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My Favorite Books About Crystals Reviewed

Written By Liz Oakes

Many crystal books have been written, and like most people I have my favorite ones which I thought I would share with you.

The books about crystals that are reviewed below were chosen based on my personal preferences, but this is only my opinion.

There may be other books on crystals that I don't know about out there, and if so I would love to hear about them.

The order of the reviews does not in any way indicate whether they are a better book than another.

My favorite crystal books

There may even be books that are not covered on this page that are better than the ones that are reviewed here.

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Reviews Of The Best and Most In-Depth Crystal Books

These are my choice of the top books that are currently available. This may be because of the way that the author describes the stones, or it may be the way that they outline how you may use them and the description of their metaphysical properties.

Those listed on this page are chosen as they provide greater clarity in the descriptions of various stones. In addition the crystal books chosen below, all cover the healing attributes of the specific stones. 

If you wish to use crystals for healing, it is my opinion that the information presented in these books will be very helpful to you.

For those who are new to crystals, there are a few books that I would specifically suggest you might like to choose, so there is a separate page to make it easier for you.

Crystal Books by Judy Hall

Covered below are reviews of quite a few crystal books. There are so many books out there that like all of you I have to be discriminating in my choice of books both to buy and to review.

Judy Hall has been one of my favorite crystal book writers for many years, so of course her books are covered here.

Sadly Judy passed away over a year ago now, but her books are still for sale as the publishers are aware of the interest in them.

Judy's Jasper also known as Eye Of The StormJudy's Jasper is also called Eye Of The Storm. It was named after Judy Hall.

In addition to the Judy Hall books reviewed below, there are also some of her books that may be suitable for beginners so they are not reviewed here.

Crystal Tip: The article about Crystal Books For Beginners includes a number of Judy Hall books as well as some beneficial books by other authors that novices may find useful, so check that out if you are new to using crystals.

Beginner Crystal Books By Judy hall

Crystals and Sacred Sites is written by Judy Hall, and the subtitle of this book is "Use Crystals to Access the Power of Sacred Landscapes for Personal and Planetary Transformation".

A review of this book and a number of other Judy Halls books can be found on the article about Crystal Books For Beginners.

In addition there are reviews of other books by Judy Hall, as well as quite a few other books for beginners that might interest you if you are new to crystals.

The Crystal Prescriptions Series

Crystal Prescriptions Volume Three is an extremely valuable resource for anyone who is finding life difficult due to a sensitivity to electromagnetic devices.

This book is very helpful if you are having issues with mobile phones or wi-fi, as it covers many useful aspects of the situation including information on Geopathic Stress.

If you are being affected by the overwhelming electromagnetic pollution in our world, and need help with how to deal with its effects on your body, this book is an excellent resource.

There are now four different Crystal Prescriptions books, and I have to let you know that I do not yet own all four. 

I added her first Crystal Prescriptions books to my collection when it was first published, and found it was very useful with its list of stones to use for various reasons.

I bought Crystal Prescriptions Volume Three when it was published as its subject interested me.

I had become seriously sensitive to electromagnetic devices, and I found it quite useful. If you are in this situation, you may find its information very helpful to you.

The Crystal Bible: Volume Three

The Crystal Bible 3 is written by Judy Hall, and while Volume 3 has now been out for a while, like the two volumes before it, it is definitely a book to own.

I would suggest that you add it to the list of crystal books that are worth having in your collection.

I bought it as soon as I had found out about it, but was too busy until recently to really read it in depth, and since I have read it I must say its quite good.

It is the same size as both Crystal Bible book one and book two, so it is easy to carry with you. But now there are three volumes you may have to decide which one to take!

I really like the list of crystals and stones it covers. Many are very uncommon, and this is great to see them there as many are not covered in the average crystal books.

Prior to this Melody's big encyclopedia was the only answer for unusual stones, but now you can safely add in this volume knowing that it covers many less common stones.

In common with volume one and two it has an index in the back, but again difficult to read as it is in very small print!

It also covers some trademarked stones, such as the Azeztulite's and others that are in that group, that I won't buy due to my feelings about the way the prices have gone through the roof due to this practice.

So if you want to buy these stones, this book gives you some information on their attributes.

Crystals To Empower You

Crystals to Empower You: Use Crystals and the Law of Attraction to Manifest Abundance, Wellbeing and Happiness is written by Judy Hall and is published by the Octopus Publishing Group.

It is also published under the name Life-Changing Crystals. I usually don't buy these type of crystal books, as the other volumes cover what I need to know.

