Dirty and Divine is my new book. It is published by Womancraft Publishing in March 2017. Dirty & Divine: a transformative journey through tarot. There is something sacred within you, in all that you are and all that you do. In a mix of you that is everyday dirty, and spiritually divine, there is something so perfect, something more. Welcome to your journey back home; to your dirty, divine passage back to you.
The tarot offers an enlightening opportunity to any Woman looking for her deepest being, but who is too often confronted by her own humanity. Dirty & Divine takes these opposing parts and dances them into life, weaving them powerfully into the fabric of you. Within the 78 tarot cards and the journey they present, lays the crust, bones, desire and soul of your life. From this place, you may find redemption, forgiveness, self knowing, spirituality, inspiration, humanity and then, of course, from that mix, arises your most intriguing Dirty & Divine self.
Dirty and Divine is a tarot-led vision quest to reclaiming your femininity in all its lucid and colourful depths.
"Alice has been my go-to woman for tarot readings for years now, because her truth, knowledge + wisdom is the REAL DEAL. In reading this book, and what Alice shares within the divine + dirty pages of it, you will have direct access to all that she knows (FYI: That's a lot), but what I find REALLY juicy about it, is that you'll experience how to use the cards + the stories, metaphors, signs + symbols they hold as a tool to help you remember your power. The fierce self-love, the courageous + wild truth of who you were before you forgot. Let Alice, the high priestess of the tarot, take you on a journey of remembrance + reverence. The dirty + the divine."Lisa Lister, creatrix of www.thesassyshe.com + author of Love Your Lady Landscape and Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic
"Dirty and Divine provides a wonderful opportunity for tarot lovers and spiritual souls. Real, raw, relatable and incredibly warm. You feel as though you have a personal mentor and friend guiding you through the magic and mystery of the tarot. Alice gives fresh insight to a loved esoteric system along with real life reflections through her personal journey in her life. The addition of ways you can work with each of the cards brings a grounded understanding to the reader. Divine and Dirty is a book that will be read more than once and have a well-loved place in my sacred library." Ethony* - Tarot Goddess and Author of the Awakened Soul Oracle Deck
"Dirty and Divine asks you to leave everything you know about Tarot at the door, kick off your heels and pour yourself a cocktail. Alice takes us through a Tarot journey in a way no other Tarot book has before. Forget fortune telling and learning key words, this is a real and raw look into the Tarot, how it works and how it can help us understand modern life. Alice shares her own story with honesty, looking at both the shadow (“dirty”) and light (divine) sides of herself and encourages us to do the same for real transformation and even more importantly, understanding of the self. Reading Dirty and Divine was like a night in with your incredibly clever and cool best mate, getting deep and meaningful over a deck of cards and reclaiming the Goddess within. Both sides of her, the dirty and divine." Vix, New Age Hipsterhttp://www.newagehipster.co
"Dirty and Divine brings the Tarot from the esoteric, mythical, mystical, and archetypal into the blood, sweat, tears, and laughter of a woman's life. A journal-style personal walk through the Tarot, this book can be used with any deck to form a unique connection with the heart of Tarot...and with yourself. It reminds us of the many lessons the cards can teach us within the mundane, nitty-gritty details of daily life." Molly Remer, Womanrunes
"Alice could write about dishwashing and I'd come away from her words enlightened and inspired. Through her soul's journey into a year with the tarot in Divine & Dirty, the dishes themselves become sacred, and I am wild, wise, and ready." S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div, author of Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism, and Gift of the Dreamtime soulintentarts.com
"Dirty and Divine isn’t any ordinary tarot book….it's an invitation to meet your inner Priestess/Witch/Wise Woman. Alice's raw honesty, vulnerable sharing and feisty attitude takes you on a journey, a journey through the tarot deck into your own soul! Like Alice I began 'playing' with tarot in my teens....they were dark, 'occult' and forbidden...so exciting! Reading Alices book took me back to my old tarot pack, and I've started a daily journey with them. So thank you Alice, for re-igniting my tarot passion and for awakening women to their inner selves."Rachael Hertoggs, Manageress, Creatress of Moon Times, author of Menarche a Journey into Womanhood
"In Dirty and Divine Alice Grist takes us on an adventure through the magical world of tarot cards. Divination comes from the Latin verb divinare and literally means "being inspired by a god". Therefore you could say that using tarot cards is one means of putting images and words to the voices of Divine beings (or cosmic forces if you like) that offer a higher perspective on human life on Earth! As always Grist is brave, funny and very honest! You are in very good hands on this Journey into Mystery and you will discover the down-to-earth everyday benefits of tarot cards. I say: treat yourself to this adventure!" Imelda Almqvist, author of Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit for Life (using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) and international teacher of sacred art and shamanism. www.imelda-almqvist-art.com,, www.shaman-healer-painter.co.uk, https://imeldaalmqvist.wordpress.com/
"For anyone investing time, energy and passion in the journey through the Tarot this is a wonderful book with a no nonsense and well grounded attitude. I love the way Alice has so eloquently woven the tapestry of her life into the Tarot to assist the reader in understanding how life situations blend with each of the tarot cards. For the beginner, this is a wonderful way or retaining the information relating to the card meanings, making it easy for them to revert back to the life situation for reference and understanding. The book is split into manageable, easy to understand sections from the intuitive sense of the card to Alice’s own journey, harnessing their power and finally the Dirty and Spell-words to reinforce their meaning. I love this book because it has such a different and unique approach to learning the Tarot which is refreshing." Joan Charles Author, Spiritual and Tarot Teacher www.joancharles.co.uk
ALICE GRIST has 25 years’ experience reading and teaching tarot. Certified in NLP, Hypnotherapy and Shamanism, Alice is a reiki master who has practiced spiritual healing since childhood. Mother of two, and author of five books, The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment won Prediction Magazine’s Best Book, and her work has garnered international acclaim as the perfect bridge for a modern reader to a more soulful life. Alice is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, The Daily Love, Hello Giggles and The Conversation writing about spirituality in her own quirky, accessible and fierce style.