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Saturday, January 2, 2016

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 HAVE MOVED!!!!!

We are NOW located at: 1307 NE 45th St., between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE, next to the Neptune Theatre, in the University District.

WE AT EDGE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE PEOPLE OVER AT THE SLOG FOR ALL THEIR HELP DURING THE MOVE, AND FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN FIXING UP THE NEW STORE!

YOU ARE PRICELESS. AND WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

Blessings, from Robert, Jonese and Raven


Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.
Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 8pm.A
Call: 206-PAN-1999


Click here to CHECK OUT OUR PSYCHIC READERS!
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We are also now on Facebook:
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Also on Facebook: THE SEATTLE PAGAN, OCCULT AND METAPHYSICAL RESOURCE BOARD has been created in order to facilitate networking throughout the Pacific Northwest. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1000179343332589/

If you have a Magical Group, Ritual Group, Pagan Church or organization, Druid Grove, please feel free to post your events and classes here.
Meetups, talks, book signings, public rituals, etc—all are welcome here.
We'd prefer no advertisements for Professional Readers, Reiki practitioners, etc. However, if you are teaching a class, or giving a workshop or talk, feel free to post your event.
This group is specifically for sharing events of interest to the local community, it is not meant for discussing magical paths and traditions, or asking general questions about magick or paganism. Please remain civil, do disparaging posts about groups or individuals. Off topic posts WILL be moderated.



..and check out the Edge’s new TUMBLR Page!




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!
No charge if your class or event is free!


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SPECIAL EVENT: SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, AT 5 PM – CLOSE

Grand Opening Thank You Potluck!

This is a thank you for all of those who helped the store during the process of our relocation, and also for those who have been supportive of Seattle's only occult, pagan, and witchcraft store during its two decades of existence.

Let's celebrate the grand opening of Edge of the Circle at its new U-district location! Come to the store with your favorite dish or beverage.

(Wine, beer, and mead are alright to bring, but no hard liquor please)

We will likely also have some bards playing witchcraft songs, to be announced soon!








Prices subject to change without notice.



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OUTER GATEWAYS
By Kenneth Grant, Edited by Michael Staley
London: Starfire Publishing, 2015.
Limited Enhanced Edition. A Fine Hardcover Volume in dust jacket.
The volume is sewn for durability, and matches the earlier enhanced editions in the Trilogies series.
List Price: $59.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The republishing of the enhanced editions of the Typhonian Trilogies continues with the release of the seventh volume in the series, OUTER GATEWAYS, which opens the third and final trilogy. The Typhonian Tradition discussed in this book matured and declined before even the monumental phase of the earliest civilizations though remaining in the magical and mystical lore once current in Egypt, and the Far East, and in the later alchemical writings in the West, and in the Eastern Tantric tradition. The earliest themes of Grant's series of Trilogies are emphasized and developed in this volume with material on the unearthly provenance of such disturbing messages as 'The Necronomicon' is reaffirmed, which leads into a discussion of Crowley's reception of 'The Book of the Law', and a reinterpretation of that book's implications in the light of the Typhonian Tradition. The volume concludes with the haunting transmission -- Wisdom of S'lba -- received in New Isis Lodge under circumstances outside usually accepted magical procedures.



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THE WELL OF FIVE STREAMS
By Erynn Rowan Laurie
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Megalithica Books (August 7, 2015)
List Price: $18.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Five streams flow from ManannĂ¡n's well in the Land of Promise; those who seek inspiration must drink from the well and the five streams. Finding this well requires dedication to the pursuit of wisdom. The book you hold contains the fruit of over twenty years of thought and deep exploration by this Celtic polytheist theologian. Much of the included material is out of print or hard to find, but there are also new pieces for long-time readers of Laurie's work. There are essays on non-Celtic paths, examinations of Gaelic poetic traditions, musings on sacred madness, community, entheogens, the role of gender in Brigidine flamekeeping, and much more.




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MASTERING THE ART OF RITUAL MAGICK SERIES - GRIMOIRE
By Frater Barrabbas
Paperback: 534 pages
Publisher: Immanion Press/ Megalithica Books; omnibus edition (July 3, 2013)
List Price: $23.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A totally new suite of rituals designed for a new age of ritual magick.

Written for the intermediate student and practitioner, this Grimoire is the second volume in the Mastering the Art of Ritual Magick trilogy.

The MARM series provides a comprehensive approach to understanding how ritual magick works, how it can be used to achieve material results, and how to build and write rituals that work.

This book is the next step in commanding the occult arts of ritual magick, and is recommended for anyone seeking to be an adept ritual magician.

