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Monday, May 14, 2018

NEW TITLES FROM HADEAN AND ANATHEMA!


EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLES:




THE MAGICK OF THE GHEBERS
(A Guide to the Underworld Series)
By Jake Stratton-Kent.
Published in April, 2018 by Hadean Press
24 pages.
List Price: $4.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Modernist and traditionalist approaches to the occult arts appear to be irretrievably polarised. A more penetrating analysis reveals that the shortcomings of each are responsible for sustaining the division, rather than their strengths. It is in their strengths, of course, that the potential for progress resides. The Magick of the Ghebers shows that Living Traditionalism, which builds on those strengths, is the only formula capable of truly reconciling these two apparently disparate approaches to magic.

First Published in VII 9 of The Equinox: British Journal of Thelema, Hadean Press, 2009, and revised for publication in 2018.




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THE DEVIL'S BESTIARY: THE MAGPIE
(A Guide to the Underworld Series)
By Khamai Yinepu.
Published in November 2017 by Hadean Press
12 pages.
List Price: $4.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn the Great Secret of the Miraculous Magpie’s Foot, for wealth and fortune in all things.

In The Devil’s Bestiary: The Magpie, author Khamai Yinepu provides an overview of the Magpie’s appearance in folk lore and song, its nature and powers, and explores its special relationship with the Devil. He then offers instructions for an operation to create an empowered magpie foot fetish by making a pact with Mr Magpie himself.




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(h)AURORÆ
By Gabriel McCaughry (Editor-in-chief of Anathema Publishing Ltd.)

Preface by Shani Oates (Maid of the Clan of Tubal Cain, and author of Tubelo’s Green Fire, Crafting the Arte of Tradition, and The Devil’s Supper)

Thoroughly illumined by the talented artist José Gabriel Alegría Sabogal (Handbook of Sacred Anatomy, and A Second Nature)

Hardcover Standard Edition (limited to approx. 500 copies): 304 pages. Hardbound 100pts, Tele Legatoria ‘Bronze’ bookbinding Cloth from Italy. 5.25 x 8.5 inches. Gold foil blocking on rounded spine and on the cover. Colour interior, with fully illustrated Endpapers. Thoroughly illustrated throughout by José Gabriel Alegría Sabogal, Fine typography, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. Individually hand-numbered.
List Price: $79.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
(h)Auroræ is a mystifying, albeit utterly profound journey. Part ontological synthesis, philosophical rambling, magickal diary, visual grimoire, inspired mystical poem, revelatory/individuation process, and part alchemical vessel of expression, the book exists under the umbrella of what the author refers to as ‘Gnostic Luciferianism.’ First and foremost, however, (h)Auroræ exists as an act of eternal remembrance.



This alchemical treatise walks us through a startling expression of emotive gnosis… (h)Auroræ seeks beyond and above the all-too-human condition in order to understand it, and advance it vis-à-vis a sensual Sophianic psychology, witnessed in cogitation. Mind in tandem with vision, incorporates a veiled process of subtle Jungian analysis leading to a Grail quest, of intent to remove the blindfold from the Holy Fool… A work of pilgrimage, conjunction and apotheosis, it directs the reader through pause, anticipation and intake. Sometimes rapturous, sometimes ponderous.”
(~Shani Oates, Preface to (h)Auroræ )



CONTENTS:

BOOK 1 - (h)Auroræ
Foreword, by Shani Oates
Introduco

First Codex: The Egregore of the Pulsing Flame
Second Codex: Adversa Simulacrum
Third Codex: The Impetus of Anagogic Poesy
Fourth Codex: The Oriflamme’s Effulgence as Psychopomp
Fifth Codex: Blessed Anathema
Adumbrations

BOOK 2 - Neoteric Heterodoxy

Hemlock Wraith
Atavistic Criterion
Nascency of Awareness is the Death of Sui Generis
From Circle to Spiral
De Abscondita Divina Dubiatione
Reversum Principia
TALION (ReEvaluation - Re[E]volution)
Oniric Versicles
Lexicon of the Arte
Symbolical Metonymy
Medianus
Tabula Magnum Summa

BOOK 3 - Anaphoras, Advent & Theurgia
Anamnesis of the Pilgrim
Incipit
Confession

Addendum: commentaries and expounding
Conclusio
Précis

Appendix
References

The Birds that Speak at Dawn, by José Gabriel Alegría
Glossary & Allegories
Acknowledgements









Tuesday, May 1, 2018

BLESSED BELTANE!


