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Amythyst Raine-Hatayama

My Books, Links, Youtube, n' More ~ Amythyst Raine-Hatayama ~ Author

Amythyst Raine-Hatayama is an author and spiritual feminist; a wife and mother; a witch and taroist. She writes books on witchcraft, the tarot, and Feminine Spirituality (published by Labyrinth House, Moon Books, & Dodona Books). She's an avid blogger; a pagan activist; a holistic healer through crystals and stones-- by means of crystal grids and chakra balancing, as well as through the hands-on healing gift of reiki.

Amythyst is also a Keeper-of-Cats, a chocoholic, a Collector-of-Many-Things.

Every Cat Has a Tale is her Personal-Blog-Spot, which includes everyday life, dilemmas, as well as victories, memoirs, opinions, maybe a rare rant now and then, along with inspiration for mundane life, personal photos, and videos.

Magickal Connections is her witchy, pagan, booky BlogSpot.

The Witch's Corner is her very popular witchy pagan website full of witchy pagan stuff.

Join me at Youtube


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Avaiale @ Amazon and Barns n' Noble

Big BOOK NEWS!!!….Here’s the cover for my next book, “The Spiritual Feminist”!!! I love it!! Thank you to all the talented editors & artists at Moon Books! (You guys are awesome!)

The artist who did the Apple Heart sculpture for the cover is my daughter Anne! This piece is inspired by the Adam & Eve myth and is part of her Broken Hearts collection. I’m just thrilled to death that her art made the cover! It feels like an amazing and unique mother/daughter collaboration.

Ladies!!!…This Book Is For You!

RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2015

A Review:

“Part devotional, part grimoire and part empowerment manual, The Spiritual Feminist offers readers her-stories, anecdotes and correspondences for dozens of goddesses. A wise, accessible and often irreverent guide, author Amythyst Raine-Hatayama reveals the Goddess in us all, showing women of all ages how to honor, embody and invoke Her many facets. Once I began reading The Spiritual Feminist, I couldn’t stop. The feeling of understanding, and being understood, forged an intimate connection to the Goddess—riveting me to the page—stirring spiritual yearnings and opening new ways of seeing Her…almost as if for the first time.”

~Janet Boyer, Hall of Fame Reviewer, PaganSquare Sacred Symbols blogger and author of Back in Time Tarot, Naked Tarot, 365 Tarot: Daily Meditations and other titles

Transitions & Journeys


This is a personal update for friends, family, and aquaintances:

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The Blue Bottle, my day in photos

I had a wonderful day. Actually "we" had a wonderful day-- I took some of my girls with me and a couple others came down later. I had an opportunity to meet some remarkable women and to read for some incredible people, including a tiny little woman originally from London, England. Notable mentions include the most delicious iced raspberry latte ever; a pianist who spent all morning at the piano lending a wonderful ambiance to the coffeehouse and gracing us with her talent; an incredible vintage building with much of its original architecture and charm intact; giant chocolate chip cookies and muffins; and of course...Blue Bottles.

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The Blue Bottle
445 North Broad St.
Fremont, Nebraska

Live In-House Readings this Saturday
Saturday, April 22, 11am-2pm...I'll be giving in-house tarot readings at The Blue Bottle in Fremont, Nebraska:

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 11am-1pm
445 N. BROAD ST.
402-719-9520 FOR MORE INFO

Browse the Lia Sophia jewelry line for Spring/Summer, enter the raffles for free Jewelry/Readings.

Then meet and greet psychics, tarot, & intuitive readers
Sip great coffee from the Blue Bottles favorites!!


INTUITIVE COACHING BY LORI/Psychic-Medium-Pet Communicator

GINA GREEN /FROM NEW BEGINNINGS NOW-Stress Relief/Intuitive Readings


"Tarot for Grownups" book review
A review for my latest book, "Tarot for Grownups", is up at John Hunt Publishing website, courtesy of writer/reviewer Dana Wright. click Here

Tarot Special on Video Readings

For a limited time I'm offering half-price on video readings. I love doing these. With this type of reading, I film the reading on my webcam and post it on Youtube, anonymously of course. It makes the reading more personal than an emailed (written) reading, and even though it's posted publicly, you know that I'm talking just to you, and the information coming forth is specific to you and your situation. I have a special web page set up to handle tarot sales and specials; to order your reading today, click Here

Video Readings can be found on my Youtube channel, click Here. *Note: these private video readings are not the same type of reading as the "Short & Sweet Tarot Readings" I have up at Youtube. Personal readings are much more in-depth...and well, more personal! :)

Whirley Gigs & Spinning Rooms- and no, it wasn't an allergy
I had a dentist appointment last Thursday, nothing major, routine stuff and some work. The thing is that I have positional vertigo which is set off by moving my head in ways it no longer should go to insure my well being-- like back, waaay back, lying low in the dentist's chair. I've been staggering around dizzy as a jay-bird for three days after this appointment. And to top it all off, the pretty little dental hygienist who thought she was suffering early spring allergies, was not. She had a cold, and I can most definitely verify this for her, because she gave it to me.

