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Monday, August 24, 2015

NEW: DISTILLATIO, VERDANT GNOSIS, ALCHEMICAL TAROT RENEWED 4 & MORE!

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLES





DISTILLATIO
By Orryelle Defenestrate Bascule

London: Fulgur Limited, 2015. This edition is limited to 640 copies only a Fine Premium Cloth Copy in Dust Jacket.

The fourth volume of the "Tela Quadrivium " Series. Printed in full color on Special Papers and bound in white cloth with white dust jacket in keeping with the theme of the "White" volume.
List Price: $69.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Distillatio is the final volume in Orryelle’s four-fold Alchymic book-web The Tela Quadrivium. For eight years Orryelle worked only in black and white (with touches of gold and silver) for the previous volumes in the series, but in the last few years he has been exploring the alchemy of Colour in diverse media for this culminating volume.

Distillatio explores the Colour phase of Alchemy, the ‘Cauda Pavonis’ or Peacock’s Tail, and also the related Albedo or White phase. This purified essence splits into a vivid spectrum of colours.

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The book seeks out the alchemy of colour in a diverse array of media, from semi-digital (incorporating photography by the artist) and gouache to large oils on canvas with gold, silver and copper leaf, also employing egg tempera for the Renaissance Misch-technique, including the artist’s own new spin on the method using peacock-egg tempera to reify an alchemical symbol with potent results.

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Each volume of the Tela Quadrivium series connects into a multi-directional and spiraling narrative of images, symbols and text to form a greater whole which has now been distilled into completion. As the culminating volume of the Tela Quadrivium, Distillatio provides the reader with the final pieces in an intricate esoteric puzzle, bringing together the book-web entire.



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VERDANT GNOSIS:
Cultivating the Green Path
Selections from the Viridis Genii Symposium
Edited by Catamara Rosarium, and Jenn Zahrt, PhD
Publisher, Rubedo Press
Softcover , 6 x 9
Illustrated, b&w, 150 pp.
List Price: $23.95


VERDANT GNOSIS is a poetic rendering of the Latin expression, Viridis Geniii, which refers to the collective spiritual intelligence of our botanical environment. Viridis means ‘green, verdant, growing’—all that is lush and nourishing; while genii is the origin of the words ‘genius’ and ‘genie’—the spirit, daemon, or guiding intelligence of an entity. Viridis Genii—the verdant gnosis—is thus the spiritual path of working with the intelligence of living nature.

Within this volume you will find a selection of international authorities on the Green Way, ranging from professional plant alchemists, shamanic herb-masters, to bioregional animists. Herein you will learn the ways in which you can communicate deeply with the mysterious intelligence of the plant kingdom, breaking down the barriers of anthropocentric thinking that separate humanity from nature.

Verdant Gnosis: Cultivating the Green Path presents selected articles from the inaugural Viridis Genii Symposium, which was held at the Still Meadow Retreat Center in Damascus, Oregon (Friday 31 July—Sunday 2 August, 2015). For more information on the symposium, its featured presenters, and workshops, please visit the Viridis Genii Symposium website.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Catamara Rosarium and Jenn Zahrt, PhD

Green Gold: Alchemy in the Plant Realm
Robert Allen Bartlett

The Genius in the Bottle: Bioregional Animism and the Viridis Genii
Marcus McCoy

Plant Communication: Two Relatively Simple Approaches
Sean Croke

The Wisdom of the Trees
Julie Charette Nunn

Benedicaria: The Blessing Way of Southern Italian Folk Woman
Gail Faith Edwards

Um Clarão nas Matas: Working with Plant Spirits in Brazilian Quimbanda
Jesse Hathaway Diaz

Dream Grass
Ryan Wazka

Twenty-First Century Visionary Medicine Woman
Shonagh Home

The Rose in Sensorium
Catamara Rosarium


About the Editors/Creators:

Catamara Rosarium is a master herbalist, ritual artist, botanical alchemist, and proprietor of Rosarium Blends. Her extensive herbal experience is motivated by a deep attraction to plants, scents, and how they impact the senses. She has undertaken numerous unique training programs, including the Hermit’s Grove Master Herbalism Program (Paul Beyerl), the Herbal Kingdom work at the Spagyrics Institute of Practical Alchemy (Robert Bartlett), Hoodoo and Rootwork (Catherine Yronwode), and the Arte of the Wortcunning Incense Tradition (Leon Reed). For the past seven years, Catamara has co-organised the Esoteric Book Conference, and is the founder and convenor of the Viridis Genii Symposium. She has previously appeared in Sorita D’Este’s Hekate anthology, Her Sacred Fires (2010). More information on Catamara’s herbal work can be found on the Rosarium Blends website.


