Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gemstones & Crystals

Here are two of my most coveted books, the ones on gemstones and crystals.

The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals
By Judy Hall

This text offers a comprehensive guide to all the crystals known to man, their shapes, colours and applications. It aims to be useful to the beginner and expert alike, using a directory format which makes the crystals easily identifiable. The descriptions accompanying each of the crystals provide information on their appearance, worldwide distribution, attributes, actions and healing properties required to unleash their unlimited potential. All the major and lesser-known stones currently available are featured, including those only recently discovered.

Sparrow’s Note – My husband or I use this one at least once a week.  It is great if you are using gemstones for protection, healing or in jewelry.

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic
By Scott Cunningham

Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful—the elemental Earth magic of rock, stone, and metal. This comprehensive and clear guidebook by Scott Cunningham has introduced over 200,000 readers to the secrets of over 100 gems and metals.
Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divinations, spells, and tarot readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone's color and shape. Also included in this classic guide are:  
  • A 16-page full-color insert, new with this edition
  • Birthstone and jewelry magic lore
  • Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions

Sparrow’s Note – We don’t use this one quite as much as the bible above, but Cunningham goes more in depth about the crystals.  There are also some wonderful correspondence tables in the back to help you figure out what stones to use for what purpose.

The following book also includes quite a bit of interesting information on uses and correspondences of gemstones that can be used when contacting or working with your Angels.

The Angel Bible: The Definitive Guide to Angel Wisdom
By Hazel Raven

Angel lore, angel stories, angel advice, and angel wisdom: whether you’re seeking guidance, healing, or inspiration from these heavenly messengers, you’ll find it in this splendidly illustrated Angel Bible. It’s filled with enlightening knowledge: you’ll learn about angelic calling cards, messages, and visions, and discover how to sense an angel’s presence, create an angel altar, keep an angel gratitude book, and meditate and dream with the angels. Find out about angels of many lands and their hierarchies, and explore the connections between angels and astrology, colors, crystals, essential oils, kabbalah, and the chakras.

A quick reference guides you directly to those angels who can offer immediate assistance and teaches you how to call on them for help in any situation.

The following books are on my “wish list.”  If you already have them or get them before I do, please let us know what you think!

Practical Crystal Healing: 555 Tips & Techniques
By Nicole Lanning

Practical Crystal Healing - 555 Tips and Techniques is a simple guide for any crystal healing practitioner, whether they are just starting out or are a bit more advanced in their learning. The real heart of this book lies within the 555 different tips and techniques to use for crystal healing. These are common ailments and conditions that have personally been worked on by the author, Nicole Lanning, in her own crystal healing practice and studies. They have been tested and re-tested over many years for their accuracy and validity. Other topics covered include: Choosing Your Crystals, 8 Cleansing Techniques, 3 Programming Techniques, 15 Chakra and Crystal Correspondences, 12 Aura and Crystal Correspondences, Crystal Elixirs, Crystal Gridding, Crystal Healing Bags and much more. Each individual works within a different vibrational level and will resonate individually to different crystals. What is shown in this book will work for everyone to enhance his/her own crystal healing potential.

Healing Crystals and Gemstones: From Amethyst to Zircon
By Flora Peschek-Bohmer

Heal yourself with power of crystals and gemstones. Hundreds of vivid color photographs make it easy to identify and distinguish between different varieties. Listing for over 140 stones tell you which stones to use for particular illnesses, how to use them most effectively and how stones relate to the chakra system and the signs of the zodiac.

Crystal Awareness
By Catherine Bowman

Now you can learn the secrets of crystals and how to use them for meditation, healing, and personal energy by reading Crystal Awareness by Catherine Bowman. Virtually everything you need to know about crystals is included. That's why over 130,000 people already have this book. You should have it, too!

First, you will learn about the basic nature of crystals. You'll learn what they're made of and their different forms. You'll also learn about the different powers of each. What type of crystal should you use when doing healings? How can you use clusters of crystals? What are the differences between small crystals and large ones? The answers are all found in Crystal Awareness.  More than anything, this book is practical. You'll learn how crystals have energy fields and how they can interplay with your personal energy fields. This book explains how to use crystals in meditation and how they can open you to deeper personal awareness as your meditations go deeper than ever before. Included is information on the effect of working with color and crystals when meditating.

Crystal Awareness also reveals the secrets of healing with crystals. You'll learn how to program crystals for healing and how to lay them in arrays around the head or feet. You'll see the effect of large crystals and clusters on healing as well as how colored quartz can be used for different healing purposes.

Simply put, this is the best book to introduce you to working with crystals. Get your copy today.

If you enjoy working with gemstones and crystals like I do, go check these out!


Amethist Flame said...

I use "The Encyclopedia of Crystals" by Judy Hall. I think it covers a little more than "The Crystal Bible" Not sure though. I'm always looking for more sources of information though!

Rue said...

I love the "Bible" series - I have quite a few of them. I too, use my Crystal Bible often!


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