Having begun collecting minerals in 1972, Michael Gienger underwent training in shiatsu and took a two-year apprenticeship in shamanic healing. A successful self-treatment with healing crystals in 1985 inspired him to pursue further training as an alternative healing practitioner. Michael began testing the healing properties of crystals in 1988 and has since gained international acclaim for his ongoing research in this domain. He is the author of more than 20 publications, a number of which have become standard works in their field and have been translated into 11 languages to date.
Ideal user manual to get you familiar with an abundance of unique and phenomenal stones. If you're seeking a reliable source that can guide you through the plethora of gemstones the earth so lovingly offers us, then you'll found this book to be quite informative. It offers colored images and volumes of concise information about each crystal featured. I enjoy seeing what each gemstone looked like and what attributes it has. It's a great book to start off with, you'll find yourself referring to it often. -- Lilac, Pawsitiveliving This is an "A-Z Guide to 555 gemstones," and is only 4.5" x 6.5" in size, and fits easily into one's pocket or purse to have while crystal shopping. Each stone is shown in color to help with identification and the physical and metaphysical properties of each. -- Krysta Gibson * New Spirit Journal *