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Sunday, September 10, 2017

NEW TITLES FROM WEISER AND THREE HANDS PRESS!

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLES:



THE BOOK OF THOTH:
Egyptian Tarot
By Aleister Crowley
(Hardcover) 304 pages
78 Illustrations and color plates
Publisher: Weiser Books, September 22, 2017
List Price: $60.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"If any book in the world deserves to be enshrined in hardcover immortality it is Aleister Crowley's magnum opus and magical time-capsule, The Book of Thoth. The Weiser facsimile edition is breathtakingly magnificent." --Lon Milo DuQuette, Author of Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot

"This edition of The Book of Thoth, Crowley’s masterpiece on the Tarot, is as well-constructed and weighty as its subject matter, with full-color images as vivid as the original. It is an exceptional edition of a controversial and critical work in the history of modern Tarot that eloquently unravels the depths of this esoteric subject." --Colin Campbell, Author of Of the Arte Goetia, The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee, and A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema

Aleister Crowley’s The Book of Thoth endures as one of the most definitive volumes on the tarot ever written. This classic text describes the philosophy and use of Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot, a deck designed by Crowley and painted by Lady Frieda Harris. The Thoth Tarot has become one of the bestselling tarot decks in the world. It is also one of the most original interpretations of the tarot, incorporating astrological, numerological, Egyptian, and Qabalistic symbolism. While there are many other useful guides to this famous tarot deck, there are no others that explain the deck in its designer's own words.

This new facsimile edition of The Book of Thoth is a faithful reproduction of the Samuel Weiser Inc. 1969 edition, which in turn was a facsimile of the original O.T.O. edition printed in 1944. The text is digitally restored, printed on a heavy, coated stock, and features revised color plates and black and white illustrations of the Thoth Tarot based on new photography of the original art, courtesy of the O.T.O. and The Warburg Institute. The book text block is smyth sewn, with a rounded back, and headbands. Printed endpaper reproduces the Egyptian motif from the board covers of the 1944 edition. The cover is quality cloth over boards with gold stamping on the spine, and is wrapped with a jacket which again features updated art while matching the original design. Weiser Books takes pride in the release of this new hardcover reprint on the event of our 60th anniversary in publishing.

The Book of Thoth is an indispensable companion to the deck and the most authoritative and reliable guide to the Tarot in the New Aeon.” —Hymenaeus Beta, Frater Superior, O.T.O.

Aleister Crowley is one of the most renowned, controversial, and remarkable figures to emerge from the Western Occult Revival era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His tradition lives on as his books remain in print and popular, while the esoteric school he founded—Ordo Templi Orientis, or O.T.O.—continues as a going concern today, with lodges to be found around the world.











PLANTS OF THE DEVIL
by Corinne Boyer
Publisher: Three Hands Press
Trade paperback with color cover, limited standard hardcover with color dust jacket, limited to 1,000 copies;
176 pages, printed offset litho on heavy stock.
List Price: $19.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Click to enlarge:original
illustration
by 
Marzena Ablewska
 
Plants of the Devil examines the history and magic of herbs associated with Satan and his minions, delving into the folklore of ancient Europe and the British Isles. Included in the book are the diabolical concepts of the Wild Adversary and the Devil’s Garden, Temptation, plants that harm and curse such as Blackberry, Stinging Nettle, Briar Rose, and Thistle, Poisonous Plants, herbs of evil omen, and herbs for protection, or 'Plants to keep the Dark Prince at bay.' The book will be of great interest to students of the occult, witchcraft, and plant folklore. The book is illustrated throughout with original illustrations of Marzena Ablewska, known for her evocative characterizations of plants and the sinister feminine.










EAST ANGLIAN WITCHES AND WIZARDS
By Michael Howard
Series: Witchcraft of the British Isles
Trade Paperback Edition, Limited to 2,000 copies. 185 pages
Publisher: Three Hands Press - July 2017
List Price: $19.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In 1643 several men and women appeared in court at Chelmsford, Essex, charged with practicing the curious combination of ‘conjuration, magic and lechery’. The chief witness was a servant woman, Martha Hurrell, who claimed that she and a group of other people met regularly in various country houses to practice magic, together with a ‘conjuror’ or summoner of spirits described as a man ‘in black apparel with brown hair and a blackish beard.’ She was carried into the hall where the conjuror and other men ‘had the use of her body.’ The man in black ‘took up their coats’ and the women lay on top of him, saying afterwards that ‘he did them some good’. Hurrell also described how the group conjured up spirits by drawing a circle on the floor in their master’s hall and burning three candles, after which the group feasted and danced to the music of a fiddler. These rites, according to Hurrell, were ‘all of high and low order mingled together.’

