The Book of Stones
Who They Are and What They Teach
- Explores 455 crystals, minerals, gemstones, and their metaphysical energies, including vivid color photographs for each stone
- For each stone, shares its scientific information, its element and chakra correspondences, its history, and its physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits
- Includes guidance on how to work with crystals and stones and also explores the concept of crystal resonance
Offering an illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, this comprehensive reference guide takes you deep into the world of crystals and their uses for spiritual awakening and self-healing. Exploring 455 gemstones and their metaphysical energies, the encyclopedia includes vivid color photographs for each stone to aid identification and showcase its beauty, as well as listing each gem’s physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits.
The book begins with two introductory chapters by authors Naisha Ahsian and Robert Simmons detailing how to work with crystals and stones and exploring the concept of crystal resonance. Each stone entry includes the mineral name and photo, its elemental and chakra correspondences, keywords that indicate its properties, and a description of the crystal structure, hardness, history, and known locations of each mineral, plus any relevant legend or lore from the past. Each author then offers personal insights on the subtle energy properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing qualities of the stone and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. This edition also includes an index of the stones’ healing and energetic properties, making it easy to find the stone best suited to your needs.
About the Authors
Robert Simmons has been working with crystals and stones for over 35 years. He is the cofounder of Heaven and Earth, a company offering gem and jewelry creations for self-healing and spiritual and emotional development. The author of several books, including The Book of Stones, The Alchemy of Stones and Stones of the New Consciousness, he lives in New Zealand.
Naisha Ahsian, now known as Samaya K. Aster, is an author, teacher, and healer with an international practice. She is the creator of Crystal Resonance Therapy and Primus Activation Healing Technique and is the director of the Crystalis Institute for Personal and Planetary Evolution, an educational organization founded in 1994 offering training and certification for healers worldwide. She lives in Sedona, Arizona.
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