Welcome to the 17th edition of 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. I've got great plans for this newsletter. Hopefully, as time goes by, it will only get bigger and better. Without further ado, welcome, and enjoy.
Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler,
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 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 everything that you could want in a Magickal Pagan store.
Open 7 days a week, Noon till" 9pm.
LOOKING FOR GIFTS FOR YULE?
We carry more than 150 tarot decks and oracles-- also, pendulums, scrying bowls and mirrors, Ouija boards, Coffee divination kits, Runes, I Ching Sets, plus books on all of the above and more. I daresay you'll be able to find whatever you'd like to buy for the Occultist in your life!
New T-shirts are in! We are now carrying a line of shirts from Tara Graphics that bear the Seals of Solomon, including : the 2nd Pentacle of Venus, the 5th Pentacle of Mars, 2nd Pentacle of Jupiter, 3rd Pentacle of the Sun and the 5th Pentacle of Venus. We also have our infamous Baphomet and Vlad Tepes t-shirts in, some are also available in Baby Doll shirts. We also have St. Michael T-shirts available , both in regular short sleeve and Baby doll shirts.
New Calendars are in! Get 'em before they go.
We are also now carrying Lucky Mojo Spell Kits. They contain everything you need to do an authentic Hoodoo Spell.
We carry the following Spell Kits:
Fiery Wall of Protection
Money Stay With Me
Come To Me
New Greco-Roman Statuary has arrived--, marble finish cast in resin: Dionysus, Aphrodite, Demeter.
New Anceient Egyptian Statuary has also come in , resin, colored (like as in the Book of the Dead) Ra in His Barque, Auset, and a really good Osiris, Green-faced. Very traditional , well made pieces.
We are also carrying a new line of Handmade, triple dipped, coated in resin incense from JonB. They are excellent, and reasonably priced ($3.00 for 16 sticks) and come in the following blends:
Copal, Myrrh, Frankincense, Spiritual Blend and Bayberry.
Incoming Inventory: Moon Crowns and Wall Tapestries from Open Circle.
THE HORN OF EVENWOOD
by Robin Artisson
Hardcover: 172 pages
Publisher: Pendraig Publishing (July 13, 2007)
List Price: $27.95
The Horn of Evenwood, Also called "The Master's Book of Conjury" or "The Witchfather's Bloodless Bones", is a true book of Art, a Grimoire of sorcerous operations, charms, and devices of Witchery. Based on well-worn patterns and operations of Traditional sorcery and European Witchcraft from the 16th-19th centuries, this manual of magical arts provides a complete working system of Craft-sorcery which taps into the numina of the British Isles folk-tradition, the Luciferian mysteries of the Witchmaster, traditional wortcunning, the Rades of Edric and Godda, and the hidden roads to Faery-Elfhame. Included are incantations, conjurations, instructions in the application of the Ten Pillars of Sorcery, "The Service of Sigils" working, and the operations of "Biting the Tongues of Serpents", "Summoning the Witch-Dream by Moth Flight", "Binding the Lovers One to the Other", "The Fruitful Working of the Womb-Seed", and "A Pavis from Foul Imprecations", all of which are intended to instruct an initiate in the use of this timeless arcane system.
OGAM: WEAVING WORD WISDOM (Paperback)
by Erynn Rowan Laurie (Author)
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Megalithica Books (July 31, 2007)
List Price: $21.88
Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom is a breakthrough in ogam divination and magical studies. Rather than working from the commonly known tree alphabet paradigm, Erynn Rowan Laurie takes us back to the roots of each letter's name, exploring its meanings in the context of Gaelic language and culture. Like the Norse runes, each letter is associated with an object or a concept -- "sulfur", "a bar of metal", "terror". These letters are deeply enmeshed in a web of meaning both cultural and spiritual, lending power and weight to their symbolism. With two decades of experience with the ogam and over thirty years of working with divination, Erynn offers insights into the many profound meanings hidden in the ogam letters and their lore. She explains each letter in context and shows how to expand the system in new and innovative ways while acknowledging and maintaining respect for ogam's traditional language and culture. In this book, you will find ways to use the ogam for divination, ideas on incorporating ogam into ritual, discussions of how ogam relates to Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism, and instructions for creating your own set of ogam feda or letters for your personal use.
Be sure to come to Erynn's book signing ( December 19th from 7PM – 9PM) at the store!
OUR TROTH: VOL. 2: LIVING THE TROTH
by Kveldulf Gundarsson
Paperback: 598 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (August 7, 2007)
List Price: $27.99
Our Troth is the single most comprehensive book available on the reborn religion of Heathenry -- the pre-Christian religion of the Germanic peoples.
First published in 1993 but out of print for years, Our Troth is back in print, featuring updates and additions from its original compiler, Kveldulf Gundarsson, and from many other Heathen writers, all edited by well-known author Diana L. Paxson.