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!
No charge if your class or event is free!









Prices subject to change without notice.





ITALIAN FOLK MAGIC:
Rue's Kitchen Witchery
by Mary-Grace Fahrun
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (May 1, 2018)
List Price: $18.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Italian Folk Magic is a fascinating journey through the magical, folkloric, and healing traditions of Italy with an emphasis on the practical. The reader learns uniquely Italian methods of magical protection and divination and spells for love, sex, control, and revenge.

The book contains magical and religious rituals and prayers and explores divination techniques, crafting, blessing rituals, witchcraft, and, of course, the evil eye, known as malocchio in Italian--the author explains what it is, where it comes from, and, crucially, how to get rid of it.

This book can help Italians regain their magical heritage, but Italian folk magic is a beautiful, powerful, and effective magical tradition that is accessible to anyone who wants to learn it.




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THE SILENT LISTENER:
The Life and Works of J.H.W. Eldermans
by Wilmar Taal
Troy Books. 2018
Paperback, Royal format 234 x 156mm.
414 pages extensively illustrated with drawings and photographs from various Edlermans collections plus 16 pages of colour photographic plates.
List Price: $28.00

The Richel-Eldermans collection is one of the most enigmatic sexual magic collections in the world, and can be found in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle, United Kingdom. The collection consists mainly of works by J.H.W. Eldermans, a former civil servant who lived in The Hague, The Netherlands. His skills are of an undeniable high quality, and his works are not only made on paper, but also in metal, wood and bone. Who was J.H.W. Eldermans, and why was he interested in sexual magic to a degree that borders on obsession? Was Eldermans acquainted with Cecil H. Williamson? Was he a member of an occult lodge called Ars Amatoria? Was J.H.W. Eldermans an unknown magister in the occult art?
The Silent Listener. The Life and Works of J.H.W. Eldermans answers these questions and shines a light upon the remarkable life and works of Johannes Hendrik Willem Eldermans, a fascinating man with an outstanding collection.



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WALKING THE TIDES:
Seasonal Magical Rhythms and Lore
by Nigel G. Pearson
Troy Books, 2018
A new and revised edition, Royal format 234 x 156mm. 360 pages with 16 pages of black and white photo plates.
List Price: $28.00


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
We are pleased to announce ‘Walking the Tides – Seasonal Magical Rhythms and Lore’ by Nigel G. Pearson.
First published as ‘Walking the Tides – Seasonal Rhythms and Traditional Lore’, this new edition of Nigel G. Pearson’s popular book is presented with revised text and is complimented with photography from the author. Included is a new introduction for this edition alongside the original introduction.

Behind the seasonal calendar celebrated by most modern pagans is an ebb and flow of natural energies that is seldom mentioned and whose meaning is very little understood. Those that take their practice from a direct experience of the Land and its natural rhythms and tides have always understood and worked with these energies, which gives them a direct connection to the reality behind the modern festivals.

This book aims to give the reader an insight into the great rhythmic tides and flows of energy that animate the Land throughout the year and the natural happenings that occur along the way, thereby giving their practice a validity that it may currently lack.

Walking the Tides describes holy days, celebrations, saints’ days, animals, birds, herbs, trees, weather and starlore that are featured in the naturalcalendar of the British Isles, and the uses to which many of these things are put in traditional practice.

