Magickal Connections

Tarot & Witchcraft ~ with author, Amythyst Raine

Do you have a Goddess Connection?

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[The following is an excerpt from an Author Interview in The Spellery]

The Spiritual Feminist…my most important piece of work.  If I never write another word, I have accomplished all I was put here to do with this book.  This is a book of feminine celebration, healing, and re-empowerment.  It’s a book to help women connect with the Goddess and to find out just what aspects of their lives will be improved and embellished with this connection.  It’s a book to help women find themselves, because sometimes we get so­ lost along the way, mired in responsibility, motherhood, work, husbands, family, and everything else the world throws at us.  Every aspect of Woman, every aspect, deserves to be celebrated.  We have to learn how to embrace ourselves and every other woman on the planet.  We have to learn to stop being so judgmental about ourselves and other women.  We have to learn to support each other and stop tearing each other down. We have to stop being sneaky, jealous, and spiteful with our Sisters.  We have to recover from abuse.  We have to discover our strengths.  We have to learn to recognize our weaknesses and work around them.  We have to learn how to make our lives better, and how to teach our daughters all of this so they’re smarter than we were, so they have a jump-start on Life.

We have to look God in the face and realize…Womanhood is Divine.

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This book is so important to me, and I believe so strongly in its message and the difference it can make in a woman’s life, that if I could afford to and it was possible, I’d GIVE every woman on the face of the planet her own copy.  As I wrote this book, I was reaching deep inside myself, searching for answers to questions, acknowledging my own life experience, exploring my own weaknesses, strengths, fears, doubts, and ego with the realization that my experience was universal to all women.  I felt empowered in the writing of this book, and you will feel empowered in the reading of this book.  The Goddess is in every page.  I felt her energy in the tips of my fingers when typing, in my mind when contemplating the sections of this book and the content.  If it can be said that a book is divinely inspired, believe it.  That’s how I feel about “The Spiritual Feminist”.

I want to give you an idea of the journey you will take with the Goddess in this book by including in this post the outline for “The Spiritual Feminist”.  This is the outline that I created as I wrote the book, and the outline I eventually worked from in creating this book.  I don’t know if I’ve ever seen any other author do this– post the skeleton of their creation, but I’m going to do this to give you an idea of where you will be going when you pick this book up and hold it in your hands.  This is a unique look into the author’s world, into how I work, into how I organized and developed the manuscript for this book.

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The Spiritual Feminist

(word count: 51,194)

Hail Mother Goddess

Preface

Part 1: Meet the Goddess

Essay

[Included for each of the following goddesses, these sections:

1. Her Story

2. An Essay or Anecdote

3. Embracing the Goddess

4. Correspondences]

Airmed

Aphrodite

Arianrhod

Artemis

Astarte

Athene

Aurora

Baba Yaga

Bast

Baubo

Black Tara

Blue Tara

Brighid

Cailleach

Ceres

Cerridwen

Copia

Cybele

Demeter

Eostre

Flora

Freya

Green Tara

Hathor

Hecate

Inanna

Isis

Kalima

Kuan Yin

Lakshmi

Lilith

Lucina

Mama Cocha

Mami Wata

Oshun

Pele

Persephone

Red Tara

Shakti

Shitala

Snake woman

Sophia

Thalia

White Buffalo Calf Woman

Part 2: Affirmations & Goals

Affirmations:

The Physical Aspect

1. It is my body…

The Spiritual Aspect

1. I will connect with the universe through the Divine Feminine, and through that connection with my ancestors and the root of all that is me…

The Mental Aspect

1. I will not allow other people’s opinions to form the image I carry of myself…

Goals:

Contributions from women around the country, stating their stage in life and their goals, have been collected and added here.

Part 3: A Woman’s Life Through the Elements

Essay

Earth

Earth Energy Affirmations

Earth Invocation

Air

Air Energy Affirmations

Air Invocation

Fire

Fire Energy Affirmations

Fire Invocation

Water

Water Energy Affirmations

Water Invocation

Part 4: A Woman’s Life Through the Year

Essay

[Incuded for each of the holidays:

  1. The Goddess

  2. The Holiday

  3. My Celebration

  4. Correspondences

  5. Holiday Recipes]

Samhain

Yule

Imbolc

Ostara

Beltane

Litha

Lammas

Mabon

Part 5: A Woman’s Life Transitions

Essay

Maiden

Mother

Crone

Making and Breaking Divine Connections

Part 6: Turning Mundane Milestones into Spiritual Rituals

Essay

First Menstruation

Essay

A Ritual

Childbirth

Essay

Ritual & Celebratory Suggestions

Menopause

Essay

Things You Want to Leave Behind

Things You Still Want to Accomplish

Birthdays

Essay

The Thresholds:

the 10th year

the 20th year

the 30th year

the 40th year

the 50th year

the 60th year

the 70th year

the 80th year

the 90th year

Wedding Showers

Essay

Creating the Home = Creating Sacred Space

The Kitchen

The Livingroom

The Bathroom

The Bedroom

Baby Showers

Essay

Magickal Gifts

Part 7: Finding the Goddess in Tarot:

Motherpeace Tarot, A Personal Journey

Essay

The Major Arcana

Minor Arcana: The Suit of Swords

Minor Arcana: The Suit of Wands

Minor Arcana: The Suit of Cups

Minor Arcana: The Suit of Discs

Part 8: Wise-Woman Wisdom

Essay

Colors

Numbers

Planets

Moon Phases

Days of the Week

The Elements

Magickal Oils

[Included for each of the oils: Correspondences & Ingredients; Day; Candle Colors; Moon Phase; The Base; The Herbs– and “My Recipe”!]

Health & Healing

Exorcism/Purification

Mars Astrological Oil

Witches’ Oil

Psychic Oil

Sex Oil

Prosperity Oil

Summoning Powder

Black Cat Oil

4 Thieves Vinegar

Graveyard Dirt

Banishing Oil

Command & Compel Oil

Uncrossing Oil

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The Spiritual Feminist ~ Author: Amythyst Raine Hatayama, Cover Artist: Anne Turrell

 

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Author: Amythyst Raine

Witchy, Pagan, Personal Stuff Amythyst Raine is an author; a professional tarot reader; the mother to 7 magickal individuals; a major procrastinator; Crazy-Cat-Lady; and chocoholic. She writes books on witchcraft, the tarot, and Feminine Spirituality (published by Labyrinth House, Moon Books, and Dodona Books). She's an avid blogger; a pagan activist; a holistic healer through crystals and stones-- by means of crystal grids and chakra balancing. Amythyst offers Spiritual Psychic Consultations using tarot cards and the art of intuitive reading. If you'd like a personal reading with her, visit her tarot website at: http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com "Every Cat Has a Tale" is her Personal-Blog-Spot, which includes everyday life and its dilemmas, as well as victories, memoirs, opinions, along with inspiration for mundane life, with personal photos and videos. http://everycathasatale.blogspot.com "Magickal Connections" is her witchy, pagan, booky BlogSpot. http://wytchymystique.com "The Witch's Corner" is her very popular witchy pagan website full of witchy pagan stuff. http://amythystraine.blogspot.com

4 thoughts on “Do you have a Goddess Connection?

  1. Captured! Enspelled :). Already ordered! I wish it could arrive earlier. 😃
    Blessings. Susan 💗

  2. Thank you, Susan! I can’t wait for you to receive your copy…I have such a positive feeling about this project. 🙂

  3. Very inspiring! The idea of “spiritual feminist” inspires me! Please check out my site snakeskinned.com and tell me what you think! I just posted a piece on “juicy vs. sexualized object”. : ) Love to hear rom you!

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