Your bodyguard for life. See this crystal as a guard dog who protects your personal boundaries. Protecting you from unwanted energies. The energy protector pur sang. Black Tourmaline is one of the most powerful crystals for protection and elimination of negative energy. It helps to put an energetic boundary between you and others, so that you don't pick up unwanted energies. Like a detox for the soul, black tourmaline purifies stress and tension from the aura, and leaves you feeling lighter and reenergized. Providing a feeling of safety and keeping you anchored, rooted. Discharges tension and stress, keeping negative thoughts at bay.
Mythology: known as the stone of wisdom. In Arabic traditions it is said it strengthen the heart and protects from nightmares. Used by magicians as a psychic shield.