Are you looking for the best way to understand crystal energies quickly? Classic and modern crystal healing books for beginners hold all the answers. What are the best crystal books for beginners? Where can you find books on crystals and their meanings? 

The best crystal books for beginners are:

  • The Crystal Bible 
  • Crystals for Healing 
  • Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing 
  • The Ultimate Guide to Crystals and Stones
  • The Crystal Handbook: Your Guide to More than 500 Crystals
  • Crystal Lore Legends: The Fascinating History of the World’s Most Powerful Gems and Stones 
  • The Book of Stones 
  • The Essential Guide to Crystals: All the Crystals You Will Ever Need for Health, Healing, and Happiness
  • Rock On: The Crystal Healing Handbook for Spiritual Rebels 
  • Crystals for Beginners: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Understanding and Using Healing Crystals and Stones 

I’ve picked classics and modern crystal books written by experts that beginners will find easy to grasp. 

The Crystal Bible 

Author: Judy Hall

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The Crystal Bible takes you through the origins of crystals, their metaphysics, legends, history, formation, and esoteric applications like none before. 

Judy Hall is one of the most spiritually influential people according to the Watkins Review. Perhaps that’s why her books have been translated into 15 languages.

The Crystal Bible is an absolute must for crystal lovers  because it reveals the metaphysics of over 150 healing crystals .

Fun Fact: There are The Crystal Bible Parts 2 and 3 for further reading. 

Crystals for Healing 

Author: Karen Frazier 

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The modern equivalent of Judy Hall’s Crystal Bible, Karen Frazier’s Crystals for Healing, has vivid pictures and all the metaphysical information beginners need to heal with crystals. 

Karen Frazier introduces the power of crystals and how to use them in simple and actionable ways. But keep in mind this book is strictly for beginners. The author is a psychic, medium, healer, and one of the authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. 

Plus, this book encases 50 detailed profiles of healing crystals. 

Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing

Author: Yulia Van Doren 

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Yulia’s The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing is a keepsake because it’s an all-rounder crystal guide for beginners. Moreover, it’s written simply without any spiritual jargon, perfect for beginners to understand.

If you’re new to crystal healing, The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing will open up new universes for you. What’s more, the book features 50 healing crystals to start your crystal journey. 

The author is a Grammy Award-winning sound healer. So, get ready to be surprised.  

The Ultimate Guide to Crystals and Stones 

Author: Uma Silbey 

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If you truly want a guide written by an expert, Uma Silbey’s book really is the “Ultimate Guide.” The Ultimate Guide to Crystals and Stones is the perfect mix of simple practices and habits with crystals through meditation, gazing, dreaming, and reading

She brings 45 years of spiritual knowledge from the East and West, besides her degrees in psychology and counseling. 

Uma has trained psychics, seers, shamans, witches, and other spiritual royalties. So, this book allows you to learn it all from the master herself.

The Complete Crystal Handbook: Your Guide to More than 500 Crystals 

Author: Cassandra Eason 

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If you want a complete crystal encyclopedia of all the crystals in the world with their physical, spiritual, emotional, and practical impacts, this book is it. 

The actionable steps in Cassandra’s book are perfect for beginners, especially after the Crystal Bible. That’s mainly because this book helps you advance your journey with crystals. 

You’ll learn endless possibilities for physical healing, psychic protection, love, success, and luck with this 400-page Handbook.

The author was a university lecturer before she dived into spirituality, and has 130 book titles under her belt. I promise, all her books are fantastic.

Crystal Lore Legends & Myths: The Fascinating History of the World’s Most Powerful Gems and Stones 

Author: Athena Perrakis 

Crystal Lore Legends & Myths: The Fascinating History of the World’s Most Powerful Gems and Stones by Athena Perrakis
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If you’re drawn to crystals because the stories and legends behind them fascinate you, then this book is the one to grab right away. 

For starters, Crystal Lore Legends & Myths is a well-worded book from a well-versed author. Previously a professor and educator, Athena brings 30 years of spiritual and emotional knowledge to her books on crystal history. 

Athena’s book will draw you in, even if you aren’t so much into the mystery and metaphysics of healing crystals. It will teach you about the powers of crystals through Biblical, Egyptian, and Roman legends that will leave you gaping from page to page. 

Warning: This isn’t a crystal bible or reference guide for beginners.

The Book of Stones 

Authors: Robert Simmons, Hazel Raven, and Naisha Ahsian 

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Do you want to look with awe at vivid pictures of healing stones and learn about their mystical properties? Then choose The Book of Stones because it features 455 crystal profiles, and the concept of crystal resonance.

The best thing about the book is it simplifies the process of working with crystal energies via two detailed introductions. This book also reveals many personal insights, philosophies, and metaphysical techniques for crystal healing from two experts. 

The Essential Guide to Crystals: All the Crystals You Will Ever Need for Health, Healing, and Happiness 

Authors: Simon and Sue Lily

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Whether you’re looking into healing crystals for the first time, or want to gift a book on an introduction to crystals, this book will blow your mind. 

The Essential Guide to Crystals combines practical uses of crystals like meditation, chakras, birthstones, reflexes, amulets, and auras with healing.

One of the authors, Sue Lily, has over 40 years of teaching and therapy experience. In short, this book features the top 100 crystals that every crystal enthusiast should know about. 

Rock On: The Crystal Healing Handbook for Spiritual Rebels

Author: Kate Mantello

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An unconventional crystal healing book for beginners, Rock On, is a comprehensive collection of what healing crystals are, and how to use them in everyday life. 

I love the flow of this book because Kate Mantello takes a practical approach to crystals you can try at home, and the pictures are amazing!

With 40 different crystals and crystal body layouts, this is one of those books you need if you want to learn innovative ways of crystal healing. 

Crystals for Beginners: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Understanding and Using Healing Crystals and Stones

Author: Ella Hughes 

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If you’re a fan of simple language, and practical steps, for using healing crystals that you already have, then Ella’s book will help you get far along the way. 

Instead of raking a lot of crystal profiles, this book focuses on using common crystals for building emotional intelligence and coping with stress. 

Ella has been an advocate, fitness instructor, and healer for 30 years. Currently, she has many bestseller titles in the spiritual niche. 

In a Nutshell 

Books open new worlds to readers, but crystal books open up the whole universe. If you’re lost about getting started, the best crystals books on the above list will definitely help you. 

Classic and modern crystal books work well to teach the complete metaphysical properties and secrets of healing crystals. 

These books are easily available with a history of having helped hundreds of thousands of beginners. 

So, what’s your pick?

Author

Hiya, I am Ceida Uilyc, JewelryTalk’s in-house crystal expert, metaphysics junkie, an avid nature enthusiast, and a jewelry maven. I believe crystals are the fruits of Mother Earth and there’s nothing that makes me happier than sharing my experiences, and knowledge about them. When not making spells and potions, I love wandering around my garden or tripping on trendy new necklaces and rings.

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