Saturday, June 1, 2019

SUMMER SOLSTICE, AT LAST!

From "A Darisa Tarot", Swartz & Thompson

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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SPECIAL EVENT: LECTURE JUNE 9TH


Conjuring Spirits of Nature - The Do’s and Don’ts from an Indigenous Perspective
By J. Van Ysslestyne, M.A.

Free - Sunday, June 9th - 6 PM

Whether choosing the pagan path or studying the art of ceremonial magic, the interaction between practitioner and various spirits involves a deep and intimate relationship that is cultivated over years of practice. They provide an enduring partnership when working in the otherworlds. In the lecture, we’ll explore the foundations of spirit contact from an indigenous
perspective as taught by the Ulchi shamans of Eastern Siberia.
J. Van Ysslestyne, M.A. is a fluent speaker of the Manchu-Tungus language spoken by the Ulchi culture. She lectures on Classical shamanism through the University of Washington, Burke Museum, Antioch, and Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Her publications have appeared in both Shaman's Drum and Sacred Hoop magazines. She is a contributing author to the book First Fish, First People, Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim, University of Washington Press. Her current book Spirits from the Edge of the World, Classical Shamanism in Ulchi Society, was published in 2018. She continues her research into the pre-technical medical practices of indigenous cultures in the territories of southeastern Siberia.



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INFERNAL GEOMETRY AND THE LEFT-HAND PATH:
The Magical System of the Nine Angles
by Toby Chappell (Author), Stephen E. Flowers Ph.D. (Afterword), Michael A. Aquino (Foreword)
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions (May 21, 2019)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A comprehensive guide to the history and practice of Angular Magic

Details the development of the magical system of the Nine Angles by the Church of Satan and the Temple of Set, as well as its internal body, the Order of the Trapezoid

Analyzes the 3 key rites of Angular Magic: Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, the Ceremony of the Nine Angles, and the Call to Cthulhu

Explores historical influences on Angular Magic, including Pythagorean number mysticism, John Dee’s Enochian magic, and the writings of H. P. Lovecraft

Includes practical examples, daily practices, and guidance on creating your own rituals

Revealing the magical uses of number and geometry as tools for introspection, self-development, and creating change in both the inner and outer worlds, Toby Chappell explores the rites, history, and potent practices of Angular Magic and Infernal Geometry, the Left-Hand Path of Sacred Geometry.

Focusing on the advanced magical system of the Nine Angles, he details the system’s development by the early Church of Satan and later the Temple of Set, as well as its internal body, the Order of the Trapezoid. He shows how the system first emerged in the Ceremony of the Nine Angles, written by Michael Aquino and published in Anton Szandor LaVey’s The Satanic Rituals. He explores historical influences on Angular Magic, including Pythagorean number mysticism, John Dee’s Enochian magic, the theories of William Mortensen, and, most importantly, the writings of H. P. Lovecraft as well as other contributors to his Cthulhu mythos.

The author analyzes the 3 key rites of Angular Magic: Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, the Ceremony of the Nine Angles, and the Call to Cthulhu, expanding upon them to demonstrate how readers can craft their own rituals. He examines the Nine Angles individually, detailing their keywords, powers, and related deities, and explains how each can be used in magical practices and as part of an ongoing initiatory process. He offers practical examples, including use of Angular Magic in divination, sigils, and magical symbols, and guidance on creating your own practices--a core component of the ever-evolving Left-Hand Path.

Offering a self-directed path of magic and empowerment, previously unavailable to those outside the Temple of Set, Chappell shows how the Nine Angles must be worked with and experienced personally in order to effect true transformation and change.

Review:
Toby Chappell has revealed a pragmatic, powerful, and magical secret of the Western Left-Hand Path, according to a strict and hidden calendar. Great forces are made available for the talented and daring magician who uses this book. Greater forces still are unleashed upon the sleeping world with its publication. At times the face of the serpent is seen among men. This is such a time. This erudite and practical book is such a veil render. This is literally a moment when Western magic will be changed forever.” (Don Webb, author of Overthrowing the Old Gods and coauthor of Set: The Outsider)

Our existence is built out of 11 dimensions, as Benoît B. Mandelbrot (1924-2010) has shown, but humankind is only aware of 4--space (3D) and time (4D). The research of Mandelbrot was paradigm-shifting and gave birth to chaos mathematics and the fractal theories. To most people interested in these fields, it stays as a theory, but for the true magician it is a call that there are 7 dimensions unexplored. These unexplored dimensions are dealt with in H. P. Lovecraft’s horror fiction, which echoes a genuine description of the worlds beyond the Newtonian laws of physics--dark unknown worlds that Toby Chappell, the author of Infernal Geometry and the Left-Hand Path, gives us access to through a system developed by the Church of Satan and the Temple of Set but that has a history that goes back in time to the mystery cults of ancient days.” (Thomas Karlsson, Ph.D., author of Nightside of the Runes: Uthark, Adulruna,, and The Gothic Cabbala,)

About the Author:
Toby Chappell is a musician, writer, and lecturer on Left-Hand Pathtopics. A member of the Temple of Set since 2000, he has served since 2015 as the Grand Master of the Order of the Trapezoid within the Temple. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.






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GRIMOIRE OF ALEISTER CROWLEY:
Group Magick Rituals
by Rodney Orpheus (Author), Aleister Crowley (Author), John Dee et al (Author), Lon Milo DuQuette (Foreword)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (June 1, 2019)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Group ritual has been a cornerstone of spiritual practice since time immemorial, yet its history and importance have often been overlooked by occultists of the modern age. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of group-oriented rites for modern magicians inspired by the works of Aleister Crowley. It contains rituals written by Crowley for his own magic circles, many of them unpublished during his lifetime, plus rare ancient texts that were Crowley's own inspiration.

