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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

ISSUE 33,VOLUME FOUR: JULY 2009

IT'S SUMMER!!!!!

Finally.

Welcome to the 34th 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

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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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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

M A X I N E S A N D E R S

Learn more about the history of modern Wicca from a Priestess who lived it.

SAVE THE DATES

August 21 - Booksigning at Edge of the Circle Books

August 23 - Special Lecture by Maxine about the Craft

August 23- Sponsors special event: A Magickal Life Party with Maxine Sanders

A Magickal Life is the sponsoring group for Maxine Sanders visit to Seattle Washington in August this year. Folks are arriving from around the country to meet her, come to the booksigning of "Firechild", and attend a once-in-a-lifetime lecture about the origins of the Alexandrian Tradition.

http://www.amagickallife.com/

A MAGICAL LIFE: MAXINE SANDERS

Maxine was initiated into the Circle of Witchcraft in 1964. The High Priest of that Coven was Alex Sanders, known throughout the world as 'King of the Witches'. Maxine and Alex were Handfasted in 1965, and legally married in 1968. The Sanders became household names during the sixties and seventies, dramatically bringing Witchcraft, its practices and reality into global consciousness.

It is widely acknowledged that the intense publicity surrounding the Sanders precipitated those with a leaning towards Paganism to break away from the bonds of the then rigid Christian ethic. Despite the extreme interest of the paparazzi, the many sincere Initiations performed in Maxine and Alex's Covensteads during and since that period, saw the inception and fashioned a lineage of Witchcraft that has since spread throughout the world.

Maxine is a highly respected Priestess of the Sacred Mysteries. She has encouraged, enabled and inspired students of the Priesthood to take on the conscious mantle of their spiritual potential. She believes the catalyst for that inspiration comes from the Cauldron of the Goddess in all its guises.

Among Maxine's students and Initiates are those who have written authoritative books and informative works on Modern Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Gods and Goddesses, Seasonal rituals, Sabbats, Ceremonial magic, Cabbala and The Sacred Magic of the Angels. Several of Maxine's pupils have become accomplished teachers of esoteric knowledge and work internationally. However, most follow the traditional path and pass on the Sacred Mysteries within the hidden Inner realms of the Temples of the Goddess.

MORE:

A Magickal Life is the sponsoring group for Maxine Sanders visit to Seattle Washington in August this year. Folks are arriving from around the country to meet her, come to the booksigning of Firechild, and attend a once-in-a-lifetime lecture about the origins of the Alexandrian Tradition.

Events include a book signing, the lecture, and a party for sponsors and staff. An interview with Maxine is also planned, and will be published in Shadowplay.

VOLUNTEERS

For more info visit our volunteer page, or e-mail volunteer@amagickallife.com.

SPONSORS

Visit our sponsorship page, or e-mail sales@amagickallife.com OR Pollox@gmail.com

HOTEL INFO AND CRASH SPACE

If you need help finding a hotel or BB or just crash space in a living room, e-mail info@amagickallife.com or anne.honeycutt@gmail.com.

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ROBERT'S EXCITED ABOUT:

NEW TAROT BAGS!

We have a great selection of beautiful Art Nouveau, Gothic and Victorian prints on satin fabric, made into drawstring bags for the discerning Tarot Reader. Some of the artists' prints include Arthur Rackham, Waterhouse, and Taupe.

NEW BOOKS:

JOURNAL FOR THE ACADEMIC STUDY OF MAGIC

by Susan Johnston Graf (Editor), Amy Hale (Editor), Dave Evans (Editor)

A multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed print publication, covering all areas of magic, witchcraft, paganism etc; all geographical regions and all historical periods.

A wide and deep view of magic - rating 9'

- Fortean Times 176

'A must-read for all those interested in an academic approach to the magical arts.'

