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Saturday, June 10, 2017

NEW FROM HADEAN AND RUBEDO PRESS

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLES
FROM HADEAN AND RUBEDO PRESS




CONJURE CODEX 3:
A Compendium of Invocation, Evocation, and Conjuration
Edited by Jake Stratton-Kent, Dis Albion, and Erzbet Barthold
Series: Conjure Codex (Book 3)
Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (March 17, 2017)
List Price: $34.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
CONJURE CODEX arises from the cauldron of winter to both stimulate the waking mind and encourage its dreaming here on the cusp of Spring. The blue issue is full to bursting with insights and revelations, presenting us with sorceries and wisdom from a range of cultures and eras. As before the quality and quantity of material is of astonishing standard, so that some readers find it hard to believe there have only been two previous issues. With that, welcome to the third!


Table of Contents

Interpreting the Spirit Catalogues: The Long Text Group
Jake Stratton-Kent

Dirt Sorcery: Rich Soils – Dirts of Jupiter
Alexander Cummins

The Goetic Triangle: A New Look
Manly X. Hammer

The Mysterious Waters of Olokun
Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold

An Allegorical Interpretation of the Spirits of the Air of Thursday
Darren Scriven

Faustus´s Good Friend: Being an Archaeology of Late Antiquity Magical Techniques obscurely found in Christian Apologetics
Humberto Maggi

Unapologetically Catholic
José Leitão

A Teacup Full of Dreaming: Thinning the Veil with Artemisia Vulgaris
Madeleine le Despencer

Nahualism or Necromancy?: The Symbolic Universe of the Vision Serpent in Mesoamerican Cosmology
Verónica Rivas



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A HANDBOOK OF STELLAR MAGICK
by Cath Thompson
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (April 20, 2017)
List Price: $15.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In this book is a detailed exposition of arguably the single most significant development in practical magic since the first Elizabethan Age, namely, the synchronous employment of astrological principles in the structuring and timing of magical ceremonies.

Astrologically timed operations are concerned with the advantages to be gained by ritualising harmonious aspects between the planetary deities. This book reveals how this can be achieved with little more than a Tarot pack and a current Ephemeris. Which aspects to look for, what planets to invoke and how to get the timing right, are clearly explained in the second of three sections, while the first part deals primarily with the philosophical and theoretical foundation of the Stellar Magickian together with the Initiation by the Supreme Ritual of the Sun conjunct Venus (also known as "The Ordeal X"); the third part comprises a set of planetary invocations and blessings. Full descriptions of talisman making, Temple etiquette, planetary feasts, what to do about the Burning Way, and the use of the Part of Fortune, are also given.

The application of astrology to the performance of ritual was pioneered by James Lees and his group in the latter half of the 20th century as part of their wider study of English Qaballa; however, the system of Stellar Magick introduced here for the first time stands apart from all else. This book is meant to be useful to experienced mages and to first-time aspirants alike, and in furtherance of that intention a variety of different personal records from the O.'.A.'.A.'. archive have been included.

Cath Thompson is an English Qaballist and Stellar Magickian of thirty-seven years experience; in 1980 she was the youngest initiated member of James Lees’ O.’.A.’.A.’.. Thompson is the archivist of the group’s many-layered occult investigations, including their pioneering research and development of the English Qaballa, which Lees discovered in 1976, and the application of astrological principles to ceremonial magick -- groundbreaking work to which she has contributed in no small measure. She lives in Staffordshire with no cats or dogs.



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THE IMMATERIAL BOOK OF ST. CYPRIAN
(Folk Necromancy in Transmission)
by Jose Leitao
Series: Folk Necromancy in Transmission (Book 2)
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: Rubedo Press (May 14, 2017)
List Price: $19.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Immaterial Book of St. Cyprian presents a collection of 31 newly translated Portuguese legends about The Book of St. Cyprian. This collection at once interrogates what is meant by tradition, and experience with the book itself. The book as object comes under scrutiny and the entire effect of the legends generates a sense of what it means to have lived with and worked with the book in Portugal, as the compiler and translator Leitão puts it, "framing the experience of The Book of St. Cyprian as a concept beyond the circumstantial words written in it." This text features facing language translations from the Portuguese into English.



