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Earthfire: A Tale of Transformation

20th November 2012 Christian Books 22 Comments

A compelling metaphysical adventure story that weaves the threads of ancient and modern oracles, alien encounters, near death experiences, the collective mind, the power of breath and the startling prophecies which have foretold this time of destiny.

Simmons’ first foray into fiction comfortably mixes mystery and personal quest. There’s a nice dose of levity as metaphysical shopkeeper Will Lerner and his wife, and a few good friends are drawn toward the Earthfire, trailed by some lessthatenlightened thugs. — NAPRA ReVIEW- Matthew Gilbert

The author’s visionthat the world is reaching a time of critical mass when our choices will determine whether we are reborn into highter awareness or destroyed by our own actions is a true one. Earthfire illumines our dilemma and leads us to the leap of liberation. Many readers will find this book to be a catalyst for their own awakening and inner growth. — Dr. Jean Houston

Earthfire: A Tale of Transformation

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  • Joan One
    5:11 on November 20th, 2012
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    I was pleasently surprised by this book! The story takes you on a journey of transformation and spiritual awareness. It echoes a familiar spiritual approach that each one of us does make a difference and it gives the reader some possible scientific reasons why that is so. Robert Simmons takes a somewhat low key and very down to earth approach to metaphysics and — if you can believe it, E.T.s! The characters wrestle with their own human frailties and challenges and develop into people that you care about, as they ultimately confront fears and situations that would challenge anyone. The book touches on several very useful techniques and thoughts that serve as a great introduction to some very esoteric concepts. It also include a very good resource list for people who would like to know more. I can recommend this book to folks who are well along the path of metaphysics, as well as people who are just beginning their explorations. I plan to buy more copies to give to friends.

  • Simon P Jennings
    5:32 on November 20th, 2012
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    This is a great book! It is a nice sized book (about 300 pages and something like 7 x 10″ in size) and loaded with color photos of the stones. It begins with a 9-page intro by Robert Sardello, Co-Director of the School of Spiritual Psychology in North Carolina. The first half of the book (119 pages) is wisdom from Robert Simmons about various practices with stones based on his lifetime of working with them and consciously tuning into their energies. It provides a great deal of information including wearing stones, meditation practices to help you align with the energies of the stones, shamanic journeying, receiving messages, body layouts with stones, healing grids with stones, crystal acupuncture, etc.

    The 2nd half is about stones associated with New Age consciousness (pages 120 – 278) and is about the qualities and properties of each stone and how they work to heal or enhance your abilities. If you have “The Book of Stones” by Simmons and Ahsian, most of the stones in the new book are in “The Book of Stones” so don’t think this is all new stones; however, there is a great deal of detail on each stone. There are a few stones that were not in the older book though. Conversely, there are a lot of stones in the old book that are not in the new book. The idea of the new book is to provide detailed “how to” information and to list the primary hot New Age stones (such as Nuummite, Moldavite, Azeztulite, etc.). If you are familiar with the prior book, you know that Simmons is particularly interested in Moldavite and Azeztulite. I can confirm that my personal experiences with Moldavite have been most interesting. Initially, and as weird as this sounds, I found its energy to be so intense that I could not wear it for extended periods of time for several months.

    In an early part of the book, Simmons states, “We meet the world through our senses and our imagination.” He mentions that stones help us to develop our capacity of attention. I guess you could say that this is a capacity to bring attention to the subtleties of the energetic movement within our bodies as well as facilitate our heart-centered connection with Spirit. Although I used to laugh at things like this, I have found very special properties in the stones I encounter. (Guess I wasn’t as smart as I once thought I was.) Tuning into stones is tuning into a big piece of the ever-fascinating world of nature and when you are blessed enough to feel the energies within them, it opens up the equivalent of a wondrous world of play for your inner child. And in absorbing those energies, you may share them with others as friends did with me.

