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Sunday, November 1, 2009

ISSUE 37,VOLUME FOUR: NOVEMBER 2009



Welcome to the 37th 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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Note: To see a graphics version of this newsletter,please go to :

PAGAN NEWS:
Ted Andrews, Acclaimed Author Of “Animal Speak”, Dies At Age 57
Link to Witchvox obituary:

NEW CALENDARS AND PLANNERS:
We are proud to have the following in stock :
ANNIE BONES CELESTIAL FORECASTER 2010 and the SEASONS OF THE WITCH 2010
Weekly Planners, Daily Planners and Wall Calendars. Get'emGet'em while they're here. Once they're gone, they're gone!


NEW BOOKS:
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THE CALL OF ISIS
by Olivia Robertson
The Call of Isis
By: Olivia Robertson
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Neptune Press; 2nd edition (December 1993)
List Price: $18.95

The Call of Isis is the spiritual autobiography of the co-founder, the Honorable Olivia Robertson.

BOOK BLURB:
“In Honour of the Goddess of the Divine Wisdom:
She who is crowned with the Stars,
Is robed with the Sun,
And stands upon the Moon.”

"In The Call of Isis, Olivia Robertson vividly describes her adventures in the psychic, occult and mystical fields. She has worked for eleven years with groups in South Ireland and London, and has specialized in inducing psychic projection through trance. Readers will find much to interest, stimulate and amuse them in an original account that starts with the experiments involving artists, musicians, dancers, craftsmen and writers inspired by the divinity within Nature Herself. The book is divided into three parts. The first, "The Temple of the Moon", deals with psychic development and the control of the emotions through the use of trance. The second part, "The Temple of the Sun", introduces ways of using vital force for healing and creativity. The third part, "Temple of the Stars", deals with mystical experiences, and the safe development of cosmic consciousness."

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Foreword
Part One: The Temple of the Moon Goddess
Chapter 1 - Through the Veil
Chapter 2 - Of Dragons and Mares' Nests
Chapter 3 - Inhabitants of the Psychic Sphere
Chapter 4 - Rescue Work
Chapter 5 - Uranus the Magician
Chapter 6 - Initiation of the Moon

Part Two: The Temple of the Sun Goddess
Chapter 7 - The Awakening of Solar Fire
Chapter 8 - Channels of Power
Chapter 9 - Creative Healing
Chapter 10 - Mixing the Elements
Chapter 11 - The Magic of Ritual Drama
Chapter 12 - Initiation of the Sun

Part Three: The Temple of the Star Goddess
Chapter 13 - Stones and Stars
Chapter 14 - A Drama of Many Lives
Chapter 15 - The Traveller at the Gateway
Chapter 16 - A Many Coloured Pattern
Chapter 17 - The Cosmic Spiral
Chapter 18 - Coming Down to Earth
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AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE:
ARTIST, OCCULTIST, SENSUALIST
By Austin Osman Spare ,
Geraldine Beskin (Editor), John Bonner (Editor),
Keith Richmond (Contributor), John Balance (Contributor),
Michael Staley (Contributor)
Paperback:
Published by: Neptune Press
72 pages , includes 18 pages of illustrations
Please call for pricing and availability information

BOOK BLURB:
This was produced by the Beskin Press to accompany the major exhibition of Spare's work held in London in 1999. The fine quality of the 54 images has made this a real collector's item and a useful research resource.
There are essays concerning Spare as an Artist and an Occultist and as a sensualist.

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PROGRADIOR AND THE BEAST
Frank Bennett & Aleister Crowley.
(Edited by Keith Richmond)
London: Neptune Press, 2004.
First trade edition Hardcover, 8vo. 316pp.
New book/Fine condition.
Clothbound, with full color dustwrapper, and black and white illustrations.
Bibliography and Index.
List Price: Please call for pricing and availability information.

BOOK BLURB:
Progradior and the Beast recounts the story of Lancashire-born Frank Bennett (1868-1930),
one of Aleister Crowley's more successful, if little-known followers.

Whilst still a youth Bennett embarked on a spiritual odyssey which eventually led him to the study of ceremonial magic, and into contact with Crowley. Bennett, also known by his magical name, Frater Progradior, migrated to Australia in 1911 where he founded A .*. A.*. and O.T.O. groups, and sought to promote Crowley's law of Thelema. In 1921 Bennett traveled to Crowley's Abbey of Thelema at Cefalu, where he rapidly became one of the Beast's star pupils.Progradior and the Beast is largely drawn from previously unpublished sources - letters, journals, and other documents - and provides rare insight into the private and public worlds of these two twentieth century magicians. It is illustrated with a number of previously unseen pictures of Crowley and Bennett, and the dustwrapper and endpapers include striking colour reproductions of two paintings by Crowley: one a portrait of Frank Bennett, and the other a Cefalu landscape.
The book is uniform in format with its companion volume: 'The Magical Record of Frater Progradior.'



