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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Beltane 2010


 
Welcome to the 43rd 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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THEE PSYCHICK BIBLE
A NEW TESTAMEANT
By Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
List Price: $69.00
Hardcover, with DVD:
Publisher: Feral House

Thee infamous PSYCHIC BIBLE from Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth receives an updated, expanded, corrected edition, complete with dozens of new visuals and essays. The Feral House edition is handsomely presented in smyth-sewn hardcover with a red ribbon. Thee 544 pages within are printed in two colors on high-quality 60-pound stock on acid-free 100% recycled paper stock.

Each PSYCHICK BIBLE also comes with a remarkable DVD of impossible-to-find videos from P-Orridge archives of early Psychic TV and TOPY creations which includes the work of Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and Derek Jarman. Several of the videos included were seized by Scotland Yard in 1991, and as a result the DVD is provided here are second-generation and are reproduced in this CD for their historical value.

The artist, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, says about this edition: “It has been a revelation and become very thrilling for me to see 30 years+ of social, ritual and communal creative explorations consensed into what we feel may become the most profound new manual on ‘practical magick’ taking from its Crowleyan level of liberation and empowermeant of the Individual to a next level of realization that magick must then give back to its environment, its community, become about liberation and empowermeant to change this ‘world’ and evolve our humanE species.”


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THE ANGELICAL LANGUAGE, VOLUME I
THE COMPLETE HISTORY AND MYTHOS OF THE TONGUE OF ANGELS
By: Aaron Leitch

Publisher: Llewellyn
Specs: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
English | 336 pages | 6 x 9 IN
Pub Date: May 2010
Price: $39.95


BOOK BLURB:
The Angelical language channeled by alchemist Edward Kelley and recorded by royal astrologer John Dee has mystified magicians, linguists, historians, and cryptographers for generations. It’s even rumored that the language may be an encryption method of some kind, unbroken to this day. This fascinating, in-depth analysis reveals the truth behind the saga of two Renaissance wizards who spoke with angels and received instruction in the celestial tongue.

This volume begins with an exploration of the mystical traditions that influenced Dee's work—the Fifty Gates of Binah, the legends of Enoch, and the Book of Soyga. It presents an in-depth study of the forty-nine Tables of Loagaeth (Speech From God), the forty-eight Angelical Keys (or Calls), and the drama surrounding them as chronicled in Dee's journals. Special features include an analysis of the translations of the 48 Keys, instructions for the magickal use of Angelical characters, and a complete Angelical Psalter.

Aaron Leitch’s long-awaited masterwork reveals in plain language—for the first time ever—how the Angelical language was received, for what it was intended, and how to use it properly, providing a fascinating historical context for its practical application in The Angelical Language, Volume II: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the Tongue of Angels.

“The Angelical Language is the single most comprehensive text ever written on the subject of the Enochian magical system and language of Elizabethan luminary, Dr. John Dee. This two-volume magnum opus demonstrates Aaron Leitch’s familiarity with practical magic as well as his skill as a meticulous researcher. A must-have book.”— Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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THE ANGELICAL LANGUAGE, VOLUME II
AN ENCYCLOPEDIC LEXICON OF THE TONGUE OF ANGELS
By: Aaron Leitch

Publisher: Llewellyn
Specs: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
English | 600 pages | 6 x 9 IN
Pub Date: May 2010
List Price: $59.95
BOOK BLURB:
This masterwork is the most comprehensive analysis of John Dee's Angelical language ever undertaken. Most Enochian dictionaries merely present word lists—this encyclopedic textbook presents a wealth of original material and expands upon (and corrects) previously published information. It is designed so readers can actually learn the language and use it in their own magick.

For the first time ever, every Angelical word recorded in Dee’s books, journals, and personal grimoire is recorded and cross-referenced in a number of helpful ways, allowing the reader to recognize root words, alternate spellings, and more. The Angelical Language, Volume II includes notes about each word's definition, history, or usage—both Dee's original marginal notations and new commentary by the author. Also presented are Dee's own phonetic notations, as well as a brand-new pronunciation key designed to make it easier to speak the language.

