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Saturday, November 1, 2008


Welcome to the 27th 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,


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

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 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.


Thanks very much to Leon Reed, for the use of two of his wonderful


Poems from the chapbook
“The Cosmology Series: Wiccan Poems”
By Leon Reed

Feather and Scale
By Leon Reed

feather and scale
skin and claw
tooth and nail hair and fur
fin and bone
sinew and muscle
flesh and fat
organ and blood
mucus and tear

Embrace Life
By Leon Reed

It is a short passage from birth to death
One which is worth all the trouble.
All who are conceived will take it,
Every moment is precious.
Until Death arrives, embrace life!

Leon Reed is a long-time elder  and Bard and member of the Pagan
community of Seattle, and one of the founding members of the Gorsedd
of Caer Pugetia. He, along with his partner Alan are the proprietors
of Travelers Tea Co, at 5O1 East Pine St,  Phone 206.329.6260


(Concerning the Aqueous Cunning of the Potion
and Its Praxis in the Green Art Magical)
by Daniel A. Schulke,

Xoanon Publishing
Binding: Hardcover

standard copies casebound in rust cloth with pewter stamping.
272 pp. 27 illustrations.

We at Edge of the Circle Books are pleased to announce that we have
received Xoanon Publishing Limited's Ars Philtron, Edition Codex

First published in 2001, Ars Philtron was the incepting grimoire of
the Verdelet of the Cultus Sabbati. Its primary foci are
Sabbatic-alchemical gnosis as manifest through the medium of the
Potion, and the applications of the principle formulae of Furnace,
Vessel, and Water. Its method and praxis concern the principal
Sabbatic philtre types, their arcana, pharmacoepia, formulation, and
ritual use. As a grammar of the Art Magical, the work instaurates the
Philtre as an emanation of the Vinum Sabbati, the manifest elixir of
witch-power. Originally released in a limited edition of 144 standard
cloth editions and 9 deluxe editions in green skiver, its unique
subject matter and scarcity have placed the volume in high demand in
recent years. In the spirit of continuity of vision, and increased
interest in our work, Xoanon is re-releasing this important volume in
the expanded 'Edition Codex Vasculum' with revised text, additional
formulae and illustrations not present in the 2001 release.

* We still have a few copies available* Please call the store for
additional information: 206-726-1999


by Philippa Faulks,  Robert L D Cooper

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Watkins (October 7, 2008)
List Price: $24.95


Count Alessandro Cagliostro was a cult figure in European society in
the tumultuous years leading to the French Revolution. As an
alchemist, healer, and Freemason, he inspired both wild devotion and
savage ridicule, becoming the subject of novels by Alexander Dumas, a
drama by Goethe, and Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. But Cagliostro’s
sincere belief in the magical powers, even the immortality, of what he
called the Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry made him dangerous enemies,
too. In 1789, he was arrested by the Inquisition and condemned to
death for heresy.

Now, the discovery of a mysterious manuscript found in the Archives
of the Grand Lodge of Scotland may shine a light on Cagliostro’s secret
spiritual teachings, and allow us, finally, a full understanding of
his beliefs. The Masonic Magician tells Cagliostro’s extraordinary
story, complete with the first English translation of the Egyptian
Rite ever published. It presents the case made against him (that he
was an impostor as well as a heretic), and finds that the Roman
Church, and history itself, have done him a terrible injustice. This
scholarly account, drawing on remarkable new documentary evidence,
reveals that the man condemned was in fact a remarkable visionary and
a true champion of Freemasonry—and that his teachings have much to
reveal to us today.

by N.A-A.218


Liber Falxifer is the long awaited book that reveals, for the first
time, the secret teachings of the Necrosophic Cult within the Current
218. This ‘book of the Scythe-Bearer’ provides a solid theoretical,
historical and mythical foundation for the Cult of the Left-Handed
Reaper, and offers clear instruction for ritual practice connected to
both the folk-magical tradition, as well as the more sinister, hidden
line of traditional witchcraft connected to the Cult of the Skeletal
Lord of the Bloody Scythe. The basis for the various forms of magic
presented in Liber Falxifer is a dark form of telestic fetishism
steeped in the forbidden and concealed traditions of both necromantia
and necromageia, as practiced within the many clandestine magical
paths connected to the Lord of All Graves.

