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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS ADDENDUM: YULE SPECIAL EDITION



GOT A PAGAN OR OCCULTIST 
IN THE FAMILY?
We're the place for you to find that 
hard-to-find item that they'll love!


WHO WE ARE:
Edge of the Circle Books is Seattle's resource for Paganism & the Occult. This
newsletter seeks to provide the Seattle community with a place to list events,
post articles, and do a bit of networking.

We are located at: 701 E. Pike St, corner of Boylston Ave., just two blocks west
of Broadway, on Capitol Hill.

Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.

Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm.
Call: 206-PAN-1999

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All prices subject to change without notice.





AHA !
The Sevenfold Mystery of the Ineffable Love
By Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie, Frater Achad, J. Daniel Gunther, James Wasserman
Publisher: New Falcon Publications, October, 2014
112 pages, Paperback
List Price:$21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Aleister Crowley considered AHA! “my greatest magical poem.”

This profoundly esoteric work highlights the two central experiences of the Path of the Wise—the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing of the Abyss. It also marks Crowley’s final acceptance of the mysteries of The Book of the Law, and offers his overview of Initiation and the techniques by which Spiritual Enlightenment may be achieved. This expanded edition features a new analysis by esoteric teacher and author, J. Daniel Gunther, who provides Qabalistic insights into the poem’s extraordinary depth. James Wasserman, a well known writer and student of Crowley, has expanded upon the myth of Marsyas and Olympas, while placing AHA! within the context of Crowley’s overall life and teaching. Frater Achad, one of Crowley’s most important early disciples, wrote an excellent but little-known commentary on AHA! that is included here.

This volume also features an essay by Dr. Israel Regardie, a primary Crowley biographer and spokesman. The poem ends with -

“Blessing and worship to the Beast, the prophet of the Lovely Star.” Henceforth I must be no more an aspirant, no more an adept, no more aught that I could think of as myself. I was the chosen prophet of the Masters, the instrument fit to interpret their idea and work their will.” —Aleister Crowley


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THRICE GREAT HERMETICA AND THE JANUS AGE:
Hermetic Cosmology, Finance, Politics and Culture
In the Middle Ages through the Late Renaissance
By Joseph P. Farrell
Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press (September 10, 2014)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
What do the Fourth Crusade, the exploration of the New World, secret excavations of the Holy Land, and the pontificate of Innocent the Third, all have in common? Answer: Venice and the Templars. What do they have in common with Jesus, Gottfried Leibniz, Sir Isaac Newton, Rene Descartes, and the Earl of Oxford? Answer: Egypt and a body of doctrine known as Hermeticism. In this book, noted author and researcher Joseph P Farrell takes the reader on a journey through the hidden history of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and early Enlightenment, connecting the dots between Venice, international banking, the Templars, and hidden knowledge, drawing out the connections between the notorious Venetian “Council of Ten,” little known Venetian voyages to the New World, and the sack of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade. That hidden role of Venice and Hermeticism reached far and wide, into the plays of Shakespeare (a.k.a. Edward DeVere), Earl of Oxford, into the quest of the three great mathematicians of the Early Enlightenment for a lost form of analysis, and back into the end of the classical era, to little known Egyptian influences at work during the time of Jesus.





NEW TAROT AND DIVINATION DECKS:




THE GORGON'S TAROT
by Dolores Fitchie



Hardcover: 208 pages (Book and Deck Set) 79 -6″ x 9″ cards
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (June 28, 2014)
List Price: $45.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A round, mostly black and white deck with two lurking splashes of color, The Gorgon's Tarot is an innovative and inspired way to read the tarot. With Dolores Fitchie's discreet, tongue-in-cheek humor, it's also engaging and fun to read! The traditional 78-card deck is complemented by an additional Major Arcana card, The Blind Gorgon. This card can be used in a reading as a "wild card," as what some Tarot authors call the significator, or as a general atmosphere-setting concept. Unabashedly feminine and a restrained paean of praise to the animal kingdom, it features a largely female cast, lots of animal companions, commentators, bodyguards and familiars, and a mixed bag of traditional and not-so-traditional imagery, with traces of unorthodoxy here and there. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced readers, and ideal for those who enjoy images with more than one meaning, who can make up their own stories by simply looking at the images. All you need is an uninhibited imagination.

