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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ADDENDUM, JULY EDITION: LUCIFER:PRINCEPS, ALCHEMY RISING:THE GREEN BOOK & THE SHADOW TAROT

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


LUCIFER:
Princeps
By Peter Grey
Publisher: Scarlet Imprint

‘Crowned’ edition bound in chartreuse shot silk, cropped dust jacket, both stamped with the crown emblem, embossed black endpapers




Frontispiece:  Satan Arousing The Rebel Angels, by William Blake
Limited edition:  1000 standard hardback copies
Dimensions  240 × 156 mm,  224 pages
List Price:$90.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Lucifer: Princeps is a seminal study on the origins of the Lucifer mythos by Peter Grey. It is the first in a two volume work; the companion volume, Praxis, being an exposition of ritual actions, is due to be published in 2016.

     The fall of Lucifer, and that of the rebel angels who descended upon the daughters of men, comprise the foundation myth of the Western occult tradition. Lucifer: Princeps is a study of origins, a portrait of the first ancestor of witchcraft and magic. In tracing the genealogy of our patron and prince, the principles that underlie the ritual forms that have come down to us, through the grimoires and folk practices, are elucidated. The study draws on the extensive literature of history, religion and archaeology, engaging with the vital discoveries and advances of recent scholarship, which render previous works on Lucifer, however well intentioned, out of date. A concomitant exegesis of the core texts conjures the terrain and koine of the Ancient Near East, the cradle cultures and language of his nascence. Of critical importance are the effaced cultures and cults that lie behind the Old Testament polemics, viz. those of Assyria, Ugarit and Canaan, as well as Sumeria, Egypt and Greece; they provide the context that give meaning to what would otherwise be an isolated brooding figure, one who makes no sense without being encountered in the landscape.
    
Intended to be the definitive text on Lucifer for the witch, magician and student of the grimoires, Princeps spans wingtip to wingtip from the original flood myth and legends of divine teachers to the Church Fathers, notably Augustine, Origen and Tertullian. The tales of the Garden of Eden, the Nephilim, of the fall of Helel ben Šahar and the Prince of Tyre, the nature of Azazel, and the creation of the Satan are drawn beneath the shadow of these wings into a narrative that binds Genesis and Revelation via the Enochian tradition. The story of the Serpent in the Garden and that of Lucifer are revealed to be a singular myth whose true significance had been lost and can now be restored. It illuminates the path to apotheosis, and the role of the goddess as the transforming initiatrix who bestows the crown.


CONTENTS:
A History of Error
Formulation of the Curse
The Dawn Breakers
The Shining One
Holy Mountain
Scorched Heavens, Burned Earth
A King in Search of a Crown
The Invisible God
A Goat for Azazel
The Serpent in the Garden
Fall and Flood
The Key
A Mass of Blood and Feathers
Children of Enoch
The Cloven Hoof
Appendix: The Principate of Fallen Angels



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THE GREEN BOOK
By Heliophilus
Limited edition  666 standard hardback , Dimensions  crown 4to, 246 × 189 mm, 208 pages
Publisher: Scarlet Imprint, 2015
Illustrations:  Illuminated with over 80 colour photographs of the work; original iconography of The Plant Phoenix and The Homunculus by Oliver Liebeskind


Standard edition bound in grey batiste cloth stamped in gold, sunken panel, embossed green endpapers: List Price:$108.50

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Alchemy Rising: The Green Book is the first in a projected trilogy by the alchemist Heliophilus that aims to unveil the Sacred Art. Alchemy is the central pillar of Hermeticism, essential for both understanding and undertaking the magical work of the Western tradition, which is steeped in its symbolism. As such, the initiatory lessons of this opening volume comprise a valuable addition to the library and laboratory of alchemist, herbalist, magician or witch. 

    The Green Book is concerned with plant alchemy, how to practically confect spagyrical Tinctures, Elixirs, the true Primum Ens, Plant Magisteries and the Quintessence. Also covered are the Plant Stone of Hollandus, the Plant Phoenix, the Quintessence of Blood and the Homunculus. It constitutes a complete programme of practical works from the occult laboratory of a modern day spagyricist.

