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Monday, July 1, 2013

SUMMER IS HERE!

WELCOME to 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. Without further ado, welcome, and enjoy.  Regards, Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix-

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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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!

If you find yourself needing to get out of the heat, come on down to the store and browse awhile. We have air conditioning!

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: SEATTLE HAS A NEW RESOURCE FOR PAGANS!
PSPRG : The Puget Sound Pagan Resource Guide

"Are you a Pagan in the Puget Sound area? Find groups, shops, events, classes, makers of thinks, officiates, healers, readers and more!"


About the Puget Sound Pagan Resource Guide

    The scope of this project is limited to doing a few things very well, aimed a connecting the wider Puget Sound Pagan community.  The site will serve two main functions… first to act as a community calendar, second to act as a pagan "yellow pages".  It is, and always will be, free to all. 









Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.



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THE ELDER GODS:
The Otherworld of Early England
By Stephen Pollington
Paperback: 536 pages
Publisher: Anglo-Saxon Books; 1st edition (July 12, 2011)
List Price: $65.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Inscriptions from the 1st century AD provide the earliest physical evidence for a Germanic presence in Britain. From at least that time until the conversion of the Anglo-Saxon kings in the late 600s Britain had, to varying degrees, a heathen Germanic culture. After a presence of six centuries a new group of heathens arrived. Scandinavians brought with them beliefs, attitudes and a world view that were much like those that survived in Anglo-Saxon England. The Scandinavian arrival extended the heathen period to almost a thousand years. The purpose of the work is to bring together a range of evidence for pre-Christian beliefs and attitudes to the Otherworld drawn from archaeology, linguistics, literary studies and comparative mythology. The rich and varied English tradition influenced the worldview of the later mediaeval and Norse societies. Aspects of this tradition are with us still in the 21st century.


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LEECHCRAFT:
Early English Charms, Plant-Lore and Healing
By Stephen Pollington
Paperback: 539 pages
Publisher: Anglo-Saxon Books; paperback edition- new edition
List Price: $39.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An unequaled examination of every aspect of early English healing, including the use of plants, amulets, charms, and prayer. Other topics include: Anglo-Saxon witchcraft, shamanism, tree-lore, omens, dreams, runes, gods, elves, dwarfs, and theories of magic.  The author has brought together a wide range of evidence for the English healing tradition, and presented it in a clear and readable manner.





The three key Old English texts are reproduced in full, accompanied by new translations.
- Bald's Third Leechbook
- Old English Herbarium
- Lacnunga

Includes 28 illustrations.


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LLEWELLYN'S 2014 SABBATS ALMANAC:
Samhain 2013 to Mabon 2014
By: Llewellyn
312 pages | 5 x 8 x 1 IN
Pub Date: July 2013
List Price: $12.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Make the most of each season of the Witches’ year with Llewellyn’s Sabbats Almanac. Packed with rituals, rites, recipes, and crafts, this essential guide offers fun and fresh ways to celebrate the eight sacred Wiccan holidays—and enrich your spiritual life throughout the year. Get a unique perspective on honoring the Wheel of the Year from your favorite Wiccan and Pagan authors. Plan spiritually uplifting celebrations and family activities. Perform Sabbat-specific rituals and world folk rites. Whip up tasty treats and crafts as reminders of the season’s gifts and lessons. Also featured are astrological influences to help you plan rituals according to cosmic energies.


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THE ART OF HOODOO CANDLE MAGIC
IN ROOTWORK, CONJURE, AND SPIRITUAL CHURCH SERVICES
By catherine yronwode (Author), Mikhail Strabo (Author)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Missionary Independent Spiritual Church (April 4, 2013)

