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Book Review:
Pocket Guide to Crystals and Gemstones

Author: Sirona Knight
Trade Paperback, 95 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication date: 1998
List: US$6.95, C$10.95
ISBN: 0895949474
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Sirona Knight has written numerous books on a variety of topics. I do not know what her experiences with gemstones and crystals have been but her overview, presented in this book, is certainly of value.

The first chapter gives background on the similarities and differences between crystals and gemstones. It is concise and goes into an appropriate amount of detail to cover the topic without overwhelming the reader with too much detail.

The following chapters cover how to choose crystals and gemstones, how to care for them, traditional and contemporary uses, and rituals and ceremonies associated with them.

The final chapter is devoted to the healing and spiritual properties associated with about 50 crystals and gemstones. While it is by no means exhaustive, it covers most of the easily available crystals and stones.

She clearly illustrates the various layouts for healing, meditation, and chakra working with simple drawings.

She differentiates between scrying and crystal gazing (which she explains as imprinting a crystal with "particular sensual or energetic purposes"). I've never heard crystal gazing described that way, so I was a bit nonplussed at seeing that. I'm still not sure if I agree with that distinction or not.

For someone with no exposure to the subject, this book would be a good starting point. Even for someone with moderate experience (such as myself) she offers some insights and inspirations.

Reviewed by Mike Gleason

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