The rituals are newly edited and explained by Rodney Orpheus, who brings to this volume decades of experience in performing and teaching Aleister Crowley's rituals within Crowley's magical order Ordo Templi Orientis. He introduces each ritual with a clear overview, setting each in its historical context and explaining its function and mode of operation, and includes detailed notes on the setting and performance of each one.

Whether absolute beginner or seasoned expert, magicians of all paths will find this volume to be an eminently workable and extremely powerful grimoire spanning centuries from ancient Mithraic and Bacchanalian rites, Goetia, and Gnosticism, right up to present day Crowleyan invocations and sexual magick.


Reviews:
"With this book, Rodney Orpheus has produced the most significant Thelemic book written this century." --David Rankine, author of The Goetia of Dr. Rudd, The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet etc. (Reviews)

"Eminently readable and (most importantly) usable, Grimoire of Aleister Crowley will keep many a magical group busy for years to come." --Richard Kaczinski, author of Perdurabo (Reviews)

"The Grimoire of Aleister Crowley is sure to become a modern classic." --Sorita D'Este, author of Practical Qabalah Magick & Hekate Liminal Rites

"There are very few individuals living today who are qualified by education and experience to write this book, and even fewer with the talent and communication skills to bring it all to life on the printed page. Brother Orpheus is the incarnation of both these aspects of genius. Whether he is expanding upon classic Crowley rituals or creating and developing his own Thelemic ceremonies, the magician reader can be confident he or she is in good hands." --Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot (Reviews)

"Rodney Orpheus, the modern Minstrel of Thelema, is back with another vibrant, creative, and irreverent effort that is sure to please and enlighten." --James Wasserman, author of To Perfect This Feast: A Performance Commentary on the Gnostic Mass (Reviews)

About the Author(s)
Rodney Orpheus is a practicing magician, an established musician, and a member of the band The Cassandra Complex, one of the most important electroindustrial bands of the past decade. He lives in London and travels extensively.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was the most widely read author in 20th-century occultism. He single-handedly redefined magic as a field of inquiry and endeavor through his books and the order that he led--the A.A. and the O.T.O. He is the author several books including The Book of the Law, 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings, and The Book of Thoth.
Lon Milo DuQuette has been involved with occult studies since the late 60s, and has become an acknowledged and widely recognized authority within the world of modern occultism. His previous publications include Magick of Thelema, The Tarot of Ceremonial Magick, Angels, Demons & Gods of the New Millennium, and the humorous, biographical My Life with the Spirits.




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LIVING THELEMA:
A Practical Guide to Attainment in Aleister Crowley's System of Magick
by David Shoemaker
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Anima Solis Books; 1 edition (August 4, 2013)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The system of spiritual attainment developed by Aleister Crowley is notoriously challenging in its scope. Adapted from the popular podcast segment of the same name, Living Thelema brings a welcome approachability to Crowley's material, without diminishing the depth of the system. The author focuses on the practical and experiential aspects of the path of Thelema, allowing the reader to grasp the true transformative power of the system.

Beginners and advanced practitioners alike will find much useful advice here, as Shoemaker brings his characteristic down-to-earth style to bear on topics such as ritual and meditation practices, sex magick, astral projection, psychotherapy for magicians, the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, and that pinnacle of attainment known as the crossing of the Abyss.

The author's background as a practicing psychotherapist allows an entirely unique fusion of esoteric wisdom and cognitive science. Living Thelema is an invaluable handbook for any modern magician.

Here's what other prominent Thelemic authors have to say about Living Thelema:

"Dr. Shoemaker's Living Thelema is in my opinion the most thorough and understandable exposition of the underlying theories and the practical applications of the spiritual disciplines of Thelema currently available to the public. Serious students of the magick of Aleister Crowley in general, and of the A.'. A.'. in particular, will not find a more masterful and authoritative work on the subject issuing from a post-Crowley commentator. My highest recommendation for this landmark work.”—Lon Milo DuQuette, renowned author of The Magick of Aleister Crowley, Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot, and many other titles.

"In this entertaining and (dare I say it?) lively book, David Shoemaker reminds us that Thelema is not just a philosophy or a study, but a spiritual practice. From applied 'how to' advice to thought-provoking 'how about' posers, Dr. Shoemaker offers his personal take—informed by twenty years of walking the talk, along with his incisiveness as a professional therapist—on how to get the most out of the fundamental Thelemic practices of yoga and ritual, both inside and outside of the temple." —Richard Kaczynski, author of Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis and Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part One: Tools for the Journey

An Introduction to the Qabalah
The Holy Guardian Angel
The True Will
Getting Started with a Basic Magical Regimen
The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram
The Lesser & Greater Rituals of the Hexagram
Liber Resh vel Helios
Methods of Ritual Construction
Asana & Pranayama
Meditation & Visualization Practices
Astral Projection & Control of the Body of Light
Devotional Practices
Liber Samekh & the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel
Sexual Magick & Sexual Mysticism

Part Two: Perspectives on the Path of Attainment

The Methods & Tools of A.'.A.'.
Tarot & the Path of Initiation
Initiation & Tetragrammaton
The Chakras
The Role of the Ego in the Great Work
The Formulas of LVX and NOX
The Right Use of Magical Power
21st Century Alchemy
The Practical Use of Alchemical Symbolism
Part Three: Life Outside the Temple

Patterns & Cycles in Magical Practice
Dreamwork
Relationships
Qabalistic Coping Techniques
Psychotherapy
The Anima & Animus
Cognitive Therapy for Magicians





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PAGANISM IN DEPTH:
A Polytheist Approach
by John Beckett
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2019)
List Price: $18.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~Deepen Your Connection to the Gods, Your Ancestors & the World Around You~

There are many rewards in taking your spiritual practice deeper, but there are also new challenges to confront along the way. Paganism In Depth is a next level book to help you ascend to the next steps in your practice and to be prepared for what you might encounter there.


