The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach (Paperback)
• Explores 455 crystals, minerals, gemstones, and their metaphysical energies, including vivid color photographs for each stone
• For each stone, shares its scientific information, its element and chakra correspondences, its history, and its physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits
• Includes guidance on how to work with crystals and stones and also explores the concept of crystal resonance
Offering an illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, this comprehensive reference guide takes you deep into the world of crystals and their uses for spiritual awakening and self-healing. Exploring 455 gemstones and their metaphysical energies, the encyclopedia includes vivid color photographs for each stone to aid identification and showcase its beauty, as well as listing each gem’s physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits.
The book begins with two introductory chapters by authors Naisha Ahsian and Robert Simmons detailing how to work with crystals and stones and exploring the concept of crystal resonance. Each stone entry includes the mineral name and photo, its elemental and chakra correspondences, keywords that indicate its properties, and 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 personal insights on the subtle energy properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing qualities of the stone and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. This edition also includes an index of the stones’ healing and energetic properties, making it easy to find the stone best suited to your needs.
About the Author
Robert Simmons has been working with crystals and stones for over 35 years. He is the cofounder of Heaven and Earth, a company offering gem and jewelry creations for self-healing and spiritual and emotional development. The author of several books, including The Book of Stones, The Alchemy of Stones and Stones of the New Consciousness, he lives in New Zealand.
Naisha Ahsian, now known as Samaya K. Aster, is an author, teacher, and healer with an international practice. She is the creator of Crystal Resonance Therapy and Primus Activation Healing Technique and is the director of the Crystalis Institute for Personal and Planetary Evolution, an educational organization founded in 1994 offering training and certification for healers worldwide. She lives in Sedona, Arizona.
Hazel Raven, former Vice Chairman of ACHO (Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations), is an international writer, teacher, and practitioner of complementary therapies. She has been teaching professional crystal programs since 1990 and is the author of Angel Healing and Healing Yourself with Crystals.
“The Book of Stones is filled with information and with beauty!”
— Melody, author of Love Is in the Earth
“Each description is an intimate conversation between the Wisdom of the Stones and the deep soul Wisdom of the two authors.”
— Robert Sardello, Ph.D., author of Love and the World and Silence
“This beautiful and unusual work opened a new and unknown world to me, right under my feet--a realm of qualities and possibilities of which I had known nothing and for which I am the richer.”
— Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and The Biology of Transcendence
“The Book of Stones has elevated the spiritual knowledge of crystals into a higher form. The classification of each stone is impeccable, along with wonderful photos--creating an intimate connection with a wide variety of minerals. This book offers us all an opportunity to sharpen our skills and renew our interest in the crystal healing world.”
— JaneAnn Dow, author of Crystal Journey: Travel Guide for the New Shaman
“Quite easily the most comprehensively written and beautifully photographed book on the subject that I’ve come across. If you own only one reference book on stones and crystals, make sure that this gem is the one.”
— Dr. Eric Pearl, author of The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself
“The Book of Stones takes the reader on a fascinating journey. The writing is clear, thoughtful, and easily understood, and the inclusion of scientific data, history, and folklore helps make the book a valuable resource for all those interested in the mineral kingdom.”
— Thom Hartmann, author of The Prophet’s Way and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
“The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian explains the physical and metaphysical properties of crystals, minerals and gemstones.”
— Publishers Weekly
“In this time of social fragmentation and isolation, many of us who work to reclaim remembrance and participation in the living world lament the scarcity of elders and initiators to guide our efforts. As if in answer to our need, The Book of Stones carries us outside the human world to a gathering of wise elders. Here the stone people speak to us, in many voices, of forgotten stories and unknown wisdoms that will sustain us on the path of soul.”
— Daniel Deardorff, author of The Other Within
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