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Path Of The Pearl: Discover Your Treasures Within Hardcover – August 28, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (August 28, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567316891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582700854
  • ASIN: 1582700850
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,704,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

About the Author

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.

More About the Author

Mary Olsen Kelly is an author, business owner (Black Pearl Gallery, Maui; e-blackpearl.com) and breast cancer "thriver."
Please check out her website at: MaryOlsenKelly.com for more information.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peter J. Sander on October 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is such a great source of strength and comfort. The idea that we, as women, can draw courage and inspiration from the pearl. To think that such a beautiful gem -- a pearl -- comes out of injury and stress to the oyster reminds us all that we have inside of us what it takes to create pearls of our own. To absorb the struggles that life throws us and emerge stronger, and more lustrous than before. I'm on the way to becoming a strong and shiny pearl!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Barbara J. Curtis on October 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Path of the Pearl came as such a relief to me after the glut of self-help books which focus exclusively on what each of us has done wrong in our lives to deserve our latest obstacle. Instead, Kelly begins with the premise that, as the oyster can threaten its own life by inadvertently trapping detritus through the necessary acts of breathing and eating, so do humans suffer at times during the natural process of living. Using the metaphor of the oyster which, as a way of avoiding further suffering or death, surrounds the intrusion with layers of healing pearl nacre, Kelly describes ways for us to transform life's injuries into beautiful pearls to be cherished or discarded as we see fit. A fitting metaphor for today's troubled times, and a much needed balm for our already guilt-ridden souls. Thank you for the Path of the Pearl!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shash on October 21, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I feel so fortunate that a friend of mine gave me the ?PATH OF THE PEARL? written by Mary Olsen Kelly at this time in my life. Over the years, many difficult and painful things happen that cannot be explained, but such events always channel me into a new path in life. After reading ?PATH OF THE PEARL? I feel and sense a new perspective on how to handle many of life?s challenges. Instead of looking at these challenges as a curse, I now see how I , just as as an oyster can take them and make them into something precious, gorgeous, a gem. As I now look back, most of the difficult times in my life have made me who I am today, strong and beautiful. Thanks for that perspective.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By linda chambers on September 18, 2002
Format: Hardcover
The Path of the Pearl is a wonderful book, inspiring, and beautifully written. I found myself mesmerized by Mary Olsen Kelly's ability to weave the pearl and our lives into one. It has many of life's lessons it it, as does the pearl. It is a book that I will have to buy copies of to gift to friends who are on their own path to continue to spiral upward. Thank you Mary Olsen Kelly for sharing your wisdom!
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