Tuesday, October 1, 2019


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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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.
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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.

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

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Prices subject to change without notice.


Reawakening the Heart of Witchcraft
by Raven Grimassi, Deidra Catero (Illustrator)
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (September 1, 2019)
List Price: $21.95

Explores the roots of witchcraft while providing an integrated magical system to serve the modern witch

Raven Grimassi is among the pioneering authors of the modern witchcraft renaissance. In What We Knew in the Night, he presents a cohesive and complete system of witchcraft based on traditional sources. The author’s premise is that, beginning in the 1980s, with the rise of modern metaphysical publishing, authors began presenting very personal witchcraft practices. In the process, traditional and formerly well-established practices fell into obscurity, which potentially lead to confusion.

What We Knew in the Night uncovers and clarifies those buried gems for a new generation, assembling and integrating key components of witchcraft, past and present. Grimassi lays out key mystical and practical foundations of witchcraft and restores their important role.

Sharing lessons and advice from his own almost 50 years of personal study and practice, Grimassi explores what he describes as the “heart of the old rites.” He also offers practical instructions and a clear 5-step process of empowerment―one chapter for each step ―for anyone who wants to walk the path of witchcraft:

  • Virtue of the Moon
  • The Wafting
  • The Witch’s Blade
  • The Clay Pentacle
  • The Witch’s Ring

Having accomplished these steps, the reader will possess the “quintessence of witchery” and be firmly grounded in the arcane art of witchcraft.

The Arcane Art of Witchcraft
During the 1960s and ’70s, learning about Witchcraft was a matter of being introduced to others, or being brought into some form of contact with others. Most memorable are the times I was driven by friends to meet a long-practicing Witch. Looking back today, I don’t think the majority of these people were actually Witches in the common sense. However, I believe that some of them were—particularly those who moved here from places like Romania, Hungary, Poland, Germany, and Italy.

One of the goals of this book is to pass on the things we once passed to one another back in those days. As Witches, this was what we knew in the night. We were taught the ways as we stood in candlelit circles, knelt in the forest beneath the full moon, and meditated in the “astral temple” of tradition. In the final analysis, all of this opened the way to gaining a personal gnosis when we bathed in the light of the full moon and communed with the same spirits who once taught our ancestors.

- Raven Grimassi

About the Author:
Raven Grimassi (1951-2019), the award-winning author of over twenty books, was a practitioner with almost fifty years of experience in esoteric traditions and a leading authority on witchcraft, the occult, and spiritual development. Visit houseofgrimassi.com to learn more about his legacy.


A Guide to Earth Magic
by Marian Green
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2019)
List Price: $16.95

A practical guide for bringing magic into your life using plants and herbs, the seasons, and the natural elements

A “wild witch” is someone who has discovered the true source of magic. She finds her magic in the elements of the earth, the ways of healing herbs and scented flowers, the ocean’s tides, the cycle of the moon, and the energies of the planets. By becoming intimate with nature, a wild witch comes to see the living spirits in all things—everything is alive. She learns that these spirits must be honored and then they will act as trustworthy guides. In essence a wild witch is a child of nature, a wise woman, a loremaster, and a healer.

In this book you will learn how to use:

  • Herbs, plants, and trees
  • The element of fire through candle magic and spell casting
  • The hidden spirit of water through purification, dosing, and scrying
  • The language of flowers and scents
  • The rhythms of nature, the seasons’ cycles, and rituals of sacred days
Embrace your wild witch and rediscover the natural magic in your life.

About the Author:
Marian Green (born 1944) is a British author who has been working in the fields of magic, witchcraft, and the Western Mysteries since the early 1960s.


by Tudorbeth ( Sarah Coyne)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Eddison Books; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2019)
List Price: $24.95

From salutations to the sun in summer to winter healing blessings, here are 120 spells, blessings, and rituals to embrace the changing seasons. In A Spellbook for the Seasons, practitioner of the Craft Sarah Coyne shows readers how to harness the power of the natural world to bring prosperity, romance, fulfillment, creativity, love, happiness, ambition, and opportunity into their lives and homes. Including such rites as smudging with sage in the springtime to cleanse and detox the home, as well as candle and circle rituals in the autumn, this is the perfect spellbook for the modern reader who is interested in celebrating their magical connection to the natural world.

