Blanket yourself with an extra layer of protection, using powerfully grounding Black Tourmaline, today’s purifying Crystal of the Day!
"Tourmaline is found in many colors due to a variety of chemical constituents, and ancient legends abound about its effectiveness as a protection amulet. Not all ancient sources can be authenticated, however, due to confusion over the name ‘Schorl’, which is now applied only to Black Tourmaline.
Most Black Tourmaline contains iron, making it a powerfully protective stone. Due to its inner structure, however, Tourmaline traps negative energy within it rather than bouncing it back and forth as iron-based stones are prone to do. Use it in a grid around your home to create a protective shield that blocks negativity or toxic energy of any kind.
Tourmaline is piezoelectric and pyroelectric, generating electricity through pressure or heat, such as from the sun. Due to its attraction-repulsion electrostatic property, it was named the “ash drawer.” This property was accidently discovered by Dutch children, who were playing with the stone. Soon afterward, Dutch mariners began using the stone to draw ash out of their long-stemmed pipes. The Chinese used Burmese Black Tourmalines-to make buttons for Mandarins’ hats.” - Judy Hall from 101 Power Crystals
"There is a strength and determination about this stone as it goes about it’s work. It is one of the best stones for grounding, clearing and protection. It goes about it’s work with a sense of ‘can do’ that is contagious.
Many of us are caught up in the emotional drama that surrounds us, or the mental monkey-chatter that goes on in our mind. Yet we are unaware of the impact these have on our physical body. In addition, there is a percentage of the population that are more comfortable operating ‘outside’ of their bodies. This may seem like a strange concept at first, but each of us has one or more friends or acquaintances who we think of as ‘spacey’ or an ‘air-head’. Often times these are people who are operating on some level outside the body. Black Tourmaline can act as an energy anchor and pull their energy back into the physical body.
Black Tourmaline is an ideal stone for cleansing your energetic field of excess electromagnetic energy or of other people’s energy that has attached itself to you. Some of us are skilled at not taking on someone else’s emotions (perhaps because we are aware of how naturally empathic we are), but maybe not how their energy can ride our coattails so to speak. Black Tourmaline can absorb this energy, thereby clearing your own energy body. Many people will place a piece of Black Tourmaline between them and a computer monitor or TV. Especially If they spend a lot of time on either.
As it clears the electromagnetic field that surrounds the body it can help to strengthen it from taking on other energy hitchhikers. It of course is helpful if you remain aware of the intention to keep your energy bodies clear of outside influences.
Think of Black Tourmaline as a workhorse stone that is on your side and ready to assist. It is no-nonsense, efficient and thorough. Many people will feel its pull to the Root Energy Center. It is completely aligned with the energy of Safety and Security that this energy center represents.” -Charles McAlpine from The Magic Of Crystals
"Black Tourmaline crystals are ideal for psychic protection for anyone who must work or live in challenging places or circumstances. Carrying or meditating with one of these stones can keep one’s auric field clear of imbalance, even in the presence of destructive energies. We all know that we often encounter individuals or situations that emanate ‘bad vibes.’ Indeed, we can sometimes broadcast them ourselves. Black Tourmaline crystals act like etheric vacuum cleaners, clearing oneself and one’s surroundings of negativity and disharmony. In addition, where such influences are not a problem, Black Tourmaline can provide high levels of purification which serves to elevate one’s consciousness.
Another application for Black Tourmaline is etheric purification. Carrying one of these stones in the pocket, holding one in meditation, or sleeping with one in the pillowcase will provide a refreshing dose of cleansing for the auric field and all dimensions of the etheric body. This clearing influence can even echo down into the physical form. These crystals are also recommended for ridding oneself of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger and ideas of unworthiness. The purification available through Black Tourmaline is powerful, and it is an energy needed by all of us in these challenging times.” - Robert Simmons from The Book of Stones
But wait… why protect yourself with an energy fortress against spooky forces? Consider protecting yourself with LOVE!!!! I promise the road will be worth it. Even though it may not come easy, the outcome will result in you living happier because you’re surrounding yourself with love, the best protective barrier that also attracts loving people that give you love in return. A WIN-WIN! Below I’ve included an additional affirmation that can be used for that purpose! — Jason David Keith
Black Tourmaline Affirmation: “I banish all negative attachments, within and without. I am purified, grounded and centered upon the earth.” - Naisha Ahsian from The Book of Stones
"I experience love wherever I go. Love is everywhere, and I am loving and lovable. Loving people fill my life, and I find myself easily expressing love to others." - Louise L Hay from Power Thought Cards
Additional Information on Black Tourmaline is available at these fine sources:
The Book of Stones:
Crystal Vaults: (An enormous resource!)
The Magic of Crystals:
Healing Crystals For You:
Howl At The Moon Gems:
Louise L Hay’s Power Thought Cards:
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