Jenn Zahrt holds a PhD in German literature and film from the University of California, Berkeley. Zahrt is a professional astrologer, writer, and an established editor of esoteric scholarship, including titles for Rubedo Press, Sophia Centre Press, Three Hands Press, and the journals Culture and Cosmos, CLAVIS, and Diaphany. Her trek on the green path began in November 2010, during a shamanic drumming ceremony in Marin County, California. In 2014 she spent three months living in the Cape Floral Region in South Africa, volunteering at a local organic farm and absorbing wisdom of the bioregion shared with her by amaPondo and Swazi sangomas, both in Cape Town and in their homesteads in the Transkei. She currently lives in Seattle. www.jennzahrt.com





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H. P. LOVECRAFT AND THE BLACK MAGICKAL TRADITION:
The Master of Horror's Influence on Modern Occultism
By John L Steadman
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (September 1, 2015)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Explore Lovecraft's Deep Connections to the Dark Arts~

Modern practicing occultists have argued that renowned horror writer H. P. Lovecraft was in possession of in-depth knowledge of black magick. Literary scholars claim that he was a master of his genre and craft, and his findings are purely psychological, nothing more. Was Lovecraft a practitioner of the dark arts himself? Was he privileged to knowledge that cannot be otherwise explained?

Weaving the life story of Lovecraft in and out of an analysis of various modern magickal systems, scholar John L. Steadman has found direct and concrete examples that demonstrate that Lovecraft's works and specifically his Cthulhu Mythos and his creation of the Necronomicon are a legitimate basis for a working magickal system.

Whether you believe Lovecraft had supernatural powers or not, no one can argue against Lovecraft's profound influence on many modern black arts and the darker currents of western occultism.



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ALCHEMICAL TAROT RENEWED 4
By Robert M. Place
Hermes Publishing, 2015
79 card Tarot Deck
List Price: $30.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Born out of the mystical vision of artist Robert M. Place, The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed is a full 79 card Tarot deck that demonstrates the close link between alchemical symbolism and traditional Tarot imagery and illustrates that the Tarot, like the alchemical quest, is designed to lead one to the gold of inner wisdom. One of the most beautiful and sought after modern Tarot decks, the out of print first edition Alchemical Tarot has sold at auction for over $2,000. Now it is back in print at an affordable price.

The fourth edition of The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed is a digitally redesigned version of the original with improvements in the drawings, reproportioned so that the art is more prominent, and colored with transparent colors on a rich antique paper background, like antique alchemical illustrations. The cards are 4.75 x 2.75 and come in a tuck box. They are printed on heavy card stock with a durable finish and die-cut edges. The deck also includes the original Lovers card that was censored in the first publication along with the one that was first published.

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The 4th Edition has additional alchemical symbols added, such as the symbols for the alchemical operations correlated with each trump card, and a new card back. Each card in the fourth edition of The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed is beautifully drawn and captures the enigmatic symbols of alchemy that are natural vehicles for communication with the unconscious mind. It can be used by Tarot readers at any level.





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THE NEW YORK LENORMAND
By Robert M. Place
Hermes Publishing, 2015
Semi-Traditional Lenormand Deck (has Playing Card images inside the Lenormand Card images)
List Price:$20.00



FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The NY Lenormand is a recreation of an historic Lenormand oracle in two versions: one with traditional playing card correlations and one with the equivalent Tarot cards.

From the creator, Robert M. Place~
The inspiration for this deck came when I bought an original copy of The Mystic Cards of Fortune, a Lenormand oracle deck that was published by McLoughlin, in New York, in 1882. These cards were based on one of the oldest German Lenormand decks, the Hoffmann and Kroppenstedt cards, published in Berlin, in 1854. Each card was redrawn but followed the original closely with some changes. For example, the Ship card depicts an American brig flying the American Flag instead of a German ship.

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My copy has the line drawings without color (which would have been hand painted) and the box at the top, meant to depict a playing card, was left blank. I decided to reproduce the deck in its colored version and to add cards at the top. The coloring is transparent as the original watercoloring would have been. I made two versions of the deck, one with a 19th century style playing card on each (designed by me) and one with the equivalent Waite Smith card on the top.

The Waite Smith cards that I have included are the black and white line drawing for the pips and royal cards that are the equivalent of the original playing cards with French suit symbols. These were first published in The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A. E. Waite, in 1910, and I have used them before in my book, The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination. The Waite Smith cards offer a figurative image designed for divination and provide one interpretation for the cards included with each image. The Waite Smith interpretation is rooted in French occultism and the teachings for the British occult society, the Golden Dawn, and are not necessary the same as the German associations for these cards. At times they offer a pertinent comment on the image and at times they seem to be going in a different direction. However I have also found that the playing cards originally included with each Lenormand subject do not always seem to be in harmony with the image. I offer this deck with either the Waite Smith cards or the French/German playing cards included so that the associations may be observed and studied, but also, to further the divinatory possibilities.

The cards are printed on an off white paper with square edges and a blank back, as was the original. They measure two and a half inches by three and a half inches, and come in a white linen drawstring pouch.”


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DON'T FORGET, WE HAVE MOVED!





Monday, August 10, 2015

WE'RE BAAAAAAACK!


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.

