Pearls have an amazing allure and beauty, all for starting as an irritating speck of dust. Always at the height of fashion, the pearl has enchanted and delighted seekers of beauty, rarity, wealth, and power throughout history. But the pearl’s appeal goes far beyond personal adornment. Treasured by royalty, stolen by pirates, and hoarded in dragon’s secret lairs, the promise of the pearl and its legendary mystical, restorative, and healing powers have ignited imaginations for centuries. Path of the Pearl captures the strength of this enduring symbol by using the pearl as a metaphor for personal growth.
Mary Olsen Kelly co-owns the Black Pearl Gallery fine jewelry stores in Hawaii with her husband, Don. After thirteen years in the pearl business, she is known as an expert in pearl sorting, grading, and lore. Having survived many of life’s challenges and hardships, Mary is a joyful, living testament to the inspiring words in these pages. She is the editor of Fireside Treasury of Light and the author of Finding Each Other.
"Path of the Pearl offers new ways to face the hardest challenges of life and transform them into opportunities for creating beauty, love, and power." —Susan Jeffers, PhD, author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
"This book is a poetic journey of self-love combined with powerful tools and techniques for transforming life's challenges into creations of beauty." —Jack Canfield, co-creator of the bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
"Art from adversity. Beauty from irritation. Like the pearl, our inner growth develops as we accept and adapt to the unexpected. This beautiful book is a gracious guide to nurturing ourselves on the very deepest levels." —Diana von Welanetz Wentworth, author of Send Me Someone
"Mary Olsen Kelly has woven a beautiful tapestry of knowledge, wisdom, and magic which lifts the pearl from a piece of jewelry into the role of spiritual teacher." —Serge Kahili King, author of Urban Shaman and Kahuna Healing