Gem and Stone celebrates 50 different gems ranging from timeless classics like diamond and emerald to exotic beauties such as lapis lazuli, peridot, and even petrified wood. Altman's photographs capture the splendor of each gem alongside brief text highlighting the stones' chemical makeups, metaphysical properties, and associated folklore throughout human history. Hand-drawn illustrations by Heather Smith Jones and an insightful foreword by mineralogist Thomas W. Overton round out this lustrous volume. Rock hounds, new age practitioners, and contemporary decorators and fashionistas will all delight in this treasure of a book.
This comprehensive sourcebook of 100 essential crystals for spiritual healing and all-round protection is packed with practical advice and fascinating information. Not only will you find out about the crystal's attributes, legendary power, and holistic benefits, but also about each crystal's specific energy to enhance, heal, or protect you. Crystals are the most natural, empowering force we can work with to promote spiritual balance and protect us from exposure to physical or psychic negativity. For thousands of years, crystals have been used for their powerful healing energy and to protect the wearer from negative forces. The ancient Taoists believed sacred stones vibrated with 'chi' or universal energy; the Greeks and Romans believed they embodied the gods and the planets; indigenous peoples believed they were alive with spirit. Black stones like obsidian have been used for centuries to protect from evil, and amethyst is still considered the power stone of spirituality, creating a protective shield around the body and promoting deeper levels of awareness. Crystals for Energy Healing includes introductory chapters on what crystals are, both their scientific legacy and their magical one; caring for and choosing crystals; and the importance of chakras and color in spiritual healing. There is also a practical chapter about working with these stones specifically chosen for protection and spiritual healing. The alphabetical sourcebook section that follows provides information about the uses and benefits of each crystal listed.
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.
Quick and Easy Crystal Magic for Every Day Deepen your awareness, relieve your stress, and reach your goals with daily crystal magic. This fun, approachable book features simple and effective ways to use crystals throughout the wheel of the year. You can even incorporate them into your sabbat, full moon, historical, and special occasion celebrations. Perfect for any age or interest level, 365 Days of Crystal Magic provides indispensable knowledge on a variety of topics, including prepping and cleaning crystals, utilizing birthstones, and working magic according to the astrological bodies. Every calendar date features a practical idea for using crystals to find love and community, improve your divination, strengthen your willpower, lift your mood, and much more.