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Saturday, March 31, 2012

SPRING IS HERE!


WELCOME to the 65th 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 your ideal Magical Pagan store.
Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm.  Call: 206-PAN-1999





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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MYSTERY TEACHINGS FROM THE LIVING EARTH: 
AN INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY
By John Michael Greer
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (April 1, 2012)
List Price: $16.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The authentic teachings of the mystery schools offer a profoundly different way of making sense of the universe and our place in it. In Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth, ecologist and Druid initiate John Michael Greer offers an introduction to the core teachings of the mysteries through the mirror of the natural world.





Using examples from nature as a touchstone, Greer takes readers on a journey into the seven laws of the mystery traditions:

the Law of Wholeness
the Law of Flow
the Law of Balance
the Law of Limits
the Law of Cause and Effect
the Law of Planes
the Law of Evolution
Greer explains each law, offering meditation, an affirmation, and a theme for reflection, to show how the seven laws can bring meaning and power into our everyday lives.

Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth reveals one of the great secrets of the mysteries--that the laws of nature are also the laws of spirit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in the gritty Navy town of Bremerton, Washington and raised in the south Seattle suburbs, I began writing about as soon as I could hold a pencil. SF editor George Scithers' dictum that all would-be writers have a million words of so of bad prose in them, and have to write it out, pretty much sums up the couple of decades between my first serious attempt to write a book and my first published book, "Paths of Wisdom", which appeared in 1996. These days I live in Cumberland, Maryland with my spouse Sara; serve as presiding officer -- Grand Archdruid is the official title -- of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), a Druid order founded in 1912; and write in half a dozen nonfiction fields, nearly all of them focused on the revival of forgotten ideas, insights, and traditions of practice from the rubbish heap of history.

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VAMPYRE MAGICK: THE GRIMOIRE OF THE LIVING VAMPIRE 
By Father Sebastiaan (Author), Michael W Ford (Foreword)
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (March 15, 2012)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Since the dawn of civilization, the vampire has danced through the dreams and nightmares of every culture, expressed in folklore, literature, and art. Today, this fascination resonates in pop-culture through hit television shows, movies, and bestselling books.

In Vampyre Magick, Father Sebastiaan reveals the hidden rituals and spells of the Living Vampires. This companion volume to Sebastiaan's Vampyre Sanguinomicon, is intended for initiates of the Stigoii Vii, but will appeal to any scholar of magickal arts, The Golden Dawn, or other Western Mystery Traditions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Father Sebastiaan has been at the center of the Vampyre/vampire subculture since 1992. He is an avid student of chaos magick and esoteric studies, and is the founder SABRETOOTH™, a fangsmithing company, as well as the event coordination company Endless Night Productions. He divides his lime between New York and Paris. Author websites: www.sabretooth.com and www.fathersebastiaan.com .


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PRACTICAL SIGIL MAGIC: 
CREATING PERSONAL SYMBOLS FOR SUCCESS
By Frater U.:D.:
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Rev Enl edition (April 8, 2012)
List Price: $15.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Practical Sigil Magic, by Frater U∴ D∴, Europe's best-known ceremonial magician and contemporary occult author, is widely regarded as the definitive guide to the topic. Unavailable for a number of years and long sought-after by ceremonial magicians, mages, and hermetic practitioners, this classic work is now available once again.

Sigil magic is one of the most efficient and economical of magical disciplines. It can be performed without complicated rituals or paraphernalia, is independent of philosophical and dogmatic premises, and can be learned easily and quickly. Most important, it will give even beginners the immediate chance to convince themselves of its power and their own abilities. This classic reference work will provide magicians from novice to adept with instruction that will empower and advance their magical practice.

Praise:
"Frater U∴ D∴ writes from a background of extensive practical achievement and theoretical knowledge to present a book of magical techniques for those who dare to use them."—Peter J, Carroll, author of Liber Null & Psychnaut

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Frater U∴D∴ (Belgium), founder of Pragmatic and Ice Magic, is Europe's best known practical magician and contemporary occult author. He has written more than twenty-five books. Among his translations are the books of Peter Carroll and Ramsey Dukes, and Aleister Crowley's Book of Lies.

