Many cultures throughout the ages have incorporated crystals into their spiritual practices. The power of crystals lies in the positive energy of our response to them, and this insightful guide shows how to unlock the secrets of the earth's gems, and find new spiritual insights. Best-selling author and renowned spiritual healer Judy Hall explains the basics of Eastern traditions and chakras, the Zodiac signs and their birthstones, and the way color leads practitioners of alternative therapies to choose specific stones. Through a stunning mixture of photography and artwork, all of the healing and mystical characteristics of crystals are clarified, along with how the different hardness and structure of each crystal imbue it with specific properties. A color directory is included for easy identification.