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Thursday, January 1, 2009

ISSUE 29,VOLUME FOUR: JANUARY 2009

Happy New Year! Welcome to the 29th 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 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 everything that you could want in a Magical Pagan store. Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm. Call: 206-PAN-1999 ** 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. ** We still have 2009 Moon Calendar Posters available! 2009 MOON CALENDAR POSTER Author: Kim Long The moon is our faithful companion, lighting our skies and always changing. Is the moon out tonight? One glance at this gorgeous calendar and you'll always know. Kim Long has charted our satellite's nightly appearance with 365 sketches of its phases. Full moon? Eclipse? Be in tune with the moon—you'll know all with this famous calendar. Posters come packaged in a sturdy cardboard tube that's suitable for mailing, and identified with a handsome sticker reproducing the calendar in miniature (with EAN code). List Price:$12.00 Width: 31.5 Height: 20.5 ** NEW DIVINATION SETS WOODEN RUNES by: Lo Scarabeo List Price $26.95 From divination to magic to meditation, the sacred runic symbols lend profound power to many practices. Includes 25 wooden runes, a PVC bag, and instruction booklet ** DELUXE WOODEN RUNE KIT by: Lo Scarabeo Wooden Rune Kit Price $34.95 From divination to magic to meditation, the sacred runic symbols lend profound power to many practices. Kit includes 25 wooden runes, bag, and 64-page book NEW BOOKS: THE RED GODDESS by Peter Grey FROM THE PUBLISHER: The Red Goddess takes you through a tale of sex, drugs and violence. This is an ecstatic journey through the unheard history of BABALON from Revelations, back through the Ishtar Gate and forward into a living modern magickal current. This is an explicit and challenging vision of a very modern goddess coming into power. This is more than a history, it is a passionate account of living magick and the transcendent power of Love. The Red Goddess answers the fundamental questions: Who is BABALON? Why should we care? Where did She come from and where is She going? Does Revelations have anything to tell us? Is there a hidden western tradition of sacred sex? The epic sweep of the text takes us from Babylon to Jerusalem to Rome, and onwards to Apocalypse. It looks at the angelic work of renaissance mage John Dee. It delivers a devastating exegesis on the excesses of Aleister Crowley, and unlocks the secrets of Waratah Blossoms. It explains the immolation of the Californian antichrist-superstar Jack Parsons and his relationship with Scientology founder L.Ron Hubbard. There is also a full supporting cast of Solomon, Simon Magus, St John the Divine, Earl Bothwell, the Templars, Mary, the Magdalene and countless others. This is the missing history of the Holy Whore. Thirteen essays conclude the book on subjects including: roses, mirror magick, BDSM, aphrodisiac drugs, the information age, love vs lust, and the meaning of apocalypse. Those working with Ishtar, Inanna, Lilith, Kali, Sekhmet, Bast, Freya, Pomba Gira, Erzulie, witchcraft, tibetan tantra, sacred sex and transgression will find much here to intrigue and inspire them. The Red Goddess is suitable for anyone with blood in their veins, regardless of tradition, background or experience. It is a Love story. Product Info: The Red Goddess is an octavo book of 260pp, printed throughout in red and black ink, and with four luscious plates. The standard edition is strikingly bound in white book cloth, scarlet endpapers, and embossed with the seven pointed star of BABALON. Each and every book is perfumed and consecrated. Limited and hand-numbered edition of 777 copies. List Price: $75.00 * VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET by Rachel Pollack (Author), Dave Mckean (Illustrator) A re-release of of one of the most sought-after Vertigo items of all time! Features art by Sandman cover-artist Dave McKean, text by Rachel Pollack, and an introduction by best-selling author Neal Gaiman! Includes 78 cards, a 128-page softcover book, and a black velvet-like drawstring bag to hold the tarot cards! The book cover, box front, spines and velvet-quality bag are gold foil-stamped with a special Sandman 20th Anniversary logo! Features fan-favorite Vertigo characters from titles such as Sandman, Hellblazer, Death, and Swamp Thing! FROM THE PUBLISHER: What does YOUR future hold? Find out with the re-release of one of the most-requested and sought-after VERTIGO products of all time: The VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET, in a special gold foil-stamped Sandman 20th Anniversary Edition! With evocative card images and illustrations by award-winning artist Dave McKean, the 78 tarot cards in the set are designed to be utilized by any practitioner of tarot. The Major Arcana of the set features an array of Vertigo characters, including: The Fool/John Constantine The Magician/Tim Hunter The High Priestess/Titania, Queen of Faerie The Hierophant/Morpheus The Wheel of Fortune/Destiny of the Endless Death/Death of the Endless The Devil/Lucifer The World/Swamp Thing. This new anniversary edition features: Seventy-eight cards with art by Dave McKean, a softcover 128-page book (with a four-color cover by McKean, black and white interior text by tarot expert Rachel Pollack, and an introduction by New York Times best-selling SANDMAN author Neil Gaiman), plus a black velvet-like drawstring bag to hold the tarot cards. The book cover, box front, spines and velvet-quality bag are gold foil-stamped with a special Sandman 20th Anniversary logo. The set is manufactured to order. BOOK AND DECK BLURB: Art: Dave McKean Text: Rachel Pollack Introduction: Neil Gaiman What does YOUR future