About the Author:
Dolores, aka the Gorgon or Gorgs for short, was born in Spain at a time when the country was straddling a no-man s land between the late middle-ages and recalcitrant proto modernity. In due course she emigrated, travelled for a while and ended up putting down roots in London. To this day she is not sure why she picked London, or allowed herself to sprout roots, for that matter. She lives there with an exasperating chronic illness, two temperamental computers, the numerous creatures that emanate from them, more books than she has shelves for, and interesting wildlife in her garden. She is devoted to her graphics and to the few notions and principles that have survived a life-long habit of reconsidering, adjusting, readjusting and pruning the garden of her intellectual life. She loves animals, art, Flamenco music, good ideas, and the few friends that linger in her ecosystem.


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KABBALISTIC VISIONS:
The Marini-Scapini Tarot
By Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini



Hardcover: 160 pages (78-card deck and book set)
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (September 16, 2014)
List Price: $45.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Explore the mystical esoteric tradition of the Kabbalah via this comprehensive study of the Tarot, using the Tree of Life and the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. 78 beautiful Tarot cards are widely analyzed showing past, present, future, obstacles, final results, and other important divination symbols to help the reader understand practical solutions to their everyday questions and situations. An accurate and methodical companion guide brings those interested in the Kabbalistic discipline for the first time into the fold by linking Tarot’s key elements to the Tree of life and 22 Hebrew letters, thereby getting in touch with the archetypes contained in every single trump card. Develop your own body, soul, and spirit via the creative spreads included. Includes a Tree of LIfe Map. For both the novice and experienced reader.

About the Creators:
Marco Marini began his research in the esoteric field in London, where he studied in depth the Kabbalistic discipline and archetypal symbology, paying particular attention to the world of tarots and astrology. He has taught Kabbalah over the last fifteen years at Association and Cultural Institutes, in Italy and England. He regularly writes articles for several magazines in the holistic sector, with particular predilection for publications related to Numerology and its correspondences with the Hebrew culture. He is often a guest on Italian television programs as an expert of Kabbalah and Numerology. Luigi Scapini was born in Verona in 1946. He obtained a degree in architecture in 1971 in Florence. He has worked in the field of sacred art and is an academic professor of history of art, scenery and customs. He also works as an art therapist and an art therapy trainer, glass window and mosaic maker, painter and illustrator. He has created fifteen tarot decks distributed all around the world, such as the Medieval Scapini Tarot and 19 of the Cary-Yale Visconti tarot, edited in the U.S.A.


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THE CHRONICLES OF DESTINY FORTUNE CARDS
By Josephine Ellershaw (Author), Emily Ellershaw (Author), Claudia McKinney (Contributor)



Hardcover: 208 pages Size: 6″ x 9″ 61 cards/box set
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd; 1 edition (October 28, 2014)

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
From ancient times, storytelling has been an engaging method to impart ageless wisdom through underlying meanings and morals of treasured tales. Step into the magical Enchanted Emporium and, through the Guardian of Books, work with 60 beautiful destiny fortune cards to find adventure, immediate insight, and guidance as you interact with an original, themed story. During your quest for answers to your most important questions, receive step-by-step instructions, keywords, in-depth meanings, exciting spreads, a timing method, cheat sheet, card combinations, and sample readings in an accompanying guidebook. No previous knowledge of cartomancy is necessary, and this deck and guide is also suitable for more experienced users. What will your destiny reveal? Don't miss the adventure...







