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Table of Contents
                            Cover
Title Page
Dedication
Table of Contents
Author’s Note
Preface
	To the Professional Chinese Medical Practitioner
	To the Layperson
	Why Stones?
	The Law of Signatures
Acknowledgments
Part I. A Primer of Classical Chinese Medicine
	Chapter 1. The Basics
		The Vocabulary
		The Pathogenic Factors—Wind, Cold, Damp, and Heat
		The Anatomy
		The Modern Challenges to Health—Staying Healthy
	Chapter 2. The Big Picture
		A Philosophical View
		Prerequisites of Life
		How to Work with Evolution
	Chapter 3. Paradigms of Chinese Medicine
		Qi—Energetic Medicine
		The Humours of Chinese Medicine
		The Energetic Anatomical Terrains—Wei Qi, Ying Qi, and Yuan Qi
	Chapter 4. The Numbers
		Yin and Yang—“The One Begets the Two”
		The Trinities—“The Two Beget the Three”
		The Four Principles of Yin and Yang
		The Four Transformations of Yin and Yang
		The Five Elements—Phases of Transformation
		The Six Divisions or Stages
		The Seven Stars
		The Bagua—The Eight Trigrams
		The Nine Palaces
	Chapter 5. Zang-Fu—The Internal Organs
		The Level of Survival—Lung/Large Intestine and Stomach/Spleen
		The Level of Interaction—Heart/Small Intestine and Urinary Bladder/Kidney
		The Level of Differentiation—Pericardium/Triple Heater and Gall Bladder/Liver
	Chapter 6. The Souls of the Organs
		The Spirit/“Big” Shen and the Soul/Ling
		The Obstacles to Freedom
		A Path to Freedom
	Chapter 7. The Curious Organs
		Brain
		Bones
		Marrow
		Vessels
		Uterus
		Gall Bladder
	Chapter 8. The Emotions and Temperaments
		Defensive/Wei Qi—Mood
		Nourishing/Ying Qi—Emotion
		Source/Yuan Qi—Temperament
	Chapter 9. The Channel Systems
		The Meridian System—Highways and Byways of Life
		The Process of Latency—Hiding Our Pathology
		The Healing Crisis
		The Points—Landmarks along the Way
		Living a Long and Healthy Life
Part II. Introduction to the Materia Medica
	Chapter 10. The Criteria for Stone Selection—Choosing the “Right” Stone
		Color and Light
		Chemical Composition
		The Five Qis—The Nature, or Yang Aspect, of the Stone
		The Five Tastes—The Yin Aspect of the Stone
		Affinities
		Hardness
		Crystal Structure and Sacred Geometry
		Stone Groups
		Level of Formation—Earth’s Energetic Dynamics
	Chapter 11. Methods of Application—Entering the Stone Gate
		Determining a Strategy
		Developing a Formula
		Formula Examples
		Topical Application
		Internal Application
		Intentional Application
		Duration of Treatment
	Chapter 12. Cleaning, Cleansing,and Recharging
		Cleaning/San (to Dissipate, Discharge)
		Cleansing/Qing (to Clear)
		Recharging the Stone
Part III. The Materia Medica
	Notes on Using the Materia Medica
	Chapter 13. Quartz Crystals
		Enhancing Stones
		Colored Crystals
		Fundamental Qi of the Earth
		Form and Function
		Clear Quartz Crystal
			Blue Quartz
			Green Quartz
			Lithium Quartz
			Purple Quartz/Amethyst
			Chevron Amethyst
			Rose Quartz
			Rutilated Quartz
			Smoky Quartz
			Tangerine Quartz
			Titanium Quartz
			Tourmalinated Quartz
			White /Milky Quartz
			Yellow Quartz/Citrine
			Yellow and Purple Quartz/Ametrine
			Herkimer Diamond
	Chapter 14. Transformative Stones
		The Evolutionary Process
		Treatment Considerations
		Agate
			Blue Lace Agate
			Dendritic Agate
			Fire Agate
			Green Agate /Moss Agate
			Mookaite Jasper
			Ocean Agate -Jasper /Orbicular Quartz
			Picasso Stone /Marble Agate-Jasper
			Pink or Red Agate
			Rhyolite /Leopardskin /Rainforest Agate-Jasper
			Tiger Eye
			Blue Tiger Eye
			Hawk Eye
			Pietersite
			Red Tiger Eye
			Tree Agate-Jasper
			Zebra /Dalmation Agate-Jasper
		Jasper
			Bloodstone/ Heliotrope
			Brown Jasper
			Green Jasper
			Red Jasper /Silex
			Sandy Jasper
			Yellow Jasper
		Flint/Strike Flint
		Chalcedony
			Blue Chalcedony
			Green Chalcedony
			Pink Chalcedony
			Red Chalcedony/Carnelian
			White Chalcedony
		Onyx
		Jade/Jadeite
			Black/Grayish Jade
