After weeks of waiting, I got the newest and supposedly revolutionary book on geomancy, Les P. Cross’ “Astrogem Geomantic Divination”. It’s a self-published book written by Mr. Cross, and cost GBP £20 not including shipping. It has an elegantly simple cover, marked with the Sun above a traditional square chart design and the Moon below, in a matte black and yellow cover. No spine text, and the back text just has the author’s name and website URL I was delighted to find that Mr. Cross had signed the book for me, because the man’s awesome. The book is 177 pages in a clean, smooth paper with clear printing. What pleasantly caught me off guard was the inclusion of several color images of semiprecious stones which put the “gem” in “astrogem”. From the outset, I was told that astrogem geomancy is not traditional, and strict traditionalists would take issue with this. I normally work as a traditionalist, keeping the old rules and spurning the use of the trans-Saturnian planets and such, but even though these don’t form a part of my practice, I’m still well-acquainted with them, and so tried to keep an unbiased mind on the matter.
Come and read my full review of the book at my blog, the Digital Ambler.