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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.


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SACRED LEAVES : 

A Magical Guide to Orisha Herbal Witchcraft 

by Diego de Oxossi

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2022)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages

List Price: $17.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

~Transform your life with authentic day-to-day plant magic used in the rituals of Umbanda and Candomblé ― 


Brazilian religions based on African gods of nature called Orishas and practiced all over South America. Sacred Leaves compiles three volumes on this Afro-Brazilian witchcraft into one updated edition, making their contents available in English for the first time. With this comprehensive guide, you can begin safely working with a variety of magical herbs for spiritual cleansing, prosperity, harmony, love, and more.


Diego de Oxóssi teaches you how to identify plants through their physical and magical characteristics, harvest botanical ingredients, awaken their sacred power with spoken enchantments, and create your own herbal spells. Then, you will explore a variety of ways to use plant energies, including potions, powders, aromatherapy, baths, cookery, and other healing tools. With its collection of more than three hundred plant profiles and various hands-on activities, Sacred Leaves will help you build a life filled with magic and success.


About the Author:

Diego de Oxóssi is a priest of Kimbanda and Babalosha of Candomblé. For more than twenty years, he has been researching and presenting courses, lectures, and workshops on Pagan and African-Brazilian religions.







BACKYARD GARDEN WITCHERY:

Creating Magickal Space Outside Your Door   

by Laurel Woodward

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2022)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 408 pages

List Price: $29.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Transform Your Yard into a Place of Healing, Peace, and Power


Embrace the magick of gardening and grow your own living, breathing sanctuary. Laurel Woodward offers more than eighty spells, recipes, and activities for building, maintaining, and enjoying a biodiverse garden. This book teaches how to build a relationship with the green world while keeping your backyard garden sacred and safe. You'll explore plant energies and land spirits, the care of herb, vegetable, and flower gardens, working with your home's soil and hardiness zone, and much more.


A natural companion to Kitchen Witchery, this beginner-friendly book also provides a compendium of garden plants, including common weeds, culinary herbs, and perennials. Laurel helps you design the perfect space for herbalism, meditation, spellwork, divination, healing, or worship. With her guidance, you'll create a natural haven that feeds your sense of wonder and enhances your connection to the earth.


About the Author: 

Laurel Woodward (Portland, OR) has been a witch for 20 years and is also a tarot reader. She has written for magazines and ezines on the subjects of healthy living, organic gardening, sustainable living, and the magick of tapping creative energy.






SPIRIT WEAVER

Wisdom Teachings from the Feminine Path of Magic

By Seren Bertrand  

Publisher: Bear & Company (May 24, 2022)

Length: 256 pages

List Price: $20.00 


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

An invitation to embrace your feminine powers, awaken your soul’s creativity, and ignite your inner wild magic


• Explains how to awaken your spiritual Womb to find strength within and how to reclaim your softness and vulnerability as a feminine superpower


• Explores Earth Magic, the Moon Mysteries, Flower of Life teachings, Dragon wisdom, the shamanic powers of grief, the feminine archetypes of the Witch and the Priestess, and powerful goddesses from around the world


• Reveals sacred spaces in the world where the power of the Goddess lives on


The Womb is the seat of our primal power and intuition--our “wild knowing.” Spirit weavers are those who have heard this wild voice from within and have followed that call--embarking on a grail quest to follow the feminine path of magic, awaken to the depths of their soul, and embody their true feminine essence.


Inviting you onto the spiral path of the spirit weaver, Seren Bertrand shares wisdom teachings and rituals from the feminine path of magic and her own ancestral lineage of old European witches and faerie folk, spirit keepers and story weavers. She explores Flower of Life teachings, the moon mysteries, and dragon wisdom. She unveils the shamanic powers of grief and deeply examines the feminine archetypes of the witch and the priestess. Drawing on powerful feminine spiritual icons from around the world, such as Kali, Isis, Teresa of Ávila, and Mary Magdalene, she explains how to awaken your spiritual Womb to find strength within and how to reclaim your soft powers of heart-opening vulnerability. She explores the lost traditions of the Goddess lineage and reveals sacred spaces in the world where her memory lives on. She shares the Womb Mysteries of alchemical union, revealing how to awaken the wild feminine and wild masculine and become sacred lovers who balance their light and shadow.


