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Friday, February 16, 2018

NEW BOOKS: FULGUR, STARFIRE, THREE HANDS PRESS

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
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THE FOLLOWING 
NEW TITLES:





TOUCH ME NOT
Edited by Hereward Tilton and Merlin Cox
Standard Edition, Hardback, – 160 pages – Fulgur Ltd.
A full-colour facsimile of an infamous Austrian manuscript compendium of the black magical arts, completed c.1795. 




Unique and otherworldly, it evokes a realm of visceral, dark magic. A star of social media, it is published here for the first time.

List Price: $69.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Touch Me Not is an Austrian manuscript compendium of the black magical arts, completed c.1795. Unique and otherworldly, it evokes a realm of visceral dark magic. As the co-editor Hereward Tilton notes, the manuscript ‘appears at first sight to be a ‘grimoire’ or magician’s manual intended for noviciates of black magic. Psychedelic drug use, animal sacrifice, sigillary body art, masturbation fantasy and the necromantic manipulation of gallows-corpses count among the transgressive procedures it depicts. With their aid hidden treasures are wrested from guardian spirits, and the black magician’s highest ambition – an infernal transfiguration and union with the Devil – can be fulfilled.’

Hidden for decades within the Wellcome Library collection, Touch Me Not is published here as a full colour facsimile for the first time. We have commissioned a translation of the German and Latin texts from Hereward Tilton and Merlin Cox, scholars who have explored the sources for the various elements and provided copious references. There is also an introduction from Hereward that lays out the context for this extraordinary survival. Contents include:

On coagulation. Narcosis.
Compendium of the operation.
Names of the evil spirits to be conjured.
On the pact in nigromancy between the Devil and man.
On black magic in general.
On the cacomagical mirror.
He who has ears [to hear], let him hear.

Beyond its purely historical value, there is much in this curious manuscript to entice and inspire the contemporary practitioner of magic. No doubt each reader will find an intriguing reflection of their experiences or interests therein; I discovered my own among its list of psychoactive fumigants, which includes an entry testifying to the magical employment of an indigenous European source of the hallucinogenic compound dimethyltryptamine (DMT) – the rhizome of the ubiquitous common reed (Phragmites australis). Following the advice of Herpentil, I made my way to a remote cave, reed rhizome and Syrian rue potions in hand, to explore the infernal realms and contemplate the distinction between white and black magic. This seems to be as fine as a spider’s silk, as our manuscript asserts.”~Hereward Tilton











THE NINTH ARCH
by Kenneth Grant
Standard edition, bound in black cloth and priced at $69.95.
Starfire Publishing.

The Ninth Arch is the final volume of the Typhonian Trilogies. It comprises an extended analysis of and commentary upon Liber OKBISh, The Book of the Spider, a transmitted text which was received in the course of the Workings of New Isis Lodge in the 1950s. Grant’s novella Against the Light (Starfire Publishing, London; 1997, 2016) casts some of the themes of Liber OKBISh into fictional form. A brief account of the background to Liber OKBISh can be found here.

New Isis Lodge was the final name given to a magical group developed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant over several years in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The main body of work by New Isis Lodge extended over the years 1955 to 1962, and it was on the basis of his experiences within this Lodge that Grant was later to publish his monumental series of nine volumes which has come to be known collectively as the Typhonian Trilogies. Including several O.T.O. members from Crowley’s day, an insight into some of their methods is given in Hecate’s Fountain (Skoob Books Publishing, London, 1992; Starfire Publishing, London, 2014). Another transmitted text, the Wisdom of S’lba, together with several chapters of commentary amd analysis, is published in Outer Gateways (Skoob Books Publishing, London, 1994; Starfire Publishing, London, 2015).

From the author's account on the inside flaps of the dustjacket for the first edition of this book:

The Ninth Arch, comprising the Book of the Spider (OKBISh), is the final volume of a series of Trilogies which trace the emergence into historic times of an ancient body of occult doctrine known as the Typhonian Tradition.

In order fully to understand its purpose and content, The Ninth Arch should be scanned against the background of the larger canvas on which it is painted. Such an approach will facilitate insight into the Oracles of OKBISh and their accompanying comments. As an additional aid to focussing salient features of the Tradition, the author's Nightside Narrative, Against the Light (Starfire Publishing, 2016), should serve as a helpful and explanatory ‘footnote’ to the circumstances existing at the time OKBISh was ‘received’.

