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The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals

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Référence indispensable pour tous les amateurs de cristaux, ce guide présente plus de 200 pierres toutes disponibles, ainsi que d'autres, moins connues, récemment découvertes. Superbement illustré, il décrit en détail les cristaux, leurs formes, couleurs et applications et permet de les identifier. Le répertoire indique les propriétés pratiques et symboliques de chaque cri ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published 2003 by Walking Stick Press
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Zoe yes, a lot of information about crystals. No rituals included.

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Lee
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you are in to crystals, gemstones, and how to use them in everyday life and for healing, then this is the book for you. The name says it all. It is my bible for crystals and healing. My copy is dog-eared and pages have to be stuck back in because it is so well used.

The Crystal Bible is a comprehensive listing of hundreds of gemstones and crystals, with detailed information on their appearance, their properties and attributes, and how to and what sort of healing to use them for. As well as ha
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Maya
Apr 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Impulse purchase. It's key focus is on the healing effects of crystals, which I'm not interested in.

Looking up crystals with this book fills me with despair. Scientifically-unfounded paragraphs about "healing properties" fill the 400-pages of this book -- all that wasted space could have been used for including more crystals, not to mention useful information about the history and facts behind each crystal. Tell me how the crystal is formed, not whether it "promotes introspection" or "stabilises
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Kimberly
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
More detailed definitions than the Crystal handbook, but doesn't have all of the ones I was researching. However, there are 2 new additions out of this book by the same author. ...more
♥Xeni♥
Jul 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: crystal fans
I bought this book in the Bangkok Airport, and then read it on my long flight from Bangkok to Munich. It definitely paid off to buy this book! I know a lot of crystals, but I don't think that there was one in this book that I knew! It is amazing to see how many crystals are out there! This is definitely a great reference book (especially for all the other advice that it gives on how to use crystals, etc) ...more
Diane in Australia
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction-misc
Great book about crystals. If you use crystals for any reason, this is a superb reference book. There are, at least, 3 in this series.

3 Stars = I liked the book. I'm glad I read it.
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Sophie Crane
Just getting into crystals this book is very helpful in ID them. The only thing I would say I wished it had been done in colour order not alphabetical order it hard to find what you looking for when you have no idea of its name but once you found what you looking for the information is good.
Libby
Jun 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: spirit
Not a definitive guide to crystals by any means - if thats what you are looking for try Love is in The Earth or any of Melodys works - but it is still a useful quick reference guide if you kind of know what you are looking for.
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
Rating: 3.5

Disclaimer: I also go on an anti-vaxxer rant in this review that is not related to this book. This book does not advocate going off medication or not vaccinating (that I can remember).

I'm a witch, so I use crystals in a witchy way. Be very careful if you use crystals on your skin, in your water, etc because gemstones can be poisonous or just not something you want on your body or in your water or potions. Triple check each and every time. Also, keep taking your meds and receiving west
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Alex O.
Nov 20, 2015 added it
Recommends it for: people who like crystals and bibles
Shelves: read-2015
My life is complete because I now know that this masterpiece is on goodreads.

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Juli Anna
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: spirit
Frankly, I don’t think I’m the right kind of person to write a review of this book--I’m a big crystal skeptic. People who believe in the power of crystals clearly find this book indispensable, and I am glad they have a book they love. As a lover of jewelry and a collector of beautiful natural objects, I have always admired crystals and minerals, and the taxonomist in me loves to read about how they are classified and related to each other. As a generally symbolic thinker, I also love to learn th ...more
Scottsdale Public Library
Have you ever found yourself drawn to a certain crystal or gem? That's because many believe that crystals have energies! They are beautiful, mysterious, and awe inspiring. This book covers all types of crystals and their metaphysical, magical, and healing properties. Every page has gorgeous pictures of each gem and information about the energy that it holds. The Crystal Bible is a must have reference guide for anyone who works with crystals or who just loves to wear them. - Colleen M. ...more
Tara Becksworth
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Better off getting Crystal Guide Pocket Edition on Android. I found the Crystal Bible to be quite lacking in geological data (it's overly biased with metaphysical properties) and it uses a lot of unrecognised alternative names for the crystals - why when there are established/approved names? ...more
〰️Beth〰️
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative

So much information in this book. Beautiful pictures to go with some of the descriptions. Definitely a book that you will use as a reference on a regular basis if you just like or use crystals and stones.
NormaCenva
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Was very helpful in helping me to identify a stone I have randomly found on a walk one day. New editions are probably much improved, but this one works just as well.
PhatLass Reading  Corner
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Do love this so much but wish it has more
Sondra
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I can’t stop reviewing this book I received for Christmas. It is a must have reference for healing crystals and also has other tips as.
Well as information on locations of your chakras. I have learned so much and my crystal collection is now being appropriately used. Great for the novice crystal collector and user.
Katje van Loon
I'm not terribly sciencey so I can't speak with full authority to the bits of the book that talk about the scientific facts about crystals, but they did seem fairly accurate when compared to my hazy memory of geology.