GET READY FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW PLANNER:


2015 ASTROLOGICAL ALMANAC: INTERREGNUM
By Austin Coppock
List Price: $25.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The 2015 Astrological Almanac is a comprehensive guide to everything the skies will throw at you over the next year. Concrete, practical delineations are woven carefully into the broader context of sweeping themes. 

An introduction to practical astrology and thoughtful delineations make the 2015 Astrological Almanac accessible to laymen, but it’s scope and focus make it invaluable to the professional astrologer.

An epic pre-history of the year and a practical guide to the day-to-day, the 2015 Astrological Almanac is in a class by itself.




-Detailed Breakdown of All 365 Days
-Thematic Monthly Summaries
-Special Essays on Long Term Trends
-Overview of the Year’s Core Themes and Tensions
-Introduction To Practical Astrology
-Daily Ephemeris of Planetary Positions
-And More!



..AND LOTS AND LOTS OF GIFTS AND OTHER ITEMS!

We have all sorts of Pagan and Occult Jewelry!

We also have some amazing statuary! 

We have lots of different Deities.....
From many different cultures....
Wait! But that's not all! Here's even more statuary!


NEED SOMETHING FOR YOUR 
ALTAR OR YOUR WALLS?
We've got some beautiful Celtic Tapestries!




If it's nippy out, wrap up in one of our
Occult-themed Hoodies!


We have many other items, including Wands and Athames, Pagan pottery-chalices, cauldrons, Egyptian Papyri and even Authentic Witches Flying Ointment!

Come on down and browse awhile!


MERRY YULE TO ALL 
FROM EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS!



Monday, December 1, 2014

YULE 2014!

Christmas in America, Alfons Maria Mucha (1919), Public domain
MERRY YULE!

WELCOME to the Edge of the Circle Newsletter. This newsletter has come about as an effort to reach out to the Pagan/ Occult community (particularly in Seattle where we are based) to inform the community of what events are happening at our store. Without further ado, welcome, and enjoy.
Regards, Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix- golanv1@yahoo.com

WHO WE ARE: Edge of the Circle Books is Seattle's resource for Paganism & the Occult. This newsletter seeks to provide the Seattle community with a place to list events, post articles, and do a bit of networking.

We are located at: 701 E. Pike St, corner of Boylston Ave., just two blocks west of Broadway, on Capitol Hill.

Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.

Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm.
Call: 206-PAN-1999

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We are also now on Facebook:
Become a Fan; post your event on the discussion page!

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REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays,
Saturdays, and Sundays!

CLASSROOM/RITUAL SPACE IS AVAILABLE-- PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS!









Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.


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TECHNIQUES OF GRAECO-EGYPTIAN MAGIC
By Stephen Skinner
Publisher: Golden Hoard/Llewellyn, November 2014
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket |
388 pages
List Price: $65.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Uncover the Techniques Used by Graeco-Egyptian Magicians

Egypt was once at the heart of magical practice, and the Graeco-Egyptian papyri are the clearest and most extensive documentation of some of these earliest methods. Using academic tools, Stephen Skinner has translated and presented the information contained in the papyri so that the magic will transcend theory and become a real practice.

More than simply a guide to the papyri, Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic is a complete survey and explanation of the techniques, including:


  • Attracting love, health, and foresight
  • Bowl and lamp skrying
  • Sending of dreams
  • Mystery rites for fellowship with the gods

And more!

Uncover the techniques once used by Graeco-Egyptian magicians to bring this powerful magic into your life.


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SEX, SORCERY, AND SPIRIT:
The Secrets of Erotic Magic
By Jason Miller
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (November 24, 2014)
Paperback: 224 pages
List Price: $15.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The sexual act is possibly the most potent--and pleasurable--gateway to the primordial and the divine. From the Tantric mysteries of Hinduism and Buddhism and the inner alchemy of Taoism, to the sacrament of the bridal chamber in Christianity--and, of course, the traditions of Western Magic and Witchcraft--sex pervades the highest and most secret teachings all over the world.