About the Author:
Tudorbeth, has a degree in religious studies and is a hereditary practitioner of the Craft based in London. The rules and gifts of herb lore, scrying, healing, tasseomancy, numerology, and candle magic were passed down to her through several Celtic and English generations. She was born in Wiltshire and has lived and worked in California and Italy.


Community Leadership and Vocation
by Rev Lora O'Brien
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $19.99

Develop Your Skills and Talents for Effective Pagan Leadership~

Join Reverend Lora O'Brien as she explores the duties, responsibilities, challenges, and benefits of becoming a priestess or priest. Whether you are currently in a leadership position, are considering taking on such a role, or would like to be more informed about the Pagan priesthood, this book helps you learn about the practical skills required and provides ideas on how you can improve yours.

There's a pressing need in the Pagan community for strong, aware, responsible, and accountable leaders. A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood provides a skill assessment so you can get a sense of your strengths and areas to work on. You will also discover the two primary categories of priestly duties―pastoral and sacerdotal―as well as insights into group leadership, teaching, crisis counseling, communicating with deity, devotion, healing, life rites, and community celebration. As Paganism continues to grow and new generations become leaders, this guide shares a practical picture of what the Pagan priesthood can be.


Developing Relationships with Deities, Ancestors & the Fae
by Phoenix LeFae
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $17.99

Honor the Spirits and Deities of the Otherworld & Receive Their Blessings

This book is an invitation to connect with the spirits that you sense around you, honoring them and sharing their stories so that they may live on and so that you may become your truest self. Within these pages, you will discover that you can interact with deities, your Beloved Dead, and the Fae, leading to growth and expansion both spiritually and emotionally.

Learn to reach out beyond the mundane world and commune with other realms of existence. Explore hands-on techniques for working with intention, developing your own Place of Power, and negotiating with the spirits that you contact. With dozens of exercises as well as instructions for beginners and experienced spiritual practitioners, this book is a guide to initiating and sustaining relationships that are more powerful than you could ever imagine.

About the Author:
Phoenix LeFae (Sebastopol, CA) is a professional reader, rootworker, teacher, and ritualist. She has been practicing witchcraft for over twenty-five years, and her teachings are connected to the Reclaiming Tradition, Gardnerian Wicca, Druidry, and hoodoo. She is the owner of an esoteric Goddess shop called Milk & Honey, and she coauthors a blog called The Witches Next Door.


Clear Away Negative Energies and Purify Body, Mind, and Spirit
by Amy Blackthorn
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2019)
List Price: $14.95

Learn how to create a sacred space free of negativity

This clear and contemporary guide explores the ritual use of smoke and scents to cleanse the energies of mind, body, and home. Here, aromatherapist and long-time herbalist Amy Blackthorn offers the essential tools for creating sacred space—a safe space free of negative energies—using herbs, incense, smoke, and other practices.

Written in an accessible style, free of jargon, Sacred Smoke has everything you need to know to get started on your practice of purification and cleansing, including:

  • The importance of self-care
  • How to keep your home and family safe
  • How to protect your home while you are away
  • Adding crystals to your cleansing practice
  • Using essential herbs and recipes for creating cleansing smoke

Sacred Smoke is an essential guide for anyone seeking to practice the ritual use of cleansing and clearing to protect and heal themselves, their home, and their family.


by David Conway
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: The Witches' Almanac; Updated, Reprint edition (September 1, 2019)
List Price: $24.95

Like many who were reared in a rural setting, David Conway came to know about healing arts that relied on a deep knowledge of herbal decoctions, tinctures, and poultices. In The Magic of Herbs, he shares the knowledge of herbs he gained in his early training in the hills of the Welsh countryside. Studying with a master herbalist near his boyhood home, he absorbed the practical and occult properties of the herbs and plants found in the surrounding environs.

In this book, David presents an updated tome detailing in plain language a concise natural history and illustrated guide to the world’s most beneficial plants. Also treated are the occult properties of each of the plants described. Chapters include: Botanical Medicine, Herbalism and Astrology, Doctrine of Signatures, Preparation of Herbs, Tonics and Physics, Cosmetics and Narcotics, Wines from Herbs and Flowers, Language of Flowers, Herbal Materia Medica, and Index of Ailments and their Herbal Treatment.

