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[ Illustration of a Witches' Sabbath, "Darstellung des Hexensabbats" from the Wickiana, circa 1570. Johann Jakob Wick. (1522-1588) Public domain.]


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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WEREWOLF PACK MAGICK: 

A Shapeshifter's Book of Shadows 

By Denny Sargent 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2022)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages

List Price: $21.99 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

A follow-up to Werewolf Magick, this empowering guide helps you find your spiritual kin and invite them to join your magickal romping and howling. Denny Sargent shares a plethora of group rituals designed to free you from the restrictive chains of civilization and, with your pack, return to your true home in the deep heart of Mother Nature. Werewolf Pack Magick acts as a book of shadows for practitioners of all levels, offering a wide variety of practical, wolf-inspired spells, rites, and rituals of power. You'll explore pack initiations, shapeshifting training, pack sabbat celebrations, and ancient werewolf festivals. This guide shifts werewolfery from a solo pursuit to a raucous social celebration.


Raise your confidence, connect to your primal self, and deepen your spirituality with this empowering book of lycanthropic magick. Filled with stories, spells, charms, and exercises, The Book of Dog Magic shows you how to understand your pets on a deep, even psychic, level.


Reviews 

"What Denny Sargent has put together is a useful set of effective transformative practices within a framework that brings balance of mind and body and spirit through the ritual embrace of the primal forces within. It's a continuation of a historic current with modern magical beliefs incorporated that produces a cool transformation and brings peace to folks trying to live with their inner ferocity."―Joshua Gadbois, also known as Rufus Opus, author of Seven Spheres, Goetic Grimoire, and administrator of Applied Hermetics


"Magickal rituals are much more potent when performed by a group...Thus, solo werewolf magick experiences are greatly enhanced when working within a pack, and progress is accelerated. Mr Sargent's research has convinced him of the existence of numerous group werewolf rites and festivals in the ancient world. His goal is to reintroduce these into the modern world. The path offered is that of reclaiming who we truly are and sharing the journey with like-minded individuals."―Tony Mierzwicki, author of Hellenismos


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Denny Sargent is a writer, artist, and university instructor who has a master's degree in history/intercultural communications. He has been involved in a number of esoteric traditions and groups, including Welsh Traditional Craft, CAW, CES, Voxas Rimotae, Voodoo Spiritual Temple, Shinto, and others. He has written for magazines and anthologies in the US and Japan, and has written books and articles on Paganism, Western Occultism, spells, folklore, magick, and tantra. Denny is the author of ten books and coauthor of two more, including Werewolf Magick, Werewolf Pack Magick, and The Book of Dog Magic. He is also Elder Guardian of the Horus Maat Lodge and has edited and written parts of two books for the organization.



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8 LECTURES ON YOGA  

By Aleister Crowley / Edited by Arundell Overman 

Publisher: Arundell Overman‎ (May 16, 2021)

Paperback: 156 pages

List Price: $9.00 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

8 Lectures on Yoga is a book by the English occultist Aleister Crowley. The book was originally given as a series of live lectures explaining the 8-fold path of Yoga as taught by the Hindu sage Patanjali. Given late in the life of the “Great Beast,” these lectures are some of his most refined teachings and show a deep understanding of the inner workings of Yoga. This edition also contains a short biography of the Beast, as well as in-depth explanation on the yoga sutras of Patanjali and recommendations for how to experience the power of Raja Yoga in personal practice.





