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Friday, December 1, 2017

KRAMPUS TIME IS NEAR...

BLESSED YULE!!! 


Yule, by Alphonse Mucha


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.


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THE WITCHING-OTHER:
Explorations and Meditations on the Existential Witch
By Peter Hamilton-Giles
Standard Edition: 160 pages, Evergreen colorset dust jacket, two colour foil block, red and gold, foil block to front case, head and tail bands, Napura endpapers bordering 100 gram munken cream paper, ribbon. Ltd to 891 copies.
List Price: $66.95




FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Witching-Other: Explorations and Meditations on the Existential Witch, by Peter Hamilton-Giles instigator and co-founder of the Dragon's Column, this being the body of initiates that went on to contribute material that would eventually be featured albeit in edited form in Andrew Chumbleys' Dragon Book of Essex. Also Peter Hamilton-Giles has authored The Afflicted Mirror: The Study of Ordeals and Making of Compacts and The Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways both of which were published by Three Hands Press.


To propose there is something ‘other’ to the witch might seem counter-intuitive, especially so since conjugating the witch into witching suggests particular agentive actions and decisions have already been made about the topic. One where the action of witching is then further hyphenated with the other must then result in increasing this level of obfuscation to new heights. Yet in Peter Hamilton-Giles’ most explorative book to date he suggests by explicating the Witching-Other a wholly new and more profound way for understanding the witch is revealed, one which opens up the possibility for establishing an altogether more intimate and innovative relationship. This has the potential to liberate the witch icon from the shackles of history and practitioner narratives, and because of this Hamilton-Giles has preferred to concentrate on metaphysical absences than physical presences. Why this is an important re-directive proposition is that it allows individuals to move towards creating an identity which does not necessarily rely on historical location or accounts alone, but rather looks to the person’s ability to unfix or unsettle the taken for granted so as to discover progressive ways for developing a new rationale about the witch.

The Witching-Other concentrates on how witchcraft, and in particular the archetypal Witch, are used as conduits for understanding that which remains remote to us. Historical records and the workings of practitioners are inordinately connected to what is available. This book contends that what we read, see, experience only takes us so far when trying to comprehend the witch, and that there is something else dwelling beyond the veil, a daemonic intelligence compelling us to approach the witch with an already pre-scribed fascination. Accordingly, the Witching-Other appears as the absence of what is considered to be present. This sense of absence resonates with the associated silences contained within narratives, or the lack in descriptive quality, but once realised the witch becomes something more than the category to which she or he has been assigned.

Empowering the attributes of witchcraft, this explorative journey takes the reader down a path of reflection which leads to endorsing the contingency of the metaphysical and it is through this process that The Witching-Other becomes the quintessential emanation of Otherness. How we then relate the witch to ourselves is one where the grounds for engagement are exposed to scrutiny. From this position Hamilton-Giles proposes that any undertaking to know more must involve the candidate grasping the extent of division between being in the world and that of the Other. As a metaphysical emanation the Witching-Other encapsulates all that cannot be contained or limited by definition. In this way, the witch becomes more than a witch, while witching or similar agentive practices become more than a conjuration. Instead by acknowledging the Witching-Other the practitioner and researcher alike are confronted by unfathomable opportunities for expanding the way they come to know about the witch.

The Witching-Other: Explorations and Meditations on the Existential Witch not only looks to increase the dialogue between practitioner and academia, but offers the means by which to delimit our understanding of the Other and therefore the Witching-Other. Across three primary chapters the relationship to the witch is explored through aesthetic expression, intentionality and imagining. This book is then applicable for an occult philosophical audience, for practitioners who wish to expand or find the means by which to articulate their relationship to the witch, and those other interested parties who have always wondered what might be missing when it comes to understanding witchcraft. It should be understood therefore that The Witching-Other is a text that contains within it the grimoire like workings of a witch grammar. Found therein the metaphysical Witching-Other manifests significant qualities which if comprehended have the ability to exponentially expand the occult knowledge of the beholder..... for it only takes the journeyman or woman to step across the threshold towards the Witching-Other for the path to appear. While being both challenging and engaging this first of three volumes on the Witching-Other encourages the reader to transcend their own understanding of the witch. By finding new ways of knowing, The Witching-Other presents the opportunity to encounter that which has been hidden beyond the veil for far too long.




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BIBLIOTHECA VALENCIANA
Trans. José Leitão
Paperback, 626 Pages
Hadean Press: Published September 2017
List Price: $35.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Bibliotheca Valenciana contains translations of three of Jerónimo Cortez’s great works: the Non Plus Ultra Do Lunario, the Physiognomy and Various Secrets of Nature, and the Treatise of the Animals, presented and compiled for the first time into one English language volume.

