Friday, January 1, 2021

HAPPY 2021!!!

 


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





We are also now on Facebook:

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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.


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REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!


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PRIESTESS OF THE MORRIGAN:

Prayers, Rituals & Devotional Work to the Great Queen

by Stephanie Woodfield

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications (January 8, 2021)

Language: : English

Paperback : 272 pages

List Price: $21.99




FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Become a priestess of the Morrigan and build a personalized devotional practice with this profound book on deepening your connection to her. Through stories, prayers, and rituals for groups and solitaries, Priestess of the Morrigan shows you how to serve the Great Queen and enhance your spiritual journey.


Explore the true nature of the Morrigan, discover what it means to channel her voice, and learn about her role in prophecies and curse work. Create your own unique tradition with this book's ritual-building advice and guidelines for developing a yearly cycle of celebrations. Stephanie Woodfield, a devotee to the Great Queen for over twenty years, uses her personal triumphs and challenges as beacons for your path to becoming a priestess of the Morrigan.


Review:

"Stephanie Woodfield has written another fascinating book, following up on her Celtic Lore and Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess. Those seeking to deepen their practice with the Morrigan will find insight and inspiration to take those next steps. Definitely worth a read."―Morgan Daimler, author of Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queens and Raven Goddess


"With the rising challenges and increasing complexities in the world, it is no surprise that a multifaceted and many-layered goddess is stepping forward to call forth the people that are needed for the tasks at hand. This book does a superb job of describing the Morrigan, the process of transformation that comes from her touch, and a wealth of modern rituals that are effective and authentic. May this book be nine times eternal!"―Ivo Dominguez Jr., author of Keys to Perception


About the Author:

Stephanie Woodfield (Orlando, FL) has been a practicing Pagan for the past twenty years. A devotional polytheist, teacher, and Priestess of the Morrigan, she is one of the founding members of Morrigu's Daughters and is an organizer for several Pagan gatherings. Stephanie teaches classes on devotional work and magical practice in the US and internationally. A long time New Englander, she now resides in the Orlando area with her husband, a very pampered cat, and various reptiles. In her spare time she enjoys creating art out of skulls and other dead things. She is called to helping others forge meaningful experiences with the Morrigan, as well as the Gods and land of Ireland.






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THE HEARTH WITCH'S YEAR:

Rituals, Recipes & Remedies Through the Seasons

by Anna Franklin

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications (January 8, 2021)

Language: : English

Paperback : 256 pages

List Price:$19.99




FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Filled with spells, recipes, and crafts, this book helps you discover the magical rhythms of the natural world. Join Anna Franklin, bestselling author of The Hearth Witch's Compendium, as she shares time-honored recipes and step-by-step instructions for bringing enchantment and joy into your life. You will discover dozens of incantations and spells to help you celebrate the cycles of the seasons, honor the gods and spirits, and release negative energy and anxiety.


The world is filled with magic, if we can just slow down and learn how to channel it. The Hearth Witch's Year provides hands-on tips for sabbats, solstices, saints' days, and more than 100 other auspicious dates so you can connect with the earth's natural energies and manifest your deepest desires.


About the Author:

Anna Franklin is a third-degree witch and high priestess of the Hearth of Arianrhod who has been a practicing Pagan for more than forty years. She is the author of twenty-eight books, including the Hearth Witch series, and the creator of the Sacred Circle Tarot, Fairy Ring Oracle, and the Pagan Ways Tarot. Her books have been translated into nine languages. Anna has contributed hundreds of articles to Pagan magazines and has appeared on radio and TV. She lives and works in a village in the English Midlands where she grows her own herbs, fruit, and vegetables, and generally lives the Pagan life.




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YEAR OF THE MAGICKAL DRAGON:

A Seasonal Journey of Magick & Ritual

by Virginia Chandler, John Matthews (Foreword)

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications (December 8, 2020)

Language: : English

Paperback : 208 pages

List Price:$17.99




FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Walk with Dragons through the Wheel of the Year~


This powerful and enlightening guide shows you how to connect to dragons and practice magick with them throughout the year. Virginia Chandler introduces you to legendary dragon spirits that are integral to the eight sabbats, from Samhain's ancestor dragons to Beltane's dragons of making. Your practice will soar to new heights as you join them on a journey through the seasons, exploring meditations, sacred sites, rituals, oil and incense recipes, and more.


Year of the Magickal Dragon empowers all areas of your life by showing you how to work with dragon energy. Each chapter guides you in building relationships with these marvelous dragons and learning their specialties. As you walk with them, you'll balance your home and hearth, invigorate your spirit, overcome barriers, and gather your personal harvest. This hands-on book also features journaling prompts, altar work, and extensive dragon lore, making it a must-have resource for your practice.


Includes a foreword by John Matthews, author of The Grail: Quest for Eternal Life.


Review:

"Are Dragons real? In the collective unconscious, they are certainly alive and well. In Year of the Magical Dragon, Virginia Chandler presents a fascinating array of dragon-legends from many cultures, including real-world sites associated with their lore, supporting a spiritual journey through the year to awaken their energies within. A treat for all who have desired dragons."―Diana L. Paxson, author of the Wodan's Children trilogy and Sword of Avalon


About the Author:

Virginia Chandler (Atlanta, GA) is a seasoned author of three fiction books, including The Last Dragon of the North (Double Dragon Publishing, 2015), and has worked with John Matthews on several books focusing on Arthurian lore and legend. She is a former first officer of the national organization Covenant of the Goddess and is active in her local Druid and Pagan community.


John Matthews (Oxford, UK) is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than one hundred books on myth, faery, the Arthurian Legends, and Grail Studies. John has appeared on the History Channel and Discovery Channel, and he was an advisor and contributor on Jerry Bruckheimer’s film King Arthur.



