10th Anniversary edition! Tarot: A Witch’s Journey

It was 10 years ago that my first book, Tarot: A Witch’s Journey, was published by Labyrinth House Publishing!  In honor of this anniversary, there is a brand new completely Revised and Illustrated edition for sale at Amazon.

The witch’s tarot journey continues:

“It’s all about the journey, not the destination”, as the saying goes. Follow author, Amythyst Raine, through the realm of Tarot, uncovering life’s mysteries along the way. Explore esoteric connections through the cards with astrology, numerology, and the Kabbalah. Delve into criminal cases explored intimately through the intricacies of the tarot and intuitive reading. Connect with and experience the human psyche through the court cards. Discover tarot’s power within the magick of the occult world. Begin your journey through the realm of Tarot today.

Purchase your copy today!

Paperback: $18.95
Kindle: $7.99

You’ll find the information organized in a new easy to find, easy to read format.  There’s plenty of space to jot down your own notes for each section.  You’ll also find a special table of contents in the front of the book for Spells.

Amazon Reviews

  • Bugs ~ The middle to end of the book dives deeper into readings – readings to help solve crimes, with case studies, and then goes deeper yet into magickal correspondences – using the cards along with numerology and systems of Western magic in spells. Several examples of spells are given. Students that have studied Crowley’s system of using the tarot may particularly enjoy the very last of the book – it may not be as clear to beginning students but serious occultists should find it quite useful.
  • Katie ~ I really liked this whole book but the parts I really really enjoyed were the breakdown of each card and its meaning along with her personal voice or experience with each card. Anyone can re-word traditional meanings of the cards but Amythyst adds in her own VOICE, I feel like she was right in the room with me sharing her knowledge and wisdom. The section on Tarot and crimes really hit a nerve with me because of my involvement criminal justice system. Amythyst shared her personal readings of missing people cases and shared an outcome (if there was one). This chapter just made me respect the author more. {I really wish we lived in a society that would at least take into consideration the use of a proficient psychic in criminal cases} I also enjoyed the section on tarot and numerology which added a whole new level to explore when doing tarot readings, and tarot spells (there are some great spells in there that I can’t wait to try out!}

My Morning Cuppa’ ~ Protection Tea

Good morning, Witchlings! At our house it’s time for a cuppa’. I’m going to be using my book, Green Witchcraft Grimoire, and one of my own magical recipes inside to brew a “Protection Tea”. The following is an excerpt from my new book for those of you who don’t have a copy yet. And here’s a link, so you can order your copy today because you don’t want to miss out on all the cool info, recipes, rituals… and more!

PROTECTION TEA

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Herbs: powdered ginseng, whole cloves (protection from gossip), rosemary (general protection)
  • Tea: white tea bag
  • A cup
  • Teakettle
  • Hot water

Protection tea is a good tea to drink at least once a month, whether you think you feel the need or not. It’s like clearing the air and space around you, as well as your spirit, from anything or anyone that might complicate your life or cause harm in some way. This doesn’t have to be something big, scary, and dangerous. There are little things in life that we need protection from, little things that tarnish the energy around us in such subtle ways that we may not be immediately aware of it.

Protection tea will take care of those little things.

Amythyst Raine ~ @Amazon

Natural Magick ~ Links

Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way ~ Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way explores the magick and mystery of old world traditions from a unique perspective, that of the Gray Witch. Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way is an excellent companion book to The Gray Witch’s Grimoire!

Blogging on WordPress

This is just a note to let you know that I’ll be posting a lot more at Every Cat Has a Tale than I will be here at my beloved Magickal Connections. I absolutely hate the new blogging tools at this site. I find them awkward and restrictive, as well as irritating.

I love this blog, but if anyone has noticed, as far as posting goes, I use it primarily to pass along a link to new posts at my Other Blog. I will continue to do this.

However, I have to say that over the years here at WordPress, I’ve built this blog up with pages and pages of informative information on tarot and witchcraft, and I feel (quite proudly) that this blog can still stand on its own.

I’m not giving up Magickal Connections, but I’m using it in a different way for my own purposes.