The Oracles were communicated audibly, and occasionally visually, to various members of New Isis Lodge (1955-62) and at certain stages of magical ritual. The Current which generated the material began, sporadically, as early as 1939, with the initial movement of a transmission which developed over the years into the text known as the Wisdom of S’lba (see Outer Gateways, Starfire Publishing, 2015). In 1945, the Wisdom – then in its nascent stage – was recognized by Aleister Crowley as an authentic communication. From that time, the Informing Intelligence went on to complete the Wisdom, and proceeded to produce the massive series of Oracles presented in The Ninth Arch. The mode of reception has been described in the Introduction. The method of documentation confirms beyond cavil the validity of serial qabalah, as used previously in analyses of the Wisdom.

The richly complex pattern of magical correspondences, in both cases, has proved of unparalleled value in determining genuine contact with occult forces possessed of Knowledge and Prescience concerning important terrestrial Events. That the pattern reflects direct contact with an indefinitely ancient yet ever new Typhonian Gnosis, is demonstrated by the application of relentless and rigorous qabalistic exegesis, as recorded in the comments.

For readers interested in significant relationships between Numerical (physical) and Magico-Mystical (metaphysical) concepts, The Ninth Arch contains an exhaustive thesaurus of the Typhonian Tradition. But beyond considerations of gematria, the Oracles of OKBISh adumbrate Events likely to overtake planet Earth within the lifetime of many of the book's readers; and – for individuals who are able to interpret the Oracles in terms relative to their own magical universe – they issue warnings of the dangers that lie ahead of those unprepared to invoke the Sign of Protection against the oncoming wave of Outer Forces set to assume control of the planet. Now, at the turn of a millenium, it seems appropriate to release this Knowledge.

The book is republished in a fresh typesetting, incorporating corrections made by the author in his own copy of the book. Artwork has been rephotographed where possible, and presented in colour where appropriate. Six of these plates are new for this edition, and are taken from an illuminated calligraphic manuscript of The Book of the Law executed in pen, ink and watercolour by Steffi Grant in the mid 1940s.












VENEFICIUM
Second and Revised Edition
by Daniel Schulke, Art by Benjamin Vierling
(Three Hands Press)
Trade Paperback: $24.95, 192 pages with 4 page color insert, limited to 2,200 copies.
Standard Hardcover: $52.00, 192 pages with 4 page color insert, and dust jacket, limited to 750 copies.

First published in late Summer 2012, Schulke's book on esoteric toxicology Veneficium was an instant success, selling out in six months. Its principal concern is the intersection of magic and poison, originating in remotest antiquity and reaching into the occult traditions of present day. Beyond their functions as agents of bodily harm, poisons have also served as gateways of religious ecstasy, occult knowledge, and sensorial aberration, as well as the basis of cures. Allied with Samael, the Edenic serpent of first transgression whose name in some interpretations is ‘Venom of God’, this facet of magic wends through the rites of ancient Sumer and Egypt, through European Necromancy, Alchemy, the arcane the rites of the Witches’ Sabbath, and modern-day folk magic.

The second edition of Veneficium is now properly contextualized within a trilogy of forthcoming books entitled Triangulum Lamiarum (‘Triangle of the Witches’), each of which concerns a specific ontological aspect of witchcraft. Veneficium, of course, treats the occult parameters of poison, toxins, and venom, and their presence in witchcraft and allied magical arts.

Newly released, the second edition of Veneficium contains the first edition in its entirety, but there are some notable expansions and evolutions:

a new typographic design for the entire book, to be used for the whole of the trilogy
slight expansions of certain chapters
one additional chapter
additional images
a new title page illustration by artist Benjamin A. Vierling, as well as two new ornaments by the same
correction of typographic errors from the first edition, as well as footnote enumerations
index
an acknowledgments section.









Thursday, February 1, 2018

BLESSED IMBOLC!


"The Coming of Bride" -John McKirdy Duncan - 1917

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.


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CIRCLE FOR HEKATE
Volume I, History & Mythology:
Dedicated to the light-bearing Goddess of the crossroads in all her many faces, manifestations, and names.
(The Circle for Hekate Project)
by Sorita d'Este
Series: The Circle for Hekate Project (Book 1)
Publisher: Avalonia (November 26, 2017)
Paperback: 268 pages
List Price: $24.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In Circle for Hekate – Volume I: History & Mythology, the author draws together scholarly research from a wide range of sources, highlighting the manifold and universal nature of this extraordinary goddess. The book serves as a comprehensive introduction to her many myths and legends, viewed through the Divine Ancestry attributed to her in Hesiod’s Theogony (800-700BCE), as well as an exploration of her conflation with other goddesses, archaeology, literature, and iconography.