WE HAVE MOVED!!!!!

We are NOW located at: 1307 NE 45th St., between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE, next to the NeptuneTheatre, in the University District.



If you'd like the backstory on why we relocated from Capitol Hill to the U-District after 21 years, go herehere. and  then here. to see what folks did to help us


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 PRICELESS. AND WE LOVE YOU!!!!! 

Blessings, from Robert, Jonese and Raven



CLICK TO SEE PICTURES OF THE STORE IN ITS NEW LOCATION!

Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.
Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 8pm.
Call: 206-PAN-1999





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We are also now on Facebook:
Become a Fan; post your event on the discussion page!




Also on Facebook: THE SEATTLE PAGAN, OCCULT AND METAPHYSICAL RESOURCE BOARD has been created in order to facilitate networking throughout the Pacific Northwest. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1000179343332589/

If you have a Magical Group, Ritual Group, Pagan Church or organization, Druid Grove, please feel free to post your events and classes here.

Meetups, talks, book signings, public rituals,  etc—all are welcome here.
We'd prefer no advertisements for Professional Readers, Reiki practitioners, etc. However, if you are teaching a class, or giving a workshop or talk,  feel free to post your event.
This group is specifically for sharing events of interest to the local community, it is not meant for discussing magical paths and traditions, or asking general questions about magick or paganism. Please remain civil, do disparaging posts about groups or individuals. Off topic posts WILL be moderated.
..and check out the Edge’s new TUMBLR Page!

REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!

CLASSROOM/RITUAL SPACE IS AVAILABLE-- PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS!
No charge if your class or event is free!





EVENT: 

PAGAN PRIDE!

CENTRAL PUGET SOUND PAGAN PRIDE DAY





EVENT:         CENTRAL PUGET SOUND PAGAN PRIDE DAY
DATE:           Saturday 29 AUGUST 2015 10:00AM – 6:00PM
                        Sunday 30 AUGUST 2015 10:00AM- 5:00PM

LOCATION: Freighthouse Square/Foss Hall
                        2501 East “D” Street
                        Tacoma, WA 98406
COST:            FREE, we ask that people bring a non-perishable item for NW Harvest
                        or donation to Sarvey Wildlife Center or Downtown Emergency Services.
AGE:              People of ALL ages, People of ALL religions are welcome.

WEBSITE:    www.cpspaganpride.org
Organization/Host:  Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride
Non-Profit:  We are a 501(c) (3) Non-profit Corporation
Address: P.O. Box 1153 Spanaway, WA. 98387
Point of Contact:  Sandra McLeish  Secretary
POC Phone:  253-846-9493 or cell 253-691-5398
Alternate POC:  Michaela Rand  President
Alternate POC Phone: 360-631-3499

The Central Puget Sound region has a very large, diverse community of Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Shamans, Witches, Heathens, Healers and Earth-Based Spiritualists.  Many people have no idea how large our community really is.  There are 86 Public Pagan groups, 19 Pagan Stores and 992 Pagan events/classes scheduled for the rest of the year listed on www.witchvox.com

You can spend days on Yahoo meet-up and Facebook going through pages of Seattle /Tacoma/ Olympia Paganism/ Witchcraft/ Earth-based Spirituality.  The days of hiding in the “broom closet” are fading away, and our community grows daily.  This year we are expecting between 2,000-4,000 people.  Pagan Pride Day brings our community together and is the perfect opportunity to educate, answers questions, and share experiences with the public.  It is a fun-filled day of fellowship, workshops, live entertainment, children activities, rituals, drum circle, classes and merchant booths. This will be the largest Pagan Pride Day in our official 9 year history.  Our diverse communities are coming together for this special day.  We have groups, vendors and performers that are coming from Kirkland, Seattle, Poulsbo, Auburn, Tacoma, Olympia, and Friday Harbor.  This will be the first time in our history that we will be having a two day event, so there will be more opportunities to shop, attend workshops, rituals, presentations, watch live entertainment and most importantly build community and fellowship. As of 28 July 2015 we have 47 Vendors/Merchants/Healers, 16 Classes/Workshops, 11 sets of live entertainment, 2 drum circles, silent auction and kid’s activities.

Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day (CPSPPD) is a part of the worldwide Pagan Pride Project, www.paganpride.org. Pagan Pride promotes tolerance and understanding between those of different belief systems through education, activism, charity and community. For pagans, the event can help you meet other like-minded individuals, as well as learn about other paths by attending a public ritual. Those who are interested in Paganism can connect with teachers and groups, or attend workshops on many pagan related topics. Non-Pagans will find that the Pagan Pride event can help them understand their pagan friends, coworkers, family members, neighbors and others that they come in contact with every day.

The Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride event brings together Pagans from all paths in a safe environment. Together we will gather, learn, celebrate and honor our diversity and the divinity within.
Here is some additional information about our event

***This year we will be located on both floor of FREIGHTHOUSE SQUARE.  This includes the Rainier Room/Foss Hall/Outside Patio/Surrounding Classrooms. There will be plenty of signs and a person to direct everyone to the festivities. ***

Parking:  There is plenty of free parking in the garage, located across the street of Freighthouse Square.

Transportation:  The Tacoma Link, Amtrak train, Greyhound bus, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, Sounder Commuter Rail and Express bus service either stop directly at Freighthouse Square or very close by.

Admission is always FREE!  We only ask that you bring a non-perishable food item/donation for Northwest Harvest or a donation to Sarvey Wildlife Center or Downtown Emergency Services.

Food:  Freighthouse Square is home to an International Food Court with a wide variety of delicious meals.

Schedule:  To Be Announced
For a list of vendors and more information, please visit our website www.cpspaganpride.org

We also are available for any potential interviews or media coverage.  Feel free to contact me anytime.
Sandra McLeish 253-691-5398  email:  www.secretary.cpspp@gmail.com

Brightest Blessings,
Sandra











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ANCESTORS OF THE CRAFT
By Christopher Penczak
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Copper Cauldron Publishing (November 1, 2013)
List Price: $25.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Modern pagans are heirs to a rich confluence of traditions from numerous pioneers in the realms of Spirit who have passed beyond the Veil. Ancestors of the Craft honors these ancestors, some widely known, others obscure, but no less deserving.
A wide range of authors have contributed looks at important figures and elders in the history of the modern Witchcraft and Neo-pagan movements, some four dozen in all, including:



• Lightbearers of a New Age: Layers of groundwork for the early Theosophical movement and pre-modern Witchcraft, such as Madame H.P. Blavatsky and Alice Bailey.

• Founders of Modern Magick: Occultists of the 19th century magickal revival and their inheritors, from the infamous Aleister Crowley to Franz Bardon and Kenneth Grant. Crafters of the New Witch: Founders and scions of the modern Witchcraft traditions, from Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente, and Alex Sanders to Scott Cunningham and Andrew Chumbley, some still obscured in legend.

• Personal Guides on the Path: An opportunity for authors to acknowledge personal guides, mentors, and inspirations, often unsung elders of their paths.

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THE BOOK OF ABRAMELIN:
A New Translation - Revised and Expanded Edition
By Abraham von Worms
Publisher:Nicolas-Hays, Incorporated
Publication date:05/01/2015
Edition description:Revised
Pages:304
List Price: $45.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
This is a new and expanded second edition of The Book of Abramelin, a modern classic of Magic since it was first published in English by Ibis Press in 2006. The new material includes copious footnotes and an extensive index.
It is the first modern translation of this critical magical work since S.L. Macgregor Mathers's original translation over 100 years ago. Not only is the language updated, but Georg Dehn, the compiler and editor, has sourced his work from all extant manuscripts, whereas Mathers used just one. The result is a stunning new translation, which has already set the occult world abuzz.





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Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials
MABON:
Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Autumn Equinox
By Diana Rajchel 
Series: Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials (Book 5)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2015)
List Price: $ 11.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A thanksgiving celebration for the second harvest
Mabon—also known as the Autumn Equinox—is a time to honor the spiritual significance of harvest, sacrifice, and survival. This guide shows you how to perform rituals and work magic that incorporates the shifting balance between light and dark that reaches its pinnacle during the equinox.

Rituals • Recipes • Lore • Spells Divination • Crafts • Correspondences Invocations • Prayers • Meditations

Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch’s year.

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LLEWELLYN'S MAGICAL SAMPLER:
The Best Articles From the Magical Almanac
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2015)
List Price: $ 14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Raymond Buckland • Scott Cunningham • Silver RavenWolf • Ted Andrews • Don Michael Kraig • Edain McCoy • D.J. Conway • John Michael Greer • Sandra Kynes • Ember Grant • Donald Tyson • Dr. Jonn Mumford

The Best Spells, Rituals, and Ideas from Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, a bestselling magical resource since 1990

Delve into the brilliant minds of the most popular magical writers, and discover powerful tips, techniques, and lore for important esoteric topics. With more than seventy articles organized according to the four elements, this book is an indispensible collection of magical ideas for casual magic users and aficionados alike.

Money and Prosperity • Auras and Crystals • Folklore and Faeries • Totems and Sacred Animals • Dreams and Magical Symbols • Runes and Tarot • Ceremonies and Rituals • Spiritual Protection • Psychic Awareness • and Much More

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THE PRACTICAL ART OF DIVINE MAGIC:
Contemporary & Ancient Techniques of Theurgy
By Patrick Dunn
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (August 8, 2015)
List Price: $ 19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The ancient world of Egypt, Greece, and Rome was home to a set of magical and spiritual technologies, called theurgy, that unite the practice of magic with the aims of religion. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the art of creating a stronger bond between the theurgist and his or her deities. The results of this stronger bond were imminently practical: stronger magic, more meaningful existence, and a better life.  With the fall of Rome, these techniques faded into obscurity, and many of them were lost forever.

This book revives, restores, and reinvents these practices for a contemporary pagan or magical practitioner. A mixture of scholarly research and examination of source texts and daring experimentation and extrapolation leads to a complete and workable system that can inform a variety of practices, all presented in a relaxed, lighthearted, and readable way.

Whether you practice witchcraft, ceremonial magic, or chaos magic, you can benefit from the practice of theurgy. You will learn techniques to create stronger bonds with divine forces, call up and communicate with spiritual beings, summon a magical assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and master your own mind. The ultimate goal is union with the divine, but theurgy is a practical path, and every step on that path is designed to improve your life.

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COMMUNICATING WITH SPIRIT:
Here's How You Can Communicate (and Benefit from) Spirits of the Departed, Spirit Guides & Helpers, Gods & Goddesses, Your Higher Self; and Your Holy Guardian Angel
By Joe H. Slate PhD and Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Paperback: 792 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (August 8, 2015)
List Price:$ 34.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
·         Bring Your Unconscious Powers into the Conscious Mind and Make a Life of Greater Success and Happiness...

·         Master the Tools of Psychic Empowerment and Self Knowledge...

·         Become more than you are...

Spiritual communication is no longer a passive state of waiting to hear the spirits speak through a medium or channel. Discover how to manifest an active state of consciousness and create direct communication with specific spirits and spiritual entities. This is a “do it yourself ” book, personal and individual, so you no longer have to depend on groups and institutions for power or authority.

Communicating with Spirit shows you—with clear and precise instructions— how to return Spirit to your inner self, open the doors to communication at the spiritual levels, and extend perception from material limitations toward the inclusiveness of higher-dimensional awareness. Explore yourself and the world of spirit—the answers come from within.

About the Authors:
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (St. Paul, MN) is Chairman of Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., one of the oldest and largest publishers of Spirituality and Self- Help books. A former Wiccan High Priest, Past Grand Master Aurum Solis, Past Chairman of the Council of American Witches, practicing astrologer and publisher, he has spread interest in Metaphysical subjects for more than sixty years and has earned academic degrees, professional certifications, and honorary recognitions from several initiate orders and academic institutions. Weschcke continues his life-long studies in parapsychology, Quantum Theory, Kabbalah, psychology, Tantra, Taoism, Tarot, Astrology, Shamanism, and World Spirituality.

Joe H. Slate, PhD (Hartselle, AL) is a licensed psychologist in private practice. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Athens State University, a member of the American Psychological Association, a Platinum Registrant in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and founder of the Parapsychology Research Institute and Foundation (PRIF). Dr. Slate’s research has been funded by the U. S. Army, the Parapsychology Foundation of New York, and numerous private sources. He is the author of sixteen books that have been translated into fifteen languages.


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TAROT INTERACTIONS:
Become More Intuitive, Psychic & Skilled at Reading Cards
By Deborah Lipp
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (July 8, 2015)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Read Any Deck with Deeper and More Meaningful Results Than Ever Before--

Move beyond reading “card by card” and learn to provide powerful readings with a nuanced, flowing narrative like that of a story or poem. Designed for both beginners and advanced students, Tarot Interactions shows how to interact with the cards in a synergistic way, leading to more dynamic readings with any deck or oracle.

Join author Deborah Lipp as she reveals a unique approach to the tarot, with accessible lessons on patterns and layouts, card pairs, using language and storytelling to deepen a reading, techniques for interacting with querents, and developing or utilizing psychic ability. Explore simple yet effective exercises on topics from pathworking to meditation, as well as tarot experiments and games. Take your reading and intuition skills from wherever they are now to wherever you want them to be with this indispensable guide.

About the Author:
Deborah Lipp was initiated into a traditional Gardnerian coven of Witches in 1981, became a High Priestess in 1986, and has been teaching Wicca and running Pagan circles ever since. She has appeared in various media discussing Wicca, including the A&E documentary Ancient Mysteries: Witchcraft in America, on MSNBC, in The New York Times, and in many smaller TV and print sources.

Deborah has been published in many Pagan publications, including The Llewellyn Magical Almanac, Pangaia, Green Egg, The Druid's Progress, Converging Paths, and The Hidden Path, as well as Mothering Magazine. She has lectured at numerous Pagan festivals on a variety of topics.

Deborah is a technical writer with a variety of skills. She lives in Rockland County, NY, with her son, Arthur, who tap dances, and two cats. Deborah reads and teaches Tarot, designs wire-and-bead jewelry, solves and designs puzzles, watches old movies, hand-paints furniture, and dabbles in numerous handcrafts.




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IMPRESSIONISTS TAROT DECK
By Corrine Kenner, Arturo Picca
By:Lo Scarabeo
Imprint:Llewellyn
78 Card Tarot Deck
Pub Date: August 2015
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Inspired by one of the most important—and visually stunning—art movements of all time, this tarot deck provides utterly unique perspectives on all the most challenging questions of life. Take a journey through the genius of the world’s artistic heritage, and feel the magic that exists within its exquisite beauty.