About the Author:
David Conway is a mystic, magus, and author whose profound knowledge, unique insights and clear writing style have affected literary esoterica since the early 70s. The seventh child of a seventh child, David was reared in seaside city of Aberystwyth, Wales, and its surrounding environs. His education in magic began at a very early age, studying with a local farmer, Mr. James, a magician he encountered in the Welsh countryside before embarking on his own inner Journey. David brought magical herbal training to the forefront by publishing The Magic of Herbs very early in his adult life. This book provided a concise approach to occult and practical herbalism in time where there were few resources.


Identify & Use Trees in Your Spiritual & Magickal Practice
by Gregory Michael Brewer
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $24.99

A Comprehensive Field Guide to Over 100 Trees and Their Magickal and Medicinal Uses~

This unique illustrated resource helps you identify more than one hundred common trees across North America and Europe and discover their medicinal and magickal properties. Gregory Michael Brewer provides detailed information about the mythology and symbolism of trees from around the world along with an abundance of exercises and meditations suitable for Pagans of all skill levels and traditions.

Featuring over two hundred illustrations, this book is the only one you'll need while studying trees. Whether you're seeking the scientific characteristics of a particular species or the folk traditions and remedies associated with it, this is a must-have guide for those who want to enhance their magickal practice and their understanding of our relationship with trees.


The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism
by Ryan Smith
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $18.99

A Radical New Take On Norse Paganism~

The Way of Fire and Ice reimagines Norse Paganism with mystical practices and rituals for today's world as well as tips for building community and resisting fascism. This approach to working with Norse deities and beliefs is a living, adaptable tradition, representing a strong alternative to the reconstructionist perspectives of Asatru and Heathenry.

In these pages, the old ways come alive in a radically inclusive form. You will explore the secrets of the World Tree and the mysteries of the gods, work with the many spirits around us, and feel the deep rhythms that drive all life while creating new songs of power. You will also discover how to make these practices part of your every waking moment, developing your own personal spirituality and building healthy, sustainable communities along the way.


Northern Mysteries and the Wheel of Life
by Ingrid Kincaid
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2019)
List Price: $16.95

Lost Teachings of the Runes presents a life-affirming, death-honoring approach that returns the runes to a place of balance, of light and dark, of order and chaos, back to the roots and branches of the World Tree. It invites the reader to journey to the realms of past and future that exists hidden beyond the horizon and beneath our feet. Using an engaging blend of stories, meditations and ancestral knowing, author Ingrid Kincaid explores Northern Mysteries from the center of the Wheel of Life, demonstrating ways the Wheel can be used to connect ancient wisdom with modern living. She offers tools and teachings that may be used on a daily basis to enable readers to reconnect with their ancestors, reclaim their heritage and live more harmoniously with the earth.

Lost Teachings of the Runes is an unexpected adventure into the hidden meanings and profound lessons held in the signatures of these ancient beings.



by Floreana Nativo (Author) and Cristina Scagliotti (Illustrator)
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications/ Lo Scarabeo; Multilingual edition (October 8, 2019)
Boxed deck (2¾ x 4¾) includes a 78-card deck and an instructional booklet.
List Price: $24.95

Uncover ancient Celtic secrets with this boldly original deck. An excellent tool for any Pagan or Wiccan tarot reader, the Universal Celtic Tarot features borderless cards that showcase the powerful and expressive artwork of Christina Scagliotti. These cards are teeming with soulful energy and will make your readings more impactful and magical. With a touch of surreal beauty combined with the rich greens and blues of the Celtic lands, this breathtaking deck invites you into a layered realm of mystical enchantment. Includes a 78-card deck and instructional booklet.


by Lunaea Weatherstone (Author) and Meraylah Allwood (Illustrator)
78 Card Tarot Deck, Booklet
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (October 8, 2019)
List Price: $29.99

Once you step into the enchanted wood, your life―and your spirit―will never be the same. The forest is alive with magic: wise ancient trees, glowing blossoms, crystal caves, and forbidding thickets of thorns. Here you will meet witches and wizards, faeries and elves, birds and beasts both earthly and otherworldly, ghosts and shape-shifters, dancing princesses and sad old knights. As you wend your way along the twisting woodland paths, finding adventure at every turn, the old tales come to life. In the Forest of Enchantment, you may seek your fortune, quest for success, and live happily ever after.


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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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again NOVEMBER 1st, 2019
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter


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