The material within these pages is based strictly upon Dee's journals and personal grimoire. There are no inclusions from later mystics or organizations. This reference work, along with its companion guide, The Angelical Language, Volume I: The Complete History and Mythos of the Tongue of Angels, is the authoritative guide to the celestial language in its purest form.

“The Angelical Language is the single most comprehensive text ever written on the subject of the Enochian magical system and language of Elizabethan luminary Dr. John Dee. This two-volume magnum opus demonstrates Aaron Leitch’s familiarity with practical magic as well as his skill as a meticulous researcher. A must-have book.”— Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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SACRED VINE OF SPIRITS: AYAHUASCA
Ralph Metzner Ph.D.

Product Details
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Park Street Press (December 3, 2005)
List Price: $16.95

BOOK BLURB:
A compilation of writings on the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of Ayahuasca

• Includes 24 firsthand accounts of Ayahuasca experiences and resulting life changes, including contributions from J. C. Callaway, Charles S. Grob, and Dennis J. McKenna

• Discusses the medical and psychological applications of Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic Amazonian plant mixture that has been used for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years by native Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador for healing and divination. Many Western-trained physicians and psychologists have acknowledged that this substance can allow access to spiritual dimensions of consciousness, even mystical experiences indistinguishable from classic religious mysticism.

In Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca Ralph Metzner, a pioneer in the study of consciousness, has assembled a group of authoritative contributors who provide an exploration of the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca. He begins with more than 20 firsthand accounts from Westerners who have used ayahuasca and then presents the history, psychology, and chemistry of ayahuasca from leading scholars in the field of psychoactive research. He concludes with his own findings on ayahuasca, including its applications in medicine and psychology, and compares the worldview revealed by ayahuasca visions to that of Western cultures.

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HOMO SERPIENS:
A SECRET HISTORY OF DNA FROM EDEN TO ARMAGEDDON
Aeolus Kephas

Paperback: 243 pages
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press (September 15, 2009)
List Price: $16.95

BOOK BLURB:
Homo Serpiens investigates the millennia-long psi-op known as culture and the various socio-religious systems of worship that have shaped and directed humanity s evolution until now. Mapping a flow of archetypes, beliefs, and practices from Ancient Egypt, through the wilderness with Moses and the Israelites, into the Ministry of Christ, the Gnostic movement and the inception of Christianity, Aleister Crowley s Law of Thelema, Hitler and the National Socialists, and finally the UFO contact cults and alien abduction rituals of modern times, Homo Serpiens unveils an occult agenda behind history and the mythic narrative of Masonic Sorcery Theater that drives it. Drawing on the works of C.G. Jung, Rudolph Steiner, and Philip K. Dick, this work interprets all human and even trans-human manipulations as side effects of an even deeper process of DNA-activation, Kundalini rising, and species mutation, from personal to galactic consciousness, into 2012 and beyond. Homo Serpiens is a grimoire for the end times.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Aeolus Kephas has dedicated much of his life to the study of philosophy, world folklore, comparative religion, Jungian psychology, parapolitics, and the so-called paranormal. He has traveled extensively throughout his life and continues to do so. He has lived on three different continents. Kephas is devoted to mapping worlds both inner and outer. He is currently hosting a podcast, Stormy Weather: News from the Front Line in the End Times, as well as setting up Crisis-Gnosis Management, an Existential Detective Agency.

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NEW PERIODICALS:

SILKMILK MAGIZEN

SilKMilK MagiZen is a collective publishing vehicle of The HermAphroditic ChAOrder of The Silver Dusk and affiliates. A perfect-bound (square spine) print journal with an audio/video DVD/CD in the back cover, it presents magickal-artistic expressions in a range of mediums from musical and soundscape (inc. Spoken word) to film, painting, drawing, poetry and essays, all with magickal intent and/or content. It aims to give the reader/viewer/listener an overview of the diversity of creative expressions available now and in the future from the IMPress.

-The New 2010 release:
184 pages, 80 in colour, pull-out, DVD (approx. 80 mins video 60 mins audio/slideshows), plus 80-min audio CD. 70 contributors.

The delayed birth of this 4th s p o o l seems to be for good reasons other than my own preoccupation with other project(ion)s:
In the inter-rim (the great circular and illusory edge betwixt that which lies without and that which lies within) real (as opposed to virtual) world wide webs have been e x pan d i n g along other channels.

