Mary Elizabeth Raines
MARY ELIZABETH (LEACH) RAINES writes novels and plays, as well as books about hypnosis. She has won national, state and local awards for her writing. Her writing ranges from inspiring literary fiction about serious life themes, as in her novel, UNA, to lowbrow comedy (A Railroad Runs Through It, Or: Tied to the Tracks AGAIN!).
Ms. Raines' lengthy publishing history includes magazine stories and articles. In the past, she has been a newspaper reporter and a freelance editor. Her formal education was in piano performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and she also spent several years in independent film studies at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. She still plays the piano, and has a long history of acting and directing.
Ms. Raines is also an internationally recognized hypnotist and the director of the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training. Along with writing, she has been hypnotizing people since she was 14 years old. She has trained top hypnotists for over a decade, as well as teaching people world-wide to become past-life regression counselors. She is an adjunct faculty member for the National Guild of Hypnotists, has taught self-hypnosis for the Continuing Education Dept. of the University of Wisconsin, and offers seminars and workshops at hypnosis conventions across the country. She was featured on the cover of the “Journal of Hypnotism” in June 2009, and writes frequently for hypnosis journals. According to the National Guild of Hypnotists, Raines is "recognized as one of the leading practitioners of the art and science of hypnotism."
Ms. Raines is the creator and narrator of the Laughing Cherub Hypnosis and Guided Imagery CD series.
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You Might Like Some of These Poems
This 28 poems in this small volume by Mary Elizabeth Raines were written in the 1960s and 1970s. The author re-discovered them after they sat in a box for many years, and found them interesting. Simply written, reflecting whimsy, tenderness and sometimes deep emotion, these are the timeless musings of a young woman. You might like some of them.
The Road to Happy Hills: A One-act Play
This short (15-20 min.), comic one-act play has a cast of 2 women and 1 man. Laura, an uptight librarian, hates George, whom she met through an internet dating site, until they begin discussing routes and maps. The dialogue is full of cute sexual innuendo, and is intended for adult audiences. No costumes or sets are needed beyond a table and 3 chairs. Premiered by Fly-by-Night Players.
The Transformation of an Egg: A One-act Play
In this short (12-18 min.), comic one-act play, three eggs in a nest discuss their fate. Cast for two women and one man, the clever, light-hearted script is G-rated. No costumes or sets are needed, and movement is minimal. While it is equally funny in large venues, this is the perfect low-budget one-act play for small theaters, clubs, churches, schools and living-room readings.
Triplets: A One-Act Play
This short (15-20 min.) funny one-act play for two women and one man has mildly adult content and slightly racy dialogue. "Triplets" is about three people who find themselves reincarnated as babies. There are some cute twists in the script, which takes a comedic look at topics of adultery, bisexuality, racism and reincarnation. No costumes or sets are required, and actors remain seated.
Love on the Subway: A One-act Play with Monologues
In this short one-act play (10-20 min), three strangers stranded on a subway swap stories about the first time they fell in love. The play consists of a brief segment of dialogue, followed by three monologues. It can be performed by 1 woman alone, 3 woman, or 2 women and 1 man. No sets are required, and actors may remain seated, making it an ideal venue for small theaters/performance spaces .
One-Act Play: Why Can't They Just Eat Flowers?
In this short (30-min.) one-act comedy, Myrtle and Rose are two fairies who dislike human beings. They temporarily take human form, with surprising consequences. There are three scenes. Cast for either 2 women, or 1 woman and 1 man, this play was originally written for h.s. play competitions, and went to state level. With minimal cast and sets, it is ideal for h.s., church or small theater groups.
When her husband is suddenly framed by the Nazis, UNA is stripped of everything that had formed her identity, and forced to flee to the woods with her spoiled granddaughter. Starting her life all over again in a tremendous and often brutal struggle for survival, UNA begins to transform from a weak and selfish female into a strong leader, a woman of genuine compassion, and a survivor
The Laughing Cherub Guide to Past-life Regression: A Handbook for Real People
What is a past-life regression like? Do we all have past lives? Why would someone want to learn about who they were in a former lifetime? Aren't most past lives made up? What if I remember something unpleasant?
Mary Elizabeth Raines, an internationally recognized expert on past-life regression, answers these questions and shares the secrets of how past-life regression works to heal and transform.