“Tourmaline is a protective stone which balances and harmonizes the chakras. A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline is good for grounding.
A protective stone, Black Tourmaline is said to absorb negativity, strengthen the immune system, cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration. Use Black Tourmaline to help with electromagnetic smog (i.e. cell phones) and increase physical vitality.
Black Tourmaline is a fantastic stone for Grounding and for opening up the Root Chakra. Like all Tourmalines, Black Tourmaline helps to remove fear and boost self-confidence.
All Tourmaline is thought to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain.”
Dendrophylax lindenii, the ghost orchid (a common name also used for Epipogium aphyllum) is a perennial epiphyte from the orchid family (Orchidaceae). Other common names include palm polly and white frog orchid. Formerly classified under Polyrrhiza this orchid has recently been moved to the genus Dendrophylax
The plant plays a pivotal role in the non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, and the movie based on the book, Adaptation. The ghost orchid of Blair Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary also inspired the fiction novel, Ghost Orchid.