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Friday, May 1, 2015

BELTANE BLESSINGS!


The May Pole” Photographer: Clarence H. White, 1899

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 are located at: 701 E. Pike St, corner of Boylston Ave., just two blocks west of Broadway, on Capitol Hill.

Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.

Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm.
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.


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, etc are all welcome here.
We'd prefer no advertisements for Professional Readers, Reiki practitioners, etc. However, if you are teaching a class, 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 our new TUMBLR Page!

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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!


Edge of the Circle Books is Proud
to Present the Following Special Event:




BOOK OF THE GREAT QUEEN:
An evening with Morpheus Ravenna

Friday, May 22 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Cost: Free

Join author Morpheus Ravenna for this intimate talk and book-signing event at Edge of the Circle Books. The Book of the Great Queen is a new, in-depth book on the lore and history of the Morrígan, Celtic Goddess of sovereignty, battle, and Otherworld power. Morpheus will share a reading from the book, including selections from the enchanting poems of the Morrígan, followed by book-signing and conversation.







NEW STATUARY:


Bronze Hecate Greek Goddess of Magic Sculpture
Size: 11 3/4"H
Material: Cold Cast Bronze (Resin)












Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.






ENOCHIAN MAGIC AND THE HIGHER WORLDS:
Beyond the Realm of the Angels Paperback
By John DeSalvo Ph.D.
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books (March 21, 2015)
List Price: $16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A step-by-step guide to the rituals of Enochian magic for reaching the higher spiritual realms~

Reveals missing practical instructions for the Enochian magic system received by John Dee and Edward Kelley

Explains that the angelic realm is only the first and farthest away of the spiritual realms surrounding God

Shows how to connect with the higher worlds beyond the angels to tap more fully in to the magical power of the Divine

In this comprehensive introduction to Enochian magic and beyond, John DeSalvo explains how the magic system transmitted by the angels to John Dee and Edward Kelley in the 16th century has until now remained incomplete and thus not as powerful as the angels intended.

Drawing on his in-depth study of John Dee’s diaries, DeSalvo explains how Dee and Kelley were given the Enochian tables and calls but their communications with the angels were severed before they received the full practical instructions for Enochian magic. To this day, most magical groups improvise and make up rituals based on their own ideas and imagination--the magic they practice is not true angelic magic.

After many successful Enochian magic rituals and years of his own spiritual work, DeSalvo has discovered additional key pieces to the magical system of Dee and Kelley, a system now known as Power Magic. He provides step-by-step instructions for more complete and accurate Enochian magic rituals and reveals how the angelic realm is only the first and farthest away of the spiritual realms surrounding God. He explains how to penetrate this angelic realm with Power Magic to reach higher spiritual worlds and receive more powerful knowledge and energy. He shows that by connecting with the higher worlds beyond the angels, we can tap more fully in to the magical power of the Divine and begin restoring the planetary magic of our most ancient ancestors.



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ARAARAARA: (Sango, Shango)
Wondrous Inhabitor of Thunder
By John Mason
528 pages
Binding: Paperback with CD
Publisher: Yoruba Theological Archministry (2012)
List Price: $35.00
A comprehensive exploration of the Sango Culture Complex from the dawn of mankind in southwest Africa to its dominating presence in both the West African and American Diasporas is presented. Recent, revolutionary, cutting edge research in genetics and archeology informs the presentations in this book as well as the rethinking of commonly held views about items of cultural lore associated with Sango. A score of maps, many presented for the first time, 141 black and white portraits of Brazilian, Cuban, and American Orisa priests, the majority printed for the first time, along with one 32 page, one 40 page black and white photo inserts and one 32 page color photo insert help to display the evidence for the reader to examine. Seventy songs sung to honor Sango and associated Orisa in Bahia and Sao Paulo Brasil are presented in Yoruba, as sung, along with their English translations. Sixty of the songs are presented on a CD.





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BRIGID:
History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess
By Courtney Weber
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (May 1, 2015)
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"Lady of the Well, the Forge, and the Green Earth, I seek you."
--Brigid, I Seek You

Brigid--mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wide-ranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations--Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa.

Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid's healing powers. Inside you'll find Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more.

FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK:
"Brigid's origin myths bring no peace to the logical mind. She appears as an important daughter of a God in one myth, but the mother of that God in a different telling, while vanishing completely in a third version. Which version is the right version? Does any myth from any source even have a 'right' telling? The various versions tell us about the storyteller. Brigid's myths had many tellers and, therefore, many versions. Stories varied widely, circulated through oral tradition in local vernacular. As Christian monks later recorded the myths, characters were often augmented to fit Christian ideals." --from the book

About the Author:
Courtney Weber is a Priestess, writer, Tarot advisor, activist and practicing Witch in New York City. Her writing has appeared in several publications and she blogs at www.thecocowitch.com and on www.Witchesandpagans.com ("Behind the Broom: What the Books Don't Tell You"). She is the designer and producer of Tarot of the Boroughs, a photographic Tarot deck set in New York City. Courtney lecturers regularly around the United States and travels to Ireland frequently, leading tours of the sacred sites.



