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Friday, February 12, 2016

NEW TITLE: THE AZOËTIA, THIRD EDITION

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PLEASED TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING
NEW TITLE
FROM XOANON PRESS





THE AZOËTIA
A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft
By Andrew D. Chumbley
Standard Third Edition of 1,000 hand-numbered copies in black cloth with dust jacket, with custom endpapers.
List Price: $168.50

The Original Azoetia

I am He, I am She, that leapeth living from Star, Sun and Flame.
Blessed am I that have shod the Horses of Man
and have clothed the Steeds of the Gods,
Brother and Twin of Heart are We,
to All that are ridden by the Gods.
For it is Our Hand that hath taken
The Bones of the Reddened One from the Earth.
It is Our Hand that hath raised up the Soul of the Ancient
In the Body of the Present.”

Originally published by Xoanon in 1992, Azoëtia or ‘The Book of the Magical Quintessence’ has become one of the most sought-after new magical works of our time and may be regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition in its present phase of work. Azoëtia is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working tools; the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress; and an eleven-chaptered Grimoirium detailing the arcana and composite practices of the Sacred Alphabet – the twenty-two lettered code of sorcerous principles underlying the practical spectrum of the Arte Magical. The entire work intends the reification of traditional British cunning-craft praxis according to the spiritual vision and artistry of a contemporary initiate.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER:
As the incepting text of Xoanon Limited, Andrew D. Chumbley's visionary book was first published in 1992 and is regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition. The second edition of 2002 sold out within months of its release. Since then, exorbitant prices on the second-hand market have prevented ownership of this essential text. In response to the growing interest in this work, and as part of the conservation and dissemination of the magical texts of the Cultus Sabbati, Xoanon Limited is pleased to announce the third edition of The Azoetia, the first of three major book releases for calendar year 2016.


The Third Edition presents the complete text of the 'Sethos Edition' of 2002, being the definitive recension of the work. Original images have been digitally conserved and the whole has been freshly typeset, printed offset lithography on 70 lb cream acid-free archival stock, octavo format. Design and materials are of the highest standard, for which XOANON is well known.

Standard Edition of 1,000 hand-numbered copies in black cloth with dust jacket, with custom endpapers.




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.

Monday, February 1, 2016

IMBOLC!!!!

HAPPY IMBOLC!!!!

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 Neptune Theatre, in the University District.

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, AND FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN FIXING UP THE NEW STORE!
YOU ARE PRICELESS. AND WE LOVE YOU!!!!!
Blessings, from Robert, Jonese and Raven

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

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Also on Facebook: THE SEATTLE PAGAN, OCCULT AND METAPHYSICAL RESOURCE BOARD has been created in order to facilitate networking throughout the Pacific Northwest. 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!
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EFFIGY:
Graven Image and Holy Idol
By Martin Duffy, Illustrated by Raven Ebner, AKA Corviid
Three Hands
Press, 2016
Effigy is 560 pages, printed offset lithography on heavy uncoated stock, and illustrated in colour throughout. A standard edition in cloth and colour dust jacket, limited to 729 copies. List Price $77.00 each.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
From ancient times to the present, humanity has wielded a plenitude of formulae for the making and manipulation of magical images. In esoteric traditions where image magic is particularly deep rooted, the most prevalent motif is the poppet, that doll through whose agency the witch gains influence over the enfigured victim. Though such effigies popularly exact their curses by point of thorn and pin, image-magic includes far more than vengeful maleficia, being a complex sorcerous art also including healing, love, sexual power, fertility, protection, and magical knowledge. In its highest forms, the ensouled effigy serves as holy Icon. These divine images, lovingly carved by the priests of many faiths, make present the multitude of gods on earth, becoming the focus of that form of veneration known as idolatry. 


Although often considered the preserve of magical and priestly adepts, great tradition attends also the making of poppets by common-folk, whether Christian or heathen, high or low-born. This folk knowledge was especially sought out in times of great desperation, the resultant manikins used to magically improve man’s lot and wreak revenge upon his oppressors.