Hekate’s worship was never limited to one geographical region. Her presence is well attested in Greece and Turkey, as well as Egypt, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Sicily and Southern Italy. She has possible links to Minoan Crete, her most famous temple stood in Lagina, and she was a popular goddess in ancient Athens. Her history reveals many fascinating stories: how Hekate Phosphoros saved ancient Byzantium from an invasion by Phillip II of Macedonia (father of Alexander the Great); and how a visit to her temple in Ephesus influenced Julian the Apostate, the last Pagan Emperor of Rome.

Hekate was connected to Artemis, Demeter, Persephone, Isis, Diana, Despoina and other significant goddesses, appearing in single-and triple-bodied forms, as well as theriocephalic emanations with the heads of various animals. She shared the symbols of the torch, whip, snake and dagger with the Erinyes, and wielded the key to the Mysteries, wearing variously the modius, polos, kalathos and Phrygian cap. She shared paeans with Dionysos, stood with Hermes at the throne of the Phrygian Kybele, and sat next to Zeus in the cult of the Empty Throne. Far from being an obscure goddess, her torches illuminated the Mysteries at Eleusis, Samothrace, Aegina and Ephesus, leading the way for initiates. 


Suitable for reading as a standalone text by those fascinated in the history and myths related to Hekate, Circle for Hekate: History & Mythology also serves as background reading for those wishing to pursue a more practical understanding of the goddess, providing a clear contextual foundation for practice. Subsequent volumes in this series build upon the foundation provided in this first book to include devotional rites, meditations, contemplations and charms, giving readers the opportunity to develop their own personal understandings and relationships with this goddess.


About the Author:
Sorita d'Este is an author, researcher and priestess who has devoted her life to the Mysteries. She is the author of numerous books on both the practice and history of magic, plus mythology, folklore and witchcraft. In late 2000 she co-founded the StarStone Network with David Rankine, which was dedicated to the study of Initiatory Witchcraft, Ceremonial Magic and the Mysteries of Hekate. With him she co-authored Hekate: Liminal Rites (2009), a compendium of magical practices historically associated with Hekate. With contributions from students, friends and practitioners from around the world she compiled Hekate: Keys to the Crossroads (2006) and Hekate: Her Sacred Fires (2010). In 2010 she wrote the Rite of Her Sacred Fires, a simple devotional ceremony which has become a worldwide annual celebration in honour of Hekate, celebrated at the Full Moon of May each year by many hundreds of people and now translated into 30 languages. She is also the Keybearer and founder of the Covenant of Hekate - www.hekatecovenant.com. Sorita lives on a hill in Glastonbury from where she works as a publisher and writer. She is often distracted from work by her son, her love of gardening, and interesting visitors from different spiritual and esoteric persuasions. To find out more about her work visit: www.sorita.co.uk





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THELEMA:
An Introduction to the Life, Work & Philosophy of Aleister Crowley
by Colin D. Campbell
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2018)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Life and Legacy of One of History's Most Fascinating Magicians

Thelema is one of the most powerful and influential systems of magick the world has ever known. But to truly understand the philosophy and practice of Thelema, you need to understand its charismatic founder, Aleister Crowley. Thelema reveals this enigmatic figure in all of his provocative and brilliant glory, providing a biography of Crowley and showing how his work evolved to become a paradigm-shifting system of magick. This book also explores the texts and writings that form the basis of Thelema, and it provides step-by-step instructions for practicing the basic rites and rituals of this often-misunderstood tradition.

Thelema provides a multifaceted method for spiritual attainment that focuses on manifesting your true will. Discover how Crowley developed his remarkable techniques, and learn how to begin or deepen your own magical practice with elements of Qabalah, Gnosticism, Eastern philosophy, Egyptian spirituality, tarot, and more. Along the way, you'll learn about Crowley's involvement in the Golden Dawn and the O.T.O., his clandestine activities during both world wars, and the nature and influence of his personal relationships.

Includes photos.

Foreword by Lon Milo DuQuette

Praise:
"Colin Campbell's earlier works have shown him to be one of the most thorough and thoughtful Thelemic authors of our era. In Thelema, Campbell brings this same acumen and clarity of expression to the life and work of Aleister Crowley. The book covers a wide range of territory―historical, theoretical, and practical―and will be a useful resource for beginners and more advanced students alike."―David Shoemaker, author of Living Thelema


About the Author:
Colin Campbell (Maine) has been studying and teaching elements of magical practice for over twenty-five years with a particular emphasis on Thelema, giving lectures at both the local and national level. He is the author of several books, including A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema (2008), The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee: The Sigillum Dei Aemeth (2009), and Of the Arte Goetia (2015). Visit Colin online at www.Hermetic.com/Campbell/Index.