In Sex, Sorcery, and Spirit, Jason Miller draws upon his training in Eastern and Western mystery schools to produce a frank, comprehensive exploration of sexual sorcery and spirituality. In clear language, he will show you how to take your magic to the next level, teaching you:

How to use the moment of orgasm as a gateway to the highest levels of spiritual attainment.
The use of sexual elixirs in alchemy and practical sorcery.
How to work with sexual spirits and gods.
The dangers of sex magic and how to avoid them.
A grimoire of sexual spells and rituals.

This daring and tantalizing work throws open the doors into the realms of sexual magic that have been hidden behind secret orders and arcane terminology for far too long--until now.


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MERLIN STONE REMEMBERED:
Her Life & Works
By David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, Lenny Schneir, Merlin Stone
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date: 12/8/2014
Pages: 384
List Price: $21.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover the extraordinary life and profound contributions of Merlin Stone, the renowned feminist, author, artist, historian, and speaker. With unparalleled access to Merlin’s unpublished writings, photos, and personal stories, Merlin Stone Remembered is a significant contribution to women’s studies, spirituality, and the ongoing struggle for gender equality.

Known for her groundbreaking book When God Was a Woman, Merlin Stone was a pioneer of the Women’s Movement and the reclaiming of the Great Goddess tradition of the Western world. In this phenomenal book, new light is shed upon Merlin’s philosophy and methodology as you take a memorable journey through her life.

Includes over sixty photos and a twelve-page color insert.

Praise:

It is so great to remember Merlin . . . to have so much detail about her life and her work.”—Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning actress and author

A fascinating, intimate look at the life of Merlin Stone.”—Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance

A touching tribute to a remarkable woman.”—Barbara G. Walker, author of The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Amazing, heartfelt, funny, romantic, and an enduring testament to a woman who changed the world.”—Susun S. Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal series

"A beautiful work of love . . . celebrating the life of Merlin Stone, [including] Lenny's loving memoir of his years with this extraordinary woman—a delight to read!"—Miriam Robbins Dexter, Ph.D., author of Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book

"This book is paradigm-shifting. It should be read by all those who yearn for miracles, as well as by those who still need proof to believe that they are possible. It gives us hope for the regeneration of compassionate and nurturing relations between all forms of interconnected life on our planet, now and in the future."—Gloria Orenstein, Prof. Emerita, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

"A lovely and loving tribute to the late Merlin Stone, a foremother of Goddess feminism . . . What a gift to those of us familiar with Stone’s work, as well as those who want to know more about her life, both personal and professional."—Judith Laura, author of Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century: From Kabbalah to Quantum Physics

"Merlin Stone is a great inspiration for those of us who want to know not just about history, but also about herstory. Her [work] continues to influence the Goddess movement today. Her life partner Lenny was an inspiration for her and this book about Merlin's life will inspire many."—Linda Perry Barr, Journalist, WBAI News, Pacifica Radio, New York

"A beautifully crafted tribute to a remarkable person. Merlin Stone, a pioneering scholar of the Women's Spirituality movement, figured it all out early on and made the case. Even more, she was gracious and kind."—Charlene Spretnak, author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece




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PRIESTESS AND THE PEN:
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Dion Fortune, and Diana Paxson's
Influence on Modern Paganism
By Sonja Sadovsky
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date: 12/8/2014
Pages: 240
List Price: $16.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This groundbreaking book by brilliant debut author Sonja Sadovsky shines new light on how three profound minds shaped the course of history. The fantasy novels of Dion Fortune, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Diana L. Paxson influenced the image of the priestess in Neopagan and Goddess-centered spirituality throughout the world. The Priestess and the Pen shows how their work revolutionized womanhood, created space for women to reclaim their power, and energized the women’s equality movement.