  • The Cauldron

Product Info:

Paperback: 324 pages

Publisher: Mandrake of Oxford (March 1, 2009)

Language: English

List Price: $40.00

JSM5 : CONTENTS

Flavius Josephus’ Terminology of Magic: Accommodating Jewish Magic to a Roman Audience, / Philip Jewell

The Role of Grimoires in the Conjure Tradition / Dan Harms

Hermetic/Cabalistic Ritual in Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus /Dana Winters

Italian Cunning Craft: Some Preliminary Observations / Sabina Magliocco

Walking The Tightrope: A Study Of Secret Astrologers In Mainstream

Professions / J.A. Silver Frost

Martyrs, Magic, and Christian Conversion / Patrick Maille

Worshiping the Devil in the Name of God”- Anti-Semitism,Theosophy and Christianity in the Occult Doctrines of Pekka Siitoin /Kennet Granholm

The Witching Hour: Sex Magic in 1950s Australia” / Marguerite Johnson

Reviews

Obituaries

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FIFTY YEARS OF WICCA

BY FREDERIC LAMOND

Product Info:

Paperback: 140 pages

Publisher: Green Magic (May 20, 2005)

Language: English

List Price: $16.95

BOOK BLURB:

Frederic Lamond has spent 50 years following the path of Gardnerian Wicca, adapting and innovating along the way. An initiate of Gerald Gardner's Brickett Wood Coven in the '50s and '60s, which heralded the rebirth of Wicca in modern times, he has been a witness to the significant events that have shaped Wicca in the USA and UK. Fifty years since the publication of Witchcraft Today, Frederic Lamond offers a penetrating assessment of what modern Wicca has achieved in that time its successes, its failures and its future. This insider's overview of the Wiccan world is full of in-group gossip, shrewd observation and a one-of-a-kind perspective of the half-century revival of the old craft.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Frederic Lamond was born in 1931 and studied Economics at Cambridge, and Planning at the University of Chicago. He worked in marketing and in computers, and he has been an independent consultant since 1975. In 1957 he was initiated into Gardnerian Witchcraft (now called Wicca). He is a member of the Fellowship of Isis, the Church of All Worlds and the Children of Artemis, and is the author of many articles and three books. Having travelled extensively in Europe and North America, he now lives in Austria.

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THE TAROT OF PERFECTION: A BOOK OF TAROT TALES

BY RACHEL POLLACK

Product Info:

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Magic Realist Press; illustrated edition edition (October 30, 2008)

Language: English

BOOK BLURB:

A collection of wildly vivid tales of tarot, divination, imagination and desire from an award-winning author of fantasy. These stories are by turns profound, touching and outrageously funny. For tarot practitioners, they will also open out new ways of seeing and meditating on the cards, and provide a provocative new fantasy on the origins of the familiar

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rachel Grace Pollack was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. She holds an honours degree in English from New York University, a Masters in English from Claremont Graduate School and has taught English at New York State University.

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CALENDAR: JULY

THURSDAY, JULY 2nd : 6:00-7:30 PM

HEALING HANDS REIKI

Bringing a healing hand to the community...

Classes and services provided.

Contact: Khephra and Ayoka at HealingHands-Khephra-Ayoka@live.com

Or call: (206) 898-0419 or (206)421-5319

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SUNDAY, JULY 5TH

SEATTLE CHAOS MAGIC

We meet at 3:33 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, at Edge of the Circle Books, 701 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122. Anyone practicing, curious about, or otherwise interested in Chaos magic is welcome to attend.

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FRIDAY, JULY 10TH, 7PM-CLOSE

POETRY BY JEFF CRANDALL

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MONDAY, JULY 13TH CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST

GROUP 7-9PM

For More Information:

http://www.seanet.com/~inisglas/

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ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

THURSDAYS: 6:00-7:30 PM

HEALING HANDS REIKI

Bringing a healing hand to the community...

Classes and services provided.

Contact: Khephra and Ayoka at HealingHands-Khephra-Ayoka@live.com

Or call: (206) 898-0419 or (206)421-5319

SEATTLE CHAOS MAGIC

We meet at 3:33 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, at Edge of the Circle Books, 701 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122. Anyone practicing, curious about, or otherwise interested in Chaos magic is welcome to attend.

HOLY WELL CIRCLE

http://www.holywellseattle.org/

No longer an Open Circle, please contact for information.

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 Thursdays, 12:30-8.30PM.

Sundays 3:30-8:30 PM

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KELLY MARJORIE KELLEHER

Daughter of the Ancients

Psychic, Healer, Muse...

Thursdays at Edge of the Circle Books

HEALING SERVICES

THURSDAYS, 6:00-7:30 PM

HEALING HANDS REIKI

Bringing a healing hand to the community...

Classes and services provided.

Contact: Khephra and Ayoka at HealingHands-Khephra-Ayoka@live.com

Or call: (206) 898-0419 or (206)421-5319

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

Sincerely, Raven

Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

golanv1@yahoo.com

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