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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW: HOODOO & CONJURE MAGAZINE AND 1-8 VOLUMES OF ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM






EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS IS PLEASED
TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING PERIODICALS AND TITLES:




HOODOO AND CONJURE: NEW ORLEANS
Editor/writer Denise Alvarado
Special Edition: Issue#1
Creole Moon Publications
List Price: $24.95

This magazine journal is an 8 X 10 special edition, full color bleed, of the highest quality and bound like a book. A true collector's item and must have for any student of conjure and lover of New Orleans and Southern folk magic traditions.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
What is Hoodoo and Conjure New Orleans about?
In all its gloriousness and fabulous writ, Hoodoo and Conjure: New Orleans brings to you a fantastic collection of articles from a variety of notable as well as up and coming authors. The majority of the articles center on New Orleans Voodoo and Hoodoo, however, we also include some fantastic articles about southern conjure traditions in general. Here we go...are you ready?

 Get the original story about Mary Oneida Toups by the original author, 6th generation New Orleans born Alyne Pustanio!

 Here are some of the articles jam packed in this issue of Hoodoo and Conjure New Orleans:

 FEATURE STORIES
  • New Orleans-Style Day of the Dead with Sallie Ann Glassman, by Alyne Pustanio
  • In Memorium: Coco Robicheaux, by Alyne Pustanio
  • Digging in the Dirt, by Dorothy Morrison
  • The Story about Mary Oneida Toups, by Alyne Pustanio
  • Tituba, the Voodoo Girl of Salem, by Witchdoctor Utu
  • Food as Medzin, by Madrina Angelique
  • The Graveyard Snake and the Ancestors, by Dr. Snake
  • Holy Death and the Seven Insights: A Gay Man’s Story of Self-Transformation and his Search for Love, by Carolina Dean
  • Adventures in Ghost Hunting by Carolina Dean
  • It Might be a Sign of Things to Come, by H. Byron Ballard
  • Wicca and Voodoo: Bringing the Two Together, by Nish Perez
  • Wicca and Voodoo: Rhythms , by Louis Martinie
  • Crimson Light through Muddy Water: Southern Goth as an Occult Reality, by Tim Broussard

 And more!!!

APPLIED CONJURE
  • Spell Work with the Dead, by Madrina Angelique
  • How to Bury an Enemy, by Madrina Angelique
  • Uncrossing Land, by Aaron Leitch
  • Dem Bones, by Danette Wilson
  • Conjure with the Goetia, by Devi Spring
  • The Wishing Tomb of Marie Laveaux, by Denise Alvarado

 And more!

PHOTO ESSAY
Herein lies the Poor and the Indigent: A Photo Essay of Holt Cemetery by Denise Alvarado and Alyne Pustanio

INTERNATIONAL CONJURE
Mystery Of a Sacred Sastun and The Trinity of Stones: An Interview with Winsom Winsom, by Rev.Roots

TUTORIAL
Tutorial: How to Make  a New Orleans Style Rope Doll by Denise Alvarado

MEDIA REVIEW
American Horror Story: Coven,  Review by Denise Alvarado

This magazine journal is an 8 X 10 special edition, full color bleed, of the highest quality and bound like a book. A true collector's item and must have for any student of conjure and lover of New Orleans and Southern folk magic traditions.

Hoodoo and Conjure New Orleans. It's for real, y'all.




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HOODOO AND CONJURE: NEW ORLEANS 2014
Issue #2
Editor/Author Denise Alvarado
Creole Moon Publications
 List Price: $24.95

This magazine journal is an 8 X 10 special edition, full color bleed, of the highest quality and bound like a book. A true collector's item and must have for any student of conjure and lover of New Orleans and Southern folk magic traditions.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
What is Hoodoo and Conjure New Orleans about?
The predecessor Hoodoo and Conjure New Orleans was such a smashing success that we have decided to continue with the series! This issue highlights recent events in the world of New Orleans Voudou and includes more Louisiana contributors and talented writers in the wide world of Hoodoo and Conjure.