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THE ILLUSTRATED BLACK DRAGON:

Or the Infernal Forces Subject to Man

Translated by Bart Deleplanque  

Edited by Arundell Overman 

Publisher: Arundell Overman (July 25, 2022)

Paperback, 175 pages

List Price:$14.00 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

The Black Dragon is the last of the old grimoires. Written in 1887 it features portions of the Grimoire of Pope Honorius and the Red Dragon or Grand Grimoire as well as spells from the Grimorium Verum blended masterfully together. The book teaches how to invoke 11 demons whose names are Oriens, Amaymon, Paimon, Egyn, Lucifer, Frimost, Astaroth, Sirchade Bechard, Guland and Frimost. These spirits are divided into the four demon kings of the directions, and the demons of the seven days of the week. 7 magic circles are given for the evocation of these spirits, and the hazel wand with the metal tips, which has the power to summon any demon from hell, the mighty blasting rod is employed. The book also contains an exceptionally wide range of spells which are used to gain wealth, discover a thief, gain love, go invisible, curse one's enemies, win at dice, enchant firearms, and much more. This edition of the book features also an addition section which gives information on each of the 11 demons in the book.



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THE SUPREME BLACK RED AND INFERNAL MAGIC OF THE CHALDEANS AND EGYPTIANS  

by Jonás Sufurino & Steve Savedow (Translator)

Publisher:Hadean Press 

List Price: Hardcover- $42.95

500 copies sewn bound hardback with Wibalin Natural Ruby endpapers, head and tail bands to match, Toile du Marais Noir D’Encre cover, foiled on spine and front in matte red.


List Price: Paperback- $14.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

The first English translation of The Supreme Black, Red and Infernal Magic of the Chaldeans and Egyptians, being the companion volume to the Book of Saint Cyprian, is an early 20th-century grimoire containing spells, hexes, and other infernal secrets of magic.


Allegedly given in 1001 to the monk Jonás Sufurino by the spirits at a monastery near Mount Brocken in northern Germany where witches are said to gather at Walpurgisnacht, the Book of Saint Cyprian is a legendary text that has seen a huge resurgence in popularity in recent years. The Supreme Black, Red and Infernal Magic of the Chaldeans and Egyptians, published in Rome in 1916, is the companion volume to that most mysterious book. Its editor, the elusive Dr. Moorne, encouraged by the success of the Book of Saint Cyprian, decided to publish the “other matters” found in the “German original” but which had not been included in that first publication. Here, for the first time in English, we present those other matters attributed to Cyprian himself. 


In the words of Dr. Moorne, The Supreme Black, Red and Infernal Magic of the Chaldeans and Egyptians contains information on the following: the way of making the magic ointments; how the pacts with the infernal spirits are broken; the enigma of the sphinx and the eight paradoxical questions with their respective answers; how men learned the magical arts; making philters; the complete art of dominating people; virtues and efficacy of virgin blood; secrets of the astral fire; how Simon the Magician was able to acquire the gift of impassivity and incombustibility, and, finally, several wonderful recipes for love and to cause or prevent the evil eye and all kinds of hexes.



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ANCESTRAL GRIMOIRE:   

Connect with the Wisdom of the Ancestors through Tarot, Oracles, and Magic 

by Nancy Hendrickson  

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Weiser Books (September 1, 2022)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

List Price: $17.95   


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

“Hendrickson takes readers on a magical journey where they learn how to construct a personal Book of Shadows filled with ancestral wisdom.” —Theresa Reed, author of Twist Your Fate

 

Most of us know our immediate family and maybe even a generation or two beyond, but few of us are attuned to those who lived earlier. Many of us have forgotten how to keep our own stories alive. This is where the ancestors come in and where this book begins.


Ancestral Grimoire is a guide to reconnecting with your ancestors. It will show you how to access their unique wisdom—their magic!—and create your own personal ancestral grimoire, a spell book or Book of Shadows, unique to you and your heritage. Through divination, intuition, and sometimes a little luck, you will learn the magic of each ancestor and how you can use their gifts to make your life richer and more fulfilling.


As you go through this book, you’ll save your ancestral work in a journal or loose-leaf binder that will become the place to store the stories, spells, rituals, and everyday life, lore, and legend of twelve of your ancestors. At the end of a year, you will hold a personal Book of Shadows with every bit of ancestral knowledge within its pages unique to you. No two will ever be alike. In an age when family storytelling has been lost, you will have created a legacy—and a life—that the ancestors could only dream of.



