Dirty & Divine:
a transformative journey through tarot
Release: March 2017
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910559-253 | $15.99 | £10.99 | 8.5″x 5.5″ | 216x140mm | 278pp
eBook: ISBN: 978-1-910559-260
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit / Divination / Tarot / Parapsychology
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
Wherever you are, whether beginner or seasoned tarot practitioner, Dirty & Divine is written for you, to accompany you on a powerful personal intuitive journey to plumb the depths of your existence and encompass the spectrum of wisdom that the cards can offer.
Dirty & 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 are the REAL DEAL.
In reading this book, and what Alice shares within the dirty + divine 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
In Dirty & 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 and international teacher of sacred art and shamanism
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 of 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 & Divine 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 of An Angel Walked Beside Me, creator of the Joan Charles tarot deck
Dirty & 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, author of Womanrunes and Earthprayer, Birthprayer, Lifeprayer, Womanprayer
Dirty & 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 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 & 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.
New Age Hipster
Dirty & 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 take 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! They also helped guide me and I used them to make huge decisions about my life. My relationship with traditional tarot cards faded as many more packs entered my life: angel cards, healing cards, runes, power animal cards even Mr Emoto’s water crystal cards! I daren’t count how many packs I have… three boxes full… which I now share with my women’s circles. Reading Alice’s 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 Hertogs, author of Menarche a Journey into Womanhood, creator of Moon Times
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 Dirty & Divine, 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
Dirty & 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. Dirty & Divine is a book that will be read more than once and have a well-loved place in my sacred library.
Ethony, Tarot Goddess, creator of the Awakened Soul Oracle deck