In this issue:

 FEATURE STORIES

  • The Pink Tomb of Marie Laveaux: Devotion or Desecration? By Denise Alvarado
  • Bearing Witness to Fate: Ifa Reading for 2014, by Baba Eli
  • American Horror Story Coven: Will the Real Papa Legba Please Stand Up? By Denise Alvarado
  • Getting a Jump on Successful New Year, by Dorothy Morrison
  • In the Shadow of the Crossroads, by Alyne Pustanio
  • Louisiana Woman, Carolina Man, by Carolina Dean
  • Walking on the Vows of an Ifa Rootworker, by Doc Oloyade Hava
  • The Noninitiates Guide to Palo, by Madrina Angelique and Baba Omigbemi Olumaki
  • Following Tituba , by Witchdoctor Utu
  • New Orleans Practitioner Profile: The Divine Prince Ty Emmecca , by Denise Alvarado

APPLIED CONJURE
  • Brown Bottle Spell,  by Magick LaCroix
  • Easy Low Cost Money Spells,  by Carolina Dean
  • Getting that Swing: How to Use a Pendulum,  by Carolina Dean
  • Talking to the Ancestors with Bare Bones,  by Melony Malsom
  • A Guide to Candle Shapes and Figures,  by Celeste Heldstab
  • Blockbuster Magick,  by Khi Armand

 And more!!!

This magazine journal is an 8 X 10 special edition, full color bleed, of the highest quality and bound like a book. A true collector's item and must have for any student of conjure and lover of New Orleans and Southern folk magic traditions.
Hoodoo and Conjure New Orleans. It's for real, y'all.

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Volumes 1 through 8 of:
AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM
From Datura Press

This series is a collection of forty years of writing from the archive of the Servants of the Light, featuring articles and lectures by Delores Ashcroft-Nowicki, W.E. Butler, and Gareth Knight.



AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM, VOLUME 1
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
For years I heard stories about the mythic file cabinet in Dolores’s office. Now for the first time these files have been opened and published. This book is first in a series. Articles dating from the early ‘70s until the present. Not since Israel Regardie published the secrets of the Golden Dawn, has so much new information come to light. Some of the articles in this volume are, Visions of Wholeness, The Elemental Kingdom, The Four Holy Creatures, Concerning Dr. Tavener, The Grail and the Lance,  The Three Aspects of Occult Ritual, Aphrodite the Awakener, and many more.







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AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM, VOLUME 2
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The second book in this series has even more unpublished material than the first volume. Along with material from Dolores and Ernest Butler, is work from Ernest’s mentor, The Rev. Robert King!  Some of the articles in this volume are, The Astral Light, Common Sense and Glamour in Occult Work, The Unreserved Dedication, Death: The Last Great Adventure, The Gypsy Runes, The Implications of Exorcism, Guarding Merlin’s Enclosure, Building A Temple, and many more.









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AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM, VOLUME 3
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The third book in this series has a new contributor! Gareth Knight has joined Dolores and Ernest, making this the most exciting volume to date!  Included in this volume is Social Work and the Unseen, The Automatisms of Mediumship, The Solo Practitioner in Magic, Dion Fortune in Bristol & Somerset, The Magical Life, Avalon of the Heart, The Faery Tradition in Arthurian Legend, Dion Fortune and the Masonic Tradition, and much more!









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AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM, VOLUME 4
List Price: $25.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The fourth book in this series boasts not only the work of Dolores and W.E. Butler, but the writings of Gareth Knight and Dion Fortune! I like to think of this one as the Atlantean volume, since a majority of the writings are about that mysterious island.

This volume includes, The Dion Fortune Collection, Atlantean Memories, Our Atlantean Heritage, The Green Ray, The Church on the Sea Shore Experiences With the Element of Fire, Dion Fortune and the Lost Secrets of the West, The Dweller on the Threshold, ChrЋtien De Troyes Р The First Arthurian Romancer, The Elemental Tides, The Red Rose and The White, and much more!






