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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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- 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

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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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SPECIAL EVENTS


THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th
7-8PM- 
$10.00

Lecture: Practical Egyptian Theurgy 


Date and Time TBA. Please call the store for more info: 206-726-1999

With Frater Osiris

Start off the new year with new gods! Learn ancient and modern techniques of connecting and conversing with Ancient Egyptian deities.





FEBRUARY:


REIKI AND SHAMANIC JOURNEYWORK:
A Reiki Drumming demonstration.

Sunday Feb 9th 2014, Edge of the Circle Books
701 E Pike street, Seattle WA.
 6pm-7:30pm

Reiki Drumming is a modality of sound healing, that combines the gentle nature of Usui Reiki, Sound healing, and shamanic journeywork.

As part of this event participants will experience a guided and structured shamanic journey, supported by the energy of Usui Reiki.

This will be done through the use of a one sided Native American framed drum.

It will be a night designed to gently and safely explore a connection to spirit animals for the retrieval of wisdom and healing.

Agenda for the night will include:

- Short introductions.
- What is Reiki?.        
- The Origins of Reiki.
- What is a Shamanic Journey?.
- What is Reiki Drumming?.
- Preparatory exercise for a shamanic journey.
- Reiki Drumming Journey.
- Processing time/ Sharing. (Sharing experiences is 100% Optional and Not mandatory)
- Parting of the ways.


NO PREVIOUS REIKI, SOUND HEALING
OR SHAMANISM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED,
ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOMED.

This event is FREE of Charge and subject to the limit of people the venue can hold.



There is a lot to do in the schedule and we will start at 6pm Sharp. So please be on time!

Bio:
Roman Delgado
 has been practicing Reiki at the Master level since 2003.

He grew up in Mexico among spiritual healers. It was in that time that his first experiences with shamanic healing came into his life.  His first shamanic teachers were members of his own family.
Since then he has been trained in many forms of Energy healing. He also has been through the core shamanism class through the foundation for shamanic studies.

His goal is to bring healing and tools for personal growth to others.  He does his best to foster equality among all.  He also is ordained through the World Reiki Ministry. An interfaith ministry dedicated to spiritual healing.







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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Qliphoth Opus III:
The Cycles Ov Primal Kaos
Series: Qliphoth Opus III
Hardcover: 164 pages
Publisher: Nephilim Press; 1ST edition (2013)
Limited to 500 hand numbered copies.
List Price: $64.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Qliphoth journal is a grimoire focusing the diverse paths of magick in its entire splendor. Our main focus is to cross the paths of knowledge via praxis ritual and gnosis, working intensely in each one of the volumes offeredvhere. Through this third opus called The Cycles Ov Primal Kaos, the focus is to go back to such primal states of consciousness through the methods of atavistic resurgence awakening the immortal essence of the self, through the development of our own divinity with direct experience with spirits, servitors, guardians, and loas of our own temples. It is there where the sacred nectar's are consumed… where the secret seed incarnates, through the hidden labyrinths and the secret wisdom veiled by the tendrils of Trans human entities… So then, we enter once again The Cycles Ov Primal Kaos.
—Edgar Kerval, 2013

CONTENTS:


ASENATH MASON
-Qliphotic Initiation-
* An overview of the 11 levels of the Qlipothic path

STAFANIE CONNOLLI
-The Path of Nasa & Alchemical Catharsis
*Akayma eya ana ta Nasa

KYLE FITE
-HOODOO SERIES part III

MATTEW VENUS
-Unguentum Sabbati-

DAEMON BARZAI
-Qalilitu:The Evil Mermaid From The Bloody Water Of Gamaliel-
* The Bloody Underwater Temple - A Pathworking -

* The Invocation Of Qalilitu

MATTEW WIGHTMAN
-The Serpent’s Servants: Disciples of Ain-

SEAN WOODWARD
-The Living Atua Of The Carrefour Tarot-
* Night of the Zobop
* Introduction
* History of the Carrefour Tarot
*Emblems and Motifs of the Crossroads
*The Ritual of Opening the Crossroads

