Tuesday, October 1, 2019

THE VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLDS GROWS THIN... SAMHAIN COMETH!


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.


Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.
Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 8pm.A
Call: 206-PAN-1999

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


Also on Facebook: THE SEATTLE PAGAN, OCCULT AND METAPHYSICAL RESOURCE BOARD has been created in order to facilitate networking throughout the Pacific Northwest. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1000179343332589/

If you have a Magical Group, Ritual Group, Pagan Church or organization, Druid Grove, please feel free to post your events and classes here.
Meetups, talks, book signings, public rituals, etc—all are welcome here.
We'd prefer no advertisements for Professional Readers, Reiki practitioners, etc. However, if you are teaching a class, or giving a workshop or talk, feel free to post your event.
This group is specifically for sharing events of interest to the local community, it is not meant for discussing magical paths and traditions, or asking general questions about magick or paganism. Please remain civil, do disparaging posts about groups or individuals. Off topic posts WILL be moderated.



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WHAT WE KNEW IN THE NIGHT:
Reawakening the Heart of Witchcraft
by Raven Grimassi, Deidra Catero (Illustrator)
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (September 1, 2019)
List Price: $21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Explores the roots of witchcraft while providing an integrated magical system to serve the modern witch

Raven Grimassi is among the pioneering authors of the modern witchcraft renaissance. In What We Knew in the Night, he presents a cohesive and complete system of witchcraft based on traditional sources. The author’s premise is that, beginning in the 1980s, with the rise of modern metaphysical publishing, authors began presenting very personal witchcraft practices. In the process, traditional and formerly well-established practices fell into obscurity, which potentially lead to confusion.

What We Knew in the Night uncovers and clarifies those buried gems for a new generation, assembling and integrating key components of witchcraft, past and present. Grimassi lays out key mystical and practical foundations of witchcraft and restores their important role.

Sharing lessons and advice from his own almost 50 years of personal study and practice, Grimassi explores what he describes as the “heart of the old rites.” He also offers practical instructions and a clear 5-step process of empowerment―one chapter for each step ―for anyone who wants to walk the path of witchcraft:

  • Virtue of the Moon
  • The Wafting
  • The Witch’s Blade
  • The Clay Pentacle
  • The Witch’s Ring

Having accomplished these steps, the reader will possess the “quintessence of witchery” and be firmly grounded in the arcane art of witchcraft.

The Arcane Art of Witchcraft
During the 1960s and ’70s, learning about Witchcraft was a matter of being introduced to others, or being brought into some form of contact with others. Most memorable are the times I was driven by friends to meet a long-practicing Witch. Looking back today, I don’t think the majority of these people were actually Witches in the common sense. However, I believe that some of them were—particularly those who moved here from places like Romania, Hungary, Poland, Germany, and Italy.

One of the goals of this book is to pass on the things we once passed to one another back in those days. As Witches, this was what we knew in the night. We were taught the ways as we stood in candlelit circles, knelt in the forest beneath the full moon, and meditated in the “astral temple” of tradition. In the final analysis, all of this opened the way to gaining a personal gnosis when we bathed in the light of the full moon and communed with the same spirits who once taught our ancestors.

- Raven Grimassi

About the Author:
Raven Grimassi (1951-2019), the award-winning author of over twenty books, was a practitioner with almost fifty years of experience in esoteric traditions and a leading authority on witchcraft, the occult, and spiritual development. Visit houseofgrimassi.com to learn more about his legacy.





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WILD WITCH:
A Guide to Earth Magic
by Marian Green
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2019)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A practical guide for bringing magic into your life using plants and herbs, the seasons, and the natural elements

A “wild witch” is someone who has discovered the true source of magic. She finds her magic in the elements of the earth, the ways of healing herbs and scented flowers, the ocean’s tides, the cycle of the moon, and the energies of the planets. By becoming intimate with nature, a wild witch comes to see the living spirits in all things—everything is alive. She learns that these spirits must be honored and then they will act as trustworthy guides. In essence a wild witch is a child of nature, a wise woman, a loremaster, and a healer.

In this book you will learn how to use:

  • Herbs, plants, and trees
  • The element of fire through candle magic and spell casting
  • The hidden spirit of water through purification, dosing, and scrying
  • The language of flowers and scents
  • The rhythms of nature, the seasons’ cycles, and rituals of sacred days
Embrace your wild witch and rediscover the natural magic in your life.


About the Author:
Marian Green (born 1944) is a British author who has been working in the fields of magic, witchcraft, and the Western Mysteries since the early 1960s.





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SPELLBOOK FOR THE SEASONS
by Tudorbeth ( Sarah Coyne)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Eddison Books; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2019)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
From salutations to the sun in summer to winter healing blessings, here are 120 spells, blessings, and rituals to embrace the changing seasons. In A Spellbook for the Seasons, practitioner of the Craft Sarah Coyne shows readers how to harness the power of the natural world to bring prosperity, romance, fulfillment, creativity, love, happiness, ambition, and opportunity into their lives and homes. Including such rites as smudging with sage in the springtime to cleanse and detox the home, as well as candle and circle rituals in the autumn, this is the perfect spellbook for the modern reader who is interested in celebrating their magical connection to the natural world.

About the Author:
Tudorbeth, has a degree in religious studies and is a hereditary practitioner of the Craft based in London. The rules and gifts of herb lore, scrying, healing, tasseomancy, numerology, and candle magic were passed down to her through several Celtic and English generations. She was born in Wiltshire and has lived and worked in California and Italy.




