Wednesday, April 1, 2020

WE'RE STILL HERE! To Your Health!

Hygeia, Greek Goddess of Health

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!


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A MESSAGE FROM EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS AND CLOSURE OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES:

We are closed until Gov. Jay Inslee lifts the Stay at Home order for Seattle, and we will open again at that time. We are doing everything in our power to remain in business, so bear with us. We're now taking some phone orders for books and have the ability to ship them to your door. If you'd like to order something, Instant Message us on our Facebook page :
Until then, stay home, stay safe, stay healthy!








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INTUITIVE WITCHCRAFT:
How to Use Intuition to Elevate Your Craft
by Astrea Taylor
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2020)
List Price: $18.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~Follow Your Heart and Spirit as You Build Your Witchcraft and Intuition Skills Together

Featuring extensive exercises, examples, and rituals, this amazing book reveals how to embrace the wisdom of your inner voice as you explore the endless possibilities of witchcraft. With Astrea Taylor's guidance, you can unlock your intuitive magical potential and celebrate the truth of who you are.

Intuitive Witchcraft also offers insights from some of the best writers, thinkers, and leaders in their fields, helping you become your most empowered self. Discover how to work with energy, interact with deities and spirits, and create a personal practice that fits your beliefs and lifestyles. Learn to face your shadow side, make the mundane magical, use divination tools, and much more. Whether you're a beginner or advanced practitioner, this incredible book illuminates the path to manifesting your greatest desires in an intuitive way.

Reviews:
"Provides techniques for melding intuition and witchcraft in a way that is emotionally and spiritually satisfying."―Publishers Weekly

"Magick can be found on nearly every page of Intuitive Witchcraft. This is an absolutely terrific book, full of heart, practical advice, and some of the best witchcraft to make the printed page in years. Whether you are a novice or an experienced practitioner you’ll find something to love in Taylor's work."―Jason Mankey, author of Transformative Witchcraft

"A refreshing look at how everyone who feels the connection to various aspects of the Craft can reach out and connect in a real and personal way. The exercises are a great way to enhance your intuitive connection to nature, deity, and magical practice...This book has something useful for practitioners at every level."―Alfred Willowhawk, author of Manifesting True Desires and host of the podcast Up Close and Personal

"Astrea shares how to explore the hidden forest of our intuitive spirits. She offers clear and concise steps to not only deepen your intuition and hear it more clearly, but also develop a Witchcraft practice that matches who you are as an individual. From personal shadow work to rituals, to forming your own practicing groups, Astrea brings intuition to the forefront of Witchcraft."―Phoenix LeFae, author of What is Remembered Lives

About the Author:
Astrea Taylor (Dayton, OH) is an author, witch, and fire dancer. She is also a blogger for Patheos Pagan and owns a business called The Blessed Be Box that sells a “ritual in a box” for the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarter holidays.




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SIMPLY WICCA:
A Beginner's Guide to the Craft of the Wise
by Lisa Stewart and Anton Stewart
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2020)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~An Outstanding Introduction to Wicca

Whether you're a solitary practitioner, a member of a coven, or a teacher looking for an introductory text for students, this highly accessible and impressive book gently guides you through the basic principles and practices of this powerful tradition. Discover how the elements, the sabbats, and astrology can be used for powerful magick. Work with the phases of the moon and the wheel of the year to strengthen your connection to the gods, goddesses, and spirits. Learn how creating your own altar and using different magickal tools will empower your practice. Filled with dozens of exercises, helpful examples, and simple step-by-step instructions, Simply Wicca will be a favorite resource for years to come.

Praise for Simply Wicca:
"An excellent introduction from two people who really do understand and espouse the Craft of the Wise. This book blends modern Wicca with its origins in the Celtic, Druidic, and traditional Witchcraft forms of lore, in a way that few others have the knowledge to do. Simply Wicca will take the newcomer from their very first questions to a full understanding of their chosen path, and lead them into an appreciation of the ways to achieve a full understanding of the Craft of the Wise."—Kate West, author of The Real Witches' Craft

"Lisa and Anton bring the gift of truly being able to take the journey through the eyes and in the footsteps of a genuine seeker of the Craft of the Wise, asking and answering the questions of a seeker in a sensible, practical and magical way."—Ashley Mortimer, Trustee of Centre for Pagan Studies/Doreen Valiente Foundation

About the Authors:
Lisa and Anton Stewart (Hudson Valley, NY) have been practicing and teaching Wicca for nearly thirty years and, together, have birthed their own Wiccan tradition. They own a metaphysical store called the Awareness Shop located in New Paltz, New York. They also operate a teaching coven called the Church of the Eternal Circle.




