Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain. Black Tourmaline can be used to both repel and protect against negativity. It is excellent for deflecting radiation energy. It enhances one's physical well being by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity.