Magic Crystals, Sacred Stones
Discover magical and sacred uses of the crystals, minerals and rocks that make up your part of the world.
Magic Crystals, Sacred Stones is aimed at those who have explored crystal working as a beginner and who now wish to understand the mysteries of the Earth at a deeper level.
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Since time immemorial stones of all shapes and sizes have held a revered and sacred place in all cultures and religions. Greek mythology refers to them as the bones of the earth mother, cave men used them to fashion their first tools, Egyptians placed them as funerary object, foreign traders traded them as currency and many earlier civilisations wore them as adornment. Religions of all persuasions used them in or as their sacred objects as well as for beatification of scared sites. Eventually all cultures began to use them in one form or another as building blocks. Along the way man began to discover that rocks or shall we say stones of certain classification had special, if not mystical properties for healing and were used by the healers, shamans, priests and many others for their magical properties. In this book we are not only introduced to the magical properties of rocks and crystals we are taken on a guided tour of the formation(geological) of the elements that gives us a fuller understanding of the minerals as they evolve into a vast array of sacred stones. Each chapter introduces a differing aspect of formation, history and mystique complete with an exercise to encourage us to use the stones, pebbles or crystals in the correct manner. Primarily discussing geological formations, stones, pebbles etc in the Northern hemisphere the information translates, generally, globally. In some ways it is a crash course in geology but in others is comprehensive guidebook to the use and maintenance of sacred stones. ~ Blue Wolf Reviews, http://www.bluewolf-reviews.com/
If you thought this was just another book about crystals, think again! Not only is the author an experienced magical practitioner in her own right, but her magical tutor also held a doctorate in geology – and it shows. Not just in the obvious love of the subject but in the vast store of magical information crammed into these 186 pages. Of course there is the usual list of gemstones with their correspondences but Magic Crystals, Sacred Stones goes much further in explaining that it can be the very rocks beneath our feet that generates magical energy – and how it can affect our own magical working. Did you know, for example, that many of the stones used in our ancient monuments contain a high percentage of quartz; and that quartz is the most magically potent crystal on the planet? Another interesting aspect to this book is that the exercises at the end of each chapter are designed for the purpose of creating your own personal system of divination by crystallomancy, the ancient practice of casting lots using small stones or crystals. As well as being a practical magical guide, it is a worthy successor to those two classic historical reference works The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (Kunz) and Magical Jewels (Evans). Carys Llewellyn : Freelance writer and book reviewer. ~ Carys Llewellyn, amazon.co.uk
Have reached the magic 10+ customer reviews on both amazon sites for this title. SR 18/9 ~ Customer reviews, amazon.com and amazon.co.uk