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Stone of Protection
Black Tourmaline (Schorl) the “Stone of Protection” and “Force Field Protector”; is also known as “Schorl Tourmaline”. The name Schorl was in use before the 1400's, named for a town in Saxony, Germany, where Black Tourmaline was found in nearby tin mines. It is a commonly found crystal from America, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Namibia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is a Sodium Iron Aluminium Boro Silicate of the silicates class of crystals.
It is opaque in appearance and although the most common colour is black, Tourmaline can be found in a range of colours from brown, violet, green, red, blue, yellow, orange, pink, or in a dual-coloured pink and green known as Watermelon Tourmaline or it may be any combination of two or more of these colours when it is known as Rainbow Tourmaline. The energy of the Tourmaline matches the energy of the related chakra colour.
Black Tourmaline is a powerful grounding and protective crystal which can remove and block negative energy and protect the user from psychic attack. If it also contains Mica, it will send that energy back to the person who sent it, allowing the sender to realise what has happened. It is also useful for empaths who are affected by energy vampires and will prevent you from picking up other people’s toxic energy and taking it on within your own aura.
If you work as a healer, or in any of the healing professions in clinics or hospitals, this is a must-have crystal as it will protect you from feeling drained by your clients or patients. Keeping a piece on you will also increase your physical vitality throughout your day.
In the home, Black Tourmaline is a powerful energy protector and, when placed in each of the four corners of a room or property, will form a protective grid which will cleanse, purify and transform any dense or negative energy within it into a higher vibration. It will also protect against Electro-Magnetic Frequency (EMF) from Wi-Fi routers, computers, mobile phones, etc. Keeping it in the bedroom will help you to sleep more restfully and wake feeling more refreshed.
Tourmaline was used by The Egyptians, the Romans and by Shamans of the African, Native American and Aboriginal tribes. In India, a likeness of Alexander the Great was carved in Tourmaline which dates back to around the second or third century B.C. It is also a great crystal to use for scrying.
Black Tourmaline is associated with the following Goddesses: Manat, the Arabian Goddess of the Waning Moon, Time, Destiny and Death. She rules as a triple Goddess with Allat and Al-Uzza. It is also associated with Aradia, the Tuscany Witch Goddess, and Hine-Nui-Te-Po, the Polynesian Goddess of the Night.
Black Tourmaline is not associated with any particular Angel. However, Pink Tourmaline is associated with Archangel Jophiel whose name means “Beauty of God” and who is the Angel of Patience, Wisdom and Illumination. Watermelon Tourmaline is associated with Archangel Metatron (who was also the prophet and scribe Enoch). He is the Angel of Children and Messengers and his job is to record everything that happens on Earth and record it in the Akashic records.
Black Tourmaline is primarily associated with the Base (Root) Chakra (Muladhara), relating to survival and security. Its secondary Chakra is the Earth Star Chakra which is located approximately three feet into the earth below your feet. It helps channel an excess of energy down through the Base Chakra down to the Earth Star Chakra, allowing you to release the excess that may have caused you to feel unwell or imbalanced. It balances, harmonises, and protects all of the chakras.
In crystal healing, Black Tourmaline is said to help with symptoms relating to the following illnesses and areas of the body: addictions, adrenal fatigue, arthritis, bronchitis, chemotherapy, dyslexia, emphysema, heart, intestinal issues (such as IBS), muscular pain, pneumonia, pleurisy, radiation and spinal pain.
It helps to strengthen the immune system and balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. It is reported to help with detoxification of heavy metal toxins and environmental pollutants from the body.
Emotionally, Black Tourmaline is said to assist with anxiety, compassion, criticism, dispelling or releasing negativity and fear, feelings of unworthiness, flexibility, happiness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), objectivity, panic attacks, reducing stress or tension, serenity, tranquil sleep, tolerance and understanding.
Tourmaline is said to help calm the mind, relax the body and also help with positive transformation. It is reported to help with overcoming addictions or substance abuse and releasing any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies.
Black Tourmaline is a perfect crystal for meditating with to ground to the Earth's energies and to protect you when exploring the spiritual world; particularly when undertaking Shamanic Journeying as it can enhance the insight and visions to aid understanding.
Affirmation: I am grounded and protected at all levels.
Important to Know
As with all crystals you use regularly, don’t forget to cleanse and recharge it at least once a month.
For crystal healers who use crystals in their work, they should be cleansed after each client to remove any negative energy prior to being used on someone else.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people's lives, they are never a substitute for medical advice.
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