Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Shadows of Wychering - Michael wigington

Young Adult Fiction

the story follows Lady Ameline Harsent in this fantasy novella set in the Corvarix Age. Ameline, Jaime and Morgan journey together to Wychering.  The night took Adien's daughter – red-eyed demons. Believing that there is magick at Wychering – why Ameline and Morgan are there to help with the dark magic. Ameline has Morgan help her to sense the magic. As troubles com their way in the forest, Ameline meets Frigga who helps her. She comes out surviving and a sort of happy ending that is for the story.

            It is okay, a decent read. If you like fantasy in the more young adult way – this could be a read for you. This is not a blow my mind kind of book or top of the list but is a read if in between books.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Plant-Powered Beauty

Amy Galpar, Christine Daigneault

The essential guide to using natural ingredients for health, wellness, and personal skincare with 50-plus-recipes

Part one covers natural beauty basics like labels, natural same as organic?, how skin works, etc. Part two covers the recipes like facial, hair, body and others. Has good information explained in a way that any reader can get without a science degree but not like you are five. The book does not go overboard with information. The sidenotes are where they put beauty tips – in both sections. There are a few charts about essential oils, carrier oils, butters and others. The recipes are set up like other recipes, some to most having additional information – relating to the product or ingredients, some personal. Beauty tips is how to use the product and other tips. Has resources for beauty blending ingredients (sites categorized). There is some notes, glossary, index and recipe index. It is nice that they out in two different indexes because if one wants a certain recipe the reader does not have to flip around in the first index if not wanting to.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Modern Guide to Energy Clearing - Barbara Moore

            This is a Llewellyn publication. It has three parts to it – chapters within each part. The parts are: spiritual and energetic well-being, personal care, and your environment. There is also two appendices – a sampling of blessings and serving the old mother. She goes through six terms that have a part throughout the book – energy and vibration being two. In the book at different points are 'taking note' exercises like journaling or seeing which clearing techniques are best for you. She goes through the different energy clearing techniques – talks about each one, even ones she has not used herself. But it is nice she includes ones she has not worked with or not really use for one reason or another. There are other topics as well like shadow work and curiosity talked about, not just clearing. Because it takes different things to do clearing.

            It is a nice book and for those who want a look at different techniques and not specific ones. This book can be an introduction to something that may work for you or not without putting to much time or money in one that does not work.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Labyrinth - Tony Christie

This is a Llewellyn publication. Tony has stated to work with labyrinths for years. It looks at the labyrinth in all its active form. The book is composed of three parts: knowledge, experience and reflection. It goes into the two main types of labyrinths – the classical and chartres labyrinths. There is a few different excercises throughout. Te book is very informative and jammed packed with information. It does have a section talking about chakras and labyrinths. There is a reflection at the end of each chapter. He goes into different topics like Mithraic, alchemy, the four elements and more. Not a total beginner 101 book, only because there is so much information some may not fully wrap their head around it the first read, or first few reads.

            States the labyrinth can represent one or more journey all at once. For readers who want to bring labyrinths more  into their practice/life. Many aspects brought in to connect to labyrinths. This book like said earlier is jammed with information and a good resources for readers who enjoy the topic of labyrinths.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties

Paul Angone

This is a second book of these types of questions by the author. Some questions/answers are less than a page and others are a few pages long. Some have excerises – like listing a number of items according to the question. He gives some historical/factorial information. The book is quick and to the point advice. Some of list type points. Some pages will just be a blank page with a quote from the book. The questions are not completely serious, but questions many may ask. Removable lists of all the questions by category – four types outlined in the table of contents. There is no conclusion just goes straight to the removable sheets.

