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Friday, 11 December 2020

#BookReview CRYSTAL CLEAR: EXTRAORDINARY TALISMANS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE by JAYA SAXENA @quirkbooks #CrystalClear

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

From culture writer Jaya Saxena, a personal essay collection that helps you tap into the deeper meaning of crystals—and how to integrate them into your own life.

As Millennials, younger Gen Xers, and older Gen Zers contend with political, economic, and existential distress, a new trend has emerged: the rise of divinatory practices once thought to be the domain of New Age spiritual seekers. Offering a sense of ritual, guidance, and purpose, these practices have gone mainstream at a time when self-care is an important line of defense against the pressures of daily life.

Unlocking the beauty, accessibility, and self-care potential of crystals, Crystal Clear examines the power and possibility of 12 popular stones through personal essays, including

• black tourmaline—and its importance in setting boundaries
• pyrite—and its impact on imposter syndrome
• tiger’s eye—and its role as a tool for living fearlessly

The result is personal, relatable, funny, and poignant—a perfect read for those in search of inspiration and clarity in their lives.

PUBLISHED BY QUIRK BOOKS

PUBLICATION DATE - 29TH DECEMBER 2020

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MY REVIEW

This was a wonderfully insightful book that looks into more than just crystals and what they can do for you. The author bares a lot of her soul in these passages as she looks into meanings of different stones along with times in her life that she felt drawn to each rock.

I've become fascinated other the past few months by how others have been introduced to the world of crystals and I loved reading about how Jaya became involved in the world of crystals. She looks into the history of the use of crystals through the centuries and exploring why the crystal industry is currently booming. It seems many of us are looking for more spiritual help in our wellbeing.

The book is full of fascinating facts on different stones, alongside great quotes, illustrations and all showed off on soothing shaded colour pages! some of the stones she features are carnelian, citrine, black tourmaline etc and I enjoyed finding out more about each stone and their meaning and uses. Her crystal stories would often take her off on different tangents and that made for a really interesting read finding out her thoughts and opinions on a wider variety of subjects.

It touches on politicial, social and sexist issues alongside imposter syndrome and help with positive thinking so it was a really well rounded book - a little bit of everything! Even the muppets get a mention and that's always fine by me to see them included!

This book has given me a little more of an insight into various crystals, alongside Jaya as a person and I found it a really fascinating and inspiring book!


★★★★

My thanks to the team at Quirk for the advanced e-copy in return for a fair and honest review.



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