Divided into four sections describing the Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn Tides (and monthly within these), the author gives the reader a feeling of connection to what is actually going on around them in the natural world, at any given point in the year.

Many books describe the so-called “Wheel of the Year”, without giving any context, reason or validation for the practices described; Walking the Tides takes the reader on an intimate journey into the heart of the Land and shows what actually occurs, rather than what is supposed to, enabling the reader to understand the rhythms and tides of the Land around them and to formulate their own celebrations and observances of these tides and their significant points, based on a clear understanding of the world around them.
Much of the information given is taken from Traditional Craft practice, but also from old British folklore, the lore of the Farm, the author’s own experience and even Church tradition, the better to give the reader a greater and deeper appreciation and understanding of the seasonal flows throughout the natural year and their place in it.



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POPPET MAGICK:
Patterns, Spells & Formulas for Poppets, Spirit Dolls & Magickal Animals
by Silver RavenWolf
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2018)
List Price: $22.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~ Make Your Own Magickal Spirit Dolls and Totem Animals ~

With color photos and illustrations to guide you step-by-step


From bestselling author Silver RavenWolf comes a hands-on book for exploring a fascinating realm of magick. Poppet Magick shares everything you need to make your own enchanted dolls and spirit animals for love, money, health, banishing, attracting what you want, and much more. Discover more than 36 patterns for paper, cloth, or felt poppets, as well as instructions for working with a variety of other mediums. This book also includes guidance on choosing colors, herbs, oils, gemstones, and other ingredients that correspond to your magickal intentions as well as helpful hints on timing, sigils, incantations, and ceremonies for empowering and decommissioning your dolls. Whether you make your own poppets or work with store-bought dolls, this book will help you achieve magickal success.




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OCCULTURE:
The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward
by Carl Abrahamsson (Author),‎ Gary Lachman (Foreword)
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Park Street Press (March 6, 2018)
List Price: $18.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Explores the role of magic and the occult in art and culture from ancient times to today

Examines key figures behind esoteric cultural developments, such as Carl Jung, Anton LaVey, Paul Bowles, Aleister Crowley, and Rudolf Steiner

Explores the history of magic as a source of genuine counter culture and compares it with our contemporary soulless, digital monoculture

Reveals how the magic of art can be restored if art is employed as a means rather than an end and offers strategies to rekindle intuitive creativity

Art, magic, and the occult have been intimately linked since our prehistoric ancestors created the first cave paintings some 50,000 years ago. As civilizations developed, these esoteric forces continued to drive culture forward, both visibly and behind the scenes, from the Hermetic ideas of the Renaissance, to the ethereal worlds of 19th century Symbolism, to the occult interests of the Surrealists.

In this deep exploration of “occulture”--the liminal space where art and magic meet--Carl Abrahamsson reveals the integral role played by magic and occultism in the development of culture throughout history as well as their relevance to the continuing survival of art and creativity. Blending magical history and esoteric philosophy with his more than 30 years’ experience in occult movements, Abrahamsson looks at the phenomena and people who have been seminal in modern esoteric developments, including Carl Jung, Anton LaVey, Paul Bowles, Aleister Crowley, and Rudolf Steiner.

Showing how art and magic were initially one and the same, the author explores the history of magic as a source of genuine counter culture and compares it with our contemporary soulless, digital monoculture. He reveals how the magic of art can be restored if art is employed as a means rather than an end--if it is intense, emotional, violent, and expressive--and offers strategies for creating freely, magically, even spontaneously, with intent unfettered by the whims of trends, a creative practice akin to chaos magick that assists both creators and spectators to live with meaning. He also looks at intuition and creativity as the cornerstones of genuine individuation, explaining how insights and illuminations seldom come in collective forms.

Exploring magical philosophy, occult history, the arts, psychology, and the colorful grey areas in between, Abrahamsson reveals the culturally and magically transformative role of art and the ways the occult continues to transform culture to this day.