Author John Beckett shares practical ideas for connecting to the spirit realm, forming sustainable communities, and taking on a leadership role as a medium for the divine. You will also discover experiential details of sustaining relationships with spiritual entities and what to do when a deity makes demands of you. Additionally, this book shares several keys to help you find your way forward when you feel you've gone as far as you can, including:


~daily spiritual practice • ancestor veneration • perceiving the otherworld • spiritual ecstasy • direct experience of the gods • offerings • divination • magical practice • devotional practice~


Your relationships with your community and with the gods and spirits are of the utmost importance. John Beckett helps you navigate those relationships so you can give and receive the energy you need on your unique spiritual journey.





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WITCHCRAFT AND SECRET SOCIETIES OF RURAL ENGLAND:
The Magic of Toadmen, Plough Witches, Mummers, and Bonesmen
by Nigel Pennick
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books; Reprint edition (April 9, 2019)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A comprehensive account of the rich folk culture preserved in the rural secret societies of the British Isles

Describes the secret rites, ceremonies, and initiation rituals of guilds and rural fraternities such as the Shoemakers, Horsemen, Toadmen, Mummers, and Bonesmen

Explains their use of masks, black face, and other disguises to avoid persecution

Draws not only on scholarly research but also the author’s personal contacts within these still living traditions

Centuries ago the remote, marshy plains of eastern England--the Fens--were drained to create agricultural land. The Fens remained isolated up until the nineteenth century, and it was this very isolation that helped preserve the ancient traditions of this area, traditions ruthlessly eradicated elsewhere in the British Isles. These magical folk traditions also owe their survival to secret rural societies, from craft guilds and trade unions to Morris dancers and village bands. 


Exploring the folk customs and magical traditions of guilds and rural fraternities such as the Shoemakers and Horsemen and the secrets guarded by the Free Gardeners, Witches, Toadmen, and Bonesmen, Nigel Pennick shows how the common working people of the Fens belonged to secret societies based on their specific trade. He details the hidden aspects of rural life that most historians ignore--the magical current that flowed through the lives of working people--and describes the secret rites, ceremonies, oaths, and initiation rituals of the guilds and fraternities to which the folk belonged.

Drawing not only on scholarly research but also his personal contacts within these still living traditions, Pennick explains their use of masks, black face, and other disguises to avoid persecution and describes how wise woman healers and witches in rural villages were sought-after for their remedies. He shares the secrets of the toad-bone rite, which gave the Toadman control over animals and members of the opposite sex, and explores the guardian spirits thought to inhabit the Fens, including those of the Wild Hunt.

Providing insight into a world that has largely disappeared, one whose magic still echoes in lore and legend, Pennick shows that the rites, customs, and ceremonies of guilds and rural fraternities connect individuals to a wider community and, through collective action, to the power of Nature and the Cosmos.


About the Author:
Nigel Pennick is an authority on ancient belief systems, traditions, runes, and geomancy and has traveled and lectured extensively in Europe and the United States. He is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books, including The Pagan Book of Days. The founder of the Institute of Geomantic Research and the Library of the European Tradition, he lives near Cambridge, England.





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BACKWOODS WITCHCRAFT:
Conjure & Folk Magic from Appalachia
by Jake Richards (Author), Starr Casas (Foreword)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books; 1 edition (June 1, 2019)
List Price: $18.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In Backwoods Witchcraft, Jake Richards offers up a folksy stew of family stories, lore, omens, rituals, and conjure crafts that he learned from his great-grandmother, his grandmother, and his grandfather, a Baptist minister who Jake remembers could "rid someone of a fever with an egg or stop up the blood in a wound." The witchcraft practiced in Appalachia is very much a folk magic of place, a tradition that honors the seen and unseen beings that inhabit the land as well as the soil, roots, and plant life.

The materials and tools used in Appalachia witchcraft are readily available from the land. This "grounded approach" will be of keen interest to witches and conjure folk regardless of where they live. Readers will be guided in how to build relationships with the spirits and other beings that dwell around them and how to use the materials and tools that are readily available on the land where one lives.

This book also provides instructions on how to create a working space and altar and make conjure oils and powders. A wide array of tried-and-true formulas are also offered for creating wealth, protecting one from gossip, spiritual cleansing, and more.



About the Author:
While Jake Richards doesn't hold initiations, titles, or degrees, he clearly does hold his Appalachian heritage close to his blood and bones. He has practiced Appalachian folk magic for almost a decade and teaches classes on the subject in Jonesborough, Tennessee, where he owns Little Chicago Conjure, a supplier of Appalachian folk magic supplies and ingredients.




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TRAVELLING THE FAIRY PATH
by Morgan Daimler
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (September 28, 2018)
List Price: $21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An in-depth and experiential look from the inside at practicing Fairy Witchcraft. This unique form of spirituality is one that melds the traditions of the Fairy Faith with Neo-Pagan witchcraft, creating something that is new yet rooted in the old. In this third book in the series the reader is invited to travel down the path to Fairy with the author and see how their journey has unfolded over the last twenty-five years, weaving together practical experience and academic study. Looking at this form of witchcraft with an eye that is both serious and humorous. Travelling the Fairy Path offers insight and suggestions for practices shaped from the source material and lived in daily life to help as the reader moves from beginner to experienced practitioner.





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LIVING RUNES:
Theory and Practice of Norse Divination
by Galina Krasskova
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (June 1, 2019)
List Price: $15.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Living Runes provides a thorough examination of the Norse runes that will challenge the experienced rune worker to deepen his or her understanding of these mysteries.

