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Friday, August 1, 2014

HAPPY LUGHNASADH!

HAPPY   LUGHNASADH!
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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Saturdays, and Sundays!

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SPECIAL EVENTS:


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

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TAROT BY THE NUMBERS
Announcing a new Tarot class to be offered at The Edge of the Circle!
It will meet weekly on Tuesdays, beginning July 8, 2014, from 6:45 – 8:45 PM.
The cost is $7.00 per session.
Walk-ins are welcome, and you may join the class at any point.

The primary focus of this class will be the use of numeric and elemental symbolism to understand the traditional interpretations of the Tarot, putting this into use with personal insight and intuitive awareness to create a meaningful understanding of the Tarot as its messages provide guidance for daily life.

While the material will be presented at an introductory level, the intuitive nature of Tarot messages speaks to long-time Tarot enthusiasts as well as to those new to the Tarot, and all are more than welcome.  If you like, you may contact Kathy at kathytom@live.com to let her know you’re coming, but advance registration is not really necessary.  Anyone is welcome to drop in for one session, some, or all of them. 

The classes will be presented by Kathy Eckert, MSW, who is currently teaching this class series at the Seattle Metaphysical Library in Ballard.  Kathy has used Tarot in her therapy practice in addition to her seventeen years of Tarot reading experience.


This is what a current student has to say:

I started learning Tarot with Kathy last winter and can’t stop.  Her many years of deep Tarot study combined with her Graduate education in Social Work provides an educated knowledge base, but I really appreciate that it’s her own personality that provides the fresh and very approachable down-to-earth perspective.  Through her focus on group dynamics, her adventurous and courageous presentations and a hands-on-the-cards approach paired with a teaching style that is unassuming (humble and non-authoritarian), she weaves magical support for the developing student’s confidence and voice.
I’m learning to interpret the magical symbols in Tarot through multiple lenses: Jungian Symbolism, Integrative, Client Centered, Shadow Image (positive messages within the dark cards) as well as the traditional and esoteric knowledge base (numerology, elemental, seasonal, historical.)  Her Jungian class takes all the fear out of having to “get it right” by putting the process of interpretation back in the student’s lap.  I’m addicted! It’s become a year-round adventure.  I’m not going to say it’s an energy-raising coven, or group therapy…but like a good wine, her classes resonate with notes of both. 

Enthralled student – Orianna









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Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.






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REDISCOVER THE MAGICK OF THE GODS AND GODDESSES:
Revealing the Mysteries of Theurgy
By Jean-Louis de Biasi
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2014)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The philosophical roots of much of Wicca and Paganism, as well as Western ceremonial magick, come from ancient Egypt. In this thoroughly researched book, the Grand Master of the Aurum Solis shares the history and evolution of the theurgic tradition—including the origins of Hermeticism in Egypt and the Mediterranean world, the birthplace of the theurgic tradition—and how-to instructions for discovering the presence of the divine in the world.

Providing a seven-step system of exercises and rituals to help the reader achieve higher levels of consciousness, Jean-Louis de Biasi also includes tips and techniques for working with sacred texts, information about the five temples of the human being, The Great Work, the three cosmic rituals, and the real planetary days. A valuable resource for those interested in the history and practices of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Reviews:

"Jean-Louis de Biasi's book is an excellent introduction to the spiritual practices of the Aurum Solis, which has its roots in Hermetic philosophy and the Pagan religions of ancient Greece, Egypt, and the Middle East. Blending history, philosophy, and detailed practical instruction, Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses presents theurgy in a ready-to-use system of spiritual development. Numerous diagrams and self-tests at the end of the chapters enhance the book's value for self-instruction."

Bruce MacLennan
Author of "The Wisdom of Hypathia" Llewellyn Publications


"This book is not just a good book...it is fantastic. It makes the topic, including the history--and many people are bored with history--fascinating to any reader and practical for anyone who wants to start using the system of Theurgy. Congratulations!"

Donald Michael Kraig
Author of "Modern Magick"

About the Author:
Jean-Louis de Biasi is a writer, speaker, and Hermetic philosopher who has studied the various topics of the Tradition since the 1970s, and who has been initiated into the highest degrees of several Western initiatic traditions. Introduced very early into the Ordo Aurum Solis, in 2003 de Biasi became the tenth Lifetime Grand Master. He is also in charge as Reverend of the religious expression of the Hermetic tradition called Ecclesia Ogdoadica.

