Thursday, August 15, 2019

NEW FROM AEON SOPHIA PRESS


NEW FROM AEON SOPHIA PRESS




CYPRIANUS: KEY OF HELL
Clavis Inferni facsimile edition.
Introduction by A.D. Mercer

Book specifications:115 grams bonewhite softtone color paper bookblock, 50 pages total. Full color printed internal layout design, Leather bound hardcover, Black endpapers, 23ct. gold foil sigil stamped to the front cover. Strictly limited edition of only 180 exemplars. MOST of the copies are numbered. SOME are not. ONLY 180 copies were printed in total.

List Price: $72.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The contents of this book:
- An Introduction written by A.D. Mercer covering the historic aspects of the works within this book.

- An essay written by JCB on Archangel Metatron and his divine and infernal aspects amd darker Qliphotic counterpart spirits.

- A short text by A.D. Mercer on the Four Demon Kings.

- Then what follows is the actual facsimile edition of the Clavis Inferni.

- An English translation of the original Latin language Conjurations by A.D. Mercer.

- And placed at the end of the book is the Credits & Copyrights page.
The internal lay-out design is printed in full color entirely and also has the defoliated page just like the original book.
The Cyprianus: Clavis Inferni (translated Key of Hell) is a late 18th-century book for the purpose of the practice of black magic. The aim for the publication of this book is to make it available to students and practitioners who are interested in researching the grimoires of the Solomonic & Goetic Tradition. The text in the original version of the Clavis Inferni was written in a mixture of Latin, Hebrew and a cypher alphabet called 'Transitus Fluvii' or "Passing through the River" by C. Agrippa.



Excerpt of the Introduction text by A.D. Mercer.

Despite the title of the manuscript, it is important to establish that there is no possibility that the present text is by the (in)famous St. Cyprian. Due to his supposed magical dealings, prior to his conversion to Christianity, St. Cyprians name has become attached to a wide range of magical tracts and works. Note that this is not the classic St. Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage from the 3rd century, but the supposed Bishop of Antioch, however there is no recorded Bishop of Antioch by that name. Nevertheless the name has been linked to magical practises around the world, most notably magic from Spain and Portugal and, in particular, their respective former colonies in South America. Cyprian also features in some magical traditions in Scandinavia where he plays a central role similar to that of Faust in Germany and Central Europe, with tales of pacts with the devil etc. as well as being the supposed author of other magical tracts......



.....The manuscript itself may well fit into the Solomonic cycle of magical Grimoires as it is chiefly influenced by Agrippas Three Books of Occult Philosophy (where the author has used the Passing the River script found in Agrippas book) and by the Heptameron, which contains conjuration spells that are similar to the ones found in the present manuscript. There are also signs of influence, or at least evidence that the author had access to,other texts including The Grimoire of Pope Honorius and The Sixth and Seventh Book of Moses, both of which appear to be the source for the particular spellings of the names of Demon Kings used in the Clavis, indeed the use the word Clavis itself points the Solomonic cycle. Thus confirming that this is a classic grimoire for that tradition.

Excerpt of the essey On Metatron by JCB.

This book is intriguing not only because of the mystical feeling one gets when looking upon the illustrations, symbols, text and glyphs so richly inscribed upon its pages, but also because of its captivating title: Clavis Inferni sive magia alba et nigra approbata Metratona, which translates to Key of Hell with White and Black Magic approved by Metatron. By this title, the author clearly states that the workings of magical practice herein, with their formulas and words of magical significance, have had their effectiveness tested and proven under the supervision and with the blessings of none other than the archangel Metatron himself.

According to the Babylonian Talmud, Metatron is the highest-ranking angel and the supreme ruler over all who reside upon our Earthly material plane as well as over those in the Heavenly realm. As such, he is the angel closest to God and is closely associated with God as the Lesser YHVH. In the Kabbalah, Metatron is named the ruler of Kether (the Crown), the first and highest Sephirah of the Tree of Life, representing Heaven or Paradise, with its associated planetary body being Pluto. The lowest Sephirah, Malkuth, representing the material, Earthly realm the furthest from Heaven and positioned at the bottom of the Tree of Life, is represented by planet Earth and is ruled by Metatrons twin brother, Sandalphon........



