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Saturday, November 17, 2018

NEW CALENDARS, PLANNERS AND MORE!

THE WITCHES' ALMANAC, ISSUE 38, SPRING 2019 TO SPRING 2020:
Animals: Friends and Familiars
Series: The Witches' Almanac (Book 38)
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: The Witches' Almanac (September 1, 2018)
List Price: $12.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Pepper, the long-time art director of Gourmet magazine, The Witches' Almanac is a witty, literate, and sophisticated publication that appeals to general readers as well as hard-core Wiccans and magicians. On one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology, and culture, but on another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for occultists and mysticism enthusiasts.

Modeled after the Old Farmers' Almanac, it includes information related to the annual moon calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews, and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, only about 15 percent of the content is specific to the date range of each issue.

The theme of Issue 38 (Spring 2019 to Spring 2020) is Animals: Friends and Familiars. Also included are the following articles: "Beer and Witches," "Gargoyles," "Horseshoes," "Transgender in the Craft," and "Coefficient of Weirdness, Part 3." New authors include Sorita d'Este, Lon Milo DuQuette, David Rankine, and Mat Auryn.



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New This Year!

THE WITCHES' ALMANAC 2019 WALL CALENDAR
Publisher: The Witches' Almanac (September 1, 2018)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
We are debuting The Witches’ Almanac 2019 Wall Calendar. Our readers have told us time and again how much they enjoy the many insights provided in the Moon Calendar in each issue of The Witches' Almanac.  We have heeded your advice: the standard Moon phases, channeled actions and an expanded version of the topic featured in the Moon Calendar will be available in a full -size wall calendar.




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CELESTIAL MOON PHASE CALENDAR 2019 -POSTERby Celestial Products
Moon Calendar Poster Size: 16" x 36.5". Made in USA.
List Price: $13.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Silver moons on dark blue background. Accurately keyed to date and day of the week. Full and New Moons shown in Universal Time (usable around the world)/ Includes MoonWatcher guide for eclipses, blue moons, supermoons, apogee, perigee, etc.



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EQUINOX ASTROLOGY 2019 MOON PHASE CALENDAR FRIDGE MAGNET CARD
by Equinox Astrology
List Price: $6.50













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CELESTIAL INFLUENCE 2019 WALL CALENDAR-PACIFIC TIME
by Jim Maynard
Staple Bound – Wall Calendar, 2018
Spiral Bound: 49 pages
Publisher: Quicksilver (2018)
List Price: $13.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Jim Maynard's Celestial Influences 2019, now in it's 46th year, is an essential astrological reference. It is complete astrological calendar with an ephemeris. It includes a basic introduction to astrology and information on how to use the calendar. Easy to understand explanations are listed for the moon, including void of course information, and the influences of the moon as it travels through the different zodiac signs and phases. A complete summary is given for each of the major planets, and their influences as they interact with each other, and the signs of the a zodiac are described in detail. Each day gives lunar ingresses, lunar phases, void-of-course moon, planetary stations and ingresses, aspects, holidays, and celebrity birthdays. The zodiac months are highlighted with a colored tint and the zodiac illustrations are in full color. And it includes January through April 2018.






CELESTIAL GUIDE 2019
by Jim Maynard
Spiral-bound: 176 pages
Publisher: Quicksilver (2018)
List Price: $13.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Celestial Guide 2019 is a week-at-a-glance astrological engagement calendar. Like Celestial Influences and the Pocket Astrologer, each day gives lunar ingresses, lunar phases, times for void-of-course moon, planetary stations and ingresses, aspects, holiday, and celebrity birthdays. It also includes an ephemeris, explanatory text, an asteroid ephemeris, sunrise/sunset tables, table of ascendants, chart blanks,address book with space for birth dates and signs, and daily information for both Eastern and Pacific Time. It includes January, February, and March for 2020.







