Black Tourmaline is known for its powerful protection properties. It serves as a stone to dispel negative energies and encourages a positive attitude. Many shamans and healers will use tourmaline for protection during ritual work. In healing work, black tourmaline is sometimes to placed on the body to draw out negative energy. Black tourmaline is also used to activate grounding between the root chakra and center of the Earth, providing further enhancement on ones well being.