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by Judy Hall

Crystals contain ancient power—and with the right knowledge, we can tap into it. The Encyclopedia of Crystals puts this information in your hands in the form of an illustrated compendium to all types of crystals. Crystals aren't simply stones; when the right crystal is used appropriately, it's power can physically heal, invigorate, cultivate love, and even boost creativity. In The Encyclopedia of Crystals, crystal expert Judy Hall draws on over 30 years' experience of working with crystals to provide the definitive reference.Organized by crystal color for easy reference, The Encyclopedia of Crystals explains how the colors of crystals relate to the chakras, shows you how to cleanse and activate your crystals, and provides helpful, authoritative advice on healing, meditating, energizing, and more with nothing more than the power within your crystals. In this lavishly illustrated encyclopedia, you will also find information on crystal history, geology, and chemistry, as well and newly discovered stones.  This is an essential addition to the library of anyone who works with crystals.

Download Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded epub
ISBN: 1592335829
ISBN13: 978-1592335824
Category: Religion
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
Author: Judy Hall
Language: English
Publisher: Fair Winds Press; Revised, Expanded edition (October 1, 2013)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1118 kb
FB2 size: 1920 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 926
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This review originally appeared on The Magical Buffet website on 04/24/14.

As you guys may recall, I am a lady that loves me some crystals, gemstones, and minerals. I was excited by the historical insights offered by “A Lapidary of Sacred Stones” by Claude Lecouteux and Isidore Kozminsky’s “Crystals, Jewels, Stones: Magic & Science” but I was downright thrilled to be given access to the practical, revised and expanded edition of, “The Encyclopedia of Crystals” by Judy Hall.

You may recognize Hall’s name as the author of “Crystals and Sacred Sites: Use Crystals to Access the Power of Sacred Landscapes for Personal and Planetary Transformation” that I reviewed here on The Buffet. Well, when Hall isn’t busy proposing new theories on how to use crystals she’s authoring some of the most definitive guides to minerals and gemstones. So why are her books some of the best out there? Glad you asked.

My favorite feature, and the most obvious, is that the crystals are laid out (or listed if you prefer) in the book by color. How great is that? Hey, I have this purple stone and I can’t remember what it is. No problem, I’ll pull out the “Encyclopedia” and flip to the purple section and see what it matches up with. How awesome is that? But I know what stone I want to read about! Again, not a problem. There is an alphabetical crystal index at the front of the book and there is a thorough index in the back of the book as well. There is also a short but very informative introduction that covers everything from basic geology to the chakras.

Each stone is given a fantastic image or two to help with identification. Then they list: crystal system, chemistry, hardness, source, chakra, number, zodiac sign, planet, and what it’s beneficial for. After that there is a paragraph with historical and folkloric detail.

Judy Hall’s “Encyclopedia of Crystals” is an absolute must own for anyone interested in minerals and gemstones. If you’re going to own just one book as a resource on crystals, this is the one.
I am very pleased with this book. I had been debating on the Crystal Bibles 1, 2, and 3. Though I wanted one book and no redundancy. This book delivered. The photography is beautiful and I like the color code organization. You can reference by name in the index.
I only recently discovered the joy of Crystals and semi - precious stones. This book has been very helpful in learning about the metaphysical properties. I love how it is divided by color, very helpful when you have no clue what the name of the stone is! It also includes the hardness, which is very important too. I highly recommend this book!
I Love this book, it has so many different crystals and such good information. Honestly this book is missing some crystals that I have which was a little disappointing but honestly I still absolutely love it, I love how its color coded for the crystals but they still have the index in alphabetical order. I'll probably add pages to this myself but this is a great book and if you wanna get into crystals and learn about them and work with them, then i highly recommend this book.
Decent book. one big problem: NO INDEX. The stones are organized by color, not name. So unless you know a lot about the stones you are referencing or feel like flipping through fifty pages to see that its not represented I say go with another book. The Crystal Bible is a good place to start. Also by Judy Hall but has a TOC that lists the stones by name so you can actually find them in the book.
great ant
Color coated, detailed and beautifully organized through and through. Even with owning all three crystal bibles, this is still a worthy purchase. Informative with even more information.
This is a must-have book for anyone interested in collecting, working with or infatuated with crystals. Beautiful color photos and plenty of text for each crystal listed.It is what I expected and more from a crystal encyclopedia!