Presenting a radical reinterpretation of the Goddess as four-fold rather than three-fold, The Priestess and the Pen adds dimension and relevance to the traditional Triple Goddess archetype in a way that has never before been considered with such daring reverence. This revolutionary work is poised to become the foremost historical resource and contemporary interpretation of the Pagan priestess, taking up the torch of Drawing Down the Moon and Triumph of the Moon.

About the Author:
Sonja Sadovsky. She holds a Master's of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in Western Esotericism and Mysticism from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has created several study groups to introduce people to various occult topics, and has lectured on such topics as Wicca, Kabbalah, and Western Esotericism in the modern context.


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PLANETS FOR PAGANS:
Sacred Sites, Ancient Lore, and Magical Stargazing
By Renna Shesso
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 12/1/2014
Pages: 272
List Price:$ 19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"The sky was our original calendar, our original storybook, the first illustrated edition, the prototype GPS. Beyond its pragmatic usefulness, the sky was the domain of spirit, traversed by deities and a place to which human souls departed. Let's re-enchant it, shall we?"-Renna Shesso

Impeccably researched by one of the most eclectic pagan scholars working today, this book aims to reengage our fascination with the planets and stars. Shesso looks at the mythology, legend, science and lore about the planets and most significant stars in a chapter-by-chapter format. Included are nearly 150 diagrams and illustrations--of the heavens, astrological views, depictions of gods and goddesses, sky totems, Tarot symbols, star charts, and more.

Anyone with even a vaguely pagan bent, anyone with a reverence for the natural world, who has ever marveled at the night sky will love this enchanted view of the planets and stars.


Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments,

Chapter 0 Following the North Star,
Chapter 1 The Zodiac—Our Circle of Animals,
Chapter 2 The Dance of the Sun,
Chapter 3 The Precession of the Equinoxes,
Chapter 4 The Moon—Queen of the Night,
Chapter 5 Mercury—Magical Messenger and Soul Guide,
Chapter 6 Venus—A Walk with Love, Death, and Rebirth,
Chapter 7 Mars—A Planetary Rebel?,
Chapter 8 Jupiter—King of Many Names,
Chapter 9 Saturn—The Ancients' Final Frontier,
Chapter 10 Some Special Stars, Groups, and Phenomena,
Appendix A: Mercury Elongations 2010–2050,
Appendix B: Venus Elongations 2010–2050,
Appendix C: Mars' Location and Motion in the Night Sky 2010–2050,
Appendix D: Jupiter's Location and Motion in the Night Sky 2010–2050,
Appendix E: Saturn's Location and Motion in the Night Sky 2010–2050,

Notes,
Selected Bibliography,
Illustrations,
Index

About the Author:
Renna Shesso has been a student of mystical traditions and spiritual self-discovery since the late 1960s. She is the author of Math for Mystics. A longtime resident of Colorado, Shesso follows her calling as shamanic healing practitioner and teacher, professional tarot reader, and priestess of the Craft. Visit her at www.rennashesso.com.


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AMERICAN GROTESQUE:
The Life and Art of William Mortensen
By William Mortensen with contributions by: Larry Lytle, A.D. Coleman , Michael Moynihan
Publisher: Feral House
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Pages: 300
List Price: $ 45.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

In the early ‘30s a group of purist photographers calling themselves “Group f/64” reacted against a “pictorial” mode of photography that was popular at the time. “f/64″ was smallest aperture of wide-format cameras at the time… photographs using this tiny aperture seemed quite refreshing next to soft-focus stuff that was filling up photography magazines at the time. Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and others promoted ultra-sharp images. The side of a cliff at Yosemite, or a Nautilus shell. The images are beautiful.

William Mortensen was the photographer that Group f/64 hated the most. In a letter Ansel Adams called him “The Anti-Christ.” Mortensen’s photographs were seen as impure and adulterated, morally wrong. It could be said that Group f/64 approached purist photography as a religious belief.

