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Saturday, April 1, 2017

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!!

Arthur Rackham, 1917, Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

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.


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


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REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!



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THE KEYS TO THE TEMPLE:
Unlocking Dion Fortune's Mystical Qabalah Through Her Occult Novels
by Penny Billington and Ian Rees
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2017)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Dion Fortune’s esoteric novels were written as guides to magic and inner development to be used along with her great nonfiction work The Mystical Qabalah. This book shows how to work with her most popular creations, exploring how the stories and characters can help you integrate the secrets of the Tree of Life and discover what Fortune called “the keys to the temple.”

Authors Penny Billington and Ian Rees show how to use Fortune’s brilliant insights to gain a direct sense of being present in your body, master the art of the embodied imagination, discover your vitality, and open up to the clarity and love that arise from the root of your being. With an exploration of Fortune’s writings, experiential practices, and a hands-on workbook section, you will learn to utilize the wealth of esoteric wisdom found in The Mystical Qabalah, The Goat-Foot God, The Sea Priestess, The Winged Bull, and Moon Magic.

Praise:
This wonderful evocation of Dion Fortune’s esoteric novels offers initiatory and practical pathways to the neophyte and reader!”
Caitlín & John Matthews, authors of The Lost Book of the Grail




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Pagan Portals
GODS AND GODDESSES OF IRELAND:
A Guide to Irish Deities
by Morgan Daimler
Series: Pagan Portals
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (December 9, 2016)
List Price:$10.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A concise guide to the Gods and Goddesses of pagan Ireland, their history, mythology, and symbols. Rooted in the past but still active in the world today, the Gods and Goddesses of Ireland have always been powerful forces that can bless or challenge, but often the most difficult thing is to simply find information about them. This short introductory text looks at a variety of different Irish deities, common and more obscure, from their ancient roots to the modern practices associated with honoring them in, an encyclopedia-style book with entries in easy-to-use sections.



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FAIRIES, POOKAS, AND CHANGELINGS:
A Complete Guide to the Wild and Wicked Enchanted Realm
by Varla Ventura
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (April 1, 2017)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
While it’s true that fairy folk love a good garden and take great pleasure in a tulip, there are dozens of beasties who fall under the fairy domain that are not quite as delightful as the quintessential flower fairy. This book is an exploration of the many things that go bump in the night near the fairy mound. Along with an exploration of folklore and historical literature, readers will delight in fairy tales that demonstrate everything from striking a bargain with a fairy to staving off changelings to laughing with the dwarves.

Included are fairy tales and myths from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Scandinavia plus classic stories by Thomas Crofton Croker, Joseph Jacobs, Clara Stroebe, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Yei Theodora Ozaki, and others on goblins, trolls, gnomes, pookas, changelings, banshees, and more!

Chapters include:

  • A Fear of Little Men: Elves, Trolls, Leprechauns, Tree Spirits, Brownies, Coblyns, Dwarves, Goblins, Bonga, Trolls and Other Fairy Folk of Glen, Forests and Hearth

  • The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Changelings and Other Greedy Kidnappers of the Fairy Kingdom
  • I’m Not Drunk, It’s Just My Pooka: Tales of the Trickster Fairy and Its Wild Counterpart

  • Is That All There Is? Faries Who Give, or The Barter System

  • Whoops, There It Is: How to Enter the Fairy Kingdom (or How Not To)


If you think fairies are merely delicate beings who follow you about on gossamer wings, you are in for quite a shock: the kingdom of the fairy is one of vengeance, thievery, trickery, and wild creatures. Consider yourself warned!



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KITCHEN TABLE TAROT:
Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot
by Melissa Cynova
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2017)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions.

For years, Melissa Cynova has been sitting down with friends and neighbors who are curious about the tarot. She's heard all the questions and misconceptions that can confuse newcomers (and sometimes more experienced readers, too). Kitchen Table Tarot was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher.

Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, this book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence.

Praise:
"Cynova's debut book struts forward to lead the pack with its authentic voice, candid and nimble teaching approach, and ability to pare down the principles and experience of reading tarot to its essentials . . . Exemplary. Eminent. Authoritative. A veritable gem." ―Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot

"A punch-in-the-gut teaching guide to the tarot . . . illustrating how much the tarot encourages each of us to find our own unique language and meanings when we begin this journey."―Terry Iacuzzo, author of Small Mediums at Large

"Melissa Cynova has written one of the most accessible, relatable tarot books ever. Pull up a chair, pop a cold one, and get ready for some straight-talking tarot lessons that will have you slinging the cards like a tarot badass in no time at all!"―Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book




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DAME FORTUNE'S WHEEL TAROT:
A Pictorial Key
by Paul Huson
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: The Witches' Almanac (April 1, 2017)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Paul Huson’s Dame Fortune’s Wheel Tarot illustrates for the first time the earliest, traditional tarot card interpretations collected by Jean-Baptiste Alliette, aka Etteilla, a Parisian fortune-teller. Unlike other modern decks, the images are unadorned by the occult speculations of Mathers, Waite, or Crowley.

This book is a pictorial companion to the deck. In addition to detailed descriptions of the cards’ symbolism and significance―with both upright and reversed meanings―Dame Fortune’s Wheel Tarot provides meticulous full-color reproductions of Huson’s original designs for all 79 cards, including an extra Significator card specified by Etteilla that may be used optionally, and full instructions for how to lay out the cards for divination.

About the Author:
Paul Huson, a London-born author, and artist, was initially trained in the Western Esoteric Tradition by Dion Fortune’s Society of the Inner Light and later studied the doctrines of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Stella Matutina under the aegis of Israel Regardie. He is the author of a number of well-known books on occult and allied subjects, among them the influential Mastering Witchcraft and Mystical Origins of the Tarot. Visit him at www.paulhuson.com .








CARY-YALE VISCONTI TAROCCHI DECK
New 2017 Edition
by Stuart R. Kaplan
Cards: 68 page Mini-Guidebook, 86 Cards
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Gmc Crds edition (March 1, 1989); NEW 2017 Edition
List Price: $45.00
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This NEW (2017 edition) complete 86-card Cary-Yale Visconti Tarocchi deck includes facsimile reproductions of 67 extant 15th-century cards, plus 19 cards recreated to replace missing cards from the original pack. The 24 court cards are of particular interest because they include both male and female knights and pages.

The 67 extant cards, believed to have been painted by Bonifacio Bembo, are housed in the Cary Collection of Playing Cards, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, at Yale University.

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This deluxe edition includes a 68-page guidebook with color illustrations, expanded meanings by Stuart R. Kaplan, and an in-depth history of tarot cards by Thierry Depaulis.



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WONDERLAND TAROT IN A TIN
by Chris Abbey and Morgan
56 page Booklet, 78 Card in a Tin.
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (January 20, 2017)
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Join the mad tea party with the beloved characters of Lewis Carroll in The Wonderland Tarot, including The Mad Hatter (Fool), Alice (High Priestess), Humpty-Dumpty (Sun), the White Rabbit (Judgement) and all the others. The delightful artwork by Morgana Abbey pays homage to the hand-drawn Victorian style of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator of the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 

In this whimsical tarot deck the Minor Arcana suits are flamingos for Swords, peppermills for Staves, hats for Cups and oysters for Coins. In the spirit of the Alice books, as a nod to the Queen of Hearts, playing card suit marks are included on the Minor Arcana cards, so this deck may be used for traditional card games as well as tarot readings. This pocket-sized deck comes in a tin with a 56-page booklet.







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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.

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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 MAY 1st, 2017
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter



















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