Working with Crystals and Minerals as a Spiritual Practice
Author: Robert Sardello
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Through myths and legends, the knowledge of the power of certain gems and crystals has been preserved over generations. However, the practical aspects of how to use these precious stones to promote spiritual development have been lost to all but a few initiates. In Steps on the Stone Path, Robert Sardello offers strategies and rituals for recapturing that lost power. Sardello starts with guided meditations and rituals for developing awareness of, and the ability to experience, stone qualities such as deep silence, form, transparency, and color as modes of spiritual consciousness. Entering these modes of silent, creative consciousness requires befriending the elemental angelic beings embodied in stones. Sardello develops these initial practices into a sensory yoga of stones, in which the connection between the self and the Divine Self manifests through the medium of stone-awareness. He encourages readers to wear certain gems or to keep specific crystals close to their body, allowing them to enter the world of spirit. Steps on the Stone Path explores the possibility of uniting our soul being with the soul of specific stones, reveals unknown inner qualities and dimensions of humankind, and presents a dazzling theory of stones as critical tools in the making of a New Heaven and a New Earth. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is the most comprehensive guide to the chemical and subtle nature of gemstones and their use throughout history. Johari includes detailed instructions for the creation of gem talismans and the rituals surrounding the use of gems to obtain desired effects. He also uses Hindu astrology to explain the gems you should wear to maximize your physical and psychological well-being. New edition of a popular classic. This is the first book in this subject area to draw on the ancient Hindu sciences of Tantra, Ayurvedic medicine, and astrology, as well as on the author's own family tradition of gemology.
This work is a manual for beginners, who feel that they want to start healing themselves or others using crystals. Different kinds of crystals along with explanations and color photographs are introduced on the pages of this book. They should give the readers a good start in learning the basics of spiritual healing. The content of this work was written on the basis of my own enthusiasm and interest towards psychic healing with objects such as crystals. In the long run, it is advised to seek an experienced teacher, from whom questions about this topic may be asked. Generally, I hope that my book is an easy to read and entertaining for all those, who choose to buy it! Good luck to everyone, who has chosen the spiritual path as their purpose in life.
Auras, Chakras, Laying On of Hands, Crystals, Gemstones, and Colors
Author: Diane Stein
Publisher: Crossing Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Women are naturally healers. Throughout time, they have performed curative roles as mothers, midwives, caregivers, and wisewomen, but modern medicine has suppressed this important tradition. Ancient women healers knew that the body is more than what is seen: through body, emotions, mind, and spirit, we can connect with the Goddess and actively choose to heal ourselves and others. By relearning and using ancient skills like aura and chakra work, creative visualization, meditation, laying on of hands, psychic healing, and working with crystals and gemstones, women can prevent or transform many dis-eases of the body and spirit before they become matters for modern medicine. In THE WOMEN'¬?S BOOK OF HEALING, Diane Stein, author of the best-selling ESSENTIAL REIKI, demystifies, explains, and teaches these skills in ways that modern women can learn and use. She first introduces basic healing, then applies those skills to healing with crystals and gemstones-a beautiful, effective, and empowering aspect of the ancient woman'¬?s healing methods. A comprehensive guide from a knowledgeable healer, THE WOMEN'¬?S BOOK OF HEALING proves that well-being is within a woman'¬?s choice and natural abilities, and reaffirms her timeless role as healer of herself and others. An affirmation of woman'¬?s traditional role as healer, speaking to a national trend toward alternative medicine and natural healing methods. Demystifies, explains, and teaches the healing capabilities of auras, chakras, laying on of hands, crystals, gemstones, and colors. Thoroughly revised and updated, with a new introduction. Diane Stein'¬?s books have sold more than 600,000 copies. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The psychic readings of Edgar Cayce contained insightful information about the properties and value of a variety of gems, stones, minerals, and other elements. Author Shelley Kaehr, Ph.D., whose own background included the study of gemstones, examines this material by delving into the history and makeup of these magical substances so often mentioned by Cayce. In her book, Kaehr shares with us the wonders of the mineral kingdom, and how and why each stone or mineral is different and reacts differently to various people. Includes an intuitive self-discovery process to finding out which of these powerful minerals works best for you.
An aspirational guide to incorporating the transformative power of crystals and gemstones into a stylish life, from the founder of luxury crystal-infused skincare line Själ. There are many reference books on crystals on the market, but there is no book like Elemental Energy, which guides readers through incorporating the beauty, allure, and power of crystals into a stylish life. With its elegant aesthetic and lush, fashion-forward photography, Elemental Energy is an entirely new take on crystals—one that captures their magic and magnetism, but for a decidedly modern twenty-first century life, from organic skin care to at home spa treatments. Part aspirational, part prescriptive, Elemental Energy combines full-color photography throughout with innovative practices, tips, and techniques for harnessing the transformative energy of crystals and gemstones for optimal wellness and beauty. Author Kristin Petrovich—founder of luxury gem-infused skincare line Själ—takes readers from the basics of crystal and gemstone energy to building an affordable, essential crystal collection; from crafting crystal-infused skincare to self-care with crystal and gemstone massage; from creating luxurious and restorative crystal-centric rituals to finding the perfect stone to enhance every occasion. Timely and on-trend, Elemental Energy is the must have resource to a beautiful life infused with the energy of crystals and gemstones, from an unparalleled expert in the holistic, luxury beauty world—perfect for crystal obsessives and fashion savvy readers alike.
Gemstones is the first attempt in English to bring together the geological, mineralogical and gemmological developments that have taken place during the last thirty years. Though there have been many gemstone books published in that time, most have been concerned, understandably and rightly, with the science of gem testing and have covered that area very well. Details of the geological occurrence of many of the classic gemstones, and of nearly all those which have only recently been discovered, have been less adequately dealt with. Coverage has been restricted to a number of papers in a wide variety of geological and mineralogical journals. Gemstones hopes to get the balance right. In the preparation of the book all the journals and monographs in the field have been consulted so that the book should stand for some years as the authority to which gemmologists and others turn in the first instance. Ease of reference and depth of coverage make Gemstones both a reference book and a bench book. Acknow ledgements I am grateful to Brian Jackson of the Department of Geology, Royal Museums of Scotland who read the manuscript and painstakingly indicated places where amendment or alteration was needed. I am also grateful to the publishers of the books on which the line illustrations are based. The colour plates present in the book derive from a number of sources, which I would like to acknowledge as follows. Plates 1, 4-15 and 17 Crown copyright reserved.