Sunday, March 1, 2020

SPRING'S ALMOST HERE!

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.
Call: 206-PAN-1999


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SEKHMET & BASTET:
The Feline Powers of Egypt
by Lesley Jackson
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Avalonia; Egyptian Gods ed. edition (March 31, 2018)
List Price: $29.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Sekhmet & Bastet: The Feline Powers of Egypt is a detailed study of the history, mythology, symbolism and worship of the lion and cat goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Lesley Jackson traces the evolution of Sekhmet and Bastet within the context of Ancient Egyptian religious rituals, beliefs and practices. Other feline deities, such as the goddesses Mehit, Menhyt, Mestjet, Pakhet (Pasht), Seret, Shesmetet and Tefnut, and gods such as Mahes, Ruty and Amun are also included in this work, providing additional insights into the importance of feline divinities in Ancient Egyptian religious life.

Sekhmet is the Lady of Heaven, Mistress of the Two Lands, Mistress of the Gods and the Great One, as well as being the Eye of Ra and the beloved of Ptah. In the famous story of the Destruction of Mankind, Sekhmet is tricked into drinking a vast quantity of beer to distract her from killing all of humanity, which she was doing to avenge the Sun God Ra. Bastet was also initially a Lion Goddess who with time evolved into a Cat Goddess associated with the smaller, more docile, domestic cat. Her name translates as She of the ointment jar, represented with a hieroglyph of a sealed perfume jar. These goddesses were invoked in numerous aspects of ancient life, including for their fiercely protective and healing abilities, and their aid in divination, oracles, malicious magic and love spells.

In this thorough study, the author illustrates how feline symbolism and power permeated Ancient Egyptian life. Evidence demonstrating their importance is brought together from an extensive range of sources, including artefacts, tomb scenes, statues, funerary texts and amulets employed in guarding the body and tomb of the deceased. The names, epithets, iconography, characteristics, festivals and temples of Sekhmet and Bastet provide further insights, alongside information on the cultural, historical and symbolic world within which these powerful deities were worshipped.






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LLEWELLYN'S COMPLETE BOOK OF CEREMONIAL MAGICK:
A Comprehensive Guide to the Western Mystery Tradition
by Lon Milo DuQuette, David Shoemaker and Dr. Stephen Skinner
Series: Llewellyn's Complete Book (Book 14)
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Comprehensive edition (February 8, 2020)
List Price: $75.00 Limited-Edition Hardcover
List Price: $39.99 Paperback

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A Comprehensive Collection of Magical Wisdom in One Indispensable Book~

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick brings together the myriad occult philosophies and techniques necessary for a thorough understanding of the esoteric arts. This magnificent treasury is filled with fascinating insights from today's most esteemed working practitioners, developing the rich details of a dozen topics that together comprise the Western Mystery Tradition. Within these pages, you will explore the rituals and ideas that have shaped the history and modern practice of magick. Edited by virtuoso occultists Lon Milo DuQuette and David Shoemaker, this brilliant collection of new writings is the preeminent reference work on the occult arts and sciences.

Foundations of Western Magic (Sam Webster) • Qabalah (Anita Kraft & Randall Bowyer) • Planetary Magic (David Rankine) • Alchemy (Dennis William Hauck) • Demonology & Spirit Evocation (Dr. Stephen Skinner) • The Magick of Abra-Melin (Marcus Katz) • Enochian Magick & Mysticism (Aaron Leitch) • The Golden Dawn (Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero) • Thelema & Aleister Crowley (David Shoemaker) • Polytheistic Ceremonial Magic (John Michael Greer) • Magician's Tables (David Allen Hulse) • The Future of Ceremonial Magick (Brandy Williams)





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ARS ANGELORUM - THE BOOK OF ANGELS:
Being an instruction of the office of the 360 Angels of the Zodiac.
by Gary St. Michael Nottingham, Cypher David (Introduction)
Paperback: 170 pages
Publisher: Avalonia (September 27, 2019)
List Price: $45.00 Hardcover
List Price: $24.99 paperback

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Ars Angelorum by Gary St. Michael Nottingham provides a catalogue of seals and descriptions for 360 spirits who are ruled over by a series of archangels and angels. These are divided and assigned to the twelve signs of the zodiac. This grimoire provides a pathway towards self-discovery and direct contact with the angels who influence the various aspects of one’s life.