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AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM, VOLUME 5
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Before there was The Servants of the Light, there was a correspondence school called The Helios Course, run by Gareth Knight and W.E. Butler. The quarterly newsletters chronicle not only the beginning of the school that was to become the SOL, but the development of distance learning. I was thrilled to find them when I went to visit Dolores a few years ago. 

The first 14 are included in the articles in this volume. Round Merlin’s Table 1-14, Notes on Geburah and Hod, A Harvest of Festivals, Planetary Scapegoats, Incense Formulas and Recipes, Vibrations of the Name, Mental Training from the Ancient Mystery Schools, The Grail Tests, The Gnostic Hypostases and the Grail Legend.





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AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM, VOLUME 6
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The sixth book in this series has more or the Round Merlins’ Table newsletters plus fascinating articles on all aspects of the occult. Included are, Child Rearing in the Occult Traditions, Keys in Practical Magic Version 1*, Shambala, Creative Mythology in Occult Training, Magic and Ritual in the Ancient World











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AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM VOLUME 7
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The seventh book in this series continues to bring new work to the public. In addition to the work of Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki this volume has work by W.E. Butler and The Rev. Robert King (Mr. Butler’s teacher and mentor).Some of the titles are The Right to Understand, Woman and the Grail, Mysticism in the Liberal Catholic Church and Merlin and the Mother Goddess









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AN ANTHOLOGY OF OCCULT WISDOM VOLUME 8
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The eighth book in this series boasts two chapters by Herbie Brennan, (author of the NYT bestseller, The Fairy Wars) Conjuration and Magical Diagrams. Also included are the following chapters by Dolores and W.E. Butler… Defining the Magical Personality, Magical Dynamics in Everyday Living, The Egyptian Mysteries – Their Origin & Scope, Adam Kadmon and The Psalms of David.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NEW COLLECTIBLE BOOKS FROM EDGAR KERVAL

ADDENDUM: MID-JULY, 2014
We are also now on Facebook:
Become a Fan; post your event on the discussion page!


WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING NEW COLLECTIBLE BOOKS:


NOXAZ:
An Anthology Grimoire
By Edgar Kerval
Sirius Limited Esoterica, 2014
List Price: $65.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

NOXAZ is anthology book was forged with the unique purpose to explore in its most primal form the hidden chambers of the gnosis of the black serpent, as a key to the nightside visions and inner qliphothic process reached when the mind reaches back to the primigenian well of darkness.

The awakening of Consciousness of each individual, the immortal seed of the will emerging from the fountains of forbidden wisdom. The primal current of the serpent planting its seed under the waters of kaos.

This will be released by the promising Sirius limited Esoterica a dedicated reflecting musik, arte, handcrafted books for exclusive collectors only!!

Enchantment and primal craft through collected essays, and arte. The enigmatic expressionism, Qliphotic sorcery evoked though 130 pages with full illustrations and more yet to be revealed.

"Consecratio Coagula Elixir" comes in a black faux leather texture and golden sigil of "Gran Bois". Also, this comes with 5 colorful cards.
click to enlarge

Each of the copies will be consecrated in offering to the serpent of the primordial darkness in which Noxaz inhabits.

The deluxe "Evocatio Maledictus" edition will comes during September 21th and will be limited strictly to 22 copies more info comes later.

NOXAZ includes long and interesting pieces written exclusively for this publication as:

·         Abby Helasdottir-The Vine of Sodom
·         Asenath Mason -In the Silver Waters of Qulielfi
·         Bill Duvendack-The Maya of the Qlippoth
·         Humberto Magi-The Gnosis of the Devil
·         Linda Falorio-Dark Star of Chaos :Lafcursiax
·         Michael Kelly -Dragon Dark, Serpent Bright
·         Sean Woodward -Dreamwalker of Leng

·         Art by Dennis McCambridge, Joseph Curwen, Edgar Kerval, Sean Woodward, Abby Helasdottir.