De Biasi's philosophical and spiritual tradition is rooted in neoplatonic and hermetic affiliations, and includes masters of the tradition such as Plato, Proclus, Iamblicus, the Emperor Julian, Pletho, and Ficino, to name a few. He is also the Grand Patriarch in charge of the Ordre Kabbalistique de la Rose-Croix (the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross, O.K.R.C.)

He was initiated into Freemasonry and raised in 1992. He is a 32° Scottish Rite Freemason, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S., F.G.C.R., Royal Arch Mason. He is a specialist of Masonic Rituals and Esoteric Freemasonry.

He is invited regularly to various countries where he gives workshops, seminars, trainings, and conferences on philosophical and traditional subjects and expounds and expands on his writings.

He is the author of several books in French, published in several languages, and is now writing in English for Llewellyn Publications.



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THE MAGICKAL UNION OF EAST AND WEST:
The Spiritual Path to New Aeon Tantra
By Gregory Peters 
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2014)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Honoring the traditions of Eastern Tantric magick, author Gregory Peters has combined the insights of the East with the Western Thelemic tradition. Sharing the methods for integrating mind and body with the universal energy of the cosmos, The Magickal Union of East and West provides exercises, meditations, mantras, and rites, culminating with the ultimate magickal ritual, the "Diamond Sapphire Gem of Radiant Light."

In a style immediately accessible to all students, Peters shows how to work with magickal tools and how to create the protective magickal armor known as the "Thelemic Refuge." This book provides a modern view of Thelema that will lead to a New Aeon of possibility for all spiritual seekers.

About the Author:
Gregory Peters (Stanford, CA) has contributed scholarly articles on Freemasonry and Thelema in local and international publications. He has been a student and teacher of esoteric systems of self-discovery for twenty years, and has held offices in Western esoteric orders. A close student of Phyllis Seckler (Soror Meral) and a senior member of Crowley's magical fraternity the AA, Peters founded the Ordo Sunyata Vajra in 1999. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.

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WITCHCRAFT TODAY - 60 YEARS ON
By Trevor Greenfield 
Paperback: 187 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (June 27, 2014)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In the sixty years following the publication of Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today, new paths have appeared, and older ones emerged out of the shadow of repression and illegality, to express with a new and more confident voice their beliefs and practice, and share, with a steadily growing audience, their knowledge, their certainties, their questions and their vision. This book is a celebration of some of the many paths that Witchcraft/Wicca has taken and of the journeys that people have embarked upon.




Review:
Dr Vivianne Crowley, Faculty of Pastoral Counseling and Chaplaincy, Cherry Hill Seminary –
Sixty years after the publication of Witchcraft Today, we have seen Gerald Gardner's vision grow and evolve as it spreads around the globe. Witchcraft Today - 60 Years On is a fitting tribute, bringing together authors from different paths within the Craft, each with a unique contribution and insight to inspire those who are practising, teaching, and strengthening Wicca today and for the generations to come.

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ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE BEAST IN BERLIN:
Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimar Republic
By Tobias Churton 
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; 1 edition (June 26, 2014)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A biographical history of Aleister Crowley’s activities in Berlin from 1930 to 1932 as Hitler was rising to power

• Examines Crowley’s focus on his art, his work as a spy for British Intelligence, his colorful love life and sex magick exploits, and his contacts with magical orders

• Explores Crowley’s relationships with Berlin’s artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers such as Christopher Isherwood, Jean Ross, and Aldous Huxley



• Recounts the fates of Crowley’s friends and colleagues under the Nazis as well as what happened to Crowley’s lost art exhibition

Gnostic poet, painter, writer, and magician Aleister Crowley arrived in Berlin on April 18, 1930. As prophet of his syncretic religion “Thelema,” he wanted to be among the leaders of art and thought, and Berlin, the liberated future-gazing metropolis, wanted him. There he would live, until his hurried departure on June 22, 1932, as Hitler was rapidly rising to power and the black curtain of intolerance came down upon the city.

Known to his friends affectionately as “The Beast,” Crowley saw the closing lights of Berlin’s artistic renaissance of the Weimar period when Berlin played host to many of the world’s most outstanding artists, writers, filmmakers, performers, composers, architects, philosophers, and scientists, including Albert Einstein, Bertolt Brecht, Ethel Mannin, Otto Dix, Aldous Huxley, Jean Ross, Christopher Isherwood, and many other luminaries of a glittering world soon to be trampled into the mud by the global bloodbath of World War II.

