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Monday, December 7, 2009


Edge of the Circle Books is proud to present the following new titles:

Issue One – Autumn Equinox 2009

Treadwells and Fulgur are delighted to announce the first issue of our new esoteric journal ABRAXAS is now in press. In keeping with our intent, writers and artists have kindly submitted material from across the globe: Australia, the United States, Mexico, Italy and the United Kingdom are keenly represented.
Nearly all the material is published for the first time. Here may be found inspiring essays from luminaries within the esoteric community, many of them written especially for the journal. Artists too are well represented, both established masters and emerging talents: a feast for the eyes and soul. Our poets include Allyson Shaw, Zachary Cox and, from beyond the veil, Aleister Crowley, whose evocative verse ‘Babalon’ finally finds itself in print more than sixty years after it was written.
Produced in a large quarto format, with 128 pages printed on high quality paper and richly illustrated in colour and monochrome, we hope Abraxas will offer you a strange mirror through which may be glimpsed the zeitgeist of the global occult community today.

Literary contributions for this inaugural issue include:

The Green Intercessor Tutelary Spirits and the Transmission of Plant-Magic Daniel A. Schulke
Caveat Anonyter! A Study of Flying Ointments and their Plants Sarah Penicka-Smith
Sorceries of the Threshold Transgression into the Between States Anon
The Uncertainty of Illumination Gnosis and Epistemology in Traditional Craft Stuart Inman
Lucifer by Starlight An Interview with Francesco Parisi
The Third Eye The Fantastic World of Lobsang Rampa Phil Hine
Transmutations of Good and Evil Alchemy, Witchcraft and the Graal in the Work of Arthur Machen Edward Gauntlett
Skip Witches, Hop Toads Stephen Grasso
A Dream of Witchcraft Turned to Nightmare The Five Witches of Albrecht Durer John Callow
On Sappho James Butler

List Price:$45.00


by Ebenezer Sibley and Frederick Hockley
and Joseph H Peterson
List Price: $95.00
Hardcover: 456 pages
Publisher: Ibis (December 1, 2009)

The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon is one of several notebooks from the estate of Ebenezer Sibley, transcribed under the direction of Frederic Hockley (1808-1885). Sibley was a prominent physician and an influential author, who complemented his scientific studies with writings on the “deeper truths” including magic, astrology, alchemy, and hypnotherapy. Both Sibley and Hockley were major inspirations in the occult revival of the past two centuries, influencing A.E. Waite, S.L. Mathers, Aleister Crowley, as well as the Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian, and Masonic movements. This collection reflects Sibley’s teachings on the practical use of celestial influences and harmonies. The Clavis contains clear and systematic instructions for constructing magical tools and pentacles for many practical purposes. It includes eight separate magical texts: The Mysterious Ring, Experiments of the Spirits, Birto, Vassago, Agares, Bealpharos, The Wheel of Wisdom, and the Complete Book of Magic Science. The manuscript reproduced here is the most accurate and complete known, very beautifully and carefully written complete with extraordinary hand-colored seals and colored handwritten text. 282 color pages with a color fold-out and a huge idex.
About the Author
Joseph H. Peterson has translated many esoteric and religious sourceworks. He has amassed a large collection of copies of rare and occult tracts for comparative research from the British Library and other institutions, which he shares at his award-winning websites and


by Robin Artisson
Paperback, 367 pages

"The Witching Way" is a book that acts as a "traveler's guide" to a hidden country within each human being. People all over the world embrace the ideas discussed in this work: the animistic worldview, spiritual communion with the dead and the Unseen World, sorcery and magic. Author and Mystic Robin Artisson explores these mystical themes from the perspective of The Old Faiths and pre-Christian metaphysical impulses of Europe and the British Isles. Bringing a new perspective to these ancient practices and making them more accessible, this book is a key to the door that leads into the mythical dimension of each person, and every feature of the sacred landscape. It helps to unlock the hidden wisdom in folklore, shed light on the enigma of the human being, and manifest an experience of the wisdom of the Old Ways- insofar as a book can. This book is about getting out of books and back into the spiritual dimension of the Land itself, and requires considerable dedication and work....

From the Publisher:
This is a book about the religion once practiced ages ago in the Old Forest region of Europe. The book contains channeled messages from the Gods of the Old Forest and from the fey, as well as stories, myths, legends, and bits and pieces of the old witch language. It is not meant to be a "Wicca 101" book, but the next stage towards witches, in particular those of European descent, being able to reclaim their heritage. In this regard, there is no other book currently out there quite like this one. Not only does it provide a link to the past, but it also gives witches a potential focus for the future.

by Peter Paddon
Selected transcripts of the Crooked Path Podcast hosted by Peter Paddon.

The Path of the Outcast
Sacred Space and Ancestral Work Ancestral Work
Spring Equinox
Witch’s Mark and Witch Blood
Witch-Wear & Herb Lore
Pagan Books and Authors
Tapping the Bone
Interview With Dave Finnin (Clan of Tubal Cain)
Oaths and Pacts
Traditions of Witchcraft
The Mystery of Initiation
Crises of Faith
Angels, Demons and Other Entities
Why Do a Podcast? (plus interview with Ann Finnin)

The Crooked Path Journal 6
Issue 6, Summer 2009
Peter Paddon

Issue 6 of The Crooked Path Journal includes the following articles:
Beefcake, Whine and Cheese by Grace Victoria Swann
The Drift by Jongeorgi Enos
Shamanism by Michael Berman
Weikerie by Robin Artisson
To Twist and Twine by Veronica Cummer
Witch Tales in Serbian Crafting by Radomir Ristic
The Art of Invisibility by Peter Paddon
The Travelling Man by Robin Artisson
Walking Widdershins by Jongeorgi Enos

by Edgar Jepson , Wilfred Jones
List Price: $16.95
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Witches Almanac Ltd. (November 6, 2009)
Wander the magical world of the Valley of Fine Fleeces with a fascinating cast of characters. Meet Big Anna, keeper of both the pagan flame and Cross; a Princess aflame for a strange lover; an Egyptian Priest, steward of mysteries; Friar Paul, lean and sinister; and Saccabe the Black Goat, Father of Many Flocks. Above all you will encounter the mysterious Shepherd of supernatural radiance, among whose curls nestle two small soft horns. Events converge in the forest on Midsummer Eve at full moon as celebrants arrive with meat, bread and wine for the Feast. The Wise Ones recognize the Horned Shepherd as an ancient fertility god who should be sacrificed to enrich the land.

The first issue of The Horned Shepherd, a novella, had a print run of only one hundred copies. The book was reissued in 1927 with the superb Wilfred Jones woodcuts, a perfect match of text and illustration. The new Witches' Almanac version of The Horned Shepherd, available after decades, offers readers who enjoy the supernatural a chance to catch up with this Jepson classic. Beautiful woodcuts by Wilfred Jones enhance the 152-page book.

About the Author
Edgar Jepson was a prolific English writer whose career spanned from the eighteen-nineties to the nineteen-thirties. He achieved fame principally for his entertaining mainstream detective and adventure stories, although he also wrote two fantasies, The Horned Shepherd (1904) and The Garden at 19 (1910). Jepson’s son Selwyn also wrote mystery novels, and granddaughter Fay Weldon is a novelist and playwright.

Wilfred Jones (1888-1968) was a noted book and magazine illustrator.

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