The energy of tourmaline relates to each of the chakras. It acts to clear, maintain, and stimulate each of the energy centers of the body. It can be used to attract inspiration, to diminish fear by promoting understanding, and to encourage self-confidence. It was also recognized as a teller stone, providing insight during times of struggle and telling who and/or what is causing trouble.
Tourmaline has been used to stimulate balance between the left and right sides of the brain and to enhance cooperative efforts in the areas of creativity and healing.
Black tourmaline can be used to both repel and to protect against negativity. It acts to protect one from being victimized by the negative energy of another. It has also been used as an energy deflector, being an excellent stone for those with potential for exposure to excessive amounts of radiation. It provides for an increase in one's physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity, and can maintain one's spirits even in conditions which appear to emit messages of gloom and doom. As a protective stone against spells which are cast by the negative side of another, it is a special stone to American Indians; black tourmaline in quartz not only dispels the spell but energizes the victim and actually increases well-being.
Excerpt from Melody's Love Is In The Earth, ISBN 9780962819063. Used with permission of Earth-Love Publishing House LTD.