*Magick of the Carrefour Tarot
*The Six Secret Signifiers
*Vudu Hermetics and Divination
*Carrefour Cartographies

ROBERT PODGURSKI
-Sigil Inversion And Qliphothic Gestalt-

*Order Vs ______
*Re-emergence from the Depths

DAEMON BARZAI
-Kali: -the Womb of Death and Void-
*The Ritual
*The invocation
*The Meditation

ALBERT PEDERSEN
-Thantifaxath: A Recollection-

EDGAR KERVAL
-The Oracle Of The Void -(Amprodias Exploration in the 11th Tunnel)
*The Rite Of isolated Flame Of Blinding Madness

DAVID EOSPHORUS MAPLES
-Ignition of the Black Flame-
*The Grid
*The Rite of Return
*The Dance of Death

MICA GRIES
-Hells Rapture

With Art and visuals by: Rafal Kosela, Barry William Hale, Kyle Fite, Asenath Mason, Sean Woodward, Daemon Barzai, Mattew Wigthman, Mattew Venus, Stafanie Connolli, Isabelle Gaborit, and Edgar Kerval


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THE HERBAL LORE OF WISE WOMEN AND WORTCUNNERS:
The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants
By Wolf D. Storl , Rosemary Gladstar (Foreword)
Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (January 17, 2012)
List Price: $27.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Traditional herbalists or wise women were not only good botanists or pharmacologists; they were also shamanic practitioners and keepers of occult knowledge about the powerful properties of plants. Traveling back to the healing arts of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners takes readers deep into this world, through the leechcraft of heathen society and witches’ herb bundles to the cloister gardens of the Middle Ages. It also examines herbal medicine today in the traditional Chinese apothecary, the Indian ayurvedic system, homeopathy, and Native American medicine.

Balancing the mystical with the practical, author Wolf Storl explains how to become an herbalist, from collecting material to distilling and administering medicines. He includes authoritative advice on herb gardening, as well as a holistic inventory of plants used for purposes both benign and malign, from herbs for cooking, healing, beauty, and body care to psychedelic plants, witches’ salves for opening alternative realities, and poisonous herbs that can induce madness or cause death. Storl also describes traditional “women’s plants” and their uses: dyeing cloth, spinning and weaving, or whipping up love potions. The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners is written for professional and amateur herbalists as well as gardeners, urban homesteaders, and plantspeople interested in these rich ancient traditions.

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SUPERMARKET MAGIC:
Creating Spells, Brews, Potions & Powders from Everyday Ingredients
By Michael Furie
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (December 8, 2013)
List Price: $15.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:  
The Tools of Magic are in your supermarket’s aisles!

Finding the ingredients for your spells and potions doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. Supermarket Magic provides clear instructions for working simple and powerful magic with everyday essentials.

Perfect for witches and all practitioners of natural and herbal magic, this easy-to-use guide explains how to whip up brews, powders, and oils using inexpensive items that can be conveniently purchased at your local grocery store. Learn all the basics of magic including ethics, meditation, timing, and charging techniques. Discover handy shopping lists and clear instructions for working a wide variety of quick and effective spells for harmony, health, love, money, protection, psychic abilities, clearing, cleansing, and more. Let your supermarket aisles become a treasure trove of magic.

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YOU ARE A MEDIUM:
Discover Your Natural Abilities to Communicate with the Other Side
By Sherrie Dillard 
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (December 8, 2013)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Communicate with the Other Side Using Your Natural Psychic Abilities

Psychic medium Sherrie Dillard has been helping people connect with their loved ones on the other side for over twenty years. In You Are a Medium, she shows you how to discover your own medium type through a specialized quiz. Once you better understand how your subtle abilities work, you can develop your skills with simple exercises and techniques based on your type.