Many years in the works and thoroughly researched, Effigy is an exhaustive compendium of image magic, viewed particularly through the lens of witchcraft, and the sorcery and folk magic of Britain. As a cartography of magical simulacra, it meticulously examines the broad range of magical effigy types, their materials and methods of construction, as well as the spells used to awaken and empower them. The whole is enriched by practical receipts taken from the author’s personal notebooks, and arresting original images.


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THE ILLUSTRATED PICATRIX:
The Complete Occult Classic of Astrological Magic
By John Michael Greer and Christopher Warnock
With Black and White Art from Johannes Angelus, Samuel Strangehopes, Nigel Jackson, et al.
Hardcover: 322 pages
Publisher: Renaissance Astrology (March 10, 2015)
List Price: $48.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Picatrix is the most famous grimoire of astrological magic and one of the most important works of medieval and Renaissance magic. With all four books, the complete text, in one volume, translated and annotated by the noted scholars, magicians and
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astrologers John Michael Greer and Christopher Warnock, Picatrix takes its rightful place as an essential occult text for modern esotericists. The Illustrated Picatrix contains over 120 illustrations, with images of the 7 planets and 28 Mansions of the Moon by Nigel Jackson as well as images of the 36 decans and 12 signs by Renaissance artists. This is an authentic ancient magical text, lucidly translated and fully annotated with over 400 footnotes.







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SPELLCASTING:
Beyond the Basics
By Michael Furie
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2016)
List Price: $15.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
You’ve got the basics of spellcasting down―now take your magical practice to a higher level. Discover how to add potency to your protective and defensive magic, healing work, psychic development, and divination. Cast successful spells for love and money. Add lesser-known workings to your repertoire, such as sending out etheric tendrils, creating a nocturnal servitor, and ethically practicing weather magic. With convenient “at-a-glance” correspondences and recipes for potions, incense, and oils, Spellcasting offers practical tips and techniques that will forever improve your magical workings:

Love magic • familiars • remote viewing • scrying mirrors • merging with the elements • divination • psychic development • weather magic • healing • defensive magic • astrological influences • protection • meditation • altered states • allies and helpers • money magic


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BLOODY MARY'S GUIDE TO HAUNTINGS, HORRORS, AND DANCING WITH THE DEAD:
True Stories from the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
By Bloody Mary and Jeff Belanger (Foreword)
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (February 1, 2016)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
". . . known as 'The Poet Priestess of the Spirit of New Orleans' Bloody Mary is a true spokeswoman of her hometown . . ." --Southern Women Magazine
Journey through compelling chapters and meet 50 ghosts as Bloody Mary shares with readers her experiences with the ghosts and haunted happenings of New Orleans. Among the tales of the supernatural are:
  • The spirit of Voodoo Queen : Marie Laveau
  • A meeting with Julie the Ghost of Forbidden Love
  • The story of Madame La Laurie, La Vampyra
  • Meetings with Jean Lafitte, the Gentleman Pirate
  • Encounters with the ghosts in New Orleans graveyards
  • Living with ghosts in Bloody Mary's own private Haunted home

Each chapter ends with "Afterlife Lessons and Warnings" with a recap of the Spirit's Who's Who , and what they do to help readers navigate the seen and the unseen worlds.
What makes these stories particularly engaging is Bloody Mary herself. She is not only a psychic investigator, she is also a psychic healer offering healing and kindness to spirits that walk the earth and also helping readers find spiritual lessons in encounters with the spirit world.


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HOW TO SURVIVE MERCURY RETROGRADE:
And Venus & Mars, Too
By Bernie Ashman
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2016)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Go beyond the fear and negativity of retrograde periods and achieve success. Retrogrades can present unexpected opportunities when you approach them with creativity and patience. How to Survive Mercury Retrograde shows you how to be better prepared for retrograde cycles and handle those areas of life that are most commonly affected. Discover the answers to questions about getting married, accepting a new job, or buying a car during a retrograde period. Explore retrograde survival tips that will help you maintain focus and correct mistakes. Look up your sign and corresponding element to see how you can cope. Whether you are a student of astrology or just someone wanting to know how to survive a retrograde cycle with less stress, this book will help you navigate these challenging astrological periods.


