Philip Permutt discovered crystals almost 25 years ago after a severe illness. He has been practising as a crystal healer and teacher ever since, and owns and runs The Crystal Healer in St Albans, teaching, healing and selling crystals. Philip has lectured on crystal healing for Complementary Therapy for Nurses and Medical Professionals and has a degree in Applied Biology from the University of London. He writes a monthly crystal column for Fate & Fortune magazine, and recently appeared as a crystal expert on ITV's 'This Morning'. Philip is the author of The Little Pocket Book of Crystal Healing, The Little Pocket Book of Crystal Chakra Healing, The Little Pocket Book of Crystal Tips & Cures, Sacred Stones and Crystals (with Lyn Palmer), The Crystal Tarot, The Complete Guide to Crystal Chakra Healing and The Crystal Healer, all published by CICO Books. He lives in Radlett, Hertfordshire with his wife, Lyn.