Building upon the work begun in Mastering the Art of Ritual Magick: Foundation, this book contains nine rituals that are core to this system of magick. These rituals are customizable to work with a variety of pantheons for the purpose of building a personal system of magick for solitaires, groups or combinations thereof.

In this book you will learn:
  • Rites to consecrate a temple or grove
  • Empowerment of the self through the vortex and pyramid of power
  • How to enter into the domain of the mysteries through the ritual of the gateway
  • Proper assumption and testing methods of the godhead expression
  • Celebrations of the Mysteries of the Moon, the Sun and the Self.



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ARS VERCANUS:
Advanced Magickal Techniques
by Vasilios Wennergren , Lynn Wennergren
Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: Megalithica Books (November 14, 2014)
List Price: $22.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
For as long as humanity has existed, there have been those skilled in the occult arts.

Such individuals are capable of transforming the self, perceiving the subtle aspect of existence, and affecting reality via nonphysical means. In every culture, across every era, shamans, magi, mystics, and seers have refined their arts. This has produced a rich and varied collection of magickal techniques and rituals.

Ars Vercanus presents a comprehensive system of core magickal techniques and theories distilled from an in-depth cross-cultural analysis of various magickal traditions. The theories of Vercanus Magick impart a deep understanding of how magick actually works. Vercanus techniques clearly delineate methods by which magick may be effectively performed. This style of magick entails a profound shifting of consciousness, facilitating an enhanced perception of reality. Through this expanded consciousness the practitioner perceives the deeper aspects of reality within which magick occurs. The techniques of Vercanus Magick entail the mastering of consciousness and internal energies. This mastery induces a profound transformation in the magus. Thus transformed, the magus is capable of shaping reality at its deepest level.



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ICELANDIC MAGIC:
Aims, tools and techniques of the Icelandic sorcerers
By Christopher Alan Smith
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Avalonia (September 13, 2015)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In this unprecedented work, the author Christopher A. Smith has meticulously studied no less than 6 original Icelandic manuscripts dating from 1500 to 1860 to extract a picture of the aims, tools and techniques of Icelandic sorcerers.

Set against the context of the harsh economic, social and environmental conditions of this North Atlantic island, the book gives a detailed account of the types of spells that were used and the motivations behind them. Hundreds of items from the six books of magic have been analysed to present the reader with a clear idea of the methods that were used, including incantation, invocation of deities and use of the enigmatic magical staves (galdrastafir).

Furthermore, the book goes into great detail concerning the physical tools used by magicians and the kinds of objects that might have been found in a sorcerer's 'toolbox'. The book is illustrated throughout with images from the original manuscripts. Although it is not intended by any means as a book of instruction, one chapter does focus on workings of certain types and gives suggestions for those brave enough to try them out. All in all, this work will be an indispensable item for anyone interested in the history of magic in general and of Icelandic magic in particular.



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PRACTICAL ASTROLOGY FOR WITCHES AND PAGANS:
Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals, and Magickal Work
by Ivo Dominguez, Jr.
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (January 1, 2016)
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn How to Use the Planets and Stars in Your Magickal Work

More often than not, people think of astrology as a tool for divination or the exploration of one's personality. Astrology is considerably more than that. It is a sacred science, a highly descriptive symbolic language, and it is also a technology that can be applied to ritual, herbalism, the use of crystals, and much more.

But it can be daunting to take on the study of Astrology. After all, it's a field so huge it would take several lifetimes to master it. And that's why Ivo Dominguez, Jr., wrote this book--to provide practitioners of magick with a Pagan perspective on Astrology and the core concepts of Astrology that are most useful to building rituals and creating effective magick.

When we look at an astrological chart, what we are actually looking at is a map of the multiple planes of existence summarized and flattened into an understandable diagram--a kind of magickal cartogram. Now, what to do with this map? How can we best use it in our magickal work? That's precisely what you'll discover in the pages of this concise, focused, and expertly presented book.






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, Pendulum, and Goddess Amulet Oracle readings by Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler~

"I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. 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 commonsensical, geared toward helping the client deal with issues and obstacles to wholeness in a way that brings a sense of self-empowerment."

Please inquire about Tarot Parties, classes and other events.

Available every day except THURSDAYS-- 2:00-8.00PM.
Sundays 2:00-8:00 PM



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Reader Extraordinaire-
GEOMANCY, TAROT
Mondays  from 2-8PM.












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DON'T FORGET THAT WE HAVE MOVED!!!!

We are NOW located at: 1307 NE 45th St., between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE, next to the Neptune Theatre, in the University District.


This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again FEBRUARY 1st, 2016
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter





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