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RITES OF NULLIFICATION
By G. De Laval
List Price: $74.95

Book Specifications: Standard edition cloth bound hardcover, Silver foil sigil printed to the front cover, Silver foil lettering printed to the spine, A full color printed internal bookblock, 90 grams softtone bonewhite paper bookblock, Black endpapers, Black silk head/tail bands, 218 pages total page count, Strictly limited edition of only 300 exemplars. Each copy hand-numbered and stating its exact limitation.

SYNOPSIS:
Rites of Nullification comprise a detailed exegesis and expansion of a passage, in the book Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash, under notes for the demon Lekabel, which enumerate the four Qliphothic worlds of negation set in antagonism against the four Kabbalistic worlds of creation.

Originally written and released in truncated form as the thematic and lyrical underpinning of, and accompaniment to, the four-song album,1557: Rites of Nullification, by Swedish black metal ensemble Mephorash, it quickly became clear that the material therein cried out to grow into a more complete initiation, which is exactly what Aeon Sophia Press will be releasing: a full-praxis version of these ceremonies. 


The grimoire enumerates and constructs a carefully and mathematically rigorous gnostic ceremony of the wedding of the Bride of Chaos using as its base structure a four-dimensional contemplative manifold formulated from permutations of the sacred binary, over which are overlaid a set of commonly used occult symbols to create a ritual space for the transformation of consciousness. These tools allow for that primordial differentiation, which gives rise to the possibility of experience itself, to be methodically disassembled. Using the book, the witch is given the opportunity to use demonic energies arranged carefully to deconstruct her own personality as if it were a scripture, giving rise to the possibility of new consciousness beyond the horizon of her reality tunnel, as she perforates it by marrying it to chaos.

In short, Rites of Nullification is an extremely detailed and exhaustive self-initiation that takes the practitioner on a deep dive into ritual and mystical Satanism, beginning with a betrothal to the Devil and commencing in the ur-gnostic bridal chamber itself.

Contents:

- The Sacred Quaternary
- Introduction
- Shaktipat
- The Four Elemental Voids
- Atziluth: Fire
- Beriah: Air
- Yetzirah: Water
- Assiyah: Earth
- Final Notes on the Worlds of Creation and their Qliphothic Nemeses
- Construction of the Universe
- The Steps of the Ladders of Descent into Negation
- Amulet of Negation
- Hex Primitives
- The Breath of the Hydra of Negation
- The Four Sacrificial Witnesses
- The Sacrificial Witnesses
- The Sacrificial Witness of the Debasement of Atziluth
- Tarotic Essence of the Witness of Fiery Negation
- Sikh Lemenat
- The Sacrificial Witness of the Destruction of Beriah
- Sethurian Esssence of the Witness of Aerial Negation
- Nazav Himmsich
- The Sacrificial Witness of the Malformation of Yetzirah
- Sethurian Esssence of the Witness of Watery Negation
- Tazak Geddoches
- The Sacrificial Witness of the Dissolving of Assiyah
- Sethurian Esssence of the Witness of Earthy Negation
- Chayiv Buddetton
- Master Tables of Elemental Voids
- A Pact with Satan
- Summoning the Devil
- Grimoiric Names of 36 Spirits of Necromantic Satanism
- The Grimoire Spirits Overlaid onto the Kamea of Saturn, the Sphere of Witchcraft
- Invocation of the Aerial Spirits
- Invocation of the Water Spirits
- Invocation of the Earth Spirits
- Invocation off the Aethyrial Spirits
- The Gnostic Ceremony of the Bride of Chaos
- Locate the Dragon
- Select a Location
- Construct the Altar
- Abag Dehu Zachaa Tarot Configuration
- Abeg Dali Khettaa Tarot Configuration
- Abbeh Velay Mena Tarot Configuration
- Eggeh Zalak Mesa Tarot Configuration
- Prepare the Mirror of Conjuration
- Prepare the Amulets
- Amulet of the Future Universe
- Prepare the attire
- Choose the Time
- Prepare the Incense
- Prepare the Circle
- Altar Configuration of Chayiv Buddeton
- Transcode the Incantation for the Dragon to be Summoned
- Perform the Procedure
- Wear the Amulet of the Future Universe for Nine Days
- The Future World
- The Alchemical Precipitate of Aethyr from the Elemental Universe in Solution
- The Cosmic Androgyne
- Baphometic Androgynders
- The Future Universe
- The Hymns of Nullification
- The Hymn of Berberioth
- The Hymn of Cheidolun
- The Hymn of Phezur
- The Hymn of Riphyon
- Appendices
The Luciferal Cipher






