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THE BOOK OF PLEASURE:  THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ECSTASY By Austin Osman Spare, (With Michael Staley) Publisher London: Jerusalem Press, 2011. Limited to 900 hand-numbered copies. Price: $89.95 FROM THE PUBLISHER: First published in 1913, this magical book is resplendent with full page symbolist illustrations that represent some of the artist's most corrosive and beautiful draughtsmanship. It is also festooned with examples of his automatic drawings and sigils, this work has established Spare as a formidable and unique figure in twentieth century western magic. Click to enlarge photo This edition reprints all the graphics and half-tone illustrations from a particularly fresh and well printed copy of the first edition. We have also located an original art work from the book and will include a new reproduction for inclusion in this edition. Furthermore, a frontispiece in color features a reworked version of one of the original illustrations.  Also, featuring an evocative introdu


W ELCOME  to the 56 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 also now on Facebook: http://www.facebo