*Tourmaline *Tourmalinated Quartz *Black Tourmaline *Tiger Eye *Unakite *Witch Fingers *Vogel Crystals
TOURMALINE: Tourmaline belongs to a complex family of aluminum borosilicates mixed with iron, magnesium, or other various metals that, depending on the proportions of its components, may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue or violet. All tourmalines are said to enhance understanding, increase self-confidence and amplify psychic energies.
They are told to neutralize negative energies, dispel fear and grief as well as aid in concentration and communication. They are used in an effort to relax the body as well as the mind, and to aid in the treatment of infectious diseases, anxiety, blood poisoning, arthritis and heart disease. In general tourmalines are said to enhance flexibility, objectivity, compassion, happiness, serenity, balance, positive transformation, healing, strength, tolerance and understanding. It is told to be an excellent channeling stone for communication with the higher forces.
One might consider the family of tourmalines a bit like batteries to ones electromagnetic system. Charge yourself overnight by holding these stones in your hands, or by placing them under your pillow, or place them on a bedside table pointing towards you.
Tourmaline is said to be the stone with the most metaphysical properties. Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood, and lymphs. It is also thought to inspire creativity and was used extensively as a talisman by artists and writers.
Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite): The soothing blue color promotes a calming effect, and offers relief from stress. Indicolite brings joy and happiness. It promotes harmony, tolerance and kindness. Blue tourmaline also a higher awareness level and a better ability to communicate. Blue Tourmaline is an advanced healing tool and can aid one in releasing emotional stress one has held onto allowing one to create a future and move on from the past. It is also said to help relieve headaches and migraines. Blue tourmaline is rarer than black, pink and green varieties and is found in Brazil, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa.
Black Tourmaline: This crystal is ideal for psychic protection for anyone who must work in challenging places or circumstances. It helps protect one against destructive energies and ‘bad vibes’. Black tourmaline is also recommended for ridding oneself of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger and ideas of unworthiness. This stone also particularly helpful in relieving stress in their lives or work area because of its linear flow of energy. This stone is found in Nepal, Brazil, Africa, Pakistan and in the USA.
Pink Tourmaline: This stone is most associated with love and other matters of the heart, and is the purest of the heart chakra stones. It is a representative of the feminine or yin energies and is unsurpassed as a gemstone in healing old emotional wounds. This stone helps stimulate feelings of joy, happiness, love and relaxation. This stone is one of the strongest stones in helping to calm oneself and relieve stress in your life. Many of the finest pink tourmaline crystals have been found in Pala, California, but they are also found in Brazil, Africa and Afghanistan.
Red Tourmaline (Rubellite): This stone is mostly referred to as Rubellite due to its close similarity to the color of the Ruby. Like pink tourmaline, this is also a very strong heart chakra stone and is very good in healing relationships and emotional wounds in ones life. It can help one overcome fear of stability, abundance, survival and safety. Rubellite can assist one in finding courage and strength to face and change challenging situations.
Rubellite Tourmaline, also known as Red Tourmaline, is a stone of the perfected heart - one that is strong, vital, and full of passion for love and life. This Tourmaline’s combination of vibrant pink and ruby red color energy creates a vibrational pattern that resonates deeper with the Heart Chakra than other heart-stones. It links not only to the heart of the Earth, but opens to love that goes beyond human relationships and reaches out to the Universe. Rubellite Tourmaline soothes the emotional heart, helping to overcome fears concerning abundance, survival, stability and safety, and supports those who feel isolated or have difficulty in feeling at home in the world. It draws upon Universal Love for healing, and suggests that “heartbreak” can be “heart-opening,” and grief can be as valuable as joy. For those who are emotionally numb, Rubellite provides the way back into feeling, and allows for those who have become passive to rediscover their zest for living.
Green Tourmaline: This is a cousin stone to the pink tourmaline and closely represents the heart chakra. It is the masculine counterpart to the feminine energies of pink tourmaline and can help enhance stamina and vitality in physical activities and can evoke courage and strength. This stone is very useful in grounding oneself to the physical world and helps one overcome fear and to be able to confront situations in their life and to overcome bad habits. This stone is found Brazil, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States and Africa.