Saturday, 19 May 2018


Color: Gold, Blue, Green (Depending on the color)
It comes in various colors like green, blue purple and brown color. Each color that is exhibited by this stone is meant for a type of energy that is radiated from it.
Red/brown Goldstone Associations:
·         Associated Crystals: Iron pyrite and obsidian mahogany.
·         Candle Color: Brown.
·         Chakra: Root.
·         Element: Earth and fire.
·         Flowers & Plants: Brown pansy, honesty, and orchid.
·         Herbs - Incenses - Oils: Sagebrush, sandalwood and wintergreen.
·         Planet: Jupiter.
·         Zodiac: Sagittarius.
The metaphysical properties of copper is well composed in goldstone that strengthen the circulatory system, bones and lowers down the pain that is caused due to arthritis.
Goldstone is a man made stone that is made from copper and has many healing attributes to it. This stone was originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. Goldstone is natural sandstone that has been treated with cuprous oxide which reduces to metallic copper during later annealing. It gives the material an aventurescent (sparkling) appearance.
It is now known as a transmitter stone that causes light to pass through you, energizing you and encouraging positive attitude. Goldstone is helpful for the solar plexus chakra and also helps to reduce stomach tensions and protect the center of the body.
Goldstone boosts the glow of life force energy, strengthening chi and the inner self. Goldstone places in the home of work environment will help calm over excitability and promote a sense of well being.
Aside from being an energy generator goldstone is also a good deflector of unwanted energies and is therefore also a stone of protection.
Goldstone is a wonderful stone to use with distant healing sessions allowing an increased glow of energy to channel through the sender in particular emanating from the senders hands.
Physically and in healing since goldstone contains copper it is also felt to be extremely useful in increasing the blood flow and reducing inflammation to the body.
Magickal Uses: Beneficial for Energy, Brings Positive Vibes, Healing, Increasing Blood Flow
Goldstone is a gemstone that helps the wearer to attain his goal with less effort. It makes the person calm and gives him strength so that he may stabilize his emotions. This gem is also considered as a protection stone that acts as the power creator and removes all the negative powers and the energies that are unwanted. It is also popular for its healing properties as it revitalizes the energy field of the one who wears it.
Goldstone is an energy stone.
Name Origin: Goldstone is a type of glittering glass made in a low-oxygen reducing atmosphere. Another common name for the material is aventurine glass, based on the original Italian name “avventurina” (from avventura, "adventure" or "chance"). It is also sometimes called "stellaria" or "sun sitara" (sitara = "star" in Sanskrit) for its starry internal reflections, or "monk's gold" or "monkstone" from folkloric associations with an unnamed monastic orde.

It is said that this stone is a manmade glass in which the flecks of copper metal is suspended that makes the surface of the stone glittering. This stone is known for its beauty and metaphysical properties. First created by alchemists trying to make gold. Not really a gemstone, more of a glass bead.
Created using copper and copper salts with a reducing flame. However, goldstone has been around since the European Renaissance, and is said to be one of the most popular gemstones in the world.
Historical significance/folklore:
There are a few lore stories about the origins of goldstone. The first is that sometime during the early 1800's, an Italian monk was making glass at his monastery. He accidentally spilled some copper filings into his molten glass and, voila, goldstone was born. The recipe for making goldstone was kept secret by the monks, but was handed down through time.
The second story also takes place in Italy. This story goes that a long time ago, molten copper was accidentally spilled into molten glass at a glass factory in Murano and accidently created goldstone.
The third story, is that goldstone was created by alchemists. One of the many problems that alchemists tried to solve was how to turn iron into gold. Goldstone is thought to be the result of one of these attempts. The original manufacturing process for goldstone was invented in seventeenth-century Venice by the Miotti family, which was granted an exclusive license by the Doge. Persistent folklore describes goldstone as an accidental discovery by an unnamed Italian monastic order or medieval alchemists, but there is no pre-Miotti documentation to confirm this.
Early monks working at a glass factory near Venice, Italy were practicing alchemy when molten copper accidentally tipped into a molten glass container.
This crystallized into thousands of tiny crystals and formed a melt with golden light sparkles. This is how the first goldstone came about. Though it is not technically a gemstone, it is often referred to as one.
Gemstone properties:
Red/brown goldstone is associated with vitality and energy. Blue Goldstone is associated with learning and communication. Goldstone is said to be the stone of ambition. It builds energy, courage and a positive attitude. Increases drive and confidence.
Metaphysical Properties of Goldstone gem
There are various metaphysical properties and uses of this stone. Some of them are mentioned below; the wearer may have a look:
·         This stone is also considered as a spiritual protector because of its reflective and transparent gaze. It also allows the flow of energy between the spiritual and physical realms. Goldstone is a good telepathic crystal and is useful for channeling star wisdom.
·         This stone brings a good charm and abundance for the wearer. It evaluates the risk and enhances the confidence of the person so that he may be the winner.
·         When you want to be out for a business trip or any adventurous tours then you may carry this gem along with you so that you may feel safe from any type of mishaps. That’s why this stone is also referred to as a protection gem.
·         This stone is also popular for reading the future trends.
·         Goldstone is an attractive gem piece that magnetizes the abundance, harmonizes all types of relationships and motivates the creativity of the wearer.
·         It is also used for physical vitality, energy work and charging other minerals.
·         The copper brown color of this stone connects it to the Sacral Chakra that is located on the spine.
·         This stone is used to remove heavy emotions, balances the mental pressure and make the wearer more creative.
·         Goldstone is said to be a Master Healer, stabilizing emotions and aiding in staying calm.
·         The second chakra that is Sacral Chakra represents the womb.
·         Goldstone helps us in developing the things that we want to manifest.
·         Goldstone also has many of the metaphysical properties of copper, including strengthening the circulatory system, strengthening bones, and easing arthritis pain, which is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
·         It is thought to increase the healing energies emanating from the hands, and is often used for long distance healing.
·         Goldstone should not be used with animals. With children goldstone will help alleviate fears of the dark.
·         In the environment it is good for any type of land regeneration.
·         Finance & Prosperity: Goldstone is a money charm. It is also a charm for anyone seeking fame.
·         Health & Healing: Goldstone is generally good at detoxifying the system and is useful for anyone who has undergone radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
·         Home: Goldstone will help attract prosperity to your home and is particularly good for older homes.
·         It Is The Stone Of: Amateur and professional actors, anyone who appears on radio or TV, for PR and press officers, and for anyone who seeks fame and success.
·         Ritual: Goldstone can be used in any form of star magic.
·         Work: Goldstone will help attract better pay or a better job opportunity.