   Alchemy is often thought to be impenetrable, breaking the lances of those who challenge it. The Green Book enables the reader to engage in the quest, building on key principles and cumulative experiments. The processes Heliophilus discloses follow the works of the alchemical tradition, and those of Paracelsus in particular, from whose extensive writings he has extracted the virtue, and adumbrated with his own working notes and photographic documentation.

    Recipes and methods of working are given, and compared with those of Jean Dubuis, Mary Anne Atwood, Frater Albertus, Joseph Lisiewski, Van Helmont, Crollius, John French, Hollandus, Sibly and others, to indicate a path for the seeker to pursue in their own practic. The inclusion of copious folk magical receipts and sympathetic cures (including the rare weapon salve), in addition to the elixirs, tinctures, essences et cetera, make this volume a veritable treasure, showing both the philosophical theories and folk magical influences that informed his guide Paracelsus.

  
 The alchemical creations are produced in the laboratory and the field, extracted and perfected from the virtues of the plants growing in his native Shropshire in England. The third part of the book consists of a carefully selected Herbarium, along with guidance on the gathering and uses of plants as healing remedies for body and soul. It is a work that will potentise the philtres of the herbalist or witch and will give depth to the practice of the magic of the grimoires. The Green Book will teach you the art of distillation, how to separate the pure from the impure, and instruct in the foundational laboratory experience that will allow us to unlock the higher kingdoms.

CONTENTS
Book 1: Heal Thyself
Paracelsus

Book 2: Ora et Labora
The Work
The Three Essentials
Tinctures
Elixirs
First Entities
Magisteries
The Quintessence
The Plant Stone
The Plant Phoenix
The Homunculus

Book 3: The Philosophers’ Garden
The Gathering
Star Gathering
Consummation
The Herbarium


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THE SHADOW TAROT
By Linda Falorio


Published/Printed: The Game Crafter
78 Card Deck
List Price: $52.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Linda Falorio, with her Magickal partner, Fred Fowler have succeeded in reifying paintings of all 22 Tunnels of Set as described by Aleister Crowley in LIBER 231, and by Kenneth Grant in Nightside of Eden...

"You are indeed a high-priestess of Typhon, and a methodical one at that!"
(Kenneth Grant, personal communication)

The Shadow Tarot is a divinatory tarot deck for anyone fascinated by the "Night Side". This deck explores the ideas in "The Nightside of Eden" by Kenneth Grant and "Liber 231" by Aleister Crowley as well as "The Lesser Key of Solomon," powered by the experiences and insights of the authors. Not your regular tarot deck, the major arcana cards of the Shadow Tarot are based on the 22 Tunnels of Set as described by Aleister Crowley. The deck is intended to assist contact and integration with our shadow energies, facilitating access to unexplored territory in the psyche. The Shadow Tarot deck meets every criteria for a truly magickal deck: a thing found when you need it, a thing that reads you at least as much as you read it. For anyone setting out on “the labyrinthine way” or already fascinated by the Night Side, this is a perfect gateway and complete set of tools.



"Linda Falorio's Shadow Tarot is one of the most powerful magickal tools extant for gaining access to the dark side of the Tree of Life and space between spaces. On this level, it is one of the few things that never fails to put me into a trance state more swiftly than just about any other device I have ever worked with." - Robert Podgurski, Poet, Occultist and Author of "The Sacred Alignments & Dark Side of Sigils".
                 

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THE SHADOW TAROT
Dancing With Demons
By Linda Falorio
Publisher/Printer: Createspace
Publication Date: Sep 01 2011
Page Count: 170
Binding Type: US Trade Paper; Trim Size:6" x 9", Full Color
List Price: $32.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Linda Falorio, creator of the Occult bestseller, The Shadow Tarot, is an internationally recognized artist and writer. The Shadow Tarot, first published in 1988 has been distributed in countries all around the world and is in use on every continent of the Planet. This newly released and much anticipated edition of The Shadow Tarot includes full color images of all seventy-eight cards representing both Major and Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana cards are based on the twenty-two paths of the Qliphoth described by Aleister Crowley in his Liber 231 and further embellished by Kenneth Grant in his The Nightside Of Eden. The Minor Arcana of this new edition arise from the entities described in the Goetia.

