“An informative, empowering, and introspective must-read for every witch & non-witch alike!” — Amanda Lovelace, best-selling author of the princess saves herself in this one
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 illuminates 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. Stunning illustrations by Kate O’Hara magnify the symbolism of each crystal and are also featured on 36 oracle cards included in an envelope bound in the back of the book.
“Toll’s poetic and practical prose offers a gentle invitation into the world of crystals for those who dabble and, for more serious readers, new ways of thinking.” — Kelley Knight, author of Spells for the Modern Mystic
“Enchanting, fascinating, and surprising. Maia Toll introduces us to stones as teachers, and invites us into relationship with them so we may deepen our relationship with ourselves. This is the most beautiful, sane, and humane book about crystals I know. What a gift.” — Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light
“Garden Quartz invites you to remember that each organ in your body is a constellation, each cell a star.” – Maia Toll, The Illustrated Crystallary
Unearth the magic of minerals with Garden Quartz. This puzzle reveals the multitudes this gemstone contains through the intricate linework of illustrator Kate O’Hara’s art. As described in Maia Toll’s book The Illustrated Crystallary, Garden Quartz invites you to explore your own inner landscape, the individual layers that have shaped you, created by time past and experiences lived. As you place each piece, watch Garden Quartz take shape and discover the worlds that thrive within.