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SACRED PLANT INITIATIONS:
Communicating with Plants for Healing and Higher Consciousness
By Carole Guyett, Pam Montgomery (Foreword)
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Bear & Company (March 26, 2015)
List Price: $16.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A practical guide to connecting with plants through ceremony
Explains how to commune with plants and their spirits through the traditional shamanic method of “plant dieting” to receive their teachings and guidance

Details 8 ceremonial plant initiations centered on common, easily recognized plants and trees such as primrose, dandelion, oak, and dog rose

Provides instructions to develop your own sacred plant initiations and make ceremonial plant elixirs

Includes four audio journeys to facilitate plant initiations

In this guide to sacred plant initiations, medical herbalist and shamanic practitioner Carole Guyett explains how to commune with plants and their spirits through the traditional shamanic method of “plant dieting.” A plant diet involves ingesting a particular plant over a period of time so you regularly receive the plant’s vibratory energy as well as its medicinal actions. Adding a ceremonial element to plant dieting offers a sacred initiation by the plant world, allowing you to connect deeply with all aspects of a plant, receive its sacred teachings, and forge a relationship for guidance and healing, benefiting both yourself and others.

Each of the eight ceremonial plant initiations detailed in the book was personally developed by the author through extensive work with her ceremonial groups. They each center on an easily recognized plant or tree such as primrose, dandelion, oak, and dog rose. These common plants have powerful teachings and healing guidance to share with those who communicate with and honor them. The initiations, for both individuals and groups, work with the Wheel of the Year, honoring each plant’s sacred timing and connecting with one of the eight Celtic and Pre-Celtic Fire Festivals--the solstices, equinoxes, and the holy days of Beltane, Lughnasadh, Samhain, and Imbolc.

Offering practical instructions so you can develop your own sacred plant initiations, the author also include access to 4 audio journeys to facilitate the initiations in the book. She also explains how to make plant elixirs for use in plant diets and for healing. She shows how connecting with plants allows us to deepen our relationship with Nature, access higher levels of consciousness and spiritual realms, and facilitate the full flowering of human potential.



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NAMING THE GODDESS
By Trevor Greenfield
Paperback: 351 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (September 26, 2014)
List Price: $20.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Naming the Goddess is written by over eighty adherents and scholars of Goddess and Goddess Spirituality, and includes contributions from Selena Fox, Kathy Jones, Caroline Wise and Rachel Patterson. Part 1 is a series of critical essays focusing upon contemporary Goddess issues. Part 2 is a spiritual gazetteer featuring over seventy Goddesses.








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AWAKEN YOUR THIRD EYE:
How Accessing Your Sixth Sense Can Help You
Find Knowledge, Illumination, and Intuition
By Susan Shumsky, DD
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (April 20, 2015)
List Price: $16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Usually, you perceive the world by using your five senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, and hearing.

But there is a sixth sense, an inner eye that can open the gateway to subtler realms of existence. Developing this inner eye will enable you to view a previously invisible world of multiple dimensions, spiritual planes filled with light, and alternate realities of indescribable wonders. This eye of wisdom, knowledge, illumination, and intuition is aptly named the third eye.

Using the methods in Awaken Your Third Eye, you will learn how to develop super-sensory perception, and how to use your third eye in your everyday life to receive guidance, healing, wisdom, inspiration, creativity, and spiritual awakening.

About the Author:
Susan Shumsky, DD, has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful, and positive ways. She is an award-winning author of 11 books including The Power of Chakras, The Power of Auras, and Ascension. For 22 years, her mentor was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru of the Beatles and of Deepak Chopra. She served on Maharishi's personal staff for seven years. A pioneer in the human potential field and a highly respected spiritual teacher for nearly 50 years, she is the founder of Divine Revelation®--a unique, field-proven technology for contacting the divine presence, hearing and testing the inner voice, and receiving clear divine guidance. Her Website is www.drsusan.org .



