Book Review: Crystals For Witches

reviewcover-crystals for witchesTitle: Crystals For Witches

Author: Eliza Mabelle

Genre: Non-Fiction, Witchcraft

Rating: 3 Stars

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Note: This book was not available on GoodReads at the time this book review was schedule to be posted, as the book will be released December 01, 2020. Because of this, I have left off the usual link to GoodReads, My apologies!

Description/Synopsis:

Explore a collection of magical practices that embrace the power of crystals and bring a new dimension to your craft. Crystals for Witches is your ultimate guide to selecting and incorporating the right crystals for your spells and rituals―no matter what kind of witch you are. From making an amulet for prosperity out of quartz, to protecting your home with black agate, to using amethyst for spiritual awakening, this book will teach you how to make crystals a guiding force in your magical practice.

Crystals for Witches features:

  • All about crystals―Learn the basics of crystal magic, including how to choose, cleanse, and activate them, before moving into tips and guidance for altars, grids, meditations, spellwork, and beyond.

  • Finding the magic―Discover what makes crystals such an important part of witchcraft, and learn practical ways to build the relationship between yourself and the spirit within a crystal.

  • Know your stones―Reference full profiles on over 30 different crystals, plus quick overviews of 100 more, so you can easily identify any stone and its specific magical properties.

Find simple, powerful ways to infuse crystal magic into your spells and rituals with Crystals for Witches.

WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW

I went on a reading adventure the past few weeks, absorbing a ton of literature on Witchcraft and Wicca, from the more historical aspects to modern-day practices – and I’ll be honest, this was my least favorite of all the materials I’ve read. I try to keep a relatively open mind on the topic of witchcraft, even though I am not a practitioner, but this is the first book I came across where the topic leaned so far towards the hippy-dippy. It seems as though most witchcraft is based on a combination of mythos, connection to the natural world, and thoughtful meditation – and has very little to do with the actual belief in “magic”, which, I can get behind because I see where it would be helpful in people’s lives. However, Crystals For Witches by Eliza Mabelle was very much grounded in magic, power, spirits, and “feelings” without any sort of grounded basis.

There was very little to the book that explained why certain crystals were believed to have certain powers – based on any sort of mythos or scientific evidence, and instead, more “this will help you with love because that’s just what the purpose is”. I wish there had been more thorough information on how these beliefs came about and less spouting that things were true “because”. The way it was presented sounded more like someone sharing their religious beliefs, rather than sharing information.

Don’t get me wrong – if you are one of the people who believe in that sort of thing, that’s fine, to each their own, and I don’t mean to disparage anyone for their beliefs… but it wasn’t what I was looking for in my endeavor to learn, and I found it less helpful than I would have wished.