SECRETS OF CRYSTALSJENNIE HARDING Book Number: 89725 Product format: Paperback
Used as symbols of power for ornament or in sacred ritual, crystals are a treasure of the earth and here we will learn about their ancient heritage and significance in cultures of the world. They are created by incredible processes and cycles within the earth and we learn to appreciate the unique qualities of these minerals and how precious they truly are. We begin with an explanation of the structure of the earth and how crystals form by individual chemical reactions between elements present in rock layers and sometimes through reactions with boiling hot magma. Quartz or silicon dioxide is produced in rocks rich in the element silica as they harden during a cooling phase. Jasper forms out of chemical reactions between very fine volcanic ash on to sources of silica. We learn about crystal geometry, lattices either cubic, hexagonal, tetragonal, orthorhombic, monolithic, triclinic or triagonal and also amorphous or 'shapeless' crystals which have special uses in crystal healing. They include amber, tektites and obsidian, a volcanic glass. Selection, meditation, wearing crystal jewellery, a simple chakra balancing layout, a heart healing layout, there are tables of crystals for physical and emotional support, zodiac and birth signs and a directory. The book is incredibly well illustrated with colour photographs and descriptions of hardness, colours, geographical sources, rarity, form and structure and chemical name. Nature at its best, we love the graphic designs around the close up images of these exquisite coloured stones like the pale pink kunzite, the shocking green aventurine, or the lavender quartz, the sun stone, the onyx, the emerald. 90 crystals in illustrated layouts. 224pp, large softback, colour.
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