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Book Review – Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by Yulia Van Doren

Book Review


The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing

by Yulia Van Doren

144 Pages



I was lucky enough to get a copy of “Crystals- the Modern Guide to Crystal Healing” by Yulia Van Doren, Photography by Erika Raxworthy. This book was published by Quadrille and is 143 pages long. It’s available for purchase now.

The first 37 pages of this book give a ton of useful information for beginners. Some of the information covered include:

  • How crystals work
  • Crystal collecting
  • Cleansing
  • Charging & Programming crystals
  • How to use crystals in your everyday life
  • Chakras
  • Essential Rockstar crystals.

There is a lot of very sound advice and tips included in this introduction.

The bulk of this book includes an A to Z guide to some of the most popular crystals, and includes a gorgeous photo to match.

For each crystal she explains the color variations, the largest modern sources, the corresponding chakras, special care, the metaphysical properties, and practical information.

Overall, I think this is a beautifully done book. It’s a very easy to read, beginner friendly crystal resource. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to get a basic understanding of crystals and what they can do to enhance life. I appreciate the gorgeous photos and the layout of this book. I will absolutely be keeping this on my bookshelf to refer back to. Especially great for beginners to the crystal realm.


Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing


About the Author:

Retha N. Lent has been married for 19 yrs to her husband Mark and they have 4 cats that are their best friends. She lives in Eagleville, Pa. Retha has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Behavioral Counseling Sciences from Drexel University. She is the owner of “Retha’s Crystals” and sells sterling silver unique crystal jewelry and specimens in her FB business group “Retha’s Crystal Circle“. She posts pieces for sale as well as posts information on all things magick and crystal related. She is also an adviser in the sage goddess affiliate program since it began. She has her Holistic Healing certificates and Pillars of Priestessing certificates from Sage Goddess. She is also an ordained Pagan Minister from Universal Life Church. Retha has a passion for crystals, tarot, astrology, working with the moon phases, runes, essential oils, herbs, ancient cultures and practices, numerology, nature, manifestation work, magick and music. Her favorite place is new Orleans, La and she travels there multiple times a year. Retha has an extensive personal crystal collection and loves sharing her knowledge of and love for crystals with the world. She has been a practicing Pagan since she was 16 yrs old.

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