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THE RETURN OF ODIN:
The Modern Renaissance of Pagan Imagination
by Richard Rudgley
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; 3rd Edition, Revised and Expanded edition (March 13, 2018)
List Price: $19.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A controversial examination of the influence and presence of the Norse god Odin in contemporary history and culture

Documents Odin’s role in the rise of Nazi Germany, the 1960s counterculture revolution, nationalist and ecological political movements, and the occult revival

Examines the spiritual influence of Odin in relation to Jesus Christ

Profiles key individuals instrumental in the rise of the modern pagan renaissance

Exploring the influence of the Norse god Odin in the modern world, Richard Rudgley reveals Odin’s central role in the pagan revival and how this has fueled a wide range of cultural movements and phenomena, including Nazi Germany, the 1960s counterculture revolution, the Lord of the Rings, the ecology movement, and the occult underground.

Rudgley argues that it is Odin and not Jesus Christ who is the single most important spiritual influence in modern Western civilization. He analyzes the Odin archetype--first revealed by Carl Jung’s famous essay on Wotan--in the context of pagan religious history and explains the ancient idea of the Web--a cosmic field of energies that encompasses time, space, and the hidden potentials of humanity—the pagan equivalent to the Tao of Eastern tradition. The author examines the importance of the concept of wyrd, which corresponds to “fate” or “destiny,” exploring techniques to read destiny such as the Runes as well as the existence of yoga in prehistoric and pagan Europe, which later produced the Norse Utiseta, an ancient system of meditation.

Rudgley documents how the Odin archetype came into play in Nazi Germany with the rise of Hitler and the pagan counterculture of the 1960s. He examines how the concept of subterranean and mythic realms, such as the Hollow Earth, Thule, and Agartha, and mysterious energies like Vril were manifested in both occult and profane ways and investigates key occult figures like Madame Blavatsky, Guido von List, and Karl Wiligut. He provides pagan analyses of Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings and documents the impact the Odin archetype has had on nationalist and fascist groups in America and Europe.

Examining pagan groups in Europe and America that use the Norse template, Rudgley reveals true paganism as holistic and intimately connected with the forces at work in the life of the planet. Showing how this “green” paganism can be beneficial for dealing with the adverse consequences of globalization and the ongoing ecological crisis, he explains how, when repressed, the Odin archetype is responsible for regressive tendencies and even mass-psychosis--a reflection of the unprecedented chaos of Ragnarok--but if embraced, the Odin archetype makes it possible for like-minded traditions to work together in the service of life.




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FOUNDATIONS OF REIKI RYOHO:
A Manual of Shoden and Okuden
by Nicholas Pearson
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Healing Arts Press (April 3, 2018)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~ A comprehensive guide to the first and second degrees of Usui Reiki Ryoho as well as Reiki’s history and Western evolution ~

Details hand positions, self-healing exercises, spiritual development meditations, and the Japanese Reiki techniques introduced in the first degree, shoden, and the second degree, okuden

Provides a thorough introduction to the five levels of byosen, the energetic mechanism used to scan an individual’s energy field and locate areas of disharmony

Examines the core teachings of Reiki founder Usui Mikao and offers a new comprehensive exploration of Reiki’s history and evolution

Explores tools and techniques adapted by Western lineages, such as working with crystals and the chakras

Bridging Eastern and Western lineages to reclaim Reiki’s roots as both a healing art and a spiritual practice, Nicholas Pearson offers a new comprehensive exploration of Reiki’s history and evolution, the foundations of Usui Reiki Ryoho theory and practice, and the original techniques and modern tools of both the first degree, shoden, and second degree, okuden. He explores the etymology of key Reiki terminology and presents a complete discussion of the origins of the symbols used in the second degree, providing new historical, cultural, and spiritual context. He examines the core teachings of Reiki founder Usui Mikao, who taught that Reiki Ryoho enacted healing at the soul level, as well as insights from other important Reiki masters such as Hawayo Takata.

