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,

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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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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

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The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Thank you for your support!

It was exciting when the first copy of The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners showed up on my doorstep… now with a full BOX, it’s all feeling a little surreal! I can’t wait to hear what you all think when you get your own copies of the book. Thank you to everyone who’s shown so much support by pre-ordering, doing reviews and endorsements, and generally adding positive energy to the this project in your own special way. If you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, there is still time! 


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Around Town with The Spiritual Feminist ~ Photo Blog!

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My daughter picked me up this morning for a round of shopping and lunch– and I took The Book with us (The Spiritual Feminist).  This was a Hoot!!  Following are photos of our jaunt, the places we went, and the people we saw…Welcome to Fremont, Nebraska (USA)!

First stop ~ THE BLUE BOTTLE ~ 529 N Main St #5 ~ Ask for Ginger!

Besides my favorite cappuccinos, what do you think you’ll find in The Blue Bottle?…Blue bottles– of course!

HARVEST HEALTH ~ 419 N Main St

Besides lots of Healthy Stuff, we found crystals and incense, and quite a few surprisingly Cool and New-Agey items. Yay!

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SECOND LOOK ~516 N Main St ~ very cool consignment shopped filled with all sorts of treasures and good deals!

On the Lower Level of Second Look with the Proprietor!

“Andy” has been selling hotdogs from this stand AT THE CORNER OF 6th & MAIN for 30+ years!!

This building is actually For Sale and is my Dream Location for a Tea & Tarot shop ~ it’s an ivy covered cottage of a building, like something right out of a magickal movie!!…Where’s my Financial Backers?

Fremont Police Station

To the Men & Women In Blue!…Support your local Law Enforcement. I know, there’s been lots of bad press lately, and there are a few bad apples in ANY occupation. But the majority of Law Enforcement officials work hard and risk their lives To Keep Us Safe! (Hey, MOM! This ones for you ~ My Mother is a Retired Police Officer)

This sign is Right Outside MICHAEL’S JEWELRY ~ 540 N Main St ~ omg, if this were only true!! 🙂

PRECIOUS TREASURES CO-OP SHOP ~ 405 N Main St ~ Make sure you’ve got plenty of time to browse in here at your leisure, it’s a treasure trove all right!

Okay– ‘nough running around.  Everyone was getting hungry and foot weary (yes, that’s a real thing).  We finished off our outing– where?  At McDonald’s…of course!

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The Official Release Date for The Spiritual Feminist
is April 24th!!

Hooza!!!

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 Thank you to my daughter, Laura Thome, for the photography!

This is such a monumental event in a writer’s life, the Release of a Book…it is akin to giving birth, and there’s almost as much chaos and hoopla leading up to it.

Enjoy the photos– and BUY THE BOOK (or the Kindle edition)
Women…you will be touched, you will be inspired, you will be re-empowered, you will find healing and a sense of spirituality like nothing you’ve ever experienced– Believe Me!
Blessings to you all,
Amythyst