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Sunday, August 21, 2016

NEW TITLES FROM STRANGE ATTRACTOR PRESS, ABRACAX HOUSE

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLES:










LOST ENVOY
The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare
Edited by Jonathan Allen
Published by Strange Attractor Press in association with The Magic Circle, and supported by Arts Council England. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio, London.
336pp pages, hardback, 233mm x 174mm
Fully illustrated in colour, with over 200 images. Standard edition.
List Price: $52.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In the Spring of 2013 a 79-card, hand-painted tarot deck created c.1906 by the mystic and artist Austin Osman Spare, was identified within the collections of The Magic Circle Museum in London.

Austin Spare’s life-long interest in cartomancy is well documented, yet very few of his own fortune-telling cards were thought to have survived. This compelling new example of the artist’s early work demonstrates his precocious involvement with the currents that shaped the British Occult Revival at the beginning of 20th century, and his interactions with some of the period’s lesser-known protagonists.



Magic Circle Museum curator and artist Jonathan Allen immediately recognised that Spare’s cards were not only art-historically significant, but also entirely unknown outside of The Magic Circle’s collections, and set about tracing the deck’s provenance, its place in the artist’s oeuvre and within the wider histories of cartomancy.



Lost Envoy reproduces Austin Spare’s tarot deck in its entirety for the first time, alongside new written and visual contributions from Jonathan Allen, Phil Baker, Helen Farley, Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, Sally O’Reilly and Gavin Semple.

The book is designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio, with a cover incorporating the vibrant back colours of Spare’s cards, a period binding common to many of the volumes found in The Magic Circle library and a gold deboss of the artist’s autographic ‘bird-head’ motif, as discovered within the deck itself. The numbered and debossed special edition contains several fold-out sections showing conspicuous alignment between cards.



Published by Strange Attractor Press in association with The Magic Circle, and supported by Arts Council England. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio, London.
















INFERNAL LEGENDSBy J. Collin de Plancy, Michael Coles (Editor), Anna Dorzhieva (Illustrator), Jean Christophe-Dufau (Translator)

Leather Bound in slipcase: This book is a handsome octavo volume bound in real tan leather, featuring a brown leather spine and corners. The book features full-color endpapers, an index and bookmark. Each book is delivered in a custom designer box.
Publisher: Abracax House, 2016
List Price: $69.50


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In a series of fascinating short stories, famed occultist and demonologist author J. Collin de Plancy explores the world of infernal deal-making.

De Plancy's characters run the gamut from the innocent to the most violent and hated figures of the day. The stories delve into the supernatural and explore people who tricked the Devil and those who came up on the losing end of infernal pacts. 


De Plancy even explores what happens when the Devil must preach the word of God and the consequences of asking the Virgin Mary to intervene on behalf of the righteous.


About the Author: J. Collin de Plancy was a famed 19th-century French occultist, demonologist, researcher and writer on supernatural topics. He published several works on occultism and demonology. Jean-Christophe Dufau is a book author and expert translator, whose works include the first English language translation of the full text of De Plancy's Infernal Dictionary and The Amusements of Cartomancy.














THE FALSE HIERARCHY OF DEMONS
Illustrated English Translation of Pseudomonarchia Daemonum
By Johann Weyer (Author), Michael Coles (Editor), Natalia Zasadzinska (Translator)

Leather Bound in slipcase: Each octavo volume is bound in red leather with a black leather spine and gold foil embossing. The English text is shown in black, side-by-side with the original Latin text in red. In addition, the book has a new index, bookmark and full-color endpapers. The book is delivered in a designer box.
Publisher: Abracax House, 2016
List Price: $69.50


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Johann Weyer's "Pseudomonarchia Daemonum" is considered the great-granddaddy of demonic catalogues.

Many later works, including Scot's "Discoverie of Witchcraft" and the Goetia, are considered derivatives of Weyer's classic.

A limited quantity of this real leather-bound edition of "The False Hierarchy of Demons: Illustrated English Translation of Pseudomonarchia Daemonum" were produced. This new definitive translation of Weyer's four hundred-year-old encyclopedic work of demonology includes digitally enhanced and enlarged versions of de Plancy's 19th-century woodcuts from Dictionnaire Infernal, demonic seal reproductions and newly commissioned full-color illustrations from an international team of fantasy artists, each providing a unique modern vision of these infernal beings.