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Within these pages you will find a treasure-trove of accurate, traditional, and easy-to-follow instructions that teach you how to work with candles and lamps in hoodoo folk magic and Spiritual Church services. Learn about Down-home Candle Magic for the Private Practitioner; How to Select and Prepare Candles for Personal Use; Auspicious Timing for Effective Spell-Casting; Candle Conjure for Love, Money, and Protection; How to Create, Craft, and Cast Your Own Candle Spells; How to Read Divination Signs from Candles; Spiritual Ministries, Altar Work, and Prayers; How to Establish a Private Vigil Candle Ministry; and How to Conduct a Public Candle Light Service.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
catherine yronwode is the proprietor of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, a manufactory for traditional herb-based conjure supplies, and the pastor of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. She is the author of Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic; Hoodoo in Theory and Practice; and Throwing the Bones: How to Foretell the Future with Bones, Shells, and Nuts. She lives on an old farmstead in rural Northern California with her husband, a dog, cats, and chickens.
Mikhail Strabo (Sydney J. R. Steiner, 1894-1971) was for many years the proprietor of Guidance House, a leading supplier to the spiritual, hoodoo, and conjure community. His books The Guiding Light to Power and Success, How to Conduct a Candle Light Service: A Guidebook for Ministers, and The Magic Formula for Successful Prayer remain popular inspirational classics in the field.


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HOODOO HONEY AND SUGAR SPELLS:
Sweet Love Magic In the Conjure Tradition
By Deacon Millett (Author), Tony Link (Illustrator), charlie wylie (Illustrator)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Lucky Mojo Curio Company (April 28, 2013)

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Deacon Millett of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary presents full, complete, and authentic instructions on every kind of sugar, honey, apple, onion, molasses, and syrup spell you can imagine. Deacon Millett is a Reconciliation and Love Spell specialist, and the incredible opening section is filled with the Deacon's recipes for making your own sugar scrubs, sweet bowl spells, and honey baths! Plus, he has included an extensive "Frequently Asked Questions" section, gleaned from the pages of the Lucky Mojo Forum -- with incredible answers by our intrepid moderators and members of the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers. The information you have always wanted is now available in one easy-to-read compendium.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Deacon Millett specializes in both the light and dark sides of love magic. A lifelong seer with over a decade of rootwork service to an international clientele, he is the pastor of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary in Southern Calfornia, a member of the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers, and the founder of the Hoodoo Psychics telephone line service.


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THE BLACK FOLDER:
Personal Communications 
on the Mastery of Hoodoo
By catherine yronwode (Author, Editor)
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Missionary Independent Spiritual Church (April 28, 2013)

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Conjure Spells for Love, Money, Protection, and Luck;
Cursing and Reversing Tricks with Dolls and Mirror Spells; The Secrets of Kitchen Witchery and Grocery Store Magic; Candle and Oil Lamp Magic in the Hoodoo Tradition; How to Make Your Own Mojo Hands, Doll-Babies, and Packet Amulets; Divination and Seership with Bones, Tea Leaves, and Candle Wax.
From 2002 through 2013, the Lucky Mojo Curio Company offered an assortment of informational "shop flyers" to all in-store and mail-order customers, featuring basic information about African American hoodoo drawn from catherine yronwode's book "Hoodoo in Theory and Practice."

Meanwhile, from 2008 through 2013, the Missionary Independent Spiritual Church annual Hoodoo Workshops, attendees who came to receive hands-on training in the practice of conjure and other forms of world folk-magic received hand-out flyers describing the spells, recipes, and methods of practice being taught. All of these three-hole-punched information sheets -- the Lucky Mojo Shop Flyers and the Hoodoo Workshop Hand-Outs -- were then collected together into a black school-report cover -- which we called The Black Folder.

As the years went on, the content of The Black Folder grew and grew and grew, until there were so many pages that they could no longer easily fit into a single report cover ... and so we put together the complete set of all of the past Missionary Independent Spiritual Church Workshop flyers, plus a complete set of all of the Lucky Mojo shop flyers into a 136 page professionally printed BOOK. The name of the book is "The Black Folder" -- but don't let the name (or the cover) fool you -- it's a regular 8 1/2" x 11" trade paperback book, like nothing else available anywhere.