As much as it was a place of witchcraft, East Anglia also produced some of the more outspoken writers and authorities on ‘The Damned Art’. The sixteenth century Essex lawyer William Smith described the figure of the witch as ‘being deluded by a league made with the Devil through his persuasion and juggling and who thinkest she can design what manner of things so ever…’ This ‘manner of things’ according to Smith included the raising of storms to destroy crops and fruit trees and to be carried to another place by her familiar spirit who took animal form as a pig, calf or goat. Once at this ‘another place’ Smith said the witch spent the night hours ‘playing, sporting, banqueting, dalliance and diverse other devilish lusts and lewd disports…’ This was a reference to the so-called Witches Sabbath, a ritual more usually found in European accounts of witchcraft.

In his fourth book in the Witchcraft of the British Isles series, Michael Howard examines the Craft of East Anglia, one of the richest areas of historical witchcraft and folk magic in England. From the private witch of William the Conqueror to the cunning men and women of the marshes and fens, to the Toad-witches and the appalling deeds of the witch-finders, the book is a trove of historical information on the actual folk magical practices of East Anglia. Also examined are the spirits of locality, such as Old Shuck, the spectral black dog known to haunt country lanes, and a special chapter on Imps and Familiars.


About the Author:
Michael Howard (1948-2015) was an Anglo-Irish writer, researcher, magazine publisher and editor, and member of the Folklore Society. As a writer and editor, his career began in 1974 when he launched the esoteric magazine Spectrum. This ceased publication after ten issues in 1976, when he inaugurated the witchcraft magazine The Cauldron, which was published for 39 years. In the early 1970s he also began contributing feature articles and book reviews to the US magazine Fate and the British astrological journal Prediction. In 1975, his first book on candle magic was published. Since then he has written forty books on the runes, folklore, herbal remedies, faerie lore, traditional witchcraft, Earth Mysteries and the Luciferian tradition. He has also edited books by E.W. Liddell on the Pickingill Craft, and by Evan John Jones on the Robert Cochrane tradition.




















Friday, September 1, 2017

GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN!

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS NEWSLETTER



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


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THE DEVIL’S CROWN:
Key to the mysteries of Robert Cochrane's Craft
Series: The Star Crossed Serpent
by Shani Oates (Author), Robert Cochrane (Narrator)
Hardcover: 212 pages
Publisher: Mandrake (June 21, 2017)
List Price: $35.00


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Devil’s Crown’ is the accolade of genius, awarded to poets, and leaders of men who would speak in riddles and puns the wisdom of ages. Whether Scop or Skald, the words inspired by the Muse live on in vibrant tradition under the shining aureole of the Holy Fool. It is the arcane mark of the ‘other.’ This book illuminates some of that light, sharing insights to the precious mysteries of the Robert Cochrane Tradition. His letters and works now collated finally into a single volume ‘The Star Crossed Serpent III: The Taper that Lights the Way,’ find further expression in this companion volume.’ (Shani Oates)


If I call upon my ancestors, I call upon forces than are within myself and exterior…, now you know what I mean when I speak of the burden of Time.” (Robert Cochrane)

The tree carried by a man wearing a red cap is a symbol of many things coalescing into two parts of the True and only Faith.” (Robert Cochrane)

The first part is the masculine mysteries – in which is enshrined the search for the Holy Graal – and is the basis of the Arthurian legends. This is the order of the Sun – the Clan of Tubal Cain. ….In the distant past, the male clan was lead by a woman who was their priestess and chieftain . This is the origin of the legend of Robin Hood ….. and the tradition was followed through into the middle Ages when the Plantagenet Kings were officers of the masculine aspect of the Faith (The name ‘Plantagenet’ means ‘The Devil’s -Clan’). The effect of the masculine mysteries upon the world can hardly be under emphasized ….Law-making….and craftsmen’s guilds……The masculine mysteries were the direct creators of modern civilization as we know it now.” (Robert Cochrane)