In time, f/64 photographers rose to the top and made certain that non-purist photographers like William Mortensen were never shown in museums and galleries that carried his work.

So who is this William Mortensen and why was he characterized as being the Anti-Christ? And why do we love his work?

Everyone will discover the amazing qualities of Mortensen’s photographs when two Feral House books are published and a traveling exhibition of Mortensen’s work is seen in galleries in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle late this year.

American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen is a 9 x 12, 296-page hardcover collection of the man’s photography, many never before seen in print, emphasizing his most experimental, extreme and occult work, along with his first true biography and accounts of his innovative photography methods.



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NEW DIVINATION:


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THE LENORMAND FORTUNE-TELLING CARDS
The Legendary 18th-Century Oracle
By Harald Josten
Publisher: Sterling Ethos, November 2014
Kit: full-color 96 page book + 36 cards
List Price: $17.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand was one of the greatest fortune-tellers of all time—and a powerful clairvoyant who provided services for luminaries ranging from Robespierre to Empress Josephine. To use her psychic powers to the fullest, Lenormand created her own personal, eerily accurate divination deck. These cards recreate that deck exactly, with all their creepy art intact. Tarot enthusiasts will clamor for them.


About the Author:
Harald Jösten is an authority on divination decks and the Lenormand in particular. He lives in Germany.




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JAPARIDZE TAROT
By Nino Japaridze (Author, Illustrator)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.
Book and Deck Set, 78 cards/178 page book
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Japaridze Tarot is a reimagining of the tarot universe through the visionary lens of leading Parisian contemporary artist, Nino Japaridze. In each of her 78 collage-style surrealistic paintings she boldly explores the many layers of esoteric symbolism in tarot, revealing its transformative powers. Her unique interpretations of the Minor Arcana delve deep into elemental, as well as numerological associations.

This deluxe set includes a 178-page book with full-color artwork accompanied by descriptions and divinatory meanings to guide the reader through the Fool’s Journey toward self-knowledge.

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TAROT MUCHA 
Artists Giulia F. Massaglia, Barbara Nosenzo
Author, Pietro Alligo
Specs: Boxed Deck: Features 78 cards
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo
List Price: $26.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An extraordinary tribute to art nouveau pioneer Alphonse Mucha, this deck embraces the fresh beauty of the dawning of the twentieth century along with the eternal wisdom and understanding of the tarot. This special edition contains full-bleed images and a booklet that reveals every secret hidden in the cards.



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NEW CALENDARS AND PLANNERS:

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TAROT LOVERS' CALENDAR 2015
By Major Tom Schick
Devera Publishing
This calendar measures 8.5" by 11" and opens to 8.5" by 22"
List Price: $15.00


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Do you love tarot? Do you like to see the latest tarot decks from the best contemporary artists? Do you have a place on your wall for a calendar? Then the Tarot Lovers' Calendar is for you.

Now in its 14th year, The Tarot Lovers' Calendar is a high quality spiral bound, printed showcase featuring the most talented artists working with tarot in the world today. Many people have built collections that they refer to time and again, finding that the Tarot Lovers' Calendar provides useful information and a view of the 'tarot zeitgeist' for the year. The limited 2015 edition (500 copies) is entirely produced in the USA.




There's some really great artists and decks featured in the 2015 calendar: The Astral Scion Tarot by Blue Gene, The Ellis decK by Taylor Ellis, The Irish Lenormand by Lynn Boyle Aquarius Wellbeing, The Tabula Mundi Tarot by M.M. Meleen, The Syzygy Oracle by Heather Mendel, Tarot de St Croix by Lisa de St Croix, Katrina's Personal Petite Lenormand by Katrina Wynne, The Compound Tarot by Beth Seilonen, The Dark Carnival by Rachel Paul, The Lux Ferous Tarot by Fiona Benjamin and Nghia Hoang, The Singing Serpent Tarot by Eleanor Boyce, and The FaYth Tarot by Gaby Merman



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SEASONS OF THE WITCH 2015 SPIRAL PLANNER
The Secret Life of the Witches
7th House Publishing
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Seasons of the Witch weekly planner is back for 2015! Don't miss out - quantities are limited.