Volume 2 covers the Heathen holy year, lore and rites for the major holidays, and ways to work Heathenry into every facet of life. It includes an extensive glossary and reading list for further study.
LUCIFERIAN WITCHCRAFT (Paperback Edition)
by Michael Ford
Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Lulu.com (March 9, 2005)
List Price: $28.50
Luciferian Witchcraft is a complete grimoire of Left Hand Path initiation. Many books have been written of the so-called left hand path, very few actually were written by initiates. Beginning with a lengthy exploration of the forms of the Adversary throughout history, a foundation of ideology is given by identification with the Adversary. The reader is then led through dark and twisting corridors with Four Chapters, a complete system of the History of the Adversary and the Witchcraft associated with the Left Hand Path. What is found within Luciferian Witchcraft is a Talismanic text which presents the medieval concepts of the Black Book being a conjuration itself of the Devil, a complete initiatory system detailing High Ceremonial Magick, The lore of the Adversary and ritualistic and forbidden sex magick. Approach with caution, you may open the gates of hell within.
From the Publisher
503 pages, 8.5 x 11.0 in., Perfect-bound, 60# white interior paper, black and white interior ink, 100# white exterior paper, full-color (CMYK) exterior
LIBER HVHI: MAGICK OF THE ADVERSARY (Paperback)
by Michael Ford (Author)
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Lulu.com (November 22, 2005)
List Price: $21.99
LIBER HVHI, the awaited grimoire of the Luciferian Path is now published containing the infernal rites of the Qlippoth, an extensive ideological and magical system presenting a grounded and understandable form of working with the Qlippothic Tree of Da'ath and tunnels. The second part of the grimoire is based on the ritualistic inversions of the Avestan texts and the forbidden path of Predatory Spiritualism. LIBER HVHI contains the 22 spheres of the Infernal Qlippoth, the methods of filling and draining those "shells" and the Luciferian Rites of the Supper of Cain, symbolic of the first Satanist from the ancient Hebrew texts relating to the devouring process from a symbolic and ritualistic approach. The second half of Liber HVHI is the workings based on the demonology of the Avestan texts and ancient persian sorcery and predatory spirituality.
From the Author
Liber HVHI provides a powerful initiatory system based on inversion rituals of the Avesta and Cabbalistic workings centering on the Qlippoth. Liber HVHI was written to redefine the Adversary as a force of change, strength and using chaos sorcery to become Adept in the gnosis of Ahriman and Az.
THE BIBLE OF THE ADVERSARY (Paperback)
by Michael Ford
Printed: 333 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, black and white interior ink
List Price: $24.95
The Bible of the Adversary is the complete doctrine and practice of the Luciferian Faith. This Bible is for both beginners and serious Adepts, presenting the ideological theological foundations of the Spirit of Samael and Lilith. The Bible of the Adversary contains: Definitions of Magick, The Adversarial Doctrine, Luciferian Ideology, Luciferian Laws ,Luciferian Religious Holidays, Liber Legion – Infernal Names, Mastery of the Earth – Controlling your Destiny, Three Types of Luciferian Magick, Banishing Rituals and Preparations , Yatukih Sorcery – Way-i-vatar and BAPTISM, WEDDING and FUNERAL rites.
LIBER NOCTIS (Paperback)
G. St M. Nottingham
Midian Books (UK)
List Price: $26.95
A Handbook of the Sorcreous Artes. This new work which is based on the author's own experiences and knowledge, teaches those magics that others dare not. It is amply illustrated with real life experiences of the Sorcerous Artes. Subjects covered; Bidding, binding and the power of the curse, Blessing, consecrating and dedicating the tools of arte, Finding things out, of evocation and the necromantic arte, Psychic attack and protection, Talismanic magic and the occult secrets of the stars, The birthing of the magical servitor (the magical servant), The initiated and secret use of plants in spell work, The mass of On-Nophris.
CHARMS, CHARMING AND THE CHARMED (Paperback)
WELSH BORDER WITCHCRAFT
G. St M. Nottingham
Midian Books (UK)
List Price: $14.95
Being a rendition of the alchemical artes of spagyrics. This work deals in some considerable depth with practical plant alchemy, also known as the 'lesser work.' This work explores the chymical wedding of the Red Man and the White Woman, alchemical terms for the marrying together of the plant, mineral or metal's mercury and sulphur. Through the process of alchemy a substance can be reduced to it's chaos; then separated, purified and rejoined together and exalted , thus making it more potent then it was before. This work explores this practice and enhances it with the judicious use of ritual magic. It takes you through the stages of making alchemical essences, tinctures and plant stones. This is a hands on practical manual of real alchemy and not an account of someone's psychological or sexual speculation on the subject.
THE TEMPLE OF HIGH WITCHCRAFT: CEREMONIES, SPHERES AND THE WITCHES' QABALAH
by: Christopher Penczak
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 1, 2007)
List Price $19.95
The Craft meets high magick in The Temple of High Witchcraft, the much-anticipated fourth volume in Christopher Penczak's award-winning series of Witchcraft teachings.