The "Pseudomonarchia Daemonum" was originally published as an appendix to the hugely popular "De Prestigiis Daemonum."


Since then, it has been used as the definitive reference and source for dozens of grimoires including The Lesser Key of Solomon and Dictionnaire Infernal.







Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NEW TITLES FROM HELL FIRE CLUB BOOKS: HRILIU,THEAGOGIA &PYRAMIDOS

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLES
FROM HELL FIRE CLUB BOOKS:







HRILIU
A Symbolic Exploration of the Gnostic Mass
By IAO131
Deluxe Binding
English Sheepskin
Limited to only 220 hand-numbered copies
Available in a deluxe binding of Lincoln Green grained English sheepskin, bright yellow Kashgar silk endpapers, dark green and gold headbands, decorated in blind and gold tooling, each copy fully hand bound in our Hell Fire's own Bindery .
List Price: $112.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In the name of the Lord of the Aeon & Dedicated to all Beings who seek the Light!

Ecclesiae Gnosticae Catholicae Canon Missae

Shewing forth in dramatic form the central Sexual/Magickal Secret
of the IX° of the ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS

Written to aid all in their experience of intimate devotion,
intense worship and profound Truth!

The simplest, most direct and most powerful of all magick ceremonies is the Eucharist, it is quite literally the transmutation of the material being into the divine, filling the individual with Love, leading eventually to becoming a divinity oneself…
This book is a long and profound study of Aleister Crowley's Gnostic Mass,
the most magnificent ritual celebration of the secrets of
Invocation...
Consecration...
Transformation...

Part I

General Symbolism
The Symbolic Dimensions of the Gnostic Mass
The Officers
Magical Energy in the Gnostic Mass
The Mass of Baphomet
The Basic Plot of the Gnostic Mass


Part II

A Detailed Analysis..
The Furnishings of the Temple
The Officers
The Ceremony of Introit
The Ceremony of the Opening of the Veil
Of the Office of the Collects which are Eleven in Number
Of the Consecration of the Elements
Of the Office of the Anthem
Of the Mystic Marriage & the Consummation of the Elements


About the Author:
IAO131 is the author of numerous books, journal articles and artworks
of a Magickal and philosophical nature.
His books ‘Fresh Fever from the Skies’, ‘Naturalistic Occultism’
and the ‘Thelema Sutras’ stand tall in a literature which already
boasts the works of many great occult writers
including Regardie, Frater Achad and Aleister Crowley himself.










PYRAMIDOS:
Self Initiation in the Aeon of Horus
by David Mattichak
Limited to 93 copies
Published Vernal Equinox 2016
Bound in silver-grey cloth hardcovers, titles printed via letterpress then stamped in silver with the seal of the A.’.A.’. black Fabriano endpapers, book printed onto quality paper with sewn sections.
List Price: $52.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Pyramidos: Self Initiation in the Aeon of Horus

A superb work on the magick arte with over 400 pages and diagrams, including 15 illustrations and a complete bibliography of references.
The Pyramidos Ritual is a fundamental component of Aleister Crowley's comprehensive system of magick. This truly original magick ceremony is an effective initiation ritual and forms a cornerstone in the practice of modern Hermetic magick. The Pyramidos Ritual, based on the Neophyte initiation ceremony of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, is drawn on throughout the magical practices of the Great Beast 666, and is one of his most dynamic ceremonial compositions.

Pyramidos traces the history and development of this fundamental magical ceremony from its earliest origins in the famed Golden Dawn Cipher Documents, through Crowley's first attempts to codify a system of magick in the Order of the Lamp of the Invisible Light to the final composition of the Pyramidos Ritual as the jewel in the crown of Crowley's own magical order.

The Pyramidos Ceremony is included in its fully expanded form and the symbolism of the ritual is explained in detail. There is also a comprehensive examination of the Golden Dawn Neophyte Ceremony. Pyramidosis is a handbook for the performance of this central ceremony of modern Hermetic magick as well as incorporating several complete magick ceremonies which are discussed in the text.

Pyramidos Synopsis.

Overview:
Pyramidos examines Aleister Crowley’s Pyramidos Ritual DCLXXI from its origins in the magical instructions of the hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn to its use as the Neophyte Initiation Ceremony of Crowley’s magical order A.’.A.’.. The Golden Dawn system of symbolism is detailed to provide an in-depth description of the original ceremony of First Initiation upon which the Beast based Ritual 671. The complete text of the Pyramidos Ritual is included along with several of the earlier ceremonies that were incorporated in its composition. Pyramidos: Self Initiation in the Aeon of Horus includes 15 illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography.

