|The Crystal Directory is both a practical handbook packed with advice and a fascinating source book that includes the attributes of each stone and its spiritual qualities. It includes introductory chapters on what crystals are, both from their scientific legacy and their magical one, caring for and choosing crystals, the importance of chakras and color, plus background on why these particular stones have been used for centuries to help us get what we want out of life. There is also a practical chapter about working with these stones specifically chosen for manifestation. The alphabetical source book section that follows provides information about the uses and benefits for each crystal listed. Each profile has information of crystal appearance and color, availability, physiological correspondences, keywords, geological background and shape/structure, legendary uses, attributes and powers, and how to use the stone. A 6.8" x 9" Hardcover book with 192 pages.