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AST MA ION- EOS TAR NIXET
A Practical Grimoire of Qliphothic Sorcery
Book and Audio CD
By Edgar Kerval
OphiolAtreia Press, 2014
List Price: $81.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

AST MA ION-EOS TAR NIXET:  A Practical Grimoire of Qliphothic Sorcery by Edgar Kerval, is the deep examination through the fields of Qliphothic Sorcery.

It's praxis, rituals and Sabbatic maps gathered in a beautiful grimoire consecrated by the author and offered to respective Qliphot. The book itself is a portal to influx through a proper initiation in the Qliphotic mysteries, so we shall finally manifest our seeds of immortality under the throne of Thaumiel, and be self-crowned under the veil of its ineffable powers.

Containing the entire invisible forces of astral, mental and spiritual worlds, moving through dark paths and primal atavisms, interconnecting with each other through infinite tunnels in the depths of the subconscious, Ast Ma Ion-Eos Tar Nixet.

The grimoire is limited to 111 copies only!!

The sinister Flame (standard edition) 100 copies the primal shadow (deluxe),  11 copies of each edition are hand numbered and consecrated by the author.

Each book includes a ritual musik CD called "Qliphotic Emanations" + a 10 card colourful divinatory deck , with the art of Sean Woodward. Also, the book includes an introduction by Asenath Mason and seals by Hagen Von Tulien. 





CONTENTS

*Introduction (by Asenath Mason)
*Via Qliphotica
*A brief comment about Qliphoths and Qliphotic sorcery
*AST MA IUN-EOS TAR NIXET
*Opening the Eye of Lilith (Lilith)
*The Formula of Isheth Zenunim (Rite of Ingress)
*Intoxication in the Red Garden(Gamaliel)
*Sexual Dreaming, Path Working Rite
*Devouring the Inner Fire (Samael)
*The formula Of the Poison of God (Rite of Initiation)
*Through the Claws of Eternity (A'arab Zaraq)
*The rite of Black mirror
*Crossing the Black Sun (Thagirion)
*Transmuting the Black Egg of the void
*Beyond the Gate of Burning Fire (GOLACHAB)
*The Rite of Awakening the Primal Shadow
*Through the golden temple (Agsheblah)
*Death trance emanation ritual
*Reabsorbing the Spectral Vessel (Satariel)
*Rite of the spectral light
*The Mask of Astral Copulation (GHAGIEL)
*Rite of Opening the Astral Gate
*The Throne of Atavistic God(Thaumiel)


The Masks of Thaumiel,  CD  "Qliphothic Emanations"

Track List:

1.Walking the nightside path
2.The shadows of Apotheosis
3.Ast Ma Ion-Eos Tar Nixet
4.Sanctuary of the gnosis of the great void.
5.Turbulent waters of wisdom
6. A morpho-primal congregation.

Plus, 67 minutes of pure ritual qliphothic emanations.





This work is limited to 111 copies and includes art visuals seals by Edgar Kerval & Hagen Von Tulien





* Note from Raven: Special thanks to Kiyan Fox, and Edgar Kerval  for additional photos.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SUMMER!

Summer!

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!



SPECIAL EVENTS:

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

THURSDAY, JULY 31st, 7-8PM

Please join Rev. Judith Laxer, the founding Priestess of Gaia's Temple, as she reads an excerpt from her recently published book Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers, Thursday, July 31st from 7-8 p.m.

A young woman follows her lover and finds her spiritual calling in the Autumn realm of the dead; a first-time mother gives birth on the Winter solstice; a daughter’s grief heals in a Spring-time garden; a joyous ceremony of mature sexuality celebrates the peak of Summer: these stories explore magickal realism in ordinary life.

Following the Pagan Wheel of the Year through the experience of the characters, the stories demonstrate how the changing of the seasons is a spiritual model for the soul.
There will be time for q&a, and book will be available for purchase.


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Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.






