Two Books That Will Be Great Companions!


Even before “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire” had been sent flying across the pond to my publisher in England (Moon Books/John Hunt Publishing), I was knee-deep in writing my next witchy book, “Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way”.  The second book I published independently with Amazon through their KDP program under Pink Orchid Publishing — which is me.  But for one brief insane moment, there was one of those slow-motion experiences when the little voice in my head said, “Wait a minute, you should combine these books.”  It was absolute basic laziness which resulted in my reaction, which was “Nope, don’t think so, there’s so much material here.”  So I didn’t.

One book went one way, on its destiny overseas, where it would eventually become a best seller.  And the other book has found it’s spot at Amazon, happily ensconced among the witchy tomes of neo-pagans around the world.  

I have always said, and I’m saying so again with emphasis, that these two books make great companion books and will get along quite well on the book shelf together.  Whatever I didn’t include in one, can be found in the other.  Below you’ll find an overview of the contents of each book and links to purchase.  Both books are available in print and kindle at Amazon.

Preface…

The Gray Witch

Part 1 ~ Knowledge… 5

Magickal Principles for the Gray Witch… 6

Code of Ethics… 7

Symbols of Witchcraft… 11

Thirteen Powers of the Witch… 28

The Witch’s Alphabet… 28

Initiation…29

Your Craft Name… 34

The Metaphysical Laws of Witchcraft… 35

Power Words… 40

The Tools of the Trade… 42 

Magickal Correspondences… 45

Moon Phases… 51

The Moon Divine: The Triple Goddess… 54

A Moon for Every Month… 56

Herbal Correspondences… 66

A Stone’s Throw… 79

The Wheel of the Year… 87

Part 2 ~ Rituals…  97

Circle Casting… 98

Calling the Quarters… 101

Cakes and Wine… 103

Self-Initiation… 104

Drawing Down the Moon… 108

Wiccaning… 109

Handfasting… 113

Croning/Eldering… 116

Summerland Ritual… 119

Part 3 ~ Spells… 123

Love Spells… 125

Lilith’s Lust Spell

Nutmeg Fidelity Spell

Strawberry Sex Spell

Bloody Love Spell

Asunder You Shall Go: Dividing Lovers

The Face of Your True Love

A Mid-Summer’s Eve Love Spell 

Beauty Spells… 129

Shed Your Skin Spell 

To Summon… 131

Call Me

Summoning Powder

Rosemary Summons

To Beckon

Summoning Spirits 

Health & Healing Spells… 136

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences

To Cure an Illness (Knot Magick)

Healing Crystal 

Command & Compel Spells… 139

Commanding Oil

Do My Bidding Spell  

Court Case Spells…141

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences

Magickal Options for legal Spells

Beef Tongue Court Case Spell

Money Spells… 144

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences

Money Bottle

Keep It Flowing 

Spells for the Tongue… 147

A Poppet to Stop a Gossip

Seal the Mouth

Cat’s Got Your Tongue Spell

Keep My Secret

Liar Come to Light 

Protection Spells… 153

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences

A Vehicle Blessing

To Spite Your Face

The In-Law Spell

To Ward Off Negativity 

Banishing Spells… 160    

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences 

Ditch It Quick Spell 

Hexing, Cursing, Binding Spells… 161

Return to Sender

A Hex

A Binding

Binding Negative Behavior

Freeze They Enemy

Feel My Wrath

Divide and Conquer

Breaking the Spell… 172

Bind Me Not

Reverse the Curse

Breaking Another Witch’s Spell   

How does real magick work?…10

Forms of Magick…13

The Mysteries of Magickal Manifestation…19

Creating Magickal Space…26

A Checklist of Magickal Supplies…53

Charging your Magickal Tools…65

Twelve Months of Magick…72

Seven Days of Magick…104

Animal Magick…115

Magick for Love n’ Money…144

· Love Spells…151

· Love Potion #9

· Rose Spell

· Smooth Marital Turmoil

· Hot Sex Spell

· Makin’ Tracks

· Love Spells for Men…157

· Make Her Behave: Pubic Hair Spell

· Magickal Male Enhancement 

· Love Spells for Women…161

· Keep Him Faithful Spell

· Attract Your Man

· Irresistibly Spell

Money…166

· Money Spells…169

· Silver Coin Spell

· Loose the Miser Spell

· New Business Money Mojo

· Sugar Honey Jar Spell

· Home Money Spell

· Pocket Money Spell

Mojo Magick…182

· Poppets…184

· Mojo Bags…207

Magick Oils/Potions/Powders…226

Crystal Magick…270

Candle Magick…297

Magickal Alphabets and Symbols…314

· Runes…316

· Witch’s Alphabet…325

· The Pentagram…329

· The Elements…334

· Planets…341

· Astrological Symbols…354

Witches’ Bottles…366

Essential Oils…386

Kitchen Magick…392

· Recipes…405

· Strawberry Love Salad

· Lady Amythyst’s Pumpkin Pie

· Gingerbread

· Litha Peach Cobbler

· Full Moon Biscuits

· Deviled Eostre Eggs

· Lammas Loaf

· Midsummer’s Night Tea

· Garden Magick Soup

· Green Man Cake

· Beltane Bean Dish

Good Luck Charms…439

Questions and Answers…447

· What is the difference between white and black magick?

