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ADDENDUM: MID-JANUARY, 2014

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SPECIAL EVENTS


COMING SOON:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th :
7-8PM
$10.00

Lecture: Practical Egyptian Theurgy

With Frater Osiris

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


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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. 









THE BOOK OF GRIMOIRES:
The Secret Grammar of Magic
By Claude Lecouteux
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; 1 edition (December 1, 2013)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An extensive study of ancient books of magic and the magical practices preserved in the few surviving grimoires
• Includes spells, talisman formulations, and secret magical alphabets reproduced from the author’s private collection of grimoires, with instructions for their use

• Explains the basic principles of medieval magic, including the doctrine of names and the laws of sympathy and contagion

• Offers an overview of magic in the Western Mystery tradition

Grimoires began simply as quick-reference “grammar books” for sorcerers, magicians, and priests before evolving into comprehensive guides to magic, complete with spell-casting rituals, magical alphabets, and instructions to create amulets and talismans. With the advent of the printing press, some grimoires were mass produced, but many of the abbreviations were misinterpreted and magical words misspelled, rendering them ineffective. The most powerful grimoires remained not only secret but also heavily encoded, making them accessible only to the highest initiates of the magical traditions.

Drawing on his own private collection of grimoires and magical manuscripts as well as his privileged access to the rare book archives of major European universities, Claude Lecouteux offers an extensive study of ancient books of magic and the ways the knowledge within them was kept secret for centuries through symbols, codes, secret alphabets, and Kabbalistic words. Touching on both white and black magical practices, he explains the basic principles of medieval magic, including the doctrine of names and signatures, mastery of the power of images, and the laws of sympathy and contagion. He gives an overview of magic in the Western Mystery tradition, emphasizing both lesser-known magicians such as Trithemus and Peter of Apono and famous ones like Albertus Magnus and Hermes Trismegistus.

Creating a universal grimoire, Lecouteux provides exact reproductions of secret magical alphabets, symbols, and glyphs with instructions for their use as well as an illustrated collection of annotated spells, rituals, and talismans for numerous applications including amorous magic, healing magic, and protection rites. The author also examines the folk magic that resulted when the high magic of the medieval grimoires melded with the preexisting pagan magic of ancient Europe.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Six Kinds of Magic

Part One: On the Magic of the Middle Ages
1- Names and Signatures
2 -The Magical Characters of the Planets
3 -Demons and Illnesses
4-Magical Healing
5-Remedies Taken from the Human Body
6 -Love Magic
7 -The Protection of Humans, Livestock, and Property
8 -Magic Rings
9 -Magic Operations
10 -The Magic of Images
11 -Orisons
12 -Magic Alphabets

Part Two: From Scholarly Magic to Folk Magic
13 -The Romanus-B├╝chlein
14 -The Doctor of the Poor
15 -Extracts from Various Grimoires
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the author:
Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan beliefs and magic, including A Lapidary of Sacred Stones, The Return of the Dead, The Secret History of Vampires, and Phantom Armies of the Night. He lives in Paris.

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THE PRACTICE OF NADA YOGA:
Meditation on the Inner Sacred Sound
By Baird Hersey , Sri Krishna Das (Foreword)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; Original edition (December 19, 2013)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Meditation exercises for listening to the four levels of sound, to still the body, quiet the mind, open the heart, and connect with the Divine

• Details the teachings on nada yoga from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika with clear, step-by-step instructions to find and hear the inner sacred sound of nada

• Explains the 4 levels of sound through a series of practical meditation exercises

• Includes instructions for a daily nada yoga meditation practice as well as ways to strengthen your advanced practice

The ancient practice of nada yoga is not complex. It is the yoga of listening. It is a journey from the noise of the external world inward to a place of peace and bliss, to the source of the transformational power of sound--the nada. By meditating on the inner sacred sound of the nada, we can release ourselves from mind chatter and obsessive thinking. We can still the body, quiet the mind, and open the heart to create a state of mind where joy naturally arises.

Sharing his experiential understanding of the classic Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Baird Hersey offers precise, step-by-step instructions on how to find the inner sound of the nada. He explains the first three levels of sound--first, how to truly hear the ordinary sounds of the world around us (vaikhari); second, how to quiet the sounds of the mind (madhyama), such as sound memories and internal dialogue; and third, how to access visual sounds (pashyanti), tapping in to our ability to see sounds and hear colors. Mastering the first three levels prepares one for the fourth level of sound (para), the heart of the practice that connects one to the inner sound of the nada. The author provides detailed exercises to guide you through each level of sound and instructions for a daily nada yoga meditation practice.

Hersey explains that by focusing our minds on this internal sound we reunite our essential self with the eternal and infinite. In this re-union we find bliss in both body and mind, an uplifted spirit, and heightened states of consciousness.

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ORACLE BONES DIVINATION:
The Greek I Ching
By Kostas Dervenis 
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books; Reissue edition (December 26, 2013)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The first complete guide to this ancient Greek form of divination

• Explains how to cast and interpret this oracle using either coins or traditional animal bones

• Reveals how the use of oracle bones predates the I Ching

• Includes the complete matrix of oracle interpretations reconstructed by the author from stanzas in ancient Greek temples

In ancient Greece methods of foretelling the future were widespread, whether they were official oracles of the gods or simple dice games to divine one’s luck. One of the most popular and accessible ways of determining one’s fate and fortune was through the ritual casting of animal bones, similar to the casting of coins or yarrow stalks with the Chinese I Ching.