Drawing on previously unpublished letters and diary material by Crowley, Tobias Churton examines Crowley’s years in Berlin and his intense focus on his art, his work as a spy for British Intelligence, his colorful love life and sex magick exploits, and his contacts with German Theosophy, Freemasonry, and magical orders. He recounts the fates of Crowley’s colleagues under the Nazis as well as what happened to Crowley’s lost art exhibition--six crates of paintings left behind in Germany as the Gestapo was closing in. Revealing the real Crowley long hidden from the historical record, Churton presents “the Beast” anew in all his ambiguous and, for some, terrifying glory, at a blazing, seminal moment in the history of the world.

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THE BOOK OF PRIMAL SIGNS:
The High Magic of Symbols
By Nigel Pennick 
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books; 2nd Edition, New Edition (June 30, 2014)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
An in-depth study of the sacred meanings behind ancient and enduring symbols

• Explains the multiple forms and uses of symbols from ancient times to the present day, reflecting their roots in folk magic and the Western Mystery tradition

• Examines more than 40 glyphs, such as the cross, fleur de lis, and pentagram, as well as several families of symbols, such as craftsmen’s marks and runes

• Includes more than 300 unique woodcuts, drawings, calligraphy, and photographs--many never before reproduced

From ancient rock and cave art to the contemporary brand logos of politics and business, human beings have always created symbols to denote specific ideas, groups, or important objects as well as to convey deeper information than can be communicated in words. Many glyphs have retained their meanings over millennia whereas some have modern meanings vastly different from the original connotation. In this study of symbols, Nigel Pennick explores glyphs as agents of higher consciousness and ports of access to the collective unconscious, acknowledging the continuity of tradition, both deliberate and not, as well as how interpretations of some symbols, such as the swastika, have changed dramatically.

With more than 300 unique woodcuts, drawings, calligraphy, and photographs--many never before reproduced--Pennick examines ancient and enduring glyphs in detail, such as the circle, cross, eye, pentagram, fleur de lis, tree of life, and horseshoe, as well as several families of symbols, such as craftsmen’s marks, runes, symbolic beasts, human heads and skulls, and the sigils of Mammon. The author explains the multiple forms and uses of each from ancient times to the present day, reflecting their roots in the Western Mystery tradition. He explores the symbols of high magic such as the glyph of John Dee’s monad, those of folk magic such as the traditional cock on the weather vane, and the creation of modern glyphs such as the peace sign and the anarchy symbol.

Contrasting the hi-jacked use of power symbols in modern advertising with the vital role of symbols in traditional arts and crafts, Pennick reveals how symbols link the cosmic with the terrestrial and allow us to infuse the mundane with the numinous.

About the Author:
Nigel Pennick, trained as a biologist, has traveled and lectured extensively in Europe and the United States on sacred geometry, the spirit of place, spiritual arts and crafts, and labyrinths. He is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books, including The Pagan Book of Days, as well as numerous pamphlets, scientific papers, and articles. A musician with the Traditional Music of Cambridgeshire Collective, he lives in Cambridge, England.

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EPHESIA GRAMMATA:
Ancient History and Modern Practice
By P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Red Lotus Library, 2014
Publication Date: Jul 05 2014
Page Count: 136
List Price: $12.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Ephesia Grammata, the “Ephesian Letters” (also known as the “aski kataski formula” or the “Orphic formula”) are a set of well-known magical words from antiquity that appeared in spells, protective amulets, and other sources in the ancient and late antique Mediterranean worlds. This small volume will allow you to learn their history, see examples of their usage in ancient spells and lead tablets, understand their role as protective amulets, become familiar with the Ephesia Grammata as divine grammatical beings and methods to connect with polytheistic deities, and to establish a practice with the letters as a system of divination!

About the author:
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus is a metagender person, and is the founder and Doctor of the Ekklesia Antinoou--a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheist group dedicated to Antinous, the deified lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and related divine figures--in addition to being a sacerdos in the public cultus of Antinous, a Lupercus, and the Mystagogos of the Antinoan Mysteries. Lupus has written several books devoted to Antinous, as well as a book of poetry, and essays, fiction, and poetry in a variety of anthologies.


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NOW AVAILABLE!

LLEWELLYN'S 2015 SABBATS ALMANAC
Samhain 2014 to Mabon 2015
Llewellyn, July 2014
312 pages
Price:  $12.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Festive Sabbats for You and Yours

Pagan Folklore • Rituals • Crafts • Recipes • Planetary Guidance

Now in its sixth year, the Sabbats Almanac features a wealth of recipes, rituals, craft projects, and lore. Filled with over fifty articles by your favorite Wiccan and Pagan writers, the Llewellyn's 2015 Sabbats Almanac provides welcome ideas and insights into each holiday on the Wheel of the Year. 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.

