1. The Crystal Bible 1, 2, 3 – Judy Hall
Go to any crystal shop, new age store, you will more than likely run into a lot of literature from Judy Hall. She is a huge name in the crystal community and has written several series of books related to crystals. The first time I went in a book store and asked for “books related to crystals”, the shop owner suggested “Judy Hall!” almost instantly. In the new-age section I found all three of her Crystal Bibles on the top section. I’m bias because this was the book that introduced me to crystals, but a quick Google search will show you the good reviews this series gets. It’s a good mixture of science, new age theories, and most importantly.. beautiful pictures.
The crystal bible breaks down hundreds of crystals. Listing their properties, how to use them, and facts related to each crystal. This book for many years was my automatic go to for information related to crystals, and much information related to crystals was learned from reading this book.
Judy Hall has wrote 3 crystal bibles. We list all 3, but the newest version “The Crystal Bible 3” is the most up to date and comprehensive book yet.
2. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic (Paperback) – Scott Cunningham’
Scott Cunningham writes books leaning towards new age beliefs. If learning hard scientific facts about geology is your thing, this book MIGHT not be for you. Are cleansing, tarot card reading, and learning about the potential healing properties of crystals interesting to you? This book IS for you. With over 200 thousand+ copies sold world wide, Scott Cunningham has opened many peoples eyes to the rituals and beliefs surrounding healing crystals. This is the perfect book for the skeptic (like me, ironically), and for anyone just looking to learn about some interesting ideas.
As this book is an “encyclopedia”, the format might be too dry for some readers. Much like Judy Hall’s Bible’s listed above, Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic is very organized and mostly done in bulletin form. I read this book completely linear as you would a novel, which can be done and I do recommend it. Now I tend to use the book to look up and investigate terms I hear thrown around in the crystal community.
The cover and illustrations are another selling point with this book. The front cover with the bright purple bag with crystals spilling out of it looks fantastic on the book shelf. I did judge a book by the cover in this situation, fortunately it was a great choice.
3. Crystal Therapy: How to Heal and Empower Your Life with Crystal Energy (Paperback) – Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski
Written by both Judith Juokmski and Doreen Virtue (the founder of Angel Therapy). Much like Scott Cunningham and his books, this is written in a format that describes crystals in a way that allows you to apply them to your spiritual practice. Inside of the book, Mrs. Juowmski and Mrs. Virtue cover the basis of 94 crystals, their healing properties, and how to use them practically for “crystal therapy”. Although I would say this is a good refresher for those educated in crystal therapy; I do say this book is perfectly written for the beginners. The information goes deep and expands, and I think they did well summarizing a very tough subject. I think it’s fair to say this book wasn’t written to become a novelty (no pun intended), but instead to share light on some of the common methods and practices out there.
4. The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach – Robbert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian
The Book Of Stones is a great introduction to the ties between crystals and science. This book illuminates the scientific nature of crystals.
5. Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded (Paperback) – Judy Hall
This book is a collection of the already 5 star rated books written by Judy Hall. There is information in this that is as stated, revised and expanded. It falls into the number five position because of how novel the books in the top four are. With that being said, this is a MUST read for those who are interested in learning about crystals.
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