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MOUNTAIN CONJURE AND SOUTHERN ROOT WORK

by Orion Foxwood, Mat Auryn (Foreword)

Publisher : Weiser Books (January 1, 2021)

Language: : English

Paperback : 256 pages

List Price:$18.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Traditional Southern root magic and conjure from someone who learned the old ways growing up in rural Appalachia.

Folk magic conjurer and root worker Orion Foxwood invites you to take a walk through his native Appalachia, through moonlit orchards and rural farms, to the dark of the crossroads. From the oral tradition of his ancestors to the voices of the spirits themselves, Foxwood brings readers the secrets of Southern magic:


  • Working by the signs (the ability to synchronize work such as farming, fertility, and orcharding)

  • Faith healing

  • Settling the light (candle magic)

  • Doctoring the root (the ability to use herbs, roots, stones, or animal parts for magic or for clearing, cleansing, and blessing a person)

  • Praying or dreaming true (blessings of spirit/God to a person, place, or thing as well as prophetic or predictive dreaming)

  • Blessing or cursing


Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work shows how to create magic in today’s world with the old ways and traditions of Appalachia.


Attributes of Conjure~

Though magical practitioners tend to use what works and draw from an eclectic menu, conjure is not eclectic. It is synergistic. Its core of beliefs and practices is always growing while never losing its taproot. Its synergistic qualities have allowed it to travel through many threatening cultural encounters, not the least of which were slavery, forced relocation, cultural assimilation/homogeneity, and genocide of indigenous Native American people and their practices. An often overlooked component of conjure is the European pagan (with a Christian overlay) magical practices that were also incorporated into the lore, recipes, and techniques. Though often not as obvious, they do contribute to the taproot of conjure.


This taproot extends deep into hundreds of years of culture, ethnicity, and change in the fertile compost of its history. Then it rises into the blood, culture, and teachings of those who pass it on from generation to generation. In my conjure, this root’s primary origin is in African practice. It incorporated Native American and then European spirit work from the south of America toward the north, where it continued to grow into Asian, Jewish, and many other cultures. It shows its face in different places under different names such as hoodoo, witchcraft, root work, and a host of other guises. The conjurer of today is often not born into it or raised around it as I was. In fact, it seems that many cultural and familial ways are dying out quickly. This is the primary reason that I have written this section of my book with a tone of soulfulness, and sometimes even sadness.


Conjure reaches deep into the American spirit (good and bad) and forces a discovery of authenticity of spirit if it is to grant sound spiritual and magical power to the practitioner. Let’s be clear: conjure is about power. Power is the ability to effect change. Our ancestors in this work kept conjure alive to rescue their souls from tyranny and keep them safe in the hands of God (the spirit) and the powerful spirits and ancestors of their lands of origin.


Working the Root:

  • You have to represent yourself to the spirit world to gain the fullest benefit of it.

  • You need to make space for a consistent relationship with the spirit world, not just one based on desperation.

  • There are many gateways into this relationship.

  • Conjure is an act of co-creation and spiritual relationships based on reciprocity. Our own inner spirit requires attention and maintenance, like all aspects of us, and it is our primary gate.

  • You have to consciously choose your spirit relationships and attend to them.

  • The painful illusions of life and the futility of outworn patterns can be healed through relationships with both tides of life.


Review:

We walk a steep and rock-strewn path here in Appalachia—a place haunted by undying and toxic stereotypes, as well as a history of relentless extractions and intractable poverty. Out of this rough stew, we create poetry, music, and magic. Orion’s book explores one of our many paths to the Mystery and invites the reader to join that exploration.” --H. Byron Ballard, folklorist and author of Staubs and Ditchwater: A Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo

"Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work is a masterpiece. From the very first page, Orion invites us to walk through the culture, history, and magic of root working. Orion’s eloquence is majestic; to read this book is to understand the true meaning of the word ‘soulful.’ Read this book and you will understand the workings and social role of root workers in all their ancestral depth, and the cultural significance and beauty of Appalachia.”-- Elhoim Leafar, author of The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags.


"Orion is my kind of magic maker -- an old-timey candle-burning, spirit-connected, go-out-and-play-in-the-forest kind of root doctor. Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work is a rare invitation into his magical mystical world. If you want to learn authentic spiritual practices that are steeped in tradition, I can think of no better book than the one you are holding in your hands."-- Madame Pamita, author of Madame Pamita's Magical Tarot and The Book of Candle Magic

About the Author:

Orion Foxwood is an elder in the Celtic and Romano Celtic Traditional Craft, a high priest in Alexandrian tradition and the founding elder of the Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion. He lectures throughout the United States and the United Kingdom on the Craft, Faery Seership tradition, Southern folk magic, and conjure.




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OZARK FOLK MAGIC:

Plants, Prayers & Healing

by Brandon Weston

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications (January 8, 2021)

Language: : English

Paperback : 278 pages

List Price:$19.99




FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Bring ancient methods of healing and magic into the modern world with this impressive book on Ozark folk magic. Providing lore, herbs, magical alignments, verbal charms, and more, folk healer Brandon Weston sheds light on the region's secretive culture and shows you how to heal both yourself and others.


Ozark Folk Magic invites you to experience the hillfolk's traditional magic through the eyes of an authentic practitioner. Discover how to optimize your healing work and spells according to the moon cycles, zodiac signs, and numerology. Explore medicinal uses for native Ozark plants and instructions for healing magical illnesses. Combining personal stories and practical advice, this grounded book makes it easy to incorporate Ozark folk magic into your practice.