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THE SECRET KEYS OF CONJURE:
Unlocking the Mysteries of American Folk Magic
by Chas Bogan
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2018)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover the Primal Energy of Modern Conjure

The Secret Keys of Conjure is a guide to the tricks and enchantments of Hoodoo, rootwork, and other American folk traditions. Written by a sought-after Conjure doctor, this book shares recipes for magical oils, baths, powders, mojo bags, and more. With more than 35 tricks and 50 recipes, The Secret Keys of Conjure is an invitation to join a powerful current of magic and explore practices that have been passed down through the generations. Whether you want to practice life-changing enchantments or deepen your connection to the spiritual realm, you will find the tools and techniques that you need for:
  • Divination
  • Rituals
  • Cleansing
  • Curios
  • Setting Lights
  • Sweetening
  • Graveyard Work
  • Psychic Awareness
  • Blessings
  • Good Luck
  • Healing
  • Spiritual Purification
  • Sexual Enticement
  • Influence
  • Love
  • Justified Hexes
  • Spirit Conjuration
  • Protection

About the Author:
Chas Bogan (San Francisco, CA) is a professional Conjure doctor who practices at his store, The Mystic Dream. He is an initiate and practitioner of various metaphysical traditions, teaching classes on Conjure and Feri at the online school of which he is a founder, Mystic Dream Academy, as well as at conventions and festivals. He also produces talking boards (Carnivalia) and spiritual supplies steeped in Hoodoo (Modern Conjure). Find him online at ChasBogan.com.




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SEX MAGIC:
Release & Control the Power of Your Erotic Potential
by Frater U.:D.:
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2018)
List Price: $22.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Unleash the primal power and potent magic of mystical sexual practices

Harnessing the elemental power of sexuality is one of the oldest and most important disciplines in magic practiced by a wide variety of cultures and magical sects. In Sex Magic, one of the world's most respected magicians shares the rituals and practices of this fascinating secret science. Join Frater U∴D∴ as he explores practical and highly effective rituals for transforming sex into magical success in a way that is courageously free of taboos. This book is a thorough examination of erotic magical power, providing hands-on exercises and exploring how and why the magic works for you.


About the Author:
Frater U∴D∴ (Belgium), founder of Pragmatic and Ice Magic, is Europe's best known practical magician and contemporary occult author. He has written more than twenty-five books. Among his translations are the books of Peter Carroll and Ramsey Dukes, and Aleister Crowley's Book of Lies.




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GODDESS POWER:
Awakening the Wisdom of the Divine Feminine in Your Life
by Isabella Price,‎ Foreword by Anodea Judith
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Mango Media Inc (October 13, 2017)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Path of the Goddess: At the dawn of religion, God was a Woman. The Divine Feminine is known by innumerable names and symbol-rich manifestations across the world's cultures. Throughout the ages the Goddess has been honored and worshiped as the Virgin Mary, Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Diana, Kuan Yin, Kali, Oshun, Athena, Pele, Sarasvati, Demeter, and White Buffalo Calf Woman, to mention just a few. Many conceptions of the Goddess are mysterious and seemingly paradoxical. Yet at its source, the Divine Feminine is one. Goddess Power takes you on a fascinating and, at times, surprising journey into the enduring essence of the Divine Feminine.

Inside this book you will learn:

  • How the Goddess path offers an empowering message and inspiration
  • The importance of re-establishing a healthy balance and integration of both the "masculine" and the "feminine" archetypes
  • That the notion of God as archetypal "Sky-Father" is fairly recent in Western culture
  • Why the wisdom of the Goddess/Sacred Feminine has been ignored, distorted, and oppressed for centuries
  • How archetypes, mythic narratives, and qualities of Goddesses are alive within you and how they reveal intimate truths about yourself and others
  • How Goddesses can serve as empowering guides in your personal and professional life
  • Why especially black Goddesses/dark-skinned Mothers (e.g., Kali or Black Madonna) are a powerful symbol and catalyst for change in our times, both individually and collectively
And much, much more!