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META-BARONS TAROT
By Alejandro Jodorowsky (Author), Juan Gimenez (Illustrator)
By:Lo Scarabeo
Imprint: Llewellyn
Boxed 78 Card Deck
Pub Date: June 2015
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Inspired by the wildly popular graphic novel series, this is a deck of metaphysical mysteries and delights.

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NEW 2016 PERIODICALS ARE HERE!

LLEWELLYN'S 2016 CALENDARS, ALMANACS, AND DATEBOOKS


ALCHEMY 1977 GOTHIC 2016 CALENDAR:                     
The Raven and the Rose
By Alchemy 1977
Price: $13.99
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover the cunning beauty of ravens and roses in this gorgeously illustrated sixteen-month calendar. Featuring an incredible collection of Gothic artwork, the Alchemy 1977 Gothic 2016 Calendar includes a designed grid for each month. Every image in this calendar evokes a romantic yet sinister mood, reminding us that no rose is without its thorns, no raven without its shadow. Dark, mystical, and distinctive, this calendar will guide you throughout the year with remarkable scenes and stunning subjects.

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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
83rd Edition of the World's Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar
Price:  $14.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Llewellyn's Astrological Calendar—The Most Trusted Astrological Calendar in the World
Let the stars and planets guide you to a prosperous year. Featuring monthly horoscopes, an astrology primer, and beautiful original artwork by Kim Kincaid.



  • Monthly horoscopes by Lesley Francis
  • An introduction to astrology
  • Best days for planting and fishing
  • Travel and vacation forecasts
  • Gorgeous and inspiring artwork
  • Major daily aspects, monthly ephemerides, and 2016 eclipses
  • Retrograde notations for Mercury, Venus, and Mars


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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 ASTROLOGICAL POCKET PLANNER
Daily Ephemeris & Aspectarian 2015-2017
Price: $8.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Astrological Wisdom to Empower Your Future

Plan important events, set goals, and organize your life with Llewellyn’s award-winning datebook, the only one that offers three years of ephemeris and aspectarian data. 

Comprehensive and compact, Llewellyn’s 2016 Astrological Pocket Planner is perfect for beginners and advanced astrologers alike. Choose the best dates for special occasions, pinpoint the optimal times to start new projects, avoid planetary pitfalls, and more.



  • Daily signs, Moon phases, and aspects
  • 2016 week-at-a-glance
  • Planetary stations chart
  • Moon void-of-course table
  • World time-zone map and conversion table
  • Best days for planting and fishing
  • National Calendar Award Winner Over 15 Years in Print

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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 DAILY PLANETARY GUIDE
Complete Astrology At-A-Glance
Price: $12.99
Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide Is Your Personal Star Power Planner

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Plan your days using cosmic energies—it’s easy with the most trusted and astrologically detailed guide available. Before you plan a vacation, sign a contract, or schedule an important event, consult the weekly forecasts and Opportunity Periods—times when the positive flow of energy is at its peak. Designed with both astrological newcomers and professionals in mind, this comprehensive and essential guide is your key to a smooth and successful year.


  • Weekly forecasts by Pam Ciampi
  • Opportunity Periods for 2016 by Jim Shawvan
  • Planet retrograde and direct station times
  • Moon sign, phase, and void-of-course periods
  • A guide to planetary sightings & eclipses in 2016
  • Planet and moon aspects and ingress times
  • Ephemeris tables that include Chiron & four asteroids
  • Planetary hours with complete instructions
  • The world’s leading planetary guide for over 30 years


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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 HERBAL ALMANAC
Herbs for Growing & Gathering, Cooking & Crafts, Health & Beauty, History, Myth & Lore
Price:  $11.99
FROM THE PUBLIHSER:
Cultivate Good Health With Nature’s Versatile Herbs

Now in its 16th year and better than ever, Llewellyn’s Herbal Almanac features dozens of articles that explore the many uses of herbs. From gardening, cooking, and crafts to health, beauty, and lore, this treasury of innovative herbal ideas will improve your life through the power of nature’s helpful plants.

Discover friendly fungi for the herbalist, permaculture and the herb garden, herb perfumes, misunderstood mint, a salute to spuds, and inspiration for blackberrying. You’ll even find information on dream gardens and shade gardens. From herbal pickling to herbs and trees of the coniferous forest, this practical almanac is your gateway to the herbal kingdom.
  • Explore herbal remedies for insomnia and anxiety
  • Create natural insect repellant
  • Learn the secrets of wildcrafting with weeds
  • Make herbal balms, salves, and love charms
  • Take inventory of the herb cupboard
  • Use herbs to improve the mind
  • Reap the benefits of flower essences


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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 MAGICAL ALMANAC
Practical Magic for Everyday Living
Price: $11.99
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Embark on a Magical Journeyto Enhance Your Life and Practice

Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac has been inspiring all levels of magical practitioners for over twenty years. Filled with practical spells, rituals, and fresh ideas, you’ll find new ways to deepen your craft and improve everyday life.

