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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SUMMER!

Summer!

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!



SPECIAL EVENTS:

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL EVENTS AND CLASSES:

THURSDAY, JULY 31st, 7-8PM

Please join Rev. Judith Laxer, the founding Priestess of Gaia's Temple, as she reads an excerpt from her recently published book Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers, Thursday, July 31st from 7-8 p.m.

A young woman follows her lover and finds her spiritual calling in the Autumn realm of the dead; a first-time mother gives birth on the Winter solstice; a daughter’s grief heals in a Spring-time garden; a joyous ceremony of mature sexuality celebrates the peak of Summer: these stories explore magickal realism in ordinary life.

Following the Pagan Wheel of the Year through the experience of the characters, the stories demonstrate how the changing of the seasons is a spiritual model for the soul.
There will be time for q&a, and book will be available for purchase.


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Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.






PRACTICAL PROSPERITY MAGICK:
Crafting Success & Abundance
By Ellen Dugan 
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2014)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn how to optimize your opportunities and draw success with this no-nonsense approach to prosperity magick. Providing an accessible foundation grounded in the seven Hermetic principles and the four elements, author Ellen Dugan explores how it can be combined with the law of attraction to improve your future. Along your journey you will discover:




  • Success spells, good luck charms, talismans, and coin magick
  • The law of attraction and the magick of manifestation
  • How to remove obstacles to your success
  • Your personal magickal energy and how it affects your spellwork
  • Herb and crystal magick
  • Planetary magick and prosperity deities

Filled with humor and candid advice, Practical Prosperity Magick is everything you've come to expect from Ellen Dugan. Join her as she explores practical and advanced techniques for using transformative magick to change your luck and unlock personal and financial success.

About the Author:
Ellen Dugan is the award-winning author of fifteen books, and is known as the "Garden Witch". A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is a Master Gardener, and is the High Priestess of her Coven in the St. Louis area. Ellen teaches classes both online and across the country on Witchery, Psychic Protection, and Magick. She has contributed articles for over twelve years to Llewellyn's Magical Almanac, Witches Datebook, Sabbat Almanac, and Witches Calendar.

Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over ten foreign languages. When she's not working on her next book project, or keeping up with her family (the kids are out on their own, and the youngest is in Graduate school), Ellen likes to unwind by working in her perennial gardens at home with her husband of 31 years. Ellen wholeheartedly encourages folks to reclaim their personal power and to personalize their Spell-craft. To go outside and connect with the spiritual side of nature. To get their hands dirty and discover the wonder and magick of natural world that surrounds them.

Visit her popular syndicated "Blog of Witchery" at www.ellendugan.blogspot.com
You can visit her website at www.ellendugan.com


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ALEISTER CROWLEY:
Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World 
By Gary Lachman
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Tarcher (May 15, 2014)
List Price: $17.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This definitive work on the occult’s “great beast” traces the arc of his controversial life and influence on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath.

When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was not an obvious contender for the most enduring pop-culture figure of the next century.

But twenty years later, Crowley’s name and image were everywhere. The Beatles put him on the cover of  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Rolling Stones were briefly serious devotees.

Today, his visage hangs in goth clubs, occult temples, and college dorm rooms, and his methods of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and spiritual seekers.

Aleister Crowley is more than just a biography of this compelling, controversial, and divisive figure—it’s also a portrait of his unparalleled influence on modern pop culture.


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BLACK SMOKE:
Healing and Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon
By Margaret De Wys
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; 2nd Edition, First Paperback Edition edition (May 16, 2014)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A diagnosis of cancer leads to healing and transformation in the Amazon jungle

• Explains in vivid detail De Wys’s experience of being healed from cancer through visionary ayahuasca rituals in Ecuador

• Describes her apprenticeship and relationship with the shaman who cured her

• Explores the ways this spiritual medicine can heal the emotional origins of disease now plaguing our modern technological culture

• Chosen as one of the “Top 10 Books of the New Edge” by Jonathan Talat Phillips on The Huffington Post

When composer and Bard College music professor Margaret De Wys learned she had breast cancer, the diagnosis shattered her comfortable life. Seized by fear, crushed by existential loneliness, she couldn’t respond when her loved ones reached out to her. To everyone’s concern, the illness propelled her away from her family and deep into the Amazon to work with Carlos, a charismatic Shuar shaman and master of medicina milenaria, an ancient mystical tradition with a highly sophisticated and precise technology of healing. In Black Smoke, De Wys writes of her amazing encounter with Carlos as he guided her into a world of potent visionary plants, harrowing initiations, ritual purification, and miraculous healings, including the complete disappearance of her cancer. It was, as Carlos called it, “the path of the warrior.”

