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Ars Philtron. (Concerning the Aqueou s Cunning of the Potion and Its Praxis in the Green Art Magical) by Daniel A. Schulke, Xoanon Publishing Binding: Hardcover EDITION CODEX VASCULUM (STANDARD EDITION). Midsummer 2008. 720 standard copies casebound in rust cloth with pewter stamping. 272 pp. 27 illustrations. We at Edge of the Circle Books are pleased to announce that we have received Xoanon Publishing Limited's Ars Philtron, Edition Codex Vasculum . First published in 2001, Ars Philtron was the incepting grimoire of the Verdelet of the Cultus Sabbati. Its primary foci are Sabbatic-alchemical gnosis as manifest through the medium of the Potion, and the applications of the principle formulae of Furnace, Vessel, and Water. Its method and praxis concern the principal Sabbatic philtre types, their arcana, pharmacoepia, formulation, and ritual use. As a grammar of the Art Magical, the work instaurates the Philtre as an emanation of the Vinum Sabbati, the manifest elixir of

EVENT: Ritual--Thursday October 30, 2008 7 PM-9 PM

Ekklesía Antínoou Foundation Day Ritual ALL ARE WELCOME! The Ekklesía Antínoou is a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheist group dedicated to Antinous, the deified lover of the Emperor Hadrian. We are open to people of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, political stances, and disability statuses. Foundation Day is our most important holy-day of the year, mourning the death and celebrating the deification of the Beloved Boy of Bithynia. For the ritual, bring a small coin offering, a small stone (which will be cast away), small percussion instruments (if you know how to play them!), and any food offerings you might want to add to the altar…but most importantly, your enthusiasm, respect, and enjoyment! For further information,please e-mail

EVENT: Friday, October 24, 2008, Friday, October 24, 2008

The Phillupic Hymns by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus Book Launch and Ritual The Phillupic Hymns is a collection of poetry, prose, and translations devoted to the gods and goddesses of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and ancient Celtic Gaul and Britain. Its themes are diverse, from theology to narrative to ritual rubric; sex to syncretism to star-lore; prayers to praise-hymns to holy-days; divinity to death to...dogs! As this is a book of devotional poetry, a simple "reading" of it will not do for a book launch...True gratitude to the Muses and the other gods who inspired the works requires literal as well as metaphorical libations to be poured! Thus, please be prepared for an unconventional ritual/performance of the work, in which the barrier between audience and performer blurs, in which ancient names and forgotten epithets will be spoken aloud for the first time in ages, and in which inspiration's continued influence will be put to the test in the course of events! This is no


Welcome to the 26th edition of 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. I’ve got great plans for this newsletter. Hopefully, as time goes by, it will only get bigger and better. Without further ado, welcome, and enjoy. Regards, Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix 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 are at: 701 E. Pike St, corner of Boylston Ave., just two blocks west of Broadway, on Capitol Hill. Edge of the Circle Books strives to be everything that you could want in a Magical Pagan store. Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm. Call: 206-PAN-1999 ** CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Edge of the Circle Ne