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VERDANT GNOSIS:
Cultivating the Green Path, Volume 3
(Viridis Genii Editions)
by Catamara Rosarium (Editor), Jenn Zahrt (Editor), Marcus McCoy (Editor)
Series: Viridis Genii Editions (Book 3)
Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: Rubedo Press (June 9, 2017)
List Price: $24.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Verdant Gnosis is a poetic rendering of the Latin expression, Viridis Genii, which refers to the collective spiritual intelligence of our botanical environment. Viridis means 'green, verdant, growing'--all that is lush and nourishing; while genii is the origin of the words 'genius' and 'genie'--the spirit, daemon, or guiding intelligence of an entity. Viridis Genii--the verdant gnosis--is thus the spiritual path of working with the intelligence of living nature. Within this third volume you will find a rich selection of international authorities on the Green Way, ranging from professional plant alchemists, shamanic herb-masters, to bioregional animists. Herein you will learn the ways in which you can communicate deeply with the mysterious intelligence of the plant kingdom, breaking down the barriers of anthropocentric thinking that separate humanity from nature. Volume three presents a thread of material focusing on curses, roots, and the doctrine of signatures.

About the Authors:
Catamara Rosarium is a master herbalist, ritual artist, botanical alchemist, and proprietor of Rosarium Blends. Her extensive herbal experience is motivated by a deep attraction to plants, scents, and their impact on the senses. She has undertaken numerous unique training programs, including the Hermit's Grove Master Herbalism Program (Paul Beyerl), the Herbal Kingdom work at the Spagyrics Institute of Practical Alchemy (Robert Bartlett), Hoodoo and Rootwork (Catherine Yronwode), and the Arte of the Wortcunning Incense Tradition (Leon Reed). For its first seven years Rosarium co-organized the Esoteric Book Conference. She is the co-founder and convenor of the Viridis Genii Symposium.

Jenn Zahrt is a professional astrologer, writer, and an established editor of esoteric scholarship, including titles for her own press, Rubedo Press, as well as Sophia Centre Press, Red Temple Press, Ouroboros Press, Three Hands Press, and Viatorium Press. www.jennzahrt.com


Marcus McCoy is the originator of the bioregional animist practice, author of the original bioregional animism blog and co-founder of the Viridis Genii Symposium. He holds a BA in transpersonal anthropology in the study of the world's magical and spiritual systems. He is a student of plant teacher shamanry and a practitioner of many folk magic practices. McCoy is a magical herbalist, artist, distiller, and perfumer who founded and owns the House of Orpheus perfumery, a producer of talismanic and liminal perfumes, following and innovating the tradition of perfumerismo. www.houseoforpheus.com





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Thursday, June 1, 2017

SUMMER IS COMING!!!


Brynhild & Sigurd by Willy Pogany (1920)

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ELCOME 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:
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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!



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Prices subject to change without notice.




NORSE MYTHOLOGY
by Neil Gaiman
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1St Edition edition (February 7, 2017)
List Price: $25.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki―son of a giant―blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassed manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman―difficult with his beard and huge appetite―to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir―the most sagacious of gods―is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.

Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.



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THE COELBREN ALPHABET:
The Forgotten Oracle of the Welsh Bards Paperback – June 8, 2017
by John Michael Greer
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2017)
List Price: $15.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Devised by a famous Welsh poet, the Bardic alphabet called Coelbren has always seemed to hold great promise. But as long as nobody knew how to use the system for divination, it remained simply a relic of a bygone era.

In The Coelbren Alphabet, John Michael Greer reveals the secrets of this esoteric alphabet, restoring the Coelbren to its rightful place as a powerful magical tool. Unlike the Ogham or runes, the Coelbren letters take their meaning directly from the sounds they represent. Providing the name, Welsh keyword, meaning, symbolism, pronunciation, and divinatory interpretation of each letter, this book shows how to use this unique system for divination and magic. You will also discover sample readings, scrying and meditation techniques, and tips for making your own Coelbren set.