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SACERDOTIUM UMBRAE MORTIS
By G. De Laval
Standard Edition: Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis by G. De Laval (author of Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash, The Explicit Name of Lucifer and Sefer Yeroch Ruachot).

Edition specification: Blood red Italian linen, cloth bound hardcover, Gold foil sigil stamp printed to the front cover, Gold foil lettering to the spine, Black endpapers, 207 pages, 120 grams internal bonewhite colored paper bookblock.
List Price: $58.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A colorful study of a passage from the Masoretic text wherein are enumerated eleven tribes of Canaan, a land and people targeted by the God of the ancient Israelites for invasion and systematic extermination. As a result they symbolize in the context of these folk stories a sort of "Anti-Israel" in the sense that they are an "Un-Chosen" people, providing an adverse literary complement to the idea of ancient Israel as the "Chosen" people. In Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis I search out and study various
poetic and esoteric resonances from the original text and use this basic toolkit of synthetic mythemes to construct a fully coherent esoteric system, including rituals and ceremonial implements, and its own catalog of classes of spirits, with their rulers, who can be employed using classical techniques of Western mysticism, including those outlined in Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash.


"The book is a complete system of initiation and ascension in the grades of The Priesthood of the Shadows of Death, an order of predatory sorcerers who specialize in the practice of energy vampirism and in the necromantic conjuration of revenant phantom shades from the eleven hells of the Qliphoth.

The system is based on meticulous research into the eleven tribes of Canaan, enemies of the Right-Hand Path who esoterically represent eleven classes of hostile, predatory vampiric shadowforms who emanate from hells of black magick and the anti-world of death. Multiple levels of correspondences and esoteric enumerations are given as well as conjuration sigils and numerous seals and illustrations so that the initiate can ritually evoke not only these necromantic shades, but their ruling princes.


The grimoire, when studied and used properly, allows brave magicians to ascend in exotic spheres of consciousness and power by communion with and transmogrification by these venomous Lords of the Abyss. Included are various lists of attributes of vampirism, the four stages of initiation, four grades of mastery, tables of days, hours, and elemental and planetary correspondences suitable for infernal conjuration, and complete descriptions of the panoply, implements and rites of vampiric necromancy that comprise the order of Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis."






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A SECOND NATURE
By Jose Gabriel Alegria Sabogal

Edition specifications: Standard edition cloth bound hardcover. Full winered linen cover material, Gild lettering to the spine and gild illustrations printed to the front and back cover. 120 grams bonewhite paper book block. 120 grams black endpapers. silk head/tailbands. 148 pages. Finished large size format: width 210mm x height 297mm, full color photography by the artist. Full color and black/white illustrations by the artist. Introduction, essays and explanation text by the artist. Esoteric prose text by the artist.
Edition limitation: 200 exemplars.
List Price: $86.50

SYNOPSIS
A Second Nature is a book that compiles three years of artistic production. An introduction and reflections upon the subjects are included in order to let the reader recognize the different motifs and symbolic elements as they combine through the works. However, the focus is evidently letting the works speak by themselves and among themselves as they create a book of images.

 The chapter entitled “Bone Works” reproduces illuminated human skulls. The works in the image sequence composed of drawings and paintings are compiled in three groups: The first one is composed of works about angelic figures, the role of the metamorphosis in ancient magic and the Divine feminine. The second one is devoted to the study of an acephalous figure, and the third one to visualizations derived from human remains.

The first nature implies the sensible world and the second nature, the invisible or the world of ideas. Art can somehow become a bridge between the two. It is also said that habit is a second nature. In the present work that second nature is the habit of drawing. Drawing is here approached as a way of insight. Any form of praxis can serve such a purpose, and that is an aspect that theory often seems to forget.

