Now publisher Godsfield Press is bringing out a second volume - The Crystal Bible V2, by Judy Hall. If you like the first volume, you will almost certainly want this one too.
It includes details about more than 200 new crystals - including what it calls "high vibration crystals". The book explains that the crystalline structures of different stones emit and enhance energy, which we can use for healing or to help make the space we live and work in safe. High vibration crystals, it says, can help bring about "spiritual alchemy".
Among the crystals covered is the Preseli Bluestone - famous for being the type of stone that forms the inner ring at Stonehenge, the famous stone circle in Wiltshire. The book says:
"With its powerful telluric electromagnetic charge, Preseli Bluestone opens a cosmic anchor and attaches to the core of the earth, creating unshakable inner-core energetic solidity to stabilize you through earth changes. It then aligns your energy to the galactic centre so that you are held suspended between the earth and the galaxy and allows waves of energy to pass through your body."It says that this unique British stone - which comes from just one mountain in Wales - "links to the shaman in everyone".
Now, I'm not really an expert on crystals, but I certainly think they can help create a lovely atmosphere around the house. I also use them for their symbolic significance in spells, such as my Spell to Make Money; and I sometimes use them as an aid to healing. I was first introduced to the therapeutic powers of crystals back when I was a student, by a boyfriend who swore that holding an amethyst crystal was a good cure for a hangover. He certainly should have been an expert on the subject, as hangovers were something he frequently suffered.
Books like The Crystal Bible, The Crystal Bible V2 and Crystal Chakra Healing, which I reviewed on A Bad Witch's Blog recently, are teaching me a lot more. I'm certainly now going to be looking out for a paraiba tourmaline - even though this new book tells me they are rare and expensive.
The beautiful turquoise stone is not only said to sort out hayfever, which I suffer from, but also invokes tolerance, assists in the verbalisation of thought and feeling and calms stressful situations. It is said to "bring harmony and light into the darkest situations, helping in finding the gift of spiritual evolution at its heart".
Yes, I could do with this stone. As I told my partner recently: "If you are ever in doubt about what present to get me, buy me jewels."
The Crystal Bible: v. 2: Featuring Over 200 Additional Healing Stones (Godsfield Bible) has an RRP of £12.99. It is due to hit the shelves on July 6 and can be ordered through Amazon as well as most good book shops.
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