TOURMALINE is known as “The Stone of the Shamans” used as a “telling” stone, to evoke the awakening of self as a spirit and experience oneself as part of the Great Spirit. It is thought to bring healing powers to the physical plane, balancing both the left and right side of the brain, as well as enhancing physical health and spiritual health. Tourmaline is said to strengthen both body and spirit. It is believed to attract inspiration, aid concentration, encourage balance and promote understanding. It is also thought to calm nerves, sooth grief, promote balance and build self-confidence.