    Anyway, back to the first part of this book–Simmons explains the crystal nature of humans, stating that we are crystalline both through the liquid crystal nature of our tissues and cell structures and in the crystal molecule of our DNA. (That reminds me-I was at a dinosaur museum in Alberta Canada and saw a large cut-open dinosaur bone and guess what was inside? CRYSTALS). Simmons also talks about Sophia, the Great Central Sun, the New Consciousness, the Light Body, and Heart Intelligence. He provides a bunch of meditations on related topics, including meeting stone spirits, inter-dimensional travel, shamanic journeying, sleeping and dreaming, and heart-centered ascension. He provides stone layouts and lists which stones to use for various outcomes (e.g. emotional healing, manifestation, angelic attunement, etc.). He provides info on making crystal waters and stone elixirs. He explains crystal/stone jewelry, pendants and combo pendants, wands, platonic solids, meditation pyramids. Simmons also provides 10 pages on the Azez and Azeztulite, one of his most favorite stones.

    This is a really nice book to have if you are being spiritually pulled into the New Age Consciousness. It will fuel your internal fire. Won’t you please let your inner child come out and play?

    Peace and love to you on your path forward.

  • Supertino
    6:00 on November 20th, 2012
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    First of all, I seldom read fiction. I read Earthfire only at the insistence and recommendation of a dear friend. I was told that I must read this book, it will change your life. So I read it. WOW. From the beginning, I was hooked! Will, Helen, Sebastian, and Maddie are now as real to me as you and I. As their story unfolds, their journey, their experience of the Earthfire within was masterfully written and was enough. Or so I thought. The message behind the words nagged at me. What was my Earthfire? What was my passion? Where is that mystical experience that will change my life? Is this just a great story or does it really exist? Then I experienced it. I lived it. I became it. On fire! I invite you to buy this book, buy it now! Let it sink into your soul and experience your own awakening. You’ll be glad you did.

  • Tina Paparone
    8:56 on November 20th, 2012
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    What an adventure! A fun book to read that is also uplifting and inspirational! There were so many fascinating ideas to explore and such an exciting story wrapped around those ideas that I couldn’t put it down! This book takes you into an exploration of consciousness and teaches you various techniques along the way. I have been on a spiritual path for over 25 years and still found interesting new thoughts in this book. This is a MUST READ book for anyone hoping that we can heal ourselves and the planet. EARTHFIRE offers us tools to do just that. I highly recommend this book.

  • chrisco
    12:30 on November 20th, 2012
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    I have been reading and collecting books on the spiritual aspects of the mineral kingdom for quite some time, and few really encompass the holistic vision and evolutionary pretense for which this book aims. Robert Simmons obviously undertook a vast amount of research in order to provide for us a new text for co-creating with crystals and opening to our spiritual potential.

    Unlike other texts, this is not a “such-and-such-stone-heals-this-condition” kind of book. It is a book that recounts personal experience with sixty-two varieties of gem materials useful for expanding our spiritual potential as human beings and transforming the world around us. Simmons recounts his personal meditations with the stones, such that readers may be able to experience them, and also provides basic mineralogical descriptions, the background/history/folklore behind each stone present, and it’s potential as a stone for attuning us to higher levels. Every entry is accompanied by a quick-reference of its qualities, elemental associations, more than one photo of each stone, and a personal message directly from that particular crystalline being (reminiscent of Virtue and Lukomski’s book or those by the Twintreess).

    The preparatory chapters leading to the compendium of stones are likely worth the price of the book alone. Simmons dissects the myths and legends surrounding stones in order to interpret them in a manner relevant to our time. He provides insight into the crystalline nature of biological systems and how they may interact with the mineral kingdom, and he also provides information about how to apply crystals within different methodologies, from creating crystal elixirs, to wearing jewelry and working with energy tools and grids.

    I’d love to give this book five stars; it is exquisitely photographed and is a great companion to either (or both) editions of the Book of Stones. However, there are a few drawbacks. Many of the energy tools, jewelry pieces, and crystal grids are very elaborate and not very well explained. This makes it difficult to recreate them on one’s own. The reader is often referred to seek further information, and thus consider purchasing, these tools directly from the author’s company. The grids are beautiful and complex to look at, but with relatively small illustrations and only a brief list of the components, it is likely a challenge to recreate them precisely. Also, of the more than sixty stones included therein, more than one quarter of them are names given to them by Heaven and Earth (the name of the author’s business), or are trade names that do NOT reflect the composition, origin, or structure of the mineral truthfully.