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ROSICRUCIAN CHESS OF THE GOLDEN DAWN
Enochian Chess Series Vol 1
by Steve Nichols
Casedbound matt laminate 256pp - over 200 illustrations many in colour
Publisher: Mandrake (June 21, 2017)
List Price: $50.00


This is the first in a trio of books that together form The Complete Enochian Chess. Enochian Chess in part comes from the Elizabethan system of Enochian Magic originated by the Court Astrologer, Dr John Dee. It was developed into its current form in Victorian times by SL MacGregor Mathers and William Wynn Westcott. This book includes a complete facsimile and commentary of Moina Mathers’s Alpha et Omega Enochian Chess papers together with a brief history of the game, notes on play and strategy, and instructions for Active divinatory methods utilised by this system. Notes and illustrations by Ithell Colquhoun (some previously unpublished) help explain this advanced and complete system of magick in its own right.

Originally it was only taught to Golden Dawn initiates who had risen to the rank of Zelator Adeptus Minor, and required a comprehensive knowledge of Tarot, Geomancy, Kabbalah, various magical formulae, the symbolism of the Candidate, the Ceremony of the Neophyte Grade, working knowledge of the art of Invocation and Banishing, Pentagram and Hexagram rituals, formation of Telesmatic Images, Sigils, and knowledge of the Enochian Tablets. Enochian Chess subsumes other Passive systems of divination such as tarot and astrology, and has powerful prophetic properties.

Get The Enochian Chess Software at www.chaturanga.com .

Steve Nichols’s fully featured Windows Enochian Chess software for one to four players can be downloaded by using the coupon code instructions inside together with evidence of purchase. The PC software makes this advanced and complex game immediately playable. Steve Nichols was the first to publish Enochian Chess sets in 1982 with support from Israel Regardie and others. Steve has given many demonstrations, readings and lectures about the game over the decades. This book includes new revelations about the Golden Dawn invention of Enochian Chess, with a particular spotlight on important Eastern occult sources previously hidden.




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OLD STYLE CONJURE:
Hoodoo, Rootwork, & Folk Magic
by Starr Casas (Author), Orion Foxwood (Foreword)
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (September 1, 2017)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Conjure, hoodoo, rootwork―these are all names for southern American folk magic. Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and plantations and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Its popularity continues to increase, both in the United States and worldwide. This book is a guide to using conjure to achieve love, success, safety, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment. Author Starr Casas, a hereditary master of the art, introduces readers to the history and philosophy of conjure and provides practical information for using it. Featuring Casas's own rituals, spells, and home recipes, the book provides useful information suitable for novices and seasoned practitioners alike.

In its pages, you’ll learn about:

Bone reading
Candle burning
Conjure bags
Building your own conjure altar





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THE CRANE BAG:
A Druid's Guide to Ritual Tools and Practices
Series: Pagan Portals
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (July 28, 2017)
List Price: $10.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An introduction to the ritual tools and practices found in the Druid tradition. Held deeply within Celtic mythology, the crane bag is both a symbol of sovereignty, as well as an item containing the ritual tools of the Druid. With the proper use, it can further the Druid in working with the tides of nature, finding his or her own place in the environment, living in balance, harmony and peace. In ritual, these tools and practices can guide one to deeper levels of meaning and understanding within the tradition, helping the Druid on his or her journey through life and towards integration with the natural world.

About the Author:
Joanna van der Hoeven is a Druid, bestselling author and teacher. She is the cofounder of Druid College UK. Joanna moved to the UK in 1998, where she now lives with her husband in a small village in Suffolk near the coast of the North Sea.





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WASSAILING:
The British Midwinter Blessing Custom
by Simon Reed
Paperback: Pagination: 132 pages, 17 illustrations and figures
Publisher: Troy Books (June 1, 2014)
List Price: $17.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
With legends going back over a millennia, Wassailing is a fascinating and colourful part of the folklore and traditions of Britain. From the Apple Wassails of Devon and Somerset, to the Doll Wassails of Yorkshire, this ancient blessing tradition has adapted itself to every level of society from agricultural workers to Lords, even featuring in four plots to murder the Monarch of the day. This book by Simon Reed, author of The Cornish Traditional Year, examines every aspect of Wassailing with the hope that it will inspire people to revive and enjoy this important tradition.

