Vibrant illustrations let you get to know the personalities of 36 gems and minerals, from the common such as quartz, to the exotic morganite, and use their energy to heal yourself in body, mind, and spirit. Just open the book the the right crystal for right now. Pretty, pretty.
In the ancient world there were three medicine kingdoms: animal, vegetable, and mineral. Following her previous acclaimed volumes on animal (The Illustrated Bestiary) and vegetable (The Illustrated Herbiary), Maia Toll fulfills the call for mineral with The Illustrated Crystallary, exploring the mystical qualities of 36 fascinating crystals and minerals, including amethyst, hematite, mica, smokey quartz, emerald, ruby, and more. Combining bits of ancient wisdom with her own insights, Toll illuminates the aspects and energy of each stone and, through rituals and reflections, the life guidance it might offer contemporary readers. Obsidianís shiny surface and sharp edges reflect the shadowy corners of the self and serve as the tool for cutting them loose. The sky-like color of earthly turquoise provides balance between opposing forces. Stunning illustrations by Kate OíHara magnify the symbolism of each crystal and are also featured on 36 bonus cards included in an envelope bound in the back of the book.