I’ve always loved gemstones and minerals. In school, when given the option, I always took geology because there was always a section on minerals and stones. And volcanoes and plate tectonics are pretty cool too. I was so into all of this that I actually gave my high school geology teacher cash and a shopping list to take to a gem and mineral show she was going to, and in return I got some beautiful fluorite.
When I learned that minerals, crystals, and gemstones had magical associations you can imagine how blown my mind was, that would be very. Like many teenage girls I was big into rose quartz, it was affordable and good with matters of the heart and love. As I matured I got quartz points which I learned how to cleanse and care for, and I took the time to learn about the gemstones that I already owned.
Crystals and gemstones can be lifelong companions, but in order to get the most out of them, you’re going to need some guide books. That’s what we’ll be talking about this week, books about stones and crystals! On Tuesday we’ll be talking about “A Lapidary of Sacred Stones: The Magical and Medicinal Powers Based on the Earliest Sources” by Claude Lecouteux and on Thursday we’ll review the two books in one “Crystals, Jewels, Stones: Magic & Science” by Isidore Kozminsky and “Crystals and the New Age” by Stuart Weinberg.
In order to hold you over until Tuesday, why not check out my review of “Power Crystals: Spiritual and Magical Practices, Crystal Skulls, and Alien Technology” by John DeSalvo Ph.D.?