The Shadow Tarot has been created as an exploration tool for delving into those areas of the psyche that find their reflection in the Collective Unconscious and the Archetypal Shadow. The images represent the Nightside of consciousness as opposed to our ordinary "dayside" reality. Through her art and writing Linda seeks to create a direct outré experience in the viewer of transforming states of self-awareness; to open Gates into vast, unexplored inner geographies of the psyche, finding beauty and power in the twistings and turnings of the Inner Labyrinth. The artist is also known for her magickal altarpieces, for magickal portraits and for interpreting personal symbols and dreams on canvas.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SUMMER IS HERE!

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. 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!




Prices subject to change without notice.

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GOETIC LITURGY
By Jake Stratton-Kent
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (February 16, 2015)
List Price: $14.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
First published in The Equinox: British Journal of Thelema, Volume VII 9-11 as 'Liturgical Approaches to Invocation & Evocation', GOETIC LITURGY concerns the art of invoking gods in order to conjure spirits by "the Egyptian formula".
Both the formula itself, and example invocations and conjurations are given. This is also a manual of ritual composition; for working within a defined liturgical frame, providing structure rather than setting finite limits. The deities involved in these rituals are - or equate with - Greco-Egyptian deities from the period of the ancient syncretism. These are underworld deities, as appropriate to goetic tradition.
Thus these rituals are equally applicable frameworks for working with the magical papyri & 'neo-archaic' approaches to the spirit catalogues of the grimoires.

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TOOLS OF THE GREATER KEY
By S. Aldarnay
Paperback: 98 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (March 24, 2015)
List Price:$16.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Greater Key of Solomon is arguably one of the most influential grimoires in modern magical practice; however, like so many of the older books of magic, over the years many of the images, symbols and sigils found in the book have become distorted and malformed by time and human error.

In this volume author and illustrator S. Aldarnay has endeavoured to render the images found in the popular Mathers edition of the text clearly and cleanly, so that they might be of greater use to the modern magician, either as physical tools, or as a way of understanding the symbolic and ritualistic virtues of the objects contained within this famous magical text.


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CELTIC SAINTS OF WESTERN BRITAIN
By Nic Phillips (Author, Illustrator)
Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: Avalonia (May 1, 2015)
List Price: $28.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Celtic Saints of Western Britain is an exceptional exploration of the lives and deeds of many of the saints of Wales, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Included are better known saints such as David, Nectan, Michael and Piran, as well as some of the more enigmatic figures, such as Cuby, Helen, Just and Morwenna. Author and artist Nic Phillips successfully brings the saints to life – both by recounting the stories of these mystical, dramatic, humorous, and sometimes argumentative characters and through his distinctive, full-colour illustrations inspired by pilgrimages through the sacred landscape of their world.

Drawing on historical and archaeological research, as well as medieval hagiographies, place names and folk remembrances the reader is invited to explore the saints within the Celtic landscape they inhabited. They travelled widely, and their lives were often tangled in a complex web of family connections, teachers and acquaintances. We find the Irish saints Brigid and Patrick celebrated in the south-west of England, alongside biblical figures such as the archangel Michael; and Joseph of Arimathea, who according to local legend, founded Britain’s first church at Glastonbury.

Occupying an imperative place in the Celtic world, the lives of the saints were filled with miracle and magic, sacrifice and compassion. Nic Phillips clearly demonstrates their enduring power as teachers, through the humanity and virtue they embody.


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TROLLDOM:
Spells and Methods of the Norse Folk Magic Tradition
By Johannes Björn Gårdbäck (Author, Illustrator), catherine yronwode (Editor)
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Yronwode Institute for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology (YIPPIE); First edition (May 1, 2015)
List Price: $17.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Trolldom, the folk magic of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, has been practiced for more than 500 years. Now, after extensive research, Johannes Björn Gårdbäck presents the fascinating occult art of Norse trolldom to an English-speaking audience. This detailed account of traditional Scandinavian folk magic offers in-depth historical background, divination methods, and descriptions of practical spell-craft, and includes hundreds of collected Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish trolldom workings for love, money, protection, healing, and cursing.