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VISCONTI DI MODRONE TAROT CARDS
Digital restoration by M. D’Auge
Boxed kit (5 x 8) includes a large-size 89-card deck (3 x 5.75) with gold and silver foil and a guidebook packaged in a premium box.
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications/Lo Scarabeo (March 8, 2020)
List Price: $79.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A full, large size, digitally restored edition of the XV century Visconti di Modrone deck. The deck features 89 cards, including all original cards and the reconstruction of the missing cards. Gold and silver foil on these Museum Quality cards simulates the original gold and silver etchings. This edition comes in a precious and elegant box with a book in English and Italian.
Printed on premium card stock with gold and silver foil throughout, this museum-quality edition of the fifteenth-century Visconti di Modrone Tarot is sure to become an instant must-have for collectors and readers alike. This 89-card deck is a faithful recreation of one of the oldest tarot decks in the world, printed with a larger trim size to fully display the stunning artwork and intricate details of the originals. Digitally restored reproductions of the existing cards and carefully reconstructed versions of those that have been lost make this deck the definitive edition for our time.




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OCCULT TAROT
by Travis McHenry
112 Page Guidebook, 78 Card Deck, Boxed Set
Publisher: Rockpool Publishing (April 15, 2020)
List Price: $26.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
How can we possibly embrace our truest self if we never step into the dark?

Author and occultist Travis McHenry reveals the secret daemons of the 17th-century and conjures their powers into this unique set of 78-divination cards.

Drawing on daemons, symbols, and sigils from ancient magickal grimoires including Archidoxis Magica and the Key of Solomon, Occult Tarot presents a fully realized divination tool to finally embrace and behold the mysteries of the night.

The first tarot deck to faithfully adhere to the Solomonic principles of demon conjuration, Occult Tarot allows practitioners to discover the power of ancient demons and learn to tame the beasts that wander between the physical and spiritual worlds.



About the Author:
One of the foremost occultists of the modern era, Travis McHenry has written books on the history of the tarot and a memoir about his ten-year research study into paranormal phenomena. A native of rural Pennsylvania, Travis grew up surrounded by the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains, which shaped his desire to uncover and share the historical truths hidden behind mythological stories.

He began studying the dark arts in the late 1990s when he stumbled upon a secretive coven of witches who subsequently befriended him and allowed him to publish the first written history of their magical tradition. Travis has been a student of many religions, including Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and the Greek Pantheon, and was an ordained deacon in the Baptist Church. This diverse spiritual background has given him a unique insight into harnessing the divine energies found in cultural groups around the world. His formal education in anthropology helps balance his spiritual training with a scientific mindset.

From 2001 to 2008 Travis served as an intelligence specialist in the United States navy, using his powers of analysis and research to track terrorist groups and determine the military capabilities of foreign countries. After leaving the military, Travis entered the corporate world as a recruiter for the largest telephone psychic company in the world. As the most successful psychic recruiter in the industry, he pioneered a concrete process for discovering and authenticating individuals with intuitive powers that is still used to this day.






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ANGEL TAROT
by Travis McHenry
112 Page Guidebook, 78 Card Deck, Boxed Set
Publisher: Rockpool Publishing (April 15, 2020)
List Price: $26.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Angel Tarot is nothing like a traditional deck of angel cards. The 72 angels of the Kabbalah (or Shem HaMephorash) are extremely powerful heavenly beings that provide assistance to mortals while also ruling over their hellish counterparts, the 72 demons of the Goetia.

When summoning an angel, their sigil (a kind of esoteric calling card) is supposed to be drawn on a piece of pure virgin parchment in red ink. To echo this color palette, the cards are made to look like fresh, pure parchment. The borders of each card are deep crimson, which creates a striking contrast.



The magical symbols are real.
The artwork is hauntingly divine.
These aren't your Aunt Doreen's angel cards . . .




