Black Tourmaline has served as a stone of protection during rituals in many ancient cultures. Before the 15th century, it was long known as schorl. It was named after a German village that was near a tin mine where the stone was found. Though tourmaline comes in different shades, black tourmaline is quite abundant. The word tourmaline can be traced back to the Sinhalese word tormalli which was a general name for carnelian and described the varying color of gemstones found in Sri Lanka.
Across many different cultures, black tourmaline was used as a stone of protection in shamanistic rituals. In India, it was used in ceremonies as a way to discover that which is good and to identify that cause of tribulations in ones life. In general, spanning many different continents and cultures, it was used as a stone of protection from all manner of dangers.
As a stone of protection, it is believed to project a physic shield that can help one defend against any physic attacks. It is able to reflect negative energy and prevent dark entities from entering your spiritual body. Furthermore, it is known to have transformative powers, taking negative thoughts and energy derived from within yourself and changing it into something positive. The radiations given off by electronics can have a negative affect ones health.
Black tourmaline is believed to act as a filter, helping you protect yourself from the radiation of electronics if kept nearby your cell phone, television, computer, or other electronic devices. Black tourmaline is a stone that is used in grounding ones spiritual and physical energy. It is one of the best stones to use in meditation to activate the Root (1st) Chakra. The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and controls the energy for kinesthetic movement. When this is out of balance, the feelings and sensations that manifest themselves in your body include lethargy, lack of energy, and low enthusiasm.
Black Tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature providing a connection between earth and the human spirit. Its supportive energy aligns the centres of the body and channels healing light throughout your system. It is an excellent grounding crystal for meditation and healing. It is also known to help with panic attacks, especially those brought on by dark places or confined spaces. Just rubbing the black tourmaline in your hands can make the panic attack go away in a matter of seconds.
Black tourmaline is also a very effective stress reliever. It will help detoxify your body and heal the connection between your body and mind. Tourmaline is also an excellent grounding tool to use on a daily basis and whilst you are sleeping.
Cap is Sterling Silver. Each pendant will vary in width and length, comes with a complimentary silver chain.