ASTROLOGER'S DATEBOOK 2019
by Jim Maynard
Spiral-bound: 176 pages
Publisher: Quicksilver (2018)
List Price: $10.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Celestial Guide 2019 is a week-at-a-glance astrological engagement calendar. Like Celestial Influences and the Pocket Astrologer, each day gives lunar ingresses, lunar phases, times for void-of-course moon, planetary stations and ingresses, aspects, holiday, and celebrity birthdays. It also includes an ephemeris, explanatory text, an asteroid ephemeris, sunrise/sunset tables, table of ascendants, chart blanks,address book with space for birth dates and signs, and daily information for both Eastern and Pacific Time. It includes January, February, and March for 2020.




POCKET ASTROLOGER PACIFIC TIME 2019
by Jim Maynard
Staple Bound: 64 pages
Publisher: Quicksilver (2018)
List Price: $7.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER: 
Jim Maynard's Pocket Astrologer is a small, easy-to-carry, pocket or purse-sized version of the Celestial Influences wall calendar. It has full color illustrations, an introduction to astrology, an ephemeris, an asteroid ephemeris, a table of sunrises and sunsets, and a chart blank. The calendar for each day gives lunar ingresses, lunar phases, void-of-course moon, planetary stations and ingresses, aspects, and holidays (celebrity birthdays have been removed to allow for larger type and more room to write). It also includes January and February 2020 4-1/4 inches X 5-1/2 inches, 64 pages, full color illustrations and cover.









Thursday, November 1, 2018

BLESSED SAMHAIN!!!

Illustration by Erica L. Butler, 2018

WELCOME to the Edge of the Circle Newsletter. This newsletter has come about as an effort to reach out to the Pagan/ Occult community (particularly in Seattle where we are based) to inform the community of what events are happening at our store. Without further ado, welcome, and enjoy.
Regards, Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix- golanv1@yahoo.com


WHO WE ARE: Edge of the Circle Books is Seattle's resource for Paganism & the Occult. This newsletter seeks to provide the Seattle community with a place to list events, post articles, and do a bit of networking.


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


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



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

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



..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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THE WITCH:
A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
by Ronald Hutton
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; Reprint edition (October 2, 2018)
List Price: $18.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe’s history

The witch came to prominence—and often a painful death—in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-modern stake.
This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft. Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated.


Reviews
For anyone researching the subject, this is the book you’ve been waiting for.”—Washington Post

Magisterial . . . Hutton concerns himself with the bad, black version of the craft that has terrified poor souls for centuries. His approach blends a broad geographic sweep with the detailed attention of microhistory.”—Kathryn Hughes, Guardian

[A] panoptic, penetrating book.”—Malcolm Gaskill, London Review of Books

What he has done very valuably, though, is to put what most of us know already into a far wider context, both geographically and historically. It’s up to us then to examine our own notions of witches and witchcraft—no longer threatening, but still perfectly familiar.”—Wall Street Journal

Hutton, a leading authority on paganism and witchcraft, traces the idea of witches far beyond the Salem witch trials to beliefs and attitudes about witches around the world throughout history.”—Los Angeles Times

Comprehensive . . . Highly recommended for readers interested in witch trials, European folklore, and the history of magical beliefs and practices.”—Library Journal, starred review

Hutton's exhaustive book explores historical histrionics that resulted in violence against (predominately) women accused of witchcraft.”—Shelf Awareness

"An engrossing journey through the world of witches and witchcraft. Highly recommended for those fascinated by the nature and extent of the notorious European Witch Trials."—Tony Robinson

"Eloquent, historically grounded, and global in reach, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the social and political context of witchcraft and the manipulation of supposed supernatural powers."—Timothy Darvill, OBE, author of Prehistoric Britain

"Few historical concepts come as imbued with horror and intrigue as that slippery figure of the witch. Ronald Hutton has turned his considerable expertise to this always-current subject, illuminating the late Medieval and early modern idea of witches and witchcraft. Readers looking for a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to the history of witchcraft will devour this book."—Katherine Howe, New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

The book we have all been waiting for.”—Diane Purkiss, author of The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-century Representations
About the Author:
Ronald Hutton is professor of history, University of Bristol, and a leading authority on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism, the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the global context of witchcraft beliefs.