Kostas Dervenis explains how to interpret the casting of the oracle bones--either traditional sheep anklebones or coins--to answer your questions on love, health, wealth, and the future. Using the original stanzas discovered in ancient Greek temples in Greece and Turkey, the author reconstructs the complete matrix of interpretation for each possible casting of the bones. He explores how this practice traces back to the Golden Age of the Neolithic period in Greece, Turkey, and Bulgaria--predating the I Ching--and how it is still practiced today as the popular folk game of “knucklebones.”

Providing the first complete guide to this ancient practice, Dervenis allows anyone to cast the bones for guidance, inspiration, and insight into their fate.

About the Author:
Kostas Dervenis is a materials engineer and a martial arts instructor in jujutsu and pammachon. He is the coauthor of The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece and the author, under the pen name Kosta Danaos, of Nei Kung and The Magus of Java. He lives in Athens, Greece.

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RETURN OF THE GOLDEN AGE:
Ancient History and the Key to Our Collective Future
By Edward F. Malkowski , Barbara Hand Clow (Foreword)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; 1 edition (December 19, 2013)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The truth behind ancient myths and the return of the celestial conditions for a Golden Age of peace and abundance

• Reveals the events preserved in myth that launched humanity into 12,000 years of struggle, selfishness, and false beliefs

• Explores how we can initiate a new Golden Age through ancient Egyptian teachings on the creative power of our imaginations

• Explains how our world system of economics, which benefits a few at the expense of the many, arose as a reaction to global catastrophe in prehistory

Since the beginning of recorded history humanity has been in a continuous struggle over land and resources. It continues today despite the abundance we have created through scientific innovation and technology. Why such a struggle for resources exists has never been explained. Neither has the human drive to own, accumulate, and hoard. Edward Malkowski reveals that the answer lies in recognizing the reality behind humanity’s earliest myths. He shows that the opportunity is at hand to transcend these inherited selfish traits and return to a Golden Age of peace and abundance.

Malkowski explores the hidden meaning behind stories such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, Plato’s Atlantis, and myths of a new sky and a new sun, of great floods and the death of the gods, and of the preceding Golden Age. He connects these myths to a real extinction event that occurred 12,000 years ago. He explains how the survivors--our ancestors--were catapulted from utopia into a world of scarcity, scarring the collective mind of humanity and initiating the struggle for resources in an attempt to regain our lost paradise. He shows how our world system of economics, focused on ownership and based on the false belief of separateness--benefitting a few at the expense of the many--arose as a reaction to this catastrophe.

Drawing on the pre-catastrophe teachings preserved by the ancient Egyptians, Malkowski reveals that we are returning to a celestial configuration parallel to that of the past Golden Age. Through our collective DNA memory and the creative power of our imaginations, we can end our 12,000-year quest to regain paradise lost and launch a new Golden Age of unity, abundance, and equality for all humanity.

About the Author:
Edward F. Malkowski is a historical researcher with a special interest in philosophy, ancient Egypt, and the development of religious beliefs from ancient to modern times. He is the author of Ancient Egypt 39,000 BCE, Sons of God--Daughters of Men, Before the Pharaohs, and The Spiritual Technology of Ancient Egypt. He lives in Lincoln, Illinois.

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THE SECRET INFLUENCE OF THE MOON:
Alien Origins and Occult Powers
By Louis Proud 
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books; Original edition (December 1, 2013)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Moon is not a cold, dead rock but a rich, fascinating world just as alive as Earth…

• Investigates the Moon as the home of an alien intelligence who controls humanity

• Examines several of NASA’s Apollo missions and the findings they concealed

• Reveals the many holes in the “Giant Impact” theory about the Moon’s origins and the evidence for a hollow, artificial Moon

• Explores the deep influence of the Moon on the collective mind of humanity and occult teachings about the Moon from the Qabbalah, tarot, and other sources

Despite being the most prominent celestial body after the Sun, the Moon has many qualities that science has yet to explain. Lunar rock samples reveal the Moon once had a magnetic field like the Earth, and seismic experiments by NASA suggest the Moon is at least partially hollow. For centuries people have observed lights, moving clouds and shadows, and even the disappearance of entire craters via telescope. Apollo astronauts repeatedly felt the presence of a “non-human intelligence” during their Moon visits, and many indigenous traditions speak of malevolent visitors from the Moon. A growing body of astrophysical and geological evidence shows the Moon is not an entirely natural world--that someone or something altered it long ago.

Louis Proud explores the phases and movements of the Moon along with its ancient and mysterious features--its craters, maria, rilles, tunnels, and domes. He examines several of NASA’s Apollo missions, showing not that NASA faked the Moon expeditions but that they concealed what the astronauts found there. He explains the many holes in the commonly accepted “Giant Impact” theory of the Moon’s origins and reveals the evidence for a hollow, artificial Moon placed in orbit eons ago to observe Earth. Examining the deep influence of the Moon on the collective mind of humanity, Proud looks at what the Qabbalah, the tarot, and other occult traditions say about the Moon and interprets G. I. Gurdjieff’s teachings that “we are food for the Moon.” He investigates the Moon as a gateway to another realm, as the Purgatory of Christianity, and as the home of an alien intelligence who controls and exploits humanity.

Examining the Moon from both scientific and esoteric perspectives, Proud shows the Moon is not a cold, dead rock but a rich, fascinating world just as alive as Earth.

About the Author:
Louis Proud is a writer and researcher specializing in paranormal and occult phenomena. His work has appeared in Fate, New Dawn, Paranormal, and Nexus magazines. The author of Dark Intrusions, he lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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