Wisdom for Pagans and Wiccans
popular with Pagans and Wiccans because they provide a simple
and effective way to add power to magic and ritual. The use of
crystals and gemstones dates to ancient times when they served
as bling and much more. They have been used as symbols of power
and wealth, beauty and prestige, and as tokens of love.
Like other areas of the natural world such as herbs and plants,
gemstones enhance ritual and magic. While it is easy to work with
crystals on a superficial level, with a little more knowledge
we can tap into the deeper power and wisdom of the mineral kingdom.
book is divided into two parts beginning with “History,
Science, and Working with Stones,” which provides a historical
perspective on gemstone use since ancient times.
about the various characteristics of crystals and how they are
created helps to expand the reader’s knowledge base and
supports the more effective use of gemstones. Simulated and synthetic
stones are also discussed as well as red flags for spotting fakes.
Details on buying and preparing stones are provided as well as
an overview on the magical use of crystals. In addition, a new
and powerful form of crystal grid that is based on the inner structures
of crystals is presented.
Part two is “A Compendium of Stones,” which will serve
as a reference for years to come. This is an alphabetical listing
of over one hundred varieties of crystals that includes historical
information. Of course, each entry includes magical applications.
section is intended to provide a foundation for understanding
the rich cultural background of crystals to aid the reader in
developing his or her own ways of using them. Fully illustrated,
this book also provides details for identifying stones and the
pronunciation of mineral names.