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SON OF CHICKEN QABALAH:
Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford's (Mostly Painless) Practical Qabalah Course
by Lon Milo DuQuette
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (November 1, 2018)
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This simultaneously funny and serious book provides the easiest, fastest way for readers to painlessly attune themselves to the mysteries of the Hebrew alphabet and immerse themselves in the fundamentals of practical Qabalah. It is a road map from the Godhead to your head--a clear and lucid guide to an extremely complex, mystical topic. By performing the exercises and rituals in the book, the reader can complete the self-initiatory process comprising the three main degrees of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford's Practical Qabalah course.

About the Author:
Lon Milo DuQuette is the author of 17 books that have been translated into 12 languages. He is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist whose musical career has spanned over 50 years. Lon is also an internationally recognized authority on tarot, Qabalah, and ceremonial magick and has written extensively about the life and work of Aleister Crowley. He is currently the US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis.




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THE MIRROR OF MAGIC:
A History of Magic in the Western World
6th Edition, Deluxe Collector's Edition
by Kurt Seligmann
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; 6th Edition, Deluxe Collector's edition (October 16, 2018)
List Price: $50.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~A collector’s edition of the classic, illustrated, and comprehensive history of magic and the occult

Written by renowned Surrealist and magic scholar Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962)

Includes all 250 illustrations from the original 1948 edition

Explores magical practices and beliefs from their origins in the ancient world through the heyday of secret societies in the 18th century

In the occult classic The Mirror of Magic, renowned Surrealist Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) draws from his encyclopedic practitioner’s knowledge and extensive antiquarian collection to offer a comprehensive, illustrated history of magic and the occult from Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt through the 18th century. He explores the gods and divinatory arts of the legendary Sumerians and the star-wise Babylonians, including the birth of astrology. He examines the afterlife beliefs of the ancient Egyptians and the dream interpretation practices and oracles of ancient Greece, including the mysteries of Eleusis and the magical philosophy of Plato, Socrates, and other Greeks. He uncovers the origins of Gnosticism and the suppression and banishment of magic by the post-pagan, Christian emperors of Rome.

Seligmann reviews the principles of alchemy, sharing famous transmutations and allegorical illustrations of the alchemical process and explores the Hermetica and its remarkable adepts. Investigating the Middle Ages, the author discusses the work of European magicians of the time, including Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, Agrippa, Nostradamus, and Pico Della Mirandola. He studies the medieval practices of devil worship, witchcraft, and black magic, as well as the “Cabala” in both its Hebrew and Christian forms. He also examines the art of the Tarot and many lesser known divination techniques. He explores the development of secret societies, including Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism, in the 17th century and the increase in occult publications and magical science in the 18th century.

First published in 1948, this history of magic and the occult seeks to “mirror” the magical worldview throughout the ages. Beautifully illustrated with images from the author’s rare library, this collector’s edition features all of the artwork--more than 250 images--from the original 1948 edition.


Reviews:
The Mirror of Magic is an exceptionally important work. Its influence on art cannot be underestimated, from surrealism moving forward. Capturing the visuality of the traditions as well as underlining their continuing relevance, this book belongs in every library of art. Seeing it back in print is hopefully a harbinger of things to come.” (Jesse Bransford, associate professor of art at NYU Steinhardt)

Kurt Seligmann’s The Mirror of Magic is a wide-ranging and accomplished survey of significant magical beliefs and practitioners in both East and West, spanning from antiquity to the dawn of our modern, scientific era in the eighteenth century. At last restored to the sumptuous visual glory of its original edition, The Mirror of Magic wondrously reflects the myriad ways, seen and unseen, by which man seeks to engage and even control elements of the surrounding universe.” (Michael Moynihan, coauthor of Lords of Chaos)

About the Author:
Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) was a Swiss-American Surrealist painter and expert on magic, known for his extensive collection of rare books and his monumental role in the popularization of Surrealism in the United States. After the outbreak of World War II in 1939, he was the first European Surrealist to arrive in New York. After the war his work was exhibited widely and acquired by museums throughout the United States and Europe. He taught for many years at various colleges in New York City.




