The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach
Robert Simmons (Author), Naisha Ahsian (Author)
The Book of Stones is a new edition of the best-selling guide to some of Earth?s most beautiful natural objects. Two introductory chapters detail the authors? theories about how to work with crystals and stones?including the concept of crystal resonance and the scientific observation that living organisms (such as ourselves) are liquid crystalline structures. An illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, stone by stone, follows.
Each entry begins with the stone name and photo, plus its elemental and chakra correspondences, as well as keywords that indicate its properties. Next comes a description of the crystal structure, hardness, history, and known locations of each mineral, plus any relevant legend or lore from the past. Each author then offers an essay on the subtle energy properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with summaries of the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing qualities of the stone, and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. The book?s presentation is straightforward enough to make it an excellent introduction for beginners, yet the level of detail and the depth of research make it an invaluable resource for the most experienced stone practitioners.
About the Author
Robert Simmons is the founder of Heaven and Earth, a company offering more than 2,000 gem and jewelry items for self-healing and spiritual and emotional development. Together with his wife Kathy Warner, he is the founder and sponsor of The Crystal Conference, an annual four-day teaching event in which the best-known crystal authors and teachers come together to offer intensive workshops to stone enthusiasts from all over the world.
Naisha Ahsian is an author, teacher, and healer with an international practice. She is the creator of the Crystal Resonance Therapy and Primus Activation Healing Technique spiritual healing modalities. Director of the Crystalis Institute for Personal and Planetary Evolution, an educational organization offering training and certification for healers worldwide.
Hazel Raven, former Vice Chairman of ACHO (Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations), has been teaching professional crystal programs since 1990. An international writer, lecturer, and therapist, she is a teacher and practitioner member of the BFVEA (British Flower and Vibrational Essence Association).
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books; Revised edition (September 4, 2007)