Watermelon Tourmaline: This stone generally has a pink center and green ring around the outside. These are one of the most sought out tourmaline crystals. Watermelon Tourmaline have a combination of the energies of pink and green tourmaline and thus amplifies their effects. This stone is considered the stone of Joy. It brings positive energy to one’s life and alleviates stress and heals past emotional wounds. Watermelon tourmaline can be found in any area where green and pink tourmaline. The finest crystals however are found in Brazil and Africa.
Brown Tourmaline (Dravite): This stone is named after the Austrian mineralogist Drave. This stone generally opaque and when cut closely represents the smoky quartz. Dravite is a good grounding stone and also helps one to confront the reality of things as they really are. It helps bring hidden and suppressed feelings and situations to the surface to be confronted and dealt with. It also provides a soothing and calming effect as well as courage to handle these situations and emotions without stress. Most Dravite is found in Tourmaline deposits of Brazil.
Tourmilated Quartz: Tourmilated Quartz is clear or white quartz which has pieces of Black Tourmaline within it. These quartz crystals have strong metaphysical properties. They encourage a large amount of light to encircle your body, and this will heal you on many levels. The addition of this light into your being makes these powerful healing crystals.
This is because this combination embodies both the energy of Black Tourmaline and the strong vibration of Clear quartz crystals, which amplifies the Tourmaline energy. Just like Black Tourmaline, Tourmalinated quartz stones have a strong spiritual grounding energy as well as being potent psychic protection stones. These stones have a powerful ability to clear your auric field of negativity. When the light that resonates from these crystals surrounds the body... this acts as a powerful protective field of energy, to keep you safe, and shield you from harm. Tourmilated Quartz crystals are powerful healing stones... on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
It is also an excellent environmental cleanser as it amplifies the vibration of the Black Tourmaline out into the environment where it is located to transmute any negativity and create positive feelings. As this is such an excellent stone to wear... it is worth looking for jewelry made from this stone. As this stone embodies the energy of both Black Tourmaline and the clear quartz, wearing a Tourmilated Quartz pendant will act as a shield preventing negativity and promoting and amplifying positive energy for increased harmony in your life.
RED TOURMALINE: Rubellite Tourmaline, also known as Red Tourmaline, is a stone of the perfected heart - one that is strong, vital, and full of passion for love and life. This Tourmaline’s combination of vibrant pink and ruby red color energy creates a vibrational pattern that resonates deeper with the Heart Chakra than other heart-stones. It links not only to the heart of the Earth, but opens to love that goes beyond human relationships and reaches out to the Universe. Rubellite stimulates not only the Heart Chakra, but the Root Chakra as well, bringing an increased flow of prana, or life-force energies, to nurture and heal the emotional body. Its grounding influence increases a zest for living and for lively interaction with others. It helps revitalize passion and joy in sexuality, and aids in making dedicated commitments based on love. Rubellite strengthens the ability to understand love, and promotes creativity in ways to put love out into the world. It assists one in being lively and sociable, but also encourages tactfulness and flexibility. Rubellite may be used for harmonizing the feminine energies within both sexes, and lends strength to women in emotional challenges.
Rubellite Tourmaline emanates the perfected vibrational pattern of the heart and is an excellent source of positive, nurturing energy for healing the physical heart. Rubellite soothes the nervous system and may be useful in treating hysteria, depression and obsession. Rubellite Tourmaline soothes the emotional heart, helping to overcome fears concerning abundance, survival, stability and safety, and supports those who feel isolated or have difficulty in feeling at home in the world. It draws upon Universal Love for healing, and suggests that “heartbreak” can be “heart-opening,” and grief can be as valuable as joy. For those who are emotionally numb, Rubellite provides the way back into feeling, and allows for those who have become passive to rediscover their zest for living.
TOURMALINATED QUARTZ: Tourmilated Quartz is clear or white quartz which has pieces of Black Tourmaline within it. These quartz crystals have strong metaphysical properties. They encourage a large amount of light to encircle your body, and this will heal you on many levels. The addition of this light into your being makes these powerful healing crystals. This is because this combination embodies both the energy of Black Tourmaline and the strong vibration of Clear quartz crystals, which amplifies the Tourmaline energy.