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THE BIG BOOK OF RUNES AND RUNE MAGIC:
How to Interpret Runes, Rune Lore, and the Art of Runecasting
by Edred Thorsson
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (November 1, 2018)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Runes are the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical work. Here, American runologist Edred Thorsson provides an in-depth guide to the world of runes for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Thorsson's presentation of this powerful system provides a valuable tool for self-development and spiritual transformation.

The Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic:

  • Introduces the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark along with their definitions and mystical properties
  • Explores the historical lore of runes using archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what they mean, and how they evolved
  • Reveals the hidden lore and esoteric dimension of runes, looking at the cosmology of the Old Norse to explain the role runes played and how they were used over time
  • Includes specific sections on rune magic and divination, rune poems, and runic numerology, as well as instructions on how to make your own runes and imbue them with numinous power, arrange the optimum setting for a rune reading, and prepare yourself psychologically and spiritually for casting the runes

This book includes material from the author's previous books Futhark, Runelore, and Runecaster's Handbook.

About the Author:
Edred Thorsson is an American runologist and proponent of occultism and Germanic mysticism. He received his doctorate in Germanic languages and medieval studies from the University of Texas and has published over two dozen books on esoteric runology. He lives in Texas.





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THE BLACK TOAD:
Alchemy of Body, Spirit, & Stone
by Ron Wyman
Hardcover: 140 pages
Publisher: Mandrake (August 1, 2018)
List Price: $25.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This book on spiritual alchemy presents an initiate’s undertaking of the internal alchemical process. It is a pathway of vision and illumination; and with particular emphasis placed on the induction of the alchemical dream, this movement becomes a visionary transition and passage. The practitioner’s psyche moves through the paths of the Opus Magnum, and these paths have a goal—the attainment of the Philosopher’s Stone. It is the internal alchemy that acquires access to the ethereal level of the body, and eventually to the enactment of the alchemical Will.









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THE ORPHIC HYMNS:
A New Translation for the Occult Practitioner
by Patrick Dunn
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2018)
List Price: $40.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover the Powerful Poems & Incantations of Ancient Greece

Use the hymns of the great mystery religions in your practice today

The Orphic hymns are fascinating historical artifacts―87 devotions, invocations, and entreaties to the Greek gods that are as potent today as they were when they were originally developed nearly two thousand years ago. Designed to be used in contemporary spiritual practice and spellcrafting, this premium hardcover edition features spectacular new English translations by Patrick Dunn along with the original Greek on facing pages.

These translations are complete, accurate, and poetic―perfect for integrating into rituals and magical workings for every conceivable purpose, from protection to prosperity and everything in between. Written by a poet and occultist specifically for contemporary practitioners of magic, this must-have book also includes detailed notes to help you understand esoteric passages as well as suggestions for incense selection and the practical use of the hymns.

The Orphic Hymns also includes Thomas Taylor's eighteenth-century translation as an appendix, an index of purposes, and a concordance with a glossary, a pronunciation guide, mythic backgrounds, and cross references of every deity and place named in the hymns.

These new translations of the Orphic hymns are powerful tools for magic and devotion. In addition to the translations of the 87 hymns, you will discover helpful notes and techniques for integrating the hymns into your practice.