Table of Contents:
Introduction:the two natures page 11
The power of books, the power of images, and a book of images page 12
Angels or Manifestations: the beheld page 14 Metamorphosis page 16
Death and imagination page 17
Symbols page 20
Bone Works page 26
A Second Nature page 47
Acknowledgements page 143
Index of images page 144


Excerpt of Introduction: the two natures.


The title is inspired in an early theological debate upon the nature or of the Christ, the Nestorian controversy. If Christ was both divine and human in one body, as wine and water, or if these natures were divided, as oil and water in one cup.

The “first” nature is the sensible world, so long perceived in the west as inferior. The second nature is divine nature or the world of ideas. Is there a unity beneath this great polarity? That is not to be answered in theory.

It is also said that habit is a second nature. Something that has been so thoroughly rehearsed that feels almost like a new instinct. In the present work that second nature is the habit of drawing. Drawing is here approached as a way of insight. Any form of practice can serve such a purpose, and it is the aspect that theory often seems to forget.

This work is composed by two kinds of drawings. Some serve as ways to register visualizations, that are otherwise impossible to be expressed in verbal form. Others serve as ways for the learning and appropiation a concept, it is therefore here believed that drawing as an action brings a practical understanding of the depicted form.

This work compiles two years of drawings, selected and arranged into a narrative progression.

The book is divided into three sections, signalized by three obeliscs, an emblem taken from the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. If put together, their letters form three names of god. These, at the same time, are three letter names. But, as stated by the maiden Logistica, “no mortal could perfectly discern or see simultaneously two sides of this figure, but one at a time, and that is the present.”


About the author
José Gabriel Alegría Sabogal. Born in Berlin, lives and works in Lima, Perú. Studied painting at PUCP (Pontifical Catholic University of Perú) and a while in the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Currently studying a Master in the History of Art at PUCP.

His visual work makes use of the line-technique of renaissance copper plate engraving but applied to direct drawing. Both the themes and their treatment are essentially anachronistic and follow the initiative of developing a symbolic language that aspires to a timeless nature.

His works have been published by Aeon Sophia Press (Netherlands), Anathema Publishing Ltd. (Canada) and Mount Abraxas (Romania).

He has also developed the visual concept for several musical albums by bands from America and Europe, amongst them Whoredom Rife (Norway) and Inferno (Czech Republic).





















Thursday, August 1, 2019

BLESSED LUGHNASADH!!!

La Bourrasque (1896), Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer

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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Meetups, talks, book signings, public rituals, etc—all are welcome here.
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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.


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No charge if your class or event is free!


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UNDER THE BRAMBLE ARCH:
A Folk Grimoire of Wayside Plant Lore and Practicum
by Corinne Boyer
Troy Books, 2019
Royal format 234 x 156mm. 258 pages with 24 pages of black and white photo plates.
Paperback Edition; Gloss laminated cover.
List Price: $26.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Under the Bramble Arch is the second offering in a trilogy of books by Corinne Boyer following on from Under the Witching Tree, Corinne is a folk-herbalist known for her work exploring both the traditional and personal medicinal and magical applications of plants and trees which, as Corinne explains in her video introducing the trilogy, are often revealed through their accumulated folklore.

This is a trilogy that guides us into the realms of plant lore, folk magic and folk medicine. The second book, Under the Bramble Arch, explores the magical and medicinal applications of the plants of the wayside; those liminal places where the wild meets those unkempt and forgotten landscapes of humankind.

Corinne’s work, backed up by nearly twenty years of experience in the field, is full of information that is today little known, particularly within modern herbalism. This is a book which presents the reader with a wealth of home-spun and very hands-on practices exploring tales, charms, spells, recipes and rites focusing on twenty different plants.



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SOUTHERN CUNNING:
Folkloric Witchcraft In The American South
by Aaron Oberon
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (August 1, 2019)
List Price: $11.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Southern Cunning is a journey through the folklore of the American South and a look at the power these stories hold for modern witches. Through the lens of folklore, animism, and bioregionalism the book shows how to bring rituals in folklore into the modern day and presents a uniquely American approach to witchcraft born out of the land and practical application.

