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EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS NEWSLETTER

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.
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RUNES: THE ICELANDIC BOOK OF FUÞARK
Collected, edited and written by Teresa Dröfn Freysdóttir Njarðvík.
Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton.
Graphic illustrations, layout and design by Sigurður Oddsson.
Published by The Icelandic Magic Company, an imprint of Lesstofan publishing house.
List Price: $45.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER: 
People have been intrigued about Fuþark runes for centuries as their symbolism and meaning have been shrouded in mystery. They were used in witchcraft and to foresee the future but they were also the main method of writing and recording before the Latin writing systems made their way into Northern Europe. Infused with Norse mythology, the Fuþark runes still serve as a vital key to the cultural heritage of the Icelandic people.
RUNES: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark” introduces three different but related forms of runic systems in a chronological order: the Elder Fuþark, the Younger Fuþark and the Icelandic Fuþark. The book is based on academic studies but presents the three runic systems in an accessible manner, allowing the readers to delve deeper into the meaning of each individual rune as well as gaining a better understanding of how the runic systems have evolved.

People have been intrigued about Fuþark runes for centuries as their symbolism and meaning have been shrouded in mystery. They were used in witchcraft and to foresee the future but they were also the main method of writing and recording before the Latin writing systems made their way into Northern Europe.

Infused with Norse mythology, the Fuþark runes still serve as a vital key to the cultural heritage of the Icelandic people. Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark introduces three different but related forms of runic systems in a chronological order: the Elder Fuþark, the Younger Fuþark and the Icelandic Fuþark.

The book is based on academic studies but presents the three runic systems in an accessible manner, allowing the readers to delve deeper into the meaning of each individual rune as well as gaining a better understanding of how the runic systems have evolved.




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PROBLEM GLYPHS
by Eliza Gauger
Strix Publishing
Problem Glyphs contains 100 glyphs and their associated submissions, accompanied by an introduction by Eliza Gauger and a foreword by award-winning writer, Warren Ellis. Problem Glyphs is a premium edition, display-worthy art book, measuring 10x12" and featuring a Smyth sewn, genuine clothbound hard cover with gold foil-stamped cover illustrations, and an integral black ribbon bookmark. The 210 interior pages are printed on beautiful matte coated art paper. Tremendous care has gone into every aspect of the book, from its binding to its typography, the beautiful and storied Doves Type.
List Price: $49.95

Strix Publishing is proud to announce the general release of Problem Glyphs, by author and artist, Eliza Gauger. Problem Glyphs is an ongoing work seated at the intersection of internet culture, fine art, and the occult.



Problem Glyphs has been the subject of artist Eliza Gauger's attention since autumn 2013. She has crafted over two hundred sigils in response to the deepest, darkest problems submitted anonymously online by thousands of individuals via http://problemglyphs.org/ .


Drawing upon her background in fine art, mythology, and the occult, Gauger responds to these problems by creating intricate, symbol-laden glyphs that are published online with an accompanying descriptive title, free of charge.





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TRADITIONAL WICCA:
A Seeker's Guide
by Thorn Mooney
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2018)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~A Down-to-Earth Guide to Traditional Wicca

While there are many powerful variations of contemporary Witchcraft, traditional Wicca offers unique experiences for those who seek it out. This book explores structured, coven-based styles of Wicca, in which the practitioners typically trace initiatory lineages back to Wicca's early founders. Discussing covens, initiations, lineages, practices, ethics, and more, Traditional Wicca shares tips and ideas on how to get the most from this profound approach to Witchcraft.

Discover how to recognize healthy, reputable covens. Learn how to navigate the process of asking for training and succeeding in an outer court. Explore the spiritual strength of lineages, hierarchies, and initiation. This book also includes contributions from several practitioners, providing valuable first-person perspectives on what it's like to be on the traditional Wiccan path.


Praise for Traditional Wicca:
A masterful gem of insight and wisdom, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide reveals the time-honored practices of initiatory Wicca, thought all but lost by many, but hidden like so many occult secrets in plain sight. Drawing a clear and respectful distinction between eclectic Wicca and its older more traditional sibling, Thorn Mooney takes us on a personal journey exploring the powers and the pitfalls of the initiatory inner court, revealing the persistence of a thriving and dynamic Craft.”—Storm Faerywolf, author of Betwixt and Between.