As you become more confident with your medium abilities, be prepared to make a breathtaking discovery: Not only do your deceased loved ones help you from the other side—you also help them! Sharing inspiring case studies from her work with clients, Sherrie shows that when you succeed in learning your soul lessons, you become a beacon of light to those in the beyond.

Praise:
"Everything that Sherrie Dillard writes has the ring of authenticity that comes with great beauty and spiritual depth.”—Joanna Macy, PhD, co-author of Active Hope

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HADEAN PRESS GUIDES TO THE UNDERWORLD
VOLUME I: THE SAINTS
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The first of several compilations of the infamous Guides to the Underworld, THE SAINTS includes eight  best-selling pamphlets: Saint Cyprian, St. Cyprian and the Sorcerous Transmutation, Saint Expedite, Saint Gabriel the Archangel, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Martha, Saint Michael, and Santisima Muerte. The pamphlets have been faithfully recreated in full colour, and include the cover page of each.
The full table of contents is as follows:

Saint Cyprian by Conjureman Ali
St. Cyprian and the Sorcerous Transmutation by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
Saint Expedite by Jamie Alexzander
Saint Gabriel the Archangel by S. Aldarnay
Saint John the Baptist by S. Aldarnay
Saint Martha by Jamie Alexzander & S. Aldarnay
Saint Michael by Jamie Alexander & S. Aldarnay
Santisima Muerte by Conjureman Ali

With essays, recipes, formulas, translations, and spells from some of today’s finest authors, THE SAINTS is a veritable compendium of practical methods of approaching and working with these holy figures.

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THE MIGHTY DEAD
By Christopher Penczak 
Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Copper Cauldron Publishing (February 1, 2013)
List Price: $21.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Mighty Dead, the Hidden Company, the Secret Chiefs, the Withdrawn Order, the Inner Plane Adepts, the Masters, the Bodhisattva  and the Saints - all names for the enlightened dead who guide the spiritual traditions and evolution of humanity through the mysteries.

They are found in traditions across the world, east and west, old and new. They were the guiding force of the occult revival at the turn of the 20th century, and continue to aid us today.  Often overlooked in the traditions of the Witch, yet ever present in the form of the Mighty Dead, first written about publicly in the works of Gerald Gardner. These are the elder spirits who gather by the edges of our circle to witness our magick, and if asked, can enter into relationship with us. They are the true teachers of the mysteries, and the true initiators.

The Mighty Dead help us regenerate our own lost traditions, awakening our spiritual roots to deeper truths. By forging connections with them, collectively or individually, we too can learn how to evolve and pass through the cycles of reincarnation to become one with these sanctified masters. Hand in hand we shall ecstatically dance together at the eternal Sabbat of the Witch.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christopher Penczak is an author, teacher, and healing practitioner. Rooted firmly in the traditions of modern Witchcraft, he draws from the timeless wisdom of many cultures in the creation of new techniques and traditions.

Christopher is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning six-volume Temple of Witchcraft series (Llewellyn) and the Three Rays of Witchcraft (Copper Cauldron Publishing). Other works include Ascension Magick, Instant Magick, and the Witch's Shield (Llewellyn) and City Magick, Gay Witchcraft, and Spirit Allies (Red Wheel/Weiser). He has been a featured columnist for newWitch magazine and publications such as Genre, InnerSelf, and Kaleidoscope.

Christopher is a co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and not-for-profit religious organization, and teaches and travels extensively teaching Witchcraft. He also offers a variety of online classes and lectures. For more visit www.christopherpenczak.com  and www.templeofwitchcraft.org.

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VILLAGE WITCH:
Life as a Village Wise Woman in the Wilds of West Cornwall
By Cassandra Latham-Jones
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Mandrake; 2 edition (June 21, 2013)

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Village Witch describes life as a Village Wisewoman in the wilds of West Cornwall.
The first part of the book documents the tortuous and sometimes harrowing journey to achieve this unusual occupation. It is a tale that ultimately moves through surviving and into thriving. Cassandra's past experiences directly inform her present practice and are intrinsic to being a wisewoman - she acquires wisdom from actively experiencing and observing the vagaries of life.