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MISTS OF AVALON ORACLE
by Rose Inserra and Jake Baddeley
Series: Rockpool Oracle Card Series
Oracle Deck with 128 Page Paperback Guidebook
Publisher: Rockpool Publishing (March 1, 2020)
List Price $21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Journey to the legendary Isle of Avalon to experience its magic, mystery and inner wisdom.

Mist of Avalon Oracle invites you on a sacred spiritual path to heal and awaken to your full potential. Uncover the myth of King Arthur and the Camelot story as you connect to the magic of Morgan le Fay. Feel the spiritual power of the mystic landscape of Glastonbury and its surrounds, once the site of Avalon, revered since ancient times as a gateway to the Otherworld.

This stunning deck captures the true essence of the mystery of Avalon, empowering you to self-discovery on your soul quest. It is a transformational experience for those who are ready to follow their true spiritual path in the ways of the Avalon goddesses and priestesses. Call on the energy of Avalon to provide insight, clarity and guidance for your life now and to illuminate the way forward.

Become part of the magic and myth of Avalon!



About the Author and Illustrator:
Rose Inserra is a published author, dream analyst, and researcher who delves into a range of esoteric topics to reclaim forgotten mysteries and traditions. She is the author of numerous books, including Dreams, The Gift of Dreams, Sweet Dreams, Dream Journal, Mists of Avalon, and Aliens and the Unexplained, plus over 60 children’s books. Rose runs workshops, retreats, and lectures and presents at Mind Body Spirit festivals in Australia and England. Her love of myth and Celtic literature began during her years studying for her university Arts degree, and she later taught English literature at secondary schools. She believes that fairytale, myth, and spirituality are all intrinsically linked. Rose lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband. For more information on Rose, visit roseinserra.com.

Nadia Turner is an Australian illustrator and artist who creates wayward wonders out of a little studio in the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne, Australia.




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Folk Saint
of Pandemics
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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again MAY 1st, 2020!
Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

Asklepios Greek Divine Physician.





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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

NEW FROM ANATHEMA PUBLISHING & SCARLET IMPRINT


THE DANCING SORCERER
Essays on the Mind of the Magician
by P.T. Mistlberger
Anathema Publishing, March 2020



HARDCOVER Edition (Limited to 600 copies):
5.25 x 8.5 inches. 368 pages. Hardbound 90pts, 3/4 bound Bronze Metal Mesh Buckram on spine + Olive Coloured Assuan Tele Legatoria Bookcloth covers. Gold foil blocking on rounded spine and on the cover. Full Colour interior (illustrations and photography), with printed Endpapers. Amazing illustrations by artist Rowan E. Cassidy. Fine typography, printed on Cougar 160M (thick) archive-quality paper. Individually hand-numbered. List Price: $78.95

PAPERBACK Edition:
5.25 x 8.5 inches. 368 pages. German Binding. Gloss (Scuff Free) finish. Full Colour interior (illustrations and photography). Fine typography, printed on Cougar 160M (thick) archive-quality paper. Fully illustrated by Rowan E. Cassidy. List Price: $34.95
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The present book is dedicated to the magnum opus of the unification of opposites that is necessary for deeper movement into life, the mind, and reality. The magician – the psychopomp who guides others into and through the netherworlds – has always been around, in varying degrees of quality. We walk with that figure; more, we become that figure when we fearlessly face within and engage the process of redemption and ownership 
of our darker angels.”

~P.T. Mistlberger

The Dancing Sorcerer has been a term used for the past half-century to describe the iconic figure of a 15,000-year-old
work of cave art found in present-day southern France. This image, of a man dressed up in animal skins, who appears to be performing a ritual dance, has been offered up by anthropologists as an example of how the real oldest profession has always been that of the shaman, magician, or sorcerer.

The present book offers a series of essays commenting on the purpose and function of the magician archetype, using as a focal point what the author broadly defines as the Solomonic and Faustian approaches. The essays herein are concerned mainly with psychological themes, based principally on what Jung termed the mysterious conjunction, the idea that no movement into higher realities is possible without first unifying our lower nature. For this, it is necessary to investigate and even embrace the dark side – which can include such powerful archetypes and themes as dragons, vampires, Goetic demons, pharaonic curses, Enochian spirits, and occult literary frauds – all with the ultimate purpose of redeeming both the personal and collective psyche.



TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Dancing Sorcerer and the Fall of Humanity
Chapter 2: Solomonic vs. Faustian Magic
Chapter 3: Pharaoh’s Curse, Imagination, and Deception
Chapter 4: Dragon Magic
Chapter 5: Dee, Kelley, and Faust: Brothers in Elysium
Chapter 6: Vampires and the Magician
Chapter 7: Integration, Banishing, and the Demon Belial
Chapter 8: The Golden Dawn and the Secret Chiefs
Chapter 9: Alchemy, Demons, and Mysteries of the Goetia
Chapter 10: The Trickster, the Missing Devil, and the Redemption of Faust
Appendix I: General Survey of Goetic Spirits
Appendix II: Jung, Alchemy, and a Common Misunderstanding














AN EXCELLENT BOOKE OF THE ARTE OF MAGICKE:
The Magical Works of Humphrey Gilbert and John Davis
by Phil Legard and Alexander Cummins
Scarlet imprint, March 2020
8vo (245 × 170 mm)
368 pp
Colour facsimile of British Library Additional manuscript 36674
Illustration of the Tree of Crystal by Sin Eater

Standard Edition Hardcover: Limited to 1200 copies; bound in fine black cloth emblazoned with a gilt shield bearing seven keyholes, blackened edges, textured endpapers in British racing green, and a black ribbon. List Price: $92.95









Bibliothèque Rouge Paperback: Sewn paperback, 150gsm paper, french flaps; List Price: $42.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An Excellent Booke of the Arte of Magicke: The Magical Works of Humphrey Gilbert and John Davis, transcribed from British Library Additional manuscript 36674, edited and introduced by Phil Legard, with supplementary essays by Alexander Cummins, and a foreword by Dan Harms.




FROM THE PUBLISHER: 
The first part of the book, Texts, opens with a colour facsimile of ff.47r–62v from Add. ms. 36674, known as the Excellent Booke and Visions, followed by modernised and diplomatic transcriptions.

The magical experiments conducted by Elizabethan explorer, soldier and courtier Humphrey Gilbert, along with his scryer John Davis, during the spring of 1567 are notable for their forceful methods and stripped down Protestant ritual. The spirits are called into a ‘crystal stone’ by way of a large number of conjurations, charges, constraints, curses and bonds. The work includes the practical conjuration of Bleth, Aosal, Assassel (Azazel) and the four demon kings of the winds, namely Oriens, Amaimon, Paimon and Aegyn. It is evidently based on an older text or texts, adapted to the Protestant outlook of the period, and has also been supplemented with revelations and guidance received first-hand by Gilbert and Davis over the course of its composition. As such, the texts are a rare example of the poiesis, or coming-together, of a ritual magic book. The texts attest to the continuity of medieval ritual magic into the early modern period.

Visions is a record of visions in the crystal, detailing events which took place before, during and after the composition of the Excellent Booke. In the course of this work, the master – Humphrey Gilbert – and scryer – John Davis – converse with a wide-range of spirits as well as religious and occult personalities, including Assasel, Solomon, Roger Bacon, Cornelius Agrippa and four angelic evangelists. The pair experience a series of remarkable sights concealed behind the seven-keyholed door of the house of Solomon. On occasion the visions bled into the waking world in encounters with great demonic dogs and the physical manifestation of the prophet Job.

The Excellent Booke and Visions are, as Legard writes in his Preface, ‘unique documents of sixteenth century magical practice: ones that deserve to be widely read and studied by scholars and practitioners alike since they preserve a detailed account of both the making and the use of a grimoire.’ A book of particular note to those interested in Azazel, the fallen angel and necromantic traditions, students of the grimoires and the practical workings of dirty medieval magic.

Appended to the Excellent Booke are three further, related manuscript transcriptions, the necromantic graveyard ritual in Experiments of Azasel, Ancor, Anycor and Analos, from Illinois Pre-1650 ms. 0102, the scrying procedure of An Experiment of Bleth, from Sloane 3824, and the necromantic and treasure hunting rites of Related Experiments, from Case ms. 5017.

In the second part of the book, Contexts, Dr Alexander Cummins provides a trilogy of essays. He first surveys early modern necromancy, its tools and techniques in their historical setting. He then discusses scrying techniques in depth, with reference to Artephius, Dee and Kelley, Aubrey, Lilly, Forman et al. He concludes with a discussion of tutelary shades, and the learning of magic from dead magicians, whether Solomon, Adam, Cornelius Agrippa or Roger Bacon. Thus armed, the appropriately black-clad reader can engage with the Excellent Booke as a practical grimoire of the necromantic art.