Extensive travels have unravelled new connections in an ancient tapestry of old souls,
new blood in the esoteric commUnity and the continuity thereof is greatly reNewed
by their presence in the new s p o o l 's possibly-pristine pages...

On a material level new opportunities in production have enhanced the physical vessel of SilKMilK, allowing much more colour (thus expanding the range of visionary artists contributing)
and a DVD including film as well as an audio CD.
So silken sensualists all may now delight in a magizain of much greater quality and quantity for almost the same price
...
Limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies (including contributors copies).
List Price: $33.00

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NEW TAROT/ORACLES DECKS

SHADOWSCAPES TAROT
By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Hardcover: 264 pages, 78 Cards Book and Deck Set
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Crds/Pap edition (May 1, 2010)
List Price: $28.95

PRODUCT BLURB:
Surrender to the fantastical world of your deepest dreams . . . where butterflies float upon shifting mists set aglow by the rising sun. A place where twisting branches arc across shimmering skies, willowy fairies dance on air, and tree spirits sing from a hallowed oak. Delve into the shadows of your dreams--and awaken to truth.

Weaving together Asian, Celtic, and fantasy styles of artwork, this breathtaking new Rider-Waite-Smith-based tarot deck by renowned artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is infused with universal symbols found in fairy tales, myths, and folklore from cultures around the world.

A companion guidebook presents the artist's evocative interpretations of each card's significance. It also features an introduction by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore that includes tarot basics, instructions for giving insightful readings, and practical spreads.








ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Oakland, California) is a professional artist whose fantasy illustrations have been commissioned by various game and book publishers. Author and illustrator for the book Dreamscapes, her work also regularly appears in the magazines Realms of Fantasy, Cricket, and Cicada. Visit her online at www.shadowscapes.com.

The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over two decades. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has been active in the American Tarot Association and has spoken at tarot conferences around the United States. Barbara’s articles on the tarot have appeared in several tarot publications and in Llewellyn Publications New Worlds of Mind and Spirit magazine. She has also sat on the Tarot Journal editorial board. Barbara’s own education in the tarot has been and continues to be broad and enlightening. She has studied under renowned tarot scholars Mary K. Greer and Rachel Pollack, and she has taught the tarot to all manner of would-be tarot readers.

Barbara enjoys the challenge of giving a voice to tarot cards and oracle decks. She has had the good fortune to write books for several decks, including A Guide to Mystic Faerie Tarot, The Gilded Tarot Companion, The Hip Witch Tarot, Enchanted Oracle and The Mystic Dreamer Tarot.



MAY 1st 7-9PM
AQUARIAN TABERNACLE CHURCH PRESENTS
PUBLIC BELTANE RITUAL
Free


ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

SUNDAY, MAY 2nd
(first Sunday of each month)
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.

MONDAY, MAY 3rd
(Every 1st Monday)
CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP 7-9PM
For More Information:
http://www.seanet.com/~inisglas/

THURSDAY, MAY 20th
(Every 4th Thursday)
WITCH'S MEETUP 7-9PM

MONDAY, MAY 24th
(Every 4th Monday of each month)
BLACKSUN AND SHADOWHAWK PRESENT:
A NIGHT OF WITCHERY
For the past 30 years, we have been teaching the basics of Wicca, lecturing at
festivals, writing articles and books on Paganism, and acting as priest and
priestess of StarWyrm Coven. We are now starting a new series of meetings for
the those sincerely interested in Wicca, open to all seekers.
If you are seriously considering making Wicca your own brand of spirituality
but wonder what you might be getting into, this is a great starting point. This
is NOT a recruitment or any sort of proselytizing device. The aim of these
meetings is to give information and trade perspectives so you may make up your
mind.

Blessed be,
Blacksun and Shadowhawk




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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




TAROT BY COMPASS
Every Thursday from 12:30-8:30 PM


TAROT READINGS BY SHAYE
Sundays from Noon--3:30pm.


This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again JUNE 1st 2010!
Happy BELTANE!!!!!!
Sincerely,
Raven
Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter
golanv1@yahoo.com

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Raven said...

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