·       Creative, low-cost arts and crafts projects
Ideas for celebrating the Sabbats
Simple recipes for delicious appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts
Astrological influences with Full and New Moon rituals
Extended rituals for groups and individuals
Journal pages for keeping track of your festival plans and memories
Fascinating Pagan folklore and customs


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PAGAN PORTALS - BLACKSMITH GODS:
Myths, Magicians & Folklore
By Pete Jennings 
Series: Pagan Portals
Paperback: 109 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (July 25, 2014)
List Price: $9.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Blacksmith Gods is a unique compendium of fascinating facts, fantasy and mystery relating to that universal archetype, the blacksmith. Covering many countries and cultures, the book explores charming folk tales and customs alongside the often cruel myths of the metal-working Gods. Discover the mysterious magic associated with them and their craft, from pre-history to the modern age.





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THE GOLDEN DAWN - A KEY TO RITUAL MAGIC
By Gordon Strong 
Paperback: 153 pages
Publisher: Axis Mundi Books (July 25, 2014)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Esoteric Order of The Golden Dawn was a school of magic, founded during the late nineteenth century, one vowing to reveal all manner of occult knowledge to its members. Celebrated among these were Florence Farr, W.B Yeats, Charles Williams, A.E. Waite and Pamela Colman-Smith. Its figurehead, the autocratic Samuel MacGregor Mathers, inaugurated ceremonies that melded Christian Mysticism, the Qabalah and Hermeticism. Such a potent brew would eventually ensure that the Golden Dawn would burst asunder in an esoteric apocalypse.




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WHEN A PAGAN PRAYS:
Exploring Prayer in Druidry and Beyond
By Nimue Brown 
Paperback: 207 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (July 25, 2014)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
When a Pagan prays, there are many uncertainties - who we pray to, what we pray for, and what might happen to us as a consequence. Not having the same structures as other religions, Pagans can't frame prayer in the same ways, and our experiences are likely to be wilder and more personal. This book is both a wide ranging exploration of what prayer means in different faith and cultures, and a personal journey into a spiritual practice.

About the Author:
Druid, author, bard and dreamer. Nimue Brown is OBOD trained, a founding member of Bards of The Lost Forest, Druid Network member and previously a volunteer for The Pagan Federation. She lives in Gloucestershire, UK.



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ALCHEMY AND THE TAROT:
An Examination of the Historical Connection
With a Guide to the Alchemical Tarot
By Robert Michael Place 
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: Robert M Place (2012, 2014 updated edition)
List Price: $26.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The updated companion to all editions of the Alchemical Tarot, with an examination of the historic connection between alchemy and the Tarot. The book includes a history of alchemy, a history of the Tarot’s major and minor suits, an examination of the Tarot’s symbolism, a discussion of each card in The Alchemical Tarot with detailed explanations of the alchemical symbols, and a discussion of divinatory techniques.



A history of alchemy and the Tarot's major and minor suits with an exploration of the Tarot's symbolism and alchemical connections. It also contains the most up-to-date explanation in print of Place's unique divinatory techniques. This book is also the long awaited companion for any edition of the acclaimed Alchemical Tarot, discussing the symbolism of each card in the deck in detail, and it is an essential text for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of the Tarot's mystical heritage.

About the Author:
Robert M. Place is an internationally known visionary artist, whose award winning works, in painting, sculpture, and jewelry, have been displayed in galleries and museums in America, Europe, and Japan and graced the covers and pages of numerous books and publications. He is the designer, illustrator, and coauthor of The Alchemical Tarot and The Angels Tarot, which have received international acclaim. He is designer, illustrator, and author of the award winning The Tarot of the Saints, The Buddha Tarot and The Vampire Tarot. He is the author of The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, which Booklist has said, "may be the best book ever written on that deck of cards decorated with mysterious images called the tarot." He is the author of Astrology and Divination, Magic and Alchemy, and Shamanism written for the Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena series. He has also created illustrations and authored articles for numerous books and magazines.

Robert has conducted lectures and workshops on the Tarot in education centers in the United States and Europe, including the Open Center, Omega Institute, The New York Tarot Festival and The Reader's Studio in New York, The World Tarot Congress in Chicago, The Southeastern Regional Tarot Festival in Florida, The Third International Conference of the Association for Esoteric Studies in Charleston, The Museo Dei Torocchi in Riola, Italy, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. He is the curator of the Fool's Journey, a Tarot Exhibition at the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum. He and his work have appeared on A&E, the Discovery Channel, and the Learning Channel, the TV series Moonlight and Monk and were included in a documentary on vampires on Animal Planet. He was honored with the privilege of cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of The Tarot Museum in Riola, Italy, in 2007 and his recreation of a historic 15th century woodcut Tarot is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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THE TAROT OF THE SEVENFOLD MYSTERY
By Robert M. Place (Author, Illustrator)
Cards: 78
Publisher: Hermes Publications (2012)
List Price: $30.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
a full color 78 card Tarot deck designed by Tarot artist and scholar, Robert M. Place, with a 22 page little white book, including divinatory meanings and descriptions of all symbols. The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery can be read on many levels, from the mundane to the spiritual, and it can uncover the longings of the soul.

