Even though this technique is a little more advanced to do for a "green-novice", I have to say that I really enjoyed this book! It was nice to get a book that concentrated on the use of "personal intution" using the colors vibrational qualities. Plus, the act of doing intuitive "readings" before the "laying-on" of the stones was a refreshing way to interact in the healing process. More information is recieved "from" the stones prior to the use of them makes the "laying-on" technique much more effective for pin-pointed areas! Furthermore, there are three different worksheets for stone readings/healings to use in the back for tracking. If you're a serious stone/gem healer...this should be added to your library!