Writing systems have been used for magical power and mystical insight in spiritual traditions throughout history. This book shows how to engage in an effective divinatory practice with an alphabet that is mysterious in its origins but undeniable in its power.





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WOMAN MOST WILD:
Three Keys to Liberating the Witch Within
by Danielle Dulsky
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: New World Library (May 9, 2017)
List Price: $15.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover an Ancient Path to Power, Wisdom & Magick:

What do you think of when you hear the word witch? Through centuries of persecution, our society has been indoctrinated into thinking that witches are evil villains. Author and proud witch Danielle Dulsky debunks this interpretation and reveals the true nature of Witchcraft: an ancient spiritual path that rejects religious dogma in favor of female empowerment and a deep reverence for the Earth. In a collaborative, conversational tone, Woman Most Wild reclaims the Earth-centered power of aligning with our wildest, freest selves to create an inclusive world for all.

The three keys to liberating your inner witch and owning your power are:

Wild Rhythm: aligning yourself with the cycles of nature
Wild Ritual: understanding the importance of ritual and ceremony
Wild Circle: bonding with like-minded seekers

Dulsky’s tools for embracing and experiencing the power of these keys, including moon rituals, healing meditations, yoga postures, circle work, and Goddess encounters, will guide you toward joining the cosmic dance befitting the divine, limitless woman you are.




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Pagan Portals~
BY WOLFSBANE & MANDRAKE ROOT:
The Shadow World Of Plants And Their Poisons
by Melusine Draco
Series: Pagan Portals
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (February 22, 2017)
List Price: $10.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A large number of poisonous plants have beneficial uses in both domestic medicine and magic.

Needless to say, when utilising a toxic plant in magic, we are adding certain extra deadly or potent energies into the mix and it is inadvisable to start messing about with deadly poisons unless we’ve made a thorough study of the subject - and not just by glancing at a paragraph in a book on herbal preparations!




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MY ROSICRUCIAN ADVENTURE
by Israel Regardie
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: New Falcon; 3rd Edition edition (March 31, 2017)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
What do you know about Real Magick, The Golden Dawn, True Rosicrucianism, or the Western Esoteric Tradition?

Dr. Regardie relates his own experience in those secret societies which have exerted such a great influence on the development of modern Occultism. He lifts the cloak of mystery which has shrouded these organizations since their heyday in the last half of the 19th century and tells what really went on behind the closed doors of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Theosophist Society, the Rosicrucian Fraternity, and the Masonic Lodge. From his close personal association Regardie reveals the true nature and actions of such leading Occult authorities as Aleister Crowley, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Dr. W. W. Westcott and Dion Fortune.

This facinating book had been out of print and highly sought after for many years since its first publication in 1936. Reprinted in 1971 with a new introduction and postscript by Dr. Regardie giving further details of the rites and rituals which he was under oath not to reveal at the time of the first printing of this work. My Rosicrucian Adventure discusses both the theories behind the ceremonial grades of the Golden Dawn and the initiation rites as they were really practiced by the Order. Fear of recrimination did not prevent Dr. Regardie from carefully analyzing and criticizing the methods and procedures of the Order and revealing the true character of its members.

With a new preface by Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Ask Baba-Lon, Answers to Questions of Life and Magick.




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THE STRANGEST MAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN:
Aleister Crowley
by Hereward Carrington
Publisher: Night of Pan Books , 2017
Details: 18 page booklet, staple bound, limited 100 copies only 93 numbered copies for sale to the public.
List Price: $15.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Night of Pan Books is proud to announce that we are reissuing the essay “The Strangest Man I Have Ever Known: Aleister Crowley” by Hereward Carrington. This is a corrected and completely re-typeset edition of our 2011 e.v. Printing.

A wonderful account of Aleister Crowley during his New York City period (1914-1919). In addition there is a rare description of Crowley’s soon to be Scarlet Woman, Leah Hirsig.
The author became friends with Crowley during the latter’s time in the United States during World War I, and tells an often humorous and insightful firsthand account of his time being friends, but never a student, of “The Wickedest Man in the World.”