Phil Legard draws the book to a close with an essay on the phenomenology of the necromantic workings of Gilbert and Davis which provides an open door for both practitioners and academics through which to pursue the performative and affective practice of magic.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments

Foreword: The Best Book That Ever Was?

Preface
Visionary Magicke: Humphrey Gilbert and the Poiesis of a Grimoire

Part 1: texts
Facsimile

A Note on the Transcriptions

An Excellent Booke of the Arte of Magicke

Modernised Transcription
Diplomatic Transcription

Visions

Modernised Transcription
Diplomatic Transcription

Experiments of Azasel, Ancor, Anycor and Analos, from Illinois Pre-1650 MS 0102

Modernised Transcription
Diplomatic Transcription

An Experiment of Bleth, from Sloane 3824

Modernised Transcription
Diplomatic Transcription

Related Experiments, from Case MS 5017

Modernised Transcription
Diplomatic Transcription

Part 2: contexts
Sorcerous Significances of the Excellent Booke and its Visions
By Stone and By Call: Medieval and Early Modern Evocatory Scrying
Tutelary Shades
Good Books to Call By: Text, Speech and Materiality in the Necromantic Workings of Humphrey Gilbert and John Davis

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

SPRING'S ALMOST HERE!

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!
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Prices subject to change without notice.



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SEKHMET & BASTET:
The Feline Powers of Egypt
by Lesley Jackson
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Avalonia; Egyptian Gods ed. edition (March 31, 2018)
List Price: $29.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Sekhmet & Bastet: The Feline Powers of Egypt is a detailed study of the history, mythology, symbolism and worship of the lion and cat goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Lesley Jackson traces the evolution of Sekhmet and Bastet within the context of Ancient Egyptian religious rituals, beliefs and practices. Other feline deities, such as the goddesses Mehit, Menhyt, Mestjet, Pakhet (Pasht), Seret, Shesmetet and Tefnut, and gods such as Mahes, Ruty and Amun are also included in this work, providing additional insights into the importance of feline divinities in Ancient Egyptian religious life.

Sekhmet is the Lady of Heaven, Mistress of the Two Lands, Mistress of the Gods and the Great One, as well as being the Eye of Ra and the beloved of Ptah. In the famous story of the Destruction of Mankind, Sekhmet is tricked into drinking a vast quantity of beer to distract her from killing all of humanity, which she was doing to avenge the Sun God Ra. Bastet was also initially a Lion Goddess who with time evolved into a Cat Goddess associated with the smaller, more docile, domestic cat. Her name translates as She of the ointment jar, represented with a hieroglyph of a sealed perfume jar. These goddesses were invoked in numerous aspects of ancient life, including for their fiercely protective and healing abilities, and their aid in divination, oracles, malicious magic and love spells.

In this thorough study, the author illustrates how feline symbolism and power permeated Ancient Egyptian life. Evidence demonstrating their importance is brought together from an extensive range of sources, including artefacts, tomb scenes, statues, funerary texts and amulets employed in guarding the body and tomb of the deceased. The names, epithets, iconography, characteristics, festivals and temples of Sekhmet and Bastet provide further insights, alongside information on the cultural, historical and symbolic world within which these powerful deities were worshipped.






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LLEWELLYN'S COMPLETE BOOK OF CEREMONIAL MAGICK:
A Comprehensive Guide to the Western Mystery Tradition
by Lon Milo DuQuette, David Shoemaker and Dr. Stephen Skinner
Series: Llewellyn's Complete Book (Book 14)
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Comprehensive edition (February 8, 2020)
List Price: $75.00 Limited-Edition Hardcover
List Price: $39.99 Paperback

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A Comprehensive Collection of Magical Wisdom in One Indispensable Book~

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick brings together the myriad occult philosophies and techniques necessary for a thorough understanding of the esoteric arts. This magnificent treasury is filled with fascinating insights from today's most esteemed working practitioners, developing the rich details of a dozen topics that together comprise the Western Mystery Tradition. Within these pages, you will explore the rituals and ideas that have shaped the history and modern practice of magick. Edited by virtuoso occultists Lon Milo DuQuette and David Shoemaker, this brilliant collection of new writings is the preeminent reference work on the occult arts and sciences.

