BIO - UMA SILBEY M.A., B.C.P.C
Termed by People Magazine in the 80’s as “one of America’s Renaissance Women,” Uma has been known worldwide as an artist and jeweler, author and musician. In the early 80’s she began blending Eastern and Western spirituality with artistic jewelry designs, music and books, eventually selling to 2400 department stores, small retail stores and major catalogs. She became a leading spokesperson for the New Age, traveling world-wide for 20 years to speak, lead workshops and perform concerts.
A Board Certified Professional Counselor, with both B.A and M.A. degrees, Uma is also the author of five published books; “The Complete Crystal Guidebook,” (pub. Bantam Books, NY), (over 750,000 copies sold internationally,) “Crystal Ball Gazing,” (pub. Simon & Schuster, NY.) “Enlightenment on the Run,” (pub. Airo Press,) “The Ultimate Guide to Crystals and Stones,”(pub. Skyhorse, NY,) and her children’s book, “Paul and Mary and Their Magic Crystals,” (pub. Airo Press.) She has written two unpublished manuscripts, “Song of the Soul – The Everyday Practice of Prayer,” and her newest, “6 Steps to Lasting Happiness – Practical Mindfulness for Busy People.” Her articles, positive reviews, and interviews have appeared in countless publications, including “People Magazine,” “Yoga Journal,” “New Age Retailer,” “East/West Journal,” the “Smithsonian Magazine,” “Retail Insights,” and “The New York Times.” Her appearances have been broadcast nationally on over 80 TV and radio shows, including “CNN,” “Dr. Dean Adell,” and twice on the “Today Show.”
Besides writing and publishing books, she has composed and recorded 17 albums of meditation music and guided imagery. Many of these can be heard on “I-Tunes,” “U-Tube,” “Spotify,” “Music Choice,” “I-Music” and other internet and traditional radio stations. Her album, “Soul of the Beloved,” was considered for a Grammy® nomination. Her latest, “Altered States,” recorded in 2015, was in the top ten of the ZMR International Radio Play charts and also considered for a Grammy® nomination.
The Ultimate Guide to Crystals and Stones
This book, billed as "a practical path to personal power, self-development, and healing," includes all the information you will need to successfully work with crystals and stones. More than just a list of stones and their properties, this book tells the reader how to combine the "energy" of the stones with focused intention to actually alter and rebalance subtle energy in order to make physical changes. Filled with meditations, practices and inspirational contemplations, this practical and well-grounded book will empower the reader to know what to do with each stone, whether they know the name of it or not.
Crystal Healing Card Deck2022
Crystal Healing Reflection Journal2022
The Power of Crystal Healing - A Complete Guide to Stone and Energy Work2021
Enlightenment on the Run1994
Paul and Mary and Their Magic crystals1989
Crystal ball Gazing1988
The Complete Crystal Guidebook1987
Awards and Recognition
- Gold Medal First Place Nautilus Award for my book, “The Power of Crystal Healing”, published by Mandala/Insight Pub