Powerful grounding and protecting crystal, also known as Schorl, You will find these to be energizing and refreshing to wear or use.
PRIMARY USES: Black Tourmaline is a protective crystal that actually gives you a sense of power. It makes you feel secure, daring, and physically powerful. It will deepen your connection to the physical, natural world. It helps relieve you of fears specifically associated with your physical existence here on Earth. This is a crystal to have near you when you need protection and mental fortitude. Use this crystal when you need to feel safe and secure.
Black Tourmaline is the ultimate grounding stone, and the primary crystal used for the clearing of negative energy and protection from spells.
Other practitioners report that Tourmaline promotes an appreciation for the many wonders that life has to offer, encourages patience and openness, and heightens our appreciation of our fellow man.
Robert Simmons in the "Book of Stones" reports that Black Tourmaline is a grounding and negative energy clearing stone.
Melody concurs, saying in "Love is in the Earth", that Black Tourmaline repels and neutralizes negative energy. She also notes it is a protective stone against the "spells" that others may direct at you.
In "Stone Power", Dorothee Mella finds it to be excellent to relax a stressful mind.
In "Crystal Enlightenment", Katrina Raphaell notes that Black Tourmaline deflects negative energy. She explains that Black Tourmaline will allow you to "stay radiant in the darkest moments" and can be used to neutralize one's own negative energies such as jealousy, anger, insecurity, etc.