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HEARTH & HOME WITCHCRAFT: 

Rituals and Recipes to Nourish Home and Spirit 

by Jennie Blonde  

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Weiser Books (September 1, 2022)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

List Price: $18.95  


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Blending storytelling, witchcraft, and warm advice, Jennie Blonde offers recipes, rituals, and spell work, to nourish yourself and your family.


For author Jennie Blonde, witchcraft is, in and of itself, comforting. Sure, there are not-so-comfortable parts as well—working with the shadow, coming face to face with that which holds you back. Jennie’s witchcraft is about connecting with the magic of nature, your higher self, and something beyond—a deity, deities, Spirit, the universe—and being comfortable with your true self in all aspects of your life.


“In times of anxiety,” Jennie writes, “I turn to my practice. When I need a moment of calm and reflection, I retreat to my sacred space for quiet meditation, pulling tarot cards, and journaling to nourish my soul. When I want to nourish my family, I turn to my garden and herbs and cauldron (my stockpot) for a bit of kitchen witchery. When I wish to nourish my body, I turn to mindful movement, self-care rituals, and spell work. And throughout the day, every day, there are small rituals I perform to keep me connected to my practice. It’s all of those things together that are the heart of my craft.”


Hearth and Home Witchcraft explores the following topics:


  • rituals for protection and cleansing the hearth and home
  • kitchen witchery, creating a kitchen altar, and recipes and rituals for nourishment
  • the witch’s altar, tools, and spells, and creating a sacred space, no matter the size of the home
  • herbs and plants, grounding rituals, and meditations to connect you with the earth

--witchy self-care, complete with rituals and recipes for ritual bath salts, oils, balms, and more--



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KUZEN AZAKA MEDE: 

Engaging with the Lwa of Work, Labor, and Land

by Ya Sezi bo Oungan

Publisher: Hadean Press

List Price: $12.95 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Kuzen Azaka Mede is a powerful and loyal ally from the Djouba nation of Lwa. Within these pages, novices and practitioners alike will find an in-depth discussion about specific terminology related to as well as various mysteries within the nation, as well as a thorough groundwork for working with these spirits. Along with a background on the horrors of Columbus’s arrival in the ‘new world’ which led to a synthesis of African and indigenous practices and offering details about the family tree of the Djouba nation, Kuzen Azaka Mede: Engaging with the Lwa of Work, Labor, and Land provides detailed information concerning offerings, workings, tools, and more to help get you started with working with this Lwa, should he be with you. Ya Sezi bo Oungan offers here a great introduction, primer, and resource for those who are interested in Vodou or Kuzen.



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HOODOO DOLLS AND EFFIGIES  

How to Craft and Cast Spells with Poppets, Fetishes, and Voodoo Dolls in the African-American Conjure Tradition

by Catherine Yronwode 

Lucky Mojo Curio Company (July 2, 2022)

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: The Lucky Mojo Curio Company

List Price: $9.95 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Here is your encyclopedia of Doll Magic! Toy Dolls; Stuffed Animals; Wooden Dolls; Cloth, Leather, and Sock Dolls; Knitted and Crocheted Dolls; Bone, Horn, Antler, and Feather Dolls; Clay, Mud, and Dirt Dolls; Paper Dolls; Wax, Butter, Fat, and Meat Dolls; Twig and Stick Dolls; Rope and Twine Dolls; Loaded Statuary Dolls; Figural Candle Dolls; Photograph and Tintype Dolls; Dough, Bread, and Cookie Dolls; and Corn Husk Dolls.


Learn the basic techniques: How to link an effigy to a person, how to baptize it, speak to it, feed it, and keep it working for you, as well as how and why to stab, cut, tie, bind, burn, drown, deploy, dispose of, kill, and unmake your magical dolls.


Dozens of step-by-step doll spells! Complete lists of herbs, roots, and incense powders to stuff inside them, liquids to splash on them, and prayers to say over them are included. More than 50 pages of traditional spells: Dolls for Romance and Love, to Draw and Hold Money, for Power and Success, to cause Pain and Suffering, to Cleanse and Heal, and for Protection, plus a bonus chapter on Venerated Idols and Fetishes.


