Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gemstone Power 52 Meanings and Meditations from Abalone to Zircon

Title:  Gemstone Power 52 Meanings and Meditations from Abalone to Zircon
Author:  Harriette Knight
Publisher: Clarity Charity Jewelry, 2011
ISBN: 978-0982242728
Upon receiving this colorful book, I was immediately impressed with the cover design and interior layout. That might not seem like such a big deal to some folks, but after spending years helping authors get their books to the market, I know how important book packaging is. Many authors miss the marketing boat when it comes to layout and design and too many use those cookie-cutter, premade templates that publish-on-demand companies offer. Opening Harriette’s book confirmed that she went the extra mile and had her cover custom designed. Bravo!
Now, for the content. Nothing less than superior work as well. With 52 gemstones listed in the book, one may enjoy contemplating on a particular stone each week for a year. And it’s an educational book as well as one that inspires. For example: did you know that the amethyst is the state gemstone for South Carolina? And that citrine is good for relieving depression? Did you realize that peridot is the birthstone for August? It’s great to know what stones to use for what condition.
After discovering the information and application for each stone, you may soak up your own intuitive message as you follow the guided meditation given on the corresponding page. Overall, the book is par excellence!

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