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Crystal User's Handbook: An Illustrated Guide [Paperback]

Judy Hall , Richard Hall
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Aug 2002
Ancient peoples believed that crystals had a spirit that acted as a mediator between worlds, bringing things into being. They hold the vibrations of thoughts and intentions and put them to work for you. "Crystal User's Handbook" describes the history and ancient use of crystals. Each section shows you how to benefit from the power of crystals, from using crystals to attract a lover or to uplift your relationship to using crystals in magic. Learn how to balance and enrich your living space, improve your creativity, clean and protect your space, attract abundance and use crystals for divination. Discover how crystals can transform energy-sapping feelings such as worry and fear, and promote positive feelings, induce a sense of confidence and boost self-worth. A crystal dictionary describes the qualities, use and appearance of a wide variety of crystals. Harnessing the unique powers of crystals may help you to heal and transform your life.
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (Aug 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402700288
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402700286
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.2 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,759,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An internationally known author, crystal expert, astrologer, psychic, healer, broadcaster and workshop leader, Judy Hall has a BEd in Religious Studies and a Masters Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, as well as an extensive knowledge of world religions and mythology. Her numerous books have been translated into 15 languages. Having been listed four times in the Watkins Review 100 most spiritually influencial living people, Judy has now been awarded the 2014 Kindred Spirit MBS personality title.

Judy Hall is a successful Mind-Body-Spirit author with over 45 MBS books to her credit including the million selling Crystal Bible (volumes 1 and 2) and a time-slip novel Torn Clouds set in ancient Egypt and the present day. Volume 3 of The Crystal Bible will be published in 2013. She recently appeared on the Watkins Review of the one hundred most spiritually influential authors this century. A natural psychic, she has been a past life therapist, crystal worker and karmic astrologer for 40 years. She runs creative writing, crystal and past life workshops at her home in Dorset. Her specialities are past life readings and regression; soul healing, reincarnation, astrology and psychology, divination and crystal lore. An internationally known author, psychic, healer, broadcaster and workshop leader, her books have been translated into sixteen languages. A trained healer and counsellor, Judy has been psychic all her life and has a wide experience of many systems of divination and natural healing methods. Judy has a B.Ed in Religious Studies with an extensive knowledge of world religions and mythology and an M.A. in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University. Her mentor was Christine Hartley (Dion Fortune's metaphysical colleague and literary agent). www.judyhall.co.uk and www.angeladditions.co.uk.

Judy's latest book Crystals and Sacred Sites draws on a lifelong interest in sacred places and many years experience with crystals. She lives in the middle of a sacred landscape between the Dorset Cursus (the longest ritual way in England) and Knowlton Henges, on the outermost edge of the world's heart chakra. This book shows you how to be an armchair traveller in your mind's eye. Sacred tourism is increasingly popular but not everyone can travel to locations that may be in the most inhospitable of places. Fortunately you don't need to physically travel to a site, you can journey there in your imagination. A key that harness the energy of the place, crystals give you access to sacred power. The journey take us on a sinuous path around the planet following the dragon lines and crystal bones that underpin our world.Knowing why a sacred site is located where it is, the history and myths that surround it, helps immerse yourself in its energies and the possibilities it offers to you. As does recognising why ancient peoples chose these incredible sites in the first place. By activating a connection to one site, you automatically connect with all other sites in the system. You will find all of this information within this book together with journeys of the imagination that take you to the site with the assistance of your crystal travel agent.

Latest books:
Crystals and Sacred Sites Fair Winds Press, October 2012
101 Power Crystals Fair Winds Press 2011

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Judy Hall has recently been voted one of the one hundred most influential spiritual writers. At a time when books sales generally and crystal books in particular are declining, the sales of Judy Hall's crystal books are increasing. The Crystal Bible is the bestselling crystal book in the US and UK and has been translated into more than 10 languages having sold over a million copies. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative yet easy to read 31 Dec 2011
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Really easy to use. Great value for the money, with lots of information yet still being easy to read. I find the pictures really useful on telling the difference between stones. Lots of information in one book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book with interesting information 14 Dec 2010
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I saw this book on a friends house and I liked it. I have other crystal books but this one was as complement to the rest in the sense of applications with the crystals.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and full of information 12 Dec 2009
By Caliope
Format:Paperback
I loved this book.

It has many important information for someone who is starting to understand the crystals world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 17 May 2014
By Nancy
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I love this book. easy to read and follow, and great for the beginner in Crystal using. I simple loved it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, easy to follow and implement 2 Dec 2007
By EnergyHealer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a great book! I purchased it on a whim about a year ago and have found it extremely useful. It's very well illustrated, easy to reference, has great photos, and I like how they explain both the healing properties of the crystals and how to use them in daily life. You can look up info on individual crystals/gemstones, by type of healing needed, by astrological sign, placement types for healings (e.g. to wear it vs. place next to bed), etc. All the examples are very current and can be applied immediately to any situation. Every time I read it I find more to enjoy about it and learn. Before this book I wasn't that in to crystals, but its been so easy to get in to that I find myself more and more intrigued with the depth of the knowledge this book offers. I would definitely recommend it!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good beginner book 28 Sep 2007
By Josie Noecker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I find the Crystal User's Handbook to be more of an introductory book to crystals and their uses. It was one of the first crystal books I purchased when I became interested in the uses and properties of crystals.
Overall the book is divided up into sections, crystals for stress relief, relaxation, physical well-being, immune system, etc. In each section there is a basic list of stones/crystals that would be helpful.
I did find interesting in the Physical Well-Being section, it shows on figures which areas are most commonly affected due to your Zodiac sign.
The book also has a brief introduction to the chakras, and states what each chakra does or represents.
There are also sections that state which crystals help with your home, workplace, love, and protection. Also a nice little section about the different ways one can cleanse and care for their crystals.
Lastly there is a section about which crystals are beneficial to a persons' zodiac sign, a basic directory for crystals and what ailments they help, and lastly a brief Gemstone and Crystal directory.
If you are wanting a book that goes more into what exactly each crystal and gemstone are I would not recommend this book. If you are wanting a book that starts you off into learning about working with crystals and gemstones; what they can be used for, how to care for them, etc. then this book is a great start.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference guide! 9 Jan 2014
By Inés T. - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book to have if you love quartz/stones. It's not like the regular books. It has information on what stones a good for each and every part of your body; many ways to use the stones and more information that I have never seen in other books.
5.0 out of 5 stars I find it easy to find the information I need and the updates ... 29 July 2014
By Mom Cat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I find it easy to find the information I need and the updates are very good. I would recommend this book to a first-time user.
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars crystal users 26 Mar 2003
By JULI - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
a friend of mine had this book. that is why i knew i wanted it. it is a great book. it talks about crystal energies,meaning,scrying. it also touches on your aura and your chakras.lots and lots of pictures
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