From the Foreword, by David Cypher:
“… I want to share one last personal insight about these angels. Depending where you are in your personal evolution, where you are in time, what planets are transiting your houses, or who dominates, certain of the angels are louder, or more easily heard than others. Although the lesser guardian angel is the Maître ’D of your experience, they are not always the one in the driving seat. Depending on what is happening, many factors will determine which of your angels are the ones in the driving seat….” – David Cypher

From the author, Gary St. Michael Nottingham:
To each of these degrees of the zodiac is attributed an angel, and the angel who dwells at the degree from which one’s natal houses originate will be the angel who wards that particular area of one’s life. However, if you do not know your birth time and cannot, therefore, work out your natal chart with any degree of certainty, you may feel that this work has nothing to offer you. If you are in this position, do not despair, as you can still work with the angel who rules the degree where the Sun is domiciled on the day of your birth. An astrological ephemeris will show the degree of the zodiac that the Sun occupied on your day of birth, as it will all other planets too. The angel of the solar degree can be petitioned for help as an alternative to working with the natal angels generally. “ – Gary St.Michael Nottingham




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WELSH BORDER WITCHCRAFT:
A Rendition of the Occult History of the Welsh March
by Gary St. Michael Nottingham
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Avalonia (September 3, 2018)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
For most people in the U.K., Mid Wales and its border with England will be somewhere vague, a landscape largely unknown and barely considered. Ask where Shropshire is, or Hereford, or indeed the old Welsh counties of Montgomeryshire or Radnorshire and most people will not know. Yet this area, known as the Welsh March, has in the past played an important part in the history of these islands, and has also been a repository of the esoteric and the occult. While many people, both those in the occult community and the wider public, are unfamiliar with this, this work endeavours to address this situation. “ - Gary Nottingham

  • Welsh Border Witchcraft:
  • A rendition of the occult history of the Welsh March

The occult history of the Welsh March is brought to life by the author in Welsh Border Witchcraft through stories of the cunning men and women, conjurors and healers, ceremonial magicians and witches who practised their arte in this liminal landscape. This borderland between England and Wales is an area steeped in bloodshed and mystery. This is the ancestral lands of Dr John Dee and is one that is redolent of the spirit of Merlin, and where the mysterious Sin-Eaters practised their trade.

Here for centuries, various occult practitioners have flourished with their charms and their poppets. Examples of these local charms and curses are discussed by the author, shining a light on their origins and purpose, often revealing that the knowledge and inspiration for the magic in this region came not only from the local area but also from much further afield. Throughout the author draws on his own research, anecdotes and extensive local knowledge.

Author Gary St. Michael Nottingham has lived and worked in the Welsh March for many years. His previous published books include the seven-volume set Foundations of Practical Sorcery and its companion Ars Alchemica:Foundations of Practical Alchemy, both published by Avalonia.




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CRAFT OF THE WISE:
A Practical Guide to Paganism & Witchcraft, 2nd ed. Edition
by Vikki Bramshaw
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Avalonia; 2nd ed. edition (September 21, 2018)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Our everyday lives are moved by the energies of nature and the power of magic, which is available to all whom genuinely seek it out and recognise it within the simplest of things. Magic is life, and life is magic; and to practice, it is not to master but to understand the natural energies which surround us all of the time.” – Vikki Bramshaw, Craft of the Wise

Craft of the Wise communicates a balance of accepted Craft methods together with a wealth of information relating to the origins, beliefs and tools of this fascinating practice. Craft initiate and teacher Vikki Bramshaw brings together factual evidence from the past and references it to modern practices, dispelling common misconceptions and allowing the reader to grow in both wisdom and spirituality.

