Tourmaline cleanses, purifies, and transforms dense energy into a lighter vibration. It grounds spiritual energy, clears and balances all the chakras, and forms a protective shield around the body. Tourmaline is a shamanic stone that brings protection during rituals. It can be used to scrying and was traditionally used to point to the culprit or cause in times of trouble, and indicate a “good” direction in which to move. Natural Tourmaline wands are useful healing tools. They clear the aura, remove blockages, disperse negative energy, and point to solutions for specific problems. They are excellent for balancing and connecting the chakras. At a physical level, they rebalance the meridians. Tourmaline has a strong affinity with the devic energies and is extremely beneficial for the garden and plants. It can act as a natural insecticide, keeping pests at bay, and, buried in the soil, encourages the growth and health of all crops. Psychologically, Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, taking you deep into yourself, promoting self-confidence and diminishing fear. It banishes any feeling of being a victim and attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance, and prosperity. Tourmaline is a powerful mental healer, balancing the right-left hemispheres of the brain and transmuting negative thought patterns into positive ones. This stone brings the mental processes, the chakras, and the biomagnetic sheath into alignment. It is helpful in treating paranoia, and for overcoming dyslexia, as it improves hand-to-eye coordination and the assimilation and translation of coded information. Emotionally, Red, Yellow, and Brown Tourmalines are beneficial for sexuality and the emotional dysfunction that can lie behind loss of libido. Physically, Tourmaline releases tension, which makes it helpful in spinal adjustments. It balances male-female energy within the body.