Strengthen your connection with the natural world as you learn to incorporate the power of crystals and gemstones into your magical practice. This comprehensive, full-color book is exquisitely designed to be both user-friendly and a gorgeous addition to your bookshelf. Inside, you'll find everything you need to effectively work with crystals, from the history, science, and magic of the mineral kingdom to an encyclopedic list of nearly 200 varieties of stones.
Explore numerous ways to grow your knowledge and skills, including details on buying and preparing stones, magical associations by color, astrological influences, and how to spot fakes. Discover a new, powerful form of crystal grid and which stone is best for a specific goal. With more than 200 color photographs and convenient guides to correspondences, associated deities, and more, Crystal Magic will serve as a timeless, indispensable reference.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Sandra Kynes (Portland, ME) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and the author of seventeen books on herbs, healing, magic, and Paganism. Additionally, her work has been featured in Utne Reader, The Portal, and Circle Magazine. Sandra's writing also appears regularly in Llewellyn's popular almanacs and datebooks.Her books includeStar Magic, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, andSea Magic.
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . 1
PART ONE: History, Science, and Working with Stones Chapter 1: From Bling to Magic: A History of Crystals . . . 7 Chapter 2: The Science of Crystals . . . 13 Chapter 3: Selecting and Preparing Stones . . . 23 Chapter 4: Crystals and Magic . . . 29
PART TWO: A Compendium of Stones Agate / 39 Alexandrite / 44 Amazonite / 45 Amber / 47 Amethyst / 49 Ametrine / 52 Andalusite / 53 Angelite / 55 Apatite / 57 Apophyllite / 59 Aquamarine / 61 Aragonite / 63 Aventurine / 65 Azurite / 67 Barite / 70 Beryl / 72 Bloodstone / 75 Blue Lace Agate / 77 Calcite / 78 Carnelian / 82 Cat's-Eye / 84 Celestine / 86 Cerussite / 87 Chalcedony / 88 Charoite / 89 Chrysoberyl / 90 Chrysocolla / 92 Chrysoprase / 94 Citrine / 97 Corundum / 99 Cuprite / 100 Danburite / 102 Desert Rose / 104 Diamond / 106 Diopside / 109 Dioptase / 111 Dolomite / 112 Dumortierite / 114 Emerald / 116 Epidote / 118 Feldspar / 120 Fluorite / 121 Garnet / 124 Hawk's-Eye / 129 Hematite / 130 Herkimer Diamond / 132 Hiddenite / 133 Howlite / 135 Iolite / 136 Jade / 138 Jasper / 140 Jet / 144 Kunzite / 146 Kyanite / 147 Labradorite / 149 Lapis Lazuli / 152 Larimar / 154 Lepidolite / 156 Lodestone / 158 Malachite / 160 Moldavite / 163 Moonstone / 164 Obsidian / 166 Onyx / 169 Opal / 171 Pearl / 174 Peridot / 177 Petrified Wood / 179 Phenacite / 181 Pyrite / 182 Quartz / 184 Rhodochrosite / 189 Rhodonite / 191 Rose Quartz / 193 Ruby / 196 Salt / 198 Sapphire / 200 Sard / 202 Sardonyx / 204 Selenite / 207 Serpentine / 209 Smithsonite / 211 Smoky Quartz / 213 Sodalite / 215 Sphene / 217 Spinel / 219 Staurolite / 223 Sugilite / 225 Sunstone / 227 Tiger's-Eye / 229 Topaz / 232 Tourmaline / 234 Turquoise / 238 White Quartz / 240 Zircon / 242 Zoisite / 244
Summary . . . 247
Appendix A: Magical Correspondences . . . 249
Appendix B: Deities . . . 259
Mineralogical Glossary . . . 263
Bibliography . . . 267
Index . . . 279
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It’s no secret I love learning more about Crystal healing, and this book has an abundance of information. I would recommend this book to either beginners or experts on the subject. It is written in such a wonderful and easy to read way. I love how this book was broken into sections the way it was. There were sections on astrology, divination, and medicinal applications. There was a section explaining various characteristics of crystals and how certain ones were created. I loved learning about how certain crystals are simulated and some synthetic and how red flags for spotting fakes were mentioned. The section on buying and preparing your sones was extremely informative. I especially enjoyed the section that included the overview of certain crystals’ magical uses. I can’t wait to get the finished copy of this book, where all the artwork and colored photos are going to be included. This author is extremely knowledgeable on this subject and it shows through her writing.