PRACTICAL PROSPERITY MAGICK:
Crafting Success & Abundance
By Ellen Dugan 
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2014)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn how to optimize your opportunities and draw success with this no-nonsense approach to prosperity magick. Providing an accessible foundation grounded in the seven Hermetic principles and the four elements, author Ellen Dugan explores how it can be combined with the law of attraction to improve your future. Along your journey you will discover:




  • Success spells, good luck charms, talismans, and coin magick
  • The law of attraction and the magick of manifestation
  • How to remove obstacles to your success
  • Your personal magickal energy and how it affects your spellwork
  • Herb and crystal magick
  • Planetary magick and prosperity deities

Filled with humor and candid advice, Practical Prosperity Magick is everything you've come to expect from Ellen Dugan. Join her as she explores practical and advanced techniques for using transformative magick to change your luck and unlock personal and financial success.

About the Author:
Ellen Dugan is the award-winning author of fifteen books, and is known as the "Garden Witch". A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is a Master Gardener, and is the High Priestess of her Coven in the St. Louis area. Ellen teaches classes both online and across the country on Witchery, Psychic Protection, and Magick. She has contributed articles for over twelve years to Llewellyn's Magical Almanac, Witches Datebook, Sabbat Almanac, and Witches Calendar.

Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over ten foreign languages. When she's not working on her next book project, or keeping up with her family (the kids are out on their own, and the youngest is in Graduate school), Ellen likes to unwind by working in her perennial gardens at home with her husband of 31 years. Ellen wholeheartedly encourages folks to reclaim their personal power and to personalize their Spell-craft. To go outside and connect with the spiritual side of nature. To get their hands dirty and discover the wonder and magick of natural world that surrounds them.

Visit her popular syndicated "Blog of Witchery" at www.ellendugan.blogspot.com
You can visit her website at www.ellendugan.com


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ALEISTER CROWLEY:
Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World 
By Gary Lachman
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Tarcher (May 15, 2014)
List Price: $17.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This definitive work on the occult’s “great beast” traces the arc of his controversial life and influence on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath.

When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was not an obvious contender for the most enduring pop-culture figure of the next century.

But twenty years later, Crowley’s name and image were everywhere. The Beatles put him on the cover of  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Rolling Stones were briefly serious devotees.

Today, his visage hangs in goth clubs, occult temples, and college dorm rooms, and his methods of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and spiritual seekers.

Aleister Crowley is more than just a biography of this compelling, controversial, and divisive figure—it’s also a portrait of his unparalleled influence on modern pop culture.


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BLACK SMOKE:
Healing and Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon
By Margaret De Wys
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; 2nd Edition, First Paperback Edition edition (May 16, 2014)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A diagnosis of cancer leads to healing and transformation in the Amazon jungle

• Explains in vivid detail De Wys’s experience of being healed from cancer through visionary ayahuasca rituals in Ecuador

• Describes her apprenticeship and relationship with the shaman who cured her

• Explores the ways this spiritual medicine can heal the emotional origins of disease now plaguing our modern technological culture

• Chosen as one of the “Top 10 Books of the New Edge” by Jonathan Talat Phillips on The Huffington Post

When composer and Bard College music professor Margaret De Wys learned she had breast cancer, the diagnosis shattered her comfortable life. Seized by fear, crushed by existential loneliness, she couldn’t respond when her loved ones reached out to her. To everyone’s concern, the illness propelled her away from her family and deep into the Amazon to work with Carlos, a charismatic Shuar shaman and master of medicina milenaria, an ancient mystical tradition with a highly sophisticated and precise technology of healing. In Black Smoke, De Wys writes of her amazing encounter with Carlos as he guided her into a world of potent visionary plants, harrowing initiations, ritual purification, and miraculous healings, including the complete disappearance of her cancer. It was, as Carlos called it, “the path of the warrior.”

