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The Crystal Guide: Identification, Purpose, Powers and Values by: Patti Polk
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The Crystal Guide: Identification, Purpose, Powers and Values by: Patti Polk
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Author: Patti Polk
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 256
Size: 6 x 8.75 in.

Product Code: OOP-KP-2016-9781440247187-WH1

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Explore the power, properties and pricing of crystals

In this unique examination of crystalline types of minerals, esteemed rock, gem, crystal and mineral expert Patti Polk presents information about various elements of crystals. In the introduction to The Crystal Guide, Polk states her intention being "...to bridge the worlds between the more traditional, scientific aspects of mineral collecting as display or academic specimens with the more informal nature of how minerals, crystals in particular, are used in other, more holistic, ways."

Whether scientific interest drives your fascination with crystals, a desire to learn more about the healing, centering and other metaphysical practices related to crystals, or simply being open to learning more about both aspects of crystals, this book is for you. You'll find chapters about the act of collecting crystals and understanding the geological formations where crystals often exist. Also within these chapters you'll access insightful graphs of information regarding:

  • Mohs Hardness Scale
  • Mineral Classifications
  • External Forms of Crystals (Helps in identifying types of crystals)
  • Crystal Habits (Visual characteristics

In addition to the scientific facets of crystals, you'll also find graphs identifying the metaphysical elements and uses of crystals, including:

  • Astrological Properties (Crystals affiliated with each birth month, and areas of the body that benefits most from using crystals through healing techniques)
  • Chakra Properties (Crystal affinities for the seven traditional chakras)
  • Numerical Properties

All of these scientific and metaphysical details and designations, as well as guideline pricing for crystal specimens, come together in the Crystal Catalog, which occupies nearly 200 pages of this handy guide.

Within the pages of this book you'll encounter abundant information to piqué your scientific and collector mind, and insights to aid in exploration of the healing properties of crystals; more than 400 stunning photographs of various crystals; and expert advice for locating, acquiring, using and caring for crystals.


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