THE MAGICAL RECORD OF FRATER PROGRADIOR
The Magical Record of Frater Progradior & Other Writings
by Frank Bennett.
(Edited and Introduced by Keith Richmond)
London: Neptune Press, 2004.
First trade edition Hardcover, 8vo. 176pp.
Clothbound, with full colour dustwrapper, and black and white frontis-portrait of Frank Bennett.
List Price: Please call for pricing and availability information.

BOOK BLURB:
'The Magical Record of Frater Progradior' is a journal chronicling the visionary and magical experiences which Lancashire-born Frank Bennett (1868-1930) underwent during an intense retreat or Magical Retirement which he undertook at Crowley's Abbey of Thelema in Cefalu in 1921. Crowley himself was profoundly moved by Bennett's visions, which he described as 'exalted and intense and intimate,' and felt displayed a 'kinship of the soul' with John Bunyan.' 'The Magical Record' contains the text of Frank Bennett's Cefalu diary, with Aleister Crowley's added comments, along with several other writings by Bennett. It also includes the text of Crowley's Liber Samekh, a ritual he prepared especially for Bennett's use during his Magical Retirement The collection has been assembled and introduced by Keith Richmond, the author of the biographical study of Crowley and Bennett: 'Progradior and the Beast.' 'The Magical Record' has a previously unpublished photographic portrait of Bennett as its frontispiece, and the book's dustwrapper and endpapers include striking colour reproductions of two paintings of Cefalu by Crowley which he presented to Bennett. The book is uniform in format to its companion volume: 'Progradior and the Beast.'

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CHAOS RITUAL
by Steve Wilson
Introduction by Phil Hine
Cover Illustration by Austin Osman Spare
Paperback: 148 pages
Please call for pricing and availability information.

The Chaos Current is the most vital aspect of modern occultism, but while various authors have
presented aspects of Chaos Magic or general descriptions, this book presents for the first time ever a detailed guide to an entire system, but unlike any other step-by-step guides, the end result it gives is a system completely unique to the individual reader. This Chaotic classic as been revised and expanded to meet the requirements of today's shamanic seekers. Opinionated , challenging and a supremely good Magical Manual for solo or group working. Chaos Ritual is more than just another book about magic. It describes what may well become the the basis magic for aeons to come.

Steve Wilson as an author,broadcaster and organizer on London's Pagan scene for over 15 years has spoken to thousands and trained innumerable Magicians, Witches and Shamans.

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CUNNINGHAM'S BOOK OF SHADOWS
Scott Cunningham
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 1, 2009)
Language: English
List Price: $19.95


Llewellyn is pleased to present a new Scott Cunningham book—a long-lost Book of Shadows. Recently discovered in a battered manila envelope, this previously unpublished manuscript was penned by Scott in the early 1980s. This rare book includes original spells, rituals, and invocations and an herbal grimoire. Featured in the design are Scott’s actual hand-drawn signs, symbols, and runes.

More than ten years after his passing, Scott Cunningham is still an iconic and highly regarded figure in the magical community. His books on Wicca are considered classics, and his writings continue to inspire and inform those new to the Craft.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.

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THE STREET SMART PSYCHIC'S GUIDE
TO GETTING A GOOD READING
By Lisa Barretta
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 1 edition (November 1, 2009)
List Price: $16.95

BOOK BLURB:
What’s the dish on getting a fabulous psychic reading? Who better to ask than the Street-Smart Psychic? Lisa Barretta offers insider advice from the other side of the tarot cards, crystal ball, and tea leaves. Sassy, candid, and spot-on, Lisa Barretta’s guidance will help you choose the psychic that’s right for you—astrologer, medium, tarot reader, or phone-line psychic—and steer clear of charlatans. True stories from Barretta’s colorful career as a psychic reader reveal what to do—and what not to do—to build rapport with your psychic and get the best possible reading.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Barretta is an artist, psychic reader, and certified Reiki practitioner. After receiving her first set of tarot cards at age of 14, Lisa began studying divination and astrology while honing her own innate psychic skills. Over the past 30 years she has developed her client base strictly by word-of-mouth, and her worldwide list of clients now spans the United States, United Kingdom and the Middle East.