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NEW TAROT DECKS:


TAROT GOTHICA
By Janne Koivuniemi
Book and deck set
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 1 edition (April 28, 2015)
Size: 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 2″ | 78 art cards | 80 pp
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
click to enlarge
Tarot Gothica leads the way from light to lighter and dark to darker, illuminating the circle of life through 78 beautiful art cards depicting Gothic themes. Learn to identify cycles that can be found hidden in the rhythms of each day, year, and throughout life by listening to your inner feelings and noticing that things occur in a certain order. Understand your shadows and lights, your own Devil and God, your fears and strengths. The cards may be read either in spreads or as symbolic images, each choice offering direction through your life situations while discovering the path between Light and Darkness. Journey unafraid as these cards lend their guidance for the voyage of your life.

About the Author:
Janne Koivuniemi has been a photographer since 2004, working mostly with Gothic and surreal photos and manipulations. He started his path through Theosophical Society and Freemasons and found the so called “language of gods,” mathematics and numbers, which led him directly to the Tarot.



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TAROT LOKA
By Alessio Cavatore
Publishers: River Horse, Lo Scarabeo, Llewellyn
English | 3 x 5 x 1 IN
Pub Date: May 2015
Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A family card game set in the world of Loka, inspired by medieval tarot, illustrated by Ralph Horsley and designed by Alessio Cavatore.

The tarot has an ancient lineage dating back to the 15th century. During the Renaissance period, tarot decks were used to play card games, a tradition that remains in parts of Italy and France. It was not until the 18th century that mystics began to use the tarot as a divinatory tool, and today, in the English-speaking world at least, popular conception associates the tarot with occultism and soothsaying. Because we love games, and the fascinating historical imagery of the original tarot cards, at River Horse we decided it was time to redress the balance – so we created a deck of tarot cards that paid homage to the original use of the tarot as a game, pure and simple. And who better to illustrate this deck than the master fantasy artist, Ralph Horsley, who has fused the imagery of Alessio’s fantasy world, Loka, with the design of the original medieval tarot cards.



  • It's a four-player card game for the entire family.
  • Easy, fast rules. Sophisticated team-based gameplay (two vs two, no speaking about the cards!).
  • Beautifully illustrated, with over forty new pieces of art. And yet very usable and very practical cards.
  • It can be used either as the Tarot of Loka game, or as traditional Tarot, or as a set of normal playing cards.
  • Two new cards that make the deck unique.







ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

  • EVERY WEDNESDAY: IRISH LANGUAGE DROP IN CLASS-7-9PM



  • Every first Sunday of each month--SEATTLE CHAOS MAGIC
We meet at 3:33 pm. on the first Sunday of each month, at Edge of the Circle Books, 701 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122. Anyone practicing, curious about, or otherwise interested in Chaos magic is welcome to attend.



  • Every 1st Monday of each month CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP 7-9PM




SERVICES AVAILABLE AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!
We also have classroom/ritual space-- please call for details.
Need Spell advice? Just ask!

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TAROT READINGS / SPIRITUAL ADVICE

UNCOMMONSENSE TAROT
Tarot readings by Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler
"I've been reading Tarot for more than thirty years, and reading professionally at the Edge for a decade. 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 rather commonsensical. They are often geared toward helping the client deal with the often self-imposed obstacles in their lives in a healthy, self –affirming way, so that they can achieve their goals and fully enjoy the fruits that life has to bring."

Please inquire about Tarot Parties, classes and other events.
Available every day except THURSDAYS-- 12:30-8.30PM.
Sundays 12:30-8:30 PM

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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again June 1st, 2015
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

ADDENDUM, MID-APRIL, 2015: HOODOO-CONJURE BOOKS FROM STARR CASAS, NEW STATUARY/JEWELRY FROM PAUL BORDA



Edge Of The Circle Books Is Pleased
to Present These New 
Collectible Titles and Products:


NEW IN BOOKS: HOODOO-CONJURE!
From Starr Casas aka Mama Starr 
of Old Style Conjure



OLD STYLE CONJURE:
Candle Burning
By Starr Casas
List Price: $24.95


FROM THE AUTHOR:

This book started out as a candle burning booklet for on of Mama's workshops at the Folk Magic Festival and ended up turning into a full book. Conjure spiritual books written to help you excel in Hoodoo or what we call "roots." Within the pages of this book you will find information on 10 yes 10 Saints that Mama works and information given in this book. From front to back the book totals around 187 pages. The book has colored photo of some of the work so you can see how the work is done.

In this special book Momma Starr sheds light on how to work with candles, lamps, and the different works you can do by working with the Spirit of the flame. Working a Conjure candle or lamp is more than just lighting the wick and saying a small prayer. There's more to the work and once you make use of the knowledge in this book a whole new world will open to you. Like the arms of the cross the Old Style Conjure Candle Burning book is packed with knowledge from top to bottom and right to left; the sign of the Crossroads that old workers use when calling down the Holy Spirit into your work.