About the Author:
Johannes Björn Gårdbäck is an internationally respected healer, teacher, and spiritual worker of Swedish folk-magic. A practitioner of hoodoo and conjure, he is also a founding member of AIRR, the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers. He brings solid, firsthand knowledge of Norse, Scandinavian, and African-American folklore to his practice. He currently lives in Göteborg, Sweden.

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NORSE GODDESS MAGIC:
Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual
By Alice Karlsdóttir
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books; 2nd Edition, New Edition of Magic of the Norse Goddesses edition (May 8, 2015)
List Price: $16.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A practical guide to the magic of the feminine side of the Norse pantheon

• Provides invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work

• Details the author’s trancework to discover the personalities and powers of Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, and the 12 lesser-known Aesir goddesses associated with her

• Offers a comprehensive guide to tranceworking to connect with the deities
Combining traditional research on folklore and the Eddas with trancework and meditation techniques, Alice Karlsdóttir was able to rediscover the feminine side of the Norse pantheon and assemble working knowledge of 13 Norse goddesses for both group ritual and personal spirit work.

Detailing her trancework journeys to connect with the goddesses, the author reveals the long-lost personalities and powers of each deity. She explores the Norse goddess Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, along with the 12 Asynjur, or Aesir goddesses, associated with her, such as Sjofn the peacemaker, Eir the Healer, and Vor the Wisewoman. She shares their appearances in the Eddas and Germanic mythology and explains the meanings of their names, their relationships to each other, and their connections to the roles of women in Old Norse society. She provides detailed instructions for invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work. She also offers a comprehensive guide to ritual tranceworking to allow anyone to directly experience deities and spiritual beings and develop spirit-work relationships with them.

About the Author:
Alice Karlsdóttir has been involved in the Germanic Heathen revival for nearly 40 years, both as a student of Scandinavian and Northern European mythology and folklore and as a practicing Norse Pagan (Asatru). She is a Master in the Rune Gild, an initiatic organization for the teaching and research of runelore and runework, and has been a priestess in several kindreds. She has contributed articles to a number of publications, including Gnosis Magazine, as well as given workshops and presentations on runes, tranceworking, and ritual at various festivals. She lives in Houston, Texas.


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PAGAN MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN TRADITION:
Customs, Rites, and Ceremonies
By Nigel Pennick
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books (May 21, 2015)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A practical guide to the magical history, customs, and practices of pre-Christian Northern Europe

• Details the everyday magic of the Northern Tradition, including household magic, protection spells, and the significance of the days of the week

• Explores direct natural magic, such as shapeshifting and soul travel, and talismanic or sigil magic, including runes and rituals to unlock the power of crafted objects


• Explains how many of these customs continue to the present day

In the pre-Christian societies of Northern Europe, magic was embedded in the practical skills of everyday life. Everything in Nature was ensouled with an inner spirit, as was anything made by hand. People believed in magic because it worked and because it was part of the functionality of their day-to-day lives. Many of these practical observances and customs continue to the present day as rural traditions, folk customs, household magic, and celebrations of the high and holy days of the calendar.

Exploring the magical pagan traditions of the people now called Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian, Slavonic, and Baltic, Nigel Pennick examines the underlying principle of the Northern Tradition--the concept of Wyrd--and how it empowers the arts of operative magic, such as direct natural magic and talismanic or sigil magic. Through direct natural magic, individuals can shape shift, journey out of the body, or send one of their three souls (fylgia or “fetch”) ahead of them. Sigil magic involves the powers contained in objects, which can be channeled after the appropriate ritual. Runes are the most powerful sigils in the Northern Tradition and were used to ward off illness, danger, hostile magic, and malevolent spirits. Emphasizing the importance of the cycles of Nature to the tradition, Pennick explores the eightfold sun dials and the four ways the solar year is defined. He looks at the days of the week and their symbolic association with different deities as well as why particular acts are performed on certain days and what the customary lucky and unlucky days are. He also examines sacred spaces, household magic, protection spells, and the role of music in the Northern Tradition.