But in this case I was drawn to look at it because of its title, and it is very good to help you to utilize your crystals in a different way.

It gives you a number of different ideas for using your crystals for manifesting abundance, happiness and well-being, all important to how you live your life.

While it does not cover a lot of crystals, the ones it does cover are explored in some interesting ways, and I enjoyed reading it, and putting some of the ideas into practice.

The Crystal Bible: Volume Two

Crystal Bible Volume 2 is also written by Judy Hall, and like the first volume, Volume 2 of the Crystal Bible is also one of my favorite crystal books.

When it came out it was a good addition to the first book as it covers some of the less well-known stones. As it is the same size as book one, it too is easy to fit in your bag.

Although you may prefer to only carry one book at a time, in common with book one it has good references in the back and the index is similar to book one, also in small print!

It covers a very good range of unusual crystals, many of which are now becoming more easily available than in the past. I really like this book and it is a book worth adding to your collection.

Earth Blessings

Earth Blessings is written by Judy Hall, and the subtitle of this book is "Using Crystals For Personal Energy Clearing, Earth Healing & Environmental Enhancement",  and what an interesting book this is!

This book was published fairly recently and I have been enjoying exploring what it has to offer in some depth.

This is a book both for the person who has been using crystals for a while, and is also helpful for the beginner and for those who want to learn more about a range of less discussed crystal related subjects.

Judy covers subjects such as clearing your personal space, information about the chakras, crystal feng shui, and in particular she tells us about ways to heal the earth using crystals.

I like to use crystal grids, so I was especially interested in the information about using your particular crystals for grids, including a large number of excellent grid layouts.

While I follow my intuition when building a crystal grid, this book has some interesting ideas.

Judy Hall has been working with crystals for many years, and this comes through clearly in her writing.

I really love her work, and would highly recommend this book, as it has lots of information about all sorts of things you don't find in many crystal books. In my opinion, it is definitely a book that is worth owning!

101 Power Crystals

101 Power Crystals, The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals is written by Judy Hall.

This is one of Judy Halls more interesting books as it has beautiful images. It has some unusual characteristics, that make it very useful.

In the front of the book is a long list, which I feel you might call "the power of" list. It gives a list, which has attributes, an example of one of these is: "The power of abundance: Citrine."

It has excellent photography with one page per crystal. It has a photo on one side, with the attributes of the specific crystal opposite it.

Under each photo is information telling you where to place it for healing, or how to utilize it. Because the book is bigger in size than her normal crystal books, she fits more on the page.

It also has a smaller text size so it is possible she is able to cover more per page. It's a tall skinny book, so the downside is that you won't fit this one in your bag as easily as her Crystal Bibles. All in all another excellent book from Judy Hall.

The Crystal Prescriptions Series

Crystal Prescriptions Volume Three is an extremely valuable resource for anyone who is finding life difficult due to a sensitivity to electromagnetic devices.

This book is very helpful if you are having issues with mobile phones or wi-fi, as it covers many useful aspects of the situation including information on Geopathic Stress.

If you are being affected by the endemic electromagnetic pollution in our world, and need help with how to deal with its effects on your body, this book is an excellent resource.

There are now four different Crystal Prescriptions books, and I have to let you know that I do not yet own all four. 

I added her first Crystal Prescriptions books to my collection when it was first published, and found it was very useful with its list of stones to use for various reasons.

I bought Crystal Prescriptions Volume Three when it was published as its subject interested me.

I had become seriously sensitive to electromagnetic devices, and I found it quite useful. If you are in this situation, you may find its information very helpful to you.

The Crystal Bible: Volume Three

The Crystal Bible 3 is written by Judy Hall, and while Volume 3 has now been out for a while, like the two volumes before it, it is definitely a book to own.

I would suggest that you add it to the list of crystal books that are worth having in your collection.

I bought it as soon as I had found out about it, but was too busy until recently to really read it in depth, and since I have read it I must say its quite good.

It is the same size as both Crystal Bible book one and book two, so it is easy to carry with you. But now there are three volumes you may have to decide which one to take!

I really like the list of crystals and stones it covers. Many are very uncommon, and this is great to see them there as many are not covered in the average crystal books.

Prior to this Melody's big encyclopedia was the only answer for unusual stones, but now you can safely add in this volume knowing that it covers many less common stones.

In common with volume one and two it has an index in the back, but again difficult to read as it is in very small print!

It also covers some trademarked stones, such as the Azeztulite's and others that are in that group, that I won't buy due to my feelings about the way the prices have gone through the roof due to this practice.