Other properties of Gemstone
·         It revitalizes the energy of the one who wears it.
·         It makes the person creative so that he may improve his life and take it on the track.
·         It makes the person happy by inducing the positive and happy thoughts in his mind.
·         It protects the body, simulates us physically and mentally.
·         Goldstone, is used as an energy generator and like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, therefore is a protection stone. It reminds us to set goals that are lofty and work to attain them.
Goldstone, is used as an energy generator and like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, therefore is a protection stone. It reminds us to set goals that are lofty and work to attain them. Goldstone is effective when you are sending healing energies from the heart, throat or third eye chakras. It is thought to increase the healing energies emanating from the hands, and is often used for long distance healing.
Some of its additional meanings include the following:
·         helps you to stay calm
·         stabilizes your emotions
·         very protective
·         can be used as an energy generator to deflect unwanted energies
·         revitalizes your own energy field
·         gives you confidence and strength
·         helps you to feel optimistic and happy
·         advances and stabilizes energies of intuition, sexuality, desire and vitality
Goldstone Gemstone Meanings - Emotional, Spiritual, etc.
Goldstone is great for positive energy, renewing strength, a transmitter stone and balances energies. It symbolises human ingenuity to improve your life. This is technically a man-made stone, however it contains copper, which is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. As well has been known to encourage faith.
Goldstone is not for the shy and self-effacing, can induce happy thoughts and helps keep your feet on the ground. This stone stops you becoming big headed and activates root and sacral chakras. It is effective when you are sending healing energies from the heart, throat or third eye chakras.
Goldstone Gemstone Meanings - Healing, Medical, Physical, etc.
Goldstone is said to protect the center of the body. Also stimulates you physically and balances energies. Goldstone can be gently uplifting and a great mood stabiliser. It renews strength and can help to reduce stomach tension.
Blue Goldstone
It is blue in colour with tiny glittery bits. Infused with copper sparkles - a powerful energy generator.
Blue goldstone is a lucky gemstone and a great for providing composure. It aids transformation of thoughts from one person to another, good stabilising emotions and is good for giving energy. It helps remove or repel unwanted entities from your environment. Also the gemstone of wisdom and science, helping us remember the light within the darkness and showing us to reach for the stars.
Blue goldstone is good for lifting depression, eases pain of arthritis, rheumatism and other
aches and pains. It is great for anxiety and helps with pain and inflammation. Blue Goldstone is associated with learning and communication.
Blue Goldstone can be cleansed using cold water, burying in soil, sage, sound and moonlight. Blue Goldstone should not be cleansed using sunlight as this can cause the colour to fade
Green Goldstone is associated with growth and abundance.
Note: Crystal properties are listed for information purposes only and are not intended to replace medical treatment. Always consult a physician for proper medical treatment.


Goldstone is made of glittering glass, containing tiny crystals of metallic copper that give it its radiant sparkle.  Its color makes it an excellent tool for restoring and balancing the sacral chakra, promoting sexual health and creativity.


Its metallic copper crystals are an excellent source for healing arthritis.  Copper is known for bringing relief to arthritic pain by reducing inflammation while increasing mobility and flexibility.