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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PAGAN PRIESTHOOD:
Community Leadership and Vocation
by Rev Lora O'Brien
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Develop Your Skills and Talents for Effective Pagan Leadership~

Join Reverend Lora O'Brien as she explores the duties, responsibilities, challenges, and benefits of becoming a priestess or priest. Whether you are currently in a leadership position, are considering taking on such a role, or would like to be more informed about the Pagan priesthood, this book helps you learn about the practical skills required and provides ideas on how you can improve yours.

There's a pressing need in the Pagan community for strong, aware, responsible, and accountable leaders. A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood provides a skill assessment so you can get a sense of your strengths and areas to work on. You will also discover the two primary categories of priestly duties―pastoral and sacerdotal―as well as insights into group leadership, teaching, crisis counseling, communicating with deity, devotion, healing, life rites, and community celebration. As Paganism continues to grow and new generations become leaders, this guide shares a practical picture of what the Pagan priesthood can be.




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WHAT IS REMEMBERED LIVES:
Developing Relationships with Deities, Ancestors & the Fae
by Phoenix LeFae
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Honor the Spirits and Deities of the Otherworld & Receive Their Blessings

This book is an invitation to connect with the spirits that you sense around you, honoring them and sharing their stories so that they may live on and so that you may become your truest self. Within these pages, you will discover that you can interact with deities, your Beloved Dead, and the Fae, leading to growth and expansion both spiritually and emotionally.

Learn to reach out beyond the mundane world and commune with other realms of existence. Explore hands-on techniques for working with intention, developing your own Place of Power, and negotiating with the spirits that you contact. With dozens of exercises as well as instructions for beginners and experienced spiritual practitioners, this book is a guide to initiating and sustaining relationships that are more powerful than you could ever imagine.

About the Author:
Phoenix LeFae (Sebastopol, CA) is a professional reader, rootworker, teacher, and ritualist. She has been practicing witchcraft for over twenty-five years, and her teachings are connected to the Reclaiming Tradition, Gardnerian Wicca, Druidry, and hoodoo. She is the owner of an esoteric Goddess shop called Milk & Honey, and she coauthors a blog called The Witches Next Door.





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SACRED SMOKE:
Clear Away Negative Energies and Purify Body, Mind, and Spirit
by Amy Blackthorn
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2019)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn how to create a sacred space free of negativity

This clear and contemporary guide explores the ritual use of smoke and scents to cleanse the energies of mind, body, and home. Here, aromatherapist and long-time herbalist Amy Blackthorn offers the essential tools for creating sacred space—a safe space free of negative energies—using herbs, incense, smoke, and other practices.

Written in an accessible style, free of jargon, Sacred Smoke has everything you need to know to get started on your practice of purification and cleansing, including:

  • The importance of self-care
  • How to keep your home and family safe
  • How to protect your home while you are away
  • Adding crystals to your cleansing practice
  • Using essential herbs and recipes for creating cleansing smoke

Sacred Smoke is an essential guide for anyone seeking to practice the ritual use of cleansing and clearing to protect and heal themselves, their home, and their family.





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THE MAGIC OF HERBS
by David Conway
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: The Witches' Almanac; Updated, Reprint edition (September 1, 2019)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Like many who were reared in a rural setting, David Conway came to know about healing arts that relied on a deep knowledge of herbal decoctions, tinctures, and poultices. In The Magic of Herbs, he shares the knowledge of herbs he gained in his early training in the hills of the Welsh countryside. Studying with a master herbalist near his boyhood home, he absorbed the practical and occult properties of the herbs and plants found in the surrounding environs.

In this book, David presents an updated tome detailing in plain language a concise natural history and illustrated guide to the world’s most beneficial plants. Also treated are the occult properties of each of the plants described. Chapters include: Botanical Medicine, Herbalism and Astrology, Doctrine of Signatures, Preparation of Herbs, Tonics and Physics, Cosmetics and Narcotics, Wines from Herbs and Flowers, Language of Flowers, Herbal Materia Medica, and Index of Ailments and their Herbal Treatment.


About the Author:
David Conway is a mystic, magus, and author whose profound knowledge, unique insights and clear writing style have affected literary esoterica since the early 70s. The seventh child of a seventh child, David was reared in seaside city of Aberystwyth, Wales, and its surrounding environs. His education in magic began at a very early age, studying with a local farmer, Mr. James, a magician he encountered in the Welsh countryside before embarking on his own inner Journey. David brought magical herbal training to the forefront by publishing The Magic of Herbs very early in his adult life. This book provided a concise approach to occult and practical herbalism in time where there were few resources.




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THE ANCIENT MAGICK OF TREES:
Identify & Use Trees in Your Spiritual & Magickal Practice
by Gregory Michael Brewer
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A Comprehensive Field Guide to Over 100 Trees and Their Magickal and Medicinal Uses~

This unique illustrated resource helps you identify more than one hundred common trees across North America and Europe and discover their medicinal and magickal properties. Gregory Michael Brewer provides detailed information about the mythology and symbolism of trees from around the world along with an abundance of exercises and meditations suitable for Pagans of all skill levels and traditions.

Featuring over two hundred illustrations, this book is the only one you'll need while studying trees. Whether you're seeking the scientific characteristics of a particular species or the folk traditions and remedies associated with it, this is a must-have guide for those who want to enhance their magickal practice and their understanding of our relationship with trees.