Contributors include an all-star line-up of well-known conjure doctors from around the world: ConjureMan Ali, Deacon Millett, Dr. E., Lara Rivera, Prof. Charles Porterfield, Dr. James Dotson, Khi Armand, Sister Robin Petersen, Sindy Todo, Susan Diamond, Marin Graves, Miss Elvyra Curcuruto-Love, Ms. Robin York, Dr. Johannes Gardback, Michele Jackson, Valentina Burton, Tanisia Mooney, and catherine yronwode.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Catherine Yronwode is the proprietor of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, a manufactory for traditional herb-based conjure supplies, and the pastor of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. She is the author of Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic; Hoodoo in Theory and Practice; The Art of Hoodoo Candle Magic in Rootwork, Conjure, and Spiritual Church Services; and Throwing the Bones: How to Foretell the Future with Bones, Shells, and Nuts. She lives on an old farmstead in rural Northern California with her husband, a dog, cats, and chickens.

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RITUALS OF CELEBRATION:
Honoring the Seasons of Life 
through the Wheel of the Year
By Jane Meredith
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2013)
List Price: $17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Sacred Celebrations

Create a deeper experience of the Wheel of the Year for yourself and your community. In Rituals of Celebration, author Jane Meredith provides lyrical accounts of the most memorable rituals she’s organized, as well as how-to instructions for creating them. Inspired by Pagan, Druid, and Goddess traditions, the rituals are crafted to help us honor the changing seasons and to mark the important milestones of our personal journeys in a way that is relevant to contemporary life.

Along with the rituals, you will discover craft projects that go hand-in-hand with each festival—perfect ideas for artistic expression whether you are practicing alone, with a group, or celebrating with children. With additional instructions for building an altar and other basic tasks, this guide includes everything you need to create celebrations that will resonate deeply within you, your family, and your life.

Praise:
“A generous book that gives from the heart and speaks to what is real in the celebration of the Wheel of the Year.”—Dr. Tricia Szirom, author of Seasons of the Goddess

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jane Meredith (Australia) is a writer and a priestess of the Goddess who presents her workshops and rituals internationally. She is the author of Aphrodite’s Magic and Journey to the Dark Goddess (John Hunt Publishing). Jane is a frequent guest at the Glastonbury Goddess Conference and Australian Goddess Conference and has been running Wheel of the Year Rituals for more than fifteen years.


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SETTING SPIRITS FREE:
Clear Negative Energy & Help Ghosts Cross Over
By Diana Palm
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2013)
List Price: $15.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover how to send noisy, energy-draining spirits into the healing light. With this demystifying and engaging guide, you’ll understand everything about the spirit world and how to clear unwanted hauntings from your life.
Through meditation practice and simple instructions, learn how to alter your brain wave frequency in order to safely clear unwelcome energies. Author Diana Palm recounts her own paranormal encounters, providing an up-close look at a wide range of hauntings: lost souls, loved ones in spirit, possessed vehicles and objects, spirits in disguise, demons, and more. Distinguish ghost imprints from intelligent spirits, protect yourself from spiritual attack and possession, and use Theta Healing to put ghosts at rest. Setting Spirits Free also features information on energy vortexes, environmental causes of hauntings, paranormal investigation equipment, and tools for spirit communication.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diana Palm (Wisconsin) is a spiritual healer, certified Reiki master, and medium. She teaches classes on paranormal investigation, Theta Healing, and mediumship, and works with paranormal investigative groups to clear haunted locations. She appears weekly on the radio program Saturday Night Paranormal. Visit her online at ConnectWithTheLight.com.


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SERPENT OF WISDOM:
And Other Essays on Western Occultism
By Donald Tyson
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2013)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
New Perspectives on Ancient Magic

Reconciling magic with rational thought, well-known occult scholar Donald Tyson presents an exciting collection of essays that offer fresh insights into a wide variety of important topics in the Western esoteric tradition. Along with practical instructions on the correct casting of the magic circle and the uses of familiars, Tyson includes a new system of coin divination and a complete history of the esoteric ordering of the Tarot trumps. Here you will learn the hidden roots of magic—what it is, and how it works on the deepest levels of reality.



