#BookReview CRYSTAL CLEAR: EXTRAORDINARY TALISMANS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE by JAYA SAXENA #CrystalClear @quirkbooks

ABOUT THE BOOK

From culture writer Jaya Saxena, a personal essay collection that helps you tap into the deeper meaning of crystals—and how to integrate them into your own life.

As Millennials, younger Gen Xers, and older Gen Zers contend with political, economic, and existential distress, a new trend has emerged: the rise of divinatory practices once thought to be the domain of New Age spiritual seekers. Offering a sense of ritual, guidance, and purpose, these practices have gone mainstream at a time when self-care is an important line of defense against the pressures of daily life.

Unlocking the beauty, accessibility, and self-care potential of crystals, Crystal Clear examines the power and possibility of 12 popular stones through personal essays, including

• black tourmaline—and its importance in setting boundaries
• pyrite—and its impact on imposter syndrome
• tiger’s eye—and its role as a tool for living fearlessly

The result is personal, relatable, funny, and poignant—a perfect read for those in search of inspiration and clarity in their lives.


PUBLISHED BY QUIRK BOOKS
PUBLICATION DATE – 29TH DECEMBER 2020


PRE-ORDER LINKS

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hive.co.uk

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MY REVIEW

This was a wonderfully insightful book that looks into more than just crystals and what they can do for you. The author bares a lot of her soul in these passages as she looks into meanings of different stones along with times in her life that she felt drawn to each rock.

I’ve become fascinated other the past few months by how others have been introduced to the world of crystals and I loved reading about how Jaya became involved in the world of crystals. She looks into the history of the use of crystals through the centuries and exploring why the crystal industry is currently booming. It seems many of us are looking for more spiritual help in our wellbeing.

The book is full of fascinating facts on different stones, alongside great quotes, illustrations and all showed off on soothing shaded colour pages! some of the stones she features are carnelian, citrine, black tourmaline etc and I enjoyed finding out more about each stone and their meaning and uses. Her crystal stories would often take her off on different tangents and that made for a really interesting read finding out her thoughts and opinions on a wider variety of subjects.

It touches on politicial, social and sexist issues alongside imposter syndrome and help with positive thinking so it was a really well rounded book – a little bit of everything! Even the muppets get a mention and that’s always fine by me to see them included!

This book has given me a little more of an insight into various crystals, alongside Jaya as a person and I found it a really fascinating and inspiring book!

★★★★


My thanks to the team at Quirk for the advanced e-copy in return for a fair and honest review.

#BookReview THE ZENNED OUT GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING CRYSTALS by CASSIE UHL #nonfiction #crystals #zennedout

ABOUT THE BOOK


The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding Crystals covers everything you need to know about crystals and their unique healing properties.

This is your spiritual guide to using crystals for healing, meditating, boosting energy, improving mood, elevating your health, and much more. Discover which crystal is right for you and harness its power as you become more balanced and centered. Approachable exercises make it easy for you to practice techniques for amplifying healing energy, manifesting your intentions, and enhancing your ritual work. A gorgeous illustrative guide to over 90 crystals helps you identify which crystals resonate with you the most. With this book, you’ll:
Learn the significance of each crystal’s color and its relation to chakras, the best way to position it, and ideal crystal pairings.
Find out which moon phases, days of the week, zodiac signs, and chakras work best with each.
Learn how to best clean, program, and protect your crystals by using elements such as the moon and the sun, so you can enhance each crystal’s power as you work with them.
Use crystals as intention-setting tools to manifest what you want to bring into your life and add more meaning to your spiritual craft.


Practice meditation techniques and protect your energy to raise your vibrations.
With The Zenned Out Guide toUnderstanding Crystals, you’ll deepen the connection between your mind, body, and spirit as you explore the earth’s energy through crystals.  
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Zenned Out series is an open invitation to seasoned and curious spiritualists who want to explore their craft. With Cassie Uhl’s approachable steps and explanations to mystical tools and symbolism, readers can start using the information right away. 


PUBLISHED BY ROCK POINT

MY REVIEW

As a fairly new arrival to the world of crystals, this was the perfect little handbook for me! Filled to the rafters with all you need to know about crystals, their healing powers and how to use them, I found myself learning so much in this really easy to follow guide.


It’s also beautifully illustrated which helps to bring things to life, and I loved how it showed different exercises you can do to get the most out of your crystals now that they’re in your life!


Set out in different chapters, it takes you through how crystals work, how you can cleanse and charge them, how to use the energy and the different meanings behind each crystal. This was really helpful as it gave you clear indications what crystals were best used for whatever issue you needed them for. The meanings were really well laid out and easy to read, and this book even introduced me to some new crystals so I look forward to adding them to my collection at some point!


There’s also help to guide you through using crystal grids with illustrations that made it so clear to understand and follow along with guides to your chakras and overall this was such a helpful look into the different aspects of crystals.


★★★★★


My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the e-copy in return for a fair and honest review.

#BookReview 10-Minute Crystal Healing by Ann Crane

ABOUT THE BOOK

10-Minute Crystal Healing highlights quick, easy, practical ways to incorporate natural, empowering crystals into your life to promote spiritual balance and protect from physical and psychic negativity.


In this portable guide, you’ll find profiles of each crystal’s natural attributes, legendary power, and holistic benefits as well as its specific energy so it may enhance, heal, or protect you. You’ll learn:

What crystals are, from both a scientific and magical perspectiveHow to choose and care for your crystalsThe importance of chakras and color in spiritual healingHow to work with stones for protection and spiritual healingThe alphabetical sourcebook section with information about the uses and benefits of each crystal listed makes it easy to find the exact crystal you need.


Quickly incorporate natural crystal healing and empowerment into your life with this accessible guide. 


PUBLISHED BY FAIR WINDS PRESS

PUBLICATION DATE – SEPTEMBER 2020

PRE-ORDER LINKS

Amazon

Blackwell’s

Hive.co.uk


MY REVIEW

I have only recently started to learn about crystals and I found this book to be an invaluable treasure trove of information and help as I start my crystal journey!
It’s perfectly laid out taking you through various stages of learning about crystals, their uses, how to clean them etc, and also has practical messages of little things you can do to help yourself with various crystals.

I found the history of crystal healing to be so enlightening, along with learning about the chakras and the advice to use a journal to see how you react with different crystals was something I’d not thought about but will be using!

Towards the back of the book there are some really excellent chapters of which crystal to use for various situations you may find yourself in – emotional healing, help making decisions, help with anxiety, dealing with negativity, protecting yourself – and I think this is a book that I will keep referring back to when needed to find the perfect crystal to help me along the way.

Brilliant for newbies to crystals like me and also full of information that delve a little deeper into the whole healing world of crystals. Highly recommended! I’m off to buy more crystals!!


★★★★★

My thanks to Fair Winds Press and Netgalley for the advanced copy of the e-book in return for a fair and honest review.