Crystal Healing: The Science and Psychology Behind What Works, What Doesn't, and Why (Paperback)
A Fact-Based Introduction to Crystal Healing
Whether you're new to the practice of crystal healing or have a level of experience with it, chances are you have questions: What works? What doesn't? How and when should I spend my money? And so on. Forget the magic, the mysticism, and the mythology. You've come to the right place for answers. Dan R. Lynch is the author of many books about rocks and minerals. Julie A. Kirsch is a trained psychologist. Together, they delve into the fascinating study of crystal healing, and they share their answers with you.
The book begins with an explanation of what crystal healing is, as well as a simple introduction to the basics of geology/mineralogy. From there, the book takes a closer look at several of the most popular methods of crystal healing, such as wearing the crystals or using a healing crystal grid. That's followed by an examination of the science and the psychology behind what the crystals are said to do versus what they have been proven to do. A "field guide" section spotlights some of the most important minerals to know, including amethyst and fluorite, presenting the most commonly used crystals by healing practitioners. The book is rounded out with safety warnings, recommended resources, and more. It's everything you need to take an objective look at crystal healing and to make informed decisions about this controversial practice.
About the Author
Dan R. Lynch and Julie A. Kirsch are a husband and wife duo who have combined their expertise in geology and psychology respectively to dive into the myths and truths behind the therapeutic uses of rocks and minerals. Dan has written more than a dozen books on rocks, minerals, and fossils. He prides himself on "decoding" the complex concepts of the natural world. Julie completed her doctorate in psychology, researching health, aging, and well-being, including understanding how people cope with life's hardships.