Alternative Names: Brown Tourmaline
Origin: Notably India
Mineral Species: Dravite (Tourmaline Group)
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Pale to dark brown, rarely green
Typical Appearance: Crystals acicular or prismatic, often doubly terminated.
Chakra Alignment: Root (Base) and Earth
Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known
Like all tourmalines, Dravite is a powerful healer. It aligns with the Earth Chakra, and is 'earthing' rather than 'grounding'. It also has a strong effect on the Solar Plexus, and opens and strengthens the Navel Chakra (Tan Tien or Hara), giving a sense of inner strength and empowerment. It gently balances and clears all the Chakras, and once cleared, draws the energy down and anchors it firmly in the Earth.
Dravite can be used to calm an overactive pineal gland, and calm the mind in general. In some systems it is used to heal family dysfunction and instill a feeling of community.
Price is for one stone, approx. 2-3 cm