The book begins with an explication of the story of Odin, the Norse god who won the runes by sacrificing himself on the World Tree. It continues by examining each of the individual runes in turn, both the Elder Futhark and the lesser-known Anglo-Saxon Futhorc. Each rune is studied not only from a historical viewpoint but also from the perspective of a modern practitioner. You will be introduced to the practice of galdr as well as the magical use of the runes and the proper way to sacrifice to them and read them for divination.

Most importantly, the book specifically addresses the runes as living spirits and provides guidance on developing a working relationship with these otherworldly allies.

Note:Living Runes was previously published as Runes: Theory and Practice (New Page, 2009) but for several years has only been available from Lightning Source via Ingram.





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OTHERKIN TAROT
by Siolo Thompson
Boxed 288 page GuideBook and 78 Card Tarot Deck
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2019)
List Price: $29.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
From the creator of the Linestrider Tarot comes a world that is both strange and familiar—both other and kin. Each card in this unique deck features a being who inhabits the liminal space between myth and fact, human and animal. A lion with the body of a man sits on the Emperor's throne, a sagacious owl acts as Hierophant, and frogs and foxes take on human garb.

Tarot's deep symbolism is brought into new light with these fanciful illustrations, created with hand-ground natural pigments on unbleached, handmade paper. Based on the Rider-Waite-Smith system, Otherkin Tarot is suitable for both beginners and experienced readers. This is a deck that wants to travel and be left out in the moonlight; it's a deck that will improve with every use.
 




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A DARISA TAROT:
The Lomisht
Illustrated by Karen Swartz , Designed by Draque Thompson
A gender neutral, esoteric tarot deck with an anthropomorphic species of extraterrestrial dream animal instead of humans, and card titles in both English and a magical dream language called “Lodendkur.”


Introduction & Reading Guidebook PDF Link :

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

BLESSED BELTANE!!!


The Maying' Arthur Rackham
ELCOME 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:
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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SPLENDOR SOLIS:
The World's Most Famous Alchemical Manuscript
by Dr. Stephen Skinner, Dr Rafal T. Prinke, Georgiana Hedesan, Joscelyn Godwin
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing (March 19, 2019)
List Price: $33.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The only high-quality yet affordable edition available of the classic alchemical manuscript Splendor Solis, described as "the most magnificent treatise on alchemy ever made". Includes up-to-date commentary from experts in the field and a modern translation of the 16th-century text.

A magnificent edition of the Splendor Solis for all those interested in alchemy, magic and mysterious manuscripts. Popularly attributed to the legendary figure Salomon Trismosin, the Splendor Solis ('Splendour of the Sun') is the most beautiful alchemical manuscript ever made, with 22 fabulous illustrations rich in allegorical and mystical symbolism. The paintings are given a fitting showcase in this new Watkins edition, which accompanies them with Joscelyn Godwin's excellent contemporary translation of the original 16th-century German text, as well as interpretation from alchemical experts Stephen Skinner and Georgiana Hedesan, and from Rafal T. Prinke, an authority in central and Eastern European esoteric manuscripts. Stephen Skinner explains the symbolism of both the text and the illustrations, suggesting that together they describe the physical process of the alchemical transmutation of base metal into gold. Rafal T. Prinke explains the theories about the authorship of both text and illustrations, discussing Splendor Solis as the turning point in alchemical iconography passing from the medieval tradition to that of the Baroque and the reasons for the misattribution of Splendor Solis to Poysel and Trismosin. Georgiana Hedesan looks at the legendary figure of Salomon Trismosin and his creation by followers of Theophrastus Paracelsus as part of an attempt to integrate their master in a lineage of ancient alchemical philosophers. The images are taken from the British Library manuscript Harley 3469, the finest example of the Splendor Solis to survive.





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GOLDEN DAWN MAGIC:
A Complete Guide to the High Magical Arts
by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (May 8, 2019)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~An easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to the Golden Dawn system of magic.

The Golden Dawn system of magic is known throughout the world as one of the most effective and comprehensive approaches to working with occult powers. But for beginners or intermediate practitioners, it can be difficult to know where to start and where to go for expert guidance. Golden Dawn Magic shares bite-sized exercises and meditations to help you build the skills that are needed for the more advanced rituals, guiding beginner and intermediate practitioners on a powerful journey of magical work. Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, senior adepts of the Golden Dawn, provide a firm foundation in practical Golden Dawn theory and methods, without the complex lessons and grades of more traditional approaches.

This collection of accessible step-by-step instructions for visualization, meditation, energy projection, and working with willpower opens the doorways of magic. You will also discover hands-on exercises for learning the Golden Dawn's approach to esoteric arts like tarot and the Qabalah. Once you've mastered the fundamental skills, this book guides you through dozens of more advanced rites, rituals, and techniques, including:

Greater and Lesser Banishing Rituals • Expanded Visualizations • Opening by Watchtower • Ritual of the Rose Cross • Prayer of Osiris • Exordiums of Thoth • Godform Assumption • Achieving Invisibility • Creating Your Own Talisman •Telesmatic Images • And Many More

Whether you are just becoming interested in the Golden Dawn or you have already gained some experience in these methods, Golden Dawn Magic will be an extraordinary aid to you as you move forward on your journey in this powerful system of magic.




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BEYOND THE NORTH WIND:
The Fall and Rise of the Mystic North
by Christopher McIntosh, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson (Foreword)
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (May 1, 2019)
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"The North" is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads readers, chapter by chapter, through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations, as documented through physical records, such as runestones and megaliths, but also through mythology and lore.