About the Author:
Aaron Oberon is a Southern folk witch with a passion for bringing witchcraft to people from different roots. Aaron writes about queer magic, bioregionalism, and witchcraft that gets down in the dirt. It is deeply important to Aaron that he helps to make witchcraft and magic more accessible to those from underprivileged areas. His goal in writing is to demonstrate that there is power in the stories of families and local land. Aaron lives in Southwest Florida.




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FAMILIARS IN WITCHCRAFT:
Supernatural Guardians in the Magical Traditions of the World~1st Edition
by Maja D'Aoust
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books; 1 edition (July 16, 2019)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~A comprehensive exploration of familiars and their many forms and powers~

Explores witch’s familiars in folklore, shamanic, and magical traditions around the world, including Africa, India, Scandinavia, ancient Greece, and China

Explains how familiars are related to shamanic power animals and how the witch draws on her personal sexual energy to give this creature its power

Examines the familiar in alchemical, Hermetic, and Egyptian magical literature, including instructions for procuring a supernatural assistant

Exploring the history and creation of a “witch’s familiar,” also known as a spirit double or guardian spirit, Maja D’Aoust shows how there is much more to these supernatural servant spirits and guardians than meets the eye. She reveals how witches are not the only ones to lay claim to this magician’s “assistant” and examines how the many forms of witch’s familiars are well known in folklore throughout Europe and America as well as in shamanic and magical traditions around the world, including Africa, India, and China.

The author explains how familiars are connected with shapeshifting and how the classic familiars of medieval witchcraft tradition are related to the power animals and allies of shamanic practices worldwide, including animal guardian spirits of Native American traditions and the daimons of the ancient Greeks and Romans. She examines the fetch spirit, also known as the fylgia in Scandinavian tradition, and how the witch or sorcerer draws on their personal sexual energy to give this creature its power to magnetize and attract what it was sent to retrieve. She looks at incubus, succubus, doubles, doppelgangers, and soul mates, showing how familiars can also adopt human forms and sometimes form romantic or erotic attachments with the witch or shaman.

Reviewing alchemical, Hermetic, and Egyptian magical literature, including the nearly forgotten alchemical works of Anna Kingsford, D’Aoust explores their instructions for procuring the attention of a supernatural assistant as well as an extensive description of the alchemical wedding and how this ritual joins the magician and familiar spirit into a single unified consciousness. Exploring fairy familiars, she reveals how a practitioner can establish a “marriage” with a totemic plant or tree spirit, who, in return, would offer teachings about its medicinal and visionary powers.

Delving deeply into the intimate relations of humanity with the spirit world, D’Aoust shows how forming connections with living forces other than human enables us to move beyond the ego, expand our magical abilities, as well as evolve our conscious awareness.





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SLAVIC WITCHCRAFT:
Old World Conjuring Spells and Folklore
by Natasha Helvin
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books (August 6, 2019)
List Price: $16.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites~

Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations

Reveals specific places of magical power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells

Explores the folk history of this ancient magical tradition, including how the pagan gods gained new life as Eastern Orthodox saints, and shares folktales of magical beings, including sorceresses shapeshifting into animals and household objects

Passed down through generations, the Slavic practice of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery is still alive and well in Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus, as well as the Balkans and the Baltic states. There are still witches who whisper upon tied knots to curse or heal, sorceresses who shapeshift into animals or household objects, magicians who cast spells for love or good fortune, and common folk who seek their aid for daily problems big and small.

Sharing the extensive knowledge she inherited from her mother and grandmother, including spells of the “Old Believers” previously unknown to outsiders, Natasha Helvin explores in detail the folk history and practice of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites, offering a rich compendium of more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, and practical rituals for love, relationships, career success, protection, healing, divination, averting the evil eye, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and a host of other life challenges and daily situations, with complete step-by-step instructions to ensure your magical goals are realized. She explains how this tradition has only a thin Christian veneer over its pagan origins and how the Slavic pagan gods and goddesses acquired new lives as the saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church. She details how the magical energy for these spells and rituals is drawn from the forces of nature, revealing specific places of power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells. She explores the creation of amulets and talismans, the importance of icons, and the proper recital of magical language and actions during spells, as well as how one becomes a witch or sorceress.