This edition features nearly three dozen compelling articles, grouped by element, on everything from magical pets to beauty tips. Also included is a handy calendar section—shaded for easy “flip to” reference—featuring world festivals, holidays, and the 2016 Sabbats. 

You’ll also find astrological info, plus incense and color correspondences, to empower your magical work.
  • Invoke the power of the earth with chalk magic, evolutionary ancestor spirits, and copper energy rods--
  • Discover the spiritual gifts of elemental angels, color and bottle magic, and Sabbat rituals
  • Stoke your inner fire through magical transformation, candle magic, and crossroads witchcraft--
  • Dive into water magic using gem elixirs, shell games, and more
  •  Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac has been published annually for over twenty years 





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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 MOON SIGN BOOK
Conscious Living by the Cycles of the Moon
Price: $11.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
For more than one hundred years, this easy-to-use guide has provided detailed times and dates to help you achieve success. Use the moon’s dynamic energies to get the best results for:

Planting • Hunting • Fishing • Buying a Car • Training Pets • Asking for a Loan • Investing • Brewing • Entertaining • Starting a New Business • Household Chores • Buying Electronics • Weeding • Home Repairs • Canning • Breaking Habits • And Much More

With lunar timing tips on planting and harvesting and a guide to companion plants, Llewellyn’s Moon Sign Book is a gardener’s best friend. Additionally, discover tips on how to get and stay healthy, take care of your garden in the winter months, reclaim the moon in midlife, work with spring bulbs, and live green.
  • Economic forecasts
  • Detailed weather predictions for each region
  • Best dates for relationships, business, finances, and more
  • Weekly pages featuring tips for growing fruits and vegetables
  • A monthly lunar aspectarian with moon tables




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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 SABBATS ALMANAC
Samhain 2015 to Mabon 2016
Price: $12.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Celebrate the Seasons and the Wheel of the Year

Rituals • Recipes • Crafts • Pagan Lore • Planetary Guidance

Enrich your spiritual life with the lessons and gifts of the eight sacred holidays of the witches’ year. Offering a variety of ways to work with seasonal energies, Llewellyn’s 2016 Sabbats Almanac features ideas and insights from a wealth of favorite contributors:

Dallas Jennifer Cobb • Natalie Zaman • Suzanne Ress • Elizabeth Barrette • Diana Rajchel • Susan Pesznecker • Eilidh Grove • Magenta Griffith • Linda Raedisch • Blake Octavian Blair • April Elliott Kent • Doreen Shababy • Tess Whitehurst

Includes more than fifty articles written for newcomers and experienced witches:
  • Creative, low-cost arts and crafts projects
  • Ideas for celebrating the sabbats as a family
  • Simple recipes for delicious appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts
  • Astrological influences with full and new moon rituals
  • Extended rituals for groups and individuals
  • Journal pages for keeping track of your festival plans and memories
  • Fascinating Pagan folklore and customs
  • Samhain 2015 to Mabon 2016





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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 STEAMPUNK CALENDAR

Price:  $13.99
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Explore a fascinating alternate reality where the past and future converge into a blend of magic, mystery, and machinery. Llewellyn’s Steampunk Calendar presents gorgeous illustrations by John Blumen, whose stunning artwork has been featured on a myriad of publications, including the Arthurian steampunk novel Camelot Burning. Each month depicts men and women living in a world that unites historical elegance with imaginative technology.





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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 SUN SIGN BOOK
Horoscopes for Everyone!
By Kim Rogers-Gallagher
Price: $11.99 
 FROM THE PUBLISHER:
It’s Your Year to Shine!

Discover the best time to achieve success in all your endeavors with this easy-to-use guide. Use the action tables for planning important events such as moving, starting a new romance, ending a relationship, or going on vacation. Find out what’s in store for you and your loved ones with insightful horoscopes that are out of this world.

Filled with practical planetary wisdom, Llewellyn’s Sun Sign Book has been a trusted resource for questions about money, relationships, careers, and more for over thirty years.

  • Sun sign action tables listing the best times for a variety of activities (starting a diet, getting a loan, joining a club, etc.)
  • Detailed descriptions of each Sun sign, including relationships, career, money, strengths, and difficulties
  •  Rewarding and challenging days in every month for each sign
  •  An easy astrological primer for beginners
  • Astrological overview for 2016
  • Published annually since 1984





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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 WITCHES' CALENDAR
Price: $13.99
FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Chart Your Path for a Magical Year

Enchanting you for more than fifteen years, Llewellyn’s Witches’ Calendar is a daily reminder of the magical nature of the world. Align yourself with the rhythms of the changing seasons, celebrate with rituals and spellwork, and measure your days with magic.

This treasury of craft wisdom provides both new and experienced Witches with Moon signs and phases; planetary motion (including retrogrades); daily color correspondences; solar and lunar eclipses; even lunar gardening tips. With original scratchboard art by Kathleen Edwards and unforgettable spells, essays, and rituals by popular authors, this calendar is a perfect resource for living in balance and harmony.