From working with the cycles of the moon and learning how to root your power into the earth to healing the ancestral wounds left by the generations before you, Seren’s medicine teachings, like secret spells, cast an enchantment over your feminine soul, awakening its fertility and wild inner magic.








OZARK MOUNTAIN SPELL BOOK: 

Folk Magic & Healing 

by Brandon Weston (Author) , and Mary Ann Zapalac, (Contributor) 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2022)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 216 pages

List Price : $19.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Explore Ozark Folk Magic for Love, Luck & Health


Apply traditional Ozark workings to your craft and enjoy a stronger connection to the everyday magic all around you. Brandon Weston weaves fascinating historical details and stories from his own practice alongside step-by-step instructions for authentic remedies, rituals, and spells collected from other regional witches and healers.


A companion to Ozark Folk Magic, this book compiles more than fifty recipes that utilize ingredients commonly found in the household or in nature. You will learn how to grow luck at the base of a tree, bring lovers closer together with string, and reverse a hex using a black candle. Weston also covers cleansing rituals, protection charms, dream work, divination tools, and more. With advice for modernizing these techniques, this spell book captures Ozark folk magic as both a deep and evolving tradition for practitioners to enjoy.


About the Author

Brandon Weston (Fayetteville, AR) is a healer, writer, and folklorist who owns and operates Ozark Healing Traditions, an online collective of articles, lectures, and workshops focusing on the Ozark Mountain region. As a practicing folk healer, his work with clients includes everything from spiritual cleanses to house blessings. He comes from a long line of Ozark hillfolk and is also a folk herbalist, yarb doctor, and power doctor.






THE SPIRITUAL POWER OF MASKS

Doorways to Realms Unseen

By Nigel Pennick  

Publisher: Destiny Books (June 7, 2022)

Length: 336 pages

List Price: $24.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

~Explores ancient mask customs, rituals, and traditions throughout Europe, from Scandinavia and England to Germany and France to Greece and Rome-


• Reveals how mask rituals are akin to shamanic journeying and allow the mask wearer to personify an ancestral presence, spirit, deity, or power


• Examines animal guising and shows how mask customs are tied to creation myths and the ancestral founders of a people, tribe, city, or nation


• Looks at morris dancers and mummers in the UK, Krampuslauf and Perchtenlauf in Germanic areas, the Gorgon myths of Greece, Norse Berserker rituals, and the annual Black Forest rite to awaken ensouled masks every spring


There is a spiritual power in masks that transports one into realms unseen and gives voice to things unspoken. Within the context of ritual, putting on a mask places the wearer at the intersection between the present and the past, the living and the dead, this world and the Otherworld. Masks make it possible to activate ancient archetypes, with the mask wearer reanimating or personifying an ancestral presence or spirit, a deity or power, an animal or a being of the eldritch world.


In this illustrated study, Nigel Pennick explores the magical and spiritual aspects of mask wearing from ancient times to the present. He examines the many mask traditions around Europe and shows how mask rituals are similar to shamanic journeying and near-death experiences and can induce ecstatic states that allow the power signified by the mask to take possession of the individual wearing it. He also looks at the practice of dressing up as sacred animals and mask wearing as it relates to ostenta, events that occur suddenly and without warning that are considered a token or sign from the Otherworld.


Unveiling the sacred power of masks, the author shows how masks allow us to transport into realms unseen, embody ancestors and otherworldly entities, and connect with traditions that stretch back to time immemorial.






FALLING THROUGH THE TREE OF LIFE : 

Embodied Kabbalah

by Jane Meredith  

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2022)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 480 pages

List Price: $31.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Experiential. Poetic. Revolutionary. A New Approach to the Tree of Life.


This dynamic, radical departure from traditional Kabbalah books takes you into the Tree of Life not as an observer but as an active participant who engages with every part of the Tree. Presenting dozens of rituals, meditations, memoirs, and hands-on activities, Falling Through the Tree of Life immerses you in living, breathing magic, transforming Kabbalah from a complex topic into an embodied dance of love and learning.


No matter your experience level, Jane Meredith helps you explore each sephira in depth and use its real-world lessons to grow your practice. You'll begin like a butterfly falling through the Tree, unaware of its full power. But the farther you go, the more you'll fall in love with each sephira, from the beauty of Tiferet to the scholarship of Hod. This masterwork shows you how to enjoy the journey―full of heart, spirit, and magic.