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THE WAY OF FIRE AND ICE:
The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism
by Ryan Smith
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $18.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A Radical New Take On Norse Paganism~

The Way of Fire and Ice reimagines Norse Paganism with mystical practices and rituals for today's world as well as tips for building community and resisting fascism. This approach to working with Norse deities and beliefs is a living, adaptable tradition, representing a strong alternative to the reconstructionist perspectives of Asatru and Heathenry.

In these pages, the old ways come alive in a radically inclusive form. You will explore the secrets of the World Tree and the mysteries of the gods, work with the many spirits around us, and feel the deep rhythms that drive all life while creating new songs of power. You will also discover how to make these practices part of your every waking moment, developing your own personal spirituality and building healthy, sustainable communities along the way.





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LOST TEACHINGS OF THE RUNES:
Northern Mysteries and the Wheel of Life
by Ingrid Kincaid
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2019)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Lost Teachings of the Runes presents a life-affirming, death-honoring approach that returns the runes to a place of balance, of light and dark, of order and chaos, back to the roots and branches of the World Tree. It invites the reader to journey to the realms of past and future that exists hidden beyond the horizon and beneath our feet. Using an engaging blend of stories, meditations and ancestral knowing, author Ingrid Kincaid explores Northern Mysteries from the center of the Wheel of Life, demonstrating ways the Wheel can be used to connect ancient wisdom with modern living. She offers tools and teachings that may be used on a daily basis to enable readers to reconnect with their ancestors, reclaim their heritage and live more harmoniously with the earth.

Lost Teachings of the Runes is an unexpected adventure into the hidden meanings and profound lessons held in the signatures of these ancient beings.




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NEW IN DIVINATION



UNIVERSAL CELTIC TAROT
by Floreana Nativo (Author) and Cristina Scagliotti (Illustrator)
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications/ Lo Scarabeo; Multilingual edition (October 8, 2019)
Boxed deck (2¾ x 4¾) includes a 78-card deck and an instructional booklet.
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Uncover ancient Celtic secrets with this boldly original deck. An excellent tool for any Pagan or Wiccan tarot reader, the Universal Celtic Tarot features borderless cards that showcase the powerful and expressive artwork of Christina Scagliotti. These cards are teeming with soulful energy and will make your readings more impactful and magical. With a touch of surreal beauty combined with the rich greens and blues of the Celtic lands, this breathtaking deck invites you into a layered realm of mystical enchantment. Includes a 78-card deck and instructional booklet.





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FOREST OF ENCHANTMENT TAROT
by Lunaea Weatherstone (Author) and Meraylah Allwood (Illustrator)
78 Card Tarot Deck, Booklet
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $29.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Once you step into the enchanted wood, your life―and your spirit―will never be the same. The forest is alive with magic: wise ancient trees, glowing blossoms, crystal caves, and forbidding thickets of thorns. Here you will meet witches and wizards, faeries and elves, birds and beasts both earthly and otherworldly, ghosts and shape-shifters, dancing princesses and sad old knights. As you wend your way along the twisting woodland paths, finding adventure at every turn, the old tales come to life. In the Forest of Enchantment, you may seek your fortune, quest for success, and live happily ever after.










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We are NOW located at 1307 NE 45th St., between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE, next to the Neptune Theatre, in the University District.


This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again NOVEMBER 1st, 2019
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter







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Thursday, September 12, 2019

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN...NEW 2020 CALENDARS!!!!


LLEWELLYN'S 2020 WITCHES' CALENDAR
by Tiffany Lazic, Thorn Mooney, et al.
Calendar: 28 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2019)
List Price: $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Since 1998, Llewellyn's Witches' Calendar has been a favorite way to mark the turning of the Wheel of the Year. This beautiful calendar features magical wisdom, astrological data, and Witch's holidays, making it the perfect choice for bringing more happiness and enchantment into your year.

Each month features beautiful, original art by award-winning illustrator Jennifer Hewitson as well as an inspiring article and spell or ritual.





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LLEWELLYN'S 2020 WITCHES' DATEBOOK
by Rainbow Wolf, Charlie, Melissa Tipton, et al.
List Price: $12.99
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2019)

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Live better, stay organized, and celebrate your Craft every day with Llewellyn's 2020 Witches' Datebook. This wonderful tool features beautiful illustrations from award-winning artist Jennifer Hewitson, a variety of ways to celebrate the Wheel of the Year, and powerful wisdom from practicing witches.

Find fresh ways to celebrate the sacred seasons and enhance your practice with sabbat musings (Barbara Moore), tasty sabbat recipes (Anna Franklin), Witchy tips (Elizabeth Barrette), and essential oils (Tess Whitehurst). Also included are fascinating articles on guiding goddess archetypes (Danielle Blackwood), pop culture protection magick (Emily Cardin), chakra healing (Melissa Tipton), honoring personally sacred days (Laura Tempest Zakroff), and more. This indispensable, on-the-go tool will make all your days more magical.




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LLEWELLYN'S 2020 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR:
87th Edition of the World's Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar
by Bruce Scofield, Tracy Quinlan, et al.
Calendar: 40 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 87 edition (July 8, 2019)
List Price: $15.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Since 1932, Llewellyn's Astrological Calendar has been the best-known, most-trusted astrological calendar. This gorgeous and helpful calendar features evocative artwork, monthly horoscopes, best days for planting and fishing, rewarding and challenging days, travel forecasts, and an astrology primer. Everyone, from beginners to advanced astrologers, will benefit from a wealth of astrological wisdom, tips, advice, and awe-inspiring illustrations. This edition includes essential astrological information and major daily aspects and features stunning, original art by Kai Carpenter.