Contents:
Introduction

  • Origins and Development of the Wassail
  • Wassail in Legend and Beyond
  • The Wassail Develops
  • The Visit Wassail
  • Crop Wassailing
  • Ashen Faggot Wassail
  • The Wassail Bowl
  • Wassail Dolls
  • The Wassail Today
  • Our Journey Through Wassailing

Appendix A – Specimens of Wassail songs

Appendix B – Locations of known Wassail traditions






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WOMB AWAKENING:
Initiatory Wisdom from the Creatrix of All Life
by Azra Bertrand M.D. (Author), Seren Bertrand (Author)
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Bear & Company (August 15, 2017)
List Price: $30.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Rediscover the lost ancient mystery teachings of the Cosmic Womb

Explains how each of us has a holographic blueprint of the Womb of Creation, our spiritual Womb

Offers practices to help awaken your spiritual Womb, experience the Womb of God within, and activate the Womb’s sacred magic of creation and manifestation

Looks at the power of the moon and its connection to sacred Womb Consciousness

Explores how the lost Womb mystery teachings were encoded in folk and fairy tales, the legends of the Holy Grail, and the traditions of Mary Magdalene and Sophia

Includes access to three guided Womb Awakening audio journeys

The Ancients lived by a feminine cosmology of creation, where everything was birthed and dissolved through a sacred universal Womb. Within each of us, whether female or male, lies a holographic blueprint of this Womb of Creation, connecting us to the Web of Life. By awakening your spiritual Womb, the holy of holies within the temple of your body, you can reconnect to the transformative energy of Womb Consciousness and reclaim your sacred powers of creation and love.

Drawing on mythical and spiritual traditions from almost every culture, Dr. Azra and Seren Bertrand reconstruct the moon-based feminine mystery teachings of a lost global Womb religion, tracing the tradition all the way back to the Neanderthals and beyond. They explore how these teachings were encoded in the symbolism of folk and fairy tales; the legends of the Holy Grail; the traditions of Mary Magdalene and Sophia; the maiden, queen, and crone archetypes; and the teachings of alchemy and the chakras. They show how sages and shamans across the globe all secretly spoke of the Cosmic Womb and the sacred creative powers of Moon Blood. The authors look at the power of the Moon and its connection to sacred Womb Consciousness, offering meditations and practices to help awaken your spiritual Womb and activate its sacred magic of creation and manifestation. They explain how to activate the energetic gateways of the Womb and merge the heart and Womb to make sexual union the highest sacrament of love. Access is also provided to 3 audio journeys.

Revealing how we must reconnect with the Divine Feminine to rebirth the Divine Masculine and restore balance to our world, they show how, as we reawaken the powerful ancient path of the Womb Mysteries, we help return our world to harmony with the wild, untamed creative flows and cyclical rhythms of the cosmos.




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A DISCOVERY OF THE IMPOSTURES OF WITCHES AND ASTROLOGERS
by John Brinley
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Troy Books (June 15, 2017)
List Price: $14.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
First published in 1680, A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches and Astrologers by John Brinley is an important example and contemporary account of the establishment's ideas, beliefs and debate surrounding the practices of witchcraft, magic and divination that lay behind the approved persecution of witches and other practitioners. Revealed is an acceptance of the existence of witches, the reality of the Devil and the position of magic as deeply integral to everyday life, alongside a denial of the powers possessed by witches and the abilities claimed by magical practitioners such as the Cunning Folk. Belief in them is asserted to be the product of superstition, and the efficacy of their operations is attributed to the delusions and trickery of the Devil or the deceptions of the charlatan. With kind permission of the Museum of Witchcraft, this edition, presented by Troy Books, is transcribed from an original copy held in the Museum's research archive. As closely as possible, the appearance and feel of the original text is carefully reproduced, alongside photo-plates of selected original pages for reference. The present edition is issued with foreword by writer, researcher and assistant curator at the Museum of Witchcraft; Joyce Froome.





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TEMPLAR HERESY:
A Story of Gnostic Illumination
by James Wasserman (Author), Keith Stump (Contributor), Harvey Rochman (Contributor)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books (August 8, 2017)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A tale of initiation, adventure, and romance set within the medieval Crusades

Shares in novel form the mystical rituals and techniques of the Nizari Ismailis (the legendary Assassins) communicated to selected Knights Templar during the Crusades

Shows how the Gnostic traditions of the Cathars and Nizaris were blended to become the core of the “heretical” doctrines for which the Templars were later condemned

Sheds light on the contemporary conflict between Islam and the West and offers a natural path of reconciliation between these disparate cultures

Set within the dramatic tableau of the medieval Crusades, this story of initiation, adventure, and romance follows members of the Knights Templar and Assassins as they discover a mystical tradition with the potential to unify, protect, and liberate humankind--the very heresy for which the Knights Templar were later condemned.

