The Crystal Code by Tamara Driessen | Book Review
Publication: Ballantine Books
Release date: October 31, 20118
How I got the copy: Penguin Random House Canada
The Crystal Code came into my life at the perfect time. I was already in search of crystal information when Penguin Random House Canada presented me this book. It's a good resource full of useful information for beginners interested in crystals and how to destress, recharge, and heighten your intuition by using the power of crystals from the experience of Tamara Driessen, also known as WolfSister, a crystal healer, shamanic practitioner, reiki master, and Tarot advisor.
I've been attracted to crystals and stones my entire life but I hadn't looked into learning about them, or even know their was more meaning behind them for a very long time. I had no idea they head so much power up until a few years ago. For the longest time, I thought it was something make believe for children stories.
I was given a crystal by my grandfather when I was very young and I always felt attracted to it but I didn't know what the crystal meant or when it could do for me. My mother always mentioned how similar my grandfather (that I barely know) and I are in the way we live in books, love the power of words, and live life a bit woo woo.
My favourite part of the book is the Crystal Guide and Crystal Colours and Meanings chapters. Since starting my research on crystals I've found searching for the meanings of crystals and their colours an aspect that I've been needing to google time and time again. With a physical books that includes the meanings of crystals and their colours with beautiful pictures is a great way to reread the information, rather than using my phone. I also tend to just prefer physical copies of books in general but when learning it's easier for me to focus with a physical copy I can flip back and forth easily.
However, I did find some of the information repetitive but it makes sense to include the same information for beginners use. The information can be dense and I'd recommend reading this book slowly and the parts that interest you the most rather than straight through like you would with a fiction book.
The entire book is done beautifully. It's hardcover with reflective pieces on the cover to make up the crystal effect. The entire book also includes beautiful photos throughout that shows you how to do something or what the end result or something should look like.
I'm happy to include this copy of The Crystal Code to my collections and reference use. Like I've already mentioned, it's a beautiful book and holds a lot of useful information for beginners but does get a bit repetitive. If you're interested in learning about crystals and how to power them I'd recommend The Crystal Code as a book to use throughout your beginners journey of crystal learning.
*A copy of this book was provided by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review*