"An empowering message and inspiration that can be drawn from the Goddess so humanity might evolve toward higher awareness."
- Karen Tate, author of Walking an Ancient Path and Goddess 2.0

Goddess Power is a fascinating “herstory” of the Divine Feminine, rich in heart, depth and wisdom. Isabella Price’s intelligent and well-researched book offers us an empowering message of hope and inspiration that provides a pathway toward a new, more integrated and healthy partnership between the feminine and the masculine. This is a necessary and urgently needed guide to move us toward the next stage of our collective evolution.”
-Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author of Calling in "The One"


Isabella Price’s Goddess Power is an important book for the emergence of a balanced and embodied consciousness, highlighting the importance of the Divine Feminine. With solid research into history and mythology, this book is an essential bridge that weaves the fabric of reality back into its essential wholeness. True integration combines masculine and feminine in a way that understands the contribution of both. Goddess Power embodies that understanding in a style that is fresh, rich, and immediately accessible.”
-Anodea Judith, PhD, bestselling author of Wheels of Life; The Global Heart Awakens; Eastern Body, Western Mind; Creating on Purpose; Chakra Yoga


This book speaks to a whole new generation of women who seek to know the energies of the Goddess or Divine Feminine. Isabella Price has done her homework. She knows the power of the Goddess in ancient cultures, and she shares the her-story revealed by modern women of the Goddess movement (Merlin Stone, Marija Gimbutas, Riane Eisler). Bless her for carrying on this sacred lineage of priestesses―ancient and modern―around the world.”
-Vicki Noble, co-creator of Motherpeace Tarot, author of Shakti Woman and The Double Goddess





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GODDESS WISDOM:
Connect to the Power of the Sacred Feminine through Ancient Teachings and Practices
by Tanishka
Series: Hay House Basics
Paperback
Publisher: Hay House UK (June 6, 2017)
List Price: $15.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Ancient civilizations worshiped female deities and women’s wisdom was once deeply revered. Reconnect with the sacred Goddess traditions with this empowering book.

You will learn:
The history and beliefs of the ancient Goddess traditions

The seven Goddess archetypes and their corresponding chakras

The stages of the feminine journey and how to transition through each one

The three Goddess pathways of initiation used by ancient priestesses

Rituals and exercises to reconnect with your Goddess essence and intuition

Tools for understanding and aligning with the cycles of nature
... and much more!

Benefits You Will Gain:
Reduce your daily stress levels and have more energy

Get more support & reduce comfort eating

Stop comparing yourself with other women and silence your inner critic

Transcend the fear of ageing, and love getter older

Value yourself in all your choices and feel empowered as a woman

Befriend your period and understand the effect of the lunar cycle on your moods

Enhance your intuition and grow your wisdom

Feel juicy and alive with Goddess mojo!

The Hay House Basics series features world-class experts sharing their knowledge on the topics that matter most for improving your life.




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FAIRIES:
A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk
by Morgan Daimler
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (December 8, 2017)
List Price: $21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The subject of fairies in Celtic cultures is a complex one that seems to endlessly intrigue people. What exactly are fairies? What can they do? How can we interact with them? Answering these questions becomes even harder in a world that is disconnected from the traditional folklore and flooded with modern sources that are often vastly at odds with the older beliefs. This book aims to present readers with a straightforward guide to the older fairy beliefs, covering everything from Fairyland itself to details about the beings within it. The Otherworld is full of dangers and blessings, and this guidebook will help you navigate a safe course among the Good People




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THE NEW PSYCHEDELIC REVOLUTION:
The Genesis of the Visionary Age
by James Oroc
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Park Street Press (January 16, 2018)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A bold exploration of modern psychedelic culture, its history, and future

Examines 3 modern psy-culture architects: chemist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, mycologist-philosopher Terence McKenna, and visionary artist Alex Grey

Investigates the use of microdosing in extreme sports, the psy-trance festival experience, and the relationship between the ego, entheogens, and toxicity

Presents a “History of Visionary Art,” from its roots in prehistory, to Ernst Fuchs and the Vienna School of the Fantastic, to contemporary psychedelic art

After the dismantling of a major acid laboratory in 2001 dramatically reduced the world supply of LSD, the psychedelic revolution of the 1960s appeared to have finally run its course. But the opposite has actually proven to be true, and a psychedelic renaissance is rapidly emerging with the rise in popularity of transformational festivals like Burning Man and BOOM!, the return to positive media coverage of the potential benefits of entheogens, and the growing number of celebrities willing to admit the benefits of their own personal use. Along with the return of university research, the revival of psychedelic philosophy, and the increasing popularity of visionary art, these new developments signify the beginning of a worldwide psychedelic cultural revolution more integrated into the mainstream than the counterculture uprising of the 1960s.