Explaining what Reiki is and how it heals, the author outlines the six core characteristics that all varieties of Reiki share, including initiations and the Five Precepts. He details effective hand positions, self-healing exercises, spiritual development meditations, and the Japanese Reiki techniques introduced in first degree and second degree practice. He also explores a number of other techniques that have been adapted by Western lineages, such as aura sweeping, chakra tune-ups, and charging and programming crystals with Reiki. He provides a thorough introduction to the five levels of byosen, the energetic mechanism used to scan an individual’s energy field and locate areas of disharmony, allowing you to increase your ability to sense centers of toxic imbalance as well as begin dislodging them, thereby increasing the effectiveness of Reiki treatment.

Offering Reiki tools to transform your life from the inside out, Pearson shows how Reiki Ryoho is a healing system that focuses on the inner and spiritual aspects of your being first, allowing you to polish the heart so it reflects the shining light of the soul.




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EIGHT COINS' TATTOO TAROT
by Lana Zellner (Author, Illustrator)
82 card Deck with 188-page full color book
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (February 1, 2018)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This vividly illustrated deck follows the artistic development of tattoo artist and designer Lana Zellner. The 82-card deck includes all of her original tarot art plus four new cards painted specially for this edition. The cards feature art forms and iconic imagery from both tattoo and tarot traditions, all hand drawn and painted using the watercolor painting style of “spitshading.”
The 188-page book presents full-color, enlarged illustrations for each Eight Coins’ card, along with Lana’s descriptions and unique tarot insights.

About the Artist
Lana Zellner is a tattoo artist, painter and designer based in Missoula, Montana. Pulling from her former work as an architect, Lana’s tattoo art is focused on line-work, bold design elements and detailed ornamentation. She enjoys incorporating her spiritual interests into her artwork. Lana has been reading tarot cards since she was 12 years old.





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THE MOON ORACLE:
Let the Phases of the Moon Guide Your Life
by Caroline Smith and John Astrop
Cards: 72 illustrated oracle cards and 128 page Guidebook
Publisher: Eddison Books; Tcr Crds edition (June 1, 2018)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This original, easy-to-use divination system and practical introduction to lunar astrology allows you to align your life with the fluctuating rhythms of the moon and do in-depth, multilayered readings using a combination of lunar cards.



The deck includes 72 powerfully illustrated oracle cards featuring dramatic figurative and symbolic imagery representing the 8 phases of the moon (in each of the 4 astrological elements), 12 moon goddesses, and 28 moon mansions. Consult the moon tables in the book to pinpoint the exact phase of the moon and astrological sign it appears in to shed light on the present state of your question, then refer to the suggested reading methods and detailed card interpretations for guidance on the best way to proceed.






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GREEK MYTHOLOGY READING CARDS
by Alison Chester-Lambert MA (Author),‎ Richard Crookes (Illustrator)
Cards: 50 full-color Card Deck with 112 page Guidebook.
Publisher: Findhorn Press; Tcr Crds/P edition (March 20, 2018)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A powerful deck of oracle cards combining the insight and wisdom of ancient Greece with iconic images from the world of art

Consult the gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon and receive their spiritual guidance and wisdom, as part of your soul’s awakening and growth

Includes a 112-page guidebook and 50 full-color cards featuring a treasury of old art images, beautifully enhanced by illustrator Richard Crookes

Explains how the deities of the Greeks are still embedded in our world and reveals how to bring their powerful influence into our consciousness again

The mythology of ancient Greece gave the people their history, moral principles, laws, and their spiritual support. All aspects of human nature and experience had accompanying gods and goddesses that could be consulted or learned from. Deities could be implored for support and guidance in times of stress. If you suspected a lover of infidelity, you could consult Hera for help. If you needed strength in a task, Athena might assure you of victory. Perhaps Eros would tell of a passionate, new relationship, or you might seek the supremacy and confidence of Zeus. This thinking shaped a millennium of spiritual understanding and sacred thought. Now, with the Greek Mythology Reading Cards, you can easily consult the Greek pantheon and receive their guidance and wisdom.



