The Shaman's Guide to Making Medicine Bags and Using Energy Stones is a very handy, well laid out and informative book. It covers 15 Master Healing Crystals and what healing they can do, how you can use them and why you might be drawn to them i.e. what you might be needing help with from the crystals. For the novice it gives basic definitions i.e. shaman, chakras, using affirmations, intention, colour vibrations and care of stones. It has 12 great patterns to choose from with material requirements and step by step assembly instructions to easily make your medicine bag. It also covers using crystals in a medicine wheel, including those for each of the four directions (north, east, south and west)and has prayers for the eight directions. It has a chapter on a crystal vision quest at the end. This book is great for a novice or more experienced crystal user.