Detailed Synopsis:
Part One is a detailed examination of the sources of the Pyramidos Ritual. It includes a comprehensive description of the Formula of Light that formed the basis of the magical ceremonies of the Golden Dawn.

Chapter One: explores the provenance of the Pyramidos Ritual with a history of the Golden Dawn Neophyte Ceremony and its associated instructional “Z Documents”.

Chapter Two: examines the Golden Dawn Z Documents in depth and explains their influence on the development of Ritual 671.

Chapter Three: gives a clear and detailed description of the Hall of the Neophytes of the Golden Dawn with complete explanations of the officers, stations, implements and ceremonial forms of the Neophyte Ceremony.

Chapter Four: is a detailed examination of the ceremony used for opening the Hall of the Neophytes by the Golden Dawn.

Chapter Five: explains the symbolism of the introduction of the candidate for initiation and his passage through the temple via the Gates of the Elements.

Chapter Six: is a detailed account of the closing ceremony for the Hall of the Neophytes of the Golden Dawn.
Part Two explores the influence that the Golden Dawn Equinox Ceremony had on Crowley’s magick and gives a detailed retelling of the Beast’s initial attempts to establish his own magical order prior to the establishment of Thelema with the reception of the Book of the Law in 1904.

Chapter Seven: explores the Golden Dawn Equinox Ceremony and provides a detailed description of its symbols and its influence on Crowley’s work.

Chapter Eight: provides a history of the Order of the Lamp of the Invisible Light which Crowley attempted to establish in 1900 and the influence that this had on the development of Ritual 671.

Part Three is a detailed explanation of the Pyramidos Ritual, beginning with the complete text of the ceremony. The symbolism of the ritual is given in detail and the preparations necessary for its performance are discussed in full.

Chapter Nine: The complete text of Ritual DCLXXI vel Pyramidos including all of the words, signs and visualizations necessary for its performance.

Chapter Ten: explores the symbolism of the Pyramidos Ritual, giving a detailed account of the meaning and the intention behind each step in the ceremonial performance.

Chapter Eleven: offers some guidelines for the student to prepare to perform this important ceremony.


About the author:
D.G. Mattichak Jr. is a well-known occultist with over 30 years of experience in the study and practice of Hermetic ceremonial magick. He is an author, freelance writer and blogger and has written extensively on many occult topics including Qabalah, Tarot, magick as well as Thelema and the Aeon of Horus.

David took up the study of magick in 1980 and started the elementary practices of A.’.A.’. in 1981 and began to work with the Pyramidos Ceremony at this time. His early study in magick encompassed a variety of disciplines including the Golden Dawn system of magick, Hermetic qabalah, Tarot as well as the Solomonic grimiors and an enduring interest in the Sacred Magick of Abramelin. In 1983 David found a simple solution to the English Qabalah of the Book of the Law and devoted several years to studying this fundamental book of Thelema, later publishing his findings in A Comment on the Verses of the Book of the Law (2010, Rose Dog Books).

Throughout the 1980s David was involved with the Australian Wiccan movement and was one of the original organizers of the Mount Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering. This great Sabbat has celebrated Beltane in rural Victoria in Australia for over thirty years, making it one of the longest-running Neo-Pagan festivals in the world.

An early interest in astral travel encouraged David to make a complete investigation of the twenty-two Paths of Sepher Yetzirah in 1996. These astral explorations of the planes that correspond to the twenty-two Tarot Trump cards resulted in a series of visions of the Paths which were published as The Sword & The Serpent (2012, Lulu).

In the past decade David has written on occult and spiritual topics for a number of publications and has been keeping a popular occult inspired website; AnkhafnaKhonsu Esoterica since 2009, providing in-depth discussion of the practice of magick, Thelema and occultism. Inspired by the growing interest in Aleister Crowley and his magick in recent years, David wrote Pyramidos: Self Initiation in the Aeon of Horus as a guide to using this classical work of ceremonial magick.