Discover the early origins of the Craft, the nature of the elements, the true meanings of the magical tools and how to use talismanic symbols. Learn about the mechanics behind magic, cosmology, creation and manifestation, and the science of the Craft. Study and practice various forms of circle casting and ritual, the origins and meanings of chants, rare seasonal rites, and the ancient Gods.





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MODERN WITCH:
Spells, Recipes & Workings
by Devin Hunter
Paperback: 288 pages, Full-Color Interior, Flexibound.
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2020)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER”
Spells, Rituals, and Workings for the Modern Witch~

Filled with magical workings, lush photography, and creative inspiration, Modern Witch is a dazzling display of art and craft. Esthetic meets esoteric as author Devin Hunter shows how to work magic for love, healing, protection, prosperity, and divination. Color photos and artistic renderings show essential aspects of the workings, helping you develop a successful magical practice that achieves the results you desire.

With dozens of spells, rituals, and recipes from the personal grimoire of a working witch, this book empowers you to work with dynamic magical energies and fulfill your deepest spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. With this powerful magic, you don't need to wait for some unknown fate; you can take charge and create your own.

Discover an authentic collection of spells, recipes, charms, and correspondences that have been used and refined by the author for nearly twenty years. Combined with the author's original photographs and art, these teachings illuminate the five most popular types of magical entreaties: love, healing, protection, prosperity, and divination. Within these pages you will find spells and workings such as:

A Love Magic Charm Bag • A Finger Scrying Spell • The Bottle of 1,000 Eyes • A Spell for a Correct Diagnosis • The Witch's Foot Spell • A Serpent Candle Spell • The Jupiter Budget Working • A Golem Fetish • The Prayer of Fortuna • A Self-Love Spell • The Honey Jar Spell • A Himmelsbrief for Success





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WILD MAGICAL SOUL:
Untame Your Spirit & Connect to Nature's Wisdom
by Monica Crosson
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2020)
List Price: $17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Weave natural magic into your life and explore the threshold of the otherworld with rituals, crafts, and transformative folklore. Within these pages, you will discover how to connect to the energy where you live and develop your skills as a healer, storyteller, and advocate for the earth. Monica Crosson's powerful rituals support the transformation of your spirit while helping you pass ancient knowledge to new generations that will inherit our world. Wild Magical Soul includes enchantments for you to try, like a family protection ritual and the sailor's knot spell, as well as crafting instructions for incense blends, animal spirit meditation beads, a traditional besom (broom), and much more.

Written for those who want to live in balance with the land once again, this book guides you on a deep dive into the elemental magic of the wild places as you set your soul free and find your inner wild.





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FAERY:
A Guide to the Lore, Magic & World of the Good Folk
by John T. Kruse and Morgan Daimler (Foreword)
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (March 8, 2020)
List Price: $21.99


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Connect with the Good Folk and open yourself to amazing possibilities!

This impressive book is both a folkloric resource and guide to living and working with your magical neighbors. Featuring an expansive look at the world of Faery and the history, behavior, and appearance of the Good Folk, Faery provides detailed and practical advice based on local legends and real encounters.

John T. Kruse dives deep into the rich cultural traditions of the British Isles, revealing the symbiotic relationship between humans and faeries. Explore the magic, habits, and culture of the Good Folk. Discover the different types of faeries, how to find them, and what precautions you should take when working with them. Respectful and thorough, this book will enrich your life and teach you how to truly feel the presence of the Good Folk.

Includes a foreword by Faery expert Morgan Daimler.





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FAIRY WISDOM ORACLE DECK & BOOK SET
by Nancy Brown, Amy Brown
Deluxe set includes 64 cards and 140-page illustrated, hardback book.
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (January 7, 2020)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Amy Brown's Fairy Wisdom Oracle provides a bridge to the elemental realms, beyond the world we perceive with our senses. These spiritual dimensions are inhabited by charming fairies, angels, dragons, elves and other elemental guides, who interconnect with us for mutual development. Their job is to help us on our spiritual paths and protect us along the way. Use the enchanting cards in Fairy Wisdom Oracle to get acquainted with this welcoming community of fairies, who always have your best interests at heart. The illustrated book provides spiritual guidance in the form of the fairy's wise messages, along with chants to help you focus your intentions and embrace a more positive attitude toward life. Deluxe set includes 64 cards and 140-page illustrated, hardback book. 