  • New Translations by Patrick Dunn
  • History of the Hymns
  • Notes on Religious Devotion
  • Spell-crafting with the Hymns
  • Working with the Hymns in Written Spells
  • Uses of the Hymns in Ceremonial Magic
  • The Hymns in Contemplation
  • Incorporating Scents
  • Pronunciation Guide
  • Concordance and Glossary of Gods and Locations
  • Thomas Taylor's 18thCentury Translation
  • An Index of Purposes for the Hymns

Praise:

"The Orphic hymns are among the most vivid and potent legacies of ancient Greek Pagan spirituality. Patrick Dunn's crisp new translation of these classic invocations will be a welcome discovery to anyone interested in polytheist spirituality and ancient magic."―John Michael Greer, author of A World Full of Gods and The Secret of the Temple




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WITCHCRAFT AND THE GAY COUNTERCULTURE
by Arthur Evans
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Contagion Press 2018
List Price: $12.00

This notorious radical faerie classic, first published in 1978 by Fag Rag Press, uncovers the hidden mythic link between homosexuality and paganism in an elegy for the world of sex and magic vanquished by Christian civilization. From Joan of Arc to the Cathars and the underground worshippers of Diana, the author shows how every upwelling of gender transgression and sexual freedom was targeted by the authorities for total and often violent repression or appropriation. The concluding manifesto calls for pagan reconnection with the living world, the creation of armed anarchist cells, and the destruction of industrial civilization.

This edition includes the essential new introduction by Feral Death Coven, which places the text in relation with Silvia Federici’s Caliban and the Witch, anarchist anti-civilization thought, and new strains of paganism, and makes clear the book’s failures and shortcomings.




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SEVEN AGES OF THE GODDESS
by Trevor Greenfield
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (August 31, 2018)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
With contributions from best-selling authors such as Morgan Daimler, Elen Sentier and Jhenah Telyndru, as well as a new generation of up-coming writers, Seven Ages of the Goddess uncovers the history of the Goddess, from prehistoric origins through to the present day and beyond. Edited by Trevor Greenfield, publisher of Moon Books and editor of Naming the Goddess and Goddess in America.















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THE LITTLE BOOK OF CAT MAGIC:
Spells, Charms & Tales
by Deborah Blake
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2018)
List Price: $15.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Find the Purrfect Spells and Charms for You and Your Feline Friends

Deepen the bond between you and your cats as you practice magic together. This wonderful and witchy book is filled with a wide variety of spells, enchantments, and recipes that will improve the life you share with them. From finding and naming a new cat to working with a feline as a familiar, The Little Book of Cat Magic has something for everyone who loves cats and magic.

Learn about cats throughout history as well as the myths, folklore, and deities associated with them. Explore spells for living with cats, improving their health, and saying goodbye when their nine lives have run their course. You'll also enjoy crafts and divination techniques involving cats as well as paw-some advice from Deborah Blake's extraordinary familiar, Magic the Cat.





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TAROT CORRESPONDENCES:
Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers
by T. Susan Chang
List Price:$29.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

  • Use the Power of Correspondences to Breathe New Life and Magic into Your Tarot Practice

Correspondences are woven into the structure of every modern deck. Focusing on four main systems of correspondences―the elements, astrology, numbers, and Kabbalah―this remarkable book helps you integrate the images, associations, and myths that have allowed the tarot to resonate across many centuries and cultures.

Author T. Susan Chang provides comprehensive correspondence tables for court cards, majors, minors, and the four suits, making this book your must-have resource whether you're a student, professional reader, spiritual seeker, or magical practitioner. Tarot Correspondences also shares methods for working with correspondences in readings, focusing on elements, astrology, numbers, or Kabbalah separately or in combination. You'll also discover meditation and visualization exercises, creative interpretation techniques, and tips for using correspondences to enhance spells and magical rituals. With this book, you'll create a powerful system that helps you journey deep into the cards and strengthen your practice.

Praise:

"Tarot Correspondences is a great investment in your tarot journey whether you're a new or seasoned reader."―New Spirit Journal




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INFLUENCE OF THE ANGELS TAROT
by Authors/Creators Jody Boginski Barbessi with Karen Boginski
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems, 2018
184-page illustrated guidebook, 78 Card Deck.
List Price: $26.95
Angels’ spiritual influence over human experience is beautifully portrayed in this gilt-edge deck through classic inspired artwork. The 184-page illustrated guidebook features in-depth descriptions, symbolism and angelic messages. In addition to the 78 tarot cards, two reference cards are included in this glorious set presented in a deluxe box with gold foil accents.