The Lunario is an early almanac, full of astrological and astronomical information, prognostications of the weather, descriptions of the various winds, information on bloodlettings, and includes remedies for a variety of conditions such as windy inflammation, gout, cataracts, and mange.

The Physiognomy is part medical treatise covering the humours, the qualities of the astrological signs, the physiognomy of each part of the body, and part astrological text, describing the properties of the elements and their regions. It also includes sections on the many uses of rosemary and aguardente.

The Treatise is a bestiary covering the land and air animals, and includes mythical beasts such as the unicorn and the dragon.

In his introduction, José provides a fascinating look at how this material passed into later grimoires, and back out again, weaving a tapestry of lore that sometimes was scientific, and other times magical, and at all times a little bit of both.

The Bibliotheca Valenciana contains translations of three of Jerónimo Cortez’s great works: the Non Plus Ultra Do Lunario, the Physiognomy and Various Secrets of Nature, and the Treatise of the Animals, presented and compiled for the first time into one English language volume.

The Lunario is an early almanac, full of astrological and astronomical information, prognostications of the weather, descriptions of the various winds, information on bloodlettings, and includes remedies for a variety of conditions such as windy inflammation, gout, cataracts, and mange.

The Physiognomy is part medical treatise covering the humours, the qualities of the astrological signs, the physiognomy of each part of the body, and part astrological text, describing the properties of the elements and their regions. It also includes sections on the many uses of rosemary and aguardente.

The Treatise is a bestiary covering the land and air animals, and includes mythical beasts such as the unicorn and the dragon.

In his introduction, José provides a fascinating look at how this material passed into later grimoires, and back out again, weaving a tapestry of lore that sometimes was scientific, and other times magical, and at all times a little bit of both.




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JESUS MALVERDE:
by Jamie Alexzander
Hadean Press Guides to the Underworld Booklet
Published in August, 2017
16 pages
List Price: $4.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Jesus Malverde, the Narco Saint, is a legendary folk saint and hero originating in Sinaloa, Mexico. Born into poverty, he became renowned for stealing from the rich to give to the poor until he was captured and executed. As with any folk personality, accounts of his life and death vary. Whether or not he is a historical figure does not factor into his enormous popularity with the people, and with those who call upon him for aid. This text includes a brief history of the folk saint, as well as spells, charms, and amulets for working with the Angel of the Poor.

Jesus Malverde by Jamie Alexzander is an expansion of his article which appeared in Conjure Codex II (Hadean Press, 2013).



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THE TRUE RED DRAGON:
by H.M.
Hadean Press Guides to the Underworld Booklet
Published in August 2017.
20 pages
List Price: $4.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Rewritten under magical inspiration as a rudimentary Operation to achieve the Knowledge and Conversation of Lucifer Rex and the Star and Serpent Spirits, The True Red Dragon rescues the first chapters of the original grimoire in a spirit friendly approach intended to be performed as a presentation of the magician to the spirits.




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TRADITIONAL MAGIC SPELLS FOR PROTECTION AND HEALING
by Claude Lecouteux
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; Translation edition (November 7, 2017)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An in-depth collection of ancient spells and magic practices drawn from rare and newly discovered texts...

Presents more than 600 magical prescriptions for healing and protection from both pagan and Christian sources

Examines the practice of diagnosing illness through magic and explores ancient beliefs about curses and other evil spells and about devils, demons, and ghosts

Includes spells from the heavily guarded gypsy tradition of magic and healing, drawn from newly discovered materials

Since the beginning of history, people have sought remedies for the many ills that have beset them, from illnesses afflicting the body to threats posed by evil and hostile individuals. In many folk healing and pagan traditions, it was believed that one must gain the assistance of the guardian spirit of a healing plant or substance through prayers or offerings before its chemical properties would be effective. The Church decried these spells and practices as pagan superstition but did not seek to exterminate these beliefs, instead transferring the responsibility for their healing powers to the apostles and saints.

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of ancient texts, Claude Lecouteux presents more than 600 magical prescriptions from both pagan and Christian sources from the last 2,000 years, covering everything from abscesses and shingles to curses and healing animals. He examines the practice of diagnosing illness through magic and looks at the origins of disease according to the evolving beliefs of magic practitioners over the centuries. He explores ancient beliefs about curses and about devils, demons, and ghosts and provides an in-depth look at protection magic, including protection of health, animals, and cultivated land, protection against curses, witchcraft, bad weather, and beasts, protection of a home, and protection while traveling. He includes spells from the heavily guarded gypsy tradition of magic and healing, drawn from newly discovered materials collected by two Romanian ethnologists who lived and traveled with gypsies in Transylvania in the mid-19th century. The author also reproduces rare texts on magic healing from the 14th and 15th centuries.