THEAGOGIA: EVOCATING THE GODS

(Spells of Evocation, Necromancy & Eroticism)
Divine Evocation in the Greaco-Egyptian Magical Papyri
By Christopher Plaisance
Limited to precisely 80 deluxe copies printed large format 104 pp with extensive notes and bibliography, hand bound in tan kid morocco leather, titles and front design stamped in matte black, black endpapers, black and gold headbands, pages folio sewn with black ribbon.
List Price: $139.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A masterful exposition of the praxis, literature and origin of Divine Evocation in the Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri and related texts (The Chaldaean Oracles, the Corpus Hermeticum, the writings of Iamblichus) encompassing the nature of Impious Magic, Love Magic, Binding Spells etc. 




The Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri (PGM’s) are an extensive collection of magical literature from the ancient world and form one of the most important resources for the preservation and study of initiatic Egyptian Magic.
In this important monograph Christopher Plaisance explores the fine balance between ‘Goetia’ and ‘Theurgy’ suggested by the Divine Evocation spells, and explores the most complete example of ‘Evocation to Visible Appearance’ as it appears in the largest and most important of all ancient magical texts (PGM IV) and its relationship to coercive spells, necromancy and erotic magic.


About the Author:
Christopher Plaisance has a Masters Degree from Exeter University’s International Centre for the Study of Esotericism (EXESESO), he is a regular contributor to many academic journals and is currently engaged in research on Enochian Magic for a Phd at the University of Groningen.


Chapters include:

Methodology /Terms and Definitions

Spells of Binding and Constraint

Erotic Enchantments

Psychagogy and Necromancy

Evocating the Gods




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Monday, August 1, 2016

HAPPY LUGHNASADH!

The West Wind, by Walter Crane
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
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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!




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MAGIA NATURALIS ET INNATURALIS
Faust Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis
(Doctor Johannes Faust's Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis), Johann Scheible
By Nicolás Álvarez Ortiz (Translator, Introduction, Commentary)
Enodia press, first soft-cover edition, temporarily limited to 100 copies.
Paperback, 364 pages.
Number of colored images: 155.
List Price: $52.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Enodia Press is proud to make available to its readers the first translation of the Doctor Johannes Faust's Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis which has been expertly translated, commented and introduced by Nicolás Álvarez Ortiz from Johann Scheible's 1849 edition. This edition serves both as a precious addition to the grimoire collector's library and as a source work for the student of Faustian magic.

Faust Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis Faust's Magia is the cornerstone of Faustian Ceremonial Magic. Within it are delineated the techniques used by german sorcerers to coerce legions of Demons, to enter pacts and bind them to their will.

Among the great range of topics covered within the text are those of the Infamous Pact With the Devil and how to terminate it, Necromantic rites, the Evocation of Elementals, treasure hunting, divination and much more.



Discover the rituals used by Faustian sorcerers to coerce Infernal Demons;
Learn everything about the Pact With the Devil;
Admire more than 150 fully colored images;
And More...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicolás Álvarez has been researching topics on magic and occultism for years, making the Faustian Tradition his main focus. With the Magia as his debut book he makes it accessible for the first time to the English-speaking world and opens a door that had been closed for years.



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SORCERER'S SCREED
The Icelandic Book of Magic Spells
By (1940) Jochum Magnus Eggertsen “Skuggi” (Author) , Translated by (2015) Phillip Roughton
Publisher: Lesstofan
Edition: Third (1940 - Icelandic, 2013 - Icelandic, 2015 - English).
Type: Paperback
Pages: 182
List Price: $39.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Would you like to increase your prosperity, secure the love of the man or woman of your dreams, seek protection from evil forces or grumpy neighbours, catch a liar or raise the dead? If so, the Sorcerer‘s Screed is just the book for you.

Sorcerer's Screed is an Icelandic magic book. It's the world‘s most comprehensive collection of Nordic spells, originally published in 1940. The author, Skuggi, meaning “Shadow”, was deeply into traditional Icelandic magic history and based the screed on dozens of Icelandic manuscripts, both preserved and lost. The 2015 edition is a digitized version of the same screed. 



The spells in this book have been adherent to Scandinavian history and culture for centuries and Icelanders have been using magic spells from the first settlement for everyday purposes as well as the more unorthodox.

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The Sorcerer’s Screed is the world‘s most comprehensive collection of Nordic spells. Each spell comes with a diagram and specific instructions for their use and purpose.