The 184-page illustrated guidebook features in-depth descriptions, symbolism and angelic messages. In addition to the 78 tarot cards, two reference cards are included in this glorious set presented in a deluxe box with gold foil accents.









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JOHN BAUER TAROT DECK
by John Bauer
Cards: 64 Page Guide Book , 78 Card Deck
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications/Lo Scarabeo (September 8, 2018)
List Price: $23.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
John Bauer (1882-1918) was one of the most appreciated Swedish artists of the early twentieth century. His artwork, contemporary to Pamela Smith's, brought to life a world of sweet and dark myth and folklore, where faerie tales blend with pre-Rafaelite suggestions. These wholly unique cards are defined by their unique combination of warmth and whimsy, bringing the tarot reader into contact with a unique experience of spirit.

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






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FAIRY ORACLE
by Arthur Rackham
Cards: 128 Page Guide Book, 78 Card Deck
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications /Lo Scarabeo (September 8, 2018)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Featuring the art of the great British illustrator Arthur Rackham, the Fairy Oracle invites you into a mysterious and mesmerizing world.

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

















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DARK MIRROR ORACLE
by Riccardo Minetti, Laura Sava
Cards: 128 page Guide Book, 78 Card Deck
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2018)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Move beyond traditional fantasy images and discover a dystopian vision of the subconscious. A tribute to artist Laura Sava, well known to fantasy lovers for her illustrations for Final Fantasy and Legend of the Cryptics, this exceptional oracle deck is ideal for shadow work and exploring the disquiet of modern life. The Dark Mirror Oracle helps you reconnect to your spirituality by accepting the darkness within.

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













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We also have classroom/ritual space-- please call for details.

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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, DECEMBER 1ST , 2018!!!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter





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Monday, October 22, 2018

NEW FROM SCARLET IMPRINT & DAVID BOWIE STARMAN TAROT!

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PLEASED TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW ITEMS:




HOLY DAIMON
by Frater Acher

Publisher: Scarlet Imprint, 2018
Standard Hardback Edition, limited to 600 copies, bound in an earthen trey bookcloth stamped in black and gold, with embossed black endpapers.
List Price: $58.95

Bibliothèque Rouge Edition (Unlimited Paperback Edition)
List Price: $28.95

8vo (240 × 165 mm)
192 pp
13 black and white photographs by the author


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Holy Daimon is the result of more than ten years of ritual and theoretical magical research, the book is comprised of three parts: History, Memory and Practice, providing a well-grounded introduction, as well as a practical path to creating communion with one’s holy daimon.

Rather than drawing on Abramelin or Crowley’s Liber Samekh, Frater Acher returns to the source, analysing the daimon as it was experienced in three cultures, Chaldean, Zoroastrian and Ancient Greek. These give a necessary overview to contextualise the material that follows, and restores the daimon to its central place in the journey of attainment.

Acher then gives a full account of his own personal communion with his holy daimon. As a magical record of a modern practitioner it is an important testimony for those embarking on the path, and a rare account given the secrecy within which most practitioners operate.

In the third and final section of the work Acher gives his streamlined exercises for attaining communion with the daimon; culminating in a fully restored rite from the Greek Magical Papyri.

Whilst the author's focus is on enabling hands-on magical work, the book is not a traditional grimoire or ‘grammar of magic,’ as the work is of deeply mystical nature.