Explaining all the traditional holidays and activities necessary to honor them, Pennick shows how anyone can participate authentically in the magic of the Northern Tradition if they take care to do things properly, with respect, and on the right day.

About the Author:
Nigel Pennick has traveled and lectured extensively in Europe and the United States on sacred geometry, the spirit of place, spiritual arts and crafts, and labyrinths. He is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books, including The Pagan Book of Days and The Book of Primal Signs. He lives in Cambridge, England.


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PAPER IN MY SHOE:
Name Papers, Petition Papers, and Prayer Papers in Hoodoo, Rootwork, and Conjure
By catherine yronwode (Author, Illustrator), Many Anonymous and Forgotten Artists (Illustrator), Donnice Rome (Illustrator), Greywolf Townsend (Illustrator), Giles Evans (Illustrator), Johannes Gårdbäck (Illustrator), nagasiva yronwode (Illustrator)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Lucky Mojo Curio Company; First edition (May 16, 2015)
List Price: $9.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Learn how to craft spiritual name-paper links to distant people, employ written commands to get your way in life, use printed prayers and paper currency in candle spells, and carry prepared papers on your person for mastery and control. Paper in My Shoe is a practical manual that will teach you the art of written magic in the African American traditions of Hoodoo and Rootwork.

About the Author:
Catherine Yronwode is the proprietor of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, a manufactory for traditional herb-based spiritual supplies. A former staff editor for Organic Gardening Magazine, she has written extensively on subjects as diverse as gardening, home crafts, antiques and collectibles, comic books, rural music, folk magic, amulets and charms, bone throwing, and other aspects of popular culture. She lives in Northern California with her husband, a dog, cat, and chickens.


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HOODOO RETURN AND RECONCILIATION SPELLS:
True Love Magic in the Conjure Tradition
By Deacon Millett (Author, Illustrator), catherine yronwode (Editor, Illustrator), Charles C. Dawson (Illustrator), R. C. Adams (Illustrator), P. Craig Russell (Illustrator), Nelson C. Hahne (Illustrator), Pamela Colman Smith (Illustrator), Greywolf C. Townsend (Illustrator), Leslie Cabarga (Illustrator), Joseph E. Meyer (Illustrator), Charlie Wylie (Illustrator), Unknown Sovereign Artist (Illustrator)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Lucky Mojo Curio Company; First edition (May 16, 2015)
List Price: $9.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
What to do when love goes wrong? It's the single most asked question for those turning to conjure and hoodoo. Deacon Millett is back with a second look at love, this time detailing reconciliation rootwork, the art of returning a lover, healing a relationship, and keeping a marriage working.

About the Author:
Deacon Millett specializes in both the light and dark sides of love magic. A lifelong seer with over a decade of rootwork service to an international clientele, he is the pastor of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary in Southern California.


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HOODOO BIBLE MAGIC:
Sacred Secrets of Scriptural Sorcery
By Miss Michaele (Author), Professor Charles Porterfield  (Author), Charles C. Dawson (Illustrator), Charles C. Quinlan (Illustrator)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Missionary Independent Spiritual Church (May 5, 2014)
List Price: $9.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
It has been said that we are created in God's own image. There are those who know and understand this to mean that IN EACH OF US IS A SPARK OF THE DIVINE -- a spark which can aid us to attain wisdom, riches, love, joy, health, and success through the power of God's Holy Word.
THIS IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT!
Practical, honest, and straightforward, this book teaches the history and unlocks the mystery of Christian Conjuration with the Holy Scriptures. Learn ancient traditional spells of Psalmic Magic from forgotten books of Jewish wisdom preserved by African American elders, open the Bible's treasure-house of Secret Charms and Sacred Amulets, and prepare yourself for revelations and wonders. The Bible is a magic book! THIS book tells you just how to use it.
QUESTIONS THE WHOLE WORLD HAS ASKED ARE NOW ANSWERED!

About the Author:
Miss Michaele is a spirit-guided and spirit-led reader and conjure-worker, the proprietor of Hoodoo Foundry, and pastor of the Caroline Dye Memorial Chapel candle ministry. She divines with tarot cards and figured crystals, and is a skilled bibliomancer. She and her husband reside in Northern California.

