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EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS NEWSLETTER JUNE 2011

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!! WELCOME to the 55th 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,

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 your ideal Magical Pagan store.
Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm.
Call: 206-PAN-1999

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We are also now on Facebook:
Become a Fan, post your event on the discussion page!

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REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays,
Saturdays, and Sundays!

Classroom/Ritual Space is available-- please call for details!



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NEW PRODUCTS: GODDESS BANNERS, PENNANTS, CLOAKS, AND ALTAR CLOTHS! 


NEW JEWELRY
Wiccan, Pagan and Occult Jewelry
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CIMARUTA Pendant ~ Italy Stregheria Wicca 
List Price: $116.50

PRODUCT INFO:
A beautifully detailed hand cast 925 sterling silver Traditional Cimaruta "Witches Charm" Pendant. Highly detailed on front and back. Designed by Artist Maxine Miller, with best selling authors Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor.

Measures: 2-1/2"L X 1-1.2" W

To wear this talisman is to embrace the Old Religion of pre-Christian Europe. Through the essence of the cimaruta, you align yourself with the Witches of Olde, carrying on a tradition kept for countless generations. For you wear the identical talisman design worn by the hereditary Witches of Old Italy, the sign of the Tuscan Witch.

The traditional cimaruta is fashioned after the image of a sprig of rue, which is an herb that is highly featured in Italian magic and lore. The branch of the rue is divided into three stems symbolizing the triformis goddess Diana. Rue is one of the sacred herbs of this goddess. Various charms appear on the rue design and each one bears its own meaning . The primary symbols are the moon, serpent, and key. These represent the goddess in her triple form as Hecate (the key), Diana (the moon) and Proserpina (the serpent).

The cimaruta is a very old charm rooted in the lore of the Old Religion of Italy. Like many of the lasting ancient symbols and beliefs the cimaruta design eventually took on symbolic elements of Catholicism. One example of a Christian addition to the design is the appearance of "the sacred heart" of Jesus. However, ancient Roman charms did include a heart symbol, which may indicate that the heart on the cimaruta is a later Christianization as opposed to an entirely new creation.




THE SMALL-TOWN PAGAN'S SURVIVAL GUIDE:
HOW TO THRIVE IN ANY COMMUNITY
By Bronwen Forbes
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2011)
List Price: $16.95

BOOK BLURB:
Are you living in—or moving to—a small community and wondering how you'll fit in, connect with other Pagans, and live your beliefs in peace? This wonderfully unique book is filled with ways to nourish your Pagan soul in small towns, suburbs, and any place outside the city limits. Along with Bronwen Forbes' own experiences, Pagans from close-knit communities across the country offer hard-won wisdom and advice on all aspects of staying true to yourself and your spirituality.




—Starting a coven or study group
—Getting along with non-Pagan neighbors
—How to find and make ritual tools
—Celebrating the Sabbats
—Home decoration
—Dating non-Pagans
—Following Pagan etiquette
—When and how to reveal your beliefs
—Raising Pagan children

After reading the book, join the discussion online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/smalltownpagans/
where you can make more enriching connections.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bronwen Forbes has lived in both big cities and small towns, and has experienced the advantages and drawbacks of both. She co-founded Free Spirit Alliance and has taught at various Pagan festivals, Pride Days, and conferences across the United States. She currently resides in Indiana.


BOOK OF EIBON 
(Call of Cthulhu Fiction)
Inc Staff Chaosium
By Clark Ashton Smith, Lin Carter, and Divers Hands; Robert M. Price ed.;
Illustrated by Thomas Brown, Laurence J. Cornford, Jason C. Eckhardt, and Joseph S. Pulver;
Cover by H.E. Fassl.
438 pages, illustrated.
Trade Paperback.
List Price: $21.95








FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Histories of the Elder Magi,
Episodes of Eibon of Mhu Thulan,
Papyrus of the Dark Wisdom,
Psalms of the Silent,
and the Eibonic Rituals

Tales of lore tell of the Book of Eibon, a tome so ancient that it was originally written in the Hyperborean language of Tsath-Yo, long before Atlantis was born from the sea. It goes by dozens of names and predates even the Necronomicon and Unaussprechlichen Kulten. Now, Chaosium reveals the true secrets of the Book of Eibon for the first time.

The contents of the Book of Eibon are primarily the work of Clark Ashton Smith, one of the most famous authors of Weird Tales and the inventor of the Book of Eibon, as well as Lin Carter, esteemed fantasy and horror editor. Robert Price, Richard Tierney, Joseph Pulver, and a number of other authors have helped complete the text, resulting in a tome that reveals all the secrets of the Cthulhu Mythos, from the history of the first alien races to come to Earth, to the histories of the Elder Magi of Hyperborea, and the and the story of Eibon's life and death.

