Michael Gienger (1964-2014) was one of Europe's most respected experts on crystals and their uses, a field in which he had been active since 1988. He started collecting minerals in 1972, and in 1985 a successful self-treatment with healing crystals inspired him to pursue further training as an alternative healing practitioner. He was trained in shiatsu and completed a two-year apprentice in shamanic healing. He went on to author more than 20 publications, a number of which have become standard works in their field and have been translated into 11 languages.
"Offering guidance in how to choose and use the right crystal and
healing technique for whatever issue one is facing. From the type
of stone to use, to how to use it, this high-quality book is not
only full of great information but colourful photos to demonstrate
what is being discussed." * Krysta Gibson, New Spirit Journal *
"Gemstone Healing is a practical hands on book. It provides explanations and instructions on how to use crystals effectively. It's punctuated with beautiful and colorful illustrations with easy to follow, step by step directions. The front cover unfolds and reveals an illustration of The Organ Clock, and how to read it. I've seen organ clocks before but was totally perplexed on how to decipher it. A clear explanation is provided and I was quite surprised how significant timing is. You'll learn about healing jewelry, where to wear it and for how long. I've worn some crystals before, but never really noticed any positive or negative effect. I learned that direct skin contact is ideal, instead of the stone resting on synthetic materials, it will block the healing effect. This makes perfect sense. I'm really pleased with the valuable resources it offers. It's a must have for any newbie or seasoned crystal admirer." * Lilac, Pawsitiveliving *