Review:

"This is an honest, clear look at American witchcraft and folk magic, veering far away from the fantasy realm magic, which is sadly entwined within the modern imagination."―Marcus McCoy, blacksmith at Troll Cunning Forge and editor of the Verdant Gnosis book series


"Brandon takes you on a remarkable journey into the Ozarks, giving a well documented and unique vision into the mysteries of Ozark medicine, myth, and magic. Brandon, a healer from this bioregion, is able to interpret the stories he's collected, giving cultural context...The information gleaned from this process is invaluable and a real treasure to ensuring these traditions will not be forgotten and are understood. He provides a strong foundation and thorough overview of the magical considerations that formulate this system and how the modern practitioner can incorporate it into their praxis today."―Catamara Rosarium, convenor of The Viridis Genii Symposium and proprietor of Rosarium Blends


"Weston's piece is both reference book, recipe book and working book all in one. Insightful and personal, his insider perspective and lived experience as an Ozark person combined with his astute academic mind make for a useful and pleasurable guide to the folk magical ways of the Ozark region...This work not only provides the reader with the ability to see how people made do with what they had in the past, it provides the valuable service of preserving this cultural knowledge in such a way that it is still useful, practical and most importantly, connective for the people interested this region today."―Rebecca Beyer, founder of Blood and Spicebush


"Those of us who practice these old and peculiar traditions always welcome new and experienced voices writing about folkways that are little known but cherished still. Brandon Weston's book is one of those―a gem of discovery for historians, folklorists and humble healing folks. This is a solid addition to any library."―H. Byron Ballard, teacher and author of Staubs and Ditchwater


"Brandon Weston is a true folklorist and brings valuable firsthand experiential knowledge to his presentation of Ozark folk traditions. A valuable read for both its preservation of American folklore and its intimate insights on a vibrant, living folk tradition of magic and healing. This work stands as an important modern contribution to the study of American folk traditions and is a must-have."―Matthew Venus, artist, folk magician, owner of SpiritusArcanum.com


About the Author:

Brandon Weston (Fayetteville, AR) is a healer, writer, and folklorist who owns and operates Ozark Healing Traditions, an online collective of articles, lectures, and workshops focusing on the Ozark Mountain region. As a practicing folk healer, his work with clients includes everything from spiritual cleanses to house blessings. He comes from a long line of Ozark hillfolk and is also a folk herbalist, yarb doctor, and power doctor.



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MAGICKAL MEDIUMSHIP:

Partnering with the Ancestors for Healing and Spiritual Development

by Danielle Dionne

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications (December 8, 2020)

Language: : English

Paperback : 288 pages

List Price:$18.99




FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Make Contact with Your Beloved Dead for Personal Transformation & Powerful Magick


This invaluable resource weaves together mediumship, magick, spiritualism, and ancestral reverence to help you forge strong connections to your deceased loved ones. Professional medium Danielle Dionne provides hands-on exercises and accessible techniques for honoring your ancestors and working with them for divination and healing.


Magickal Mediumship shows you how connecting with the spirits of the dead enhances your spiritual development and empowers your magickal practice. You'll explore recipes and rites to aid communication and psychic ability, rituals to strengthen your relationship with spirit allies and deities, methods for spiritual hygiene and protection, and much more. Death comes to all of us, but it is not an end. This book helps you partner with those beyond the veil and face death as a positive and natural part of your magick.


Includes a foreword by Christopher Penczak.


Advanced Praise for Magickal Mediumship:

"Chock-full of exercises, personal experiences, and Danielle's great sense of humor and refreshingly affable tone—she lifts the veil on the closely guarded secrets of communicating with and partnering with those who have transitioned from this life to craft magick in one's life...This is the best book on these topics that you could ever get your hands on and is sure to be a classic."—Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch


"Danielle Dionne’s love and caring for this work and this path of service shines through in every chapter. This is a book that is wise, humble, and one that you will read again and again."—Ivo Dominguez Jr, author, astrologer, ritualist, and Wiccan elder


"What you hold in your hands is a delicate delight of contemplation, deep-thought, instruction and practise. It is a storehouse of impeccable wisdom."—Kristoffer Hughes, Head of the Anglesey Druid Order, coroner, and author of When the Last Leaf Falls and The Book of Celtic Magic


About the Author:

Danielle Dionne is a professional psychic medium and witch. She trained under internationally renowned mediums, including John Holland and Tony Stockwell, and under prominent magickal and occult teachers such as Christopher Penczak and Devin Hunter. Additionally, she studied at the Arthur Findlay College, a spiritualist college in Stansted, England. Danielle is an initiate in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and serves as Scorpio Deputy Minister for death, dying, and bereavement. She has been teaching psychic mediumship development since 2009 and runs Moth and Moon Studio, a spiritual development center. Danielle lives on a farm in Chester, New Hampshire.





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EXPERIENCE THE MYSTERY OF TAROT:

Ceremonies, Spreads, and Meditations to Deepen Your Connection to the Cards

by Katalin Jett Koda

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications (December 8, 2020)

Language: : English

Paperback : 272 pages

List Price:$18.99




FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Take Your Destiny Into Your Own Hands~


Combine Tarot with Simple Ceremonies to Change Your Life


Experience the Mystery of Tarot explores a fresh perspective on the cards and shares meditations, ceremonies, and exercises for using tarot to make positive changes. For each card, you will discover an in-depth exploration of card meanings, as well as essential qualities, activity suggestions, and a hands-on exercise or ceremony.


Learning to make sense of your experience through myth and ritual enables a better grasp on what's coming up in the future so you can resolve difficult situations and improve your connections with loved ones. Within these pages, you will also discover layout suggestions and dozens of ideas for gaining insights into relationships, finances, work, health issues, spiritual questions, and so much more. This unique, embodied approach to tarot supports beginners and experienced readers alike in the quest to transform our lives and embrace the joy and love that await us.


About the Author:

Katalin Jett Koda is a visionary author, tarot reader, energy healer, Reiki master, and queer mystic. She has been deeply intimate with the natural, non-human liminal worlds since she was a child. After a series of health issues, she developed clairvoyant abilities that allow her to see energy fields, guides, and helper spirits. For more than two decades Jett has taught the arts of healing, divination, tarot, and ceremony. Jett continues to receive guidance and inspiration from her ancestors, interdimensional guides, and living teachers around the world. She offers her gifts locally in Portland, Oregon, as well as globally and online. Visit her online at






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THE METAMYTH TAROT

Created by Josiah Wolf

( As So Media )

List Price:$45.00





FROM THE PUBLISHER:

With modernist, minimalist, genre-inspired art, The Metamyth Tarot is a 78-card tarot deck that draws inspiration from pulpy paperbacks, classical poetry, urban legends, American tall tales, detective movies, comic books, ancient TV serials, modern conspiracy theories, and adventure fiction in general.


The goal was to create a deck that captured as many stories as possible. Science fiction next to classic symbols of Western mysticism; characters from noir films juxtaposed with the Dao. As many stories as possible, no matter how weird or seemingly incongruous. And after over one year of full-time work, this story is complete.


There are no Swords or Wands or Cups here... not officially. All four suits have the classic associated symbols for Fire, Air, Water, & Earth.

The identifying pips on the Minor Arcana and the Court Cards are placed in the corners, inspired by playing card design (and aiding in attempts to more quickly find your favorite card).



Many of the Major Arcana have been retitled: some for better reasons than others. (The Hanged Man and The Devil card have been renamed to be a tad... friendlier, for instance, while the Death card has not.)



The court cards are 'conventionally' gendered: two female and two male; two young and two old. They are not titled... the young female court card is 'P', the young male 'J'. The mature female is 'Q' and the mature male 'K'.


Justice is the eighth Major, Strength is the eleventh. It's just true. I could be convinced otherwise, but it would take some doing.


Every card has a paper texture applied to it. The photographs don't really do it justice, but they do look quite spectacular (if we say so ourselves).


Do you like color? We're nuts for color. We also like Tarot decks, and think it's a shame that so many of them don't seem to like color as much as we do. This is our attempt to help change that.



On top of unique personal readings, this deck especially excels for those who use Tarot for writing prompts, storytelling, or world-building exercises.


It's a Tarot deck designed to resonate with a group near and dear to our hearts: curious people. If you like Tarot (we assume you might) but ALSO like the film Double Indemnity and math and pirates and baking shows and the works of Joseph Campbell... this might be your guy.



If you DON'T especially like those things, then I've got some great news. It also has something for fans of Batman and Greek myth and Charles Mingus and Zora Neale Hurston and The Matrix and Robin Hood and The Great Gatsby and...


Have we mentioned...? It's really pretty.





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TAROT GOLD & BLACK EDITION

by Arthur Edward Waite, Pamela Colman Smith, and Mary K. Greer

Drawings by Pamela Colman Smith from the Rider-Waite Tarot

in metallic gold lines on a textured black background, with a companion book, "Insights into the Arcana," by Mary K. Greer

Boxed kit (5 x 7¾) includes a 78-card deck and guidebook

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications / Lo Scarabeo (October 8, 2020)

List Price:$39.95



FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Following the success of the Tarot Black & Gold Edition, this stunning deck reverses the process with exquisite gold-foil line art on an outstanding black textured background. Designed to be a complementary twin, this deck exalts Pamela Colman Smith's art beyond their original splendor. Tarot Gold & Black Edition also includes a guidebook by tarot luminary Mary K. Greer.



About the Authors/creators

Arthur Edward Waite (1857 – 1942) was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. He was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and he wrote a number of books on esoteric topics.


Pamela Colman Smith (1878 – 1951) was a British artist who created the original pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations that became the iconic Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. "Pixie" Smith was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where she likely met her collaborator, A.E. Waite.


Mary K. Greer is an author and teacher specializing in methods of self-exploration and transformation. A Grandmaster of the American Tarot Association, she is a member of numerous Tarot organizations, and is featured at Tarot conferences and symposia in the United States and abroad.


Mary also has a wide following in the women's and pagan communities for her work in women's spirituality and magic. A Priestess-Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, she is the founder of the Iseum of Isis Aurea.


Mary has studied and practiced Tarot and astrology for over 34 years. Her teaching experience includes eleven years at New College of California, as well as at many workshops, conferences, and classes. She is the founder and director of the learning center T.A.R.O.T. (Tools and Rites of Transformation).


Her books include Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation (1984); Tarot Constellations: Patterns of Personal Destiny (1987); Tarot Mirrors: Reflections of Personal Meaning (1988); The Essence of Magic: Tarot, Ritual, and Aromatherapy (1993); Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses (1995); and Aromatherapy: Healing for the Body and Soul (1998), with Kathi Keville.






SERVICES AVAILABLE AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS


REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!


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


Need Spell advice? Just ask!


We have Seattle's best Psychic Readers, in house, 7 days a week, from 2pm—8pm.




This concludes our Newsletter for this month.

Look for us again FEBRUARY 1st, 2021!

Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

golanv1@yahoo.com


















Tuesday, December 1, 2020

BLESSED YULE!!!

 

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

Regards, Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix- golanv1@yahoo.com

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

Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.

Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 8pm.

Call: 206-PAN-1999


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We are also now on Facebook:

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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!

http://edgeofthecirclebooks.tumblr.com/


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!


Julbocken by John Bauer (1912)



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Prices subject to change without notice.


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COMMON MAGICK:

Origins and Practices of British Folk Magick

by A.C. Fisher Aldag

Paperback : 312 pages

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications (December 8, 2020)

List Price: $22.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

  • Discover the Folk Magick of the British Isles


  • A Showcase of Spells, Lore, and the Origins of Magickal Practices


With fascinating descriptions of traditional lore, stories, and simple spells, Common Magick is a perfect resource for understanding these well-loved magickal practices. This book reveals why folk magick works and shares deep knowledge of magickal timing, sigils, crafts, tools, and more. You will discover what it's like to work with nature spirits, fairies, deities, and energy beings as well as herbs, crystals, divination, and even folkplays and magickal dances.


Whether you are just curious or you want to enhance your own practice, Common Magick provides a window into folk magick traditions from Cornwall, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the North of France. The authentic practices discussed within these pages will give you a new appreciation for the roots of superstitions and the enduring nature of magick.


This fascinating book provides a window into the folk magick world of the British Isles. Join author A.C. Fisher-Aldag as she explores the basics of magick and shares her deep knowledge of the magical properties of crystals, stones, herbs, and other magical tools. You will discover what it's like to work with nature spirits, fairies, deities, and energy beings and explore the power of simple rituals, divination, and even folkplays and magickal dances.


Folk magick can be practiced by anybody with common household objects. Whether you want to use magick out of curiosity or to enhance your own spiritual practice, this book is for anyone interested in learning about authentic magical folkloric traditions. With spells and rituals for health, love, home, happiness, protection, luck, money, and more, Common Magick is a perfect resource for creating a more enchanted life.



Reviews~

"A.C. Fisher Aldag brings magic out of the temple and into fields, forests, and kitchens. She brings knowledge wide and deep―of energy basics, lore, tools, and timing; of otherworldly entities, divination, and trance―that make access and understanding of magical principles from the common folk of yesteryear available to today's readers. Importantly, she addresses the issue of ethics in magical work. She tells us more about magick and spellwork than we ever knew we needed to know."―M. Macha Nightmare (Aline O'Brien), witch at large, author, activist, ritualist


"Steeped in history, Common Magick delves deeply into the roots of modern paganism and witchcraft, allowing the reader a deeper view into what was, how we came to be, and how the lessons and practices of the past can lead us into a more honest and open spiritual future. There is a certain wisdom within the pages of this book that dually inspires and sets the groundwork for a modern interpretation of magick based upon tradition. Brilliant."―Marcus F Griffin, author of Advancing the Witches Craft


"Common Magick is one of those unique books that goes beyond the simple instructions in most Pagan books and gives history and practice about the true beginnings of Paganism. … I highly recommend this book for everyone who wants to know the history and the majesty of Pagan origins and practice."―Susan Wilson, Wiccan priestess and former information officer for Cherry Hill Seminary


About the Author:

A.C. Fisher Aldag is a long-time Pagan clergyperson and serves on the organizing committees for local Pagan Pride events in Michigan. She regularly teaches classes and workshops on folk magick and has contributed to Llewellyn's Magical Almanac and several other Pagan publications. A. C. lives near Lake Michigan.



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CEREMONIAL MAGIC:

A Guide To The Mechanisms Of Ritual

by Dr. Israel Regardie, Dr. Christopher S. Hyatt (Editor), Delfina Marquez-Noe (Illustrator)

Paperback : 144 pages

Publisher : New Falcon Publications; 1st edition (August 25, 2020)

List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

The proper working of ritual is at the heart of the Western magical tradition. In this book, an eminent contemporary occultist and a former member of the Hermetic Society of the Golden Dawn, shows exactly how ceremonial techniques can be used to concentrate and harness the enormous psychic and spiritual potential of human consciousness. Dr. Regardie s detailed analysis and description of key rituals are based on his own considerable experience and his knowledge of Golden Dawn techniques.


In addition to providing practical instructions on robes, ritual equipment and decor, he also links current occult practice to broader historical precedents. The daily repetition of ritual brings about an enormous increase in psycho-spiritual sensitivity and provides essential preparation for the final act of initiation that state of spiritual enlightenment that is the goal of the true occultist.



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EVOCATING THE GODS:

Divine Evocation in the Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri (Theurgy)

by Christopher A Plaisance

Paperback : 160 pages

Publisher : Avalonia; Greek Magical Papyri ed. edition (August 31, 2020)

List Price: $22.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

"Within the extant corpus of Hellenistic literature, there are a small number of attestations of a curious term: θεαγωγία (divine evocation). The use of the terms 'evocation' and 'invocation' within contemporary discourses on magic exhibit clear technical distinctions - with invocation being an activity proper to the supernal genera of beings occupying a higher place than the operator in the divine hierarchy (i.e. gods, angels), and evocation referring to activities proper to the infernal classes of beings beneath the operator in the hierarchy (i.e. daemons, spirits)." -Christopher A. Plaisance


Evocating the Gods: Divine Evocation in the Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri offers the first dedicated analysis of the practice and context of theagogy within the Late Antique world. This book is an in-depth exploration of the historical context of θεαγωγία (divine evocation) within the Papyri Graecæ magicæ (PGM), combined with a comprehensive examination and philological analysis of the technical terms found in the texts. Christopher A. Plaisance demonstrates that the practice of theagogy is part of a wider tradition, as well as being rooted in Western Esotericism.


The PGM spells in which the magician evokes deities were controversial and ambitious even at the time when they were written down. In this monograph, the author first explores essential terminology and their definitions before presenting detailed chapters on:


  • Spells of Binding and Constraint


  • Erotic Enchantments


  • Psychagogy and Necromancy


  • Evocating the Gods


Plaisance delves into the philosophical attitudes towards both theagogy and other magical practices within Middle and Late Platonism as part of this meticulous study. By drawing on a wide range of sources in the Western esoteric tradition, the author illustrates the contextual relationships between seemingly unrelated Late Antique magical practices such as theurgy, necromancy, erotic enchantments and binding curses. The exploration and philological analysis of the technical terms found in the Greek Magical Papyri, as well as the crucial differences between evocation and invocation, makes Evocating the Gods essential reading for all students of the Græco-Egyptian Magical Papyri.


About the Author:

Christopher A. Plaisance is an independent humanities scholar researching topics within the fields of the history of philosophy, religion, and Western esotericism, from the methodological perspectives of classical philology and discursive archaeology. He holds an MA in Western Esotericism from the University of Exeter's Centre for the Study of Esotericism; and a BA in Philosophy from the American Military University. He works professionally as a cyber-threat hunter and lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania with his family.



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THE COBRA GODDESS & THE CHAOS SERPENT: IN ANCIENT EGYPT

by Lesley Jackson, Brian Andrews (Illustrator)

Paperback : 238 pages

Publisher : Avalonia; Snake and Serpent Mythology ed. edition (April 20, 2020)

List Price: $27.99



FROM THE PUBLISHER:

The Serpent encircles all that is. Present before the beginning, serpents will outlast the end. Serpents are always present on our journey should we choose to see them. "Watch over the Soul! Be helpful, O Fiery One." - Lesley Jackson


The Cobra Goddess and the Chaos Serpent is a meticulous study of the history, mythology, symbolism and importance of snake and serpent deities in Ancient Egypt. Lesley Jackson draws on extensive research from a wide variety of sources, including the latest reports and studies of Egyptologists, taking readers on an adventurous discovery of the serpentine powers and mysteries in all aspects of Egyptian religion - including the divine, earthly and afterlife. Serpents are part of the eternal cycle of existence and the perfect symbols for the Egyptian concepts of both linear and circular time, Djet and Neheh.


The Uraeus is a depiction of an Egyptian Cobra rearing forward in a warning pose showing that it perceives a threat. The Uraeus Goddess was the ultimate protector of Egyptian deities and royals, and depicted on their crowns as well as on the solar disc. The Uraeus, like the sun and the snake, was life-giving and life-taking, but regardless of her dangerous powers and fiery nature, she was never demonised. The association of goddesses such as Hathor, Isis, Sekhmet and Mut, and other Cobra Goddesses such as Wadjet and Renenutet with serpents are all explored.


In the Khonsu Cosmogony, the original Creator God is the serpent Kematef who emerges spontaneously from the nun, the primordial ocean of undifferentiated potential and chaos. From Kematef comes Ptah, the Creator God; Khepri, the Sun God in his dawn aspect; and the Ogdoad, the eight primitive deities who continue the work of creation. The arch-fiend and sun-stealing Chaos Serpent Apophis (Apep) also emerged from the nun as the ultimate destructive force in the universe. Apophis represents total disorder in the perpetual battle of good against evil. Every night Apophis attacks the Sun God Ra in an attempt to destroy the sun and obliterate the Solar Barque - and with it time and space.


For anyone who wants to explore the Cobra Goddess, the Chaos Serpent or the role of snakes in Ancient Egyptian magic, healing and the afterlife, this book is essential reading.


"'The beginning is light, the end is Unified Darkness.' As well as being a symbol of time the snake can also be associated with the cosmic collapse of the universe which will bring about the end or suspension of time. One suggestion is that the imagery came from the way the snake periodically sheds its skin. Nothing created will survive forever but the creative principle can endure" - author Lesley Jackson




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AS THE LAST LEAF FALLS:

A Pagan's Perspective on Death, Dying & Bereavement

by Kristoffer Hughes

Paperback : 312 pages

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications; Reprint edition (November 8, 2020

List Price: $19.99



FROM THE PUBLISHER:

  • Move Beyond the Fear of Death and Integrate Its Powerful Energy


As the Last Leaf Falls is a guide to death and the mysterious world beyond. The rituals, meditations, and exercises are designed to bring you on a journey of discovery through the most profound of all human transitions. Filled with insight and practical guidance, this book shows you how to honor family and friends in spirit and discover the life-affirming aspects of every state of existence.


Join renowned Druid priest Kristoffer Hughes as he explores the three Celtic realms of existence―the realm of necessity, the realm of spirit, and the realm of infinity―and illuminates the reality of spiritual continuation. Challenging many status quo beliefs about the afterlife, this illuminating volume supports the important work of confronting death and absorbing its meaning into the core of your spirit.


(This book was previously published as The Journey Into Spirit.)


About the Author:

Kristoffer Hughes (Wales) is Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, a Mount Haemus Scholar, and a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. He is a teacher, writer, workshop leader, and guest speaker at Pagan conferences, camps, and festivals throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America. Hughes has also contributed to Welsh and English television and radio. He's the author of four books and the creator of the Celtic Tarot.


Hughes is also a Death Services Professional for Her Majesty's Coroner service. He hosts frequent Amicus Mortis/Friends Death, Death Midwifery and Mortality Salience courses in person and online.



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ÁSATRÚ FOR BEGINNERS:

A Modern Heathen's Guide to the Ancient Northern Way

by Mathias Nordvig PhD

Paperback : 144 pages

Publisher : Rockridge Press (September 8, 2020)

List Price: $12.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

  • Explore the ancient gods and goddesses of Ásatrú―and find your spiritual path


Ásatrú is a spiritual belief system based around the pre-Christian folklore and mythology of Northern Europe. It gained popularity in the 1970s across Europe and North America and is still thriving today, sought out for its non-dogmatic structure and emphasis on individuality, hospitality, and community-based values.


Ásatrú for Beginners is a newcomer’s guide to this spirituality. It breaks down everything from the history and traditions to the gods and goddesses, ancient texts, sacred rituals, and the use of runes with simple language anyone can dive into. It’s an inclusive and practical guide that makes it easy to apply Ásatrú in your modern-day life and find greater spiritual satisfaction.


Ásatrú for Beginners offers answers:

  • See yourself more clearly―Ásatrú centers around ideas like friendship, community, and sharing. Discover what’s important to you and how to worship in a way that fits your life.


  • What’s old is new again―Explore the thousand-year-old roots of the original Ásatrú religion and what makes its recent rebirth so powerful.


  • Gods and goddesses―Find wonder, purpose, and inspiration in the stories and poems about gods like Thor, Loki, and Frigg.


  • Enter the world of Ásatrú with a simple guide that puts you on the path to spiritual health.



In a time when people are seeking spiritual answers, Mathias prepares those who seek the Northern Way with a wide knowledge of important matters impacting the worldview and practice of Modern Heathenry. This book also contains enough challenges to the status quo in Ásatrú to keep any seasoned practitioner turning the pages. Ásatrú For Beginners belongs on every Heathen shelf!” ―Lonnie Scott, Coauthor of Elhaz Ablaze: Compendium of Chaos Heathenry, and Host of Weird Web Radio


While there is no perfect first book for Heathens, Mathias Nordvig has come closer than anyone, with this accessible and informative guide to learning and practicing the Heathen faith.” ―Rich Blackett, Pagan Federation Officer & Chair of Asatru UK


This book is a down-to-earth and well-researched guide for Heathen practitioners and non-Heathen scholars. Dr. Nordvig brings to bear his expertise and wide-ranging insights into Heathen history, lore, and practice in different countries and across decades in an accessible format. He provides encouragement and advice on how to make Heathen practice our own.” ―Dr. Jennifer Snook, Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Author of American Heathens


Breaching the gap between an academic outlook and the lived experience of a revived religion, Ásatrú for Beginners builds upon the wealth of personal and scholarly experience of its author to deliver what very well could be the most accessible book focusing on Norse religion in recent memory. Clear, succinct, and to the point, this book is perfect for newcomers and curious minds alike.” ―Lyonel Perabo, International Columnist at wildhunt.org


About the Author:

DR. MATHIAS NORDVIG has a Ph.D. in Nordic mythology from Aarhus University in Denmark and has been teaching Viking studies, Norse mythology, Scandinavian folklore, and Arctic culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 2015. He also runs a YouTube channel called The Nordic Mythology Channel and is co-host of The Nordic Mythology Podcast.



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WICCA BOOK OF SHADOWS:

Grimoires: The History of Magic Books and a Guide

with a Step-by- Step process for Making Spells

by Mary Patterson

Paperback : 220 pages

Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.46 x 9.02 inches

Publisher : Alex Suzzi International Group Ltd (October 29, 2020)

List Price: $20.99 (Alex Suzzi International Group, Ltd)


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

If you are new to Wicca and looking to start your book of shadows and are unsure of where to start, then don't look any further.


The thing is, you've probably heard about people having a book of shadows or a grimoire, but you have no clue what they are talking about. Maybe you do know what it is, and you've tried to start your own, but it didn't go so well. Scouring the internet looking for spells or book of shadows examples can be nauseating. There are millions of spells, some asking for things you've never heard of.


They talk about casting circles, different herbs, crystals, and knives. You do not know where you are supposed to start, and you get frustrated and give up before you can even cast your first spell. Nobody likes to get disgusted with something that you have just started to learn about. Finding clear information is all you want, but there is so much information that you have no clue what to do.


Does this sound familiar? If it does, then the information inside this book is your answer! This book will become your book of shadows. It will give you a place to start and then add to once you feel comfortable doing so. You will find a bunch of spells, rituals, and information that will take the scariness of your practice and put the power back into your hands.


In the book of shadows, you will find:


  • Protection spells for all occasions.

  • The answers to your questions about grimoires.

  • The best way to create your own book of shadows.

  • How to create potions for different problems.

  • How to cast circles for different occasions

..And much more!


You may be asking, "Can this book really help me understand the book of shadows and create my own? Even if you have never been able to start your own book of shadows for whatever reasons, you can learn how to create your own by the time you finish this book.










HEAVEN & EARTH TAROT

by Jack Sephiroth , Jaymi Elford

Boxed kit (5¼ x 8¼) includes a 78-card deck and 160-page guidebook

Publisher : Llewellyn Publications / Lo Scarabeo, (October 8, 2020)

List Price: $35.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Artist Jack Sephiroth takes the classic structure of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot to new heights of expressive beauty.

The illustrations of this deck evoke a sense of mythological grandeur, helping to bring forth the deeper meaning of each card for vivid and nuanced readings.

In this tarot, the spiritual and the material are woven together in a tapestry of symbolic wisdom.


The boxed kit (5¼ x 8¼) includes a 78-card deck and 160-page guidebook




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THE WITCHES' WISDOM TAROT:

A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook

by Phyllis Curott, Danielle Barlow (Illustrator)

Publisher : Hay House UK (October 27, 2020)

List Price: $39.99

78-Card Deck and Guidebook

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

  • Deluxe tarot radiant with mystical energy by renowned American Wiccan Priestess Phyllis Curott, illustrated by UK Hedgewitch Danielle Barlow.