For every candle you light and for every conjure lamp you burn there's a work in this book you can do whether tying a mojo hand, making a packet, workin the handkerchief on somebody's name, or calling the saints to work side by side to help you gain power. You'll learn all these things and much more by buying this book and discerning the knowledge in its pages. There's something in this book for every kind of spiritual worker and for a small price of $24.95 you'll avail yourself of over 40 years knowledge and secrets Momma Starr uses in this book for herself and her clients. So buy the Old Style Conjure Candle Burning book and light your own way to Success!!!




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BLACKHAWK:
Working With His Spirit
By Starr Casas
List Price: $24.95



FROM THE AUTHOR:

I finally finished my Blackhawk book in spite of all the road blocks that got in my way. As far as I know this is the first book of its kind. This book is over 100 pages filled with information on how to work with Blackhawk.

Excerpt from {Working With Blackhawk} ©Starr

To Block Someone
If someone is causing you trouble and you just want to stop them; then you need a white, red, or blue candle. These three colors work best when working with Blackhawk. You can add any herbs or oils you feel the need too. Write the person’s name on the candle. Get you a piece of brown paper bag, set the candle on top of your paper. Draw a circle on the paper using the bottom of the candle as a guide. If you have a photo of the person then use that instead of the paper. Once you have the circle drawn tear it out. Write the person's name five times on the paper, within the circle. Take your candle and paper or photo to Blackhawk. Tell him what is going on. Turn the paper with the name facing down on your altar. Place the candle on top of the paper or photo, Light the candle, and keep talking to him. You then just leave the candle burning until it burns out. Make sure you give him an offering.

If this seems simple, it’s because it is. You have to understand that you are working with a spirit. You are asking him to do a job for you. You don't need all that Hocus- Pocus to get the job done. He does the job for you. All you need to do is ask.




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OLD STYLE CONJURE :
Working With the Bible
By Starr Casas
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE AUTHOR:

Excerpt from {Working With the Bible} ©Starr

As a part of working with your Bible you can use a person's photo. Look into their eyes and ask God to open your eyes about the person. Hold your Bible in your hands and ask your question. Open the Bible at random and the first verse you see will show that answer. If the person needs prayer you can place that photo in the Bible where you got your answer. If Spirit shows that the person is bad for you turn their photo upside down and place in in the Bible facing the verse. Ask God to turn the person's life upside down and reverse everything they do against you back onto them.

SLAM your bible as hard as you can and call for justice! If through bible divination you determine that the person you're reading is confused or needs healing work done open your Bible to (give verses for healing/cleansing work) and place their photo on top of those verses. Everyday say the person's name and read that verse. If you don't know the right prayers to say when working with your Bible then say the Prayer of Daniel to Uncover the Truth & Open Your Eyes.

The Prayer of Daniel (Daniel 2: 20-23)

Blessed by the name of God for ever and ever: For wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and Knowledge to them that know understanding. He revealeth the deep and secret things: He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my Fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matters (or you can say all matters). Amen. When done with your consultation thank God for showing you the truth and ask him to keep your eyes open at all times.




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LISTEN TO THEM WHISPER:
Honoring the Ancestors
By Starr Casas
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE AUTHOR:

Listen To Them Whisper: Honoring The Ancestors
Foreword

On our paths to spiritual enlightenment and personal power, no practice will pack a stronger punch than Ancestor Veneration. The current wisdom teaches that there is no deity or spirit more invested in our success than our ancestors. Their blood courses through our veins. Therefore, as we succeed, they succeed. If only for selfish reasons, they desire great things for us and will remove blocks to achieving our goals. These powerful allies desire a relationship with us just as we desire one with them. There are many tools one can employ to develop and strengthen that kinship.

Unfortunately, getting reliable information on those techniques has been challenging. Finding information on Ancestor Reverence reveals a mixed bag of “One must always...” and “Whatever you do, don't ever...” as well as turning up nothing at all. In the previous decade of actively seeking out my ancestors and opting to work with them, I've encountered roadblocks that impede my process. For example, when not knowing how long to leave out a food offering, one might leave nothing at all. Others may have been warned to use a certain color candle, but their ancestors want a different color. So, they burn nothing at all. Adopted folks experience a conundrum unto themselves. These questions, if left unanswered, may paralyze one's work. One could be called to honor their ancestors but glance at an empty table day after day in fear of doing it wrong.