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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NORSE AND GERMANIC FOLKLORE, MYTHOLOGY, AND MAGIC
By Claude Lecouteux
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions (June 25, 2016)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A thorough reference to the many deities, magical beings, mythical places, and ancient customs of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe

Explores the legends and origins of well-known gods and figures such as Odin, Thor, Krampus, and the Valkyries, as well as a broad range of magical beings such as the Elf King, the Lorelei, the Perchten, dwarves, trolls, and giants

Draws upon a wealth of well-known and rare sources, such as the Poetic Edda and The Deeds of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus

Examines folktales, myths, and magical beliefs from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and England

The legends of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe--spanning from Germany and Austria across Scandinavia to Iceland and England--include a broad range of mythical characters and places, from Odin and Thor, to berserkers and Valhalla, to the Valkyries and Krampus. In this encyclopedia, Claude Lecouteux explores the origins, connections, and tales behind many gods, goddesses, magical beings, rituals, folk customs, and mythical places of Norse and Germanic tradition.

More than a reference to the Aesir and the Vanir pantheons, this encyclopedia draws upon a wealth of well-known and rare sources, such as the Poetic Edda, the Saga of Ynglingar by Snorri Sturluson, and The Deeds of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus. Beyond the famous and infamous Norse gods and goddesses, Lecouteux also provides information on lesser-known figures from ancient Germanic pagan tradition such as the Elf King, the Lorelei, the Perchten, land spirits, fairies, dwarves, trolls, goblins, bogeymen, giants, and many other beings who roam the wild, as well as lengthy articles on well-known figures and events such as Siegfried (Sigurd in Norse) and Ragnarök. The author describes the worship of the elements and trees, details many magical rituals, and shares wild folktales from ancient Europe, such as the strange adventure of Peter Schlemihl and the tale of the Cursed Huntsman. He also dispels the false beliefs that have arisen from the Nazi hijacking of Germanic mythology and from its longtime suppression by Christianity.

Complete with rare illustrations and information from obscure sources appearing for the first time in English, this detailed reference work represents an excellent resource for scholars and those seeking to reconnect to their pagan pasts and restore the old religion.




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EPONA:
Hidden Goddess of the Celts
By P.D. MacKenzie Cook
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Avalonia (May 13, 2016)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Epona: Hidden Goddess of the Celts reflects the importance of gender in ancient religion, and the author explores the primacy of the Feminine through Epona's sovereignty as Horse Goddess among the Celts; her identity as "Mistress of Animals" in her love affairs and working relationships, and the surprising role she apparently played in the ancient Greek and Roman Mysteries. P.D. Mackenzie Cook's unique study of Epona positions her in a broad cross-cultural context. The story he presents is at the same time historical, speculative, and deeply personal - at once a scholarly survey, intriguing detective story, and spiritual message to be taken to heart. The author offers fresh and original perspectives on Epona's historical origins and her "birth" in human form. He explores her early presence in southern Italy; investigates her probable identity as "Macha" in Ireland and "Rhiannon" in Wales as well as her indirect influences on the ideals of chivalry and courtly love in the Middle Ages. We are then introduced to Epona's possible presence in a set of mysterious caves in the New World, and finally to her rediscovery by present-day equestrians, and in the personal lives and accounts of modern priestesses and men devoted to her. Written by someone whose "Celtic bones" resonate deeply with Epona, his talents as scholar, story-teller and poet-seer all contribute to this, the first full-length book in English devoted entirely to this fascinating Goddess. Epona: Hidden Goddess of the Celts is dedicated to the hidden goddess in every woman, and to men who genuinely love them in all their depth, complexity and nuance.




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HERITAGE:
The Clan of Tubal Cain
By The People of Goda , Robin the Dart, Shani Oates , Ulric 'Gestumblindi' Goding, Louis Bourbon
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 23, 2016)
List Price: $17.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Expressive works by selected members of the 'People of Goda' of the Clan of Tubal Cain that illustrate the impetus and the mood of the moment. This relates how we feel about the legacy we have received and the task that lies ahead for its interpretation and continuance aspected through the Veils of the Mothers' in Truth , Love & Beauty. Relayed in prose and verse, words and images divert the reader into the place of 'Work' of labour devotion and duty - of Heritage.





