The Crystal Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, April 2014) by Rachelle Charman is an exciting and fresh Oracle card set, with a good dose of inspiration. The 56 cards are earthy and heavy giving a lovely feeling of connectedness. The images are beautiful, clear and richly designed. Every card has an image, crystal name and one word summary of its meaning, making it easy for a newcomer to the crystal kingdom to access their meanings quickly and benefit from it straight away. The guide book is easy to read with meditations to work the chakras and several oracle and healing layouts to guide the process.
Particularly thought provoking is the Crystal Elements Guidance layout. The writing is straightforward and practical, covering crystal meanings, healing and guidance. For experienced readers and crystal healers, there are several more obscure crystal cards to add to your knowledge base. There is something to satisfy all levels of learning here. My personal favourites were the Libyan Gold Tektite, Cacoxenite and Nuumite for poignant depth of meaning. The deck is a little light on throat chakra cards, but this may well simply pave the way for extension cards to be added later. Exciting, refreshing and practical, this deck is full of excellent guidance and blessings.
The cards are good value at only $24.99 and available now from all good bookstores, mind body spirit stores, selected Big W outlets, or online through www.rockpoolpublishing.com.au .
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Bronwyn Hendry (April 2014) – 13 May, 2014