· Is it possible to dwell too much on a spell you’ve cast & ruin it?

· Who can do magick?

· What is a familiar?

· What is neo-paganism?

· Do All witches practice their religion the same way?

· Who is the Wiccan Goddess?

· When did you first know you were a witch?

Magickal Substitutions…467

Terms and Lingo…473

Book Trailer:

Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way

Are you going to keep up appearances, or follow your heart?

I thought this was going to be three separate readings on three separate topics for three separate individuals out there, that’s what I thought. Spirit — and the cards — had a different idea. I was amazed as these three readings unfolded and a definite theme emerged; it was obviously a story aimed at one individual with a definite question that needs to be addressed. So, I combined the three taped readings into one video. And the question remains: Are you going to keep up appearances, or are you going to follow your heart?

The Hermit Experiences a Toxic Connection ~ learn from it & move on

Happy 4th of July weekend to the Americans who are reading this blog post, and a heartwarming wave on a beautiful summer day to everyone else.  It feels like it’s been a short while since I’ve drawn any daily cards, and actually, the set of cards you see below were drawn three or four days ago.  I’ve left them lay by my computer so their energy could grow and their story could unfold.  So, here we go.

I’ve finally jotted down my first impressions.  This is something I usually do privately, even during video readings, but I don’t film the process.  It’s rather a private thing, but maybe it shouldn’t be.  I won’t edit the content to these notes, I’ll type them in here as I wrote them.  Remember as you’re reading them, that my brain is receiving information very quickly, and receiving it two ways — through clairaudience (I’m hearing the words in my head) and through clairvoyance (I’m seeing the words in my head.  They appear as white chalk on a black board):

Solitary time/seclusion.

Tumultuous (maybe traumatic) life experience. Big changes.

Pulled in two directions, not thinking clearly.

Avoiding making a choice, choosing instead to retreat — within, maybe physically.

  • So, I’m ready for the whole story now, or most of it at least:

The cards are telling me that this is someone who has spent a great deal of time alone, probably single, and that they are slow to trust, or to make new friends.  They are the proverbial “Hermit” in every sense of the world, a home body, engaged in their own interests and pursuits, some of which may seem “geeky” or “unusual” to the general public.

I’m going to speak to this person directly now, so if this is you, here we go:

Something happened, or someone appeared in your life, that prompted you to open the figurative door and allow someone in, allow someone to get close to you, possibly for the first time in your life, which understandably gave you a rush and a sense of awe at how intimate and amazing a personal connection can be.

However, the world is full of people who do not have admirable intentions, and it’s full of people who are not ethical.  It’s also full of people who can convince you that they are all this and more, and they’re quite good at it.  I feel this is what happened to you.

I’m not sure how long you were in contact with this person before reality hit and the polished veneer that they presented to you became cracked, foggy, and sadly muddied.  But eventually, this is what happened, and you — who were experiencing many things connected to a relationship for the first time — – was struck with harsh realties of the human condition and human behavior.

  • The message the cards are giving me for you… 

This was a learning experience, and it’s one that you have survived.  Don’t let this one negative connection deter you from seeking friendship or love.  Besides that rare bad apple in the bushel, there’s a whole bunch of fresh beautiful honest people out there in whose company and friendship you will blossom and grow.  Take what you’ve learned, apply it where needed, and move forward in confidence with your life.

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[Excerpt: The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening]

Conclusion

We are spiritual beings. It often seems, in the chaos of living in our modern world, this side of ourselves gets lost. If you are reading this book, Spirit has tapped you on the shoulder and invited you to get reacquainted with this aspect of yourself. My hope is that this book will help you do that.

Whatever has brought you to this moment in life, where you seek to acknowledge and understand the deeper mysteries of existence, know that it is a priceless opportunity for you to discover new knowledge and answers to many of life’s questions. You have been given the chance to change the course of your life, the path you will take.

This is your personal journey of spiritual awakening, your moment of enlightenment followed by a lifetime of development. Allow your soul to soar to new heights. Allow your life to be touched by the infinite and the impossible. Allow your spirit to freely explore all the avenues and paths that call to you.