As part of her work she travels around the country giving talks about her profession, and without exception is asked each time what brought her to become a village wisewoman. Many people want to hear about that journey and this is one of the reasons for deciding to write the book. Following on from this, Cassandra tells of the practice of her craft, which includes many stories and observations regarding the day-to-day experiences of a traditional wisewoman including her personal approach to magic.

At present the market is flooded with 'how-to-do' books on witchcraft and associated themes. Almost without exception they inform in an authoritative way often including a cookbook of spells. There is far more to the Craft of the Wise than simply following someone else's recipes for performing magic. It entails old-fashioned qualities such as hard work, discipline, dedication and commitment.

This book differs in that it describes the 'why' as well as the 'how' and in that sense challenges the reader to question and explore their own experiences of the worlds magical.

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NEW DIVINATION: DECKS, SETS, ORACLES



DRACONIS TAROT DECK
By Davide Corsi
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Cards edition (January 8, 2014)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Embodying all the magic and primitive purity of the mighty winged beasts, Davide Corsi's bold dragon art perfectly combines the epic grandeur of classic fantasy with the iconic power of the traditional Rider-Waite tarot. It has been said that dragons share a common sight everywhere—in the skies, in the sea, and on the land. In this deck, the visionary wisdom of the dragons will be your guide through the mystical and spiritual worlds





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THE TAROT OF THE ORISHAS
By Zolrak  (Author) , Durkon (Illustrator)
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Boxed Kit | 9780738738307
English | 312 pages | 5 x 8 x 2 IN
Pub Date: December 2013
List Price: $28.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover the Power of the Orishas

Open the doors to divination and magic with the only deck in the world that blends the powerful magic of West African Yoruba, Brazilian Candomblé, and Santería. Depicting the vibrant spiritual forces that originated with the Yoruba people, The Tarot of the Orishas features vivid artwork and stories that bring the mysteries of the universe to light.
Potent tools for magical insights, the meaning and personal impact of these cards become richer over time, providing unsurpassed knowledge of the sacred energies that shape your life.


Includes a breathtaking 77-card deck and a 312-page book with card meanings, spread ideas, prayers, and rituals.

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GILDED REVERIE LENORMAND
By Ciro Marchetti (Author, Illustrator)
Deck and booklet.
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Crds edition (September 20, 2013)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Acclaimed artist Ciro Marchetti has transformed the traditional Lenormand cards with a rich, new aesthetic featuring gilded edges and accents. Gilded Reverie Lenormand remains true to the iconic 36-card oracle system made famous in the 19th century by Mlle Lenormand, the fortune-teller to Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte. Recently, there has been a groundswell of renewed interest in reading with Lenormand decks. Gilded Reverie s elaborately detailed images in vivid, jewel-toned colors render the 36-card Lenormand system more appealing and accessible than ever. A 48-page booklet provides insightful interpretations and instructions. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ciro Marchetti is an award-winning artist who has designed five tarot and oracle decks including Tarot of Dreams and Oracle of Visions. Prints, puzzles and other items featuring his artwork are popular around the world.

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THE SACRED WORLD ORACLE
By Kris Waldherr (Author, Illustrator)
44 Card Oracle Deck
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (July 22, 2013)
List Price: $16.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
With stunning artwork by Kris Waldherr, The Sacred World Oracle celebrates the beauty of the earth & the diversity of its creatures. Comprised of 44 oracle cards organized into four quadrants representing the four elements: earth, air, fire, & water. Each color-coded quadrant is associated with ten different animals. The 48-page booklet presents keywords and a narrative description of the mythological significance of each card.

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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 February 1st, 2014!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

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