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TABLE TIPPING FOR BEGINNERS: 
A TIME-HONORED WAY TO TALK TO SPIRITS
By Teresa Lally
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2012)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Connect and communicate with loved ones who have passed on. Receive guidance from your spirit guides and guardian angels. Help yourself and others heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You can do all this and more when you learn the time-honored art of table tipping.

This friendly introductory guide presents everything you need to know to get started with this form of mediumship. Follow simple, step-by-step instructions on how to safely communicate with loved ones, guides, and even companion animals on the other side. You’ll also discover the many purposes of communications from Spirit—advice, blessings, warnings, predictions, problem solving, and spiritual guidance—all brought to life through fascinating first-hand accounts from the author’s own table tipping sessions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Teresa Lally (South Shore, MA) is an acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, and Reiki practitioner. She has been a featured guest on radio and cable television, and has written articles, lectured, and facilitated workshops on table tipping and other healing topics.

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NAVIGATING THE OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCE: 
RADICAL NEW TECHNIQUES
By Graham Nicholls
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2012)
List Price: $15.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Navigating the Out-of-Body Experience is the most personalized, scientifically advanced, and accessible guide to astral projection available today.

Drawing from more than twenty years of study and hundreds of OBEs that he has brought about in himself and others, Graham Nicholls reveals proven immersive techniques for leaving the body. Begin by filling out an in-depth, personal questionnaire to gain greater insight into your psychological makeup and unique strengths—and use this knowledge to build a customized approach to astral projection. Blending hypnosis, breathwork, virtual reality, quantum science, nutrition, and healing, Nicholls teaches you how to move past limiting beliefs and deepen your level of self-understanding so you can achieve your astral goals.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Graham Nicholls (London, England) has had hundreds of out-of-body experiences and is a world-recognized expert on the subject. An experienced speaker on many areas of spirituality, art, and psychical research, he has presented his ideas at prestigious institutions such as The Science Museum of London, The London College of Spirituality, and Cambridge University. He has also been featured on the BBC and in The Times, The Independent, and the Telegraph, as well as many magazines and websites.

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TAROT SPREADS: 
LAYOUTS & TECHNIQUES TO EMPOWER YOUR READINGS
By Barbara Moore
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2012)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Bring power, precision, and depth to your tarot readings with this helpful and easy-to-use tarot book. It presents techniques usually found only in workshops, plus nearly seventy different themed spreads so you can choose or create the perfect spread for any question or purpose.

Tarot expert Barbara Moore explains what makes a great tarot spread and why, including how the principles of design and psychological response play a part. In addition to simple techniques that will make your readings more fun and more accurate, you will discover new ways to help you create a reading style that is all your own.

—Select a spread and use it effectively for guidance in important areas: love and relationships, achieving goals, spiritual journeys, financial abundance, health, and situation-specific advice
—Create your own spreads and modify a classic spread
—Perform a 78-card reading to deepen your understanding of tarot

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore's life for over twenty years. Right from the start, tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, history, mystery, and magic, as well as its eminently practical applications. In addition to providing professional readings, Barbara consults for both Llewellyn Worldwide and Lo Scarabeo and is one of the founders of the Minnesota Area Tarot Symposium (http://minnesotatarot.com/).

Barbara enjoys giving a voice to tarot cards not only by doing readings but also by writing the books that accompany decks. She has had the good fortune to write books and booklets for several decks, including A Guide to Mystic Faerie Tarot, The Gilded Tarot Companion, The Enchanted Oracle, The Mystic Dreamer Tarot, The Vampires of the Eternal Night Tarot, The Witchy Tarot, The Dream Enchantress Tarot, Tarot of the Sweet Twilight, and Shadowscapes Tarot, Pagan Cats Tarot, The Pagan Magical Kit, and The Book Shadows Tarot, volumes 1 and 2. In the fall of 2010, her new edition of Llewellyn's Tarot for Beginners was released.

A Hermit at heart, Barbara has been getting out and about more, speaking at conferences, such as MATS, TABI, and Readers Studio as well as appearing on Beyond Worlds. When not exercising her newfound social skills, she is busy playing with her cards, writing Llewellyn's tarot blog, designing an exciting new tarot deck, and working on a novel that may very well include fortune telling.