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LLEWELLYN'S 2020 DAILY PLANETARY GUIDE:
Complete Astrology At-A-Glance
(Llewellyn's Daily Planetary Guide)
by Paula Belluomini, Jim Shawvan, et al.
Series: Llewellyn's Daily Planetary Guide
Calendar: 208 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
List Price: $12.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Success will be yours with Llewellyn's 2020 Daily Planetary Guide, the most trusted and astrologically detailed datebook available. Determine the best time to do anything on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis―and even down to the minute. Before setting up a job interview, signing a contract, planning a vacation, or scheduling anything important, consult the weekly forecasts and Opportunity Periods―times when the positive flow of energy is at its peak. With valuable information on aspects, ephemerides, retrograde planets, eclipses for 2020, and more, you'll be ahead of the game in everything you do. Even beginners can plan wisely with explanations of the planets, signs, houses, and how to use this guide.




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LLEWELLYN'S 2020 MAGICAL ALMANAC:
Practical Magic for Everyday Living
(Llewellyn's Magical Almanac)
by Melissa Tipton, Sasha Graham , et al.
Series: Llewellyn's Magical Almanac
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2019)
List Price: $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Enrich your magical practice and expand your mind with Llewellyn's 2020 Magical Almanac. For more than twenty-five years, this almanac has provided useful spells, rituals, and ideas that inspire all levels of practitioners to improve their connection to the elements.

This year's edition features nearly thirty compelling articles, grouped by element, on magic and yoga, crystal grids, psychic protection, transportation mojo, principles of hermeticism, entropic magic, rituals for personal justice, magic in numbers, pop culture folk saints, and much more.



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WILD WOMAN RISING 2020 WALL CALENDAR:
Goddess. Warrior. Healer. Rebel.
by Angi Sullins, Sophie Wilkins
Calendar: 28 pages
Publisher: Amber Lotus Publishing; First edition (June 19, 2019)
List Price: $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Who is the wild woman? She’s the grit and grace inside that insists we claim our voice, trust our instinct, and fearlessly cast off forces that insist on perfection and oppression. She will not allow the plundering of the divine feminine or our natural resources. She will not be tamed. She shall rise and so shall we. For there is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.

  • 12" x 12" wall calendar (12" x 24" open).
  • With wisdom text that channels the divine feminine by writer and life-artist Angi Sullins of Duirwaigh Studios.
  • A year of evocative illustrations by Sophie Wilkins – ripe with symbolism and wise animal guides as companions.
  • We Plant Trees — Amber Lotus Publishing, an independent carbon-negative US company, has planted more than three quarters of a million trees since 2008.
  • High-quality printing on premium paper stock.
  • Printed on paper sourced from a combination of sustainably managed forests and recycled materials.
  • Features US and Canadian legal holidays, phases of the moon, and important observances of the world's major religions.



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WOMEN OF MYTH & MAGIC 2020 FANTASY ART WALL CALENDAR
by Kinuko Y. Craft
Calendar: 28 pages
Publisher: Amber Lotus Publishing; First edition (June 19, 2019)
List Price: $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
From mythical archetypes to historical figures, women have inspired great literature, poetry, and, above all, magnificent works of art. Among contemporary artists inspired by ladies of legends, none shines brighter than Kinuko Y. Craft. In this elegant calendar she presents 12 opulent and richly detailed portraits of enchantresses, goddesses, brave warriors, and fairy-tale princesses, each weaving a spell of breathtaking feminine beauty.

  • 12" x 12" wall calendar (12" x 24" open).
  • A year of Kinuko Craft's exquisite artwork on your wall.
  • An extraordinary fantasy art gift.
  • We Plant Trees — Amber Lotus Publishing, an independent carbon-negative US company, has planted more than three quarters of a million trees since 2008.
  • High-quality printing on premium paper stock.
  • Printed on paper sourced from a combination of sustainably managed forests and recycled materials.
  • Features US and Canadian legal holidays, phases of the moon, and important observances of the world's major religions.

Kinuko Y. Craft is one of the world's most widely respected and well-known contemporary fantasy artists. She has published eight major illustrated fairy-tale and mythology hardcover picture books, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Cinderella. She has illustrated many children's books, and her work has graced more than 100 book and magazine covers. Craft is a storyteller, and her paintings reveal new layers of wonder with each viewing. Her work can also been seen in prestigious galleries and museums.



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2020 WE'MOON SPIRAL EDITION
Wake Up Call
By: We'moon
234ppCalendar, Printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink, 240 pages in full color
Publisher: Mother Tongue Ink, July, 2019
List Price 21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
We'Moon 2020: Wake Up Call sets out to wake us, sometimes gently, sometimes with alarm, to our peril and our opportunities. This call summons and inspires us for the deepest, most loving rescue work we can imagine. We urgently seek new possibilities for healing Earth and mending humanity. Goddess-sight is here.

The datebook presents a comprehensive introduction to astrology; to Sun, Moon, and Earth cycles; and seasonal Holy Days. We explore the 13 moons of our lunar year in a week-at-a-glance format with daily astrological aspects alongside moon phases and signs.

In addition, we include astrological insights for each sun sign, month & year-at-a-glance calendars, a complete ephemeris table for the year and blank pages for notes.












Sunday, September 1, 2019

AUTUMN IS COMING!

Arthur Rackham " Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung 31”

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.

Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.
Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 8pm.
Call: 206-PAN-1999


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



Also on Facebook: THE SEATTLE PAGAN, OCCULT AND METAPHYSICAL RESOURCE BOARD has been created in order to facilitate networking throughout the Pacific Northwest. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1000179343332589/

If you have a Magical Group, Ritual Group, Pagan Church or organization, Druid Grove, please feel free to post your events and classes here.
Meetups, talks, book signings, public rituals, etc—all are welcome here.
We'd prefer no advertisements for Professional Readers, Reiki practitioners, etc. However, if you are teaching a class, or giving a workshop or talk, feel free to post your event.
This group is specifically for sharing events of interest to the local community, it is not meant for discussing magical paths and traditions, or asking general questions about magick or paganism. Please remain civil, do disparaging posts about groups or individuals. Off topic posts WILL be moderated.


..and check out the Edge’s new TUMBLR Page!



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!
No charge if your class or event is free!


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THE GOETIA RITUAL:
The Power of Magic Revealed
by Guy Bernard, Antony Lawrence
Paperback: 367 pages
Publisher: Maji Majesti Publishing(August 22, 2017)
List Price: $34.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This book came about because of a request from a friend, on how to perform a demon binding operation (or evocation), which is also known by the Ancient Greek-derived name “Goetia.”

This friend had read Crowley’s 1904 co-edited publication The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King; but was struggling with the concepts and with its magical operations. At first, as I have a background in medieval and religious history, I believed that the task would be a simple one, that is, to simply unpack Crowley’s work with the aim of making it easier for a novice. However, Crowley’s work itself became a challenge to grasp; thus started a journey with its own discovery. Along the way I teamed-up with Antony Lawrence who brought his background in graphics and design to this book’s artwork, and also, contributed to its research and writing.

In our research, we found that demon binding has a long history and many traditions. The tradition that Crowley’s book fell within is the Western magic esoteric tradition: the Western Qabalah; kept alive mainly through magical manuscripts known as grimoires. In their original medieval form these were hand-written texts for professional magicians. The grimoires only contained the most essential information; much was left out. In short, the grimoires in their raw state were incomplete. When the printing revolution took hold at the end of the medieval period, the grimoires resurfaced as published texts. However, these published grimoires remained incomplete and because of this their magic maintained its mysterious quality. Over time they gained a reputation for being dark and dangerous; but this was more to do with attempted demon-binding with an incomplete magical technology, making the risks greater than would otherwise be if it were complete. Crowley was aware of this hazard. In his co-edited publication on the Goetia, he not only relied on original manuscripts, but also included a vital operation for the invocation of the Divine. Moreover, while Crowley added much he also was careful not to offer complete operations; as he sought to separate the serious minded from dilettantes. Given the value of Crowley’s research, his Goetia was quickly plagiarized by others. Not surprisingly, Crowley did not publish another work of this kind again.

Unfortunately, the many publications, since Crowley’s seminal 1904 Goetia, have added little to make the work complete and hence easily accessible. In writing our book we have approached Goetia with Crowley’s zeal for research, basing our work on credible sources and have sought to complete the task that Crowley started.

The Goetia is broken down into its classic operations with each operation given an introductory chapter that explains its purpose. Maintaining the work's authenticity to its magic Qabalah tradition, we have used Latin headings for each operation. This allows each operation to be easily identified and differentiated. In brief, these are the “Consecratio,” “Invocatio,” “Evocatio,” “Ligatio,” and finally the “Licentia.” The Consecratio provides the necessary litanies for sacralising yourself, your ritual space, and all material things required. Following this is the Invocatio, where you invoke the Divine; and open a dimensional portal for evoking your chosen demon; taken from the 72 Goetia demon profiles provided within the book.

The Evocatio provides you with the essential Evocatory Calls for evoking the demon. On making contact with your chosen demon, the Ligatio arms you with the binding litanies to bind the demonic force to your specific intent. Once this is effected, the ritual arch is completed with the Licentia, where you perform banishing litanies, close the dimensional portal, and finally re-cleanse your ritual space. As a bonus all this is brought together in an easy to follow guide located near the back of this book. This guide provides a continuous magic-operational piece that we have termed, "Quickstart Goetia Ritual.”



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SOUNDS OF INFINITY
by Lee Morgan
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: The Witches' Almanac; Illustrated edition (August 5, 2019)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This story about faerie began as a vision. In his newest work, Lee Morgan follows a cacophony of visions with sharp, bright edges to them that have lain claim to his heart and hands. In what is clearly a work of the heart, Lee bypasses rational intellect guiding the reader to experience the touch, scent and feel of the Faerie Faith through symbol and suggestion.

Sounds of Infinity is divided into three parts, the work of the Head, the work of the Heart and the work of the Hands. The second is a work of occult fiction that meditates upon the themes discussed in Part One in the form of a woven narrative. The final part is a practical grimoire that leads the reader through the door to physically manifests the vision they have shared in parts one and two. This is not just a book, but an experience, one which culminates not at the end of reading the volume but in the consummation known in the art of ritual.



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SELENE:
The Moon Goddess and the Cave Oracle
by Steve Moore
Series: Strange Attractor Press
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Strange Attractor Press (August 13, 2019)
List Price: $33.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An examination of the myths of the Moon goddess and how she appeared to the original creators of those myths in ancient Greece.

Waxing and waning and reborn with each new month, the Moon has always been the supreme symbol of cyclical change in the western world.