The tale begins with a young Persian student, Sinan, as he witnesses his teacher deliver the heretical Qiyama proclamation, seeking to abolish Islamic religious law in favor of a more mystical approach to spirituality. After completing his initiation into the revolutionary doctrines and practices of the Assassins--also known as the Nizari Ismailis or Hashishim--Sinan is appointed head of the Nizaris in Syria.

Years later, after Sinan has become a wise and respected leader, he encounters Roland de Provence, a young member of the Knights Templar. Impressed by his courage and intelligence, Sinan selects him for initiation into the Nizari tradition. As readers follow Sinan and Roland through the process, they experience firsthand the transmission of these secret teachings and the paranormal, even magical powers of the Assassin adepts. Roland braves hashish journeys, mystical rituals, and divine epiphanies, as well as sexual awakening at the hands of Sinan’s beautiful consort Aisha.

When Roland completes his education with Sinan, he vows to share the Nizari teachings with his fellow Templars. However, he is met with strong opposition from his Templar commander, and factions within the Order quickly arise. As we follow Roland to southern France, we witness how he blends the Cathar and Nizari traditions to form the core of the “heresy” for which the Templars were later arrested and condemned. Now an outlaw, hunted by his Templar brethren, Roland is forced to choose between the beliefs with which he was raised and the realizations of his own personal truths.

Bringing to life the historical truths of his expertly researched bestseller The Templars and the Assassins, James Wasserman artfully traces the evolution of the Western Esoteric Tradition during the fertile cultural interactions of the Crusades. His story also sheds light on the modern conflict between Islam and the West--which began a thousand years ago--and offers a natural path of reconciliation between our disparate cultures.




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KEY TO TAROT: FROM SUITS TO SYMBOLISM:
Advice and Exercises to Unlock your Mystical Potential
by Sarah Bartlett
Series: Keys To
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Fair Winds Press; Reprint edition (March 15, 2017)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Shrouded in mystery, the tarot was once thought to have been a set of sacred tablets saved from the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple. It is now considered to be a symbolic mirror of opportunity that can help you make crucial decisions, confirm your true desires, and enhance self-understanding.

The Key to Tarot is a step-by-step guide to learning to read and interpret this mystical deck of seventy-eight cards. Learn to develop your own innate intuitive powers in the art of Tarot.

This book uses a combination of detailed background information and fun, simple, interactive lessons and exercises to help you build up your skills and learn all there is to know about reading the Tarot and using it for the benefit of yourself and others.

Plus, each of the book's four main sections concludes with a specially designed "masterclass" that takes you to a deeper level of understanding, if you feel ready to do so.






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OSTARA TAROT
by Morgan Applejohn , Eden Cooke, Krista Gibbard and Julia Iredale
Size: 5 1/4″ x 6″ x 1 1/2″
78 art cards and 112 pp Guidebook
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (June 28, 2017)
List Price: 24.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Vernal equinox, Ostara, wakes the city after winter. Through 78 stunning Tarot cards and an accompanying guidebook, delve into the fantastical world of traditional symbolism and contemporary themes that will return you to the wilderness and explore the feminine. With a unique synergy of artistic styles and perspectives, discover deities and mystical archetypes in the Major Arcana that convey 22 core lessons, while the Minors employ the help of animal guides to illuminate their diverse messages connecting them to your life. Identify your relationship with the Earth and pay homage to the natural world and those romantic moments where you can again be part of the nature around you. Use keywords as well as upright and reversed card explanations to manifest your deepest spiritual renewal. Perfect for both novices and collectors. Includes cards and book.

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About the Creators:
Molly Applejohn, Eden Cooke, Krista Gibbard, and Julia Iredale are four illustrators living in Vancouver, Canada. After meeting at art school and discovering a shared love for the occult, they decided to tackle the ambitious task of illustrating a Tarot deck. Since then, they have delved into every corner of their trade; their individual work ranges everywhere from comics, to murals, to children’s books, and they continue to work on collaborative projects. When they’re not drawing in their home studios, they like to spend their days exploring gorgeous Canadian vistas, traveling to far off places, and sharing good books.