DIVINATION: NEW TAROT



ROYO DARK TAROT DECK 
From Lo Scarabeo
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Crds/Bklt edition (May 8, 2012)
List Price: $22.95

Luis Royo, one of the most popular fantasy artists of our time, invites us into a vivid world of haunting beauty, where justice is swift and transformation is inevitable. Shimmering nightscapes are dominated by deadly female warriors, noble armored knights, and luminescent nature creatures, both wild and wise. Loosely based on the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition, Royo’s sensual and empowering tarot deck urges you to confront your darkest fears, embrace your primal passions, and unleash the beast within.

Boxed deck (21/2 x 41/2) includes 78 full-color cards and instruction booklet.

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ANNE STOKES GOTHIC TAROT DECK
(Anne Stokes Collection)
Lo Scarabeo (Author)
List Price: $22.95

Renowned worldwide for her breathtakingly beautiful fantasy artwork, Anne Stokes delights fans yet again with this gorgeous tarot deck. This exquisitely crafted deck offers a compelling Gothic twist on the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith suits. The wands are themed to mighty dragons. Cunning vampires have replaced the cups. Skeletons stand in for pentacles, and the swords have become angels. Use this inspiring tarot to explore strange magical worlds, call upon inner strength, understand dark urges, and test the limits of your imagination.

Boxed deck (21/2 x 41/2) includes 78 full-color cards and instruction booklet



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THE STEAMPUNK TAROT 
By: Barbara Moore, Aly Fell
Boxed Kit
Book: 312 pages
Pub Date: May 2012
List Price: $28.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Where the past and future converge . . .

With a turn of the wheel and a spin of the cog, the oracular machinery lumbers into action. The curtains slowly draw back; the time has come to reveal your destiny.

Created by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore and brilliantly brought to life by artist Aly Fell, The Steampunk Tarot deck offers a glimpse of the future through a lens to the past. Retooling the gears of the Rider-Waite tradition, each card’s intricate artwork depicts a scintillating fusion of man and machine, nature and technology, science and alchemy, romance and fashion. The included manual offers tips, original spreads, and guidance in card interpretation.




CALENDAR: COMING IN APRIL!
MAGICKAL CLASSES


OLOTEAS annually presents Skiing the Magickal Bunny Slope:
A Really, Really Introductory Course on Wicca, Magick and Everything

This five-session class includes instruction, exercises, and question-and-answer
time. The dates and times for the Spring 2012 Session of Bunnyslopes are:

Friday, April 13, 2012 7PM – 9PM
Friday, April 20, 2012 7PM – 9PM
Friday, April 27, 2012 7PM – 9PM
Friday, May 4, 2012 7PM – 9PM
Friday, May 11, 2012 7PM - PM

Enrollment is open to all, but note that due to the class structure and content,
attendance at the first day's class is required. If you can't make it the first
day, please join us when the next series is offered in Spring 2013. If you've
taken the class before, you're welcome to come to any session you may have
missed previously, or re-take any you found particularly interesting.

This class is completely, absolutely, 100% free of charge! It is presented once
a year as a community service of OLOTEAS, and is supported by donations from our
ritual events. Many thanks to Edge of the Circle Books for allowing us to use
the space at no cost!

These are some of the materials that are given to students of our Skiing the
Magickal Bunny Slope classes:

A Brief Guide to Pagan Etiquette
Some Tips for Aspiring Herbalists
Magical Ethics
Basic Circle Casting
Correspondences - Key of Solomon
Magickal Weapons and Tools
Spellcraft
The Oracle™
The Tree of Life
Temple Arrangement
The Wheel of the Year
Glossary
Recommended Reading List

When we hold classes, we do request an RSVP to gasbarri@comcast.net to let us
know that you're planning to attend (so we have some idea how many chairs to put
out and handouts to make!).

Our Lady of the Earth and Sky
12345 Lake City Way NE, Box 195
Seattle, WA 98125-5401

ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

SUNDAY , MARCH 1st
(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.

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MONDAY, MARCH 9th
(Every 2nd Monday of each month)
CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP 7-9PM
For More Information:

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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 MAY 1st , 2012!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter






2 comments:

juju galaxie said...

The best reading i ever had was with Raven. She knew things NO ONE knew except my closest friend. I have never forgotten that reading and when I am in Seattle would like to see her again!!

Thanks Raven!!!

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