A rod of black tourmaline crystal is framed in a triangle of antique brass filigree. Black tourmaline, historically known as Schorl, has a uniquely primal beauty, midnight-black with a blueish, raven-wing shimmer. The pyramid-like shape adds an intriguing occult quality evocative of the All-Seeing-Eye. A powerful little statement piece indeed.
Tourmaline grows pillar-shaped crystals and can form in any color depending upon their chemical environment, and can sometimes acquire a rainbow gradations of color, caused by chemical fluctuation over time. Black tourmaline, also called Schorl, is the most common variety of tourmaline. An iron-rich solution lends an opaque darkness and metallic luster, and imbues it with unique magnetic properties. When heated, or put under pressure, black tourmaline becomes electro-magnetically charged and gives off static electric energy. It pryoelectric (under heat) and piezoelectric (under pressure).
Schorl is a favorite stone for ritual work and shamanic practices. It draws its power from the iron-black heart of the earth, and it can be used to connect us to that power, guiding and protecting us. Black Tourmaline is protective, but it is not a shield: It is sensitive, and will to receive, conduct, and transform energy, instead of simply reflecting it. Historically, it has been used to subdue demons, to negotiate with the spirits of the earth, to purify, and to channel and the dark mysterious energies of nature. It can help us to remember repressed or forgotten truths, and to awaken latent powers.
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