This mythic conception of a unique, powerful, and mysterious Northern civilization was known to the Greeks as "Hyberborea"--the "Land Beyond the North Wind"--which they considered to be the true origin place of their god, Apollo, bringer of civilization. Through the Greeks, this concept of the mythic North would spread throughout Western civilization.

In addition, McIntosh discusses Russian Hyperboreanism, which he describes as among "the most influential of the new religions and quasi-religious movements that have sprung up in Russia since the fall of Communism" and which is currently almost unknown in the West.




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THE WITCH'S BOOK OF MYSTERIES
by Devin Hunter
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (May 8, 2019)
List Price: $21.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~Reclaim Control of Your Magic and Your Life

~Transcend Your Limitations and Enter the Pyramid of Light and the Labyrinth of Darkness

Devin Hunter, author of groundbreaking works The Witch's Book of Power and The Witch's Book of Spirits, makes a powerful statement on how you can deepen your Witch Power and further develop your relationships with familiars, guides, spirits, and gods. The Witch's Book of Mysteries invites you to embark on a pivotal journey designed to help break you free of the illusory cultural energies that hold you back from true magical vitality.

With spells and rituals drawn from the author's own book of shadows, this book explores energetic self-orientation, the Witch's Eye, and the Witch's Tree―techniques that will support and embolden you on your quest to achieve personal gnosis. Learn the extraordinary practices of the Witch's Dream and the Witch's Sabbat, and initiate into the mysteries of the Cosmic Grigori, primordial guardians of space, time, matter, energy, and quintessence. Ultimately, the path of the witch takes you to the six gates of the Labyrinth of Diana. Through these gates, the authentic nature of the soul is found and God Herself is revealed.



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A WOMAN’S BOOK OF SHADOWS:
A Celebration of Witchcraft
by Elisabeth Brooke
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: AEON Books (April 15, 2019)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This book is an irresistible, definitive guide to the magical practices of contemporary women. Beginning with a brief history of witchcraft, it explores a huge range of beliefs, festivals, skills, and lore, including:

Goddesses, priestesses, and witches
Reincarnation, karma, magic, and power
The aura, the chakras, psychic awareness, astral traveling, pathworking, dreamwork, and healing
Covens, initiations, collectives, and lone witches
The circle, the altar, wands, robes, chalices, incenses, oils, and candles
The moon and the planets
Sabbats, esbats, solstices, equinoxes, Samhain, Candlemas, Beltane, and Lammas
Tarot, scrying, starcraft, and herbal lore


Gathering together all the disciplines of European witchcraft and providing rituals and spells for use in our lives, A Woman's Book of Shadows, first published in 1993, is a remarkable compendium of magical lore, psychic skills, and women's mysteries.





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THE MYTHIC MOONS OF AVALON:
Lunar & Herbal Wisdom from the Isle of Healing
by Jhenah Telyndru
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (May 8, 2019)
List Price: $22.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~Discover a System of Personal Evolution, Foster a Relationship with the Goddesses of Avalon, and Build a Powerful Connection to the Holy Isle

~Reclaim your sovereignty and unlock your greatest potential through an inner journey of self-discovery. The Mythic Moons of Avalon presents an innovative practice, supported by herbs and guided by the phases of the moon, that leads to soul healing and spiritual transformation.

Harness the energies of the thirteen moons of the year, including total lunar eclipses and blue moons, to reveal a path of healing. Delve into Welsh mythology, connect with transformative goddesses, create herbal elixirs, and undertake meditative journeys that promote emotional and spiritual wholeness. This book examines Avalon as a place of psycho-spiritual healing and rebirth―a place where you'll find deep wisdom and personal empowerment by aligning with lunar rhythms. Jhenah Telyndru helps you develop meaningful relationships with goddesses and herbal allies as you walk the inner pathway to the sovereign self within.

Healing with the Cycles of the Moon:
To heal the Avalonian way, you'll meet the goddesses who represent the thirteen moons of the year (including the blue moons and lunar eclipses), delve deeply into Welsh mythology, and use herbal elixirs and rituals to improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual health and personal power. This book examines Avalon as a place of psycho-spiritual healing and rebirth. With it, you'll make powerful herbal and goddess allies on your journey to the sovereign self within.

Praise:
"A beautifully comprehensive, cohesive, and brilliant approach to transformation through lunar energies, herbal workings, and the tales of the Avalonian goddesses."―Tiffany Lazic, registered psychotherapist and author of The Great Work


About the Author:
Jhenah Telyndru (New York) holds an MA in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, and has a bachelor's degree in archaeology. She is the founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon, an international Celtic women's mysteries organization. Jhenah teaches four-day residential training retreats around North America and the UK, and facilitates pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles and Ireland through Mythic Seeker Tours. She is a frequent presenter and guest speaker at academic conferences, religious symposia, Women's Spirituality gatherings, and Pagan festivals. A priestess in the Avalonian Tradition for over 25 years, Jhenah has been following a Pagan path since 1986.