Enter Mama Starr's latest book, Listen to Them Whisper: Honoring the Ancestors. This information-packed book provides a comprehensive and forgiving path to Ancestor Veneration. Individuals from all faiths and traditions can realistically read this treasure and immediately establish the relationship for which they've been yearning. Mama Starr, author of 8 previous books on her family conjure practices, has a lifetime of personal experience from which to draw. This book, which consists of the following sections: “Honoring the Ancestors,” “Questions and Answers,” “Setting up your Ancestor Altar,” “The Ancestors Speak,” “The Works” and a “Spirit Working to Meet your Ancestors,” answers any question that could plague a seeker. In her typical no nonsense style, Mama Starr describes Ancestor work, its benefits, the process and methods of asking for help from those who have come before us. Her belief that this work should be accessible to all is a deep undercurrent throughout the book. Mama Starr teaches her traditional techniques of working with the Ancestors while providing space for personal creativity. She repeatedly explains how she was taught to do things, then gives examples of how things could be done differently. For example, Mama Starr describes some of the components of her altar and advocates that others do what feels right to them.


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NEW STATUARY AND JEWELRY
FROM PAUL BORDA
OF DRYAD DESIGN




ORMHÃXAN
Snake Witch

This image is based on a picture stone located in Gottland, Sweden. The Smiss Stone or the Snake-witch Stone depicts someone dressed as a woman holding two snakes and appears to be in birthing position. , Ormhãxan literally means "snake witch" or snake charmer.

Wall Plaque:

Size: 7 3/4 inches wide by 6 inches tall, with a depth of 3/4 inch


Sterling Silver Pendant:

Measures 1 inch (2.5 cm) in height by 1 3/8 inch (3.5 cm) in width,
with concealed bail



Call the store for prices, (206) 726-1999, 
that's (206) PAN nineteen ninety-nine!




Wednesday, April 1, 2015

OSTARA BLESSINGS!

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 are located at: 701 E. Pike St, corner of Boylston Ave., just two blocks west of Broadway, on Capitol Hill.

Edge of the Circle Books strives to be your ideal Magical Pagan store.

Open 7 days a week, Noon 'till 9pm.
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.


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, etc are all welcome here.
We'd prefer no advertisements for Professional Readers, Reiki practitioners, etc. However, if you are teaching a class, 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 our new TUMBLR Page!

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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!






Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.
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THE BOOK OF OBERON:
A Sourcebook of Elizabethan Magic
By Daniel Harms (Author), Joseph H. Peterson (Author), James R. Clark (Author)
Hardcover: 600 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; annotated edition (April 8, 2015)
List Price: $65.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A fascinating addition to the magical literature of the Elizabethan era, this lavishly illustrated grimoire is a must-have for magic practitioners, collectors, and historians. The Book of Oberon is the meticulous transcription and translation of a sixteenth-century manuscript acquired by the esteemed Folger Shakespeare Library. Unlike the more theoretical magic books of the era, this collection of spells, secrets, and summonings was compiled gradually by unknown authors for working practical magic.

Now published in a premium hardcover edition retaining the original’s red lettering of significant words and holy names, The Book of Oberon includes rituals for summoning a long list of spirits and faeries (including Oberon, Fairy King and close relation to Shakespeare’s Oberon); original drawings; common prescriptions used by cunning folk; instructions for dealing with Goetic demons that were censored in other texts; one of the oldest known copies of the magical manual The Enchiridion; and much more. This is a significant contribution to the annals of magical history, bringing to light the kind of grimoire that was commonplace in its era but is rarely published today.



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GOLD:
Israel Regardie's Lost Book of Alchemy
By Israel Regardie (Author), Chic Cicero (Author), Sandra Tabatha Cicero (Author)
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; annotated edition (April 8, 2015)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
In this newly discovered text, famed occultist Israel Regardie sheds light on the psychological and spiritual meaning behind the symbols and metaphors of alchemy. Locked away for years before it was made available, and now fully annotated by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Gold is the first new book by Regardie published in decades.

Analyzing important seventeenth-century alchemical treatises, such as “The True Book of the Learned Synesius,” Regardie uses the language of Jungian psychology, magnetism, and hypnosis while citing his own unique experiences as a therapist and healer. Learn about spiritual alchemy and the connection between ancient magic and modern-day psychology. Explore the similarities between alchemical theory, Taoist philosophy, yoga, Zen Buddhism, and experiments with the human aura. With illustrations and appendices, including Regardie’s original text “The Art of True Healing,” Gold is a definitive work by a true master.

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.


Both Chic and Tabatha are Chief Adepts of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which Chic is the G.H. Imperator, and Tabatha is the G.H. Cancellaria, is an international Order with Temples in several countries. The Ciceros have written numerous books on the Golden Dawn, Tarot, and Magic, including Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition, The Essential Golden Dawn, Tarot Talismans, and updates, annotations and introductions to classic Israel Regardie texts such as The Philosopher's Stone, The Middle Pillar and A Garden of Pomegranates.