FROM THE AUTHOR:
Burne-Jones based his tall female “stunners” and melancholy heroes on the paintings of Botticelli (1445-1510) and Michelangelo (1475-1564), two artists whose works are considered primary examples of Renaissance Neoplatonic mysticism. His work expresses the Renaissance ideal that physical beauty and spiritual beauty are linked in one continuum that can lead to the mystical experience of beauty itself, as a timeless, underlying reality. Plato (428/7-348/7 BC) described this reality as a radiant light that is the true food of the soul. He said that this light is made of the true essence of Virtue, a higher quality of Virtue, beyond mere codes of behavior. In the Renaissance, artists, like Botticelli, symbolized this spiritual essence as an ideal female nude and it is this ideal that allowed early Tarot artists to place a nude on the World card as a symbol of the primary beauty. 



Because Burne-Jones was inspired by the beauty and symbolism of the fifteenth century (the century in which the Tarot was created), it is not surprising that he painted many of the same themes that we find in the Tarot, such as Temperance, Lovers, and the Wheel of Fortune. It seemed to me that he was creating a Tarot but he never finished it. I started this deck with a desire to finish Burne-Jones’s Tarot for him. I wanted to see what a deck would look like if it were done in his style and with his sense of sensuality and symbolism. I also realized that it would express the Neoplatonic ideal that I believed was expressed in the Tarot from its origin. By proceeding with this intent, this deck became a bridge between the art and occult symbolism of the nineteenth century and the iconography and mystical philosophy of the fifteenth century. It shows that they are both rooted in the perennial mystery that is like a golden thread running through Western History.
Because Burne-Jones was inspired by the beauty and symbolism of the fifteenth century (the century in which the Tarot was created), it is not surprising that he painted many of the same themes that we find in the Tarot, such as Temperance, Lovers, and the Wheel of Fortune. It seemed to me that he was creating a Tarot but he never finished it. I started this deck with a desire to finish Burne-Jones’s Tarot for him. I wanted to see what a deck would look like if it were done in his style and with his sense of sensuality and symbolism. I also realized that it would express the Neoplatonic ideal that I believed was expressed in the Tarot from its origin. By proceeding with this intent, this deck became a bridge between the art and occult symbolism of the nineteenth century and the iconography and mystical philosophy of the fifteenth century. It shows that they are both rooted in the perennial mystery that is like a golden thread running through Western History.


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THE BURNING SERPENT ORACLE
By Robert M Place and Rachel Pollack
Paperback: 258 pages, Lenormand Deck
Publisher: Hermes (2014)
List Price: $40.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Burning Serpent Oracle is the creation of Rachel Pollack and Robert M Place. It is an oracle deck based on the 19th century Lenormand cartomantic system but with a deeper spiritual dimension. It can be used like a traditional Lenormand deck and also allows for personal visionary interpretations. The deck is designed by Robert M Place, and the book is authored by Rachel Pollack, but the two are, in fact, a single work, created by Robert and Rachel together. The price includes the deck and book together as one set.



Rachel Pollack’s Statement of Purpose from the Introduction for the Burning Serpent Oracle



This is a book about meanings.  The meanings of a particular set of cards used for cartomancy—a term which means divination, or fortune-telling, done by cards that we mix or shuffle and then lay out in patterns. There are thirty-six cards in this deck, plus four variants, two of which are numbered 37 and 38, and two of which are simply alternatives to cards 28 and 29.  The name of this deck is The Burning Serpent Oracle.
This is a book about a tradition, and a particular set of cards that go back some 160 years, named for a woman who died before the cards ever appeared.  It looks at where those cards came from, their origin in a game, and how the game itself may have come out of fortune-telling.

It is a book about the whole tradition of what we call readings, and why we call them that.  It looks at images, and what they mean, and why they mean, why a Mountain means obstacles, or a Jumping Fish money, or a Book of Life secrets.  And it looks at how these images, these cards, speak to each other, how they come together to form stories, and how these stories can reveal things about a person’s life.





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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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  September1st 2014!
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

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