Well, you might have noticed I have been a little quiet lately. I’ve been madly working on finishing my latest series of books. They are currently at the printer and will arrive next week! I wanted to get them finished for a workshop I will be teaching in Fayetteville (Arkansas) for the Ozark Research Institute’s 28th Annual Dowsing & Alternative Health Convention on April 15th through 18th. (I will be writing a blog post about this in case some of you can attend!) I will also be in Hot Springs in May at the Crystal and Crystal Skull Festival (also talking about the new books and doing crystal readings). Anyway, the books are AVAILABLE NOW for pre-order. (You can click here to open a new tab to the order page.)
I’ve been working on this series for a couple of years now, and of course, all my friends, when they saw the great hullaballoo about the “adult coloring books”, were on me to “HURRY HURRY HURRY, Genn!! Get your book out!” Well, while I agreed that “striking while the iron was hot” seemed the smart thing to do, first, I didn’t want the books to be confused as “just another coloring book in a vast sea of coloring books” and second, (and more important) I wanted them to be exactly right. Also, while the series ARE books which you color, they are FAR MORE than just “coloring books”. They are learning books. Relaxing books. A way to make learning the nuances of quartz crystal easy, fun, and memorable. There is something magical about opening the right-brain, or creative side, that helps to bring the logical, or linear, left-brain side into more clear focus. This is what I hope to achieve with this series of books.
The crystal mandalas came about as a way to make understanding the “anatomy” (form) and “physiology” (function) of quartz crystal both easy and fun. The thought was inspired by the anatomy coloring books that I and many other nurses, massage therapists and others in the health care industry use to learn human anatomy. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the anatomy coloring book, it is a coloring book consisting of drawings of the systems (skeletal, muscular, etc) and descriptions with labels, all of which you color in as you learn.
Here’s an example of the Cathedral/Lightbrary mandala.
The books are 11″ x 11″ and each mandala has its own page. Each volume is coil bound so they will lay flat for coloring. I have included two of each type of crystal mandala, (e.g. two Artemis, two Barnacle, two Bridge, and so on), so that if you decide to take a mandala out of the book after you color it, you will still have one in the book for reference. To highlight the possible variations, each individual mandala features two different drawings of the type crystal featured. There is also a short description of the most prominent features of each. Because there are so many different configurations of quartz crystal in this series (46 in all), I have chosen to split the series into four volumes.
Here’s a little preview of the covers and the first 4 mandalas in each volume.
VOLUME ONE CONTAINS CRYSTALS: Artemis, Barnacle, Bridge/Inner Child, Cathedral/Lightbrary, Channeler/Channeling, Cluster, Cross, Curved, Dolphin, Double Terminated, Dow (Trans Channeler).
Each mandala is on a page all its own (like the mandala above), here’s a sample of 4 of them I have spliced into the same picture to save room for the blog post:
VOLUME TWO CONTAINS CRYSTALS: Eight-Sided Face, Elestial, Empathic, Enhydro, Etched, E.T. (Extra-Terrestrial/Extra- Termination), Faden, Fairy Frost, Feminine, Gas Phantom, Generator/Merlin, Growth Interference
Here’s a sample of 4 of them:
VOLUME THREE CONTAINS CRYSTALS: Imprint, Included, Isis Face, Key, Laser Wand, Lineated Faces and Lineated Sides, Manifestation, Masculine, Phantom, Rainbow, Record Keeper
Here are 4 of them:
VOLUME FOUR CONTAINS CRYSTALS: Scepter. Self Healed, Sheet, Smoky, Tabular/Tabby, Transmitter, Trigonic Record Keeper, Twin/Soulmate, Left Activation Window (Time Link to the Past), Window (Time Link), Right Activation Window (Time Link to the Future), Yin/Yang
Here are 4 of them:
My sincere wish is that you have as many hours of coloring pleasure as I had in the creation! It is my intention that you joyously and effortlessly learn about these majestic beings, The Crystal People! Click here to pre-order your Crystal Mandala Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book now!
I will be writing a blog post soon about the upcoming shows. As an exciting teaser as to what is next, I am painting all of the mandalas (watercolor) and am creating a crystal divination deck. I am so excited about the crystal mandalas and these upcoming projects!!
Anyway, perhaps I will see you at one of the conferences, or if you would like to host me for a workshop and book signing, let me know! I am available for travel, but my calendar is filling up fast. I hope to see you soon!