The beauty and allure of these ancient stones are explored in this introductory guide to understanding crystals and their many uses. Harness the healing power of these minerals by using them as a talisman for protection, to manifest intentions, to bring calmness and tranquility, and to enhance concentration and creativity. Complete with clean, modern photographs of each mineral and stone, the crystal profiles contain accessible information on color, chakra, origin, unique magical healing qualities, and uses at work, at home, and in your personal life. With tips for building and maintaining a collection as well as performing crystal rituals for metaphysical healing, The Beginner's Guide to Crystals provides everything you need to experience the wide range of benefits these stones offer. Whether used to treat physical ailments like hypertension, high blood pressure, and circulatory issues, or to soothe emotional issues such as anxiety, fear, and stress, this guide will introduce you to the perfect crystal for bringing wellness and balance to your life.