CONTENTS
Introductory Material
History and Chronology of the Book of Eibon, by Lin Carter
The Life of Eibon by Cyron of Varaad, by Lin Carter
Eibon Saith, or the Apophthegmata of Eibon, by Robert M. Price
Map of Hyperborea, by Laurence J. Cornford

BOOK ONE: HISTORIES OF THE ELDER MAGI
The Double Tower: History of Zloigm the Necromancer, by Lin Carter
The Devouring of S'lithik Hhai: History of X'hyl the Apothecary, by John R. Fultz
The Scroll of Morloc: History of the Shaman Yhemog, by Lin Carter
The Descent into the Abyss: History of the Sorcerer Haon-Dor, by Lin Carter
The Secret in the Parchment: History of the Thaumaturge Ptomeron, by Lin Carter
The Face from Below: History of Pnom the Exoercist
The Sphinx of Abormis: History of the Wizard Hormagor, by Laurence J. Cornford
The Alkahest: History of Enoycla the Alchemist, by Laurence J. Cornford
The Coming of the White Worm: History of Evagh the Warlock, by Clark Ashton Smith
The Light from the Pole: History of Pharazyn the Enchanter, by Lin Carter and Clark Ashton Smith
The Stairs in the Crypt: History of the Necromancer Avalzaunt, by Lin Carter
The Feaster from the Stars: History of Yzduggor the Eremite, by Lin Carter
The Green Decay: History of Nabulus the Wonder-Worker, by Robert M. Price

BOOK TWO: EPISODES OF EIBON OF MHU THULAN
The Utmost Abomination, by Lin Carter
Uttressor, by Clark Ashton Smith, Laurence J. Cornford, and Richard L. Tierney
Annotations for the Book of Night, by Robert M. Price
The Burrower Beneath, by Robert M. Price
In the Vale of Pnath, by Lin Carter
Shaggai, by Lin Carter
The Haunting of Uthnor, by Laurence J. Cornford
The Offspring of the Tomb, by Laurence J. Cornford
The Demon of the Ring, by Laurence J. Cornford
The Door to Saturn, by Clark Ashton Smith

BOOK THREE: PAPYRUS OF THE DARK WISDOM
The Unbegotton Source, by Lin Carter
The Polar Ones, by Lin Carter
The Elder Beings, by Lin Carter
The Great Race of Yith, by Lin Carter
The City of the Archives, by Lin Carter
The Coming of Cthulhu, by Lin Carter

BOOK FOUR: PSALMS OF THE SILENT
Petition: To Tsathoggua, by Richard L. Tierney
To Atlach-Nacha, by Richard L. Tierney
The Prayer of Yzduggor the Apostate, by Richard L. Tierney
Prayer to Lord Yok-Zothoth, by Richard L. Tierney
The Appeasement of Ghizguth, by Richard L. Tierney
The Summoning of Pharol, by Richard L. Tierney
The Unresponding Gods, by Richard L. Tierney
The House of Haon-Dor, by Richard L. Tierney
The Dark Sorcerer, by Richard L. Tierney
The Contemplative God, by Richard L. Tierney
The Door to Cykranosh (or, Eibon's Lament), by Richard L. Tierney
Hyperborea (or, Eibon's Prophecy), by Richard L. Tierney
The Minions of Zstylzhemgni, by Richard L. Tierney
Ycnagnnissz, by Richard L. Tierney
Ubbo-Sathla, by Michael Fantina
Azathoth, by Michael Fantina
Tsathoggua, by Michael Fantina
Rede of the Grey Weavers (fragment), by Ann K. Schwader
Mhu Thulanese Invocation to Abhoth, by Ann K. Schwader
Voormi Hymn of Deliverance, by Ann K. Schwader
The Supplication of Cxaxukluth, by Robert M. Price

BOOK FIVE: THE EIBONIC RITUALS
The Green Decay, by Stephen Sennitt
The Disgorging of the Pit, by Stephen Sennitt
The Yggrr Incantation, by Stephen Sennitt
The Execrations of Glorgne, by Stephen Sennitt
The Adjuration of Pnom, by Stephen Sennitt
The Litany of Xastur, by Stephen Sennitt
The Hnaa Formula, by Stephen Sennitt
The Warding of Rivashii, by Stephen Sennitt
To Call Forth Tsathoggua to Smite Thy Enemy, by Joseph S. Pulver
To Summon and Instruct Zhogtk, the Emanation of Yoth, by Joseph S. Pulver
To Walk Free Among the Harms of Zin, by Joseph S. Pulver
The Banishing Seal of Yste, by Thomas Brown
The Nine Pentacles of Sgandrom, by Thomas Brown
The Scarlet Sign, by Thomas Brown
The Triply Drawn Circle of Power, by Thomas Brown

APPENDICES
The Acolyte of the Flame, by Lin Carter
From the Archives of the Moon, by Lin Carter
The Incubus of Atlantis, by Lin Carter

NEW TAROT/ORACLE DECKS:

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THE LAW OF ATTRACTION TAROT 
by Marina Roveda , Simone(I) Gabrielli
List Price: $28.95
Lo Scarabeo/Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Boxed Kit/English | 160 pages | 5 x 8 IN
Pub Date: May 2011

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
According to the law of attraction, anything we want can be manifested—you just need to believe it. Rhonda Byrne's blockbuster The Secret and its recent sequel The Power unveiled this amazing principle to millions of people worldwide. Now there's a new tool for uncovering and fulfiling your deepest wishes and your life purpose—The Law of Attraction Tarot.