Revealing the vitality of these practices in the remoter areas of Eastern Europe, Lecouteux shows how the influence of this pagan worldview is still detectable in the work of modern folk healers in France and Scandinavia. He also shows how the condemnation of unorthodox methods of healing has not vanished from the contemporary world: the medieval legislation against healing by wizards and bonesetters is echoed in modern health codes that challenge the authority of naturopaths and faith healers.




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FIRST TEMPLAR NATION:
How Eleven Knights Created a New Country and a Refuge for the Grail
by Freddy Silva
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books; 2 edition (November 21, 2017)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Overturns the long-established historical narrative about the origins and purpose of the Knights Templar


Explains how and why the Templars created Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their own as king

Reveals the Portuguese roots of key founding members, their relationship with the Order of Sion, the Templars’ devotion to Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, and the meaning and exact location of the Grail

Provides evidence of Templar holy sites and hidden chambers throughout Portugal

Includes over 700 references, many from new and rare sources

Conventional history claims that nine men formed a brotherhood called the Knights Templar in Jerusalem in 1118 to provide protection for pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Overturning this long-established historical narrative, Freddy Silva shows that the Order of the Temple existed a decade earlier on the opposite side of Europe, that the protection of pilgrims was entrusted to a seperate organization, and that, in league with the Cistercian monks and the equally mysterious Order of Sion, the Templars executed one of history’s most daring and covert plans: the creation of Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their own as king.

Including over 700 references, many from new and rare sources, Silva reveals Portugal, not Jerusalem, as the first Templar stronghold. He shows how there were eleven founding members and how the first king of Portugal, a secret Templar, was related to Bernard de Clairvaux, head of the Cistercians. The author explains the Templars’ motivation to create a country far from the grasp of Rome, where they could conduct their living resurrection initiation--whose candidates were declared “risen from the dead”--a secret for which the Church silenced millions and which the Templars protected to the death.

Placing the intrepid Knights in a previously unknown time and place, Silva’s historical narrative reveals the Portuguese roots of key founding members, their relationship with the Order of Sion, the Templars’ unshakeable devotion to Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, and how they protected a holy bloodline in Portugal. He also provides evidence of secret Templar holy sites, initiation chambers, and hidden passageways throughout Portugal, often coinciding with pagan and Neolithic temples, and explains how their most important site forms a perfect triangle with the Abbey of Mont Sion in Jerusalem and the Osirion temple in Egypt. The author also reappraises the meaning of the Grail and reveals its exact location, hidden in plain sight to this very day.




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FORTUNE TELLER'S HANDBOOK:
20 Fun and Easy Techniques for Predicting the Future
by Sasha Fenton
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (December 1, 2017)


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
For those who have wanted to try their hand at fortunetelling, this comprehensive sampler of divination strategies offers a thorough introduction to a wide range of options.

From more elaborate systems such as numerology, palmistry, and the I Ching to simpler dice and tea reading, you'll come to understand the history and usage of these ancient arts. Learn to read futures in a crystal ball, tarot cards, runes, or your own visage. Predict ups and downs in love, career, relationships, and finances. Find meaning in dreams, the structure of a flower, and even the placement of moles on a person's body. Expert insights, sample readings, and instructive illustrations provide practical guidance for the budding fortune-teller.

This book is fun to use for yourself or with a gathering of friends. Techniques include: crystal ball reading, numerology, rune reading, using a pendulum, palmistry, tea leaf reading, and using the I Ching.

Are you destined for good luck, money, and a great career? Will you find love or travel to distant lands? The answers can be found in these 20 easy-to-use predictive techniques.



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LLEWELLYN'S COMPLETE BOOK OF DIVINATION:
Your Definitive Source for Learning Predictive & Prophetic Techniques
by Richard Webster
Series: Llewellyn's Complete Book Series (Book 11)
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (December 8, 2017)
List Price: $29.99



FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Answer Questions and Predict the Future with this Comprehensive Collection of Proven Tips and Techniques~

Explore the Profound Wisdom and Fascinating Secrets of Divination~

Richard Webster, one of the world’s bestselling new age authors, explores the incredibly wide variety of divination systems from around the world. Discover in-depth information and how-to instruction for more than thirty divination practices, including:

Tarot • Astrology • Palmistry • Numerology • Pendulums • I Ching • Automatic Writing • Candle Reading • Coin Divination • Flower Reading • Dowsing • Runes • Scrying • Geomancy • Bibliomancy • And Much More

Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Divination also features helpful tips for choosing the best form of divination for your specific needs and preparation methods to practice before a divination session. Learn about the history of divination and the historical figures who could see the future. Find out how raising your intuitive skills can improve nearly every aspect of your life, from relationships and health to money and career. Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned expert, this thorough guide holds sacred wisdom and wonderful surprises for you.










