Illustrated Crystallary *cs/5*
The Illustrated Crystallary : Guidance and Rituals from 36 Magical Gems and Minerals
by Maia Toll, Kate O'Hara (Illustrated by)
hardcover 168 pages
Counter Display of 5 books
Best-selling author Maia Tollâ€™s third book, The Illustrated Crystallary, offers inspiration and spiritual guidance garnered from 36 gemstones and minerals, and includes 36 oracle cards beautifully illustrated by Kate Oâ€™Hara.
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 gold, silver, copper, amethyst, hematite, mica, smokey quartz, emerald, ruby, and more. Combining bits of ancient wisdom with her own insights, Toll explores the aspects and energy of each stone and, through rituals and reflections, the life guidance it might offer contemporary readers. Obsidianâ€™s 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. The stunning illustrations of Kate Oâ€™Hara magnify the symbolism of each crystal throughout the book, and are also featured on 36 oracle cards included in an envelope bound in the back of the book.