Table of Contents:
Preface
Introduction

Part I: History
1 Among the Chaldeans
2 Among the Zoroastrians
3 Among the Ancient Greeks

Part II: Memory
Communion with my Holy Daimon

Part III: Practice
Systasis with your Holy Daimon
1 Trust
2 Joy
3 Darkness
4 Encounter

Selected resources








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STARMAN TAROT KIT
By Davide De Angelis
Publisher: Llewellyn/Lo Scarabeo, October 2018
Boxed kit (5¼ x 8) includes a 78-card deck (3 x 5½) and a 192-page color guidebook.
List Price: $36.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The most eagerly anticipated tarot kit of the year! In 1995, David Bowie and Davide De Angelis began collaborating on album art for Bowie's album Outside, a creative working relationship that endured for more than seven years and spanned a number of projects, including the development of art for the album Earthling and concepts for stage sets, books, products, and art shows. Inspired by their years-long creative collaboration, Davide De Angelis has produced a fascinating tarot deck, decades in the making, that expertly weaves together intricate sacred geometries, alchemy, magic, and the sacred teachings of the world's mystery traditions. This deck is a must-have for collectors and a perfect reading deck designed to help you connect with spirit or energize a creative project.

FROM THE CREATOR:
Starmen Travelling Through Time...

Journeying through innumerable transformations, the project somehow stayed potententalised across the years; building, evolving and vast in scope. And yet with all the strange twists and turns of life it seemed impossible to realise.

Then upon Bowie’s death in January 2016, Davide De Angelis was compelled by a series of powerful dreams to complete the project and finally bring the Starman Tarot to life for the world to experience.

Starman Tarot is a highly innovative and dynamic rendition – evolution - of the ancient Tarot System. Inspiration for the deck and its accompanying book evolved out of the potent visual vocabulary that De Angelis and Bowie created for albums such as Outside and Earthling. Through powerful archetypes and mesmerising dreamscapes‍‍‍ - the deck speaks powerfully and directly about the turbulent times we are currently facing, and ‍‍‍opens a portal to a vivid and miraculous future. It gives all who use it access to a vital form of creative expression, revealed wisdom and guidance. Just like Bowie himself, Starman Tarot is a living, shape-shifting system to be explored for countless generations.

To be willing to liberate your creative spirit - to never give up on the possibility of being astonished by life is a form of genius. The Starman Tarot Limited Edition is a prayer to the creative spirit. What are you willing to do.. to go beyond what you think... to realize your artistic potency? Every card is an invitation to explore what words cannot alone say... you will discover that you are truly miraculous.



Working with the Starman:

Davide describes his experience of working closely with Bowie:

When I worked with Bowie, there was always a sense that something astonishing, something impossible was going to happen. I would cross into a realm where the ordinary became extraordinary, a realm where ideas appeared to have a visceral quality that I could touch and move. Bowie was a magnetic energy that attracted creativity. Reality became evermore sensitive to this energy and constantly gifted the unexpected.”‍‍‍

Bowie in turn described Davide’s artwork as, “Potent Visual Alchemy” and referred to Davide as "The Visual Alchemist”.

Their collaborations flowed across many platforms and mediums including, album art and design, art shows and installations, film and of course working on fantastical projects such as the Starman Tarot.


STARMAN TAROT KIT-DELUXE
- Special Limited and Numbered Deluxe Edition
by David De Angelis
Limited-edition boxed kit (6 x6) includes a 78-card deck (3x6) and 192-page guidebook in a deluxe package.
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo (1 December 2018)
List Price: $100.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The most eagerly anticipated tarot kit of the year! In 1995, David Bowie and Davide De Angelis began collaborating on a highly innovative and visually spectacular tarot deck. Bowie himself helped design the look and iconographic elements of the cards, providing notes and revisions before his untimely death. Expertly woven into their work are myriad references to Bowie's lyrics, intricate sacred geometries, alchemy, magic, and the sacred teachings of the world's mystery traditions. With larger, gilded-edge cards, an exclusive metallic paper portfolio, and authenticity of certification card, this limited-edition kit will have you dancing in the street.

Limited-edition boxed kit (6 x6) includes a 78-card deck (3x6) and 192-page guidebook in a deluxe package.