Foundations of Western Magic (Sam Webster) • Qabalah (Anita Kraft & Randall Bowyer) • Planetary Magic (David Rankine) • Alchemy (Dennis William Hauck) • Demonology & Spirit Evocation (Dr. Stephen Skinner) • The Magick of Abra-Melin (Marcus Katz) • Enochian Magick & Mysticism (Aaron Leitch) • The Golden Dawn (Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero) • Thelema & Aleister Crowley (David Shoemaker) • Polytheistic Ceremonial Magic (John Michael Greer) • Magician's Tables (David Allen Hulse) • The Future of Ceremonial Magick (Brandy Williams)





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ARS ANGELORUM - THE BOOK OF ANGELS:
Being an instruction of the office of the 360 Angels of the Zodiac.
by Gary St. Michael Nottingham, Cypher David (Introduction)
Paperback: 170 pages
Publisher: Avalonia (September 27, 2019)
List Price: $45.00 Hardcover
List Price: $24.99 paperback

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Ars Angelorum by Gary St. Michael Nottingham provides a catalogue of seals and descriptions for 360 spirits who are ruled over by a series of archangels and angels. These are divided and assigned to the twelve signs of the zodiac. This grimoire provides a pathway towards self-discovery and direct contact with the angels who influence the various aspects of one’s life.

From the Foreword, by David Cypher:
“… I want to share one last personal insight about these angels. Depending where you are in your personal evolution, where you are in time, what planets are transiting your houses, or who dominates, certain of the angels are louder, or more easily heard than others. Although the lesser guardian angel is the Maître ’D of your experience, they are not always the one in the driving seat. Depending on what is happening, many factors will determine which of your angels are the ones in the driving seat….” – David Cypher

From the author, Gary St. Michael Nottingham:
To each of these degrees of the zodiac is attributed an angel, and the angel who dwells at the degree from which one’s natal houses originate will be the angel who wards that particular area of one’s life. However, if you do not know your birth time and cannot, therefore, work out your natal chart with any degree of certainty, you may feel that this work has nothing to offer you. If you are in this position, do not despair, as you can still work with the angel who rules the degree where the Sun is domiciled on the day of your birth. An astrological ephemeris will show the degree of the zodiac that the Sun occupied on your day of birth, as it will all other planets too. The angel of the solar degree can be petitioned for help as an alternative to working with the natal angels generally. “ – Gary St.Michael Nottingham




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WELSH BORDER WITCHCRAFT:
A Rendition of the Occult History of the Welsh March
by Gary St. Michael Nottingham
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Avalonia (September 3, 2018)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
For most people in the U.K., Mid Wales and its border with England will be somewhere vague, a landscape largely unknown and barely considered. Ask where Shropshire is, or Hereford, or indeed the old Welsh counties of Montgomeryshire or Radnorshire and most people will not know. Yet this area, known as the Welsh March, has in the past played an important part in the history of these islands, and has also been a repository of the esoteric and the occult. While many people, both those in the occult community and the wider public, are unfamiliar with this, this work endeavours to address this situation. “ - Gary Nottingham

  • Welsh Border Witchcraft:
  • A rendition of the occult history of the Welsh March

The occult history of the Welsh March is brought to life by the author in Welsh Border Witchcraft through stories of the cunning men and women, conjurors and healers, ceremonial magicians and witches who practised their arte in this liminal landscape. This borderland between England and Wales is an area steeped in bloodshed and mystery. This is the ancestral lands of Dr John Dee and is one that is redolent of the spirit of Merlin, and where the mysterious Sin-Eaters practised their trade.

Here for centuries, various occult practitioners have flourished with their charms and their poppets. Examples of these local charms and curses are discussed by the author, shining a light on their origins and purpose, often revealing that the knowledge and inspiration for the magic in this region came not only from the local area but also from much further afield. Throughout the author draws on his own research, anecdotes and extensive local knowledge.

Author Gary St. Michael Nottingham has lived and worked in the Welsh March for many years. His previous published books include the seven-volume set Foundations of Practical Sorcery and its companion Ars Alchemica:Foundations of Practical Alchemy, both published by Avalonia.




