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FREE LECTURE George Sieg on THE CULT OF  LA SANTISIMA MUERTE Friday, 09/25/2015, 7 PM,  at Edge of the Circle Books The Culto de Santa Muerte is probably the fastest growing religion in North America and likely the fastest-growing New Religious Movement in the world. With over 10,000 devotees and rising, it is no surprise that Santa Muerte has inspired the fascination and attention of magicians well beyond the folk practitioners of Mexico. She is not only a death goddess, but expresses herself with all the diverse forms and colors of a magic goddess as well. Her worship crosses syncretism with reconstructionism, folk religion with folk magic, new religious movements with a presently developing magical paradigm, devotional worship with the ambitions of the Left-Hand Path. Yet this diversity implies tension, and her movement already sees competition between church and cult, between magician and priest, folk Catholic and post-Chaoist. This lecture b


EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING NEW AND COLLECTIBLE TITLES REMEMBER, WE HAVE MOVED!!!!! We are NOW located at: 1307 NE 45th St ., between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE, next to the Neptune Theatre, in the University District. (206)-726-1999, or PAN-1999 Open 7 Days a Week, Noon-8PM. WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY OF THE BALKANS By Radomir Ristic 152 pages, with color and black and white illustrations, Trade Paperbound Edition, List Price: $18.50 Hardcover Edition with dust jacket, limited to 300 copies, List Price: $46.00 Publisher: Three Hands Press, July 2015 FROM THE PUBLISHER: With its geographic diversity of rocky edifices, deep river valleys and dense forests, Europe's Balkan mountain region has been characterized as a natural fortress. This natural multiformity is mirrored by an ancient admixture of magical beliefs and practices present in the region for thousan


Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, La Bourrasque (1896) W ELCOME 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- 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 HAVE MOVED!!!!! We are NOW located at: 1307 NE 45th St., between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE, next to the Neptune Theatre , in the University District. THE NEW SPACE!!!! WE AT EDGE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE PEOPLE OVER AT THE SLOG  FOR ALL THEIR  HELP DURING THE MOVE! YOU ARE PRICELE