Sharing a journey not only through cancer but also through self-transformation, De Wys provides an intimate inside look at the shamanic ceremonies of ayahuasca and the ways this spiritual medicine can heal the emotional origins of disease now plaguing our modern technological culture. Capturing her physical, emotional, and “holy voyage” through a world that differs vastly from our own in its perception of healing and wholeness, she offers a revealing chronicle of spiritual insight and a trenchant exploration of the limits of idealism. She not only provides a probing look at how our society can learn and benefit from indigenous wisdom but also weaves a cautionary tale about how potentially dangerous it is--on both sides--to try to cross those frontiers.

About the Author:
Margaret De Wys is a composer and sound installation artist whose musical works have premiered with dance groups and orchestras across the country and been performed at venues including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. Since her initial experience with ayahuasca, she has traveled extensively and worked closely with many traditional healers throughout the world. Currently working with João de Deus in Brazil, where they see more than 1,200 people a day, she also takes groups to the Amazon in Ecuador to work with Carlos, the shaman who healed her of breast cancer. The author of Ecstatic Healing, she lives in upstate New York.


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A CEREMONY FOR EVERY OCCASION:
The Pagan Wheel of the Year and Rites of Passage
By Siusaidh Ceanadach
Paperback: 175 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (March 16, 2012)
List Price: 19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A Ceremony for Every Occasion has been written as a guide for Pagans and non-Pagans alike who wish to celebrate the passing of the seasons, the Wheel of the Year and who need a Rite of Passage for different times in their life.

These rituals are spiritual, at the same time non-religious in the general accepted term. They can be adapted and used in different parts of the World and with different Deity, with a little work or simply used exactly as written.

This book is a practical, step by step guide, and contains a basic list of all the items needed to take along to a ritual site in order to perform the ceremonies.

There are illustrations and instructions on for instance 'how to make a set of Handfasting Cords' with photos as a guide.

Each chapter has an introduction with points of interest about the season and the Deity associated.


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GRIMOIRE OF THE THORN-BLOODED WITCH:
Mastering the Five Arts of Old World Witchery
By Raven Grimassi
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (August 1, 2014)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn to Stand with Feet Rooted in Shadow and Hands Stretched to the Stars

"In your hands is Raven Grimassi's most personal and powerful work to date. In it he shares profound Craft teachings that will transform your relationship with magick, and your work as a Witch. I wish I'd had access to this treasure earlier on my path."--Christopher Penczak, co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and author of the Plant Spirit Familiar

For the first time in more than a decade, Grimassi introduces readers to a new system of witchcraft, one that draws upon the old ways and the old days. Rich with spells, rituals, and detailed illustrations of plant spirits, Grimassi dares readers to take the path that leads deep into the darkened woods--to traverse upon the Thorned Path.

Meet the entities that dwell within the organic memory of the earth, the devas, the deities, the magical life force that lies within the wooded glen. Learn to work with these spirits, and use their wisdom to transform your life and your practice.


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NEW TAROT BOOKS AND DECKS:


THE WILD UNKNOWN TAROT GUIDEBOOK
By Kim Krans 
List Price : $20.00

FROM THE AUTHOR:  
A sweet and helpful guide to all your tarot needs. 200 pages of info and drawings, handwritten by Kim Krans. This book is especially great for those new to the tarot... it leads you through shuffling, cutting the deck, spreads, the meaning of all 78 cards, suits, and more. Even seasoned readers will appreciate the glimpse into where the concepts of the illustrations came from. A real gem! Paperback, black and white, 200 pages.


THE WILD UNKNOWN TAROT DECK
By Kim Krans 
$40.00
FROM THE AUTHOR:
78 cards filled with magical and mysterious imagery. Intricately illustrated by Kim Krans. Great for seasoned readers or those totally new to the Tarot. The cards come in a beautiful box with a black lifting ribbon and fold-out guide to get you familiar with the cards. Open your mind, draw a card, and have fun on your journey...













