Pink Orchid Publishing ~ This is me!

Pink Orchid Publishing… is me! 

I’ve been asked frequently about this company, which is listed on the copyright page of four of my books, along with Amazon. I’ve published four of my own books through Amazon and their KDP system so far, and I love it. I love being in control, I love editing the manuscript and deciding how I want it set up and how I want it to look, I love choosing the type of paper, styles, etc., and I love doing my own cover design. I went all out on my last book… full color, premium paper, heavily illustrated — a lot of my own photographs, as well as public domain images. 

My other five books are published through traditional publishing companies, and I greatly (greatly!) appreciate the talented editors, artists, and publicists and all the work they have done. I’m proud of the connection I have with these amazing people and these companies, and I’m proud of the books that have come out of this joint effort. 

As far as Pink Orchid Publishing goes, at this time, I am only publishing my own work. If I were younger and had more energy, I probably would take on other authors and projects, but not right now. I whimsically asked my daughter, “I think I created a publishing company?” and she said, “I do believe you did.”

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

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.

click HERE

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.

If you haven’t already ordered your copy of “Spiritual Awakening”, you can do so at this link:

click  HERE

Be sure to leave a review, or a shoutout!! Thank you!

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.

If you haven’t ordered your copy yet,

please do so at Amazon withTHIS LINK.  

And when you receive your book and have a chance to read it over, I would absolutely love it if you would leave a brief review or a few words on Amazon.  Reviews make all the difference in the success of a book, and they often help someone decide if a particular book is what they’re looking for.

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.


Spiritual Awakening @ Facebook

“This book is written to help you explore and experiment and discover a spirituality that you might not even be aware of. This book is here to help you embrace your inner pagan, to reconnect with your ancient roots and an earthy spirituality based in nature and magic and inspiration.”

A Place to Record Your Progress & Inspirations ~ The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening

This little handbook and journal is special because I wanted you to be able to make this book your own, to add your private thoughts, inspiration that strikes out-of-the-blue, and positive affirmations.  I wanted this book to be a companion to you as your spiritual explorations and awakenings unfold.  There are ample pages of lined paper for you to write on, a beautiful watercolor wash that’s inspiring on its own, just waiting for you to put pen in hand.

I’m so proud of this beautiful book, and I know that my own personal copy will become a keepsake journal mirroring my own spiritual journey.

Please be sure to order your copy now, and if the spirit moves you, leave a review or a few words at Amazon.  Thank you so much for supporting my books over the years and traveling this marvelous mystic path with me.

Blessings,
Amythyst Raine

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The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening ~ What Chapter was the most difficult to write?

I would have to say that the most challenging chapter to write was Chapter 3, Preparing for Your New Spiritual Life.  

The topics touched upon in this chapter include:

  • What do you need to let go of?
  • What do you need to draw to you?
  • Paving the way.

In the Exercises, Activities, & Exploration section, the first exercise called “Getting Rid of Baggage” was an almost cathartic experience to think and write about, because realistically every single one of us has some sort of baggage.  If you’ve lived at all, you’ve got baggage, it just goes with the human experience, it’s how we learn.

I open the exercise with this paragraph:

“As you experience your personal spiritual awakening, your soul may feel lighter, the world brighter.  But that doesn’t mean that you will experience an instantaneous clearing of baggage you’ve accumulated over time.  You’ll find that clearing emotional, past relationship, and physical baggage is something that you have to consciously choose to do…”

There then is included three brief lists with suggestions for clearing that baggage, because this really needs to be resolved and/or released so we can successfully progress on our spiritual journey and exploration.

Be sure to order your copy of The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening @ Amazon, and if the spirit moves you, I would love if you would leave a review or a few brief words about this book at Amazon.  

Thank you all for the support you’ve shown this book, kicking it off with a burst of enthusiasm that charted it at #5.  Please continue your support by leaving a review; passing this link on to someone else who would enjoy this book; and sharing links and posts with your friends, or on social media.

Bright Blessings,
Amythyst

The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening… What’s waiting for you inside?

Chapter 1:
[an excerpt]
From Chapter One Exercises, activities, and explorations
3.  Reconnecting with animals and trees

“Do you love trees?  Do  you feel an affinity for, or a special connection with, trees?  Do you have a favorite kind of tree?  Do you have a tree from your childhood experiences that has stuck with you, maybe a particular beloved tree that you think about even now, after all these years?  Do you feel uneasy in a forest, as though you’re being watched?  When the wind blows through trees, do you hear it as voices with a message, or at least feel this energy?”

*Note: Quote from The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening @ amazon

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The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening ~ Don’t forget to leave a review

You can order a copy and leave your review via this link:
click HERE

Many of you have asked how you can support me beyond buying your own copy of the book. One way you can really make an impact is to write an honest review of the book on Amazon.

Customer reviews lend credibility to products online. Reviews help people to make up their minds about purchasing a copy if they’ve been undecided. Thank you for your help spreading the word about The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening. By leaving a review, you’re helping the book reach a larger audience, and making sure the book winds up in the hands of people who will enjoy it and benefit from it.