Traditional Wicca is a unique and important book. It’s amazing to me that in over 70 years of publishing on the subject of Wicca, nothing like this book has ever been written! The chapter on initiation is, by itself, worth the cover price. If you want to understand what people mean by ‘traditional Wicca,’ whether or not you’re seeking it, this is the one book you must read.”—Deborah Lipp, Wiccan high priestess and author of Tarot Interactions.

Thorn writes with obvious sincerity, with feeling, and from experience. Her book covers everything from defining Witchcraft, through the workings of a coven, to actual initiation and beyond. She warns that Wicca is not for everyone and-I am personally delighted to see--includes a chapter on recognizing ‘red flags’ when first contacting others . . . especially those who might claim to be more than they actually are. This book is the quintessential guide for the true, sincere seeker.” —Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft.


About the Author:
Thorn Mooney is a Gardnerian priestess operating in Charlotte, NC. She holds a graduate degree in religious studies, practices Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), and works as a public high school teacher.



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MAGICAL HEALING:
Folk Healing Techniques from the Old World
by Hexe Claire
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2018)
List Price: $21.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~Access the Healing Power of Folk Magic Passed Down through Generations

Nourish your physical and spiritual wellness with the old folk healing traditions of Germany. Magical Healing unites ancient ways with modern ones, teaching you about effective remedies, magical techniques and correspondences, deities, and much more. In addition to providing time-tested traditions and healing knowledge, this book helps you trust in your own abilities and develop a practice that best suits your needs.

Magical Healing reveals the hidden world of those who practice traditional folk magic. Germany's bestselling witchcraft author Hexe Claire uses her years of experience to guide you along your path of healing, showing you impressive techniques and tips for personalizing them. Explore spells and the power of words, use plants and stones to enhance your healing, and learn to fully understand and treat illness and ailments.




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A CART FULL OF MAGIC:
Your Secret Supermarket Shopping List
by Ileana Abrev
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2018)
List Price: $15.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
~Transform Your Local Supermarket into a Magical Place You Never Knew Existed

Improve your emotional well-being, finances, love, and spiritual health by imbuing your weekly grocery expedition with a magical perspective. Ileana Abrev takes you down every aisle―inner and outer―of a typical supermarket, providing detailed lists and explanations of how to use common items to add a spark of magic to your life. You'll find effective spells and charms that only need simple and easy-to-find ingredients.

Discover how to use a tomato for prosperity, a safety pin for protection, a carnation for healing, and much more. You'll even explore outside influences and techniques, such as spiritually cleansing your home, color magic, moon phases, and zodiac signs. A Cart Full of Magic shows you how to make your supply list come alive with magic.




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Pagan Portals~
RHIANNON:
Divine Queen of the Celtic Britons
by Jhenah Telyndru
Series: Pagan Portals
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (April 27, 2018)
List Price: $10.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
To truly know Rhiannon, we must excavate the layers of her myth, decode the meaning of her symbols, and seek to restore the significance of her very name. Although she has a mythology around her, and has many modern-day devotees, nowhere in ancient lore has she been identified as a Goddess. We have no known cult centers or devotional altars dedicated to Rhiannon. How then do we approach this revered Lady? How can we best know her as Goddess? We need but call to her, and ask for what we need. Be it her bag of plenty, the soul-healing song of her birds, or the empowerment of the sovereignty she holds, when you call to Rhiannon, the Divine Queen of the Britons, know that she will stop… and know that she will answer your call.




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THE FRATERNITAS SATURNI:
History, Doctrine, and Rituals of the Magical Order of the Brotherhood of Saturn
by Stephen E. Flowers Ph.D.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; 5th Edition, Revised and Expanded edition (June 19, 2018)
List Price: $18.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The most in-depth work in English on the most influential secret magic group of 20th-century Germany, the Fraternitas Saturni, or Brotherhood of Saturn

Explores the history of the Order from its founding the late 1960s

Transcribes many rituals and practices in such detail that readers will be able to undertake their own experiential work

Examines the Order’s teachings on cosmology, the Kabbalah, the Saturnian Sacraments, electrical magic, and sexual mysticism--the Yoga of the Dark Light

Includes biographies of prominent members, including founder Gregor A. Gregorius, Karl Spiesberger (Frater Eratus), and Albin Grau (Master Pacitius)

The most influential magical group in Germany during the 20th century, the Fraternitas Saturni, or Brotherhood of Saturn, is still the most active and important magical society in Germany today. But from its formal beginnings in 1926 in Weimar Berlin until around 1970 it was almost totally secret. Most of what is known about the Order in the English-speaking world is fragmentary and focuses exclusively on the sensational sex-magic practices and Luciferian tendencies of this magical lodge.