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GILDED REVERIE EXPANDED EDITION
by Ciro Marchetti
80 Page Guidebook, 47 card Lenormand Deck.
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (August 1, 2017)
List Price: $21.95

Gilded Reverie Lenormand showcases the digital talents of Ciro Marchetti with captivating imagery on 47 gilt-edge cards.This Expanded Edition deck features eight special supplemental cards, including four that have not been previously published.The extra cards are: Time, Bridges, Dice, Mask, Well, Compass, Labyrinth, and Magnifying Glass. For this deck Ciro also provides an extra Man, Lady, and Owl card to enhance Lenormand readings.The 80-page guidebook provides expert instruction by Lee Bursten, Donnaleigh de LaRose and others for reading with this 47-card deck.

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About the Artist:
Ciro Marchetti was born in Italy and brought up in the UK. He now resides in the USA.

Following a professional career as a partner of a graphic design company that spanned working in Europe, South America and the US, Ciro Marchetti has over the last few years dedicated an increasing amount of time his personal illustrations. Using his now preferred digital medium, Ciro has produced three Tarot decks. The Gilded Tarot, the Tarot of Dreams and the Legacy of the Divine Tarot.

Various other images have been licensed as posters and Jig saw puzzles world wide and reproduced in magazines.

Samples of his work can be seen at www.ciromarchetti.com along with a lavish site themed around his tarot deck. www.legacyofthedivinetarot.com

In addition to these projects he also teaches and gives lectures on digital imagery at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute.

Over the last few years he has been honored with five Photoshop Guru awards, and a three time recipient of the World Wide Photoshop competition in various categories including Grand Prize winner earlier this year. Also a three time winning finalist of the Macworld Expo International digital art competition.









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Look for us again OCTOBER 1st, 2017 (Where did the year go?!?)
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter





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Thursday, August 10, 2017

NEED TO PLAN THAT SPELL ACCURATELY?

Fasti Antiates Maiores — Miniature black and white image of a 1 m high by 2.5 m wide fragmentary fresco of a pre-Julian Roman calendar (black and red letters on a white background) found in the ruins of Nero's villa at Antium (Anzio). The lengths of January to December are 29, 28, 31, 29, 31, 29, 31, 29, 29, 31, 29, 29 days each in years without the leap month.






LLEWELLYN'S 2018 SABBATS ALMANAC:
Samhain 2017 to Mabon 2018 Calendar – July 8, 2017
by Kristoffer Hughes, Blake Octavian Blair , Melanie Marquis , Deborah Castellano , Stacy M Porter, Susan Pesznecker , Suzanne Ress, Michael Furie , Linda Raedisch , Natalie Zaman (), Laurel Reufner , Charlie Rainbow Wolf , and Corrine Kenner.
Calendar: 312 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2017)
List Price: $12.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover new perspectives on the energy of the seasons and the magical power of the cycles of the earth. Llewellyn’s Sabbats Almanac features more than fifty articles exploring a blend of contemporary ideas and old-world wisdom, sharing tips, techniques, and insights to help you achieve your magical goals and connect more deeply to the divine.

Contributors include Melanie Marquis, Michael Furie, Corrine Kenner, Charlie Rainbow Wolf, Natalie Zaman, Suzanne Ress, Kristoffer Hughes, Blake Octavian Blair, Linda Raedisch, Deborah Castellano, Susan Pesznecker, and more.

Includes more than fifty articles written for newcomers and experienced Witches:

  • Creative, low-cost arts and crafts projects
  • Best plants for Sabbats rituals
  • Simple recipes for delicious appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts
  • Astrological influences with full and new moon rituals
  • Extended rituals for groups and individuals
  • Journal pages for keeping track of your festival plans and memories
  • Fascinating Pagan folklore and customs





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LLEWELLYN'S 2018 WITCHES' CALENDAR CALENDAR:
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by Linda Raedisch , Blake Octavian Blair , James Kambos , Barbara Ardinger , Monica Crosson , Suzanne Ress , Susan Pesznecker , Ellen Dugan , Natalie Zaman , Ember Grant , Charlie Rainbow Wolf and Thuri Calafia.
Calendar: 28 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Wall edition (July 8, 2017)
List Price: $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Celebrate the energy of the elements. Bring power into your hands that’s previously been just out of reach. Discover potent windows for magic and the secrets to manifesting your will in the world.