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CRAFT OF THE WISE:
A Practical Guide to Paganism & Witchcraft, 2nd ed. Edition
by Vikki Bramshaw
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Avalonia; 2nd ed. edition (September 21, 2018)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Our everyday lives are moved by the energies of nature and the power of magic, which is available to all whom genuinely seek it out and recognise it within the simplest of things. Magic is life, and life is magic; and to practice, it is not to master but to understand the natural energies which surround us all of the time.” – Vikki Bramshaw, Craft of the Wise

Craft of the Wise communicates a balance of accepted Craft methods together with a wealth of information relating to the origins, beliefs and tools of this fascinating practice. Craft initiate and teacher Vikki Bramshaw brings together factual evidence from the past and references it to modern practices, dispelling common misconceptions and allowing the reader to grow in both wisdom and spirituality.

Discover the early origins of the Craft, the nature of the elements, the true meanings of the magical tools and how to use talismanic symbols. Learn about the mechanics behind magic, cosmology, creation and manifestation, and the science of the Craft. Study and practice various forms of circle casting and ritual, the origins and meanings of chants, rare seasonal rites, and the ancient Gods.





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MODERN WITCH:
Spells, Recipes & Workings
by Devin Hunter
Paperback: 288 pages, Full-Color Interior, Flexibound.
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2020)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER”
Spells, Rituals, and Workings for the Modern Witch~

Filled with magical workings, lush photography, and creative inspiration, Modern Witch is a dazzling display of art and craft. Esthetic meets esoteric as author Devin Hunter shows how to work magic for love, healing, protection, prosperity, and divination. Color photos and artistic renderings show essential aspects of the workings, helping you develop a successful magical practice that achieves the results you desire.

With dozens of spells, rituals, and recipes from the personal grimoire of a working witch, this book empowers you to work with dynamic magical energies and fulfill your deepest spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. With this powerful magic, you don't need to wait for some unknown fate; you can take charge and create your own.

Discover an authentic collection of spells, recipes, charms, and correspondences that have been used and refined by the author for nearly twenty years. Combined with the author's original photographs and art, these teachings illuminate the five most popular types of magical entreaties: love, healing, protection, prosperity, and divination. Within these pages you will find spells and workings such as:

A Love Magic Charm Bag • A Finger Scrying Spell • The Bottle of 1,000 Eyes • A Spell for a Correct Diagnosis • The Witch's Foot Spell • A Serpent Candle Spell • The Jupiter Budget Working • A Golem Fetish • The Prayer of Fortuna • A Self-Love Spell • The Honey Jar Spell • A Himmelsbrief for Success





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WILD MAGICAL SOUL:
Untame Your Spirit & Connect to Nature's Wisdom
by Monica Crosson
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2020)
List Price: $17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Weave natural magic into your life and explore the threshold of the otherworld with rituals, crafts, and transformative folklore. Within these pages, you will discover how to connect to the energy where you live and develop your skills as a healer, storyteller, and advocate for the earth. Monica Crosson's powerful rituals support the transformation of your spirit while helping you pass ancient knowledge to new generations that will inherit our world. Wild Magical Soul includes enchantments for you to try, like a family protection ritual and the sailor's knot spell, as well as crafting instructions for incense blends, animal spirit meditation beads, a traditional besom (broom), and much more.

Written for those who want to live in balance with the land once again, this book guides you on a deep dive into the elemental magic of the wild places as you set your soul free and find your inner wild.





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FAERY:
A Guide to the Lore, Magic & World of the Good Folk
by John T. Kruse and Morgan Daimler (Foreword)
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (March 8, 2020)
List Price: $21.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Connect with the Good Folk and open yourself to amazing possibilities!

This impressive book is both a folkloric resource and guide to living and working with your magical neighbors. Featuring an expansive look at the world of Faery and the history, behavior, and appearance of the Good Folk, Faery provides detailed and practical advice based on local legends and real encounters.

John T. Kruse dives deep into the rich cultural traditions of the British Isles, revealing the symbiotic relationship between humans and faeries. Explore the magic, habits, and culture of the Good Folk. Discover the different types of faeries, how to find them, and what precautions you should take when working with them. Respectful and thorough, this book will enrich your life and teach you how to truly feel the presence of the Good Folk.

Includes a foreword by Faery expert Morgan Daimler.