Just like Black Tourmaline, Tourmalinated quartz stones have a strong spiritual grounding energy as well as being potent psychic protection stones. These stones have a powerful ability to clear your auric field of negativity. When the light that resonates from these crystals surrounds the body... this acts as a powerful protective field of energy, to keep you safe, and shield you from harm.
Tourmilated Quartz crystals are powerful healing stones... on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. This crystal is an excellent asset on a number of levels.
Although Black Tourmaline has many powerful metaphysical and healing attributes... it the combination with the clear quartz in this stone that makes Tourmilated Quartz so powerful.
All Quartz crystals have powerful amplifying properties... and they may also be programmed to use for specific purposes. Clear quartz alone has excellent ability to infuse the auric field with light.
It will amplify the energy of other stones it is with and amplify your thoughts and may aid clear thinking. Unfortunately this may be a problem when you are going through a negative period and the thoughts that are being amplified are not positive. This is why the presence of the Black Tourmaline in this stone is so welcome... as it brings through the capacity of this mineral to aid you to clear negativity from your environment. It is known to aid you to clear emotional problems as it helps to dissolve crystallized patterns within the auric field. It aids astral travel and creates harmony within all of the chakras. It is also an excellent environmental cleanser as it amplifies the vibration of the Black Tourmaline out into the environment where it is located to transmute any negativity and create positive feelings.
BLACK TOURMALINE: Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds... as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone. This is one of the most popular crystals to be used for metaphysical purposes. Many people, and I am amongst this group... believe this is the best protection stone that you can use.
It encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in. They are wonderful aids to both the professional healer and the average person who wants a stone that will be a positive force for good in your life... as it creates a positive attitude and mindset. Having the vibration of Black Tourmaline stone within your aura for as long as possible each day is to your advantage.
They will help you to let go of negativity and self doubts or any feelings of anxiety or negativity of any kind. If it is not possible for you to have them on you during the day, it would be advantageous, to at least have a couple of these stones in the bedroom. Putting one of these crystals under your pillow will cleanse your etheric body while you sleep... as well as the room where you are sleeping. It will strengthen the immune system and assist pain relief of arthritis... and the relief of spinal or muscular problems.
The good thing about this stone is that it does not absorb negativity, but changes or alters it or transmutes it into positive energy.
This means it improves the vibration of the air where it is located. Keeping it in the bedroom will help you to sleep better and wake more refreshed. It is powerful for healing and for psychic protection and spiritual purposes... and will strengthen the immune system and help allergies. You all have times when you feel negative, or when you encounter other people who are giving off vibrations that are not pleasing to you. Although wearing stones as jewelry is the easiest way to keep a piece of the stone on your body, if this is not possible keep a piece of the stone in the room with you... as this is very helpful.
Important note about Black Tourmaline: I know that there are stones that send back the negative energy... but this stone will not do that unless it has inclusions of mica in it. Many people are not aware that normal Black Tourmaline simply changes negative energy to positive energy. But if it also contains mica, it will send bad feelings back to the person who sent it, allowing the sender to realize what has occurred. The best stone to use to send negative energy back to where it came from is Fire Agate, so you may like to combine these together.
TIGER EYE: Tiger Eye aids in enhancing confidence and self esteem. It provides motivation to the non motivated and energizes those who are feeling lethargic. While all forms of Tiger Eye help to raise vibrations, they also connect these energies to the lower Chakras in balance, which keeps one from feeling disconnected when working with higher goals.
A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognising one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energising the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Carry Tiger Eye in your pocket when you want to add vitality and passion to any project you’re working on. Red Tiger Eye can enhance balance within one's energy field, and allows one to open up to unconditional love.
Tiger's Eye primarily helps in stimulating vitality, motivation and metabolism. It is aligned with the sacral (2nd) chakra and can provide the "oompf" that many people need to re-ignite their sex drive, purpose and vital life forces! It balances yin/yang (female/male) energy and the hormones for both sexes. It is an excellent grounding stone and is frequently and successfully used as a prosperity stone, especially when paired with Pyrite. As the name suggests (Tiger's Eye) it is highly protective against dangers, accidents and psychic harm. This is a great stone to carry in one's car. Physical: One of the best stones to treat lethargy, low energy, fatigue, exhaustion. It can speed up low metabolism and get things "burning" again. Very good for the eyes, night vision. Heals reproductive organs and brings sexual drive into healthy alignment. Broken bones should have Tiger's Eye applied directly to the area for faster healing.
