Even though I understand the earlier reviewer's opinion of this book. I am new to crystal therapy and I really liked it. I thought the photography was good, I think it shows the colours of the crystals really well, and I loved the channelled messages, they helped me to see crystals as consciousness and companions, rather than just lumps of rock. I think for a beginner or someone who isn't sensitive enough to hear the messages of crystals, which is probably most of us, this is a good book. Although I would recommend it to anyone interested in the subject, whatever their level, because I enjoyed reading it so much.