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FAIRY WISDOM ORACLE DECK & BOOK SET
by Nancy Brown, Amy Brown
Deluxe set includes 64 cards and 140-page illustrated, hardback book.
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (January 7, 2020)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Amy Brown's Fairy Wisdom Oracle provides a bridge to the elemental realms, beyond the world we perceive with our senses. These spiritual dimensions are inhabited by charming fairies, angels, dragons, elves and other elemental guides, who interconnect with us for mutual development. Their job is to help us on our spiritual paths and protect us along the way. Use the enchanting cards in Fairy Wisdom Oracle to get acquainted with this welcoming community of fairies, who always have your best interests at heart. The illustrated book provides spiritual guidance in the form of the fairy's wise messages, along with chants to help you focus your intentions and embrace a more positive attitude toward life. Deluxe set includes 64 cards and 140-page illustrated, hardback book. 


The Fairy Wisdom Oracle Deck & Book Set was created by popular fantasy artist Amy Brown and her mother Nancy Brown, a metaphysical healer and writer. Both live in the Pacific Northwest.






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HUSH TAROT
by Jeremy Hush (Illustrator)
78-card deck and 68-page guidebook.
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (January 7, 2020)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Hush Tarot beckons readers to explore an alluring world where animal and human spirits are unified, and even the smallest creatures like ravens and hares have great significance. At times, they appear lost in the weeds but there is always a hidden clue guiding them to the way out. The fascinating characters and landscapes are illustrated with lush detail inspired by a 19th century aesthetic that explores natural forms in various states of life and decay. Hush Tarot offers a shift in perspective that reveals profound answers to life’s mysteries.

Includes 78-card deck and 68-page guidebook.


Jeremy Hush begin his creative career in the underground world of punk and metal bands, designing album covers and flyers, as well as booking bands and traveling around the world. He is now a designer, painter and woodworker specializing in Gilded Age techniques. Jeremy currently lives in Philadelphia, hiding and working in the Convent Gallery where he is the curator and renovator. He spends his evenings painting in his studio, preparing for gallery exhibits. His art has been shown around the world.






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INVERSION TAROT IN A TIN
by Jody Boginski-Barbessi (Illustrator)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (January 7, 2020)
78 black and white cards and 64-page booklet in a handy tin.
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Inversion Tarot is based on and inspired by the mid-century artwork originally created in 1960 by Paul Mathison for the Rolla Nordic Tarot. This deck follows the ancient Marseille tarot tradition. The updated images have been inverted and refined with interesting new details and decorative elements brought into focus for a striking, contemporary deck.

The pocket-sized deck includes 78 black and white cards and 64-page booklet in a handy tin. Booklet includes instructions for two tarot spreads.




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DALI TAROT
by Johannes Fiebig, Salvador Dali
78 Cards with How-To Booklet ~
by Salvador Dali and Book by Johannes Fiebig
Deck of 78 tarot cards with booklet in box, 7.4 x 13 in., 184 pages
List Price: $60.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
TASCHEN resurrects all 78 cards in a fresh celebration of Dalí's inimitable custom set, complete with a booklet by renowned German tarot author Johannes Fiebig offering: an introduction to Dalí's life and the project's making-of. a comprehensive explanation of each card's composition, its meaning, and practical advice.


Dalí poses as the Magician, his wife Gala becomes the Empress, and the death of Julius Caesar is reinterpreted as the Ten of Swords in the artist’s extraordinary custom tarot deck. First published in a 1984 limited edition that has since long sold out, this lush box set brings back all 78 cards, each dazzling in color, along with a companion book on the making-of and practical instructions.





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THE MODERN WITCH TAROT DECK
by Lisa Sterle and Vita Ayala (Foreword)
Publisher: Sterling Ethos (November 5, 2019)
78 Card Deck with 56 page Guidebook
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A youthful, contemporary take on traditional tarot imagery by Long Lost and Submerged illustrator Lisa Sterle.
Tarot has never looked more sophisticated and contemporary! Acclaimed illustrator Lisa Sterle marries the symbolism of the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck with youthful, stylish characters and items from our modern lives. With its diversity and all-female celebration of womanhood, this vibrant, fashion-forward, and colorful deck brings fun and fresh air to the tarot!





ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Sterle, comic artist and illustrator from Columbus OH, is on a mission to create narratives of women discovering their own magic and strength from within. She is the interior artist on Submerged from Vault Comics, which will be in stores in July.






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Look for us again APRIL 1st, 2020!
Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter