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Crystal Power The Ultimate Placebo Effect

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ISBN-10: 0879755148

ISBN-13: 9780879755140

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lawrence E. Jerome

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Are crystals alive? Were the great pyramids of ancient Egypt capped with giant crystals? Do crystals repel fleas and other pests? Can crystals record thoughts and heal human ills? Crystals -- the ubiquitous symbol and tool of trade for the growing New Age movement -- have had many powers attributed to them, ranging from the physical (improving gas mileage) to the psychic (increasing ESP powers and channeling). This book critically examines claims of crystal power from a variety of viewpoints: historical, scientific, theoretical and experimental. The book explores the history of crystal use in witchcraft, shamanism and mysticism and the many uses of natural and manufactured crystals in…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 3/1/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 195
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.28" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Born in northern Holland, Bart Jan Bok received his Ph.D. from the University of Groningen. His poor performance on a Boy Scout examination covering the stellar constellations kindled a lifelong interest in astronomy. Prior to World War II, Bok emigrated to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1938. For nearly 30 years he served on the faculty at Harvard University, where he taught astronomy and directed the Harvard Observatory. From 1966 to 1974, Bok was professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona. Bok is most widely known for the discovery of Bok globules, or small patches of dust that might be the sites of star and planet formation. In his later life, Bok developed…