Metaphorical representations of the Moon's goddess also seem to undergo similar changes, each new century reinventing her in its own image. For Hesiod, she was a distant figure in the celestial pantheon, to Keats she was an intimate muse; Selene's recurring role in music, literature, and song is a powerful testament to our continued fascination with her myth.

A deeply erudite and meticulously researched survey, this book explores the perennial curiosity our closest orbital neighbor continues to instill, providing at once an unprecedented body of historical research and a critical armature for the author's lauded prose reverie Somnium.

Despite the importance of the Moon to recent developments in esoteric scholarship and mythography, Selene doesn't attempt to present a “Moon-Goddess for the twenty-first century,” but rather looks at the myths of one specific Moon goddess and how she appeared to the original creators of those myths in the literature of ancient Greece.

In doing so, Selene marks the point at which classical scholarship comes closest to a physical embrace with its ethereal subject matter.

An impeccable and flawlessly researched piece of classical scholarship.”
Alan Moore




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HONORING YOUR ANCESTORS:
A Guide to Ancestral Veneration
by Mallorie Vaudoise
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2019)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover the Spiritual Nourishment and Magical Power of Ancestor Veneration

Learn how to connect to your ancestors and receive the benefits that come from veneration―powerful magic and spellwork, deeper spirituality, more love in your life, better outcomes in creative pursuits, and an improved sense of wellness. Filled with hands-on techniques and tips, Honoring Your Ancestors shows you how to create an ancestor altar so you can work with ancestors of all kinds. Author Mallorie Vaudoise also shares fascinating ideas for incorporating rituals, spells, family recipes, and even practices like music and dancing to help you open this wonderful new dimension of your spiritual journey.

Ancestor veneration is one of the most widespread spiritual practices in the world. This book shares the important distinctions between working with blood ancestors, lineage ancestors, and affinity ancestors while helping you recognize the signs that your ancestors are responding to your petitions and offerings. You will also explore important topics like mediumship and ancestral trauma so you can be sure to develop a veneration practice that's uplifting and affirming for you.

No matter who you are, and no matter who your ancestors are, everyone can develop a deep, fulfilling ancestor veneration practice. This book shares techniques to help you connect to your ancestors and receive the blessings that come from veneration. Discover how genealogical research, family recipes, dancing, rituals, and communicating with the dead in dreams can help complement your spiritual path. Explore the different ways of working with blood ancestors, lineage ancestors, affinity ancestors, and others. Delve into the topics of ancestral trauma and what to do about difficult relationships and ancestors that you may be uncomfortable working with.

The veneration techniques in this book can be practiced by people of any religious or spiritual background. Establishing a veneration practice can help you improve your mental and emotional health. It can help you connect to or increase the love in your life. And it can help you be more creative in the ways that are important to you.

"This book makes a multigenerational advance in working with one's ancestors while bridging the gaps and healing the wounds of a much-overlooked aspect of western spirituality. Bravo!"—Christopher Orapello, co-author of Besom, Stang, and Sword

About the Author:
Mallorie Vaudoise is a spiritualist, folk Catholic, and witch of Italian descent based in New York City. Her blog Italian Folk Magic is one of the most popular English-language resources on the topic. Mallorie is an initiated Olorisha (Orisha priestess) and an apprentice in the ecstatic music and dance traditions of her ancestors.




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THE LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL:
The Sevenfold Path of the Grail and the Restoration of the Faery Accord
by Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions (July 16, 2019)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Reveals the long-forgotten prequel to the Grail mythos and how it has profound resonance with modern times

Includes the complete text of the Grail prequel, The Elucidation of the Grail, a 13th-century poem newly translated by Gareth Knight and Caitlín Matthews

Examines the forgotten story of the Faery Wars and the role of Well Maidens in the Grail story

Discusses the Seven Guardians of the Stories, the Grail Kings and Anti-Grail Kings, the Rich Company, the Courts of Joy, and the otherworldly Land of Women

Unveiling the long-forgotten prequel to the Grail quest stories, Caitlín and John Matthews examine The Elucidation of the Grail, a forgotten 13th-century French text, and show how it offers the key to understanding the sevenfold path of the Grail and the deeper stories beneath the Christian Grail narrative.

Beginning with a new translation of The Elucidation by foremost esotericist Gareth Knight and Caitlín Matthews, the authors provide a complete commentary on the poem, revealing a startling alternative cause of the Wasteland and the Grail quest, one which has a profound resonance with our own times. They examine the forgotten story of the Faery Wars and explain the Faery Accord, an agreement that once existed between humans and the Faery and upon which the spiritual and physical health of the land depends. The offering of the Grail and its regenerative powers by the Maidens of the Wells--Faery women--was part of this Accord. King Amangons and his men violated the Accord, through their abuse of the Well Maidens and other evil actions, causing the wasting of the land. The Knights of King Arthur seek to avenge the Well Maidens and rebirth the Grail to restore access to the lost paradisiacal “Courts of Joy” held in ancestral memory. On their quest, they encounter the Rich Company whose greed keeps the Knights occupied in long wars of attrition, yet their quest to restore the generous hospitality of the Wells--the true Grail, the Faery Grail--continues.

In addition to the Faery Accord and Knights’ quest, the authors examine the Seven Guardians of the Stories, the Rich Fisher, the Courts of Joy and paradise lost, and the otherworldly Land of Women. They show how this lost book of the Grail reveals themes familiar to the modern world and offers hope of healing the rift between the worlds of Faery and human as well as restoration of our natural belonging to the land.


