I remember the first time a saw a crystal. It was an amethyst and I was mesmerized by the color and its many facets. It was a thing of utmost beauty to me and I wanted one of my own. Since then, I have collected a few more crystals just for their appearance. But crystals are more than beautiful pieces of earth, they can also be used as tools for balancing, protecting, and healing.
Learning how to use crystals effectively requires some guidance from knowledgeable and skilled practitioners. This is where you would seek out insightful resources and I recently discovered one new book and one seasoned book that focuses on the power of crystals.
Crystals For Energy Healing
The Crystals For Energy Healing is a Practical Sourcebook of 100 Crystals. I love it when books are well organized and filled with enlightened information and vibrant images. This is what you will find in this crystal book, everything laid out for you so you can start using your crystals without any confusion.
This book is broken into three sections, Crystal Basics, Crystal Healing, and Crystal Sourcebooks. Each section has numerous chapters that focus on the many specifics of using crystals. Some of the information you’ll find in the first section is how to clean and dedicate your crystals and learning about Zodiac crystals. In the second section, some of the things you’ll glean are information on creating a Crystal Medicine Pouch, Crystal Layouts for Healing and Balance, and Crystalline Meditations. The last section covers 100 different crystals including a colored image along with its attributes, powers, and legendary uses. It also covers emotional healing, spiritual guidance and healing and shielding and protection. I discovered a few crystals I never heard of before and I’m hoping to add them to my collection. I found the Crystal For Energy Healing to be a valuable resource book.
Crystals, A Guide for Energy, Healing, and Reclaiming Your Power
Crystals, A Guide to Using the Crystal Compass for Energy, Healing and Reclaiming Your Power is a user-friendly resource book that will help you select the ideal crystal for every situation. The author is a shamanic practitioner and Reiki Master who has used crystals in her own life where she had experiences from orgasmic heart awakenings to Kundalini energy. She has also used them for guidance, spiritual healing, removing energy blockages and so much more.
This tiny but potent book is divided into eight sections, Energy Healing, Identifying the Root of Our Energy Imbalance, Using Crystals, Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and The Cure-All. You’ll learn which crystals fall into each element and what they are best used for. Throughout you’ll learn how to reclaim your own personal power, clear blockages, and rebalance your mind, body and spirit.
A graph is provided so you can see how each element affects specific areas of your life, your chakras and how to discern if they are either under or overactive. Some of the chapters have exercises where you can try to work on a wounded belief and find a resolution. The book is insightful but lacks any visual stimulation — there are no photos, only a few graphs.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.