Llewellyn’s Witches’ Calendar, now in its 21st year, features Moon signs and phases; planetary motion (including retrogrades); daily color correspondences; solar and lunar eclipses; days for fishing and planting; and even lunar gardening tips. With original scratchboard art by Kathleen Edwards and unforgettable spells, essays, and rituals by popular authors, this calendar is a bountiful resource to help you connect to the spirit of magic.

January: The Birds’ Wedding by Linda Raedisch

February: Hearth Blessing by Blake Octavian Blair

March: The Tides of March by James Kambos

April: Cultivating Viriditas by Barbara Ardinger

May: Dandelion Renewal Spell by Monica Crosson

June: Twilight Transformation by Suzanne Ress

July: Deep Summer Energy by Susan Pesznecker

August: The Wort Moon by Ellen Dugan

September: Fairy Rings by Natalie Zaman

October: Samhain Mythology by Ember Grant

November: Feeding the Fire by Charlie Rainbow Wolf

December: Yule Renewal and Rebirth by Thuri Calafia





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LLEWELLYN'S 2018 WITCHES' DATEBOOK CALENDAR
by Susan Pesznecker , Najah Lightfoot , Michael Furie , Lupa , Deborah Castellano , James Kambos , Tiffany Lazic , JD Hortwort , Doreen Shababy and Elizabeth Barrette.
Calendar: 168 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Egmt Spi edition (July 8, 2017)
List Price: $12.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Stay organized and find new ways to live your craft all year long with Llewellyn’s 2018 Witches’ Datebook. Featuring beautiful illustrations from award-winning artist Kathleen Edwards, a variety of ways to celebrate the Wheel of the Year, and powerful wisdom from practicing witches, this indispensable, on-the-go tool will make your days more magical.

  • The Daily Magician by Susan Pesznecker
  • Sprucing Up Your Ritual Space by Najah Lightfoot
  • Order, Chaos, or In Between by Michael Furie
  • Appreciating the Sacred in All Seasons by Lupa
  • Making and Dressing Candles by Deborah Castellano



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LLEWELLYN'S 2018 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR:
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85th Edition of the World's Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar
Calendar: 40 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 85 Wal edition (July 8, 2017)
List Price: $15.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Llewellyn’s popular Astrological Calendar provides original artwork by Leanna TenEycke, monthly horoscopes, and an astrology primer. This 40-page calendar is perfect for beginners and advanced astrologers.

  • Monthly horoscopes by Lesley Francis
  • Travel forecasts by Bruce Scofield
  • An introduction to astrology
  • Best days for planting and fishing
  • Gorgeous and inspiring artwork
  • Major daily aspects, monthly ephemerides, and 2018 eclipses
  • Retrograde notations for Mercury, Venus, and Mars




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ASTROLOGICAL ART NOUVEAU CALENDAR 2018
by Lo Scarabeo
Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Wal edition (May 8, 2017)
List Price: $13.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Revel in the splendid Art Nouveau visual style all year with this gorgeous calendar. Each astrological sign is represented by a breathtaking piece of art, full of color, charm, and elegance. You’ll find guidance and inspiration each month, as well as moon phases, spiritual holidays, and astrological highlights.




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LLEWELLYN'S 2018 DAILY PLANETARY GUIDE:
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Complete Astrology At-A-Glance
by Jim Shawvan , and Pam Ciampi.
Series: Llewellyn's Daily Planetary Guide, Day to Day Calendar
Calendar: 208 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Egmt Spi edition (July 8, 2017)




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LUNARIA 2018 LUNAR ASTROLOGY WALL CALENDAR
by Vicki Leppek, Amber Lotus Publishing
Calendar: 28 pages
Publisher: Amber Lotus Publishing; First edition (July 21, 2017)
List Price: $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Lunaria wall calendar is the perfect instrument to help us live in harmony with the powerful effects of the moon, planets, and seasons.