Carrington was a prolific writer on occult and psychic studies and he here provides a warm and personal look at Crowley.




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EVERYDAY PSYCHIC DEFENSE:
White Magic for Dark Moments
by Cassandra Eason
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2017)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones with Easy and Effective Magic

Discover how to detect and deflect free-floating negativity, send deliberate malice back to its source, and cast protections around your home, family, workspace, and valuables―all without damaging your karma. Everyday Psychic Defense provides everything you need to feel more confident and secure against negative influences, including curses, evil or restless spirits, and emotionally draining people or situations.

Providing helpful spells, methods to devise your own spells, and techniques for using household items, this accessible book shows how you can push back with the powers of the mind and spirit. Each chapter explains how a particular form of defensive magic works and suggests simple but powerful harm-repelling spells and daily defenses. Psychic protection can also be a springboard that opens new opportunities for spiritual growth and improved relationships.




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Moon Books~
GODS & GODDESSES COLOURING BOOK
by Rachel Patterson (Author), Emma Patterson (Illustrator), Peter Patterson (Illustrator)
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Moon Books; Clr Csm edition (January 3, 2017)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Take a journey across the pantheons of the world and allow your creative energy to flow, colouring in images and mandalas for some of the most interesting and inspiring deities. Each deity has a beautiful image to colour in using paints, pencils or pastels, whatever your preferred medium. Also included is a deity specific mandala, some information about them and a chant or mantra to use when colouring to help that creativity and spirit to flow. The goal of each colouring image is to provide a meditative tool for your spiritual journey… or you can do it just because it is fun!




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MYSTICAL TAROT
by Luigi Costa
78 Card Tarot Deck
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications / Lo Scarabeo; Box Tcr Cr edition (May 8, 2017)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Ancient tradition meets modern vision in the Mystical Tarot Deck. Esoteric magic and symbols of the ancient arts are molded anew in Luigi Costa’s beautiful artwork. Oil painted one by one on wood, each arcana is a masterpiece, a secret chalice overflowing with the wisdom and mystery of tarot. These cards hold an energy all their own. When you use them in a tarot spread, the emotional and spiritual impact resonates in the deepest reaches of your soul.

The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.



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TRIPLE GODDESS TAROT
by Jaymi Elford (Author), Franco Rivolli (Artist)
78 Card Tarot Deck
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications / La Scarabeo; Box Tcr Cr edition (May 8, 2017)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The lush artwork of the Triple Goddess Tarot perfectly captures the deep magic of the feminine divine. Following the energies of the phases of the moon, this deck provides insights into the cyclical nature of the challenges and uncertainties that dawn in our lives. Harmony, growth, and spiritual fulfillment, forever and gently flowing beneath the surface, come into your consciousness when you gaze upon these powerful cards.

The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.







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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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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 JULY 1st, 2017
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter





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Saturday, May 27, 2017

NEW FROM ANATHEMA PUBLISHING: ENTERING THE DESERT

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS NEW
COLLECTIBLE TITLE
FROM ANATHEMA PUBLISHING:




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ENTERING THE DESERT
Pilgrimage into the Hinterlands of the Soul
by Craig Williams
Anathema Publishing.
Standard Edition (Limited to 400 copies): 5.25 x 8.5 inches. 160 pages. Hardbound Sierra Tan bookcloth, 100 pts (very thick) cover, with different Front AND Back symbols in Blind Deboss on Cover and Back Cover, Metallic Black Foil stamp on spine, Color Interior, and illustrated Endpapers featuring David S. Herrerías artworks. Fine typography, printed on Royal Sundance 160M paper, natural finish. Individually numbered.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"The landscape of the Soul is a feral hunting ground of shadows and light, each morphing into translucent bodies of nourishment or destruction, depending upon the topographic Vision of the desert dweller. Entering the Desert explores the Terra Incognito of the Soul and reveals a primordial vision of a Pagan Sacramental Gnosticism of alchemical nature which if understood can open up the doorways to the Inner Sanctuary of Sacramental Vision."