Secrets of a Spiritual Feminist (Part 1): Women, Sex, God, Relationships, & Life

(Note that sexual observations are made from a heterosexual point of view, because that is the only experience I have on which to base these observations.)

1. Sex is incidental to attraction. Sometimes women make love to men they find incredibly breathtakingly handsome, but other times they choose a man who is not. As a matter of fact, quite often they will choose someone who is not, which for some reason surprises people. Sometimes ‘safe’ is better than the other option; and sometimes it might have to do with a challenge or personal insecurities, though women often won’t recognize or admit that this element exists. It doesn’t help that our society and the media have given the undeserved label of ‘bad boy’ to the handsome men of the world. (Oh, those scoundrels, easy on the eyes, hard on the heart.)

2. Attraction encompasses something otherworldly, something intangible, something unspoken. I have no idea why I found R.K. attractive in ninth grade. I have no idea why I worshipped someone who treated me badly, was rude and obnoxious, someone who delighted in proving on a daily basis his superiority and his dominance of this…this what?…in ninth grade, idolizing someone from a far, or at least across the room, couldn’t possibly be considered a relationship. At any rate, this exemplifies woman’s downfall, our Achilles heel. It’s one big fat reason that we let men-- and relationships-- get the best of us. Damn, we have to learn to suck it up and be in control of our hormones instead of our hormones being in control of us.

3. Women like to be on top, and not just where sex is concerned. Just as the demon goddess, Lilith, Adam’s first wife, is reputed to have fled the coop because of this innuendo, so women ‘fly the coop’-- abandoning relationships, homes, families, and careers, because of an innate desire to rise to the top, figuratively speaking. When not given this opportunity, we will seek it elsewhere. It is a constant life-long quest. (Strangely enough, when men are driven this way it’s considered *Ambition*; when women are driven this way it’s considered *Obsession*)

4. Women don’t always like other women: fat women dislike skinny women; homely women dislike beautiful women; puritanical women dislike the hot and sexy sexually liberated woman (their name for her is whore). Women band in groups to dislike another woman or group of women-- it’s true, you know, that there is strength in numbers. And when women get together to do their evil best to down a fellow member of the female sex, it can be every bit as brutal, deceitful, and bloody as the most vicious fist fight among men. (Although the ‘bloodiness’ is more figurative than literal, and the wounds go much deeper.) I can’t help but feel that jealousy plays into our lives far more than we are aware, or far more than we are willing to admit, even to ourselves.

5. God sucks. The patriarchal stereotypical testicular god of the so called ‘mainstream’ world societies, that is. He is also a trouble-monger, a spoiled brat, and totally impotent when it comes to just about everything. In the face of what people consider ‘His creation’, he’s like an inept husband who doesn’t know which end of the screwdriver is which, a guy who has to call someone to take care of every piddly little thing that goes wrong around the house; except that he, or “He”, doesn’t seem to have anyone to call, so the world goes to hell in a hand basket while he calmly states that it is ‘his will’-- (yes, dear, I meant for the north wall of the house to collapse, I meant to remove that support beam…it was my will) Ya, right.

6. I hate it when I want to send an email to a female friend and she shares an email address with her husband. Typically it’s older women who do this. I’ll send them girly things anyway; I figure if their husbands don’t want to get my emails they’ll either give their little woman permission to set up her own email account, or they’ll block me (and one did). I always suggest that these women get their own account, though I haven’t seen this happening, and I don’t understand it at all. One woman I know of is basically computer illiterate and her husband gave her the idea that it was “Her Fault” the computer froze up, rant and rave, rant and rave…so of course, now she’s scared to death to touch the damn thing at all-- and I have to wonder, cynical ole’ me, if maybe this isn’t what he was hoping for.

Chakras & the Tarot

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You can read tarot for the chakras, the seven main energy centers found in the human body and connected to physical organs and their functions. By doing so you will receive invaluable insight into not only your client’s emotional well being, but also their physical strengths and weaknesses, often revealing health issues which need to be addressed.

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A Day in the Life, with Amythyst Raine
A vlog from Amythyst Raine. You're invited to come along with me and my girls...



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