This powerful tarot—inspired by the Rider-Waite tradition—is designed to help you put the law of attraction into practice. Discover what it is you want from life—wealth, a dream job, improved health, loving relationships, peace and happiness—and project this message to the Universe. Whatever your desires, The Law of Attraction Tarot can help you bring these dreams to reality.

Hardcase kit (size (5 1/4 x 8 1/4) with magnetic clasp includes 78 full-color cards and a full-color, 160-page companion guide.



JUNE CALENDAR:
MAGICKAL CLASSES AND EVENTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 - 
JAMES ESHELMAN,
AUTHOR OF VISIONS AND VOICES,
AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS ,
6 TO 8 PM

James A. Eshelman has been a writer and teacher of occult and metaphysical subjects for over 35 years, including astrology, magick, yoga, Qabalah, tarot, occult psychology, and related Hermetic subjects.

His writings include Interpreting Solar Returns (1985), The Mystical and Magical System of the A.'.A.'. (2000), 776 1/2: Tables of Correspondences for Practical Ceremonial (2010), and his latest, Visions & Voices: Aleister Crowley's Visions with Astrological and Qabalistic Commentary (2011).

In 1909, the poet, adventurer, and occultist Aleister Crowley, with his student, the poet Victor Neuberg, obtained a series of visions -beautiful, enigmatic, and powerful.

James A. Eshelman, lifelong student and practitioner of Crowley's mystical and magical techniques, and noted sidereal astrologer, will be sharing his unique and thought-provoking insights on the visions, based on the Hermetic symbolism of the visions as well as the astrological influences prevailing at the time they were received.

Mr. Eshelman is Chancellor of the College of Thelema, and Prolocutor General of the Temple of Thelema. He will be giving a talk and signing books in Seattle on Saturday, June 18, from 6 to 8 pm at Edge of the Circle Books, 701 E. Pike St., on the corner of Boylston Avenue, just two blocks west of Broadway, on Capitol Hill.

For more information, call (206) 726-1999, that's PAN-1999.

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JUNE 21st SUMMER SOLSTICE 







ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

QIGONG TAI CHI MEDITATION CLASSES
Noble School of TaiChi and QiGong Training

TUESDAY EVENINGS: 5:30PM—7PM (NO CLASS 1ST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH)
THURSDAYS, 7PM—8:30PM

Internal Cultivation
Inner Strength
Overcome Fears, Anxieties, Stress
Rebuild Body and Mind
Inner Harmony (Yin & Yang)

Dates: Tuesday Evenings: 5:30PM—7PM (NO class 1st Tuesday of the Month)
Thursdays, 7PM—8:30PM,

Price: $10.00 (Intro Price)

Learn Ancient QiGong:Yi Ren QiGong
Improve Energy Levels, & Sleep
Activate Chakras & Acupuncture Pathways
Balance Hormones: Enhance Vitality
Self-Healing, Stay Healthy & Vibrant
Synchronize Mind/ & Much More...
Money Back Guarantee--
If you are not satisfied with the first class!

Work Trades and Discounts available!

Brendan Thorson, LMP, 10 Years teaching experience, student of YI Ren QiGong Master Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun

Phone: (206) 354-8216

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MONDAY, JUNE 6th (Canceled this month, see you next month!)
(Every 1st Monday of each month)
CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP 7-9PM
For More Information:

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd
(Every 4th Thursday of each month)
WITCH'S MEETUP 7-9PM

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MONDAY, JUNE 27th
(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



SERVICES AVAILABLE
AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays,Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays! We also have classroom/ritual space-- please call for details. Need Spell advice? Just ask!

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TAROT READINGS / SPIRITUAL ADVICE

UNCOMMONSENSE TAROT 
Tarot readings by Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler

" I've been reading Tarot for more than thirty years, and reading professionally at the Edge for a decade. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions that can change your life for the better. My readings tend to be rather commonsensical (hence the name) and are geared toward helping the client circumvent the often self-imposed obstacles in their lives, so that they can achieve their goals and fully enjoy the fruits that life has to bring."

Please inquire about Tarot Parties, classes and other events.
Available every day except THURSDAYS-- 12:30-8.30PM.
Sundays 12:30-8:30 PM

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KELLY MARJORIE KELLEHER 
Daughter of the Ancients
Psychic, Healer, Muse...
Thursdays at Edge of the Circle Books 2-8:30pm

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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again JULY 1st , 2011!
HAPPY SUMMER SOLTICE!!!!
Sincerely,
Raven
Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter
golanv1@yahoo.com




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