About the Author: 

Jane Meredith is an Australian writer and ritualist. Her books include Magic of the Iron Pentacle, Elements of Magic, Rituals of Celebration, Journey to the Dark Goddess, and Aspecting the Goddess. Jane is passionate about myths and magic, co-created ritual, trees, rivers, and dark chocolate. The Kabbalistic Tree of Life is one of her special loves. She teaches internationally and is a teacher within the Reclaiming Tradition.







TAROT - THE WAY OF MINDFULNESS : 

Use the Cards to Find Peace & Balance

by Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Bürger

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2022)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 136 pages

List Price: $17.99  


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

The Ultimate, Full-Color Guide to Using Tarot for Mindfulness


Cartomancy is like wakeful dreaming―meditating on images that produce a sense of invigorating relaxation. This comprehensive book demonstrates the amazing partnership between tarot and mindfulness. European tarot authorities Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Bürger make it easy for you to harness that partnership in fun and effective ways.


Featuring spreads, charts, and card-by-card breakdowns with color illustrations of each, this is a must-have resource for finding peace and balance through your tarot practice. Fiebig and Bürger guide you through all seventy-eight cards, showing you their symbolic language and how those symbols help you find magic in the present moment. The authors also teach you how to best use tarot cards for special occasions, answering mindfulness-related questions, and overcoming challenges. This book is packed with tips and techniques for better awareness, fulfillment, and joy.


About the Authors:

Evelin Bürger and Johannes Fiebig have written more than twenty tarot books, which have reached a circulation of over two million copies and have been translated in more than a dozen languages in total. For Evelin and Johannes, the fascination of dealing the tarot derives from three main sources: You learn to use, to understand, and if need be to get through with 1) cultural role models, 2) the power of chance, and 3) a distinct experience of your own kind of view.


Many standards of contemporary tarot have been discovered or created by Bürger and Fiebig, including: "the card of the day" as the basic practice of the personal, creative use of the cards; the "double-face" (multiple meanings) of each card and each detail thereof; and the understanding of the "individual perception" (focus of view, affectedness etc.) of the cards that mirrors the personal perception in everyday life.


Fiebig and Bürger founded the German Königsfurt Verlag in 1989, which became a base of the current Königsfurt-Urania & AGM-Urania publishing companies. They have two adult children and live close to the city of Kiel at the Baltic Sea, Germany.












TAROT OF CURIOUS CREATURES  

A 78 (+1) CARD DECK AND GUIDEBOOK

By Chris-Anne

Published by Hay House Inc. Nov 02, 2021

List Price: $26.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER :

From the creator of The Light Seer’s Tarot, The Muse Tarot, and The Sacred Creators Oracle comes an eccentric and wildly playful deck of magical guides for curious seekers.


With their illuminating conversations and grounded wisdom, the curious and quirky characters in this 78 (+1) card deck and guidebook are a strangely familiar twist on the traditional tarot.


Journey with these friendly creatures to the center of your truth and allow them to guide you toward the unfolding of your inner knowing.


And she promised to always be curious… for its delightful wonder fueled her soul…








THE ESSENTIAL TAROT : 

A 78-Card Deck with Guidebook (Modern Tarot Library) 

by Chloé Zarka Grinsnir

Publisher: Sterling Ethos

List Price: $24.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Taking inspiration from the archetypes of the original tarot decks like the Rider-Waite, The Essential Tarot reimagines them for a new age: powerful, diverse, and full of contemporary wisdom.


As depicted by many artists and authors throughout the ages, tarot has become an effective way to understand yourself and others—and perhaps even look into the future. But a new audience for tarot is being born, and its adherents want a new way to see the world: fresh, contemporary, and full of diverse bodies, races, and genders, acknowledging the spiritual and cultural offerings of people around the globe and throughout history. These practitioners need an essential deck that both honors the tradition of tarot that has given power to readers for generations and also gives them insight and hope for the generations to come.






 


Disney

ALICE IN WONDERLAND TAROT DECK & GUIDEBOOK  

by Minerva Siegel, Author, and Lisa Vannini, Illustrator

List Price $24.99 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Insight Editions (April 26, 2022)


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Let Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts guide your tarot practice with this beautifully illustrated tarot deck inspired by Disney’s classic animated film Alice in Wonderland.