The Fairy Wisdom Oracle Deck & Book Set was created by popular fantasy artist Amy Brown and her mother Nancy Brown, a metaphysical healer and writer. Both live in the Pacific Northwest.






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HUSH TAROT
by Jeremy Hush (Illustrator)
78-card deck and 68-page guidebook.
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (January 7, 2020)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Hush Tarot beckons readers to explore an alluring world where animal and human spirits are unified, and even the smallest creatures like ravens and hares have great significance. At times, they appear lost in the weeds but there is always a hidden clue guiding them to the way out. The fascinating characters and landscapes are illustrated with lush detail inspired by a 19th century aesthetic that explores natural forms in various states of life and decay. Hush Tarot offers a shift in perspective that reveals profound answers to life’s mysteries.

Includes 78-card deck and 68-page guidebook.


Jeremy Hush begin his creative career in the underground world of punk and metal bands, designing album covers and flyers, as well as booking bands and traveling around the world. He is now a designer, painter and woodworker specializing in Gilded Age techniques. Jeremy currently lives in Philadelphia, hiding and working in the Convent Gallery where he is the curator and renovator. He spends his evenings painting in his studio, preparing for gallery exhibits. His art has been shown around the world.






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INVERSION TAROT IN A TIN
by Jody Boginski-Barbessi (Illustrator)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems (January 7, 2020)
78 black and white cards and 64-page booklet in a handy tin.
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Inversion Tarot is based on and inspired by the mid-century artwork originally created in 1960 by Paul Mathison for the Rolla Nordic Tarot. This deck follows the ancient Marseille tarot tradition. The updated images have been inverted and refined with interesting new details and decorative elements brought into focus for a striking, contemporary deck.

The pocket-sized deck includes 78 black and white cards and 64-page booklet in a handy tin. Booklet includes instructions for two tarot spreads.




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DALI TAROT
by Johannes Fiebig, Salvador Dali
78 Cards with How-To Booklet ~
by Salvador Dali and Book by Johannes Fiebig
Deck of 78 tarot cards with booklet in box, 7.4 x 13 in., 184 pages
List Price: $60.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
TASCHEN resurrects all 78 cards in a fresh celebration of Dalí's inimitable custom set, complete with a booklet by renowned German tarot author Johannes Fiebig offering: an introduction to Dalí's life and the project's making-of. a comprehensive explanation of each card's composition, its meaning, and practical advice.


Dalí poses as the Magician, his wife Gala becomes the Empress, and the death of Julius Caesar is reinterpreted as the Ten of Swords in the artist’s extraordinary custom tarot deck. First published in a 1984 limited edition that has since long sold out, this lush box set brings back all 78 cards, each dazzling in color, along with a companion book on the making-of and practical instructions.





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THE MODERN WITCH TAROT DECK
by Lisa Sterle and Vita Ayala (Foreword)
Publisher: Sterling Ethos (November 5, 2019)
78 Card Deck with 56 page Guidebook
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A youthful, contemporary take on traditional tarot imagery by Long Lost and Submerged illustrator Lisa Sterle.
Tarot has never looked more sophisticated and contemporary! Acclaimed illustrator Lisa Sterle marries the symbolism of the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck with youthful, stylish characters and items from our modern lives. With its diversity and all-female celebration of womanhood, this vibrant, fashion-forward, and colorful deck brings fun and fresh air to the tarot!





ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Sterle, comic artist and illustrator from Columbus OH, is on a mission to create narratives of women discovering their own magic and strength from within. She is the interior artist on Submerged from Vault Comics, which will be in stores in July.






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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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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again APRIL 1st, 2020!
Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter



















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