Raw black tourmaline crystal is held within the points of a six-sided star. This sacred geometric form, the hexagram, is composed of two interpenetrating triangles, and is a symbol of balance, duality, and the energetic potential born from the union of two opposite forces, such a chaos and order, creation and destruction, masculine and feminine, darkness and light.
Black tourmaline, historically known as Schorl, has a uniquely primal beauty, bold hexagonal pillar-shaped crystals with a midnight-black, raven-wing shimmer. Tourmaline forms in granite pegmites, where uprisings of molten stone from the earth's mantle have penetrated the earth's crust and cooled there, forming subterranean gardens of stone fed by networks of hydro-thermal vents, where mineral-rich volcanic fluids nourish the growth of nature's most beautifully formed crystals. Black tourmaline 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, black tourmaline becomes electro-magnetically charged.
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. Cast in bronze or solid sterling silver.
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