Definitive guide to the enchanted world of crystals and gems
Did you know that wearing an amulet of green jade on an interview will help get the job? Have you heard that an amethyst ring can help break bad habits and even encourage sobriety? Anyone looking for love can place two pink quartz crystals in the bedroom; you’ll not be alone for long! These are just a few of the hundreds of secrets shared in this definitive guide to the enchanted world of crystals. Semi-precious stones and gems have long been known for their magic as well as their beauty. In this book of charms, readers learn everything there is to know about the powers of crystals from birthstone magic to gem divination to jewelry spells. This is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening book that will appeal to everyone who's ever worn a birthstone, kissed the ring of a lover for luck, or bought a crystal for good energy.
The Magic of Crystals and Gems is a treasure chest filled with the ancient wisdom of crystals. It is also a handy how-to filled with little-known lore along with the myth, meanings and specific magical qualities of hundreds of crystals, both common and very rare including many meteorites. Author Cerridwen Greenleaf shares secrets to how and why crystal balls work, scrying with obsidian, crystal astrology, divination, healing, psychism and connections between the stars in the sky and gems of the earth. This one-of-a-kind work on the power of crystals will help readers understand which ones are right for them and how to unlock the mystery of sacred stones. It belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in the magical gifts of Mother Nature.
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About the Author
Cerridwen Greenleaf is a writing instructor, a medieval scholar, and practicing astrologer. She leads spirituality workshops and retreats throughout the U.S, and has published a number of books on mysticism. She is also the author of Running Press’s bestselling gift books, The Witch’s Spellbook and Spells for Love and Romance.
Forewordist Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He authored more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He is regarded as one of the world's greatest experts on Wicca as well as crystals, astrology and divination.
Witch Bree is a poet and medieval scholar as well as a practicing witch and astrologer. She leads retreats and wicca workshops throughout the U.S. and is author of The Good Spells series which sold over 80,000 copies. She lives in Colorado where she can be found spelunking for crystals to use in her magic.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Working with Gemstones 10
Chapter 1 The Glories and Wonders of Gems, Crystals, and Stones 11
Chapter 2 Gem and Jewelry Magic 21
Chapter 3 Birthstones and Astrogemology 45
Chapter 4 Crystal Power 71
Chapter 5 Crystal Conjuring and Stone Spells 93
Chapter 6 Crystal Healing and Crystal Consciousness 111
Part 2 Your Ultimate Guide to Gems and Crystals 130
Chapter 7 Gem Mythology 131
Chapter 8 Gem and Crystal Descriptionary 149