The rest of the book I found useful. It has full color pictures of crystals so you can actually ID those stray stones in your collection (I found out I have a piece of Kyanite, f'ex). The information on how to use the crystals does focus on healing, but I didn't see any glaring err
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Jennifer
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I use this book as a reference all the time. Sometimes it yields more information than I need, while other times not nearly enough but perhaps it's a start. I can't say it's "amazing" but it's definitely my first go-to for the spiritual and healing info on crystals and minerals. ...more
Meaghan Lake
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is next to my bed all the time it's used as a reference for us each time we have something we think crystals might help with ranging from health issues to stress and simple relaxation might not be to everyone's taste but if you like this sort of the g you should get this book ...more
Lisa James
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. The information is presented in a concise manner, yet easy to read. Each crystal has full color photos, & it's a great size to be able to reference time & time again. ...more
Cindra
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Had to research "magic rocks" I received for Christmas. This is my go-to fav book for looking up gemstones and crystals, and their applications for spiritual and physical healing. ...more
Sam Page
Jul 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
It's facts are unbacked and it lacks quite a bit of relevant information. I don't think I'm a fan of any book that has Bible in it. ...more
Lodane
Nov 17, 2018 rated it liked it
The 1-5 Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically.

Caveat: This review is historical/archival in nature. 'Date read' is speculative.

This book is one of many books I have read about the occult/paganism/witchcraft. This was the readily available faith in my household as a child. Additionally, I worked for a company in this field, 2015-2016, and had to read an ocean of this stuff to do my job.

Like televangelists, and snake-oil salesman, these publishers prey on the
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Araminta Matthews
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it
A fine coffee table book with lovely photos, but not a very meaty book. I wanted depth and reason and background, but this book offers little in that department. If you are seeking a crystal book that gives you contextual histories and explanations as to how or why certain crystals might be used in specific energy practices, this is not your book. If you are just seeking a surface book that skims across the types of healing uses you might employ specific crystals to perform and are not concerned ...more
Kaori Hilton
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual
This book had been always a top suggestion by my nearby mystic's shop.
After three years of browsing through, finally decided to get one and ended up getting all one to three for reference.

I once read a book on crystals written by other famous new age witch a long time ago.
I even purchased. It was translated into my language. My impression was this first book
shut the door and froze my crystal journey. Instilled an impression that I would never understand.

Lately I decided I wanted to identify the
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Melanie Rippon
Emphasis very much on the occult/metaphysical/alternative therapies usages for crystals. Does give a brief overview of how common or not each stone is, where it is likely to be found/mined from, & where you are most likely to be able to purchase them from e.g. specialist supplier only. Look elsewhere if you want detailed geological information on how the stones are formed, maps of their distribution etc. Given the emphasis of the book, I'd have liked to see more on how the stones came to acquire ...more
Jodie Pedano
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic crystal book, a must have. My only "complaint" was there were a few I could not find, Auralite 23 for example. Although I have read that the few crystals I did not find in this book are in subsequent books. Honestly though, this book is really the only book you would need. It's a complete guide to crystals and their metaphysical benefits and includes a lot of extra information that I found very useful (for example, identifying "record keeper" crystals, cathedrals, wand types and their ...more
Ioan Vlad
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hmm,well my first crystal book and i can say that at this right moment where i am at a very difficult moment this book will definitely help a lot. It is that something knew that this is a book i should read since i will know what to do with it.
A lot of crystal information and i decided to make a list with what crystals i should buy(Ametyst,Azeztuleite,Calcite,Celestite,Citrine,Emerald,Kyanite,Quartz,Sardonix...).
Many THANKS and im currently reading the vol 2 of crystal bible.
Olivia
Well, I really liked this and I am glad I read it! I think I would read it again and I feel a little sad I'm done reading it.
At certain points I would go for days without reading it and I would have to set it down quickly after long stretches of reading it, but only because it was so educational and all the many books I usually read during my days are not often educational. And so many facts that sometimes I would have to put my finger on the line I was on.
Great book!
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Esjay C.
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A must-have book if you have any interest in the powers of crystals. Thorough descriptors all displayed with crystal-clear photos (see what I did there!:) ) in alphabetical order. In fact, as I sit here at my PC it is lying on the desk as I plan to use it as inspiration for names for an upcoming book.
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