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.”

The Kindles ~ They’re back up and available!

The four books I published with Amazon are once more available in both Print and Kindle, follow the link:  click  HERE

  1. The Ultimate Tarot Guide for Your Personal Tarot Journey
  2. Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way
  3. The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening
  4. Tarot: A Witch’s Journey

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 ~ your moment of enlightenment


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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.

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!!

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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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.”

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

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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

The Things We Do for Love n’ Money

The introduction to Part 4: Magick for Love n’ Money, page 146, in my book:
Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way @ Amazon

Two things in this world that most preoccupy our minds and determine the quality of our existence are love and money.  We can’t survive without one, and we don’t want to live without the other.  But even in the midst of working magick to bring love and money into our lives, we self-consciously feel the need to temper this desire and our magick with self-imposed restrictions:  “This spell is not to make you rich…“; “It’s unethical to target a particular person in a love spell…“; “Only ask for the necessities…“.

In the midst of the magick, we feel compelled to hold back, whether through societal conditioning or mainstream religious influence.  It’s only when the witch can step beyond these boundaries — into the realm of the Wild Woman, the wizard, the world of infinite possibilities and unbridled occult energy — that she can throw restraint to the winds and attain that which she truly desires and deserves.

Use the correspondences in this section to bring into your life riches that will heighten your existence and love that will take your breath away.

If you don’t already have a copy of this book, click on the link at the beginning of this post to purchase your copy at Amazon — in Print or Kindle.

Of all the books on spells and potions and foot stompin’ magick I’ve written, this is my favorite.  It’s absolutely filled with magical gems rooted in hoodoo and witchcraft.  It’s also the book where I’ve been the most open and frank when it comes to discussing several hot-topic issues in our occult circles that trigger some people.  If you agree with my philosophy and perspective, yay!!, you’ll love this book; and if you don’t — then write a review, let’s hear your perspective.

Stereotypically Deliciously Wicked ~ Wicked Witch Fidelity Spells

(Oh, come on now, you know you would, if you could)

“Make Her Behave” Knot Spell

If you’re considering using this spell, you apparently have a lady with a voracious appetite for sex and not much of a penchant for monogamy. You will use this spell to tame the wild beast, to curb her philandering behavior, and to keep her charms all to yourself.

For this spell you’ll want a red ribbon, traditionally nine feet in length, the typical length for knot magick. You will anoint this ribbon with intimate fluids from her body. This spell may take several days to complete, for over the course of time, you will call out your woman’s name, and once she responds to your voice, you will tie a knot in the red ribbon.

You will tie knots in the red ribbon in the order that follows:

9…7…5…3…1…2…4…6…8

When this part of the spell has finally been completed, and all nine knots are tied, you will place this ribbon in a red bag. Along with the ribbon, you will add a pubic hair from this fem-fatale and copious amounts of nutmeg.

Keep this charm close. As long as you have it, you have the upper hand; and your enchantress shall receive all of her satisfaction from you and you alone.

“Keep Him Faithful” Spell

This spell is the feminine version of the ‘Make Her Behave’ spell for men, only there’s a special twist at the end. For traditional knot magick, as I’ve said, you want a red ribbon approximately nine feet in length, and you will be tying nine knots in this ribbon in a particular order– one knot every time you get your man to answer to your call. It may take a while for you to complete this first phase of the spell, but patience is required, and it will be worth it in the end.

As stated above, this is the order in which you will tie the knots:

9…7…5…3…1…2…4…6…8

After the first phase of the spell is complete, you’ve called your man’s name nine times, and nine times he’s answered you, it’s time to add this ribbon to a red bag.

Here’s where this spell can take a little twist from the version above. If you are working this magick, it’s obviously because your man has been– or is being– unfaithful. Think long and hard about whether you want this character back, whether you want to keep him and his manly charms all to yourself, or would you rather have revenge?

To keep him faithful: Place this red knotted ribbon in a red bag, along with one of the target’s pubic hairs and plenty of nutmeg to inspire monogamy and adoring faithfulness.

Or…

To kill his libido and bring on a bout of impotence: Place this red knotted ribbon in a red bag and add one of your man’s pubic hairs to the bag as well. You will also add the following items — cayenne pepper, Goofer Dust, a length of morning glory vine, and the carcass of a fly. Now spit in the bag and seal it shut. Bury this delectable little morsel in the ground, preferably on land that belongs to the target, or at least in a place close by, where you know that it will not be undisturbed.

SOURCE:

The source for this blog post is my very own deliciously wicked book:

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Even if you’re not a practitioner, you might find this book highly intriguing, if not down-right entertaining.  I guarantee that you’ll find things in this book you never imagined.

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…
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The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Amazon Reviews

I’m still blown away by the support I’m seeing for The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners! Reading through these reviews every once in a while feels amazing and reminds me why I’m so happy to be a published author. Here’s one of my favorites so far…

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The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ It’s time to leave a Review!

Whoa! I just noticed that The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners already has a number of reviews coming in and a five star rating on Amazon! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to leave their honest feedback—it’s amazing to see how people are reacting to this project that I worked so hard on. 

If you haven’t had a chance to leave a review yet, please take a couple minutes to head over to the Amazon page and leave your thoughts. You can do that at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f