Metaphysical and Healing Properties of Tourmaline
Black tourmaline, also known as schorl, is associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grouding excess energy. It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.
Black tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magick, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender.
Black tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation energy from tv's and computer monitors. Emotionally, black tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability.
Physically, black tourmaline is said in crystal healing to strengthen the immune system, help with heart disease, arthritis, and gout.