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Brown TourmalineBrown Tourmaline (sometimes called Dravide or Dravite) is an excellent grounding stone. It clears and opens your earth chakra and grounds the cord holding your body in this incarnation.  Brown tourmaline aligns your etheric body and provides protection for it. This stone encourages community and social commitment. It helps you to feel comfortable in large groups. Brown Tourmaline helps individuals delve into the unconscious dimensions of the psyche – the shadow self within. It also helps with journeying.

If you have a dysfunctional family, brown tourmaline can help improve your family dynamic. A pragmatic crystal, brown tourmaline will help to strengthen your empathy and promote creativity. 

Historical Folklore

Tourmaline was once referred to as a “Ceylonese magnet” for its electrical properties.

The Dutch referred to this stone as “ash mover” for its apparent ability to attract or repel ash when placed near a fire.


The tourmaline family is classified as boron silicate minerals. All stones in this family has a similar crystal structure and chemical makeup but come in a variety of colors. Brown Tourmaline is typically brown with black or white markings. It has been found in Australia, Brazil, Austria, and Slovenia.

Chakra Association

This stone is associated with the root and heart chakras.


You can place this stone in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

Astrological Association

This stone is associated with Aries.

Health Folklore

Brown Tourmaline is thought to help treat the intestines and the skin. It can also help with healing the rest of the body.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Brown Tourmaline at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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