Illustrated Memoir, Surviving Trauma, #MeToo Autobiography - "The Attack: From Shattered to Whole

6" x 9"
"The Attack: From Shattered to Whole" is a memoir that begins in 1984 when I was beaten nearly to death with a glass bottle and raped by a violent psychopath who had broken into my house. It was deeply traumatic on every level, and I buried most of the emotions and denied being raped for nineteen years until a series of surreal, intense flashbacks forced me to face the truth.

Using self-hypnosis, I uncovered my darkest secrets, and as one story led to the next, I could see how the attack influenced my choices and ultimately led to the best things in my life including my daughter, my artwork, Reiki, and becoming the artist, Primal Painter. This was a personal healing exercise written in the form of a raw, uncensored diary, but if sharing my story can help others see that even extreme trauma can end in gratitude, the attack will serve a higher purpose.

The cover is my artwork called "Astral Connection" which represents the otherworldly Being who saved my life during the attack, triggered the flashbacks, and guided my path through a challenging life.

There are themes of violence and trauma, addiction, co-dependency, grief, loss, emotional dissociation, and the many missteps and successes of a challenging life. The underlying theme throughout is the intuitive sparks from the spiritual Being who keeps me flowing on the path of a Higher Purpose.

* 9" x 6" Paperback - 330 pages
* Each chapter is illustrated with a relevant piece of my artwork (black and white)
* Signed by Laurie Bain
* E-book available on Amazon, "Look Inside" and read the first chapter here: E-Book
* Rated for adults because of bad language and bad humor

May those kindred spirits who might see an aspect of themselves in my honest, unfiltered stories of survival find this book and experience inspiration, healing, and hope with some food for thought and laughs along the way.

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All of my artwork can be ordered as prints, tapestries, and jewelry.

Energy Necklaces - Antique Copper

Energy Necklaces - Antique Bronze

Energy Necklaces - Silver

Reiki Tapestries

Angel Art

I focus on connecting with the Source and infusing my images and words with reiki energy, light, and love in the form of light, color, and patterns throughout the entire process. I'll energetically connect it to the person who buys it through hands-on stated intention. Those who are sensitive to energy might feel it in the form of vibrations, tingling, or a lift in mood.

As an energy artist, when I create healing art and also when I wrote this book, I not only experience a healing process within myself, but I also set my intention that there will be a healing impact on viewers and the planet. My hope is that my art and words will have positive effects on the body, mind, and soul.

If there are any questions, don't hesitate to be in touch.

All artwork, imagery, and image-specific wording are the intellectual property of Laurie Bain Hamilton (Primalpainter) and are copyright protected by the United States Copyright Office. Resale. Reproduction and re-use in any form or version including digital downloads is strictly prohibited unless permission is granted by Laurie Bain Hamilton. Sharing on social media and websites is encouraged as long as credit is given to Laurie Bain as the creator, along with this link:

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