 • What esoteric energy is and how to use it
 • The arcane meaning of the serpent of wisdom
 • The making and use of a book of spirits
 • The essential nature of spiritual beings
 • How we perceive and interact with spirits
 • The truth about spirit possession and why you should not fear it
 • The reality of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and demons
 • A revolutionary manifesto of spirits’ rights

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donald Tyson (Nova Scotia, Canada) is an occult scholar and the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series. He has written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions. Visit him online at DonaldTyson.com.


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CARTOMANCY WITH THE LENORMAND AND THE TAROT:
Create Meaning & Gain Insight from the Cards
By Patrick Dunn
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2013)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Combining the simplicity of the traditional but little-known Lenormand deck with the familiarity of the tarot, Dunn creates a unique learning format blending these two powerful systems. Sharing his vast knowledge of symbols and symbolism, he introduces the Lenormand cards and even shows you how to make your own deck. Then he compares this with the tarot and teaches numerous spreads—to be used with either or both decks—in addition to methods of intuitive and collaborative readings. This introduction to the Lenormand will help any reader discover and use this deck, while adding insights into tarot interpretation and even magic.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patrick Dunn (Chicago, IL) is a poet, linguist, Pagan, and a university English instructor with a PhD in modern literature and language. His understanding of semiotics and the study of symbols arise from his training in linguistics and literary theory. He has practiced magic since childhood. Visit him online at Pomomagic.nfshost.com.


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CLAIRVOYANCE FOR PSYCHIC EMPOWERMENT:
The Art & Science of "Clear Seeing" Past the Illusions of Space & Time & Self-Deception
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (Author), Joe H. Slate PhD (Author)
Paperback: 864 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2013)
List Price: $29.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Clairvoyance: The ability to gain knowledge about a person, place, thing, event, or concept using means other than the common five senses; Extrasensory Perception.
Clairvoyance for Psychic Empowerment is a complete training course that will take you on a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment, a journey specifically designed for all people in this New Age of the 21st century. The theory and techniques revealed here will help you improve relationships, increase creativity, promote career success, accelerate academic achievement, and convert challenges into solutions.
This book, the most comprehensive single collection of information and techniques ever made available, reveals ancient Tantric and Western techniques that will allow you to manifest love, happiness, health, knowledge, wealth, spirituality, and more.
Release your powers of clairvoyance to achieve true personal wholeness. Safe, ethical, and spiritual, the lifetime of insights revealed in these pages provide access to the full wisdom of the new age.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (Minnesota) is the owner and chairman of Llewellyn Worldwide, the world's oldest and largest metaphysical publisher.  He played a seminal role in the rise of Wicca and Neo-Paganism in the 1960s and 1970s and has been called "the father of New Age" for his public sponsorship of occult subjects. Weschcke also served as the 7th Past Grand Master Ordo Aurum Solis.

Joe H. Slate is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice with a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama and postdoctoral studies in hypnosis and psychosomatic medicine at the University of California. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Athens State University and Honorary Professor at the University of Montevallo.
His research interests include health and fitness, rejuvenation, pain management, reincarnation, astral projection, and the human aura. His research has been funded by the U. S. Army, the Parapsychology Foundation of New York, and numerous private sources.
He is a member of the American Psychological Association and a Platinum Registrant in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is founder of the Parapsychology Research Institute and Foundation (PRIF) and author of several books including Beyond Reincarnation; Psychic Vampires; Aura Energy for Health, Healing & Balance; and Rejuvenation.
He has appeared on numerous talk shows and TV programs including Sightings and Strange Universe.






ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

·         EVERY WEDNESDAY: IRISH LANGUAGE DROP IN CLASS-7-9PM


·         Every 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.


·         Every 1st Monday of each month CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP 7-9PM


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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. They are often geared toward helping the client deal with the often self-imposed obstacles in their lives in a healthy, self –affirming way, 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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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again August 1st, 2013!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

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