Diane Stein is the author of 34 books--so far--on Women’s Spirituality and the Goddess, Wicca, psychic techniques, metaphysics, healing and Reiki, natural remedies for people and pets, crystals and gemstones, and karmic release. She is the author of the worldwide bestseller Essential Reiki, and of the Essential Energy Balancing/Lords of Karma series (We are the Angels, Essential Energy Balancing, Reliance on the Light, Essential Energy Balancing II, and Essential Energy Balancing III (forthcoming in 2005). She has three books on natural pet care: Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats, Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats, and The Holistic Puppy. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1948, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and English Literature from Duquesne University (1970) and a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh (1972). She has studied healing and psychic work for over 20 years. Her first book was the groundbreaking The Kwan Yin Book of Changes (1985, also published as A Woman’s I Ching). She makes Goddess talisman bead jewelry of all-natural stones. Diane lives with her dogs and garden in Florida, teaches Essential Reiki and Essential Energy Balancing, and lives as quietly and privately as possible.