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Brilliant, rich and vibrant photography characterizes this guide to stones and crystals. An odd-sized book at 6” x 11”, 101 Power Crystals is a kind of field guide for healing stones. Each stone, listed alphabetically, is pictured in an exquisite photo portrait against a black background, making each image resonate with the very energy of the crystal itself.
Each description is categorized into “Legendary Power,” “Healing Power,” and “Transformational Power,” describing the characteristics of the energy of each crystal. Although many of the stones featured are not crystalline in structure, Hall refers to all of them as crystals, “in accordance with crystal-healing consensus.” A brief 12-page introduction offers basic instruction on “crystals” and their power, the meaning and healing properties of color, the meaning of shapes, choosing and using a crystal, and chakra alignment.
The book could have benefited from a color chart—one that listed colors and the stones associated with those colors, so that readers could identify a stone by its color and more quickly find the description of that stone.
While this is no Love is in the Earth—the encyclopaedic reference guide by Melody that many agree is the definitive guide to the healing and magical properties of stones and crystals--101 Power Crystals is benefited by its startlingly powerful illustrations. Used in conjunction with other references books, 101 Power Crystals should prove to be an insightful accompaniment to the existing body of literature on the subject.