Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is one of the most popular stones used in spiritual practice. Black Tourmaline is used for protection and is recommended for anyone working or living in uncomfortable and challenging places. This stone acts as an “etheric vacuum cleaner”, clearing all negativity and cleansing your auric field. The purification that Black Tourmaline gives to users is great for anyone struggling with anxiety, excessive anger, and unwanted thoughts. This stone will act as a transmuter as well, taking the negative energy surrounding you and purifying it, so it can be used within.
Black Tourmaline has positive effects on the body as well. It will strengthen the immune system, balance and activate the left and right side of the brain, and detoxify the body of all impurities. As well as healing the physical body, it also protects it. Black Tourmaline blocks electromagnetic waves like the ones caused by cell phones, laptops, televisions, and all other small electronics. It’s recommended to have Black Tourmaline on you or around you while using small electronics for extended periods of time.
Tourmalines of all kinds can be found on every continent on earth. Crystal forms of these stones are still very rare and sometimes can be extremely expensive. Tourmalines have been used and traded since ancient time, but became a very popular fashion stone only about 150 years ago. In 1876, George Kunz sold a Green Tourmaline gem originating in Maine to what is now known as Tiffany and Co. Before that, Tourmalines were used in the Mediterranean during ancient times. A statue of Alexander the Great, found and believed to be carved in India, confirms this. As of recently, the statue has been dated back to the second or third century B.C. Tourmalines of all colors can be electrically charged. Simply rubbing your fingers on the ends will conduct it enough to attract dust particles or other crumbs.