    One example is the lengthy entry on Azeztulite, a spiritual name reflecting special spiritual properties applied to otherwise common quartz. Since the advent of its discovery, there are multiple varieties of Azeztulite available, all of it sourced ultimately from Heaven and Earth Distributing for a frequently exorbitant price. Simmons even goes so far as to suggest that since more quartz, even the common igneous and metamorphic rocks presented in this book as rare gems, is elevating its frequency to become Azeztulite it might be possible that one day ALL quartz may do so. If this is the case, then what necessitates a special name and high cost? As a mineralogist, this concept of renaming common materials can be upsetting, especially when taken within the context of quartz being among the most common of all materials in the Earth’s crust.

    Aside from the challenges presented in this text, it is a beautiful and inspiring work. I found myself surprised by some of the minerals chosen from this work. Many old classics to collectors of minerals are really coming into their own within spiritual contexts now. There are plenty of newer additions to our toolkits coming to light as well, showing us that the Earth Mother is looking out for us.

  • Nanny City
    15:29 on November 20th, 2012
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    To be honest I have not sat down and read this book. I have mainly bought it for information…… its very handy to have such a book to
    consult if a certain gem comes up in ones conversation. I will treasure this book together with my other Gem/Stones treasure books

  • Tiara Muggley
    18:18 on November 20th, 2012
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    Lots of information to help utilize the power of the stones,with beautiful pictures and illistrations

  • tyfgaef
    20:29 on November 20th, 2012
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    This is a wonderful book. Illiciting both tears and laughter and a sense of connection with the characters, as it follows their path to uncovering mysteries both in the physical and spiritual realms. While a true threat to their lives by some secret agent thugs stays mostly in the background our heroes pursue the puzzles of alien abduction, near death experience, shared visions of a world transformed,and personal visions by way of the works of Rupert Sheldrake, Carl Jung, the poet Yeats, tarot cards, a channel, Holotropic breathwork and the energy of gemstones. A couple of our male seekers start out insisting that all this must bend to their educated and intellectual guidelines but are drawn into the pattern of synchronicity and then beyond what can be neatly explained. Ultimately it’s the opening of the heart and their love for each other that guides them through the final crisis and it’s a tale told in a beautiful way.

  • Kristen Lumbato
    22:21 on November 20th, 2012
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    Fantastic book, challenges the mind to adjust to new paradigms. Robert gives eloquently documented accounts of his encounters with various, previously unfamiliar crystals. Slightly heavy reading if you’re a newbie with crystals, but well worth sticking with it. Fabulous descriptions and illustrations of the crystals for the new consciousness.

  • larry wu
    23:02 on November 20th, 2012
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    When I first saw this book comeout, I asked myself, “Do you really need another stone book?” Fortunately, I bought it anyway and it is a turning pointing my life! If you want to start getting some of the science blending with the spiritual regarding stones, this is a fabulous book. If you want to get to the next level of understanding and working with stones–this is a must have book. We all know the energies are changing and this book can help you enter into these new freuencies. It is well written and, as with his other stone book, the photographs are beautiful. If you’re looking for the “best” book on stones, this is it!

  • Marlie Parsons
    2:08 on November 21st, 2012
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    Earthfire: A Tale of Transformation is one of three finalists for the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in the field of New Age books. It be giiven on May 31st. We will keep you posted of the results!

  • Jason Ng
    5:12 on November 21st, 2012
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    I just finished this book at it touched my soul. It provided me with insight into crystals, tarot, breathing and so much more in a thought provoking and interesting visionary piece. It was a great read.

  • Dave Sloan
    11:11 on November 21st, 2012
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    Written as an adventure novel, Author Robert Simmons, involves us in a plot from the heart of the cosmos, to open our minds and unlock previously well-kept secrets which may reveal just what IS this body we live in, and just what MAY be the reason we are here in this world together.

    “EARTHFIRE”, a present day parable, carries the reader from the exterior logical life deep into psychological caverns of the mind, exploring just about every viewpoint of reality and every philosophical and theological discourse.