Offering a close examination of these two-thousand-year-old occult practices, Helvin also includes Slavic folk advice, adapted for the modern era. Revealing what it means to be a Slavic witch or sorceress, and how this vocation pervades all aspects of life, she shows that each of us has magic within that we can use to take control of our own destiny.




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SPECULUM TERRÆ:
A Magical Earth-Mirror from the 17th Century
by Frater Acher
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (March 6, 2018)
List Price: $14.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Speculum Terræ presents a detailed analysis of one of the rarest kinds of magical paraphernalia: an authentic magical earth-mirror from 17th century Germany, originally used for divinatory practices as well as folk-magical purposes such as treasure-hunting.

Frater Acher’s explorations of the background and historic ties of this curious little device turn into a fascinating treasure hunt in their own right as we rediscover the original expert interpretation of the mirror’s seal by the famous 19th century professor Richard Wünsch, and present its first complete English translation. We excavate previously overlooked magical seals contained in the mirror, retrace their divine and angelic names, are led into Italian Palazzos and to the masquerades of Swedish queens, and finally discover authentic connections to the artefacts of the early Rosicrucian movement.

On a magical level this study aims to help overcome the notion that ‘celestial’ and ‘chthonic’ realms of magic exist in antithesis to each other. Rather, as we begin to see from the example of this earth-mirror, their forces can be brought together in simple practice — a folk-magical practice that is, which did not depend on exquisite materials nor complex temples, but on the practitioner’s knowledge of how to combine a handful of earth and a circle of celestial names in their very own practice.




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THE NEW EQUINOX:
The British Journal of Magick
by James Lees (Author), Cath Thompson (Compiler)
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (January 23, 2018)
List Price: $17.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The worrying fact of a genuine Qaballa in English was first put to the occult reading public in 1979, in the Editorial of the final issue of Ray Sherwin’s periodical The New Equinox. The “order & value of the English Alphabet,” predicted in Liber AL vel Legis, had been obtained in the English Midlands by a magickian named James Lees in November 1976, and with the members of his occult group he had researched, experimented, and proved the new system to the point where the first conclusions and propositions could be shared.

Lees took over the publication of The New Equinox with the subtitle “British Journal of Magick” and published several articles about the English Qaballa in 1980-81, in five issues. In the 1980’s occultism was a basis for an undercover kind of lifestyle without fashionable accessories, a far cry from the present climate of academic indulgence and establishment-led tolerance, and only just emerging from the shadow cast by the Golden Dawn and the “Great Revival” to formulate new answers to the old questions. English Qaballa has not only withstood the tests of Time, but expanded from the first hypotheses into a complete coherent and harmonious initiatory system of alpha-numeric symbol correspondences, a viable alternative to the non-English systems which have dominated occult publication for decades. The reproduction of its advent and early development should therefore be of interest to a new generation of enquiring minds as well as to those who may be renewing an old familiarity.




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TRUE MAGIC:
Spells That Really Work
by Draja Mickaharic, Judika Illes (Foreword)
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (August 1, 2019)
List Price: $14.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Written by renowned master of witchcraft Draja Mickaharic, author of Spiritual Cleansing, this book provides an introduction to natural magic as well as a practical reference for simple, everyday spells that really work. Included is an eclectic collection of over 100 spells, including water spells, spoken spells, spells passed down over generations, and spells developed by the author himself.

Learn how to cast spells with water, incense, oils, and common kitchen herbs and with spoken and written words.

Included are recipes and instructions on how to:

  • Cast protection spells for reversal spells that may be cast on you
  • Make baths for spiritual cleansing, growth, beauty, and harmony
  • Cast spells for beginning and ending relationships



About the Author:
Draja Mickaharic was born in Bosnia and has been practicing magic in the U.S. for more than 45 years. He is the author of A Century of Spells and The Practice of Magic. He lives in Philadelphia.





