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Book Review – Crystals for Beginners by Karen Frazier

December, 2017

Book Review – Crystals for Beginners by Karen Frazier

I love books and I adore crystals. If you know someone who feels the same way, then this book would be the perfect choice for them.

While Ms. Frazier states that this book is for beginners, there is plenty of information here, as well as, for the more advanced among us.

The author starts with the basics – what a crystal is and what it is not, how to shop for a crystal, feeling its’ energy, how to pair one crystal with another that it will work with particularly well.

Of course, it is mandatory to talk about how to clear, cleanse and store your crystals and that, too, is covered in Part 1.

As a yoga teacher and healer, I am always drawn to how crystals can be used with the chakras (energy centers within one’s body) and their color correspondences. The basics are definitely covered here.

I was also interested in using crystal grids. This is something I am just starting to study and Ms. Frazier gave a very good basic introduction in how to set one up.

Part 2 begins with what Ms. Frazier calls the “workhorse” crystals. Looking at the list, I tend to agree that these are among the most used crystals, among them amethyst, black tourmaline and rose quartz. I would assume that most who love and own many crystals counts these among their favorites.

These are followed by 40 more crystals, giving a more general description of each one.

Part 3 gives a very good overview of using crystals to improve your life, and for healing. There are pages devoted to specific things, such as anger, forgiveness, courage, etc., and how best to start using crystals in this manner.

The book ends with a crystal guide by color. I can see myself reaching for this book for a quick reference in lieu of pulling out one of my larger books.

So, whether you are a crystal novice or more advanced, this book is definitely one you want to pick up, whether to begin your study, or as a quick reference.

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About the Author:

Susan Morgaine is a Daughter of the Goddess, Witch, Writer, Teacher, Healer, and Yogini. She is a monthly columnist with Her writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak” and Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess, as well as Mago Publications She Rises, Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines. She is a Certified Womens Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through She is the author of “My Name is Isis, the Egyptian Goddess”, one in the series of the “My Name Is………” children’s books published by The Girl God Publications. A Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes and workshops, including Priestessing Red Tents within MA and RI. She is entering her 20th year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute, as well as being a Reiki Master. She is a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found at and her email is

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