Found: Nepal, Brazil, Africa, Pakistan, USA
Goddess Association: Manat, Cybele, Aradia
Tourmaline is a complex aluminum borosilicate with hexagonal crystal pattern with prismatic crystals and striations running parallel to the main axis. It comes in a wide variety of colors, often more than one color within a single specimen.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
Black Tourmaline is a stone known for its extremely powerful protective energies and its ability to cleanse any space. It can shield and transmute all negative energies from ones auric field and can also align and revitalize all of the chakras leaving one feeling grounded and purified.
It is recommended to keep Black Tourmaline in virtually any space be it your front door, car or even on your person as it provides constant protection anywhere it may be. Black Tourmaline is an ideal stone for somebody who must work or live in a difficult environment because of its ability to serve as an excellent psychic shield. One of the most effective grounding stones, it can also provide a path for light to enter the earth plane. It can also be helpful when kept by your computer, phone or any other electronic device as it protects against electromagnetic waves and radiation that can be very harmful.
Meditating with Black Tourmaline can keep ones auric field clear of imbalance while purifying the body of any toxins, environmental pollutants and heavy metals we may be exposed to. It can help break patterns of obsessive behaviors and can relieve anxiety and soothes panic attacks. Black Tourmaline is believed to deflect and shield against unwanted or dark energies and is especially good for sensitive psychic people.
~Ancient magicians used to protect them from “earth demons” as they casted spells.
~Increases your physical vitality & emotional stability.
~Due to the large quantities of iron and manganese, it contains magnetic properties and can hold a charge.
Black Tourmaline has been used by many civilizations throughout history and has been known as the premier stone used for protection and purification during ancient rituals. In ancient Egypt, Tourmaline was said to have obtained its wide variety of color from traveling across a rainbow, absorbing all of the colors on its journey. Tourmaline received its formal name from the Sinhalese word Tormalli meaning “mixed gems” and was a general term used to describe the varying colorful stones found in Sri Lanka.
Works well with…
To enhance Black Tourmaline’s energies of protection combine it with Jet, Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Sugilite, Charoite or Amethyst. Pair Black Tourmaline with Fire Agate to send negative energies directed to you back to their source.