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BECOMING DANGEROUS:
Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels
by Katie West (Editor), Jasmine Elliott (Editor), Kristen J. Sollée (Foreword)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (April 1, 2019)
List Price: $16.25

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"A fierce and voluble refutation of the patriarchy and its soul-crushing oppression of female power. These writers make clear that as witches, femmes, and queers, they will use their own strength, ingenious rituals, beauty routines, and spells to rise above and beyond the limits of racism/classism and objectifications set by a male-dominated society. While bound by a thread of magic, these are inspiring feminist writings for readers of feminist literature, however identified.” --Library Journal

Edgy and often deeply personal, the twenty-one essays collected here come from a wide variety of writers. Some identify as witches, others identify as writers, musicians, game developers, or artists. What they have in common is that they’ve created personal rituals to summon their own power in a world that would prefer them powerless. Here, they share the rituals they use to resist self-doubt, grief, and depression in the face of sexism, slut shaming, racism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Notes from the Editors
Content Warning

  1. Unfuckable—Cara Ellison
  2. Trash-Magic: Signs & Rituals for the Unwanted—Maranda Elizabeth
  3. Uncensoring My Ugliness—Laura Mandanas
  4. Femme as in Fuck You: Fucking with the Patriarchy One Lipstick Application at a Time—Catherine Hernandez
  5. Before I Was a Woman, I Was a Witch—Avery Edison
  6. Undressing My Heart—Gabriela Herstik
  7. Garden—Marguerite Bennett
  8. Reddit, Retin-A, and Resistance: An Alchemist’s Guide to Skincare—Sam Maggs
  9. The Future is Coming for You—Deb Chachra
  10. My Witch’s Sabbath of Short Skirts, Long Kisses, and BDSM—Mey Rude
  11. Buzzcut Season—Larissa Pham
  12. The Harpy—Meredith Yayanos
  13. Fingertips—merritt
  14. Red Glitter—Sophie Saint Thomas
  15. Touching Pennies, Painting Nails—Sim Bajwa
  16. Ritual in Darkness—Kim Boekbinder
  17. Gayuma—Sara David
  18. Pushing Beauty Up Through the Cracks—Katelan Foisy
  19. Ritualising My Humanity—J. A. Micheline
  20. Simulating Control—Nora Khan
  21. I Am, Myself, a Body of Water—Leigh Alexander
Contributors
Acknowledgements


Reviews:

"This isn't a book on how to become a witch. Rather, it's a book about what it means to be a witch, written by women and femmes for whom the word "witch" is as much a part of their identity as their skin, their sexuality, and their gender. Ultimately, though, this is a book about magic, real, operant magic, the kind which changes reality. It's a book about where that magic comes from, and how queer women and femmes, women of color, and trans women have used it since the dawn of humanity to survive in a world which would just as soon have them enslaved or dead." --Misha Magdalene, Patheos

"Whether harnessing the power of nature, tarot, crystals and candles or selfies, make up, video games and sex toys, these rebels, sluts, femmes, and witches heal from trauma, challenge institutional racism, dismantle misogyny, and create community. Replete with prose that is at turns revealing, relatable, and bitingly funny, this book lays the groundwork for summoning your own salvation on your own terms." --Kristen J. Sollée, author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive

"In this uneven yet bold collection of essays, 21 authors explore how they “resist the onslaught of a world of irrational happenings” by performing personal rituals that incorporate magic. Each essay is by someone who considers themselves marginalized and responding to a culture that “has attempted to cast a banishing spell” on them. Highlights include “Trash Magic” by Miranda Elizabeth, a self-described “sick mad crip borderline witch” who tweaks tarot readings and crystal rituals to suit the needs of her “disabled perspective” and Avery Edison’s “Before I Was a Woman, I Was a Witch,” which details Avery’s discovery of a witch kit as a teenager. A common thread is the subversion of conventional feminine beauty, such as in Catherine Hernandez’s “Femme as in Fuck You” in which she writes of taking intentionally ugly photos to reclaim her sense of beauty after an accident that left her scarred, and merritt k’s “Total Mood Killer,” about how she fashions her nails for peak scariness, “sharp enough to easily scratch skin—maybe draw blood.” Powerfully intimate and angry yet hopeful, these narratives will appeal to “magickal practitioners” looking for new examples of how others have dealt with oppression." --Publishers Weekly, (Apr 2019)


Thoughtful and earnest, considered together these essays weave a spell, taking the acts of women deemed selfish and silly and naming them sacred. Witches are having a moment. And it’s about damn time.” —Kelly Sue DeConnick, Bitch Planet and Pretty Deadly


Becoming Dangerous is an essential survival guide for underrepresented communities who still have to fight for visibility in these so-called modern times.” —Alison Nastasi, Flavorwire.com


Witchcraft specifically is appealing to the marginalized because witchcraft focuses on how the self and the earth are connected. It takes societal hierarchy out of the equation. . . . The contributors to Becoming Dangerous are a multi-faceted group of individuals and writers who have all found their power through dealing with personal hardship and establishing magical rituals. Their rituals vary from using fashion to combat societal sexualization, to buzzing off their hair to explore presentation and identity, and using special rituals to prove to the world that they are human and not less than. This new collection of essays about ‘ritual and resistance’ will fire you up and make you feel powerful.” —HelloGiggles.com


"This essay collection describes the many ways that women, femmes, and nonbinary people find and create safe places as acts of resistance, beauty, and hope. Editors Katie West and Jasmine Elliott curated a magnificent collection that includes authors of many different backgrounds, abilities, identities, cultures, and beliefs. Becoming Dangerous debates with itself, answers its own questions, and provides a powerful look at how magic and intention can turn the tide of self-doubt and empower women, as it has for centuries, in both public and secret practices." –Foreword Reviews


In essay after essay, the reckoning is a fierce and voluble refutation of the patriarchy and its soul-crushing oppression of female power. These writers make clear that as witches, femmes, and queers, they will use their own strength, ingenious rituals, beauty routines, and spells to rise above and beyond the limits of racism/classism and objectifications set by a male-dominated society. While bound by a thread of magic, these are inspiring feminist writings for readers of feminist literature, however identified.” --Library Journal, April 1, 2019



About the Authors:
Katie West is a writer, photographer, editor, director, and executive assistant. She was recently published in The Secret Loves of Geek (Dark Horse, edited by Hope Nicholson). She has published several volumes of a photographic magazine called Babefest that brings women together to create, share, and support one another. She also directed the music video for the Seven Saturdays single "Au Revoir," and she has a comic with Ray Fawkes in the upcoming anthology Haunted Tales of Gothic Love (Bedside Press, edited by Hope Nicholson).
Jasmine Elliott is a freelance editor and writer. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of Windsor. She is a lapsed tarot reader and perpetually annoyed queer person currently based in Toronto. You can read her reviews of young adult literature at dictura.com.
Kristen J. Sollée is the author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists.