So if you want to buy these stones, this book gives you some information on their attributes.

Crystals To Empower You

Crystals to Empower You: Use Crystals and the Law of Attraction to Manifest Abundance, Wellbeing and Happiness is written by Judy Hall and is published by the Octopus Publishing Group.

It is also published under the name Life-Changing Crystals. I usually don't buy these type of crystal books, as the other volumes cover what I need to know.

But in this case I was drawn to look at it because of its title, and it is very good to help you to utilize your crystals in a different way.

It gives you a number of different ideas for using your crystals for manifesting abundance, happiness and well-being, all important to how you live your life.

While it does not cover a lot of crystals, the ones it does cover are explored in some interesting ways, and I enjoyed reading it, and putting some of the ideas into practice.

The Crystal Bible: Volume Two

Crystal Bible Volume 2 is also written by Judy Hall, and like the first volume, Volume 2 of the Crystal Bible is also one of my favorite crystal books.

When it came out it was a good addition to the first book as it covers some of the less well-known stones. As it is the same size as book one, it too is easy to fit in your bag.

Although you may prefer to only carry one book at a time, in common with book one it has good references in the back and the index is similar to book one, also in small print!

It covers a very good range of unusual crystals, many of which are now becoming more easily available than in the past. I really like this book and it is a book worth adding to your collection.

Earth Blessings

Earth Blessings is written by Judy Hall, and the subtitle of this book is "Using Crystals For Personal Energy Clearing, Earth Healing & Environmental Enhancement",  and what an interesting book this is!

This book was published fairly recently and I have been enjoying exploring what it has to offer in some depth.

This is a book both for the person who has been using crystals for a while, and is also helpful for the beginner and for those who want to learn more about a range of less discussed crystal related subjects.

Judy covers subjects such as clearing your personal space, information about the chakras, crystal feng shui, and in particular she tells us about ways to heal the earth using crystals.

I like to use crystal grids, so I was especially interested in the information about using your particular crystals for grids, including a large number of excellent grid layouts.

While I follow my intuition when building a crystal grid, this book has some interesting ideas.

Judy Hall has been working with crystals for many years, and this comes through clearly in her writing.

I really love her work, and would highly recommend this book, as it has lots of information about all sorts of things you don't find in many crystal books. In my opinion, it is definitely a book that is worth owning!

101 Power Crystals

101 Power Crystals, The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals is written by Judy Hall.

This is one of Judy Halls more interesting books as it has beautiful images. It has some unusual characteristics, that make it very useful.

In the front of the book is a long list, which I feel you might call "the power of" list. It gives a list, which has attributes, an example of one of these is: "The power of abundance: Citrine."

It has excellent photography with one page per crystal. It has a photo on one side, with the attributes of the specific crystal opposite it.

Under each photo is information telling you where to place it for healing, or how to utilize it. Because the book is bigger in size than her normal crystal books, she fits more on the page.

It also has a smaller text size so it is possible she is able to cover more per page. It's a tall skinny book, so the downside is that you won't fit this one in your bag as easily as her Crystal Bibles. All in all another excellent book from Judy Hall.

Beneficial Books By Other Authors

There are a large number of authors of crystal books, as the subject is now so popular. I suggest that you read the reviews of the books written below

Then use your intuition to choose the one that you feel will most benefit you personally. The important thing is to get enjoyment out of using your crystals, and from reading about the attributes of various stones. Enjoy!

Love is in the Earth: Crystal and Mineral Encyclopedia

Love is in the Earth Crystal and Mineral Encyclopedia is written by Melody.

This is truly a wonderful in-depth book! The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Love Is In The Earth, written by Melody is an enormous book that covers a large number of crystals and certainly more than the average crystal books.

This is the mother of all crystal books, with lots of good photos. It provides in-depth analysis of the healing attributes and metaphysical properties of many crystals.

If the only book you owned was this one, you would be well satisfied. It has 908 pages of reference material on crystals plus an excellent index in the back that makes it easy to find what you are looking for.

Its number one drawback is its size as it is a very big book, too big to carry with you as it is very heavy, and sadly the price of the book has recently increased to a level that it is now less affordable for the average person.

Its second drawback is that the way that the author writes about the stones is not always clear on first read.

She takes a more scientific approach to her writing and the use of some words that are uncommon does make understanding a little difficult. This is the sort of book (encyclopedia) that you would keep at home and use as a reference. 

Be aware that there is also another book of a similar name by Melody, which was written in 1995, and you can also see it illustrated in the right column.