Breaking Another Sales Barrier! ~ The Gray Witch’s Grimoire

I’m very proud to let you know that The Gray Witch’s Grimoire has broken another sales barrier! This slender volume of witchcraft and wise-woman energy just keeps giving and giving. If you don’t have a copy, you can purchase one at this link ~

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1780992734/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Dealing With a Jealous Ex-Spouse

Dealing With a Jealous Ex-Spouse ~ “Men most often feel jealous when their ex-spouse begins having sex with another man, while women feel jealous when their ex-spouse becomes emotionally involved with another woman.”

https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2019/10/dealing-with-jealous-ex-spouse.html

Signs Your Ex Wants You Back

If you are getting phone calls from your ex, they have chosen the most direct form of communication—this is a great sign. This is very up front and keeps you in real and direct contact, making it feel as if the relationship really isn’t over for good…

follow the link for the complete article ~

https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2019/09/signs-your-ex-wants-you-back.html

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Psychic Sensitivity ~ Sensitive Children

Night Fears

I slept with my head hidden under the blankets until I was 12 years old. Why? Because at night, in the silence and the dark, I was keenly aware that I was not alone. I could sense the presence of something, or many things, by my bed. I could hear whispered voices; I could see shadow people; and often I could feel something unnameable trying to connect with me.

As a child, I didn’t understand what I was experiencing. I didn’t know that the presence I was aware of couldn’t actually harm me, and I didn’t know how to consciously protect and claim myself and my space, or how to consciously send these ethereal energies away. I didn’t even know that this was possible.

Like any child who feels afraid, my instinct was to hide. And this I did — under the covers.

When I was 12 years old, something happened. I think it stemmed from the fact that I was exhausted from these nights of fear and the lack of sleep. I was sick of waking up drenched in sweat. It may have been a new maturity and more insight coming with puberty. I was tired. I was tired of being terrorized at night. I was tired of feeling like I had to hide in order to be safe, and I finally got to a defiant angry place.

One night, I simply flung the covers back, sat up, and very forcefully said, “This is my room! This is my bed! If you want to come and get me, then do it… or Leave Me Alone!” That was all I needed to do. Little did I know that’s all I had ever needed to do.

1. I showed no fear.

2. I reclaimed my space by ordering the presence to leave.

Be sensitive to small children with night fears. Allow them what they need for comfort. And as is often the case, they need a way to block some of these entities and experiences, whether with a night-light that’s left on, some cozy time in bed with a parent (so comforting!), or someone just to sit with them until they feel calm. When most insensitive or ignorant adults chastise them, telling them that there is nothing there, those adults don’t know how wrong they could be.

Visions & Psychic Information

I’ve written before of a psychic vision that I had when I was 12 years old, some sort of coming of age time, this year must have been for me. On the day my Uncle died, several hours before this occurred, he was laying on the living-room couch listening to music. I was sitting across the room from him, and as I watched, the back of the couch closed over him, like a lid on a coffin.

As most children do, I thought that because I could see this, everyone else in the room could see this also. But as I looked from each adult face to the next, I realized that they were totally unaware of what had just happened. I also was too immature and not practiced enough to realize that this was a premonition, an omen of what was to be just a few hour later.

It would be six years, when I was 18, that I would first talk about this experience with my grandmother. Without an understanding of premonitions and omens, I had thought that by SEEING this vision, I had CAUSED this thing to happen. I spent those six years desperately trying to block any visions or information that came to me.

Be aware that young children do not have the mental faculties to digest the psychic visions and information that they are picking up. They may not understand the source or the implications of visions and other psychic information. And its very common for small children to think that everyone else hears and feels what they do. Children don’t realize that they have an ability and are experiencing something that most people do not experience.

The Empath

Any situation that puts an empath in a group setting can be a nightmare. It is not only an overload of other people’s energy, it is a flurry of knowing, knowing what other people are thinking. Your brain is rattled and filled with other people’s true thoughts. You can feel their sadness, their happiness, their boredom, as well as their dislikes.

The classroom is a horror story for a lot of very sensitive empathic children. What’s coming through in a flurry to your conscious mind is also making it difficult, if not impossible, for you to concentrate, to focus on what the teacher is saying. It makes it difficult, if not impossible, to digest the words in a textbook, to focus on a math problem, to stay in the present with clear thoughts. From my own experience, I have to wonder how many children are labeled with attention disorders, when actually, they are receiving an overload of data from the individuals around them.

The perfect classroom experience for the empathic child would be soft instrumental meditative background music. It would be a room filled with live plants, windows open for fresh air and bird sounds and sunshine, or the smell of rain. It would be rooms large enough to have ample space around each desk, around each child. It would be the quiet presence of an animal, a voiceless living thing, a cat or dog or bird or hamster. Until that type of classroom exists, the most we can do is to educate people on the topic of empathic children and what they need to function in this group setting.