The Illustrated Crystallary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Magical Gems and Minerals

Storey. Aug. 2020. 168p. ISBN 9781635862225. $19.95. PARAPSYCH
Toll, a healer, writer, teacher, and owner of, which sells essential oils, herbs, teas, and personal care products, along with illustrator Kate O’Hara, has created a magical collection of guidebooks. The newest title joins The Illustrated Herbiary and The Illustrated Bestiary in this collection. As with the first two books, this work includes oracle cards to inspire readers and help them learn about the healing qualities of stones and crystals. Each gem or mineral is personified in the guidance it provides. For example, “Selenite reminds you that you can be a source of light.” Descriptions also include rituals and reflections intended to help readers connect to the powers within the stones and crystals as well as within themselves.
VERDICT The oracle cards that come as part of the book are meant to be handled as separate artifacts, making this title a bit tricky as a lending item. With that said, Toll’s previous titles have a dedicated fan base, and readers who love her other books will want to see this one as well.
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