Hay House Basics

Judy Hall's Crystals book and online course teach you about the different techniques and exercises that you can use to connect with their powerful energy. Click the highlighted lessons below to see samples:

...and much more!

Judy will take you through everything you need to know about these beautiful gems and the immense benefits they can bring to your life.

Judy Hall

Judy Hall is a world-renowned expert on crystals and the author of The Crystal Bible, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Crystals: How to use Crystals and their Energy to Enhance Your Life is an illuminating guide to working with crystals that will show you how to sense the energy of these precious stones and choose the right ones to support you in different areas of your life – from health and abundance to relationships and career.


In this exercise, Judy Hall walks you through choosing your crystals. The sheer choice of crystals can be intimidating for crystals, but this exercise will simplify the process and help you exercise your intuition:

Choosing your crystals

Walk into a crystal shop and let yourself be pulled in a particular direction rather than thinking about where to go.

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See which crystal catches your eye. You will need to take it home and purify it before working with it, as crystals pick up the energy of everyone who has handled them.

If you have a crystal collection already, you have exercised your intuition in picking them – or they have selected you. You can exercise your intuition further by choosing which crystal to work with now.

Simply look at your collection with softly focused eyes and see which crystal winks at you.

Alternatively, open your palm chakras and let your fingers intuitively pick a crystal up. Hold it gently to connect to its energies. (It may need purifying and activating.)

Exercise: The power of touch

Open your palm chakras.

If you already have a selection of crystals, place them on a table. If you are in a shop, stand by the crystal display.

Close your eyes and, if working with your own crystals and they aren’t too delicate, gently move them around.

With your eyes still closed, move your hand over the crystals in a circular motion until one pulls your hand towards it or you feel a tingle in your palm. If nothing happens, try your other hand or purify your crystals and then try again.

If you’re in a shop and nothing immediately jumps out at you, open your palm chakras and run your fingers through the tubs of crystals. One will stick to your fingers or feel particularly good. This is your crystal.

If you find you can’t put a crystal down, that’s the one for you.

Keep a note of the crystals that choose you and your immediate insights into how they want to work with you. Other insights will develop later. Write those down too.

Exercise: Choosing in the comfort of your home

The internet is a great tool for crystal selection from the comfort of your home – once your sensitivity is turned on.

Log on to your favourite crystal site, or select of the ones below if you are not sure. Preferably find one that shows you several photographs of the same type of crystal.

Look at the screen with half-closed eyes and run through the pictures until one catches your eye.

Once a crystal has called to you, purchase it.

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