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SILVER WITCHCRAFT TAROT KIT:
Book and Card Set
By Barbara Moore (Author), Franco Rivolli (Illustrator)
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo (June 30, 2014)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Expressing the wisdom and magic of the ages through Luna’s ethereal light, the Silver Witchcraft Tarot Kit combines the rich tradition of the Rider Waite tarot with modern Pagan symbolism, creating a unique and beautiful reading experience. Weaving the phases of the moon and the Pagan holidays into each suit, this exquisite deck offers knowledge of a material, emotional, and spiritual nature, whispering sagely into the ear of all who will listen.
Card edges feature a beautiful silver foil finish.



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LES VAMPIRES ORACLE CARDS:
Ancient Wisdom and healing messages from the Children of the Night
By Lucy Cavendish (Author), Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Paperback: 164 pages, 44 cards
Publisher: Blue Angel Gallery (March 31, 2014)
List Price: $21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Their promise? You will not go through these dark times alone…

A stunning deck designed specifically for people facing difficult decisions, upheaval in relationships or wishing to move away from draining careers, situations or people. Vampiric energies have often been feared and reviled, but today, the amazing creatures of Les Vampires are proving to be allies from the most mysterious of realms, helping many humans through their own dark night of the soul. Full of wise guidance, ancient teachings, proven methods of protection, deeply comforting advice and provocative challenges to our flawed perceptions, Les Vampires offers a clear pathway through the darkest and most troubled of times.

Featuring the award-winning art of Jasmine Beckett-Griffith and insightful wisdoms channeled by Lucy Cavendish, Les Vampires is a profound oracle to work with for healing our own inner fears, harnessing our power and dissolving the patterns that hold us back. Insightful, elegant, courageous and gorgeous, this is an oracle deck unlike any other you have experienced - until now.

With 44 lavishly painted cards, and a detailed guidebook including simple yet revealing layouts for your readings, this oracle deck will help you walk through night's darkness, and return to the light of hope, health, healing, and awareness.


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ORACLE OF VISIONS
By Ciro Marchetti (Author, Illustrator)
Paperback: 140 pages, 52 cards
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Box Tcr Cr edition (April 18, 2014)
List Price: $21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The lush Victorian-influenced images of the Oracle of Visions deck provide unique perspectives for insightful divination and meditation. The imaginative scenes encourage us to set aside pre-conceived ideas and investigate the choices, decisions, and consequences we face each day. Set includes 52 cards and 140-page booklet.







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UNDER THE ROSES LENORMAND
By Kendra Hurteau  (Author), Katrina Hill (Author)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Gmc Crds/B edition (April 18, 2014)
39 cards, 60 page booklet
List Price: $14.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover the buried secrets in Under the Roses, a charming 39-card Petit Lenormand deck. In addition to the 36 standard cards, this deck includes alternate cards for the Child, the Gentleman, and the Lady. The 60-page booklet offers keywords, instructions and diagrams for learning to read with the Lenormand method.







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CHRYSALIS TAROT
By Toney Brooks  (Author), Holly Sierra (Artist)
Cards: 60 pages, 78 cards
Publisher: US Games Systems;  Crds edition (May 8, 2014)
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Chrysalis Tarot opens up your psyche and illuminates your path toward personal destiny.
Exquisitely drawn Otherworld characters and mythological archetypes guide you on your spiritual quest. Both the Major and Minor Arcana feature beautifully illustrated scenes that inspire reflection and stimulate your psychic intuition and imagination.
The four suits that make up the Minor Arcana are: Stones (Pentacles); Mirrors (Cups); Spirals (Wands); and Scrolls (Swords). In the Court Cards you'll meet a delightful Troupe of medieval troubadours who inspire you to fulfill your dreams.
Deck includes 78 cards and 60-page booklet with instructions for a 5-card Pentagram Spread.




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THE GHOST TAROT
By Davide Corsi (Author)
Cards: 64 pages, 78 cards
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications;  Crds edition (September 8, 2014)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Between the visible and the invisible, between memory and the supernatural, there is the world of ghosts. The Ghost Tarot takes you to a romantic and eternal world, where wisdom abides among the restless spirits searching for lost mortality.



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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."

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


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