THE FOURTH BOOK OF OCCULT PHILOSOPHY:
THE COMPANION TO THREE BOOKS OF OCCULT PHILOSOPHY
By Donald Tyson
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 1 edition (November 1, 2009)
List Price: $37.95

BOOK BLURB:
The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa and unnamed others, is considered one of the cornerstones of Western magic, and the grimoires it contains are among the most important that exist in the Western tradition. For more than three hundred years, this mysterious tome has been regarded as difficult or even impossible to understand—until now.
Occult scholar Donald Tyson presents a fully annotated, corrected, and modernized edition of Stephen Skinner’s 1978 facsimile edition of the original work, which was six tracts published as one volume in 1655. For the first time, these classic works of Western magic have been rendered fully accessible to the novice practitioner, as well as occult scholars and skilled magicians. Tyson presents clear instruction and practical insight on a variety of magic techniques, providing contemporary magicians with a working grimoire of the arcane.

- Astrology
- History
- Geomancy
- Ceremonial Magic
- The Nature of Spirits, Angels, and Demons
- Geomantic Astronomy
- Necromancy
- Invocation and Evocation of Spirits

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Donald Tyson is a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Early in life he was drawn to science by an intense fascination with astronomy, building a telescope by hand when he was eight. He began university seeking a science degree, but became disillusioned with the aridity and futility of a mechanistic view of the universe and shifted his major to English. After graduating with honors he has pursued a writing career.

Now he devotes his life to the attainment of a complete gnosis of the art of magic in theory and practice. His purpose is to formulate an accessible system of personal training composed of East and West, past and present, that will help the individual discover the reason for one's existence and a way to fulfill it.

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NEW ORACLE SET:
Gaia Oracle
Guidance, Affirmations, Transformation
by Toni Carmine Salerno
Features 45 cards and guidebook,
packaged in a hard-cover box set
Hardcover: 88 pages
Publisher: Blue angel Publishing; Card Set edition (May 21, 2008)
List Price: $19.95

Far back in time, light from the underlying fabric of creation burst forth creating the super-luminous event through which our Universe was born. Time began its endless journey through ever-expanding space. The early universe was simply a sea of particles floating through space and time. But life's invisible wheels were already in motion and over time the sea of particles became a sea of stars from which Gaia, our Earth, was born; a living, breathing entity; our Goddess, our Mother and our reflection. Gaia Oracle will point you in love's direction and help you find the answers you seek.


- 45 Gaia-inspired images designed to bring peace and healing.
- 45 powerful heartfelt messages that offer guidance and clarity.
-45 self-empowering affirmations to help you fulfill your dreams.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Toni Carmine Salerno is an intuitive artist and best-selling author with a strong interest in spirituality, philosophy and energy healing. Along with his wife Martine, he established the Blue Angel Centers for Wellbeing in Melbourne, Australia which evolved into the publishing company, Blue Angel Gallery, Australia. Through his work Toni lovingly explores and portrays both our physical and spiritual realities. The power of his work lies not in its subject matter, but rather, in the energy that each work emanates. Toni works intuitively; he does not plan what he will paint or write. Each work is an unfolding journey, a meditation packed with feeling and emotion. According to Toni, it is only when we let go of control that the eternal source of creation within each of us, streams through. Preconceived ideas usually only serve to limit or restrict the true essence of the creative energy that we each possess. Toni believes that this principle can be used not only to create art; but in every area of our lives. Our intuition helps us to connect with our spiritual selves. It helps us to connect to a timeless place that exists eternally within our hearts; a place where all is energetically interconnected and nothing is ever truly missing. Intuition is the guidance that stems from our soul.

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CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd : FULL MOON :
CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP 7-9PM
For More Information:

WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 4th SEATTLE GODDESS
“Let Your Love Grow” Class/Group
7-9pm

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16th NEW MOON

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19th (Every 4th Thursday)
WITCH'S MEETUP 7-9PM

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ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

SEATTLE CHAOS MAGIC
We meet at 3:33 pm. 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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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

KELLY MARJORIE KELLEHER
Daughter of the Ancients
Psychic, Healer, Muse...
Thursdays at Edge of the Circle Books


TAROT READINGS BY SHAYE
Sunday's from Noon--3:30pm.
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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again on the first of December.
Sincerely,
Raven
Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter







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