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My New Book ~ embrace your spiritual side

I just ordered a couple more copies of my new book, The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening, for my pixies. I received my first copies a couple weeks ago, so I finally have a clear copy to photograph (not the author’s proof that has the ugly “not for resale” band around it)… So, if you ordered a copy, are you still waiting for it, or have you received it already, and if so Pictures Please!! I’d love to see where they end up. If you’ve read your new copy and have had time to get acquainted with it, jump on over to amazon with the following link and leave a word about the book. I will greatly appreciate it — thank you!! And, enjoy! If you have NOT ordered your copy — horrors!! — here’s a link so you can do that.

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It Might Take Some Awkward Conversation ~ for a 2nd chance

Today’s early morning readings are full of on the spot intuitive perceptions and advice. Welcome to Arizona and my home. This morning we dive into a grid of cards and explore relationships, finances, personal connections, and life. If you enjoy this video, or find it helpful, please be sure to Like & Subscribe so that other people can find it too.

There’s a couple out there that are really going to have to become transparent with each other and indulge in some really difficult and awkward conversations if they want to give their relationship a second chance.

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So Personal ~ At the end of the day…

The cards are being very precise and personal this morning and focusing on an issue that is very close to the heart.  I have no idea who this reading is for, but I also have no doubt that you will definitely know if it is you.

At the center of this situation is an older male, feels like a father or father figure, and a younger individual, could be either male or female, but my feeling is that there is a deep familial connection between these two, and it isn’t always smooth.  Much head-butting and arguments here, but then, they feel incredibly alike, so that’s understandable.

At the center of the latest confrontation lay:  1) a decision and 2) a new relationship that has some pitfalls and drawbacks, or baggage, connected to it 3) big changes, or something coming to a completion — or both.

So, younger person, are you going to listen to the pros and cons (probably mostly cons) from your elder?  And elder, are you going to listen to the pros and cons (probably mostly pros) from your young person?

I feel that the important issue in this group of cards is not the new relationship or any final decisions being made about it; the important issue is the relationship between father and child.

Spirit is advising that you do not let decisions and disagreements (and stubbornness) in this physical world of man destroy a soul connection that is eternal.

  • To the elder:  their decision may be a mistake (and it may not be), but if it is they will learn from it and move on.  This may be something that they are suppose to experience in order to learn and progress.
  • To the youngster:  it’s difficult being a parent and setting free the small child (that you will always be in their mind and memory) and allowing them to go down a path that they feel is wrought with difficulty.  All parents want to spare their children from experiencing unpleasantness.

At the end of the day, give each other a hug and persevere.

One of Life’s Lessons Learned ~ good job!

Someone has been so thrown for a loop over a significant change in their life:

You didn’t have all the facts, or you most definitely weren’t expecting the tumultuousness of it all.  You might even feel a bit of betrayal, as though someone was keeping something from you, or perhaps even twisting the facts to their benefit, to make their argument stronger, more convincing.

At this point, you may be wishing that you’d taken more time to think it over, or you may be wishing that you had not undertaken this change in the first place, or done it so quickly, or been so naively trusting.  But it’s too late now to retreat.  The best that you can do is find your voice to make your feelings known — loud, and clear, and honest.  The best that you can do now is face the individual that was not forthcoming with all the facts and pin them to the wall with your own knowledge and the pivotal points that you have uncovered through your own research (this is going to be necessary, you know that). 

With all that said, you’ll come out of this wiser, with more self-confidence, and with a keener insight into human nature.  This is one of many life lessons that were waiting for you here, on the physical plane, and there will be more to come.  You’re learning how to handle difficult situations and people, how to dig up pertinent and solid information, and how to confront someone who is not being honest — good job!

Hot Off the Press!

I just received my first order of books, The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening, from Amazon.  If you have an order in, your books should be arriving soon, if they haven’t already.

[excerpt: Chapter 3, page 112]  (on the chakras: opening your throat chakra)

To open this chakra

1. Wear turquois or light blue. Wear it as clothing, or a piece of jewelry. Plant blue flowers; paint your nails blue; buy a blue throw rug for your house, or a blue blanket for your bed. Take pictures of blue things.

2. Sing. If you can’t hold a tune, that’s okay. Sing when you’re alone in the shower and you’re all alone in the house. You (and Spirit) will be the only one to hear you, and you will be opening up and energizing your throat chakra

3. Write a letter to someone you haven’t seen or spoken to in a long time. Write a letter to someone that you are estranged from. Write a letter to someone you’ve always wanted to talk to but never had the courage. You don’t have to actually send this letter to anyone, unless you want to. But you will be opening up the channels of communication, and your throat chakra as well.