THE PROMETHEAN ORACLE
by Sophia Shultz and Mark Cogan
160 Page Paperback Guidebook, 50 Card Deck Boxed Set
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (October 28, 2017)
List Price: $34.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
When Prometheus stole the sacred Olympian flame and bestowed it upon humanity, he literally sparked the growth of civilization. Now Prometheus presents us with a different but no less significant gift: the guiding flame of insight, drawn from the stories and energies of the kings, gods, and heroes who complement history and mythology's great queens, goddesses, and heroines. This rich and lovely 50-card oracle deck and guidebook unifies male energies with those of the Chakras to create a unique and fresh approach to personal divination. You will be led by warriors like Odysseus, cunning kings like Hammurabi, quiet prophets like Elijah, and monsters like Pazuzu to strong intuitive wisdom that can be applied to your well-being and life's serious and day-to-day issues. The evocative portrait cards, each featuring a Chakra will, like Prometheus, bring the fire of knowledge and renewal to your soul.







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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again JANUARY 1st, 2018 (Where did the year go?!?)
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter



BLESSED YULE,
FROM ALL OF US AT
EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS!
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!








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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

NEW: THE STAR OF HASTUR, NECRONOMICON FROM RLEOH

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



THE STAR OF HASTUR:
Explorations in Hyperchemistry Liber DCLXI K'n-yan
by Karl Stone
(RLEOH – A Yellow Sign Book)
Paperback, List Price: $75.95

Secretly known among the adepts of The Cult of the Yellow Sign as Liber Magnum Innominandum or the Book of Migou, which contains the secret Termas of The Unspeakable One, Xastur or Kaiwan. This book is a collection of short essays and obscure transmissions that H.P. Blavatsky chose to leave out of the Book of Dzyan. They elaborate upon revealing a very sinister operation of sexo-magical hyper chemistry which involve alien intelligences. The teachings that pervade these texts emanate from the Stellar-pelagic zones of Hastur, a hyper-dimensional region within the Hyades that is penetrated by the adepts of The Cult of the Yellow Sign. Contained within the collage of these fragmentary records are insights into the keys that unlock the secret termas (Hidden Treasures) and marvels of the mind-stream.

This book is a collection of short essays and obscure transmissions that H.P. Blavatsky chose to leave out of the Book of Dzyan. They elaborate upon revealing a very sinister operation of sexo-magical hyperchemistry which involve alien intelligences. The teachings that pervade these texts emanate from the Stellar-pelagic zones of Hastur, a hyper-dimensional region within the Hyades that is penetrated by the adepts of The Cult of the Yellow Sign. Contained within the collage of these fragmentary records are insights into the keys that unlock the secret termas (Hidden Treasures) and marvels of the mind-stream. Initiation into this unbroken lineage of adepts was revealed in; Karl Stone, The Moonchild of Yesod: A Grimoire of Occult Hyperchemistry.

Initiation into this unbroken lineage of adepts was first revealed in Karl Stone's earlier work, THE MOONCHILD OF YESOD: A Grimoire of Occult Hyperchemistry.







THE NECRONOMICON:
The Book of the Dead
Written by the Hashishin, Abdul Alhazred, possessor of the secret formula of Fire-Tongue.
Translated into English by Karl Stone, Bone-Setter.
(RLEOH - A Yellow Sign Book) 
Project Sana'a~
Printed at AMATHVIÆ MMXVII
Paperback, List Price: $67.95



Lovecraftian Magickal Fiction incorporating secret teachings from the Theosophical Society, channeled by Karl Stone from ascended master Annie Besant.

The Necronomicon is a system of experimental hyperchemistry wherein the Mechanicks. The Principles and Laws of Magick and Necronomicon Physicks are demonstrated and explained at large, by a great Number of Experiments: With a full description of Fire-Tongue, the formulae of the Triple Blasphemy, the plants and incantations of the Black Earth are revealed here for invoking primeval forces, Ancient races, terrifying monsters, aliens and other praeter-human intelligences.

Our Potions are of Ithria!” - Señor Khoronzon

RLEOH could not prepare itself for the destructive events that followed the passing of the torch of knowledge of the Necronomicon.

Mr. Stone discovered the darker side of alchemy and the powers that exist within the 'biology of space'. He is the praeceptor of a tincture of hallucinatory knowledge and pure sound, which is said can 'feel through' all the senses.

Our Magia, Cabala and Alchemia is unique and dedicated to powerful plant protectors.”-Cult of the Yellow Sign.

THIS IS UNDENIABLY THE MOST
DANGEROUS BLACK BOOK