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Monday, July 15, 2013



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Sylvan Edition
Edited by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
Sylvan edition, 750 exemplars, Olive cloth gold and black blocking.
Hardback, Custom end papers, printed on archival quality paper.
Scarlet Imprint, 2013
List Price: $74.50

Serpent Songs are the works and words of those who remain untamed, from Cunning Folk to Exorcists to Pellars to Sorgin and Witches and Mystics.

A collection of fifteen essays are introduced and curated by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold through whose contacts we encounter the worlds of lone practitioners and tradition holders, from both family and clan, and are allowed a rare glimpse into the workings of the more secretive proponents of the Craft.

Traditional Craft is intimately bound to the spirit of the land. Serpent Songs contains the works of genuine Cornish and Basque witchcraft, the relatively unknown Swedish Trolldom, the persecuted Bogomils, and the oft misrepresented Italian Stregoneria.

Members of 1734, Clan of Tubal Cain, an ex member of The Companie of the Serpent-Cross are among those who choose to share their experiences. Light is shed on such important figures as Robert Cochrane, Evan John-Jones and Andrew Chumbley amongst others, but more than illustrious ancestors, Traditional Craft is revealed as a living throng.

These are the voices of those who work the art and this book details their practices, struggles and wayward journeys. Serpent Songs takes a crooked path through the landscape, from historical studies to practical acts, from lonely stone stiles set between deep hedges to the warm entrails of animals and forays into the caves and woods. These tresses are woven into an undulating nest of serpents.

Serpent Songs is a wide ranging work that deals with the issues of witch blood, taboo, the other, the liminal state, fire, dream, art and need as vectors of the Craft. What emerges is not a narrow definition of what it means to engage in Traditional Craft, but a set of shared characteristics and approaches which become evident despite the cultural gulfs in place and time. This is a book of praxis, beliefs and their own definitions of the art itself rather than those applied to it by outsiders. These are the voices who for the most part operate in silence but now wish to be heard.

The standard Sylvan edition is a large octavo book of 224pp bound in an olive cloth. Printed in gold and black on archival paper.  The boards are blocked in gold and black. Finished with patterned endpapers.


Prelude: The Other Blood - Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
The Witch's Cross - Gemma Gary
The Spirit of True Blood - Shani Oates
Lezekoak - Arkaitz Urbeltz
A Gathering of Light and Shadows - Stuart Inman and Jane Sparkes
The Fall and Rise of an English Cunning One - Tony MacLeod
Stregoneria, A Roman Furnace - Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
But the House of my Father will stand - Xabier Bakaikoa Urbeltz
Bucca and the Cornish Cult of Pellar - Steve Patterson
Exorcists, Conjurors and Cunning Men in Post-Reformation England- Richard Parkinson
The Liturgy of Taboo - Francis Ashwood
Trolldom - Johannes Gardback
Bogomilian and Byzantine influences on Traditional Craft - Radomir Ristic
But to assist the Soul's Interior Revolution, the art of Andrew Chumbley and aspects of Sabbatic Craft - Anne Morris
Passersby: Potential, Crossroads & Wayfaring on the Serpent's Road- Jesse Hathaway Diaz
The Mysteries of Beast, Blood and Bone - Sarah Lawless



Standard Edition
By Frater Ashen F.:N.:F.:
Nephilim Press, 2013
List Price: $54.00

"Gateways Through Stone and Circle" is a compendium of personal experiences and research from a traditional ceremonial magician working through a classical book of magic.  This volume is a complete and in-depth study in the "Art of Drawing Spirits into Crystals" as found in Francis Barrett's, The Magus, and accredited to Trithemius of Spanheim.  Detailed research, personal experimentation, and evoking each of the seven planetary archangels and intelligences to visible and auditory presence are presented within.

You will find descriptions of the seven planetary archangels as witnessed  by author, instructions for building each of the traditional implements and furniture to the specifications of the grimoire, as well as detailed illustrations of the author's actual equipment.  Items such as the infamous Book of Spirits or Liber Spirituum are explained in detail so the reader will know how to make and use one.  Chapters also describe methods for improving scrying abilities, working with a partner, and conducting the entire ceremony from beginning to end.  Everything to make this art work is explained in incredibly vivid detail.


Trade Edition
By Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule
Publisher: TWILIGHT PRODUCTIONS, an IMPrint of iNSPiRALink.)
June Solstice, 2013
List Price: $26.95

Released previously only as a 22-copy deluxe limited edition bound in midnight-blue goat-leather and papyrus by Ars Obscura, this book is now available in a more affordable large-format (27.6 cm x 21cm) edition with midnight-blue thick textured card covers, printed with gold (right) and silver (left) pantone inks of the hieroglyph of Hrumachis on the front and back.108 pages.

Printed with solar power using 100% recycled materials by Black Rainbow, this handsome volume is limited to only 444 hand-numbered copies.

The verses are hand-calligraphed, introduced and illustrated by Orryelle; with an extensive commentary by Orryelle and Nema.

The text of this book is a transmission from the double-lion/ess Hrumachis Aker, through the masks and forms of Sekhmet, of the Egyptian and Grecian SphinXes, and (in the Third Chapter) of Babalon and the Beast.

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Voices from the 'future aeon' of Maat deliver information which intersects with the currents of the Ancient Egyptian 'Book of Coming Forth by Day' (translated by E.A.Wallis Budge as The Egyptian Book of the Dead) in the present.

The book is esoteric and mytho-poetical yet has socio-political implications for our times.
The Nu Word of IAHM and its formula and application are presented, as well as the AZOTh casting and banishing system.

NEWS: Orryelle’s critically acclaimed “The Book of Kaos Tarot Deck” is now back in stock!


Taught by Kiyan Fox
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Time2:00pm until 7:00pm


Geomancy literally means “Earth Magic”. Specifically, what will be taught and then practiced is ilm al-raml, the “wisdom of the sand”, which is divination utilizing sixteen specific symbols that are chosen by a random process and then interpreted via the creation of Geomantic charts.

What you’ll need: If you like you can bring your favorite astrological reference book as well as a journal for notes, and pen or pencils.

Topics: Divination; A Brief Historical Overview of Geomancy; The Figures; How to Make the Charts; Practicing the Craft; Interpretations

This workshop is now being divided into a basic workshop and an advanced class (!!), which should happen in August.

Cost: $20 for a 5 hour workshop, $7 for a 24+ page pamphlet (handouts provided for those who don't want the booket).

Time: Sunday July 28, 2013, 2pm till 7

Location: Edge of the Circle Books, 701 East Pike Street in Capitol Hill

Bring your divination questions and a desire to learn a new (though old) form of magic.

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