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Connecting with the ancient wisdom of stones, pebbles and crystals.Sacred Stones

by Philip Permutt and Lyn Palmer

I really enjoyed this book. I have been working with stones and crystals since childhood, but this book still held delights for me to savour. The photos are clear and the snippets of information alongside the text and the everyday practical exercises were a delight. The overall structure of the book takes us from the world of standing stones;  to collecting your own stones and crystals (and there is a good range of what is available and the special forms you can look for within those specimens); to rock art and working with the stones themselves; with a full run down on crystal healing and how to carry it out for yourself and others. All sections draw on the personal experiences of the co-authors and sparkle with their enthusiasm and respect for this area of wisdom.

The book is a guide to discovering your personal connection to the world of pebbles, stones and crystals and to tune into and benefit from their innate energy systems. The simple exercises enable you to work with the stones and crystals to benefit your health and well being. It helps you to find out how sacred stones focus, store, transmit and transmute energy; and gives you techniques to “enter the stones”- to tune in and move deeply within, mingling your energy with that of the stones. This will help you to connect with and feel their power and ancient wisdom and unlock their secrets for yourself.

It is a lovely book for the beginner and the experienced practitioner;  with snippets of information and nuggets of wisdom that can be accessed at whatever level you are at presently.  Each person who picks up the book will enjoy it at their own level and make progress within the world of minerals. It will develop and encourage your curiosity and respect for these lovely treasures of the earth; even if all you do is flick through looking at the beautiful photographs and illustrations. It is also a book that would make a great present for a friend, as it truly has something for everyone in its approach, explanation and language.

Review by Rosalyn Ogden

Published by CICO Books  www.cicobooks.com

ISBN 978-1-907563-65-2


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by Rob UnderhillSecrets of the Stones

An inspirational film written and produced by Rob Underhill who has studied the ancient world through the perspective of spiritual archaeology. It explores the hidden mysteries of the ‘Secrets of the Stones’ through the eyes and wisdom of the ancient cultures of the Mayan, Egyptian and Peruvian epochs. The visuals are accompanied by music specially composed at Mount Shasta by Paul Armitage to create a meditative journey of the soul.

This DVD is an evocative overview of the stone structures of ancient cultures, with the aim of encouraging people to discover for themselves the deeply spiritual elements to be found within these cultures.

I found it particularly interesting that there are many strong links with beings from space linking back to the time when men and women walked with those beings from the stars. There are many signs and hints pointed out to us on the stone architecture, including the solar cross that can be seen all over the world. We also get to meet Dr Cabrera who has compiled a 60 million year old library of carved Peruvian stones, showing images dating back to the dinosaurs.

The commentary, visual imagery and atmospheric music combine to provide a truly watchable film that is also very meditative.

Review by Heather Charnley



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