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SECRETS OF THE WAITE-SMITH TAROT:
The True Story of the World's Most Popular Tarot
By Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2015)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Discover newly revealed secrets, hidden for a century, about the fascinating origins of the most widely used tarot system in the world. With never-before-seen material from Arthur Edward Waite’s own secret order, an exploration of the world that inspired Pamela Colman Smith, and a practical guide to interpreting the cards, Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot will breathe new life into your readings.

Drawing on Waite’s unpublished writings, historic photographs of Smith, and much more, Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot unlocks the symbols and correspondences of the cards. Explore the comparisons between the court cards and the stage characters that influenced Smith; learn about her intuitive understanding of the Tree of Life and how that wisdom is reflected in her minor arcana. From stunning artwork and sample spreads to influential colors and music, this groundbreaking book draws back the curtain to reveal the true legacies of Waite and Smith.

Praise:
Astonishing revelations of Pixie Smith’s contributions to the Tarot! Masterful, and not to be missed.”—Mary K. Greer, author of The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals


About the Authors
Marcus Katz (England) is a tarot teacher and the director of Tarot Professionals, the world’s largest professional tarot organization. He has studied and taught tarot for thirty years and has delivered more than ten thousand face-to-face readings. He is the co-founder of Tarot Town, the social network for tarot readers, with thousands of members worldwide.

Tali Goodwin (England) is the marketing director of Tarot Professionals and co-founder of the Tarot Town social network. She maintains a popular tarot blog at TarotSpeakEasy.com.



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THE DIONYSIAN SPIRIT
By Seán Fitton
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Mandrake of Oxford (August 19, 2012)
List Price: $18.00


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
For many people Dionysos is an obscure Greek god of wine and theatre. For others he is so much more. The Dionysian Spirit examines, in an easy and accessible form, the essence of what Dionysos is all about, both as a deity and as a cultural and social force. It looks at how the relationship of Dionysos with his opposite number, Apollo, and Dionysos' twin gifts of ekstasis (ecstasy) and entheos (enthusiasm) have informed and enlivened our lives and cultures from ancient times right up to the present day and beyond. The Dionysian Spirit - like the art of a good party - has always been with us and now, in many ways, we need it more than ever.

Contents: Devotional to Dionysos / The Visualisation / The Myths of Dionysos /
Dionysian Heroes / Dionysos Around the World / Dionysos Across The Millennium / Dionysos Goes Forth



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MANUAL OF PSYCHOMAGIC:
The Practice of Shamanic Psychotherapy
By Alejandro Jodorowsky
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions (February 22, 2015)


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A workbook for using symbolic acts to heal the unconscious mind--

Provides several hundred successful psychomagic solutions for a wide range of specific psychological, sexual, emotional, and physical problems, from stuttering, eczema, and fears to repressed rage and hereditary illnesses

Details how practitioners can develop unique psychomagic solutions for their patients

Explains how psychomagic bypasses the rational mind to work directly with the unconscious for quicker and more enduring change

Traditional psychotherapy seeks to unburden the unconscious mind purely through talk and discussion. Psychomagic recognizes that it is difficult to reach the unconscious with rational thought. We should instead speak directly to the unconscious in its own language, that of dreams, poetry, and symbolic acts. By interacting on this deeper level, we can initiate quicker and more enduring change to resolve repressed childhood trauma, express buried emotions, and overcome deep-seated intimacy issues. Through the lens of psychomagic, illness can be seen as the physical dream of the unconscious, revealing unresolved issues, some passed from generation to generation.

In this workbook of psychomagical spells, legendary filmmaker and creator of psychomagic Alejandro Jodorowsky provides several hundred successful psychomagic solutions for a wide range of psychological, sexual, emotional, and physical problems from stuttering, eczema, and fear of failure to repressed rage, hereditary illnesses, and domineering parents. Each solution takes the same elements associated with a negative emotional charge and recasts them into a series of theatrical symbolic actions that enable one to pay the psychological debts hindering their lives. Explaining the shamanic techniques at the foundation of psychomagic, the author offers methods for aspiring practitioners to develop solutions for their own unique patients.

Jodorowsky explains how the surreal acts of psychomagic are intended to break apart the dysfunctional persona with whom the patient identifies in order to connect with a deeper, more authentic self. As he says in the book, “Health only finds itself in the authentic. There is no beauty without authenticity.”