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  • 12" x 12" wall calendar (12" x 24" open).
  • The Lunaria utilizes 13 lunar months, each beginning with the new moon.
  • A year of lunar lore and stunning artwork on your wall.
  • Framable artbook-quality printing.
  • The perfect gift for those interested in the lunar calendar.
  • 13 classical paintings are paired with an eclectic mix of romantic-era literature, poetry, mythology, esoteric texts, and folklore treasures.
  • Illustrated with stunning masterworks such as Night and Sleep by Evelyn De Morgan and Astarte Syriaca by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
  • Monthly tips, clues, and insights on the best lunar times for planting, gardening, spirituality, and creativity.
  • Features daily visual moon phases and moon signs, void-of-course times, and eclipses.
  • Showcases phases of the moon in a year-at-a-glance lunar calendar.
  • Includes Pagan, Wiccan, Christian, Jewish, and other world-religion holidays.
  • Printed on paper sourced from a combination of sustainably managed forests and recycled materials.
  • Published by Amber Lotus, an independent carbon-negative US company that has planted more than half a million trees since 2008.




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WE'MOON 2018: LA LUNA
Calendar: 240 pages
Publisher: Mother Tongue Ink; Spiral Edition (July 30, 2017)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
We’Moon: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn, the iconic astrological datebook, is a best-selling moon calendar, earth-spirited handbook in natural rhythms­­, and visionary collection of women’s creative work, now in its 37th year of publication.

La Luna calls on the Moon to enlighten us in these clouded times. Transformation is Her specialty! We invoke the Moon's powers of re-direction for a fragile planet, for troubled peoples, and for all who seek new guidance. La Luna's dance with Light and Dark, Birth and Death, growth and demise is a pageant of regenerative hope. Her rhythms stir our life-blood, and her cycles reflect the hidden layers of our body-mind wisdom.

"I have been using your calendar for years and years!!! Thank you for the incredible work We’Moon is doing. The much-needed shift in consciousness towards a more woman-honoring world is inspiring in so many of us."—Alice Walker, author and activist

Modern culture and the We’Moon calendar, as timely as ever. This is so much more than a calendar. It is a resource—a way of focusing the direction of your days on positive living. The poetry and art always inform, inspire, and profoundly impress."—Vision Magazine, November 2011

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We’Moon accompanies us through the rhythms of earth and sky that pulse through our lives. The datebook presents a comprehensive introduction to astrology; to Sun, Moon, and Earth cycles; and seasonal Holy Days. We explore the 13 moons of our lunar year in a week-at-a-glance format with daily astrological aspects alongside moon phases and signs. In addition, we include astrological insights for each sun sign, month & year-at-a-glance calendars, a complete ephemeris table for the year and blank pages for notes. We’Moon 2018 Astrologers—The Sky Priestess–Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam, Gretchen Lawlor, Heather Roan Robbins, Sandra Pastorius, Beate Metz, Susan Levitt and Mooncat!—offer clarifying articles about cosmic events, and how they may affect our opportunities and challenges in the year ahead.

We’Moon 2018 reflects art by contemporary artists including Denise Kester, Amara Hollow Bones, Shelly Anne Tipton Irish, Kimberly Webber, Olivia Jane and Autumn Skye. Inspired writings that light up the pages from Stephanie A. Sellers, Ann Filemyr, Nell Aurelia, Nuit Moore, Starr Goode and Naima Penniman along with many other gifted writers!





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Women of Myth & Magic 2018 Fantasy Art Wall Calendar
by Kinuko Y. Craft
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Calendar: 28 pages
Publisher: Amber Lotus Publishing; First edition (July 21, 2017)
List Price: $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
From mythical archetypes to historical figures, women have inspired great literature, poetry, and, above all, magnificent works of art. Among contemporary artists inspired by ladies of legends, none shines brighter than Kinuko Y. Craft. In this elegant calendar she presents 12 opulent and richly detailed portraits of enchantresses, goddesses, brave warriors, and fairy-tale princesses, each weaving a spell of breathtaking feminine beauty.

  • 12" x 12" wall calendar (12" x 24" open).
  • A year of Kinuko Craft's exquisite artwork on your wall.
  • Frameable artbook-quality printing.
  • An extraordinary fantasy art gift.
  • Printed on paper sourced from a combination of sustainably managed forests and recycled materials.
  • Published by Amber Lotus, an independent carbon-negative US company that has planted more than half a million trees since 2008.
  • This calendar features US and Canadian legal holidays, phases of the moon, and important observances of the world's major religions.

Kinuko Craft is one of the world's most widely respected and well-known contemporary fantasy artists. She has published eight major illustrated fairy-tale and mythology hardcover picture books, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Cinderella. She has illustrated many children's books, and her work has graced more than 100 book and magazine covers. Craft is a storyteller, and her paintings reveal new layers of wonder with each viewing. Her work can also been seen in prestigious galleries and museums.