Pairing authoritative messages from Greek philosophy and mythology with classic and inspiring god and goddess imagery, beautifully enhanced by artist Richard Crookes, astrologer and Greek mythology scholar Alison Chester-Lambert offers an oracle to bring the Greek deities back into your consciousness, and ultimately the Collective Consciousness, as part of your soul’s awakening and growth. You can consult the oracle for decision-making, spiritual support, guidance, or life advice. The enlightenment and power infused in these cards flows upward from ancient times through the centuries into our new dawn, still as valuable now as it was then.

The author explains how the gods and goddesses of the Greeks are still embedded in our world; we just stopped recognizing them. She reveals how using these cards brings them into consciousness again, for their sacred influence could be as powerful today as it was then. They are waiting in the wings to help us. We simply have to ask.





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ORACLE OF MYSTICAL MOMENTS
by Catrin Welz-Stein
52 Card Deck with 44 page Guidebook.
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (January 9, 2018)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Visionary collage artist Catrin Welz-Stein intermixes unexpected elements of nature and imagination, creating a sumptuous world where flower spirits and floating castles happily co-exist. Each of the 52 oracle cards captures a magical moment full of delightful surprises and vintage charm. Powerful messages in the 44-page guidebook lead you into discoveries of insight that inspire new ways of looking at life.

Catrin Welz-Stein uses digital images to express her creativity and tell unique stories. Her artwork has an ethereal feel that explores the area between imagination and reality. Catrin is originally from Germany but has lived in Korea and Malaysia for several years with her husband and two children, thus there is also a subtle Asian influence in her work.






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THE WILD UNKNOWN ANIMAL SPIRIT DECK AND GUIDEBOOK
by Kim Krans
Book and Deck Set
Publisher: HarperOne; Box Crds/H edition (March 27, 2018)
List Price: $39.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
  • Designed by Kim Krans
  • Large Keepsake Box with Lifting Ribbon
  • 63 Full-Color Cards in Elegant Compact Box
  • Illustrated, hand-lettered 208 Page Guidebook

The artist behind the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook helps seekers of all levels expand their practice of self-discovery with this breathtaking keepsake boxed set featuring an oracle deck and guidebook, inspired by real and mythical animals.

Hand drawn in Krans’s detailed and emotionally evocative style, The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebook is a work of art that explores the mysteries of the natural world and the animal kingdom. Krans’s powerful animal archetypes offer insight into relationships, personalities, behaviors and tendencies and can be used alone or alongside The Wild Unknown Tarot to add an additional layer of depth to readings.

The hand-lettered, fully illustrated guidebook offers grounded, easy to understand explanations of the cards, a detailed look at the many spreads, practices, and concepts that power the Animal Spirit deck, and deep insight into how each animal helps illuminate our contradictions, our complex natures, and the endless mystery of who we are.

The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebook celebrates the hidden wisdom of the creatures that inhabit our world and beyond, and reveals how we are all connected in the complex and wondrous web of life.










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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again JUNE 1st, 2018!!!!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter



















Saturday, April 21, 2018

NEW FROM SCARLET IMPRINT PUBLISHING!!!


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






72
By Ayis Lertas
Scarlet Imprint Publishing, 2018
Standard Hardback Edition, Limited to 504 copies; bound in a fiery red cloth stamped in black, blackened edges, textured black endpapers, and red dust jacket.
8vo (190 × 135 mm) 152 pages
List Price- $54.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER;
The 72 demons, devils and monstrous beasts constrained within this 'book without words' by Ayis Lertas are iconic of all the vices, ills, impure appetites and perverse passions that thrive in the life of humankind.