A complete course in doll magic in one handy book!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Catherine Yronwode is the co-proprietor of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company. A writer, teacher, psychic reader, and spiritual pastor, she lives in Northern California with her husband, a dog, cats, and chickens.



 

TERRORS OF THE EVIL EYE EXPOSED  

By Henri Gamache, Edited by Catherine Yronwode & Dr. Jeremy Weiss

Publisher: ‎Lucky Mojo Curio Company (August 15, 2021)

Paperback: 96 pages

List Price: $9.95 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

FEAR MAKES COWARDS OF US ALL!

SMASH THE FETTERS OF FEAR!

Is there such a thing as the dreaded Evil Eye? Can it be possible that some people have the power to cast strange spells on those they envy and wish to destroy, or is it just a figment of a tortured imagination or an unholy belief of the ignorant and superstitious? At last a book has been written, a book that dares to tell the Facts and Practices of this Horrible Nightmare of Fear and Reveals the varied sources of this most dreaded of all Vicious Spells.


Once you understand the Mysterious aspects of this Evil Terror and know of the many different Symbols, Talismans, Amulets, Seals, and Rituals used to thwart and CURE it, all fears will VANISH as the clouds before the Sun! If you believe you are a victim of this unspeakable MADNESS … you need this book!!!


Learn the truth about the Evil Eye in this treasured occult classic from 1946, written by Henri Gamache, the celebrated author of “The Master Book of Candle Burning” and “Mystery of the Long Lost 8th, 9th, and 10th Books of Moses” ― presented in a beautiful 75th anniversary keepsake edition, restored, revised, and greatly expanded by folklorists Catherine Yronwode and Dr. Jeremy Weiss.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Anne Fleitman (1906-1990), who used the pseudonyms Henri Gamache, Henry Marsh, and Sally Edwoods, was the celebrated author of "The Master Book of Candle Burning," "Terrors of the Evil Eye Exposed," and “Mystery of the Long Lost 8th, 9th, and 10th Books of Moses;" she lived in New York City and in addition to writing on various metaphysical subjects, she also ran several book publishing companies. Catherine Yronwode is the co-proprietor of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company. A writer, teacher, psychic reader, and spiritual pastor, she lives in Northern California with her husband, a dog, cats, and chickens. Dr. Jeremy Weiss is a vascular, interventional, and diagnostic radiologist in Seattle who received his degree from Nova Southeastern University, trained at Columbia and Harvard, and has been in practice for more than 20 years.



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HOW TO USE AMULETS CHARMS AND TALISMANS IN THE HOODOO AND CONJURE TRADITION: 

Physical Magic for Protection, Health, Money, Love, and Long Life

by Catherine Yronwode & Gregory Lee White 

Publisher: The Lucky Mojo Curio Company

List Price: $9.95 


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

In a mere 96 pages, this densely packed and lavishly illustrated occult manual presents more than 150 popular natural curios, apotropaic amulets, protective talismans, animal totems, and religious emblems from around the world and from all eras of history, as prescribed and employed in contemporary hoodoo, conjure, and rootwork.


• Animal Mascots and Fetishes

• Stone and Crystal Amulets

• Herb and Root Curios

• Enchanted Jewelry

• Zodiacal Gemstones

• Empowered Key Rings

• Talismanic Seals and Sigils

• Lucky Charms and Lockets

• Reliquaries and Prayer Papers


Learn how to identify, select, prepare, and consecrate your own magical and metaphysical amulets and charms ― and how to wear or carry them for good luck, protection, health, wealth, success, victory, and love! at last: a practical field guide to folkloric charms!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

Catherine Yronwode is the co-proprietor of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company. A writer, teacher, psychic reader, and spiritual pastor, she lives in Northern California with her husband, a dog, cats, and chickens. Gregory Lee White is the co-proprietor of aromaG's Botanica. He is a writer, psychic reader, certified aromatherapist, and teacher of Appalachian folk magic. He lives in Tennessee with his husband and several curious cats.