In his latest book, James Oroc defines the borders of 21st-century psychedelic culture through the influence of its three main architects-- chemist Alexander Shulgin, mycologist Terence McKenna, and visionary artist Alex Grey--before illustrating a number of facets of this “Second Psychedelic Revolution,” including the use of microdosing in extreme sports, the tech-savvy psychedelic community that has arisen around transformational festivals, and the relationship between the ego, entheogens, and toxicity. This volume also presents for the first time a “History of Visionary Art” that explains its importance to the emergence of visionary culture.

Exploring the practical role of entheogens in our selfish and fast-paced modern world, the author explains how psychedelics are powerful tools to examine the ego and the shadow via the transpersonal experience. Asserting that a cultural adoption of the entheogenic perspective is the best chance that our society has to survive, he then proposes that our ongoing psychedelic revolution--now a century old since the first synthesis of a psychedelic in 1918--offers the potential for the birth of a new Visionary Age.




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TAROT COMPENDIUM:
by Sasha Graham,‎ Barbara Moore,‎ Tali Goodwin ,‎ Lunaea Weatherstone,‎ Giordano Berti ,‎ Riccardo Minetti
Lo Scarabeo/Llewellyn
Hard Cover, 640 pages
Pub Date: February 2018
Price: $39.95

A comprehensive full-color tarot book from Lo Scarabeo. This third volume completes the set, along with Tarot Fundamentals, and Tarot Experience. This hardcover book focuses on advanced tarot ideas and practices, exploring esoteric disciplines as they intersect with tarot.






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Look for us again MARCH 1st, 2018!!!!
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Friday, January 26, 2018

NEW FROM ANATHEMA PUBLISHING: PILLARS- THE SCALDING OF SAPIENTIA

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




PILLARS:
The Scalding of Sapientia
Anathema Publishing-2017
Three years in the making, 24 contributors,17 texts,36 illustrations…

Hardcover Edition (limited to 600 copies):

6 x 9.5 inches. 208 pages. Hardbound 90pts, Bamberger Kaliko "Metallic Cranberry Red" bookcloth, gold foil stamp on rounded spine and on the cover, blind deboss on the back, colour interior, and Neenah Dark Brown, "Burnished leather finish" embossed endpapers. Fine typography, thoroughly throughout by various artists, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. + 3/4 Jacket (satin matte finish) featuring artwork "Hortus Aureus" by Denis Forkas Kostromitin.

List Price: $ 81.95

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FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Of all the daimons that have plagued or blessed mankind throughout history, our muse, Wisdom, is perhaps the most elusive of all. Known by many names and terms – Gnosis, Sapientia, Pistis Sophia, and LuxFerre among many others – this varied and challenging topic is difficult to discuss using mere semantics; so liquid are Its inherent qualities and so fierce is Its passion!

This spirit-force represents every manifested Idea and Ideal, be they creative intelligence or a self-annealing process that guides the pilgrim along the Path of Exile & Exalt. As a “living” and moving ethos/archetype/notion, Sapientia itself (regardless of chosen deific or prosaic name for it), is truly a discarnate entity. Its secrets are revealed simply, poignantly, and profoundly, but this gift comes at a certain price – a heavy and oftentimes formidable one at that!

The theme of this upcoming issue could not be more Luciferian in essence, as it is the very foundation of Luciferian praxis and applied tenets. In layman's terms, it revolves around the concept and application of “Sacrifice” in the pursuit of Truth, to reach Henosis with the Divine-Within.

The Scalding of Sapientia is a compendium of personal operations, insights, journal entries and excerpts, detailed compilations and interpretations, notable turning points in one’s occult journey, and specifically, the zeniths and nadirs one can experience when undertaking such a colossal mission that may come with realizations that may either make or break one’s persona in the Cosmogony of the Possible.

CONTRIBUTORS:
Denis Forkas Kostromitin
Sarah Sheil
Gabriel McCaughry
Robert W. Cook (Norot)
Nukshean
Chris Undirheimar
Paul Waggener
Johnny Decker Miller
Verónica Rivas

Mitchell Nolte
David S. Herrerías
Helene M. Arts
Ulric Gestumblindi' Goding
Camelia Elias
Adrian Baxter
Craig Williams
Graeme de Villiers
Johannes Nefastos
Shani Oates
Cristian Drăghiciu (Vaenvs Obscvra)
William Malone
Néstor Avalos
Carl Abrahamsson