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LLE QUI (SHE WHO) ORACLE
by Arwen Lynch (Editor), Melanie Delon (Illustrator)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (June 26, 2019)
44 cards and 80-page guidebook.
List Price: $22.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Elle Qui (She Who) Oracle features 44 magnificent female warriors and women of great compassion and wisdom. After experiencing everything from fear to freedom and hardship to hope, they now share all their powerful life lessons with you. 

Each card presents someone who will challenge and inspire you in unique ways. Elle Qui Oracle will help you discover layers of forgotten selves and new insights. 

Includes 44 cards and 80-page guidebook.








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TAROT GRAND LUXE
by Ciro Marchetti
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (June 15, 2015)
78 Cards, 56-Page Illustrated Booklet
List Price: $22.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Popular digital artist Ciro Marchetti has crafted the evocative Tarot Grand Luxe out of his own creative imaginings. Based primarily on the Rider-Waite-SmithTM tarot system, the lavish details in Tarot Grand Luxe also incorporate references to the Tarot de Marseilles, as well as other historic symbols and archetypes. 

In the 56-page illustrated booklet, Ciro briefly describes the ideas and personal perspectives that inspired each card.










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TAROT OF THE GOLDEN WHEEL
by Mila Losenko
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (June 15, 2019)
78 cards, 84-Page Guidebook
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Inspired by the magic and wisdom of Russian fairy tales, Tarot of the Golden Wheel interprets traditional tarot through the prism of colorful Slavic folk culture. 

In this radiant deck the Golden Wheel, a sacred symbol of karma, the sun, and the infinite cycles of life conveys the Fool on his journey through the Major and Minor Arcana.


Includes 78 cards and 84-page guidebook.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

NEW FROM SCARLET IMPRINT: THE BRAZEN VESSEL


EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PLEASED TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLE
FROM SCARLET IMPRINT:





THE BRAZEN VESSEL
Collected Works 2008 - 2018
by Alkistis Dimech & Peter Grey
From scarlet imprint, July 2019
Standard Edition Hardcover - $89.95
Bibliotheque Rouge paperback - $45.00

“The Brazen Vessel” documents the creative, magical partnership of Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey from 2008 to 2018. It comprises selected texts, essays and presentations, including many previously unpublished works, essays which have fallen out of print and texts that were only published online. The anthology marks the first appearance in print of such pivotal texts as “Rewilding Witchcraft,” a translation of the critical goetic source *Le livre des esperitz*, and an extended and original treatment of the witches’ dance. “The Brazen Vessel” testifies to the prescient, provocative and influential nature of their work.

From the invocation of Babalon, given at the Thelemic Symposium in Oxford in 2008, to the eschatology of Babalon given at Occulture Berlin in 2018, the 35 works gathered here give insight into the process, thought and praxis of the authors, both as individuals with distinct bodies of work, and as a dynamic magical union. The works in The Brazen Vessel cast significant light on ideas developed through “The Red Goddess” (2007), “Apocalyptic Witchcraft” (2013) and “Lucifer: Princeps” (2015), and prefigures some of the material in “Lucifer: Praxis” (forthcoming).

The texts reveal the continuities and evolution of the authors’ work over a decade. Taken as a whole, their work proposes unorthodox and undogmatic understandings of Lucifer and Babalon, as demonised divine figures, as the sources of transmission of the western traditions of magic and witchcraft. A shared love of poetry and the magical power of the word is evident in their distinctive voices. Both have given primacy to the living body in their practice, through dance, performance, ritual and rites of devotion and ordeal. Both situate their magical work within the wider ecological and political environment. In a polyphony of texts, the ongoing dialogue between two practitioners is made apparent, and the important and innovative work of Alkistis given its due.

During the ten years documented in the anthology, Scarlet Imprint led a nomadic existence, moving from Brighton to Dover, the French Alps and the Welsh Borders, and finally to West Cornwall; these liminal landscapes and their denizens people the book. The texts evidence a second web of journeys to conferences, gatherings and symposia in London, Glastonbury, Brighton, Cornwall, Scotland, Norway, Belgium, Portland and Seattle. Overlapping with these are a series of pilgrimages to sacred sites from Patmos to Cefalù, to standing stones, stone circles, cliffs, caves and the wilds.

“The Brazen Vessel” is a work of process, experiment and risk, written by practitioners at the leading edge of the magical revival.