TWO PAGE PER WEEK format (including Saturday and Sunday) features major & minor PowerCasting™ opportunities for spells, sabbats, esbats, noteworthy events, lunar astrology, moon void-of-course, Mercury Retrograde, and secular (bank) holidays. Each month begins with a two-page month-at-a-glance spread. Written by Kelly Danann with artwork by Victoria Danann.

Paperback spiral bound datebook has 191 supremely writable black and white pages (page size 5-1/2" x 8-1/2").


Spiral bound. 190 pages (page size 5 1/2" x 8 1/2").



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SEASONS ON THE WALL CALENDAR, 2015
The Secret Life of the Witches
7th House Publishing
List Price: $19.95

The Seasons of the Witch wall calendar is back for 2015! Don't miss out - quantities are limited.

Featuring the artwork and annotations of Kelly and Victoria Danann, the 2015 Seasons on the Wall calendar takes you on a journey with beautiful mask artwork for each month representing the secret life of witches. The calendar features moon phases, moon void-of-course periods, days that might be particularly potent for spellcasting, and what sort of magick might work best.

Calendar measures 12" x 12" (24" long by 12" wide when opened) and is printed on heavy matte paper for easy note writing.





ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

  • EVERY WEDNESDAY: IRISH LANGUAGE DROP IN CLASS-7-9PM



  • Every first Sunday of each month--SEATTLE CHAOS MAGIC
We meet at 3:33 pm. on the first Sunday of each month, at Edge of the Circle Books, 701 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122. Anyone practicing, curious about, or otherwise interested in Chaos magic is welcome to attend.


  • Every 1st Monday of each month CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP 7-9PM




SERVICES AVAILABLE AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!
We also have classroom/ritual space-- please call for details.
Need Spell advice? Just ask!

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TAROT READINGS / SPIRITUAL ADVICE

UNCOMMONSENSE TAROT
Tarot readings by Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler
"I've been reading Tarot for more than thirty years, and reading professionally at the Edge for a decade. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions that can change your life for the better. My readings tend to be rather commonsensical. They are often geared toward helping the client deal with the often self-imposed obstacles in their lives in a healthy, self –affirming way, so that they can achieve their goals and fully enjoy the fruits that life has to bring."

Please inquire about Tarot Parties, classes and other events.
Available every day except THURSDAYS-- 12:30-8.30PM.
Sundays 12:30-8:30 PM

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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again January 1st , 2015!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

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Winter, by Mucha





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SPECIAL EVENT: EBENEZER SIBLY, BRITISH MAGIC, AND THE GRIMOIRE TRADITION

Saturday , November 22nd at 7:00PM
EBENEZER SIBLY, BRITISH MAGIC, AND THE GRIMOIRE TRADITION
Public · Hosted by John Madziarczyk
Cost: Free

Ebenezer Sibly was an astrologer, herbalist, physician, and magician who lived at the end of the 18th century. Although largely forgotten now, in his time he was noted for his prolific writings on astrology, “alternative medicine” , and his re-editing of Nicholas Culpeper’s work “The English Physician Enlarged”, the standard British herbal. A selection of his writings on the magical universe and on magic in general has recently been released in the book “The Station of Man in the Universe, Ebenezer Sibly on the spirit world and magic”. In his talk, John Madziarczyk will introduce Sibly, locating him within the occult context of his time as well as the greater world of British magic, both in the pre-Golden Dawn and Golden Dawn eras. The talk will point out how Sibly’s writings can be used to gain insight into the worldview of the grimoire magicians of the 17th century.



John Madziarczyk is the editor of “The Station of Man in the Universe, Ebenezer Sibly on the spirit world and magic”. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He lives in Seattle.