The grimoire is broken out into two parts, the first of which is a
discussion of the relevant aspects of the exoteric Latin American Cult
of the Lord of Death. Topics offer insight into the origins of the
Cult and the different forms of the ‘open’ and ‘closed’ Cults of the
Master, the various altar setups and their significance, the specific
traditional offerings given to the Lord of Death, the empowered
talismans and fetishes used within magical practice, the different
methods of consecration, traditional spells and rituals for magical
protection, revitalization and malediction, and a curse to bring death
to one's foes.

The second part of Liber Falxifer focuses entirely on the more
esoteric aspects of the Hidden Cult of Death, first noting that its
essence is partially expressed through some of the same symbolism used
within the folk-magical practice, but then taking matters much deeper
into the darkness of the mysteries of the Sinistral Death, presenting
not only an esoteric crossing between the two cults, but a complete
system of practical Necrosophic Sorcery. Amongst the topics discussed
are the pagan roots of the Master of Death, His true identity as it is
understood within the Templum Falcis Cruentis, His many names of power
and various aspects and manifestations, the Formula of Calling and
Invocation to the Lord of the Scythe, the esoteric ritual for the
ensouling of the altar statues of the Left-Handed Harvester, the
workings with the altars used within the esoteric line of practice,
the many different talismanic symbols, sorcerous insignia and the Key
Sigils of Death, the buying of soil from the dead, the mysteries of
Death's fell garden, the creation of fetish-skulls and the many
different ways that they can be employed within the Necrosophic
practice, the magic of tobacco and the secret tincture of its great
daemonic shade, the Rosaries of Death and their construction, the
Altar of the Dead and the veneration of the shades of the True and
Secret Ancestry, the Sigil of Resurrection and instructions for the
creation of a Spirit Box used to house the shadow of the dead, the
Sceptre of the Shadow of Death and its creation and consecration, and
much more.

Written by the Magister of the Temple of the Black Light and the
Templum Falcis Cruentis, and illustrated with selected original
artworks depicting the esoteric manifestations of the Lord of Death,
Liber Falxifer presents a unique and powerful system of both ‘low’ and
‘high’ Black Magic based on a valid synthesis of folk-magical sorcery,
antinomian Gnosticism, the telestic arts of ensoulment and fetishism,
kliffotic Kabbala, and anti-cosmic Luciferianism.

Regular Edition
First Edition of 500 copies, of which 434 copies are hand numbered.
Hardbound in black cloth with a full-color dust jacket. Octavo (234 x
156). Front cover and spine blocked with silver foil. 212 pages.

by E. A. Koetting


First edition of 500 copies. Hardbound in black cloth, Octavo (234x156
mm). 176 pages.
Front cover and spine blocked with silver foil.

The secret art of magickal destruction is revealed in its fullness in
E.A. Koetting’s most recent unveiling: Baneful Magick.

Baneful Magick guides and instructs in the most effective methods of
Baneful or Destructive Magick, the end of which being to cause severe
harm, illness, disease, malady, and death to the subject of the curse.
While subjects such as Hoodoo and other diasporic practices are
entered into in depth, as well as Norse Magick and Western ritual, the
meat of the material are those Operations which have never before been
practiced or even discussed outside of the walls of the Ordo Ascensum
Aetyrnalis, and which have been found by those who have laid their
hands on this Magick to be ultimately effective in exacting physical

E.A. Koetting carefully dissects the motivations behind murder, the
internal impediments to action, and the rites which can serve to
bridge the gap between rage and revenge. Although the rituals are
presented in detail and examined in completeness, Baneful Magick
pushes further and deeper, peering into the dark radiance within that
drives the Sorcerer to take up this magick, into the essence of the
power that floods the Temple when the death command is given, and into
the aftermath which is shown to devastate not only the victim, but the
whole of creation with the Operation of every curse.

