Thursday, December 24, 2015

Black Tourmaline, Healing and Metaphysical Properties

black tourmaline (schorl)
Black tourmaline, also known as schorl. Image CC 2.0; Mauro Cateb by Flickr Commons 

Black Tourmaline Properties and Info

Black tourmaline crystal, also known as schorl, has long been recognized for the benefits it provides as a protection stone... powerful indeed. In fact, since ancient times it has been used as a form of protection against demonic influences. It is commonly used as a grounding stone, and to eliminate negativity from the aura and psyche.

Disclaimer: You should consult your health and/or mental health professional before using any alternative healing methods. This article does not suggest otherwise.

Healing the Body with Black Tourmaline

Crystal healers value black tourmaline for its benefits in relieving joint pain. If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, or arthritis in the joints of the fingers, knees, or ankles; this stone may well be of help. It is also useful in providing pain relief from neuropathy and overused muscles. In the healing of illnesses, black tourmaline is often used to strengthen the immune system. This crystal type is also known to be a useful tool to those who suffer from problems with their adrenal glands. In addition, it is used to provide relief from conditions such as IBS and heavy metal toxicity.

In Healing the Mind

As already touched upon, black tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone. It is said to be through this property that it provides mental clarity by creating balance between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. For people who suffer from dyslexia, it is believed that black tourmaline can improve their translation of written information. The grounding effects of this stone will help bring you more in tune with your auric energy as well.

For those suffering from chronic anxiety or depression, black tourmaline's grounding properties can be targeted towards enabling healing in that area. Its grounding effects act to clear away negative emotions and thoughts, and will be of particular value to those experiencing feelings of unworthiness. Black tourmaline is said to have at times been used to assist in preventing self-harm and suicide, and to treat patients suffering from addiction.

For Meditation, Divination, and Magick

Black tourmaline is often used as a meditation crystal as it is particularly grounding to the negative energies from earth, thus providing for cleaner, safer energies for us to enter other planes with. For those planning on doing astral projection work, this stone's energies will provide you protection from negativity while navigating the astral realm; as well, it will provide a degree of clarity that will enable you to easily find your way back to your physical self upon completion of your journey.

Black tourmaline is also useful as a divination stone. It was one of the first pendulum stones used in ancient times, and will come in handy if you are attempting to divine the location of a lost object or find the solution to a particularly confusing issue. In baneful magick, as with all black stones, it can be used to support spellwork to take things away from someone deserving of such, and also is useful in void magick. As well, when a spell's objective is considered to be difficult if not impossible from an earth plane prospective, use a black stone such as schorl tourmaline; work that void energy to the max.

Many are rather intuitive when it comes to figuring out how to apply stones to other uses based on the properties they read of them. So for them I issue this reminder--that with all stones, their properties work both forward and in reverse. With some stones you will find it less useful to use them for their less common sets of properties (so called reverse properties, but they are just other properties really); this as there are stones whose more commonly utilized properties support the same processes. To use them is less confusing. As an example, a stone that helps one reach their goals, can also be used in magick to block someone from them. This concept doesn't apply only to magickal uses of stones, but rather to all applications.

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