Professor Charles Porterfield is an Old Testament, old-school reader and root worker, and a proud member of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. A natural man, he specializes in men's issues and the Biblical aspects of hoodoo. Texas born and raised, he lives with his wife, children, and grandchildren.


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HOODOO SHRINES AND ALTARS:
Sacred Spaces in Conjure and Rootwork
By Phoenix LeFae (Author), catherine yronwode (Editor), Charles Porterfield (Editor), nagasiva yronwode (Editor), Charles C. Dawson (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha (Illustrator), Greywolf Townsend (Illustrator)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Missionary Independent Spiritual Church; First edition (May 16, 2015)
List Price: $9.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Hoodoo Shrines and Altars is a book firmly rooted in tradition. It tells the history of African-American ancestor altars, candle altars, saint shrines, working altars, and altars hidden in plain sight, from the oldest forms to the most contemporary, and provides you with easy-to-follow instructions on how to build, furnish, pray and cast spells at your own altar.

About the Author:
Miss Phoenix LeFae is a candle server at Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. She is a member of Hoodoo Psychics and the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers, and is well-known for clearing crossed conditions and for her healing work.


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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF AQUARIAN MAGIC:
A Practical Guide to the Magical Arts
By Marian Green (Author), Judika Illes (Foreword)
Series: Mind, Body, Knowledge
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Weiser Books (July 1, 2015)
List Price: $18.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Here in one volume are two classic practical guides for modern witches: Magic for the Aquarian Age and Experiments in Aquarian Magic.

Magic for the Aquarian Age is a contemporary manual that unwraps the secret of the inner you, the submerged part of yourself that has the power to completely transform your life. Filled with techniques for getting ready to practice the magical art, it is a textbook that is adapted to contemporary needs. It also includes exercises and techniques designed to awaken perceptions and senses that have been blunted by modern life.

"...an absolute gem of a book, written by one of England's foremost authorities on occultism." --Insight

Experiments in Aquarian Magic is a guide that draws on the ageless store of magical knowledge so that you can make use of its power and life expanding techniques. Included here is information about vision journeys, healing, creating a magic temple, time travel, talismanic magic, and much more.

With Green as your guide and with perseverance and reverence to all powers and life-forces you encounter, the door to magical experience will open before you!


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LAURIE CABOT'S BOOK OF SPELLS & ENCHANTMENTS
By Laurie Cabot (Author), Penny Cabot (Contributor), Christopher Penczak (Contributor)
Paperback: 440 pages
Publisher: Copper Cauldron Publishing (September 27, 2014)
List Price: $24.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Laurie Cabot, the Official Witch of Salem, Massachusetts, opens up her Book of Shadows, the Witch's tome of spells, recipes, and secrets, to share them with the world. Here you will find everything from the essentials of how to create and cast your own spells to detailed recipes and rituals from Laurie's years of experience as a high priestess and Witch.





The Book of Spells & Enchantments includes:

The Witch’s Apothecary: From herbs, plants, and trees, to gums, resins, and essential oils—all the ingredients to go into your spell or brew.

Spellcasting Secrets: For love, protection, healing, hearth, home, and travel.

Divine Power: How to work with the ancient gods and goddesses to enhance your spells.

All of this and more awaits in the pages of this enchanted book!


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HOLISTIC TAROT:
An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth
By Benebell Wen 
Paperback: 896 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books (January 6, 2015)
List Price: $29.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Designed for beginning as well as experienced tarot readers, Holistic Tarot offers a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to the use of the tarot deck for tapping into subconscious knowledge and creativity. The tarot deck has been used as a divination tool for more than two centuries; while the tarot is still most commonly thought of as "fortune telling," the true power of the tarot lies in its ability to channel a clear path for our deep intuition to shine through. 

Consulting the tarot can help clear creativity blockages, clarify ambitions, work through complex decisions, and make sense of emotions and relationships. Whether used for simple decision-making or an understanding of your life's purpose, learning tarot can be an indispensible tool for being more mindful of the factors that can assist or weaken your efforts toward success.