Experience the magic of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland like never before in this enchanting and delightfully unique take on the traditional 78-card tarot deck. This set features beloved characters from Alice to the Cheshire Cat to the White Rabbit and more in gorgeous original illustrations based on classic tarot iconography. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as simple instructions for easy readings. Packaged in a sturdy, decorative gift box, this charming tarot deck is the perfect gift for the Alice in Wonderland fan or tarot enthusiast.


ORIGINAL ART: The booklet and each of the 78 cards in this deck feature never-before-seen original Alice in Wonderland-themed art.


GUIDEBOOK INCLUDED: This unique deck includes a guidebook to help tarot practitioners of all skill levels perform fun and informed readings.


BEAUTIFUL GIFT: The tarot deck and guidebook are packaged in a deluxe gift box perfect for gift giving.


OFFICIAL DISNEY DECK: The only official Disney Alice in Wonderland tarot deck and guide.


70th ANNIVERSARY: This deck is the perfect way to celebrate 70 years of the beloved Disney film.









THE DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TAROT DECK 

A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook 

By Official Dungeons & Dragons Licensed Artist, Fred Gissubel, and Adam Lee ( Author)


List Price: $24.99 

(Clarkson Potter Publishers) 9781984824660 , 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Featuring all-new illustrations and a short guide to tarot, this 78-card deck aligns iconic Dungeons & Dragons characters and creatures with the Major and Minor Arcana of tarot.


This officially licensed tarot deck pays homage to the lore of Dungeons & Dragons by pairing characters and encounters with the Major and Minor Arcana of tarot. The characters of the Major Arcana align to the Rider-Waite Tarot while the suits of the Minor Arcana are mapped to abilities within the game of D&D. Beautifully illustrated with exclusive art, the deck also includes a booklet that introduces players to tarot, explains the meanings of the cards, and includes prompts to add dynamic twists to your D&D experience, making this the ultimate collectible for dungeon masters, players, and fans of RPGs.


NOTE: The Dungeons & Dragons Tarot Deck is not a gameplay accessory


About the Authors: 

Dungeons & Dragons launched the great tradition of roleplaying games in 1974 with an unprecedented mix of adventure and strategy, dice-rolling, and storytelling. Wizards of the Coast continues to honor that tradition, bringing to market a diverse range of D&D game and entertainment experiences and influencing numerous writers, directors, and game designers by tapping into an innate human need to gather with friends and tell an exciting story together.

 

Adam Lee is a world builder, writer, explorer, and game designer. Formerly at Wizards of the Coast, he now creates stories and worlds for Mysterious Alchemy, an IP development company that he co-founded.

 

Fred Gissubel is a professional illustrator and designer from Pennsylvania.









TAROT OF DRAGONS  

by Shawn MacKenzie (Author), Firat Solhan (Illustrator)

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2022)

78-Card Tarot Deck /216 Page Guidebook Boxed Set 

List Price: $31.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Take a Divine Flight through Tarot with Dragons at Your Side


Dragons are legend incarnate. They are keepers of ancient lore and trusted guides to the mystical ways of the tarot. Now, their boundless wisdom comes to you in this stunning Rider-Waite-Smith-based deck. Tarot of Dragons filters classic symbolism through a draconic lens, making your readings sizzle with new energy. Featuring Firat Solhan's gorgeous illustrations and a full-color companion book by dragon expert Shawn MacKenzie, this deck will ignite your passions, focus your heart and mind, and illuminate your path from chaos to enlightenment.






 



EGYPTIAN GODS ORACLE CARDS: 

36 Full Color Cards 

by Silvana Alasia

List Price: $19.95 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Utilizing a similar tempera-on-papyrus style that she used to create the Egyptian Tarot, illustrator Silvana Alasia presents an inspiring oracle that captures the mystical feel of ancient Egyptian art. With a palette of primary colors, Alasia depicts gods, such as Ra, Amon-Ra, Horas, Nefhti, Thot, and Hator in addition to hieroglyphs and other symbols. This deck includes cards that embody creation, enlightenment, wholeness, stability, and more.




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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.


Look for us again AUGUST 1st, 2022!


Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter


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