Penczak invites Witches to continue their spiritual evolution by exploring the ceremonial arts. Learn how these two traditions intersect in history and modern magickal practice. Penczak introduces Qabalah and discusses each sphere of the Tree of Life, in addition to ritual, pathworking, and other important concepts. In twelve lessons, you'll discover how to integrate these ideas and practices into your Craft. Following the traditional year and a day timeframe, this training program culminates with creating your own "reality map" of spiritual experience and truths.
In depth description: The Temple of High Witchcraft: Ceremonies, Spheres and The Witches' Qabalah
THE CRAFT MEETS HIGH MAGICK
Take your spiritual evolution to the next level by mastering the essentials of ceremonial magick. In this much-anticipated fourth volume in Christopher Penczak's award-winning series on witchcraft, he introduces the concepts of the Qabalah and the rituals of high magick, and explores the deeply interwoven relationship between these traditions and the Craft.
The teachings in this book correspond to the element of Air, guiding you into the realm of creative and critical thinking, communication, knowledge, and truth. Four preliminary chapters introduce the basic concepts, history, and skills you will need for your journey. Next, twelve formal lessons, in the witches' traditional year-and-a-day format, provide instruction in the fundamentals of ceremonial magic:
The Qabalah + The Tree of Life + Symbol and sigil magick + Elemental constructs
Qabalistic Cross + The four worlds and their correspondences + Middle Pillar
Pathworking + The Ritual of the Rosy Cross + Invoking and banishing rituals
Fluid condensers + Barbarous words of power, magickal constructs, and the Goetia
The book's thirteenth lesson culminates in a ritual initiation fusing the traditions of witchcraft and high magick—the creation of your own Reality Map. The cosmology you create will be based on your own spiritual experiences as well as the philosophies and practices of ceremonial magick.
BOOKS FOR KIDS
CLASSICAL KIDS: AN ACTIVITY GUIDE TO LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (KID'S GUIDE SERIES)
by Laurie Carlson
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press (July 1, 1998)
List Price: $14.95
Travel back in time to see what life was like in ancient Greece and Rome while having fun with hands-on activities such as making a star gazer; chiseling a clay tablet; weaving Roman sandals; making a Greek mosaic; creating Roman jewelry; throwing Greek pottery; casting a vote in a Roman-style election; and much more. Learn how these civilizations contributed to our present-day world by participating in art, math, cooking, science, and geography activities. Interesting facts and trivia are included throughout. Helpful illustrations explain project steps.
About the Author
Laurie Carlson is the author of Colonial Kids, Westward Ho!, More Than Moccasins, Green Thumbs, and Kids Camp! She has taught preschool, primary grades, and children’s art classes.
ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS: AN ACTIVITY GUIDE
by Marian Broida
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 208 pages
List Price: $16.95
Want to speak Hittite? Hold out a glass and ask for “wa-tar.” This unique activity book for children ages nine and up shows what life was like among the Nubians, Mesopotamians, Hittites, and their neighbors the Egyptians from around 3100 B.C., when Upper and Lower Egypt became one kingdom, to the death of Queen Cleopatra under the Romans, in 30 B.C. Projects such as building a Nubian irrigation machine, creating a Mesopotamian cylinder seal out of clay, making kilts like those worn by Egyptian boys and men, and writing in Hittite cuneiform help young readers to connect with these ancient cultures and see how profoundly they have influenced our own.
DECEMBER 1ST: (SATURDAY)
Ghosts and Hauntings: Crossing
Class by Oscar
DECEMBER 5TH: Shaman Meetup
DECEMBER 8TH : Intro to VouDou (Free) 4PM—6PM (Canceled and rescheduled for January 19th)
DECEMBER 12TH : The Underworld: a Lecture by Damian Murphy
OGAM: WEAVING WORD WISDOM (Paperback)
by Erynn Rowan Laurie (Author)
AQUARIAN TABERNACLE CHURCH
Intro to Voudou
HOLY WELL CIRCLE
Open Circle, Wiccan
Meets at the Edge every Sunday from 5PM -8PM
Subject Line: Holy Well
SERVICES AVAILABLE AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
TAROT READINGS /SPIRITUAL ADVICE
Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler
Please inquire about Tarot Parties, classes and other events Available every day except Wednesdays, 12:30-8.30PM.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Edge of the Circle Newsletter is looking for writers and artists! Our Focus has been on the Pagan community, Sabbatic Witchcraft, Hoodoo, Western Ceremonial Magic, African Traditional Religions, Asatru and Heathenry, Wicca, Celtic Paganism and more obscure aspects of the Occult. If you have an article or art to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Newsletter" in the subject line. Please send only original material. All Copyrighted material will be honored and credited to/as the property of the original writer.
This concludes our Newsletter for this month. Look for us again on the first of January.