In a style evocative of illustrations from medieval manuscripts, the artist presents, without explanation, a study of the afflictions that vex, tempt, thwart and harm us. These he has extracted from raw experience and distilled through art, so that a multitude of malign forces might be captured in the form of images to illuminate the obscure depths of the psyche. Contemplating these illustrations, unmediated by text, will provoke a personal response in the viewer, the images acting in accordance with one's capacity, or resolve, to penetrate the wilder reaches of the inner world. For some this will be a medicine, or a drug, for others a source of sensual and intellectual arousal.



The phantasmagoria of 72 draws from the long history of European demonology, but is marked by the acuity and black humour of the artist.





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JINN SORCERY
By Rain Al-Alim
Scarlet Imprint Publishing, 2018
Bibliothèque Rouge Paperback Edition
Standard Hardback Edition
Limited to 1000 copies; bound in a shimmering 'sandstorm' cloth, foil blocking on front and spine, textured ebony endpapers. 8vo (210 × 160 mm) 112 pages
Standard Hardback Edition -$58.95
Bibliothèque Rouge paperback - $26.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Jinn Sorcery by Rain Al-Alim is a compilation of jinn conjurations and rituals translated from rare Arabic manuscripts in the author's private collection.



Following an introduction summarising traditional beliefs about the world and nature of the jinn, the author proceeds to give a brief outline of the Middle Eastern occult methods for summoning these beings, techniques of dream divination, the mandal and invocation. In his Preface, Al-Alim writes:

Many of the methods and techniques covered in the old Arabic manuscripts and grimoires are unknown to Western readers. This book is primarily intended for this audience, presenting a complete translation of jinn summoning techniques selected from multiple magical treatises that will bridge the gap between the Western and Islamic occult sciences. My wish is to facilitate the exchange of esoteric ideas between the two worlds, and to inspire further research on the subject.
The main body of the work comprises translations into English of numerous rituals and operations selected from manuscripts, primarily from Egypt and Morocco, in the author's collection.





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TRINITY STAR TRINITY
By Katy Bohinc
Scarlet Imprint Publishing, 2018
Standard Hardback Edition - $41.95
Limited to 216 copies; bound in azure silk cloth with textured black endpapers, and dustjacket.

Bibliothèque Rouge paperback- $12.95
Premium paperback, 100 gsm paper, 8vo (153 × 135 mm), 48 pages

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Katy Bohinc’s Trinity Star Trinity is a long poem dedicated to the divine feminine, written in response to her experiences and encounters with faith and deity during a sojourn on the islands of Lesvos, the home of Sappho; Samos, the birthplace of Hera; and Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelation. Bohinc ‘embraces Sappho’s conception of desire – rather than John’s defamatory take,’ and the poem bears witness to her interest in astrology, triangles, and early mathematics. Yet the esoteric nature of this material is made startlingly tangible and present by the candid language of the poem, and in its formal structure. Above all, ‘its beauty comes from how the language might rise off the page.’



With Trinity Star Trinity Katy Bohinc has reclaimed the ancient form of the ode or chant in an Oulipian mathematical reinvention which transports faith and the trinity to an expanded dimension: three cubed, or 27 poems of 27 words each.

Trinity Star Trinity
3 cubed / 3 times 3 times 3
27 poems of 27 words each

Drempt * Written * Cast
on the islands of
Lesvos * Samos * Patmos

for Hera





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THE GAME OF SATURN
By Peter Mark Adams
Scarlet Imprint Publishing, 2018
High quality paperback, 150 gsm paper, 4to (280 × 222 mm)
320 pp, Extensively illustrated in full colour throughout.
Bibliothèque Rouge paperback - $66.50


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Game of Saturn is the first full length, scholarly study of the enigmatic Renaissance masterwork known as the Sola-Busca tarot. It reveals the existence of a pagan liturgical and ritual tradition active amongst members of the Renaissance elite and encoded within the deck. Beneath its beautifully decorated surface, its imagery ranges from the obscure to the grotesque; we encounter scenes of homoeroticism, wounding, immolation and decapitation redolent of hidden meanings, violent transformations and obscure rites.