January: A Winter Retreat Susan Pesznecker
February: Love Potions Melanie Marquis
March: The Easter Witch Linda Raedisch
April: April Showers Blake Octavian Blair
May: Honoring the May Queen Diana Rajchel
June: The Wings of Summer James Kambos
July: Hail Caesar Elizabeth Barrette
August: First Harvest Magick Ellen Dugan
September: Harvest Fall(ing) Energy Barbara Ardinger
October: Sacred Spirits Dallas Jennifer Cobb
November: Santa Muerte Autumn Damiana
December: A Solstice Wish Tess Whitehurst




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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 WITCHES' COMPANION
An Almanac for Contemporary Living
Price: $11.99
FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Modern Witches on the Path of Wisdom

Discover everyday insights and timely essays on witchy lifestyles, Craft essentials, issues in the Pagan community, and magical transformation. Llewellyn’s 2016 Witches’ Companion features some of the most innovative Wiccan/Pagan thinkers working today:

Tess Whitehurst • Kristoffer Hughes • Melanie Marquis • Michael Furie • Susan Pesznecker • Boudica • Ember Grant • Elizabeth Barrette • and many more


Includes more than two dozen provocative and practical articles--
  • Transitioning to a Pagan Lifestyle
  • Lessons in Kindness from the Grasshopper and the Ant
  • Pagan Standard Time
  • Witchy Ways of Eating
  • Banishing and Polarization
  • Magick Spells for Kids
  • Recognizing and Combating the Evil Eye
  • A Guide to Smudging
  • Creating Your Own Magical Moniker
  • Includes a sixteen-month calendar and lunar information for spellwork and rituals




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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 WITCHES' DATEBOOK
Price: $11.99
FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Make Your Year Magical With Witchy Wisdom

Keep up with the increasing busyness of life—both magical and mundane—with Llewellyn’s 2016 Witches’ Datebook, which features enchanting illustrations from award-winning artist Kathleen Edwards. Add a little magic to each day and keep pace with the ever-turning Wheel of the Year with this indispensable, on-the-go tool.

Find fresh ways to celebrate the sacred seasons and enhance your practice with seasonal spells by Deborah Blake, inspiring Sabbat musings by James Kambos, tasty Sabbat recipes by Susan Pesznecker, and Moon rituals by Elizabeth Barrette. For spellwork, there’s astrological information and daily colors. Also included are articles on The Power of the Mind by Dallas Jennifer Cobb, Smartphone Sorcery by Michael Furie, Beating the Bad-Day Blues by Melanie Marquis, and Enchanted Stomping Grounds by Jane Meredith. 
  • At-a-glance guide to the best days to plant and harvest
  • Wiccan holidays, Sabbat musings, and tasty seasonal recipes for celebrating the Wheel of the Year
  • Daily planetary and color correspondences to empower your magical work
  • Moon lore and Esbat rituals, plus Moon phases for successful spellcasting
  • 17th Year of Publication!      



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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 WITCHES' SPELL-A-DAY ALMANAC                   
Holidays & Lore, Spells, Rituals & Meditations
Price:  $11.99
FROM THE PUBLISHER:   
365 Spells and Rites to Make Your Year Magical

Add a little magic to each day with a quick and simple spell from Llewellyn’s Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac. Spellcasters of all levels can enhance their daily life with these easy bewitchments, recipes, rituals, and meditations.

This helpful almanac offers spells for every occasion that require minimal supplies. For convenience, the 365 spells are cross-referenced by purpose, including love, health, money, protection, home and garden, travel, and communication. Beginners will find advice on the best time, place, and tools for performing each spell. With space to jot down notes, this unique spellbook can be used as a Book of Shadows. Also included are a glossary of magical terms, lore and traditions for each month, daily color and incense correspondences, and spells for:
  • Better communication
  • Healing rifts
  • Blessing a home
  • Manifesting your goals
  • Cleansing your body & spirit
  • Personal protection
  • Improved relationships
  • Safe travel
Contributors include many well-known and emerging Witches and writers: Tess Whitehurst, Thuri Calafia, Blake Octavian Blair, Raven Digitalis, Mickie Mueller, Kerri Connor, Ellen Dugan, Michael Furie, Natalie Zaman, and more.


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LLEWELLYN'S 2016 WOODLAND FAERIES CALENDAR
By: Linda Ravenscroft
Price: $13.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER: 

Connect with the magic and mysticism of faeries all year

Deep within the forest realm, enchanting sprites, playful pixies, and other wondrous spirits of nature call to you. Join them on a yearlong journey full of incredible magic and grace with Llewellyn’s Woodland Faeries Calendar. Renowned fantasy artist Linda Ravenscroft’s gorgeous and compelling illustrations guide you from month to month, helping you keep track of important dates and holidays—including major religious and British holidays—as well as moon phase information.



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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again September 1st, 2015
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