Title: The Illustrated Crystallary
Series: Wild Wisdom
Author’s Name: Maia Toll
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Page Count: 168 Pages
Author or Book Website: AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR | Maia Toll
Link to Amazon purchase page: The Illustrated Crystallary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Magical Gems & Minerals (Wild Wisdom): Toll, Maia, O’Hara, Kate: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: The Illustrated Crystallary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Magical Gems and Minerals by Maia Toll | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
In the ancient world there were three medicine kingdoms: animal, vegetable, and mineral. Following her previous acclaimed volumes on animal (The Illustrated Bestiary) and vegetable (The Illustrated Herbiary), Maia Toll fulfills the call for mineral with The Illustrated Crystallary , exploring the mystical qualities of 36 fascinating crystals and minerals, including gold, silver, copper, amethyst, hematite, mica, smokey quartz, emerald, ruby, and more. Combining bits of ancient wisdom with her own insights, Toll explores the aspects and energy of each stone and, through rituals and reflections, the life guidance it might offer contemporary readers. Obsidian’s shiny surface and sharp edges reflect the shadowy corners of the self and serve as the tool for cutting them loose. The sky-like color of earthly turquoise provides balance between opposing forces. The stunning illustrations of Kate O’Hara magnify the symbolism of each crystal throughout the book, and are also featured on 36 oracle cards included in an envelope bound in the back of the book.
Also available: The Illustrated Herbiary Collectible Box Set and The Illustrated Bestiary Collectible Box Set.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have always have had a fascination with crystals and gemstones. I saw this had to put in the request to read it. I like the illustrated pictures of the crystals inside the book. I received a digital copy of this so I did not get the oracle cards that come with the books. There are pictures of them in the back of the book. They are lovely. I would like to have them and maybe I will look into get a physical copy of this book so I can get the cards. This did make me looks at the true power of crystals and how I would like to read the rest of the books in the Wild Wisdom series.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars