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Friday, October 17, 2014

TAROT FROM ZOS & WITCHES FLYING OINTMENTS FROM BLACK ARTS FOUNDRY

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS 
IS PLEASED TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING OCCULT COLLECTIBLES



TAROT OF THE EMISSARY
By Sean Woodward
PUBLISHER: Design By ZosHouse/Sean Woodward, 2014
List Price: $84.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"Although many elements in the gallery of this Tarot may seem very esoteric, Sean is keenly aware of the practical use of the tarot to speak to people at every level. With his commentary, he provides questions and keys whereby anyone may be guided into the wisdom of the oracle. Beyond this is his Vuduverse, ever extending and penetrating deep realms of magical research. Enter these realms and you will find yourself coming into your OWN."
- Sovereign Grand Master, OTOA-LCN



80 Cards, 2.75 x 4.75 inches, front and back printed full colour deck with 20 page booklet and card box.

Designed by Sean Woodward, an initiate of the OTOA-LCN, the Tarot of the Emissary utilises the framework of a traditional 78 card tarot, whilst exploring Voudon Gnostic fields of research that include H.P. Lovecraft, Thelema, Witchcraft, Qabala, Quantum Physics, Gholems and Trans-Yuggothian mechanics. It enters into the mythos of a Vuduverse explored in his essays and prose in publications such as Qliphoth, Sabbatica, Thirteenth Path and Silver Star.




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CARREFOUR TAROT :
The Creole Cabala Tarot of the Four Crosses
By Sean Woodward
PUBLISHER: Design By ZosHouse/Sean Woodward, 2014
List Price: $79.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
'Excellent in the interpretation of the energies' - MICHAEL PAUL BERTIAUX

Designed by Sean Woodward, an initiate of the Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua, the Carrefour Tarot deck is a NON STANDARD deck of 64 cards, based on the 16-fold system of the OTOA and Monastery of the Seven Rays. It explores the energies of the Masters, Initiates, Priests and Hierophants of the Four Crosses. It has influences from traditional Vodou, Gnostic and Cosmic Voudon.

"The main cards are in a state of Manifest Active Expression whilst the others are in Archetypal or Abstract form. This division enables a determination to be made in divination as to how the subject relates to these energies and powers and to the nature of situations. As the majority of the cards are assigned to the four great crosses, the elemental attributes of the directions can be explored for divinatory meaning. For simpler divination, the Manifest cards generally represent 'Yes', the Archetypal ones 'No'.

One owner gives an example of practical use of the deck. "What I do is ask a question and then I am usually directed to count a specific number of cards down. This is not something I normally do, but it has been occurring a lot since I started using this deck. I always draw cards one at a time and usually only work with a few per question (I don't use spreads). Whichever card comes up is naturally met with resistance because I have no idea what the card 'means'. So, instead of worrying about this I use the artwork itself to see symbols and images, sort of like scrying. A curve here, a twist there is enough to inspire the intuitional leaps that shake out the answer."
From THE LIVING ATUA OF THE CARREFOUR TAROT published in QLIPHOTH journal Opus III



64 Cards, 2.75 x 4.75 inches, front and back printed full colour deck with card box.

Printed by a leading games publisher in the USA, the Carrefour Tarot of the Four Crosses features original designs.

Unlike the 78 card traditional tarot, this deck of 64 cards is based upon the 16 fold system of the Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua and La Coulevere Noire. Each card is a portal into the Vudu Gnostic space of the quarters as they radiate out from the Carrefour – the Crossroads or Kalfou of traditional Vodou.

An essay upon the lineage and use of the tarot for divination, spiritual wellbeing and magickal vision will be forthcoming in issue 3 of Qliphoth magazine.

This deck does NOT come with a booklet. It is an artist edition and an esoteric tool, an unlimited collectors product rather than a mass-produced item which is reflected in the pricing. 



The essay above will be made available, in PDF format, to owners of this deck. A link to download it will be provided as part of the ordering process.


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THE LABYRINTHS OV THE PRIMIGENIAN VOID
By Edgar Kerval
PUBLISHER: Design By ZosHouse/Sean Woodward, 2014
List Price: $64.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Designed by Edgar Kerval in conjuction with ZOSHOUSE, this deck of 33 cards is the exploration of the draconian Atlantean wisdom carved and charged by methods such as automatic drawings, trance states and vacuity gnosis in order to open the mysterious elder vessels which connect us with the most rooted pre-eval forces from no physical levels of existence. such deep personal exploration under the convergences of astral travels and erotocomatose visions, create vast vortex of ultra-dimensional rays in which we shall submerge and to find a hidden zone of power, raising through the labyrinths of primigenian void, and the temple of blinding eye, which when opening create a portal to the influx of diverse spirits and manifestations which are expressed in each one of the cards included here.



ALSO INCLUDES:

THE VOID PYRAMID | PDF format.
On purchase a download link will be made available for the PDF and EP.

Print and cut out your own Void Pyramid! The Void Pyramid is a magickal machine, an astral time machine that connects the magician to the astral races and primigenian spirits from Atlantis. In conjunction with the 33 cards of the labyrinth the pyramid will be energetically charged by the magician, creating a black sun whose rays enable travel of the Atlantean planes and Afro-Atlantean temples and labyrinths.

OPHIDIAN FETISH MANDALA by EMME YA | MP3

The specially comissioned 3 track EP by Emme Ya features ritual ambient music to compliment the use of these cards.

33 Cards, 2.75 x 4.75 inches, front and back printed full colour deck.


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NEW PRODUCT:

SARAH LAWLESS
BLACK ARTS FOUNDRY FLYING OINTMENTS









MANDRAKE FLYING OINTMENT
List Price: $24.95
Size: 1 fl.oz

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Inspired by the witch Medea's simple but highly ritualized mandrake liniment from the ancient tale of Jason and the Argonauts. In the tale she tells Jason that applying it will protect him from any harm and lend him the powers of a god to steal the golden fleece.

True mandrake is the least harmful and most pleasant of its solanaceous cousins and has a long list of historical and magical uses. Excellent for ecstatic rites and safe for use in sex magic. Mandrake Flying Ointment is the one we recommend most to beginners and those looking for a safe ointment to use for any magical purpose. It is excellent for aiding in trance work / journeying/ hedgecrossing, and is also very good for ecstatic rites and sex magic (sensual massage anyone?).

Mandrake is also a wonderful external medicine for helping with sore joints and muscle pain, trouble sleeping, mild migraines, and the depressed funks we often fall into after a bad day (just don't mix it with any other serious medications you may be on without consulting your doctor first).

Ingredients: mandragora officinarum, poplar buds, sunflower oil, and pure filtered beeswax.


Instructions:

Safe for use multiple times a month. Safe to use in conjunction with alcohol. Apply a small circle as a test patch before ritual use in case of any allergic reactions. Apply a pea-sized amount the first time and increase as needed. To remove, wash the application areas with warm soapy water, drink plenty of water, and avoid fatty foods.

For more information please read: Flying Ointment FAQs

Store in a cool, dark, dry place for a shelf-life of up to 2 years after purchase. If you know you won't use it before the expiry date, you can store the ointment in the fridge or freezer between uses, but this will cause it to permanently liquify when room temperature again - it will still be usable and effective - just not solid.

Contraindications:

Poison - do not ingest - for external use only
Do not use if you have heart or kidney problems
Do not use if you are allergic to salicin/aspirin (present in poplar buds)
Do not use when pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not use when driving or operating machinery
Keep away from animals and children
Experiences will differ – individual reactions cannot be predicted


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SABBAT FLYING OINTMENT
List Price: $24.95
Size: 1 fl.oz

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
For those times it is absolutely necessary to take non-corporeal form and ride your goat or toad familiar to a witches' sabbat on the dark of the moon. Pairs well with sabbat wine and naked ecstatic dancing around bonfires to achieve trance and communion with gods and spirits.

A traditional flying ointment recipe inspired by the grimoires and materia media of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance - especially the works of Honorius, Giambattista della Porta, and Cornelius Agrippa. This ointment can be used for divinatory rites, sabbat rites, spellwork, spirit work, traversing the otherworld, and for your full and dark moon rites.

Ingredients: atropa belladonna*, datura inoxia, hyoscyamus niger, mandragora officinarum, poplar buds, sunflower oil, and pure filtered beeswax.

Instructions:

Safe for use multiple times a month. Safe to use in conjunction with alcohol. Apply a small circle as a test patch before ritual use in case of any allergic reactions. Apply a pea-sized amount the first time and increase as needed. To remove, wash the application areas with warm soapy water, drink plenty of water, and avoid fatty foods.

For more information please read: Flying Ointment FAQs

Store in a cool, dark, dry place for a shelf-life of up to 2 years after purchase. If you know you won't use it before the expiry date, you can store the ointment in the fridge or freezer between uses, but this will cause it to permanently liquify when room temperature again - it will still be usable and effective - just not solid.

Contraindications:

Contains belladonna - do not use if you are allergic to morphine*
Poison - do not ingest - for external use only
Do not use if you have heart or kidney problems
Do not use if you are allergic to salicin/aspirin (present in poplar buds)
Not safe for sex magic - keep away from mucous membranes
Do not use when pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not use when driving or operating machinery
Keep away from eyes, nose, and mouth
Keep away from animals and children
Experiences will differ – individual reactions cannot be predicted


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HENBANE FLYING OINTMENT
List Price: $24.95
Size: 1 fl.oz


ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Henbane has been used in rites of magic and divination for thousands of years across Europe and Asia and its seeds found among the charms and talismans of buried völvas and in ancient recipes of ritual beers and incenses. This ointment was crafted with the intent to help access the world of the spirits and the world of dreams. Henbane Flying Ointment is an excellent tool for seers, oracles, practitioners of seidr, and others who receive prophecy through dreams and trance work. Use it for dream work, spirit work, walking between worlds, and shapeshifting.

Henbane also has a long history of being used as a topical pain killer due to its anodyne and sedative properties.

Ingredients: hyoscyamus niger, balsam poplar buds, sunflower oil, and pure filtered beeswax.


Instructions:

Safe for use multiple times a month. Safe to use in conjunction with alcohol. Apply a small circle as a test patch before ritual use in case of any allergic reactions. Apply a pea-sized amount the first time and increase as needed. To remove, wash the application areas with warm soapy water, drink plenty of water, and avoid fatty foods.

For more information please read: Introduction to Flying Ointments

Store in a cool, dark, dry place for a shelf-life of up to 2 years after purchase. If you know you won't use it before the expiry date, you can store the ointment in the fridge or freezer between uses, but this will cause it to permanently liquify when room temperature again - it will still be usable and effective - just not solid.

Contraindications:

Poison - do not ingest - for external use only
Do not use if you have heart or kidney problems
Do not use if you are allergic to salicin/aspirin (present in poplar buds)
Not safe for sex magic - keep away from mucous membranes
Do not use when pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not use when driving or operating machinery
Keep away from eyes, nose, and mouth
Keep away from animals and children
Experiences will differ – individual reactions cannot be predicted



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WITCHES' FLYING OINTMENT
List Price: $24.95
Size: 1 fl.oz

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
A recipe inspired by old absinthe recipes, the folklore of the witches' sabbat, and Aradia: The Gospel of Witches of Italy. An effective and safer, but not non-toxic, alternative to our other ointments. Along with the Mandrake Ointment, the Witches' Flying Ointment is one we recommend most to beginners. Also, if you find the plants in the solanceae family don't work for you, the thujone-containing artemisias in this ointment may instead.

The sacred herbs in this ointment have a long history of use for aiding in trance work, dream work, and travelling out of body. The artemisias of mugwort and wormwood as well as the balm of gilead are sacred to Diana, goddess and mother of witches. Rare enchanter's nightshade is sacred to the ancient witch Circe and bears her name in Latin. Fennel is sacred to Mercury and Prometheus, travellers between worlds. Yarrow is present to aid in seeing spirits, enhancing divination skills, and to ensure your safe return from otherwordly journeys. This flying ointment is perfect for your sabbatic, lunar, and divinatory rites.

Ingredients: wormwood, mugwort, enchanter's nightshade, yarrow, balsam poplar buds, fennel seed, essential oils, sunflower oil, and pure filtered beeswax.


Instructions:

Safe for use multiple times a month. Safe to use in conjunction with alcohol. Apply a small circle as a test patch before ritual use in case of any allergic reactions. Apply a pea-sized amount the first time and increase as needed. To remove, wash the application areas with warm soapy water, drink plenty of water, and avoid fatty foods.

For more information please read: Flying Ointment FAQs

Store in a cool, dark, dry place for a shelf-life of up to 2 years after purchase. If you know you won't use it before the expiry date, you can store the ointment in the fridge or freezer between uses, but this will cause it to permanently liquify when room temperature again - it will still be usable and effective - just not solid.

Contraindications:

Poison - do not ingest - for external use only
Do not use if you are allergic to salicin/aspirin (present in poplar buds)
Do not use when pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not use when driving or operating machinery
Keep away from animals and children
Experiences will differ – individual reactions cannot be predicted





FROM THE CREATOR'S PAGE:
FLYING OINTMENT FAQS
Posted by Sarah on Sunday, July 20, 2014


Sabbat Flying Ointment:

I receive a lot of questions about my flying ointments via email and social media with many of them being on the same topics so I have compiled ten of the most frequently asked questions about my ointments and their use. If you have any additional questions you don’t see listed please feel free to ask them in the comments and I will do my very best to answer. I’d also love to hear any feedback about those who have used my flying ointments for medicine and magic as it helps me as well as those who would like to give them a try.
Which one is best for beginners?
I always recommend either the Mandrake or Witches’ flying ointments to those just starting out as they are a gentler and more pleasant experience.

Which one is the strongest/best and will you make a stronger ointment?
No ointment recipe is stronger or better than the other, they are simply different as they use different herbs with different effects on different people. One may work great for you, but have no effect on another person. My patrons’ hands-down favourite ointment of choice, however, is the Sabbat Flying Ointment. If the ointments made with the solanaceae don’t work well for you, Witches’ Flying Ointment made with plants in the artemisia family may be a better choice. My ointments are made at the strength they are so they are safe for use by the general public. If you are looking for something stronger you may want to try something else instead such as smokable herbs or herb-infused liqueurs – wormwood is a good herb to start with.

Which one is best for divination/spirit communion? Henbane and Witches’ flying ointments are the best suited for the divinatory arts, mediumship, and necromancy. Mandrake can also be used for this purpose, especially when communing with deities or the dead, and also acts as magical protection from unwanted possession.
Which one is best for sex magic? Mandrake as an ancient aphrodisiac is the best for naughty acts as it won’t have any adverse effects with you mucous membranes like some of the other herbs might (henbane can cause skin irritation and abrasion). I highly recommend the Mandrake Flying Ointment for sensual body massage as well. Not only is it aphrodisiac, but it will also soothe any sore muscles and increase your energy levels should you have a partner who keeps you up all night. Friends who have used it (especially at Beltane) say the tin should come with a label that says “warning: may lead to orgies when combined with alcohol”.

How much should I use? I recommend that everyone start with a pea sized amount first to test their reaction to the ointment then to use more after. The standard dose for my ointment recipes are 1-2 tsps (5-10 ml) for women and smaller persons and 2-3 tsps (10-15 ml) for men or larger persons.

How often can I use one? They are safe to use multiple times a month, but I wouldn’t recommend daily use unless you are using them medicinally rather than magically.

Can I combine ointments? Yes, but I would recommend only using ones together that are made with a single herb like the Belladonna, Datura, Henbane, and Mandrake ointments. Use half the dose of each to make up a standard dose or a third if you are combining three.

How will it affect me? They affect everyone a little differently, but the main effects are intoxication, giddiness, and light-headedness. My flying ointments can be aphrodisiac, euphoric, sedative, analgesic, and psychoactive. Temporary side effects may include blurry vision, dry mouth, dizziness, and loss of time.

Are they dangerous? The only danger of external use comes from allergies and pre-existing medical conditions. If you are allergic to morphine do not apply ointments containing belladonna. Do not use them if you have a heart condition, serious kidney issues, or are on prescription medications such as antidepressants. Overall, they are about as dangerous as alcohol so use the same precautions.

What is the shelf life? My ointments have a minimum shelf life of 2 years, but when stored properly in a cool, dark and dry place they can last up to 5 years. Ointments can be placed in the fridge or freezer to extend their shelf life, but the ointment may liquify when brought back to room tempterature – this is completely normal.


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BLESSED SAMHAIN!



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.

We are located at: 701 E. Pike St, corner of Boylston Ave., just two blocks west of Broadway, on Capitol Hill.

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

Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm.
Call: 206-PAN-1999




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

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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!
If your event, class or ritual is free of charge, the use of our classroom space is FREE!





SPECIAL EVENTS:


EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL EVENTS AND CLASSES:



TIME: SATURDAY , OCT 11, AT 12:00 PM

Special offer: Buy Two Classes, get one Free! When you sign up for all three classes, you get the third free! Each class costs $25, so you save $25!

ALCHEMY OF BREATH -- NOON - 1:00 PM
MANIFESTING WEALTH -- 1:00 - 2:30 PM
MAGICAL IDENTITY -- 3:00 - 4:30 PM


THE ALCHEMY OF BREATH:
Use Breath to Raise Energy and Dissolve Blockages
Oct 11th, Noon to 1pm

Your breath is the gate to inner alchemy, which is the cultivation of your internal energy for spiritual work and practical magic.

In this class we will explore the magic of breathing and how you can use breath to tap into and cultivate internal energy for physical wellness, spiritual well-being, and for practical magic. Your breath is a tool that can help you improve the quality of your life and access reservoirs of power within you, if you know how to work with it. You will learn:

  • Why your breath can be a spiritual tool, and what you can use it for.
  • How to use your breath to cultivate and work with internal energy.
  • What the different types of breathing exercises are.
  • When to use specific breathing practices.
  • How breath techniques can be applied to different types of magical work.
  • How breathing techniques can be applied to working with your voice.
  • Plus, plenty of time for YOUR Questions!


Cost: $25
RSVP Robert at (206) 726-1999

MANIFESTING WEALTH:
How to design your life with holistic prosperity magic
Oct 11th, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

In this workshop I share a holistic approach to wealth that explores not only your relationship with finances, but your relationship with love, sex, health, and your career/business. To truly manifest a life of wealth involves recognizing what wealth really means to you and then creating a plan to achieve it. You will learn the following:

  • How to plan your life by design instead of reaction
  • What types of Deities and magical entities you can work with to manifest wealth
  • How to define wealth and the activities you take to pursue it.
  • What practical wealth magic is and how to implement it in your life.
  • How to create a relationship of wealth with your romantic partner
  • Plus, plenty of time for YOUR Questions!


Cost: $25
RSVP Robert at (206) 726-1999



MAGICAL IDENTITY:
Manifest the Divine connection between you and the universe
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Your identity is a contract between you and the universe, but this contract is not set in stone. In this class we'll explore what your identity is vs your sense of self, and learn why it is important to work with your identity if you want to manifest genuine, proactive change in your life. You'll also learn the following:

  • How to align your identity with your magical work in order to achieve consistent results in your magical work.
  • How identity can you examine dysfunctional behaviors and beliefs in your life.
  • How you can integrate identity into your everyday life through magical work
  • How identity work can help you with space/time magic.
  • Plus, plenty of time for YOUR Questions!


Cost: $25
RSVP with Robert at (206) 726-1999






Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.





HANDS OF APOSTASY
Essays on Traditional Witchcraft
Edited by Michael Howard and Daniel A. Schulke
With 26 illustrations, 384 pages
Three Hands Press, 2014
A standard hardcover edition in full pewter book cloth, with dust jacket, limited to 1000 copies.
List Price: $58.50


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Old-style Craft, also known as traditional witchcraft, endures as a distinct body of archaic magical practices in present-day Britain, North America and Australia. Originally nameless, such bodies are related to a variety of historical magical streams, most notably the practices of the Grimoires or ‘black books’, folk-healing, and popular magic of the early modern era. Typically, such groups operate in secret, with strict means of initiatic succession, and practice sorcery characterized by a dual ethos of healing and harming. Though an internally contentious issue, the word witch is accepted as a descriptor for practitioners of this art, as is anti-witching for practices of removing curses and binding magical malefactors.

Though still obscure, even in occult circles, the variety and idiosyncrasy of Old Craft traditions is remarkable. The witches of Cornwall, with their corpora of folk charms and blessings, are one such phenotype. The Pickingill Craft as described by E.W. Liddell, remains despite its controversy one of the most unique and potent Craft persuasions, as do the teachings and practices of Robert Cochrane, founder of Clan of Tubal Cain. The Manx Old Order, the Skull and Bones tradition of Pennsylvania, and the Cultus Sabbati, with the medieval Witches' Sabbath as an important organizing principle, are yet other distinctive traditions.

Hands of Apostasy is a groundbreaking witchcraft anthology presenting nineteen articles written by both scholars and practitioners, addressing such crucial Old Craft topics the Devil, Initiation, the relation of witchcraft to the grimoire corpus, the mysticism and magic of herbs, folk-charming, the nocturnal flight, the Romantic movement, the witches’ cauldron, and the powers of moon and tide. Representing widely-varying witchcraft traditions and perspectives, the book is a sound testament to the Craft’s history, diversity and strength, as well as the characteristic marks of an evolving and contemplative tradition. A complete list of essays and authors is found at right.

The work is profusely illustrated with a specially-commissioned set of illustrations by renowned Finnish engraver Timo Ketola, pleasing both sensus and spiritus. In his darkly opulent style evocative of nocturnal tableaux and forlorn landscapes, Mar. Ketola’s work for Hands of Apostasy is a stunningly original addition to the iconography of the witch. In conjunction with the book release we are also offering a limited edition print of Timo Ketola’s LUCIFER.


HANDS OF APOSTASY :AUTHORS AND ESSAYS

The Magic of History: Some Considerations
Andrew Chumbley

A Family Craft Tradition
Douglas McIlwain

Killing the Moon:
Witchcraft Initiations in the Mountains of the Southern United States
Corey Hutcheson

Pentacles of Wood
David Rankine

Moon-Raking in the Old Craft
Cecil Williamson

The Cauldron of Pure Descent
Martin Duffy

Spirits and Deific Forms: Faith and Belief in British Old Craft
Melusine Draco

Waking the Dead: The Ancient Magical Art of Necromancy
Michael Howard

The Witching Hour
Peter Hamilton Giles

The Man in Black
Gemma Gary

Origins and Rationales of Modern Witch Cults
Andrew Chumbley

Mirror, Moon and Tides
Levannah Morgan

The Traditional Witchcraft of Ellan Vannin
Manxwitch

Unchain the Devil!
Radomir Ristic

Where the Three Roads Meet:
Oneiric Praxis in the Sabbatic Craft
Jimmy Elwing

Pharmakeute:
Witches as the Plant People of Old Europe
Raven Grimassi

Conjure-Charms of the Welsh Marches
Gary St. Michael Nottingham

The Blasphemy of Things Unseen
Daniel A. Schulke

Romantic Age Roots of Traditional Witchcraft
Lee Morgan

Edited by Michael Howard and Daniel A. Schulke
With 26 illustrations, 384 pages

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LIBER NOX:
A Traditional Witch's Gramarye
By Michael Howard, Gemma Gary (Illustrator)
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: Skylight Press (July 31, 2014)
List Price:$19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In this concise and important treatise Michael Howard delineates between various modern neo-pagan Wiccan traditions, cunning folk traditions, heathen folk or the 'pagani, ' and an assortment of ritual magicians and pathworkers in order to present a 'gramarye' distinctly for those who aspire to the 'Old Craft.' An experienced practitioner, writer, researcher, folklorist and magazine editor of the respected witchcraft magazine, The Cauldron (since 1976), Howard elucidates important elements of the Traditional Craft, including preparation rituals, tools of 'the Arte, ' fellowship of the coven and the casting of circles, finally taking us through the Great Wheel of the Year and the assortment of sacred rites as performed within. The seasonal rituals are based on traditional witchcraft and folklore sources and have been specially written for this book.


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THE PORTABLE COMPLETE GOLDEN DAWN SYSTEM OF MAGIC
By Israel Regardie (Author), David Cherubim (Author, Editor), Chic Cicero (Author),
Tabatha Cicero (Author), Lon Milo DuQuette (Author),
S. Jason Black (Author), Jack Willis (Author)
Paperback: 1010 pages
Publisher: New Falcon Publications; Portable edition (June 30, 2014)
List Price: $49.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The portable edition of The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic, by Israel Regardie, edited with a Foreword by David Cherubim. There is new material in the book by Israel Regardie from the archives of the Israel Regardie Foundation, as well as material by Chic and Tabatha Cicero, Lon Milo DuQuette, Jack Willis and S. Jason Black. The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic was Israel Regardie's last book, his Magnum Opus, and the final token of his True Will. Through this book he bequeathed to us the means to carry on the Great Work of the Golden Dawn.

MORE FROM THE PUBLISHER:

"Without Regardie, the Golden Dawn would have perished in the flames of history." —David Cherubim, Israel Regardie Foundation

"As a writer, Regardie has long been hailed as one of the most coherent proponents of Western magic. His work is refreshingly humble and honest: he is able to convey difficult, abstract concepts with clarity and openness to inquiry. Never one to talk down to readers, he focuses instead on the patient teaching of esoteric knowledge: his warm style coaxes readers toward further investigation. He invites the reader to join him in the journey on the Path of Light. And it was through Regardie s writings that we began our own Rosicrucian adventure." —Chic and Tabatha Cicero

Israel Regardie (1907-1985) was an Adept of the Golden Dawn and he was one of the greatest exponents of the Western Esoteric Tradition of the 20th century. He was also an initiate of Aleister Crowley's Order of the A.·. A.·., and he was a IXth degree initiate of Crowley's O.T.O. It was his aim to preserve the teachings and work of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. His success in this task has profoundly influenced occult thought. From the age of 20, Regardie worked as Crowley's personal secretary. During this period, until their bitter parting, Regardie was one of the few who knew Crowley well. He was one of the few who were qualified to provide first-hand, personal insight into the character and personality of one of the major figures in Western Magick. In addition to his extensive writings, Regardie practiced as a chiropractor and as a neo-Reichian therapist. He taught Psychiatry at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and contributed articles to many Psychology magazines.

David Cherubim, who contributed a Foreword to this book, is a modern-day Adept of the Golden Dawn who was initiated by the late Christopher S. Hyatt on March 10th, 1990, five years after Regardie’s death (March 10th, 1985), to carry on Regardie's lineage to Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn. David Cherubim is also a musician, author and editor who has edited and contributed material to some of our best and most popular titles.



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WILLIAM LILLY:
The Last Magician, Adept & Astrologer
By Peter Stockinger (Author), Sue Ward (Author), David Conway (Foreword)
Paperback: 404 pages
Publisher: Mandrake (September 2, 2014)
List Price: $28.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Born less than a year before the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, William Lilly lived during one of the most turbulent times in English history. Like so many of his generation, he had to deal with the plague, was drawn into the madness of the English Civil War and was forced to take sides, and witnessed the regicide of King Charles I. Lilly lived in a time of enormous religious and social upheaval, but his astrology remained the outer expression of a magical world-view, based on hermetic and neo-Platonic principles and rooted in the 16th century.

This book provides the reader with a thorough introduction to the world of William Lilly, the famous 17th century astrologer and magician. It brings together transcripts of his autobiography and of some of his most important works. It also includes Peter Stockinger and Sue Ward's Monster of Ingratitude, an investigative journey offering new insights into the notorious contention between Lilly and the astrologer John Gadbury.

Amongst other valuable information, the book contains: · The Life of William Lilly, Student in Astrology Transcribed from the autograph, with annotations, commentaries and biographical notes, including Elias Ashmole's addenda. Nativities of some notable persons appended. · The Nativity of Sir William Wittypoole Transcript of a nativity, rectified and directed by William Lilly, a previously unpublished manuscript providing the reader with an exciting insight into the working methods of the master astrologer. · Monster of Ingratitude This research contains brief biographies of Lilly and Gadbury. It shows how their enmity began, developed and ended, including details of the rather one-sided pamphlet war. An in-depth study of published material, time-lines and bibliographic entries of all primary sources used are also included and provide the grounds for a different explanation from that commonly proposed.


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A GERMAN STARGAZER'S BOOK OF ASTROLOGY
(Astronomia Teutsch Astronomei 1545)
By Peter Stockinger (Editor, Translator), Sue Ward (Foreword)
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Mandrake; annotated edition (March 21, 2014)
List Price: $24.00


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A German Stargazer's Book of Astrology is the first English translation of Astronomia Teutsch Astronomei, published in 1545 in Frankfurt am Main. The original work was one of the earliest astrological textbooks in the vernacular, predating William Lilly's famous English primer Christian Astrology by over a decade. With this translation, Peter Stockinger offers the English reader an exciting insight into the working methods of a 16th century astrologer living on the cusp of the Late Medieval and Early Modern periods. The book contains a detailed introduction by the translator, providing valuable background information and historical context, and is comprehensively annotated throughout.

The translation contains, amongst many others, the following chapters:

  • Of the Twelve Signs their Stars and Effects
  • Of Pictures of the Heavenly Bodies (Constellations)
  • Of the Fixed Stars and their Qualities
  • Of the Seven Planets
  • Of Eclipses and Comets (Mundane astrology)
  • Of the Four Seasons (Weather astrology)
  • Claudius Ptolemy's Perpetual Calendar



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HEDGEWITCH BOOK OF DAYS
Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year
By Mandy Mitchell
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2014)
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Recipes, Spells, and Wisdom from the Hedgerow

Once upon a time the witch held a place of esteem in the village; her knowledge of local plants and wayside herbs were used to heal; her wisdom and empathy made her the village matchmaker and marriage counselor; and her ability to commune with nature and animals gave her a place of revelry and wisdom. She was the Hedgewitch.

Aimed at the busy witch, who is both breadmaker and breadwinner, this book revives the spirit of the Hedgewitch and teaches you how to make every day one full of wisdom, healing, and magic. For the practicing or would-be witch whose life is more jeans, chaos, and the never-ending question of what's for dinner than it is black robes, cauldrons, and incantations, Mandy Mitchell has a recipe for you!

"I want to demonstrate how daily chores can become magical rituals with the potential to enrich and transform your life--everything from the way we form relationships with our families and friends to cooking, cleaning, and healing." --from the introduction

Journey through the wheel of the year with one eye on the kettle and the other on the magical!



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THE JOURNEY INTO SPIRIT:
A Pagan's Perspective on Death, Dying & Bereavement
By Kristoffer Hughes
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2014)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Journey Into Spirit is a guide to death and the mysterious world beyond. Join renowned Druid priest Kristoffer Hughes as he explores the three realms of existence—the realm of necessity, the realm of spirit, and the realm of infinity—and illuminates the essence of grief, mourning, and spiritual continuation. Challenging many status quo beliefs about the afterlife, this book provides exercises, meditations, rituals, and thought-provoking questions designed to bring you on a journey of discovery through the most profound of all human transitions. Filled with insight and practical guidance, The Journey Into Spirit shows how to honor family and friends in spirit, discover life-affirming aspects of every state of existence, and move beyond the fear that surrounds death.




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NEW TAROT DECKS


THE SHERLOCK HOLMES TAROT:
Wisdom from the First Consulting Detective Cards
by John Matthews (Author), Wil Kinghan (Illustrator)
Book and deck set, 160 pages, 78 cards
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Love troubles? Job difficulties? Health problems? If you're seeking answers, who better to find them than history's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes? His keen powers of perception and extraordinary exploits have inspired this dazzling new divination deck, which draws its imagery from Victorian London's shadowy buildings and fog-bound streets. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories figure throughout, and original characters make up the Major Arcana.





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THE PAGAN LENORMAND ORACLE
By Gina M. Pace, Franco Rivoli
Llewellyn Publications, Lo Scarabeo, 2014
Boxed Deck , 192 page book
Pub Date:September 2014
List Price:$19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
With images of the Lenormand recreated to reflect Pagan symbols, the cards of the this unique deck retain the clarity of the original oracle. Each card of the deck predicts everyday events while also opening to broader spiritual possibilities. This deck, like Pagans themselves, is a magical blend of down-to-earth wisdom and magical resonance.





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TAROT DE MARSEILLE FRANÇOIS CHOSSON 1736
(French Edition) (French) Hardcover
By François Chosson, 1736
78 cards measure 2.5" x 4.75"
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; (February 27, 2014)
List Price: $35.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In April of 1736, François Chosson of Marseille printed what was to later become the prototype for subsequent tarot decks, including Nicolas Conver’s wood block deck, the model for most popular Tarot de Marseille decks enjoyed today. The original copy of this 1736 Chosson deck was sold to the Historical Museum Blumenstein in Solothurn, Switzerland. Thanks to the efforts of researcher Yves Reynaud and graphic designer Wilfried Houdouin, both of Marseille, this historical tarot deck is presented as a faithful facsimile. Its original packaging has been reproduced for this Limited Edition printing of 3000 hand-numbered decks.

Wilfried Houdouin is a professional graphic designer who has 
lived in Marseille, France since 2001. Fascinated by the Tarot of Marseilles 
since childhood, he has passionately pursued the study, practice and teaching 
of the historic deck for decades. He studied graphic arts in Paris at 
the end of the 80s, and trained in computer graphics in the mid 90s. In 2011 he created the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition, and wrote The Sacred Code of the Tarot.


Yves Reynaud combines his work as a maritime inspector in Marseilles, France with a deep interest in esotericism, with Astrology, 
numerology and graphology. He fell in love with the Tarot of Marseille
in his youth. Since 2004, he has concentrated on the historic tarot decks, which he fervently collects. He has researched the iconography, genealogy and history of the Tarot of Marseilles, its engravers and master card makers.

Along with Wilfried Houdouin, he realized the importance of the 
initiatory and cultural legacy of the Tarot of Marseilles. Aware of the rarity of the preserved copies, together they decided to create Tarot of 
Marseilles Heritage, producing a brand new growing collection of 
facsimiles of the most beautiful historical Tarots of Marseilles, 
republished with utmost respect for the original editions.


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NEW CALENDARS AND PLANNERS FROM LLEWELLYN!


LLEWELLYN'S 2015 WITCHES' CALENDAR
List Price:$13.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Witchy Wisdom for the Cycle of Seasons

Weave a little witch-inspired magic into your life with a bestselling calendar that has been enchanting Wiccans and Pagans for over fifteen years. Honor your personal connection to the Earth and the gods and goddesses with magical spells, correspondences, planting and harvesting dates, invocations, and an abundance of folkloric wisdom.

Original art by Kathleen Edwards and enchanting essays, spells, and rituals by your favorite authors capture the essence of each month of the year. Additionally, the calendar features a lunar gardening table, a wealth of resources for syncing life choices with moon signs, and correspondence tables for working magic with favorable outcomes.

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LLEWELLYN'S 2015 WITCHES' DATEBOOK
Pub Date: July 2014
Price: $10.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Today's busy Witches can stay on top of it all—the magical and the mundane—with Llewellyn's Witches' Datebook, now featuring enchanting illustrations from award-winning artist Kathleen Edwards. Add a little magic to each day and keep pace with the ever-turning Wheel of the Year with this indispensable, on-the-go tool. You'll find fun, fresh ways to celebrate the sacred seasons and enhance your practice—inspiring Sabbat musings (Deborah Blake), tasty Sabbat recipes (Diana Rajchel), Moon rituals (Magenta Griffith), and flowers (Tess Whitehurst). For spellwork, there's astrological information and daily colors. Also included are in-depth articles on play-day magick (Melanie Marquis), automatic writing (Sybil Fogg), relaxation (Elizabeth Barrette), seduction magick (Suzanne Ress), and more.


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LLEWELLYN'S 2015 WITCHES' COMPANION
An Almanac for Contemporary Living
Pub Date: July 2014
Price: $10.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Modern Topics and Ways to Live Your Craft

Discover the latest witchy trends, insightful practices, and thought-provoking discussions in the Wiccan and Pagan communities with Llewellyn's Witches' Companion. This accessible guide will show you the path to living the old ways in today's modern world. This year's edition is filled with fascinating and informative essays on a variety of topics, from altars on a budget to planning a Wiccan wedding. Each one is organized by theme: community forum, witchy living, Witchcraft essentials, and magical transformations.

  • Urban Druids
  • Magical Visualization
  • Prosperity Magick and the Goddess Abundantia
  • The Ethical Use of Source Material
  • Embracing the Dark Goddess

...and much more!
Also look for our Witches' Calendar and Witches' Datebook, the perfect complements to Llewellyn's Witches' Companion.

