Unlock the hidden powers of crystals and gemstones. For millennia, magicians and astrologers, familiar with celestial magic, knew that precious stones held an important key for the maintenance of health and wellbeing. During the Age of Reason this kwledge was lost. Now, nearly 400 years later drawing from ancient sources, Peter Stockinger's astro-magical lapidary invites you to re-discover this long-lost kwledge and to learn how to utilise the magical and therapeutic powers of gems. .Read the in-depth descriptions of 30 gemstones and crystals revealing their hidden lore, and discover their practical use from antiquity; .Study real-life cases that demonstrate how to use the beneficial powers of crystals and gemstones; .Learn how to find your perfect gem, create gemstone talismans and manufacture lucky fixed star rings. The lapidary also contains a thorough introduction to the subject of traditional astrology, a therapeutic index and a detailed glossary.