			Green Jade
			Lavender Jade
			White Jade
			Yellow Jade
		Nephrite Jade
	Chapter 15. Defensive/Wei Qi Stones
		Therapeutic Qualities
		Treatment Considerations
		Evolutionary Transformation of Sedimentary Stones
		Accessing the Defensive/Wei Qi Level—The Sinew and Divergent Channels
		Amazonite
		Amber (Fossilized)
		Angelite
		Apophyllite
		Aragonite
		Barite
		Biotite
		Calcite
			Black Calcite
			Blue Calcite
			Emerald Calcite
			Green Calcite
			Honey Calcite
			Icelandic Spar/Optical Calcite
			Mangano/Pink Calcite
			Orange/Yellow Calcite
			Red Calcite
			White Calcite
		Celestite/Celestine
		Danburite
		Fluorite
			Blue Fluorite
			Brown Fluorite
			Clear Fluorite
			Green Fluorite
			Purple Fluorite
			Yellow Fluorite
		Gypsum
			Alabaster
			Desert Rose (Gypsum )
			Selenite
		Jet (Lignite)
		Marcasite Nodules/Boji Stones/Moqui Balls
		Obsidian
			Apache Tears
			Black Obsidian
			Gold Sheen Obsidian
			Mahogany Obsidian
			Rainbow Obsidian
			Silver Sheen Obsidian
			Snowflake Obsidian
		Petrified Wood
		Scolecite
		Septarian Nodules/Dragon’s Egg
		Stalactite/Stalagmite
		Stilbite
		Talc
		Tourmaline
			Black Tourmaline/Schorl
			Blue Tourmaline/Indicolite
			Brown Tourmaline/Dravite/Uvite
			Green Tourmaline/Verdilite
			Red or Pink Tourmaline/Rubellite
			Watermelon Tourmaline
			Yellow Tourmaline
	Chapter 16. Nourishing/Ying Qi Stones
		Blood and Fluids
		Therapeutic Qualities
		Accessing the Ying Qi Level: The Primary and Luo Channels
		Aventurine
			Blue Aventurine
			Brown Aventurine
			Green Aventurine
			Orange/Peach Aventurine
			Red Aventurine
		Azurite
		Azurite-Malachite
		Bronzite
		Cavansite
		Chalcopyrite
		Charoite
		Chiastolite
		Chrysoberyl/Cat’s Eye (Cymophane)
		Chrysocolla
		Dioptase
		Dolomite
		Dumortierite
		Garnet
			Black Garnet/Melanite
			Green Garnet—Tsavorite, Uvarovite, Demantoid
			Red Garnet—Almandine, Pyrope (and Grossular)
			Yellow, Brown, Orange Garnet—Hessonite, Spessartine, Topazolite
		Hematite
			Goethite
		Hemimorphite
		Hiddenite (Green Spodumene)
		Howlite
		Iolite/Water Sapphire
		Kunzite (Pink Spodumene)
		Kyanite
		Lapis Lazuli
		Magnesite
		Magnetite/Lodestone
		Malachite
		Peridot/Olivin
		Prehnite
		Pyrite/Fool’s Gold
		Rhodochrosite
		Rhodonite
		Seraphinite
		Serpentine
		Sodalite
		Staurolite
		Turquoise
		Variscite
		Zincite
		Zoisite
	Chapter 17. Source/Yuan Qi Stones
		Therapeutic Qualities
		Accessing the Essence/Yuan Qi Level: The Eight Extraordinary Vessels
		Other Energetic Mechanisms at Play
		Alexandrite
		Apatite
		Beryl
			Blue Beryl/Aquamarine
			Clear Beryl/Goshenite
			Green Beryl/Emerald
			Pink Beryl/Morganite
			Red Beryl/Bixbite
			Yellow or Golden Beryl/Heliodor
		Chrysoprase
		Coral
		Diamond
		Diopside
		Epidote
		Labradorite
		Larimar/Pectolite
		Lepidolite
		Meteorite (Iron)
		Moonstone
		Muscovite/Fuchsite
		Opal
			Blue -Green Andean Opal
			Fire Opal
			Pink Andean Opal
			Rainbow/Precious/Boulder Opal
		Pearl
		Ruby
		Sapphire
			Pink/Red Sapphire
			Yellow Sapphire
		Spinel
		Sugilite
		Sunstone
		Tanzanite
		Tektite
			Moldavite
		Topaz (Golden or Imperial)
			Blue Topaz
			Clear Topaz
			Pink Topaz
		Unakite
		Zircon
	Chapter 18. Alchemical Stones
		External Alchemy
		Internal Alchemy
		Internal Alchemy in the Modern World
		The Safer Stones for the Process of Personal Transformation
		Alchemy versus Mysticism
		Stones and the Mystical Process
		Stones to Address Difficulties during Personal Transformation
		Antimony
			Stibnite
		Cinnabar
		Orpiment
		Realgar
		Sulfur
Appendix 1. Charts of Therapeutic Qualities and Actions
Appendix 2. Locations for Acupuncture Points Commonly Used in Stone Medicine
	Points on the Back of the Body
	Points on the Front of the Body
	Points on the Extremities, Including the Head
Appendix 3. Glossary of Terms
References
Books of Related Interest
About Inner Traditions • Bear & Company
Copyright & Permissions
Index
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