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Two Video Readings ~ 1) Meet the Scheister (hang onto your money) 2) To a Couple (get on the same page)

Meet the Scheister

To a Couple: 

Today’s early morning readings are full of on the spot intuitive perceptions and advice. Welcome to Arizona and my home. This morning we dive into a grid of cards and explore relationships, finances, personal connections, and life. If you enjoy this video, or find it helpful, please be sure to Like & Subscribe so that other people can find it too. 

And if you haven’t already purchased my new book, The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening, you can do that using the link below. If the Spirit moves you, leave a brief book review or a few words at Amazon, that would be amazing! Please and thank you in advance! My book, The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening, is up at Amazon and available for purchase. Follow this link:

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Herbs: Hyssop ~ The Little Handbook of Spirituality

The chapter that I found the most fun to write was Chapter 4:  Botanicals & Pagan Spiritualism.  I love the use of herbs and their energies in the pagan path, and I’m strongly connected to them with my own practice.  There is a nice segment on herbs, all formatted as the excerpt below, with a variety of uses for each herb as it pertains, some quite interesting and a bit unconventional.

If you have ordered your copy of this book, they should start to arrive to their destinations the middle of this month.  I’m waiting, just like all of you, for my first clean copies, so far I have only the author’s proof, which is printed with a wide gray “not for resale” band across the cover.

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I know I can’t wait for my copies to arrive, and I can’t wait to get your feedback!  I know you’ll love this book as much as I do.

Hyssop

Energy: projective
Planet: Jupiter
Element: fire

Magical uses: purification, protection

Aside from sage, hyssop is the most popular herb for purification, used widely in protective recipes for oils and powders, as well as burned for its cleansing purifying smoke.

If you’re feeling a bit tarnished spiritually, and you’re not sure from where or whom this energy is coming, you can fix it. Add a little hyssop to your bath water for a cleansing soak. You can add some dried and ground hyssop to your favorite moisturizing lotion or body oils and apply it sparingly, touching your forehead and heart to clear the energy about you.


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An Early Arizona Morning Full of Tarot

Today’s early morning readings are full of on the spot intuitive perceptions and advice. Welcome to Arizona and my home. This morning we dive into a grid of cards and explore relationships, finances, personal connections, and life. If you enjoy this video, or find it helpful, please be sure to Like & Subscribe so that other people can find it too. 

And if you haven’t already purchased my new book, The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening, you can do that using the link below. If the Spirit moves you, leave a brief book review or a few words at Amazon, that would be amazing! Please and thank you in advance! My book, The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening, is up at Amazon and available for purchase. Follow this link:

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Today the Cards Tell a Sordid Story ~ from another time

This feels like such long time ago. There’s the ambiance of the turn of the 20th century, high top stiff collars, the clopping sound of horses on cobbled streets, the smells of primitive plumbing and horse drawn carriages, the staid colors of cheap dyes for men’s coats and ladies’ skirts.  There is the feeling of a much different pace of life on a daily basis than what we experience now.  Everything moves more slowly — us, and our efforts to travel from one spot to another, mail and communication in general, goods and services.  It’s so much slower, I feel that I can take a deep breath, that the “rush” of movement in the 21st century has ceased.

It’s timeless, this scenario, the set of circumstances playing out before me in a different era and to a different tune, but it’s also the same.  There is a surreal feeling of deja vu.  There is a tryst, of course.

There’s quite a bit of virulent and violent interaction between two females, cloaked in the conventionality of their era, but so raw when seen through the mists of time… raw and shocking.  Between the two women, there is an aggressor, and there is a victim.  The minute details of this interaction may be steeped in mystery, unknown to the people surrounding them at the time the drama and confrontation played out.

After the confrontation and it’s ultimate conclusion:

Someone ran away, disillusioned by the outcome, horrified by the results, morbidly disgusted mostly with themselves, but also afraid of discovery.  This deed, these feelings, this is something that the perpetrator doesn’t even want to face with themselves, much less to have the populace know such things, speak of such things.  “Let’s run away”, she thinks to herself, “where no one will know.  Where the secret will be safe.”

And what of the object of all this venomous desire and lust and conflagration?  What happened to him?  Where did he go, how did he move on, what course did his life take?… Within his reality, it would seem that his true love fled, the one he felt so connected with, the truth of her absence shrouded in mystery, unrevealed.  It would seem that life became what was expected and natural at this time and place, for this man and his newly proposed partner, though the passion may have been missing from this coupling, and the legitimate relationship wooden and predictable, the life constrained and often dull.  But it fit smoothly in the puzzle pieces of the day, of the time, of his life, and of the lives of all those he touched.

What became of the victim of these feminine hostilities?  Where did her physical remains come to rest? It would seem that her final resting place would never be discovered, though her spirit moved through the motions of the transition, and her soul ascended.

Questions were left, the mystery remains.