    From “everyman’s” mind could it be possible we are now located in this universe for the purpose of changing into a very high order of thinking? Could we be doing this together at this present time? Is it logical to believe we are actually helping each other make this change together? “EARTHFIRE” not only brings these issues before our eyes but educates us by the actions of the players in the plot as to HOW we individually and collectively can be doing this.

    Continuing from James Redfield’s “The Secret of Shamballa”, Robert Simmons “EARTHFIRE” reveals useable secrets to help us know how to hold our minds, words and actions to achieve the results for a better world. Bravo Robert!! Keep up the good work.

  • nopenopenope
    11:22 on November 21st, 2012
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    I have the original book that Mr. Simmons published and keep it close at hand. This book covers many of the new stones that I have purchased and had to keep the description documents from the seller near by to remember the name/purpose. This book describes the new stones in his usual descriptive style. He even instructs how to use the stones. Its a very informative and good book. I recommend if you have the newer stones/crystals/minerals. Mr. Simmons does his usual wonderful job and the photos are great.

  • Dustin
    11:40 on November 21st, 2012
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    This is an interesting and thorough book, but the buyer should know some things before taking all information at face value. Mr. Simmons (the author) has for many years had a very large investment in the stones that he promotes and sells. He is not a dis-interested party, nor is he unbiased in the stones that he says are the most amazing. Are they impressive and powerful? Certainly. But his personal interest in the popularity of some stones makes his reviews suspect. To see which stones his company has a stake in, take a wander through his catalog at [...] — there is nothing wrong with his products, but he appears to favor the stones he sells as superior to others.

    In my opinion, the Book of Stones that he co-wrote with Naisha Ashian is a better investment than this one. In the Book of Stones, Naisha’s representations of the attributes of stones more closely matches with my own experiences, so I can trust them more.

    Still an interesting read, but not totally objective.

  • JohnInMedia
    13:29 on November 21st, 2012
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    Brilliant, comprehensive, well written, easy to read and understand. Written by someone who knows his stuff. Would highly recommend this book

  • SteveM
    15:00 on November 21st, 2012
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    If you like crystal, mysteries & metaphysical topics you’ll like this book. A quick, interesting read.

  • Eric Parish
    16:30 on November 21st, 2012
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    Earthfire is a beautiful combination of story and message. Mr Simmons manages to pass on techniques for healing, awareness and transformation while engaging my rapt attention. This book has re- energized my pursuit of awareness and renewed my hope from the inside out. I’m going to buy it for more than one friend.

  • Mike Bloom
    17:05 on November 21st, 2012
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    This book lists both stones and the gems you’d buy in jewelry.
    It is more informative than others I have read.
    All color pictures help you identify your stones acurately.
    It is a thick and heavy book not good for reading on the train,
    definietly a desk book for me. Well worth the investment.

  • Franna
    22:01 on November 21st, 2012
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    I was given this book as a gift. It was not only a great adventure story, but was thought provoking and inspirational. Once I started I couldn’t stop. Would highly recommend.

  • AdrianEvans
    12:01 on November 22nd, 2012
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    A stimulating, challenging work that engages the reader in a manner akin to revolutionary therapy or mind-bending life experience.

    The mystery lies in your ability to draw connections between the words in this book and myths already extant in your cortex.

    Open your mind to a journey of the heart, mind, and soul!

  • Kaitlin Nunn
    13:08 on November 22nd, 2012
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    Okay, I enjoyed the book, but it has its limitations. It is a very good book for introductory ideas regarding New Age thoughts and philosophies, but it requires a “buying into” of the concept of an “Earthfire” that it neither explains nor explores to my satisfaction. It’s just there. This reminds me too much of the kind of proselytizing other mainstream religions do, and also perhaps is reminiscent of a bit of a “mind control” technique. It’s too cultish for my tastes, and rather simplistic. It didn’t address any of the serious issues I was hoping it would, except in a very vague and cowardly fashion. Nevertheless, if you can read it with an open mind and get from it the helpful resources regarding various forms of holistic healing, take what you need and leave the rest. Given that I bought the book because I saw it advertised in Magical Blend magazine, I’m afraid I was just a tad disappointed at how simplistic it really was.

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