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MAGIC OF THE IRON PENTACLE:
Reclaiming Sex, Pride, Self, Power & Passion
By Jane Meredith and Gede Parma
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2016)
List price: $17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Iron Pentacle is a tool for reawakening to our essential humanity and our sovereign selves. Exploring the themes of sex, pride, self, power, and passion, this book invites you to develop magic of the body that sings to the spirit.

Join authors Jane Meredith and Gede Parma on an intense journey into self-awareness through practices of the Reclaiming Tradition, where each step leads to self-actualization, authenticity, and potent magic. Through personal stories and rites you can perform, Magic of the Iron Pentacle opens the door to a revolutionary concept that combines personal empowerment with magical technique. The Iron Pentacle evokes qualities neglected and disparaged―yet these qualities, together and in balance, enliven our magic and our lives.

About the Authors:
Jane Meredith is an Australian writer and ritualist. Her books include Magic of the Iron Pentacle, Circle of Eight: Creating Magic for Your Place on Earth, Rituals of Celebration, and Journey to the Dark Goddess. Jane is passionate about myths and mythic realms, magic, co-created ritual, trees and rivers, and dark chocolate. She offers workshops internationally, both live and as distance courses. She is a Reclaiming teacher and one of the founders of CloudCatcher WitchCamp. Her website is www.janemeredith.com .

Gede Parma (a.k.a. Fio) is a witch, seer, healer, mystic, activist, and writer. She is a genderless, mercurial being who dwells in Awe and Gratitude much of the time. Ze lives in Ubud, Bali, the island of his birth, and is a world-traveller. He is an award-winning author of books on Paganism and Witchcraft and is an enthusiastic prose poet and dancer. She teaches workshops on sorcerous and shamanic magic and ritual in both hemispheres and is an initiate of both the WildWood and Anderean Threads of Craft. Gede likes to spend hir time practising potent Presence in Place and working with both humans and non-humans to defend our beloved Planet and to open the way to blessing and insight. Visit Gede online at www.gedeparma.com .


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TAROT FUNDAMENTALS
By Tali Goodwin, Sasha Graham, Marcus Katz, Mark McElroy, Riccardo Minetti, Barbara Moore,
Giordano Berti, Lo Scarabeo
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (February 8, 2016)
List Price: $39.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A labor of love ten years in the making, Tarot Fundamentals is Lo Scarabeo's authoritative compilation of tarot knowledge. With thorough perspectives on tarot history, reading, spiritual work, card meanings, and more, this full-color volume is an indispensable reference for beginners and adepts alike. Includes more than 400 color illustrations and contributions from a wide range of tarot experts, including Sasha Graham, Barbara Moore, Mark McElroy, Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin, Giordano Berti, and Riccardo Minetti. Tarot is a living tradition, forever evolving and growing. This resource book shows that tarot is always reinventing itself while never forgetting its origins.















BARBIERI TAROT CARDS
By Barbieri, Lo Scarabeo
78 Card Deck
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Box Tcr Cr edition (February 8, 2016)
Language: English
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Paolo Barbieri is a true master of form, imbuing his art with an assured vision while leaving it open to interpretation, leading you through a sea of understandings. This tarot deck blends the best of Barbieri's fantastical style with the divinatory depth of the tarot. It is a deck rich in possibilities . . .

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NEW FICTION:


BLOOD HOUND
(Alexi Sokolsky: Hound of Eden)
By James Osiris Baldwin, Karen Robinson (Editor)
Paperback: 335 pages
Publisher: Gift Horse Productions; 1 edition (January 15, 2016)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"One of the first things every new mage learns about magic is that—despite your newly discovered powers over the universe—you are forever a struggling speck of krill in a very large, very cold, very dangerous ocean."