It’s Officially Released Today! ~ The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening

Order your paperback copy  HERE

It’s finally here and available to the world!  I started this book in 2021 after an inspirational moment with that little voice in my head that said “write this book”, and I was almost finished with the manuscript when I unexpectedly came down with a 2nd bout of covid, which put this project on hold.  So, seven months later, I’m extremely thrilled to be making this post and giving you the link to this beautiful and inspiring handbook and journal.

The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening includes:

  • The Spiritual Journey  

Exercises, activities, & explorations:  creating your personal journal; exploring gods and goddesses; reconnecting with animals and trees; taking a spiritual walk

  • The Witch’s Spirit  

Exercises, activities, & explorations:  exploring earth, air, fire, and water; how to write your own spell; creating a magical recipe; a look at neo-pagan founders

  • Preparing for Your New Spiritual Life:  

Exercises, activities & explorations:  getting rid of baggage; drawing positive energy to you; forgiving yourself with a blessing; opening your energy centers

  • Botanicals and Pagan Spiritualism  

Exercises, activities, & explorations:  making for thieves vinegar; making black cat oil; growing your own herbs; blessing your garden

  • Pagan Spiritual Practices

Exercises, activities, & explorations:  house cleansing; a basic candle spell; how to use a pendulum; setting up your personal altar

KINDLE Book Sale!

KINDLE Book Sale…

You will be able to purchase the kindle edition of “Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way” for .99 cents for a limited time.

This sale will run:

  • 8am Monday, February 21 to 8am Wednesday, February 23.

Follow this Amazon link to purchase the kindle edition of this book:

The Gray Witch’s Grimoire ~ Best Seller!

Good morning, World!! Oh, my gosh!! What a way to start the day… I got an email this morning from my publisher, John Hunt Publishing (Moon Books):

Congratulations
on having sold 5,000+ copies of “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”.  By most definitions, in most markets, this is where it starts being thought of as a “bestseller”.

Holy buckets! So, did you buy a copy yet? If no, here’s an Amazon link…
click  Here

9 of Swords ~ Our Personal Demons

Source: 

The Ultimate Tarot Guide:
for Your Personal Tarot Journey 

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9/Swords ~ “Oh, woe is me!”, this card seems to moan, with a very dramatic Edgar Allen Poe feel about it. But take it seriously, even though it may seem overly dramatic and even a bit childish at times, because behind this first facade there can lay the bones of serious depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, or some other cloaked and lurking mental demon. This card expresses to perfection human anguish and helplessness. Once you recognize it for what it is, the tarot will help you find the way out. Look around for that single ray of light, that ray of light that’s always there, it’s just not visible to the figure on this card because their face is buried in their hands.

Reversed:

Okay, you’ve crawled your way up out of the bottom of this very clique bottom of the pit, but how are you going to stay on top? If medical or psychological treatment was sought out, keep up with it and any medication that was prescribed. If the situation wasn’t quite that drastic, but was just a matter of recognizing unhealthy individuals and circumstances in life, continue to avoid them at all cost.

My Personal Connection:

This card, besides the 10 of swords, is probably one of the darkest cards in the deck. We all own a piece of this card, whether we admit it or not, whether we even admit it to ourselves or not. Inside everyone, in the blackest nooks and crannies of our mind, there lays all sorts of shadows and demons that have surfaced from time to time. I don’t believe that anyone who has lived can avoid this energy.

What I have noticed through several decades of life, is that being able to identify the demon and to figure out its weakness, it’s Achilles heel, will help you to overcome it. The mistake that a lot of people make is thinking that if they’ve overcome their darkest most personal demons, they’re victorious. The battle is over. Not so, as I’ve seen with a few unfortunate individuals who have come into my life for brief periods, that’s their down fall. They drop their guard, and IT resurfaces, to claim their soul.

This is a dark card, and it can bring to light a dark spirit, or a dark personality… beware this card, take it seriously, and be vigilante.

My Personal Connection:

This card, besides the 10 of swords, is probably one of the darkest cards in the deck. We all own a piece of this card, whether we admit it or not, whether we even admit it to ourselves or not. Inside everyone, in the blackest nooks and crannies of our mind, there lays all sorts of shadows and demons that have surfaced from time to time. I don’t believe that anyone who has lived can avoid this energy.

What I have noticed through several decades of life, is that being able to identify the demon and to figure out its weakness, it’s Achilles heel, will help you to overcome it. The mistake that a lot of people make is thinking that if they’ve overcome their darkest most personal demons, they’re victorious. The battle is over. Not so, as I’ve seen with a few unfortunate individuals who have come into my life for brief periods, that’s their down fall. They drop their guard, and IT resurfaces, to claim their soul.

This is a dark card, and it can bring to light a dark spirit, or a dark personality… beware this card, take it seriously, and be vigilante.