Emotional/Mental: Tiger's Eye is well known to alleviate depression. It is very good for the mind in resolving internal conflicts (i.e. fighting with oneself) when pride and egotism are barriers instead of helpful traits. Any personality disorder can be brought into proper alignment/balance with Tiger's Eye. It is strong enough to turn the tide of even the most recalcitrant person. For the emotions, it is one of the best stones to develop self esteem, self worth and a healthy ego.
UNAKITE: Unakite, also called epidote, derives its name from the Greek epidosis, meaning "growing together". It is a combination of red jasper and green epidote solidly bound together. From this we get the meaning that what comes together belongs together.
Unakite (or Epidote) can be used to draw off negative energy and blockage from the Heart Chakra. Unakite is said to lift your spirits when you are feeling down - this is the gemstone to help you to see the beauty in life. It is also used to uncover deception.
Unakite is a stone of vision. It balances emotions with spirituality. Unakite provides grounding when needed. It facilitates rebirthing, gently releasing conditions that inhibit spiritual and psychological growth. Unakite looks beyond our physical symptoms and digs deep to find the underlying reasons that are causing our dis-ease(s).
This extensive search includes the 4 main aspects of our being: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
This is a lovely stone that is highly spiritual. It will bring through serenity and optimism about the future and will also aid your spiritual growth. This is a good stone to use during the difficult situations the world is undergoing right now. Unakite has a protective element within its make-up and will help you to release negative energies and addictions that may be holding you back.
If you are wondering how to sleep better... this is one of the healing crystals that will assist better sleep, and will also help to relieve stress. Addictive habits that you have had difficulty dealing with... will be helped by its energy, as it will give you help to break through the barriers that have held you back from being able to achieve your desires. If you have been feeling depressed or feeling that you don't know what the future holds for you... sleep with a piece of this stone under your pillow. It is an excellent help if you are having trouble sleeping... and will aid you if you are stressed.
It also has a quite powerful vibration within the heart chakra and the thymus chakra... also known as the higher heart chakra. The higher heart chakra is about love and compassion, and also encompasses love for self. Unakite is very helpful if you have low self esteem and need to develop a greater love for the essential you. It connects the thymus chakra energy with the vibration of the heart chakra... aiding you to be more loving and compassionate towards yourself and towards others.
If you have been sick for any period of time and are now going through convalescence, this stone will help you to return to normal life. It is excellent to aid healing within the heart and lungs and can aid recovery from injury. Unakite is known to help you to gain weight if you have lost weight during a period of lengthy illness. This can be helped by directing its energy towards the place you most would like the returning weight to end up.
As it contains Epidote... with the greener stones having more of this energy present... their vibration is strong to aid you to create change via your actions. So if you take positive actions towards your goal to get better, this stone will aid the process. If you have any bad habits it also aids you to release them ... including helping you to release addictions. It helps to let go of anger and negative feelings which may manifest in disease if you keep them within you. By using this stone to release these negative thought patterns it aids you to move forwards and gain increased good health more quickly Unakite enhances weight gain, where required and aids the growth of skin tissue and hair. Now, here’s a real important strong point and something to keep in mind. Unakite is a stone to have around when we are gaining our health and strength and recuperating from any major illness.
This is an ideal stone for your home. Put a nice sized piece or several tumbles of unakite in a dish and place on a table. It does more than spruce up your home with its unique color scheme. Unakite gives off a gentle calm energy which can also protect us from the harmful effects of electromagnet pollution of TVs and computers. In those cases, it is best if placed on top of or near the TV or computer.
Unakite is beneficial to the reproductive system and healthy pregnancies. It treats the reproductive system and stimulates healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.