Alexi Sokolsky is a spook, a hitman who uses his mediocre magical talents to help him in the hunt. However, his place in the Yaroschenko Organisatiziya - the Russian Mafiya that has dominated New York since the 1960s - is more than tenuous. Socially ostracized and on the wrong side of a power struggle between the old gangsters and the new, Alexi accepts a job that he hopes will gain him enough respect to survive the dog-eat-dog world of criminal politics... a job which drags him straight into the fight over a fruit from the garden of Eden, a humanoid being known as a Gift Horse.

The Gift Horse's flesh could make a world-changing monster out of any mage, and Alexi's opponents - an immensely powerful maverick from the Italian Mob and an unknown demon-summoning psychopath - both know it. Alexi must decide whether he will answer the Gift Horse's call to become the cure for the sickness attacking his world, or if he is part of the disease that will destroy it.

Set in the early 90s, BLOOD HOUND is the first novel in the Hound of Eden series, which tells the story of a hitman who is chosen as the champion of G.O.D, the enormous organism that comprises the known universe.

Connect with the author on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamesosirisb/








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We also have classroom/ritual space-- please call for details.

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"I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions that can change your life for the better. My readings tend to be commonsensical, geared toward helping the client deal with issues and obstacles to wholeness in a way that brings a sense of self-empowerment.

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DON'T FORGET THAT 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.


This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again MARCH 1st, 2016
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter







Friday, January 15, 2016

Israel Regardie, John Michael Greer :THE GOLDEN DAWN: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PLEASED TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING
NEW TITLE

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.

Open 7 days a Week, Noon- 8 PM.
206-726-1999




THE GOLDEN DAWN:
The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order
by Israel Regardie , John Michael Greer
Hardcover: 960 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 7 Revised edition (January 8, 2016)
List Price: $65.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
First published in 1937, Israel Regardie’s The Golden Dawn has become the most influential modern handbook of magical theory and practice. In this new, definitive edition, noted scholar John Michael Greer has taken this essential resource back to its original, authentic form. With added illustrations, a twenty-page color insert, additional original material, and refreshed design and typography, this powerful work returns to its true stature as a modern masterpiece.

An essential textbook for students of the occult, The Golden Dawn includes occult symbolism and Qabalistic philosophy, training methods for developing magical and clairvoyant powers, rituals that summon and banish spiritual potencies, secrets of making and consecrating magical tools, and much more.




ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Francis I. Regardie, born in London, England, November 17, 1907; died in Sedona, Arizona, March 10, 1985. Came to the United States in August 1921, educated in Washington D.C. and studied art in school in Washington and Philadelphia. Returned to Europe in 1928 at the invitation of Aleister Crowley to work as his secretary and study with him. Returned to London as secretary to Thomas Burke 1932-34, and during that time wrote A Garden of Pomegranates and The Tree of Life.

In 1934, he was invited to join the Order of the Golden Dawn, Stella Matutina Temple, during which time he wrote The Middle Pillar and The Art of True Healing, and did the basic work for The Philosopher's Stone.

Returning to the United States in 1937 he entered Chiropractic College in New York, Graduating in 1941, and published The Golden Dawn. Served in the U.S. Army 1942-1945, and then moved to Los Angeles where he opened a chiropractic practice and taught psychiatry. Upon retirement in 1981, he moved to Sedona.

During his lifetime, he studied psychoanalysis with Dr. E. Clegg and Dr. J. L. Bendit and later studied psychotherapy under Dr. Nandor Fodor. His training encompassed Freudian, Jungian and Reichian methods.



John Michael Greer (Western Maryland) has been a student of occult traditions and the unexplained for more than thirty years. A Freemason, a student of geomancy and sacred geometry, and a widely-read blogger, he is also the author of numerous books, including Monsters, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult and Secrets of the Lost Symbol, and currently serves as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), a contemporary school of Druid nature spirituality. Greer has contributed articles to Renaissance Magazine, Golden Dawn Journal, Mezlim, New Moon Rising, Gnosis, and Alexandria.