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Event--December 1st: Fundraiser for the Bards of Caer Pugetia

I t's that time once again, and the Bards of Caer Pugetia are having a fundraiser   to ensure our 2011 park  fees can be paid.  As you know, all of our Gorsedds take  place in beautiful Seattle public parks including Gasworks Park, Lincoln Park  and Volunteer Park. To do this, every year we pay anywhere from $200 to $500.00  or more in Seattle Public Park Fee's. Paying these fee's ensures that we  obtain a permit to gather and celebrate, and reserves the space for our  Gorsedds. This year, our fundraiser will be a silent auction. There will be some food,  great company and perhaps a bit of spontaneous bardic performance. Many  wonderful items have already been donated. Here is just a brief list to whet your  appetite: Celtic Tree Oracle in box with beautiful handmade ogham runestaves (runestaves  made by Karl Feret of Rare Earth Designs   )  Druid Plant Oracle by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm along with the companion Druid Animal Or


WHERE WITCHCRAFT LIVES   by Doreen Valiente Publisher: Centre For Pagan Studies / Whytetracks Hardback: List Price: $49.95 FROM THE PUBLISHER: A classic title re-released as a numbered limited edition of 1000 First printed in 1962, UK This little gem of a book, Doreen’s first ever writing, should really be treated as an historical document. Doreen researches and presents many folklore and witchcraft practices which had hitherto been consigned to a hidden world. In the book Doreen describes herself as a ‘student of witchcraft’ though at the time of writing she was a high priestess. She never stopped investigating and honing her own craft. “I only just scratched the surface,” she said to John Belham-Payne shortly before she died. The Centre For Pagan Studies has now released this edition with the help of Ronald Hutton, Brighton Museum and Sussex Archaeological Society, as a foundation for the Doreen Valiente Trust which will look after all her artefacts and manuscripts for future

NOVEMBER 1, 2010

W ELCOME to the 49 th 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 located 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 your ideal Magical Pagan store. Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm. Call: 206-PAN-1999 ** We are now on Facebook: http://www.facebo