For the first time in over five hundred years, the clues embedded within the cards reveal a dark Gnostic grimoire replete with pagan theurgical and astral magical rites. Careful analysis demonstrates that the presiding deity of this ‘cult object’ is none other than the Gnostic demiurge in its most archaic and violent form: the Afro-Levantine serpent-dragon, Ba’al Hammon, also known as Kronos and Saturn, though more notoriously as the biblical Moloch, the devourer of children.



Conveyed from Constantinople to Italy in the dying years of the Byzantine Empire, the pagan Platonist George Gemistos Plethon sought to ensure the survival of the living essence of Neoplatonic theurgy by transplanting it to the elite families of the Italian Renaissance. Within that violent and sorcerous milieu, Plethon’s vision of a theurgically enlightened elite mutated into its dark shadow – a Saturnian brotherhood, operating within a cosmology of predation, which sought to channel the draconian current to preserve elite wealth, power and control. This development marks the birth of an ‘illumined elite’ over three centuries before Adam Weishaupt’s ‘Illuminati.’ The deck captures the essence of this magical tradition and constitutes a Western terma whose talismanic properties may serve to establish an initiatory link with the current.

This work fully explores the historical context for the deck’s creation against the background of tense Ferrarese-Venetian diplomatic intrigue and espionage. The recovery of the deck’s encoded narratives constitutes a significant contribution to Renaissance scholarship, art history, tarot studies and the history of Western esotericism.






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Alchemy Rising
THE GREEN BOOK
By Heliophilus
Scarlet Imprint Publishing, 2018
High quality paperback, 130 gsm paper. 4to (246 × 189 mm), 208 pp
Illuminated with over 80 colour photographs of the work; and original iconography of The Plant Phoenix and The Homunculus by Oliver Liebeskind
Bibliothèque Rouge paperback- $57.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Alchemy Rising: The Green Book is the first in a projected trilogy by the alchemist Heliophilus that aims to unveil the Sacred Art. Alchemy is the central pillar of Hermeticism, essential for both understanding and undertaking the magical work of the Western tradition, which is steeped in its symbolism. As such, the initiatory lessons of this opening volume comprise a valuable addition to the library and laboratory of alchemist, herbalist, magician or witch.



The Green Book is concerned with plant alchemy, how to practically confect spagyrical Tinctures, Elixirs, the true Primum Ens, Plant Magisteries and the Quintessence. Also covered are the Plant Stone of Hollandus, the Plant Phoenix, the Quintessence of Blood and the Homunculus. It constitutes a complete programme of practical works from the occult laboratory of a modern day spagyricist.

Alchemy is often thought to be impenetrable, breaking the lances of those who challenge it. The Green Book enables the reader to engage in the quest, building on key principles and cumulative experiments. The processes Heliophilus discloses follow the works of the alchemical tradition, and those of Paracelsus in particular, from whose extensive writings he has extracted the virtue, and adumbrated with his own working notes and photographic documentation.

Recipes and methods of working are given, and compared with those of Jean Dubuis, Mary Anne Atwood, Frater Albertus, Joseph Lisiewski, Van Helmont, Crollius, John French, Hollandus, Sibly and others, to indicate a path for the seeker to pursue in their own practic. The inclusion of copious folk magical receipts and sympathetic cures (including the rare weapon salve), in addition to the elixirs, tinctures, essences et cetera, make this volume a veritable treasure, showing both the philosophical theories and folk magical influences that informed his guide Paracelsus.

The alchemical creations are produced in the laboratory and the field, extracted and perfected from the virtues of the plants growing in his native Shropshire in England. The third part of the book consists of a carefully selected Herbarium, along with guidance on the gathering and uses of plants as healing remedies for body and soul. It is a work that will potentise the philtres of the herbalist or witch and will give depth to the practice of the magic of the grimoires. The Green Book will teach you the art of distillation, how to separate the pure from the impure, and instruct in the foundational laboratory experience that will allow us to unlock the higher kingdoms.






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