Editorial Reviews

Psychomagic is the purest art form and a plea against suffering. Alejandro Jodorowsky is a demiurge and an interpreter of our stories, always exploring further the understanding of both the beauty and complexity revealed by humankind.” (Diana Widmaier-Picasso, art historian)

This is great . . . like a cookbook of very useful recipes that can help us to understand our life and the universe we live in.” (Marina Abramovic, performance artist)

Jodorowsky is a brilliant, wise, gentle, and cunning wizard with tremendous depth of imagination and crystalline insight into the human condition.” (Daniel Pinchbeck, author of Breaking Open the Head)

Alejandro Jodorowsky seamlessly and effortlessly weaves together the worlds of art, the confined social structure, and things we can only touch with an open heart and mind.” (Erykah Badu, artist and alchemist)

His films El Topo and The Holy Mountain were trippy, perverse,and blasphemous.” (Wall Street Journal)

The best movie director ever!” (Marilyn Manson, musician, actor, and multimedia artist)

An autobiographical work by an octogenarian, The Dance of Reality begs to be read as a culminating work. . . .” (Los Angeles Times)

The Dance of Reality [film is] a trippy but big-hearted reimagining of the young Alejandro’s unhappy childhood in a Chilean town. . . .” (New York Times Magazine)

Rather than clarifying the meaning of his imagery, [The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky] only inspires readers to enjoy its ‘mystery’ . . . a worthy read, filled with growing pains and crises that end in artistic triumph and achievement of wisdom and compassion.” (Scene4 Magazine)

Wildly creative and boldly cinematic. The unifying factor is a bizarre sense of whimsy. . . For the armchair student of human psychology, imagining Jodorowsky’s vibrant, visceral, and entirely unapologetic paths to the unconscious should be an absolutely delightful exercise.” (Publishers Weekly, February 2015)

About the Author
Alejandro Jodorowsky is the legendary filmmaker of El Topo and The Holy Mountain. He has been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and other major media. His most recent film, The Dance of Reality, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and opened in theaters across the United States in 2014. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Psychomagic, The Way of Tarot, and Metagenealogy. He lives in Paris.



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THE WISDOM OF BIRCH, OAK, AND YEW:
Connect to the Magic of Trees for Guidance & Transformation
By Penny Billington
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2015)
List Price: $19.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Tune into the wisdom of three trees sacred to Druids—birch, oak, and yew—and use their powerful lessons and natural gifts to transform your life. Written by a Druid with more than twenty years of practical experience, The Wisdom of Birch, Oak, and Yew will guide you through a one-of-a-kind journey of magical self-discovery. Its unique invitation: change your perspective by “being as a tree” and consider yourself in light of the qualities of our arboreal friends.

Engage with the spirit of each tree and explore its relationship to the stages of your life and the rhythm of your days. Experience within yourself each tree’s positive attributes, gain perspective by taking on each tree’s role as “witness,” and find respite from the frenetic pace of modern life.

Praise:
Wise, inspiring, and entertaining, this is a profoundly practical book about nature’s magic and how it supports our personal development. I warmly recommend it.”—Dr. William Bloom, author of The Power of Modern Spirituality-

A very fine book on the deep magic of the trees. Penny Billington shows us how these trees function as guides and initiators, teachers and friends and along the way gives us a first-rate introduction to working with the energies of the land to promote healing and new life.”—Ian Rees, Psychotherapist, Trainer, and Program Director of the Annwn Foundation-



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CIRCLE OF EIGHT:
Creating Magic for Your Place on Earth
By Jane Meredith
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2015)
List Price: $17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Circle of Eight is an exciting magical system for developing powerful, transformative rituals based on your relationship with the land. Join Jane Meredith as you process and incorporate the unique conditions of your location—the climate and seasons, flora and fauna, the manifestation of elements, and other important aspects of place. Through explorations of mythic work, invocations, inner discovery, and relationships within magical circles, this book provides much-needed insight into the experience of local magic—whether you live in a rainforest, a city, or anywhere in between.

With instructions for setting up your own Circle of Eight, Jane Meredith’s unique approach will radically reinvent your relationship with traditional circle magic. Suitable for beginners, advanced ritualists, groups, and solo practitioners, this book helps you step boldly into the powerful magic of place and the great Wheel of the Year.

Praise:
"In a gentle but insistent and courageous voice, Jane Meredith teaches us how to bend our spirit to listen to what the sacred land is telling us about itself, and to create ritual that is alive, vibrant, and flexible enough to adapt to whatever comes with honesty and grace."—Anne Newkirk Niven, editor, Witches & Pagans magazine-

"Circle of Eight provides real, heartfelt, and practical methods of living our spirituality, of reminding us what our Paganism truly means, while keeping open and inspired by the lessons around us."—Cat Treadwell, Druid priest and author of Facing the Darkness and A Druid's Tale-



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TRADITIONAL WITCHCRAFT AND THE PATH TO THE MYSTERIES
By Melusine Draco
Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (March 27, 2015)
List Price: $16.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Traditional Witchcraft and the Path to the Mysteries, the sixth and last in the Traditional Witchcraft series, is a voyage of discovery and, as with every journey, it is essential that we understand where we are now and where we want to be. We need proper direction unlike that popular old Irish saying: “If I wanted to be going there, I wouldn’t be starting from here!”