A new interpretation of the Tarot blending the divine magic of nature with modern Witchcraft, offering spiritual insight and life-changing wisdom to awaken the Witch within.


The Witches' Wisdom Tarot brings you into the heart of what it means to be a Witch, a wise one who lives with reverence for the land, for life, and for the divine magic that connects us all. And you don't have to be a Witch to benefit from its wisdom. This groundbreaking Tarot speaks to seekers of any spirituality, age, race, or gender identity with culturally diverse imagery and universal wisdom. Helping you to see and create the future you long for, The Witches' Wisdom Tarot is magic in action.


American Wiccan Priestess and best-selling author Phyllis Curott and British Hedgewitch and artist Danielle Barlow undertook a year-long quest involving almost 200 shamanic journeys to create this empowering new interpretation of the Tarot. It leaves behind the Devil, Hierophant, Judgment, and other patriarchal imagery and reverses the direction of the Major Arcana, offering a path to self-awareness and fulfillment that takes you into the natural world rather than away from it. The cards of the Minor Arcana share empowering teachings from the living forces of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth and reveal the wild, wise, and divine magic of nature and human nature, and the love of Mother Earth.


The enchanting text includes vision-provoking Wisdom, the practical advice of Counsel, the quick insights of Essence, and techniques and spells for manifesting Magic. Also included are card spreads, including the unique Compass Rose, for both readings and spellworking, and practices to deepen engagement with the deck's wisdom and magic, and your own.


Follow the guidance of this healing, inspiring, and empowering Tarot deck, and let it awaken the magic within you!


About the Author:

Phyllis Curott is a spiritual trailblazer and Priestess, an attorney and bestselling author whose groundbreaking books, including the latest Wicca Made Easy, have made Wicca accessible to the world and awakened an entire generation to the Goddess. www.phylliscurott.com


Danielle Barlow is an artist, herb grower, and Hedgewitch living on the northern edge of Dartmoor, England. She is the creator of the Green Wheel Oracle (2017).



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TAROT DEL TORO:

A Tarot Deck and Guidebook Inspired by the World of Guillermo del Toro Novelty Book – October 27, 2020

by Tomás Hijo , Guillermo del Toro (Foreword)

Includes 88 page Guidebook With 78 Page Tarot Deck.

List Price: $29.99 (Insight Editions)


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

  • Let the fantastic vision of Guillermo del Toro guide your tarot practice with this sumptuously illustrated deck inspired by the haunting world of the award-winning filmmaker.


From the macabre world of Guillermo del Toro comes a deliciously twisted take on a traditional seventy-eight-card tarot deck. Designed and illustrated by Tomás Hijo, this deck features sumptuous original artwork inspired by the themes, imagery, and characters of some of del Toro’s most popular films, including Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as a simple introduction to creating and reading spreads. Packaged in a collectible gift box, this imaginative set is the perfect gift for del Toro collectors and tarot enthusiasts alike.


About the Author:

Tomás Hijo was born in Spain. He is an illustrator and a professor of illustration at the University of Salamanca in Spain. He has illustrated more than seventy books and written ten of them, most of which are related to legends and folklore, from ancient legends to creepypasta, from medieval miracles to a brief history of magic. This interest has led him to collaborate frequently with well-known Spanish radio and TV shows about Forteana and paranormal phenomena. With printmaking as his technique of choice, his works belong to private collections all around the world, including Guillermo del Toro’s and Mike Mignola’s. His work has been exhibited in many galleries through Europe and the United States. His interest in the works of H. P. Lovecraft led to the birth of Nictonomicon, a collection of prints that has attracted the interest of the most important people in the field. Hijo received the Best Artwork Award from the Tolkien Society in 2015 in recognition of his works about J. R. R. Tolkien’s books.


Guillermo del Toro is the acclaimed director of The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. His Strain novels are international best sellers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, dog, cat, and rat.




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THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS TAROT DECK AND GUIDEBOOK

by Minerva Siegel (Author), Abigail Larson (Illustrator)

Boxed Set With 128 Page Guidebook And 78-Card Deck

Publisher : Insight Editions; Illustrated edition (September 15, 2020)

List Price: $24.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

  • Let the spooky citizens of Halloween Town guide your tarot practice with this sumptuously illustrated tarot deck inspired by Tim Burton’s classic animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Disney’s iconic holiday film The Nightmare Before Christmas is now an enchanting tarot set, offering a frightful-but-friendly take on the traditional 78-card deck. This set features all your favorite characters from Jack Skellington to Mr. Oogie Boogie to Sandy Claws himself in gorgeous original illustrations based on classic tarot iconography. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as simple spreads for easy readings. Packaged in a sturdy, decorative gift box, this hauntingly charming tarot deck is the perfect gift for the The Nightmare Before Christmas fan or tarot enthusiast in your life.


About the Author:

Minerva Siegel is the author of Tarot for Self-Care: How to Use Tarot to Manifest Your Best Self. She writes about subjects such as tarot, witchcraft, and living with disabilities for both print magazines and large online publications such as Elite Daily and has been a guest on podcasts such as The Queer Witch Podcast and The Now Age Podcast with Ruby Warrington. When not writing, she spends her days practicing divination and drinking rose lattes in the Victorian house she shares with her husband and their rescued pack of misfit dogs. You can find her on Instagram using her online handle @SpookyFatBabe.


Hugo Award winning illustrator Abigail Larson specializes in gothic fantasy illustration using a unique mix of traditional and digital media. Her work has been featured in galleries throughout the US and Europe, and she's worked with Sideshow Collectibles, SYFY, Universal, Titan Comics, Llewellyn Worldwide, DC, and Dark Horse.






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