Goldstone is also said to be the stone of wealth, as it promotes vitality and ambition.


This crystal is called Goldstone, and as the name suggests it is used to bring a boost to your finances. It draws on the energy of the sun, so it is useful in the summer to place it outside in order to "charge up". It is associated with vitality and energy so its great for the root chakra!if you need to boost your finances program the stone for your needs, say an affirmation and use it only for this. You could wear around your neck ( like this one) or have a piece in your purse.




“The Stone of Ambition”

[Man-Made Stone]

Blue Goldstone is the master healer.

Blue Goldstone connects one with the Divine and provides one with wisdom, energy and courage. Assisting with learning and communication, it teaches one to see the light at the end of the darkness and that everything is the source of energy and vibration.

Blue Goldstone is one of the best stones for Empaths, people dealing with hypersensitivity.  

Blue Goldstone vibrates at the frequencies of new beginnings and balance. Associated with the Throat Chakra, it encourages acceptance of who we are, to express authenticity and no longer deny our truth.

Blue Goldstone is associated with the metaphysical properties of Copper.



[CHAKRA(s):]  HeartThroatThird-EyeCrown

Energy Vibration: 3

Element: Fire and Earth

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Planet: Uranus







Diminishes Psychosomatic Ailments

Protects Against Psychic Attacks

Guards Against Unwanted Energies

Protects Psychic and Empathic Sensitivities

Protects From Diseases of The Skeletal System








Good Luck






New Beginnings

Higher Vibrations







Use to increase telepathic communication

Enhances empathic and hypersensitive abilities

Helps one gain recognition

Helpful for children who are afraid of the dark

Encourages the discovery and acceptance of authentic self

Attracts fame and success

Aids the development of invisibility

Very strong generator of energy (use when more energy is needed)

Helps to calm and focus the mind

Aids in the channeling of psychic information

Provides composure and stabilizes emotions

Lifts the spirit and raises our vibration to higher octaves

Effective in the transmission of healing energies from the Heart, Throat and Third-Eye



Useful For Migraines

Enhance Eye-Sight

Reduces Stomach Tension

Heals Psychosomatic Ailments

Use To Conquer Bulimia and Anorexia

Heals Tonsillitis

Heals Angina

Helps With Pain

Helps With Inflammation




“The Generator Stone”

[Man-Made Stone]

Goldstone comes in handy when used in any form of star magick.

Goldstone, a telepathic crystal, embodies great healing and protective qualities. This stone is highly effective in sending healing energies from the heart, remote healing and in revitalizing the energy field. When channeling energy, Goldstone boosts the flow of life force energy within the hands.

Goldstone strengthens Chi energy.

Goldstone is an energy generator, making it a perfect stone for healers. It increases the flow of energy, strengthens Chi energy and reinvigorates the inner-self. As a transmitter stone, it causes light energy to flow throughout the body to reinvigorate the inner-self.

**Goldstone is also associated with the metaphysical properties of Copper. **

CHAKRA(s): Root/Sacral

Element: Fire and Earth

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Planet: Jupiter





Protects Against Bacteria

Deflects Unwanted Energies

Protects The Center of The Body



Energy Level


Physical Strength

Emotional Stability








Positive Vibrations

Blood Flow

Life Force Energy

Star Magick


Used to elevate fear of the dark

Great money charm

Stimulates the physical body

Helps in attaining goals

Place in a room to fill the atmosphere with calm uplifting energy

Influences one to overcome depression

Great for anyone seeking fame

Attracts prosperity to the home

Used for channeling star wisdom

Influences a positive attitude

Great for the use of star magick

Attracts an increase in pay

Influences one to have a positive outlook on life


Detoxifying The Body

Antidote For Depression

Eases Arthritis Pain

Strengthens Bones

Strengthens Circulatory System
Renews Physical Strength
Increases Blood Flow
Helps With RadiotherapyChemotherapy
Protects Against Ulcers

Saturday, 14 April 2018

How Women Rise

Brake the 12 habits holding you back from your next raise, promotion or job

Sally Helgesen
Marshall Goldsmith

Three parts and has author's note: the stories in the book are true, but many of the names have been changed. There are examples of cases – talks about different women and relates to the topic. It goes into different topics and some stories crossover to the topics. Some of the things discussed are stockiness, self-promotion, failing, faults and more. Each chapter covers the habit one at a time. Peer coach tips are placed in the book. The conclusion is the last chapter and there is a wrap up of the twelve steps.
I found it has its points and can be helpful to those who want a different take on business books and directed to women.