Sharing a journey not only through cancer but also through self-transformation, De Wys provides an intimate inside look at the shamanic ceremonies of ayahuasca and the ways this spiritual medicine can heal the emotional origins of disease now plaguing our modern technological culture. Capturing her physical, emotional, and “holy voyage” through a world that differs vastly from our own in its perception of healing and wholeness, she offers a revealing chronicle of spiritual insight and a trenchant exploration of the limits of idealism. She not only provides a probing look at how our society can learn and benefit from indigenous wisdom but also weaves a cautionary tale about how potentially dangerous it is--on both sides--to try to cross those frontiers.

About the Author:
Margaret De Wys is a composer and sound installation artist whose musical works have premiered with dance groups and orchestras across the country and been performed at venues including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. Since her initial experience with ayahuasca, she has traveled extensively and worked closely with many traditional healers throughout the world. Currently working with João de Deus in Brazil, where they see more than 1,200 people a day, she also takes groups to the Amazon in Ecuador to work with Carlos, the shaman who healed her of breast cancer. The author of Ecstatic Healing, she lives in upstate New York.


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A CEREMONY FOR EVERY OCCASION:
The Pagan Wheel of the Year and Rites of Passage
By Siusaidh Ceanadach
Paperback: 175 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (March 16, 2012)
List Price: 19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A Ceremony for Every Occasion has been written as a guide for Pagans and non-Pagans alike who wish to celebrate the passing of the seasons, the Wheel of the Year and who need a Rite of Passage for different times in their life.

These rituals are spiritual, at the same time non-religious in the general accepted term. They can be adapted and used in different parts of the World and with different Deity, with a little work or simply used exactly as written.

This book is a practical, step by step guide, and contains a basic list of all the items needed to take along to a ritual site in order to perform the ceremonies.

There are illustrations and instructions on for instance 'how to make a set of Handfasting Cords' with photos as a guide.

Each chapter has an introduction with points of interest about the season and the Deity associated.


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GRIMOIRE OF THE THORN-BLOODED WITCH:
Mastering the Five Arts of Old World Witchery
By Raven Grimassi
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (August 1, 2014)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn to Stand with Feet Rooted in Shadow and Hands Stretched to the Stars

"In your hands is Raven Grimassi's most personal and powerful work to date. In it he shares profound Craft teachings that will transform your relationship with magick, and your work as a Witch. I wish I'd had access to this treasure earlier on my path."--Christopher Penczak, co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and author of the Plant Spirit Familiar

For the first time in more than a decade, Grimassi introduces readers to a new system of witchcraft, one that draws upon the old ways and the old days. Rich with spells, rituals, and detailed illustrations of plant spirits, Grimassi dares readers to take the path that leads deep into the darkened woods--to traverse upon the Thorned Path.

Meet the entities that dwell within the organic memory of the earth, the devas, the deities, the magical life force that lies within the wooded glen. Learn to work with these spirits, and use their wisdom to transform your life and your practice.


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NEW TAROT BOOKS AND DECKS:


THE WILD UNKNOWN TAROT GUIDEBOOK
By Kim Krans 
List Price : $20.00

FROM THE AUTHOR:  
A sweet and helpful guide to all your tarot needs. 200 pages of info and drawings, handwritten by Kim Krans. This book is especially great for those new to the tarot... it leads you through shuffling, cutting the deck, spreads, the meaning of all 78 cards, suits, and more. Even seasoned readers will appreciate the glimpse into where the concepts of the illustrations came from. A real gem! Paperback, black and white, 200 pages.


THE WILD UNKNOWN TAROT DECK
By Kim Krans 
$40.00
FROM THE AUTHOR:
78 cards filled with magical and mysterious imagery. Intricately illustrated by Kim Krans. Great for seasoned readers or those totally new to the Tarot. The cards come in a beautiful box with a black lifting ribbon and fold-out guide to get you familiar with the cards. Open your mind, draw a card, and have fun on your journey...