Presenting the most in-depth work in English on the Fraternitas Saturni, Stephen Flowers examines the history of the Order from the mid-1920s to the late 1960s when the Order was fundamentally reformed. He details their path of initiation, secret doctrines, ritual practices, and magical formulas and offers biographies of the Order’s most prominent members, including founder Gregor A. Gregorius, Karl Spiesberger (Frater Eratus), Albin Grau (Master Pacitius), and Franz Saettler (Dr. Musallam). Exploring the Brotherhood’s guiding principles, he shows that at the heart of Saturnian ideology is the idea of Saturn-Gnosis: the interplay of opposing forces in the universe leading to the realization of the individual self as a god-like entity. He examines the Order’s teachings on cosmology, the Kabbalah, the Saturnian Sacraments, electrical magic, sexo-cosmology, sex-magic rites, and sexual mysticism--the Yoga of the Dark Light--and transcribes many of their actual rituals and practices, including the highly controversial Gradus Pentalphae, in such detail that readers will be able to undertake their own experiential work.

Explaining the meanings of all 33 grades of the Order, the author also looks at the infamous Freemasonic Order of the Golden Centurium, the cult of Adonism, the links between Thelema and the Fraternitas Saturni, and the rare teachings of Master Pacitius (Albin Grau), the visual genius behind the film Nosferatu. He also includes rare reports by Aleister Crowley concerning his interaction with some of the forerunners to the Order and letters from the Order’s founder, Gregor A. Gregorius, to the “Great Beast.”





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THE ART OF LENORMAND READING:
Decoding Powerful Messages
by Alexandre Musruck
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Red Feather; 1 edition (April 28, 2018)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Welcome to the world of Lenormand! This system of divination was inspired by Madame Adelaide Lenormand, a well-known psychic at the time of the French Revolution, and was first realized in the late 1700s. This guide will help readers master a style that yields practical advice applicable to today's world. Receive answers to your most puzzling questions by following simple steps that lead you through each of the 36 cards. Learn to work with spreads that will take you from beginning layouts to the famed revealing of the 8 keys that unlock the Grand Tableau, which uses all the cards in one spread for an in-depth reading. Identify and understand the symbolism of regular playing cards; find out the physical attributes of people identified in your readings; learn about love, health, money, time, and more. Can be used with any Lenormand deck.














ETHEREAL VISIONS:
Illuminated Tarot Deck
by Matt Hughes
80 Card Deck, with 48 page GuideBook.
List Price $23.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In creating Ethereal Visions Tarot Matt Hughes has drawn inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement, adopting its distinctive style and meticulous approach to craftsmanship. The artist has also created two additional cards to supplement the traditional Major Arcana. Every detailed image in the 80-card deck is hand drawn and colored. Each card is illuminated with gold foil stamping, to elegant effect. Includes a 48-page booklet. Matt Hughes is a self-taught artist who focuses on the aesthetic approaches referred to today as "The Golden Age of Illustration". His style combines inspiration from the Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements, to produce an artistic expression uniquely his own.








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FALNAMA:
Turkish Oracle Cards
by Polat Canpolat and Asli Canpolat
40 Card Deck with 48 page Guidebook.
Publisher: Red Feather; 1 edition (May 28, 2018)
List Price: $34.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Falnama is the name of a genre used in Turkish and Iranian literature and hails from the seventeenth century's Islamic traditions. Inspired by a book at Topkapı Palace Museum presented to Sultan I. Ahmed, the Falnama was used by oracles, miniaturized in vignette workshops, and written by Turkish and Persian poets of that era. This version uses 40 beautifully illustrated cards with traditional imagery (called "miniatures") that are re-illustrated with contemporary perspctives. Keywords on the cards and short stories written as poems in the guidebook present modern interpretations, giving readers answers to their important questions, or "wishes," in an easy-to-understand format. Using unique combination spreads, one can view an issue of the day, make short-term and ordinary decisions, find past-present-future solutions, and acquire advice that relates to each card topic. Suitable for beginning and advanced readers.









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



















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