About the Authors:
Caitlín Matthews is internationally renowned for her research into the Celtic and ancestral traditions. She is the author of 36 books, including The Celtic Tradition, The Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom, and Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom. She is co-founder of the Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies, which is dedicated to oral, shamanic, and sacred arts. Caitlin Matthews has a shamanic practice in Oxford, England, and teaches worldwide.

John Matthews has authored over 60 books, including The Grail: Quest for Eternal Life and The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom. A foremost expert in the Arthurian legends and esoteric wisdom of the Celtic traditions, he teaches and lectures around the world. He resides with his wife, Caitlin, in Oxford, England.





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MEMORY PALACES AND MASONIC LODGES:
Esoteric Secrets of the Art of Memory
by Charles B. Jameux
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions (July 9, 2019)
List Price: $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Reveals how the art of memory is the origin of the Masonic method

Explains the classical techniques of the art of memory, how they were reworked by hermetic thinkers during the Renaissance, and how they contributed to the transformation of operative Freemasonry into speculative Freemasonry

Traces the creation of speculative Freemasonry to 1637, one hundred years earlier than previously thought

Explores how the “memory palaces” created with the art of memory enabled access to universal knowledge as well as represented the Masonic temple in its imaginary state

In Antiquity, the art of memory was a mnemonic device that allowed an orator, such as Cicero, to recall all the points he wished to make by associating each of them with an image or architectural element in the site he was speaking. When this art was rediscovered in the Renaissance, hermetic thinkers like Giordano Bruno reworked it into a method that allowed them to acquire knowledge with the creation of “memory palaces.” The elements of these memory palaces were not intended to trigger the memory but would actually transform into talismanic objects with knowledge entirely new to the seeker.

In this book, Charles B. Jameux shows that this hermetic reworking of the classical art of memory was no mystery to operative Masons, who grafted it onto their own rituals, catalyzing the transformation of operative Masonry into speculative Masonry. He shows how the hieroglyphic writing used during the Renaissance in the art of memory provided the groundwork for one of the most esoteric elements of masonic practice: the grasp of the realm of image by the letter, where symbols were “buried” within words. Using archival evidence from 17th-century Scotland and earlier, combined with the research of modern scholars such as Frances Yates and David Stevenson, Jameux argues that the creation of speculative Freemasonry can be traced back 100 years earlier than conventional history records--to 1637, when the first recorded use of the Mason’s Word appeared and with it, the first known appearance of the symbolic Temple of Solomon. He follows Giordano Bruno’s visit to the British Isles in the late 16th century and the subsequent activities of the men he met there, showing that Masonic symbolism owes much of its current form to early memory palaces, which represented the Masonic lodge and temple in their fully imaginary states.

Revealing the pivotal role of the memory palace and hermetic traditions in early Masonic symbolism, Jameux sheds new light on the Masonic questions asked of each initiate and the spiritual importance of the Temple of Jerusalem to Freemasonry.




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HOW TO MAKE BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO AWFUL PEOPLE:

Spells for Revenge, Power & Protection (Stop a Gossip, Repel a Creep, Turn the Tables . . . and More)
by Deborah Gray
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (September 1, 2019)
List Price: $14.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Don't Just Get Mad, Get Even
Time to throw out the painful past and win back your pride and passion for the future. So get yourself armed and charmed with the humorous hexes, protection spells, and banishing incantations within this book. Get your mojo back on the scoundrels who have sabotaged your dreams—then learn to laugh out loud again while regaining your personal power.

And don’t worry, while you are stirring up the hocus po­cus to move things in your favor, these cheeky charms won’t cause any real damage.

All aspects of the Universe, including you, your mind, body, and spirit are connected—we are all energy. Everything we see around us is the physical manifestation of thought, and your thoughts have the power to change the atmosphere of your mind, which in turn can change the dynamic of the atmosphere around you.

Nothing is ever destroyed or disappears entirely; everything is energy and energy can only be transformed.

Before a spell is cast, it is preferable to create the right environment within and around you to “cleanse” your aura and the space or room you will be using for spell-casting. This can be done very simply by spending some quiet time alone, calming your energies by meditation and deep breathing, or, if possible, you can bathe or take a shower to help wash away built-up stress from the previous day’s and evening’s activities.

Let the Hexing Begin!

Review:
"Delightfully wicked and packed with a wealth of solid advice, How to Make Bad Things Happen to Awful People not only offers a plethora of spells to exact revenge, but is guaranteed to make you laugh with glee at the very thought of casting them toward your target. The only downside is in deciding which spell to try first!" --Dorothy Morrison, author of Utterly Wicked

About the Author:
Australian media maven and former top model Deborah Gray is a widely published inspirational author who has written 9 internationally released books. Her works are read in 25 countries and have been translated into 10 different languages. Deborah's first book, How to Turn your Ex-Boyfriend into a Toad (co-authored with Athena Starwoman), created a new genre of wickedly witty magical books for a whole new generation of readers, while her breakthrough Wish on a Spell DVD series is based on the most sought-after books in the collection featuring ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and modern goddess magic beautifully filmed to reflect inspirations of both ancient and modern worlds.





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THE BIG BOOK OF TAROT:
How to Interpret the Cards and Work with Tarot Spreads for Personal Growth
by Joan Bunning
Series: Weiser Big Book Series
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (August 1, 2019)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Joan Bunning's The Big Book of Tarot offers a complete course on how to use the tarot cards for personal guidance. The author communicates the basic depth and beauty of each card and shows how the cards trigger psychological projection, enhance intuition, and improve communication with the Inner Guide. While there are countless books devoted to tarot, what sets Joan Bunning apart from every other writer on the subject is her ability to take a rather complicated esoteric system and break it down into clear, manageable, and easily learned parts. The lessons Bunning offers cover the basics and then move gradually into more advanced concepts. Exercises and sample responses for each lesson help you learn and practice.