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QUEERING THE TAROT
by Cassandra Snow (Author), Beth Maiden (Foreword)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (May 1, 2019)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Tarot is best used as a tool for self-discovery, healing, growth, empowerment, and liberation. Tarot archetypes provide the reader with a window into present circumstances and future potential. But what if that window only opened up on a world that was white, European, and heterosexual? The interpretations of the tarot that have been passed down through tradition presuppose a commonality and normalcy among humanity. At the root of card meanings are archetypes that we accept without questioning. But at what point do archetypes become stereotypes?

Humanity is diverse--culturally, spiritually, sexually. Tarot has the power to serve a greater population, with the right keys to unlock the tarot's deeper meanings. In Queering the Tarot, Cassandra Snow deconstructs the meanings of the 78 cards explaining the ways in which each card might be interpreted against the norm. Queering the Tarot explores themes of sexuality, coming out, gender and gender-queering, sources of oppression and empowerment, and many other topics especially familiar to not-straight folks. Cassandra's identity-based approach speaks directly to those whose identity is either up in the air or consuming the forefront of their consciousness. It also speaks to those struggling with mental illness or the effects of trauma, all seekers looking for personal affirmation that who they are is okay.

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Why is it that queer folks are so drawn to the tarot and other witchy, magical, or esoteric practices?

'To a world that categorizes us as nonnormative, we say, 'Your loss! We’ll build our own communities, economies, and structures of care right over here.' Picking up affordable, accessible practices like tarot, astrology, and herbalism—folk tools that to the capitalist white heteropatriarchy are useless because they can’t be neatly explained, co-opted, and sold—is part of this radical community-building process. We use tarot to better understand and care for ourselves and our communities. Queering the Tarot is a brilliant contribution to this collective work. Cassandra’s interpretations zoom in on the generally accepted meanings of each card, examining timeworn archetypes, symbols, tropes, and rites of passage via one simple yet crucial question:

How can this card relate differently for queer-identified readers?

The asking is itself a radical act. It is a question that makes space for difference. It is a question that centers the marginal, the unseen, and makes it visible.' –Beth Maiden

Word
In this book I use the acronym LGBTQQIP2SA+, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Asexual, and anyone else who identifies as not straight, not cisgender, or both. The + is divisive, and I do recognize that not everyone likes their inclusion seeming like an afterthought. I see you, I hear you, and I’m always looking for more inclusive solutions. Please know that I consider anyone who is not both straight and cisgender a Q, as in Queer. You’re already under the umbrella and celebrating our queerness with us in my eyes. I also know that the word Queer isn’t comfortable or right for everyone. This is a word that originally just meant odd (another label I happily claim) but, over time, became a slur lobbed at those who were—or were perceived as—something other than straight, cisgender, or both. Over the past several years, our community has done some brilliant work reclaiming this word that once put us in a limiting box.


Strength
Strength is a card that frustrates many readers and querents at times because we want it to be more complicated than it is. Most cards have multiple meanings, or the word signifying the card is only a starting point. This isn’t necessarily true of Strength. There are multiple definitions of strength depending on whom you ask, and that accounts for much of the differentiation in this card between decks. This card could show up as a simple call to wield strength through adversity or quarrels. It could pop up as a reminder that you are strong and can get through anything. I most often see the card as a call to find balance between force and gentle compassion. The most common image on a Strength card is a woman taming a lion through physical affection, which is a lot of what strengthens that latter message.

Reviews:
Queering the Tarot was a feature on the Little Red Tarot blog. Taking the tarot cards that we all love, and peeling them back to their bones. From there, Cassandra Snow builds the cards a new form. One that speaks to everyone regardless of their gender identity, sexuality or gender expression. I have seen queer tarot cards save people's lives. I have seen the impact that diversity and representation have in my community. I am delighted that this book exists, and encourage everyone - queer, straight or otherwise -- to pick it up.” —Melissa Cynova, author of Kitchen Table Tarot


Learning to apply the wisdom embedded in each tarot card to specific situations is always challenge. The challenge is heightened when your lifestyle may not be considered mainstream. Cassandra Snow leads us on a journey through the tarot that explores, acknowledges, and honors, the experiences of non-straight and/or non-cisgendered folks. Her insights are valuable for both queer readers and for readers with queer clients.” --Barbara Moore, author of Steampunk Tarot, Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot, Your Tarot Your Way, www.tarotshaman.com



"In Queering the Tarot, Cassandra Snow opens up the world of tarot and makes it inclusive for the LGBTQ community and other marginalized folk. I think this may be one of the most important tarot books out today. It gives much needed representation and respect to a whole slice of the population that has been left out due to tarot’s tendency to focus on white, cisgender, heteronormative. Queering the Tarot is a wonderful book who’s time has come. It belongs on every serious tarot reader’s shelf." —Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book and co-author of Tarot For Troubled Times


"Queering the Tarot doesn't just bring the Tarot out of the closet. It dresses it up in drag (both queen and king) to show it off. This is a book that isn't afraid to challenge the binary gender paradigm from all angles. It doesn't matter if you are queer, straight, or somewhere else on the spectrum because Cassandra Snow unflinchingly casts aside the heteronormative dialogue to reveal a rich, nuanced view of this divinatory art. I was pleased to see the Urban Tarot used in the images as well. It is the perfect "gender-queer" deck for this book. It is truly a keeper for anyone who wishes to broaden their Tarot practice personally. I think it should be required for all professionals who want to be in touch and in tune with our diverse, beautiful population." --Arwen Lynch-Poe, Editor/Publisher at The Cartomancer


