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Friday, September 18, 2009

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW TITLES

We at Edge of the Circle Books are pleased to announce that we have procured the following new titles:

BALKAN TRADITIONAL WITCHCRAFT

By Radomir Ristic
List Price: $15.95
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Pendraig Publishing (July 21, 2009)
BOOK BLURB:
Published in English for the first time, this groundbreaking book by Radomir Ristic is a compilation of historical data, anthropological studies, and the authors own experiences and interviews with the Witches of the Balkans. Covering both theory and practice, the book gives a complete system of Balkan Traditional Witchcraft.
Balkan Traditional Witchcraft is an ancient system from humanity’s dawn that has survived into modern times due to the unique history of the region, and its practice can be applied to any culture, state or region in the world.
Translated into English by Michael C. Carter, Jr., this book – a bestseller in its native Serbia – is an incredible look into the world of the Balkan Witch, covering ritual trance, tools, rites for healing, love, divination, defense and for making charms. It also explores the supernatural beings that Balkan Witches share their world with, deities, fairies and other spirits. There has never been such a deep exploration of the magic of this region available in English before.
English translation by Michael C. Carter, Jr.




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THE RED CHURCH
OR THE ART OF PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN BRAUCHEREI
by C. R. Bilardi
List Price: $24.95
Paperback: 548 pages
Publisher: Pendraig Publishing (April 10, 2009)


BOOK BLURB:
A comprehensive guide to the history, theory and practice of Pow Wow, this book draws upon historical documentation, traditional methods, and a life of personal experience.
Pow Wow, or Braucherei, as it is known by its practitioners, is a system of folk magic that has its roots in Christian and Pre-Christian Germany, but its character is wholy American - the quintissential American magical system. Drawing on quotes from the Bible, qabalistic principles and old gromoires, it is empowered by the Holy Trinity, and most practitioners consider themselves to be Christian, much like the Cunning Folk of England.
"The Red Church: The Art of Pennsylvania German Braucherei is the finest book on German magic to be seen in decades. Comprehensive in its historical, philosophical and cultural roots, The Red Church is a book that will be appreciated by academics and modern practitioners of not just folk and ceremonial magic alike, but also energetic and faith healing, symbolism, and cultural psychology. Extensively researched and documented, no one interested in the survival of Medieval and Renaissance magic into the modern era should be without a copy of it within easy reach."
  • Mark Stavish, Director of Studies, Institute for Hermetic Studies, author of, The Path of Alchemy, Freemasonry - Rituals, Symbols and History of the Secret Society, and Between the Gates: Lucid Dreaming, Astral Projection and the Body of Light.\
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We will also be carrying these new periodicals:




THE CROOKED PATH JOURNAL 4
Issue 4, Winter 2008/9


Issue 4 of The Crooked Path Journal includes the following articles:
Northern New Mexico by Grace Victoria Swann
In search of Watto by Steven Posch
The Black Goddess by Ann Finnin
On the Margins by Prinny Miller
Reconstruction and Recreation by Peter Paddon
The Goddess Hecate (illustration) by Cherrie Button
The Feel of Steel by Ann Finnin
Beltaine (illustration) by Cherrie Button
Celtic Witch (illustration) by Cherrie Button
The Intorkatura - Sending Back by Radomir Ristic
The Objective Astral by Ann Finnin











THE CROOKED PATH JOURNAL 5
Issue 5, Spring 2009


Issue 5 of The Crooked Path Journal includes the following articles:
Moved By The Shakers by Grace Victoria Swann
Conjure In The South by Gar Pickering
Ancestors and Sacred Space by Peter Paddon
Becoming a Traditional Witch by Robin Artisson
The White Penis Cult of Forest Grove by Sarah Lawless
Where Three Roads Meet by Cory Hutcheson
Faerie: The Awe of the Unseen and the Unknown by Robin Artisson
Of Faerie, Fetch and Familiar by Veronica Cummer
Does a System of Chakras Exist in Traditional Witchcraft? by Radomir Ristic
The Fire Brand and the Silver Thread by Robin Artisson
Egg-Dyeing Secrets by Steve Posch
Shaitan by Veronica Cummer
The Origin of Coven Structure by Radomir Ristic
Two Book Reviews by Peter Paddon
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POST-MODERN MAGICK
by Seth
List Price: $9.95
Paperback: 74 pages
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (May 19, 2004)
BOOK BLURB:
This book is the beginning of a long road. It exists within a paradox of detailed research and the fierce resistance of dogma.
This book is for the iconoclast.
The magus who rejects blind adherence and who struggles against the invisible prison of tradition.
For rogue scholars, artists, hackers, or any other magus on the underground path of evolution.
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law", with attitude.
Post-Modern: A school of thought primarily concerned with the deconstruction of meta-narratives. In this text it is the rejection of the idea that there is only one way of magick.
Magick: The use of Will to elicit change in Reality.
Post-Modern Magick is self-initiation and exploration based on personal relevance and free form magick.
These pages contain not only a manuscript on post-modern magick in theory and practice, but also new post-modern grimoires such as Reality Hacker, all in print for the first time alongside more traditional text.



RHETORIUS THE EGYPTIAN
by James Herschel Holden , Kris Brandt Riske
List Price: $24.95
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: American Federation of Astrologers (May 21, 2009)

BOOK BLURB:
This book contains the Astrological Compendium of the late Classical astrologer Rhetorius the Egyptian. It contains his Explanation and Narration of The Whole Art of Astrology, and was translated from the Greek by James Herschel Holden, M.A., Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers. Also included are the treatises by Teucer of Babylon on the Nature of the Signs of the Zodiac and the Nature of the Seven planets. Rhetorius was the last major astrological writer of the Classical period of Greek Astrology.
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Translation of the Astrological Compendium of the late Classical astrologer Rhetorius the Egyptian, along with the treatises by Teucer of Babylon on the Nature of the Signs of the Zodiac and the Nature of the Seven Planets.



Other recent additions to the Astrology section include the following: Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy by by Joseph Crane, Primary Directions: Astrology's Old Master Technique by Martin Gansten , Ancient Astrology: Theory and Practice: Matheseos Libri VIII by Julius Firmicus Maternus, Tetrabiblos by Claudius Ptolemy, and Astrologia Restaurata: Astrology Restored by William Ramesey