Monday, February 26, 2018

Book Review: Crystals for Beginners by Corrine Kenner

Book Review: Crystals for Beginners by Corrine Kenner

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Back in January, I finished reading Crystals for Beginners: A Guide for Enhancing Your Health, Intuition, and Creativity Using Crystals and Stones by Corrine Kenner. I originally purchased the book during Amazon Prime Day. I have to say, I got the book for next to nothing, and I am thankful I ordered it. Thus far Llwellyn's "For Beginners" books have been well worth the read, for beginners, novices, and advanced witches alike.

I honestly I do not have much I didn't like about this book. It is comprehensive, easy to read, and full of excellent, reliable information with much of the content being rooted in science. However, I would have liked some pictures. Being able to see the different crystal forms and types of crystals would be nice for reference. There are, however, a couple of drawings regarding some of the more uncommon and abstract crystal formations, which helped a little, but there were many others I was unfamiliar with and had a hard time visualizing.

Book Review: Crystals for Beginners by Corrine Kenner
At the beginning of the book, Kenner gives a list of 20 crystals she thinks beginners should have. It was fun to read this section as my top 10 crystals were found on her list as well. Furthermore, I liked that she included the science of the crystals, from how they are made, to their hardness, and even how they work on a metaphysical level. Kenner talks briefly about the uses of crystals in modern science and technology, mentioning that their energetic properties can be harnessed in spell work as well. She also makes sure to include extensive correspondence lists, that only include crystals, but how to use different crystal colors and shapes to aid in your magical workings as well. I loved her guide to cleansing crystals as well, as it is comprehensive and describes how each method works to cleanse the crystal. Other books simply say to do it, without describing why the different methods work and when they should be used.

Overall I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars as I was disappointed there weren't any pictures. However, I believe this book is a must-have for beginner witches and any witch interested in using crystals in their magical practice.

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