Included is a sixteen-month calendar and lunar information to fuel your spellwork and rituals.


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LLEWELLYN'S 2014 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
Horoscopes for You Plus an Introduction to Astrology
Pub Date: July 2013
Price: $13.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Plan Your Year Wisely with the World’s Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar For Over 80 Years

Discover comprehensive and inspiring astral wisdom with monthly horoscopes, an astrology primer, and gorgeous original artwork by Julie Dillon.

Featuring horoscopes for each sign by Lesley Francis, and:

  • A guide to the planets, signs, houses, aspects, and transits
  • Travel forecasts by Bruce Scofield
  • Best days for planting and fishing
  • The Moon’s sign, phase, and void-of-course dates
  • Graphic planetary retrograde table
  • Major daily aspects, monthly ephemerides, and 2014 eclipses



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LLEWELLYN'S 2015 DAILY PLANETARY GUIDE
Complete Astrology At-A-Glance
Pub Date: July 2014
Price: $12.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Exclusively in Llewellyn's Daily Planetary Guide: See at a glance which signs the planets are in when they make an aspect

Use Complete and Accurate Cosmic Wisdom to Plan Your Year Wisely

Timing is everything. Make it easy to take advantage of planetary energies with Llewellyn's Daily Planetary Guide, the most trusted and detailed astrological planner available. Choose the best time to do anything on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis. Before you plan a vacation, sign a contract, or schedule an important event, consult the weekly forecasts and Opportunity Periods—times when the positive flow of energy is at its peak. Even beginners can use this powerful guide, which explains the planets, signs, houses, and much more.

  • Planet and Moon aspects and ingress times
  • Moon sign, phase, and void-of-course periods
  • Planet retrograde and direct station times
  • Ephemeris tables that include Chiron and four asteroids
  • Planetary hours with complete instructions
  • A guide to planetary sightings & eclipses in 2015
  • Weekly forecasts by Pam Ciampi
  • Opportunity Periods for 2015 by Jim Shawvan
  • The sign planets are in when they make an aspect—exclusively in the Daily Planetary Guide
  • The world's leading planetary guide for over 30 years



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LLEWELLYN'S 2015 MAGICAL ALMANAC
Practical Magic for Everyday Living
Pub Date: July 2014
Price: $11.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Featuring favorite authors Ellen Dugan, Mickie Mueller, Susan Pesznecker, Emily Carding, and dozens more!

Inspiration For Your Magical Journey

Filled with practical spells, rituals, and ideas for invoking the power of the elements, Llewellyn's Magical Almanac has been inspiring all levels of magical practitioners for over twenty years. Discover over three dozen fabulous articles, grouped by element. Organize your life with a convenient calendar section—shaded for easy "flip to" reference—featuring world festivals, holidays, and 2015 sabbats. You'll also find the Moon's sign and phase, plus each day's color and incense to help you maximize the power of your magical work.

Published annually for over 20 years





ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

WEEKLY, ON TUESDAY EVENINGS:
    TAROT BY THE NUMBERS

We passed the halfway point in our Tarot class last week, and now we’re loving the energy flow as we share the insights from our weekly spreads. What a fantastic experience for all of us! The more people that share in this experience, the more enlightening it is for all of us. It isn’t too late – you won’t be behind, Each week is a new and exciting growth experience, whether we have been here from the start or are new to this group. So, come and join in the magic!

My name is Kathy Eckert, and I have the honor of working with this great group of people! I’d love to hear from you, if you want to email me at kathytom@live.com, but advance registration is not really necessary. Anyone is welcome to drop in for one session, some, or all of them.

We meet weekly in the downstairs room at Edge of the Circle bookstore,
Tuesdays, 6:45 – 8:45 PM. The weekly cost for this class is $7.00 per session.

The beauty of an intuitive approach is in the applicability of the course to everyone, whether you’re new to Tarot or a long-time enthusiast. This class is casual and curious. Join us for a week or two or for the rest of the course, which will wrap up in early December.

As we look at the numerological significance of the cards, we also apply that knowledge in spreads. So far, those spreads have been mostly about ourselves. Soon, though, we’ll be learning to apply our Tarot knowledge to reading for others. We’re learning already that human contact is the greatest gift of the Tarot!

Hope to see you soon!


  • EVERY WEDNESDAY: IRISH LANGUAGE DROP IN CLASS-7-9PM



  • Every first Sunday of each month--SEATTLE CHAOS MAGIC
We meet at 3:33 pm. on the first Sunday of each month, at Edge of the Circle Books, 701 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122. Anyone practicing, curious about, or otherwise interested in Chaos magic is welcome to attend.







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!

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TAROT READINGS / SPIRITUAL ADVICE

UNCOMMONSENSE TAROT
Tarot readings by Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler
"I've been reading Tarot for more than thirty years, and reading professionally at the Edge for a decade. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions that can change your life for the better. My readings tend to be rather commonsensical. They are often geared toward helping the client deal with the often self-imposed obstacles in their lives in a healthy, self –affirming way, so that they can achieve their goals and fully enjoy the fruits that life has to bring."

Please inquire about Tarot Parties, classes and other events.
Available every day except THURSDAYS-- 12:30-8.30PM.
Sundays 12:30-8:30 PM

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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again November 1st 2014!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

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