Black Tourmaline is a popular stone for protection. It guards against negativity of all kinds – negative thoughts or actions, outside influences, and psychic attacks. It is able to protect your aura from harm and is influential in promoting positive thoughts. It increases discernment, allowing you to see possible pathways, instilling confidence in knowing you’ll choose the best path for your personal higher learning. Using Black Tourmaline during meditations helps you feel safe from harm and transmutes any negative energy into a lighter positive form. Holding a Black Tourmaline wand pointed away from the body speeds up the release of negative or harmful energies.
Black Tourmaline is helpful in relieving addictions, emotional or mental fears, obsessions or compulsions. It clears the mind of debris, aids in meditations, releases negativity and shields you from harm. It is thought to protect against electromagnetic pollution. It is commonly known as a Shamanic stone.
From The Crystal Bible, "Black Tourmaline 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."