“Secrets are given here which will enable you to harm, to infect, to
inflict, to torture and to kill by nonphysical means. This is a
dangerous power and a forbidden knowledge. Both the power and the
knowledge, however, are yours.”


Luciferian Philosophy

by Jeremy Christner


Kosmology emerges with a new, coherent take on Luciferian Philosophy,
fusing Gnostic Theogony from antiquity and modern Theoretical Physics,
as well as a number of sources of Classical Philosophical thought to
be used as a metaphor for the illusory veil of matter and the true
nature of the Demiurge's law. Lucifer grants his students fragments of
Truth throughout their lives, fragments which ultimately culminate
into one grand picture. Kosmology is but a recording of the Truth
granted to the author thus far in his life.

Softcover booklet. 48 A5 pages.

C L A V I C U L A   N O X  :  A Z A T H O T H
Esoteric Magazine

by Various authors

The Third Key is revealed. Azathoth delves into the prophecies hidden
in the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, into deep esoterics of the
Necronomian gnosis. The issue is based on practical workings and
artistic forms flowing from the source of Cthulhu mythos, the 23rd
current. Book of the Sentient Night by Stephen Sennitt, The Mad Poet
Dreams True by Johannes Nefastos, The Art of Sacrifice: Blood Magic in
the Necronomicon Gnosis by Asenath Mason, The Key and the Gate by Glen
Westall, At the Center of Sleep by J. Stark, The Mythos of Madness by
Von Sanngetall

Softcover booklet. 44 A5 pages.



SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 1 , 12:30-3:30 PM (Third Class)

OLOTEAS presents…

Skiing the Magickal Bunny Slope: A Really, Really Introductory Course
on Wicca, Magick and Everything

The fall session of 2008 will be held on three consecutive Saturdays:
October 18th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
October 25th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm *Please see location information below*

**November 1st, 12:30pm - 3:30pm**

The first and third classes are held at the Edge of the Circle Books,
701 E Pike on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
The second class falls on the OLOTEAS event day for October and will
take place at the same location as our event, which is the Longhouse.

The longhouse is located on Redmond-Fall City road about 10 minutes
east of Redmond.   Please see our current monthly event notice and
look for the same labeled section for driving directions.  The street
address for the longhouse is 23301 NE Redmond-Fall City Road - Redmond

Enrollment is open to all, but we ask that no new students attend
after the first class date. If you’ve taken the class before, you’re
welcome to come to any session you may have missed previously, or
re-take any you found particularly interesting.

Please send email to to let us know if
you’re planning to attend (so we have some idea how many chairs to put

This class is completely, absolutely, 100% free of charge! It is
presented twice a year as a community service of OLOTEAS, and is
supported by donations from our ritual events. Many thanks to Edge of
the Circle for offering us free space for the class!

Visit the classes page soon for more info, including directions to the
store, class schedule, and materials.

These are some of the materials that are given to students of our
Skiing the Magickal Bunny Slope classes:
A Brief Guide to Pagan Etiquette
Some Tips for Aspiring Herbalists
Magical Ethics
Basic Circle Casting
Correspondences - Key of Solomon
Magickal Weapons and Tools
The Oracle™
The Tree of Life
Temple Arrangement
The Wheel of the Year
Recommended Reading List

The next session will be in the spring of 2009

Our Lady of the Earth and Sky
PO Box 20032
Seattle, WA 98102



NOVEMBER 10th 7-9 PM, Celtic Reconstructionist Group



Elder and Younger Futharks, Rune magic in Sigdrifumal, Rune magic in
Egil's Saga,  Odin's Initiation.
Level: Beginner through Advanced
$5.00 at the door.
Contact for reservations or further inquiries.


Open Circle, Wiccan
Meets at the Edge every Sunday from 5PM -8PM
Subject Line: Holy Well



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

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


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 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 December.

Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

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