Often times I’ll buy a book based on its cover and this one is no exception. I love the typography, the use of star and crystal elements – a combination I never seem to tire of. Vintage books are probably more interesting cover-wise than most modern book covers these days, at least to me.
I believe RA Bonewitz has a science background but also had a spiritual experience of some sort and so he blends geology and metaphysical stuff into this book. Included are technical illustrations of the atomic structure of minerals as well as different shapes and sizes of them.
I’ve not finished the book but have jumped around mostly, I confess that I have a hard time finishing all sorts of books because I go in and out of being interested.
Nonetheless, this is a fascinating book to have in your collection if you love and appreciate crystals and minerals both from a geological and metaphysical point of view.