Top 7 Vintage Crystal Books

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Vintage crystal books?

That is… books that are twenty years old or older. Well, see… I already have a classic blog post here listing my crystal healing book recommendations. (Wow, I wrote that blog post back in 2012.) And that list still stands for me.

No changes.

But, today… I have some oldy-but-goodies that are hidden little gems that I’d really like to share with you. Keep in mind, this list is, of course, my opinion and you may disagree.

vintage crystal books


DISCLAIMER: Many of these books are out of print and may be hard to find thereby coming with some ridiculous price tag. Please don’t get mad at me if they do. I’ve been collecting these books for a long time from when they weren’t so hard to get.

If you’re patient

and put them on your Amazon wishlist

look for them on eBay

check out old book stores

some more tips listed here

or even Abe’s books or one of the books stores mentioned here… just chill out about when they’ll show up, add in some persistence and a grateful attitude… you’ll begin to notice that slowly but surely they’ll start appearing for you.

Amazing how that works. 

Top 7 Vintage Crystal Books That I Love

    1. Crystal Enlightenment: The Transforming Properties of Crystals and Healing Stones (Crystal Trilogy, Vol. 1) by Katrina Raphaell
    2. Crystal Healing, Vol. 2: The Therapeutic Application of Crystals and Stones by Katrina Raphaell
    3. The Crystalline Transmission: A Synthesis of Light (The Crystal Trilogy Vol. 3) by Katrina Raphaell
    4. Clearing Crystal Consciousness by Christa Faye Burka
    5. Spiritual Value of Gem Stones by Wally and Jenny Richardson and Lenora Huett
    6. Color and Crystals: A Journey Through the Chakras by Joy Gardner
    7. Gems Elixirs and Vibrational Healing Volume 1 by Gurudas


Gems Elixirs and Vibrational Healing Volume 2 by Gurudas (good add on to Volume 1 but not a must)

Please let me know in the comments below if you think there are other books that you think should be on this list. Keep in mind that vintage means the book should be at least 20 years old. And… Click here for SUMMER SOLSTICE BUNDLE.

Crystal Blessings!

Comments 29

  1. Love this post! I have several of the books you mentioned, including Joy Gardner’s “Color and Crystals,” which is dog-eared.

    My first crystal book was “Crystal Clear” by Connie Church. Thirty years ago, I was inside an airport bookstore when I noticed a book with a clear Quartz Crystal attached to the cover–not a picture, but a real crystal! I couldn’t believe it. There were several copies of this book and I flipped through them like a madwoman, trying to determine which of the crystals I liked best. And then I thought, “This is really silly,” and I walked away to browse in the travel section.

    But I just couldn’t get my mind off those amazing, magical crystals. And I soon found myself returning to the aisle with the crystal books and flipping through them again. Finally, I gave in and bought one of the books, although it had been a really tough decision because all the crystals were so beautiful and I knew I wanted them all! “Crystal Clear” is out of print now, although I think you can still get copies of it but without the crystal.

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      1. I have that one too. it’s got loads of different crystals in it. and it’s thick.
        at the time it was pretty comprehensive, but a lot of the more recently discovered crystals, shungite, K2 and the like, aren’t in it, obviously.
        but for the ones that were known then, it’s very in depth, and easy to look up by need as well as crystal.

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      1. The science part is so important. For this reason I have a few rock hound books. When I catalog my stones I always put the Moh’son there as this is so important to Crystal healing and care of the stones. My favorite is the Audubon Sociey’s Field Guide. Love it! I actually have one with my book by Melody (the Last Testimate one with all the pictures that weights about 40 pounds – yes that’s an exaggeration), and my Gurudas’s book.

    2. I also have the Crystal Bible. It’s my favorite go to for quick info and identifying new crystals I have been lucky enough to find!

  2. I still have basic books, so this is all new to me. I am especially intrigued by the small but mighty book mentioned, so I will be searching for that one.
    The only vintage book I own is by Melody, Love is in the Earth.

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  3. Love this! Two of my favorite things, Books and Crystals. 😊

    I’ve been reading Clearing Crystal Consciousness and highlighting it like crazy. Also just picked up the Spiritual Value of Gem Stones 💎❤️ Thank you HM!

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  4. I have read and loved all these books! The Gurudas is a particular favorite of mine. The only one I would add is “The Healing Power of Gemstones in Tantra, Ayurveda & Astrology” by Harish Johari, which was written in the late 1980s. If you are unfamiliar with Hindu Astrology and Ayurveda, you may find parts of it a little confusing but its still well worth a look as is discusses in detail how specific crystals have been used for thousands of years.

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  5. I haven’t read books 4-7, but I devoured the first three books. They changed my consciousness and I highly recommend them. I’ll have to check out the other books as well. Thanks for these suggestions, and for all you do. Glad your feeling more energetic these days 🙂


  6. Aloha HB!
    Good to see you back! You look fantabulous!
    Love all the Vintage Books you recommended in this video.
    Wishing you a fun, joyous healthy summer.
    Mahalo for your awesome vids.
    Lydee 🙂

  7. love this list! i bought Spiritual Value of Gem Stones by Wally and Jenny Richardson and Lenora Huett once upon a time when i was starting out making jewellery. i was drawn to the book, it kind of “stuck” to my fingers. i even designed a miniature of aaron’s breast plate (unfortunately i didn’t get any photos of it). this book holds much great info!

  8. I would love for this to be offered again, please. I was very sick for several months and missed it. Trying to get back on my feet. Blessings
    April Aultman

  9. Thanks for this Blog post! I scored big time with Amazon and believe I got them all. 😀
    I love your writings and all of the videos! Hoping to be able to take your course soon!

  10. Michael Giengers book Crystal Power, Crystal Healing has 200 pages of introductory text that is mandatory in my understanding for the serious crystal student. He correlates structure and usage in ways that others don’t and I like that he goes into mental, physical, spiritual and emotional levels of energy work with the stones. Really good.

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