This is not the same book as above, and some people buy it thinking it is the big encyclopedia above, but it is not, and does not have the illustrations that the big encyclopedia has.

It has been around for years, as Melody wrote a series of books, and these are all normal sized, except maybe a little fatter. You have to buy the companion guide to get the photos of the crystals.

The big encyclopedia as I call it, is certainly not a book to take with you when you go shopping for your favorite stones! But great to have to use when you get home to find out more about that crystal that you were unable to resist buying!

Crystalline Illumination

Crystalline Illumination: The Way of the Five Bodies is one of the latest crystal books published and is written by Katrina Raphaell.

She is quite well known in crystal circles and her work was felt to be ground breaking back when she started writing about crystal properties.

This is her latest book and relates primarily to working with some of the less well-known chakras and specifically to using particular colored crystals to aid these chakras.

She is also the author of three other books, which you can see in the amazon search box below. They do have some interesting information on a number of crystals, but are not as in-depth as many other books.

She has a different approach to her writing and also runs a school called the Crystal Academy, where she teaches about using crystals.

Crystal Power, Crystal Healing Complete Handbook

Crystal Power is written by Michael Gienger. This book gives lots of information that is not in many other crystal books. It covers quite a lot of background on the origin of minerals and crystal structure.

This information on minerals and what they are made up of, is more in-depth than I have previously ever seen in a crystal book. Ideas for using your crystals is also included.

It covers the individual crystals in detail, one page per stone. Regarding the individual stones, it is not as in depth as some books, but covers the basics. It also has excellent photos of each stone.

One of the crystal books that may take some time to absorb as it has so much in-depth and unusual information on the minerals.

The Book of Stones 

The Book of Stones is written by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian. It is published by Heaven and Earth Publishing.

There are now three different versions of this book, an older version published in 2005, a newer one published in 2007 and the latest published in 2015.

The latest version has additional stones added, but these have comments only by Robert Simmons so it looks like there is no longer any participation by Naisha Ahsian.

It is also available on kindle, so that can be helpful if you want to be able to take it with you when shopping, and you can get an Amazon kindle app for free to use on desktops, Iphones and Ipads if that is what you use.

There is some controversy in crystal circles over the actions of one of the authors, in regard to his trademarking a large number of crystals.  

I understand their feelings but in my opinion this does not detract from the value of the information contained in the book.

I quite like the fact that you get two different approaches to how to use each crystal in the Book Of Stones, so this is helpful. The two authors do not always have the same approach and this in itself is good.

If the authors of crystal books are not always completely in agreement about how to use a crystal, it allows you to understand that each of you have the ability to decide what you feel about the attributes of a particular stone.

Robert Simmons covers his trademarked stones in great detail, so if this is of interest to you you will find this book very helpful. The photos are good and after each crystal there is a summary, which is a good inclusion. 

He has also written a couple of other books, including his smaller pocket sized book which I have reviewed above, and an in-depth book about Moldavite.

Crystal Co-Creators

Crystal Co-Creators is written by Dorothy Roeder. Dorothy has a totally different approach to how she uses crystals, and this is not one of the crystal books that I use as much as the others.

It is more a reference for when you need help that you are unable to find any other way. What she tells you about different crystals and stones, fills the gaps not covered by some other books.

She has pages that list combinations that can be used for healing particular problems, and this approach is a good one if you use crystals specifically for healing.

Her information is channeled and I have found that much of it is spot-on when I have utilized it.

It is well indexed and she also provides other crystal knowledge both in the front of the book and after the information on the individual crystals.

Her photos are unusual and quite interesting. A fascinating and somewhat different approach to using crystals.

I have of course read many more crystal books than those above. With the large number available it is hard to choose the top books from all the many books about crystals, but this was my choice.

The books about crystals that are reviewed were chosen based on my personal preferences, and how usable they were to be across the board, both as a new learner and as a healer.

I have covered the attributes of a large number of crystals here on my site, but I love nothing more than sitting down and flicking through one of these books and discovering crystals that I haven't yet seen. Enjoy your reading!

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Note: When you use the vibration of crystals to help and support your healing, remember that crystals are part of an holistic approach to your health.

Metaphysical healing uses universal energy so does not stand alone and can be used with any other type of healing. 

Conventional medicine may say that crystal healing is just the placebo effect, but those who use it do find it is beneficial.

Using the energy of crystals for healing yourself is about finding a way to enhance conventional medicine not replace it. 

So always seek out medical treatment and get professional help for any worrying health issue.


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