hold? Find out with the re-release of one of the most-requested and sought-after VERTIGO products of all time: The VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET, in a special gold foil-stamped Sandman 20th Anniversary Edition! With evocative card images and illustrations by award-winning artist Dave McKean, the 78 tarot cards in the set are designed to be utilized by any practitioner of tarot. The Major Arcana of the set features an array of Vertigo characters, including: The Fool - John Constantine The Magician - Tim Hunter The High Priestess - Titania, Queen of Faerie The Hierophant - Morpheus The Wheel of Fortune - Destiny of the Endless Death - Death of the Endless The Devil - Lucifer The World - Swamp Thing This new anniversary edition features: Seventy-eight cards with art by Dave McKean, a softcover 128-page book (with a four-color cover by McKean, black and white interior text by tarot expert Rachel Pollack, and an introduction by New York Times best-selling SANDMAN author Neil Gaiman), plus a black velvet-like drawstring bag to hold the tarot cards. The book cover, box front, spines and velvet-quality bag are gold foil-stamped with a special Sandman 20th Anniversary logo. - Tarot Deck Set List Price: $39.99 Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Vertigo; Pap/Crds edition (December 2, 2008) ** NEW PRODUCTS: GYPSY GODDESS SACRED ALCHEMY OILS AND ELIXIRS GYPSY GODDESS ROLL-ONS Gypsy Goddess Roll-Ons are made with gemstones, empowered herbs, resins, essential oils and love. They are beautifully packaged in clear roll-on bottles with gemstones and herbs in the oils. They are pleasantly and lightly scented, so you can use them everyday. Aphrodisiac Roll-On Love one another and create unity -- recognize the divinity in your beloved through spiritual sexuality. Couples approaching each other in sexual embrace recognizing the God and Goddess in each other and uniting in transcendental bliss. Earth and Spirit become one. $12.50 Divine Love Roll-On Use this Roll-On to release grief, loneliness, bitterness, addiction, obsession, abuse and violence and bring back joy, acceptance, non-judgment, kindness, compassion, mercy and giving. $12.50 Meditation Roll-On Apply this Roll-On and focus your mind on ONE thing. It calms down your breathing, so it can be used for stress, panic attacks, asthma, insomnia and mind chatter. $12.50 Money Drawing Roll-On This Roll-On helps to manifest the monetary flow in your life. Spirituality does not require poverty. $12.50 Mystic Insight Roll-On It will help you to expand your imagination. higher knowledge and creativity. The Mystic Insight Roll-On will help you develop sixth chakra (Third Eye) skills like clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, visualization and the ability to comprehend many things intuitively. $12.50 Protection Roll-On Use this Roll-On to neutralize all forms of dark and destructive energy. It can be used prior to tarot reading or channeling to let only possitive energy in, before driving or traveling or when you have to work with someone difficult. $12.50 Winner's Luck Roll-On The great Mother Goddess turns the celestial & karmic wheel of fate. The Greeks & the Romans called her by the name Fortuna & she is the ruler of good fortune. Winner's Luck Roll-On Oil is filled with the energy of the Goddess of Good Fortune. $12.50 * GYPSY GODDESS OILS WITH BOOKLETS Holy Grail Oil Moldavite Transmutation Oil and Spiritual Journey Booklet. The Holy Grail Oil invites you on a spiritual journey of self-actualization. The legends of the Holy Grail are the greatest initiation stories ever told. This Moldavite transmutation oil and Holy Grail Booklet are an alchemical working to connect you with the miraculous energy of the Holy Grail. Using this oil and reading the great secrets that the legendary mystery cults knew, has the power to activate your astral body and to manifest 12 strand DNA consciousness. We recommend using the Black Madonna Oil and Holy Grail Oil together for a more powerful experience. $23.50 * Black Madonna Sacred Spark Oil A Spiritual Healing Oil & Booklet for Addictions & Depression: The Black Madonna Sacred Spark Oil & Booklet is used to bring about healing & transformation. The Spark of Light to help liberate obsessions like overeating, smoking cigarettes, alcohol, drug addictions & depression. The 16 page Booklet explains the healing & transformative properties the various Dark Madonna images have had for millions of devotees. $23.50 Waters: GOLDEN GODDESS "MONEY DRAWING" Water. Increase your wealth and prosperity by using our money drawing room spray, wealth eleixir & wealth Water! Mist yourself or your environment, add it to your drinking water or bath to receive all the treasures and benefits of prosperity, abundance, good luck, good fortune and wealth! Money drawing Wealth Elixir contains gemstone elixirs made from Golden Tiger's eye, imperial gold quartz, fulgurite & rhodizite gemstones, along with four leaf clover flower essence and 24 KT colloidal gold. Plus essential oils of patchouli, ginger, blood orange and cinnamon. $12.95 ** CALENDAR ONGOING: 2nd MONDAY OF THE MONTH , 7-9PM CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP For More Information: http://www.seanet.com/~inisglas/ 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 ** 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. * Kelly Marjorie Kelleher Daughter of the Ancients Psychic, Healer, Muse... Thursdays at Edge of the Circle Books ** 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. ** This concludes our Newsletter for this month. Look for us again on the first of February. Happy New Year! Sincerely, Raven Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter golanv1@yahoo.com

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