WITCH FINGERS: Witches Fingers or also called Witch’s Finger Quartz, in their natural state are some of the most knurled and ugly crystals you will ever see. They received their name because they look like the fingers of the ugly fairy tale witch. But the combination of several minerals, makes them unmistakably powerful. Witches fingers are a combination of Quartz with Rutile and encrusted with any combination of Mica, Muscovite, Magnetite, Sphalerite, Feldspar, Hematite, Zinnwaldite, and Actinolite.
These stones are very difficult to come by, as the mine in Zambia is now closed.
When you bring a Witches Finger into your life, you will attract new spirit guides and teachers. This stone is your declaration to the universe that you are ready and willing to accept its teachings and guidance.
This is your declaration to follow your chosen path, and will help you release old attachments and habits. The changes will manifest in your aura, and will attract the right teachers for you at crucial points in your journey. This crystal will help you channel the information, and help you decipher the information and help you apply it to your journey.
This crystal will help you to acknowledge who you are, and eliminate any traits that hinder your growth. It will guide you to the right direction, give you clarity, and create balance and harmony. It will help you release fear from your heart, so you are open to receive information from those around you without being judgmental, or blocking energy flow through fear, which will limit your personal growth. It can help to attract those that will help you develop as a spiritual being within the cosmic consciousness. It will help you to recall your spiritual teachings, and help you intuitively use information from these experiences. It will assist you on your journey while you experience life’s lessons.
They are excellent for crystal grids for healing and protection. They are also great protection against chaotic energy, and can be placed around a room or house to guard against chaotic energy. In addition, they are excellent for aura shielding. Witches Fingers are also good for meditation, channeling information regarding spiritual growth and attracing spiritual partners to help you down your spiritual path. Physically, they are good for general healing, and healing dis-ease caused by chaotic physical conditions, such as cancer.
Witches Fingers Quartz instill clear vision and promote making the right choices, allowing you to create balance and harmony within groups. By releasing fear from the heart, you are open to receive information from those around you without being judgmental, or blocking energy flow through fear. They can also be used to attract the correct spiritual partners into your life -those who will help you to grow and develop as a spiritual being, within the cosmic consciousness.
It will assist you in astral travel and dream work, helping you to recall any spiritual teachings you acquire while asleep, and activates your intuition, allowing you to easily assimilate this information. It will lead you to wisdom, and an innate spiritual understanding, assisting you on your life journey.
Witch Fingers never need clearing and they clear other stones with ease!
They anchor positive energies into the human energy field, assisting you in acheiving higher states of spiritual and emotional connectedness.
Witch Fingers open the heart chakra and the crown, connecting the heart with higher dimensions, bringing peace, calm, 'right knowing' and the ability to make decisions from the heart.
When used in combination with a Herkimer Diamond, they will assist in helping you get a good night's sleep - just pay attention to your dreams.
The crystal assists in channelling all the knowledge you require for your chosen path. It can help you to acknowledge who you are, and to eliminate any personality traits or habits which hinder your growth, providing self-reflection, and direction.
They assist you in remembering why you are here!
VOGEL CRYSTALS: Vogel Crystals are quartz crystals that are carefully cut in conformance to the findings and teachings of Marcel Vogel (1917-1991). They are healing crystals and meditation crystals that are cut to maximize the collection, amplification, and transmission of the Universal Life Force.
Marcel Vogel was a research scientist with IBM for many years and holds a number of patents in the field of luminescence. He spent the later years of his life exploring the powers of quartz crystals among other interests.
He developed a way of cutting quartz crystals in order to magnify their power exponentially for healing purposes.
The purpose of using a Vogel crystal is to amplify and cohere the thought and energy that you wish to direct into your body/mind or that of another person.
So the thought and energy we put into a Vogel crystal not only becomes amplified, but incredibly concentrated and focused. Literally, a Vogel crystal adds to our intent the power of a laser beam.
What makes a crystal a “Vogel”?
To be considered a “Vogel” a crystal must be made of natural quartz and be cut with the appropriate care, intent, and precision necessary to assure the Universal Life Force is attracted, amplified, and transmitted properly. Essentially the literature tells us that a properly cut crystal takes in energy at the receptive end, amplifies it as it circulates around inside, hitting the internal sides of the polished side facets as it revolves, and then is transmitted from the focal end.
The crystal must be natural quartz.