In Holistic Tarot, author Benebell Wen provides a complete guide to using the tarot to foster personal development. Wen gives a comprehensive overview of the history of the tarot and a wide array of theories on its use (including its relationship to Jungian archetypal psychology and traditional Chinese divination practices) before digging deeply into one of the best-known tarot systems, the Rider-Waite-Smith.

Beginners will find a complete guide to working with the tarot, including choosing and caring for a deck, how best to learn and remember the attributes of the major and minor arcana, the interpretation of cards and spreads, the role of meditation in a tarot practice, and how to use the tarot for improving relationships, professional development, and personal resilience. More advanced practitioners will appreciate nuanced theoretical discussions of the tarot as well as practical advice about reading others' tarot cards and setting up a practice. Containing over 500 illustrations and detailed information on each card as well as numerous spreads, Holistic Tarot is a complete compendium of tarot study that every practitioner should have in his or her library.

“A modern alchemical achievement.”—Barbara Moore, author of Tarot Spreads

“Will become one of the jewels in the crown of tarot literature.” —Anthony Louis, MD, author of Tarot Beyond the Basics

“A tarot classic.”—Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva

“A magnificent, intelligent, comprehensive overview and innerview of the Rider Waite Smith system of tarot! This is the only guide you need to have. Bravo!” —James Wanless, PhD, author of Voyager Tarot

“A huge accomplishment … likely to become the essential guidebook for serious students of the tarot.”— Joan Bunning, author of Learning the Tarot

“No tarot enthusiast should be without this book!”—Chic and Tabatha Cicero, authors of The Golden Dawn Magical Tarot

“Arguably the most comprehensive guide to tarot on the market today. It's also innovative: it deftly combines Eastern mysticism with Western metaphysics. It's an impressive tome that presents a wholly modern, rational approach to tarot practice while preserving notable elements of tradition."—Corrine Kenner, author of Tarot and Astrology


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THE BOHEMIAN ANIMAL TAROT
By Scott Alexander King (Author), Sharon McLeod (Illustrator)
Card and Book set: 80 cards, guidebook
Publisher: Rockpool Publishing; Box Pap/Cr edition (April 1, 2015)
List Price: $34.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
With beautiful illustrations by a renowned artist, this book and card boxed set, presented shrink-wrapped in a magnetic box, offers a totally unique Tarot experience
 Representing our archetypal aspects as part human and part animal, this Tarot explores the fundamental types of people and life situations entrenched in the collective psyche of all people. The humanistic qualities of the Major Arcana may also symbolically represent our emotional and spiritual development from the newborn infant to adult, while the animalistic side could be said to mirror our inherent primordial strengths and weaknesses.

The card artwork blends 15th Century Tudor and Elizabethan-inspired costume styles with a classical late Baroque, Victorian, and French theme with a touch of the Romany Gypsy. A beautifully packaged unique Tarot set, each card is gilded with gold and a rich deep burgundy box interior makes this a great gift for any Tarot reader or fan.
Features 80 cards and a guidebook.


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THE BYZANTINE TAROT:
Wisdom from an Ancient Empire
By John Matthews (Author), Cilla Conway (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 160 pages, Deck and Book Set
Publisher: Connections Book Publishing; Box Tcr Cr edition (July 1, 2015)
List Price: $24.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The first tarot deck inspired by the Byzantine Empire, this sumptuous and evocative package will appeal to all those with an interest in history, ancient kingdoms, iconography and history of art.

The Byzantine world, which lasted from 330 to 1453 CE, combined the elegance and power of Rome with the opulence and splendor of the Orient. This combination brought about richness in the world of art, literature, and spirituality that has seldom been equaled. Yet it also has a mysterious resonance, and it is to this world of emperors and empresses, saints and sinners, faith and miracles that the creators of this dazzling new tarot have turned, capturing the Byzantine vision, magic, and enchantment.

About the creators:
John Matthews is a bestselling author and creator of several successful tarot decks and divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs including The Wildwood Tarot and The Camelot Oracle. Visit www.hallowquest.org.uk

Cilla Conway is a professional tarot counselor, writer and artist with a particular interest in archetypes and mythology. She is the creator of The Intuitive Tarot.



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"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."

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



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