I bought this book. Yes, I know it’s rare. But it happened. I found it in Building 19, for $2.50. Who could have resisted that? Now, after reading it, I realize that I would have paid whatever amount of money to have this in my bookshelf (the exclusivist one, where i keep my writing books, my books (the ones I translated) and my reference books (dictionaries, manual of style, thesaurus). In the past few months I added a book about the healing properties of plants, one about family nutrition by dr. Sears (not really impressed with that one, but it is one of the best I could find) and the Home Enlightenment book, by Annie B. Bond.
This book gave me much more than I was expecting. It gave me not only advice, but spiritual guidance. It is exactly what the title says it is and that is so rare in a book nowadays. I learned about the power of stones and their resonance, about smudge smoke for purifying an interior, about the spirit of a home, not its material reflection. I learned that the only safe candles are beeswax and soy, that pressure treated wood might be very harmful. This last piece of information couldn’t have come at a better time. We are in the process of rebuilding our deck and initially we accepted without reserve the recommendation of the contractor to use pressure wood, having no idea what that is. Now we are going to have a beautiful mahogany backyard getaway.
I am sure this book is going to save me a lot of research. Although I love to do research online, sometimes it is much too time consuming. I treasure it and I think it came my way in a mystical conjuncture, when I needed it the most.