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LIFE CYCLES:
Astrology and Its Connection to Nature
By Michael Douglas Neely
Published June 27, 2016, Lulu Press
Paperback, 236 pages.
List Price: $18.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Life Cycles: Astrology and Its Connection to Nature lays out Michael Douglas Neely's theories about the mysterious astrological principle of Exaltation and Debilitation. After tenaciously working to figure out why certain planets were considered exalted or debilitated at particular degrees of the zodiac, Michael discovered that these are better identified as upswing and downswing points within a life cycle that also has climax and anticlimax points. Each planet has its own unique life cycle that manifests its quality in nature. The planets cooperating together create the fractal-like nature we experience in a daily, annual, and human lifetime cycle.

About the Author:
Michael Douglas Neely has been an astrology enthusiast since 2002. He has studied and tested various forms of astrology on a theoretical and practical level. Particularly, he has a keen interest in the astrology theories and techniques of Jyotish (East Indian Astrology). He resides in Seattle, Washington.




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WICCA: A YEAR AND A DAY IN MAGICK
The Complete Beginners Guide
By Lady Nephthys
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 9, 2015)
List Price: $11.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Start your path in Wicca! The book goes over 52 weeks of topics in Wicca, from ethics, magick and mythology. The book is perfect for the beginner in Wicca and it’s also a workbook. At the end of each week or chapter, there is an activity for the reader to do.






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FIN DE SIÈCLE KIPPER
By Ciro Marchetti
39 Card Deck, Guidebook
U.S. Games, 2016
List Price: $21.95

Ciro Marchetti has situated the traditional German fortune telling deck at the turn of the 19th century in Victorian England. In this expanded gilt deck with three additional cards, rich images tell the stories of the workers as well as the wealthy during the Industrial Revolution. Using augmented reality, via the Aurasma application, Ciro has brought the Fin de Siècle cards to life in stunning, new ways. Guidebook with interpretations by three expert contributors. Includes 39 cards.












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THE GOSPEL OF ARADIA
By Stacey Demarco
Artwork by Jimmy Manton
34 cards and guidebook set, packaged in a hardcover box.
Blue Angel Publishing, US Games, Llewellyn
List Price: $23.95

The story of Aradia is steeped in mystery. Was she a goddess or a flesh-and-blood woman? To some she was the first witch, to others the leader of a resistance movement, and still to more, a wise teacher with female disciples. A spiritual mentor and a powerful role model for women to aspire to, Aradia travelled throughout medieval Italy and Europe teaching the ways of the Divine Feminine.

Through this exquisitely illustrated deck, you will walk hand in hand, heart to heart with Aradia, and be guided into the rich sacred world of her Gospel. It is a journey to rediscover, strengthen and empower the real you, as you connect with the inspiring stories that form her legacy. Aradia’s truth, compassion and ancient wisdom have the power to transform our greatest fears into love, and our most worrying obstacles into opportunities for growth and joy. Step into the world of stregoneria – the ancient Italian witchcraft tradition – and connect with those who have danced under the moonlight with flowers in their hair and risked everything to remain true to themselves. Let your wild, divine self out to play!

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The Gospel of Aradia is full of blessings, extraordinary magic and wisdom. Come, take the hand of Aradia and dance…



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DREAMING WAY LENORMAND
By Lynn Araujo
Art by Kwon Shina
U.S. Games, 2016
36 cards, 92 page Guidebook
List Price: $15.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This charming 36-card Petit Lenormand deck offers fresh, new perspectives for this traditional system of fortune telling. Contemporary Korean artist Kwon Shina’s imaginative style of artwork provides the reader with clever visual cues that capture the mood, nuances, and inner meanings of the cards. When you look at the Dog card, you will know in an instant this card portrays loyal friendship, not a threat. If you are learning Lenormand for the first time, this is a delightful deck to learn the core meanings. If you are already familiar with the Lenormand system, Kwon’s dreamy images will inspire you to look at Lenormand in a whole new way. The 92-page booklet offers keywords, quotations and interpretations that help the reader understand the lively narrative interplay between the 36 cards. 



Dreaming Way Lenormand will allow you to do insightful readings that bring clarity to any situation, whether you are working with pairs of cards, the Grand Tableau or one of the starter spreads suggested in the instructions.






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Wednesdays from 2-8PM.








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SACRED WATERS DIVINATION
Tarot Readings that Guide, Nourish, and Refresh the Soul
By Iya Falana

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2-8PM.







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DON'T FORGET THAT WE HAVE MOVED!!!!

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 September 1st, 2016
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter





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