The Illustrated Crystallary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Magical Gems & Minerals

The Illustrated Crystallary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Magical Gems & Minerals

The Illustrated Crystallary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Magical Gems & Minerals

The Illustrated Crystallary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Magical Gems & Minerals


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In the ancient world there were three medicine kingdoms: animal, vegetable, and mineral. Following her previous acclaimed volumes on animal (The Illustrated Bestiary) and vegetable (The Illustrated Herbiary), Maia Toll fulfills the call for mineral with The Illustrated Crystallary, exploring the mystical qualities of 36 fascinating crystals and minerals, including amethyst, hematite, mica, smokey quartz, emerald, ruby, and more. Combining bits of ancient wisdom with her own insights, Toll illuminates the aspects and energy of each stone and, through rituals and reflections, the life guidance it might offer contemporary readers. Obsidian’s shiny surface and sharp edges reflect the shadowy corners of the self and serve as the tool for cutting them loose. The sky-like color of earthly turquoise provides balance between opposing forces. Stunning illustrations by Kate O’Hara magnify the symbolism of each crystal and are also featured on 36 bonus cards included in an envelope bound in the back of the book.

Also available: The Illustrated Herbiary and The Illustrated Bestiary 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635862225
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Series: Wild Wisdom
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 452,871
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Maia Toll is the author of Letting Magic In, The Night School, and the Wild Wisdom series, which includes The Illustrated Herbiary, The Illustrated Bestiary, The Illustrated Crystallary, and Maia Toll's Wild Wisdom Companion. After earning degrees at the University of Michigan and New York University, Toll apprenticed with a traditional healer in Ireland, where she spent extensive time studying the growing cycles of plants, the alchemy of medicine making, and the psycho-spiritual aspects of healing. She is the co-owner of the retail store Herbiary, with locations in Asheville, NC and Philadelphia, PA. You can find her online at 

Kate O'Hara is an illustrator and artist. Her work combines intricate nature drawings with decorative hand-lettering and rich color schemes. She received a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts. Clients include Cirque Du Soleil, Crabtree & Evelyn, Serif & Affinity Designer, Hasbro Toys, and more. She is currently based in Reno, Nevada.

Table of Contents


Garden Quartz: There Are Worlds within You
Azurite: Activate the Void
Labradorite: Recharge Your Destiny
Amber: What Are You Becoming?
Moonstone: Ebb and Flow
Lapis Lazuli: Step Up to Sovereignty
Howlite: You Are the Foundation
Emerald: Choose Your Initiation
Sugilite: Feel in Order to Know
Chrysocolla: What Do You Need?
Amethyst: Expand into Wonder
Larimar: First the Fire
Carnelian: Get Curious
Imperial Topaz: You Live in Abundance
Blue Topaz: Be Soft and Listen
Ruby: You, Only More So
Almandine Garnet: Lessons in Blood
Salt: The Fundamentals of Human-ness
Lepidolite: Breathe in Your Trueness
Peridot: So Much Life in You
Elestial Quartz: Become Inimitable
Selenite: Sacred Center
Citrine: Full of Riches
Sodalite: Come to Calm
Morganite: Fill Yourself
Hematite: Anchor In
Ammolite: Better with Time
Turquoise: Find Your Way Home
Rose Quartz: A Different Kind of Love
Black Tourmaline: Transmutation
Precious Opal: Envision the Future
Smoky Quartz: Fall Apart
Green Fluorite: Is This Mine?
Obsidian: Sharp and Shadows
Rhodonite: Heal Your Heartbeat
Clear Quartz: The Only Thing

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