Cindy Silbert,
Chameleon Butterfly Dragonfly
(BookSurge, 2008)

The Hawaiian goddess Hina was purportedly the inspiration for Chameleon Butterfly Dragonfly. The book is intended to help women achieve their best Yin qualities by achieving balance between the three divine archetypes which control certain aspects of their personalities:

Chameleon: organization, finances, initiative, accounting, etc.
Butterfly: creativity, sexuality, decorating, public speaking, etc.
Dragonfly: life purpose, peace of mind, intuition, etc.

Of course, you get a brief personality test to tell you which of these basic archetypes you embody. The book also contains characteristics that help you identify imbalances in each of these archetypes. Meditation and affirmation to reach each of these archetypes is described as well.

What's great about Chameleon is that it's written in simple language that is easy to comprehend and follow. The advice is practical and won't take that much time to follow correctly even in a busy day. Best, the three archetypes are images every woman can connect to and understand. The book may not be for every woman, but many of us have needed to find balance and connect to our true selves. This book is one took which will help you do that.

The book is thin, and the author purports you can simply hold the volume and flip to a random page and find some wisdom for your particular situation. She is indeed correct in this matter. I have been plagued by nightmares and her simple explanation that we need to embody what we want in our lives to get it was something I needed to hear. I am planning on keeping this book at my bedside and using it in times of stress to see what will happen.

One note: This book is listed as containing 190 pages. 40 of these pages are blank and are intended for journaling. This may be an issue for some. I generally prefer not to write in my books, but the pages are convenient for those who do.

review by
Becky Kyle

2 May 2009

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