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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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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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.


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“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

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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

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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

A Sneak Peek! ~ The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening

I’m thrilled to have the proof copy of my new book (The Little Handbook of Spiritual Awakening) in my hot little hands! And I’m even happier to be able to share a sneak peek inside the book with you. It’s beautiful, filled with charming illustrations, my own original photos, ample pages of beautiful water color lined paper for writing your notes, interesting boxes of additional info, and quotes from people who have wise words to pass along.

Magick, Mysticism, The Tarot Parlour ~ & some changes

If you visit The Tarot Parlour, you’ll notice that a lot of options for readings through several types of mediums are no longer available. I’ll only be offering Audio Readings (in a wide variety of spreads & prices), and Video readings ($85) for a 9 card spread. You’ll also find a video on this page that was taped for a client so that you get an idea of what a personal video reading is like.  (It’s a lot like sitting across the table from me, but you’ll be watching it on Youtube.)

I think this is called “semi-retirement”.  I want to share my gift by doing what I love, and I love taping audio readings for my clients in the privacy of my home, usually ensconced at one of my patio tables in my wild and woodsy back yard.  This is the most profound way that I connect with the cards and the cards connect with me.  It’s magickal.

The video below is a promotional video I created for The Tarot Parlour, and I must admit I had a hoot playing with the special effects.  Have a magickal day, and if Spirit is calling to you, book a reading with me so that we can get a clearer picture.

Blessings,
Amythyst