|Black tourmaline, also known as schorl. Image CC 2.0; Mauro Cateb by Flickr Commons|
Black Tourmaline Properties and Info
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
In Healing the Mind
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 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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