The book includes:

    • Lessons on how to consider one card by itself, how to look for card pairs, and how to create the "story" of a reading
    • A convenient reference section that contains two pages of information for each card including a picture from the popular Waite deck, a description, keywords, action phrases, and suggestions for cards with similar and opposite meanings
    • An exploration of the meaning of reversed cards and how to work with them to give tarot readings a natural flow of high points and low points without abrupt transitions
    • Practical insights on how to work with and interpret a wide variety of tarot spreads

Note to the Reader: This book consists of material drawn from the author's many previous books as well as new material.




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THE LANGUAGE OF TAROT:
A Proven System for Reading the Cards
by Jeannie Reed
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2019)
List Price: $17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Reading the cards can be as easy as reading this sentence.

Welcome to a world of tarot you couldn't have imagined until now―a world in which you can give accurate and insightful tarot readings with little or no guesswork while also developing your psychic ability. This revolutionary guide, written by a tarot master with more than thirty years of experience, teaches a simple, proven system that makes reading cards in a spread as straightforward as reading words on a page.

The Language of Tarot presents an innovative system that treats tarot as a science. It can be taught and learned. Jeannie Reed discovered that when the same two or three cards appear together, it usually represents the same issue in any client's life. This remarkable book translates many card combinations and supplies examples to support each lesson. You can be more creative and confident with card meanings as you uncover how they relate to matters of health, money, relationships, and more. With Jeannie's guidance, it's easy to become fluent in the language of tarot.

About the Author:
Jeannie Reed (New York, NY) has been a tarot master and professional psychic for more than three decades. She designed a scientific system of tarot reading and has been teaching it for twenty years. Jeannie has written about oracles for AntiquityNow.org and she wrote a tarot advice column for the national magazine Women-in-Touch.


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SOLA BUSCA TAROT:
Museum Quality Kit
by Paola Gnaccolini
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo, 08/08/2019
Boxed kit (5¼ x 7¾) includes a 78-card deck printed on premium cardstock and a 144-page guidebook, all packaged in a deluxe box.
List Price: $45.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Sola Busca is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo's Anima Antiqua (Ancient Soul) series, this deck is now available as a deluxe kit with a guidebook in a premium hardbox. These cards, printed on premium cardstock, have been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. Previously sold as a limited-edition deck, this new museum quality kit enhances the Sola Busca experience by providing the history behind the deck as well as card meanings and spread ideas from Sola Busca expert Paola Gnaccolini.

Boxed kit (5¼ x 7¾) includes a 78-card deck printed on premium cardstock and a 144-page guidebook, all packaged in a deluxe box.




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ODIN AND THE NINE REALMS ORACLE
By Sonja Grace
Publisher: Findhorn Press
54 full-color cards, 144 page Guidebook.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: 
Diving deep into the profound wisdom of Norse mythology, this 54-card divination set depicts Norse deities, runes, and mythic beings with messages from the Nine Realms. It includes a book offering guidance on card spreads, direct and reverse meanings of the cards, and how to ask questions of the oracle. Deepen your connection to spirit and follow your life’s path with the ancient wisdom of this powerful Norse oracle card deck

Includes 54 full-color cards depicting Norse deities, runes, and mythic beings with a message from the Nine Realms and a book offering guidance and card spreads

Draws on universal themes, present in every culture or tradition, such as love, fear, purpose, power, medicine

Illustrated with the author’s original artwork, inspired by her upbringing in Native American and Norse cultures and based on her interpretation of Norse mythology

Norse mythology is rich with meaning and symbolism carried down through the ages. Diving deep into the profound wisdom of the Nordic traditions, Odin and the Nine Realms Oracle presents a unique divination tool created by mystic and healer Sonja Grace. Inspired by Sonja’s ability to communicate with the Norse gods and spirit travel back in time, this deck of 54 cards features the famed Norse gods Odin, Thor, Loki, and goddess Freyja alongside some of the lesser known but equally powerful deities such as Frigg, Rán, Tyr, and Baldur. The cards evoke the mysteries of the Nine Realms of Asgard, Midgard, Vanaheim, Jotunheim, Nlflheim, Muspelheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, and Hel. These nine worlds are held in the branches and roots of the great tree of Yggdrasil, the World Tree located at the very center of the Universe. Also depicted in these oracle cards are 24 runes, among them Gebo (gift), Naudiz (need), and Wunjo (joy), each one with a meaning and purpose that can stand singularly and in combination with other cards drawn from the deck.

The cards touch on universal themes such as love, fear, purpose, power, medicine, and energy, revealing new insight into and understanding of the enigma of life. Each card’s illustration is based on a hand-drawn original by Sonja Grace, representing everything from the sacred waters of the Norse, to the dwarves, elves, giants, runes, and gods. The cards’ powerful imagery allows you to deepen your connection to spirit and discover the hidden meanings of both direct and reverse placements of the cards. The included book shows you how to work with a range of different spreads, giving clearer insight and divine guidance on single questions as well as on more complex issues relating to past, present, and future.

Imbued with the knowledge and the power of a strong tradition, Odin and the Nine Realms Oracle can help clarify your path and provide guidance for your life’s unfolding.






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