New Releases: The Book of Stones and The Pocket Book of Stones

Posted by – March 12, 2015
Categories: Metaphysics & Unexplained Phenomena New Release

9781583949085The Book of Stones

Often dubbed the “crystals bible,” this comprehensive reference guide to the spiritual and healing qualities of 455 sacred stones has become the go-to book for looking up the properties of gems and minerals. Each entry includes vivid color photographs for a stone to aid identification and to showcase its beauty, as well as listing its scientific information; its element and chakra correspondences; and the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of each stone.

Illustrated by gorgeously lit, clear color photos to aid quick identification, the book offers an illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, stone by stone. This new edition of The Book of Stones, the best-selling guide to some of Earth’s most beautiful natural objects, is revised to include 70 new entries.

The book begins with two introductory chapters on how to work with crystals and stones—including the concept of crystal resonance and the scientific observation that living organisms are liquid crystalline structures. Each entry begins with the stone name and photo, its elemental and chakra correspondences, and keywords that indicate its properties. Next comes a description of the crystal structure, hardness, history, and known locations of each mineral, and any relevant legend or lore from the past. The authors then offer their own personal insights on the subtle energy properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with summaries of the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing qualities of the stone, and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. The book’s presentation is straightforward enough to make it an excellent introduction for beginners, yet the level of detail and the depth of research make it an invaluable resource for the most experienced stone practitioners.

                                                                         The Pocket Book of Stones

9781583949122The spiritual and healing qualities of 390 members of the mineral kingdom are detailed in The Pocket Books of Stones. Based on the bestselling The Book of Stones, this guide describes dozens of new crystals and gems not covered in the original encyclopedia and also contains an index of the spiritual, emotional, and healing qualities of the stones.

This pocket edition has been requested by many readers who are looking for a compact reference that they can carry easily or give as an inexpensive gift to rock-lovers. Incorporating beautifully lit, full-color photos of each stone, it imparts the spiritual understanding that made The Book of Stones the “bible” of thousands of crystal lovers.

This book is an ideal introduction to stones and their energies for those who are new to the field, as well as an invaluable portable reference for well-versed readers. Every entry contains a vivid color photo and quick-look list of key words, elemental and chakra correspondences, plus the beneficial physical, emotional, and spiritual qualities of each mineral, crystal, or gemstone. Below the quick-look list, Simmons provides a description of each stone, including scientific data and the story of each stone’s spiritual and healing qualities, as well as recommendations for other stones that combine harmoniously with it. The scientific information offered welcomes those not yet familiar with crystal energies by providing a familiar frame of reference and also broadens the knowledge of those who come to stones primarily for spiritual purposes.

About the authors

ROBERT SIMMONS is the cofounder of Heaven and Earth, a company offering more than 2,000 gem and jewelry items for self-healing and spiritual and emotional development. Together with his wife, Kathy Warner, he is the founder and sponsor of the Crystal Conference, an annual four-day teaching event in which the best-known crystal authors and teachers come together to offer intensive workshops to stone enthusiasts from all over the world.

NAISHA AHSIAN is an author, teacher, and healer with an international practice. She is the creator of the Crystal Resonance Therapy and Primus Activation Healing Technique spiritual healing modalities. Director of the Crystalis Institute for Personal and Planetary Evolution, an educational organization offering training and certification for healers worldwide.

You can read an excerpt of The Book of Stones here!

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About the Author

Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.