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Color: Black, brown, green, pink, red, yellow, blue, watermelon, blue-green
Appearance: shiny, opaque, or transparent, long striated or hexagonal structure. All sizes

Rarity: easily obtained from specialist stores

Source: Sri Lanka, Brazil, Africa, United States, Western Australia, Afghanistan, Italy

Attributes: Tourmaline cleanses, purifies, and transforms dense energy into a lighter vibration. It grounds spiritual energy, clears and balances all the chakras*, and forms a protective shield around the body. Tourmaline is a shamanic stone that brings protection during rituals. It can be used for scrying* and was traditionally used to point to the culprit or cause in times of trouble, and indicate a “good” direction in which to move. Natural Tourmaline wands are useful healing tools. They clear the aura, remove blockages, disperse negative energy, and point to solutions for specific problems. They are excellent for balancing and connecting the chakras. At a physical level, they rebalance the meridians*. Tourmaline has a strong affinity with the devic* energies and is extremely beneficial for the garden and plants. It can act as a natural insecticide, keeping pests at bay, and, buried in the soil, encourages the growth and health of all crops. Psychologically, Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, taking you deep into yourself, promoting self-confidence and diminishing fear. It banishes any feeling of being a victim and attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance, and prosperity.

Tourmaline is a powerful mental healer, balancing the right-left hemispheres of the brain and transmuting negative thought patterns into positive ones. This stone brings the mental processes, the chakras, and the biomagnetic sheath* into alignment. It is helpful in treating paranoia, and for overcoming dyslexia, as it improves hand-to-eye coordination and the assimilation and translation of coded information. Emotionally, Red, Yellow, and Brown Tourmalines are beneficial for sexuality and emotional dysfunction that can lie behind loss of libido, Physically, Tourmaline releases tension, which makes it helpful in spinal adjustments. It balances male-female energy within the body.

Healing: The striations along the side of Tourmaline enhance energy flow, making it an excellent stone for healing, energy enhancement, and removal of blockages. Each of the different colors of Tourmaline has its own specific healing ability. Position: Place or wear as appropriate. To stimulate meridians*, place with the tip pointing in the same direction as the flow. Excellent gem essences which work quickly and  efficiently.

Black Tourmaline (Schorl) protects against cell phones, electromagnetic smog*, radiation, psychic attack*, spells and ill-wishing, and negative energies of all kinds. Connection with the base chakra*, it grounds energy and increases physical vitality, dispersing tension and stress. Clearing negative thoughts, Schorl promotes a laid-back attitude and objective neutrality with clear, rational, thought processes. It encourages a positive attitude, no matter what the circumstances, and stimulates altruism and practical creativity. In healing, Black Tourmalines placed point-out from the body draw off negative energy. Black Tourmaline defends against debilitating disease, strengthens the immune system, treats dyslexia and arthritis, provides pain relief, and realigns the spinal column. Wear around your neck or place between yourself and the source of electromagnetics.