So let us make our preparations, put our house in order, and begin our journey of exploration and self-discovery. As with all stages of Life there are friends and acquaintances to consider: the essence of some we will take with us – the rest we will leave behind.

But as the genii from Where the Rainbow Ends says: “Time is short, and we have far to travel.”



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SPELLBOUND:
The Secret Grimoire of Lucy Cavendish
By Lucy Cavendish
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Rockpool Publishing (April 1, 2015)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A beautifully packaged mystical journey into the secret world of spellcasting—from a respected Witch
Spellbound is about connecting you to the magic inside you and activating this transformative power. Learn how and why spells work; the history of spells; magical symbols to use in your spells; how to dress magically; and the rules of spellcasting. Discover the healing power and pure joy of magical ritual in a lovely tome with the look and feel of an old world spell book, complete with ribbon marker. Watch your life become the magical experience it was always meant to be.



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THE ROMANCE OF SORCERY
(Dover Books on the Occult)
By Sax Rohmer
Series: Dover Books on the Occult
Paperback: 240 pages
List Price: $10.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
From the creator of the diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu comes this exploration of occult history. Sax Rohmer, an expert on the dark arts, presents an intriguing tour of sorcery through the ages, from ceremonies of witchcraft and demonology to the spells, curses, and rites of Satanism. Rohmer's engaging and informative survey also examines the practices of astrology and alchemy.
In addition to its study of dark rituals, The Romance of Sorcery offers vivid profiles of key figures of the occult: Nostradamus, the sixteenth-century seer who prophesied major world events; Dr. John Dee, the advisor to Elizabeth I who straddled the worlds of science and magic; Cagliostro, the eighteenth-century con artist who amassed millions and died broke; and Madame Blavatsky, a founder of Theosophy and leading figure of the New Age movement.

FROM THE BACK COVER:
From the creator of the diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu comes this exploration of occult history. Sax Rohmer, an expert on the dark arts, presents an intriguing tour of sorcery through the ages, from ceremonies of witchcraft and demonology to the spells, curses, and rites of Satanism. Rohmer's engaging and informative survey also examines the practices of astrology and alchemy.
In addition to its study of dark rituals, The Romance of Sorcery offers vivid profiles of key figures of the occult: Nostradamus, the sixteenth-century seer who prophesied major world events; Dr. John Dee, the advisor to Elizabeth I who straddled the worlds of science and magic; Cagliostro, the eighteenth-century con artist who amassed millions and died broke; and Madame Blavatsky, a founder of Theosophy and leading figure of the New Age movement.

Dover (2015) republication of the edition originally published by Methuen & Co., London, 1914.

About the Author
Sax Rohmer (1883–1959) is best known for his novels featuring the criminal mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu. Rohmer claimed membership to The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an organization devoted to the study of magic and a leading influence on 20th-century occultism.







ONGOING AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

  • EVERY WEDNESDAY: IRISH LANGUAGE DROP IN CLASS-7-9PM



  • Every first Sunday of each month--SEATTLE CHAOS MAGIC
We meet at 3:33 pm. on the first Sunday of each month, at Edge of the Circle Books, 701 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122. Anyone practicing, curious about, or otherwise interested in Chaos magic is welcome to attend.



  • Every 1st Monday of each month CELTIC RECONSTRUCTIONIST GROUP 7-9PM





SERVICES AVAILABLE AT EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS

REMINDER: We buy used Occult Books! Our buyer is in on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!
We also have classroom/ritual space-- please call for details.
Need Spell advice? Just ask!

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TAROT READINGS / SPIRITUAL ADVICE

UNCOMMONSENSE TAROT
Tarot readings by Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler
"I've been reading Tarot for more than thirty years, and reading professionally at the Edge for a decade. 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 rather commonsensical. They are often geared toward helping the client deal with the often self-imposed obstacles in their lives in a healthy, self –affirming way, so that they can achieve their goals and fully enjoy the fruits that life has to bring."

Please inquire about Tarot Parties, classes and other events.
Available every day except THURSDAYS-- 12:30-8.30PM.
Sundays 12:30-8:30 PM

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This concludes our Newsletter for this month.
Look for us again April 1st, 2015
Raven, Editrix, Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter

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