This book has wonderful information in regards to crystals, gems, metals and not only how to identify them but how to use them Scott manages to do this without overwhelming you with needless information I ve learned a lot from this book and keep it within easy reach for when I have a question.
Practice An Ancient Magic That Is Both Natural And Powerful The Elemental Earth Magic Of Crystals, Stones, And Metals This Comprehensive And Clear Guidebook By Scott Cunningham Has Introduced Over , Readers To The Secrets Of Over Gems And Metals Learn How To Find And Cleanse Stones And Use Them In Divinations, Spells, And Tarot Card Readings Discover How To Determine The Energies And Stories Contained Within Each Stone, And The Symbolic Meanings Of A Stone S Color And Shape Also Included In This Classic Guide A Page Full Color Insert, New With This Edition Birthstone And Jewelry Magic Lore Tables Listing Both Planetary And Elementary Rulers Of Stones, Magical Intentions, And Magical Substitutions Cunningham is widely respected by most pagan types, and deservedly so Most of his reference books are thorough and authoritative His gemstone book, however has some drawbacks The photos in the book are poor They aren t very representative of the specimens a collector or practitioner is likely to encounter Also, there is a limit to the thoroughness of his entries on each mineral This book is a decent introduction to crystals and gemstones However, for those serious about the practice of magick involving gems, THIS SHOULD NOT BE THE ONLY BOOK IN YOUR COLLECTION.
The best layed out book on Gems etc I ve ever read I ve got 9 books on the subjectso way expensive and the way this book was formatted especially the quick references at the end was the best I ve seen I was so impressed this is the book ive been looking for HIGHLY RECOMMEND A classic, there is nothing to say about this book True, there are today better books on Crystals out, as the art has developed over the years and Scott Cunningham has passed a while ago before those books came on the market But still, it is the only book that doesn t talk of gems in terms of their healing potential, but rather their use for magick.
I had this book, but it disappeared in a move I thought I had moved on, until I saw mention of it in a jewelry description by one of my favorite instructors I knew I needed it back Ordered it, love it still I own quite a few books on the metaphysical uses of crystals, yet this is still a must go to resource It is timeless We lost Scott Cunningham years ago, but his work is still unequaled and essential.
If you have other books of Cunningham s work then you do not need this book It is repetitive of his other books just outlined in a different arrangement If you do not have his other books then this would be good information for you.
Tolles Buch, sehr gut zu lesen auch als not English native Speaker Er bringt die verlorenen Energien der Magie zur ck in die heutige klassische Edelsteinkunde.