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SILVER WITCHCRAFT TAROT KIT:
Book and Card Set
By Barbara Moore (Author), Franco Rivolli (Illustrator)
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo (June 30, 2014)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Expressing the wisdom and magic of the ages through Luna’s ethereal light, the Silver Witchcraft Tarot Kit combines the rich tradition of the Rider Waite tarot with modern Pagan symbolism, creating a unique and beautiful reading experience. Weaving the phases of the moon and the Pagan holidays into each suit, this exquisite deck offers knowledge of a material, emotional, and spiritual nature, whispering sagely into the ear of all who will listen.
Card edges feature a beautiful silver foil finish.



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LES VAMPIRES ORACLE CARDS:
Ancient Wisdom and healing messages from the Children of the Night
By Lucy Cavendish (Author), Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Paperback: 164 pages, 44 cards
Publisher: Blue Angel Gallery (March 31, 2014)
List Price: $21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Their promise? You will not go through these dark times alone…

A stunning deck designed specifically for people facing difficult decisions, upheaval in relationships or wishing to move away from draining careers, situations or people. Vampiric energies have often been feared and reviled, but today, the amazing creatures of Les Vampires are proving to be allies from the most mysterious of realms, helping many humans through their own dark night of the soul. Full of wise guidance, ancient teachings, proven methods of protection, deeply comforting advice and provocative challenges to our flawed perceptions, Les Vampires offers a clear pathway through the darkest and most troubled of times.

Featuring the award-winning art of Jasmine Beckett-Griffith and insightful wisdoms channeled by Lucy Cavendish, Les Vampires is a profound oracle to work with for healing our own inner fears, harnessing our power and dissolving the patterns that hold us back. Insightful, elegant, courageous and gorgeous, this is an oracle deck unlike any other you have experienced - until now.

With 44 lavishly painted cards, and a detailed guidebook including simple yet revealing layouts for your readings, this oracle deck will help you walk through night's darkness, and return to the light of hope, health, healing, and awareness.


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ORACLE OF VISIONS
By Ciro Marchetti (Author, Illustrator)
Paperback: 140 pages, 52 cards
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Box Tcr Cr edition (April 18, 2014)
List Price: $21.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The lush Victorian-influenced images of the Oracle of Visions deck provide unique perspectives for insightful divination and meditation. The imaginative scenes encourage us to set aside pre-conceived ideas and investigate the choices, decisions, and consequences we face each day. Set includes 52 cards and 140-page booklet.







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UNDER THE ROSES LENORMAND
By Kendra Hurteau  (Author), Katrina Hill (Author)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Gmc Crds/B edition (April 18, 2014)
39 cards, 60 page booklet
List Price: $14.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover the buried secrets in Under the Roses, a charming 39-card Petit Lenormand deck. In addition to the 36 standard cards, this deck includes alternate cards for the Child, the Gentleman, and the Lady. The 60-page booklet offers keywords, instructions and diagrams for learning to read with the Lenormand method.







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CHRYSALIS TAROT
By Toney Brooks  (Author), Holly Sierra (Artist)
Cards: 60 pages, 78 cards
Publisher: US Games Systems;  Crds edition (May 8, 2014)
List Price: $20.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Chrysalis Tarot opens up your psyche and illuminates your path toward personal destiny.
Exquisitely drawn Otherworld characters and mythological archetypes guide you on your spiritual quest. Both the Major and Minor Arcana feature beautifully illustrated scenes that inspire reflection and stimulate your psychic intuition and imagination.
The four suits that make up the Minor Arcana are: Stones (Pentacles); Mirrors (Cups); Spirals (Wands); and Scrolls (Swords). In the Court Cards you'll meet a delightful Troupe of medieval troubadours who inspire you to fulfill your dreams.
Deck includes 78 cards and 60-page booklet with instructions for a 5-card Pentagram Spread.




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THE GHOST TAROT
By Davide Corsi (Author)
Cards: 64 pages, 78 cards
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications;  Crds edition (September 8, 2014)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Between the visible and the invisible, between memory and the supernatural, there is the world of ghosts. The Ghost Tarot takes you to a romantic and eternal world, where wisdom abides among the restless spirits searching for lost mortality.



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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.

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, 2014!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter


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