourmaline can be found on every continent and it’s name comes from the word “Turmali” – meaning a precious stone of mixed colors. Schorl is the most common type of Tourmaline.  Others are much more rare and expensive.

Properties of Black Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a shaman’s stone, used for scrying and protection.  It can be used for purification purposes during rituals or by simply placing it on the altar.

It works very well for grounding the energies of those who are natural psychics and empaths.  Empathic people tend to absorb and “take on” the energy of other people and spaces.  This often results in feelings of fatigue or emotional disturbances of unknown origin.  If you have ever gone to a crowded public place and returned feeling pensive and moody, or completely exhausted, chances are you have unwittingly conducted large amounts of highly charged emotional energy.  Black tourmaline helps to neutralize and stabilize this influx of energy and promotes balance.

Wearing the stone in jewelry or carrying a piece in your pocket can also help enhance concentration and focus, making it ideal for wearing at work or while studying. It is believed to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain; enhancing critical thinking skills.

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Black tourmaline comes in loose stones, jewelry and crystal shards. It can be found in a variety of sizes, from tiny chip stones to large chunks.  You can place the loose stones in various locations to help absorb negative, draining vibrations and restore positive energy.  Place several in the office around computers and other equipment that give off electronic pollution.  Place a piece in your pocket to help keep your energy levels stable throughout the day; especially if you work around difficult people.

Loose stones and shards can be used in a variety of creative ways.  Add them into your home décor, or create a custom art piece to hang wherever you desire to harmonize the energies of your space.  Place them in entry ways to protect your home and guard against outside negativity.  Place them on your altar or in your sacred space to cleanse and protect.

Black tourmaline is beautiful, powerful and very versatile. It is one of the strongest protection and purification stones available.  It’s long history among a wide variety of cultures is a testament to its usefulness and power.