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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

ISSUE TWENTY-THREE,VOLUME THREE: JULY 2008

Welcome to the 23RD 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.

Regards,

Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler,

Editrix

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 Magical Pagan store.

Open 7 days a week, Noon till” 9pm.

Call: 206-PAN-1999

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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 golanv1@yahoo.com 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.

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NEW BOOKS:

THE MAGICAL TAROT OF THE GOLDEN DAWN

by Chris Zalewski (Author), Pat Zalewski

BOOK BLURB:

The authors stress experimentation with the tarot, which is a mark of a vibrant magical system. The descriptions of each tarot card are very reliable and very complete. Of particular interest are the alchemical associations and the authors# work on the gematria or numerology of each card. For the first time a complete alchemical system is given for the whole deck. There is also a good deal of added astrological information and divinatory meanings and interpretations.

Several excellent suggestions for studying and meditating on the cards are provided by the authors. This book is a balanced combination of both historical and new material presented by the Zalewskis that stands firmly rooted in Golden Dawn teachings and ritual practice. There are many interesting new innovations in this book.

Fully illustrated with 78 all new tarot cards by Golden Dawn member and professional artist, Skip Dudchous.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Chris Zalewski is an occultist and author. She is a 7=4 Adept and co-chief of the Thoth Hermes Temple of the Hermetic Society of the Golden Dawn in New Zealand.

Pat Zalewski is an occultist and author. He contacted the last remnant of the original Temples founded by the Golden Dawn in New Zealand and he and Chris Zalewski founded the Thoth Hermes Temple in Wellington and became co-chiefs. He met and corresponded with Israel Regardie who travelled to New Zealand to meet him.

List Price: $45.00 Paperback: 656 pages Publisher: Aeon Books (February 2008)

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FROM THE BRANCH ~ A PRIMER IN DIANIC WITCHCRAFT by Deanne Quarrie

BOOK BLURB:

From the Branch is written from the material of From the Branch, a Priestess Mentoring Program of the Apple Branch - A Dianic Tradition. This book will serve as a basic primer for a woman just discovering Goddess in her life, as well as offer an introduction to the Ogham. We invite you to dare to be different in order to discover your own truth. The apple offers protection, strength, comfort, and respite for your journey. ~ Bendis ~

List Price: $29.95 Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: The Apple Branch (March 26, 2008)

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ENOCHIAN VISION MAGICK: AN INTRODUCTION AND PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE MAGICK OF DR. JOHN DEE AND EDWARD KELLEY by Lon Milo DuQuette , with foreword by Clay Holden

BOOK BLURB:

Dr. John Dee (1527-1608) was one of the greatest minds of the Elizabethan Age, and his system of angelic communication was the result of the most dramatic magical operation ever recorded. It has survived to become the cornerstone of the modern ceremonial magician’s practice. In 1582 Dee and his clairvoyant partner Edward Kelley made magical contact with a number of spiritual entities who identified themselves as angels — the same that communicated with Adam, Enoch, and the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Over the next three years they revealed to Dee and Kelley three distinct magical systems of vision magick. The third and last of these incorporated a series of "calls" to be recited in an angelic language in order to raise the consciousness of the magician to a level where angelic contact is possible. Best-selling author and magician, Lon Milo DuQuette, who has practiced Dee’s system for over twenty-five years, has seized upon elements of the original Dee material overlooked by adepts of the Golden Dawn, Aleister Crowley, and other modern magicians, and brought them to light in Enochian Vision Magick. DuQuette offers the expert and novice alike the practical means by which they can become attuned in the same simple step-by-step manner that first prepared Dee and Kelley. There has never been a book on Enochian magick like this one.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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. He is the U.S. Deputy Grand Master of the O.T.O. and lives with his wife Constance in Costa Mesa, CA

List Price: $19.95 Paperback: 261 pages Publisher: Weiser Books (June 2008)

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CALENDAR: JULY

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 2ND NEW MOON

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9TH FIRST QUARTER MOON

SATURDAY, JULY 12TH Voudoun Study Group With Kineta: 4-7PM

FRIDAY, JULY 18TH FULL MOON

FRIDAY, JULY 25TH LAST QUARTER MOON

** AUGUST

FRIDAY , AUGUST 1ST Aquarian Tabernacle Church http://www.aquatabch.org/

LAMMAS CIRCLE, 7-9 PM.

Open circle, all are invited.

The ATC presents sabbat rituals at Edge of the Circle bookstore in Seattle, WA as close to the actual sabbat as possible. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from folks who have attended the rituals. We’re excited to be able to offer these rituals in a location that is more accessible to people living in and around the Seattle area. Many thanks to Robert at Edge for providing the space to do so!

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ONGOING:

HOLY WELL CIRCLE

http://www.holywellseattle.org/ Open Circle, Wiccan Meets at the Edge every Sunday from 5PM -8PM cybra@earthlink.net Subject Line: Holy Well

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SERVICES AVAILABLE AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS TAROT READINGS /SPIRITUAL ADVICE

UnCommonSense Tarot Tarot readings by Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler Please inquire about Tarot Parties, classes and other events. Available every day except Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-8.30PM.

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Kelly Marjorie Kelleher, Daughter of the Ancients Psychic, Healer, Muse... Thursdays at Edge of the Circle Books

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Colin Leetham, Palmistry, Tarot Wednesdays at Edge: 1PM-8PM

Have you ever had your palm read? Everything you do leaves a mark… Your hands don't just do things, they can tell you a great deal as well. What makes you happy, what makes you crazy, what your strengths are and the potential you possess. Know thyself!

See what is in the cards for you. The images from the tarot were drawn ages ago from our deepest consciousness. The cards can educate, illuminate, show you ancient truths, lead you to new answers or simply entertain.

Colin Leetham has been doing Palmistry and Tarot readings for over 14 years, and doing readings is a labor of love for him.

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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 golanv1@yahoo.com 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.

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This concludes our Newsletter for this month. Look for us again on the first of August.

Sincerely, Raven

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