"Queering the Tarot is an indispensable book in the modern re-workings of the 600-year-old images, symbols, and stories--indispensable not just for LGBTQQIPA2P+ people, but for anyone who wants to see how the Tarot can expand and open to the world.”--Rachel Pollack, author of Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom


"As a straight, middle-class Baby Boomer, I admit to being slightly uncomfortable with the word “queer”. It is also true that I have made up my mind not to die of mental rigidity. So a few years back, I began consciously trying on other people’s perspectives and I have come to understand that the LBGTQ+ community speaks the word clearly as a powerful badge of honor. For the moment, as Beth Maiden points out in her brilliant foreword to this book, the queer experience is substantially different from the hetero experience. Both from that perspective, and from the perspective of a long time student of all things tarot, I herald the release of this book and the new dimensions that it adds to the magical symbolism of the cards. In the page-and-a-half “Word” that follows Maiden’s “Foreword”, Cassandra Snow says that the word “queer” has come to mean the intention to create a community where “others” (all those who need a safer space) are welcomed with open arms. I can think of no better definition of the symbolism of the tarot. Snow is asking The Fool to “walk in another man’s shoes” along the path to enlightenment. The lessons learned are invaluable." --Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insights, May/June 2019

About the Authors:
Cassandra Snow is a professional tarot card reader who teaches Queering the Tarot and Tarot for Beginners classes and coaches new and intermediate readers. She also runs Gadfly Theatre Productions, a queer and feminist theater company. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Beth Maiden is the founder of Little Red Tarot.



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MILLENNIUM THOTH TAROT
By Renata Lechner
Imprint: Llewellyn/ Lo Scarabeo
Pub Date: May 2019
Product Type: Boxed 78 Card Deck
List Price: $26.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Millenium Thoth Tarot is the perfect tarot to embolden your life and spirit. Showcasing the creative mind and stunning artwork of Renata Lechner, creator of the Arcanum Tarot, this powerful deck uses stylishly detailed illustrations to portray the symbols and meanings of one of the most revered decks of the twentieth century. This deck definitely stands apart from all the rest, making it a great choice for readers and collectors who have an affinity for tarot decks that bring a truly original energy to the table.







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RACKHAM TAROT
By Lo Scarabeo, Arthur Rackham
Imprint: Llewellyn / Lo Scarabeo
Pub Date: June 2019
Product Type: 78 Card Boxed Deck
List Price: $23.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) remains one of the most celebrated artists of the early twentieth century. His ethereal paintings and illustrations for books like Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan, and The Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm bring viewers into the magical land of faery, evoking the sense that we are surrounded by enchanting creatures at all times of the day. This breathtaking tarot deck features the most stunning illustrations from Rackham's body of work, inviting you to make a whimsical journey into the realm of the wee folk where unexpected insights and inspiration await.

The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.





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RAVEN'S WAND ORACLE
by Steven Hutton (Author, Illustrator)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (February 21, 2019)
44 Card Deck and 60 page guidebook with four custom card spreads.
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Inspired by Steven Hutton's popular Dark Raven Chronicles Trilogy, Raven's Wand Oracle draws insights from the tale of a mysterious Black Wand, brave young Kolfinnia, whose fate it is to save witchcraft, and the sage old witch Valonia who counsels that mind creates matter. Other witches you will meet in the Wildwood Coven include Rhia Winsome, who shares her creative energy, Ada Crabbe, the senior gardener, Oceana, and the dragon twins Hethra and Halla. Each member of the coven has important life lessons to offer. Through vivid artwork and heartfelt messages, Raven's Wand Oracle invites you to explore the profound wisdom of witchcraft.

Includes 44 cards and 60 page guidebook with four custom card spreads.

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FAERY BLESSING CARDS:
Healing Gifts and Shining Treasures from the Realm of Enchantment
by Lucy Cavendish and Amy Brown
Boxed kit (5 x 6¾) includes a deck and a 124-page guidebook.
Cards: 124 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2019)

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~Are you ready to reclaim the blessings of magick, wonder and nature?

Faeries are ancient, powerful elementals, and they have many blessings and gifts to offer. Once, the faeries and the humans were allies, united in our love and protection of the planet. Today, many have lost this connection – and with it, the blessings of the faeries. With this deck, it is the faeries' intention to reweave and reconstruct that relationship, for the good of us all, and for the good of this planet. With every card you'll receive a faery blessing – a priceless gift to ignite your intuition, lift you up when the world seems too heavy, offer deep healing and help set you once again on your true life path. Featuring the paintings of renowned faery artist Amy Brown, written by Lucy Cavendish, this deck is your magickal, healing pathway to receiving messages and blessings from the faeries every day.

Boxed kit (5 x 6¾) includes a deck and a 124-page guidebook.


About the Author/creators
Lucy Cavendish created Witchcraft magazine in 1992, the first magazine of its kind in the world. She is a feature writer for Spellcraft Magazine, Spheres, and has appeared in anthologies like Disinformation’s Pop Goes The Witch! She appears regularly on mainstream and alternative television and radio, explaining the Craft and demonstrating magicks and the power of intuition. She is a founding member of the Goddess Association in Australia. Lucy Cavendish lives in Sydney, Australia, with her pixie-like daughter, and their menagerie of plants, animal companions, spirit beings, and beloved elementals.

Amy Brown started painting faeries in 1992. After selling prints and originals of her work at street fairs and in local shops for a few years, she opened a website and began selling her art online. She's made more than 2000 paintings and dozens of licensed products.










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