The Wisdom of Stones


Product details

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 92
  • Publisher: SEA HILL PRESS
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937720100
  • Dimensions:
    0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches

“The Wisdom of Stones” combines fine photography and inspirational text intended to provoke thought, promote reflection, and engender connections between people and their environment.

The book was born of psychologist/ photographer Brian Flynn’s observation of people’s fascination and connection with beach stones on the shores of Campobello Island, Canada. Many of the island’s visitors spend time walking silently on the beaches, seldom looking up from the stones underfoot. Periodically, beachcombers stoop down, pick up stones, examine them, and place them in their pockets. This often goes on for hours. At the end of the day, they proudly display their treasures for whomever will look. Seldom has a vistor left without a bag full of stones to display or add to their collection.

About The Author

Dr. Brian Flynn is a psychologistby training and formerly served as a Rear Admiral/Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service. He is currently an Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, in the Department of Psychiatry, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Flynn is an accomplished photographer whose photos have won numerous awards.

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