The Book of Stones is a new edition of the best-selling guide to some of Earth’s most beautiful natural objects. Two
introductory chapters detail the authors’ theories about how to work with crystals and stones—including the concept of
crystal resonance and the scientific observation that living organisms (such as ourselves) are liquid crystalline
structures. An illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, stone by stone, follows.
Each entry begins with the stone name and photo, plus its elemental and chakra correspondences, as well as keywords that
indicate its properties. Next comes a description of the crystal structure, hardness, history, and known locations of
each mineral, plus any relevant legend or lore from the past. Each author then offers an essay on the subtle energy
properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with summaries of the spiritual, emotional, and
physical healing qualities of the stone, and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. The book’s presentation
is straightforward enough to make it an excellent introduction for beginners, yet the level of detail and the depth of
research make it an invaluable resource for the most experienced stone practitioners.