on May 12, 2012 :
A fanciful, light read into the author's interpretation of flowers (and their individual colors). The author proclaims to be able to take a "reading" on flowers in general and bring to light the relationship between flowers, humans and the world around us.
This book predicts what each color of the flower represents (or a combination of colors) as well as the flower itself. The author takes on the role of a "flower psychic" and down a path of enlightenment. A reader can get the warm fuzzies as to what flowers (and their colors) an individual flower species represents and precisely tells about a person. As such, and as I would suspect, she believes that there is a spiritual side to almost every flower. In fact, like many new age type thought flowers ooze spirituality in this book. As well as Chakras! I think the author has chosen about every positive adjective and noun that could be found in a dictionary to describe any type of flower or flower color! A little over the top for my tastes but cute in its own way.
The author takes the reader through a variety of flowers (that this short book can hold) describing both the positive and negative effects the color of a flower, or the flower itself, may behold for a person. She also bounces back-and-forth with the strength of a dynamo the powers and forces and weaknesses of flowers and their colors.
According to the author, each and every part of a flower can "signify" one attribute or another for a person. Whether it be love, fertility, egotism, and at least over 100 other attributes.
This inspirational book is a map of the lineaments, characteristics and quality of the world of flowers.
For me, 'Flower Reflections' was a fun read! However, I can't deceive myself into believing that a flower's individual colors, or the flower itself, actually has a complex array of all the attributes that the author claims. In other words, I do not buy into any notions that a flower can tell SO MUCH about a human -- the behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental qualities that characterize a unique individual.
This book is DEFINITELY targeted towards "New Age" readers who, along with the author, truly believe in the supernatural power and spiritual essence of flowers. While, at the same time, ANY reader can kick off their shoes and enjoy the sauciness and merriment found in this ~flowery~ book! Unfortunately, the book did not cover my favorite flowers of all time (Lilies of the Valley and Lilacs).
Love the book cover!
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)