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CLEARING THE WATERS:  

A Monograph on Saint Cyprian Divination from the 17th to the 19th Century

by José Leitão

Paperback Edition: 142 pages.

Publisher: Hadean Press, July 2022

List Price: $14.95 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Card divination has long been a particularly iconic aspect of the Portuguese Book of Saint Cyprian, featuring in the cover illustrations of most of its nineteenth-century editions. Included in many of the cartomancy systems within this grimoire is a small pseudo-hagiographical narrative and incantation, which mentions a supposed seven-year seafaring journey made by Saint Cyprian himself. This incantation, when looked upon from a thematic, methodologic or historic perspective, seems out of place. Furthermore, similar incantations can also be found in several sources, both associated with cartomancy or any other ‘Cyprianic’ divination method, making the origin and meaning of these an unresolved question.


In Clearing the Waters: A Monograph on Saint Cyprian Divination from the 17th to the 19th Century, author José Leitão collects an extensive corpus of divinatory and sorcerous practices from the records of the Portuguese Inquisition to unravel the mystery of this seafaring incantation, and how it has come to be associated with contemporary Cyprian divination. Along the way, this documentation reveals an untold history of four hundred years of Iberian urban magic, traversing coscinomancy, favomancy, and hydromancy, and culminating in the divinatory techniques found in the Book of Saint Cyprian. Besides offering historical clarification on the seafaring incantation, Clearing the Waters aims to be a bountiful resource and reference work by offering all the Inquisitorial documentation examined in detailed appendixes, most of which have been transcribed and translated into English for the first time.

 





ORACLE OF NOVICE WITCHES  

by Francesca Matteoni & Illustrated by Elisa Macellari

Boxed set:50-card oracle deck with 64-page Guidebook.

Publisher: U.S. Games Systems, Inc. (August 30, 2022)

List Price: $23.95 


FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

We all need a bit of positive magic in our lives. The Oracle of Novice Witches presents us with guiding messages from mystical teachers and companions to help us recognize and manage the magic we find all around us. Included in this vibrant deck are 24 witches and wizards from history, literature and folklore, who are ready to share their lessons and insights. Also included are 13 tools of the trade and a set of 13 animal familiars to assist us with divination and spell work. This box of magic includes a 50-card oracle deck and a 64-page colorfully illustrated guidebook.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  

Francesca is a poet, writer, and historian. She has worked as a researcher in England, studying the witch trials, the magic of bodies, and medical folklore in modern times. She leads workshops on tarot readings and poetry and teaches The History of Religion and Magic at some American universities in Florence.


Elisa Macellari 

An Italian-Thai illustrator, Elisa has worked for publishers and national and international magazines since 2012. Her work has been exhibited in Italy and abroad.

 

 

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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.


Look for us again OCTOBER 1st, 2022!

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







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  THE KEMETIC TAROT   Deck and Book Set ~ companion book and design of the deck  by Michael Coles, with art by Anna Dorzhieva , published by Abracax House, Introductory price: $35.99 FROM THE PUBLISHER: For centuries, tarot card designers have claimed their tarot decks are based on ancient Egyptian magic. The Kemetic Tarot is based on the most powerful Egyptian magic discovered: The Book of Coming Forth by Day (also called The Book of the Dead). Written over 3,200 years ago, it is a book of spells and magic that allows a soul to invoke the gods and subdue evil adversaries during its travels from the mundane physical world through the spiritual world of the Duat (the afterlife), and finally on to eternal life in Aaru (the Egyptian Paradise). The rich, vibrant art of The Kemetic Tarot cards infuses the traditional tarot archetypes with the ancient Egyptian magic of The Book of Coming Forth by Day, as it tells the story of the Fool, the scribe Ani, on his journey through the physical and