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A full-color practical handbook of essential techniques with an in-depth directory of healing stones
• 2023 Coalition of Visionary Resources Silver Award
• Offers guidance on selecting your crystals and gemstones and step-by-step instructions on how to cleanse, charge, activate, and program them
• Includes templates for crystal grids and healing layouts, recipes for crystal elixirs, and directions for crystal meditations and energy clearing with crystals
• The full-color directory includes 200 different rocks, minerals, gemstones, and crystal formations, organized alphabetically and featuring the physical, psychological, and spiritual healing qualities for every stone
In this in-depth yet easy-to-follow guide, crystal healing teacher Nicholas Pearson offers a full-color compendium of 200 crystals and gemstones as well as a hands-on practical handbook on crystal healing, perfect for those just beginning their crystal journey as well as long-time stone lovers seeking an all-in-one reference.
The handbook of crystal use opens with a thorough explanation of crystal energy, including its interactions with the human energy field, and teaches readers how to extrapolate what a crystal does based on its composition, crystal structure, formation process, and other properties. In the chapters on techniques, Pearson offers guidance on selecting your crystals and gemstones, then step-by-step instructions on how to cleanse, charge, activate, and program them. He explains how to make crystal grids and healing layouts, including templates for both, and also discusses the numerology and geometry of crystal grids. He explores the essentials of crystal elixirs, complete with elixir recipes, and details how to perform crystal meditations, clear the energy centers and the aura, and practice more advanced techniques, such as engaging with the crystal devas, creating sacred space, and practices for spiritual hygiene and protection.
The compendium includes 200 rocks, minerals, gemstones, and crystal formations, organized alphabetically and featuring full-color photographs. Each entry includes geological information and the physical, psychological, and spiritual healing qualities for every stone. Some stones, such as jasper and quartz, have multiple varieties, each given their own entries to provide a thorough reference guide for crystal healers and collectors.
This accessible yet comprehensive guide offers the essentials of crystal energy healing paired with a highly illustrated stone directory to give you everything you need to know about crystal basics in one handy volume.
About the Author
Nicholas Pearson has been immersed in all aspects of the mineral kingdom for more than 20 years. He began teaching crystal workshops in high school, later studying mineral science at Stetson University while pursuing a degree in music. He worked for several years at the Gillespie Museum, home to the largest mineral collection in the southern United States. A certified teacher and practitioner of Usui Reiki Ryoho, he teaches crystal and Reiki classes throughout the United States. He lives in Orlando, Florida.
"I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who uses crystals or anyone who would love to learn more about them. For me, the standout was the geological information which helped to explain why crystals have the healing properties that they do. This is a book that I would definitely purchase."
“Nicholas Pearson’s Crystal Basics leaves no stone unturned! As a crystal healing instructor, I look forward to recommending this as a resource to my students for years to come. Not only does Nicholas share a bountiful directory of 200 crystals and their uses (including a very useful appendix of properties sorted by body, mind, and spirit), but he also introduces the reader to the physics and metaphysics of crystal energy in a way that’s easy to understand for beginners and thought-provoking for seasoned crystal workers. Nicholas also describes how the reader can work with crystal energies for powerful transformation as well as the best practices to care for your crystals. This book is a true gem!”
— Ashley Leavy, author of Cosmic Crystals
“Thorough, concise, and clear--Crystal Basics is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to have a solid foundation in the practical, scientific, and mystical exploration of healing crystals.”
— Krista N. Mitchell, author of Crystal Reiki and Change Your Energy
“This is the book I wish had been available 20 years ago when I first discovered crystals.”
— Lee Harris, energy intuitive, channeler, and author of Energy Speaks
“Finally, this is the book the crystal community has been waiting for! Crystal Basics delves deep into the relationship between how minerals are formed and their metaphysical properties. With his wealth of knowledge, Nicholas guides you step-by-step through every aspect of working with crystals. This comprehensive book is an excellent primer and practical guide to the fascinating world of crystals and crystal healing for beginners and beyond.”
— Ethan Lazzerini, author of Crystal Grids Power and Psychic Protection Crystals
“Nicholas Pearson’s knowledge of geology and gems shines through the pages of Crystal Basics. This book is full of valuable information that will satisfy rock enthusiasts, especially the section on how and why crystals work.”
— Margaret Ann Lembo, author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones and Animal Totems
“A must-have for your library! Nicholas Pearson’s knowledge on crystals is quite impressive. Crystal Basics delivers a magnitude of information for crystal enthusiasts of all skill levels. This will be my new ‘go-to’ crystal book!”
— Elizabeth Gardiepy, author of Crystal Skull Magick
“Crystal Basics is a comprehensive guidebook to the amazing powers of crystals and how they intensely impact you in a positive, beneficial way. Pearson showcases the intimate connection between you and crystals for healing all levels of your mind, body, and soul. Written in an easy-to-read style, this illuminating book will enrich your holistic crystal practices.”
— Melinda Carver, author of Get Positive Live Positive
“I’ve collected more than three dozen crystal and gemstone books over the past 40 years. If I could only keep one, this would be it. Crystal Basics by Nicholas Pearson covers almost anything and everything that you would want to know about the mineral kingdom and crystal healing. There is such a wealth of information that is shared in Crystal Basics--mineral science, basic practices and procedures using crystals, great crystal meditations, and how to make crystal elixirs and unique crystal layouts for healing. The instructions for making your own crystal grids are fun and easy. And, to top it all off, there is a large section on the use and healing properties of 200 gemstones. All the best is included in one book. There is even a section on energy healing.”
— Rev. Ojela Frank, MSC, LMT, founder of AumaKhua-Ki® Energy Balancing & Meditation
"Say hello to truly the only book on crystals you’ll ever need. At this point Pearson has already established himself as THE crystal expert. His past books, such as Crystals for Karmic Healing, Crystal Healing for the Heart, and Stones of the Goddess all explored a specific facet (no pun intended) of crystals. Pearson’s Crystal Basics is a constant reminder that working with crystals is an art, and a science. If you want to learn about crystals, and I mean really learn, like geology class learn, this is for you. How are crystals formed? What are they made of? How are they classified? There is also a decent chunk of text dedicated to exploring the possibilities of how crystals work. A well thought out, well written exploration that includes an examination of the human energy field. Crystal Basics is destined to be a classic. I can’t imagine what crystal mountain is left for Pearson to climb, but I cannot wait to find out."
— The Magical Buffet
"This is a gorgeous -- full color! -- book and should be on the shelf of every single person interested in crystals...science is not the only aspect. Pearson does a brilliant job of placing each stones' characteristics within a framework of metaphysical knowledge. Other excellent sections cover working with stones that make you uncomfortable, storing your stones, cleaning them (physically and energetically), programming, and activating the stones. There is an entire chapter on crystal meditations...another discusses all aspects of making gem waters and crystal elixirs, along with several recipes. Of course he also spends a chapter on crystal grids and layouts for healing. A truly fantastic addition to your library!"
— Lisa Mc Sherry, FacingNorth